Slipknot Knotfest Roadshow
Aug. 4, Ak-Chin Pavilion
Slipknot has announced its live return, unveiling details of the massive Knotfest Roadshow headline tour set to traverse across North America this summer, stopping in Arizona this month. Volbeat, Gojira, and Behemoth will join as special guests on all dates. Additionally, each pair of tickets purchased online for the Knotfest Roadshow comes with a digital copy of Slipknot’s upcoming new album, We Are Not Your Kind. 7 p.m. Prices vary. www.ak-chinpavilion.com.
The Wiggles: Party Time Tour
Aug. 5, Orpheum Theater
Following the smash success of their tv series on Universal Kids and Hulu, it’s time to see Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony off the screen and on the stage! The Party Time Tour! will feature Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus and a brand new Wiggly friend, Shirley Shawn the Unicorn. Attendees can sing and dance along to all your favorite classic Wiggles songs, as well as plenty of new favorites. 6 p.m. Prices vary. www.thewiggles.com.
Blink-182 and Lil Wayne
Aug. 5, Ak-Chin Pavilion
Blink-182 is out on tour with Lil Wayne. It’s an incredible revisit of the band’s popular 1999 record Enema of the State as they trek across North American. Enema of the State is considered blink-182’s breakout album and features the hit singles All the Small Things, What’s My Age Again?, and Adam’s Song. 7 p.m. Prices vary. www.ak-chinpavilion.com.
Aug. 8-10, StandUp Live
Donnell is an overnight success a decade in the making. He made a splash in the D.C. comedy clubs going from a heckler in the audience to HBO’s Def Comedy Jam in a period of six months. You’ve seen him as Ashy Larry on Comedy Central’s award-winning and critically celebrated Chappelle’s Show, where he joined Dave Chappelle both as a writer and performer. Don’t miss a minute of this classic comedic performance. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $22. www.standuplive.com.
CityScape’s Urban H2Oasis
Aug. 9, CityScape
Beat the heat as Central Avenue and Patriot’s Park are transformed into one big water park. The Valley continues to heat up but you’ll be ready for the cool down with a splash pad, slides and plenty of shade. Learn about water safety with the Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA or strap some booties on your pup for a fun stroll through the waterworks. Come prepared with towels, sunscreen and the expectation of a family-friendly, fun-filled good time. 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. $5 donation. www.cityscapephoenix.com.
Phoenix Europa Games
Aug. 9-10, Phoenix Convention Center
Calling all athletes! Over 40,000 people attend this spectacular event that attracts fitness and sports enthusiasts from around the country. It’s all about athletes, health conscious consumers and people just wanting to learn more about living a healthier lifestyle. Come spend the entire day at the expo and bring the family. With over 600,000 square feet of expo activities, there is something for everyone to do. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. $25 per day and kids are free. www.europaexpo.com.
USA & World Hip Hop Dance Championship
Aug. 10, Gila River Arena
The world’s best dance crews, freestylers and hip-hop duos are hitting the stage in front of a packed house to prove they can really bust a real move. Both S-Rank and TLCxWC are expected to attend and attempt to defend their world titles against other street dance champions from over 50 countries.The family-friendly event begins with the USA Hip Hop Dance Championship (Aug. 3-5), followed by World Championship Prelims and Semi-Finals (Aug. 7-9), with the finals held on Aug. 11 at GCU Arena. 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Tickets start at $26.50. www.hiphopinternational.com.
Musical Icon: Elvis
Aug. 10-11, Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
It’s a weekend that’s sure to leave you “All Shook Up”. Start off Elvis Week with a closer look at the legacy of the King. The event invites guests to listen to special talks about Elvis Presley’s incredible music and enjoy an iconic Elvis movie before visiting the Elvis Presley exhibit in MIM’s Artist Gallery. Exhibit entrance included with price of admission. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. www.mim.org.
Aug. 11, Madison Center for the Arts
The Globetrotters, who are committed to bringing their fans the best experience and most electrifying athletes on the planet ith their exhibition basketball team, will give their fans a chance to get closer than ever to the action and team’s stars with their Fan Powered World Tour. At each Globetrotters game, there will be over 20 opportunities before, during and after each event for fans to directly interact with the team’s stars – that’s a 30% increase over any previous Globetrotters game. $20. 7 p.m. www.talkingstickresortarena.com.
Aug. 13-18, Beckett’s Table
This second annual event invites diners and drinkers to sip on bubbly for an entire week. Beckett’s Table will be offering notable champagnes and sparkling wines hand selected by sommeliers, Scott and Katie Stephens. The special menu will offer bubbles by the glass, bottle and a special sparkling flight featuring three 2-ounce tastings for $16 per person. Throughout the week, patrons will be able to choose from a variety of sparkling offerings from California, France, and Italy. Beckett’s Table will also be offering Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut by the glass for $18 all week long. Additionally, guests can enjoy sparkling wine food pairings throughout the week, prepared by Chef Justin Beckett. www.beckettstble.com.
Aug. 15, Stand Up Live
The Sklar Brothers perform at Stand Up Live. Farrell Randal “Randy” Sklar and Jason Nathan Sklar, are identical twin comedians and actors best known for hosting the show Cheap Seats on ESPN Classic. Now they’re hitting the road to share their unique take on life, poop and looking identical. It’s an event like none other, but only if you are 18 and older. 8 p.m. $22. www.comericatheatre.com.
Chris Young: raised on Country Tour
Aug. 16, Ak-Chin Pavilion
Named “one of his era’s finest traditionalists” by the Associated Press, Chris Young has quickly become an international ambassador for country music, performing to max capacity crowds around the world. Young has doubled down on the Nielsen and radio airplay charts as Drowning and Raised On Country have set new milestones for the multiplatinum-selling entertainer. 7 p.m. Prices vary. www.ak-chinpavilion.com.
The Phoenix Salsa/Bachata Festival
Aug. 23, The Cambry
The Phoenix Salsa Bachata Festival is a three-day event created by Mambo Exquisite Dance Co. and The Gwepa Boys Entertainment that cultivates, celebrates, and promotes Afro-Latin heritage, dance and music. Their aim is to bring together the best in national and international talent to teach, inspire, entertain, and, of course, dance with the Phoenix Latin Dance Community and beyond. 4 p.m. Prices vary. www.phoenixsbf.com.
Hell City Tattoo Fest
Aug. 23-25, Arizona Biltmore
Hell City Tattoo Festival is a celebration of body art and the education of tattooing as well as other forms of body modification. This is a world-class convention, smooth running and packed with hundreds of brilliant artists from all over the world. Nowhere else can you find such a collection of skilled tattoo artists under one roof. It hosts the world’s best tattoo artists, vendors, live painters, and industry professionals. Experience artistic tattooing and fine art on a whole new level while enjoying a wide range of entertainment all weekend. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $22. www.hellcity.com.
Heart Love Alive Tour
Aug. 28, Ak-Chin Pavilion
Heart returns to the road in 2019 for the first time in three years with their massive Love Alive cross-country summer tour. Joined by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Sheryl Crow and Brandi Carlile, this menagerie of talent takes to the road for the ultimate summer tour. Along with the stellar lineup, also appearing are Elle King and Lucie Silvas. 7 p.m. Prices vary. www.ak-chinpavilon.com.
Aug. 30-1, Herberger Theater
The mob is after Deloris. The solution? Hide as a nun in a traditional convent! Here within these walls, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and an uptight Mother Superior. Deloris breathes new life into the church and community (Take Me to Heaven), but blows her cover. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is reason to rejoice! Times and prices vary. www.herbergertheater.org.
Korn and Alice in Chains Summer Tour
Aug. 31, Ak-Chin Pavilion
Coming out of California, Korn is one of the most influential bands of the past 30 years. Since forming in 1993, the band effectively created the genre of nu-metal and is one of the biggest heavy metal bands in the world to this day. When that band broke up, the remaining members, or at least the ones still talking to each other, drafted in vocalist Jonathan Davis and guitarist Brian “Head” Welch and heavy metal history was made. Korn is touring with American rock band, Alice in Chains 6:30 p.m. Prices vary. www.ak-chinpavilion.com.
Sunrise Marathon Phoenix
Aug. 31, Herberger Park
Run, don’t walk! This event will sell out quickly. Come enjoy an amazing early morning race before sunrise and before it gets hot. Run a 5K, 10K, or half-marathon through a beautifully designed course. This race is a smaller, more private event that strips away the excess from large events and focuses on the run itself and what you get from breathing deep and stretching those legs. 7 a.m. Prices vary. www.sunrisemarathon.org.