Friday, September 19, 2014

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TOP TEN

September 5
Blake Shelton
The country artist – known for hits such as “God Gave Me You,” “Doin’ What She Likes,” “Mine Would Be You” and “Sure Be Cool If You Did” – headlines the Ten Times Crazier Tour 2014. The Band Perry, Dan + Shay and Neal McCoy also take the stage. 7 p.m. $29.25-$59. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

Through September 2
Sweat Your Asana Off
Yoga aficionados pack the rooftop pool deck to sweat and stretch in the Phoenix heat at this weekly event. Tu, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. $10 (includes $5 food and beverage credit to Lustre Rooftop Garden). Hotel Palomar Phoenix, 2 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-253-6633. Space is limited; reserve a spot at eventbrite.com (Lustre Yoga).

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SPORTS

September 8, 21
Arizona Cardinals
Sept. 8, 7:20 p.m., vs. San Diego Chargers; and Sept. 21, 1:05 p.m., vs. San Francisco 49ers. Call for ticket prices. University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Dr., Glendale, azcardinals.com, 602-379-0102.

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KIDSTUFF

Through September 13
Annie Get Your Gun
Sharpshooter Frank Butler and the spirited Annie Oakley navigate between their competitive sides and their blossoming love for each other in this award-winning musical. Call for times and ticket prices. Don Bluth Front Row Theatre, 8670 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, donbluthfrontrowtheatre.com, 480-314-0841.

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MUSEUMS

Through September 20
Tempe Center for the Arts Gallery
Local and national artists present ceramic sculptures, botanical prints and drawings, original children’s book illustrations, and contemporary paintings and installations in Summer of Love: Family, Friendship and Devotion. Call for times. Free. 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, tempe.gov/tcagallery, 480-350-2822.

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WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS

September 2-27
Garden Workshops
This month’s programs focus on evening birding in the garden, digital photography, planting wildflowers, mottled gourds, moonscape photography, home landscape design basics, the art of mole, HDR photography, Ethiopia cuisine, heirloom vegetable gardening, drip irrigation design and installation, tapas, vegetable container gardening, crafting creative cards, cacti for the landscape, fossils of Arizona, astronomy, and organic vegetable gardening. Call for times, dates and registration fees. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, dbg.org, 480-481-8146.

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MUSIC & DANCE

Through September 7
Grand Canyon Music Festival
This nationally renowned event celebrates its 31st season at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon with concerts that emphasize the broad diversity of chamber music. Highlights include performances by the Bonfiglio Group, Catalyst Quartet, BRIM, Guidonian Hand, and ETHEL. Call for times and ticket prices. Shrine of the Ages, Grand Canyon National Park, South Rim, grandcanyonmusicfest.org, 928-638-9215.

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THEATER & DRAMA

Through September 7
Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure
“The game’s afoot” as blackmail, intrigue and danger bring the world’s greatest detective back into the limelight. F, 7:30 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. $12. Ethington Theatre, Grand Canyon University, 3300 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, 602-639-8880.

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LOOK AHEAD

October 1
Eagles
Fans of “Life in the Fast Lane” enjoy life in memory lane as the veteran California rock band plays classics such as “Hotel California,” “Take It Easy,” “Lyin’ Eyes” and “Take It to the Limit,” as well as songs featured in the group’s documentary, History of the Eagles. 8 p.m. $43.55-$183.55. Jobing.com Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

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