Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Group Free

October 1
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. Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale,, 800-745-3000.

October 6
Robin Roberts
The award-winning anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America receives the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism as ASU hosts a celebratory luncheon. 11:30 a.m. $200. Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, 340 N. Third St., Phoenix, 480-496-9444.

October 10-11
Amethyst Mine Tour
Guests travel by helicopter as Sami Fine Jewelry hosts a private tour inside the Four Peaks Amethyst Mine. A souvenir stone is included for all guests. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. $395. Four Peaks,, 480-837-8168.

October 11
Guests enjoy a lakeside dinner prepared by Chef Eddie Matney, as well as lively entertainment, intimate visits with zookeepers and animal ambassadors, and tasting delights from some of the Valley’s most popular restaurants and wineries. Proceeds support conservation efforts, and the more than 1,400 animals that call the Phoenix Zoo home. 6 p.m.-11 p.m. $500. Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix,, 602-286-3855.

October 15-16
Taste of Cave Creek
This culinary event features a wine and craft beer garden, tequila tastings, margarita challenge, two stages of live music, art exhibit and sale by Sonoran Arts League, and specialties from more than 25 restaurants. 5 p.m.-10 p.m. $10; plus $2-$5 for food tastings. Stagecoach Village, 7100 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek,, 480-488-1400.

October 16
Zac Brown Band
With a winning combination of country, bluegrass, reggae and a summery beach-bum touch, the band delivers escapist themes of toes in the sand, beers in the hand and the innate value of life’s simple pleasures. Hits include “Keep Me in Mind,” “Toes,” “Chicken Fried,” “Jump Right In” and “Highway 20 Ride.” 7 p.m. $29.50-$74.50. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix,, 800-745-3000.

October 17
Lee Ann Womack
Known for her signature heart-softening hit “I Hope You Dance,” the Grammy Award-winning star recorded a string of country music songs, including “A Little Past Little Rock,” “Does My Ring Burn Your Finger” and “I May Hate Myself in the Morning.” 8 p.m. $49-$79. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale,, 480-499-TKTS.

October 17
Taste of the Town
Guests enjoy an evening under the stars with fine cuisine, wine and spirits, as well as live music and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Scottsdale Quarter, 15279 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale,, 480-753-9084.

October 18
Daniel Lawrence Whitney – better known as Larry the Cable Guy – captivates fans with his high-energy, one-liner style of stand-up. Despite his stage name, the Blue Collar comedian with the heavy Southern accent has never worked for a cable company in any capacity. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $55-$100. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler,, 480-782-2680.

October 23
Luke Bryan
The country artist’s career has skyrocketed the past few years with hits such as “Drink a Beer,” “Play It Again,” “Crash My Party,” “Drunk on You,” “Rain Is a Good Thing” and “I Don’t Want This Night to End.” Joining Bryan on his That’s My Kind of Night Tour are special guests Lee Brice and Cole Swindell. 7 p.m. $29.50-$59.25. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 W. 83rd Ave., Phoenix,, 800-745-3000.

October 24
Penn & Teller
For nearly 40 years, the dynamic duo has defied labels — and at times physics and good taste – by redefining the genre of magic and inventing their own very distinct niche in comedy. 8 p.m. $30-$45. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa,, 480-644-6500.

October 25
Food & Family Fun
The International Surgical Foundation hosts this fundraising dinner featuring bowling, billiards, arcade games, children’s activities and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit the International Surgical Foundation’s humanitarian missions. 5 p.m.-9 p.m. $75; $250 for four. Dave & Buster’s, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix,, 480-656-4048.