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Top 5 Arts Events: August 14-20

Written by Nikole Tower Category: Lists Issue: August 2017
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1. Deep Purple & Alice Cooper with The Edgar Winter Band at Ak-Chin Pavilion – August 15
Deep Purple continues their Long Goodbye Tour in support of their latest album, “Infinite.” Alice Cooper will join them as he plays all his hits like “School’s Out” and “No More Mr. Nice Guy.” $15+. 6:30-11 p.m. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, concerts1.livenation.com.

2. Cactus Cupcake Workshop at Pinspiration – August 17
Succulent terrariums have been all the rage, but what about a cactus cupcake that tastes as good as it looks? The creative cupcake connoisseurs from Layla Bean Cakery will be leading the workshop, showing guests how to make realistic succulent (both meanings of the word) cupcakes. $50. 6-8 p.m. Pinspiration, 5410 E. High St., Ste. 105, Phoenix, pinspiration.com.

3. Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Celebrity Theatre – August 17
It might not be Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but Arizona has their own way of celebrating local music legends. Celebrity Theatre will host a ceremony to commemorate the inductees – Nils Lofgren, Gin Blossoms and Meat Puppets – along with performances from all three. $15-45. 7:30-10 p.m. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.ticketforce.com.

4. Board & Brush Studio Grand Opening – August 19
Board & Brush is a creative studio opening in Scottsdale. The grand opening will include food, drinks, prizes, goodie bags for the first 20 guests and a free workshop. Free. 2-4 p.m. Board & Brush, 15475 N. Greenway Hayden Loop #B5, Scottsdale, boardandbrush.com/scottsdale.

5. Worbla Workshop at Athoria Games – August 19
This workshop is designed for beginners. Instructors will teach the basic techniques of working with worbla, a thermoplastic used by many cosplayers to craft intricate, fantastical costumes. Supplies will be provided, but it’s suggested to bring your own heat gun, glue gun and scissors, if possible. $25. 6-8:30 p.m. Athoria Games, 6134 E. Main St. C103, Mesa, athoriagames.com.