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Summer Cocktail Camp
PHOENIX magazine welcomes guests for an exclusive opportunity to sip on some of the summer’s most refreshing mixed drinks while interacting with the state’s top mixologists. The series of cocktail-crafting classes is hosted by Craig Outhier, editor of PHOENIX magazine, and AWE Collective. Belly up to the bar and grab a glass as they mix things up Sept. 2 at Clever Koi, 4236 N. Central Ave., Phoenix; Sept. 16, Honor Amongst Thieves, 5538 N. Seventh St., Phoenix; and Sept. 23, Thirsty Camel, The Phoenician, 6000 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale. 1 p.m. $30 (includes four cocktails), summercocktailcamp.com.
Through September 9
Baby Bear Goes to School
Baby Bear is excited about his first day of school in this show filled with colors, counting and catchy singalong songs. W-F, 10 a.m.; Sa, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. $12, adults; $8, children 12 and younger. Great Arizona Puppet Theater, 302 W. Latham St., Phoenix, azpuppets.org, 602-262-2050.
Through September 8
Grand Canyon Music Festival
This nationally renowned event celebrates its 35th season at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon with concerts that emphasize the broad diversity of chamber music. Highlights include performances by the Manhattan Chamber Players, Catalyst Quartet and Bonfiglio Group. Call for times and ticket prices. Shrine of the Ages, Grand Canyon National Park, South Rim, grandcanyonmusicfest.org, 928-638-9215.
Through September 1
Gallery at TCA (FREE)
Eleven Arizona artists share a variety of drawing styles and media – from traditional pencil, ink, paint and charcoal to computer drawings and robotic designs – in Draw: The Art of Curiosity and Innovation, through Sept. 1. Tu-Th, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; F, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Sa, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, tempe.gov/tcagallery, 480-350-2867.
Through September 1
Guests experience a magical twilight adventure during these self-paced tours, which provide an opportunity to see, hear and feel the desert night, with glimpses of nighthawks, snakes, insects and night-blooming flowers. Sa, 7-9:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, dbg.org, 480-941-1225.
Cheer on the Arizona State University Sun Devils in “Fear the Fork” style as the team takes on the University of Texas at San Antonio, Sept. 1, 7:30 p.m.; Michigan State, Sept. 8, 7:45 p.m.; and Oregon State, Sept. 29, time to be announced. Call for ticket prices. ASU Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, thesundevils.com, 480-965-2381.
Through September 8
The Elephant Man
The play delivers an up-close and true account of the pain and loneliness of a deformed man who confronts a brutal society and a lifetime of betrayal, rejection and exploitation. The production is staged by Zao Theater. F, 7:30 p.m.; Sa, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $14-$22. Centerstage Church, 550 S. Ironwood Dr., Apache Junction, zaotheater.com, 480-924-5122.
Wild mushrooms are in the spotlight as executive chef Alex Stratta hosts this demonstration and tasting of three fungi-inspired recipes: maitake mushroom and chicken liver crostini, shiitake and porcini gemelle, and chicken and chanterelle fricassee. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $50. Match Restaurant & Lounge, 1100 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, matchphx.com, 602-875-8080.
A pregnant waitress trapped in an abusive marriage and looking for a happy ending relies on her quirky diner community for sustenance and support in this new Broadway musical with music by Sara Bareilles. Call for times and ticket prices. ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, asugammage.com, 480-965-3434.