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Fans can expect to hear such perennial favorites as “Raise ’em Up,” “Female,” “Long Hot Summer” and “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” as the country artist with the Down Under twang performs. Kelsea Ballerini is special guest. 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 W. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Through October 7
The Frog Prince
A princess meets a frog and then makes a promise she doesn’t want to keep in this cute and funny musical about friendship. 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.
Concerts at MIM
This month’s concerts include The Lone Bellow, Oct. 1-2; Led Kaapana and Mike Kaawa, Oct. 6; Billy Strings, Oct. 19; John Scofield’s Combo 66, Oct. 20; Skerryvore, Oct. 21; Jesse Colin Young, Oct. 23; and Karrin Allyson, Oct. 30. Call for times and ticket prices. Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, 480-478-6000.
Through November 18
Fall Butterfly Exhibit
Visitors stroll among hundreds of delicate and colorful monarch butterflies as they take a closer look at the insects that care for and protect our desert environment. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, dbg.org, 480-941-1225.
The team tips off a new season with coach Igor Kokoskov and No. 1 draft pick Deandre Ayton. Preseason games take place Oct. 1, vs. Sacramento Kings; Oct. 3, vs. New Zealand Breakers; and Oct. 5, vs. Portland Trail Blazers; followed by regular season action Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m., vs. Dallas Mavericks; Oct. 24, vs. Los Angeles Lakers; and Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m., vs. San Antonio Spurs. 7 p.m. tip-off unless noted. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, suns.com, 602-379-SUNS.
Through October 6
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Set against the backdrop of the bloody French Revolution, this swashbuckling musical is packed with action, romance and comedy. Call for times. $36, adults; $20, children 5-17. Hale Centre Theatre, 50 W. Page Ave., Gilbert, haletheatrearizona.com, 480-497-1181.
Green-Building Lecture (FREE)
Participants learn about community initiatives, business efforts and what they can do to divert waste from landfills, reduce environmental impact, conserve energy and water, and save money in “Circular Economy: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Reconsider and Reimagine.” The program is hosted by the city of Scottsdale. 7-8:30 p.m. Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Rd., Scottsdale, scottsdaleaz.gov, 480-312-7080.
George Lopez (pictured)
The comedic legend has built a successful career by finding humor in his difficult childhood and in the Mexican-American community in general. The laughs continue as he brings his Wall World Tour to the Valley. 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $36-$121. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.