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September 2-23
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),

September 7
Journey & Def Leppard
Two of the world’s greatest rock bands co-headline a North American tour featuring complete sets and all-new production from both bands, plus an arsenal of hits including “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Lights,” “Faithfully,” “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” “Photograph” and “Rock of Ages.” 7 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix,, 800-745-3000.

September 7-29
Hop Art (FREE)
Take a peek at a graphic designer’s work with brewers, illustrators and owners to choose a name, color, font and graphic for your favorite Chandler brews in Hop Art: The Graphic Design of SanTan Brewery. The exhibit features an array of current and historical designs, as well as draft versions of designs that didn’t make the final cut. M-F, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sa, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Vision Gallery, 10 E. Chicago St., Chandler,, 480-782-2695.

September 8
With profound lyrics, soaring harmonies and country-tinged melodies, the influential rock band created a signature Southern California sound that defined a generation including such hits as “Take it Easy,” “Heartache Tonight” and “Hotel California.” 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix,, 800-745-3000.

September 12-15
Ballet Under the Stars (FREE)
Ballet Arizona continues its annual season-opening tradition with this series of intimate outdoor performances of classical and contemporary ballet. W, Tempe Sports Complex, 8403 S. Hardy Dr., Tempe; Th, Fountain Park, 12925 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills; F, Estrella Lakeside Amphitheater, 10300 S. Estrella Pkwy., Goodyear; and Sa, Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. 7 p.m., 602-381-0184.

September 14-16
Opening Weekend
Tito Muñoz kicks off his fifth season as music director of The Phoenix Symphony, leading the orchestra in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and its triumphant “Ode to Joy” featuring the Phoenix Symphony Chorus and world-class vocalists. F-Sa, 7:30 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix,, 602-495-1999.

September 19
Jay-Z and Beyoncé
Hip-hop’s first power couple joins forces for a collaborative On the Run II world tour, sharing such hits as “Drunk in Love,” “Bonnie and Clyde,” “Upgrade U,” “Crazy in Love,” “Show Me What You Got,” “Dirt Off Your Shoulder,” “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” and “Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem).” 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Dr., Glendale,, 800-745-3000.

September 21-30
Arizona Restaurant Week
Diners enjoy signature dishes by some of Arizona’s top chefs at a special price as this annual event showcases dozens of the state’s best restaurants, including items not always featured on the regular menus. Beckett’s Table, Buck & Rider, The Capital Grille, Christo’s, El Chorro, Different Pointe of View, J&G Steakhouse, The Keg Steakhouse + Bar, Lon’s Restaurant, Mother Bunch Brewing, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Seasons 52, The Stockyards, Thirsty Lion and Vincent’s on Camelback are among the participants. $33-$44 per person for three-course meal,

September 29
Chile Pepper Festival
Roosevelt Row cranks up the heat with this annual festival, which includes cooking demonstrations, live music, salsa dancing, beer and margarita gardens, children’s activities, a talent show and an eclectic mix of chile pepper cuisine from local restaurants and chefs. 5-10 p.m. $10, free, children 12 and younger. Roosevelt Row Arts District, Second and Roosevelt streets, Phoenix,

September 29-30
Deadmau5 and Steve Aoki headline this music festival, which includes performances by Deorro, Louis the Child, Rich the Kid, Slander, Troyboi, Ekali, Kevin Gates, Vince Staples, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Slushii and dozens more. Gates open at 4 p.m. Visit website for ticket prices. Rawhide, 5700 W. North Loop Rd., Chandler,