May 29-June 3
Our modern age of anxiety is keenly observed with humor and compassion in this new American classic, which takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. Call for times and ticket prices. ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, asugammage.com, 480-965-3434.
The founder, frontman and flutist celebrates 50 years of Jethro Tull with a nostalgic evening of music from the band’s diverse catalog of work encompassing folk, blues, classical and heavy rock stylings. 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Fans will be singing along to such favorites as “Settlin’,” “Already Gone,” “Life in a Northern Town,” “Want to” and “Baby Girl” as the award-winning country duo brings its Still the Same tour to the Valley. Brandy Clark and Clare Bowen open the show. 7 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Through May 30
The 20th anniversary season-long celebration continues with bats in action May 28-30, vs. Cincinnati Reds. Call for times and ticket prices. Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, dbacks.com, 602-514-8400.
Friday Night Dinner Party Series
Scottsdale Quarter’s remodeled Tanzy Restaurant is hosting a series of Friday Night Dinner Parties featuring their late night menu and handcrafted summer cocktails, through June 29. The first drink is on the house for everyone that drops in from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The official DJ for the Phoenix Suns will be spinning for after-dinner dancing. Scottsdale Quarter, 15257 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, tanzyrestaurant.com, 480-483-3255.
Backed by a full band, Mike Nesmith and Micky Dolenz touch on every era of their 50-year career, including such classics as “Last Train to Clarksville,” “I’m a Believer,” “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” “Daydream Believer,” “Listen to the Band,” “Me & Magdalena” and “Good Times.” 7:30 p.m. $48-$88. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680.
Top chefs from across the Valley serve signature tastes at this culinary bout, which benefits the Arizona chapter of the ALS Association and its fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease. Participants include Nellie Cashman’s Monday Club Café, Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar, Benedict’s Catering, Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse and Brownies by Fairytale. Live entertainment, cocktails, mystery boxes and silent and live auctions add to the fun. 6-10 p.m. $150. Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, 6902 E. Greenway Pkwy., Scottsdale, bitenite.org, 602-297-3800.
Gaining popularity in the ’70s with such hits as “Dust in the Wind,” “Point of Know Return” and “Carry on Wayward Son,” the iconic classic rock band has no shortage of hits. 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, talkingstickresort.com, 480-850-7734.
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, including 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.