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The Book of Mormon, August 6-11; Photo by Julieta Cervantes
The Book of Mormon, August 6-11; Photo by Julieta Cervantes

August 3

Rascal Flatts

The country trio is recognized for its pleasing harmony and string of hits, such as “Yours If You Want It,” “I Like the Sound of That,” “My Wish,” “Bless the Broken Road,” “Fast Cars and Freedom,” “Life Is a Highway,” “Prayin’ for Daylight” and “Back to Life.” Jordan Davis and Morgan Evans are special guests. 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ

ak-chinpavilion.com

August 6 – 11

The Book of Mormon

This religious satire musical follows two young Mormon missionaries who are naive and optimistic when they are sent to a remote village in northern Uganda. Upon their arrival in Africa, they quickly learn that in a society plagued by AIDS, poverty and violence, a successful mission may not be as easy as they expected. Call for times and ticket prices. ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, asugammage.com, 480-965-3434.

ASU Gammage, Tempe, AZ, 85281

asugammage.com

August 17

Run Soaked

Runners cool off with water trucks, sprinklers and water gun-toting volunteers sprinkled throughout the 5K route, plus six supersized slip-and-slides. 7:30 a.m. $30-$45. Kiwanis Park, 6111 S. All America Way, Tempe, 4peaksracing.com, 623-330-0913.

Kiwanis Park, Tempe, AZ

August 23 – 24

Harlem Globetrotters

Enjoy a fast-paced, high-energy game of basketball as this legendary team hits the court with its incredible ball-handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, comedy routines and on-court fan interaction. The “Flying Globies,” an acrobatic trampoline dunk team that defies gravity with its electrifying in-air stunts, also performs during game breaks. F, 7 p.m., Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale; and Sa, noon and 5 p.m., Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St.,…

Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, AZ, 85004

talkingstickresortarena.com

August 26

Ringo Starr

The former Beatles’drummer and vocalist brings his latest All Starr Band to Phoenix, with a lineup that includes Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette and Hamish Stuart. Fans enjoy music they know and love, including “Photograph,”“Yellow Submarine,”“Black Magic Woman,”“Africa”and “Rosanna.” 7:30 p.m. $65-$155. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.

Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, AZ, 85008

celebritytheatre.com

August 26

The Rolling Stones

The legendary rockers return to the Valley for the first time since 2006, performing a rich set list that includes such gems as “Satisfaction,” “Start Me Up,” “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” “Brown Sugar,” “Honky Tonk Woman,” “Beast of Burden,” “Angie,” “Gimme Shelter” and “It’s Only Rock ’n’ Roll.” 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. State Farm Stadium, 1 Cardinals Dr., Glendale, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

State Farm Stadium, Glendale, AZ, 85305

statefarmstadium.com

August 28

Heart

Nostalgia is in full bloom as rock sisters Nancy and Ann Wilson reunite for their Love Alivesummer tour. The legendary rock band is known for such favorites as “Crazy on You,” “What About Love,” “Barracuda” and “These Dreams.” 7 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 W. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ

ak-chinpavilion.com

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