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 Arizona Restaurant Week, Mowry & Cotton, September 20-29
Arizona Restaurant Week, Mowry & Cotton, September 20-29

September 18

Lenny Kravitz

Reveling in the soul, rock and funk influences of the ’60s and ’70s, the four-time Grammy Award-winning rocker burst onto the scene with his 1989 debut, “Let Love Rule,” and followed with such hits as “Fly Away,” “American Woman,” “Again” and “Dig In.” 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, AZ, 85003


September 19 – 20

Taste America

The James Beard Foundation culinary tour makes a stop in the Valley for a Raising the Bar cocktail and tasting reception (Th, 6 p.m., $65-$100, Young’s Market Company, 402 S. 54th Pl., Phoenix) and a celebratory dinner prepared by Tiffany Derry and Danielle Leoni (F, 6:30 p.m., $275-$500, Royal Palms Resort & Spa, 5200 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix). The dinner event begins with a reception featuring specialties created by local chefs and restaurateurs Cat Bunnag, Stephen Jones, Tandy Peterson,…

Royal Palms Resort & Spa, Phoenix, AZ

September 19

Florida Georgia Line

The country duo performs such feel-good party songs as “People Are Different,” “Simple,” “Cruise,” “This Is How We Roll,” “Dirt” and “God, Your Mama and Me.” Dan + Shay, Morgan Wallen and Canaan Smith are special guests. 7 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ


September 19


The iconic progressive rock band celebrates the 40th anniversary of its Point of Know Returnalbum, performing it in its entirety in a two-hour concert that includes such hits as “Carry on Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind,” as well as deep cuts from the group’s other albums. 7:30 p.m. $43-$128. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ, 85201


September 20 – 29

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.  Barrio Queen, Different Pointe of View, Eddie Merlot’s, El Chorro, Hearth ’61, J&G Steakhouse, The Keg Steakhouse + Bar, Lon’s at The Hermosa Inn, The Melting Pot, Marcellino Ristorante, Mother Bunch Brewing, Mowry & Cotton, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, The Stockyards and…

September 20 – 22

Opening Night

Tito Muñoz leads The Phoenix Symphony in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 as the orchestra embarks on a two-season celebration of the life and works of Ludwig van Beethoven in honor of his 250th birthday. F-Sa, 7:30 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, phoenixsymphony.org, 602-495-1999.

Symphony Hall, Phoenix, AZ, 85004


September 21

Museum Day (FREE)

Hundreds of museums nationwide open their doors to the public for free as Smithsonian magazine hosts this annual event. Visit smithsonian.com/museumday to download the required ticket and for a list of participants, including Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Pueblo Grande Museum, Rosson House Museum, Cave Creek Museum, River of Time and Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West.

September 21

Golf Outing

Parada del Sol Rodeo hosts this fundraising day on the links. The event includes a putting challenge, hole-in-one shootout, raffle, silent auction, lunch and contests for longest drive and closest to the pin. 6:30 a.m. with 7:30 a.m. tee-off. $125. Starfire Golf Club, 11500 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, kimmalee@cox.net, 480-990-3179.

Starfire Golf Club, Scottsdale, AZ

September 21

Run Fore Cancer

Participants take to the cart paths as they complete the front nine (5K) or the full 18 (8K). Proceeds benefit cancer research and cancer care at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. 7:30 a.m. $30-$50. Silverado Golf Club, 7605 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale, runforecancer.com.

Silverado Golf Club, Scottsdale, AZ

September 21

Cooks & Chords

Guests enjoy stations of chef-prepared dishes paired with wine and beer, plus acoustic music by local performers. A raffle and silent auction are included, with proceeds benefiting Arizonans with multiple sclerosis. 6-9 p.m. $75. Ability360, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix, nationalmssociety.org/chapters/aza, 480-455-3958.

Ability360, Phoenix, AZ

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