Pay Tribute to an American Hero
Lace up your shoes and join thousands of runners and walkers for Pat’s Run, April 24, an annual 4.2-mile run/walk honoring late football star Pat Tillman. The race takes place virtually this year as participants across the globe honor Tillman’s legacy. Proceeds support the Tillman Military Scholars program. 7:05 a.m. April 24, however, participants have a three-day window (April 23-25) to complete the miles. Visit website for race fees, pattillmanfoundation.org/pats-run.
Take in a Classic Comedy
Having been thrown out by his wife, a neurotic neat-freak news writer moves in with his messy sportswriter friend and makes a brief, mutually painful stab at living together in The Odd Couple. Grab your tickets for the Neil Simon classic before the curtain closes, April 25. Th-Sa, 7:30 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre, 7014 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, 480-483-1664, desertstages.org.
Raise Your Glass to Live Music
SanTan Brewing Company + Distillery launches its inaugural live concert series on a giant outdoor stage, April 25, with a doubleheader featuring Garth Live and Neon Circus in tribute to Garth Brooks and Brooks & Dunn, respectively. Arrive early to grab a seat in the general admission area, just a short walk from the bar, or splurge on VIP tickets for up-close comfy seating and waiter service. Gates open at 2 p.m. with Neon Circus performing at 4:30 p.m. and Garth Live at 7 p.m. $5-$450. SanTan Brewing Company + Distillery, 495 E. Warner Rd., Chandler, 480-917-8700, santanbrewing.com.
Drive Through an Out-of-This-World Art Show
See Arizona State University’s Packard Drive parking garage in a whole new light at Designspace, which continues through April 25. Created by Lightswitch, the event celebrates innovation in art, design and production, taking riders on a journey to outer space as it spirals past sculptural pieces and sound and light displays, including images of stars and planets. The 1-mile drive-through experience features more than a dozen design installations from industry professionals, renowned structural artists HYBYCOZO and ASU students enrolled in the Herberger Institute for Design and Arts. F-Su, 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. $45 per vehicle. ASU Packard Drive Structure, 555 S. Packard Dr. (enter off Sixth Street via Rural Road), Tempe, asugammage.com/designspace.
Follow the Adventures of a Persistent Puppet
No Festival Required brings the adventures of Pinocchio to the silver screen, April 24, with a live-action adaptation of the beloved fairytale. Follow along as a lonely woodcarver creates a wooden puppet, who magically comes to life and tumbles from one misadventure to another as he is tricked, kidnapped and chased by bandits through a wonderful world full of imaginative creatures. 3 p.m. $8. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, 480-499-TKTS, scottsdaleperformingarts.org/event/pinocchio.