Settle in for Some Ballet Alfresco
Ballet Arizona continues its annual season-opening tradition with Ballet Under the Stars, through Oct. 2. This free series of intimate outdoor performances of classical and contemporary ballet is complete with professional staging, lighting and costumes. Sept. 30, Sahuaro Ranch Park, 9802 N. 59th Ave., Glendale; Oct. 1, Estrella Lakeside Amphitheater, 10300 S. Estrella Pkwy., Goodyear; and Oct. 2, Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. 7 p.m., 602-381-0184, balletaz.org/ballet-under-the-stars.
Break Out the Pink for a Festive 5K
Participants walk, run, skip or dance their way along a 5K course as Check for a Lump hosts its annual Pink Out 5K, Oct. 2. Live music, local vendors, food trucks, children’s activities, cancer resources and free mammograms for women in need are included. 8-11:30 a.m. $40, adults; $15, survivors; $20, children 14 and younger. Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-688-5232, checkforalump.org/pink-out-5k.
Celebrate Rural-Meets-Urban Fun at the Fair
The Arizona State Fair rolls into town, Oct. 1-30, with an abundance of thrilling rides, midway games, animal exhibits, monster trucks, rodeo action, dancers, tribute bands and the latest trend of fried whatever. Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1826 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, 602-252-6771, azstatefair.com.
Bring Your Taste Buds to Peoria Fundraiser
A progressive dining and entertainment event, Follow the Fork, Oct. 2, features tastings from a dozen restaurants complemented by live music and interactive art. Proceeds support the Peoria Education Foundation. BJ’s Restaurant, Cabin Whiskey & Grill, Flemings Prime Steakhouse, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, Jalapeño Inferno, KASAI, Mary’s Mountain Cookies, Olive Gourmet, The Sicilian Butcher and Yama Sushi are among the participants. 6-8 p.m., $25; VIP reception begins at 5:30 p.m., $50. Park West, 9744 W. Northern Ave., Peoria, shopparkwest.com.
Scare Up Some Laughs at a Ghoulishly Fun Musical
Wednesday Addams is all grown up and has fallen in love with an “ordinary” boy in The Addams Family, through Oct. 2. When parents Morticia and Gomez invite him and his family over for a dinner party, everyone tries their best to act “normal,” but the night undoubtedly goes awry. Whether seasoned with salt, pepper or cyanide, this is one family dinner you won’t forget! Call for times and ticket prices. Hale Centre Theatre, 50 W. Page Ave., Gilbert, 480-497-0277, haletheatrearizona.com.