Top 10 Valley Events in September and October

Jason KeilSeptember 6, 2022
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Frida Kahlo: The Life of An Icon
Frida Kahlo: The Life of An Icon
Through September 4
Frida Kahlo: The Life of An Icon

Phoenix has had its share of “immersive” exhibits. But what sets The Life of An Icon apart is its use of photographs, original films, virtual reality, collector’s items, and music to recreate key moments in the artist’s life rather than reproducing her work. W.-Th., Su., 10 a.m.-7 p.m., F.-Sa., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Walter Where?House, 702 N. 21st Ave., Phoenix,

September 9
Carrie Bloomston Book Signing

If you’re trying to light your creative spark, local artist Carrie Bloomston is here to add kindling to your artistic fire. Her latest book, The Big Book of Little Sparks Creativity Journal, has plenty of exercises to help fuel your passion, and she’ll share them with attendees of this book signing. Free or $24.92 with book, 6 p.m., Changing Hands, 300 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, 602-274-0067,

September 28
Bad Bunny

The most-listened-to artist on Spotify two years in a row is probably the only current musical artist capable of filling up Chase Field. And while the “Booker T” rapper is designating his string of stadium performances as the “World’s Hottest Tour,” we hope he’ll help Phoenix cool off early this fall. $52-$992.50, 7 p.m., Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-514-8400,

October 4-9

Get ready to lose your head as the six ex-wives of Henry the VIII put on a rock concert filled with songs about their experiences with the philandering ruler. This hit musical won the Tony Award for Best Original Score in 2022. Call for times and ticket prices. Gammage Auditorium, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, 480-965-3434,

September 18
RuPaul’s Drag Race Werq the World Tour 2022

Hold on to your heels because it’s time to get to work! An experiment has tampered with time, and only the finalists from the 14th season of the hit reality competition can bring you back to the present. 8 p.m., $$35-$75, Arizona Federal Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-514-2919,

RuPaul’s Drag Race Werq the World Tour 2022
RuPaul’s Drag Race Werq the World Tour 2022
September 16-18
Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market

Are you looking for something to tie the room together? You’re in luck because the Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market is returning for the fall season. Look for homemade and local finds that will make your living room sing. Fr, 4-9 p.m. (VIP only); Sa-Su, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $8-$10 general admission, $50-$60 VIP admission, WestWorld, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale,

Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market
Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market
October 7-9
Four Peaks Oktoberfest

Have you ever seen a Weiner dog fashion show? You’ll have your chance during this celebration of all things Bavarian, which includes live music, games, carnival rides, dancing, and German-style food and drinks. Proceeds from the event benefit Tempe Sister Cities, an organization dedicated to sending students abroad. Fr., 5 p.m.-12 a.m., Sa., 10-12 a.m., Su., 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Admission is $20 on Friday, Saturday; free on Sunday. Tempe Town Lake, 80 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe,

October 14-15
Phoenix Fashion Week

Are you looking for the latest in luxury clothing or evening wear? The Southwest’s premier fashion event will showcase the latest in fall and spring fashions with runway shows, trunk sales, workshops, retail events, and, most importantly, plenty of after parties. Past Fashion Week designers have gone on to work with Jennifer Lopez, Carrie Underwood and Nicki Minaj. Check website for schedule, $100-$375, Chateau Luxe, 1175 E. Lone Cactus Dr., Phoenix,

September 11-October 20
Arizona Cardinals

The regular season kicks off against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sep. 11; Los Angeles Rams, Sep. 25; Philadelphia Eagles, Oct. 9; New Orleans Saints, Oct. 20. Call for kickoff times and ticket prices. State Farm Stadium, 1 Cardinals Dr., Glendale, 602-379-0102,

Disney On Ice presents Into the Magic
Disney On Ice presents Into the Magic
1October 6-9
Disney On Ice presents Into the Magic

Mickey and Minnie Mouse host this ice-skating extravaganza inspired by the hit Disney films Moana, Beauty and the Beast, Coco, and, appropriately enough, Frozen, that will inspire kids to find their inner hero. Check website for prices and showtimes. Footprint Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-379-7800,


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