Things To Do in the Valley This Week (Sep. 11-17)

Editorial StaffSeptember 11, 2023
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This is a curated list of weekly events around the Phoenix area for September 11-17.
Calendar listings include public events and attractions from around the Valley and state. Confirm information before making plans by calling the listed phone number, or check each website for last minute confirmation or cancellations.

Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market
September 15-17

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. Find local and homemade goods that will make your home 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,

Cirque du Soleil: Corteo
September 13-17

A clown imagines his own funeral and – believe it or not – this is when the fun really begins. The acrobatic troupe will delight and amaze in this spectacular arena show. Check website for times and ticket prices. Footprint Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-379-7800,

Arizona Diamondbacks
September 15-17

The D-Backs cap off their amazing season by taking on the Chicago Cubs, Sept. 15-17. Call for times and ticket prices. Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-514-8400,

Fall Arizona Restaurant Week
Through September 17

Has inflation made going out for a good, local meal tough on your budget? Liberty Market, The Italian Daughter and Prado are among the participants booked for this bi-annual event for Arizona foodies. You can find your new favorite dish without the huge check with three-course prix-fixe menus for only $33, $44 or $55 per person. Check for a complete list of participating restaurants and menus, along with other details, at

Eric Church
September 16

Believe it or not, Eric Church has never headlined an amphitheater tour, so “The Chief,” the nickname the country singer’s fans donned him, is taking Jelly Roll and Paul Cauthen with him on the road to experience the great outdoors. Somebody better tell him about Phoenix weather in September. 7 p.m., $39.75-$199.75, Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, 602-254-7200,

The Frog Prince
September 13-October 1

A spoiled princess must learn about friendship and keeping her promises in this fairytale told with puppets. Call tor times. $12, adults; $8, children 12 and younger. Great Arizona Puppet Theater, 302 W. Latham St., Phoenix, 602-262-2050,

Arizona Cardinals
September 17

The regular season kicks off against rivals the New York Giants, Sept. 17. State Farm Stadium, 1 Cardinals Dr., Glendale, 602-379-0102,

ACFC Golf Classic
September 15

Fore! This inaugural charity golf tournament on one of the Valley’s most scenic golf courses benefits the Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children, an organization dedicated to providing social, emotional and financial support to families caring for a loved one with pediatric cancer. 8 a.m., Registration starts at $250. Camelback Golf Club, 7847 N. Mockingbird Ln., Scottsdale,

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill
Through November 26

Pioneering chanteuse Billie Holiday sings and tells stories about her life – and becomes increasingly inebriated and incomprehensible – in a raggedy Philadelphia bar, just months before her untimely death in 1959. The setlist includes the captivating “What a Little Moonlight Can Do,” contemplative “God Bless the Child,” and the haunting, controversial “Strange Fruit.” Call for times and ticket prices. Judith Hardes Theatre, 1825 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 602-254-2151,

Mary Poppins
Through September 17

The Disney musical – about a practically perfect nanny – comes to life with spectacular choreography and eye-popping stage effects. Check website for showtimes. $40-48, Gyder Theater at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, 10580 N. 83rd Dr., Peoria, 623-815-7930,

Phoenix Vegan Restaurant Week
Through September 17

Vegan restaurants are becoming more common in the Valley. To bring awareness to the bakeries, coffee shops, food trucks, meal-delivery services, ghost kitchens and pop-up concepts serving foods free of animal products, many of them will be offering a special menu of foods at a sensible price. Check website for more information.


Foo Fighters
October 3

The “Everlong” rockers are hitting the road again to introduce their new drummer Josh Freese, who played with Weezer and Guns N’ Roses before taking the job. 7:30 p.m., $39.50-$139.50, Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, 602-254-7200,

Arizona Craft Beer Awards Festival
Saturday, October 21

PHOENIX magazine, in partnership with the Arizona Craft Brewer’s Guild, is proud to present the 2nd Annual AZ Craft Beer Awards, recognizing the best in Arizona brewing! The Festival, held on October 21, 2023, will be the celebration of these awards, bringing the beer community together so we can all enjoy the best Arizona has to offer!

Canal Convergence
November 3-12

Playful art that merges color, water and light will illuminate the Arizona Canal this fall. This annual event, presented by Scottsdale Public Art, will also feature hands-on activities, workshops, music and dance performances, and a beer and wine garden. Scottsdale Waterfront, 7135 E Camelback Rd., Scottsdale,

Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks
December 8

Christmas comes early for fans of the Piano Man and the reigning Queen of Rock and Roll. The ‘70s singer-songwriters are teaming up for an unforgettable concert. 7 p.m., $67.50-$346.50, Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-514-8400,