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Fulfill Your Need for Speed Motorists can cruise for a cause with five paced laps around the iconic mile-long oval track that hosts the NASCAR Cup Series Championship during Track Laps for Charity, Oct. 16. Proceeds benefit Arizona Accelerator Charities. Passenger vehicles only; maximum speed of 55 mph. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $25. Phoenix Raceway, 7602 Jimmie Johnson Dr., Avondale, 866-408-7223, phoenixraceway.com/aac/#tracklaps. Get Wiggy with it at Cancer Fundraiser Guests are encouraged to wear a wig...


Celebrate Lions and Tigers and Suns Fans, Oh My!  Grab your favorite Suns gear and decorate your car in all things orange as the Phoenix Zoo rallies the Valley during its summertime Cruise the Zoo, July 18. The drive-through experience allows guests to see flamingos, giraffes, elephants, tortoises, zebras, monkeys and more from the comfort of their own air-conditioned car. Designed to be approximately 30 minutes in length, the narrated tour offers insights, information and facts about...


Let the Dogs Out at the Garden Visitors and their leashed dogs can stroll and sniff the trails as Desert Botanical Garden hosts Dogs’ Day in the Garden, Jan. 16. Dogs must be on leash, licensed and up-to-date on vaccinations. Bring your own bowl to fill at hydration stations located at five points throughout the garden, and waste bags to clean up after your pet. Facemasks are required for humans 2 and older. Sa, through...


Snap a Selfie with a Spider Get tangled up in a web of creepy crawlers at Oh, Snap… A Spider. The art installations are on display through Oct. 31 near AMC Theatres at Desert Ridge Marketplace, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix, shopdesertridge.com; and outside Harkins Theatres at Tempe Marketplace, 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, tempemarketplace.com.  Cruise the Boo Bash Pile in the car for a spirited Drive-Through Boo Bash at Park West. Musical entertainment...


May 29
James Taylor
The legendary singer/songwriter is recognized for his warm baritone voice and distinctive style of guitar-playing in such hits as “Fire and Rain,” “You’ve Got a Friend,” “How Sweet It Is,” “Shower the People” and “Country Road.” Bonnie Raitt is special guest. 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.


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