Consume the art and culture scene at First Friday, drink your way through downtown Phoenix, and catch the beginning of Cardinals season.


Artlink First Friday

Friday, Sept. 6


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Embark on a self-guided art tour along Roosevelt Row, the Grand Avenue Arts District and downtown Phoenix this Friday. Lace up your walking shoes or hop aboard a shuttle to experience the city's culture through exhibitions, pop-ups and performances on every corner.

Visit Artlink's website for maps, shuttle locations, and tips for a successful First Friday.


Phoenix Mercury vs. Minnesota Lynx

Friday, Sept. 6


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Catch Phoenix's homegrown WNBA team take on the Minnesota Lynx. 

Talking Stick Resort Arena
201 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Price: $13 - $90+


Urban Ale Trail

Saturday, Sept. 7


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Give yourself a tour of downtown Phoenix's bars and restaurants (and their beers) at this year's Urban Ale Trail. Sip on three 4-ounce samples of beer for $1 or $2 each, paired with a complimentary bar snack, at participating spots. You can walk, bike, or take the light rail - just don't forget to wear sunscreen!

Downtown Phoenix
1 E. Washington St. Ste. 230 Phoenix, AZ


Phoenix Rising FC vs. San Antonio FC

Saturday, Sept. 7


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Phoenix's new(ish) football club will take on the San Antonio FC this Saturday, one of the last home games of the season.

Casino Arena Field
751 N. McClintock Drive Scottsdale, AZ
Price: $18 - $40


4th Annual Children's Learning & Play Festival

Saturday, Sept. 7


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This festival is any child's dream event. With life-sized dinosaurs, wildlife exhibits, rides, costumed characters and more, you and the family will be entertained all day. The best part? It's free.

WestWorld of Scottsdale
16601 N. Pima Road Scottsdale, AZ


Arizona Coyotes Fan Fest

Saturday, Sept. 7


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Get a chance to meet your favorite Coyotes players in person (and Howler!) with this fan fest. The free event includes games, panels, signings, and more.

Gila River Arena
9400 W Maryland Ave Glendale, AZ


Distant Worlds at Symphony Hall

Saturday, Sept. 7


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Listen to your favorite video game soundtrack live with the return of Distant Worlds. Playing the original music from Final Fantasy VIII, the orchestral performance will also feature some of the soundtrack's original vocalists, as well as video footage from the popular video game. 

Phoenix Symphony Hall
75 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Prices: $48 - $150


Carnival of Illusion

Saturday, Sept. 7


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Put a little magic in your weekend with this recurring show, which nods back to simpler times with some vaudevillian performances. There are two showtime options (4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.), but this is a boutique theater performance, so tickets are limited. 

Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
2400 E. Missouri Ave. Phoenix, AZ
Prices: $42 - $60


Free Family Sunday at Phoenix Art Museum

Sunday, Sept. 8


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Whether you're with friends, co-workers, or parents, you're all family in Phoenix Art Museum's eyes on Free Family Sunday. See the museum's vast collections of contemporary and classic art, or try making your own masterpiece with a multitude of creative activities. To have an all-encompassing museum experience, see their special engagement exhibition at a discounted rate.

Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix


Arizona Cardinals vs. Detroit Lions

Sunday, Sept. 8


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Experience NFL Sunday in action with the start of the 2019 Cardinals season against the Detroit Lions. 

State Farm Stadium
1 Cardinals Drive Glendale, AZ
Price: $44 - $258+


Drone Racing League World Championship

Sunday, Sept. 8


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The future is now at Chase Field this Sunday, where 12 racers will compete to win the world title for drone racing. The 3D racing will transform Phoenix's baseball stadium into a high-stakes course for man and machine. 

Chase Field
401 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Price: $15 general admission


The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane at Herberger Theatre

Sunday, Sept. 8

The popular Childsplay production is returning to Herberger Theatre this Sunday. Based on Newbery-winner Kate DiCamillo’s book, this story follows a toy's journey in the same vein as Toy Story 4. 

Herberger Theatre Center
222 E. Monroe St. Phoenix, AZ
Price: $12 - $35 (plus box office fees)


Phoenix Mercury vs. Las Vegas Aces

Sunday, Sept. 8

Catch the Phoenix Mercury's last game of the season this Sunday as they take on the Las Vegas Aces. 

Talking Stick Resort Arena
201 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Price: $13 - $90+