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Ballet Under the Stars
September 12 – Tempe Sports Complex, Tempe
September 13 – Fountain Park, Fountain Hills
September 14 – Estrella Lakeside Amphitheater, Goodyear
September 15 – Steele Indian School Park, Phoenix
All Performances begin at 7:00 PM This show is bound to be one you’ll never forget. Join Ballet Arizona for free outdoor ballet performances.Thousands of onlookers bring picnic blankets, lawn chairs, and snacks to watch the evening shows.

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Brazilian Day Arizona Festival
September 22, 2018
2pm-9pm
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (7380 E. 2nd Street Scottsdale, AZ) This is the largest celebration of Brazilian art and culture in Arizona, bringing together Arizona’s Brazilian community in honor of Brazilian Independence Day to share a rich and diverse cultural and artistic heritage.
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Phoenix Art Museum
Free Family Weekend at the Phoenix Art Museum is available on the second weekend of every month. It features a special hands-on, educational programming and/or entertainment designed to appeal to visitors of all ages. Activities include scavenger hunts, live performances, story time, free tours, and more.
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Astronomy Evenings
September 15, 2018
Scottsdale’s Pinnacle Peak Park
26802 N 102nd Way, Scottsdale, AZ
A novice-level astronomy talk explaining facts about the solar system and the galaxy around the planet earth followed by observing the moon, several planets, star systems through a celestron telescope.
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Ronald K. Brown Evidence, A Dance Company at ASU Gammage
September 29, 2018
7 P.M.
1200 S Forest Ave, Tempe, AZ
This performance focuses on the seamless integration of traditional African dance with contemporary choreography. Known for his musicality and brilliant use of stage space, Brown’s movement reinforces community in African-American culture. Tickets Required.
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West Side Story at Phoenix Theatre
September 5 to October 14, 2018
100 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Theatre hosts Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein’s breakout musical. Tickets are $29 and up.
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Family Fun

36th Annual Sedona Car Show
September 15, 2018
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Posse Grounds Park
525 Posse Grounds Road, off State Route 89A
Posse Grounds Park hosts this Sedona Car Club event.

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14th Annual Teddy Bear Day
September 8, 2018
10 A.M. to 4 P.M.
7146 N 58th Dr. Glendale, AZ 85301
Stop by Catlin Court for make-and-take arts and crafts, sweet treats and deals. This event benefits local trauma teddy programs, first responders and emergency rooms.
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Mesa Arts Center 2018 Kick-Off
September 14, 2018
6 P.M. to 10 P.M.
1 E. Main Street Mesa, AZ Mesa
Arts Center kicks off its 2018 fall season with live entertainment and performances, great food and fun for all ages. Enjoy artist cooperative demos and sales at the MAC Store, food and adult beverages.
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Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market at WestWorld of Scottsdale
September 14-16, 2018
16601 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ
If you love all things chippy, rusty, vintage and handmade, view ideas, inspiration, items to peruse and purchase, local artists creating visuals out of repurposed materials, and 170 artists and vendors, plus live music and food.
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Furry Friends Fine Arts Festival at Shemer Art Center
September 15, 2018
8 A.M. to 2 P.M.
5005 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, Arizona
Enjoy an animal-themed, family-friendly arts festival. Highlights include pet readings, performances and pet adoptions by the Arizona Humane Society. View artists’ paintings, drawings and more, and enjoy entertainment, food and beverages.
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3rd Annual Messy Fest at Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre
September 15, 2018
8 A.M. to 1 P.M.
20464 East Riggs Road, Queen Creek, AZ
This festival is dedicated to all the messy fun that you want to have but don’t want to
clean up at your house. Take a chance to get out, play hard and get messy (water
stations available for cleanup).

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2018 REI Trail Run Series
Starry Night at McDowell Mountain Regional Park
September 22, 2018
7 P.M. to 9 P.M.
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr, Scottsdale, AZ (Pemberton Trailhead)
Join REI Outdoor School under the star-filled skies in a first-ever night trail run. Whether you’re looking to run your first trail, hit a new personal best or prepare for Ragnar, this trail run will help set your pace.
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Your Guide to Food and Drink

11th Annual SanTan Brewing Oktoberfest
September 29, 2018
3 P.M. to 11 p.m.
178 E. Commonwealth Ave. Chandler, AZ
Dr. A.J. Chandler Park hosts live entertainment, a beer pong tournament, a bag toss, buddy carry, wiener dog races, keg stacking, tricycle races and a bratwurst eating contest from.

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Let’s Eat Arizona Donuts Festival
September 30, 2018
10 a.m. to 4 p.m
214 E. Roosevelt St. Phoenix, AZ
Downtown Phoenix’s monOrchid hosts local doughnut shops showcasing traditional and creative doughnuts in a people’s-choice competition to choose the Valley’s best doughnuts. Tickets required.
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