The people in the background witnessing the meltdowns are mostly what had me laughing….
Through 9/25: Arizona Restaurant Week
Dozens of popular restaurants in metro Phoenix will offer three-course tasting menus at a discount for this twice-a-year event highlighting the creative chefs and diverse tastes the local dining scene has to offer. So if you’ve been dying to try the “improvisational cuisine” of Posh in Scottsdale or the exquisite small plates at Nobuo at Teeter House in Phoenix, now’s your chance. Reservations are strongly recommended. Check online for participating restaurants, menus, hours and options.
Details: Through Sept. 25. $33 or $44. arizonarestaurantweek.com.
9/22-25: John Heffron
Winner of the second season of NBC’s reality competition “Last Comic Standing,” the energetic John Heffron will perform at Stand Up Live. Audiences can relate to his honest and hilarious wisdom as well as his stories about childhood through his life as a married father. Heffron has appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” HBO, A&E and on his own podcast “The State I’m In.”
Details: Sept. 22-25. 8 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday; 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday. Stand Up Live, 50 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix. $20. 480-719-6100, standuplive.com.
9/22-24: Thunder From Down Under
Some of Australia’s hottest blokes will delight audiences with a new revue that features dynamic dance routines and “barely-there” costumes. The famous Las Vegas act that makes for a fun ladies’ night out will perform at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale.
Details: Sept. 22-24. 8 p.m. Thursday; 5 and 8 p.m. Friday; 5 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale. $25-$799. 480-850-7734, talkingstickresort.com.
9/23-25: Home & Garden Show
The Home and Garden Show promises plenty of highlights when the event hits the Arizona State Fairgrounds in September. The three-day event will feature a free wine tasting, free landscape consultations, seminars, and do-it-yourself presentations featuring Debbie Hernandez of 3TV’s “Good Morning Arizona.” Attendees will also get a chance to meet Hilary and David from HGTV’s popular television show, “Love It or List It.” The first 500 people that arrive each day will also walk away with a free Energy Star LED bulb when they visit the APS booth.
Details: Sept. 23-25. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1826 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix. $3 Children 3-12; $8 Adults. 602-485-1691, maricopacountyhomeshows.com.
9/23-25: Slide Across America
Sunny summer days call for plenty of time cooling off by a pool or some large body of water. Fortunately, the world’s largest traveling water park is coming to Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. You’ll find over 40 water slides and attractions, including three, 40-foot tall mega-slides, zip lines, bungee trampolines, rock walls and lots of local food trucks and vendors. This year the weekend-long event will offer four sessions.
Details: Sept. 23-25. 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Salt River Fields, 7555 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale. $20-$80. 480-270-5000, slideacrossamerica.com.
9/23-24: Chocolate and Art Show
Indulge in chocolate samples and works from local artists. The event will feature a wide array of pieces from different disciplines, as well as live portraits, body painting, music and, of course, chocolate.
Details: 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday-Saturday, Sept. 23-24. The MonOrchid, 214 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix. $5 before Sept. 8. $15 from Sept. 8 through event. 602-253-0339, chocolateandartshowphoenix2016.eventbrite.com.
9/24: Jamie Lee Curtis
The actress will be on hand at Changing Hands in Tempe for a meet and greet and booksigning of her book “This is Me: A Story of Who We Are And Where We Came From.” Although the storytime portion of this event is sold out, tickets are available for the other events.
Details: Noon. Saturday, Sept. 24. Changing Hands Tempe, 6428 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe. $16.95 plus tax includes one copy of the book and admission to the signing line. 480-730-0205, changinghands.com.
For more to do this weekend in the Valley visit: http://www.azcentral.com/story/entertainment/events/2014/03/20/weekend-events-phoenix-arizona/6656455/
Fun family event this weekend! Slide Across America is returning to Arizona, bigger and better than ever!
Slide Across America is returning to Arizona at the end of September, bigger and better than ever! This traveling, family-friendly, water party is bringing over 40 water slides and attractions, including three 40-foot-tall mega slides, local food and drink vendors, live music and much more!
There will be three days of fun, September 23-25, 2016. Guests can purchase tickets for any of the four sessions:
Morning Sessions (Saturday & Sunday) 10am-3pm – Evening Sessions (Friday & Saturday) 5pm-10pm
General Admission tickets are $20 in advance and $25 after September 15th. A family 4-pack is $60 in advance and $80 after September 15th. Kids 2 and under are free. A ticket gives you unlimited access over 40 attractions, including the megaslides, zip lines, rock walls and more. Food and drinks are sold separately.
Don’t miss out on this water extravaganza at the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick Resort!
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.slideacrossamerica.com/
Friday October 7th is right around the corner! Enjoy a Friday Funday while supporting Care Fund! It’s a great way to start your weekend (early) – The 3rd Annual Caddyshack Golf Classic at McCormick Ranch Golf Club, 7:30am shotgun start. Details can be found at http://www.carefundgolf.com/
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