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Events in Phoenix: What to Do in Phoenix From April 1 to April 8, 2023

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Events in Phoenix: What to Do in Phoenix From April 1 to April 8, 2023

It’s Spring, so there isn’t a reason to spend the weekend — or even weekday — at home. But finding somewhere to spend your evening or afternoon can be challenging, not because there’s nothing to do, but because there’s so much to do.

Our list of events in Phoenix this April should help you find an event, even at the last minute, that you can attend.

Saturday, April 1

April’s fool day is set to be a sunny day perfect for some time outdoors.

Fountain Hills Music Festival 2023

Spend your Saturday evening at a music festival in Fountain Hills, only 30 minutes from Phoenix.

The festival is free to enter and is cashless, requiring attendees to use a credit or debit card.

You can bring your own non-alcoholic drinks (as you aren’t allowed to bring your own alcohol to the event. Glass isn’t allowed either, but feel free to pack a picnic and listen to the sounds of:

The Black Hole (blues rock)

5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

I Am Hologram (rock covers from 60s to 2000)

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Los Straitjackets (surf rock and rockabilly) 8:00 to 9:30 p.m.

Venue:

Fountain Park 12925 N Saguaro Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ

Time: 

5pm to 9:30 pm

Tickets:

Free Entry

Beer tickets $30 

Uncorked: AZ Wine Fest

If your idea of a good Saturday, is sipping on your favorite vino, you may want to head over to Uncorked, Arizona’s premium wine festival.

The event is only open to over 21s and the ticket price includes all drinks, with food at an additional cost.

Venue:

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick 7555 North Pima Road Scottsdale

Time:

6pm to 10pm

Ticket Price:

General Admission (from 7pm) $60

Early Admission (from 6pm) $75

Sunday, April 2

Sunday will certainly be a fun day with this selection of events.

Muse with Evanescence

There’s still time to rock out to Muse and Evanescence when they make a stop on their Will of the People World Tour at the Desert Diamond Arena in Phoenix.

Rock out to the best alternative rock from the post-2000s era.

Remember to bring your credit card, as the Diamond Arena is now cashless.

Venue:

Desert Diamond Arena, 9400 West Maryland, Glendale, AZ

Time:

6:30 p.m.

Ticket Price:

Starting at $42 (on Seat Geek)

Unknown Mortal Ochestra

Unwind your mind with some psychedelic rock when you head over to The Van Buren.

The Portland, Oregon, band will be heading to Europe for an 18-month tour later in the Spring, making this the perfect time to catch up with them.

Venue:

The Van Buren, 401 West Van Buren Street, Phoenix

Time: 

7 p.m.

Tickets:

Starting at $29

2000s Day Party

If you’re looking for a daytime activity to really put the “fun” in a fun day, this 2000s day party is hosted by Arizona’s number one social club, Survival.

The 2000s Day Party is bringing the valley vibe to life, with 2000s RnB and Hip Hop played by DJ J-ME LEE & DJ YELLAWAVE.

There’ll also be the best outfit contest, so dress your best.

Venue:

One One Bar 501 South Mill Avenue #300 Tempe, AZ 

Time:

2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Ticket:

$25 (non-refundable)

Tuesday, April 4

Sometimes you need something to look forward to in the middle of the week to get you through to Friday. These events are just the fix you need.  

Bad & Boozy Bingo

Everything is better boozy, which would make a bad and boozy bingo night a relaxing glass of wine.

Enjoy live music and win a few prizes while you enjoy 15% off drinks at The Churchill’s bars.

Venue:

The Churchill, 901 N. 1st St., Phoenix

Time:

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Ticket:

$5 (available for all ages)

Nights in the Desert Guided Tour

Tuesdays can be exhausting. Unwind after a long work day with a desert guided tour of the McDowell Mountains, Taliesin West.

It’s a self-guided walking tour that requires you to bring your own headphones and use your smartphone.

It’s the perfect escape to enjoy breathtaking living spaces while not having to spend time interacting with others if that’s not your style.

Venue:

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West

12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Scottsdale, AZ

Time:

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Tickets:

$49 for adults and $35 for students

Wednesday, 5 April

Reward yourself for getting this far into the week with a few nighttime events that will help expedite that Friday feeling.

Bryce Vine: Serotonin Tour 2023

Get over the midweek blues with the help of some live entertainment courtesy of rapper Bruce Vine as he makes a stop in Phoenix on his Serotonin Tour.

Venue:

The Van Buren

401 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ 

Time: 

8:00 p.m.

Tickets:

$41.25 (incl. fees)

John Mayer with Alec Benjamin

Let Mayer’s bluesy tunes help you escape the midweek stress.

Mayer will be creating an intimate setting with this acoustic tour. He’ll be accompanied by equally talented acoustic artist Alec Benjamin.

Since the Footprint Center is cashless, remember to bring your Visa, MC, AMX, or Discover card.

You can also ride the Valley Metro Light Rail for four hours before the event and until the end of transit day, saving you the stress of finding a parking spot.

Venue:

Footprint Center

201 East Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ

Time:

Starting time: 7:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Tickets:

Starting at $64

Bendigo Fletcher

Relish in an intimate bar concert with a midweek show by Bendigo Fletcher, a relatively undiscovered folk band. 

Bring your friends and get over the hump with the Valley Bar.

Venue:

Valley Bar

130 N Central Ave, Phoenix

Time:

7:30 p.m.

Tickets

Starting at $39

Friday, April 7

If you really feel like having a good Friday, prepare to fill your weekend calendar with some daytime and nighttime fun.

1st Fridays West Valley Food Trucks in the Park

Kick your weekend into gear with some of Phoenix’s finest street cuisine. You’ve waited six days for the first Friday of April; it’s finally here, so treat yourself with a trip to 1st Fridays Food Trucks in the Park. Come hungry so you can truck hop.

Dog-friendly trails and music by DJ Jonny round out the event.

Venue:

Whyman Park

2350 S. 103rd Ave, Tolleson AZ

Time:

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Ticket:

Free Admission

Birthday Bash (Presented by 101.1 The Bounce)

If you’re into old-school rap and R&B, you’ll love Birthday Bash. The headliner? Ice Cube.

But there’ll also be additional performances from Warren G, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Lighter Shade of Brown, and Amanda Perez E-40.

Valley music fanatics will enjoy what is expected to become a legendary night.

Want to secure your parking? Book a parking pass.

Venue:

Footprint Center

201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix

Time: 

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. 

Event starts at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets:

Start at $45 (General admission)

90’s Burlesque Show

Relish in a night of live music and memorable entertainment — including flamethrowing — with the 90s Burlesque Show at The Duce.

But don’t stop the party when The Burlesque Show ends, and continue the party with a post-show performance by Deejay Tyger & Garrett on Sax.

Venue:

The Duce 525 South Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ 

Time:

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with the show starting at 9 p.m.

Tickets:

$60 for reserve seating

Saturday, April 8

After a Friday night that likely continued into early Saturday morning, if you want to continue the good vibes, here’s what you can do in Phoenix on Saturday, April 8.

Improv Comedy Jam

If you’re looking to laugh out loud, whether it’s because of the jokes or the cringe, head toward the Improv Comedy Jam.

The Improv Comedy Jam is also interactive; drop your name in the hat before the show begins at 10 p.m. and possibly be called as one of the groups of four to improvise.

Venue:

The Bridge Improv Theater

937 E Broadway Rd, Ste 4

Tempe, AZ

Time:

10:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Tickets:

Free to enter and participate

Joshua Bassett: The Complicated Tour

The guy behind Olivia Rodrigo’s single Driver License is creating his own love songs. Watch Joshua Bassett play some of his best singles on his Phoenix stop of his “Complicated Tour.” 

The Van Buren is known to have headlining acts for everyone to enjoy, and Bassett is likely to tantalize your earbuds.

Lindsey Lomis will also be making an appearance.

Venue:

The Van Buren

401 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ

Time:

Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Show starts at 8:00 p.m.

Price:

Starting at $77

Let’s Misbehave: The Songs of Cole Porter

Listen to four of Phoenix’s talents take on the timeless music of Cole Porter.

Tony DeSare on vocals and piano will be joined by John Manzari doing tap dance and vocals in addition to Bria Skonberg on the trumpet and vocals. The group covers some of Porter’s most memorable tunes, including “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “Night and Day,” and “I Get A Kick Out of You.”

Venue:

Orpheum Theatre

203 W. Adams St., Phoenix, AZ 

Time:

7:30 p.m.

Price:

Starting at $54

 

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