Take a day trip to Superior for a celebration of our incredible edible desert! The event begins with a guided hike to forage prickly pear fruit. It's then followed by a pancake breakfast, guest speakers, food education, local vendors and food trucks, a cactus lounge with beverages and live music throughout the day, a beer making demonstration and more! SuperiorArizonaChamber.org
In this hands-on baking class, Chef Tracy Dempsey will show you how to make sweet and savory galettes in her commercial kitchen. $60 per person, ages 12 and up. Reserve your spot by calling 602.376.9021 or visit TracyDempseyOriginals.com.
The 2018 theme is Masquerade Ball. Bust out your fancy clothes and your mask making skills. We'll eat, drink and crown prom king and queen while we dance the night away! Appetizers, some non-alcoholic drinks will be included in the ticket price. Spouses, dates, friends are welcome. Discount hotel pricing available. MOMnationAZ.com
A financial advisor, firefighter and software engineer are among the slate of dance competitors who will take the stage in support of one∙n∙ten's mission to serve LGBTQ youth and young adults.The event airs professional dance instructors with a line-up of 11 contestants who commit to fundraising efforts and intensive training sessions in partnership with the Arizona Ballroom Dance Champions.OnenTen.org/Dancing
The Arizona Opera presents the second annual summer Opera and Gelato Film Festival. Join us for the final screening, Puccini’s classic opera La Bohéme. Set in the romantic city of Paris, La Bohéme tells the tale of young friends as they learn about life, death and love. Enjoy FROST gelato and refreshments for purchase. AZOpera.org
Fans are in for a fun night when Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker visit Phoenix on their co-headlining Summer Plays On Tour. Joining them will be special guest Russell Dickerson. Together, all three acts have amassed 16 No. 1s, 24 Top 10 hits and eight Grammy wins. LiveNation.com
CandleWishes kicks off its Arizona chapter by throwing a birthday bash! The Christian faith-based nonprofit fulfills birthday wishes and provides essential needs for underprivileged children in Tennessee and Arizona. Each month, they obtain sponsors to host birthday parties and/or sponsor the children's gifts. Facebook.com/CandleWishesArizona
The annual competition hosts talented youth from all over the East Valley. Support future stars from your hometown as you appreciate singers, dancers and musicians. ChandlerAz.gov
Discover the basics of desert landscaping in a two-class series with local expert Ron Dincheck. Learn how to design small outdoor spaces and combine the right desert plants that feel like your own private oasis. ChandlerAz.gov
The comedic actors of ImprovMania celebrate Chandler’s yesteryear with a special new event. The cast enacts a living history experience through character tales and music along Boston Street and San Marcos Place, under the historic colonnade. Participating local businesses commemorate Chandler’s founding year of 1912 by offering $19.12 specials. DowntownChandler.org
Think you’re the best at knowing a lot about a lot? Bring a team or make new friends and test your knowledge of random trivia at the Downtown Library in the Cactus Room. Stay tuned for future trivia events at ChandlerLibrary.org.
Motorcycle enthusiasts unite for a charitable four-day festival in historic Old Town Cottonwood. Check out a full lineup of rock, country and tribute bands; a Miss T.V.R. Competition; a poker run; and more. ThunderValleyRallyAz.com
Grab breakfast and compete in a charitable golf event at the newly renovated Phil Mickelson property. A portion of the proceeds benefits the winners of Chandler Chamber Community Foundation Scholarship. Recognized by Golf Digest, the premier destination has been re-designed by renowned course architect Ted Robinson. ChandlerChamber.com
Librarians Anbolyn and Melissa share their recent favorite reads and suggest great books to cozy up with for the fall and winter. Chandler has four public libraries that host a variety of events and programs for children, teens and even adults! Look for activities on ChandlerLibrary.org.
This event is a taco-lover’s dream! Held in the heart of Chandler, find creative tacos, taco-eating and salsa competitions, mariachi music, a low-rider car show, a margarita hut, a niños play zone and a piñata party. The night will feature artfully crafted tacos from dozens of local restaurants. DowntownChandler.org
Women in Leadership is a monthly event intended to enhance the professional development of women on their career path. The group showcases prestigious keynote speakers who address topics such as optimizing networking opportunities and how to lead. Education forums are offered quarterly on needed business topics such as business basics and social media. ChandlerChamber.com
Superhero kids and sidekick parents join forces to create a night of “Wham! Pow! Zap! Boom!” Together the superheroes of Chandler play epic games and create alias masks to frighten off nemeses. Pick your favorite hero and arrive in costume for an exuberant night. ChandlerAz.gov
The hip-hop power couple tour together again for On the Run II. Beyoncé and Jay-Z rehearsed over 60 hits together for this tour, and fans can expect songs like “Crazy in Love” and “Bonnie and Clyde.” Critics notice a theme that seemed to celebrate the couple’s imperfect eternal love. Ticketmaster.com/OTRII
Notable fitness instructors lead community members of all fitness ability levels in a free group fitness event in the best outdoor space in Chandler. Pros who specialize in a variety of fitness formats instruct a thorough hour-long session of power, strength and fun. ChandlerAZ.gov/events/fitDC-1
This award-winning festival is noted as the largest and most authentic Brazilian Independence Day in the Valley. It’s a cultural event for the whole family, featuring a variety of entertainment that includes live Brazilian bands, dancers, jiu-jitsu, film performers, food, drinks and shopping. BrazilianDayArizona.com
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission hosts the best gala you and your dog will attend. A gourmet buffet, a pet costume contest, a photo booth, live and silent auctions, a doggie toy and treat bar, and more make a charitable night to remember. Proceeds go to the homeless animals of Maricopa County Animal Care and Control. AZAnimalRescue.org
Watch as the winner the of NBC’s Phenomenon and star of America’s Got Talent, Mike Super, makes the impossible happen. Witness as he controls the elements, defies gravity and hypnotizes! And, find out what other thrills Mike has up his sleeve. ChandlerCenter.org
Award-winning international circus star, Gregory Popovich, and his talented furry cast amuse and amaze with physical comedy, pranks, drama and hard work. Each star was rescued from shelters across the country and is trained using only positive reinforcement training strategies. Popovich has performed in over 30 countries, was featured on national TV shows, and performs in the Las Vegas. ChandlerCenter.org
The 11th annual festival kickstarts autumn with a celebration sure to impress Bavarian culture enthusiasts and fall beer lovers alike. Brats, lagers, pretzels and other indulgences accompany great music and contests in the heart of the community. SantanOktoberfest.com