Phoenix Events

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 1

Breast Cancer Support Group, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 685 S. Dobson Road, Chandler, free, 480-314-6660, ironwoodcrc.com.

East Valley Friends and Neighbors, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Grace United Methodist Church, 2024 E. University, Mesa, free, 480-848-5146, evfanaz.org, evfanaz@gmail.com. The nonreligious and nonpartisan group welcomes East Valley residents who wish to get better acquainted with others and to participate in social and charitable activities.

Parkinson’s Cycle, noon to 12:45 p.m. Wednesdays in August, Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, free for members, $8 guests, 480-481-7015, healthandfitness@vosjcc.org. A fun-filled stationary cycle workout to music that awakens areas of the brain affected by PD while strengthening the lower body and improving motor skills. Participants must be able to walk 150 feet on their own with or without a cane or walker, get up and down from the floor on their own with or without the use of a chair, get on and off equipment independently and follow group instructions independently.

It’s Not Just Lunch, noon to 1:30 p.m., Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, $5 suggested donation, 602-492-7670, chani@sosaz.org. Back by popular demand, great food, speaker and new topics each month. Enjoy a full kosher lunch and stay for the current events discussion at 2 p.m.

Current Events Discussion Group, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, free, 480-481-7033, harrietc@vosjcc.org. Bill Adler leads stimulating discussion each month on current events. Bring an idea to share with the group.

THURSDAY AUGUST 2

They really did exist! It’s Dinosaurs Day.

FRIDAY AUGUST 3

Whitesnake, 8 p.m., Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, tickets start at $40, 480-850-7777, talkingstickresort.com.

Kool and the Gang, 8 p.m., Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Boulevard, Chandler, $55-$105, 800-946-4452, wingilariver.com.

3 Pillars to Sustainable Self Care with Lanie Smith, 11 a.m. to noon, AZ Healing Center, 9336 E. Raintree Drive, Suite 130, Scottsdale, free, email azhealingcenter@gmail.com for info.

SATURDAY AUGUST 4

Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening, 8 p.m., Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, tickets start at $30, 480-850-7777, talkingstickresort.com.

LSD Tour, 7 p.m., Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington Street, 602-379-2800, comericatheatre.com. Music legends Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle and Dwight Yoakam unite for this powerhouse of a tour, bringing years of experience – and piles of Grammys – to one stage.

SUNDAY AUGUST 5

Cool Summer Nights with The Rhythm Cats, 5:30 to 7 p.m. (light buffet), 6:15 to 9 p.m. (music and dancing), Silver Star Theater, 5247 E. Brown Road, Mesa, $20, 480-288-0300, silverstartheater.com.

Restorative Yin/(Level 1), 4 to 5:15 p.m. Sundays, AZ Healing Center, 9336 E. Raintree Drive, Suite 130, Scottsdale, must email SilverSneakers, Silver ‘n Fit or other Medicare options’ card number to azhealingcenter@gmail.com. You do need to be able to get down on the floor and up on your own within 3 minutes.

MONDAY AUGUST 6

Parkinson’s PWR!Moves 2, noon to 12:45 p.m. Mondays in August, Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, free for members, $8 for guests, 480-481-7015, healthandfitness@vosjcc.org. This class includes PWR!Moves 1 movements in addition to prone and supine floor exercises. Participants must be able to walk 100 feet on their own with or without a cane or walker, get up and down from the floor on their own with or without the use of a chair and be able to cognitively follow instructions independently.

Hatha (Level 2), 4 to 5:15 p.m. Mondays, AZ Healing Center, 9336 E. Raintree Drive, Suite 130, Scottsdale, must email SilverSneakers, Silver ‘n Fit or other Medicare options’ card number to azhealingcenter@gmail.com.

TUESDAY AUGUST 7

Colon Cancer Support Group, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 8880 E. Desert Cove Avenue, Scottsdale, 480-314-6660, ironwoodcrc.com.

Sit & Knit, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, reservations not required, 480-481-7033, harrietc@vosjcc.org. Share the pleasure of knitting and crocheting.

Parkinson’s PWR!Moves 1, noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays in August, Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, free for members, $8 guests, 480-481-7090, healthandfitness@vosjcc.org. This entry-level class features tailored exercises that target motor and nonmotor PD symptoms and improve functional movement.

Chair Yoga, 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays, AZ Healing Center, 9336 E. Raintree Drive, Suite 130, Scottsdale, must email SilverSneakers, Silver ‘n Fit or other Medicare options’ card number to azhealingcenter@gmail.com. Half standing, half seated.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 8

General Cancer Support Group, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 5810 W. Beverly Lane, Glendale, free, 480-314-6660, ironwoodcrc.com.

Dance/Cardio, 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, AZ Healing Center, 9336 E. Raintree Drive, Suite 130, Scottsdale, must email SilverSneakers, Silver ‘n Fit or other Medicare options’ card number to azhealingcenter@gmail.com.

THURSDAY AUGUST 9

Gathering of Cowboy Poets, various times through August 11, Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 1100 E. Sheldon Street, Prescott, varying prices, azcowboypoets.org. More than 40 authentic cowboy poets and singers will perform for two days and three nights, sharing the heritage and the culture of the American Cowboy. The theme for this year’s gathering is “Nightcap” and features a poster by nationally recognized western artist Steve Atkinson.

Strength and Flex, 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays, AZ Healing Center, 9336 E. Raintree Drive, Suite 130, Scottsdale, must email SilverSneakers, Silver ‘n Fit or other Medicare options’ card number to azhealingcenter@gmail.com.

FRIDAY AUGUST 10

Newsies, various times through August 26, Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe Street, Phoenix, $20.50-$39.50, 602-252-8497, herbergertheater.org. What happened in New York City, 1899, when the newsboys went on strike to protest their unfair wages for hawking newspapers? The answer lies in this Tony Award-winning musical based on the true story. Arizona takes on the classic Disney show with dancing and tunes that’ll have you tapping your toes.

Chair Yoga, 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays, AZ Healing Center, 9336 E. Raintree Drive, Suite 130, Scottsdale, must email SilverSneakers, Silver ‘n Fit or other Medicare options’ card number to azhealingcenter@gmail.com.

SATURDAY AUGUST 11

Breast Cancer Support Group, 10 a.m. to noon, Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 8880 E. Desert Cove Avenue, Scottsdale, 480-314-6660, ironwoodcrc.com.

Caregiver Support Group, 10 a.m. to noon, Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 8880 E. Desert Cove Avenue, Scottsdale, 480-314-6660, ironwoodcrc.com.

Supporting a Stronger Core, 1 to 2:30 p.m., AZ Healing Center, 9336 E. Raintree Drive, Suite 130, Scottsdale, $90, azhealingcenter@gmail.com. Dr. Kim Bryant, physical therapist and pelvic floor specialist, will discuss how to support a stronger core to make sneezing and coughing easier.

SUNDAY AUGUST 12

DeMomma” Bonner Bobblehead Night – Sparks vs. Mercury, 4 p.m., Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, $9-$250, 602-379-2000, mercury.wnba.com. Mercury forward, DeWanna Bonner, not only carries her team during game time but carries her kids on her nights off! The team will honor her with a special “DeMomma” bobblehead for the first 2,500 fans at the Sparks game. As for the LA team, they’ll have to play hard to match the fire the Mercury has shown thus far in preseason.

MONDAY AUGUST 13

AARP AZ HealthRhythms Drum Circles, 10 to 11 a.m., South Mountain Senior Center, 212 E. Alta Vista, Phoenix, free, reservations required, 877-926-8300. Join the group for a fun and interactive drum circle led by trained HealthRhythms facilitator, Paula Wright. Drum circles are a form of recreational music-making proven to reduce stress, boost the immune system, promote joy, a sense of well-being and to build community. All drums and percussion instruments provided. No musical experience required.

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TUESDAY AUGUST 14

Sparkling Week, daily through August 19, Beckett’s Table, 3717 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, $15-$18, 602-954-1700, beckettstable.com. Beckett’s Table will offer notable champagnes and sparkling wines hand selected by sommeliers, Scott and Katie Stephens.

Discussion with the Rabbi, 11 a.m. to noon, Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, free, 602-492-7670, chani@sosaz.org. Gather with Rabbi Levi Levertov for a discussion about an issue relevant to Judaism in contemporary society.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 15

Kick back on this hump day. It’s National Relaxation Day!

THURSDAY AUGUST 16

Mature Mavens Dinner, 5 p.m., location to be announced, 602-371-3744. Make new friends at this monthly dinner. Separate checks.

FRIDAY AUGUST 17

Paradise City: Tribute to Guns ‘N Roses, 7:30 p.m., repeats August 18, Casino Arizona, 524 N. 92nd Street, Scottsdale, tickets start at $10, casinoarizona.com.

SATURDAY AUGUST 18

Caregiver Support Group, 10 a.m. to noon, Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 685 S. Dobson Road, Chandler, 480-314-6660, ironwoodcrc.com.

The Malt Oldies Show with the Rhythm Cats, 5:30 to 7 p.m. (dinner), 7:30 p.m. (concert), Silver Star Theater, 5247 E. Brown Road, Mesa, $39, 480-288-0300, silverstartheater.com. This most popular “specialty” show features favorites from the ’50s.

Meditation, Mudra, Mantra Workshop, 10:30 a.m. to noon, AZ Healing Center, 9336 E. Raintree Drive, Suite 130, Scottsdale, $25, azhealingcenter@gmail.com. Amy Stephens, e-RYT, shows how to quiet your mind, work your hands and repeat a phrase to guide you into medittion.

SUNDAY AUGUST 19

Cool Summer Nights with The Rhythm Cats, 5:30 to 7 p.m. (light buffet), 6:15 to 9 p.m. (music and dancing), Silver Star Theater, 5247 E. Brown Road, Mesa, $20, 480-288-0300, silverstartheater.com.

AZ Black Women’s Expo, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Legends Event Center, 4240 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix, free. This event gives women of color the opportunity to network, promote beauty, health and wellness. It is also an opportunity for professionals to showcase their expertise and skills to this multicultural audience in the metro Phoenix area. AARP Arizona will be one of many sponsors for this event.

MONDAY AUGUST 20

Head & Neck Support Group, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers, 685 S. Dobson Road, Chandler, free, 480-314-6660, ironwoodcrc.com.

TUESDAY AUGUST 21

AARP AZ Careversations, 5 to 7 p.m., Mi Amigo’s Mexican Grill, Banquet Room, 1264 S. Gilbert Road, Mesa, free, registration required, 866-740-6947. Join the group for this lightly facilitated conversation about family caregiving and discover five key steps to aid you in your caregiving journey. Connect and exchange tips and ideas with fellow caregivers and explore local caregiving resources available in the community.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 22

Metastatic Cancer Support Group, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 685 S. Dobson Road, Chandler, free, 480-314-6660, ironwoodcrc.com.

General Cancer Support Group, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 5810 W. Beverly Lane, Glendale, free, 480-314-6660, ironwoodcrc.com.

THURSDAY AUGUST 23

Pay attention to those loved ones. It’s Hug Your Sweetheart Day.

FRIDAY AUGUST 24

Terry Fator, 8 p.m., Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, ticket start at $45, 480-850-7777, talkingstickresort.com.

SATURDAY AUGUST 25

Easy Like Saturday Morning Brunch, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., il Vinaio, 270 W. Main Street, Mesa, free admission, charge for food and drinks, mesaartscenter.com. Enjoy brunch accompanied by musicians and a fun artwork activity for the Creative Catalysts Art Brunch.

SUNDAY AUGUST 26

Rodrigo y Gabriela, 8 p.m., Mesa Arts Center’s Ikeda Theater, 1 E. Main Street, Mesa, $39.50-$69.50, 480-644-6500, mesaartscenter.com. Acoustic instrumental duo Rodrigo y Gabriela are bringing their renowned act to Mesa Arts Center. The two have sold more than 1.5 million albums worldwide and sold out historic venues such as the Hollywood Bowl and Sydney Opera House.

MONDAY AUGUST 27

Fitz’s Supper Club, 7 p.m., Dominick’s Steakhouses, Scottsdale Quarter, 15169 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, $850, 602-524-8557. Larry Fitzgerald celebrates 10 years of his First Down Fund with this Celebrities at Your Service event. Attendees can enjoy an array of Fitzgerald’s postgame favorites prepared by Chef Marc Lupino, game-changing cocktails, spending time with old and new friends, all while bidding for a cause on dazzling items in the silent and live auctions.

TUESDAY AUGUST 28

AARP AZ Careversations, 5 to 7 p.m., Birt’s Bistro and Bookstore at Benevilla, 16752 N. Greasewood Street, Surprise, free, reservations required, 866-740-6947. Join the group for this lightly facilitated conversation about family caregiving and discover five key steps to aid you in your caregiving journey. Connect and exchange tips and ideas with fellow caregivers and explore local caregiving resources available in your community.

AARP AZ Drum Circle Event, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Church of the Beatitudes, 555 W. Glendale, Phoenix, free, registration required, 877-926-8300. Join the group for free, monthly fun and interactive drum circles led by trained Health Rhythms facilitator, Frank Thompson. Drum circles are a form of recreational music-making proven to reduce stress, boost the immune system, and promote joy, a sense of well-being and to build community. No musical experience required.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29

Cancer and Caregiver Support Dinner, 6 to 8 p.m., Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 700 W. Warner Road, Chandler, free, 480-314-6660, ironwoodcrc.com.

African Children’s Choir, 7 p.m., Desert Hills Community Church, 34835 N. Seventh Street, Phoenix, free, donations requested, 623-581-0627. The African Children’s Choir present well-loved children’s songs, traditional spirituals and gospel favorites. Performances support African Children’s Choir programs, such as education, care and relief, and development.

THURSDAY AUGUST 30

One wouldn’t expect Frankenstein Day to be in August. But it’s today!

FRIDAY AUGUST 31

African Children’s Choir, 6:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 17419 N. Conquistador Drive, Sun City West, free, donations requested, 623-584-5738. The African Children’s Choir present well-loved children’s songs, traditional spirituals and gospel favorites. Performances support African Children’s Choir programs, such as education, care and relief, and development.