Phoenix Events

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 1

Magnificat Ladies Luncheon, 11:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 330 W. Corbal Gables Drive, Phoenix, $15, eventbrite. Every three months, men and women gather to share a meal, sing, pray and hear the testimony of one person who will tell how God has worked in their life

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 2

Bush, Stone Temple Pilots and The Cult, 6:30 p.m., Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Avenue, Phoenix, tickets start at $29.50, 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com. These three ’90s acts play their hits during a four-hour show.

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 3

Strength and Balance, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays and 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. The class is 50 percent standing, 50 percent seated. Balance, cardio and strengthening poses included.

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 4

Chair Yoga, 10 to 11 a.m., 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. The class is 50 percent standing, 50 percent seated.

Parkinson’s PWR!Moves 1, noon to 1 p.m., repeats September 18 and September 25, Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, free for members, $8 guests, registration required, 480-481-7015, healthandfitness@vosjcc.org. This entry-level class features tailored exercises that target motor- and nonmotor PD symptoms and improve functional movement.

Sit & Knit, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., repeats September 18 and September 25, Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, free, 480-481-7033, harrietc@vosjcc.org. Share the pleasure of knitting and crocheting. Help others with projects and patterns. Can’t knit? We’ll teach you. No reservations required. For more information, contact Harriet at 480.481.7033 or harrietc@vosjcc.org.

Surreal Arizona: A Collection by Alvaro Ibanez, through September 30, OneOhOne Gallery, 101 W. Main Street, Mesa, 602-318-5689, oneohone101.com. Alvaro Ibanez’s art tells of his dreams and sources of his inspiration. He founded the Alvaro Ibanez Museum in Virginia and now he plans to continue his work in Arizona, promoting an international creative community to bring together painters, poets, dancers, sculptors, photographers and actors for renewal.

Sweeney Todd, various times through September 16, Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe Street, Phoenix, tickets start at $44, 602-254-7399, herbergertheater.org. An indisputable masterpiece, Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd takes place on the seedy side streets of 19th century London. An eight-time Tony Award-winning musical, Sweeney Todd tells the story of an exiled barber’s quest to avenge the wrongs done to him and his family by a lecherous judge.

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 5

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.

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. 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 ideas to share with the group.

Parkinson’s Cycle, noon to 12:45 p.m. Wednesdays, Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, free for members, $8 guests, registration required, 480-481-7015, healthandfitness@vosjcc.org. A stationary cycle workout to music that awakens areas of the brain effected 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.

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 6

World Trek through the Eyes of Renowned Photographer Lois Zuckerman, 1 to 2 p.m., Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, $5 for members, $8 guests, registration required, vosjcc.org/photo. Lois Zuckerman’s passion for adventure and exploration transports guests to the other side of the world with breathtaking photographs of the people and wildlife of Tanzania, Papua New Guinea and India while learning about these diverse cultures. Her celebrated photography has been displayed in many galleries and publications.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 7

Chair Yoga, 10 to 11 a.m., 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. The class is 50 percent standing, 50 percent seated.

Journey and Def Leppard, 7 p.m., Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, talkingstickresortarena.com, ticketmaster.com, verified resale tickets available. Fans haven’t stopped believing in either of these legendary rock bands. Hysteria will take over fans when Journey and Def Leppard come to the Downtown Phoenix. Expect Def Leppard to cover Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus,” one of its Spotify Singles.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 8

The Eagles, 8 p.m., Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, resale tickets start at $282, 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 9

Check out our puzzles page and play Sudoku, as it’s International Sudoku Day!

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 10

Sun Lakes Democratic Club, 7 p.m., Sun Lakes Country Club, Navajo Room, 25601 E. Sun Lakes Boulevard North, Sun Lakes, free, 480-200-3322. Speaker is Joel Edman, executive director of the Arizona Advocacy Network.

AARP AZ HealthRhythms Drum Circles, 10 to 11 a.m., South Mountain Senior Center, 212 E. Alta Vista, Phoenix, free, registration required, 1-877-926-8300. 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

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 11

The Sun Lakes Republican Club, 6:30 p.m., Sun Lakes Country Club’s Arizona Room, 25601 S. Sun Lakes Boulevard, Sun Lakes, free, 480-802-0178. Speaker is Congressman Andy Biggs, who will provide a legislative review and report on his first term in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. He will appeal to voters to re-elect him in Congressional District 5 in November.

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 12

O.A.R. and Matt Nathanson, 7 p.m., The Marquee, 730 N. Mill Avenue, Tempe, 480-829-0607, luckymanonline.com.

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 13

Rascal Flatts, 7:30 p.m., Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Avenue, Phoenix, tickets start at $29.50, 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 14

Dementia Training, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Glencroft Senior Living, 8611 N. 67th Avenue, Glendale, $75 per family, $90 per senior industry professional, registration required, 602-327-3096, helpmysenior.com. This is the third in a five-part series of dementia-related educational events. Hosted by Help My Senior LLC, dementia training specialist, speaker, and certified trainer of the Positive Approach to Care Kathy L. Tuckey, MA, will present “Seeing it from the Other Side and Taking Care of You.” Tuckey will provide an interactive session to help caregivers become care partners to more effectively support themselves and the person living with dementia. Included will be a discussion about dementia, assessing caregiver skills and strengths, understanding senses and how they impact caregiving, and putting it all together to become an empowered care partner.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15

Family Yoga, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., AZ Healing Center, 9336 E. Raintree Drive, Suite 130, Scottsdale, $25 for one adult and one child, azhealingcenter.com/pricing. Grandparents are invited to join a yoga instructor and do active yoga poses with their grandkids. This is for children ages 4 to 12 years. Cost for 1 adult & 1 child is $25. Bring your own mats as well.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 16

African Children’s Choir, 7 p.m., Sunshine Acres Children’s Home, 3405 N. Higley Road, Mesa, free, donations requested, 480-832-2540. The African Children’s Choir’s program features children’s songs, traditional spirituals and gospel favorites. Performances support African Children’s Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development.

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 17

Parkinson’s PWR!Moves, noon to 12:45 p.m., repeats September 24, Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, free for members, $8 guests, registration required, 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.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Chicago Cubs, 6:40 p.m., Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, tickets start at $16, 602-514-8400, mlb.com/dbacks. At this point in the season, the D-backs need to win any game they can. During this three-game series, they’ll facing Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and company so we’ll see how they fare against the 2016 World Series champs.

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 18

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Chicago Cubs, 6:40 p.m., Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, tickets start at $16, 602-514-8400, mlb.com/dbacks. Cheer on the D-backs as they take on the monstrous Chicago Cubs.

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 19

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Chicago Cubs, 6:40 p.m., Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, tickets start at $16, 602-514-8400, mlb.com/dbacks. Cheer on the D-backs as they take on the monstrous Chicago Cubs.

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 20

Mature Mavens Dinner, 5 p.m., various locations, dinner is separate checks, 602-371-3744. Make new friends as you meet for dinner and socialize.

Aging Well in Arizona Summit, repeats September 21, Mesa Sheraton at Wrigleyville West, 860 N. Riverview, Mesa, $185, 602-264-2255, aaphx.org. The event is for professionals and those interested in learning about healthy aging. Among the guest speakers are Sandy Markwood, CEO of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, speaking about Key Principles of Aging Well at Home and in the Community; Enid Borden, president, founder and CEO of the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger who will address Ending Senior Hunger: The Symphony of Solutions; and Fernando Torres-Gil, director of the UCLA Center for Policy Research on Aging discussing The Shifting Politics of Aging, Diversity and Immigration.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 21

Ability 360 Charity Golf Tournament, 8 a.m., Longbow Golf Club, 5601 E. Longbow Parkway, Mesa, $200, 360golftournament.org, meghanf@ability360.org. Presented by Lovitt & Touché proceeds from the tournament will support the independence, health and overall well-being of people with disabilities using the 45,000-square-foot nonprofit Ability360 Sports& Fitness Center.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22

Family Yoga, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., AZ Healing Center, 9336 E. Raintree Drive, Suite 130, Scottsdale, $25 for one adult and one child, azhealingcenter.com/pricing. Grandparents are invited to join a yoga instructor and do active yoga poses with their grandkids. This is for children ages 4 to 12 years. Cost for 1 adult & 1 child is $25. Bring your own mats as well.

Phoenix Children’s Festival, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. CityScape, 99 E. Virginia Avenue, Phoenix, free, 602-529-2810, phoenixchildrensfestival.com. Pick up the grandkids and head to the Phoenix Children’s Festival for children ages 3 to 12 to play, visit characters, eat gourmet food and take part in the diaper derby for tots. This one-day event raises money for children’s charities like back-to-school clothing drive.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 23

Luma: Art in Darkness, Mesa Arts Center’s Ikeda Theater, 1 E. Main Street, Mesa, $20, 480-644-6500.Illuminated illusions will light up the stage as shadowed performers splash images of color and motion onto the back of the eye.

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 24

Senior Day, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Butterfly Wonderland, 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, free with admission, 480-800-3000, butterflywonderland.com. Visit Butterfly Wonderland to be educated and entertained. Special talks all day from curators. No school field trips booked on Senior Day.

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 25

Let’s Appreciate Art, 11 a.m. to noon, Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, free, 480-481-7033, harrietc@vosjcc.org. Share the world of art with special visual presentations each month by docents from the Phoenix Art Museum. This month’s topic: Art in Fashion: A Slice of Schiaparelli.

AARP AZ HealthRhythms Drum Circles, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Church of the Beatitudes, 555 W. Glendale, Phoenix, free, registration required, 1-877-926-8300. 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.

Bobby McFerrin: Circlesongs, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., repeats same times September 26, The Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, tickets start at $48.50, 480-478-6000, mim.org.

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 26

Bobby McFerrin: Circlesongs, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., The Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, tickets start at $48.50, 480-478-6000, mim.org.

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 27

Harold Lopez-Nussa, 7:30 p.m., The Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, tickets start at $28.50, 480-478-6000, mim.org.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28

Kandace Springs, 7:30 p.m., The Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, tickets start at $38.50, 480-478-6000, mim.org.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29

Healing Touch Level 1 Training, times TBA, repeats September 30, AZ Healing Center, 9336 E. Raintree Drive, Suite 130, Scottsdale, price TBA, azhealingcenter.com/pricing. The weekend provides hands-on education to understand the gentleness in creating balance in the body, mind and spirit.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 30

The Goo Goo Dolls, 7:30 p.m., The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren Street, Phoenix, $55-$1,799.50, thevanburenphx.com. In other anniversary news, The Goos are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Dizzy Up the Girl. The band will kick off its tour in the intimate confines of The Van Buren. For a mere $1,799.50, one lucky (rich) fan will get a private meet and greet and several other items, including Johnny Rzeznik’s 214 CE Taylor guitar that has been played on stage. All us other peons can buy the regular $55 tickets.