WICKENBURG SEPTEMBER 1
13th Annual Fiesta Septiembre - Community Center. Exhibits, arts and crafts and food. Folklorico dancers, mariachi bands, mercado, salsa contest and tortilla making demonstration. FREE. 11:00am-8:30pm. 520-684-5479.
MESA SEPTEMBER 1-3
6th Annual Salt River Heroes - Litter Zero - Lower Salt River Recreation Area. Litter bags distributed to the public, entertainment and prizes. FREE. 11:00am-2:00pm. 480-984-3305.
PHOENIX SEPTEMBER 1-23
2001 Phoenix Triennial - Phoenix Art Museum. Organized every three years to recognize the latest developments in contemporary art of the Southwest. Specifically from Southern CA, AZ, NM and TX. $2-7. 602-257-1222 or 602-257-1880.
PHOENIX SEPTEMBER 1-30
Barry Goldwater - Visions of the Southwest - Heard Museum. The best of Goldwaters collection of more than 1,000 kodachrome slides and photographs. $7. 602-252-8848.
PHOENIX SEPTEMBER 7-9
13th Annual Harvest Festival - Civic Plaza. Traditional and contemporary artist demonstrations, from handmade paper eggs to whimsical pottery and gourd carving, arts. 250 costumed artists from across the U.S. Juggling, folk dancing, strolling musicians, musical comedy teams and festival foods. $6. 800-321-1213.
SCOTTSDALE SEPTEMBER 7-30
Singin' in the Rain - Stagebrush Theatre. Local Valley premier, musical. $18-20. 480-990-7405.
PHOENIX SEPTEMBER 8
Contra Dance - Kenilworth School. Featuring live music of New England, French-Canada and the British Isles. 7:30pm. $6. 480-784-4804.
YARNELL SEPTEMBER 8
Whoadeo - rodeo events for children with a herd of Stick Horses. Free for the children, prizes and food. FREE. 520-427-6582.
PHOENIX SEPTEMBER 8-9
Arizona Radio Control Society - Chris-Town Mall. Radio controlled airplanes, helicopters, jets, cars and boats on display. Also a computer flight simulator. Sat. 10:00am-7:00pm, Sun noon-5:00pm. 602-242-9074.
SCOTTSDALE SEPTEMBER 9
2nd Annual Get out Performing Arts Expo - Center for the Arts. Features performing arts groups from around the Valley including dance, theater, opera and music groups. Some with a preview performance of their season. FREE. 10:00am-3:00pm. 480-898-6377.
PHOENIX SEPTEMBER 12
World Wrestling Federation Action - America West Arena. $40-18. 7:30pm. 602-379-7800.
PEORIA SEPTEMBER 14-16
Fiestas Patrias - Johnny Osuna Park. Mariachis, dancing, entertainment, food and crafts. FREE. 623-773-7564.
PHOENIX SEPTEMBER 14-16
Corvair Car Show - Chris-Town Mall. Sponsored by the Cactus Corvair Club, with restored Corvairs on display. 602-242-9074.
APACHE JUNCTION SEPTEMBER 15
Lost Dutchman Golf Tournament - Mountain Brook Golf Course. 480-982-3141.
ARIZONA SHORELINES SEPTEMBER 15
Arizona Clean and Beautiful. Cleanup with center for Marine Conservation at Lake Pleasant, Bartlett Lake and others. FREE. 9:00am-noon. 602-274-0494.
CHANDLER SEPTEMBER 15
Mariachi 2001 Festival - Center for the Arts. Mariachi, folklorico dance and children's mariachi groups. $10-20. 7:00pm. 480-782-2683 or 480-963-3953.
SCOTTSDALE SEPTEMBER 15
Schlotzsky's Bun Run - Scottsdale Stadium. 8K run, 5K fitness walk, 1 mile fun run, live entertainment and refreshments. Benefits Save the Family. 7:00pm. 602-277-4333.
SCOTTSDALE SEPTEMBER 15-16
Futurity Show and Stallion Auction - WestWorld. Appaloosa horses compete in jumping, halter, English and Western performance, plus speed event classes. Weanling halter futurity classes, Yearling Long Line and 2YO Snaffle Bit performance futurities, plus stallion service auction for breedings to some of the finest stallions. FREE. 623-214-0988.
TEMPE SEPTEMBER 21-22
10th Annual Southwest US Clogging Championships - Red River Music Hall. Competitors representing the entire U.S. National all-star judging panel, teams and individuals compete for $8,000 in awards and prizes. $3-8. 623-516-1621.
CHANDLER SEPTEMBER 21-23
Kokopelli Fall Opening - Kokopelli Winery and AJ Chandler Park. Harvest crush, art, music, wine and food. FREE admission, $7 souvenir wine glass. 10:00am-8:00pm. 602-431-1497.
GLENDALE SEPTEMBER 21-MARCH 10
Glendale Then and Now - Historic Sahuaro Ranch. Historic photographs of Glendale as documented by Cecil Prather complimented by modern day photos of present day Glendale. FREE. Wed-Fri 10:00am-2:00pm, Sat 10:00am-4:00pm, Sun noon-4:00pm. 623-939-5782.
GLENDALE SEPTEMBER 22
Front Porch Festival - Historic Downtown. Artisan demonstrations and special exhibits including quilts, pottery, glass, on the front porches of the antique and specialty stores in historic Catlin Court. FREE. 9:00am-5:00pm. 623-435-6813.
PHOENIX SEPTEMBER 22
21st Annual Singles Showcase - Central United Methodist. 70 booths of information for singles of all ages and faiths. Guest speakers and workshops. $5. 10:00am-3:00pm. 602-258-1207.
PHOENIX SEPTEMBER 22-23
Turtle and Tortoise Show - Chris-Town Shopping Mall. Sponsored by the National Turtle and Tortoise Society. Features information and health tips for people interested in adopting or purchasing these reptiles. Displays ranging from tiny babies to large adults with a wide range of colors and markings. 602-242-9074.
SCOTTSDALE SEPTEMBER 23-OCTOBER 7
Scottsdale Artists League Nordstrom Exhibit/Sale. Original art works by Scottsdale Artist League members displayed outside entrance to Nordstroms. FREE. 602-381-8086.
PHOENIX SEPTEMBER 23-NOVEMBER 11
Fall Music in the Garden Concert Series - Desert Botanical Gardens. Ethnic styles from Native American to African, South American and Caribbean. Optional buffet available. $6-13.50. 11:30am-1:00pm. 480-941-1225.
PHOENIX SEPTEMBER 25-OCTOBER 19
Arizona Artists Guild - Shemer Art Center and Museum. Biennial exhibition, opening reception September 25th at 7:00pm, FREE. 602-262-4727.
GLENDALE SEPTEMBER 28-29
Hispanic Fiesta. 623-930-2299.
PHOENIX SEPTEMBER 28-30
The Fall Beautiful Home and Landscape Show - State Fairgrounds. Interior design, remodeling, landscaping and new home building exhibits. Art auction, seminars, outdoor living, new product trends and ideas. $4. 12 and under FREE. 800-995-1295.
SCOTTSDALE SEPTEMBER 28-DECEMBER 30
Wolfgang Laib - A Retrospective - Museum of Contemporary Art. A deeply spiritual relationship with nature and a commitment to the Eastern philosophies of purity and simplicity characterizes the work of the German sculptor. 480-994-2787.
GILBERT SEPTEMBER 29
So Long to Summer Fest - Crossroads Park. Celebrate the end of the summer's heat. Live entertainment, interactive games, face painting, food and fireworks show. 6:30-10:00pm. 480-503-6200 or 480-898-5665 ext. 1803.
MARANA SEPTEMBER 29
MS 100 Corona de Marana Bike Tour. 60-mile, 30 mile and 5 mile bike tour. Family ride bicycling event for cyclists of all ages and abilities. Benefits MS. $25. 6:00pm. 520-747-7472.