Rock out with All Time Low, see John Cena in person at a WWE match, or learn about culture at MIM.
If you are already thinking of plans past Fourth of July, you’re in luck. Here are our picks for the best events, concerts and shows happening in the Valley this week.
7/3-4: WWE Monday Night Raw/Smackdown
WWE fans can enjoy back-to-back nights of WWE Superstars in action. WWE Monday Night Raw and WWE Smackdown LIVE will feature John Cena, AJ Styles, Seth Rollins, Becky Lynch and many more. Combo tickets are sold out but regular tickets are still available for each show.
Details: 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 3 and 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 4. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix. $30-$445.25. talkingstickresortarena.com.
7/3: All Time Low
Taking their name from a song by fellow Warped Tour veterans New Found Glory, these Baltimore pop-punk heroes first got together as high-school kids covering Blink-182. And you can definitely hear that in their platinum breakthrough single, “Dear Maria, Count Me In.” They’re touring in support of “Last Young Renegade,” a seventh album whose lead single, “Dirty Laundry,” recently became their third chart-topping U.K. hit.
Details: 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 3. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe.$29.50-$49.50. 480-829-0607, luckymanonline.com.
7/6-9: Rick Gutierrez
The popular comedian, who has been on tour Gabriel Iglesias, has scheduled some stops in Phoenix. Audiences love his hilarious take on marriage and family values. In addition to touring, Rick Gutierrez has been seen on Showtime’s “Latino Laugh Festival” and BET’s “Comic View.”
Details: July 6-9. 8 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday; 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday. StandUp Live, 50 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix. $17. 480-719-6100, standuplive.com.
7/6: J. Cole
This tour is in support of the chart-topping “4 Your Eyez Only,” every song of which has charted on the Billboard Hot 100. It follows the hottest-selling hip-hop tour of 2015, the Forest Hills Drive Tour, after which Cole spent 2016 on the festival circuit. His best-known hits are the double-platinum “Work Out,” “Power Trip,” “Crooked Smile,” “No Role Modelz” and this year’s “Déjà vu” and “Neighbors.” All four of the North Carolina rapper’s studio releases have debuted at No. 1 and gone on to be certified platinum, with “2014 Forest Hills Drive” hitting double platinum.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday, July 6. Talking Stick Resort Arena, Second and Jefferson streets, Phoenix. $24.75-$120.75. 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.
7/8: 18th Annual Family Day – ASU Art Museum
This summer’s Family Day will include the two sisters who make up Las Hermanas Iglesias. Art stations for kids ages 4-12 are available throughout the galleries, and the activities are centered on current exhibitions, including Las Hermanas Iglesias’ exhibit RE: SISTERS.
Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 8. ASU Art Museum, 51 E. 10th St., Tempe. Free. 480-965-2787, asuartmuseum.asu.edu.
7/8: 2017 D-Backs Alumni Game
A number of familiar names are scheduled to appear at the 2017 Diamondbacks Alumni Game; this includes Luis Gonzalez, Shea Hillenbrand, Augie Ojeda and many others. The first 20,000 fans to enter the ballpark will get a Collectable Cup Set, courtesy of Sanderson Ford. The game will be held before the regular season game at 7:10 p.m.
Details: 4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 8. Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix. $19-$250. m.mlb.com/dbacks/tickets/info/alumni-game.
7/8-9: Experience France
Celebrate French music and culture during the sixth annual celebration at the Musical Instrument Museum. Take part in hands-on activities, enjoy live musical performances and try a French-inspired meal at the café.
Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9. Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. Included with paid museum admission. 480-478-6000, mim.org.
Biggest and best upcoming events in Phoenix
With additional reporting from Alison Stanton.
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