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Out and About: Things to Do Around the Valley This Week

The Great American Barbecue and Beer Festival
Saturday, March 26th from 12pm to 8pm in historic downtown Chandler.  Here's the info:
Come on down to Downtown Chandler’s Great American BBQ & Beer Festival.  This event is for the whole family to enjoy. Throw out the lawn chairs and picnic blankets and prepare to witness Chandler’s largest and best BBQ event. Live entertainment, all ages Kid’s Zone, Bike Show with the traditional backyard BBQ atmosphere, this is sure to be a finger licking good time.

Admission is $10; children 12 and under are free.

Ballet Arizona Modern Masters
March 24-27 at the Orpheum Theater in Phoenix.  Ticket prices start at $18. 

Experience Brazil: Carnaval and Beyond at the Musical Instrument Museum.
Saturday, March 26th from 10am to 5pm
Check out Brazilian art, capoeira, and music in addition to the other exhibits the musuem has to offer.
Free with admission to the museum.  Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for children 6-17, and $13 for seniors.  Children under 6 are free.

Other things to do:
Desert Ridge High School performs "Back to the 80's." 

Coming up is my favorite event all year: The My Nana's Best-Tasting Salsa Challenge on April 2nd.  If you're a salsa-lover like me, you'll want to stick this on your calendar.  I look forward to this event all year.

If you know of something else going on, send an email to iheartmesa@gmail.com.

1 comment:

Jessica Steed said...

I just want to add that the Salsa Challenge is put on by a small local non-profit called the AZ Hemophilia Association.

I'm the mother of 2 boys with hemophilia, ages 8 and 5 and we live in Mesa! I've been on the board of the AHA for 7 years and have worked hard to make the Salsa Challenge a success every year.

I hope all of you readers will join us and about 15,000 people next Saturday as we eat salsa, listen to bands, have a great time at Tempe beach park.

Feel free to splurge a little, it's for a great cause.