SOLAR ECLIPSE VIEWING PARTY
Make the most of your solar eclipse viewing experience with a jam-packed morning at the Arizona Science Center. Maximum eclipse is at 10:33 a.m., and the first 500 guests get solar viewing glasses. If staring at the sun isn’t your thing, there will be rocket launches, arts and crafts and documentaries galore.
Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, azscience.org, 8:30 a.m., Monday, August 21, $13-$18.
COLD WAR KIDS
Peep downtown Phoenix’s newest music venue and get your fill of this Long Beach rock band at the same time. Quite possibly the hottest ticket in town this August, Cold War Kids are the guys behind a number of alternative hits like “First” and “Love Is Mystical.”
The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren Street, Phoenix, thevanburenphx.com, 8 p.m., Wednesday, August 23, $50-$100.
GET WEIRD AT ASU ART MUSEUM
They changed the game last semester with their epic Escape the Museum events and now the ASU Art Museum promises to go even bigger! Their welcome back event, simply titled “Get Weird,” promises games, gossip, great photo ops and free food.
ASU Art Museum, 51 E. Tenth Street, Tempe, bit.ly/2wMryO6, 6 p.m., Friday, August 25, free.
If you were just as obsessed with the hip music in Thirteen Reasons Why as you were with the show, you’ve got to add Lord Huron to your concert calendar. The indie rock group is the genius behind radio hit “The Night We Met.” The Wild Reeds will open the show.
The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren Street, Phoenix, thevanburenphx.com, 7 p.m., Saturday, August 26, $25.
THE ROCKET SUMMER
The Rocket Summer, also known as multi-instrumentalist Bryce Avary, celebrates the 10 year anniversary of his hit album Do You Feel with an intimate tour. Fans can expect to hear the album from start to finish as well as an additional set of fan favorites from other albums.
Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Avenue, Phoenix, crescentphx.com, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 29, $17-$20.
Stand-up comedian, actor, writer and producer Dave Chappelle has a long history of making people laugh. His sketch comedy series, Chappelle’s Show, is still a staple in comedy television and Esquire called him the “comic genius of America.” He’s back with a new stand-up routine and back-to-back shows at Comerica Theatre.
Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, comericatheatre.com, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., Saturday, September 2, $69.50-$90.
CLUB ’90S LA: BRITNEY VS. JUSTIN
Picture it now: Full bar, massive video screens and nonstop Brit Brit, NSYNC and JT. You’re gonna need more denim. For an entire night, the soundtrack is nothing but the hottest pop power couple of the ‘90s.
Crescent Ballroom, 208 N. Second Avenue, Phoenix, crescentphx.com, 9 p.m., Friday, September 8, $10.
CITY LIGHTS MOVIE NIGHT: E.T.
Go back to a simpler time when your favorite extraterrestrial friend was in town and Drew Barrymore was a kid with pigtails. This Spielberg classic screens as part of downtown Phoenix’s monthly movie series. Grab a lawn chair, some snacks and kick back!
CityScape Phoenix, 1 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, cityscapephoenix.com, 7 p.m., Friday, September 8, free.
CHOCOLATE AND ART SHOW
Chocolate and art is the new peanut butter and jelly. The combo-themed art gallery night was a hit in LA and has already become a Phoenix staple. Check out the city’s finest up-and-coming artists, photographers and creators, as well as live body painting, music and chocolate.
The MonOrchid, 214 E. Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, bit.ly/2vQautx, 8 p.m., Thursday, September 14, to Friday, September 15, $5-$15.
ROCKIN’ TACO STREET FEST
If you’re looking to fill a Mexican food craving big time, look no further than the Rockin’ Taco Street Fest. Whether you’re itching for a taco from the 24-plus local offerings or a brew or fruit fresca from the margarita hut, you’ll want to be a part of this fiesta.
Dr. AJ Chandler Park, 178 E. Commonwealth Avenue, Chandler, rockintacoaz.com, 12 p.m., Saturday, September 16, $8-$75.