Phoenix Mercury vs. Dallas Wings
WNBA all-time leading scorer Diana Taurasi and company open the 2018 regular season at home. The Wings are the first opponent that stands in the Mercury’s way of a fourth championship.
Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 602.379.2000, mercury.wnba.com, Friday, May 18, 7 p.m., tickets start at $11.
Arizona Rattlers vs. Iowa Barnstormers
Head to Talking Stick Resort Arena as the defending United Bowl champions host the Iowa Barnstormers. These two teams met back in March, with the Rattlers losing their only game this season. They will look for revenge in front of the home crowd.
Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 602.379.2000, azrattlers.com, Sunday, May 20, 3:05 p.m., $13-$145.
Yoga in the Rainforest
This all-levels yoga class is taught by professional teachers from India Bee Yoga. Yogis will find their inner peace inside the 10,000-square-foot conservatory, surrounded by lush vegetation, flowering plants and 3,000 tropical butterflies. Attendees just need to bring a mat and get ready to fly – only spiritually, of course.
Butterfly Wonderland, 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, 480.800.3000, butterflywonderland.com, Tuesday, May 22 and Thursday, May 24, 5:15 p.m., $20.
Phoenix Mercury vs. Seattle Storm
WNBA superstars Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner will provide entertainment on a Wednesday evening in downtown Phoenix. The Mercury meets the Storm in a heated 2017 postseason rematch.
Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 602.379.2000, mercury.wnba.com, Wednesday, May 23, 7 p.m., tickets start at $11.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Miami Marlins
The Diamondbacks gear up to host the Marlins on a special Friday evening. The team hopes to extend its hot start into the month of June. After the game, a postgame fireworks display will light up the downtown Phoenix sky!
Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 602.514.8400, mlb.com/dbacks, Friday, June 1, 6:40 p.m., $13-$155.
Phoenix Mercury vs. Las Vegas Aces
The Aces visit the Valley for the first time this season. Don’t miss the action as the Mercury hopes to send them back to Sin City with a loss.
Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 602.379.2000, mercury.wnba.com, Sunday, June 10, 3:00 p.m., $9-$237.
Phoenix Rising FC vs. Las Vegas Lights FC
The Rising host the Lights in Scottsdale during $1 beer night. No beer? No problem. These soccer matches are fun for all ages. With affordable tickets and cheap beverages, this just may be the best entertainment value in town!
Phoenix Rising FC Soccer Complex, 751 N. McClintock Drive, Tempe, 623.594.9606, phxrisingfc.com, Wednesday, June 13, 7:30p.m., $17-$103.
Scottsdale Beat The Heat 10K And 5K Race
Combat the blistering sun with some outdoor fun. As Phoenix approaches the 28th anniversary of its hottest day on record, runners from all over the Valley will compete for $8,000 in total prize money.
16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, 480-312-6815, westworldaz.com, Saturday, June 16, 2:47p.m., entry fees are $51-$62.60.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. New York Mets
Head to Chase Field for a Father’s Day afternoon filled with family fun. Select fans will have a chance to play catch on the field before the Diamondbacks face the Mets. Then sit back and relax as the pros go to work on the diamond.
Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 602.514.8400, mlb.com/dbacks, Sunday, June 17, 1:10p.m., $22-$235.
Phoenix Mercury vs. Minnesota Lynx
The Mercury welcomes the Minnesota Lynx, defending league champions, on a Friday night. Come cheer on the team for one of the biggest regular season games of the year. Fans can only hope this meeting offers a preview of a possible WNBA Finals matchup!
Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 602-379-2000, mercury.wnba.com, Friday, June 22, 7 p.m., $9-$275.