Entertainment

Classical Music in Greater Phoenix

Phoenix Symphony

Arizona's only full-time professional orchestra plays classics and pops, mostly at Symphony Hall and sometimes at other regional venues, from September to early June. Minor series and special performances take place…
Live Music in Greater Phoenix

Crescent Ballroom

A 1917 brick garage beside the historic Dixie Overland Hwy is now home to one of Phoenix's most diverse live venues, hosting everything from indie to hip-hop and lucha libre Mexican wrestling. Even when shows aren't…
Blues in Greater Phoenix

Char's Has the Blues

Dark and intimate – but very welcoming – this shabby-fronted blues and R&B shack packs 'em in with solid acts most nights of the week, but somehow still manages to feel like a well-kept secret.
Opera in Greater Phoenix

Arizona Opera

Housed in the 2300-seat Symphony Hall (also home to the Phoenix Symphony and Ballet Arizona), the state ensemble produces five operas per season, usually big-ticket favorites such as Madama Butterfly and Tosca. Smal…
Football in Greater Phoenix

Arizona Cardinals

Between September and December/January the Cardinals play at the architecturally distinguished University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, which boasts a roll-out natural grass field and retractable roof. Check the s…
Live Music in Greater Phoenix

Rhythm Room

Some of the Valley's best live acts take the stage at this small venue, an unpromising aqua cube on a busy stretch of road. It tends to attract more local and regional talent than big names, and it's easy to feel li…
Theater in Greater Phoenix

Herberger Theater Center

Housing several theater companies and three stages, the Herberger also plays host to visiting troupes and productions. The predominant fare is drama and musicals, but you can also catch dance, opera and exhibitions …
Baseball in Greater Phoenix

Arizona Diamondbacks

The Diamondbacks, who last won the MLB World Series in 2001, play at downtown Chase Field, which features a retractable domed roof to help keep temperatures cool.
Basketball in Greater Phoenix

Phoenix Suns

The Suns, twice champions of the NBA Western Conference, play regular-season games at downtown's Talking Stick Resort Arena from October to April.
Performing Arts in Greater Phoenix

Phoenix Theatre

The city's main dramatic group puts on a good mix of mainstream and edgier performances. The attached Cookie Company does children's shows.