WHEN: Wed., May 1 at 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
WHERE: Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe
INFO: (480) 829-0607 or www.luckymanonline.com
The Purple One makes his way to mid-sized Tempe venue Marquee Theatre for a Wednesday night double feature. Except in this feature he only presents pure, funkadelic rock n’ roll.
WHEN: Fri., May 3 at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix
COST: $37.50 to $42.50
INFO: (480) 478-6000 or www.mim.org
The “hired gun” guitarist has worked with Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson, The Eagles and Carly Simon, but takes to the road on his own this month.
WHEN: Fri., May 3 at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Salt River Grand Ballroom at Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale
INFO: (480) 850-7777 or www.talkingstickresort.com
The comedian brings his clean humor to Talking Stick Resort, covering topics like his Hispanic heritage, family, “fluffiness” and more.
Anthem’s 11th Annual Music in May Event
WHEN: Every Friday throughout May from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
WHERE: ACC Community Park Amphitheater, 41730 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway, Phoenix
INFO: (623) 742-6065 or www.onlineatanthem.com
Plenty of bands entertain this month, including Southbound (May 3), Apple: Beatle Tribute Band (May 10), The JJ's Band (May 17), Thaddeus Rose Band (May 24) and The Volcano Island Band featuring Sean Mireau (May 31).
Cinco De Mayo Phoenix Festival
Rock ‘n’ Glow 5K
WHEN: Sat., May 4 from 2 p.m. to 12 a.m.
WHERE: 200 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix
INFO: (602) 279-4669 or www.arvizu.com
This family-friendly, colorful festival celebrates the Mexican holiday with live entertainment, music, vendors, arts and crafts and more.
WHEN: Sat., May 4 at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Alice Cooperstown, 101 E. Jackson St., Phoenix
INFO: (872) 216-4569 or www.rocknglow5k.com
Grab your glow sticks and get ready to run 3.1 miles through the heart of downtown Phoenix. Benefitting Phoenix Children’s Hospital, this charity run lights up the streets, including a killer after party at Alice Cooperstown with DJ Curtis Whipple. Raffles, drink specials and more.
WHEN: Sun., May 5 at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix
INFO: (602) 379-2800 or www.livenation.com
Star of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” hits the road with his combination of edgy and youthful humor.
The Tenth Annual Chandler Football Golf Classic
WHEN: Sat., May 8 at 7 a.m.
WHERE: Kokopelli Golf Club, 1800 W. Guadalupe Rd., Gilbert
COST: $100 per golfer or $400 per foursome
INFO: (480) 307-3795 or email@example.com
Support Chandler High School football with this annual golf tradition for individuals and foursomes.
Arizona Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
WHEN: Sun., May 9 at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale
COST: $100 to $150
INFO: (602) 258-6272 or www.phoenixsports.org
The Phoenix Regional Sports Commission inducts professional golfer Heather Farr, Olympic diver Michele Mitchell and NBA All-Star Lafayette “Fat” Level into the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame. A selection of youth athletes will also receive Youth Sports Awards.
Celebrity Golf Classic
WHEN: Fri., May 10 at 8:30 a.m.
WHERE: Raven Golf Course, 3636 E. Baseline Rd., Phoenix
COST: $750 per person or $2,550 per foursome
INFO: (602) 565-0759 or www.thecrcfoundation.org
Join sports stars including Calais Campbell, Donovan McNabb, Jack Plummer, Kordell Stewart, plus many of Campbell’s other Cardinals teammates for a round of golf. Price includes a Thursday night VIP reception event. Reserve your spot on the CRC Foundation’s web site.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Atlanta Braves
WHEN: Mon., May 13 and Tues., May 14 at 6:30 p.m., Wed., May 15 at 12:40 p.m.
WHERE: Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
INFO: (602) 462-6500 or arizona.diamondbacks.mlb.com
The Diamondbacks take on the Atlanta Braves, second in the National League Eastern Division, on their home turf.
Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley
WHEN: Thurs., May 16 at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Desert Sky Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix
COST: $25 to $70
INFO: (602) 254-7200 or www.ticketmaster.com
The two country stars join forces to bring one massive down home concert to Phoenix country fans.
WHEN: Thurs., May 16 at 8 p.m., Fri. May 17 at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Sat., May 18 at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., Sun., May 19 at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Tempe Improv, 930 E. University Dr., Tempe
INFO: (480) 921-9877 or www.tempeimprov.com
No, not that Bob Marley (for obvious reasons.) This funny man might have the name of the Jamaican reggae star, but he’s a heck of a lot funnier.
17TH Annual Sandra Day O’Connor Awards Luncheon
WHEN: Fri., May 17 at 11 a.m.
WHERE: Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa, 2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix
INFO: (602) 532-2800 or www.azfw.org
The Arizona Foundation for Women presents the 17th Annual Sandra Day O’Connor Awards Luncheon, which honors extraordinary women in leadership and public service. Influential women like Madeline Albright, Sally Ride, Barbara Bush, Goldie Hawn, Ernie Allen and Missy Anderson will be in attendance.
Ameri-Can Canned Beer Fest
WHEN: Sat., May 18 at 12 p.m.
WHERE: Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale
COST: $25 to $100
INFO: (602) 642-4836 or www.cannedcraftbeerfest.com
More than 70 craft breweries can up their favorites and bring them to this festival with an award ceremony for the best beers, live entertainment, “beer Olympics” and more.
From Broadway to Symphony Hall
WHEN: Fri., May 24 8 p.m.
WHERE: Phoenix Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix
COST: $18 to $83
INFO: (602) 495-1999 or www.phoenixsymphonyhall.org
The Phoenix Symphony and Phoenix Theatre join forces to present a night of the best hits from Broadway musicals, all on the Phoenix Symphony Hall stage.
WHEN: Tues., May 28 and Wed., May 29 at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Jobing.com Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale
COST: $29.50 to $84.50
INFO: (623) 772-3201 or www.ticketmaster.com
Everyone’s favorite country pop star heads to town for two nights of sweet love songs and seething breakup ballads with support from English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran.
The smooth sounds of Stevie Nicks combine with the elaborate guitar work of Lindsey Buckingham for a rousing good time of 70s throwbacks and modern repertoire additions
WHEN: Thurs., May 30 at 8 p.m.
WHERE: U.S. Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
INFO: (602) 379-7867 or www.ticketmaster.com