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Fans can expect to hear such perennial favorites as “Raise ’em Up,” “Female,” “Long Hot Summer” and “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” as the country artist with the Down Under twang performs. Kelsea Ballerini is special guest. 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 W. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Pumpkin & Chili Party
Hayrides, pig races, amusement rides, marshmallow roasts, bonfires, corn mazes, spooky train rides, a pumpkin patch, BMX and skateboard stunt shows, mini golf, fireworks and inflatables are among the highlights. Th and Su, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; F-Sa, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. $20; free, children 1 and younger. Schnepf Farms, 24610 S. Rittenhouse Rd., Queen Creek, schnepffarms.com, 480-987-3100.
Penn & Teller
For more than 40 years, the dynamic duo has defied labels – and at times physics and good taste – by redefining the genre of magic and inventing its own very distinct niche in comedy. 8 p.m. $38-$80. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
Guests enjoy an eclectic blend of culinary delights and tempting libations by Arizona’s top chefs and beverage purveyors – with samples at every turn – as they stroll throughout the zoo grounds at this fundraiser with an Island Soirée theme. A raffle, silent auction and dancing add to the festivities. Proceeds support conservation efforts and the thousands of animals that call the Phoenix Zoo home. 7-11 p.m. Tickets start at $250. Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, phoenixzoo.org, 602-914-4333.
Arizona State Fair
Rural meets urban as the fair rolls into town with an abundance of thrilling rides, midway games, animal exhibits, culinary competitions and the latest deep-fried-food-on-a-stick. Entertainers include Pitbull, Gary Allan, The Flaming Lips, 38 Special, The Wallflowers, Anthrax, Paulina Rubio, Big & Rich, Casting Crowns, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and Sesame Street Live: C Is for Celebration. Call for times and ticket prices. Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1826 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, azstatefair.com, 602-252-6771.
Phoenix Fashion Week
This annual fashion extravaganza features established and emerging designer runway shows, seminars, designer- and model-of-the-year competitions, glitzy after-parties, the event’s signature Style Villa shopping experience and a Fashionably Pink charity runway show benefiting Don’t Be a Chump, Check for a Lump. Call for times and ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale, phoenixfashionweek.com.
Get the scoop on artisan Italian gelato as this festival celebrates the creamy frozen dessert with endless samples of unique and original flavors custom-made for the event, presentations by award-winning chefs and gelato masters, eating contests and a chance to vote for the best flavor. Noon-7 p.m. $20-$30. Kierland Commons, 15205 N. Kierland Blvd., Scottsdale, gelatofestivalamerica.com.
The classically influenced global superstar brings his Bridges tour to Phoenix, with Idina Menzel as special guest. 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
The folk music icon, pioneering activist and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee performs in support of her new album, Whistle Down the Wind. 8 p.m. $45-$125. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.
Making Strides Walk
Participants honor and celebrate those impacted by breast cancer in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, an American Cancer Society 5K noncompetitive walk. 7 a.m. Donations. Tempe Beach Park, 80 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, makingstrideswalk.org, 800-227-2345.