Raise a toast to dad at the Westin Kierland
The Westin Kierland Resort is offering a double-header of weekend events celebrating dad. First, check out “Drams for Dads,” a special scotch-tasting event in the resort’s Scotch Library. Try four Glenmorangie whiskies while learning about the differences between the labels, the whiskey regions of Scotland and different ways to drink scotch. Dads who bring an old tie can trade it for a special gift bag with a customized scotch glass, cigar and cigar cutter. Then, head back to the resort for a Father’s Day beer brunch at Nellie Cashman’s Monday Club Cafe on Sunday, where you and dad can snack on beer-infused dishes and dad can enjoy a complimentary 22 oz. Dad’s Little Helper Black IPA.
The Westin Kierland Resort, 6902 E. Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale. Drams for Dads: June 19, 6 p.m., $60. Father’s Day Beer Brunch: June 21, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., $37 for adults, $12 for children ages 5-12
Half Moon Comedy Night
Get ready for a laugh-filled night at the Half Moon Windy City Sports Grill! Las Vegas comedian Brandt Tobler, who has traveled the country making people laugh, will be headlining a night of comedy. Tobler is the founder of the Backyard Comedy Show, which is an independent comedy show that allows comedians to perform in Vegas without censorship. Local comedians Andy Steinberg and Erin Otko will be opening for Tobler. Guests have the option of purchasing an all-inclusive ticket, which includes entry into the show, access to an appetizer buffet and two drink tickets.
Half Moon Windy City Sports Grill, 2121 E. Highland Ave., Phoenix, June 20, 8 to 10:30 p.m., $18-$60
Scottsdale Beer Palooza
More than 30 breweries will be represented at Scottsdale Beer Palooza, a one-day beer festival at WestWorld of Scottsdale. Escape the heat at this indoor event and sample great local and national craft brews, including refreshing summer seasonal beers. Visit the Beer Store to pick up your favorites from the event. Entry into the event includes a custom 4-ounce beer mug and 20 tastings from participating breweries; VIP tickets get in an hour early for VIP hour, which includes exclusive access to beers not available at the regular event.
WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, June 20, 1 to 6 p.m. (VIP ticket holders get in at noon), $10-$50
Family drumming workshop at MIM
The Musical Instrument Museum is all about providing a hands-on musical experience for its guests, and its inviting families to do just that in a special Father’s Day family drumming workshop. Guests of all ages are invited to learn the basics of African, Latin and pop music hand drumming under the instruction of expert drummer and instructor Frank Thompson. At the end of the session, participants can join in a jam session and put their newly learned drumming skills to work. Guests are welcome to bring their own drum or use the drums provided by the museum.
Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, June 21, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., $12
CAKE at the Marquee Theatre
Check out alternative rock band CAKE this week at the Marquee Theatre on their latest tour. The band, which formed in 1991 as a more muted response to the era’s grunge rock, is led by frontman John McCrea. The band’s fun, catchy music with a message has led to platinum albums and chart-topping hits. See them perform some of their greatest hits, like “The Distance” and “Short Skirt/Long Jacket,” and catch some of their newer work from “Showroom of Compassion,” their 2011 release, and their upcoming album.
Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, June 21, 8 p.m., $40-$50