Cold War Kids at Marquee Theatre
With the month and week coming to an end, head over to the Marquee Theatre to catch the Cold War Kids. A lively rock band, the group’s songs revolve around honesty and human experience. The band has been going strong for ten years and recently released their fifth album this past October. Singer and songwriter Elliot Moss will open the show. If you can’t catch them Thursday at the Marquee, the band will play another show at the Orpheum Theatre in Flagstaff Friday night.
Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, February 26, $25
The America Loves Bacon Festival is an event that travels around the nation to celebrate one of America’s favorite things―bacon. Vendors will offer multiple bacon creations for the masses. Entertainment will include a number of local bands such as Jared and the Mill and Carol Pacey and the Honeyshakers. celebrity Chef Brian Duffy of Bar Rescue will also make an appearance for demonstrations. In addition, there will be contests including bacon eating competitions and the 2015 South Carolina Bacon Off.
Rawhide Wild West Town, 5700 W. North Loop Rd., Chandler, February 28, $20-$60
Lights, Camera, Murder!
Murder Ink Production puts on an interactive dinner murder mystery. The scene is set to the class reunion for Prickly Pear Prep’s class of 1968. Dinner features an Italian buffet, cocktails, and the chance to mingle with characters. Guests will have a chance to take part in the thrilling tale as a character of their own.
Fazio’s Catering Hall, 700 W. Warner Rd., Chandler, February 28, $45
Annual Honor Walk
The annual Honor Walk and 5K run honors active and veteran service members. The event will benefit local organizations that service veterans. This is the biggest fundraising event for the Honor Walk foundation. The walk will start and end at US Airways Center with a stop at the Wesley Bolin Plaza. In addition, the event will feature a vintage military aircraft fly over, color guards, and a replica of the USS Arizona.
US Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, March 1, $40
Beauty to the RESCUE
The 15th annual Beauty to the RESCUE features a partnership between Mane Attraction Salon and nonprofit animal rescue organization RESCUE to fundraise for pets. The salon has set a goal of fundraising $20,000 to help find homes for the animals that are dropped off every year. For a minimum donation, anyone can take part in a day of pampering including haircuts, blowouts, and a deep conditioning masque. BBQ will be provided by Bobby-Q. The event will feature vendors, chair massages and other health services.
Mane Attraction Salon, 3156 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, March 1, Donation suggested: $10-$75