9/24: James Joyce’s Dubliners: Still Engaging Readers and Writers 100 Years After Publication
The Irish Cultural Center’s McClelland Irish Library is hosting a series of events from Sept. 24 to Nov. 8 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of James Joyce’s novel “Dubliners.” The celebration of the groundbreaking collection of short stories and its long-lasting success will be talked about by Irish-born poet Adrienne Leavy.
Irish Cultural Center, 1106 N Central Avenue, Phoenix, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m., $5 for nonmembers, free for members
Drake and Lil Wayne are bringing their “Drake vs. Lil Wayne” tour to Phoenix. Both rappers have topped the Billboard charts with their singles in past years and now are bring their individual hits and a rap battle to their co-headlining tour. Who’s ready for a similie-off?
Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, Thursday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m., $35-$125.50
9/25: Katy Perry
Known for her catchy outfits and pop songs, Katy Perry has topped the charts to become one of the best-selling artists in history. Her latest album, Prism, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and features the hit single “Roar.”
Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, Thursday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m., $41.25 to $121.50
9/26-28: Damon Wayans
The comedian and actor, best known for his role on the sitcom “My Wife and Kids,” is bringing his stand-up to Tempe Improv. Wayans has been touring and doing stand-up since 1982.
Tempe Improv, 930 University Dr., Tempe, Friday Sept. 26, 7 & 10:15 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27, 7 & 10 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m., $35
9/26-27: Fountain Hills Oktoberfest
The family-friendly Oktoberfest celebration features German music, food, contests and, of course, plenty of beer. The celebration is held in Fountain Park, and visitors are encouraged to come in German costumes and features events such as a beer stein holding competition.
Fountain Park, 12925 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26 and 27, 5 to 10 p.m., $5, kids 12 & under free