The 2nd annual Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale Beauty and the Beast Rugby Bowl comes to Scottsdale Stadium this weekend. This all day event features three different rugby games including the Arizona high school championship, Grand Canyon vs. USC, and Arizona State vs. Ohio State. In addition to Rugby, fans can challenge the world arm wrestling champion, Travis Bagent, to a match. The beauty aspect is brought by the Phoenix Fashion Week’s “Warning Track” fashion show in between the college matchups. There are a variety of ticketing options that fans can choose from such as bleachers and on field seating.
Scottsdale Stadium, 7408 E. Osborn Rd., Scottsdale, April 18, $10+ in advance, $15+ day of
The Chipotle Cultivate Festival provides free fun and entertainment in this all day event. This year’s music lineup features Twenty One Pilots, Bleachers, MS MR, Magic Man, Jared and the Mill, and DJ Christopher Golub. In addition to the all day music, there will be chef demonstrations where they will be creating new Chipotle dishes specifically for the event. Attendees can also check out the additional food, beer, and wine selections in Artisan’s Hall.
WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, April 18, Free
Arizona vs. Arizona State Lacrosse
For those who enjoy the Sun Devil and Wildcat rivalry, here’s your chance to express it. Arizona State and Arizona finish out their seasons with a conference game at ASU’s West Campus. These two MCLA teams will duke it out for seats in the upcoming conference tournament. As for history between the two teams, Arizona State has defeated Arizona each year since 2008.
ASU West Campus, 4701 W. Thunderbird Rd., Glendale, April 18, Free
Channel your inner gamer and head out to ZapCon at Mesa Convention Center. This two-day event gives gamers of all ages the chance to experience a variety of video games. As a bonus, all arcade games are set to play for free. In addition to the video games, gamers will also have the chance to participate in tournaments and talks. The convention will also show films and vendors.
Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center St., Mesa, April 18-19, $25
Spend the day giving back to the community in HandsOn Greater Phoenix’s Serve-a-Thon. Last year more than 1200 volunteers worked to complete 20 projects around the Valley to help those in need. The projects included painting homes, cleaning up highways, helping in community gardens, and more. HandsOn Greater Phoenix assists with grassroots community organizations throughout the Valley. Those who are interested in volunteering with the Serve-a-Thon are encouraged to visit their website for this year’s projects: handsonphoenix.org
HandsOn Greater Phoenix, 5151 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix, April 18, Free