June is coming to an end. Why not make it memorable? From seeing mystical creatures come to life in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s performance, experiencing a high-energy comedic performance from NBC’s Last Comic Standing winner Jon Reep, rediscover your inner child at the iCON Toy Convention, sharing your passion for Arizona professional sports teams to reliving the ‘90s with 311, this week’s events are sure to be unforgettable!
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
Experience the circus like never before! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s latest show “Legends” will bring forth mystical and mysterious creatures from the past, such as a unicorn, a pegasus and a woolly mammoth. Each ticket comes with complimentary access to the pre-show. Here’s your chance to meet the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey stars on the arena floor an hour before the show starts.
US Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix. usairwayscenter.com. Wednesday-Monday, June 25-30. Show times vary. $19-$109.
NBC’s Last Comic Standing fifth season winner, Jon Reep will bring his strong energy and redneck-style dance moves to the Tempe Improv Comedy Theatre. The comedian has starred in Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and Comedy Central Presents: Jon Reep. He is also the former “Hemi guy” for Dodge Ram’s advertisements.
Tempe Improv Comedy Theatre, 930 E. University Drive., Tempe. tempeimprov.com. June 26-29. Thursday; 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday; 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday. $20; free for first 100 attendees who bring five non-perishable food items.
iCON Toy Convention
Are you a closet toy collector, comic book fanatic or pop culture junkie? iCON Toy Convention celebrates the inner-geek in all of us through learning about toy design, shopping for rare items from local vendors and a cosplay contest. The event takes place during the 50th anniversary of GI Joe and the 30th anniversary of Transformers.
Glendale Civic Center, 5750 W. Glenn Drive., Glendale. arizonaicon.com. Saturday, June 28. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. $10 membership available online or at the door, free for children 12 or younger accompanied by an adult.
Arizona Sports Fan Expo
Passionate about Arizona sports? Let your inner fanatic out this weekend! The Arizona Sports Fan Expo will feature a tailgate party, an ultimate fan cave and a sports card collector’s corner. From a video game wall, money zone, social media area and many more, it is bound to be fun for the entire family.
University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale. azsportsfanexpo.com.
June 28-29. Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $12 at the door; $10 for active military and seniors; free for ages 12 and younger.
Nebraska alternative rockers best known during the mid-90s for their albums “Music” and “Grassroots” are set to rock the Talking Stick Resort. 311 combined their talents in rap, rock and reggae to create chart topping singles such as “All Mixed Up” and “Down”. The 90s alternative rockers getting “Down” in the 2000s through their latest album “Stereolithic.”
Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Indian Bend Road, Salt River Reservation. talkingstickresort.com. Sunday, June 29, 8 p.m. $40.