9/5: Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Dan + Shay, and Neal McCoy

Country superstar Blake Shelton is stopping by Phoenix on his Ten Times Crazier Tour 2014 joined by The Band Perry, Dan + Shay, and Neal McCoy.

Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, Friday, Sept. 5, 7 p.m., $50 to $353



9/6: 5th Annual Brazilian Day Festival 

Step out of Arizona and into Brazil for an afternoon of food, dancing and drinks to celebrate Brazilian Independence Day. The event will feature live Brazilian music, dance, performers and authentic food and drink as part of the 5th annual festival to celebrate the South American culture in Arizona.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale, Saturday, Sept. 6, 12 to 6 p.m., $12 for adults, $5 for children age 10 and under



9/6: 9/11 Heroes Run Tempe

Heroes Run events take place all over the world on or near 9/11 to commemorate the tragedy and honor those who died and show support for their families and those who volunteered their help in the aftermath. The 5k is open to all ages for those who want to participate in the fun run/walk.

Tempe Beach Park, 80 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, Saturday, Sept. 6, 8 a.m., $30



9/6-9/7: Experience Italy at the Musical Instrument Museum

The MIM is celebrating all things Italian with a two-day event beginning Saturday. With everything from an Italian-inspired menu at Café Allegro to musical performances to learning about Italian artwork and crafting sessions, the MIM is offering the Italian experience included with general admission prices for this weekend only.

Musical Instrument Museum- MIM, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6 and 7, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, $18 general, $14 for ages 13 to 19, $10 for ages 4 to 12



9/7: Hedwig and the Angry Inch

The internationally ignored song stylist Neil Patrick Harris recently revived will get the local treatment this weekend. Legendary local drag phenoms such as Pandora DeStrange, Tracy Payne Black, Terre Steed and a merry band of local artists who will help bring this cult sensation of musical theater to life on the Crescent Ballroom stage.

Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, Sunday, Sept. 7, 8 p.m., $10 to $12, 21+