The top 10 things to do in Phoenix the weekend of March 22-24.
Third-Annual Epicuriad Benefiting Beer for Brains Foundation at Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
The Beer for Brains foundation is a national, nonprofit organization of brewers and craft-beer lovers who are passionate about raising public awareness about brain cancer, its victims and the funding of groundbreaking research. The food, wine and beer-pairing competition will bring out Arizona’s top culinary masters to vie for glory and raise funds for the new Barrow Brain Tumor Research Center in Phoenix. This year the event includes a full dessert buffet, a raffle and live music in a cocktail party setting. Join the VIP portion of the evening and witness the ultimate battle between beer and wine in an Iron Chef-type competition. Tickets including the VIP event are priced at $100 and are limited. General admission tickets are $75.
Rock the Zoo
Enjoy fare from Valley food trucks, beer, wine and spirits from more than 30 vendors ranging from national and small craft breweries to large scale and independent wineries against the picturesque backdrop of the Phoenix Zoo. General admission price tickets are $30 for members, $40 for non-members that includes admittance to the zoo, a beverage-sampling card, live music and activities. VIP tickets are also available. Guests must be 21 years and older.