Scottsdale’s Roka Akor has introduced a great way to get out of the heat on Thursday evenings. From 7 to 10 p.m., Roka Akor will host Live Music Thursdays. The entertainment will be jazz guitarist Stan Sorenson. Prior to showtime, guests are invited to indulge in the Izakaya Happy Hour menu complete with discounted drinks and snacks. Izakaya Happy Hour starts at 5 p.m. in the ultra laid-back Shochu Lounge. 7299 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale. 480.306.8800, www.rokaakor.com.