In the west valley, Luke Air Force Base is hosting Luke Days, an air show they present every two years. The show runs today and Sunday, and it's free! There is a $5 charge for parking. There are lots of exciting exhibits and demonstrations for aircraft fans, including a Thunderbirds air show and a Thunderbirds ground show. There will also be a Pearl Harbor attack re-enactment called "Tora, Tora, Tora," and a Tuskegee Airmen AT-6 aerial demonstration. www.luke.af.mil
If historic homes are your interest, take a self-guided tour of homes of the 1920s and 1930s in Phoenix's Encanto-Palmcroft neighborhood. There will also be an antique car show, music, and an arts and crafts show. Admission is $18, and free parking is available at Phoenix College, on 15th Avenue and Thomas Road. From there, ride the shuttle to the tour, this Sunday, from 10 AM to 4 PM. www.encantopalcroft.org
Of course, March is Spring Training month, and there are games throughout the valley every day. Go to www.cactus.azcentral.com to find the teams and times that work best for you. Tickets are still available for most games, and it's a great way to spend an afternoon.
This weekend the Safeway International LPGA golf tournament at Superstition Mountain Golf and Country club winds up. http://www.safewaygolf.com/international/default.asp
Today at Tempe Beach Park (on Tempe Town Lake), there's a salsa competition to benefit the Hemophilia Association of Arizona. Expect lots of music, salsa, and margaritas. Admission is $10. http://www.salsachallenge.com/