Could anyone have a bad time at something called the Hello Kitty Supercute Friendship Festival? Doubtful. The cartoon character is so beloved that no one even blinked when it was clarified by her creators last year that she's a little girl and not a cat, contrary to popular opinion. The iconic, whiskered persona is on tour with her friends, like Keroppi and Chococat, presenting a larger than life stage show full of music, dance, fashion, and fun, along with interactive activities for all. The meow-tastic magic happens from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on August 22 and 23 at Gila River Arena, 9400 West Maryland Avenue in Glendale. Admission is $30 for persons 3 and older. Call 800-745-3000 or visit www.gilariverarena.com.