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BEST Things To Do In Phoenix

The Event Oracle knows ALL the fun things to do in the land of the Phoenix sun. Select your date above then scroll down for all the Arts, Entertainment, and Events in my crystal ball...

  • Carnival of Illusion

    Arizona Biltmore Resort
    2400 E Missouri Ave
    Phoenix, AZ 85016
    Carnival of Illusion

    Carnival of Illusion is an evening of Old-World Magic in the style of classic entertainers such as Buster Keaton, Mae West, Gypsy Rose Lee, and Harry Houdini. The hosts have performed as house entertainers at the world's top resorts, Fortune 100 CEOs, to the 200 Most Powerful Women in America and operate the longest-running Arizona theater show. Carnival of Illusion is "Magic, Mystery, and OOOH La La."

  • Pinnacle Peak Farmers Market

    North Parking Lot of Wet 'N' Wild Phoenix
    4243 W Pinnacle Peak Rd
    Glendale, AZ 85310
    Pinnacle Peak Farmers Market

    Pinnacle Peak Farmers Market is open on Saturdays from 8am -1pm and serves the north Phoenix area. We have a wide variety of vendors with fresh fruits and veggies, local honey, hot tamales, fresh bread, organic eggs, hummus, fresh salsa, chips, hot sauce, handmade soaps and much more! Local small businesses with local farmers make this a great place to pick up something new or find your old favorites.

    Come visit us each Saturday from fall to early summer.

  • Bugs. Big Bugs!

    Phoenix Zoo
    455 N. Galvin Parkway
    Phoenix, AZ 85008
    Bugs. Big Bugs!

    The Phoenix Zoo is abuzz over its huge animatronic exhibit: Bugs. Big Bugs! Guests can get up close and interact with 21 gigantic bugs made from steel, fiberglass and a special weather-proof “skin.” Watch and learn about the superpowers of the black ant, emperor scorpion, grasshopper and Mexican redknee tarantula. $5 plus zoo admission: $24.95; $16.95 ages 3-12, free for ages 2 and younger.

  • Soil & Seed Grower's Market

    The Farm at South Mountain
    6106 S. 32nd St.
    Phoenix, AZ 85042
    Soil & Seed Grower's Market

    Enjoy fresh, locally-harvested produce sold straight from the Soil & Seed Garden at The Shed located next to the garden from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The types and amounts are based on availability and a first come, first serve basis.

  • Fragments: Broken Bowls Tell More Tales

    Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park
    4619 E. Washington St.
    Phoenix, AZ 85034
    Fragments: Broken Bowls Tell More Tales

    Hear the stories pottery sherds have to tell archaeologists when theses pieces of the past are rediscovered and studied. FragmentsBroken Bowls Tell More Tales, is a temporary exhibit at Pueblo Grande Museum that explores researchers use sherds to uncover a variety of details, such as how the pottery was made, used, and where it was produced. These details aren’t always obvious during examinations of gorgeous whole pottery vessels.

    Visitors typically see the most unique and complete pottery vessels of a museums’ collection on display. They seldom see, or know about, the thousands of broken pottery fragments called ‘sherds’ that are preserved in storage. Using local and traded examples, Fragments invites visitors to see how sherds help archaeologists piece together new ideas about the ancestral O'Odham, more commonly known as the Hohokam.  The exhibition also features sherds that connect the Hohokam with their neighbors across the Southwest and northern Mexico during the time of the European Renaissance. Visitors can listen to local Native perspectives on archaeology and cultural preservation while experiencing traditional O’odham songs that tell of the mountains surrounding Pueblo Grande and their deep connections to past, present, and future O’odham generations.

  • Point of View at Wonderspaces

    Scottsdale Fashion Square
    7014 E Camelback Rd
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    Point of View at Wonderspaces

    “Point of View” presented by Wonderspaces is a roughly 80-minute experience featuring artwork from 13 artists from around the world. The artwork presents visitors with experiential installations including a virtual reality dinner party and an installation that encourages digital painting through body movement.

  • Wondrous Worlds: Art and Islam Through Time and Place

    Phoenix Art Museum
    1625 N. Central Ave. Central Avenue and McDowell Road
    Phoenix, AZ 85004
    Wondrous Worlds: Art and Islam Through Time and Place

    Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam Through Time & Place is the first Islamic art exhibition at Phoenix Art Museum in more than two decades. Organized by the Newark Museum, the exhibition showcases more than 100 works of art from around the world and spanning a millennium and includes calligraphy, textiles, jewelry, paintings, clothing, musical instruments, and more.
     
    Unlike previous national and international exhibitions of Islamic art, Wondrous Worlds is organized around the Five Pillars of Islam rather than geography, time period, or material. Objects on view range from religious to recreational items and were created in the tradition of Islamic art by both Muslim and non-Muslim artists. Along with traditional examples of Islamic art, the exhibition also features contemporary works to illustrate the living legacy of Islamic art. 

  • Electric Desert at Desert Botanical Garden

    Desert Botanical Garden
    1201 N. Galvin Parkway
    Phoenix, AZ 85008
    Electric Desert at Desert Botanical Garden

    You're invited you to see desert, light and sound unite in a mesmerizing display like never before. Cactus and desert become a living canvas in this nighttime experience, taking visitors on an immersive journey through the garden using light and original music. 

    Electric Desert includes six site-specific locations, with each experience inspired by and related to the Garden.

  • Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants

    OdySea Aquarium
    9500 East Via de Ventura
    Scottsdale, AZ 85250
    Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants

    Guests are invited to dive beneath the surface of the world’s rivers in the new exhibition Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants.

    Enormous in size and rapidly dwindling in number, these ancient fish play critical roles in their freshwater habitats. Dr. Zeb Hogan, aquatic ecologist, National Geographic Fellow and host of the Nat Geo WILD series Monster Fish, has spent nearly two decades searching for and studying the rare, large freshwater fish species profiled in the exhibition. The interactive exhibition will include five extraordinary, life-size sculptures of monster fish as well as videos and hands-on interactive activities for audiences of all ages.

    Monster Fish takes visitors on a journey to river basins around the world to learn about colossal fish and the people that depend on them. Through detailed maps, sculptures and custom illustrations, the exhibition showcases close to 20 fish species and their diverse freshwater ecosystems. In addition to highlighting the biology of each species, the exhibit depicts the cultural ties between the fish and local people. From mythical tales and storied traditions to threats and conservation efforts, visitors will leave with a greater understanding of the connection between humans and fish.

  • Wine Tasting

    Hidden Track Bottle Shop
    111 W Monroe St #120
    Phoenix, AZ 85003
    Wine Tasting

    Tastings are always free and provide a great opportunity for locals and visitors alike to taste 4-5 unique, high-quality selections and learn a bit about wine. Free.

  • Flamenco Class with Carlos Montufar

    Cannedy Performing Arts Centre
    6222 N. 7th St.
    Phoenix, AZ 85014
    Flamenco Class with Carlos Montufar

    Classes are available to both children an adults who are interested in exploring Flamenco movement and rhythm (compás) through hand clapping (palmas), footwork (taconeo), armwork (braceo) and marking steps (marcaje). Students will also be introduced to Flamenco communication (comunicación). Our easy to follow classes will focus on Sevillanas, a folk dance from Sevilla, Spain, consisting of four vignettes performed with castanets as well as Tangos (a popular four-count Flamenco rhythm). Over the course of your studies, you'll naturally learn the terminology used within Flamenco to help the dancer maneuver themselves through the cuadro, or a live setting involving guitar and a singer. There are even opportunities to come see Flamenco live in Phoenix/Scottsdale! Our classes are open to dancers of all levels and physical abilities. If you've been interested in Spanish dance, come join us in all the fun! Classes are held every Saturday starting early August, at Cannedy Performing Arts Center in Phoenix. Email Carlos Montufar at phxworldarts@gmail.com for more details and check out https://phxworldarts.org to learn more about Phoenix World Arts Collective and it's mission.

  • Saturday Animal Adoptions

    Petco - Peoria Avenue
    2784 W. Peoria Ave.
    Phoenix, AZ 85029
    Saturday Animal Adoptions

    Come to Petco each Saturday to meet your new best friend. Adoptions will be held by All About Animals Rescue from 1pm to 5pm and then Kneading Kitty's Rescue will take over from 3pm to 7pm. Dogs, cats, puppies, kittens are all waiting for you.

  • Wagging and Purring into the New Year

    Petco MetroCenter
    2784 W. Peoria Ave.
    Phoenix, AZ 85029
    Wagging and Purring into the New Year

    Join All About Animals Rescue at one of our Petco locations to adopt a wonderful new family member for the new year. And announcing our new Mobile Adoption Bus that will be coming to the entire Valley soon. The unit is ours and just getting "freshened up." Then we will be off to do a Petco Store Tour. For more information on our animals - http://www.allaboutanimalsaz.com

  • The Scene

    The Scene
    330 E University Dr. Suite 102
    Tempe, AZ 85281
    The Scene

    The Scene is a pop-up art experience with 11 rooms and 23 colorful scenes designed to inspire your creativity and ignite your imagination.

    Photography is encouraged for your next best Instagram photo. The art is both for photos and for interacting with. Open doors, share a goal, dance it out and much more!

  • Historic Downtown Phoenix Food Tour

    Downtown Phoenix
    Phoenix, AZ 85003
    Historic Downtown Phoenix Food Tour

    This three-hour guided walking tour brings you on a culinary voyage through Downtown Phoenix. You will walk through the hustle and bustle of our Downtown to try five different tasting locations, stopping at historic landmarks, and showcasing one of the most haunted hotels in the US. $60.

  • Four Peaks Brewing Company's 8th Street Brewery Tours

    Four Peaks Brewing Company
    1340 E. 8th Street Ste. 104
    Tempe, AZ 85281
    Four Peaks Brewing Company's 8th Street Brewery Tours

    Tour the original Four Peaks brewery. Housed inside a 100-year-old former creamery and ice factory, 8th Street is the original Four Peaks location and the best place to find all of our specialty beers as well as some of the tastiest brewpub food you'll ever stick in your mouth. This place has a lot of history—and we want to share that history with you.

    Join us every Saturday for complimentary tours of the 8th Street brewery. Each tour, led by an experienced Four Peaks guide, offers insight into our operations, showcases our history and gives an in-depth overview of the brewing process. Tours will also cover aspects of our laboratory testing, water treatment, barrel-aging program and more.

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

    Herberger Theater Center
    222 East Monroe Street
    Phoenix, AZ 85004
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

    Eric Carle’s iconic stories and illustrations come to life on stage! From A Very Hungry Caterpillar who undergoes a magical tranformation to The Very Lonely Firefly who learns to shine his light by finding friend, you won’t want to miss this fantastical puppet experience.

    Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, Based on Eric Carle’s Book

    Recommended for Ages 3+

  • Spark! After Dark

    Mesa Arts Center
    1 E. Main St.
    Mesa, AZ 85201
    Spark! After Dark

    Fade the lights and turn up the music. Every third Saturday from October to May MAC's campus will be taken over by a new artist with a unique, crazy-fun theme--complete with live art, live music, great eats, tasty adult drinks and much more. Did we mention it’s free? 

Have FUN with us! Carnival Of Illusion