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 IllusionArizona Biltmore Resort
2400 E Missouri Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85016
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."
Agnes PeltonPhoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Ave. Central Avenue and McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist is the first survey on the obscure American painter in more than 24 years. A graduate of the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, she began experimenting with abstraction in the early 1900s in New York, eventually exhibiting in the Armory Show of 1913 at the invitation of Walt Kuhn. She painted conventional desert landscapes to make a living, but it was her abstract studies of earth and light, biomorphic compositions of delicate veils, shimmering stars, and atmospheric horizon lines, that distinguished her work.A believer in numerology, astrology, and faith healing, Pelton’s abstract compositions propelled her into an esoteric world epitomized by the Transcendental Painting Group (1938-1942), a short-lived group that promoted abstract, non-objective art. Although Pelton received some attention during her lifetime, she has been relatively unknown within the field of American Art. Approximately 40 – 45 works will comprise this exhibition shedding light on Pelton’s artistic contribution to American Modernism.
Fragments: Broken Bowls Tell More TalesPueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park
4619 E. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Hear the stories pottery sherds have to tell archaeologists when theses pieces of the past are rediscovered and studied. Fragments: Broken 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.
Oblique Views: Southwest Aerial Landscapes by Charles and Anne Lindbergh and Adriel HeiseyChandler Museum
300 S. Chandler Village Drive
Chandler, AZ 85226
The exhibit pairs then and now photos of the Southwest to show changes in the land over time. In 2008 Adriel Heisey rephotographed the same vantage points from his plane that Charles Lindbergh and his wife Anne captured in 1929.
Wine TastingHidden Track Bottle Shop
111 W Monroe St #120
Phoenix, AZ 85003
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.
Saturday Animal AdoptionsPetco - Peoria Avenue
2784 W. Peoria Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85029
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 YearPetco MetroCenter
2784 W. Peoria Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85029
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
Four Peaks Brewing Company's 8th Street Brewery ToursFour Peaks Brewing Company
1340 E. 8th Street Ste. 104
Tempe, AZ 85281
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.
Flashlight ToursDesert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008
At Desert Botanical Garden, summer nights shine with flashlight tours. All ages will have a blast getting hands-on during this self-guided nocturnal adventure through the garden. Check out the night blooming plants, animals that come out after-dark plus grab some food and drink and chill out.
Million Dollar QuartetPhoenix Theatre
1825 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Relive the now-legendary 1956 impromptu jam session of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis. Featuring a score of your favorite rock hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line,” and “Hound Dog,” Million Dollar Quartet is a scorching show packed with red-hot talent.
The Dixie Swim ClubScottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
7014 East Camelback Road,
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives.
Dixie Swim Club is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
Grand Canyon Centennial Summerfest and Star PartyGrand Canyon National Park
S Entrance Rd
Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023
During the day, the centennial summerfest will bring together park partners to showcase everything Arizona has to offer.
At night, park visitors can explore the wonders of the night sky at the star party. To kick off its star party, Grand Canyon National Park will celebrate its designation as an International Dark Sky park. Grand Canyon National Park's South Rim visitors can learn about dark skies with the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association and on the North Rim with the Saguaro Astronomy Club of Phoenix. Amateur astronomers from across the country volunteer their expertise and offer free nightly astronomy programs and telescope viewing.