BEST Things To Do In Phoenix Today
The Event Oracle knows ALL the fun things to do in the land of the Phoenix sun. Select your date above then scroll down to check out what events are going on this week...
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."
Pinnacle Peak Farmers MarketNorth Parking Lot of Wet 'N' Wild Phoenix
4243 W Pinnacle Peak Rd
Glendale, AZ 85310
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.
Soil & Seed Grower's MarketThe Farm at South Mountain
6106 S. 32nd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85042
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.
Sonwai: The Jewelry of Verma NequatewaHeard Museum
2301 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Verma Nequatewa began an apprenticeship with her uncle Charles Loloma around 1966. Nequatewa has signed her distinctive work with the Hopi feminine word for beauty, Sonwai, since 1989. It complements her uncle’s name, which was the masculine word with the same meaning.
Nequatewa worked with her uncle for more than twenty years. In that time she not only learned specific jewelry-making techniques but she also learned to distinguish quality stones and to develop a keen design sense. Today, she is recognized as one of the leading Native American lapidary artists. Although her jewelry has been featured in the U.S. and internationally, this will be the first comprehensive exhibition of her work. This exhibit continues the Heard’s emphasis on sharing with our visitors the finest work in contemporary jewelry.
Electric Desert at Desert Botanical GardenDesert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008
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.
Note: The Garden is closed Nov. 22, in the evening on Dec. 24 and for the entire day on Dec. 25 for the holidays.
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.
Arizona Renaissance FestivalFestival Village
12601 East Highway 60
Gold Canyon, AZ 85118
Don't miss Raucous Revelry at the Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival! The Arizona Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, a 14-stage theater, a 30-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament and a feast -- all rolled into one non-stop, day-long family adventure. You never know what you will find on or off the stage!
This unique outdoor event combines entertainment and wares reminiscent of what may have been found in a 16th Century European village market celebrating the arrival of the King and Queen to their shire. Walk through the gates to be transported back in time.
Mingle with over 2,000 costumed characters, eat a giant roasted turkey leg; take part in games of chance and skill; cheer on your favorite knight; select a handcrafted rose for that special someone... so much to see and do. Eat Drink and be Merry is the order of the day at the Village of Fairhaven. In addition to Saturdays and Sundays, the festival is open Presidents' Day, Monday February 18.
Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River GiantsOdySea Aquarium
9500 East Via de Ventura
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
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 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.
Flamenco Class with Carlos MontufarCannedy Performing Arts Centre
6222 N. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85014
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and check out https://phxworldarts.org to learn more about Phoenix World Arts Collective and it's mission.
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
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.
The Secret Comedy of Women – Girls Only®Herberger Theater Center
222 E. Monroe St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
You are invited to laugh with the women in your life until you cry …. or pee. Experience this truly brilliant & uplifting female comedy that explores the woman’s world with joy, heart & intelligent wit. This 2-woman comedy with song, dance & stories celebrates all things female, from girlhood to womanhood! It’s no secret that every woman deserves a laugh like this.
Historic Downtown Phoenix Food TourDowntown Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ 85003
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 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.
Iron Boy Boxing 49Celebrity Theatre
440 N 33nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Now LIVE at the Celebrity Theatre. Early arrival is suggested to allow for parking and security check.
Six Dance Lessons in Six WeeksScottsdale Desert Stages Theatre at Fashion Square
7014 East Camelback Road, Suite 0586
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Lily, an aging but formidable retiree, hires Michael, an acerbic dance instructor, to give her dance lessons in her condo in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida. Antagonism between a gay man and the wife of a Southern Baptist minister gives way to profound compatibility as they swing dance, tango, foxtrot, and cha-cha while sharing barbs and intimacies along with the dance steps. During the sixth lesson, Lily reveals a closely guarded secret — she is terminally ill — and Michael shares his greatest gifts — loyalty and compassion. As Michael takes Lily in his arms on their final meeting, they both transcend fear and mortality while the sun sets on their last dance.
Grease School EditionScottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
7014 East Camelback Road,
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as “Greased Lightnin'”, “It’s Raining on Prom Night”, “Alone at the Drive-In Movie” recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation.
Grease School Edition is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC
Drew Lynch From America's Got TalentTempe Improv
930 E University Dr
Tempe, AZ 85281
Originally from Indianapolis, Drew Lynch moved to Los Angeles at the age of 19 with aspirations of becoming an actor. While living in Los Angeles, a softball injury left Drew with a severe stutter, limiting his chances of acting in front of the camera. Determined to move forward Drew turned to stand-up comedy and in 2015, he captured the hearts of America with his Golden Buzzer performance on Season 10 of America’s Got Talent. His performances landed him in the finals where he finished in second place. Since then, Drew has guest-starred on IFC’s Maron, and landed his late night debut on CONAN. Drew has amassed a YouTube following of over 1.6 million subscribers and has become a dynamic content creator as his channel is the home to his own original animated series, popular vlog, comedy sketches and collaborations with major brands and influencers such as Cesar Millan, and HelloFresh. Currently Drew is developing a feature film based around his life and comedy.