“Mummies of the World”
TO SEPTEMBER 2
The largest collection of mummies will creep out the Valley until September 2. Come see up to 40 real mummies from all corners of the world including ancient Egypt, South America and Europe, and uncover 4,500 years of history at the Arizona Science Center.
Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, 602.716.2000, azscience.org, various times, $13-$18, children 2 years old and under are free.
TO AUGUST 11
From the mind of Broadway satirist Gerard Alessandrini comes a celebration and spoof of everyone’s favorite historical hip-hop musical “Hamilton.” Join the Phoenix Theatre Company as they roast and pay homage to Lin Manuel-Miranda’s hit musical.
The Phoenix Theatre Company, 1825 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, 602.254.2151, phoenixtheatre.com, various times, $38 to $88.
Pride Gaming Night
Snakes & Lattes Tempe is hosting Pride Gaming Night for those in the LGBTQ+ community. The board-game-focused restaurant invites new and old friends to join the fun and try one of their over 1,000 games or guests can bring their own! Game gurus will be available for those who don’t quite know the ropes.
Snakes & Lattes, 20 W. Sixth Street, Tempe, 480.361.6644, snakesandlattes.com, 7 to 10 p.m., No Cover Charge
Moonlight Magic is an eclectic band that plays styles from lounge to surf to ska to bossa nova, and the infinite combinations thereof. Enjoy their performance at Valley Bar free of charge.
Valley Bar, 130 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, 602.368.3121, valleybarphx.org, 9 p.m. free in the Rose Room.
“Souls” Installation Screenings
JULY 3 AND JULY 6
The Phoenix Art Museum is screening “Souls,” a visual exhibition that explores mortality, blackness and Afro-futurism. The exhibition features photography and film installations that depict the aforementioned themes through the death of a star.
Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, 602.666.7104, phxart.org, various times, free with general admission
Arizona Celebration of Freedom: Mesa
Celebrate Independence Day with Revolutionary War re-enactments, live music, games, water slides and a myriad of vendors! This four-hour event also features a fireworks show. There will be lots to see and do so arrive early and bring plenty of water.
Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center Street, Mesa, 480.644.2069, azcelebrationoffreedom.org, 6 to 10 p.m., free.
Arizona Diamondbacks Vs Colorado Rockies
JULY 5 TO JULY 7
The Arizona Diamondbacks face one of their foes, the Colorado Rockies as the season approaches the halfway point. July 5 enjoy a fireworks spectacular, while the first 20,000 fans on July 6 can expect to receive a reusable bag, courtesy MLB Network.
Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 602.462.6500, dbacks.com, various times, tickets start at $12.
Food Truck Friday
FRIDAYS IN JULY
Downtown Phoenix residents are encouraged to bring their appetites to Civic Space Park for the return of Food Truck Fridays. Enjoy gourmet entrees from a variety of local food trucks.
Civic Space Park, 424 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, visitphoenix.com, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., free admission.
Party with a Purpose
FRIDAYS IN JULY
Dance your face off and do some good while you’re at it! All profits from Party with a Purpose will be donated to a different humanitarian organization each month. Prepare for a party and hangover you can feel good about.
Valley Bar, 130 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, 602.368.3121, valleybarphx.org, 10 p.m., recommended $3 donation.
Earn Your Booze
SATURDAYS IN JULY
For those who love physical fitness, comes the ultimate test: Earn Your Booze. Choose from yoga, CrossFit, cardio and more to see if you have what it takes. The event features a DJ to keep participants pumped up in order to perform through the pain. When the workout is done, sit up at the bar and have a drink. You earned it.
Hotel Palomar’s Lustre Rooftop Bar, CityScape, 2 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 602.258.0231, lustrerooftopbar.com, 10 a.m., free.
Flamenco por la Vida
SATURDAYS IN JULY
Flamenco por la Vida is a celebration of dance, community and music centered around the historic artform from Spain—flamenco. Grab your partner and show off your moves or simply stop by to witness the beauty of the dance.
Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Avenue, Phoenix, 602.716.2222, crescentphx.com, 6 p.m., free.
Supporting the release of his third studio album, Shawn Mendes has embarked on a global arena tour with Alessia Cara. The two will stop at Gila River Arena on July 9.
Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Avenue, Glendale, 623.772.3800, gilariverarena.com, 7:30 p.m., tickets start at $55
“The Three Wishes”
JULY 10 TO JULY 21
The Arizona Puppet Theater presents “The Three Wishes,” the classic European folktale of a woodcutter and his wife who are offered three wishes. Bring the whole family for masterful puppetry and a classic tale. Recommended for ages 5 and older.
Great Arizona Puppet Theater, 302 W. Latham Street, Phoenix, 602.262.2050, azpuppets.org, various times, $8 to $12.
RoRo Comedy Show
JULY 10 AND JULY 24
Rott n’ Grapes on Roosevelt Row and Gene Moore will host local comedians this month. Sit back with a glass of wine and enjoy the laughs.
Rott n’ Grapes RoRo, 1001 N. Third Avenue, Phoenix, 602.346.0068, rottngrapes.com, 7:30 p.m., free admission.
The Desert Botanical Garden invites members and guests to witness two pianos and voices duel in Dorrance Hall amid beautiful desert landscaping. The performance will include a clap and sing along portion so warm up those pipes and get ready for an evening of fun, nature and music.
Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, 480.941.1225, dbg.org, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., $25 for members, $30 for public.
JOJO Coffeehouse Premiers “It’s a Talk Show” with Kerri Gallagher
JOJO Coffeehouse is hosting and filming a live podcast, “It’s a Talk Show” with award-winning comic Kerri Gallagher. The talk show-style comedy podcast will include a new panel of guests monthly and audience participation. Come to JOJO Coffeehouse on the second Saturday of each month for a fresh, live comedy podcast.
JOJO Coffeehouse, 3712 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 110, Scottsdale, 480.907.6100, jojocoffeehouse.com, 1 to 3 p.m., free admission.
Trapfest Phoenix 2019
Relentless Beats & Crowd Surf present Trapfest Phoenix 2019, a festival featuring DJs and producers like Flosstradamus, I4BI and ATLiens.
The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren Street, Phoenix, 480.659.1641, thevanburenphx.com, 9 p.m., $44 to $59, 18 and older.
“The Showman” from Down Under is bringing his many talents to the stage for a variety show featuring songs from his films, Broadway and other magical moments accompanied by an orchestra.
Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Avenue, Glendale, 623.772.3800, gilariverarena.com, 7 p.m., tickets start at $45.
Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social
An old-fashioned ice cream social is partnered with guided tours of The Rosson House Museum, focused on focused on Phoenicians at the turn of the century. Read over to The Bungalow for a personalized ice cream sundae and a game of croquet. Costumes are encouraged.
The Rosson House Museum, 113 N. Sixth Street, Phoenix, 602.262.5070, heritagesquarephx.org, 1 p.m., $15.
KNIX Birthday Bash
Dust off those cowboy boots and get ready to celebrate the birthday of the Valley’s premier country station. The KNIX Birthday Bash see Jon Pardi, Midland and the legendary Tim McGraw hitting the stage.
Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, 602.379.2800, knixcountry.iheart.com, 7 p.m., sold out.
Queen with Adam Lambert
Queen with Adam Lambert return to the stage on the heels of movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” and its accolades. “American Idol” alum is formidable as a frontman, joined by Roger Taylor and Brian May. Completing the tour lineup are long-term collaborator Spike Edney on keyboards, Neil Fairclough on bass, and Tyler Warren on percussion.
Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 602.379.7800, talkingstickresortarena.com, 8 p.m., sold out.
Atlanta Rapper 21 Savage is touring his second studio album “I am > I was” with supporting act DaBaby. Savage will be bringing his nonchalant swagger to Comerica Theater. How much fun will it be? A lot.
Comerica Theater, 400 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, 602.379.2800, comericatheatre.com, 8 p.m., tickets start at $30.
Full Moon Festival
The Pressroom is bringing back its Full Moon Festival, just in time for the Thunder Moon and the monsoon season. Enjoy the sound of thunderous 808s and a mixture of art, culture and fun.
The Pressroom, 441 W. Madison Street, Phoenix, 602.396.7136, thepressroomaz.com, 8 p.m., $20, 18 and older.
History Underground: Obscure Anecdotes of Phoenix Events
Enjoy a brew and indulge in Phoenix’s history with Marshall Shore, the so-called “hipstorian.” Shore will touch on notorious Arizonan Winnie Ruth Judd and the “Trunk Murders.”
Valley Bar, 130 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, 602.368.3121, valleybarphx.com, 7 p.m., $5.
Slow Art and Mindfulness
Slow Art and Mindfulness is a guided meditation event that seeks to help participants create a deeper understanding of the Phoenix Art Museum’s pieces. Relax, reflect and take the slow and thoughtful look at art that provides meaningful insight.
Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, 602.666.7104, phxart.org, noon, free with general admission.