1. All-American Festival at Peoria Sports Complex – July 4
Before you sit down to enjoy the fireworks show, take the family to this festival for an evening full of entertainment. There will be a Water Zone, Kids Zone, food eating contests, cornhole tournament, bounce houses and food concessions. $10; free, kids under 12. 5-10 p.m. Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria, facebook.com/events.
2. 4th of July Pancake Art Event at Higher Grounds Roastery and Cafe – July 4
If you are looking for something out of the ordinary to do this Independence Day then look no further. HG Roastery and Cafe has invited Dani Kahn to prepare pancake art on the spot. She will be making designs inspired by the day and taking requests. Prices vary. 8-10:30 a.m. Higher Grounds Roastery and Cafe, 2556 S. Val Vista Dr. #101, Gilbert, facebook.com/events.
3. Get Lit: The Body at Valley Bar – July 6
Get Lit, inspired by the literary and philosophical salons of the 17th Century France, will be taking place every first Thursday at Valley Bar and every month will feature a new topic led by Phoenix Poet Laureate Rosemarie Dombrowski. Snag a cocktail and join the discussion this month on the body. Free. 7-8 p.m. The Reading Room at Valley Bar, 130 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, fourchamberspress.com/getlit.
4. Adam West Tribute at FilmBar Phoenix – July 7
For one night only the FilmBar is hosting a tribute to the original caped crusader, Adam West. There will be a reel of the best and worst highlights during his career in the ‘60s as Batman followed by a screening of one of his most iconic movies. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Arizona. $9. 10-11:30 p.m. FilmBar Phoenix, 815 N. 2nd St., Phoenix, facebook.com/events.
5. Tacos for a Cause: Overdose Prevention Benefit at The Coronado – July 7
Goodbye Taco Tuesday and hello Taco Friday. DJs Nitro and Justin Keefer will be providing tunes as you dine on some delicious tacos. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Sonoran Prevention Works. Free admission. 7-11 p.m. The Coronado, 2201 N. 7th St., Phoenix, facebook.com/events.
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