1. John Mayer at Talking Stick Resort Arena – August 1
The Connecticut-native singer-songwriter is bringing his silky guitar strums and vocals to the Valley. Sing along to classics like “Your Body Is a Wonderland” and new songs like “Love on the Weekend.” $50+. 7 p.m. 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, johnmayer.com.
2. Lit Happy Hour: Culture as Weapon at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art – August 3
Nato Thompson speaks about his latest book on cultures being a powerful force within societies and how they sit within the minds of individuals. SMoCA director and chief curator, Sara Cochran, will host the event. $7. 5:45-7 p.m. Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 7374 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale, tickets.scottsdalearts.org.
3. Build Your Own Terrarium at Winfield’s Cafe – August 4
The café will be hosting a family-friendly crafts night. All materials will be provided in order to make your personal terrarium plus a small drink. $10 for adults, $5 for kids. 6:30-8 p.m. Winfield’s Cafe, 7025 E. Osborn Rd., Scottsdale, facebook.com/events.
4. The Art of Science at First Studio – August 4
All varieties of sciences from botany to astronomy will be featured through the artwork of over 20 artists. There will be science-themed activities, books, music and dance. The art will be on display until the end of September. Free. 6-10 p.m. First Studio, 631 N. 1st Ave., Phoenix, facebook.com/events.
5. Prowl & Play: Dinosaurs at Phoenix Zoo – August 5
Take the kids to the zoo for a one-of-a-kind dinosaur experience. There will be a dino egg prize dig, crafts, mobile fossil dig, face painting and water slides to get it cool. $8 or $6 for members. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Phoenix Zoo, 455 Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, phoenixzoo.org.
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