Top 5 Arts Events: May 22-28, 2017

Written by Nikole Tower Category: Lists Issue: May 2017

Photo courtesy phoenixcomicon.com1. Phoenix Comicon – May 25-28
Calling all sci-fi fans, comic enthusiasts and bookworms – Phoenix Comicon is back. Spend the weekend browsing the tables set up in the exhibitor hall and meet actors and writers like Karen Gillan, Dick Van Dyke, Anthony Michael Hall and Bonnie Wright. Full event $75; T $20; F and Su $30; Sa $45. T, F, Sa 10 a.m.-2 a.m.; Su 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. Third St., Phoenix, phoenixcomicon.com.

2. Lasers and Liquor: Pink Floyd Night – May 26
Pink Floyd Night begins with a 15-minute trivia session followed by karaoke. The first show will be a psychedelic roster of lasers cued up with the band's 1973 classic album “The Dark Side of the Moon.” It will be followed by a laser production of “The Wall” that will be shown on a 360-degree canvas. General $10, members/students $8. Doors 6 p.m.; “The Dark Side of the Moon” 8 p.m.; “The Wall” 9:30 p.m. Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, azscience.org.

3. Music in the Garden: Domingo DeGrazia Spanish Guitar Band – May 26
Domingo DeGrazia will take the Ullman Terrace stage and fill the garden with the sound of Latin guitars and drum. There are a few dining options such as Gertrude’s and the Patio Café in Ullman Terrace. General $30, members $25. Doors 6:30 p.m., concert 7:30-9:30 p.m. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, dbg.org.

4. Robot Making Workshop with Jordan-Alexander Thomas – May 27
Put your creative skills to the test by making a wooden robot picture holder led by the Space Boy Robot, AKA Jordan-Alexander Thomas, himself. Everyone is welcome and all supplies will be supplied. Find out more about this artist in the upcoming July issue. $30. 2-4 p.m. Practical Art, 5070 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, practical-art.com.

5. Phoenix Caribbean Carnival – May 28
It's going to be hot this weekend, so escape into your beachside daydreams at the Caribbean festival. There will be a costume contest, live entertainment, face painting and culturally-inspired foods. The carnival kicks off after the street parade which begins at 3rd St. and Thomas Rd. at 8:30 a.m. Adults $10, kids $5, kids under 12 are free. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Steele Indian Park, 300 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, phoenixcarnival.com/carnivalvillage.