Through August 31
The Town of Carefree welcomes local artist Ray Villafane, who has created a 20-ton sand sculpture depicting an elephant playing chess with a mouse. The internationally acclaimed artist has traveled throughout the world fashioning exceptional figures and scenes out of pumpkins, sand and snow. His rock-balancing creations also are on display. Free. Carefree Desert Gardens, 101 Easy St., Carefree,carefree.org, 480-488-3686.
Through August 25
City Light Art Exhibit
Allen Garns shares paintings that show the streets, people and architecture of the Valley of the Sun, from well-known landmarks to obscure bungalow homes. A reception is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 6. Call for exhibit hours. Free. Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 602-262-4636.
Through September 1
Rooftop Yoga Series
Yoga aficionados pack the rooftop pool deck to sweat and stretch at this event, which features weekly themes, including ’80s remix, starry night, ’90s hip-hop, meditation, reggae and candlelight yoga. Th, 7-8 p.m. Free. Lustre Rooftop Bar, Palomar Phoenix, 2 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-253-6633.
Through September 3
Bring a Flashlight
Guests experience a magical twilight adventure during self-paced Flashlight Tours, which provide an opportunity to see, hear and feel the desert night, including nighthawks, snakes, insects and night-blooming flowers. Th and Sa, 7-9 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, dbg.org, 480-941-1225.
Through September 5
Fireworks light up the sky every Saturday night and holiday weekend. 9 p.m. Free. Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, 7575 E. Princess Dr., Scottsdale,scottsdaleprincess.com, 480-585-4848.
Through September 30
Paintings by Michelle Parker are on display. M-F, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Paradise Valley Town Hall, 6401 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley, 480-348-3690.
First Fridays Art Walk
More than 70 art galleries and art spaces are featured. 6-10 p.m. Free. Maps, parking and shuttle service available at Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix,artlinkphoenix.com, 602-256-7539.
Motorcycles on Main
Roads are closed for this monthly bike night, which features live music, beer gardens and food. F, 6-10 p.m. Free. Main Street, between Robson and Center streets, Mesa, 480-890-2613.
Prescott Gem & Mineral Show
Guests can browse among more than 50 vendors selling rough stones, slabs, beads, tools and finished jewelry as Prescott Gem and Mineral Club hosts its annual show and sale. Demonstrations, geode cutting, face painting, gold panning and a junior rock hound area are included. F-Sa, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $5, adults; $4, seniors and students; free, children 11 and younger. Prescott Valley Event Center, 1301 Main St., Prescott Valley,prescottgemmineral.org, 928-772-1819.
August 5, 19
Rock ’n’ Roll Dances
Guests enjoy rock ’n’ roll hits from the ’50s and ’60s, Aug. 5; and ’70s and ’80s, Aug. 19, with DJ Kort Kurdi. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $8. Palm Ridge Summit Hall, 13800 W. Deer Valley Rd., Sun City West, rocknroll.scwclubs.com, 602-679-4220.
Jerome Art Walk
Meet the artists as 20-plus galleries and studios participate in this monthly night of art, music and gallery-hopping. 5-8 p.m. Free. Jerome,jeromeartwalk.com, 928-634-0774.
Food Truck Caravan
A variety of food trucks rolls into downtown Scottsdale for a weekly celebration featuring gourmet street foods complemented by top local musicians. Sa, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Free. Fifth Avenue and Goldwater Boulevard, Scottsdale,foodtruckcaravan.com, 480-251-1769.
Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering
Stories of the working cowboy are in the spotlight as dozens of cowboy poets and singers entertain and amuse with a blend of traditional and contemporary poetry and music. This year’s theme is Dust ’n’ Doggies, with Jim Jones, Mary Kaye and R.W. Hampton among the featured performers. Call for times and ticket prices. Yavapai College, 1100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott, azcowboypoets.org, 928-713-6323.
City Lights Movie Nights
This month’s film celebrates the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro with a screening of Rio. Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs and arrive 15 minutes early to secure a spot. 6:30-9 p.m. Free. CityScape Phoenix, 1 E. Washington St.,cityscapephoenix.com.
A Conversation on Justice
Dean Strang and Jerry Buting, defense attorneys for Steven Avery in the Netflix documentary, Making a Murderer, discuss the case and its broader implications, as well as our process of justice today and throughout history. A question-and-answer portion is included. 8 p.m. $39.50-$95. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix,celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.
Arizona Animal Welfare League hosts this adoption event. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $100 for one kitten; two for $150. Scottsdale Quarter (across the street from Grimaldi’s Pizzeria), 15037 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale,aawl.org, 602-273-6852.
Sip ’n’ Stroll
This fundraising bar crawl takes guests to 10 locations in historic downtown Flagstaff, with a signature drink, appetizer and raffle prizes at each stop. Proceeds benefit local charitable organizations that help women and girls. 1-5 p.m. $40. Check-in at National Bank parking lot, 211 N. Leroux St., Flagstaff, 928-699-8473.
Birds ’n’ Beer
Sip on a Four Peaks brew while enjoying an entertaining presentation on wildlife. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free admission. Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center, 3131 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, az.audubon.org, 602-468-6470.
Flagstaff Home Tour
Step inside five distinctive homes as Flagstaff Symphony Guild hosts this annual tour. Proceeds benefit the orchestra. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $35. Flagstaff area,flagstaffsymphony.org, 928-522-0549.
Salsa & Tequila Challenge
Dozens of chefs and restaurants invite guests to sip and savor as they prepare unique salsa recipes, complemented by innovative tequila-based drinks, beer samples and live entertainment. 7-9 p.m. $55. La Encantada Shopping Center, 2905 E. Skyline Dr., Tucson,saaca.org, 520-797-3959.
Kindness in Action
Ben’s Bells hosts this speaker series featuring leaders in the field of kindness. The program kicks off with “Why Kindness Begins with Emotional Hygiene,” presented by psychologist and author Guy Winch. F, 7 p.m., Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave., Tucson; and Sa, 7 p.m., The Vintage 45, 45 W. Buchanan St., Phoenix, $18-$20, adults; $12-$15, students,bensbells.org, 602-374-5523.