With the suspension of large events and our favorite Valley venues shut down until further notice, it’s time to get creative when it comes to things to do. Here are five things to do in the Phoenix area this weekend – while still abiding by CDC guidelines.
1. Wander around Wonderspaces.
This immersive art installation features 13 new artworks never before seen in Arizona, including a dragon made out of tea bags and a sewing machine orchestra. Safety is a priority at Wonderspaces – a face covering is required by all staff and visitors, tickets are only available online, the amount of patrons allowed in at one time is limited and commonly touched surfaces are frequently sanitized. arizona.wonderspaces.com
2. Check out the stars from a steam engine.
Enjoy an evening ride aboard the historic Verde Canyon line on Saturday, August 1 at 5:30 p.m. Starlight seating options include first-class, coach and caboose. The Grape Train Escape package includes Arizona wines and appetizers. Seating is spaced to allow social distancing. verdecanyonrr.com
3. Enjoy a free virtual concert.
Chandler Center for the Arts’ CCA Anywhere Family Series is a family-friendly stream of virtual performances that celebrate song and dance anywhere – with a phone, tablet or computer in your backyard or the park! On Saturday, August 1 at 4 p.m., award-winning artist Ashli St. Armant aka Jazzy Ash will be performing her jazz-infused jams with her band, The Leaping Lizards. The event is free – just RSVP via Facebook.
4. Pull up to a pop-up drive-in.
Pop Up Events is a socially distant drive-in experience that offers exciting entertainment options while keeping the community safe. Held at WestWorld of Scottsdale, Pop Up Events features a state-of-the-art LED video screen that can broadcast movies and even stream live events. On Saturday, August 1, Pop Up Events will be showing the hit family comedy Shrek at 7:45 p.m. Snacks and sips will be provided by M Culinary Concepts. Tickets are $15 to $30, depending on how many people are in the vehicle. Learn more at popupevents.us.
5. Order fresh meat from a local butcher.
Meatwala is the brainchild of former Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails chef Dushyant Singh. The formula is simple – ready-to-grill meats marinated in a flurry of spices, the recipes of which have been handed down through the decades in Singh’s family. Support local and savor a fresh cut of meat, delivered right to your door in a neatly wrapped package. meatwalaphx.com