5 Safe Things to Do This Weekend | Feb. 26-28

Judy HarperFebruary 25, 2021
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Support Local Art and Share the Love
Snap a selfie with your sweetie by the Love Wall at Outlets at Anthem shopping center. Chloe Merriweather, a senior at Mountain View High School in Glendale, was commissioned to create the cheery mural as a way to spread love, kindness and community spirit in a time when people feel so disconnected. The 30-by-40-foot piece is located near the Vans Outlet store, Outlets at Anthem, 4250 W. Anthem Way, Phoenix, 623-465-9500, outletsanthem.com.

Take Yourself Out to the Ballgame
Watch the boys of summer play ball in the Valley as Cactus League Spring Training gets underway Feb. 27.  Look for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Angels, Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners, Kansas City Royals, Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds and Colorado Rockies on fields throughout the Valley. Tickets are limited to ensure social distancing. Visit mlb.com/spring-training/cactus-league for a complete schedule of games through March 30.

Laugh at Life with The Ladies
Reserve a parking spot, drive in and watch Marlene Strang and Leanne Schmidt, a.k.a. “The Ladies,” break free from the pressures of motherhood and housework to share their best dance moves and zany wit in The Ladies: Room for Two. From trivial pursuit to smooth jazz, audience members can expect a hilariously awkward and fun experience at this pop-up performance. Showtime is 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Feb. 27 and March 6. Tickets start at $19.99; $49.99 per vehicle. City Hall Parking Garage, 117 E. Fifth St., Tempe, wearetheladies.net.

Howl at the Moon in Scottsdale
Enjoy a Full Moon Tour at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center Feb. 27. The nocturnal event includes stories about the creatures being cared for, light snacks and a possible serenade by the Mexican gray wolves. 5-7 p.m. $30, adults; $20, children 3-13. Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, 27026 N. 156th St., Scottsdale, 480-471-3621, southwestwildlife.org.

Tune in to Songs for Humankind
Sonoran Desert Chorale shares melodies of hope and encouragement in Songs for Humankind. The free online concert combines new virtual repertoire and recorded material from previous live concerts, all packaged in an exclusive video. Highlights include The Beatles’ enduring “In My Life” and the Rene Clausen “Three Whitman Settings,” comprised of subtle, inspiring poems by Walt Whitman brought to life by the composer. 7:30 p.m., Feb. 27. No tickets are required; find the link at sonorandesertchorale.org. Program notes will be available on the website and the concert will remain accessible throughout the season.

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