Let the Kiddos Make a Splash
Scottsdale Quarter invites children to cool down in the splash fountain, June 25, as part of its Summer Fridays festivities. The event features DJ music, free snow cones from Tropical Sno and water toys in the fountain. The first 100 children also receive Scottsdale Quarter sunglasses and toys to take home that complement weekly themes. The June 25th event celebrates Pirates of the Quarter. Fridays through Aug. 20, 10-11 a.m. The Quad, Scottsdale Quarter, 15059 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, 480-270-8123, scottsdalequarter.com/events-news/event/2021/06/04/default-calendar/summer-fridays.
Gather in the Garden for Moon Meditation
Grab your yoga mat, water and comfy clothes and get ready to relax and reenergize at Moon Meditation in the Garden, June 25. The full moon ceremony also celebrates the Summer Solstice (June 20), the longest day of the year. Instructors will lead participants on a guided meditation interwoven with calming instruments (chimes and ocean drums) in the serenity of the Japanese Friendship Garden. A moon healing kit, including a crystal, relaxing herbal bath sachet and a stress-relieving herbal tea blend handcrafted with blue lotus will be gifted to each guest. 7-8:30 p.m. $50. Japanese Friendship Garden, 1125 N. Third Ave., Phoenix, 602-274-8700, japanesefriendshipgarden.org/ourevents.
Watch Dancers Blur the Line Between Image and Reality
Dance meets film meets virtual reality as award-winning duo Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer team up with filmmaker Peter Bobrow for Ghost Factory, inspired by the residents and vast deserted factories of an upstate New York town. The compelling work by Bridgman/Packer Dance reveals remnants of a past era through a contemporary lens as live performance merges with haunting video imagery of abandoned buildings, evoking humanity these spaces once held. June 25-26, 8 p.m. Tickets start at $25. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, 480-499-TKTS, scottsdaleperformingarts.org/event/bridgman-packer-dance/2021-06-25.
Let the Dogs Out at Desert Botanical Garden
Visitors and their leashed dogs can explore the beauty and sniffs of the trails at Desert Botanical Garden, June 26, as Dogs’ Day in the Garden provides the opportunity to take your canis familiaris to a place normally reserved for homo sapiens. Bring your dog’s own bowl to fill at water refill stations. Guests should pay attention to their dog’s known heat tolerance, with dog booties/socks encouraged and pet strollers welcome. 7-10 a.m. Call for human ticket prices (dogs are admitted free with owners). Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, 480-941-1225, dbg.org/events/dog-days/2021-06-26.
Enjoy a Theatrical Love Letter
Based on the novel that inspired the classic 1955 movie starring Fred Astaire, Daddy Long Legs is a heartwarming musical that tells of a young girl’s Cinderella journey into womanhood, as well as a confirmed bachelor’s awakening into love. Through July 18, call for times and ticket prices. The Phoenix Theatre Company, 1825 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 602-254-2151, phoenixtheatre.com/the-season/daddy-long-legs.