5 Things to Do This Weekend | July 9-11

Judy HarperJuly 8, 2021
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Get Tangled Up in a Murder Mystery
Agatha Christie delivers tension and laughter in equal parts in Spider’s Web, through July 11. The comedy thriller boasts an intricate plot of murder, police, drug addicts, invisible ink, hidden doorways and secret drawers. Friday, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 3 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Desert Stages Theatre, 7014 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, 480-483-1664, desertstages.org.

Start Your Day with a Good Sweat
Guests of all fitness levels are invited to stay active, practice mindfulness and break a sweat at weekly fitness classes including yoga and barre. Participants of the Summer Sweat Series receive free mimosa tokens from Culinary Dropout, discounts from local tenants and a chance to win raffle prizes. Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 22, 8 a.m. The Quad, Scottsdale Quarter, 15059 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, 480-270-8123, scottsdalequarter.com.

Get Jazzed with Local Favorites
A fixture on the Phoenix music scene for more than 30 years, vocalist Alice Tatum takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. July 10, for a night of jazz and pop music. The party continues at 3 p.m. July 11 with the Francine Reed Birthday Show. A touring partner with Lyle Lovett for 30-plus years, the Valley favorite celebrates her birthday with a spirited show of jazz and blues featuring her notorious accomplices. $32-$50. The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, thenash.org.

Toast and Tour a Desert Masterpiece
Happy hour meets golden hour at the Wine & Wright Tour, which takes place Fridays through Aug. 27. Guests sip on a beverage surrounded by Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic architecture and the distinctive landscape of the Sonoran Desert prior to a 60-minute guided tour of Wright’s home and laboratory. Tours begin at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.; bar hours, 4-6 p.m. $50, includes tour and one beverage. Reservations are required. Taliesin West, 12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale, 480-860-2700, franklloydwright.org.

Celebrate French Culture at MIM
Live performances, curator talks and family-friendly activities are on tap as Musical Instrument Museum celebrates Bastille Day and French culture at Experience France, July 10-11. Craft your own drum, join curator David Wegehaupt for a talk about MIM’s French instruments, listen to local musician Tony Putrino on the accordion and hear a performance highlighting energetic organ pieces by French composers. Concerts by Arizona ensemble ZAZU West, July 10; and Bartholomew Faire, July 11, are included. All activities are free with museum admission. Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, 480-478-6000, mim.org.