5 Things to Do This Weekend | August 13-15

Judy HarperAugust 12, 2021
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Explore the Beauty of the Desert at Night
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. Socially distanced activities for all ages are offered, including “Painting with Light.” A nighttime farmers’ market is new this year, featuring locally grown produce, local honey, handmade soaps and artisanal crafts. Saturdays through Sept. 4, 7-9:30 p.m. Bring a flashlight! Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, 480-941-1225, dbg.org.

Check out Some Hot Wheels in Fountain Hills
Dozens of custom cars and trucks from across the Valley fill a Fountain Hills parking lot during the Summer Nights Car Show, Aug. 13. Live music, door prizes and raffles add to the fun, with proceeds benefiting local charities. The free event is sponsored by Breton’s Automotive and Racing 101. 6-8:30 p.m.  Phil’s Filling Station Grill, 16852 E. Parkview Ave., Fountain Hills, 480-421-9048.

Celebrate the Music of a Latina Icon
Members of Los Chicos del 512 take fans back to 1995 with The Selena Experience, Aug. 14. The show is a tribute to Selena Quintanilla, who in her all-too-short life became the top-selling Latin artist of the ’90s, earning such nicknames as the “Queen of Tejano Music” and “Mexican Madonna.” 3 p.m. $20-$40. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, 480-782-2680, chandlercenter.org.

Paint, Sip and Cheer on the D-backs
Wine, art and baseball come together at Paint at the Park, an exclusive painting and wine-tasting event at Chase Field, Aug. 15. Each ticket includes a seat in the Banner Health Centered Field Patio to watch the Diamondbacks take on the San Diego Padres, wine tasting courtesy of Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery for those who are 21 and older, $15 D-bucks to use for concessions and a canvas masterpiece to take home. 1:10 p.m. Tickets start at $55. Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, mlb.com/dbacks/tickets/promotions.

See an Uplifting Musical about Hope and Home
Based on the hit 1996 film, The Spitfire Grill comes to the stage Aug. 13-Sept. 5. The heartwarming and inspirational musical tells a tale of redemption, perseverance and family while celebrating second chances and the lasting impact one person can make in life. Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Ln., Peoria, 623-776-8400, azbroadway.org.

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