5 Things to Do This Weekend | Sept 3-5

Judy HarperSeptember 2, 2021
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Drive Among the Dinos
More than 70 photorealistic dinosaurs return from extinction at the Jurassic Quest Drive Thru, which continues through Sept. 5. The experience is complete with lifelike dinosaurs, a baby dino, trainer meet-and-greets, photo opportunities and an audio soundtrack to help navigate the herd and learn little-known dino facts. Animatronic creatures are displayed in realistic scenes that allow guests to experience them roaring and moving as they drive through the 60-minute tour. Thursday, Friday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; $49 per vehicle, advance ticket purchase only. Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, jurassicquest.com.

Add a Little Pixie Dust to Tea Time
Find your way to Neverland as Drink Me! Tea Room hosts a Peter Pan-inspired Literary Tea, Sept. 3-5. Guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite Peter Pan character for the enchanting afternoon, which includes a seasonal tea with plant-based and gluten-free treats, sweets and savory bites. Decorated for the occasion with inspiration from the magical children’s book, the trendy tea room provides fun fairytale surprises and photo opportunities throughout. Reservations are available between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day. Tickets start at $33. Choose the Literary Tea Option to reserve your place online. Drink Me! Tea Room, 1730 E. Warner Rd., Tempe, 602-206-5469, drinkmetearoom.com.

Look Into the Eyes of a Comic/Hypnotist
Sleep has never been so funny as when Flip Orley takes the stage. With an act that is hip and edgy, the creative comic leads volunteers through unforgettable twisted scenarios, getting reactions that are almost beyond belief – all without humiliating anyone. See for yourself in Flip Orley: Unmasked, Sept. 4-5, which features new surprises and old favorites. Saturday, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 7 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Tempe Improv, 930 E. University Dr., Tempe, 480-921-9877, tempeimprov.com.

Celebrate the King of Pop
I Am King, Sept. 3-4, delivers all the music and all of the moves of the legendary Michael Jackson. You’ll “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’” with such smash hits as “Billie Jean,” “Bad,” “Rock with You,” “Beat It” and “Remember the Time.” Doors open at 8 p.m. for the 9 p.m. show. Tickets start at $30. We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort, 10438 WeKoPa Way, Fort McDowell, 480-789-4957, wekopacasinoresort.com.

Enjoy a Tale of Lovebirds and Laughter
Stuck in limbo after death, George Burns gives one final performance, telling the story of his successes on stage with his wife and acting partner Gracie Allen in Say Goodnight, Gracie, through Sept. 5. Artistic Director Peter J. Hill stars as the personable and charming comedian, complete with thick-rimmed glasses and trademark cigar, in the poignant Arizona premiere. Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $18-$35. Fountain Hills Theater, 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills, 480-837-9661, fhtaz.org.

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