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  Photo by Michael Brosilow   Step into “Starry Night” and Other Masterpieces The legendary works of Vincent Van Gogh come to life in Immersive Van Gogh, Aug. 26-Nov. 28. The digital art installation merges state-of-the-art technology, theatrical storytelling and world-class animation, illuminating the painter’s artistic genius with a curated selection of images from Van Gogh’s 2,000-plus lifetime catalog of masterpieces complemented by classical music. The hour-long, timed-entry, walk-through experience features digitally projected social distancing...

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Photo courtesy Authentik Vision   Enjoy a Mimosa with Your Yoga Start your weekend with a Saturday morning yoga flow at Kähvi Coffee + Cafe in Downtown Phoenix. Afterward, yoga participants and other guests enjoy $6 mimosas, plus $2 off wine and $1 off beer during the Aprés Yoga Happy Hour. Hosted in partnership with monOrchid, classes take place inside the gallery space. The Aug. 21 class is led by Bonnie Love, with a rotating...

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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...

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Test Your Pedal Power in Tempe It’s the hottest time of the year so why not hop on your mountain bike for a Day Drinker Devil Ride, Aug. 7? The grueling, 10-mile gravel/mountain bike course features eight landmarks in and around Mill Avenue, Papago Park and Tempe Town Lake. Riders receive a raffle ticket for each of the landmarks they take a selfie at on the day of the ride, plus two bonus raffle tickets...

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Storm Large | Photo by Laura Domela   Listen to a Powerhouse Vocalist Storm Large shares her story of hope, love and loss during the pandemic in Make It Home, a documentary concert film recorded at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Part road movie, part intimate concert experience, the online performance is presented by Chandler Center for the Arts and includes a live post-concert Q&A. The musician, actor and author tours with Pink Martini as...

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Enjoy a Musical Slice of the South Get ready for some Southern charm, song and dance with Pump Boys and Dinettes, July 21-Aug. 22. The celebrated jukebox musical tells the tale of four redneck gas station attendants and two waitresses at the Double Cupp diner next door who trade jokes and songs as they go about their simple lives off Highway 57. With heartbreak and hilarity, they perform on guitars, piano, bass and even kitchen...

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Celebrate Lions and Tigers and Suns Fans, Oh My!  Grab your favorite Suns gear and decorate your car in all things orange as the Phoenix Zoo rallies the Valley during its summertime Cruise the Zoo, July 18. The drive-through experience allows guests to see flamingos, giraffes, elephants, tortoises, zebras, monkeys and more from the comfort of their own air-conditioned car. Designed to be approximately 30 minutes in length, the narrated tour offers insights, information and facts about...

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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...

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Enjoy a Star-Spangled Staycation Sure you can see the airplanes and fireworks from the surrounding neighborhoods, but they’ve never looked better than poolside with a frosty beverage as a guest of the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. The Fourth of July Freedom Fest continues July 3-4 with vintage airplane shows, paratroopers, salutes to the military, fireworks and entertainment by Jelly of the Month Club, Transcend and Rocket Man (an Elton John tribute band). Flash your Arizona ID...

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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...

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Enjoy a Night of Ballet Bliss Created with the purpose of touching hearts and stirring minds through dance, Alonzo King Lines Ballet embraces a spirit of inquiry and openness to change combined with a reverence for legacy and history. Experience the troupe’s transformative and revelatory dance with two new works: The Personal Element and Azoth. Seating is socially distanced. June 19, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets start at $35. Scottsdale Center for the Performing...

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Visit the Zoo from the Comfort of Your Car Cruise the Zoo returns this summer, allowing guests to see flamingos, giraffes, elephants, tortoises, zebras, monkeys and more from the comfort of their air-conditioned car. Designed to be approximately 30 minutes in length, the narrated drive-through tour offers insights, information and facts about the animals that might be seen along the journey. Curbside food and beverage options are available for purchase. June 13, and every Sunday...

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Hear the Story of America’s Favorite Sexpert Filled with the humor, honesty and life-affirming spirit of a girl who found her own unique place as American’s most famous sex therapist, Becoming Dr. Ruth tells the triumphant and heartwarming story of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who fled the Nazis in the Kindertransport, joined the Haganah in Jerusalem as a sniper, struggled as a single mother newly arrived in America – and eventually became “Dr. Ruth.” June...

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Photo by Tim Fuller    Enjoy Dance in the Desert with Ballet Arizona The natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert landscape is the backdrop for The Four Seasons, featuring the choreography of Ib Andersen, artistic director of Ballet Arizona. Set to the dramatic score of Antonio Vivaldi, the world-premiere performance interprets the spirit of nature with a journey through winter, spring, summer and fall in movement. Tu-Sa, through June 5, 8 p.m. Call for ticket...

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Photo by Reg Madison Photography   Celebrate the Allure of Ol’ Blue Eyes Four virtuoso vocalists perform the best of Frank Sinatra in an intimate nightclub setting as The Phoenix Theatre Company salutes one of the most influential musical artists of the 20th century with Frank Sinatra: My Way, through May 23. The Broadway revue features such well-known classics as “Fly Me to the Moon,” “I Get A Kick Out of You,” “The Way You Look Tonight” and “My Way.” The production is...

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