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May 2020

Behind the Curtain

May 14 @ 7:30 pm - August 25 @ 7:30 pm

This fast-paced, interactive, online show provides a backstage pass to the magic of theater as professionals from The Phoenix Theatre Company walk participants through everything that happens before the curtain rises. Th, 7:30 p.m. Free. RSVP for the YouTube program at phoenixtheatre.com.

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July 2020

Wonderspaces

July 1 - August 31
Scottsdale Fashion Square
7014 E Camelback Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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Visitors interact with and become part of the colorful art as this interactive experience offers 13 immersive, thought-provoking and conversation-starting artworks spread across a 16,000-square-foot exhibition space. With works ranging from a Chinese dragon made with tea bags to a sewing machine orchestra, the show welcomes all ages to explore imaginary worlds where the rules are different. M, W-F, noon-10 p.m.; Sa, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Su, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. $15-$24. Scottsdale Fashion Square, 7014 E.…

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Art To Go Boxes

July 1 - August 31
Mesa Arts Center
1 E. Main St.
Mesa, AZ 85201
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Mesa Arts Center offers a variety of at-home activity boxes that include materials needed to complete two family-friendly activities such as a ceramic wind chime, mosaic art mirror or watercolor painting, along with detailed written instructions and access to an online tutorial video. The projects are designed for children 8 and older and no prior arts experience is required. $25. Boxes will be available for contactless pickup at Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa,…

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Online Art Classes

July 1 - August 31

Mesa Arts Center offers a variety of virtual summer art classes, including sketching basics, fused glass explorations, watercolor basics, figurative sculpture, copper foiled bevel boxes, large-scale metal sculpture and nerikomi clay works. $65-$95. Registration and times can be found at mesaartscenter.com.

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Glow Tours

July 1 - October 1

Enjoy paddleboarding in a whole new way atop a glowing board. Participants meet for fittings and instructions, followed by an evening of paddleboarding to watch the sunset over the horizon. Each paddleboard is equipped with LED lights, allowing guests to see the color changes in the water along with fish swimming below. Reservations are required. 6:30-8 p.m. Tours continue through early October, depending on weather. $75. Scorpion Bay Marina at Lake Pleasant, 10970 W. Peninsula…

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Arizona Diamondbacks

July 28 - August 30

The D-backs take the field July 28-29, vs. Texas Rangers (away); July 30-Aug. 2, vs. L.A. Dodgers; Aug. 4-6, vs. Houston Astros; Aug. 7-9, vs. San Diego Padres (away); Aug. 10-12, vs. Colorado Rockies (away); Aug. 14-16, vs. San Diego Padres; Aug. 17-18 (home) and Aug. 19-20 (away) vs. Oakland Athletics; Aug. 21-23, vs. San Francisco Giants (away); Aug. 24-27, vs. Colorado Rockies; and Aug. 28-30, vs. San Francisco Giants. Home games take place without…

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Phoenix Mercury

July 29 - August 30

The three-time WNBA champs take on the Indiana Fever, July 29, 4 p.m.; Las Vegas Aces, July 31; New York Liberty, Aug. 2, 10 a.m.; Atlanta Dream, Aug. 4, 4 p.m.; Chicago Sky, Aug. 6; Seattle Storm, Aug. 8, noon; Dallas Wings, Aug. 10, 4 p.m.; Chicago Sky, Aug. 12, 6 p.m.; Atlanta Dream, Aug. 14; Dallas Wings, Aug. 16, 5 p.m.; Los Angeles Sparks, Aug. 19; Minnesota Lynx, Aug. 21; Washington Mystics, Aug. 23,…

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Phoenix Suns

July 31 - August 13

The team wraps up a season disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic with an eight-game schedule: July 31, 1 p.m., vs. Washington Wizards; Aug. 2, 6 p.m., vs. Dallas Mavericks; Aug. 4, 1 p.m., vs. Los Angeles Clippers; Aug. 6, 1 p.m., vs. Indiana Pacers; Aug. 8; 4:10 p.m., vs. Miami Heat; Aug. 10, 11:30 a.m., vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; Aug. 11, 1:30 p.m., vs. Philadelphia 76ers; and Aug. 13, time TBD, vs. Dallas Mavericks. Games…

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Comic Book Summer

July 31 - September 9

Free Comic Book Day, which typically occurs in May, has been rescheduled and reworked to take place all summer long. Comic book shops across the country receive five to six titles each week, releasing them free to the public however they like. Visit freecomicbookday.com to find participating shops in the Phoenix area and weekly titles.

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August 2020

Arizona Heritage Center

August 1 - August 31
Arizona Heritage Center
1300 N. College Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85281
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Current State, featuring works by Thomas “Breeze” Marcus, through Sept. 26; Still Marching: From Suffrage to #MeToo, focusing on the powerful and historic impact of women’s collective action, through Dec. 31; and 2019 Arizona Historymakers, through Sept. 30, 2021, saluting Betsey Bayless, Dr. Arthur DeCabooter, Michael J. Fox, Alfredo Gutierrez, Merrill Mahaffey and Vernon D. Swaback. Tu-Sa, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $12, adults; $10, seniors; $8, children 7-17; free, children 6 and younger. 1300 N. College…

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