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July 2020


July 1 - August 31
Scottsdale Fashion Square
7014 E Camelback Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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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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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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 to find participating shops in the Phoenix area and weekly titles.

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August 2020

Cruise the Zoo

August 6 @ 7:00 am - August 10 @ 12:00 pm
Phoenix Zoo
455 N. Galvin Pkwy
Phoenix, AZ 85008

This drive-through experience allows guests to see flamingos, giraffes, elephants, tortoises, zebras, monkeys and more while maintaining social distancing measures from the comfort of their own car. Designed to be approximately 30 minutes in length, the narrated tour offers insights, information and facts about the animals that might be seen along the journey. Th-M, 7 a.m.-noon, with the last car in line by 11 a.m. $50-$65, advance purchase only. Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Pkwy.,…

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Vision 2 Victory

August 15 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
5402 E. Lincoln Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ

Internationally renowned motivational speaker and New York Times best-selling author Lisa Nichols shares her positive message of hope, wholeness and overcoming adversity as keynote speaker at the ninth annual Phenomenal Woman Empowerment Network Experience. A portion of proceeds provides college scholarships to young women in need. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets start at $99. JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, 5402 E. Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale,

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VYTal Affair-a-thon

August 22 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Valley Youth Theatre hosts this virtual fundraiser featuring eight hours of musical performances, songs and stories shared by VYT alumni, and interviews with supporters of the performing arts company. The event includes presentation of the corporate VYTALITY Award (Valley Youth Theatre Applauds Leadership Impacting Today’s Youth) to Edward Jones. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Donations support upcoming productions and programs at the youth theater. Visit for links to Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.

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Community Breakfast

August 28 @ 9:00 am

Guests learn about Ryan House and hear stories about the inspiring work done by the organization for children with life-threatening medical conditions at this annual fundraiser, which goes virtual this year. Lin Sue Cooney and Mark Curtis are emcees. 9 a.m. Donations requested. Reservations for the free event can be made by visiting, 602-200-0767.

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Fitz’s Supper Club

August 31 @ 5:30 pm
Dominick’s Steakhouse
15169 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ

Larry Fitzgerald celebrates the 12th anniversary of this fundraiser, which features a night of entertainment, fine dining and a chance to mingle with the wide receiver and his celebrity friends. The event supports the Larry Fitzgerald First Down Fund, which benefits children and their families through numerous organizations across the country. 5:30 p.m. $850. Dominick’s Steakhouse, 15169 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale,, 602-524-8557.

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