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August 2020

Desert Caballeros Western Museum

August 1 - August 31
Desert Caballeros Western Museum
21 N. Frontier St.
Wickenburg, AZ 85390
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West of Center: Highlights from the Wickenburg Art Club, through Sept. 27. Tu-Sa, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su, noon-4 p.m. $12, adults; $10, seniors; free, children 17 and younger. 21 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg, westernmuseum.org, 928-684-2272.

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Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting

August 1 - August 31
Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting
6101 E. Van Buren St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008
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Fire history exhibits cover nearly an acre, including more than 90 fully restored pieces of fire apparatus from around the world dating from 1725 to 1969. The National Firefighting Hall of Heroes honors firefighters who died in the line of duty or were decorated for heroism, and another gallery is dedicated to the history of wildland firefighting in the U.S. Hands-on exhibits for children also are featured. M-Sa, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su, noon-4 p.m. $10,…

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Heard Museum

August 1 - September 1
Heard Museum
2301 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Grand Procession: Contemporary Plains Indian Dolls from the Charles and Valerie Diker Collection, through Sept. 7; and Maria Hupfield: Nine Years Toward the Sun, through Nov. 15. M-Sa, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Call for ticket prices. 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, heard.org, 602-252-8848.

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Phippen Museum

August 1 - August 31
Phippen Museum
4701 Hwy. 89 North
Prescott, AZ 86301
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Hold Your Horses! Invitational Exhibition & Sale, Aug. 1-Sept. 20. Tu-Sa, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Su, 1-4 p.m. $7, adults; $5, students; free, children 12 and younger. 4701 Hwy. 89 North, Prescott, phippenartmuseum.org, 928-778-1385.

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Chandler Museum

August 1 - August 23
Chandler Museum
300 S. Chandler Village Dr.
Chandler, AZ
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Focus In: Dorothea Lange’s View of Chandler, and Beyond Bollywood: Indian American Shape the Nation. Tu-Sa, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su, 1-5 p.m. 300 S. Chandler Village Dr., Chandler, chandleraz.gov, 480-782-2717.  

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Shemer Art Center

August 1 - August 31
Shemer Art Center
5005 E. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85018
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Inside Perspectives, through Aug. 27, features pieces by Shemer instructors, their students and staff members; and Color in Play, through March 31, is a juried exhibition of outdoor sculptures combining color and whimsy with a touch of sophistication. Tu-Sa, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, shemerartcenter.org, 602-262-4727.

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Cruise the Zoo

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

August 7 - August 28

Students explore the possibilities of fiber art in this virtual class led by Linda Arandas. New techniques are introduced weekly, including textile painting, monoprinting on fabric with Gelli plate, applique, hand-embroidery, needle felting and embellishments. Students will learn how to combine these techniques, and stitch-by-stitch create a beautiful fiber art nest. Presented by Shemer Art Center, the class includes demonstrations, plus one-on-one instruction with participants of all skill levels. F, 1-4 p.m. $140. Visit shemerartcenter.org…

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Ladies in the Headlights

August 7 @ 8:00 pm - August 15 @ 8:30 pm

Audience members reserve a parking spot, drive in and watch “The Ladies,” otherwise known as Marlene Strang and Leanne Schmidt, break free from the pressures of motherhood and housework to share their best dance moves and zany wit. Taking place in Chandler this month, the drive-in, 15-minute pop-up performance fuses movement, improv comedy and immersive theater. Aug. 7-8 and 14-15, 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. $19.99 per car. Ticket holders receive performance location and details…

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Jaleo

August 14 @ 6:00 pm

Enjoy an evening of Cuban and Caribbean music as this versatile group of musicians performs as part of Summer Streams. Scottsdale Center for the Arts presents the virtual music series featuring some of the Valley’s most beloved artists performing intimate sets that attendees can enjoy from the comfort of their homes. 6 p.m. Free, donations welcome. Visit scottsdaleperformingarts.org/events/category/summer-streams for links to Facebook Live and YouTube.

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