By Tuesday Mahrle


It’s so close to Friday, you might as well start the weekend tonight. This week, most of the parties move indoors as we progress into summer. If you love dance, check out the Phoenix Bachata Festival for a full weekend of salsa and social events. If you’re still looking for something to do for Father’s Day, we recommend the Arizona Indoor Custom Car Show. Air conditioning and over 500 cars sounds like the perfect Saturday out. If you’re

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Peter Pan

June 14-June 24

Take a trip to Neverland with this adaptation of the beloved children’s story about the boy who never grew up. Featuring new original music and your favorite classic characters – from the villainous Captain Hook to the brave Princess Tiger Lily – this musical is sure to delight audiences of all ages.

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Phoenix Bachata Festival

June 14-June 18

This first-of-its-kind festival is dedicated to dance. From bachata to salsa to kizomba, attendees will have access to workshops, pool parties, performances and social dances. With DJ nights and concerts by Henry Santos & Toby Love Jr. and Melvin War, you’ll want to move your feet to nab your seat quick.

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Desert Night Cinema: Grease

Thursday, June 14

Summer lovin’, had me a blast! Everyone’s in love with this John Travolta and Olivia Newton John musical, so enjoy it under the summer sky at Desert Botanical Garden’s monthly movie series.

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Hempcon Cannabis Expo

June 15-June 17

From cooking-with-cannabis workshops to business advice from entrepreneurs (or rather, cannapreneurs) and even evaluation doctors on site, Hempcon Cannabis Expo features the latest in the cannabis industry.

Attendees, who must be at least 18, will have access to seminars covering a number of topics including starting a dispensary, emerging markets and medical cannabis laws. Industry leading clubs, associations, publications and educational institutions will also be part of the exhibition.

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The Cosmonauts Sketch Comedy Show

June 15-June 16

This local comedy troupe favorite is back with a special summer show. With guaranteed laughs, twisted hilarity and original sketches that are “definitely R-rated,” you won’t want to miss it when this group of 12 jokesters takes the stage.

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2nd Annual SonoraFest

June 16-June 17

This two-day Arizona-Sonora Mega Region festival features music, local food and beverage vendors. The State of Sonora will share the richness of its culture, gastronomy, sports and commercial goods.

Enjoy this festival for not only the Sonoran culture but also be able to purchase authentic and hand-made crafts, leather goods, pottery, jewelry, salsas and other products they might otherwise be able to.

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Arizona Indoor Custom Car Show

Saturday, June 16

The fourth annual Arizona Indoor Custom Car Show will feature an air-conditioned, eye-catching display of dazzling paint jobs, impeccable interiors and custom body modifications on over 500 impressive rides including lowriders, hot rods, motorcycles, bicycles and trucks.

Event highlights include live mariachi music by Internacional Marichismo, Aztec dancers, airbrush & pinstripe demonstrations, a charity auction benefiting Make-a-Wish Arizona and a Miss Custom AZ Pinup contest.

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12th Annual Bloomin’ Beerfest

Saturday, June 16

The Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library pull out all the stops to commemorate Ulysses, the famous novel of Irish author James Joyce, during its 12th Annual Bloomin’ Beerfest.

Join for craft beer tastings, live music, a costume contest and some scandalous readings from the banned book that shook Ireland and the United States!

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Spark! After Dark: Epik Summer Get Down

Saturday, June 16

Every third Saturday of the month, a new artist takes over Mesa Arts Center and programs an evening of art, music and grub. This month’s evening is dedicated to beats to get down to, with street and aerial dance, a youth cypher battle, live graffiti art, barbecue and brews.

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Scottsdale Fahrenheit Festival

Saturday, June 16

The three-part Scottsdale Fahrenheit Festival features the Scottsdale Beat the Heat walk/run, the Travis Bagent NAL National Championships arm wrestling competition and the Arizona Ales and Cocktails Festival.

The festival will also offer a fast-pitch competition, fire performances, hot rod and firetruck displays, music from DJ Peabody and Whiskey’s Quicker, live charcoal drawing and a jalapeno-eating contest.

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