Winter in July

By Tuesday Mahrle

 

Monsoon Season in upon us! Sideways rain, flooding and dust storms have inundated our week. But, the weekend is around the corner and events have not slowed down. The Phoenix Zoo is shipping in 50 tons of snow to keep everyone cool on Saturday. The Hotel Valley Ho is premiering their indoor farmers market with local chefs making food on the spot and live music playing in the background. If you’re looking to get out of town, check out the Flagstaff Food Truck Frenzy.

 

Smashing Pumpkins

Thursday, July 12

The Smashing Pumpkins, formed in 1988 by Billy Corgan and James Iha, is known in the genres of gothic rock, heavy metal, dream pop, psychedelic rock and electronica.

They are on their Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour with act Metric.

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Eric Johnson

Thursday, July 12

No one knows guitar like Grammy Award-winner Eric Johnson. With the top 10 hit “Cliffs of Dover” and a handful of award-winning albums under his belt, Johnson has made a place in guitar history. He stops by the intimate stage at the Musical Instrument Museum for a dynamic set, featuring tracks from his latest album Up Close.

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Catch Me if You Can

July 13-August 12

Based on the hit Steven Spielberg flick, this musical comedy tells the true story of a 1960s conman who scammed the world. Arizona Broadway Theatre hosts the musical’s Arizona regional premiere, promising Pan Am glamour, delightful entertainment and a delicious dinner!

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The Little Mermaid

July 13-July 22

The charm of this fishy fable is endless. TheaterWorks takes on Disney’s The Little Mermaid, bringing the magic of songs like “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World” to life. Follow Ariel as she dreams of love and life on land.

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Whitney Cummings

July 13-July 14

Whether she’s dishing it out as herself on Whitney or behind-the-scenes writing for shows like Roseanne and 2 Broke Girls, Whitney Cummings has garnered a reputation of being herself – no-holds-barred. From men to politics, her raunchy stand-up show is an act not to be missed.

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Winter in July at Phoenix Zoo

Saturday, July 14

Hot temps, shining sun and no chance of snow this July? The Phoenix Zoo begs to differ. For one afternoon, the zoo will host nearly 50 tons of snow, wet and wild play areas and icy treats for some favorite loveable furry friends. Activities like Winter Game photo ops, snow painting and an ice wagon are included with admission.

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Chefs + Farmers Market Series

Saturday, July 14

As summer heats up, ZuZu is celebrating the best of the season with an indoor neighborhood farmers market that brings together local chefs, purveyors and makers. Enjoy chef-crafted small plates with fresh ingredients, wine and spirits tasting, a full cash bar and live music from Trio Rio.

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Salt River Tubing: Spooktacular Halloween

Saturday, July 14

Whether you’ve been watching Friday the 13th marathons or you’ve got an emotional attachment to a costume, your repeat-Halloween opportunity has arrived! Salt River Tubing is open and its themed costume days are a blast for all parties involved. Grab some friends, sunscreen and cold brews for a spooky float down the river – candy not included.

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CityScape’s Urban H2Oasis

Saturday, July 14

At CityScape, there will be shade, a splash pad and slides for all ages! Bring the kids to cool off, chill out and learn all about water safety from the Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA. All contributions will be donated to the “Safety Around Water” program. This program teaches parents and caregivers about the importance of water safety skills.

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Christopher Lloyd Goes Back to the Future

Saturday, July 14

Great Scott! It’s the event that will be generating 1.21 gigawatts of power as Christopher Lloyd (“Dr. Emmett Brown” from Back to the Future) takes the stage in this electrifying live event! “Doc Brown” himself will rev up the excitement to 88 MPH as he shares hilarious and revealing behind-the-scenes stories from the making of the film, his experience working with Michael J. Fox and Steven Spielberg and much more.

Update: This event has been canceled.

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Out of Town

Flagstaff Food Truck Frenzy

Saturday, July 14

Presented by Shadows Foundation and Fort Tuthill County Park, The Flagstaff Food Truck Frenzy returns to a whole new venue. There will be 30+ trucks with lots of varieties. It promises lots of cold beer, live music and free parking.

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