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Whether you want to stroll indoor art walks or sample dishes made from prickly pear cacti, we know something you will love to do this weekend. Keep reading to find your favorite.

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1. Go ‘Somewhere’ ‘Tonight’

Thursday, August 17 to Sunday, August 20
Experience the timeless musical love story “West Side Story” and its classic songs from Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein like “Maria,” “I Feel Pretty,” and “America.”
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Families might also want to catch the last weekend of “The Little Mermaid” >>

2. Shop vintage and handmade goods

Thursday, August 17 to Sunday, August 20
If you love Farm House-style decor, this vintage and handmade market should be on your to-do list. There will also be other items if you want another look. *Free Event!
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3. Take an art walk indoors

Friday, August 18
It might be a bit warm still for most people to enjoy an outdoor art walk, so this one takes place indoors. In addition to art, see creations from local makers and listen to live music. *Free Event!
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4. Play with your food

Friday, August 18
At this Science With A Twist event, explore the delicious world of cutting-edge gastronomy including liquid nitrogen ice cream and red wine caviar.
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5. Sing, sing, sing

Friday, August 18
Congregate at a ballpark to watch the silly and song-packed animated movie “Sing!” Can you name all 64 classics and pop hits you hear? *Free Event!
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6. Catch flamenco fever

Friday, August 18
Witness a traditional and authentic flamenco experience complete with stunning costumes, amazing footwork and powerful guitar and vocals.
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7. Unlock the prickly pear’s secrets

Saturday, August 19
Celebrate the prickly pear cactus at this festival that offers art, food, beauty products, natural medicine and workshops built around the versatile desert dweller. *Free Event!
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8. Browse even more art

Saturday, August 19
Enjoy art from local artists and designers as you stroll around in the air conditioning. *Free Event!
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9. Discover the secrets of the rainforest

Saturday, August 19
This all-ages blacklight puppet show reveals amazing facts about rainforest animals. Stay after the show for a behind-the-scenes puppeteering workshop.
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10. Get funky

Sunday, August 20
Enjoy an evening of high-energy funk and soul from Niki J. Crawford. She’s shared the stage with a range of high-profile acts including Snoop Dogg, Al Green and The Roots. *Free Event!
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OUT OF THE VALLEY

Chow down on chilis

Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20
Sample roasted chilis, eat green chili ice cream, and buy 8 varieties of local chilis and get them roasted for free. *Free Event!
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MORE EVENTS THIS WEEKEND

Musicals, food trucks and the eclipse

All Weekend
Also taking place this weekend are the musical “Saturday Night Fever” and “Shrek,” plus food truck feasts and a pre-eclipse party.
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