By Tuesday Mahrle
Some weekends are bar crawls and food festivals. Other weekends are for arts and culture. This weekend, we have arts, education, musicals and concerts. Phoenix Theatre is currently showing the cult classic Little Shop of Horrors. The amazing bands Kansas and The Monkees are visiting and if you’re looking to get out of town, check out Party in the Pines.
To Be 13
May 31-October 14
In 2012, photographer Betsy Schneider embarked on a project to explore the experience of being 13. Traveling around the United States, the Guggenheim grant recipient chronicled the lives of 250 13-year-olds, creating still portraits and video documentation of each.
The resulting exhibition includes approximately 20 large photographic prints, a 60-minute film running continuously, and an archive where visitors can view pictures of each of the 13-year-olds, along with some of their statements.
Happy Hour History Tours
June 1-August 31
The Arizona Biltmore will be kicking off its new Happy Hour History Tours. Guests are invited to start the weekend learning about the landmark’s legendary Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and glamorous and storied past serving as a playground for worldly dignitaries, U.S. Presidents and glitterati of Old Hollywood.
The 45-minute tour will run every Friday evening and includes two of the resort’s most iconic libations, the Catalina Spritz and the Tequila Sunrise, which is reported to have originated at the property.
Little Shop of Horrors
May 31-June 10
Seymour, a nerdy floral clerk, discovers a new peculiar plant he names “Audrey II” after his co-worker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing plant might just be Seymour’s ticket to fame, fortune and the girl of his dreams! Soon, however, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s intent towards global domination. Can Seymour save the world and get the girl? Find out in the delightfully devious, cult classic sci-fi musical smash, Little Shop of Horrors!
June 1-June 30
Magically appearing just when she’s needed most, Mary leads the Banks household on zany adventures with chimney sweeps, shopkeepers and an assortment of astonishing characters. With infectious music by Disney’s legendary Sherman brothers, “Anything Can Happen” in the world of Mary Poppins. Get ready for something “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!”
The Monkees Present the Mike and Micky Show
Friday, June 1
Join Mike Nesmith & Micky Dolenz of The Monkees as they present an intimate evening of hits, deep cuts and magical harmonies. Backed by a full band, the duo will touch on every era of their 50-year-career, from their 1966 debut hit, “Last Train To Clarksville,” to their 2016 Billboard Top 10 album, Good Times.
Splash Bash 2018
June 2-June 3
Hosted this year at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Phoenix Airport, Splash Bash is a weekend of fun in the sun. The LGBTQ-friendly event will have DJs, live entertainment, pool games and a Sexiest Bartender Competition.
Contestants earn awards in three categories: Best Drink, Best Talent and Beauty Queen, with the Highest Fundraiser crowned as “Sexiest Bartender.”
6th Annual World Atlatl Day Competition
Saturday, June 2
The local primitive skills group S.A.L.T. will put on an atlatl demonstration and accuracy contest at the museum which is open to everyone who wants to try their atlatl skills.
Movie Night in the Park
Saturday, June 2
If you can’t beat the weather, join it… at least after the sun goes down. Goodyear’s monthly movie nights in the park are truly a family affair, with a kid’s dance party, food trucks, balloon twister, character meet-and-greets and shopping. Seating is first-come, first-serve, so grab a blanket or lawn chairs and save room for some popcorn!
8th Annual Party in the Pines
Saturday, June 2
Party with local breweries and restaurants while raising funds for a great cause—the Prescott Unified School District Education Foundation. Enjoy live music, local beer and food trucks at this event.
Throughout the spring and summer of 2018, Kansas will be performing a set of Kansas Radio Classics. Fans will hear songs they have heard on the radio, Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert, and Classic MTV since 1974. With more Top 100 hits in the set than ever before, Kansas fans will also hear some classic B-Sides, fan favorites and material off the band’s latest studio album, The Prelude Implicit.