Sangria Social

The monsoon storms continue to make life in the Valley miserable and dangerous, but don’t worry; we found some fun weekend activities to cheer you up. Whether you want to shop, listen to bands from your youth, learn more about history or science, read on.

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1. Channel your inner Carmen Sandiego

Thursday, July 20 to Sunday, July 23
“Where in the World?” is the theme of this fun market that invites skilled designers to use vintage and antique items to whisk you away to different cities around the world. *Free Event!
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2. Appreciate antiques and more

Friday, July 21 to Saturday, July 22
Hang out in a warehouse full of antiques while you check out vintage, refinished and handcrafted items from local designers, artists and vendors. *Free Event!
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3. Feast from food trucks

Friday, July 21
Eat an eclectic dinner in the park thanks to a dozen food trucks. While you eat, enjoy live music and let the kids cool off in the splash pad. *Free Event!
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4. Explore the fun science of science fiction

Friday, July 21
Attend an adult-only party that lets you explore the science behind Star Wars, Star Trek and Doctor Who. Enjoy themed cocktails and food, join a Chewbacca Roar contest, dress up like your favorite character and play with interactive exhibits.
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5. Grow your urban garden

Saturday, July 22
Learn how to plan and execute your very own urban garden. Get tips and advice from expert gardeners, then drop in on the Phoenix Public Market. *Free Event!
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6. Build the excitement

Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23
Visit an entire festival devoted to everyone’s favorite building blocks, Lego. Builder areas and challenges, a market, exhibits, demonstrations and plenty more will entertain builders of all ages.
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7. Declare your love for the ’90s

Saturday, July 22
Go back in time and enjoy a line-up of popular ’90s artists including TLC, Blackstreet, Biz Markie, All-4-One, Rob Base and C+C Music Factory.
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8. Attend The Wurst Festival Ever

Saturday, July 22
The Wurst Festival Ever celebrates all things hot dog, including samples of culinary creations from local chefs. Plus enjoy beer, comedians and the Suns Out Puns Out Competition.
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9. Explore a major museum for free

Sunday, July 23
Discover Native American art and history at a world-renowned museum. There will also be traditional performances and artist demonstrations. *Free Event!
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10. Sip sangria and socialize

Sunday, July 23
Try house-made sangria recipes that includes special ingredients like blackberry, prickly pear cactus, pomegranate and rosemary. Then stick around for live music, grilled food and tapas in the olive groves. *Free Event!
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Out of the Valley

Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival

Friday, July 21-29
Journey to the cooler weather of Flagstaff and enjoy a performance of the comedic Shakespeare play “The Merry Wives of Windsor.” Later in the season, you can see “Macbeth” and “All’s Well That Ends Well.”
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More Events This Weekend

Concerts, musicals and deals

All Weekend
Want to catch a concert? Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, The Turtles and friends, Donny and Marie, and other great acts are in town. Or attend “The Little Mermaid” or wacky “Seussical” musicals. Head to downtown Glendale for entertainment and deals, or do something else.
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