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MONDAY, JULY 1
“Mummies of the World,” through September 2, Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, $13-$18, children 2 and younger are free, 602-716-2000, azscience.org. The largest collection of mummies will creep out the Valley until September 2. Come see up to 40 real mummies from all corners of the world including ancient Egypt, South America and Europe, and uncover 4,500 years of history at the Arizona Science Center.
TUESDAY, JULY 2
Meditation & Coffee, 7 to 8 a.m. Tuesdays, Tryst Café, 4205 S. Gilbert Road, Chandler, $10, nicoleannyoga.com. Nicole Anne Yoga offers a 45-minute Yoga Nidra class at the Tryst Café in Chandler to help individuals release the chatter of their minds and enjoy a feeling of deep relaxation. Yoga Nidra is a guided, sleep-based meditation that uses a series of body, breath, and awareness techniques.
Yoga Nidra, 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Mesa Artspace Lofts, 155 S. Hibbert, Mesa, $10, nicoleanneyoga.com. For those who are looking to improve their sleep, focus, and reduce any pain, stress or depression, Yoga Nidra classes are being offered. Yoga Nidra is a guided relaxation technique that’s great for when your mind is hyper anxious and what you desperately need is sleep. Bring your own mat, water, pillow and blankets.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 3
Gentle Yin Yoga, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Abundant Space Meditation Center, 10824 N. 71st Street, Scottsdale, $15, nicoleanneyoga.com. Join yoga instructor Jenni Pirmann from the mobile yoga company, Nicole Anne Yoga, for her weekly, gentle yin practice featuring elements of mindfulness and meditation. Pirmann’s calming and soothing class promotes recovery and relieves stress from the mind and spirit.
THURSDAY, JULY 4
Sunland Village Bingo, 7 p.m. Thursdays, Sunland Village, 4601 E. Dolphin Avenue, Mesa, charge depends on number of cards, 480-832-9003. There’s a $900 progressive pot. Auditorium doors open at 4:30 p.m., cards sold at 6 p.m., play begins at 7 p.m. Concessions available.
Arizona Celebration of Freedom: Mesa, 6 to 10 p.m., Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center Street, Mesa, free, 480-644-2069, azcelebrationoffreedom.com. Celebrate Independence Day with Revolutionary War re-enactments, live music, games, water slides and a myriad of vendors. This four-hour event also features a fireworks show.
FRIDAY, JULY 5
Arizona Diamondbacks Vs Colorado Rockies, various times through July 7, Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, tickets start at $12, 602-462-6500, dbacks.com. The Arizona Diamondbacks face one of their foes, the Colorado Rockies as the season approaches the halfway point. July 5 enjoy a fireworks spectacular, while the first 20,000 fans on July 6 can expect to receive a reusable bag, courtesy MLB Network.
SATURDAY, JULY 6
Hillcrest Dance & Social Club of Sun City West, 7 to 9:30 p.m., RH Johnson Social Hall, 19803 N. RH Johnson Boulevard, Sun City West, $4 members, $6 guests, 623-302-0249, hillcrest.scwclubs.com. Manuel Dorantes provides the music.
SUNDAY, JULY 7
Food Truck Sunday, noon to 2 p.m., The Pentecostals of Phoenix, 2341 W. Royal Palm Road, Phoenix, prices vary, 602-944-7209, thepop.church. The Pentecostals of Phoenix is hosting a food truck event the first Sunday of the month. Food, corn hole, and indoor and outdoor activities will be available for the whole family.
MONDAY JULY 8
The Sun Lakes Democratic Club Meeting, 7 p.m., Sun Lakes Country Club’s Navajo Room, 25601 E. Sun Lakes Boulevard, Sun Lakes, free, 480-200-3322, email@example.com. The speakers include Rachel Yanof, Achieve 60AZ’s executive director. She will discuss the coalition’s goal of 60% of Arizonans having a degree or professional certificate by 2030. All Hands Arizona’s executive director, Jen Buck, will discuss how her group is supporting asylum seekers and migrants traveling from Central America.
TUESDAY, JULY 9
Avondale’s Got Talent Show, 10 a.m., Avondale Community Center, 1007 S. Third Street, Avondale, free, 623-333-2703.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 10
Summer Craft Series: Quilled Paper Earrings, 6 to 8 p.m., Foothills Library’s Hummingbird Room, 19055 N. 57th Avenue, Glendale, 623-930-3600. Instructor Dru Heffington will walk adults through the steps of how to make quilled paper earrings.
THURSDAY, JULY 11
Summer Spectacular, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Downtown Scottsdale Gallery District, free, scottsdalegalleries.org. The monthly art walk in the Scottsdale Arts District is held along Main Street from Scottsdale Road to the Goldwater Boulevard and north of Indian School on Marshall Way to Fifth Avenue. Participants are invited to take a virtual vacation to the tropics, while enjoying cool, refreshing drinks and ice-cold treats.
“The Pajama Game,” various times through July 21, Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, $42-$58, 480-350-2822, tempecenterforthearts.com. Fox 10 personality Cory McCloskey headlines Scottsdale Musical Theatre’s show that features a 20-piece live orchestra. The premise: labor and love clash in this delightful classic musical comedy about a union leader and a factory supervisor who fall in love in the midst of a labor dispute. From the songwriting team that wrote “Damn Yankees,” this production boasts a variety of memorable hits. Presented by Scottsdale Musical Theater Company.
FRIDAY, JULY 12
Dueling Pianos, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, $25 for members, $30 nonmembers, 480-951-1225, dbg.org. The Desert Botanical Garden invites members and guests to witness two pianos and voices duel in Dorrance Hall amid beautiful desert landscaping. The performance will include a clap and sing along portion so warm up those pipes and get ready for an evening of fun, nature and music.
SATURDAY, JULY 13
Hillcrest Dance & Social Club of Sun City West, 7 to 9:30 p.m., RH Johnson Social Hall, 19803 N. RH Johnson Boulevard, Sun City West, $4 members, $6 guests, 623-302-0249, hillcrest.scwclubs.com. Michael Carollo provides the music.
SUNDAY, JULY 14
Sizzlin’ Summer Dance, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Silver Star Theater, 5247 E. Brown Road, Mesa, $20, 480-288-0300, silverstartheater.com. Light buffet from 5:30 to 7 p.m., with listening and dance music from 6:15 to 9 p.m.
Hugh Jackman, 7 p.m., Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Avenue, Glendale, tickets start at $45, 623-772-3800, gilariverarena.com. “The Showman” from Down Under is bringing his many talents to the stage for a variety show featuring songs from his films, Broadway and other magical moments accompanied by an orchestra.
MONDAY, JULY 15
KNIX Birthday Bash, 7 p.m., Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, resellers’ tickets only, 602-379-2800, iknixcountry.iheart.com. Dust off those cowboy boots and get ready to celebrate the birthday of the Valley’s premier country station. The KNIX Birthday Bash sees Jon Pardi, Midland and the legendary Tim McGraw hitting the stage.
TUESDAY, JULY 16
Queen + Adam Lambert, 8 p.m., Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, resellers’ tickets only, 602-279-7800, talkingstickresortarena.com. Queen + Adam Lambert return to the stage on the heels of movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” and its accolades. “American Idol” alum is formidable as a frontman, joined by Roger Taylor and Brian May. Completing the tour lineup are long-term collaborator Spike Edney on keyboards, Neil Fairclough on bass, and Tyler Warren on percussion.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 17
Ability 360 Presentation, time TBA, free, Avondale Community Center, 1007 S. Third Street, Avondale, 623-333-2705.
THURSDAY, JULY 18
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Milwaukee Brewers, various times, through July 21, Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 602-514-8400, dbacks.com. This series against the Milwaukee Brewers is out of this world. The D-backs will celebrate Space Day with a Nick “Ahmed on the Moon” bobblehead, given to the first 20,000 fans in attendance.
FRIDAY, JULY 19
Marlin Zimmerman’s All-Star Band, 6 to 9 p.m., Sunland Auditorium, 4601 E. Dolphin Avenue, Mesa, $7 in advance, $8 at the door, 480-832-9003. Bring own snacks and beverages.
SATURDAY, JULY 20
Malt Shop Memories, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Silver Star Theater, 5247 E. Brown Road, Mesa, $43, 480-288-0300, silverstartheater.com. The grand buffet is 5:30 to 7 p.m., with the show following at 7:30 p.m. This is the most popular “specialty” show and features great hit songs from the 1950s and early 1960s. The Rhythm Cats will perform hits from that era.
SUNDAY, JULY 21
Doesn’t get any creepier than this: It’s Invite an Alien to Live with You Day.
MONDAY, JULY 22
Yum! It’s National Penuche Fudge Day!
TUESDAY, JULY 23
Now here’s one we can all relate to: Gorgeous Grandma Day!
WEDNESDAY, JULY 24
Mystery Trip, 10 a.m., Avondale Community Center, 1007 S. Third Street, Avondale, $1, 623-333-2703.
THURSDAY, JULY 25
Slow Art and Mindfulness, noon, Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, free with general admission, 602-666-7104, phxart.org. Slow Art and Mindfulness is a guided meditation event that seeks to help participants create a deeper understanding of the Phoenix Art Museum’s pieces. Relax, reflect and take the slow and thoughtful look at art that provides meaningful insight.
FRIDAY, JULY 26
Sizzlin’ Summer Karaoke, 5 to 8 p.m., Silver Star Theater, 5247 E. Brown Road, Mesa, free admission, 480-288-0300, silverstartheater.com. Jerry Rider will offer karaoke with a large selection of music. All adds up to an evening of fun entertainment. Its raffle prizes each hour and a pizza party for the community brings in a slew of singers and viewers.
“Get a Clue,” times vary, to July 27, Arizona Broadway Theatre, Encore Room, 7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria, $49, Arizona Broadway Theatre, Encore Room, 7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria, 623-776-8400, azbroadway.org.
“Ice Fantasy: Where Cirque Meets Ice,” various times to July 28, Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main Street, Mesa, $29-$69, 480-644-6500, mesaartscenter.com. This 70-minute on-ice production features the arts of gymnastics, acrobatics and figure skating. This family show includes world-class talent and is created and directed by Jeb Rand, who has been producing and directing ice shows worldwide since 1998.
SATURDAY, JULY 27
Day of Dance and Local Vendor Fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kaleidoscope Dance, 2848 S. Carriage Lane, Mesa, free, 480-692-0332, kaleidoscope-dance.com. The free “Day of Dance” features free dance classes for adults and children every 30 minutes. It also includes “Christmas in July.” Local vendors will sell handmade gifts and products such as jewelry, fashion accessories, essential oils, lotions, soaps, candles, fragrances, organic coffees, teas and food. Complimentary light refreshments will be served.
SUNDAY, JULY 28
Sizzlin’ Summer Dance, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Silver Star Theater, 5247 E. Brown Road, Mesa, $20, 480-288-0300, silverstartheater.com. Light buffet is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and dance music follows from 6:15 to 9 p.m.
MONDAY, JULY 29
Walmart and Chick-Fil-A, 10 a.m., Avondale Community Center, 1007 S. Third Street, Avondale, $1, 623-333-2703.
TUESDAY, JULY 30
Art Unraveled, various times to August 6, Embassy Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale, 4415 E. Paradise Village Parkway South, Phoenix, prices vary, artunraveled.om. The event features artists from around the world hosting mixed-media art workshops, as well as evening workshop regarding painting, drawing, jewelry making, book making, collage, journaling and res metal clay.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 31
Birthday Party, 10 a.m., Avondale Community Center, 1007 S. Third Street, Avondale, free, 623-333-2703.