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Thursday, December 14, 2017

June date night ideas for Arizona parents

Toverea Castle, date night, parents night out, June, Arizona

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Temperatures are rising and the kids are out of school, but that doesn’t mean you and your spouse can’t sneak away for a fun date night. Summertime is a great opportunity to relax, unwind and enjoy your evening around town. Here are nine date night adventures in the Valley in June:

1Every Thursday: Downtown Sundown. Sip beer and wine in an outdoor marketplace at Phoenix Public Market while live music plays in the background. 5-9 p.m. June  2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. Free. 721 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. 602-254-1799 or

2Fridays June 3 & 10: Reverberate Her Lines. Witness a graffiti exhibition from 20 women who elevate their art form and place in the hip-hop community in this unique art installment. Free. The Hive, 2222 N. 16th St., Phoenix. 602-254-1641.

3Saturday, June 4: Carnival of Illusion. Experience magic and mystery at the season finale of this long-running vaudeville-inspired theater show. 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. $45-$65. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe. 480-350-2829 or

date night, parents night out, June, Arizona

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4Monday, June 6: Valley Bar. Love playing games? Unwind with your love at Valley Bar. Play some pool, skee ball, darts and shuffle board plus dollar-off drafts. Free. 130 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. 602-368-3121 or

5Thursday, June 16: Birds ‘n Beer. Happy-hour-style event featuring snacks, beer and other beverages. The program includes a “Global Birding Adventures on All Seven Continents” lecture. Part of a monthly series featuring different topics. 5:30 p.m. (talk begins at 6:30). Free. Rio Salado Audubon Center, 3131 S. Central Ave., Phoenix. 602-468-6470 or

6Friday, June 17: Science With a Twist. Arizona Science Center features activities geared toward adults. Experience the color spectrum with your brightest colored clothes, a demo from Mother Bunch Brewery (“The Color of Beer”) LED wearables, music courtesy of DJ Dragon, giant inflatable Twister, community art project and adult coloring books. 6 p.m. $12. Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St., Phoenix. 602-716-2000 or

Desert Botanical garden, passion flower, date night, parents night out, June, Arizona

Need romantic inspiration? Passion flower photo courtesy of the Desert Botanical Garden.

7Friday, June 24: Music in the Garden. Admire the scenery and listen to live musical performers on the Ullman Terrace stage. Desert Botanical Garden. 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix. 480-941-1225 or

8Ongoing: Tovrea Castle. Want to really impress your date? Take a tour of a castle and visit Carraro Cactus Garden, which provides 44 acres of spectacular views of the desert landscape. 7:30 a.m. Fri-Sun $15. 5025 E. Van Buren, Phoenix. 602-256-3221 or

9Ongoing: Taliesin West. Visit this national historical landmark and explore the outdoors or peruse the home of one of the world’s most prolific architects, Frank Lloyd Wright. $19-$70. Tour times vary. Frank Lloyd Foundation, 12345 N. Taliesin Dr., Scottsdale. 480-627-534 or

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Rudri Bhatt Patel

Rudri Bhatt Patel, of Phoenix, is a writer, editor, former attorney and the mother of Nandini (11).

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