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Monday, June 26, 2017

Parents: Need a night out? July date-night ideas

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Couple enjoying the Wrigley Mansion. Photo: Facebook.com/Wrigley Mansion.

Summer is in full swing, and temperatures are sizzling. But don’t let the heat keep you from enjoying a date night out with your honey. Here are 10 great date-night options in July:

Scottsdale Art Walk (every Thursday). After dinner at one of downtown Scottsdale’s many good restaurants, take a leisurely stroll through the Scottsdale Art District to admire art and exhibitions. 7-9 p.m. Thursdays. Free. Intersection of Main Street and Marshall Way. 480-421-1818 or experiencescottsdale.com.

Yoga at Lustre Rooftop Bar (Thursdays through Sept. 1). Celebrate summer while doing yoga and enjoying the view at this unique poolside spot. 7-8 p.m. Thursdays. Free. 2 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix. 480-478-1765 or lustrerooftopbar.com.

Experience France (July 9-10). Explore and indulge in French culture, music and  good eats — a fantastic way to set the tone of your day. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday July 9-10. $20 per person. Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. 480-478-6000 or mim.org.

David Alan Grier (July 15-17). Laugh out loud with comedian and actor David Alan Grier. Showtimes vary Friday-Sunday, July 15-17. $22. Tempe Improv. 930 E. University Drive, Tempe. 480-921-9877 or tempeimprov.com.

Palo Verde Night Golf (Thursday, July 16). Love to golf with your significant other, but hate the heat? Try night golf with glow sticks on the fairways and enjoy a cooler experience. $25 per person. 7 p.m. 6215 N. 15th Ave., Phoenix. 602-249-9930 or cityofphoenix.com.

Avenue Q (through July 17). Don’t let the puppets fool you in this fun production. This play focuses on young adults who explore themes of love, angst and everything-in-between in New York. 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. performances Wednesdays-Sundays. $30 and up. Phoenix Theatre, 100 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix. 602-254-2151 or phoenixtheatre.com.

Amplified Jazz Experience (Saturday, July 23). Enjoy an evening of smooth jazz with these renowned performers: SoulJazz flutist Althea Rene, SoulJazz Trumpeter Lin Rountree and Smooth Jazz Saxophonist Lebron. 7:30 p.m. $38 or $50. Tempe Center for the Arts Theater, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe. 480-350-2829 or tempecenterforthearts.com.

Homebase Poetry Open Mic Night (Sunday, July 24). Watch local performers and poets display their talents. It’s an out-of-the-box date night, but who knows, maybe one of you will feel enough courage to take the stage! 7-10 p.m. $10. CityScape Phoenix, 50 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix. 480-719-6100 or standuplive.com.

Wrigley Mansion (ongoing). When is the last time you toured a mansion? Grab your spouse and your camera for a living history tour of the Wrigley Mansion. After the tour, enjoy fine dining on-site. Tour times vary. $15 and up for tours. 2501 E. Telawa Trail, Phoenix. 602-955-4079 or wrigleymansion.com.

Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn (ongoing). You can’t go wrong with a day or night outing at Lon’s, the iconic restaurant at Paradise Valley’s Hermosa Inn. Elegant cuisine and beautiful ambiance will make this date night seem extra special. 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. 5532 N. Palo Cristi Road, Paradise Valley. 602- 955-7878 or hermosainn.com.

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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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