In the new film “Epic,” a naturalist named Bomba (Jason Sudeikis) struggles to convince his daughter Mary Katherine (Amanda Seyfried) that he loves her no less than the thrill of the scientific chase. As “Epic” opens, he’s bumbling through the forest near his run-down home-turned-lab. A camera he’s placed in the woods signals his cell [...]
Cool off for a cause. Get $17 off general admission to the northwest Valley’s Wet ’n’ Wild waterpark May 25 to 27 by donating a 3-pack of men’s boxer shorts to Packages from Home, a Phoenix-based nonprofit that sends “care packages” of essentials to deployed members of the armed services. Volunteers are always welcome to help [...]
Grand Opening of Butterfly Wonderland: Butterfly Wonderland (grand opening Sat May 25). The largest butterfly pavilion in North America, featuring a 10,000-square-foot atrium with one hundred different species of butterflies from around the world. 9am-5pm Sun-Thur, 9am-7pm Fri-Sat $18.95 adults, $9.95 ages 3-11, $16.95 for students/military/seniors, ages 2 & under free. 9500 E Via de [...]
The Children’s Museum of Phoenix celebrates Companion Animals Month with a craft that makes animal shapes by using a rubbing plate. Art Studio Manager John Bomhoff shares instructions. Ages: preschool (with assistance) and above. Materials: 6” x 9” piece of colored copy paper Crayons Rubbing plate (Make a rubbing plate by gluing a wooden oval [...]
Memorial Day Weekend BBQ & Fireworks. All ages. Slides, attractions, fireworks and an all-you-can-eat BBQ. Park open 10am-10pm; BBQ 6:30-8pm; fireworks at 9:30pm. Call for prices. Wet 'n' Wild Phoenix, 4243 W Pinnacle Peak Rd, Glendale. 623-201-2000 or wetnwildphoenix.com.