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Saturday, August 27, 2016

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August 27, 2016

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Google Maps 30 Years: The Show (Fri-Sun Aug 19-28). A nostalgic celebration of the past 30 years of productions at Fountain Hills Theater. 30 performers will present three decades of award-winning shows. 8pm Fri-Sat, 2pm Sun. $30; $23 youth. Fountain Hills Theater, 11445 N Saguaro Blvd, Fountain Hills. 480-837-9661 x3 or

Google Maps Baby Splash Swim Classes. Babies 6 months & under (with an adult). 30-minute water acclimation classes in a heated indoor pool. Free. Preregister. Hubbard Family Swim Schools, 1061 N Dobson Rd #101, Mesa. 602-971-4044 or

Google Maps Bugs! 3-D (through Oct 6). This film uses cutting-edge macroscopic technology to bring viewers face to face with the insect world. Shows twice daily on the Irene P Flinn IMAX Theater's 5-story screen. $9; $8 ages 3-17; does not include general admission. Arizona Science Center, 600 E Washington St, Phoenix. 602-716-2000 or

Google Maps Camp Rock: The Musical (Fri-Sun Aug 19- Sept 18). In a classic story of rivalry and power, two bands battle it out in a rockin' summer they will never forget. 7:30pm Fri; 1, 3 and 7:30pm Sat, 1 & 3pm Sun. $15. Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre, 4720 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale. desert

Google Maps Cool Summer Nights (Sat through Sept 3). Weekly themes, special programs, family activities and a chance to see the museum at night. 5-10pm. Included with admission: $20.50 ages 13-64, $18.50 ages 65 & up, $8 ages 3-12, free to ages 2 & younger. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N Kinney Rd, Tucson. 520-883-3070 or

Flagstaff Open Studios (Sat-Sun Aug 27-28). Self-guided tour of dozens of studios. Hands-on projects for children. 10am-5pm. Free. Throughout Flagstaff. 928-522-6969 or


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Google Maps Flashlight Tours. All ages. Experience the plants, animals, sights and sounds of the desert night. Bring a flashlight. 7-10pm. Included with admission: $22; $20 seniors ages 60 & up, $12 ages 13-18 and college students with ID, $10 ages 3-12, ages 2 & under free. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix. 480-941-1225 or

Google Maps Grease (Thur-Sun Aug 12-28). Valley Youth Theatre performs this musical trip back in time with the Rydell High Class of 1959. 7:30pm Thur-Sat, 2pm Sat-Sun. $20. Herberger Theater Center, 222 E Monroe St, Phoenix. 602-252-8497

Google Maps Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean (through Oct 6). The son of ocean pioneer Jacques Cousteau offers a breakthrough look at a secret world within the ocean. Shows twice daily on the Irene P Flinn IMAX Theater's 5-story screen. $9 adults ($6 members), $8 ages 3-17 ($5 members); does not include general admission. Arizona Science Center, 600 E Washington St, Phoenix. 602-716-2000 or

Google Maps MIMkids Mini Music Makers. Ages 5 & under (with an adult). Children explore music from around the world through developmentally appropriate activities. Times vary by age. $12/class or $40/4 classes. The Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix. 480-245-6962 or

Google Maps Movies on the Square (Saturdays through Sept 3). Live entertainment, food vendors and a different movie screening each week. This month: "Zootopia" on Aug 6, "Rio 2" on Aug 13, "Goonies" on Aug 20 and "Princess Bride" on Aug 27. 5pm activities; movie at dusk. Free. Heritage Square, downtown Flagstaff.

Google Maps Night at the Zoovies (Sat May 8, June 25, Aug 27 and Sept 24). Family-friendly outdoor movies with an animal theme and correlated animal presentations, pre-movie games and trivia and movie-style concessions. Call for times. $6 ($4 members). Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary, 1403 Heritage Park Rd, Prescott. 928-778-4242 or

Google Maps Night Wings (Sat July 23 and Aug 27). View the aircraft in the evening light and participate in aviation-related activity stations. 5-9pm. $10 adults, free for 12 & younger. Pima Air & Space Museum, 6000 E Valencia Rd, Tucson. 520-574-0462 or

Google Maps Red Rocks Music Festival (Sat Aug 27) All ages. Enjoy extraordinary chamber music from Five Centuries with Elmira Darvarova, a US premiere by Stephen Brown and other world acclaimed artists. 7:30pm. $28 Phoenix Jewish Heritage Center, 122 E. Culver St. Sedona Creative Life Center, 333 Schnebly Hill Rd, Sedona. 602-402-4551

Google Maps The Drowsy Chaperone (Thur-Sat Aug 26-Oct 8). This jazz-age musical features show-stopping song-and-dance numbers. 7pm Thur, 7:30pm Fri, 3 and 7:30pm Sat. $18-$30. Hale Centre Theatre, 50 W Page Ave, Gilbert. 480-497-1181 or

Google Maps The Monkey and the Pirate (Wed-Sun Aug 10-28). A monkey, a pirate and a valuable banana treasure add up to hilarious fun in this rollicking and rambunctious original show. 10am Wed-Sat, 2pm Sat-Sun. $10; $7 ages 12 and younger. Reservations recommended. Great Arizona Puppet Theater, 302 W Latham St, Phoenix. 602-262-2050 or

Google Maps The World of Giant Insects (through Sept 5). Six common insects of gargantuan proportions come to life via robotic technology. Creatures are 40 to 120 times life size. 10am-5pm. $6 ($4 members); does not include general admission. Sybil B Harrington Galleries, Arizona Science Center, 600 E Washington St, Phoenix 602-716-2000 or

Google Maps Tween/Teen Night. Ages 12 & up. Teens and tweens are welcome to hang out at the newest late-night hot spot, "Club AT". Enjoy dodgeball tournaments and dance contests; jump on indoor trampolines and into foam pits. 8-11pm. $8/hr. AZ Air Time, 13802 N Scottsdale Rd #145, Scottsdale. 480-427-2000 or

Google Maps Visions '16 (through Sept 18). This annual exhibition reveals the ideas, knowledge and insights gleaned by students from six Valley high schools who met monthly for artist-led workshops, studio visits and gallery discussions focused on contemporary art. 10am-5pm Mon-Sat, noon-5pm Sun. Free. Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 7374 E 2nd St, Scoottsdale. 480-874-4666 or

data updated sat aug 27, 2016 @ 02:00 am

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