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May 27, 2017

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Google Maps Aida (Thur-Sat May 18-July 1). The timeless Disney love story between a Nubian princess, and Egyptian princess and a soldier they both love. 7pm Thur, 7:30pm Fri and Sat, 3pm Sat. $30; $22; $18 (children ages 5-12). Hale Center Theatre, 50 W Page Ave, Gilbert. 480-497-1181 or

Google Maps Caped Crusaders and Everyday Heroes (through May 28). Unmask the history and science behind pop culture and real-life heroes through art and hands-on activities. Discover famous comic book, TV/movie, cultural and mythological heroes from around the world. 9am-4pm Tues-Sat and noon-4pm Sun. $8; free for members and children younger than 2. i.d.e.a Museum, 150 W Pepper Place, Mesa. 480-644-2468 or

Google Maps Cool Summer Nights (Saturdays May 20-Sept 2). 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

Google Maps Good Sport (through Sept 17). The celebrated rites and rituals of athletic pursuits are depicted in works of art throughout the ages. This exhibition draws upon works from the Museum's collection, highlighting pastimes from tennis and baseball to ballet and bullfighting. 10am-5pm Tues-Sat; 10am-9pm Wed; noon-5pm Sun. Included with general admission: $18; $9 for ages 6-17; free for ages 5 and younger. Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix. 602-257-1880 or

Google Maps Legally Blonde (Fri May 26-Sun June 11). Recommended for ages 14 and older. Follow Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in the pursuit of her dreams. (Read our preview story.) 7pm Fri-Sat, 2pm Sun. Call for prices. Spotlight Youth Theatre, 10620 N 43rd Ave, Glendale. 623-521-8093 or

Google Maps Lowell Observatory Space Guard Academy (ongoing). Space Guard Academy is an interactive exhibit where science fiction meets science fact. Mind-blowing digital interactives will put you on the frontline of asteroid detection, classification and more. 10am-10pm Mon-Sat; 10am-5pm Sun. Included with admission: $15, $8 ages 5-17, free under 5. 1400 W Mars Hill Road, Flagstaff. 928-774-3358 or

Google Maps Mermaids in the Deep Ocean Exhibit (May 27-Jun 4). Mermaids will perform, swim with the sharks and rays in the Deep Ocean and blow kisses to guests near the exhibit window. 9:30am-5:30pm. $34.95; $24.95 for ages 3-12. OdySea Aquarium, 9500 Via de Ventura, Scottsdale. 480-291-8000 or

Google Maps Mesa Feastival Forest (Saturdays through May 27). Enjoy live music and a variety of gourmet food trucks in downtown Mesa. 5:30-9pm. Free. Pioneer Park, 526 E Main St, Mesa.

Google Maps Model Airplane Make 'n Take (First Saturdays - Aug. 5). Ages 5 and older (with an adult). Children build snap-together airplanes they can take home and have a chance to view models made by expert builders from Sonoran Desert Model Builders. 1-2:30pm. Included with admission: $15.50; $9 ages 5-12, free for ages 4 and younger. Pima Air & Space Museum, 6000 E Valencia Road, Tucson. 520-574-0462 or

Google Maps Movies on the Square (Saturdays May 27-Sept 2). Live entertainment, food vendors and movies for all audiences. 4pm activities; movie at dusk. Free. Heritage Square, downtown Flagstaff.

Google Maps Payson Farmers Market (Saturdays through Sept 16). Buy fresh, local, organically grown food and enjoy live entertainment, children's activities, contests, special events and more. Watermelon eating contest on Saturday, July 1. 8am-noon. Free. Sawmill Crossing Plaza, 816 S Beeline Highway, Payson. 928-468-0961 or

Google Maps Phoenix Comicon (Thur-Sun May 25-28). Phoenix Comicon is evolving into a more family-friendly event, with many activities geared toward young fans. This year's youth programming includes a Superhero obstacle course, a "brain eating" contest and youth-centric panels. Times vary. Prices vary for adults; $5 for ages 3-12, free for ages 2 and younger. Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix.

Google Maps Planet Shark: Predator or Prey (through May 29). Cutting-edge Sensory4 Technology provides a walk-through, multi-sensory cinematic gallery experience tracing millions of years of evolution and bringing you face-to-face with the great white shark. Exhibit includes shark models cast from real animals, a collection of real shark teeth and jaws and extremely old and rare fossils. 10am-5pm. Exhibit with general admission is $29.95; $22.95 ages 3-17. Sybil B. Harrington Galleries, Arizona Science Center, 600 E Washington St, Phoenix. 602-716-2000 or

Google Maps Rapunzel (Wed-Sun May 24-June 11). The classic tale about the maiden with the really long hair and the prince who loves her. Scenery from this production appears from an antique trunk as the story unfolds. 10am Wed-Sat, 2pm Sat-Sun. $10 adults, $7 children, under 2 free with another paid child admission. Reservations recommended. Great Arizona Puppet Theater, 302 W Latham St. 602-262-2050 or

Google Maps Samurai: Armor from The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection (Mar 1-July 16). Learn about the life, culture and pageantry of the revered Japanese samurai warriors through displays of their regalia, armor, helmets and masks, weapons and battle gear. 10am-5pm Tues-Sat (10am-9pm Wed), noon-5pm Sun. $5 plus general museum admission; members and children age 5 and younger are free. Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix. 602-257-1880 or

Google Maps Saturday Concert Series (Sat Apr 22-June 10). Dance along to music from local bands in the outdoor amphitheater. 7-9pm. Free. Superstition Springs Center, 6555 E Southern Ave, Mesa. 480-396-2570 or

Google Maps Spring Performance (Sat-Sun May 27-28). Get a glimpse of the progression in ballet training at The School of Ballet Arizona, from beginning students to advanced-level students on the verge of professional careers. 7pm Sat, 2pm Sun. $35-$45. Orpheum Theatre, 203 W Adams St, Phoenix. 602-381-1096 or

Google Maps The Book of Mormon (Thur-Sun May 18-28). Recommended for teens and older. Story of two young Mormon missionaries sent to a remote village in northern Uganda, where a brutal warlord is threatening the local population. 7:30pm Tues-Fri, 2 & 7:30pm Sat, 1 & 6:30 Sun. $30-$130. ASU Gammage, 1200 S Forest Ave, Tempe. 480-965-3434 or

Google Maps The Little Mermaid Screening. Experience "Under the Sea" under the stars with this free screening of "The Little Mermaid." Music, games, prizes and a special appearance by Ariel begin at 6:30 pm; movie begins at sunset. Free (no general admission fee required). Desert Courtyard at Odysea Aquarium, 9500 Via de Ventura, Scottsale. 480-291-8000 or

Google Maps Topia (Tues-Sat May 23-June 10). Ib Andersen's vision for dance in the desert combines movement, sound and multimedia on a stage that embraces the desert as a background. Performed by Ballet Arizona. 8pm. $36. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N Galvin Parkway. 602-381-1096 or

Google Maps White Mountain Spring Carnival (Thur-Mon May 25-29.) Rides and games with proceeds benefiting the White Mountain Wildlife and Nature Center. Times vary. Free admission; fees for rides and games. Mountain Meadow Recreation Complex, 425 S. Woodland Rd, Pinetop-Lakeside. 928-358-3069 or

Google Maps Wyatt Earp Days (Sat-Mon May 27-29). Street entertainment, chili cook-off, hanging reenactments, 1880s fashion show, entertainment, look-alike contests, carnival rides and more. 10am-4pm. Free. Historic Allen Street, Tombstone. 520-457-3511

Google Maps Zuni Festival of Arts and Culture (Sat-Sun May 27-28). Zuni traditional dances, flute playing, weavers, inlay jewelers, fetish carvers and painters. 9am-5pm. Included with admission: $12 adults, $8 students and children 10-17, free for ages 9 & under. Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff. 928-774-5213 or

data updated fri may 26, 2017 @ 07:30 am


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