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ON AIR – PCH Give-a-Thon

Wednesday, August 16 - Thursday, August 17

The annual Phoenix Children's Hospital Give-a-Thon with KTAR News 92.3 FM and 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station is the hospital's largest fundraiser and includes on-air personalities, a phone bank staffed by sponsors and community volunteers, celebrity appearances and inspirational patient stories.

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9:00 am

MESA – My Favorite Monster

Thursday, August 17, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 10, 2017

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday, repeating until September 10, 2017

i.d.e.a Museum, 150 W. Pepper Place
Mesa, AZ 85201
$9

The i.d.e.a. Museum's new exhibit explores fantastical creatures --- including dragons, ghosts, zombies and vampires --- in animation, gaming, books, TV shows and films. Hands-on activities include storytelling, dressing up as goofy monsters, “monstrous” games, making monster movies, building 3-D creatures in the “monster lab” and a monster dance party. 9am-4pm Tuesday-Saturday, noon-4pm Sunday. Exhibit […]

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SCOTTSDALE – Bird Cloud Island

Thursday, August 17, 9:00 am
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Repeats 9am-9pm Monday-Thursday, 10am-6pm Friday-Saturday and 1-5pm Sunday
Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ United States
FREE!

The Gallery at Civic Center Library has been transformed into a luxurious family-friendly "resort hotel" called Bird Cloud Island. Exploring the hotel as either a "guest" or a "concierge-in-training" to learn about local bird populations and how birds and humans rely on each other for survival.

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9:30 am

PHOENIX – Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera at Heard Museum

Thursday, August 17, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Repeats daily through Sept. 4
Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ United States
$25

The "It's Your Turn" interactive kids experience at Heard Museum in Phoenix offers activities to help them relate to and connect with the art of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. This North America-exclusive stop on the exhibit world tour runs through Sept. 4.

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10:00 am

PHOENIX – Good Sport

Thursday, August 17, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Repeats through Sept. 17: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
$9 - $18

The celebrated rites and rituals of athletic pursuits are depicted in works of art throughout the ages.

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PHOENIX – Get Animated! at the Arizona Science Center

Thursday, August 17, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Repeats daily through Sept. 16.
Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
$20.95 - $25.95

Understand the art, science and technology of animation and try your hand at it. This exhibit explores traditional hand-drawn cels to stop-motion and CGI. Highlights include “The Simpsons,” “Scooby-Doo” and “Mr.Toad’s Wild Ride” photo opps, a “Shrek” castle, cartoons from animation pioneers and drawing and stop-motion animation stations. 10am-5pm daily through Sept. 16. $7.95 plus general […]

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MESA – Superstition Springs Center Mall Kids Club

Thursday, August 17, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Repeats every Thursday through Oct. 26
Superstition Springs Center, 6555 E. Southern Ave.
Mesa, AZ 85206 United States
FREE!

Superstition Springs Center Mall Kids Club teams up with National Geographic Kids to create activities and games that focus on discovery through play. Hosted by Persephone and Dewper the Prairie Dog. 10-11am. Free. 6555 E. Southern Ave., Mesa. 480-409-7900 or mallkidsclub.com.

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PHOENIX – The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Thursday, August 17, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Repeats 10 a.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday through Sept. 3.
Great Arizona Puppet Theater, 302 W. Latham St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003 United States
$7 - $10

The Three Billy Goats Gruff (Wed-Sun Aug 16-Sept 3). The story of determined goats and a hungry troll, with lots of audience participation. 10am Wed-Fri, 10am and 2pm Sat, 2pm Sun. $10; $7 ages 12 and younger. Reservations recommended. Great Arizona Puppet Theater, 302 W Latham St, Phoenix. 602-262-2050 or azpuppets.org.

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WICKENBURG – Stormy Weather: Western Atmospheres

Thursday, August 17, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 8, 2017

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday, repeating until October 8, 2017

Desert Caballeros Western Museum, 21 N. Frontier St.
Wickenburg, United States
$12
Ed Mell, Desert Caballeros Western Museum

How do artists interpret the unpredictable, often violent, but ultimately essential power of monsoon storms? Explore their interpretations of Arizona? Take your kids to see "Stormy Weather: Western Atmospheres" at Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg and then encourage them to create monsoon art of their own.

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7:00 pm

GILBERT – The Little Mermaid

Thursday, August 17, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Repeats on various dates through Aug. 19.
Hale Centre Theatre, 50 W. Page Ave.
Gilbert, AZ 85233 United States
$20 - $30

The Little Mermaid (July 7-Aug. 19). Disney’s treasured story with joyful music, including "Under the Sea," "Part of Your World" and "Kiss the Girl." Ariel defies her father and leaves to be part of the glorious world above the sea. She finds her Prince and exciting new friends but finds that danger lurks.7 p.m. select […]

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PHOENIX – Desert Botanical Garden Flashlight Tours

Thursday, August 17, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Repeats every Thursday and Saturday through Sept. 2.
Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008 United States
$12.95 - $24.95

Bring your own flashlight to light up the trails while you explore night-blooming plants and elusive animals. Kids get to see desert critters up close, make crafts and learn fun facts from garden volunteers.

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PHOENIX – Shrek the Musical

Thursday, August 17, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Repeats at various times Thursday-Sunday through Aug. 27.
Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St.
Phoenix, AZ United States
$17 - $35

Valley Youth Theatre brings the ogre, feisty princess and wisecracking donkey from the Oscar-winning Dreamworks film to life on the Herberger stage. Showtimes vary Friday-Sunday, Aug. 11-27. $17-$35. Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix. vyt.com Read our preview.

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