Check out special exhibits and events at local museums, sample a variety of brews at an indoor beer festival, catch a concert and more this month. We've rounded up things to do in Phoenix in August that will fill your to-do list from sunup to sundown:
Arts and Culture
Through September 4
The Arizona Science Center's newest exhibit will have you seeing double as you navigate your way through one of the largest mirror mazes in the state. This interactive and immersive gallery sends you through twists, turns, and dead ends until reaching a secret room with bonus puzzles and artifacts.
August 4 and 5
Take a trip to the Caribbean without leaving Phoenix. This August, experience the sound and feel the rhythm of the tropical island at the Musical Instrument Museum. Admire the costumes, characters, and vibrant musical traditions through immersive activities and live performances.
Through August 12
Who runs the latest exhibition at the Phoenix Art Museum? Girls. In the Company of Women features over 50 works created exclusively by women and showcases work by iconic artist's Frida Kahlo and Georgia O'Keefe. Visitors are challenged to change their perspective of what is considered great art, and why.
Angela Ellsworth (@landlineangela) reimagines 19th-century Mormon communities by giving equal rights and opportunities to all. Each of the nine bonnets in Seer Bonnets: A Continuing Offense represent one of Lorenzo Snow’s wives, her great-great grandfather and the fifth president of the Mormon Church, and bear individual names and unique designs in an effort to give these women autonomy and their own identities. See the installation on view in the exhibition "In the Company of Women" through August 12. Admission is discounted from 3–9 pm every Wednesday, from 6–10 pm on August 3, and from noon–5 pm on its final day. Angela Ellsworth, Seer Bonnets: A Continuing Offense, 2010. Pearl corsage pins, fabric, steel and oak. Gift of Vicki and Kent Logan. #PhxArt #AngelaEllsworth #PhoenixArtMuseum
Through September 1
August is your last chance to experience the sights, sounds and mysteries of the desert. The Desert Botanical Garden invites you to beam a flashlight toward the trail as you stroll the desert paths to capture night-blooming plants and get up-close with desert critters.
Food and Drink
Avoid the heat and stay as cold as your pint glass at the Van Buren's indoor beer fest. Sip on brews from over 20 breweries and grab a snack at the patio BBQ all while listening to live music. Entry is free with tasting tickets available for purchase at the event.
vs. San Francisco Giants, August 2-5
vs. Philadelphia Phillies, August 6-8
vs. Los Angeles Angels, August 21-22
vs. Seattle Mariners, August 24-26
vs. Orange County SC at Phoenix Rising Sporting Complex, August 11
vs. San Antonio FC at Phoenix Rising Sporting Complex, August 22
vs. Colorado Springs FC at Phoenix Rising Sporting Complex, August 25
G-Eazy & Lil Uzi Vert at Ak-Chin Pavilion, August 3
Weezer and Pixies at Ak-Chin Pavilion, August 12
David Cross at Orpheum Theater, August 16
Panic! At The Disco at Gila River Arena, August 17
J. Cole at Talking Stick Resort Arena, August 21
Shakira at Talking Stick Resort Arena, August 26
Jack Johnson at Ak-Chin Pavilion, August 30
Wiz Khalifa at Ak-Chin Pavilion, August 30
Sam Smith, at Gila River Arena, August 31
Check out the full list of upcoming concerts here.
Catch Me If You Can at Arizona Broadway Theater, through August 12
Sister Act at Hale Centre Theatre, through August 19
Altar Boyz at Arizona Broadway Theatre, through September 16
Check out the full list of upcoming performances here.