Dodge these Phoenix temperatures by catching a movie under the stars or heading to the Children's Museum after hours this weekend. Fill your to-do list from sunup to sundown with details below:


City Lights Movie Nights at CityScape Phoenix

August 11

Moana brings the aloha spirit to Phoenix this Friday night. Patriots Park transforms into a tropical paradise for kids of all ages to enjoy this free movie screening under the stars. Round up your blankets and lawn chairs and watch while enjoying Hawaiian-themed activities including hula dancers, water games and more. 

One East Washington Street, Phoenix

City Lights Movie Nights
Photo via CityScape


Play Date at the Children's Museum

August 12

Embrace your inner child (and don your brightest colors) at the Children's Museum with a 21+ glow-themed party, complete with three floors packed full of entertainment. Dance the night away on the glowing dance floor, play glow bingo, or sip on a drink at from the glow bar. Grab discounted tickets online now, or purchase them at the door.  

215 N 7th St, Phoenix

Play Date
Photo via Children's Museum of Phoenix


Free Family Weekend at the Phoenix Art Museum

August 12-13

With cooler temperatures still out of reach, it is no surprise this month's Free Family Weekend theme is "Hot." Receive free admission to the Phoenix Art Museum this Saturday and Sunday and participate in hands-on activities and live artist demonstrations. Watch a mini concert by the Downtown Chamber Series, participate in story time with a local library, and even make your own pattern-blocked plates.

1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix

Phoenix Art Museum free family day
Photo via Phoenix Art Museum


Performances this Weekend

Shrek the Musical, Tony Award-winning musical based on the DreamWorks film, Friday-Sunday

The Little Mermaid, a Disney classic at Hale Centre Theatre, Friday-Sunday

Incubus performs at Ak-Chin Pavillion with special guests Jimmy Eat World and Judah and the Lion, Saturday

Bring It! Live performs at Comerica Theater, Saturday

Steve Martin and Martin Short perform at Comerica Theater, Sunday

The Brockway Experience, a Hard Rock take on Broadway classics, Friday-Sunday

Saturday Night Fever, a musical based on the 1977 film at Arizona Broadway Theater, Friday-Sunday