Family fun and musical acts top our things to do in Phoenix this weekend. We’ve got the details below:

Musical Icon Celebration: Elvis

August 13

If you’re all shook up for Elvis Week, stop into the Musical Instrument Museum for a day-long celebration of the King, including crafts for kids, a showing of Elvis film King Creole and a special curator talk. The Museum’s Elvis collection in the Artist Gallery features instruments and more from the star’s legacy.

4725 E. Mayo Blvd, Phoenix 85050
(480) 478-6000

Elvis Presley Exhibit

Elvis Presley Exhibit. Photo via Musical Instrument Museum

City Lights Movie Nights

August 12

For those of us who didn’t make it to Rio for the Summer Olympics, CityScape and Downtown Phoenix are throwing their own festivities with a free movie screening of Rio 2. Keep cool with plash pads and waterslides, and get there early to snag a free Olympic-themed doughnut from Fractured Prune.

CityScape Phoenix, 1 E Washington St, Phoenix 85004

Discount Tire Free Family Sunday at Phoenix Art Museum

August 14

The Phoenix Art Museum is open for a free day of family exploration and activities the second Sunday of the month. August’s event gets kids hands-on with the theme of “lines” to create music, their own kaleidoscope and more inspired by objects from the museum’s collection.

1625 N. Central Ave, Phoenix 85004
(602) 257-1222

Concerts and Shows

Greaser Danny meets good girl Sandy during the opening weekend for Valley Youth Theatre’s production of Grease at Herberger Theater Center. Performances run through August 28. See more shows and live music:

  • Shrek: The Musical at Arizona Broadway Theatre (Through August 14)
  • West Side Story at Hale Centre Theatre (Through August 20)
  • Jason Aldean at Ak-Chin Pavilion (August 12)
  • Terry Bozzio at Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater (August 14)

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