Looking for something to do in Phoenix this weekend? A new fashion exhibit, a gastro-themed night of science for grown-ups and a team beer competition top our things to do.

 

New Times Beer Olympics

August 18

Put your skills to the test at the New Times Beer Olympics this Friday night. Round up your drinking buddies for a night of games often played with a cold beer in one hand and a ping pong ball in the other. Go for the gold and grab your tickets now before it's too late.

2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe
(602) 229-8482
 

new Times Beer Olympics

 

Science With a Twist

August 18

With a theme like WTF (What's The Food) you won't be able to resist Phoenix's newest adults-only event. Head out to the Arizona Science Center this Friday for a night of science lessons you wish you had seen in school. Cool off with ice cream made with liquid nitrogen or enjoy red wine caviar while learning about molecular gastronomy. Play a game of Tastebud Trickery and grab a drink at the bar before exploring all four levels of the museum. 

600 E. Washington St. Phoenix
 (602) 716-2000

 

Science With a Twist

 

A Tribute to James Galanos

August 19 and 20

Fashionistas of all ages unite this weekend to admire over 40 timeless couture pieces by iconic fashion designer James Galanos. The exhibition illuminates the artist's influence and legacy from the 1950s, and includes an ensemble worn donated by former First Lady Nancy Reagan. 

1625 N. Central Ave. Phoenix
(602) 257-1880

James Galanos

 

Performances This Weekend

Sam Hunt performs at Ak-Chin Pavilion with special guests Maren Moris, Chris Janson, and Ryan Follese, Saturday

Slayer performs at Comerica Theater, Sunday

Shrek the Musical, the Oscar-winning fairytale takes the stage at Herberger Theater Center, through August 27

The Brockway Experience,  a hard rock spin on Broadway classics at Phoenix Theatre, through Saturday

Little Mermaid, a Disney Classic at Hale Center Theater, Friday and Saturday

Deon Cole performs at Stand Up Live, Friday-Sunday

 

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