With our summer weather showing no signs of relenting, it’s all about keeping cool: Indoor shows and events, an evening on the lake and a CenPho cocktail tour are a few things to do in Phoenix this weekend.

Play Date at Children’s Museum of Phoenix

August 20

The three floors of interactive exhibits at this museum were designed for kids, but on Saturday, it’s going to the grown-ups. Clamber over the museum’s Climber sculpture, show your stuff at old-school board games and enjoy a cash bar and food trucks. It’s a fun way to connect with new and old friends—and your inner child.

215 N 7th St, Phoenix 85034
(602) 253-0501 ext 5

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Play Date photo via Children’s Museum of Phoenix on Facebook

Concerts and Shows

  • West Side Story at Hale Centre Theatre (Through August 20)
  • Marc Maron at Stand Up Live Dinner Comedy Theater (August 19-20)
  • Don’t Dress for Dinner at Desert Stages Theater (Through September 18)
  • Slipknot with Marilyn Manson (August 20) and Heart with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts (August 21) at Ak-Chin Pavilion

Board a boat cruise

Did you know you can cruise over the water just a short drive from the city? Desert Belle Cruise hits Saguaro Lake for 90-minute sightseeing tours through dramatic canyon walls, with a live music cruise Saturday. Lake Pleasant Cruises are also out and about this weekend with daily cruises and live music Saturday. Here’s $3 off either the Desert Belle or Lake Pleasant‘s sightseeing tours.

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Desert Belle Cruise

Take a cocktail tour

Downtown and Central Phoenix boast a blooming cocktail scene. Grab a buddy and a light rail pass to explore it with this new PHX Story as your guide. These cocktail spots were picked by Bitter and Twisted’s own barman Ross Simon, so you know they’re gonna be good.

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