Looking for things to do in Phoenix this weekend? We’ve got details on shopping, sports, arts and more to keep cool and stay busy in the city:

Prowl & Play

August 6

Meet and greet with pirates, princesses and critters at the Phoenix Zoo’s family Prowl & Play event, featuring themed crafts, characters and a chance to get up-close with the animals. Don’t forget a a swimsuit for the zoo’s waterslides and splash zones.

Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix 85008
(602) 286-3800

Saturday, June 11, 2016 - Prowl and Play at the Phoenix Zoo. Dave Seibert photo

Prowl and Play photo via the Phoenix Zoo/Dave Seibert

Phoenix Flea After Dark

August 6

This evening arts and crafts market beckons nocturnal shoppers to browse wares under a renovated warehouse roof. While a DJ spins tunes and food trucks serve up gourmet waffles and fries, you can shop vintage goods, fashion and locally-designed boutique finds from over 60 vendors.

The Vintage 45, 45 W Buchanan Street, Phoenix 85003

Closing Art Exhibits

Through August 7

It’s the last weekend to see Defining Moments: Fifty Years of Fashion at Phoenix Art Museum, a collection of works from top designers and highlights throughout the evolution of fashion. The work of Los Angeles-based artist El Mac, who has graced some of Phoenix’s walls with iconic street art, is on display at Mesa Arts Center in an exhibit titled Aersol Exalted. Both exhibits will be closing Sunday, August 7.

Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave,  Phoenix 85004
(602) 257-1880

Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St, Mesa 85201
(480) 644-6560

Concerts and Shows

  • Shrek: The Musical at Arizona Broadway Theatre (Through August 14)
  • West Side Story at Hale Centre Theatre (Extended through August 20)
  • Into the Woods at Desert Stages Theatre (Through August 7)
  • Brantley Gilbert at Ak-Chin Pavilion (August 6)
  • Alabama Shakes at Comerica Theatre (August 7)

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Milwaukee Brewers

August 5-7

The D-backs take on the Brewers for a weekend series. Catch the action in air-conditioned Chase Field and stay after the game Friday night for a fireworks show.

Arizona Diamondbacks Fireworks night

Fireworks night at Chase Field. Photo via Arizona Diamondbacks

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