Looking for music, culture, or cuisine in the city? Experience all three with musical dinner theater performances, a hot new downtown bar, and museum events on our top things to do this weekend in Phoenix:

Experience France at the Musical Instrument Museum: July 11-12
Bienvenue en France! The MIM brings the country’s culture to Phoenix with hands-on crafts, French-inspired cuisine and wine tasting at the museum’s cafe, and live musical performances.

Experience France at the Musical Instrument Museum

Photo courtesy of the Musical Instrument Museum

Explore Phoenix Art Museum exhibits
In addition to collections of over 18,000 pieces of global art, the museum hosts rotating exhibitions. You can currently browse the textile art of Pattern Play, see one-of-a-kind photographic objects, and engage in the storytelling of Latino artists investigating the hidden histories of their culture.

Catch a show at Valley Bar
While you will be entering through an alley and descending into a mid-century building basement, there’s no speakeasy password needed to access downtown’s new bar and music hall, the Valley Bar. Indie rock, soul, salsa and chillwave are just a few of the genres slated for this weekend’s live music lineup.

Cafe Latino: a free show Fridays at the Valley Bar

Cafe Latino, a free Friday show in the music hall. (Photo courtesy of Valley Bar)

Legally Blonde at Arizona Broadway Theatre: July 10-12
The musical adaptation of Reese Witherspoon’s comedy film opens this Friday at Arizona Broadway Theatre. The ticket price for evening shows includes your choice of delectable dinner entrees such as Boursin cheese chicken, blackened salmon salad, or tender beef medallions.

Sit and sip at a local brewery
Cheers to the weekend! It’s a great time to stop in and stay cool with a craft beer at one of Phoenix’s local breweries. Most spots serve up pub food and other delicious fare to complete your visit.

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