Whether you choose to relax with a dip in the pool, a sip of a cocktail, or a trip to the museum, there's plenty to keep you cool in Phoenix. We've rounded up the best ways to beat the heat this weekend:


Infinity Room at SMoCA

Daily through September 30

Los Angeles-based artist Rafik Anadol blurs the lines between the physical and the virtual in his Infinity Room at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. What first appears to be a typical 12 x12 room quickly transforms into a three dimensional abyss with immersive light, sound, and technology. This thought-provoking display will have you questioning you perception and challenge your awareness of your physical self. 

7374 East Second Street, Scottsdale


Happy Hour History Tours

Friday's through August 31

Get schooled in history in a way you never have before: with a drink (or two) in hand. The Arizona Biltmore invites you to kick off your weekend learning about the resort's unique history while sipping on their famous libations. The 45-minute tour analyzes the landmark's legendary Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and storied past as a playground for iconic celebrities. 

2400 E Missouri Ave., Phoenix


Summer Evenings at Odysea

Through July

Come face-to-face with sea creatures this weekend without leaving Phoenix. Roll up your sleeves and pet a stingray, ride the underwater escalator, or venture through the Great Barrier Reef tunnel at the Odysea Aquarium with a discount during their special summer evenings, Thursdays through Saturdays after 4 p.m. Purchase discounted $25 admission and receive a $10 voucher to use on restaurants or shopping.

9500 East Vía de Ventura A-100


Concerts and Performances

  • School of Rock at ASU Gammage, Friday-Sunday

  • Kenny Chesney with Thomas Rhett and Old Dominion at  Chase Field, Saturday

  • Mary Poppins at Arizona Broadway Theatre, Friday-Sunday

  • William Shatner Live with Star Trek screening at the Orpheum Theater, Saturday


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