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
480-874-4666

 

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
602-955-6600

 

Summer Evenings at Odysea

Through July

 

A post shared by STEPHEN MARTINEZ (@stephen.mart) on


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
480-291-8000

 

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

 

More weekend events