Catch a performance and savor local sweets at these things to do in Phoenix this weekend:

Sips & Sweets

June 25

Dozens of local bakers and bartenders are gathering in one place to dish out samples? How convenient! A ticket to this savory event gets you ten drink samples and unlimited sweets, all under the roof of The Vintage 45, a hip and historic mid-century warehouse downtown.

45 W Buchanan, Phoenix 85003
(877) 987-6487

sips and sweets

Sips & Sweets hosted by Phoenix New Times

Local First Arizona’s Independents Week

June 25-July 4

If you don’t have your golden coupon, read up: Local First Arizona’s annual Independents Week encourages you to shop, eat and book services with participating businesses, and they’re giving you 20% off for doing it. Just show the golden coupon at these spots to get your discount. Happy local shopping!

Free Summer Sunday at Heard Museum

June 26

Free Summer Sundays on the fourth Sunday of the month are back at the Heard, when you’re invited to explore the renowned collections of American Indian history and art with free admission. This weekend also features events, including performances from a champion hoop dancer (12:30 and 2 p.m.) and art demonstrations (11 a.m. and 4 p.m.).

2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix 85004
(602) 252-8840


Hoop dancer Tony Duncan will perform at this weekend’s Free Summer Sundays at Heard Museum

Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Through June 26

Valley Youth Theatre has been performing its fun and vibrant rendition of The Little Mermaid this month, and now is your last chance to see it (and yes, you’ll get to hear “Under the Sea”). Gather up the family for Friday and Saturday 7 p.m. performances or shows Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix 85004
(602) 254-7399

Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus XTREME

June 23-26

The circus is back in town, and it’s throwing in a few thrills you might not normally associate with the big top: BMX trick riders, aerial sky-diving and gravity-defying walks on a steel pendulum, to name a few. There’s also amazing animals, trampoline tricks and acrobatics to round out an exciting 2.5 hour show.

Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix 85004
(602) 379-2000

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