Catch a performance and savor local sweets at these things to do in Phoenix this weekend:
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
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
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
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
Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus XTREME
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.