The inevitable triple digit summer temps are here, but it doesn’t mean the city comes to a standstill. Check out indoor art and culture events our top things to do in Phoenix this weekend.
If you see Superman waiting in line for autographs from the cast of The Karate Kid, you’re in the right place. The Southwest’s largest pop culture fest brings top actors, comic authors and other big names in the industry for four days of panels, meet-and-greets, photo ops, shopping and activities for fans of all ages. Costumes are, of course, recommended.
Come for the art, stay for the free pancake bar. Pancakes & Booze showcases the work of more than 50 emerging local artists to the tunes of live music and the sweet smell of pancakes (don’t worry, they’ve got fruit and chocolate toppings to go around).
Experience Italy at MIM
The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) celebrates Italian culture with a day of musical performances from esteemed violinsts and clarinetists, along with a insider’s look at the making of the Italian violin from the MIM’s Cremonese partners. It’s also the last weekend to see the Stradivarius: Origins and Legacy of the Greatest Violin Maker exhibit.
4725 E. Mayo Blvd, Phoenix 85050
The first of Phoenix’s Copa America Centenario matches has arrived, and Fútbol fans are invited to gather for game-day fun for Mexico v. Uruguay. Play interactive games, keep cool in the beer garden and enter to win a pair of tickets. Parking and event entry are free, and a live musical performance follows the game.
The World of Giant Insects
Through September 5
Have you been to the Arizona Science Center lately? Don’t be surprised to find a host of massive, moving insects there—and we mean massive. Six bugs blown up from 40 to 120 times their size extend their life-like wings and limbs in the center’s latest exhibit.
Arizona Science Center, 600 E Washington St, Phoenix 85004