Try out a new restaurant at Spring Arizona Restaurant Week, explore music and movement at Ib Anderson’s An Evening at Desert Botanical Garden, shop, sip and sample at Vintage and Vino and other events happening across Phoenix this weekend.

Spring Arizona Restaurant Week

May 18-27

Work up an appetite, as Friday marks the start of Spring Arizona Restaurant Week. The statewide event invites diners to enjoy a special $33 or $44 prix fixe menu at a number of local hotspots. Over 120 restaurants will partake in the event, encouraging diners to enjoy a three-course meal at an old favorite, or explore some other delicious culinary stops.

Various locations


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An Evening at Desert Botanical Garden

Until June 2

On Friday and Saturday, renowned ballet choreographer Ib Anderson will explore the beauty of the desert landscape and encourage viewers to test emotional boundaries in a mesmerizing dance performance. Juxtaposed against the enchanting the Desert Botanical Garden, Anderson’s examination of music and movement embraces the beauty of nature, movement and sound.

Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N Galvin Pkwy Phoenix, AZ


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Vintage and Vino

May 18-19

Combine wine, mimosas and beer with an expansive vintage shopping experience, and you have Vintage and Vino! On Friday and Saturday, spend the day exploring over 100 vendors, a selection of live music, make and take classes and more at Queen Creek Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Center.

Queen Creek Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre, 20464 E Riggs Rd Queen Creek, AZ


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Flower Bomb Festival

May 19

Thousands of paper flowers will transform Westgate Entertainment District and Tempe Marketplace into rainbow gardens this Saturday, as local artists and residents join in to create a new, interactive display. Guests are invited to create their own paper flower to add to the dazzling display of color. Plus, community art will be on display throughout the entertainment districts for visitors to enjoy.

Westgate Entertainment District 6751 N. Sunset Blvd. Glendale, AZ

Tempe Marketplace, 2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy Tempe, AZ


Les Misérables

Until May 20

This weekend, catch a performance of the dazzling 25th anniversary production of Les Misérables at ASU Gammage. The revamped production features brand new staging and scenery inspired by famed French author Victor Hugo. The fresh take on the Broadway classic is acclaimed by critics and fans alike, selling out box offices nationwide.

ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave. Arizona State University Tempe, AZ


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