Immerse yourself in a new culture, catch a dance performance as the sun sets, or hike the Urban Ale Trail this weekend in Phoenix. We've rounded up the top events to keep you entertained all weekend long: 

Ocean of Light: Submergence

September 22-24

Don't miss your chance to get lost in an ocean of light at the exhibit's final weekend. Thousands of twinkling lights fill an entire gallery in this digital piece by UK based artist, Squidsoup. Interact with this walk-through display as the lights change with the music and with the movement of the viewer. 

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 7374 East Second Street, Scottsdale
(480) 874-4666

Ocean of Light: Submergence
Photo credit: Squidsoup

 

Downtown Phoenix Urban Ale Trail

September 23

Trek through the streets of Phoenix this Saturday on the rugged Urban Ale Trail. This self guided beer tasting tour lines the streets of the city, running along the light rail corridor from Downtown Phoenix to uptown. Stop at nearly 30 local watering holes for 4 ounce samples of beer for $1 or $2 dollars each. 

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Downtown Phoenix Urban Ale Trail

 

Museum Day Live!

September 23

Celebrate art and curiosity at museums around the nation free of charge this Saturday, courtesy of Smithsonian Magazine. Each ticket provides general admission for the ticket holder and one guest, and can be downloaded online.  Don't miss your chance to experience museums like The Desert Botanical Garden, The Pueblo Grande, and The Halle Heart Children's Museum and more.

Find participating museums in your area here.

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Brazilian Day Arizona Festival

September 23

Immerse yourself in Brazilian culture at this family-friendly event for all ages. Listen to live music on the lawn, watch traditional Brazilian dance performances, and participate in interactive activities. Don't forget to try authentic food and drink, like the country's national cocktail: the caipirinha. Head to their website for a complete list of activities and workshops. 

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. 2nd Street, Scottsdale
(480) 499-8587

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Brazilian Day Arizona Festival

 

Ballet Under the Stars

September 22-23

The Arizona Ballet performs under the stars this Friday and Saturday (as if you even need a reason to head outdoors this weekend). Grab some blankets and lawn chairs and watch everything from classical to contemporary ballet free of charge.  This years show includes two choreographed dances from George Balenchine, co-founder of the New York City Ballet. Performances begin at 7 p.m. at the following locations:

Friday: Fountain Park, 12925 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills
Saturday: Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix
(602) 381-0184

Ballet Under the Stars
Ballet Under the Stars with Arizona Ballet

 

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