Fall weather is just around the corner and though you may still be drinking your pumpkin lattes iced, there's no reason not to get outside this weekend. Watch a movie (or two) under the stars, head to an outdoor concert, take a tour of Phoenix's largest stadium, and check out a new art exhibit.  Get the details below:


Season Kick Off at Mesa Arts Center

September 8

Celebrate The Good, The Bad, and The Weird—the theme for Mesa Art Center's 2017-18 season kickoff —with live music, food trucks, and more. In addition to festival activities,  you can also check out the five new exhibitions in the always-free Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum.

1 E. Main St. Mesa, AZ
(480) 644-6500

Season Kickoff
Mesa Arts Center Season Kickoff


University of Phoenix Stadium Tour

September 8-9

Go behind-the-scenes at the University of Phoenix Stadium and discover why the home of the Arizona Cardinals is recognized as one of the top multi-purpose sports and entertainment facilities in the country. The one-mile walking tour gets you into the locker room, onto the Red Zone, and into a seat in the broadcast studio. 

1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale
(623) 433-7165

University of Phoenix Stadium
University if Phoenix Stadium


Free Family Movies

Round up your kids and your lawn chairs for two opportunities for a free family movie under the stars this weekend. Satisfy your sweet tooth with Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at City Lights Movie Night at CityScape on Friday. Participate in games and giveaways the whole family will enjoy.

One East Washington Street, Phoenix
(602) 772-3900

Head to the sea (Scottsdale's Odysea in the Desert, that is) Saturday night with Moana at Movies in the Desert, complete with a Hawaiian dance performance and a lei-making station. 

9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale
(480) 951-2100


CityScape Movie Night
City Lights Movie Nights at CityScape


Performances this Weekend

Nickelback performs at Ak-Chin Pavillion, Saturday

Florida Georgia Line perfroms at Ak-Chin Pavillion, Sunday

Fun Home, five-time Tony Award winning musical at ASU Gammage, Friday-Sunday

Mamma Mia!, international sensation takes the stage at Phoenix Theater, Friday-Sunday


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