May 17-19

Find out what's happening this weekend in Phoenix. You can see some live music, see the most current art exhibitions and more. Find more things to do this weekend on our event calendar.  

 

Spring Arizona Restaurant Week

Friday through Sunday

The 2024 Spring Arizona Restaurant Week (ARW), which offers the culinary community endless opportunities to dine on a deal, kicks off Friday, May 17 and runs through Sunday, May 26.The ARW menus are a departure from the restaurants’ regular menus, allowing diners to get a new taste of even their favorite restaurants’ culinary breadth — at a fraction of typical costs.

Metro Phoenix

 

Arizona Diamondbacks Mexican Heritage Night

Saturday

Celebrate Mexican Heritage Night with the D-backs on Saturday, May 18. The first 15,000 fans to the game will get the Mexican Flag Cap. After the game, enjoy a concert by La Séptima Banda, presented by Wendy’s.

Chase Field

 

Movies in the Park 

Friday

Biltmore Fashion Park invites you to a fun movie night on our beautiful Center Lawn! Don't miss the grand finale of Spring Movies in the Park series on 17 at 7:30 p.m with a screening of Barbie. 

Biltmore Fashion Park

 

Boots in the Park

Sunday

Boots In The Park takes over Tempe Beach Park in Tempe, AZ on May 19, 2024 with Kane Brown, Lee Brice, Tyler Hubbard, Parmalee and Luwiss Lux!

Enjoy a day filled with country music’s hottest artists, line dancing, beer and craft cocktails, locally curated food vendors, art installations, beautiful AZ views, and so much more.

Tempe Beach Park

 

51 Frames: A Randy Johnson Photography Exhibit

Friday through Sunday

The exhibition showcases the former Arizona Diamondback’s entire photography career, dating back to his time as a USC student up to his current works. Subjects range from landscapes and cityscapes to nature and rock ‘n roll.

FOUND: RE Phoenix

 

Art & Sole

Friday through Sunday

Art & Sole will feature shoes painted, beaded, and styled by more than a dozen Native artists. The shoe pairs will be on display alongside other works by the same artists, in mediums within which they commonly create.

Heard Museum
 

 

Concerts & Performances This Weekend

Shows are taking place more often now, including theatre performances, comedy shows and concerts. Here's who you can see perform this weekend:

Friday:
Saturday:

Sunday:

 

 

Sports This Weekend

Our local teams are giving it their all. Here's who you can cheer on this weekend:

Friday:
  • Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Detroit Tigers

Saturday:
Sunday:
  • Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Detroit Tigers
 

 

Art Exhibits This Weekend

Phoenix is home to the largest art museum in the southwestern United States. Ignite your mind with the creativity and inspiration you will find at our local cultural institutions. Here's the art exhibits you can see this weekend:

 

American Icons: Wright & O'Keeffe

Through June 3, 2024

Taliesin West presents American Icons: Wright & O’Keeffe, a new photography exhibition spotlighting Frank Lloyd Wright and Georgia O’Keeffe, luminaries in American art and architecture. Over the course of their storied careers, each changed the way we see the world and left their mark on American Modernism.This exhibition provides a unique opportunity to view twenty images shown in an intimate setting, against the backdrop of North Scottsdale’s McDowell Mountains. The portraits give insight to their lives and the uniquely American style that Wright and O’Keeffe brought to art, design, and culture.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West

 

Barbie: A Cultural Icon

Through July 7, 2024

Barbie®: A Cultural Icon examines the Barbie brand’s 60+ year history and the doll’s global impact on pop culture. Across six distinct sections, visitors experience more than 250 vintage dolls—including the original Barbie—from the collections of private collector David Porcello and Mattel, life-size fashion designs, exclusive interviews, and narrative sections that consider the style trends, careers, and identities that Barbie has embodied and popularized over the decades.

Phoenix Art Museum

 

Sarah Zapata: Beneath the Breath of the Sun

Through July 28, 2024

“Beneath the breath of the sun” features newly created works completed during the artist’s residency with CALA Alliance in Fall 2023. Alongside these works, Zapata chose ceramics made with clay and earthen materials from the Museum’s collection to reference the land. The installation evokes a topography of the Arizona landscape, where bold hues of orange and yellow nod toward the punishing sun and air of the desert, weaving together the ecological and geological aspects that make up the complexity of our place. Taken as a whole, Zapata’s fabricated world highlights the inherent friction between traditional modes of making in untraditional situations. 

ASU Art Museum

 

Maria & Modernism

Through July 28, 2024

Maria & Modernism features more than eighty works spanning seven decades by San Ildefonso ceramist Maria Martinez (1887-1980), one of the 20th century’s most celebrated and recognizable women whose work continues to influence new generations of artists. 

Heard Museum

 

Acoustic America: Iconic Guitars, Mandolins, and Banjos

Through September 15, 2024

Explore 90 historic acoustic stringed instruments played by the heroes of folk, blues, and bluegrass music. These instruments illuminate the intertwined histories of exceptional soloists and songwriters, groundbreaking instrument manufacturers, and novel inventions, illustrating how diverse origins combine into enduring musical traditions. 

Musical Instrument Museum

 

Laura Aguilar: Nudes in Nature

Through January 5, 2025

Laura Aguilar: Nudes in Nature showcases photographic works by a groundbreaking yet underrecognized artist who challenged perceptions of beauty by examining the female body in dialogue with the natural world.

Phoenix Art Museum