May 20-22

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.

 

Cirque Mechanics, Under Canvas

Through Sunday

This Cirque Mechanics show, best described as a rowdy circus where the mischief is on wheels, features acrobats performing in tandem with cycling-inspired devices all under an enchanting circus tent. 

Bell Bank Park
1 Legacy Dr., Mesa

 

Justice

Through Sunday, Select Dates

A world premiere musical journey with two of the world’s most iconic women at the height of their power. It is 1993, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg has just joined the United States Supreme Court; the first and only other woman there, Sandra Day O’Connor, is ready to welcome her and get to work. In an intimate, epic three-person new musical built of sweeping songs, urgent conversations about equality, and truly human heroines, we come to know these two iconic justices at the height of their power.

Herberger Theater Center
222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix

 

Ballet Arizona: An Evening at Desert Botanical Garden

Through June 2, Select Dates

Surrounded by the matchless Desert Botanical Garden landscape with the setting sun as a backdrop, Ib Andersen’s vision for dance in the desert continues in 2022. Inspired by his 2016 world premiere, Round, Ib plans to revisit this unparalleled work with re-imagined choreography that embraces and showcases the vast natural backdrop of the desert. Expect the unexpected as Ballet Arizona evolves, takes chances, and challenges the boundaries of contemporary ballet in the desert that we call our home.

Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix

 

Spring Arizona Restaurant Week

Friday Through May 29

For 10 days, diners can enjoy specially dedicated menus designed to showcase the true culinary talent that exists within the state — from the finest five-star restaurants to locally owned and chef-driven “hidden gems.” During the event, participating restaurants offer culinary adventurers a unique tasting opportunity in addition to their regular menus, featuring three-course prix-fixe menus for just $33 or $44 per person.

Multiple Locations

 

"Gattaca" at Taliesin West

Friday

The Friday Night Films series provides a new way to enjoy the silver screen – connecting art, architecture, and nature. From old classics to new favorites, there’s something for everyone. Each evening includes a screening in a historic Taliesin West space, followed by a conversation connecting the film to Wright’s legacy.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West
12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale

 

Music in the Garden

Friday

Enjoy an unforgettable evening filled with great music from regional talent with the lush backdrop of the Desert Botanical Garden. This week's performance features the sounds of jazz and adult contemporary from Kimberly Weston.

Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix

 

Phoenix Cannabis Awards Music Festival

Friday

From 4 p.m. to midnight, three stages will feature live performances by Lil Xan, Mike Jones, Lunix, E.N Young, Kurupt, Loomis, Smokedeville, Chopah, OG Rome & The Row Doggs, Irie Nationz, and many more.

Legends Event Center
4240 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix

 

Sidewalk Saturday Artisan Market

Saturday

Enjoy all the offerings — music, food, drinks and shopping — of the Sidewalk Saturday Artisan Market every Saturday at The Churchill, a celebration of artisans, connection and community in the heart of downtown Phoenix. 

The Churchill
901 N. 1st St., Phoenix

 

Dog Days at the Garden

Sunday

Enjoy a “pawsitively” perfect morning stroll through the Desert Botanical Garden as you and your pup explore the beauty and sniffs of the trails.

Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix

 

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:

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Sports This Weekend

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

Saturday:

 

Something Rotten!

Through June 18

Not content to let William Shakespeare get all the attention, the conniving but clueless Bottom brothers hatch a plan to cook up the next big stage hit. After an ill-advised trip to see Nostradamus’s food-obsessed nephew, they risk everything to produce what they believe will be the show of the future: the musical.

The Phoenix Theatre Company
1825 N. Central Ave., Phoenix

 

Chihuly in the Desert at Desert Botanical Garden & Taliesin West

Through June 19

Dale Chihuly returns to the Sonoran Desert with a stunning new exhibition at two of Arizona’s most iconic venues, Desert Botanical Garden and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West. Combining art, architecture and nature, Chihuly in the Desert is set against majestic saguaros, the striking Papago buttes and a World Heritage site. Chihuly’s masterpieces stun from day to night as color, light, and form come alive for the first time ever at two locations for a joint exhibition.

Desert Botanical Garden | Taliesin West
1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale

 

Immersive Klimt

Through June 19

From the streets of Imperial Vienna to the natural world of water lilies, vibrant blooms and mermaids, to his acclaimed Golden Phase, lose yourself in the vivid imagery and bold colors of Immersive Klimt, from the creators of Immersive Van Gogh. 

Lighthouse Artspace
4301 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale

 

Desert Rider

Through Sept. 18

Focused almost exclusively on Latinx and Indigenous artists, Desert Rider acknowledges the urgency to make space for voices and perspectives deeply rooted in the southwestern region.

Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix