10 Fun Things to Do in Phoenix and Scottsdale This Month
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A Joyful Rising
Through June 13
Biblical parables come to life in this production, which draws from various theatrical traditions, such as clowning, pantomime, charades, acrobatics and vaudeville. The score includes a string of popular songs, including “Day by Day,” “All for the Best” and “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord.” Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria, azbroadway.org, (623) 776-8400.
“The Four Seasons”
Through June 5
The natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert landscape is the backdrop for the choreography of Ib Andersen, artistic director of Ballet Arizona. Set to the dramatic score of Antonio Vivaldi, this world-premiere performance interprets through movement the spirit of nature with a journey through winter, spring, summer and fall. Tuesday-Saturday, 8 p.m., Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, balletaz.org, (602) 381-1096.
Raise Your Glass
Wine & Wright Tour
June 4-July 30
Happy hour meets golden hour as guests sip on beverages with a backdrop of Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic architecture and the distinctive landscape of the Sonoran Desert prior to a 60-minute guided tour of Wright’s home and laboratory. Tours begin at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.; bar hours, 4-6 p.m. Reservations are required. Taliesin West, 12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale, franklloydwright.org, (480) 860-2700.
Striking a Chord
Summer Concert Series
June 6-July 4
Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy live music by Rock Lobster on June 6; People Who Could Fly on June 13; Abba Fab on June 20; “Piano Men: Generations,” a Billy Joel and Elton John tribute on June 27; and JJ’s Band on July 4. Guests are invited to pack a picnic or patronize food trucks that will be on site. 7:30-9 p.m. (gates open at 5 p.m.). Reservations are required in advance for an 8-by-8-foot space that includes admission for up to six people. McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, 7301 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale, therailroadpark.com, (480) 312-2312.
Set Sail for Laughs
June 18-July 11
Take a fateful trip down memory lane with this musical version of the iconic ’60s TV show. The nautical comedy follows seven castaways shipwrecked on a remote desert island and the shenanigans that ensue as they build huts, explore their surroundings and Gilligan foils the best-laid rescue plans. Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria, azbroadway.org, (623) 776-8400.
World’s Oldest Rodeo
June 28 – July 4
The Old West comes alive as Prescott Frontier Days celebrates 134 years this summer with eight rodeo performances, a parade, Happy Hearts Rodeo for Exceptional Children, dance, cowboy church, and arts and crafts. Various Prescott locations, worldsoldestrodeo.com, (928) 445-4320.
Alonzo King LINES Ballet
Created with the purpose of touching hearts and stirring minds through dance, the world-renowned contemporary ballet company embraces a spirit of inquiry and openness to change, combined with a reverence for legacy and history. Experience the troupe’s transformative and revelatory dance with two new works: “The Personal Element” and “Azoth.” Seating is socially distanced. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, (480) 499-8587.
Red, White and Boom!
Scottsdale 4th of July
Taking place in air-conditioned comfort, this family-friendly, patriotic wonderland boasts a bounty of picnic foods, including hot dogs, hamburgers, watermelon and desserts, plus movies, an interactive game area and fireworks finale. 5-9:30 p.m. A drive-in tailgate option begins at 7 p.m., WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, scottsdale4th.com.
The Grammy Award-winning ensemble is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for its seamless blend of 12 male voices ranging from soprano to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature. The concert is hosted by Phoenix Chamber Music Society. 3 p.m., Central United Methodist Church, 1875 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, phoenixchambermusicsociety.org, (602) 252-0095.
Be Part of the Art
“Immersive Van Gogh”
July 29-Sept. 26
Step into “Starry Night” and other masterpieces as this digital art installation brings to life the legendary works of Vincent Van Gogh. The exhibit merges state-of-the-art technology, theatrical storytelling and world-class animation, illuminating the painter’s artistic genius with a curated selection of images from Van Gogh’s 2,000-plus lifetime catalog of masterpieces, all complemented by classical music. The hour-long, timed-entry, walk-through experience features digitally projected social distancing circles on the gallery floors to ensure appropriate spacing as you wander through the works of the Dutch post-impressionist artist. Face masks are required. The event takes place at a Phoenix location to be announced soon. Visit vangoghphx.com for times and ticket information.