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12 Main Events in Phoenix This Independence Day Weekend

This is a curated list of weekly events (June 28 – July 4) around the Phoenix area.
Please check each website for last minute confirmation or cancellations.

Beer Paired Dinner at Pedal Haus
Thursday, June 30

Master Brewer Derek Osborne of Pedal Haus Brewery is teaming up with Food Network Chef Brett Vibber from WILD Arizona Cuisine to create a five-course dinner paired with beer. The menu includes Wild mushroom potstickers paired with Mexican amber lager, Arizona Wagyu brisket, native grain stew and spring vegetables served with Haus IPA and a milk-bread pudding for dessert with a Belgian style triple beer. Tickets are limited.

Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration
Monday, July 4

The patriotic celebration at WestWorld is full of cool, indoor family fun featuring bull-riding, a dog show, games and food. Tickets & more at scottsdale4th.com

World’s Oldest Rodeo
June 28 – July 4

For 135 years, the city of Prescott will celebrate a tradition going as far back as the Old West. In addition to bucking broncos, there’s a parade, arts and crafts, and a cowboy church. Call for times, ticket prices and Prescott locations, 928-445-4320, worldsoldestrodeo.com

Nickelodeon’s The SpongeBob Musical
Through July 17

The cheery sponge has already conquered both the small and silver screen. Now he takes the stage as he and his friends Patrick, Squidward and Sandy try to save their home from complete and total destruction. The cast will perform songs written by The Flaming Lips, John Legend and They Might Be Giants. $59.99-$89.99, check website for times, Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Ln., Peoria, 623-776-8400, azbroadway.org

LaloLand
Through August 7

You can see the self-taught muralist Lalo Cota’s distinctive sugar skulls on the walls of Roosevelt Row or supporting the Suns or Diamondbacks. But the painter has been making art inspired by Mexican folk art and lowrider culture for two decades. This exhibition collects some of his best work. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, (480) 644-6500, mesaartscenter.com

Brad Kahlhamer: Swap Meet
Through October 19

Chances are you’ve seen a swap meet while driving throughout the Southwestern United States. Native American artist Brad Kahlhamer examines his fascination with the diversity of the items sold in these spaces and the community of people who inhabit them. Wed. and Fri.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs., 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 7374 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale, (480) 874-4666, smoca.org

Talking Trash: A Junk Exhibition
Through October 3

A single shirt button or a Lego isn’t much to look at by themselves. Combine these objects with other found items, and they form a beautifully designed and Earth-friendly art piece. These works by Arizona artists Shari Keith and Claire Ploppet Johnson prove that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., FOUND:RE Contemporary Gallery, 1100 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, (602) 875-8000, foundrecontemporary.com

Interwoven: Telarana Fiber Arts Guild
Through June 30

While the pandemic left us all feeling disconnected, the Telaraña Fiber Arts Guild challenged each other to create work inspired by this theme: “Arizona’s landscape inspires all who live and visit here.” The result is striking images fashioned by weaving, spinning, basketry, knitting, crochet, lacemaking, felting and dyeing that show how connected we are. Scottsdale Public Art Exhibition at Civic Center Public Gallery, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, scottsdalepublicart.org

U-Pick Garden
Through June 30

Sweet corn, tomatoes, bell peppers, collard greens and other fresh in-season vegetables are waiting for you to pick them. W, F-Sa, 7-11 a.m., $2 per pound for most items. Tolmachoff Farms, 5726 N. 75th Ave., Glendale, 602-999-3276, tolmachoff-farms.com

Always, Patsy Cline…
Through August 7

With a soundtrack by the queen of country music herself, this is the true story of Louise Seger, who was Patsy Cline’s pen pal until her untimely death. Call for times and ticket prices. Hormel Theatre, 1825 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 602-254-2151, phoenixtheatre.com

Arizona Diamondbacks

Baseball finally returns to Arizona as the D-backs take on the San Diego Padres, Jun. 28-29. Call for times and ticket prices. Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-514-8400, dbacks.com

Phoenix Mercury
June 29

Last year’s WNBA Western Conference Champions will take the court against the Indiana Fever, Jun. 29. Call for times and ticket prices. Footprint Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-379-7800, mercury.wnba.com

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