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August 2014: Things, Places & Peeps

Saturday, August 2, 2014   /   by Natasha Tomlinson

August 2014: Things, Places & Peeps

Arizona Cardinals Football
The Arizona Cardinals begin pre-season football games in August.  They play home games at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ.
Various dates and times in August

http://www.azcardinals.com/team/season-schedule.html

 

Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball
The Arizona Diamondbacks play professional baseball at Chase Field in Phoenix.   Day, afternoon, and evening games.
Various dates and times in August

http://arizona.diamondbacks.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=ari

 

Arizona Rookie League Baseball
Minor League Baseball has 12 Rookie League teams in the Phoenix area.  The season takes place in June, July and August, 56 games.  You can catch a game (free admission, usually in the evening) in Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, Glendale, Goodyear, Peoria, or Surprise.
Various dates and times in August

http://www.milb.com/milb/schedule/index.jsp?leagues=l120,l121,l110,l122,l113,l123,l124,l117,l118,l127,l126,l112,l128,l116,l111,l109

 

Farmers Markets
Vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers, breads, jams, cheeses, juices, local specialty foods and crafts.  Several locations.
Various dates and locations in August

http://phoenix.about.com/od/foodanddrink/ss/Phoenix-Farmers-Markets.htm

 

Movies at the Museum
Independent and classic cinema and documentaries relating to art, artists, and works on view in the Museum, usually followed by discussion.  Free with paid museum admission.  First come, first seated.  Phoenix Art Museum.
Various dates in August

http://www.phxart.org/events/film

 

Phoenix Mercury WNBA Basketball
The women of the Phoenix Mercury play professional basketball at the US Airways Center.
Various dates and times in August

http://www.wnba.com/mercury/index_main.html

 

Kids Play Golf for Free

Junior golfers ages 17 and under will play for FREE -- every day, all day -- at any of the three city of Phoenix nine-hole courses this summer, when accompanied by a paid adult.  Golfers can enjoy the “Kids Play Free” program from June 1 through Aug. 31.

The program is designed to encourage families to enjoy golf together and to promote junior golf in Phoenix.  The special is good for one youth per adult.  If only one adult is present, additional kids’ rounds are only $5 each.  Junior participants will also receive a free PING hat while supplies last!

Every Day through August 31

http://phoenix.gov/news/052814kidgolf.html

 

Birds in the Garden
Join expert birders for a morning bird walk along the Garden Trails.  Everyone, including first-time birders, is welcome.  Wear a hat, sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes.  Bring binoculars.  Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix.  This activity is included in the regular admission fee.
Every Monday, May - September; 7 a.m.

http://www.dbg.org/

 

Art Bridge Thursdays
Crafters, jewelers, and artists displaying their work in an outdoor setting with live demonstrations and entertainment in Downtown Scottsdale on the Marshall Way Pedestrian Bridge.  Family Friendly.  Free admission.

Every Thursday; 5 p.m. - 10p.m.

http://www.artisanmarketsaz.com/index.php

 

Scottsdale ArtWalk
ArtWalks are free to the public every Thursday evening along Main Street from Scottsdale Rd. west to Goldwater Blvd., and on Marshall Way north of Indian School Rd. to Fifth Ave.  Restaurants, museums and free trolley and/or horse-drawn carriage rides are available during ArtWalk to transport folks from numerous free parking areas throughout the Scottsdale Arts District and Scottsdale Downtown.

Every Thursday; 7 - 9 p.m.

http://scottsdalegalleries.com/

 

Flashlight Tours at Desert Botanical Garden
See, hear and feel the desert night including, nighthawks, tortoises, insects and night-blooming flowers.  Bring a flashlight and wear comfortable shoes.  Tours begin at 7 p.m.  Recommended for families and children of all ages.  Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.
Every Thursday and Saturday through August 30; 7 - 9 p.m.

http://dbg.org/events-exhibitions/tours-activities

 

Live & Local Fridays
Local bands perform in air-conditioned comfort at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.  Family friendly, general admission seating $10.
Fridays through August 15; Happy hour starts at 6 p.m., Concert starts at 8 p.m.

http://www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org/about/press/2014/06/summer-concert-series/

 

Desert Ridge Marketplace Concerts
Free concerts on two stages in North Phoenix at Desert Ridge Marketplace.
Every Friday & Saturday Night in August

http://www.shopdesertridge.com/events/live-music/

 

Rewind Sundays at the Arizona Biltmore

A pool party at the Arizona Biltmore in Central Phoenix.  DJ music on Sunday afternoons at the Paradise Pool.  A rare opportunity for people who are not resort guests to visit the iconic property and enjoy the pool.  Free admission.
Every Sunday through August 31; 1 - 5 p.m.

http://www.arizonabiltmore.com/Events/SummerHolidays.aspx

 

First Friday
Visit more than 100 downtown Phoenix art galleries, studios and art spaces.  Free admission.
First Friday of the Month; 6 - 10 p.m.

http://phoenix.about.com/cs/enter/a/firstfriday.htm

 

Dog Days of Summer
Glendale's annual canine celebration.  Pet activities, contests, prizes, picnic. Downtown Glendale.
Saturday, August 2; 7 a.m. - 10 a.m.

https://www.google.com/calendar/render?eid=amxycjlwdWF1azQxZTJxamJyNXA3MnNrcm8gd2VibWFzdGVyQGdsZW5kYWxlYXouY29t&ctz=America/Phoenix&sf=true&output=xml

 

2nd Friday Night Out in Mesa
Live music, entertainment, art walk, prizes.  Each month has a theme.  Family friendly.  Free admission.  On Main Street in Downtown Mesa.

Second Friday of the Month; 6 - 10 p.m.

http://www.2ndfridaynightout.com/

 

Free Art Friday
Preschoolers and their parents participate in an activity involving art and/or music.  The theme varies from month to month.  No registration required.  Free admission.  Tempe.
Friday, August 8; 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

http://www.tempe.gov/city-hall/community-services/facilities/edna-vihel-center/free-art-friday

 

Prowl & Play at the Phoenix Zoo
Guided night hike along the darkened trails of the Zoo and find out what sort of silly antics the "animals" are up to when no one is around.  Water fun, train rides, music and games.  Phoenix Zoo.  Prowl & Play Pass: $15 for members, $20 for general admission; Individual Night Tickets: $6 members, $8 general admission.
Friday & Saturday,  August 8 & 9; 6 - 9:30 p.m.

http://phoenixzoo.org/event-items/prowl-and-play/

 

Birds 'n' Beer
Birds 'n Beer offers local professionals a fun and refreshing way to learn about Arizona birds and other wildlife while networking with fellow nature-lovers.  Have a cold brew while enjoying an enlightening and lively presentation on Arizona nature.  Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center in Phoenix.  RSVP requested 602-468-6470.  Free admission
Third Thursday of the Month.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m., program begins at 6:30 p.m.

http://riosalado.audubon.org/

 

Downtown Chandler Art Walk
Visit more than 70 artisans set up along the streets in front of the unique shops and cafes of Historic Downtown Chandler.  Free admission.
Third Friday of the Month; 6 - 10 p.m.

http://chandlerartwalk.com/

 

CopperCon
Science fiction convention.  Seminars, demos, gaming, LARPs, charity auction, anime room. Authors, artists, musicians.  Avondale.
Friday - Sunday, August 22 - 24

http://www.casfs.org/cucon/index.html

 

El Zaribah Corn Fest & Arts and Crafts Show
Food, corn for sale, craft vendors, music prizes.  Free admission.  Phoenix.
Saturday & Sunday, August 24 & 25; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

http://www.el-zaribah.org/activities/cornfest

 

India Nite
Dancing, singing, music, plays.  An India Independence Day celebration.  Phoenix.

Saturday, August 23; 4 - 8 p.m.

http://www.iaphx.org/IndiaNite/tabid/101/Default.aspx

 

 

 

 

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