Things To Do This Weekend: August 3-5
When: Show times Fri., Sat., and Sun., from 12p.m. to 5:30p.m.
Location: Arizona Broadway Theatre
How much: Costs vary based on seating. Dinner options available.
If you’re a fan of musical theatre spectacle, huge production numbers and AMAZING choreography, then The Will Rogers Follies is your ticket this summer to Broadway fun here in the Valley of the Sun! Winner of 9 TONY Awards (Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Director and Choreographer), The Will Rogers Follies focuses on the life and career of famed humorist and performer Will Rogers (“Oklahoma’s favorite son”).
When: Fri. 10am-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm
Location: University of Phoenix Stadium
How much: $5.00 Adults, $2.00 Children 3-12, Free for 2 and under
The air-conditioned University of Phoenix Stadium is overflowing with Home & Garden Companies from across the valley ready to make your best deal! Beautiful walk-through Garden Landscapes featuring the latest trends in creative plant use, landscape architecture, design and outdoor living accessories will be on display. Shop, Compare and Save with over 1000 exhibits filled with hundreds of the Valley’s most reputable companies.
When: Fri., Aug. 3 at 7 p.m.
Location: Palo Verde Golf Course
How much: $100/foursome
The 9-hole course is lined with glow lights as each player will receive a glow necklace and glow ball, each foursome will receive a flash light to wave up the next foursome, golfers walk or pull a cart, a tournament format as a four-person scramble and includes prizes and a goodie bag for each player. Register by phone or at golf course by 5:00 p.m. the day prior to event.
When: Fri., Aug 3 from 5:30-9 p.m.
Location: Arizona Science Center
How much: $13 Member Pre-registration, $15 Non-member Pre-registration, $17 Member Night Of, $19 Non-member Night Of
Spend a night tasting local beer while attending a science lecture on the biology of beer by Michael Mallozzi. Attend a lecture presentation at 7 p.m. and learn the science of beer making then enjoy a planetarium show at 8:15 p.m. This event will feature valley brewers, including Gordon Biersch and Rock Bottom.
When: Sat., Aug 4 from 7-9 p.m.
Location: Desert Botanical Garden
How much: Adults $18, seniors $15, children $8. Tour is free with garden admission.
Flashlight tours are a sensory adventure where you will see, hear and feel the desert night. The self-paced stroll along the main trail to 10 discovery stations is perfect for families and children of all ages. Don’t miss meeting Moccasin, a great horned owl during the August 4 flashlight tour. Remember to bring your own flashlights.
When: If it is raining, don’t go until the rains have stopped. Call the park to be certain that the trails and roads are passable.
Location: Located in the White Tank Mountains, northwest of Phoenix at White Tank Mountain Regional Park.
How much: $6.00 per car. Annual passes are available.
Waterfall Trail is a great hiking trail for people of all ages at any time of the year, but especially exciting when there’s a cascading waterfall. The hike is considered an easy one, and is just less than 2 miles round trip. The first .4 mile in is barrier-free. At about the midway point to the end of the trail at the waterfall, you’ll find Petroglyph Plaza. Waterfall Trail is one of the best areas in the Valley for seeing Hohokam petroglyphs.
When: Sun., Aug. 5 at 8:30 p.m.
Location: Comerica Theatre
How much: Tickets cost $39.50
Weird Al is an American singer-songwriter, music producer, accordionist, actor, comedian, writer, satirist, and parodist. Yankovic is known for his humorous songs that make light of popular culture and that often parody specific songs by contemporary musical acts. He has sold more than 12 million albums (as of 2007),[ recorded more than 150 parody and original songs,and has performed more than 1,000 live shows.
When: Store hours on Sunday are 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM.
Location: 9380 W. Glendale Ave. Glendale, AZ 85305
How much: Pricing varies
Cabela’s Glendale, Arizona Retail Store is located near the new Cardinals Stadium. In addition to offering quality outdoor merchandise, the 160,000 sq. ft. showroom is an educational and entertainment attraction, featuring a décor of museum-quality animal displays, huge aquariums and trophy animals interacting in realistic re-creations of their natural habitats, and an indoor archery range.