Calendar: What to do in Phoenix from 6/12 – 6/25


Adam Carrolla will perform Friday, June 20 and Saturday, June 21 at Stand Up Live.

Tempe Community Market, It’s summer, which means time to eat healthy. You can still enjoy fresh produce and homemade knick-knacks during the dog days of summer. This market offers a community exchange, which welcomes produce from backyards including eggs, honey and artisan food! It’s a guarantee that you won’t go home empty handed. Mill Avenue Bridge, 620 N. Mill Avenue, Tempe,, Sundays, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., free

Food Truck Caravan, Scottsdale finally got its food truck fix and just in time for the summer! We can’t wait to try all the new food trucks including the infamous Satay Hut, SuperFarm SuperTruck and Great Balls.  This is a great cheap option for dinner all summer long. So go out and support these bite-sized businesses because who doesn’t like food truck food?Northwest corner of Fifth Avenue and Goldwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, 480.251.1769, ongoing Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., free

Trivia at Crescent Ballroom, Test your trivia skills this summer and enjoy specials on drinks while listening to rad music. Free concert tickets and gift cards will be awarded to the winners, and check out DJ Bruce as he spins between games. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave, Phoenix, 602.716.2222,, ongoing Sundays, 6 p.m., free

Hollywood Costume, The exhibition that has everyone talking celebrates and explores costume design as a key component of cinema storytelling. This must see exhibition, including costumes from all of your favorite films.Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, 602.257.1222,, Wednesday, March 2 through Sunday, July 6, $20

Life’s a Drag, Party Like a Queen, It’s the best drag show in town! You may not be royalty, but you better believe that every Thursday you can be a queen at Phoenix’s hottest music venue. Don’t be afraid to get little crazy and let your hair down. Oh, and the best part is it’s free! Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Avenue, Phoenix, 602.716.2222,, ongoing Thursdays through September 25, 10:30 p.m., free

Boundless: The Book Transformed in Contemporary Art, Even with Kindles, tablets and smartphones, books are still considered tangible objects that preserve literary culture. This exhibition challenges the traditional appearance of books by transforming their appearance into three-dimensional sculptures and explores new ways of storytelling. Instead of reading a book, go observe one. MesaContemporaryArtsMuseum, One E. Main Street, Mesa, 480. 644.6500, through Sunday, August 10, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., free

Sweat Your Asana Off Rooftop Yoga Series, If you are asking yourself “How will I exercise this summer without risking dehydration?,” inhale this solution and exhale all your worries. Join approximately 150 yogis every Tuesday night at the rooftop pool deck and enjoy stretching and sweating all summer long. LUSTRERooftopGarden, 2 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix,480.478.1765,,Tuesdays through September 2, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., $10

Summer Splash, Join downtown Chandler in a day of sunshine, swimming, community and of course, snow cones! Talk about sweet water fun. They have a dolphin water slide bounce house and a dunk tank! So put on your swimmies and get ready for this awesome summer Monday!Downtown Chandler, 3 S. Arizona Avenue, Chandler, 602.276.2499,, Monday, June 14, 9 a.m to 1 p.m., free

Gaming in Color, The proceeds for this screening will benefit Phoenix Gaymers, the organization featured in the film itself. The film is a full-length documentary exploring the gay gaming community and the rise of LGBTQ themes in video games. Filmbar, 815 N. Second Street, Phoenix, 602.595.9287,, Saturday, June 14, 2 p.m., $9

Farm to Table Localist Dinner with Chef Aaron Chamberlain, There is a strong chance you might not be in the local scene if you haven’t visited Café at Phoenix Public Market. If you haven’t, no need to lose your hipster cred. This is the perfect opportunity to go! Enjoy Arizona’s leading chef as locals enjoy dinner samples and appetizers and get up close and personal with Chef Chamberlain himself. Cafe at Phoenix Public Market, 14 E. Pierce Street, Phoenix, 602.253.2700, Monday, June 16, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., $15

Living to Tell the Story: A Memoir Workshop, Make connections through this workshop hosted by award-winning writer, Stella Pope Duarte. It’s open to all level of writers! So when your friends ask you what you did this summer, you can say, “Oh, I worked on my memoir.” Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe, 480.730.0205, Tuesday, June 17, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., $25

Phoenix Mercury vs. Minnesota Lynx, Get ready to support Phoenix lady b-ballers! That’s right, the Phoenix Mercury are taking on the Minnnesota Lynx. Join in on this super affordable event and enjoy the last of basketball season before football season takes over. US Airways Arena, 201 E Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 602.379.2000,, Wednesday, June 18, 7 p.m., $12-$125

Suns Dancer Auditions Prep Class, Do you think you have what it takes to be a Phoenix Suns dancer? The charisma, skills and high jumps? Here is your chance to fulfill your cheerleading dreams! Register for one of the nine prep classes to learn different dance and sideline routines. Be fully prepared to audition for the 2014-2015 Phoenix Suns squad. US Airways Center Annexus Practice Court, 201 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix,, Thursday, June 19, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., $25

Adam Carolla Live Podcast, After having to renounce to his broadcast on CBS radio, Adam Carolla started making podcasts and his first one reached iTunes #1 Podcasts Of 2009.  So it is HUGE that he is performing his fast selling podcasts at the standup live theater! You can’t miss the performance of one of the most versatile men in Hollywood!  Stand Up Live, 50 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 480.719.6100,, Friday, June 20 and Saturday, June 21, 7p.m., $35

Tilted Earth Wine and Music Tilted Earth Festival, Wine, music charity and, of course, WINE. This annual festival will bring in all of Northern Arizona’s wineries and offers something for the whole family, including sumo suits, inflatable jousts, face painting and so much more. Proceeds benefit the Cottonwood teen center. Riverfront Park, N. 10th Street, Cottonwood, 928.639.3200,, Saturday, June 21, 1 p.m. to 11 p.m., $45 adv and $50 day of, kids under 12 free

Desperado LGBT Film Festival, FilmBar will be hosting a showing of the critically acclaimed film, “Before You Know It.” This film will not only entertain you but it will get your wheels turning as it deals with social challenges from the Stonewall Riots. This event is perfect to stay out of the heat and expand your perspectives. FilmBar, 815 N. Second Street, Phoenix, 602.595.9287,, Saturday, June 21, 2 p.m., $9 

Phoenix Independents Bowl, It’s time to pull out those old vintage shirts and grab some pals to attend the indie bowl. This fourth annual bowling tournament brings together independent businesses, local bands and Arizona locals to determine the best bowler in Arizona! Trophies will be awarded to the best four person team. Let It Roll Bowl, 8925 N. 12th Street, Phoenix,, Sunday, June 22, 12 p.m., $80

Albert Rios, Also know as Arizona’s Poet Laureate, Alberto Rios will be reading his poetry. Surely all of the students he taught English to at ASU will come listen to their former professor, riiiight? The event is free, so take advantage. It is sure to be an event for the books. No, literally, check out Rios’ books. Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Road, Tempe, 480.350.2822,, Tuesday, June 24, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., free

“The Most of Lit Lounge”, This innovative performance will bring together groundbreaking storytelling with writers, musicians and performers from all over the nation. This star-studded event will bring people whose work has appeared on MTV, BET and the Oxygen Network. ScottsdaleMuseum of Contemporary Art, 7374 E. Second Street, Scottsdale, 480.874.4666,, Thursday, June 26, 7 p.m., $15, members $13


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