Ah, June is here in the Valley, which means summer is here! Say a cheer! Fortunately, there is no shortage of pool parties in Phoenix or indoor activities to keep you out of the heat and having fun. There’s still a ton to do during the summer – you just have to know where to look (and you’re in the right place)!
Saturday, June 1st
– Hotel Adeline is hosting “Liquid Sunshine,” a pool party featuring a live DJ, inflatable floats, and signature cocktails. The event goes from 1-6pm. Free.
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– Break out your beach and luau attire and head over to Wasted Grain in Scottsdale for a party to welcome summer. The dance floor will be transformed and there will be live DJs. Free, starts at 9pm.
Sunday, June 2nd
– Beer? Brunch? Four Peaks is hosting an epic four-course meal that features great brunch favorites paired with complimentary brews. Tickets are $55 which includes tax and tip. 11am-1pm.
– The Japanese Friendship Garden is hosting a jazz and wine night, where you can enjoy happy hour pricing on wine, sake, and beer. Listen to medleys of jazz classics and modern favorites from 6-9pm. Tickets are $7.
Monday, June 3rd
– The Alamo Drafthouse in Chandler is hosting a “Top Gun” movie party where you can enjoy the classic ‘80s film starring Tom Cruise. Starts at 7:15pm, tickets are $12.94.
– Sound Art Arizona is heading to Crescent Ballroom to showcase experiments in sound and art. The non-profit organization was founded in 2017 and is dedicated to raising awareness of sound art in Arizona. The exhibition will feature a lot of unique sounds and the stage will be opened up to those in the crowd as well! Free at 7:30pm.
Tuesday, June 4th
– Book nerds! Head over to Changing Hands and the First Draft Book Bar in Phoenix for their “First Fiction at First Draft” night, featuring three debut novelists reading excerpts from their novels and answering questions. The event is free, though there are VIP options that allow you perks such as photos with the authors and signed copies of the books. 7-9pm.
– Are you a Friends fanatic? Test your knowledge of the iconic TV series with an epic trivia night at Growler USA. You can register a team for free or reserve a single ticket if you want to be placed on one. 7-9pm.
Wednesday, June 5th
– Another month, another Bar Flies reading series event – this month’s theme is secrets. Head over to Valley Bar to listen to performers tell stories surrounding the topic and prepare to be entertained. 6pm, $10.
– Bottega Pizzeria Ristorante is hosting their monthly wine dinner, featuring a four-course dinner with blends from the Tuscany region. The night will feature a culinary presentation with a wine expert on hand to answer any questions. 6-8:30pm.
Thursday, June 6th
– The Whining Pig is hosting a free mead tasting, where you can enjoy a variety of fermented honey beverages. Head over between 5-7pm.
– The Saguaro Scottsdale is hosting a sunset paddleboard yoga session to help take your practice to the next level. No experience is needed, as the class is designed for all skill levels and the instructors help make modifications to keep it fun. 6:30-7:30pm, $45.
Friday, June 7th
– Get your fix of ‘90s R&B and Hip Hop at a dance party hosted at Crescent Ballroom. There will be DJs spinning all of the classics for you to groove to. Tickets are $3 in advance, $5 day of the show. 9pm.
– Maybe R&B and hip hop aren’t your favorite music genres, but you still feel like going to a dance party. The Van Buren is hosting “Fab Friday” where music from the ultimate pop divas will be played – from Lady Gaga to Ariana Grande and more. Tickets are $8. 10pm.
Saturday, June 8th
– Attend an old-fashioned ice cream social after taking a guided tour of the historic 1895 Rosson House downtown. The day will feature a lot of relaxation and socializing with opportunities to play croquet. Costumes encouraged with some available upon request. 3-5pm, $15.
– Driftwood Coffee is hosting a photography show that will capture the story of downtown Peoria and highlight art from creators in the city. Enjoy opening night festivities from 6-9pm.
Sunday, June 9th
– Downtown Chandler is highlighting all their best brunch spots with the “You’re Bacon Me Crazy Brunch Crawl,” featuring eight different participating restaurants. Registration is $15 and includes sunglasses and free parking. Then, you can enjoy a small bite and a drink for $7 at each venue. 10am-2pm.
– Enjoy the Phoenix Art Museum for free as a part of their monthly partnership with Discount Tire. The event starts at 12pm and runs until 5pm.
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Monday, June 10th
– Southern Rail is celebrating Bourbon week by allowing you to choose three bourbon varieties (from a list of 13) for $23. They’ll also be offering food specials including a bacon, bourbon, and apple cobbler.
– Head over to the Marquee Theatre for an acoustic show featuring punk rock band The Offspring. You’ll hear some of their top hits, including “Self Esteem” and “The Kids Aren’t Alright.” General admission tickets are $35. 7:30pm.
Tuesday, June 11th
– Are you all too familiar with everything Mean Girls? Do you want to put your knowledge to the test with some ultimate trivia? Answer questions about the iconic film from 7-9pm, over at Growler USA for free.
– The Canal Club is hosting a Bacardi Rum dinner that takes you on a journey through the history of the liquor that dates back to the 1800s. The four-course menu will highlight the alcohol. 7-10pm, tickets are $70 plus tax and tip.
Wednesday, June 12th
– Tired of dating apps? Wanting to make a connection in-person? PHX Fray is hosting a fun speed dating night where you can enjoy happy hour while meeting other local singles at Helio Basin Brewing Company. 7-9pm.
– Brooklyn music duo Great Good Fine Ok are bringing their talents to Crescent Ballroom for an intimate show that highlights their synthpop sounds. $17, 8pm.
Thursday, June 13th
– Film Bar is hosting a Race & Revolution film series and is kicking off the series with a screening of “Mad Max Fury Road.” The series will feature a post-screening discussion about the cultural and social ideas presented in the movie. 7pm, $9.95.
– The Arizona Science Center has a state-of-the-art laser system with 14 special effects, and they’re inviting you to enjoy the light shows while listening to Beyonce and Queen! Enjoy the energy, cocktails, and even karaoke. 6-10pm, $10.
Friday, June 14th
– Changing Hands is hosting Queer Eye star and fashion designer Tan France to talk about his memoir, “Naturally Tan,” over at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix. Ticket packages range, with options starting at $36.40. 7-9pm.
– The Nash is closing out their JAZZmeetsPOETRY series with a tribute to rapper/actor Tupac Shakur. The night will feature poets and jazz musicians coming together to create art on the spot starting at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15.
Saturday, June 15th
– Ready for the most awesome pool party of the summer!? Come get Fray-zy with us on June 15th as we kick off summer with our 3rd Annual Pool Party! It’s going down at Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix-Tempe from 12-5pm and is FREE for all PHX Fray players, so we guarantee FOMO for all of those who don’t attend.
– It’s time for the 13th annual Bloomin’ Beerfest taking place at the Irish Cultural Center. The night commemorates the novel Ulysses and features craft beer tastings, live music, and much more. Tickets are $30 (or non-drinker tickets are available for $12). 7-11pm.
– Preacher Lawson is hitting the stage at Stand-Up Live in Phoenix. The comedian became popular after his appearances on America’s Got Talent and will be performing two shows this Saturday at 7 and 9:30pm. Tickets are $25.
Sunday, June 16th
– ClassicalFusionDance is heading to the Phoenix Center for the Arts for “L.O.V.E.,” a show that explores all different types of love and the feelings that come with them. Tickets are $15 and the show starts at 2pm.
– Hear all of the obscure anecdotes surrounding Phoenix events, people, and places as a part of the History Underground series taking place at Valley Bar. Tickets are $5 for the 7pm show.
Monday, June 17th
– Attend a Paint Nite over at the Old Spaghetti Factory, where you’ll be led step-by-step to create a work of art. All the materials will be provided as a part of the $35 ticket price, with food and drinks available for purchase. 7pm.
– Singer/songwriter Jamila Woods is bringing her talent to the Valley Bar stage for a poetic performance, featuring powerful lyrics and artistry. See her up close in-person starting at 8pm. $15.
Tuesday, June 18th
– Rapper Machine Gun Kelly will be performing at The Van Buren as a part of his Hotel Diablo World Tour. Tickets are $30 for the 8pm show.
– It’s time for a Comedy Open Mic night featuring a lineup of comedians and up-and-coming talent. The best part is you can enjoy the show for free over at Crescent Ballroom starting at 8pm.
Wednesday, June 19th
– The Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix is launching their newest art space as a part of a mixed media happy hour. There will be complimentary bites and sips along with drink specials while you get to know artists and advocates in the community. Free, 5:30pm.
– Stand Up Live is hosting “Freak Show,” a variety show that features comedy, performance art, drag, and other bizarre, fun performances. Tickets are $20, 8pm.
Thursday, June 20th
– Burger Theory is hosting a beer dinner featuring brews from Walter Station Brewery. The night will feature four courses paired with complimentary beers. Tickets are $48.87, which includes tax. 7pm.
– The extremely popular R&B singer Khalid is heading to the Gila River Arena as a part of his Free Spirit World Tour coming off his latest album release on April 5th. Tickets range in price, starting at $25.20. 7:30pm.
Friday, June 21st
– Queer eye star and hair queen Jonathan Van Ness is headed to Comerica Theatre for a night of entertainment, and you can snag tickets for the 7pm show starting at $45.
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– A roller disco dance party is taking place at the Van Buren, where you can enjoy open skating all night, disco and boogie tracks, and much more. 70’s and 80’s inspired costumes are encouraged. Tickets are $12-$15 depending on if you rent skates. 8pm.
Saturday, June 22nd
– The Downtown Chandler Brewery Crawl will take you to five different breweries in the area, including SanTan Brewing Company and The Perch. The $30 tickets will get you a pint at every venue. 2-7pm.
– It’s “Pop Punk Nite” over at The Van Buren, where live bands will be playing covers and original songs and a DJ will be spinning your favorite hits all night. Enjoy a photo booth, drink specials, and more. $15.
Sunday, June 23rd
– Participate in a 75-minute yoga class at Chase Field followed by the Giants vs. D-backs game. Your ticket package includes the class and the game as well as a t-shirt, with packages starting at $25.
– Changing Hands Phoenix is honoring National Typewriter Day with a “Type-In” – featuring demos, displays, drink specials, and much more. 11am-4pm.
Monday, June 24th
– Get to Rott n’ Grapes in Roosevelt for their Monday Trivia night and enjoy specials on a bottle of wine and bruschetta ($25 for a board and any bottle under $30). Trivia is free from 7-9pm.
– It’s time for The Groove Theory! Crescent Ballroom presents a night of spontaneous collaboration in music that’s free in the lounge starting at 8pm.
Tuesday, June 25th
– The D-backs are taking on their NL West Rivals, The LA Dodgers, and you can snag a ticket to the action starting at $19. The game starts at 6:40pm.
– Post-punk band Priests are heading to Valley Bar promoting their second LP, The Seduction of Kansas. Fans of punk and rock should take a listen and enjoy the intimate show. $15, starts at 8pm.
Wednesday, June 26th
– C.S. Lewis fans can attend a free lecture about the famous Irish author best known for The Chronicles of Narnia. Dr. Stephanie Derrick will be talking about his stories and theology novels at the Irish Cultural Center. Starts at 7pm.
– DJ Byron Fenix presents “Soul Deluxe,” which is a night of sounds broadcast live via RadioPhoenix.org. The night will feature music ranging from disco to hip hop and beyond. Head to Valley Bar at 9pm for the free night.
Thursday, June 27th
– The Lost Leaf is hosting the Phoenix Poetry Slam, where 15 poets compete in three rounds of performance that is judged by randomly selected audience members. Free, 7pm.
– Local First Arizona, Sazerac Phoenix, and Del Bac Whiskey are all coming together at FilmBar for a screening of Urbanized. The documentary features a variety of planners, politicians and others that talk about the advantages and disadvantages of urban living. After the film, you’ll go next door to Sazerac Phoenix for a cocktail and conversations about subjects featured in the film. $20-25.
Friday, June 28th
– It’s time again for the Craft Rave taking place at Changing Hands in Downtown Phoenix. The night features five nonstop hours of crafting with one-on-one instruction from artisans. Admission is $4, then you can buy a number of $5 tickets to participate in various crafts. From wooden earrings to handmade envelopes, there’s something for everyone. 5:30-10:30pm.
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– Head to The Van Buren for “Who’s Bad,” a tribute to Michael Jackson that has sold out nearly 50 venues in the UK. The night will feature all the hits of the late pop star. Starts at 8pm, $20-25.
Saturday, June 29th
– Celebrate the 4th of July a few days early with a “Red, White, and Booze Bar Crawl” presented by yours truly here at PHX Fray! We’ll be crawling through the best bars in Old Town from 3-8pm. Tickets include five free drinks and access to drink specials along the way. Plus, register by 6/22 and receive a free tank top!
Sunday, June 30th
– Get ready for a brunch party taking place at Copper Blues Live at Desert Ridge Marketplace. “Om-Lit” is a party brunch experience that features great food and a live DJ among other specials. 11am-3pm.
– Rock band Coheed and Cambria is coming to Phoenix for a show at Comerica Theatre, and you can grab tickets starting at $39.50. Show starts at 6:30pm.