Radar: To Do in PHX 5.12-5.15

St. Paul & The Broken Bones. Courtesy of ATO Records.

At Fray, we’re here to ease you into another blistering weekend with a ton of indoor activities and sunblock. This week’s digital radar is your guide for events that are both cool and AC cool, or both. Choose between trippy music for your elevated mind or maybe you’ll drag yourself to a drag show. Pick between “Ghost the Musical” or “Jurassic Park” in concert. You’ll see dead people or dinosaurs! Whatever your tastes are, feel certain that Phoenix is your place for active living. Note: Some descriptions courtesy of event hosts and edited for clarity.


St. Paul & The Broken Bones at The Van Buren

A fever dream in sonic form, St. Paul & The Broken Bones’ new album “The Alien Coast” represents the most adventurous and original output yet from an ever-evolving musical powerhouse. In a profound shift for the Alabama-bred eight-piece, the band’s fourth full-length and first for ATO Records strays far from the time-bending soul of past work, arriving at a convergence of rock & roll, R&B, psychedelia and funk. At turns explosive, elegant, and unhinged, that sound makes for a majestic backdrop to St. Paul & The Broken Bones’ visceral exploration of the strangest dimensions of the human psyche. $32 advanced, $35 door; 7 p.m. doors. 401 W Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ; www.thevanburenphx.com // @thevanburenphx

Delphine Cortez and Joel Robin at The Nash Jazz Club

Thursdays don’t have to be a wild ride. There is no shame in a lovely, relaxing game before the weekend officially kicks off. Head to The Nash for the stunning voice of Delphine Cortez set against the tickled ivories of Joel Robin’s superior piano playing. Wine, beer, soft drinks and snacks will be available for purchase! Free; 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 110 E Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ; thenash.org // @thenashjazz


Rock n’ Cosmic Bowl at Let It Roll Bowl

Remember when the only thing you could do on a Friday night, as a kid, was go bowling? Recall how thrilling it was when the lights were completely shut off for Cosmic Bowling, with nothing but lasers and music to guide your game? Well, you don’t have to be a kid to enjoy it. Dust off that competitive streak at Let It Roll Bowl, where striking out is a good thing! Pay by the hour! You choose how long! – Music, Laser Light Show, Prizes, Food, Bar, Digital Dining & More. $32.99 per hour per lane up to 6 people + shoes rental price. 6 p.m. to 12 a..m, 8925 North 12th St., Phoenix, AZ; letitrollbowl.com // @letitrollbowl

Diva Royale Drag Show

Featuring the finest In Scottsdale Drag Queen Dinner and Brunch Shows and Female Celebrity Impersonation. Get Up Close And Personal With Your Host Diva Drag Queen and Her Guest Drag Queen Divas such as Madonna, Dolly Parton, Celine Dion, Liza Minnelli, Adele, Nicki Minaj, Whitney Houston, Sia, Britney Spears, Beyonce and many other celebrity impersonators (Specific celebrity Drag Queens vary according to city, location and date). $30 general admission/$55 VIP admission/more VIP options available; 4434 North Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale, AZ; dragqueenshow.com


Red Velvet Burlesque Show 

First of all, this is a show for people who respect burlesque and burlesque dancers! Please don’t pack your misogyny that night. Secondly, welcome! Red Velvet Entertainment combines the very best in burlesque and cabaret performances to provide an experience unmatched by any other production company. We have burlesque dancers from around the world to provide new and entertaining performances. Once you visit Red Velvet Entertainment, you will never need to see another burlesque show in Scottsdale. We offer only the best from the industry and all of our clients leave feeling satisfied. $35 general admission, $50 preferred seating, VIP options available, 6 p.m. 4280 N Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ; redvelvetburlesqueshow.com // @redvelvetburlesqueshow

“Ghost the Musical” at Arizona Broadway Theatre

Bust out the clay wheel and The Righteous Brothers because the hit film Ghost has been adapted into a musical and it’s all we want to see right now! Pennies floating through the air! Mediums! An apartment in NYC that no one could afford! This is an amazing opportunity to see a heartbreakingly beautiful film, on the stage. Don’t worry about the adaptation because it was adapted to the stage by the film’s screenwriter! We’re in danger girl, of having a great time! $85 performance only, $110 performance + dinner; 12 p.m. + 5:30 p.m. shows; 7701 West Paradise Ln, Peoria, AZ; azbroadway.org // @arizonabroadway


“Jurassic Park” in Concert at Symphony Hall

This is the last time to see this so you’re gonna want to slap on a pair of khakis and get to it! The action-packed adventure pits man against prehistoric predators in the ultimate battle for survival. Featuring visually stunning imagery and groundbreaking special effects, this epic film is sheer movie magic 65 million years in the making. Now audiences can experience Jurassic Park as never before: projected in HD with The Phoenix Symphony orchestra performing John Williams’ iconic score live to picture. Welcome…to Jurassic Park! This film is Rated PG-13. $34 to $102; 2 p.m.; 75 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZphoenixsymphony.org // @phoenixsymphony

Farmer’s Market North at DC Ranch Village Health Club & Spa

After a weekend of drinking or too much sun, it’s time to head to the farmer’s market to replenish your body with some good stuff. Visit with over 30 vendors that range from fresh fruit, produce, baked goods, handmade items, dog treats, coffee, food trucks, & more! New vendors added weekly + an updated list of vendors to find each weekend posted on our Instagram @fmnscottsdale. Free. 8am to 11am. 18501 North Thompson Peak Pkwy., Scottsdale, AZ; farmersmarket-northscottsdale.com // @fmnscottsdale 

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