Radar: To Do in PHX 7.14-7.17

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We’re here to ease you into a time travelin’ weekend. This week’s digital radar is your guide for events that are for everyone everywhere. Choose between the 80’s or the 90’s. Honey, stretch that body out with some tai-chi. Whatever your tastes are (sweet not sour), feel certain that Phoenix is your place for active living. Note: Some descriptions courtesy of event hosts and edited for clarity.


Frida Kahlo: The Life of an Icon at Walter Where House
FRIDA KAHLO, THE LIFE OF AN ICON is an immersive biography that offers a journey through the life of one of the most influential artists of all time.  Even in the XXI century, the myth of FRIDA KAHLO is more relevant than ever. Her life captivates, surprises, and inspires through a biography that reveals a woman capable of overcoming adversity thanks to her perseverance, strength, rebellion and talent, with an unrepeatable personality, ahead of her time. The immersive biography allows visitors to discover the many faces of FRIDA KAHLO through photographs, films, digital environments, immersive spaces, collectibles, and newly created music, inviting visitors to discover the incredible story that built the myth. A unique combination of digital arts that occupies all the spaces with large format projections, digital installations, virtual reality experiences and classic exhibition environments. $32.29; 702 N 21st Ave, Phoenix, AZ; walterwherehouse.com // @walterwherehouse

Gentle Tai Chi – Qigong at Kaleidoscope Dance
Gentle Tai Chi – Qigong consists of gentle stretches and exercise that help improve circulation and release stress. Because the moves are stationary, it is an ideal form of exercise for anyone that has balance issues. This class is a great way to get introduced to tai chi. $12 to drop-in; 10:30am to 11:25am; 2848 S Carriage Ln, Mesa, AZ; kaleidoscope-ballroom.com // @kaleidoscope_dance_space


Summers Cemetery at Nile Theater
We regret to inform you that this is not some sort of summer series that takes place at a cemetery but rather is a band called Summers Cemetery. Why not check them out! It could be JUST as spooky! $10; 6:30pm; 105 W Main St, Mesa, AZ; theniletheater.com // @niletheater

80’s Burlesque Show at The Duce
10PM 80s Burlesque Show in the Black Orchid Room! Live tattoo artist in the boxing ring at 8pm! Dress like it’s the 80’s..Prize for Best outfit! Pre & Post Show Deejay Tyger & Garrett on Sax Rock & Roll Show featuring: Keith Walker (Drums), Nic Duchnowski (Guitar), Frankie Thompson (Vocals), Summer (Vocals), Monica Alexandra (Dancer), Michelle Milan (Aerialist/Dancer), and Jen Burden Blossom (Fire Breather). VIP includes complimentary glass of champagne! $30 GA/$50 VIP; 10pm to 11:30pm; 525 South Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ; theducephx.com // @theduce


Honey Tasting at Honey Hive Farms
Honey Hive Farms Arizona local honey tasting at our farm. Come and visit us and taste all the best Arizona honeys. Talk to a beekeeper! It sounds unbeelievable! Free; 10am to 1pm; 14611 North 83rd Ave., Peoria, AZ; honeyhivefarms.com // @honeyhivefarms

On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan at The Phoenix Theatre
Let’s be honest, we’re going for Gloria. $44 – $111; 7:30pm; 1825 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ phoenixtheatre.com // @phxtheatre 


Attack of the 50 ft. Drag Queens at Valley Bar
What do you get when you take Four Live Singing Drag Queens and Give Them a Kick Ass Band? Find Out when Arizona’s Own Live Singing Drag Troupe, The Gender Outlawz, join forces with some Ridiculously Talented Local Musicians and Descend Upon The Valley of the Sun This Summer at Valley Bar!!! Pandora DeStrange, Erickatoure Aviance, Gin V Tinkle and Tragique are Trading In the Backing Tracks and Getting’ Ready to Tear the Roof Off the Sucka with their Brand Spanking New Rock and Roll Band! The band is Richelle Smith aka Roc D’Pussy from Local All Girl Punk Band The Pubes Banging on the Drums. Joined by Joshua Williams from Jim Bachmann and the Day Drinkers on Guitar and Pete Gonzales of Goldwax Revival Thumpin’ That Bass. They have been working their collective asses off for weeks and are Ready to Blow your Minds… and possibly Blow YOU if ya play your cards right! $15 Adv./$20 Door; 6pm doors; 130 N. Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ; valleybarphx.com // @ValleyBarPHX

Oh Snap! It’s a 90’s Hip Hop Party at The Van Buren
Evidently The Van Buren is in the Crowne Plaza Hotel near the airport and we could not be more fascinated by/obsessed with this bizarre event. Check in or check it out! Free; It’s all day?;  401 West Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ

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