Radar: To Do in PHX 7.7-7.10

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We’re here to ease you into some out of your comfort zone events. This week’s digital radar is your guide for events that are for everyone everywhere. Choose between some light rugby that won’t bruise your body or your ego or skip that and just eat as much BBQ as possible. Meet your friends at the crossroads or make some new friends with some improv. 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.


Touch Rugby at Washington Park
Come on out and enjoy a good run while playing some touch rugby! This event is open to all rugby skill levels and is FREE to attend! We will be on the field that’s over by the community pool at Washington Park and we go from 6pm and finish at sundown. Free. 6 p.m. to sundown.

All You Can Eat BBQ & Chicken at Harold’s Cave Creek Corral
Test your strength with an all you can feast of BBQ and chicken! It’s perfect for anyone who wants that freshly grilled food without the burden of cleaning one’s own grill (unless you count your teeth which will require flossing after this). Every Thursday! Pork Ribs $25.99. Brisket $19.99. And if you’re thirsty, enjoy $4 White Claw, $4 Truly and $5 Tito’s Vodka! 4 p.m. 6895 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ; haroldscorral.com // @haroldscorral


Drive-In Concerts at Uptown Plaza
Celebrate Summer with Drive-In Concerts at Uptown Plaza!Uptown Plaza is excited to invite the community to celebrate summer with Drive-In concerts featuring music from New Philosophy and Elvis Before Noon. Sit back, relax and jam out to favorite local bands while also enjoying food and drinks from Uptown Plaza’s wide variety of restaurants during the show. Free. 6:30 p.m.  100 E Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ; uptownplazaphx.com // @uptownplazaphx

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony at Marquee Theatre
We’ll see you at the crossroads, so you won’t be lonely! $40. 6 p.m. doors. 730 N Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ; marqueetheatreaz.com // @marqueetheatre


Experience France at Musical Instrument Museum
Bienvenue! Get a taste of French music and culture with live performances and enlightening talks at this weekend-long event. Supported by Alliance Française of Greater Phoenix and Phoenix Sister Cities Grenoble Committee. Programming supported in part by the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture and Arizona Commission on the Arts. Saturday and Sunday! $10 – $20. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ; mim.org // @mimphx 

Blood Drive at Downtown Farmer’s Market
We know what you’re thinking, a blood drive isn’t fun! And hey, we get it. It’s not going to be your favorite weekend activity but helping people is always a good thing! Plus it’s at the farmer’s market, so you can grab some fresh fruits and veggies on your way out. What a healthy day! Sign up here for a time slot. Free. 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 720 N 5th St, Phoenix, AZ; downtownphoenixfarmersmarket.org // @dtphxfarmersmarket


Jazz Matinee featuring Francine Reed at The Nash
From the mid-1970s through the early 90s, Francine reigned as the most popular jazz and blues vocalist in the Valley.  In fact, she was still winning New Times/Best of Phoenix awards  after she moved to Atlanta!  Francine appeared with her bands Jazz Alive and Fever at venues such as The Boojum Tree, Chuy’s and Chuy’s Next Door/The Night Club, Churchill’s Pub and Bombay Bicycle Club, plus numerous festivals and concert halls. She has been part of Lyle Lovett’s Large Band since the mid 80’s, appeared on The Tonight Show, and appeared for many seasons in Seattle’s high-energy dinner-theatre cabaret, Teatro ZinZanni.  What an amazingly diverse and exciting career! $37 – $45. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. 110 E Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ; thenash.org // @thenashjazz

Improv Training with The Improv Syndicate
It’s hard making friends as an adult but this improv class is one option! Spend a couple of hours around goofy people who just want to have a laugh and a good time. Imagine the possibilities when you yes and your way into a wacker life. $15. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 1 Indian School Rd., Scottsdale, AZ; theimprovsyndicate.com // @theimprovsyndicate

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