Radar: To Do in PHX 8.10-8.13

“Creation From Within Vol. 2.” Photo courtesy of Chandler Center for the Arts.

Another round of weekend events please! Get your game on at the Game On Expo, or relax your mind from the comfort of your home with a virtual mindfulness session. Whatever mood you’re in we’ve got you covered. Thank you for letting Phoenix Fray be your source of exciting weekend activities. Note: Most descriptions courtesy of event hosts and edited for clarity. 



Virtual Mindfulness Session Provided by Phoenix Art Museum
Scientific studies show the art of mindfulness can relieve anxiety, depression, pain and stress and change the way we feel, think, work and play by opening new pathways in the brain. Presented in collaboration with Hospice of the Valley, this 30-minute, virtual mindfulness session promotes living in the present. Free. 12 p.m. phxart.org // @phxart

Gin Nights at Garden Bar PHX
Join the Garden Bar for an on-going Thursday night promo where they will be serving up frozen gin and tonics, classic gin cocktails, build your own gin and tonics, gin tastings and more. Every month will feature a new gin brand where they will be highlighting their botanicals in unique and fun ways. Free+. 5 p.m. 822 N 6th Ave. Phoenix, AZ; gardenbarphx.com // @gardenbarphoenix



Bo Johnson at Mic Drop Mania Comedy Club
Bo Johnson is a comedian from Seattle, Washington. He can be found featuring and headlining clubs, breweries, and dingy bars across the country. His stand up was featured on season two of “Kevin Hart Presents: Hart of the City” on Comedy Central and bolsters many other impressive sets. Catch him live at Mic Drop Mania Comedy Club. $20. 7 p.m. 51 E Boston St. Chandler, AZ; micdropmania.com // @micdropmania_az

Game On Expo at the Phoenix Convention Center
Game On Expo is a multimedia gaming and anime event that began in 2015 and is the largest gaming convention in Arizona. It’s an event that celebrates gaming, anime, music and more. Whether you’re a hardcore or casual gamer and/or anime fan, there is something for everyone at Game On Expo. Their mission is to bring the G.A.M.E. (Gaming, Anime, Music, Esports) to Arizona. We are locally owned, and we are passionate about bringing a fun and family friendly event to Arizona. $25+. 1 p.m. 100 N 3rd St. Phoenix, AZ; gameonexpo.com // @gameonexpo



Creations from Within, Vol. 2 Opening at Chandler Center for the Arts
Taking inspiration from the solo albums of hip hop artists, Edgar Fernandez uses “Creations from Within, Vol. 2” as an opportunity to showcase his commitment to his craft and display ten years of artistic growth since his first solo exhibition in 2013. Disrupting the myth of the lone creative genius, Fernandez invited a group of artists with diverse talents to collaborate on the exhibited pieces, adding new perspectives and context to his artworks. Free. 10 a.m. 250 N Arizona Ave. Chandler, AZ; chandlercenter.org // @chandlerarts

Arizona Sunrise Series at Riparian Preserve
Continue the 10th annual Arizona Sunrise Series with the final leg at Riparian preserve. $35+. 6:30 a.m. 2757 E Guadalupe Rd. Gilbert, AZ; raceroster.com // @theriparianpreserve



Sun Sequence: Lee Floss Pool Party at X Phoenix
A new rooftop pool party experience featuring a massive pool and dance floor for everyone to express their true self in the comfort of eclectic music, visual art and an incredibly funky community. $30+. 3 p.m. 200 W Monroe St. Phoenix, AZ; idgafnk.com // @idgafnk

Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Diego Padres at Chase Field
Watch the Diamondbacks battle it out with the Padres at home. $22+. 1:10 p.m. 401 E Jefferson St. Phoenix, AZ; mlb.com // @dbacks

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