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Less than 90 days until NFL season kicks off.  Only 27 more weeks until Christmas.  Slowly but surely we’re ticking down the endless days of summer. In the meantime I’m all about being indoors, underground, or up north.  The 4th Annual Tilted Earth Wine & Music Festival is on my agenda, as is the Annual Prescott Frontier Days & World’s Oldest Rodeo. In town, I’m looking forward to air conditioned events like the Indoor Custom Car Super Show, a couple of concerts, and catching some Cult-Classic Movies.

Summer is also a favorite time to explore new flavors during Arizona Breakfast Weekend and the ones at Crujiente Tacos in Phoenix. We’re looking to our new friends and local food bloggers @bitchesfoodclub for their latest craves, and this spot is singin’ our tune. 

Speaking of new friends…Local Lily has always been a space to share places locals love, but we feel it’s really grown to be more about good friends and good times. To honor this, we are changing up our logo, and invite you to join us for an unofficial meeting of the Local Lily (No Agenda) Social Club for Badass Ladies and Cool Guys too. No networking, no politics, nothing to buy or sell, no blood oaths, or particular affiliation needed. We won’t make you read books, ask for dues, or volunteer your time. The only requirement is that you be cool, honey bunny. Keep an eye on @LocalLily on Instagram for more information about Third Thursday Hangs at fun local spots, and awesome social club prizes for those attend.

In the meantime, let’s swap stories – follow along on Instagram and Facebook.

Ocean of Light: Submergence
Tuesday, July 18 – Sunday, September 24
This installation by Squidsoup, a U.K.-based collective consisting of Anthony Rowe, Gaz Bushell, Liam Birtles, Chris Bennewith and Oliver Bown. Check out this light based data visualizations.
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
7374 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale

Science with a Twist- Trek Wars and Who
Friday, July 21
It’s grown up’s night out! Getting nerdy at this sci-fi party is the perfect date night if you’re looking to mix it up.
Arizona Science Center
600 E. Washington St., Phoenix

Wurst Festival Ever
Saturday, July 22
Sink your teeth in to the Valley’s favorite hotdogs at this food fest. The perfect pregame before hitting your favorite watering holes nearby.
Short Leash Hot Dogs
110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix

Brews & Beats
Sunday, July 23
Sutra Studios hosts a pool side flow and the new and hip FOUND:RE Phoenix. Get your yoga on then check out this new hot spot and all of the cool art it features.
1100 N. Central Ave., Phoenix

Real Wild and Woody Beer Festival
Saturday, July 29
Catch a buzz and tasty bites at this air conditioned event.
Phoenix Convention Center South Building
33 S. 3rd St., Phoenix

Summer Garden Series
Saturday, July 29
Learn the ins and outs of succulent success
Phoenix Public Market
721 N. Central Ave., Phoenix

Arizona Breakfast Weekend
Thursday, July 27 – Sunday, July 30
Rise and shine for breakfast lovers! Check out the list of places to get your grub on here.
Various local breakfast and brunch restaurants

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Prowl and Play at the Phoenix Zoo
Tuesday, August 5
Meet and greet with Raja the baby t-rex, dig for fossils, discover animals and keep cool on waterslides and a splash zone.
Phoenix Zoo
455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix

Starlight Train Ride
Tuesday, August 5 – Saturday, September 9
Catch a whole new view of the Canyon by the glow of moonlight.
Verde Canyon Railroad
300 N. Broadway Clarkdale

Tyler Childers
Monday, August 7
I have a feeling this guy is going to blow up. Check him out at one of my favorite underground hangs before you lose the chance to see him in a small venue!
Valley Bar
130 N. Central Ave., Phoenix

Crescent Jazz Society
Tuesday, August 8
I’m always a sucker for jazz. You can find me cocktail in hand kicked back enjoying the music.
Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix

Herbie Hancock
Thursday, August 17
Jazz legend brings the new music he’s been working on.
Ikeda Theater
1 E. Main St., Mesa

Rancid and Dropkick Murphys
Tuesday, August 22
Go punk or go home. Find me at this show, beer in hand screaming along with all the teen angst I can muster.
Rawhide Western Town & Event Center
5700 W North Loop Rd, Chandler

Lasers and Liquor: Led Zeppelin and Metallica
Friday, August 25
Grab a cocktail and check out this psychedelic show.
Arizona Science Center
600 E. Washington St., Phoenix

Cult-Classic Movies
Catch classic movies like Smokey and The Bandit, The Godfather, and Fast Times at Ridgemont High all summer long.
Check event site for showtimes and theater locations

If all else fails, check out my favorite local spots that are Dark, Cold & Underground.