Weekend events for Aug. 9-11

Photo: Kick off Elvis Week at the Musical Instrument Museum.


Get your game on at the Convention Center

Game on Expo (Fri.-Sun. Aug. 9-11). 1-10 pm Fri., 10 am-10 pm Sat., 10 am-5 pm Sun. $25 & up, $10 for ages 3-12. Largest gaming event in Arizona with voice actors, free games to play, game tournaments, cosplay contest, auction, vendors and more. Phoenix Convention Center, 33 S. Third Sty., Phoenix. gameonexpo.com


Healthy Expo

Phoenix Europa Games Expo (Sat.-Sun. Aug. 10-11). 10 am-6pm Sat., 10 am-5 pm Sun. $25, $10 ages 6-12. More than 100 exhibitors showcasing activewear, nutrition supplements, health food, sporting equipment and more. Also includes live athletic events. Phoenix Convention Center, 33 S. Third Sty., Phoenix. europaexpo.com


Celebrate Bowling

National Bowling Day (Sat. Aug. 10). Hours and prices vary by location. Bowlmor Lanes, Bowlero, AMF and Brunswick Zone all have specials to celebrate National Bowling Day including two free games. nationalbowlingday.com


Elvis is at the MIM

Musical Icon: Elvis (Sat.-Sun. Aug. 10-11). 9 am-5 pm. Included with admission. Kick off Elvis Week with a sing-and-play-along, documentary screenings, talks and an Elvis stick-puppet craft. Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. mim.org


Free museum admission

Discount Tire Free Family Sunday (Sun. Aug. 11). 9 am-5 pm. Free. Visitors of all ages are invited to join us for art-making, scavenger hunts, story time and hands-on activities inspired by the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions. The theme for August is: Cool. Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. phxart.org


Discover animals day & night

Birds of Buckeye (Sat. Aug. 10). 7-9 am. $7/per vehicle. Explore the habitat of Buckeye Hills Regional Park while searching for the birds that call this landscape home. Included in this park walk will be a discussion about how you can become a citizen scientist and help document the species found here! 26699 Buckeye Hills Dr, Buckeye. maricopacountyparks.net

Flashlight Tours (Sat. Aug. 10). 7-9:30 pm. $14.95 adults, $9.95 children. Check out the night blooming plants, animals that come out after-dark plus grab some food and drink and chill out. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix. dbg.org


Hip Hop competition

Hip Hop International 2019 (through Aug. 10). Times vary. $25 & up. Thousands of dancers from more than 50 countries come to compete. Preliminaries at Arizona Grand Resort & Spa and finals at Gila River Arena. hiphopinternational.com






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