Photo: Ice Fantasy Where Cirque Meets Ice at the Mesa Arts Center.
Art and Ice in Mesa
Hack the MAC (Fri. July 26). 5-9 pm. Free. See a live demonstration by tattoo artist Shay Bredimus, explore his current exhibit “Cartomancy – The Seni Horoscopes” based on the 17th century German fortune telling card system, have a tarot card reading of your own and get a temporary tattoo. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa. mesaartscenter.com
Ice Fantasy Where Cirque Meets Ice ( Fri.-Sun. July 26-28). 7 pm Fri., 2:30 & 7 pm Sat.-Sun. $24 & up. This unique 70 minute on ice production will showcase world class talent in the arts of gymnastics, acrobatics and figure skating all inside a family-friendly theatrical performance. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa. mesaartscenter.com
Scoop-a-Palooza: Gilbert Feastival (Fri. July 26). 5:30-9 pm. Free admission. The Gilert FEASTival is a weekly gourmet food truck gathering. For Scoop-a-Palooza, there will be three to four frozen treat trucks, including I Scream Sandwich Company, Sweet Rolls Ice Cream and Udder Delights, in addition to six other food trucks that feature savory fare. Sam’s Club parking lot, 1225 N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert. azfeastivals.com
Real Wild & Woody Indoor Beer Festival (Sat. July 27). 2-6 pm; 1 pm with VIP admission. $60 & up. Join the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild to celebrate 30 years of craft beer in Arizona with a festival that includes more than 75 brewers with over 350 craft brews, bites, live music, rock wall and a gamers paradise. Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. Third St., Phoenix. realwildandwoody.com
Mummy movie and more
Lights! Camera! Mummies! (Fri.-Sun. July 26-28). Showtimes at 11 am & 7 pm. Experience “The Mummy” on the big screen. Then visit the Arizona Science Center to see “Mummies of the World: The Exhibition.” Harkins Theatres in Chandler, Peoria, Phoenix and Tempe. azscience.org
Fun at Valley malls
Back-to-School Splash Bash (Fri. July 26). 5:30-7:30 pm. Free. Splash and dash under a water-filled fire truck experience, including water hoses, cannons, squirt guns and more. Plus, enjoy live entertainment with music, games and prizes! Queen Creek Marketplace, 21398 E. Ellsworth Loop Road, Queen Creek. queencreekmarketplace.com
Free Dance Class (Sat. July 27). 7:30-8 pm. Free. Celebrate National Dance Day with Hip Hop International competitors who will teach easy-to-follow, high-energy routines. After the class, you’ll witness live performances by local dance crews who will be competing to represent America in the World Hip Hop Dance Championship. Westgate Entertainment District, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Glendale. westgateaz.com
Harry Potter parties for kids and adults
Kids’ Harry Potter Party (Sat. July 27). 1-4 pm. $12 per child. Drop your name in the Goblet of Fire to compete in our Triwizard Tournment activities. Champions will enjoy butterbeer, a design-your-own-dragon craft, tea-leaf readings — and freeze-dance at our flash Yule Ball!
Grown-up Muggles, Wizards and Witches! (Fri. & Sat. July 26-27). 8 pm. $15. Show your moral fibre by competing in our Triwizard Tournament activities! Don your dress robes to learn ballroom dance steps at the Yule Ball and test your Potter prowess in our booklover’s maze
Changing Hands Phoenix, 300 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix. changinghands.com