Located on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University, ASU Gammage is one of the largest entertainers of performing arts of the world within the university. ASU is home to PROGRESSIVE Broadway Across America – Arizona series and the ASU Gammage Beyond series. Its mission is to connect communities through artistic excellence and educational outreach. To view shows scheduled and purchase tickets click here.
Carnival of Illusion
This is a place of laugh and magical delights. The Carnival of Illusion Par lour Show presents quality fun magic in an old-world traditional setting. National award-winning entertainers Roland Sarlot and Susan Eyed introduce a Vaudeville-inspired illusion show. It leaves guests thrilling for more and based on the reviews, they suggest this if you’re looking for something a little extra special for your evening of entertainment. Each show is limited to only a few dozen guests. This leaves the setting more comfortable and personal. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here or call 480-359-SHOW.
Desert Botanical Garden
The Desert Botanical Garden offers a great collection of arid-land desert plants from all over the world. The outdoor setting has more than 50,000 desert plants on display throughout five trails that portray different themes such as conservation, desert living, plants and people of the Sonoran Desert and desert wildflowers. Visit this southwestern garden and get a taste of Phoenix through specialized tours, events, seasonal exhibits, concerts, family activities, outdoor café and the Garden’s gift and plant shop. The Garden is only 9 miles from Downtown Phoenix. click here to learn more.
To experience the Native American culture in the southwest, the Heard Museum is one of the best places to visit for the numerous cultures and art. Located on Central Avenue in downtown Phoenix, the museum hosts 250,000 people a year and also presents Indian artists with home that will inspire visitors from around the world. The museum’s consists of 10 exhibits that feature traditional and contemporary Native American art in the outdoor courtyards. The Heard Museum Shop offers gifts of their cultural art and the Berlin Gallery features outstanding fine are for purchase. The museum also features a café that serves south-western style salads, sandwiches, and soups. For more information on the rich cultural museum, click here or call 602-252-8840.
Kazimierz World Wine Bar
Kazimierz (Kaz-MEER- ehz) is located downtown and offers live entertainment, classic and crafted cocktails, international small plates and has over 2,000 wines. They serve glass, flight or bottle here and some bottles are available for sale.
The world wine bar offers a dark and cozy ambiance with high tables, low tables and sofas. The décor is candlelit with wooden wine caskets to give their visitors a European wine cave feel. The music played before and after entertainment is an electric blend of jazz, Latin and world beats.
Kazimierz operates nightly from 6 pm – 2 am; the kitchen serves till 1:45 am.
Reservations can be made 6 or more guests and to preserve a sofa area, a credit card must be given ahead of time. To make a reservation for a taste never experienced before please call 480-946-3004 or click here to learn more. One more thing, the entrance is located at the rear of the building, just like any other speakeasy.
The Phoenix Zoo
The Phoenix Zoo has more than 1,300 animals. It is open everyday from 9 am – 5 pm. The Zoo offers various events for you and your family from personal contact with the animals to Polar Slide.
Visitors also enjoy event venues indoors and out as well as keeper talks, bike and boat rentals and a wide variety of retail and food outlets.