Arcadia 4th of July Parade

Arcadia 4th of July Parade

The Arcadia neighborhood Fourth of July Parade is back! Join neighbors on Sunday, July 4 at 8 a.m. on Jokake and Calle Tuberia. The Military Order of the Purple Hearts will sing the National Anthem, and Troop 6 Boy Scouts will lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Neighbors and families are encouraged to participate – decorate your bikes or vehicles and come on down! Bottled water will be provided with coffee and bagels available at 7:30 a.m. Afterward, the Phoenix Fire Department will host a fire hose spray down to cool us off. 

Registration is now open for the Adult Day Club at Hospice of the Valley’s Dementia Care and Education Campus, which will open at 3811 N. 44th St. in October. The club is designed for people living with all types and stages of Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Members will have access to various programs tailored to their interests and designed to create cognitive engagement, such as painting, dancing, nature classes or interacting with preschoolers in the adjoining Child Care Center. There will be membership options available. 

A new studio/design concept called WAYLA (What Are You Looking At?) plans to open on the southwest corner of 38th St. and Indian School in winter 2021. This is the second location for WAYLA – the first is in Midtown on 7th Ave., north of Indian School. The building will house two studios, a private patio and more, designed specifically for production projects or intimate gatherings. The creative spaces will have furniture, a makeup bay, wardrobe steamer, floor mirror, ceiling fan and private entrances. 

A new four-story condominium/retail complex called The Commonwill open on 32nd St. north of Indian School Road in the coming months. This 132-unit apartment community was financed through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Retail and office spaces will occupy the first floor. Stay tuned for updates.


The Civic Center Library (3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale) has started offering free lunches for kids and teens throughout the summer. Parents and guardians can pick up lunches in the lobby of Civic Center Library from 12-1 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through the end of July. Scottsdale Unified School District is providing the lunches. 

A new coffee shop opened at 16th St. and Highland Ave. in the Biltmore area. Moxie Coffee Co. (4626 N. 16th St., Phoenix) labels itself as a small batch roastery and coffee shop that “roasts and brews rare, hard-to-find coffees in a warm, welcoming space.” In the future, the roastery plans on offering subscriptions. The shop is open seven days a week. 

Phoenix Public Library’s College Depot expertise will be available through in-person visits on Wednesdays and Saturdays through July. Attendees can work one-on-one with a college planning or re-engagement advisor or check out free College Depot summer programs such as Collegepalooza, Summer Bridge or Craft-A-Profession. 

Pip Coffee and Clay (2617 N. 24th St., Phoenix) encourages coffee drinkers to explore their creative side at their new studio/coffee shop, located on 24th St., south of Thomas. Pip offers espresso, cold brew and other coffee drinks, plus bagels, pastries and other goodies to snack on. Clay studio classes are offered Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. Pip also plans to offer wine and other grown-up refreshments. 

A new summer camp launched this year called Camp Taliesin West that focuses on the life and works of Frank Lloyd Wright. Kids ages 7-16 can sign up for numerous camps during the summer months, including Photographing Wright, a photography skills camp, or Design Your Dream Space, an architecture-based camp. These week-long sessions are available for full, half or virtual classes. Prices range from $100-$350 per week with discounts for members. 

The Madison Center for the Arts (5601 N. 16th St., Phoenix), a new performing arts venue, celebrated the grand opening of The Gallery at The Madison, an art exhibition featuring pieces by local artists, in June. The Gallery provides a chance for the community to experience works of visual art at no cost and is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on weekdays. They are currently showing the works of Alisha Marie Anglin and Holly Anderson (until September), and the pieces are available for purchase. 

The Arizona Animal Welfare League, Arizona’s oldest and largest no-kill shelter, is turning 50 this year. To celebrate, AAWL has partnered with Walter Station Brewery to release a limited edition AAWLager. The lager will support AAWL’s 50 years’ campaign, with a portion of total sales going back to the nonprofit. The unique can artwork features photos of AAWL alumni animals that have been saved and adopted into loving homes over the last 50 years. The lager will be sold at Walter Station in downtown Phoenix and participating shops all summer.  

Arcadia Tavern, located at 4801 E. Indian School Road, closed and reopened in early June as Taberna de Arcadia. This restaurant focuses on smoky Arizona flavors and al pastor-style dishes. The eatery partnered with the owners of The Porch, who run the new concept. 

A new fast-casual breakfast joint is coming to Arcadia. Freshly Laid will be located in the Gaslight Square complex on 36th St. and Indian School Road. It will serve breakfast sandwiches and plans on opening at the end of this summer. 

After a decade in Arcadia, O.H.S.O. Brewery will be bringing something new to the neighborhood. Little O’s Arcadia Market plans to open this fall, next door in the old dry cleaners building. Plans include a morning drive-thru option with coffee and donuts, lunch options and a grab-and-go section, plus happy hour and a marketplace with local wares. 

Uberrito Fresh Mex, located on the southwest corner of 44th St. and Indian School Road, has officially closed. At production time, there are no details regarding what will replace the restaurant or if the location has changed. 

From the minds of James Beard Award-winning chef Alex Stratta and Genuine Concepts’ Executive Chef Jeremy Pacheco comes a new eatery called Campo Italian Bistro. Located at 8260 N. Hayden Road in Scottsdale, the bistro offers familiar favorites like pasta, pizza and paninis, plus shareable appetizers and an extensive drink menu. 

Fourth-generation restauranteurs Francis Garcia and Sal Basille recently opened their 18th location of Artichoke Basille’s Pizza on 16th St. near Bethany Home Road (6031 N. 16th St., Phoenix). The menu consists of specialty pizzas and favorites like calzones and meatballs. 



Superhero Summer Camp

9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix, 215 N. 7th St., Phoenix. Now that the museum is open and in full swing, it’s time to get back to camp. This week’s theme discovers the “everyday heroes among us.” Kids will create superhero gear, recognize real-life heroes, and explore heroic talents through “risk-taking, role-play and teamwork.” Registration and fees are $280 for the week. Early and after-care is also available.



PHXART + FILMBAR present: Sunflowers

6:30-8 p.m. at the Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Join Phoenix Art Museum as it presents the film Sunflowers, which explores some of Vincent Van Gogh’s most well-known works. This “Exhibition On Screen” will allow movie-goers to see Van Gogh’s paintings and find out the mysteries behind them. Tickets are $15 for film only, $12 for members.



Airliners International

9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Mission Palms Hotel, 60 E. 5th St., Tempe. This event is the world’s largest commercial airline history and memorabilia event. In partnership with the World Airline Historical Society, aviation enthusiasts can check out over 200 vendor tables of airline memorabilia, guest speakers, aviation off-site tours, a welcome reception and model, postcard and slide contests. Tickets are $7 per person.



I Mom So Hard Comedy Show

7 p.m. at Stand Up Live, 50 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix. What started as a popular web series has turned into a stand-up show that focuses on all things “mom.” Kristin and Jen are a pair of moms who decided that the only way to survive motherhood is through laughter and friendship – which is just what this stand-up show is about. Tickets are $35 per person.



Zentangle Mandalas Art Class

10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Shemer Art Center, 5005 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix. Join teacher Suzanne O’Malley in creating your own art masterpiece this summer. Students will learn techniques and how to make zentangles, which are “miniature pieces of unplanned, abstract, black and white art.” Registration is $80 per person. 



Egypt Lecture Series

5:30-7 p.m. at Shemer Art Center, 5005 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix. Join Dr. Eleanor Sypher as she takes guests on a journey back in time. This four-part series will explain everything there is to know about Egypt, with talks about the Nile River, kings and rulers, pyramids and more. Guests will be treated to an educational presentation, plus snacks and beverages for a $10 donation. 


FRIDAY 7/16 – SUNDAY 7/18

Maricopa County Home and Landscape Show

10 a.m.-5 p.m. at State Farm Stadium, 1 Cardinals Dr., Glendale. For those looking to get a jump start on home projects, this event might help. The Home and Landscape Show will have landscape design consultations, DIY workshops, presentations and demos. If you get hungry, food trucks will be on-site with bites and sips. All ages are welcome. Tickets are $8 for adults, $3 for kids.



Murder Mystery Dinner

6-9 p.m. at the Sheraton Phoenix Airport Tempe, 1600 S. 52nd St. It’s dinner and a show! While enjoying a meal, guests will interact with the actors, disguised as diners, who will have to figure out who the bad guy is before dinnertime ends. This event’s theme is “The Hollywood Hit.” Tickets are $60 and include dinner, the “murder mystery experience,” and a prize for the person who figures out whodunit.



Elementary Volleyball Camp

6-8 p.m. at Phoenix Christian Prep,

1751 W. Indian School Road. Phoenix Christian will offer a volleyball camp for students in second through sixth grade. Held in the gymnasium, attendees will learn the basics of the game, including passing, setting and serving. The camp will be taught by a PCPS head coach and varsity players. The cost is $100 for four days. 

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Pop Up Adoption Event

10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Scottsdale Quarter, 15059 N. Scottsdale Road. The Arizona Animal Welfare League and Scottsdale Quarter are joining up for the annual Kitten Pop-Up Adoption Shop. Every year, the outdoor mall provides space for free kitten adoptions to help with the increase of litters during kitten season. Come out and find a forever friend.



Kids’ Night Out

6-10 p.m. at Arizona Sunrays, 3923 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Tonight, Arizona Sunrays will host its Kids’ Night Out event for ages 3 to 13. Attendees will partake in gymnastics, dance, organized games, trampolines, obstacle courses and more. The evening’s theme is “Olympic Games.” Cost is $40 for first child; $35 for each additional child. A pizza dinner is included. Advanced registration is required.


Phoenix Pancakes and Booze Art Show

8 p.m. at The Duce, 525 S. Central Ave., Phoenix. This L.A.-based event started in 2009 and has since traveled to over 35 cities around the nation. The show allows guests to revel in music performances from local musicians and DJs and check out over 75 local artists, meet and greets and watch live art being created – not to mention free pancakes! Tickets are $10-$15, and this is a 21 and over event.