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LookAhead_Blog_Head_July 2017 It ain’t all bad… If you’re a margarita glass half-full kinda person, then at least you know that the heat and humidity probably won’t get much worse until it starts to get better – and that’s only about 6 more weeks. Besides, there’s no better season to work on your bowling average. It seems every neighborhood has a dark, cold, alley offering fun suitable for all ages. Click Here for a solid “Best-of” list put out by the New Times in 2016 that includes several of my favorite lanes.

Beyond bowling, there are still plenty of ways to beat the summertime blues. From adult-only museum events, to boozy breakfasts, music, cult-classic movies, and concerts – below is an itinerary full of interesting events and things to do while we whittle the hottest daze away.

In the meantime, let’s swap stories – HMU the next time you’re 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

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Rooster Club 6AM Show
Celebrate the seven-year anniversary of the repeal of Arizona’s blue laws with a bloody mary bar and breakfast. 6AM SHARP—FLATHEAD, followed by the mighty and rarely seen JUNCTION 10, and closing out the morning party is country rockers BAREFOOT & PREGNANT Hosted by Valley Fever Country Music Night and Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe

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
Imma a sucker for jazz – find me cocktail in hand soaking in the sounds.
Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix

3rd Thursday Hangs
Thursday, August 17
We are kicking off a no-agenda happy hour series at a cool local spot each month. 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. Details are TBD. If you’re a badass lady or cool guy interested in joining us for an unofficial meeting of the Local Lily (No Agenda) Social Club email Lily@localsocialclubaz.com.

Birds n’ Beer: Saving the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Thursday, August 17
Educational happy hour with local craft beer provided by Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co. A variety of topics in birding, wildlife conservation, and environmental sustainability with expert speakers.
3131 S. Central Ave., Phoenix

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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