8 Actually Fun Things to Do in Phoenix This Weekend

Yoga, night markets, and beer gardens.

Live music shows, comedy sets, yoga, and a night market are all part of this weekend’s lineup. Catch Ookay, Paul Oakenfold, or Spencer Brown. See Fortune Feimster take command of the comedy stage. Flex your yogi muscles at The MonOrchid. And support the small shops and brands in your community at The Churchill Night Market. Here’s what’s happening in Phoenix this weekend:

Catch Ookay at Sunbar

Friday, July 30 
Everything’s going to be Ookay. No seriously, everything will be Ookay, because the EDM DJ and producer Ookay is playing a set in Tempe this weekend. Happening at Sunbar, this one-night show promises no shortage of bass-thumping beats and good times. Get your tickets right here.  
Cost: $22

Secure a cabana at The Saguaro Hotel’s Swim Meet pool party 

Saturday, July 31 
Summer is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Bask in this glorious AZ sunshine this weekend at The Saguaro Hotel. There’s live music from local artists, drinks, and aquatic hangs to be had. And, you can go all out with a cabana rental and bottle service.
Cost: Varies

Roll out your mat for a pop-up yoga class 

Saturday, July 31, 9 am 
Downtown Phoenix
Show off your best down dog this weekend. Join the yogis from Scottsdale’s Civana Wellness  Resort for Après Yoga, a yoga and sound healing session pop-up happening at The MonOrchid. All levels are welcome to the complimentary, hour-long flow. And, stick around post-yoga for some seriously good coffee at Kahvi, the locale’s latest tenant. 
Cost: No cover 

"Ready Steady Go" see Paul Oakenfold  

Saturday, July 31 
Electronic music icon Paul Oakenfold is bringing his turntables and synthesizer to The Valley this weekend. The award-winning hitmaker will be taking over the stage at Tempe’s Marquee Theatre. Blklght will be there for an opening set, too. Doors to the show swing-open at 8 pm.  
Cost: $30

Show some love to the artists and small biz owners in your community

Saturday, July 31, 7 pm - 11 pm 
Downtown Phoenix
Happening at The Churchill, a Downtown Phoenix hangout made from shipping containers that’s home to a number of restaurants, bars, and businesses, the Sidewalk Saturday Night Market is bringing out a parade of vendors slinging all sorts of goodies, from art to food items. There will also be live music and a raffle for a cause. And, the hangout’s existing businesses will be open as usual. It all begins at 7 pm. 
Cost: No cover 

Vibe with Spencer Brown 

Saturday, July 31, 9 pm
EDM artist and producer Spencer Brown is coming to The Valley. You probably know Spencer Brown for his collaborations with Above & Beyond and deadmau5. And, now you experience his progressive house sounds live and in-person. Get familiar with Spencer Brown, stream his latest music on Spotify right here
Cost: $19

Hit the wine and beer gardens at Park After Dark

Saturday, July 31 
Come together over beer, live music, and a love for all-things local this weekend at Tempe’s Park After Dark. Happening at Tempe’s 6th Street Park, this recurring summertime series features on-site beer and wine gardens, live music, and entertainment from live acts, and outdoor activities, like mini golf. Go ahead, put those putt-putt skills to the test. 
Cost: No cover, drinks available for purchase

Bring your dancing feet to From the Rooftop 

Saturday, July 31, 7 pm - 12 pm 
Downtown Phoenix 
Phoenix certainly has some primo rooftop bars. Take your weekend adventures to new heights this weekend. Swing by Downtown Phoenix’s Cambria Hotel and take the elevator up to From the Rooftop for an open-air, rooftop show. Dead-Tones, HoodyHoo, Nacim B2B, Yahara will be supplying the melodic, deep house tunes for the night. Advanced tickets are required and you can snag ‘em online.  
Cost: $15 - $300  

See Fortune Feimster bring down the house at Tempe Improv 

Sunday, August 1 
The hilarious Fortune Feimster is blessing us all this weekend with an addition to her lineup of already sold out shows. You can see Fortune do her thing on the comedy stage at Tempe Improv. There’s just one showtime on the calendar and a two drink minimum. Snag those tickets before they’re gone!
Cost: $35

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Lauren Topor Reichert is a Phoenix-based multimedia storyteller, photographer, and content creator. Her work has been featured in travel guides, national publications, and the social feeds of some stellar local restaurants. Follow her around Arizona, and beyond, on Instagram @hungryinphoenix

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