Everything Fun to Do in Phoenix This Weekend

It’s your time to shine, Phoenix.

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If this month was a baseball game we’d be rounding third and heading directly for home plate. Which, with spring training right around the corner, is pretty fitting. While February may be wrapping up, the end of this month certainly promises lots of action, including live comedy shows, art experiences and activations across the city, and some pretty delicious food and drinks—pho and natural wine, anyone? Here’s what’s on deck for your weekend, Phoenix.

LOL with Erik Griffin at StandUpLive 

Friday, February 26 - Saturday, February 27
Downtown Phoenix
Comedian Erik Griffin is bringing his hilarious comedy style to the stage at Downtown Phoenix’s StandUpLive. There are multiple showtimes to choose from over the course of the weekend, all of which have a two drink minimum.
Cost: $22

Sip fancy drinks at Peixoto Coffee 

Friday, February 26 - Sunday, February 28
Downtown Chandler
The team at Peixoto take their coffee very, very seriously. Their attention to detail, carefully crafted drinks, and sustainably sourced speciality coffee are unmatched. And that’s good news for coffee connoisseurs. While the pour-overs and espresso shots are undoubtedly divine, Peixoto’s lineup of craft drinks, which includes sippers like a spicy curry-inspired latte, botanical matcha, a latte with a lavender infusion, and bubbly jasmine tea, are absolutely worth a try, too. Start your order here
Cost: Varies

Watch Lavell Crawford bring down the house at Tempe Improv 

Friday, February 26 - Sunday, February 28
Need a laugh? Snag some seats to see funnyman Lavell Crawford bring down the house at Tempe Improv. There are shows on the calendar through Sunday night. Get your tickets here before they sell out.
Cost: $30

Make a reservation at Downtown Phoenix's Highball

Friday, February 26 - Sunday, February 28 
Downtown Phoenix
This newish cocktail lounge in Downtown Phoenix is making waves for their impeccable craft sippers which run the gamut from the classics to more experimental libations. And if that’s not enough to get you in, take a gander at Highball’s assembly of elevated bar snacks. There’s a bowl of kimchi popcorn with your name on it. Start your reservation—you’ll be so glad you did.
Cost: Varies

Visit the Japanese Friendship Garden

Friday, February 26 - Sunday, February 28 
Downtown Phoenix 
The Japanese Friendship Garden is perfect for an afternoon stroll. Comprised of 3.5 acres and complete with a tea garden and tea house, this urban marvel is definitely worth exploring. The weaving trails will lead you to waterfalls, ponds full of hundreds of Koi fish, and lush gardens, giving you the opportunity to stop and smell the flowers. 
Cost: $10

Take your appetite on a culinary adventure at Belly

Friday, February 26 - Sunday, February 28 
Calling all gourmands! Bring your rumbling stomach to Belly. The Melrose-based restaurant is officially open for dine-in service after operating on a takeout-only basis since their opening. Snag a seat at their posh new bar or head upstairs to the second story patio. Reservations are greatly encouraged, so go ahead and make one right here.
Cost: Varies

Check out the Phoenix Mural Fest

Saturday, February 27 
Downtown Phoenix
Ever wanted to see a muralist at work? Well, now you can. Phoenix Mural Fest gives the community the chance to see local artists transform blank walls into magnificent, colorful works of art. The fest is free and happening through March.
Cost: Free

Explore the arts in your community at Art Detour

Saturday, February 27 - Wednesday, March, 31
Art Detour kicks-off this weekend with a series of arts-inspired experiences that range from self-guided mural tours to pop-up outdoor exhibitions. The 33-day celebration of all things art may have a new format this year, but overall, their mission to connect the community and promote arts and culture remains the same. See the full calendar of events right here. 
Cost: Varies

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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.
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