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Five things to do in Metro Phoenix this weekend | Pro Club Bd

You survived another work week and now have 72 hours of free time. If you are looking for something fun, we have a variety of suggestions for you. What follows is a list of the top activities and events taking place at Metro Phoenix from Friday, July 22 through Sunday, July 24, including a screening of a classic sci-fi movie, an opportunity to explore the great outdoors Explore nightfall or build your own robot.

Read on for more details or stop by Phoenix New Times‘ Events calendar for more things to do around town this week.

Bladerunner Screening at the Orpheum Theater

Ridley Scott’s bravura cinematic adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s 1982 novel Do androids dream of electric sheep turned 40 last month and has aged pretty well (dated references to Atari aside). Set in the rain-drenched and neon-filled dystopia of LA, the futuristic neo-noir flick is still as thought-provoking and visionary as ever. Bladerunner will be screened on Saturday, July 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Orpheum Theatre, 230 West Adam Street, as part of the venue’s Summer Film Series. Tickets are $16 for adults and $11 for children under 12. Benjamin Lederman

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HeatSync Labs in Mesa.

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Build-A-Bot at HeatSync Labs

Always wanted to build your own bot? This DIY maker event at Mesa’s HeatSync Labs, 108 West Main Street is your chance to be like Dr. to work lightly MegaMan. Participants will be given materials to create their own custom automaton, including LED eyes, and shown how to use a laptop to design it. Employees will then use a laser cutter and other tools to build the robot. The workshop is open to all ages (although adult supervision is required for children) and runs from 1pm to 5pm. It costs $25 to enter, or $45 if you want to build a mirrored acrylic robot. More information can be found here. Benjamin Lederman

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The night is the right time to visit the DBG.

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Flashlight nights at the Desert Botanical Garden

Nightlife takes on a whole new meaning after sunset at the Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 North Galvin Parkway. During weekly Saturday flashlight nights, guests can spend an evening walking the trail observing nocturnal flowers and a variety of other nocturnal flora and fauna. A mix of local vendors will also be built at the event. This weekend’s edition will take place on Saturday, July 23 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Cactus Kids Club will offer micro-adventures for children and Maya Nell will perform music and poetry. General admission is $14.95 or free for DBG members and children 3 years and older. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own flashlights. Benjamin Lederman

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Step back in time this weekend at the historic Hotel San Carlos.

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Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Hotel San Carlos

Loaded with tongue-in-cheek lewdness and laced with innuendos, The Rocky Horror Picture Show has always been a bit hot and bothered. Things get even hotter with a summer screening of the 1970 cult classic on Saturday, July 23 at the Hotel San Carlos, 202 North Central Avenue. Local Rocky Horror shadowcast troupe Frankie’s Fishnets will narrate the antics of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, Magenta, Riff Raff and the others while viewers throw toilet paper and birdseed at the appropriate times. Doors open at 9pm and both Rocky regulars and virgins are equally welcome. Admission is $15 per person and prop bags can be purchased at the event. More details can be found here. Benjamin Lederman

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Chase Field in downtown Phoenix.

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Arizona Diamondbacks war of stars Night at Chase Field

If anyone needs to wield the Force these days, it’s the Arizona Diamondbacks. The team is currently the Jar Jar Binks of the National League West, who has struggled through countless games and spent most of this season bottom of the table. This weekend, the D’backs have a chance to notch a few Ws with a three-game home game against the equally hapless Washington Nationals at Chase Field, 401 East Jefferson Street. The Diamondbacks are also celebrating their annual Star Wars night during the midgame of the series on Saturday, July 23rd. The first 10,000 fans through the gates will receive a t-shirt inspired by The Mandalorian. war of stars Costumes are recommended and children under 15 get in free with paid adult admission starting at $25. The first pitch is at 5:10 p.m Benjamin Lederman

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