Line the pins, clear the lane and bowl away!

Saturday, Aug. 12 is National Bowling Day and participating AMF, Bowlmor Lanes, Bowlero and Brunswick Zone locations are making it easier to hit that strike, with a game of FREE bowling. Simply download the Bowlmoji app from your smartphone's app store and present it at the bowling alley's front desk to redeem your game. This limited offer is only valid for the day, so dont miss out! Availability of lanes is first-come, first-serve. Click HERE to find a participating alley near you! 

Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017

Star Wars Pinball Launch Party & Tournament

  • Where: Tilt Studio – Arizona Mills Mall, 5000 Arizona Mills Circle, Ste. #669, Tempe
  • When: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., check-in from noon - 12:45 p.m.
  • Cost: FREE, pay for what you purchase

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...pinball once reigned supreme!

Blast off with nostologia to Tilt Studio for the launch party and pinball tournament of the new Stern Star Wars Pinball machine. 

Load up your blasters and hilt your lightsabers, guests are welcomed to don their favorite Star Wars regalia. Tag along some friends and compete in the 3 strike Pinball Tournament. Prizes are included for winners on top of food and Tilt Tap Room drink specials throughout the pinball party. 

Monday, Aug. 7, 2017

Annual Summer MFA Exhibition

  • Where: Harry Wood Gallery, first floor of ASU Art Building, 900 S. Forest Mall, Tempe
  • When: Mon. - Thurs., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
  • Cost: FREE

Over the summer, ASU art students have been hard at work tinkering with their creative muses. Now their submitted works are being exhibitied at the Harry Wood Gallery. This FREE exhibition open to public was juried by Sara Cochran, director and chief curator for Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.

If you find yourself near campus, marvel for yourself, at the ASU Art Building for art completed by graduate art students in the “MFA Summer Show.” There is a wide range of art on display including ceramics, fiber art, painting, photography, drawing and prints.

Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017

Craft Classic Social Run Series

  • Where: Huss Brewing Uptown Taphouse, 100 E. Camelback Rd., #160, Phoenix
  • When: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., check-in at 6 p.m., run starting at 6:30 p.m.
  • Cost: FREE, pay for what you purchase

Get in step with The Craft Classic Social Run Series!

Leading up the The Craft Classic 5K and Half Marathon, the Social Run Series will be kicking off four times from various locations in the months leading up to race day. These events are open to public and FREE to participate! 

Check in at the Road Runner Sports tent. While there check out the Adidas tents in front of Huss Taphouse. At 6:30 p.m., the runners hit the road for a three mile course on the canal. Upon returning, join fellow runners at Huss Uptown Taphouse for a post-run brew. Runners rocking a pair of Adidas or if try a pair of Adidas on at the run, you get a FREE beer. Offer valid for the first 75 attendees only! Also win prizes form Road Runner and Huss Uptown Taphouse.

Friday, Aug. 11, 2017

City Lights Movie Nights feat. Moana

  • Where: Patriots Park at CityScape Phoenix, One East Washngton St., Phoenix
  • When: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., screening at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: FREE

Set sail aboard Moana's canoe as she journeys to save the world while along away discovering her true destiny.

Join CityScape Phoenix for City Lights Movie Nights with a showing of Disney's Moana. Show up in true island spirit for FREE shaved ice, a dance performance by Kilali's Polynesian Revue & Dance School and photos with Moana, herself. Make sure to bring along your comfy folding chairs or picnic blankets to longue infront of the outdoor screening. 

Monica Shriver’s Abstract Art and Creative Music Experience

  • Where: Tempe History Museum, 809 E. Southern Ave., Tempe
  • When: 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Cost: FREE

Jazz and Art mix together at the Tempe History Museum for Monica Shriver's Abstract Art and Creatie Music Experience. 

Strolling around this exhibit will stimulate your senses as colorful abstract art pieces serve as inspiration while listening to improvised and experimental jazz. Hear and see how this symbiotic relationship works by exploring the relationship and connection between improvisation and abstract art.

Stick around for a musical discussion with Monica Shriver and Stan Smith on the inner-workings of a jazz ensemble and creating spontaneous music together with a Q&A session following. 


Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017

Free Family Weekends at Phoenix Art Museum – HOT!

  • Where: Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
  • When: Sat. 8/12 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun. 8/13 noon – 5 p.m.
  • Cost: FREE

The generosity of Discount Tire allows the Phoenix Art Museum to offer FREE events for families on the second weekend of each month! 

August's theme is HOT! Kids are welcome to explore all the museum has to offer with exciting activities, scavenger hunts, live music and concert performances, story time by Bookmans, free tours plus much more! Local artists will also be on site, leading art demostrations with families across the museum campus. For a full schedule of events and programs click HERE.  




Kristopher Yanez is the proud father of 1-year-old daughter Kennedy, a journalism student at Pima Community College and is also the first-ever Bear Essential News Summer Reporting Intern. When Kris is not doing school work, he is off chasing after young Kennedy.