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Posted: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 5:49 am

Boz Scaggs

The Grammy Award-winning artist will perform classics like “Look What You’ve Done To Me,” “We’re All Alone” and “Lido Shuffle” during a 21-and-older performance fusing rock, jazz, blues and R&B.

DETAILS >> 8 p.m. Thursday, July 10. Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale. $60-$125. (480) 850-7777 or TalkingStickResort.com/boz-scaggs.aspx.

Comic-themed Family Fun Day

Children and their families can enjoy a variety of art-making projects, educational booths and performances in conjunction with the summer exhibition Funny Papers, an exploration of the history of comic strips and their prevalence as art. Activities include face painting, dance and magic shows from Persephone, C3 Dance and Jolly Roger, and stations for making cartoon critters, superhero capes, shields and paper hats.

DETAILS >> 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 12. ASU Art Museum, 10th Street and Mill Avenue in Tempe. Free. (480) 965-2787 or ASUArtMuseum.asu.edu.

Summer Sizzles at Second Friday

Mesa’s monthly Second Friday Night Out block party, dubbed Summer Sizzles for July, features more than 50 innovative artists showcasing original artwork, live local bands, cold refreshments, and shops and restaurants open late.

DETAILS >> 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, July 11. On Main Street from Center Street to Robson. Free. 2ndFridayNightOut.com.

Night Golf

A nine-hole course is lined with glow lights and golfers play with a glowing ball in this family-friendly, tournament-format, four-person scramble that includes prizes and a goody bag for each player.

DETAILS >> 7 p.m. Saturday, July 12. Additional dates available August through October. Palo Verde Golf Course, 6215 N. 15th Ave., Phoenix. $25 per person. Advance registration required. (602) 249-9930 or Phoenix.gov/golf.

'Saturday’s Warrior’

Dreamweaver Productions presents the 40th anniversary production of this hit Latter-day Saint musical, which was later made into a 1989 movie that some call a Mormon rite of passage. The first professional production of “Saturday’s Warrior” to ever be staged in Arizona, it’s directed by Norlan Jacobs and accompanied by a full live orchestra and choir.

DETAILS >> 7 p.m. July 10-12 and 1 p.m. July 12. Higley Center for the Performing Arts, 4132 E. Pecos Road, Gilbert. $18-$30 for adults, $10-$20 for kids 5-17. (480) 279-7194 or SaturdaysWarriorAZ.com.

Wildman Phil

Got a wild 3- to 11-year-old on your hands? Bring him to this session with naturalist and humorist “Wildman” Phil Rakoci, who will talk about wild animals and let kids get up close and personal with a few live specimens like spiders, scorpions, lizards and snakes.

DETAILS >> 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 10. Downtown Chandler Public Library, 22 S. Delaware St. He’ll also be at other Chandler libraries on July 11. Free. (480) 782-2800 or ChandlerLibrary.org.

Catwalk … I Love Duran Duran

Scorpius Dance Theatre closes its season with a new take on its popular fashion runway-inspired production, Catwalk. This year’s version, themed around 1980s band Duran Duran, is meant for audiences age 13 and older and will debut two brand-new aerial apparatuses, a trapeze and rope.

DETAILS >> 7 p.m. Friday, July 11, and 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday, July 12. Phoenix Theatre’s Hormel Theatre, 100 E. McDowell Road. $30. (602) 254-2151 or ScorpiusDance.com.

Summer Spectacular ArtWalk

Chill with lots of live music and food trucks at this artful 25th annual nod to our need to cool down during summer. Dozens of galleries host artist receptions and live demonstrations so you can wander in and out of the air conditioning on your stroll.

DETAILS >> 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 10. Scottsdale Arts District, along Main Street west of Scottsdale Road and on Marshall Way north of Indian School Road to Fifth Avenue. Free. (480) 990-3939 or ScottsdaleGalleries.com.

Experience France

Say bonjour to French music, culture and food in honor of Bastille Day. Musical Instrument Museum hosts a variety of live musical performances and hands-on activities, and features a special French-inspired menu in its café.

DETAILS >> 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 12, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 13. Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. Included with paid museum admission of $18 for adults, $14 for teens 13-19 and $10 for children 4-12. (480) 478-6000 or MIM.org/exhibits/signature-events/experience-france/.

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