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123RF.com; Mark Spowart; London Ontario, Canada - April 14, 2012. John (Jet) Williams (32) goes up for slam dunk during the warm up. The Harlem Globetrotters brought their show and defeated the International Elite to win the "World Championship" at the John Labatt Centre in London

Things to do this week: Feb. 2 to 9

Here are some things to do around Arizona this weekend, including Harlem Globetrotters performances, a Firehouse cookoff and a citywide scavenger hunt.

Harlem Globetrotters
The Harlem Globetrotters are known for traveling the country to showcase their spectacular basketball talents while performing a comedic act. The troupe is back in the Valley this weekend with shows at both U.S. Airways and Gila River Arena.  Head to downtown or out to Glendale to witness their showcase of shots, humor, and fun. The team will appear at both venues at 2p.m. on their respectful days with an additional appearance at 7p.m. at U.S. Airways on February 7.
US Airways, 201 E. Jefferson St., February 7, Phoenix, $18-$135
Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., February 8, Glendale, $21-$123

Blockbuster Broadway
Composer Stephen Schwartz will join conductor John Clanton and the Phoenix Symphony for a night of performances of Broadway pieces. Schwartz is the mind behind shows such as Wicked, Pippin, and Godspell. Schwartz is also known for his collaboration for songs in movies such as Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This rare treat is sure to leave you in awe.
Orpheum Theatre, 203 W, Adams St., February 6-7, Phoenix, $29-$89

Alumni Game with ASU Baseball
Before the season starts, Arizona State University’s baseball team holds an alumni game to kick off the season. This is the first season the team will be playing in their new venue, Phoenix Muni. The alumni game is at 11 a.m. with an intrasquad scrimmage at 1:30 p.m. New head coach Tracy Smith will be available for a Q&A session at 1 p.m. Players will be signing autographs following the intrasquad scrimmage on the concourse.
Phoenix Municipal Stadium, 5999 E. Van Buren St., Feb. 7, Phoenix, Free admission and parking

CityScape Scavenger Hunt
The CityScape scavenger hunt comes to Scottsdale Saturday. Instead of spending your Saturday afternoon sitting around the house, get up and head to Scottsdale to put your brain to the test to solve clues. This urban adventure is similar to the Amazing Race. Teams of up to six people are only allowed to travel via foot or public transportation. The winning team receives a cash prize. Check in begins at 11 a.m. and racers take off at noon.
Bottled Blonde, 7340 E. Indian Plaza, Feb. 7, Scottsdale, $50 per person pre-registration, $70 day of

Gatekeepers Six-Alarm Firehouse Cookoff Showdown
Firehouse cooks and chefs alike will work together in a cook off to raise money for the 100 Club of Arizona. Each firefighter is paired with chefs from restaurants such as Culinary Dropout at Scottsdale Waterfront and The Henry. This tasty fundraiser showcases sizzling dishes. There will also be a silent auction with items such as dinner at a firehouse, tastings, and many more options.
Allstate Appliance Showroom, 15250 N. Hayden Rd., Feb. 7, Scottsdale, $45

summer sundays

Heard Offers Free Summer Sundays In July

From an extravaganza of hands-on activities and story reading to cool treats, Summer Sundays at the Heard Museum gives kids and families a cool and creative way to spend July Sundays.

What’s better, mom and dad or grandpa and grandma can explore the Heard Museum and enjoy the activities for free as well, thanks to support from Target.

At Free Summer Sundays in July at the Heard Museum, there’s something for everyone! Each Sunday from July 1-29, visitors can enjoy kids’ hands-on activities with a different theme each week, cool off with ice cream thanks to Cisco (first-come, first-served; limited to supply on hand) and explore the museum by participating in a “scavenger hunt.” The Courtyard Café will offer special kids’ and family lunches.

On selected Sundays, a Native storyteller will entertain all with tribal lore and stories. Visit heard.org/events/summersundays.html for up-to-date information on day/time.

Also, stop into Books & More, our boutique bookstore and souvenir shop, during Summer Sundays and receive a coupon good for 10% off one children’s book!

Kids can enjoy several hands-on activities in addition to the dozens of interactive or make-and-take activities in two of the museum’s galleries: Every Picture Tells a Story and We Are! Arizona’s First People. They can also participate in a different “scavenger hunt” in the museum each week.

Free Sundays take place July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2012, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information on Summer Sundays at the Heard Museum, visit their website at heard.org.