July is shortly coming to an end, so why not end it with a bang? Party it up at Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP Ball. Watch in awe as Slash rocks on his guitar. Enjoy all things dino at Phoenix Dinocon. Spend your morning alongside your most loyal companion at the Dog Days of Summer. Dance the evening away with your kids while listening to kid-friendly pop hits. Without a doubt, you’ll have a blast this week!
7/30 Lady Gaga’s ARTRAVE- The ARTPOP Ball
Calling all of Lady Gaga’s little monsters! The pop queen is invading U.S. Airways Center! With multi-platinum hits, such as “Just Dance,” “Poker Face,” Paparazzi,” “Bad Romance,” “Born This Way” and “You and I,” Gaga is bound to put on a pop-music spectacle. The ARTPOP Ball tour is in support of her album released last year, “ARTPOP.”
US Airways Center, 201 E Jefferson St., Phoenix. Wednesday, July 30. 7:30 p.m. $35-$200
The top-hatted guitarist from Guns N’ Roses is making a come back with his band the Conspirators. Best recognized during his GnR days and for such hits as “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and “Welcome to the Jungle,” Slash has kept busy fronting for Snakepit and performing alongside Scott Weiland in Velvet Revolver.
Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E Indian Bend Rd., Salt River Reservation . Friday, Aug. 1. 8 p.m. $60-$100
8/2 Phoenix Dinocon
Relive those fond memories of when you aspired to become a paleontologist as a child and enjoy all things dino at Phoenix Dinocon. From dinosaur-inspired arts and crafts to dinosaur-themed panels and discussions, you won’t want to miss this Jurassic Party!
Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N Third St., Phoenix . Saturday, Aug. 2. 2:30 p.m. $5
8/2 Dog Days of Summer
Grab your fur baby and pay tribute to Valley service dogs at the annual Dog Days of Summer celebration! The event will feature educational seminars, photo booths and mobile vet service to ensure your pooch is in tiptop shape. Don’t forget to treat your mutt to cool treat from Frosty Paws!
Murphy Park, 7010 N 58th Ave., Glendale . Saturday, Aug. 2. 7-10 a.m. Free
8/3 Kidz Bop
Parents, get ready to dance and sing along with your kids at this interactive musical experience! Known for their kid-friendly renditions of popular hits, Kidz Bop’s latest production is “Dream Big, Sing Loud!” tour. This high-energy performance will have you partying like a pop star with your family.
Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa . Sunday, Aug. 3. 5 p.m. $25-$95