What to do in Mesa this May
Welcome back to the Premier Patio blog! This is a continuation of the same kind of blogs we put out back for February! You’ve spent the last couple weekends sprucing up your backyard patio to get ready for the summer season. You’ve worked hard, but nothings on the calendar just yet, so why not head out and enjoy the hundreds of things happening around Mesa (not to mention the greater Valley area!) to check out!
What to do in Mesa this May!
Fantastic Planet Interactive Exhibit
Running daily from May 4th through May 13th. Admission is free. Head to downtown to check out six giant inflatable human shapes! The exhibit kicks off with a free celebration at several spots downtown. The figures are part of a light installation by Australian Amanda Parer called Fantastic Planet and will be visible overall several blocks.
This is the final week for this exhibit at the Musical Instrument Museum! Yeah it’s outside of Mesa but not that far away. Check out Chinese culture through performances (dance and live music,) crafts, workshops, and more. Experts are on hand to teach all sorts of interesting history. Admission is included with the museum admission. Open from 9am – 5pm.
Weird Al Yankovic
On May 8th, come out to the Ikeda Theater at the Mesa Arts Center for “Weird Al’s” ‘The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised, Vanity Tour.’ That’s a lot of quotes! Yankovic will be playing original songs from 14-album career. That means a focus on his mostly non-parody tunes. Tickets run $39.50 to $69.50. Special guest Emo Philips will be performing as well!
Summer Ice Cream Social
Come May 25th, head out to the i.d.e.a. Museum at 150 W. Pepper Place from 10:30 to 11:30 am for the summer kick-off ice cream social! Tickets run $6-$14, advance registration is required.
On May 27th at the Mesa Arts Center the magician David Blaine is bringing his death-defying magic and stunt work acts here! The show is pitched as an interactive event for audiences and may not be suitable for everyone. Tickets for this one man show run from $50 to $126 depending on seats.
There are a number of events that aren’t stuck to just one day! You can find live music most days at places like Olive Mill, or Motorcycles on Main, the family friendly event that takes over Downtown Mesa each Friday. Look to websites like Visit Mesa to discover even more events popping up all around the city.
Get out there and enjoy a few more great events before summer pushes us all to our backyards and pools! If you need further help getting your patio up to snuff give us a call and come on down to our family owned, friendly location and find the pieces to complete your space.