Things to do: Weekend full of heat, local shops, celebrities and ... aliens?

‘Girl’s Night Out’ in Scottsdale, Larry Fitzgerald’s softball benefit and the Dback's are back in town this weekend.

Friday, April 21 starts what should be a busy weekend in the Phoenix area.

From Peoria to Mesa, there's a wide-range of things going on across the Valley.

Looking to adopted a furry friend? You can do that for free.

What about Earth Day? That's Saturday.

Want to know "what really happened" with those infamous "Phoenix Lights"?  The movie comes out Friday.

How about watch Larry Fitzgerald play basketball or shop at a marketplace full of local vendors? You can do that too.

Reminder: Sunday we're expecting the first 100-degree day of the year in the Valley. If you're doing anything this weekend, find shade, bring lots of water and wear sunscreen.

Check out the full list of things to do this weekend: 

Free adoptions at MCACC

The Maricopa County Animal Care and Control shelters are full, so to help these animals find their furever homes, MCACC is offering free adoptions valid for any cat (any age) and any dog over six months.

When: Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22

Where: MC Animal Care West (2500 S. 27th Ave, Phoenix) & MC Animal Care East (2630 W. Rio Salado Pkwy, Mesa)

MORE: Free adoptions as Maricopa County Animal Care reaches capacity

Phoenix Forgotten

Remember the Phoenix Lights? One of the most-witnessed UFO sightings that happened 20 years ago in Phoenix is getting the Hollywood treatment produced by Wes Ball and Ridley Scott.

When: The movie hits theaters Friday, April 21 

Where: A quick Google search shows the movie will be showing at several Valley AMC and Harkins theaters.

 

Pat's Run

The 13th annual 4.2 mile run/walk through the streets of Tempe that finishes in Sun Devil Stadium in honor of Pat Tillman. The race is sold out, but you can still go cheer on the runners!

Arizona Cardinals' David Johnson is this year's race starter.

If you're trying to drive around Tempe check for closures before leaving.

When: Saturday, April 22. Race starts at 7 a.m.

Where: The route winds though Tempe ending on the 42 yard line at Sun Devil Stadium

For more information, visit pattillmanfoundation.org/pats-run/

Sweet to the Soul spring market

If you're one for shopping at local markets then a trip to Peoria Sports Complex should be in your weekend plans. 

Admission is free and the first 100 shoppers through the gate will receive a free reusable shopping bag filled with samples and coupons for the event.

Most of the stuff you'll see is handmade with a few direct sales. 

When: Saturday, April 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Peoria Sports Complex 

For more information, visit www.sweettothesoulboutique.com.

 

7th annual Larry Fitzgerald Double Play Celebrity Softball Game

Fans and celebrities join together to play some softball hosted by Larry Fitzgerald with all of the proceeds going to charity.

General admission is $20 and if you want to sit in the dugout with the players, it's $500 each ticket. Parking is free.

When: Saturday, April 22. Gates open at 5 p.m. 

Where: Salt River Fields

MORE: Larry Fitzgerald talks softball, Cardinals and answers hard-hitting trivia questions

 

#KIDTOPIA Festival for Kids

An interactive festival featuring giant inflatables, selfie galleries, sports activities, games, amusement park rides, a petting zoo, and more all for the kids. Plus, performances from Disney artists.

General admission tickets are $20.

When: Saturday, April 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek

For more information, visit live1015phoenix.cbslocal.com/kidtopia/

Planetpalooza

A place to learn how to be sustainable while you enjoy prizes, food and entertainment. What kid doesn't want to learn how to save the Earth and travel to Mars?

Plus, this year's event, according to the City of Peoria, will feature a Free2Roam tiny home.

For more information, visit www.peoriaaz.gov.

 

Earth Day at the Phoenix Zoo

Celebrate Earth Day at the Phoenix Zoo with an entire day full of nature nurturing games and activities.

When: Saturday, April 22 at 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Among our furry and not-so-furry friends at the Phoenix Zoo

For more information, visit www.phoenixzoo.org.

PHOTOS: Cute animals at the Phoenix Zoo

Ride-in-movie at the park

Grab your bike or walk to the park for a chance to watch Moana.

When: Saturday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Silvergate Park in Mesa

For more information, visit mesaaz.gov.

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