fathersday feature
Kids Class- Mother’s Day Cake Decorating, photo credit JL Patisserie
By Lauren Wong

Father’s Day is approaching! Instead of spending so much time trying to find that perfect gift, look into getting tickets for one of these events. Use that money on an experience over a gift, and give your father a memory to hold onto forever.

When: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. June 18, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. June 19
Where: Findlay Toyota Center, Prescott Valley
Cost: $5

My father absolutely loves antiques, our random basement decor is living proof of that. If your dad does too, this event is not only super cheap to get into, but features a handful of different antique gems. From your traditional fine antiques and memorabilia, to ceramics, old farm tables, and rustic doors. You can also find vintage Christmas and holiday ornaments, linens, relics from the garden, fine art, vintage posters, authentic Native American costume/bakelite jewelry. There’s even vintage toys, old advertising, (and much more). 

Spend your day browsing through all these different treasures, and allow your dad to pick out his favorite item as a Father’s Day gift! Once you pay the $5 entry fee at the door, get to exploring! If you’re interested in being a dealer at the event, fill out their application here!

When: 5 - 9 p.m. June 18
Where: The Urban World Market and Entertainment Center, Mesa
Cost: $40 for the Father and one daughter, $25 extra person

Your entry fee gains you access to this all inclusive event. With your ticket you get food, drinks, and one photo to take home as a memory.

When: 6 p.m. June 18 - 12 a.m. June 19
Where: Martin Auto Museum, Glendale
Cost: $75 - $250
Photo credit, Earl Tubbs of Contrast Photography

This year marks the 4th Annual Havana Nights Fundraiser filled with all things cars and cigars. Enjoy bottomless drinks, dinner, and dancing, as you experience a taste of Havana at this Vegas style party. The Martin Auto Museum, an Arizona non-profit corporation, have been curators of automobilia history (12 decades worth of automobile evolution)! Keep in mind you must be 21 or older to enter!

This event showcases everything from vintage and classic cars, to race and muscle cars, while a mixture of R&B, Reggae, and Salsa party music fills the museum. Put your luck to the test and gamble to win one of their prizes, ones you don’t walk away with, but ride away with. The schedule of events can be found online, from the time the doors open to the Winner’s Circle announcements. 

5Back is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, money raised will support two of their core initiatives; the Tips for Teens and DeanCor program.

When: 7 p.m. June 19
Where: Stir Crazy Comedy Club, Glendale
Cost: $15
photo credit Marc Silverstein

Who doesn’t need a good laugh? Mike James and Brian Kohatsu are putting on this hilarious show, perfect for all ages. Gather up your whole family and kick back and relax while you laugh the night away. These aren’t just any comedians taking the stage, James is a three-time Father of the Year, according to his children. Kohatsu also earned his two-time title as the #1 Dad award winner, from his children!