Social Events in Phoenix, Arizona This Week

Let’s explore social events in Phoenix, AZ happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Are you looking to take a break from your regular ventures, build friendships or develop emotional intelligence? Social events could just be just the thing you are missing. As they always say, one’s company, two’s a crowd, three’s a party. In these events, you will get to meet a whole new range of people, engage other cultures and understand different perspectives. You get opportunities to expand your circle through the interactions and conversations elicited. Whether you are looking to improve your social or work connections, this is it for you.

There are many events held across Phoenix, Arizona. Events range from backyard outings, outdoor activity events, singles events, professional networking, meaningful discussions, and more. They are all varied and interesting covering your lifestyle and preference. If you find it hard to make connections or socialize in these events, here are a few tips to save your situation.

Local Groups’ Events in Phoenix

¡Vamos a Cenar! (Spanish social event girls only)

¡Vamos a Cenar! (Spanish social event girls only)

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: El Chullo Peruvian Restaurant & Bar

¡Bienvenida al primer evento en persona! la idea es ir a cenar, eligire algun restaurante tomando en cuenta las respuestas a la pregunta de comida preferida.

Comenzando a las 5pm hasta la hora que tenga que terminar

Si tienes preguntas mandame mensaje. Tambien estare formando un grupo de WhatsApp para mayor agilidad.(…)

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Be casual at The Casual Pint of Central Phoenix!!!

Be casual at The Casual Pint of Central Phoenix!!!

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: 4626 N 16th St unit 102

On Thursday, May 23, 2024, we will be heading back to a PCBC favorite, the Casual Pint of Central Phoenix (and not even for a Star Wars related event)!!!
https://centralphoenix.thecasualpint.com/

Casual Pint will also be having Music Bingo from 7-9pm for those who want to stay. Casual Pint is also extending their happy hour specials, $1.00 off their drafts and starters, to 7pm for our group, so l(…)

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Dinner and Hand, Foot and Toe

Dinner and Hand, Foot and Toe

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: IHOP

We will eat, then play.
We will have fun!
Please arrive on time.
Please order food.
Please tip generously.(…)

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Dinner at 6pm plus optional 8pm Ballet at The Botanical Gardens

Dinner at 6pm plus optional 8pm Ballet at  The Botanical Gardens

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Desert Botanical Garden

Everyone welcome to join us for dinner at 6pm at Desert Botanical Garden’s restaurant, Gertrudes. Whoever would like to get tickets for the Ballet performing at The Desert Botanical Gardens use the link below.

Everyone will get tickets on your own online: https://balletaz.org/performance/the-four-seasons

I know this means we won’t be sitting together. As the group grows in members we can preplan(…)

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International friends Phoenix !

International friends Phoenix !

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: BARCOA Agaveria

Meet new local & international people and make new friends around a drink. All languages are welcome.(…)

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1st meetup

1st meetup

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Bobby Q

Meet/greet
Brief intro
Discuss 1 a month meetup(…)

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Drink N’ Draw at Changing Hands Camelback

Drink N' Draw at Changing Hands Camelback

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Changing Hands Bookstore

Meet up with artists interested in learning and practicing their drawing.

We ask everyone while at the event to purchase at least 1 item from the bar or leave a tip for the staff. The store only has so much space which our group takes a considerable amount of.

Bring your sketchbook and meet us at First Draft Book Bar at Changing Hands Bookstore! All skill levels are welcome! There will be no liv(…)

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Intuition Full Moon Circle (May)

Intuition Full Moon Circle (May)

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: KA Dance Studios

Tap into your intuition and work with the power of the full moon to step further into alignment in heart-centered community

EARLY BIRD $25 \| Reg $33
**Reserve your spot [HERE](https://www.uncommonbabe.com/moon-circle-may24)!** *(The last event sold out so please don’t wait to register)*

**WHAT TO EXPECT**

* Learn the astrological happenings for this full moon
* Experience a guided meditation t(…)

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Plática de películas

Plática de películas

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Presidio Cocina Mexicana

El tema del día será Películas en español, traigan el título, y compañar información sobre eso. Sea reciente o vieja la película.
Vengan con hambre y ordenen algo ya que estaremos ahi un par de horas. Para los que tienen dietas restrictidas, vean el menu antes.
https://www.presidiophx.com/(…)

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CENTRAL PHOENIX Shut Up & Write!™ Wed 10 AM (First Draft Book Bar)

CENTRAL PHOENIX Shut Up & Write!™ Wed 10 AM (First Draft Book Bar)

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: First Draft Book Bar

At **Shut Up & Write** we’ve discovered it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers. Whatever you’re writing—or dream of writing—you’re invited to join us. No one will see what you’ve written (unless you ask them to) or give you unsolicited advice. We’ve got resources to get you started, to keep you writing, and to help you stay on track.

**LOCATION**
*First Draft Book Bar* (inside *Chang(…)

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Nōto Nite – Journaling & Community

Nōto Nite - Journaling & Community

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Kinkan Gifts

Nōto Nite celebrates creativity, community and coziness by meeting to journal, write letters, chat, sip, and snack in a relaxing atmosphere.

Each event there will be some sort of creative prompt to get the juices flowing, as well as stationary, stickers, and washi tapes and other supplies to use.

Event will be hosted in person at Kinkan Gifts in the Culdesac.(…)

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Supporting our unique journeys in maintaining an alcohol free life

Supporting our unique journeys in maintaining an alcohol free life

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: 4126 East Indian School road

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Friday Happy Hour – Join Us and Connect! – Every Fourth Friday . . .

Friday Happy Hour - Join Us and Connect! - Every Fourth Friday . . .

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Hundred Mile Brewing Company

Connect with us every fourth Friday of the month at our recurring Friday happy hour!

This takes place at 6PM at Hundred Mile Brewing on the Tempe/Scottsdale border.

(Use navigation to get you to the brewpub, which is tucked behind some buildings just off Scottsdale Road. There is free parking in the lot adjacent to the brewpub.)

And don’t be shy! Human connection requires that you come out and (…)

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Afroflavors & Vibe Brunch at Latha Restaurant and Bar – Phoenix, AZ

Afroflavors & Vibe Brunch at Latha Restaurant and  Bar - Phoenix, AZ

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: 628 E Adams St

### **Saturday Brunch**

#### **11:30am – 3:00pm**

Join us for Afroflavors & Vibe Brunch.

Latha, which in Swahili is spelled “ladha” and means “flavor.”

Latha, the newest restaurant to open in Heritage Square, serves seasonal dishes with local ingredients based on historical recipes from Africa, the Caribbean, Brazil, and the southern U.S.

Latha is more than a restaurant and bar; it is an imme(…)

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Phoenix Metro Unplugged Jam

Phoenix Metro Unplugged Jam

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Pyle Adult Recreation Center – Sedona Room

Here’s the deal:

• All skill levels are welcome. We’re very friendly!

• All acoustic instruments are welcome.

• Watch the notes below regarding varying formats that we implement each month in our meet-ups.

• Most months, we will post a short list of songs that we will play during our meet-up. If you would like a song included on the song list, please UPLOAD the song with it’s chords HERE:
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Ethiopian Lunch at Cafe Lalibela – Family Owned and Operated

Ethiopian Lunch at Cafe Lalibela - Family Owned and Operated

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: 849 W University Dr

Please join us for some of the best Ethiopian food in the valley! Cafe Lalibela is managed by Anibal Abayneh with the help of his wife Salem, and Salem’s mother Atsade Desta who is part owner and Executive Chef. They have received multiple awards including New Times Best of Phoenix Winner, the Arizona Republic Best Vegetarian, and Devoured Gold Medal. Additionally they have been featured on Check,(…)

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Wednesday Writers Workshop at Kneaders

Wednesday Writers Workshop at Kneaders

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Kneaders Bakery & Cafe

Hello! Join us at the Kneaders Bakery at 48th Street and Ray Road for an in-person writing workshop. Our group runs from 6pm-8pm two Wednesdays every month.

This group is all about using constructive criticism to support each other in an effort to take our writing projects to the next level.

We request that the format should utilize a readable 12 point font such as Arial, Times New Roman or Verd(…)

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When The Heavens Went On Sale: Misfits & Geniuses Racing to Put Space in Reach

When The Heavens Went On Sale: Misfits & Geniuses Racing to Put Space in Reach

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: OHSO Paradise Valley

In our last meetup, we discussed the treacherous events of the American western frontier. That got us thinking of the frontiers available to our generation and the next, which may be “space – the final frontier.” For the May meeting, let’s read “When The Heavens Went On Sale.” This is a very timely book that will hopefully give us better insight into the “new space age.” If you have time, also che(…)

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Push Arizona, Fashion Forward!

Push Arizona, Fashion Forward!

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: Trevor’s Liquor

**We want to see YOU there on May 23rd and Bring a friend with you to share the experience.**

*YOU CAN’T GROW IF YOU DON’T GO*

**Join** **Other Models, Designers, Photographers and Fashionistas** on Thursday May 23rd at 6pm at **[TREVORS’ LIQUOR](https://www.trevors.com/)** in South Scottsdale.

**AGENDA:**
1.) **Play Our NEW COLLAB Game** (Drop Your Name In & Get Selected to COLLABORATE)!
2.) *(…)

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Bunco Game Night

Bunco Game Night

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: 3824 S 95th Ln

Please join us in our first Game Night & Networking Meetup! We’re thrilled to kick off this exciting event where fun and connections go hand in hand. Get ready to dive into a world of bunco, a self-serve nacho bar, laughter, and meeting new people.
But it’s not just about the games; it’s about the connections we make along the way. Our meetup is designed to bring together like-minded individuals w(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

You can make more friends at one party by showing interest in them than in a month by trying to meet people online. Meeting new people and making genuine connections in local events can be fun and easy if you go with the right mindset.

When it comes to meeting new people, nothing beats showing up in the real world. But none of the tips will work if you are not coming from the right place. Keep an open mind when attending social events. Reframe strangers as potential friends, it will make it much easier to approach conversations and fully engage in them.

When choosing an event, keep an eye on interesting themes, something you can relate to. Meeting new people in the context of mutual interest increases your chances of being friends.

Research events with the types of people you want to meet. They could be people in your age group, your field of work, or a specific neighborhood. Do not be too strict though, loosen up a little bit from your expectations.

Go where people are intentionally looking to make friends such as networking events where it feels normal and expected to walk up and introduce yourself.

In this digital era, apps and websites are the most convenient solutions for finding out about local events. If you are not sure where to look for events happening in Phoenix, you can try out Visitphoenix.com, Visitarizona.com, or Phoenix.gov.

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InterNations Phoenix May 2024 Happy Hour & Social Networking

InterNations Phoenix May 2024 Happy Hour & Social Networking

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Village Tavern

On Thursday, May 23rd join us at Village Tavern, Scottsdale. The original Village Tavern opened its doors in 1984 in Winston Salem NC. The idea was simple, serve the best possible food, at affordable prices, using only the finest freshest ingredients, and to enrich the lives of each other, their guests, and our community. In other words to make a positive difference.

Please don’t forget to regis

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