Where to Cruise – Phoenix in April

Welcome back to the blog! Last time you gave you a DIY rundown of how to get your convertible top repaired, or at least functioning, to make sure you could fully enjoy Spring. We hope that was a useful entry for you. Because we are completely in Spring now! If you put all that elbow grease into repairing your top, it’s time to enjoy it. Here are just some of the awesome events, exhibits, and adventures you can check out. After all, what’s the point of having such a nice ride if you’re not going anywhere?

phoenix skylineAncient Musical Treasures from Central China: Harmony of the Ancients from the Henan Museum

Running until May 6th and recurring daily, this exhibit at the Musical Instrument Museum in partnership with the Henan Museum is putting on display upwards of sixty incredibly rare pieces of art and instruments for the very first time in the U.S. They range a span of over 9000 years of Chinese history and music. The exhibit is open 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and costs $20.

Pompeii: The Exhibition

From now until May 28th, for the price of admission plus $12, you can pass through a temporal rift into pre-cataclysm Pompeii and look at over two hundred artifacts on loan from the Naples National Archaeological Museum. See mosaics, sculptures of bronze and marble, full wall frescoes and so much more. The exhibit is open 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM daily. Find out more at the Arizona Science Center website!

100 Years, 100 Ranchers Exhibition

The Arizona Heritage Center is hosting this feature of Scott Baxter’s photography, showcasing 100 years of the tradition of ranching in Arizona. Panel discussions are held as well, such as Ranching Women: Past, Present, and Future on April 18th. The price varies from Free to $12 depending on age or being a veteran so be sure to check.

Jun Kanek at the Desert Botanical Garden

The colorful, huge, sculptures of internationally known artist Jun Kaneko are on display at the Desert Botanical Garden until May 13th. This exhibit pairs the colors and size with desert flora to enhance their visuals. Plus a drive out the Botanical Garden with the top down is worth the trip alone!

Henry IV, Part One

Looking to be a more classic patron of the arts? Head out to the Mesa Arts Center April 5th-7th to experience the first part of one of Shakespeare’s greatest works! A story of power, relationships, treason and more. Showtimes vary by day and prices range from Seniors at $9 up to certain seats for $47. Check their site before you go!

Das Rheingold

Not a fan of plays? What about an opera? The Arizona Opera is putting on the first part of Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle from April 6th through 8th.  This opera is all about a cunning dwarf stealing magical gold and running afoul of Wotan (that is to say, Odin). If you’re into Vikings or Marvel’s Thor then this may be right up your alley!

IndyCar Weekend: Phoenix Grand Prix

Ok, ok, ok now that we got all of that culture out of the way, how about something that really speaks to us? April 6th and 7th at the ISM Raceway see the IndyCar racers in high-speed action racing for 250 miles of high octane good times. Roll up in your convertible and enjoy the kind of automobiles we can’t drive on the streets.

This is just a small selection of all the wonderful events the Valley has to offer. The Phoenix Metro area is massive and there really is something for everyone. Now put that top down and get out there and cruise in this wonderful weather. At least for the next couple of weeks! We’ll see you back here next month here at VIP Auto Interiors.