Arts & Culture Deal Family Featured Food, Restaurants & Dining Music & Events Fara Illich June 8, 2012

“Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.”  – Bill Cosby

fathers_dayOk, so Father’s Day isn’t exactly Mother’s Day. There’s no prescription for getting it right. This isn’t brunch and foot rubs (although, dads would probably like that too), this is baseball, beer and steak. Or a play? Or a concert? Or a day at the museum? Or, you know what? We just don’t know.
So we’ve broken it down into categories. Things to Eat, Things to Do and Things to See. Whatever you do, don’t get dad soap-on-a-rope, we hear that’s passé.
Things to Eat

The Compass Arizona Grill
Hey! Brunch! And it’s a buffet, too. Perfect for a dads with a sweet tooth. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $59 for adults and $29 for kids 5-12. Reservations are recommended.
Majerle’s Sports Grill
Dads eat free this Father’s Day at Majerle’s with the purchase of entree.

Steve’s Greenhouse Grill
BBQ? Buffet? Heck yes. Dads eat for half off with the purchase of an adult meal.
Things to Do

Arizona Science Center
This Father’s Day the Arizona Science Center will have a sweet surprise for the first 200 fathers and grandfathers that walk in the door – free general admission.
Rosson House Museum
Half-price admission for all dads from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Children’s Museum of Phoenix
Not just for kids, the Children’s Museum of Phoenix brings out the kid in everyone. This Sunday all dads and granddads get free admission.
Things to See

Stand Up Live
This is not your granddad’s comedy show. Three funny men, Andy Steinberg, Mike Kennedy, James Hoenscheidt and James Harvey Heard, will take the stage at Stand Up Live this Father’s Day. 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 with a two drink minimum.
The Wallace & Ladmo Show – Herberger Theater Center
If Dad grew up in Arizona, he probably watched the Wallace and Ladmo Show. But this play is more than just the story of the rise and fall of a one-hit wonder band spawned from a kid’s TV show in 1964 in Phoenix, Arizona; it is a story about the measure of success in our own lives. Tickets are $24 – $40, kids 12 and under $20.

KMLE 108 Summer Throwdown – Comerica Theatre
Is your dad a country music fan? Then round him up and move him out to the KMLE Country Throwdown featuring some of country music’s newest up and coming stars including Brantley Gilbert, Love and Theft, JT Hodges and Jana Kramer. Comerica Theatre at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35.