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LAUGH YOURSELF SILLY AT THE BROADWAY PALM! The three-time Tony Award winning musical comedy Me and My Girl is playing now through April 8, 2012 on the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre’s main stage. This toe-tapping musical explodes with slapstick British humor and a feel-good love story.

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It’s 1937 and the Earl of Hareford has died leaving no apparent heir. The family has gathered, eagerly awaiting to hear how the estate will be split. They are shocked to learn that the unlikely heir is commoner, Bill Snibson, a pugnacious Cockney ne’er do-well from Lambeth. In order to inherit his fortune Bill must be deemed a fit and proper person by the two executers of the will; Maria, Duchess of Dene and Sir John Tremayne. Hilarity ensues as the determined Duchess; much to the consternation of the rest of the family is convinced that she can turn Bill into a proper gentleman. But there is another hitch: Bill has brought along his girlfriend, Sally Smith, also from Lambeth. The Duchess presses on with her plans for Bill as she gives him lessons in how to speak and behave at a party she is planning in his honor. Sally, of course, will not be invited. At the Hareford Arms pub, Sir John tries to persuade the unhappy girl that both she and Bill should go back to Lambeth, but he is deeply moved when Sally reveals how much in love she is with Bill. The British

blue-bloods eventually warm to Bill’s charm and so will you as you dance in the aisles to the “Lambeth Walk”. A simple little tale reminiscent of Pygmalion’s Eliza Doolittle, Me and My Girl became one of Britain’s most successful musicals. Me and My Girl opened on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre on August 10, 1986, and closed on December 31, 1989, after 1,420 performances. Directed by Mike Ockrent with choreography by Gillian Gregory, the production was nominated for 13 Tony Awards and won for Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Choreographer. Tim Curry played Bill Snibson in the extensive US Tour that followed the Broadway run. Me and My Girl is directed and choreographed by Ann Nieman. The production features set design by David Snyder, costume design by John P. White, Lighting design by Jacob Mishler and sound design by Chris Kockler. The roles of Bill and Sally are played by Jennifer Weingarten and Vince Wingerter. The cast also includes Justin Droegemueller, Jeff Duncan, Elizabeth Flanagan, Allison Fund, Katharine Gentsch, Paul Glodfelter, Regina Harbour, Derek Johnson, John Keating, James Lane, Joshua Lattimore, Bob Marcus, Kate Marshall, Susan Murphy Megan Orlowski and Christopher Russell.


wonderfully played by Jillyn Jacobs and Elizabeth Brooks. Eric Hogan plays neighbor Stanley Gardner with comic genius and the overly suspicious detectives investigating the “muggings” are played by Andy Jacobs and Mark Kleinman. Mark Shannon plays the flamboyant neighbor Bobby, prancing in and out of scenes with leers and looks that has audiences howling. Run For Your Wife is a fast-paced, slapstick, laugh-a-minute romp that will leave you in stitches and begging for more. Hilarious one-liners, mistaken identities and improbable situations have had audiences doubled over with laughter. The Broadway Palm Concert Series continues on February 28 with Strait Country, A Tribute to Country Music’s Living Legend – George

Strait. On March 5 That Kool Band returns with their great harmonies and flashy guitar work in their fabulous Rock & Roll tribute to the 50’s and 60’s “At The Hop”, The 3 International Tenors return for a St. Patrick’s Day matinee performance on March 17 and The Dutton’s will have two performances of their popular show on March 19. Coming in April - AZ Diamond presents their stellar tribute to the legendary Neil Diamond on April 16.

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Your Wife has been extended for an additional three weeks. This hilarious show originally scheduled to close February 26 will now run thru March 24. The story of an ordinary London cabbie who somehow finds himself with two wives, two homes and two completely different lives suddenly finds his life unraveling in a spectacularly bad fashion when he is injured in a mugging and the police return him to the wrong wife. Rob Watson plays the devious but loveable John Smith. He tells little white lies with ease, and with the help of his coded diary knows where he is supposed to be and what he is supposed to be doing each day. John’s wives Barbara and Mary are

The Broadway Palm Art Gallery features the photography of Tim Trumble during the run of Me and My Girl. Trumble is the official photographer of the Broadway The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre is located at 5247 E. Brown Road, on the southeast corner of Brown and Higley Roads in the Alta Mesa Plaza. The

theater is easily accessible from the Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) or the US 60 (Superstition Freeway) via the Higley Road exits. Parking is free.

Palm Dinner Theatre and his exhibit features favorite shots from past Broadway Palm productions. Looking for that perfect gift or souvenir? Check out the Broadway Palm’s Gift Shop. Featuring unique and reasonably priced items from jewelry and clothing to toys and books this hidden gem is located in the theatre’s lobby and is open on show days. Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone, (480) 325-6700, or at the Box Office, located at 5247 E. Brown Road in Mesa.

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The Brubeck Brothers Quartet in Concert with the Festival Orchestra conducted by Robert Moody Arizona Musicfest 2012 Friday, February 24, 7:30 p.m.

Visit the Chase Ticket Marketplace on for discount tickets and special offers. This week’s “hot seat” is: The Pillowman Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre Thru March 4 Friday, Feb. 24 & Saturday, Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, 2:00 p.m. Regular Price: $25.00 Discount Price: $18.00 Comedies don’t come any blacker than this spellbinding stunner of a play by Martin McDonagh, it tells the tale of a writer in a totalitarian country has been dragged in for questioning and probable torture by the police. The plot is twistyturny beyond belief and viciously funny. Note: This show is Rated R for Graphic Language and Adult Content. Children under 17 will not be permitted without a parent or guardian.

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The second generation of America’s “first family of music,” the Brubeck Brothers Quartet – Chris Brubeck, bass and trombone; Dan Brubeck, drums; Mike DeMicco, guitar; Chuck Lamb, piano – joins the Arizona Musicfest Festival Orchestra conducted by Robert Moody. Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, Scottsdale. Tickets: $40; Premium Seating $55; Student (K-College) FREE

Coming of the Hurricane Black Theatre Troupe at Playhouse on the Park Thru February 26 Fri-Sat 8:00 p.m. & Sun 3:00 p.m. w/ additional matinees Thurs, Feb. 23 & Sat, Feb. 25, 2:00 p.m. An enraged ex-slave, Crixus, sells himself for money to challenge “the Hurricane,” an ex-confederate soldier, to a fight at the hallowed Civil War battleground Antietam with everything at stake. www.Show

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42nd Scottsdale Arts Festival March 9–11, 2012 Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Outdoors at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Returning by popular demand, the gourmet mobile eateries of the Phoenix Street Food Coalition will serve up delicious international cuisine at the Scottsdale Arts Festival on March 9–11.  The award-winning three-day Festival will feature an expanded roster of a dozen local food trucks, including Buzznbeez Good Food, Epic Hot Dogs, Hey Joe! Filipino Street Food, Jamburritos Cajun Grill Express, Luncha Libre, Mojo Bowl , Pin-Up Pastries, Riteway Catering Company, Spice it Up,  Sweet Republic, Tom’s BBQ and Whiskey Ranch BBQ & Wood-Fired Pizzas. Also on the menu will be tastings of fine wines and beers courtesy of Young’s Market Company, cocktails and weekend happy-hour specials. The Scottsdale Arts Festival showcases nearly 200 jury-selected artists from throughout the United States and Canada, live music and entertainment on two stages, creative activities for children and families at Imagine Nation and much more.   The Scottsdale Arts Festival takes place on the beautiful grounds of Scottsdale Civic Center Park. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for students and free for children 12 and under. Additional information is available online at  www. or through (480) 499-TKTS (8587). The Scottsdale Arts Festival is presented by Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts with support from SRP Earthwise Energy and the City of Scottsdale.


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FILM! Stan Robinson,

Joseph J. Airdo

Reviewers’ Roundtable

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The following quotes were pulled from AZ Weekly Entertainment Magazine’s film columnists’ full reviews in an effort to generate a well-rounded overview of each of this weekend’s new releases.

Joseph: “Nothing says ‘feel-good film of the year’ like one set in the sewers where the occasional decrepit corpse floats by beneath a world absent of any humanity whatsoever. Needless to say, director Agnieszka Holland’s Holocaust drama ‘In Darkness’ is not an easy motion picture to watch. This is especially true as a result of some striking cinematography that will give viewers the worst cases of claustrophobia and achluophobia imaginable. However, it will also give them hope in the existence of heroism in the unlikeliest of places.” Grade: B

Randy Montgomery, AZ Weekly Film Critic

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About the Film Columnists Stan Robinson, 65, is a retired first assistant director with more than 22 years of experience in film and media production. Read his full features and reviews exclusively online at Randy Montgomery, 34, works in media and marketing and holds a master’s degree in counseling and education. Read his full features and reviews exclusively online at Joseph J. Airdo, 28, is a Walter Cronkite School of Journalism graduate with a bachelor’s degree in media analysis and criticism. Read his full features and reviews exclusively online at

‘Gone’* After escaping from an abductor a year earlier, a young woman (Amanda Seyfried) sets out to save her sister (Emily Wickersham), who has been kidnapped by the same serial killer. (PG-13 – 95 minutes)


*Not made available for review.

A Flemish cattleman (Matthias Schoenaerts) is wary of going into business with a notorious dealer (Sam Louwyck) of illegal bovine growth hormone. Playing exclusively at Harkins Camelview 5. (R – 128 minutes) Joseph: “‘Bullhead’ is an interesting first feature from writer/director Michael R. Roskam, especially as a result of the tension-packed ambiance in which he sets the story. However, aside from said surroundings, the cinematography that goes along with that and a powerhouse performance from star Matthias Schoenaerts, the new drama has very little to offer. In other words, its story – which too often strays from that of a consuming character study to that of a complicated crime thriller – never develops enough to give viewers something to chew on.” Grade: D

‘Tomorrow, When the War Began’*

‘In Darkness’ Though originally motivated only by money, a sewer worker (Robert Wieckiewicz) takes care of Polish Jews who have moved underground to

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by Stan Robinson

Since 1950, Academy Award® recipients have had to enter into a legal agreement, barring them from selling their Oscars!

‘I Ain’t Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac’

‘Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds’*

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Romantic sparks fly between a wealthy businessman (Tyler Perry) and a struggling single mother (Thandie Newton) who works as a cleaner in his office building. (PG-13 – 111 minutes) *Not made available for review. ‘Wanderlust’*

“I Ain’t Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac” traces comedian Bernie Mac from his stand-up in underground Chicago comedy clubs to the big screen in Hollywood. The documentary revisits much of his work through exclusive recordings of early stand-up, featured scenes from his film and TV appearances and interviews with his co-stars. Mac’s wife Rhonda McCullough produces.

Overstressed New Yorkers (Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston) think they’ve found the answer to their problems when they join a counterculture community where the only rule is to be oneself. (R – 98 minutes)

While in college, Landau wrote for a pair of local newspapers. Shortly after graduation, he took a job with a magazine publisher in Houston. However, it was not long before Landau realized that he was destined for something different. At age 23, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the film industry – which is where he remains to this day.

Interview: Phoenix filmmaker Seth Landau By Joseph J. Airdo Seth Landau did a lot of growing up in Phoenix. He even discovered his true passion in life – even if he did not know it at the time.

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Bonus Feature The following quotes were pulled from interviews conducted by AZ Weekly Entertainment Magazine’s film columnists with talent speaking on behalf movies recently released to Blu-ray and DVD. “It was a real marriage, so we had our ups and your downs. But, for the UltraLuxe Scottsdale Cinemas at the Pavilions at Talking Stick 9090 E. Indian Bend Road in Scottsdale Movie Line: 480-278-7324

“My mom moved my family out there when I was entering junior high age so I spent a good decade there going to school,” explains Landau, noting that he went on to attend Arizona State University where he studied broadcast journalism. “I got primarily C’s because I wanted to make everything funny and my teachers did not agree with that.”

In 2008, Anchor Bay Entertainment picked up a horror film titled “Bryan Loves You” that Landau had written and directed. However, prior to that, the filmmaker wrote and directed a comedy called “Take Out” that has yet to attract a distributor. Both movies were shot entirely in Arizona, utilizing locations in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert and Queen Creek. “I would be a real advocate for filming in Arizona,” says Landau, noting that the state was very accommodating during both of his productions. “If you start at the northern part of the state and go all of the way down south to the border, you have so many dif-


most part, there was always humor in our home. He always made me laugh no matter what. Even if I was angry with him, he could always get a good laugh from me. I think that I was one of his biggest fans because I laughed at everything he said. A lot of his material came from real life. When he tried something out on me that was about me and I did not like it, I told him, ‘You had better not say that or put it in your act.’ And he wouldn’t.” – Rhonda McCullough

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Hollywood columnist Sidney Skolsky used the name ‘Oscar’ in his column, and it seemed to stick after that, although the Academy didn’t recognize the name ‘Oscar’ officially until 1939.

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A total of 2,701 Oscars® have been presented leading up to Sunday’s Academy Awards®! ... continued from Page 17. ferent kinds of terrain and you can literally do anything on this planet or beyond. It is really an untapped resource.” The reason for that, according to Landau, is that it is too expensive – especially compared to states such as Michigan and Louisiana, which offer tax breaks for filmmakers. He holds out hope that the Arizona’s government officials will one day decide to offer something similar. He also holds out hope that “Take Out” will find a distributor.

Movie News The History of “Oscar®” By Stan Robinson The Oscar® statue is movie’s greatest prize, as the motion picture industry prepares for its biggest awards presentation: the Academy Awards®, commonly know as the Oscars®. The American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, formed

in 1927, is a professional honorary organization of motion picture artists and craftsmen, with the primary goal to advance the arts and science of motion pictures. The gold statue depicts a knight holding a crusader’s sword, standing on a reel of film with five spokes, signifying the original branches of the Academy: Actors, Writers, Directors, Producers, and Technicians. The award is 8.5 pounds in weight, 13.5 inches tall, and cast in Britannia metal and plated in 24-karat gold, with a round, black marble base.

Early on award winners were announced before the ceremony allowing newspapers to have the winners listed in late-night editions. However, newspapers began printing the Oscar edition earlier in the evening, and by 1940, ceremony attendees could pick up a paper and find out who won while on their way to the ceremony. Perhaps sensing that this early notification would bring an end to people actually attending, and to add the suspense that we now associate with the ceremony, the Academy began keeping results in the sealed envelopes that we know today. Now, when the Oscar presenter says, “and the Oscar goes to…” we’re all finding out the winners at the same time. This Oscar® night, Sunday, February 26, 2012, millions of people throughout the world will watch the show on ABC-TV. The Oscars® is an American social occasion, the place where the popular and powerful, walk the ‘red carpet’, and go to see, and be seen!

When the statue was created in 1928, it was referred to as the Academy Award of Merit. Several stories lay claim to naming the statue Oscar, the one that the Academy supports is then Academy librarian Margaret Herrick remarked that the statue looked like her Uncle Oscar(Pierce). The name stuck, and the Academy staff began referring to the statue as ‘Oscar’. Writing about Katherine Hepburn’s Best Actress win in 1934,



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Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival in Chandler Announces Music Lineup The Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival, scheduled for Saturday, March 24, 2012, recently announced its lineup of national music acts. Face to Face, Goldfinger, and Voodoo Glow Skulls will rock out the popular festival that celebrates the rich American tradition of BBQ, brew and bands. The Festival will begin at noon and run until 8 p.m., but reach a fever pitch at 2 p.m. when Buck-O-Nine, an American ska punk band from San Diego, kicks off an impressive lineup of national bands. Then at 3:15 p.m., the Voodoo Glow Skulls ignite the action with a 45-minute set of frenzied ska punk. Goldfinger, a California ska punk band that got its moniker from the James Bond film of the same name, hits the stage at 4:30 p.m. for a furious one-hour set. Goldfinger reached No. 5 on the U.S. record charts with Here in Your Bedroom. The Festival headliner is Face to Face, taking the stage at 6 p.m. for a two-hour set of in-yourface, raucous So Cal punk. Face To Face rose to fame in the 1990s with its album Big Choice, featuring radio hit Disconnected. Professionally produced by HDE Agency, the Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival will transform the streets of downtown Chandler into a huge backyard

To accommodate the growing number of BBQ fans, HDE has more than doubled the amount of event space, food vendors and kegs of beer from 2011. The 2012 Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival will span the entire AJ Chandler Park East and West as well as connecting Arizona Ave., which will be closed from Buffalo St. to Boston St. for the festivities. The address is 5 S.Arizona Ave., Chandler, AZ, 85225. HDE is pulling out all the stops this year with a massive event featuring more than 50 BBQ restaurants and food purveyors dishing out more than 20,000 lbs of mouth-watering pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket and chicken – paired with the state’s finest craft beers. To wash it down, more than 200 kegs of ice cold craft beer will be tapped throughout the event. SanTan Brewing Company is set to feature their four core brands, which pair well with the sweet and savory flavors of BBQ fixings. Also, craft beers from Sonoran Brewing, Grand Canyon Brewing, Papago Brewing and Thunder Canyon Brewing will be flowing throughout the afternoon. Admission is only $10 per person and children 12 and under are free. Event partner Bashas will offer $8 general admission tickets at all Bashas grocery stores in the Valley February 27 through March 23, while supplies last. Food, beverages and vendor items will be sold separately by vendors on a cash basis. For more event information and to purchase tickets, visit


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The Surprise BBQ Festival Kicks Off Spring Training in Surprise, AZ Just before Opening Day of 2012 Spring Training at Surprise Stadium, a BBQ Festival will set the tone (and by

pulled pork, smoked chicken, beef brisket, and baby back ribs from over 20 of the competing teams. Rounding out the BBQ offerings, top BBQ vendors from around the state will vend full plates of ‘que with all the fixin’s.

On March 3, 2012, a smokin’ good time will be had at the first Surprise BBQ Festival on the Surprise Recreation Campus—the spring training home for the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals. Although Opening Day for the 2012 Spring Training season is Sunday, March 4, BBQ teams from around the country will descend on Campus grounds, setting up camp for the big BBQ festival on Saturday, March 3.

The event starts at 11am and costs $10 to enter. Inside, The Brookside II Sports Bar & Grill will operate the main bar, smack in the middle of the events’ eight-acre grass field. Bartenders from this popular west side spot will add a lively atmosphere to the festival. The Larry Miller Toyota Main Stage will host two blues bands—the Bottoms Up Blues Gang and The Sugar Thieves—who will play as people check out new Toyota vehicles parked around the stage itself.

Over 30 teams from as far as Alvarado, TX, Missoula, MT, and Olympia, WA, are coming in to fiercely battle for $10,000 in prize money and competition points from the judging organization, the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS). Festival attendees will enjoy $2 samples of

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STRONG BEER FESTIVAL / ARIZONA BEER WEEK An Inside Look….. Strong Beer Festival is here and gone, and what an event it was. More on that in a little bit, but we are right in the middle of Arizona Beer Week and despite the fact that it is almost over, there are still quite a few things going on, including some of the best events of the week. So let’s recap the festival and then move on to how to finish out Beer Week. If you remember the Strong Beer Festival in 2011, it was a rainy mess. 40 degrees, 40 mile an hour winds and a rainstorm that would make Noah work just a little bit faster. Despite that there were still 2,000+ attendees and a wonderful time was had by all. Just one short year later and the most successful Strong Beer Festival ever took place. It was a perfect day, sunny but cool enough to be comfortable, a light breeze and 3,500 craft beer lovers all in one place, Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 70 breweries were pouring some of their specialty beers and the crowd was drinking every drop they could get.


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Too many highlights to list them all, but we will try to get a few mentioned. Bell’s Brewing tapped a keg of Hopslam at 3:00 PM and the line at that booth grew almost immediately. There was a whole lineup of some of the top Colorado brewers including Left Hand, Ska, Breckenridge,

Oskar Blues, Great Divide, New Belgium and Redstone Meadery set up by the stage. People loved the TNT from Left Hand, as well as the 72 Chocolate Imperial Stout from Breckenridge. Ska had their ProAm beer from last year’s Great American Beer Fest, Sethvleteren on tap and it was a Lips of Faith Day at the New Belgium tent as they brought the two current entries, Coco Mole and Biere de Mars, along with two older ones. Odell’s had several special beers including a firkin tapping of Footprint, and in the special category, Doug Odell spent almost all of his day

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working the booth. If you missed out on two amazing specialty ciders from Crispin, Barrel Aged Marvin and Wonderwall, you missed something special. Right next door to them were a couple of special treats…Blue Moon brought GABF medal winner, Vintage Blonde as well as Raspberry Cream; and Tenth and Blake unleashed their Brewers Unleashed program with a Honey Braggot and a smoked chocolate porter aged in Cognac barrels. We also had an amazing Barrel Aged Imperial Stout from Lost Coast as well as OldeBluehairbarleywine from Big Sky Brewing.

Plenty of local beers were available. SanTan Brewing had some amazing beers in addition to a couple of their core beers, and Papago was well represented as always. Thunder Canyon was sporting new tap handles as well as Steve Tracy’s excellent beer, and Uwe from Sun Up had several outstanding beers. Sonoran captured some imaginations with a cask conditioned Inebriator stout aged with raspberries, and there was some buzz surrounding their upcoming Chef Series of beers. Finally, College Street Brewhouse and Pub introduced Continued on Page 30...


Hop Knot IPA I love It In The Can!

by “King” James Swann Hello again beer lovers, today lets continue on our quest to learn more about local beer and focus on Hop Knot from Four Peaks Brewing in Tempe AZ. Four Peaks has been in the business of brewing great local beer since 1996 and has won quite a few awards and GABF medals along the way. It’s important to note that Four Peaks also employees the only female head brewer in the state of Arizona. As many of you know, Hop Knot is indeed one of my favorite local brews. I love the crisp bitter citrusy flavour imparted by the use of seven different hop varieties. It pours a slightly orange golden straw colour with a thick white head and leaves a very nice lace on the glass as you finish it, and three more. Oops, did I say three more? Writing is thirsty work! What I like most about this beer is the big hop character imparted without and extreme amount of alcohol. While not a session beer at approximately 6% ABV, Hop Knot can most certainly be had in fairly large quantities without putting you over the edge. Great food pairings should include British Style Fishand Chips, a Hot Roast Beef Grinder with gravy or even an everyday bag of Salt & Vinegar crisps if you fancy keeping it simple. Great booze pairings should include a generous shot of Hendricks Gin to sip on or perhaps a Kettle One on the rocks with a slice of lime.

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themselves to the Arizona beer drinker with a couple of special beers including a craft malt liquor, a blueberry vanilla wheat and an amazing chocolate stout. There were quite a few other great beers floating around. Some great beers from Mother Road out of Flagstaff, including the Baconator were enjoyed, as were beers from Pizza Port in California and Big Dogs out of Las Vegas. Another pleasant surprise was Noble Ale Works out of Anaheim who had an Imperial IPA that impressed quite a few people. But enough about the past, what about the future? What is left to do this week? Plenty.

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Bell’s is bringing 20 different beers to town and the place should be packed. Beers are limited and a 3:00 PM start time ensures that you will be able to hit more than one spot that night. By the way, show your eccentric colors, and dress accordingly, drink specials ensue for all those who come in eccentric garb. Less than five miles away the fine folks from Flannys will be featuring Colorado Firkin Night. Six Colorado breweries are each bringing a firkin for the evening, and some of these are sure to be special beers. Look for brewery reps to be in attendance to explain the beers as well. Moving further into Tempe, Tavern on Mill will have a Green Flash promo and Yucca Tap Room

will be hosting Ballast Point. Friday has a few key events including Oskar Blues events at both Sun Devil Liquors in Mesa and The Handlebar Pub and Grill in Apache Junction. We hear that special beers will be tapped at each one of these. Whole Foods Chandler is featuring California Breweries and Trophy’s in Queen Creek has an Alaskan Brewing Beer Dinner, while Papago hosts a Brewers’ Shuffleboard Tournament while also having a New Belgium Sour Night featuring Sensory Expert, Lauren Salazar. Saturday wraps up Beer Week and you can start out at OHSO on Camelback for a nice breakfast before heading over to Papago Brewing for their Brewing up Hope event to benefit the M.I.S.S. Foundation. Brewing up Hope will also feature a celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Arizona craft distribution pioneer Little Guy Distributing. Look for the original owners of Little Guy to be in attendance and several brewers are bringing special treats for the birthday boys. There are still a couple of days to take advantage of week-long food and beer specials at Chop and Wok, Original Wineburger, Garage Wine and Tap, Rico’s, Taps and more. Find out more about all of these events and the rest of the Beer Week happenings at www.


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The 4th Annual Tempe Pub Crawl features some of the Valley’s best destinations for craft beer, plus food and drink specials, merchandise giveaways and prize drawings including tickets to the upcoming Great Arizona Beer Festival. Participation in the pub crawl is $10. Prizes will be awarded at each of the participating locations. The grand prize of tickets to the VIP Experience at The Great Arizona Beer Festival presented by Phoenix Magazine will PHOENIX Compound Grill 7000 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, 85054 Ask for: Bell’s Two Hearted, Bear Republic Racer 5, Grand Canyon Pilsner Copper Blues 50 W. Jefferson Street Phoenix Ask for: Papago Orange Blossom, SanTan Hefeweizen, Leinenkugel Honey Weiss Delux 3146 E. Camelback Rd. Phoenix 85016 Ask for: Papago Orange Blossom, Tripel Karmeliet, Moose Drool The Garage Restaurant and Bar, 1534 E. Bethany Home Rd. Phoenix 85014. Ask For: Stiegl Lager, Breckenridge Vanilla Porter, Thunder Canyon Deep Canyon Amber. George and Dragon 4240 North Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85012-1812 Ask For: Fat Tire, Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout, Grand Canyon Pilsner Hazelwoods 1st Place 3226 East Indian School Phoenix, AZ 85018 Ask For: Moose Drool/Big Sky IPA / Trout Slayer Lost Leaf Gallery 914 N. 5th St.

First stop: Dave’s Electric Brew Pub - 502 S College Ave. Second stop: Gordon Biersch Brewery - 420 South Mill Ave. Third stop: Canteen Modern Tequila Bar - 640 S. Mill Ave., Suite 110 Final stop: Robbie Fox’s Public House - 640 S. Mill Ave., Suite 120 For more information, details on exact schedule of stops and to purchase tickets, visit www. The 24th Annual Great Arizona Beer Festival will be held on Saturday, March 3rd from 2 to 6 p.m., rain or shine. Tickets are available at and also on Facebook and at participating pubs and retail outlets. Visit or call 480-774-8300 for details.

Phoenix 85004 Ask for: Fox Barrel Pear Cider, Breckenridge Vanilla Porter, Abita Purple Haze Mad Chef Gastro Pub 3921 E. Chandler Blvd. Ahwatukee, 85044 Ask for: Green Flash West Coast IPA, Oskar Blues G’Knight, SanTan Devil’s Ale Magnums 731 E. Union Hills Dr. Phoenix 85024 Ask for: Bell’s Oberon, Tripel Karmeliet, St. Bernardus ABT 12 Main Ingredient Ale House 2337 N. 7th St. Phoenix 85006 Ask for: Anderson Valley Boont Amber, Oskar Blues G’Knight, Sonoran Inebriator Moto 6845 N. 16th St. Phoenix 85016 Ask for: Left Hand Sawtooth Nitro, New Belgium Seasonals, SanTan Epicenter O.H.S.O 4900 E. Indian School Road Phoenix, AZ Ask for: Grand Canyon Raspberry Wheat, Thunder Canyon Good Vibrations IPA, Papago Coconut Joe Roosevelt Tavern 816 N. 3rd Street Phoenix, 85004 Ask for: North Coast Scrimshaw

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Pilsner, Breckenridge Vanilla Porter, Anderson Valley Boont Amber Sandstone Café 4959 W. Ray Rd Chandler 85226 Ask for: Alaskan Amber, Bridgeport Hop Czar, SanTan Seasonals Sun Up Brewery 322 E. Camelback Rd. Phoenix 85012 Ask for: Trooper IPA, Armadillo Red, Light Rail Cream Ale The Yard House 21001 N. Tatum Blvd. Phoenix 85050 Ask for: Gulden Draak, Lost Coast Great White, Alaskan Amber ZIPPS Sports Grill 3647 E. Indian School Rd. Phoenix, 85018 Ask for: Blue Moon, Alaskan Amber, New Belgium 1554 TEMPE Bison Witches 21 E. 6th St. Tempe 85281 Ask for: Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout, Big Sky Moose Drool, Breckenridge Avalanche Amber Boulders on Broadway 530 W. Broadway Rd. Tempe 85282 Ask for: Bell’s Two Hearted Ale, New Belium Ranger IPA, Lost Coast Great White

Flanny’s Bar & Grill 1805 E. Elliot Rd. Tempe, 85284 Ask For: Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout, Green Flash Hop Head Red, SanTan Seasonals Four Peaks Brewery 1340 E. 8th St. Tempe 85281 Ask for: Kilt Lifter, 8th St. Ale, Hop Knot IPA Gordon Biersch 420 S. mill Ave. Tempe 85281 Ask for: Golden Export, Hefeweizen, Czech Pilsner Macayo’s Depot Cantina 300 South Ash Avenue Tempe, AZ 85281 Fat Tire, New Belgium Seasonals, SanTan Devils Ale Mellow Mushroom 740 South Mill Avenue Tempe, AZ 85281-3629 Ask for: Papago Orange Blossom, Abita Purple Haze, Big Sky Moose Drool Taste of Tops 403 W. University Dr. Tempe 85251 Ask for: Bell’s Oberon, Big Sky Moose Drool, Alaskan Amber Tavern on Mill 404 s Mill Ave Tempe, 85281 Ask for: Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout, Ballast Point Pale Ale, Green Flash West Coat IPA

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Sampling of finest craft beers at top Valley brew pubs, Food/drink specials, Prize drawings

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Thirsty Lion 2000 East Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe Marketplace Tempe, AZ 85281 Ask for: Fat Tire, Alaskan Amber, Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale Yucca Tap Room 29 W. Southern Ave. Tempe 85282 Ask for: Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout, Bell’s Oberon, Left Hand Polestar Pils WEST SIDE Gordon Biersch 6915 N. 95th Ave. Glendale 85305 Ask for: Golden Export, Hefeweizen, Czech Pilsner Ground Control 14140 W. Indian School Rd. Goodyear, 85338 Ask for: Schneider Weisse, Tripel Karmeliet, St. Bernardus ABT 12 Mellow Mushroom 2490 W. Happy Valley Rd. Phoenix, 85085 Ask for: Abita Purple Haze, Grand Canyon Pilsner, Sonoran Inebriator Old Chicago 5695 W. Bell Rd. Glendale, 85308 Ask for: Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat, New Belgium 1554, SKA Pinstripe Red 6522 N. 16th Street Phoenix, 85016 (602) 285-5555



PREMIUM BEER IN GERMANY! Original Wineburger 6027 N. 19th Ave. Phoenix 85015 Ask for: Thunder Canyon Deep Canyon Amber, Bridgeport Seasonals, Big Sky IPA Rock Bottom Brewery 7640 W. Bell Rd. Glendale 85308 Ask for: Dreamcatcher, Raptor Red, Desert Trail Pale Ale The Yard House 2401 W. Westgate Blvd. Glendale 85305Ask for: Abita Purple Haze, Pyramid Haywire Hefeweizen, Tripel Karmeliet Thunderbird Roadhouse 3549 W. Thunderbird Road Phoenix 85053 Ask For: New Belgium Abbey, Ranger IPA, SanTan Hefeweizen, Left hand Nitro Milk Stout SCOTTSDALE and NORTH VALLEY Blue 32 Sports Grill 7923 North Scottsdale rd Scottsdale AZ, 85253 Papago Orange Blossom/Sun Up Trooper IPA/Moose Drool Cave Creek Tap Haus 6900 east cave Creek Road Cave Creek, AZ 85331 Ask for: Krombacher Pils, Lost Coast Great White, Sun Up Trooper IPA Chop & Wok 7136 E. Shea Blvd. Scottsdale 85254 Breckenridge Vanilla Porter, Lost Coast Great White, Papago Orange Blossom Culinary Dropout 7135 E. Camelback Scottsdale, 85251 Ask for: SanTan Epicenter, Abita Purple Haze, Breckenridge Avalanche Amber Dos Juevos Cantina 7633 E Indian School Road Scottsdale, AZ 85251 Blue Moon, PBR, Mudshark Scorpion & Desert Magic, Woodchuck Four Peaks Brewery 15730 N. Pima Rd. Scottsdale 85260 Ask for: Kilt Lifter, 8th St. Ale, Hop Knot IPA Goldie’s Sports Cafe 10135 E. Via Linda Scottsdale, 85258 Ask for: Blue Moon, Alaskan Amber, New Belgium Seasonals, New Belgium 1554 Gordon Biersch 18545 N. Allied Way Scottsdale 85054 Ask for: Golden Export, Hefeweizen, Czech Pilsner Papago Brewing Company 7107 E. McDowell Rd. Scottsdale 85251 Ask for: Orange Blossom, Hopago IPA, El Robusto Porter

Rock Bottom Brewery 8668 E. Shea Blvd. Scottsdale 85260 Ask for: Dreamcatcher, Raptor Red, Desert Trail Pale Ale The Yard House 7014 E. Camelback Rd. Scottsdale 85251 Ask for: Papago Orange Blossom, Abita Purple Haze, Bear Republic Racer 5 TT Roadhouse 2915 N. 68th St. Scottsdale 85251 Ask for: Ska Modus Hoperandi IPA, Moose Drool, San Tan Devils Ale Upper Deck 4224 N. Craftsman Court Scottsdale 85251 Ask for: Blue Moon, Bell’s Oberon, Fat Tire ZIPPS Sports Grill 14148 N. 100th St. Scottsdale, 85259 Ask for: Blue Moon, Alaskan Amber, New Belgium 1554 ZIPPS Sports Grill 8380 E. Via De Ventura Scottsdale, 85258 Ask for: Blue Moon, Alaskan Amber ZIPPS Sports Grill 6501 E. Greenway Pkwy Scottsdale 85254 Ask for: Blue Moon, Alaskan Amber

EAST VALLEY The Hungry Monk 1760 W. Chandler Blvd Chandler, 85224 Ask for: Bell’s Two Hearted, The Lost Abbey Judgment Day, Ballast Point Sculpin Gordon Biersch 2218 E. Williams Field Rd. Gilbert 85296 Ask for: Golden Export, Hefeweizen, Czech Pilsner Iguana Macks 1371 N. Alma School Rd. Chandler 85224 Ask for: San Tan Epicenter, Blue Moon, SanTan Devil’s Ale Irish Republic 58 S. San Marcos Pl. Chandler 85225 Ask for: Irish Republic Amber, Sleepy Dog Red Rover, KilKenny’s Irish Cream Ale BoomBozz Tap House 1026 E. Gilbert Road Gilbert AZ Ask for: SanTan Devil’s Ale, Bell’s Oberon, Pyramid Hefeweizen Old Chicago 1656 S. Alma School Rd. Mesa, 85210 Ask for: Lost Coast Great White, Moose Drool, Abita Turbodog

Old Chicago 6821 E. Superstition Springs Blvd Mesa 85209 Ask for: Papago Orange Blossom, Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat, SanTan Hopshock


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Old Chicago 135 W. Ocotillo Rd. Chandler, 85248 Ask for: Fat Tire, Lost Coast Great White, Oskar Blues Old Chub Public House Garage 4855 East Warner Road Phoenix, AZ 85044-3308 Ask for: SanTan Epicenter, Oskar Blues Mama’s Little Yella Pils, Papago Oragne Blossom San Tan Brewery 8 S. San Marcos Plaza Chandler,85225 Ask for:Sun Spot Gold, Devils Ale, Hopshock Sun Devil Liquors Cellar 235 N. Country Club Drive Mesa, 85201 Ask for: Dale’s Pale Ale, Anderson Valley Summer Solstice, SKA Modus Hoperandi ZIPPS Sports Grill 3950 W. Ray Rd Chandler, 85226 Ask for: Blue Moon, Alaskan Amber 1st Round Draft 1520 West Warner rd Gilbert AZ 85233 Fat Tire, Devil’s Ale, Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro

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WOK STAR W O Happy Hour K 3-7pm, 7 Days! S $1 PBRs! T $2 Bud Lights A $2 Coors Lights R $3 Well Drinks $3 Jager Shots B $4 Orange Sunshine A Half Off Appetizers R 7136 E. Shea Blvd. SCOTTSDALE (480) 483-1939 •

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3549 W. Thunderbird Road, Phoenix 85029

Happy Hour Monday - Friday 3pm to 7pm

Happy Hour 3 to 6 p.m. Daily and All Day Sunday $1 off all Regular Pints & Wine and $2 off all appetizers

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Check out our special nights: Monday $5 Chili Dog & Beer Night Tuesday - Taco Tuesday Wednesday - $5 Wing Night

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Sun Up Brewing Company & Brewhouse 322 E. Camelback Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-279-8909


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Cactus Moon Sports Grill 1017 N Dobson Rd Ste 108 Mesa, AZ 85201 (480)833-2226

Happy Hour Mon-Fri 4-7 pm

Reverse Happy Hour Sun-Thu 11 pm - 2 am

$1 off all drinks 2-for-1 well drinks

$3 Jager Bombers every day

Shot specials daily 4240 North Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85012 (602) 241-0018

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On Camelback

BETWEEN OUR LIQUID ENVIRONMENT AND THE DIM LIGHTING, SOMEONE’S BOUND TO FIND YOU ATTRACTIVE. Daily Happy Hour 4-7pm Reduced Well, Wine, Draft Bottles and Appetizers 906 E. Camelback Road Phoenix, AZ 85014 (602) 241-1916

“Smokers are not discriminated”

A new bar just opened up in Scottsdale called Ventura Sports Grill, and it is the only smoking bar there is; besides a casino. This place is located on the Indian reservation, so that makes it possible for it to be available to smoke. They have happy hour all day, every day; I love it. They gutted the place and put garage doors on the patio that they open up once the sun is down. Domestic drafts are $2 and premiums are $3.25, which is such a great deal. They have awesome burgers and a killer staff. The owner there is a cool guy who likes to get to know his guests. There is a coffee shop that is connected to the place as well; I have friends that go there to do work on their computers. 9211 East Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ



“Simplicity never tasted so good”

HAPPY HOUR Seven Days a Week 4pm -7 Reverse e s r e v e R Happy Hour

Sun - Thur 11pm - 2am Patio Drinking & Dining Two Huge Patio's with 28 High Def LCD's Giveaways, Promotions, Bags & Ping Pong


Pizza is one of those food items that everybody seems to enjoy around the world. I have lived in my complex for a few months now, and was just barely introduced to Humble Pie. I love my Red Devil Pizza and all, but this place is amazing. It has a more updated feel to it than the other places that I usually go to. They have happy hour every day from 3pm-6pm and you can get $5 glasses of wine or ½ of select bottles of wine. I suggest ordering their small plates, because the food is pretty generous. All my friends rant and rave about this place, and I cannot wait to go back! 21050 N. Tatum Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85050

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HAPPY HOUR!! Mon-Fri 4:30 to 6:30pm 1/2 Off All Cocktails & Liquor $4.50 Smoking Loons wine $2.00 Domestic Beers $3.00 Import Beers Reverse Happy Hour Sunday - Thursday 10pm to close $2.00 Domestic Beers $3.00 Imported Beers 8787 N. Scottsdale Rd (480) 951-6445


Happy Hour 4pm-7pm and 10pm-2am


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$2 PBR & $1 off Well & House Wines 7633 E Indian School Rd. • Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480) 947-2000•

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FIESTA Hour Specials! 3-6pm Daily Cantina Specials! Sun-Thurs, 7pm - close Fri-Sat, 8pm - close Domestic drafts $2.50 Import drafts & Coronas $3 Cheese Crisps and Cheese Nachos $2 Matta’s Chimichanga $9.50 (480) 964-7881 •

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Appetizers - Salads Corned Beef & Cabbage Fish & Chips - Boxtys Bangers & Mash - Burgers Wraps - Sandwiches Desserts & More!

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Best Happy Hour & Largest Patio on Mill 3-6pm every day $4 flaming cheeses $4 calamari $4 hummus trio $3 on well cocktails, draft beers and house wines Mill Ave Location Only: 525 S. Mill Ave, Tempe (480) 966-5883


SECTION Happy Hour Mon - Sat 3pm to 7pm $3 Tacos $4 Crafted Cocktails $4 Margaritas & Mojitos $4 Sangria & Wines

2501 E. Camelback Rd. Phoenix, 85016 (602) 441-5728

Happy Hour Monday - Friday 3pm to 7pm

BEST HAPPY HOUR ON MILL AVE! 4:00 to to 6:30 6:30 PM PM 4:00 Every Day Day Every Half off off 100% 100% Agave Agave Half House Margaritas, House Margaritas, Bottled and and Draft Draft Beer, Beer, Bottled Premium Well Drinks, Premium Well Drinks, all Tequilas, Tequilas, and and all select food food items! items! select

$6 Appetizers 1/2 Off Drafts 1/2 Off House Martinis $1 Off Bottles $4 Well Drinks $6 House Wines Reverse Happy Hour Mon-Sun 10-close At DC Ranch 20751 N. Pima Rd Scottsdale 85255 (480) 473-5522


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The Best in Casino Entertainment & Shows Scan this code with a smart phone to get updates to all Arizona casino events including Poker Tournaments, Blackjack, Slots and Gambling tips Apache Gold Casino Resort 5 miles East of Globe on Hwy 70 1-800-272-2438 In the Pavilion: Call for updated schedule Cabaret Lounge: free weekend entertainment BlueWater Resort and Casino 11300 Resort Dr., Parker 1-888-243-3360 BlueWater Showroom: Feb 25 - Dwight Yoakam

Dwight Yoakam Mar 23 – Comic Brad Williams w/ Adam Ray and Sarah Tiana Dig Lounge: Free live bands, Deejay or Karaoke nightly Casino Arizona 101 at McKellips, Scottsdale 480-850-7734 In the Showroom: Feb 23-25, Divas of Comedy The Arizona Room Piano Lounge and Pima Lounge: Free entertainment nightly with bands like Chuck Peterson, pair-a-Dice, Harry Mathews, Paul Wells, Twilite, Stan Skyes and C.C. Jones Casino Del Sol 5655 W. Valencia Rd., Tucson 520-838-6506 AVA Amphitheater: February 23rd, 2012 -February 29th, 2012

May 12, Comic Gabriel Iglesias In the Event Center: Paradiso Bar: Free live weekend entertainment: Feb 18 – Kool Groove, Feb 23 – The Stinson Brotherz (Brooks & Dunn Tribute) Feb 24 – Relente, Feb 25 – Angle Norteno, Bingo Hall: Cosmic Bingo Saturday nights featuring music, light show, wacky games and giveaways Cliff Castle Casino I-17 at exit 289 in Camp Verde 1-800-381-SLOT Dragonfly Lounge: Free weekend entertainment Feb 23 – Comic Larry Omaha & the Roger Wathogoma Band Feb 24 & 25 - The Roger Wathogoma Band Desert Diamond Casino Hotel 7350 South Nogales Hwy, Tucson 1-866-DDC-WINS Monsoon Night Club: Live bands or deejay Thurs-Sun Desert Diamond Casino I -19 1100 W. Pima Mine Rd., Sahuarita 520-294-7777 or1-866-DDC-WINS Diamond Center: Feb 25, Clay Walker Mar 1, Foreigner Mar 6, Willie Nelson & Family Mar 11, George Thorogood & the Destroyers Fort McDowell Casino N of Shea off Hwy 87, Fountain Hills 1-800-THE-FORT In the Radisson Hotel Concert Hall: Feb 11 – The All American Male Revue Outdoors: Feb 18 – The MEGA Yard Sale 7am-3pm Feb 24 – Slow Jams with Keith Sweat w/ Force Mo’s & Surface Lucky 7 Saloon: Free live entertainment Fri – Sun featuring: Feb 24-26, Kenny G project In the Bingo Hall: Saturday Feb 18 - Lunar Bingo – Music, dancing, crazy games and giveaways For updates – go to fortmcdowellcasino. com Harrah’s Ak-Chin Resort and Casino 15406 Maricopa Rd., Maricopa 480-802-5000 Oasis Lounge: Free Entertainment on weekends, Feb 24 – Cold Shott Bingo Hall: Friday March 2nd & 16th at 11pm – Party Bingo, deejay music, bingo, food and drink specials and fun giveaways For updated schedule, go to harrahsakchin. com Hon-Dah Resort and Casino Highways 260 and 73, Pinetop 1-800-WAY-UP-HIGH Free live entertainment In the Timbers

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Lounge: Monday - Comedy Night, TuesdaySaturday – Live Bands Feb 21-25 - Creagles, Feb 28 – Mar 3 - Skid Rodeo, Mar 6-10 Midnight Riders, Mar 1317 – Buck Ford band, Mar 20-24 – James Douglas Show, Mar 27-31 – Tony Marques, Apr 3-7 – Clue & The Honkeytones Lone Butte Casino 202 loop at the Kyrene exit – Chandler, 1-800-WIN-GILA Cascades Lounge: Free entertainment Mon-Sat, 4pm-1am w/ bands like: Michael & Manuel, Otis & The Beat, Spotlight, Thaddeus Rose, Silhouette, Jadi Norris, Chuck E baby, Greywolf, New Frequency, Western Fusion, Powerdrive and Marty & the Party Verona Chophouse: Talia (Fri & Sat), Bridget & the Aug (Sun) Bingo Hall: 11:30pm Saturdays - B.A.D BINGO (Bingo after Dark) DJ “Rockin’ Rob” music, light show, bingo & giveaways Mazatzal Hotel & Casino 1/2-mile S. of Payson on Hwy 87 1-800-777-PLAY Mar 30, Comic Bobby Collins Paradise Casino 450 Quechan Drive, Yuma 1-888-777-4946 Sharky’s Bar: Free entertainment, Karaoke on Wed, DJs on Thurs, live bands on weekends Quechan Casino Resort 525 Algodones Rd, Winterhaven CA (5 mi West of Yuma) 1-877-783-2426 In the PIPA Event Center: Feb 24, Air Supply Sidewinders bar: Free live entertainment: Feb 24 & 25 – Checker’d Past, Mar 2 & 3 – Frogman Down Talking Stick Resort Loop 101 and Indian Bend Road Scottsdale 480-850-7777 Talking Stick Showroom: May 27, Smokey Robinson Degree 270 Lounge: live entertainment, dancing nightly with a spectacular view of the city. Vee Quiva Casino The West Valley’s only Casino 51st Ave, 4 miles S. of Baseline – Laveen 1-800-WIN-GILA Bingo Hall: Fridays at 11pm – Deejay music, light show & dancing Bingo Hall: 11:30pm, every other Saturday – BINGO ECLIPSE – Bingo, Deejay music, light show & giveaways Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino I-10 at Wild Horse Pass exit - Chandler 1-800-WIN-GILA In the Ovations LIVE! Showroom: February 23rd, 2012 -February 29th, 2012

Feb 24 – Legends of Country Music Feb 25 - Comic Rob Schneider Feb 26 - Roger Hodgson (lead singer Supertramp) Mar 7, Boz Scaggs Mar 10 - Jose Carreras Mar 16 - Rodney Carrington

Rodney Carrington Mar 23 - Sinbad Mar 30 – Legends of Country Music Apr 14 - Kansas Apr 22 – Engelbert Humperdinck Encore Lounge: Free entertainment (Thurs-Mon) with: Route 66, Hamptons, Eagleheart, Powerdrive, Vinny DiJohn, Greywolf, Str8up band, Walkens, Pima Express, Rhythm Edition, Throne D & The Ledge, Powerdrive and JJs Band


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in a total of eight feature films together, all directed by Chong.

Stoner Comedy Icons Cheech & Chong Friday, March 16th 2012

The most successful comedy act in marijuana history returns to the Valley’s legendary theatre-in-theround, as Celebrity Theatre presents Cheech & Chong at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 16th.

OPEN DURING CONSTRUCTION! CRAFT BEER Thursdays! Craft Beer Tuesday! Over 30 Craft Beers just $2.50 all day & night with FREE Brewer’s Tasting 7-9pm Wednesday- Acoustic Open Mic Thursday- Blues Jam Open Mic Friday - Bill Tarsha and The Rocket 88s Saturday- Scotty Spenner and Dirt Music Express 35th Ave

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Successful beyond their wildest dreams, the infamous comedy duo Cheech & Chong defined an era with their hilariously irreverent, satirical, counter-culture, no-holdsbarred comedy routines. Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong’s phenomenal success began on the standup comedy circuit, which led to nine hit comedy albums and eight hit films. Their third album Los Cochinos, released in 1973, earned a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. Big Bambu, their second album, was the biggest selling comedy record of all time in 1972 and remained so for many years. Their stunningly successful comedy streak transitioned to film in 1978 with their first movie, Up In Smoke, the highest grossing comedy of 1978, topping $100 million at the box office. Cheech and Chong co-wrote and starred

Cheech & Chong’s first movie in 25 years, Hey, Watch This!, was released on 4/20, 2010 via DVD, Blue Ray, Video On Demand and digital download. The film documents the best buds’ 2009 triumphant return to the stage and offers new sketch comedy centered on stoner antics surrounding the show. Movies like Half-Baked, Friday and many films by the directors Kevin Smith and Judd Apatow all have direct roots in the comedy of Cheech & Chong. Until now, Cheech & Chong’s stoner standup has been solely a sweet-smelling memory in minds of many an aging boomer, but the multiformat release of Hey, Watch This! presents such classic comedy bits as “Blind Melon Chitlin’,” “Two Dudes In A Car,” and “Let’s Make A Dope Deal!” to a new audience of young marijuana aficionados. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets ($40, $50 and $60) are on sale now at Celebrity Theatre or online at www. To charge by phone, call 602267-1600 ext.1. All tickets are subject to a surcharge. Celebrity Theatre is conveniently located at 440 N. 32nd St., just four blocks south of the Loop 202 freeway, in Phoenix.

Hats off to Ms. Justine Hartley... The rest of the small cast is strong in support: Best Friend Forever is played by Makala Close, Science Geek Classmate is played by Kevin Commons, Sports Jock is played by Spencer Dooley, Science Teacher by Duane Daniels and the Principal by Leslie Barton.

All in all, SPACE 55 is a small theater with high quality shows, time after time. Go check them out! SPACE 55 Theater. Downtown at 636 E. Pierce Street, Phoenix -- at the NW corner of Pierce and 7th Street. Advance tickets at

Phoenix, AZ – When you first walk in Space 55, the small and fiercely independent non-profit theater downtown Phoenix, you know right away that it's a special place.


Space 55 in Downtown phoenix proves that a small theater can put on powerful plays

You see, SPACE 55 is dedicated to experimental theater and often goes boldly where other theaters fear to go. An intimate venue run by people passionately devoted to the theater arts – SPACE 55 is warm, friendly and bursting with creativity. With only 50 seats, Space 55 is tiny. The front row of seats is only a foot or two away from the stage and often you'll even see them put a couple extra chairs on the side of the stage and sell those seats too! Take the current play, Night of the Chicken 2: "Feisty teenager Andrea (Andi) Hafferton struggles with the pressures of school, the cross-country team and a tendency to mutate into a ferocious 'werechicken' during the most inconvenient times." Ok, didn't see that coming....did you? At first, this sounds over the top. But this play, directed by Shawna Franks, blends wickedly funny situational humor with deep insight into the awkwardness of puberty. Much credit must be given to a brilliantly original script written by local talent, Carrie Behrens. While the plot line is hilariously original, one must also give a lot of credit to the onstage "Foley Artists" doing live sound effects, similar to how an old time radio play was done. In a world where stock sound effects can be bought by the thousand and mixed to order on a computer, it's a blast to see live sound effects done throughout the show, on stage. The lead is well played by Justine Hartley. Just imagine how hard it is to transform into a were-chicken without use of costume changes or special effects using only acting skills and a few thrown feathers.

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Thursday Ahwatukee CK’s Tavern and Grill (480) 706-5564, 4142 E. Chandler Blvd.: Halo Machine. Buckeye Waddell’s Longhorn Corral (623)8530395, 1629 N 195th Ave.: Marble Heart. Cave Creek Buffalo Chip Saloon (480) 488-9118, 6811 E. Cave Creed Rd.: Pat James Band. Harold’s Corral (480) 488-1906, 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd.: AZ Blues Project. Chandler Iguana Mack’s (480) 899-6735, 1371 N. Alma School Rd.: Ronnie Williams. Mesa Goat Head Saloon (480)4 64-8030, 1423 S. Country Club Dr.: Thirsty Thursdays with Georgia. Phoenix The Blooze (602) 788-4574, 12014 N 32nd St.: Mad Dog & the Smokin’ J’s. Blue Martini (480) 638-BLUE, 5455 E. High St., Suite 101: Javier, Gravedad and DJ Cesar Tescero. Char’s Has the Blues (602) 230-0205, 4631 N. 7th Ave.: Lady J. Hazelwood’s First Place (602) 9572462, 3626 E. Indian School Rd.: James Parks.

Cave Creek Buffalo Chip Saloon (480) 488-9118, 6811 E. Cave Creek Rd.: Pat James Band. Cave Creek Coffee Company (480) 488-0603, 6033 E. Cave Creek Rd.: Bill Dutcher. Cocomo Joe’s (480) 538-8008, 28244 N. Tatum Blvd.: The Crown Kings. www. Harold’s Corral (480) 488-1906, 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd.: Young Country. www. Chandler Jersey’s Tavern and Grill (480) 7059700, 5945 W. Ray Rd.: Desert Dixie. Fountain Hills Jazz in the Hills / The Fire Side Grill/ Holiday Inn (480) 816-8806, 12800 N. Suaguaro Blvd.: Dave Henning Quartet. 7:30-9:30pm. Glendale Donna Jean’s Libation (623) 979-7036, 6676 W. Bell Rd.: Deadmans Curse, Black Sleep and Jellied Brainz. www. Mesa O’Kelley’s (480) 756-6069, 2120 W. Guadalupe Rd.: Plowd. Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill (480) 844-8629, 1065 N. Dobson Rd.: Reckless Kelly and Chad Freeman.

Joe’s Grotto (602) 992-1007, 13825 N. 32nd St.: Drunk Otis. www.joesgrotto. com

Phoenix The Blooze (602) 788-4574, 12014 N 32nd St.: Ghost 211 and Crybaby. www.

Lost Leaf Gallery (602) 258-0014, 914 N 5th St & Roosevelt: Mitchell Leonard.

Blue Martini (480) 638-BLUE, 5455 E. High St., Suite 101: Rock Lobster. www.

Tempe Canteen Tequila Bar (480) 773-7135, 640 S. Mill Ave.: Acoustic Music from 5:30 to 7:30pm. www.canteentequilabar. com

Char’s Has the Blues (602) 230-0205, 4631 N. 7th Ave.: Soul Power. www.

Yucca Tap Room (480) 967-4777, 29 W. Southern Ave.,(Southwest corner of Southern and Mill): Blunt Club. www.


Ahwatukee CK’s Tavern and Grill (480) 706-5564, 4142 E. Chandler Blvd.: Chuck E. Baby. Apache Junction Jake’s-O-Mine (480) 982-8608, 1985 W. Apache Trail: Broken Toys. www. WTH Bar and Grill (480) 380-6000, 10262 E. Apache Trail: Stompbox.


Buckeye Waddell’s Longhorn Corral (623)8530395, 1629 N 195th Ave.: Marble Heart.

Desert Ridge Marketplace 21001 N. Tatum Blvd.: Think Horses (District Stage) and Hans Olson (AMC Fountain). www. Duck and Decanter (602) 274-5429, 1651 E. Camelback Rd.: Jay Farris. 5:308:30pm. Hazelwood’s First Place (602) 9572462, 3626 E. Indian School Rd.: Daylon Greer. Ice House Tavern (602) 244-1179, 3855 E. Thomas Rd.: The Blissins. www. Joe’s Grotto (602) 992-1007, 13825 N. 32nd St.: Howitzer, Bionic Jive, Autumn’s End, Fatal Error and All Most Never Real. Lost Leaf Gallery (602) 258-0014, 914 N 5th St & Roosevelt: Something Else. Pappy’s Sports Bar (602) 944-3992, 11801 N. 19th Ave.: Rizon. Steel Horse Saloon (602) 942-8778, 1818 W. Bell Rd., Suite 100: High & Tight. Thunderbird Roadhouse (602) 4396800, 3549 W. Thunderbird Rd.: Bill Tarsha and the Rocket 88s. The Trunk Space (602) 256-6006, 1506 N.W. Grand Ave.: Ramshackle Glory (Tucson), Strip Tantrum, Copper Keys and WhereAreAlltheBuffao. www. Tempe Sail Inn (480) 839-6637, 26 S. Farmer St.: Former Friends of Young Americans, Midnight Vitals, High Horse, Tremulants, The Suggies and JJCNV. Tempe Marketplace 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy: Mojo Farmers (District Stage) and Jake Dean (B&N Fountain). www. Tempe Tavern (602) 625-1336, 1810 E. Apache Blvd.: Ghetto Cowgirl, Dr. Bones, Japhy’s Descent and Banana Gun. Yucca Tap Room (480) 967-4777, 29 W. Southern Ave. (Southwest corner of Southern and Mill): Dry River Yacht Club, Sasquanaut, Darkness Dear Boy, Juicy Newt and The Woodworks. www.


Ahwatukee CK’s Tavern and Grill (480) 706-5564, 4142 E. Chandler Blvd.: Pete & The Shortcummings. Apache Junction Jake’s-O-Mine (480) 982-8608, 1985 W. Apache Trail: Broken Toys. www. WTH Bar and Grill (480) 380-6000, 10262 E. Apache Trail: Stompbox. Buckeye Waddell’s Longhorn Corral (623)8530395, 1629 N 195th Ave.: Marble Heart. Cave Creek Buffalo Chip Saloon (480) 488-9118, 6811 E. Cave Creek Rd.: Pat James Band. Cave Creek Coffee Company (480) 4880603, 6033 E. Cave Creek Rd.: Los Dons Dons. Cocomo Joe’s (480) 538-8008, 28244 N. Tatum Blvd.: The Crown Kings. www. Harold’s Corral (480) 488-1906, 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd.: Young Country. www. Chandler Jersey’s Tavern and Grill (480) 7059700, 5945 W. Ray Rd.: EnginEars. www.

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Glendale Donna Jean’s Libation (623) 979-7036, 6676 W. Bell Rd.: Corium, Graceful Degradation, Bonesaw, Talk to Sheep and Tell Me About the Rabbits. www. Mesa O’Kelley’s (480) 756-6069, 2120 W. Guadalupe Rd.: Catfish Moustache. Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill (480) 844-8629, 1065 N. Dobson Rd.: Chad Freeman. Phoenix The Blooze (602) 788-4574, 12014 N 32nd St.: 357, Blue Rose and The Rabbits. Blue Martini (480) 638-BLUE, 5455 E. High St., Suite 101: Static and DJ Josh Quintero. Char’s Has the Blues (602) 230-0205, 4631 N. 7th Ave.: Lady J. Desert Ridge Marketplace 21001 N. Tatum Blvd.: Los Guys (District Stage) and Jeordie & Friend (AMC Fountain). Duck and Decanter (602) 274-5429, 1651 E. Camelback Rd.: Rhonda Lester. 1-4pm. Ice House Tavern (602) 244-1179, 3855 E. Thomas Rd.: Terra Firma, Orphans and Nicolas Villa & His Familiar Faces. Joe’s Grotto (602) 992-1007, 13825 N. 32nd St.: Black Metal Box. www. Lost Leaf Gallery (602) 258-0014, 914 N 5th St & Roosevelt: Gustavo Angeles. Pappy’s Sports Bar (602) 944-3992, 11801 N. 19th Ave.: Rizon. Steel Horse Saloon (602) 942-8778, 1818 W. Bell Rd., Suite 100: High & Tight. The Trunk Space (602) 256-6006, 1506 N.W. Grand Ave.: Jive Talkin’ Robot and S.L.F.M. Thunderbird Roadhouse (602) 4396800, 3549 W. Thunderbird Rd.: Scotty Spenner and Dirt Music Express. Scottsdale Rogue Bar (480) 947-3580, 423 N. Scottsdale Rd.: Shake 7 year anniversary. The Roxy Lounge (480) 970-1222, 7443 E. 6th Ave.: Saint Motel and Snake! Snake! Snakes!. Tempe Flanny’s Bar & Grill (480) 659-0870, 1805 E. Elliot Rd.: The Drive. www. Sail Inn (480) 839-6637, 26 S. Farmer St.: Back Porch Pickers, The New Army, Bar Grass Revival, Run Boy Run, Hurt County, Working Man’s Grass, Charlie Shooter and Xtra Ticket.

Tempe Marketplace 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy: Knee Deep Experience (District Stage) and Leah & Stephanie (B&N Fountain). Tempe Tavern (602) 625-1336, 1810 E. Apache Blvd.: Heymarket Squares, 88 MPH, The Riveras, Born Loser and the Hangers On and Avery. Yucca Tap Room (480) 967-4777, 29 W. Southern Ave.,(Southwest corner of Southern and Mill): Dellinger Feist and Doctor Bones.

Concert Venues

910 LIVE (480) 966-0707, 910 N. McClintock Dr., Tempe: February 23rd: Bad Luck (Social Distortion tribute) w/ Dogs to Wolves, Bad Reputation and New Pale Riders February 24th: Shurman CD release w/ A Boy Named Sioux and Andy Hersey February 25th: Kongos, What Laura Says and The Technicolors March 1st: Monkeys in Space ASU Kerr Cultural Center (480) 9653434, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale: February 24th: Carolyn Eynon Singers: “Broadway Showstoppers from Berlin, Bernstein and Sondheim” February 27th: Young Sounds of Arizona Celebrity Theatre (602) 267-1600, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix: February 25th: Gerardo Ortiz February 26th: One Night of Queen March 10th: Masters of Funk 2012: Sugafoots’, Ohio Players, Lakeside, Confunkshun, Barkays and Dazz Band March 11th: Chicago March 23rd: Kris Kristofferson Chandler Center for the Arts (480) 7822680, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler: March 2nd: Los Lonely Boys and The Dunwells March 3rd: Ricky Nelson Remembered The Clubhouse Music Venue (480) 9677977, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe: February 24th: Late September CD release w/ special guests February 27th: Casualties w/ special guests March 2nd: Nipsey Hussle w/ special guests Club Congress (520) 622-8848 or 800722-8848, 311 E. Congress St., Tucson: Ryan David Green and Lost Lander February 24th: Sex Pistols vs. Stranglers February 25th: Wayward Saints w/ Gila Bend February 26th: MyTown Music February 27th: Cloud Nothings w/ A Classic Education February 28th: WaWaWa w/ Crizzly March 2nd: Leslie and the Ly’s March 3rd: Jenny Owen Youngs Club Red/Red Owl (480) 496-4733, 2155 E. University Dr., Tempe: February 25th: Stateline and Future Soul March 2nd: Lost in the Jungle

Comerica Theatre (602) 379-2800, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix: (Formerly Dodge Theatre) February 24th: Alejandra Guzman & Moderatto February 25th: Megadeth, Motorhead, Volbeat and Lacuna Coil March 1st: Korn w/ special guest frontman Jonathan Davis debuting J Devil March 12th: Willie Nelson March 24th: The Pink Floyd Experience April 13th: Eddie Vedder April 27th: Celtic Woman May 9th: Creed May 14th: Snow Patrol w/ Ed Sheeran The Compound Grill (480) 557-9087, 7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Scottsdale: February 24th: Marmalade Skies (A tribute to the Beatles) February 25th: Easton Ashe February 26th: Bad Sneakers presents “Faith for Phoenix Children’s Hospital” February 29th: Bill Dutcher March 1st: John Lee Hooker, Jr. March 2nd: James Parks Band March 3rd: Mark Mulligan and Kelly McGuire (1-4pm) March 3rd: Nameless Prophets (9pm) Crescent Ballroom 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix: February 23rd: Fatigo, The Bittersweet Way, Fate of the Galaxies and Boys and Frogs February 23rd: Fast Eddie February 24th: Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks w/ Nurses February 25th: Hugh Cornwell (ex Stranglers) and Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols/The Faces) February 26th: Arizona Legends featuring Stan Devereaux February 27th: Cursive, Ume and Virgin Islands February 28th: Cloud Nothings, A Classic Education and Otro Mundo February 29th: Plastic Plates, Lymbyc Systym (DJ Set), William Reed, Sean Watson and Jake Goldsmith March 1st: Crisis and Retro-Active March 2nd: Al Stewart Acoustic Duo w/ Dave Nachmanoff March 3rd: Girls Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts (928) 684-6624, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg: February 25th: Neil Berges “100 Years of Broadway” February 26th: Neil Berges “100 Years of Broadway” March 3rd: Dailey & Vincent “Sing the Statler Brothers”

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Fox Theatre (520) 624-1515, 17 W. Congress St., Tucson: February 28th: Merle Haggard February 29th: Los Lonely Boys and The Dunwells

Gold Canyon Arts Council / Gold Canyon United Methodist Church (480) 983-2171, 6640 S. Kings Ranch Rd., Gold Canyon: February 24th: The Borealis Wind Quintet March 9th: American Chamber Players Arena (623) 772-3800, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale: March 15th: Radiohead March 23rd: Romeo Santos May 18th: Rammstein September 25th: Red Hot Chili Peppers Marquee Theatre (480) 829-0607. 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe: March 3rd: Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds, The VeraGroove, Valley Love and more

Martini Ranch (480) 970-0500, 7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale: February 23rd: XTra Ticket featuring Dave Abear February 24th: Brasil Carnival February 25th: The Drama Club and Rock Lobster February 26th: Metalhead February 29th: Savannah Love, Nick Nicholson, Daisy Train and Hollywood Yates March 1st: RAW Artists March 2nd: La Velvet and Smasht March 3rd: Sweet Talker, Radio Drive By, Reece, My Girl Friday, This Century and Rock Lobster Mesa Arts Center (480) 644-6500, 1 East Main St., Mesa: February 28th: Jan Lisiecki March 5th: Brian Skerry MIM Music Theater (480) 476-8000, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix: February 25th: Museum Encounter: Gregory Piazza February 29th: MIM Musical Interludes featuring ASU School of Music: ASU Jazz Combos March 6th: Jane Monheit Orpheum Theater (Flagstaff) (928) 556-1580, 15 W. Aspen St., Flagstaff: February 29th: Leap Year Celebration with Tony Furtado March 3rdL Hemlock Rhythm Room (602) 265-4842, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix: February 23rd: El Camino Royales, Rhythm Dragons and Jamie Waldron Trio February 24th: Lucius Parr CD release party w/ Charlie Rae, Gloria Bailey, Alvito Robinson, George Bowman, Tommy Washington, James Tobin and Dominick Therrien February 25th: (Prime Time show) Rocket 88’s w/ Johnny Rapp, Bob Corritore and Keith Rogers February 25th: (Early show) Breathe the Blues Away Benefit w/ Mary Godfrey, Cliff Cordes, Tony Furiga, Second Hand Smoke, Blues Review Band, V-Knights and New Brothers & Friends February 27th: Grimes, Born Gold and Sean Watson February 28th: Crash Street Kids February 29th: Matthew Revels & Fancy Clouds March 1st: Roddy Radiation March 2nd: Sugar Thieves and Bottom Up Blues Gang March 3rd: (Prime Time) Cold Shott & the Hurricane Horns March 3rd: (Early show) President Gator presents APS Jam Skye Restaurant and Lounge (520) 358-4287, 16844 N. Arrowhead Fountain Center Dr., Peoria: February 24th: A Vegas Tribute to Jimmy Buffet with The Stinson Brothers February 24th: The New Army with Paul Gurvitz February 25th: The 8Teaze Band: The Ultimate Tribute to the 1980’s February 26th: A Tribute to the Legends of Country Music February 28th: Javier Colon – Winner of NBC’s “The Voice” March 2nd: Fire & Rain: A Tribute to James Taylor March 3rd: Marmalade Skies: The Music of the Beatles Tempe Center for the Arts (480) 350-2822, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe: February 27th: Tempe Symphonic Wind Ensemble: “Young Person’s Guide” February 28th: Tempe Symphonic Wind Ensemble: “HS Band Festival” March 1st: Arizona Wind Symphonhy: Continental Drift Tuscon Arena (800) 745-3000, 260 S. Church Ave., Tucson: February 25th: TSO Pops! Series – Back in the Saddle

Skrappy’s (623) 334-0010, 191 E. Toole Ave., Tucson: February 28th: The Story So Far, The American Scene, Forever Came Calling and Hear Me Out

U.S. Airways Center (602) 379-7800, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix: February 24th: The Rock & Worship Roadshow May 4th: Mana May 15th: Roger Waters: The Wall Live June 16th: Van Halen w/ Kool & the Gang August 29th: Neil Diamond Underground/Nile Theatre (480) 559-5859, 105 W. Main St., Mesa: February 24th: The Rendering and Villisca February 25th: Swing Pointe and Clairevoyant CD Release show February 27th: The American Scene February 28th: Boys No Good February 29th: Man Overboard March 1st: The Ghost Inside March 2nd: The Madigans March 3rd: The Spring Breakdown

Club Red

2155 E. University, Tempe • 480-CLUB-rED • www.Clubredrocks Located at the SW Corner of University Drive and Loop 101 in Tempe

FRI 3/2 • 8 pm • 21+

FRI 3/9 • 7 pm • All Ages

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REMARC, SixFootUnda, Dubpile, Kingz & Killah Ranks, Babel & Type R, Kilsek & Zack Maniac.

Rialto Theatre (520) 740-1000, 318 E. Congress St., Tucson: February 23rd: Gomez w/ Hey Rosetta! February 26th: Guitar Masters Tour w/ Andy McKee, Stephen Bennett and Antoine Dufour February 28th: Merle Haggard March 1st: Henry Rollins March 2nd: Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular March 3rd: That Is All: An Evening with John Hodgman Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (480) 994-2787, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale: February 24th: Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra February 25th: Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra featuring Garrick Ohlsson (piano) February 27th: ASU Concerts at the Center: ASU Chamber Orchestra March 1st: Fran Lebowitz March 3rd: Patti LuPone: The Gypsy in My Soul March 10th: Bruce Hornsby

Again, More Music of the West February 26th: February 25th: TSO Pops! Series – Back in the Saddle Again, More Music of the West March 3rd: Aida – AZ Opera Company March 4th: Drake: The Club Paradise Tour March 29th: Trans-Siberian Orchestra


March 9th: Agent Orange

BUllETS And OCTANE are a fast, intense blend of metal, hard rock and gritty punk rock.!

Drum & Bass • $10 SAT 3/10 • 7 pm • All Ages

Punk/Hard rock • $12–$15 WED 3/21 • 7 pm • All Ages

Newcomer ZZ Ward is equal parts throwback blues wailer, steely hiphop crooner & razor-sharp pop belter.

with lead singer Robin McAuley! Plus local favorite The Hollywood Saints!

ZZ Ward • AB & Sea

rising Star • $10–$12 MON 3/12 • 7 pm • All Ages

THE QUILL (Sweden) THE QUill are a Swedish stoner rock/heavy metal band on their First U.S.!

Stoner rock • $10–$12 FRI 2/24 SAT 2/25 SAT 2/25 THR 3/1 FRI 3/2 FRI 3/2 SAT 3/3 WED 3.7 THR 3/8 FRI 3/9 SAT 3/10 SAT 3/10 SUN 3/11 MON 3/12

Bullets & Octane


FRI 3/16 SAT 3/17 SAT 3/17 WED 3/21 FRI 3/23 SAT 3/24 SAT 3/24 FRI 3/30 SAT 3/31 SAT 3/31 TUE 4/3 FRI 4/6 SAT 4/7 SAT 4/7

Axe Murder Boys Bullets & Octane COOKIE MOnSTA Michael Schenker Group Thailand Flood Benefit Romantasy Cabaret Writer's Guild Brother Lynch Hung FUTURE SOUL PrOTEST The HErO Paper Diamond Bollywood Battle for north America BAnG TAnGO

Michael Schenker Group 80s rock • $20–$25 SAT 4/14 • 7 pm • 21+

Authority Zero

Special 21+ Rhythm and Booze show. Authority Zero is authentic punk rock royalty.

DUAL STAGES • $15–$20 SAT 4/14 FRI 4/20 SAT 4/21 SAT 4/21 FRI 4/27 SAT 4/28 FRI 5/4 SUN 5/13 SAT 5/19 WED 5/23 SAT 5/26

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George Lopez Live at Celebrity! Tickets On Sale Thursday, Feb. 23rd It’s been over a decade since multitalented entertainer George Lopez graced the circular stage of Celebrity Theatre. His much-anticipated return comes in the form of two “That’s The America I Live In” shows, 8 p.m. Friday, May 18th and 8 p.m. Saturday, May 19th.  Both engagements will include new material from his forthcoming HBO special.


It is no wonder Time Magazine named George Lopez as one of the 25 Most Influential Hispanics in America, and the Harris Poll named him one of the Top Ten Favorite Television Personalities. His massive career encompasses a wide spectrum television, film, standup comedy and late-night television. Lopez recently voiced the character Rafael in the animated blockbuster, Rio, and Grouchy Smurf in The Smurfs. Other film credits include the box-office hit Valentine’s Day, directed by Garry Marshall; Beverly Hills Chihuahua; Swing Vote; Henry Poole Is Here; and Balls of Fury. In 2006, Lopez received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Doors open at 7 p.m. for both shows. Celebrity Theatre is located at 440 N. 32nd St., in Phoenix. Tickets ($50, $68.50, $95) go on sale at 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 23rd at Celebrity Theatre or online at www. To charge by phone, call 602-267-1600 ext.1. All tickets are subject to a surcharge. For mature audiences 18+ years.


Kim’s Corner Candlebox will be performing at Peoria Sports Complex on Saturday March 3rd

Candlebox will be performing a special show at the Peoria Sports Complex (16101 N. 83rd Ave.) on Saturday March 3rd with special guest Darkness Dear Boy. The show will follow the Seattle Mariners/Oakland Athletics Spring Training game.

Candlebox is a rock band from Seattle that reunited in 2006 and is set to release their seventh album on March 13th. Darkness Dear Boy is a Tempe-based indie group and a weekly regular at Long Wong’s at the Firehouse (1639 E. Apache Blvd. in Tempe). Visit, or call (623) 773-7137 for more information.

el Pedregal (34505 N. Scottsdale Rd. in Scottsdale) returns with a new Spring Festival featuring lively music, distinctive shopping, and refreshing wines on Sunday, February 26th from 1-4pm. Guests will enjoy a live concert by Silhouette performing vibrant R&B, Soul and Motown music! For more information, visit Join Cornelius Bishop and Silhouette for el Pedregal’s Spring Festival on Sunday February 26th from 1-4pm.



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Hey boy, watch me move it, shake it ‘cross the dance floor. That’s what you’ll be insisting at Brick in the Arizona Center downtown this Saturday when the DJ uses his precious, skilled fingers to produce a funky disco sound that your body can’t dismiss. With a ridiculously sexy, hot pink wig on-perhaps even a fro, you won’t be able to sustain yourself from head bopping and foot shuffling amongst other wigged hipsters who sincerely believe the DJ possesses true fingers of treasure. Bump up to the hot dude in the colonial man wig and ask him if he likes bass then maybe pet the chick wearing the 80’s rocker wig just to see how real it feels. I’ve never been to wig party and have a feeling they’re rare, so it may be unwise to miss this one. And the DJ’s fingers are made of gems. Atlanta-based Treasure Fingers specializes in disco and house remixing indie hits from artists like, Empire of the Sun, Santigold, Lykke Li, along with super artists like Kid Cudi, Kanye West, and Lady Gaga. He also creates his own original tracks that get remixed by bands like Chromeo which tells you this DJ knows what he’s touching and is turning it into gold. Treasure Fingers is loved by many and thanks to the people at Brick, we Phoenicians get a taste of him live. So make sure your wig is tacky and your style is fresh because this party is going to get bananas a la mode! Saturday, February 25th. 10 pm – 2:30 am. Presale Tickets www. $10. Ages 21+

St. Germain’s Bottoms Up Event at Culinary Drop Out There was the Strong Beer Festival in Scottsdale last weekend, beer week, the Great Arizona Beer Festival in Tempe

this weekend, and now there’s Arizona’s first Cocktail week! Where is this secret guild of alcoholics that can remain sober enough to organize such events?! I’m guessing they’re pickled somewhere deep in Old Town Scottsdale sipping on one of the creative cocktail potions engineered to make our taste buds dance during Cocktail Week. I’d like to say, thank you for providing us citizens with more boozing pleasure! Every day this week, various clubs, lounges, restaurants, and bars in Scottsdale and Phoenix will highlight their best alcoholic concoctions and offer them to you with specials. I definitely recommend checking out the event schedule on the website listed below for more details. There will be mixology and dining events all week with the week’s closing celebration at Culinary Drop Out. This Saturday, stop in and try their Black Apple Mischief made with black tea, apple, ginger-infused Skyy Vodka, apple cider, and angostura bitters. Or try their other featured drink, L’il Icharus, created with Plymouth Gin, hum, house orgeat, and lemon juice. There will also be tasty dishes and live music to help enhance the flavors and your mood. Saturday, February 25th. Live music until midnight. 7135 E Camelback Rd # 125. http://

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MOUNTAIN BIKE MADNESS What To Look For Before Buying a Second-Hand Bike… Good mountain bikes these days are by no means cheap. However, a knock-on effect of their expense is that they are being built with much stronger and more durable materials, meaning there are literally thousands of great second-hand bikes out there for a fraction of the cost of a new one. You just need to know what to look for. There are usually many elements to a second-hand mountain bike and each bike tends to vary in its make-up. Outlined here are the key points to look out for on the more common components.



Turn the bike upside-down and check the condition of the rims. Look out for dents or fractures in the metal and spin both wheels to see if they run true. Any problems with the rims will hinder performance and might mean you’ll need to fork out for a new pair straight away. Check each spoke individually for tightness or damage. Spokes can be tightened or replaced easily but loose spokes can be an indication of a misshaped wheel. When spinning the wheels, pay attention to how the bearings function. The wheels should spin almost silently and with very little resistance. Any noise or resistance to the wheel turning could be a problem with the bearings and may mean they need replacing.

There are a number of different types of brake used on modern bikes but they all do the same job, so the best way to test them is to get on the bike and use them to stop. Use both brakes individually in order to highlight any problems and look out for weak braking power, excessive noise, shuddering or having to use a lot of hand force to engage the brakes. Also, check the brake cables for any fraying or splitting…any damage to the cables can spell trouble for braking power, especially for hydraulic brake reservoirs, so give them a good inspection. To be honest, most problems can be corrected by making small adjustments, but be prepared to pay for new cables, pads, levers and even brake-sets if there is significant wear/damage. Frame The frame is arguably the most important part of the bike to inspect. Almost every frame is different but there are common elements that should be checked. First, examine the welds in the frame. Are there any cracks or clear weak spots? How about the top tube and down tube, are they in good condition? Don’t be afraid to apply a reasonable amount of force to each part of the frame, it should be able to hold up to a lot. If you see any weakness or excessive movement, then the frame is severely compromised. In some instances, the frame can be re-wielded or strengthened but it’s unlikely to be worth your time - and there are plenty more bikes in the sea. The general condition of the frame should be good. If there are lots of dents or nicks in the frame, it may suggest the bike’s had a lot of use or has been badly treated. Suspension As with other elements of a mountain bike, suspension can come in many forms, so again the best way to test it, is to use it. To test the front forks, repeatedly apply pressure downwards on the handle bars and see how much travel there is in the forks. Look out for restricted movement or too much movement – both of which can suggest damage. Remember however that many types of suspension allow for adjustments to the travel in order to give a firmer or softer ride, so test at both extremes that the forks

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offer. Some forms of suspension use oil in the forks. If this is the case, then clean both forks, apply some downward pressure on the handle bars and see if there is any oil on the forks when the suspensions expands back out again. If there is oil, there’s most likely a problem with the fork seals and they’ll need replacing. To check the rear suspension, place pressure downwards on the saddle. Like with the front forks, there should not be too little or too much movement. However, advances in rear suspension have allowed adjustment to the travel here as well, so take this into account. Chain Depending on quality, the price of a new chain can be quite steep, so you’re going to want to inspect the condition of the current one. A good chain shouldn’t have any rust on it, it should be well-fitting and each link should be able to pivot on either side. If two links will not move independently of each other, then they can very easily be replaced. But beware, one locked link often means there will be others. Tip the bike upside down and give the chain a good few rotations. It should be smooth, quiet and easy to turn. To reiterate, the best way to test a used mountain bike is to give it a good ride. If everything on the bike is in good condition, the seller shouldn’t mind you testing it. And if there are any problems, they will soon become apparent.

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At any given time, 25% of people are daydreaming about love making. When you’re in love you remember 30% more of your dreams. FRANCESCA WOLFSOHN INVESTMENT ADVISOR AZ 480~822~8176 NY 516~395~3299 TODAY’S THE DAY

The longer you are single, the more you think that something’s wrong with you.

UNLESS OF COURSE YOU’RE ON EXTENSION Having had a father who was a very “CREATIVE” ACCOUNTANT and spending a great deal of time living & learning the ins & outs of TAX SEASON I’ve seen & heard some very interesting TAX DEDUCTION INQUIRIES & he knew what was allowable by the IRS.

Drinking alcohol helps certain areas of our brain to learn and remember better.

I’ve seen some pretty strange tax deductions in my day, some of which I’ve observed my dad consult with his firm’s tax attorney before proceeding with, but the following deductions make the ones I’ve seen seem typical ! While a claim for a Porsche/company vehicle could certainly be questionable others are deducting breast implants and being allowed by the IRS to do so. (EACH OF THE FOLLOWING WERE SITUATION SPECIFIC

The human brain cannot create faces. Therefore when dream, if you see someone you do not know, you have seen their face before.

PLEASE CONSULT WITH A TAX PROFESSIONAL FOR YOUR INDIVIDUAL INQUIRIES) A LITTLE LAUGH (OR EXTREME SHOCK FOR SOME) 1 - Free beer - YES 2 - Free whisky – NO 3 - Cost of hiring an arsonist – NO 4 - Breast Implants - YES 5 - Cat food - YES 6 -Your own racehorse – NO 7 - A fabulous African Safari - YES 8 - The costs of moving… the family pet - YES 9 - A Trip to Bermuda – YES, YES, YES 10 - Body Oil - YES 11 - A trip to the Super bowl – NO 12. - A Private Airplane - YES 13 - A Mink Coat - NO 14 - Babysitting costs - YES 15 - A Nuclear Fallout Shelter – NO 16 - A beautiful swimming pool - YES 17 - Dancing lessons – NO 18 – Sperm donation as a loss – NO

If you say “raise up lights” really fast it sounds like “razor blades” in an Australian Accent.

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“My Humps” by the Black Eyed Peas was voted “Most Annoying Song” of 2010.

The wedding ring goes on the left ring finger because it is the only finger with a vein that connects to a heart.

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Lady Gaga wrote her song “Born This Way” in 10 minutes.

Francesca spends her time with her clients; From the board room to the kitchen table

Every Valentine’s Day, the Italian city of Verona, where Romeo and Juliet lived, receives nearly 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet.

Death is actually the second most common fear among people, the first being failure.

A woman once called 911 because McDonald’s ran out of Chicken McNuggets.

If you put a drop of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.


It’s a proven fact that the more you talk about someone, the more you fall for them.

Francesca Wolfsohn establishes and most importantly maintains a relationship with all of her clients as a full service investment advisor, broker and confidant. She has over 30 years of experience as a licensed industry professional. (Series 7, Series 63, Series 24, Series 65). The combination of her extensive background in portfolio and retirement planning; evaluation and implementation, places Francesca in a qualified position to ascertain the information required to design the most suitable and effective plan of action for each client; Individual, Institutional, Bank, Non-profit, Corporate and Commercial.


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Covered with our NEW Chorizo sausage, real pork sausage, mild & spicy Italian sausage, smoked sausage, and Mozzarella cheese.

Any LARGE pizza

including our specialties for only



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