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Super Thursday (sponsored by New Times): At Axis/Radius in Scottsdale. Featuring performances by Diddy, Next, and local rapper Pokafase outside, and a celebrity golf classic (hosted by Nick Lachey and NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson) inside. Tickets cost $175 to $1,000. Call Ticketmaster at 480-784-4444 or visit www.axis-radius.com.
Pepsi Smash Super Bowl Bash: At Jobing.com Arena in Glendale. Featuring performances by Maroon 5 and Mary J. Blige. Tickets cost $20 to $40. Call Ticketmaster at 480-784-4444 or visit www.glendalearenaaz.com.
Best Damn Super Bowl Party Period: At Rockridge Estate. Featuring a performance by Ludacris. Hosted by Jenny McCarthy and Holly Robinson Peete. Tickets cost $300. Call 323-658-8531 or visit www.hollyrod.org.
944 Super Village: Through Sunday, February 3, at Scottsdale Waterfront at Stetson Canal. Featuring performances by 50 Cent, Velvet Revolver, Wyclef Jean, Juliette Lewis and the Licks, DJ Paul Oakenfold, Roctakon, and more, as well as a Thursday-night appearance by Paris Hilton. Tickets cost $117.50 (general admission) to $1,568.50 (VIP). Call 866-443-8849 or visit www.944.com/azsuperbowl.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1
The P. Diddy Experience: At Skye Fine Dining & Entertainment in Peoria. Diddy hosts with Amaré Stoudemire. Tickets cost $75 to $150. Call Ticketmaster at 480-784-4444 or visit www.skye-restaurant.com.
Anheuser-Busch Bud Bowl: Through Saturday, February 2, at Axis/Radius in Scottsdale. Snoop Dogg performs on Friday, and Kid Rock performs on Saturday. Tickets will be given away through Anheuser-Busch promotions. Call 480-970-1112 or visit www.axis-radius.com.
Floyd "Money" Mayweather Presents: Through Saturday, February 2, at Wrigley Mansion. Friday night, Mayweather presents "Dancing With the Stars," featuring Mary J. Blige and members of Black Sabbath, the Scorpions, Dio, Scarface, Bonham, and more. Saturday night, Mayweather presents "King of All Parties," featuring the Black Eyed Peas, as well as members of Black Sabbath, Quiet Riot, and the Scorpions. Tickets cost $300 (general admission) to $600 (VIP) each night. Call Ticketmaster at 480-784-4444 or visit www.wrigleymansionclub.com.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2
Luda Bowl: At Celebrity Theatre. Performances by Ludacris, Bobby Valentino, Playaz Circle, Chingy, Phoenix's Willy Northpole, and more. Tickets cost $60. Call 602-267-1600 or visit www.celebritywww.celebritytheatre.com.
Luda's Dirty South Takeover: At Club Rain in Scottsdale, immediately after the Luda Bowl concert. Ludacris hosts, along with most of the artists from his Disturbing Tha Peace label. Tickets cost $50 (general admission) to $100 (VIP). Call Ticketmaster at 480-784-4444 or visit www.clubrainaz.com.
Penthouse Desire Super Party: At Venue of Scottsdale. Featuring the Penthouse Pets and a performance by Snoop Dogg. Tickets cost $1,250 to $1,800. Call 646-307-4222 or visit www.venueofscottsdale.com.
DMS Bowl 2008 Hip-Hop/R&B Extravaganza: At Veteran's Memorial Coliseum. Featuring performances by Akon, Ne-Yo, Fabolous, T-Pain, Eddie Griffin, and Reynaldo Rey. Tickets cost $75 to $1,500. Call 602-252-6771 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
Rock Your Super Saturday Night: At e4 in Scottsdale. Featuring Dave Navarro, Tommy Lee, and DJs Aero and Scribble. Tickets cost $100 (general admission) to $200 (VIP). Call 480-734-9181 or visit www.seatnation.com.