Kevin Hart has reached a level in his career few comedians ever do: He no longer needs an introduction. Whether they've seen his hilarious stand-up, TV cameos, or one of the seven (seven!) movies in which he's had a part this past year, people know Kevin Hart. Which makes our job pretty easy; we just say, "Kevin Hart's coming," and people go, "Oh, we should go to that!" So, on that note:
Kevin Hart's coming to Comerica Theatre, 400 West Washington Street, with sets on Friday, January 30, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, January 31, at 7:30 and 10:30 p.mt. Tickets start at $74.50. Call 602-379-2800 or visit www.comericatheatre.com for more. Zachary Fowle
This is not a dream, fellas.
Victoria's Secret models Lily Aldridge, Behati Prinsloo, Adriana Lima, and supermodel Erin Heatherton are heading to Phoenix to host the Leather and Laces Party for Super Bowl XLIX. The two-night event will feature entertainment by Cirque acrobats, mentalist Jim Karol, and musical artists Gabe Saporta and Victoria Asher of Cobra Starship. The all-frills affair runs from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday, January 30 and 31, at Bentley Projects, 215 East Grant Street. Individual tickets start at $495 for the lounge and $950 for the VIP area each night. Tables are priced between $4,000 and $12,500 and celebrity cabanas are available for $25,000. Visit www.leatherandlaces.com or call 972-588-1813.
Fiber artists Christy Puetz and Ingrid Restemayer have created weird, beautiful things to exhibit both together and separately since they studied in North Dakota more than 20 years ago. The duo's current joint show, "Delicate Beasts," continues through Saturday, February 14.
Puetz sculpts life-size pets and small wildlife partially encased in sheaths of beads and other materials, while Restemayer etches tiny portraits of huge animals like buffalo onto discarded gift cards, then adds hand embroidery. Preview their creations at www.ingridartworks.com and www.xtyart.com.
Rethink both craft materials and the species with which we share the planet at Modified Arts, 407 East Roosevelt Street. Admission is free. For more info about the exhibition, visit www.modifiedarts.org or call 602-462-5516. Julie Peterson
"Why not do a remake with better-looking people?" is a trending topic on the Internet Movie Database's Debbie Does Dallas discussion board. The question quickly devolves into a debate about shaving, but you'll find contemporary cuties in Nearly Naked Theatre's production of the musical version of Debbie. You'll also find less sexual activity than in the classic 1978 porn.
In the plot (yes, there actually is one!), Debbie's friends from the high-school cheerleading squad team up to raise money to get her to Dallas so she can try out for the "Texas Cowgirls" professional team. As the gals, er, come to realize that there are a lot of ways to fundraise, the heartwarming action accelerates, and singing and dancing happen. Showtime is 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, January 30 and 31, at 100 East McDowell Road. Tickets are $22 to $28, depending on demand, at www.tickets.phoenixtheatre.com or 602-254-2151. Julie Peterson
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Notorious cornerback Richard Sherman and the reigning Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks take on two-time MVP Tom Brady and the AFC champion New England Patriots in this year's Super Bowl XLIX. The two No. 1 seed teams take the field in sunny-and-70 Glendale, battling for ultimate bragging rights. Whether you're a 12th Man, a red-blooded Patriot, or just a football fan, Sunday's match-up promises all the drama fit for a SportsCenter highlight reel.
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Super Bowl XLIX kicks off at 4:30 p.m. on February 1, at University of Phoenix Stadium, 4615 East Elwood Street. Tickets available via NFL Ticket Exchange or buy-sell sites such as StubHub. Sky-high prices range from $2,500 to $12,000 per ticket. (For those who'd rather not spend their savings, the game will be broadcast live on NBC.) Visit www.azsuperbowl.com for details. Janessa Hilliard