7 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Weekend
Meet fellow weather heads at Monsoon Con 2017.
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We have the cure for your weekend FOMO. Get ready to geek out about the weather, celebrate Juneteenth, and enjoy a laugh with Eddie Izzard. For more things to do, visit our curated calendar.
Monsoon Con 2017
Bad weather can ruin your day — whether
Super Indoor Custom Car Show
When Vin Diesel wraps his next Fast and Furious movie, we bet he’ll dream about the custom cars he might have seen at this year’s Super Indoor Custom Car Show at the Phoenix Convention Center, presented by In the Streets Magazine. Sure, the Acuras and Hondas the star drives in the seemingly endless movie franchise look slick on celluloid, but there’s something even more impressive about the shiny and chrome custom Cadillacs and Plymouths on full display. In addition, the show will feature bicycles, model cars, and ladies vying for the title of Miss Custom Arizona Pinup. Spectators can listen to live music or cool down in the beer garden.Super Indoor Custom Car Show on Saturday, June 17, at Phoenix Convention Center, 100 North Third Street. Admission is $20. Military pricing is available, and children 12 and younger get in free. For more information, visit the Phoenix Convention Center website or call 602-262-6225. Jason Keil
A couple at last year's Juneteenth Celebration.
The Emancipation Proclamation took effect on January 1, 1863, but word of the abolishment of slavery didn’t reach Texas until June 19, 1965. In black communities across America,
The crowd at Phoenix Pride 2014.
Trans Queer Pueblo Performance
Trans Queer Pueblo is a feisty, homegrown group that supports undocumented LGBTQ+ immigrants of color, including keeping their concerns on the radar of the rest of us. When you’re marginalized and threatened for at least three reasons, it’s good to have a safe place.TQP’s best-known recently for demonstrating at Phoenix Pride Parade with an eye toward making Pride more inclusive and the parade less enmeshed with law enforcement. Such weighty issues will be joined by creativity, entertainment, and fun at Queer
Julie Lee and Dan Peitzmeyer join the greenery to chew the scenery in 2016’s Summer Shorts
We have a lot on our minds. Sometimes we can’t even focus on an entire Perry Mason episode, and those things are gripping. What we could use is the dim sum of drama — savory bites without long-term commitment — and Theatre Artists Studio has just the menu.The company’s 11th annual Summer Shorts program presents eight 10-minute plays. Writers often start their careers with such short works because it’s a challenging format in which to hone the technical fundamentals of writing for the stage. But experienced playwrights return to shorts, too. This year, confront such intriguing titles as “The Emperor’s New Nose,” “Evolution Fast Track,” and “The Phoenix Coffin Club.” Top-notch acting and directing class everything up and contribute to your enjoyment. Performances continue through Sunday, June 25, at 4848 East Cactus Road. Showtime on Sunday, June 18, is 2 p.m. Admission is $15 to $25. Visit the Studio website or call 602-765-0120. Julie Peterson
See the author of Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens at Changing Hands Bookstore.
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Eddie Izzard is a multi-hyphenate who stretches beyond the usual show-business shtick. He is a transgender comedian best known to American audiences for his award-winning special Dress to Kill and, oh yeah, he also ran 27 marathons in as many days throughout South Africa for charity. Izzard’s an actor who advocates for LGBT+ rights and is now the author of Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens, a candid chronicle of his rise from street performer to Wembley Stadium headliner. Izzard visits Mesa Arts Center to familiarize the fans of his comedy with his other accomplishments, to take questions from the audience, and to sell his book, of course.The hilarity ensues on Sunday, June 18, at Mesa Arts Center, 1 East Main Street. The event is currently sold out, but visit the Changing Hands website to put yourself on the waitlist. Jason Keil
See local comedian Matt Micheletti at The Mystery Show.
The Mystery Show
Of three special guests allegedly slotted to appear at The Mystery Show — Donald Trump, Fappy the Anti-Masturbation Dolphin, and Bill Murray — we bet you can guess who will show. Additionally, the comedy event hosted by Paul Horner and Erick
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