The Best Events and Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Week
New Times picks the best things to do in metro Phoenix from February 1 to February 4.
It's Not for Everyone
Though this show is called “It’s Not For Everyone,” there’s a good chance it’ll be a laugh riot for you.
Comedians Erick Biez and Angela Merkin Haines host a new weekly stand-up event, featuring a rotating mix of local talent along with drink and food specials. Nearly a dozen comics will take to the stage during this week’s debut, including Charlie Speez of “Snapbattles,” Genevieve Rice of the podcast Thank You For Being a Podcast, and Anwar Newton, who opened for Hannibal Buress and Tig Notaro last year.
The free stand-up sets start at 8 p.m. on Monday, February 1, at Majerle’s Sports Grill, 24 North Second Street. To check out the full comedic lineup, head to www.facebook.com/events/1717322215179854. For venue details, visit www.majerles.com or call 602-253-0118. Janessa Hilliard
Spillers comes with stories — and a custom cocktail.
Not so long ago, storytelling was relegated to camp fires and classrooms. Now? Phoenix is fit to burst with a plethora of hip storytelling events all across the city. On Monday, February 1, Spillers No. 3 is taking over Crescent Ballroom with six local writers (including Patrick Michael Finn, whose short story collection won the 2009 Hudson Prize). Spillers is a quarterly event, which includes a series of podcasts and a collectible book of stories. Don’t forget to belly up to the bar and try the custom cocktail Crescent is creating for the event.
Spillers No. 3 will take place from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at 308 North Second Avenue. The 21-and-over event is free. For more information, visit spillers.net. Katrina Montgomery
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Pretty Things Peep Show
If your idea of the best night out ever involves naughty puppets, campy sword-swallowing showgirls, and mind-blowing magic tricks delivered with a touch of cheeky humor, then you are in luck.
The Pretty Things Peep Show is rolling into town to entertain you with their bawdy vaudevillian extravaganza that is dripping with racy and suspenseful fun. Performers include Go-Go Amy, a fire-eating burlesque dancer, and Charlie Atlas, who will dazzle you with his whip-cracking and knife throwing skills. Charlie’s wife Rachel, a.k.a. the Painproof Princess, is on the precarious side of those flying knives. The dangerously delicious fun happens from 7 to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2, at Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 North Third Street. Tickets are $15. Call 602-254-3100 or visit www.phoenixcenterforthearts.org. Amy Young
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