Top 5 Things to Do This Weekend

Sidewinders Natalie, Tiarra, and Hillary
Sidewinders Natalie, Tiarra, and Hillary
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Looking for ways to fill up your weekend? Here are your five best bets for getting out and about.

ArenaBowl Viewing Party @ Tilted Kilt In their second consecutive championship game, the Arizona Rattlers will battle the Philadelphia Soul in New Orleans in ArenaBowl XXV. Lucky for those who aren't jetting to The Big Easy this weekend, various Tilted Kilt locations will host game viewing parties where members of the team's dance squad, The Sidewinders, will make appearances and root for the Rattlers.

Cheer 'em on at the Tilted Kilt on Friday at 6:30 p.m. Kickoff is at 7:30. There's no cover. Fans sporting Rattlers gear will get a 15-percent discount on their bill.  

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension Screening @ OneOhOne Gallery

The crew from the Dr. Diabolic Show hosts a screening of the sci-fi-meets-action parody that follows Dr. Buckaroo Banzai (who dabbles in rock 'n' roll and neurosurgery, among other things) in a quest to save the world from aliens. The movie starts at 9:30 p.m.on Friday at


. Seating is limited, and attendees are encouraged to arrive early.

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Fetish Heat 2012 @ Venue Scottsdale Presuming you're into eating sushi off of people, admiring suspended bodies, and fixating your eyes on performances from the likes of The Infamous Boom Boom, Nyla the High Temptress, and Katrina the Snake Charmer, Fetish Heat is right up your dark, twisted alley. Things get kinky on Saturday at Venue Scottsdale at 8 p.m. Tickets to the 18-plus event are $25 to $50. 

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Jenny Lawson Book-Signing @ Changing Hands Jenny Lawson, of Bloggess fame, recently chatted with Jackalope Ranch about social anxiety, her literary heroes, and more. On Saturday, Lawson brings her book, Let's Pretend This Never Happened, to Changing Hands on Saturday at 7 p.m Admission is free with book purchase ($25.95). 

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Pencil Baby @ National Comedy Theatre Following up the success of Roots 3, Half Black Friday presents a new sketch show, Pencil Baby, featuring performances from writer-directors Allison Reese and Dom Johnson, plus actors Matt Myers, Paul Brocollo, and Christina Stoffan. The 17-plus show takes place on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at National Comedy Theatre. Admission is $10.

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Venue Scottsdale

7117 E. 3rd Ave.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251


Changing Hands Bookstore

6428 S. McClintock Drive
Tempe, AZ 85283


National Comedy Theatre

1111 S. Longmore
Mesa, AZ 85202


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