Turn up the heat at the cool Celebrity Theatre, as Midgetmania and Divas Unleashed hit the Valley of the Sun at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 30 (rescheduled from May 29). The music, the costumes and the excitement of big-time wrestling explode in full measure. Monitored by a mini-referee, favorite little manglers like Puppet, Beautiful Bobby Dean and Little Kato splash, tear up the furniture, and slam each other all over the ring. Hot enough for you? Just wait until the sexy, full-size Kyra kicks the firm, round butt of her opponent. Be sure to stick around for the finale -- the battle royal proves once and for all that big whoop-ass comes in small packages.
The Celebrity Theatre is located at 440 North 32nd Street. Admission is $30 ringside, $15 for all other seats, and $5 for kids 12 and younger. Call Ticketmaster, 480-784-4444, or the Celebrity box office, 602-267-1600, to purchase. -- Kim Toms
Caddy gets out of the bunker with his book
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To become the king of clubs, he first had to serve the mighty. After caddying for some of golf's heaviest hitters -- Jack Nicklaus, Jill McGill and Casey Martin among them -- Sports Illustrated columnist Rick Reilly recounted his course work in Who's Your Caddy: Looping for the Great, Near Great, and Reprobates of Golf. In between his Masters, PGA and LPGA gigs, Reilly lugged bags for duffers ranging from Deepak Chopra to Donald Trump to a blind golfer. The author shares anecdotes and signs his book at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at Borders Books & Music, 2402 East Camelback. Call 602-957-6660 for further information. -- Jill Koch
Look What the Bats Dragged In
Super sleuths search for the nocturnals
Nature detectives: Stake out the night at the Riparian Institute's Bat Walk on Friday, May 30. Starting at 8 p.m. at Gilbert's Southeast Regional Library at Greenfield and Guadalupe roads, go undercover and snoop on the nighttime neighbors. First, says institute director Scott Anderson, is an indoor debriefing on bats; then the group proceeds outside to the riparian area, where a dragnet operation snags some flying furries for closer examination. Eavesdrop on the squeaky rascals with special listening equipment, and then scare up some scorpions with black light. Finally, shine the interrogation light to attract other night stalkers and grill them as they arrive. (Isn't that entrapment?) Provided the suspects don't lawyer up, visiting sleuths can collect a whole dossier on desert life forms that manage to thrive with neither air conditioning nor Circle K. We might want to take a lesson. Preregister by calling 602-696-1195. Admission is $3 per hominid. -- Kim Toms