Shona Patel Book-Signing
Shona Patel’s newest book would make a perfect summer read. Flame Tree Road takes places in India at the turn of the 20th century, when protagonist Biren Roy sets out to change the world, but instead finds himself changed by love. Patel will be signing the book at Poisoned Pen Bookstore, 4014 North Goldwater Boulevard, suite 101, in Scottsdale. The first 75 guests will receive a limited edition tote bag, and Patel has designed a special gift for anyone who wears red to the event.
Join the gathering at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30, at Poisoned Pen Bookstore. The event is free of charge, with copies of Flame Tree Road available for purchase for $14.95. For more information, call 480-947-2974 or visit poisonedpenevents.com. Katrina Montgomery
All About Books & Comics Reopening
One of the perils of modern friendship is the moving party. All About Books & Comics has been a friend to Valley readers for years, and yet they’re not assuming we’ll pitch in with the heavy lifting. That’s great considering they’re moving a million comics. Instead, AABC bosses Alan and Marsha Giroux are celebrating their move with free goody bags for the first 100 people through the door and no nagging backaches.
All About Books & Comics’ new location is at 24 West Camelback Road and opens at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 1, with a full-on grand opening extravaganza on Saturday, July 4. Admission is free and more details are available at www.allaboutbooksandcomics.com. Jose Gonzalez
Tongue Tied’s America, F*ck Yeah! Party
There’s no shortage of stars-and-stripes themed events for our nation’s birthday, but if fireworks and families aren’t your thing Tongue Tied’s America, F*ck Yeah! party may be just the ticket.
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Resident DJs Roya and Funkfinger spin dance hall classics with U.S.A. titles while partygoers can munch on all-American staples like hot dogs, BBQ, and cheap beer. Face and body painting will be on-hand, while in-house contests include a self-loathing apple pie eating challenge at 9:30 p.m. and a night-long red, white, and blue costume contest. Winners walk with a $50 gift card and bragging rights. And condoms and candy will be passed out — one can only assume our Founding Fathers would be so proud.
Prove you’re a patriot from 9 p.m. ‘til 2 a.m. on Saturday, July 4, at Linger Longer Lounge, 6522 North Sixteenth Street. The 21-and-over event is free before 9 p.m.; there’s a $5 cover after. Visit the Facebook event page. Janessa Hilliard