We're not sure where comedian Brian Posehn finds the time to hit the road but we're pretty grateful to get a live taste of the jack of all trades. The masterfully funny dude visits the Valley on Friday, September 19.
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It was only this past May that Posehn brought his Comedy Mutant Tour to town, fitting it snugly into Phoenix Comicon's evening programming. While there won't be much cosplaying at the Crescent Ballroom, the original Comedian of Comedy comic is a one-man-geek-parade with the ability to nerd out on sci-fi, heavy metal, and comic books (especially having penned Marvel's Deadpool for the past couple of years). As a 40-something dad, Posehn glides from tales of bodily functions to punchy jokes about his young kid with a stoner's ease (even if he quit toking up last year).
Brian Posehn crash lands at the Crescent Ballroom, 308 North Second Avenue in Phoenix. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $28. To purchase tickets in advance or for more info, visit www.crescentphx.com or call 602-716-2222. Jose Gonzalez
The trope of artist as shut-in isn't completely fictitious; you could be living across the street from the next Picasso and never even know it. The "All Coronado Art Show" seeks to bring our talented neighbors out into the open with a hyper-localized exhibition that features artists from the Coronado neighborhood at local art spot The Hive. The show features 18 total artists, including a few familiar faces like La Muñeca and Hugo Medina. Artists were given free reign over their work, so the art should present a nice array of different styles and media.
The "All Coronado Art Show" will be on view from Friday, September 19, through Saturday, October 11, at The Hive, 2222 North 16 Street. An opening reception will take place on September 19 from 7 to 10 p.m. featuring music by Adrian Fontes and refreshments from the Central Phoenix Home Brew Club. Admission is free. For more information, visit thehivephoenix.com or call 602-254-1641. Katrina Montgomery
Forget the estate sales and the eBay auctions. For those who want to get their hands of some one-of-a-kind finds, there's no better buy than a ticket to the Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market. More the 100 vendors will gather in one space to sell antique and/or unique home goods and apparel.
Junk in the Trunk happens Saturday, September 20, at WestWorld, 16601 North Pima Road in Scottsdale. Early entry from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. is $10, and general entry from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. is $5. Limited VIP tickets are available for $40 and include earlier access at 7:30 a.m., as well as 20 percent off Junk in the Trunk apparel, a reusable Junk in the Trunk shopping bag, and a tumbler filled with iced coffee from Mama's Ice Cold Brew. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.junkinthetrunkvintagemarket.com. Katie Johnson
Before becoming the fountainhead of post-grunge outfit White Zombie -- the musical equivalent to a horror B-movie -- Rob Zombie was an assistant on the set of the cryptically quirky TV show Pee Wee's Playhouse. (We always knew there was something up with that show.) Thanks to America's generally appalling taste in music and the rapid decline of Western civilization, some fortuitous circumstances befell Mr. Zombie allowing him to pursue some twisted visions lurking behind that macabre visage of his, only with ample resources.
Viola! Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare was born. And it comes to Scottsdale's WestWorld, 16601 North Pima Road, on Saturday, September 20. Tickets start at $25 for the attraction, which is, shockingly, all ages. Visit www.frightened.com or call 480-312-6802 for details. Rob Kroehler
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Tempe Center for the Arts will burst with color and pageantry when the second annual El Puente Theatre Festival & Mask Procession takes place. The festival is a day or music, food, games, mask-making and assorted art activities. There will also be cultural performances from area acts such as Quetzalli Ballet Folklorico, Desert Sounds Mariachi band, DJ Sean Derek, La Frida and la Flaca puppets, Axé Capoeira and others. The kids can enjoy a petting zoo, face painting and mini carnival. The first 500 attendees also receive free admission to a Childsplay performance of Charlotte's Web.Additionally, Zarco Guerrero presents his dramatic performance art piece, "Face 2 Face in a Frenzy," though the day's highlight is the 5:15 p.m. masked procession across the Tempe Town Lake pedestrian bridge.
Join the free fun from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 21 at Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 West Rio Salado Parkway. Visit www.childsplayaz.org/puente. Glenn BurnSilver