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7 Things to Do This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

These guys were very entertaining.
These guys were very entertaining. Jim Louvau
We have your whole weekend planned, Phoenix. Get busy with lucha libre, glow-in-the-dark yoga, or laugh your ass off at Outliars Improv Fest. You really can't go wrong. For more things to do, see our curated calendar of events.

Lucha Libre
Grandstanding, false bravado, body slams, and grown men taunting one another? Nope, we aren’t talking about a Trump rally, but something that’s actually fun.

It’s a night of live Lucha Libre wrestling, and these masked marauders need you there to cheer them on as they engage in spirited bouts. The battles are announced by Tony ‘Le Tigre and include wrestlers Chris Evans, Chano Cota, Fox Stars, Lord Drako, Krazy Fly, The Prophet, and Red Miracle. Revved-up rock and rollers Grave Danger provide some high-fueled live musical entertainment, and DJ Nico delivers the recorded sounds. Catch the action at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, at Crescent Ballroom, 308 North Second Avenue. Admission is $12; $20 for ringside seats. Call 602-716-2222 or visit the Crescent Ballroom website. Amy Young

click to enlarge During Floo-id Yoga’s Glow with the Flow sessions, practitioners can wear glow-in-the-dark paint and bracelets while practicing poses. - KARLI HORNER
During Floo-id Yoga’s Glow with the Flow sessions, practitioners can wear glow-in-the-dark paint and bracelets while practicing poses.
Karli Horner
Glow with the Flow
“Yoga” and “nightlife” might sound mutually exclusive, but they don’t have to be. At Floo-id Yoga’s Glow with the Flow sessions on the first Saturday of every month, you can practice your poses in a room glowing with black lights while listening to upbeat music and wearing glow-in-the-dark bracelets, paint, and necklaces.

The classes are rooted in vinyasa, which involves flowing movement between poses and controlled breathing techniques. Each class is an hour long and costs $20 for drop-ins. The studio offers a special introductory rate of two weeks for $30 and monthly unlimited access for $119. The next class is from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, at 7077 East Mayo Boulevard, #130. Call 480-515-9642 or visit Floo-id Yoga website. Laura Latzko

Bi-Mon-Sci-Fi Con Classic Simpsons Trivia
You know all that useless information that’s piled up in your head? Like the fact that Matt Groening got many Simpsons characters’ last names from street names in Portland, Oregon, or how Michael Jackson co-wrote “Do The Bartman”? Turns out, these factoids are no longer useless. And you can use them to your advantage during The Coronado’s Bi-Mon-Sci-Fi Con Classic Simpsons Trivia. This pub-style trivia event kicks off Saturday, June 3, from 8 to 10 p.m at 2201 North Seventh Street. The event is free. For more information, visit the Facebook event page. Lindsay Roberts

click to enlarge The band BowCat will be performing at the ThirdSpace Third Anniversary. - COURTESY OF ARIZONA MOONSTOMP
The band BowCat will be performing at the ThirdSpace Third Anniversary.
Courtesy of Arizona Moonstomp
ThirdSpace Third Anniversary
If your wardrobe includes any items that might classify you as a “Rude Boy” or “Beat Girl,” then you already have your outfit and mindset for the ThirdSpace Third Anniversary.

The café meets coffee shop meets bar meets music venue at 1028 Grand Avenue will host local ska, funk, rocksteady, and soul band BowCat for a night of ska-centric music. Expect bands, DJs, dancing, drinks, and probably some neat hairdos.

The anniversary bash runs from 8 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, June 3. Entry is $5 at the door, and entertainment includes the L.A.-based Angel City Revue Records Revue, Mama Melody, and Phoenix City Sound System. For more information, call 602-258-1536 or see the Facebook event page. Lauren Cusimano

click to enlarge During the Girls Rock! Phoenix Summer Camp Showcase, girls ages 8 to 17 will perform. - KRISTI WIMMER
During the Girls Rock! Phoenix Summer Camp Showcase, girls ages 8 to 17 will perform.
Kristi Wimmer
Girls Rock! Phoenix Summer Camp Showcase
During the Girls Rock! Phoenix Summer Camp Showcase, local girls will have the chance to show off their powerful vocals and musical chops after a week-ong summer camp. Leading up to the performance, summer camp participants form bands, write original music, learn new instruments, practice together, collaborate, and bond with fellow female musicians. Featuring 42 girls between the ages of 8 and 17, the second annual showcase will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, at the Trunk Space, 1124 North Third Street. A $5 donation is suggested. Find out more the Girls Rock! website. Laura Latzko

click to enlarge Don't miss Paul Brittain at the  Outliars Fifth Annual Improv Fest. - TEMPE IMPROV
Don't miss Paul Brittain at the Outliars Fifth Annual Improv Fest.
Tempe Improv
Outliars Fifth Annual Improv Fest
Events you can set your watch to help put a little dent in the chaos of life. When it’s something that involves improv comedy, even better. Leave the spontaneity to the performers.

This year’s Outliars Fifth Annual Improv Fest features Paul Brittain and Andy St. Clair. The former of these two stand-up comedians was a Saturday Night Live cast member from 2010 through 2012 and has also appeared on the talk show parody program Comedy Bang! Bang! St. Clair has written for several humorous shows, including Dr. Ken, where he also appeared in a couple of episodes.

The fest of fun begins at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, at Tempe Improv, 930 East University Drive. Admission is $20 for the 18-and-over event. A two-drink minimum is required. Call 480-921-9877 or visit the Tempe Improv website. Amy Young

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Lauren Cusimano was the Phoenix New Times food editor from 2018 to 2021. Joys include eating wings, riding bikes, knowing everyone at the bar, talking too much about The Simpsons, and falling asleep while reading.
Laura Latzko
Lynn Trimble is an award-winning freelance writer and photographer specializing in arts and culture, including visual and performing arts
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Amy Young is an arts and culture writer who also spends time curating arts-related exhibits and events, and playing drums in local bands French Girls and Sturdy Ladies.
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