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Jay and Silent Bob Get Old: Live Podcast

Kevin Smith is a talker. The rebel filmmaker's built up a podcast empire, and two of his premier shows pop up in downtown Phoenix in their live incarnations on Saturday, June 7.

The master of the View Askewniverse started the Jay & Silent Bob Get Old podcast as a laidback weekly intervention to keep his best friend Jason Mewes, most well-known as mischievous stoner Jay in Smith's films, on the wagon. Now tallying 1400-plus days of sobriety, Mewes shares tales of his drug-hazed past, sex romps, and other uncensored high-jinks. Meanwhile, Edumacation sees former Tonight Show with Jay Leno staffer Andy McElfresh attempting to increase Smith's intellect with a smattering of surprising facts.

Stand Up Live, 50 West Jefferson Street in Phoenix, hosts the Jay & Silent Bob Get Old live podcast recording at 7 p.m. and the Kevin Smith Present Edumacation with Andy McElfresh at 10 p.m. Admission for each show is $40. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.standuplive.com. -- Jose Gonzalez

The Duce Bags Tournament

Rarely does being good at drinking games pay dividends in the real world. Oh, you may occasionally get the chance to show off your mad beer pong skillz by throwing a balled-up piece of paper into a trash can, but what's the reward -- not needing to walk five feet to throw something away?

The Bags Tournament at The Duce, however, offers real-world value for your useless expertise at lawn games -- namely bags (a.k.a. cornhole), the one in which you attempt to throw a beanbag through a hole in a wooden board 30 feet away. The very best baggers, in fact, will win $500.

The Duce's bags tournament costs $60 per team to pre-register and $70 the day of the event, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Girls and Boys Club of Arizona. Bags fly at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7, at The Duce, 525 South Central Avenue. Visit www.theducephx.com for more. -- Zachary Fowle

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