Hot Nerds Reading Comics Night @ Trunk Space
"With Cupcakes!," the Facebook invite exclaims. Who could blame a downtown art space for being excited, especially when the sweet treats are paired with a comic book share and swap scheduled to start around 7 p.m. Friday. Your hotness will be admitted for free; inspiration can be found here, while event details are available here.
Eighth Annual Showcase of ¡Teatro Caliente! @ Pravus
Chris Danowski of Theatre in My Basement organized this two-day experimental performance art showcase that features a laundry list of some of downtown's biggest weirdos. (Ernesto Moncada and Wilana White Coyote, just to name a few. Find more in this Night & Day calender piece.) Shows take place Friday and Saturday nights. Check out this for details.
Sixth Annual Iron Pour @ Scottsdale Community College
SCC sculpture students and faculty fill foundry molds with molten iron for two hours, and then the high-octane pour is on; more than 2,500 pounds of molten iron, heated to 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit, will be poured during a pyrotechnic-like light show. The sparks start flying at 5 p.m. Saturday at the SCC Art Building. It's free and open to whoevs. For details, see this link.
Pie Social Presented by Chow Bella and Roosevelt Row @ Roosevelt Row
New Times' food blog, Chow Bella, and the good people of Roosevelt Row CDC present this pie blowout. There'll be community pie tastings, local celebrity chefs, and a pie-eating contest, all to benefit after-school programs at Kenilworth Elementary School. Pie Social will be held Saturday, November 13 from 2 to 6 p.m. at 5th and Roosevelt streets in downtown Phoenix. Donate $10 in exchange for five tasting tickets (proceeds benefit after school programs) or bring two pies in exchange for tasting tickets. To read more about the Pie Social, click here. For event details, check this out.
Bike Gayng Meetup #1 in Downtown Phoenix
The weather rules, which means folks are organizing outdoor get-togethers. The Bike Gayng's inaugural meetup gets going with a potluck picnic lunch at Margaret T. Hance Park at 1 p.m. Sunday, and continues with a ride to central Phoenix spots such as Hanny's and Cruisin' 7th. The free event is open to "homos and heteros." Check out the details here.