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Yo Gabba Gabba!, Tempe Festival of the Arts, First Friday, and Toubab Krewe Over the Weekend

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Yo Gabba Gabba at the Comerica Theatre Last Afternoon I haven't been to one of these afternoon kids shows before, so I'm not sure if there are generally so many indie-looking dudes with beards ecstatically singing along with with a song called "Get the Sillies Out" at the Comerica Theatre when Dora the Explorer Live! comes to town, but for eighty minutes or so yesterday, that unlikely scenario came true before my eyes...full story

See: Yo Gabba Gabba! In Photos and a review for Sunday's show.

Toubab Krewe at Compound Grill Last Night Here's something amazing that pretty well sums up the vibe at Saturday night's Toubab Krewe show at Compound Grill: They let the chicks bring in their hula hoops and, dammit, they used them! In case you missed the memo, hula hooping is what hippie chicks started doing to take good ol' fashioned twirling to the next level...full story

First Friday: December 2010 Folks on fire? Check. Girls painted with glitter and dancing on walls? Check. A downtown filled with artists and loiterers checking out interesting local art to a soundtrack of bands cutting their teeth on their first live performances. Double check...see photos

Tempe Festival of the Arts Folks crowded Tempe's Mill Ave. to check out Indian folk instruments carved from wood and almond-covered apples. Artists sold their creations while unicyclists played violins and the Mill Ave. Cue Club crowd wondered what the hell was going on...see photos

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