Enjoy a four-course dinner this week during the Monday Night Chef's Table at ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho. Featuring wines from Luna Vineyards, the dinner will include courses such as crispy lobster with marinated watermelon and coconut yuzu cream, as well as rosemary and honey roasted pork loin with braised greens, sweet potato, and apple gratin. The chef and a special guest will be on hand for conversation throughout the dinner. The event will take place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and costs $64 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by visiting Zuzu at Hotel Valley Ho online, or by calling 480-421-7997.
Panel Discussion: Why Is There No Great Arizona Novel? at Changing Hands Bookstore
Tuesday, August 11
Drink locally, think locally. This Tuesday, New Times will present a discussion exploring the question of "The Great Arizona Novel." At Changing Hands Bookstore in Phoenix, moderator and former Arizona Republic writer Tom Zoellner will ask panelists the following question: "Despite astonishing physical beauty and an abundance of human stories, why has there been no single novel that explains Arizona's manifest contradictions?" Panelists will include former editor of University of Arizona Press Greg McNamee, Al Jazeera America cultural commentator Bill Wyman, and local Tempe author Deborah Sussman. The discussion will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and all attendees will receive $1 off all Arizona beers and wines at First Draft Book Bar during the duration of the event. For additional details, visit Changing Hands online or on Facebook.
Dinerwood Round 3 at Welcome Diner
Thursday, August 13
Join Welcome Diner on August 13 for its third annual Dinerwood Film Fest. Sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon and Downtown PHX Inc., the event will begin at 6 p.m. with a PBR pre-show; tall cans of PBR will be available for $1. The screening will begin at 8:30 p.m., and the awards presentation will immediately follow at 10 p.m. This year, Welcome Diner will be bringing back the "Garfield Choice Awards," in which viewers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite film. For additional details, visit Dinerwood on Facebook.