Friday, Sept. 21
Published: Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 18:09
Park(ing) Day, If your Friday mornings are free, then dig deep into your couch cushions for a quarter you won’t miss, scout yourself a parking meter in downtown Phoenix and make the most of your pop-up urban park. Share a coffee with a friend, study for an upcoming exam or plan a breakfast picnic. Friday, September 21, 7 to 10 a.m.
Dr. Diabolic Show, Channel your inner ghoul with horror host Dr. Diabolic for a spooky pre-show featuring surprise guests, contests and many other unpredictable antics including a midnight screening of the movie "Don't Look in the Basement." 21+ event. FilmBar, 815 N. Second Street, Phoenix, 602.595.9187, thefilmbarphx.com, Friday, September 21, 10:30 p.m., $10
Jen Urso and Heather Lembcke, Test the boundaries of traditional art with Phoenix-based artist Jen Urso and Los Angeles native Heather Lembcke as they present individual exhibits featuring installations and unique photos, videos, drawings and documentations of a different side of nature and landscape. Modified Arts, 407 E. Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, 480.823.8236, modifiedarts.org, Friday, September 21, 6 to 9 p.m., free
Theo Von, Rising comedian star Theo Von, host of Yahoo!’s popular daily recap show, “Primetime in No Time,” will be bringing his college-styled humor to Scottsdale. Von was first noticed for his hilarious antics on CrankText.com, where he would text random numbers and converse with complete strangers. Look out for Von on Comedy Central's “The Half Hours” and checkout his hilariously crude stand-up show. Stand-up Scottsdale!, 6820 E. Fifth Avenue, Scottsdale, 480.882.0730, standupscottsdale.com, Friday and Saturday, September 21 and September 22, 7 and 9 p.m., $15
Mercury vs. Lynx, Come cheer on your favorite ladies in the purple and orange as the Phoenix Mercury take on the Minnesota Lynx. US Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 602.379.7900, ticketmaster.com, Friday, September 21, 7 p.m., $10 to $145
The Wayans Brothers, You know those two brotherswho dressed up as "white chicks" in one movie and then left you dying of laughter in a hilarious "scary movie?" Well those same sidesplitting comedy stars Shawn and Marlon Wayans are coming to Phoenix. See if the Wayans Brothers are as funny onstage as they are on the big screen. Attendees must be 18 and over. Stand Up Live, 50 W. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 480.719.6100, standuplive.com, Friday through Sunday, September 21 to September 23, 7 to 10:15 p.m., $35 to $45 (two-drink min)
Divas and Dudes, See adjunct voice instructor Isola Jones and four of her top her students perform "Divas and Dudes: An Evening of Classical Voice Performances.” Jones has performed around the world in addition to hundreds of shows with New York's Metropolitan Opera — so don't miss out on this extraordinary concert. South Mountain Community College Performance Hall, 7050 S. 24th Street, Phoenix, brownpapertickets.com, Friday, September 21, 7:30 p.m., $10, free for MCCCD students
National Zero Emission Day, ZeDay is a day of awareness that encourages people to eliminate their reliance on fossil fuels for a 24-hour period. You can go a day without turning on your gas stove, right? What about biking to class instead of driving?
Ballet Under the Stars, Have you ever been interested in going to a ballet but been stopped by the ticket price? The 15th annual Ballet Under the Stars is a free event for the public. It’s outdoors but still boasts full lights and costumes. The show will vary from classic to contemporary ballet. Don’t forget your lawn chair or blanket! Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, balletaz.org, Friday, September 21, 7 p.m., free
“The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,”For anybody interested in learning how Apple products are made, you’ll find this performance interesting and enlightening. The performance focuses on the factory in China where many electronics are produced and retells stories of worker suicides, pre-teen employees and workday schedules. The performance outlines society’s current obsession with Apple devices and the human struggle involved in making them. Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe Street, Phoenix, herbergertheater.org, Friday, September 21, to Sunday, October 7, 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. on Sundays, 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, $31 to $47
“Music for the End of Time,” They say the end of the world is coming this year, so prepare by going to the Music for the End of Time concert, featuring performances by the ASU instrument ensemble, ASU wind ensemble, symphony orchestra and chamber ensemble. ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Avenue, Tempe, 480.965.6447, Friday, September 21, 9:30 p.m., free
Sun Devil Volleyball vs. Washington State,Cheer on the lady Devils as they play the Washington State Cougars. Wells Fargo Arena, 600 E. Veterans Way, Tempe, 480.727.0000, Friday, September 21, 6 p.m., $7
Movies in the Park,Did you miss your chance to see “The Avengers” in theaters? Or, did you love it so much you want to see it again? Go to Movies in the Park to see a free screening of the movie, put on by the ASU Programming and Activities Board. They will provide free popcorn, pretzel bites and refreshments. CivicSpace Park, 444 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, Friday, September 21, 6:30 to 10 p.m., free