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Sunday, August 12

Published: Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Updated: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 01:08

City of God, Nominated for 4 Oscars and screened as an official selection of over 20 international film festivals, Christopher Plummer’s provocative film, “City of God” explores the darker side of humanity. Cidade de Dues is a housing project built in 1960’s Rio De Janeiro that is one of the most dangerous places on earth. Through the lens of a boy-turned-photographer, this movie exposes the corruption, greed and violence that has riddled this city. Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, phxart.org, Sunday, August 12, 1 p.m., $5 non-members, free for members

Tim Alexander, The Musical Instrument Museum is constantly playing host to worthwhile engagements. Tim Alexander, who has lent his talent on the drums to Primus, Laundry, Attention Deficit and A Perfect Circle, will be at MIM this weekend. Alexander will play some of his old hits and will be in attendance for the opening of a new gallery installment featuring the drum set he played on multiple Primus albums. Stop by the MIM café for a sampling of farm-fresh dishes that chef Edward Farrow calls “Ode to Tim Alexander. Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, themim.org, Sunday, August 12, 1 p.m., Free with museum admission ($15)

Arizona Road Racers Summer Series No. 5, Runners, it’s time to lace up. The ARR series is made up of five 4k runs, and the final stop of the summer comes to South Mountain Park this weekend. Early registration ends August 10. South Mountain Park Preserve, Phoenix, arizonaroadracers.com, Sunday, August 12, 6:30 a.m., $20 Race Day, Pre-registration $10

Summer Splash, Pool parties around the Valley are about as common as sunny days here in Arizona. Throw on your bikini or board shorts, lounge in a poolside cabana, and sip on some refreshing cocktails every Sunday at Summer Splash, hosted by WET, W Scottsdale. W Scottsdale, 7277 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, Sunday August 12, 12 p.m., Cabana/Daybed reservations: 480.970.2101, Free

Sullivan & Sons Comedy Tour, The cast of the new TBS comedy series, “Sullivan & Sons,” are stopping by Phoenix for a few days of stand up comedy. The show will consist of four acts, including the star of the sitcom, Steve Byrne. Stand Up Live, 50 W. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 480.719.6100, Thursday to Sunday, August 9 to August 12, times vary, $22

“Bad Manners,” Stop by the ASU Art Museum and acquaint yourself with its two newest additions, the painting “de Giron, de Guantanamera y Playero Giro, El Miro” by Claudio Dicochea and ceramic installation “Bad Manners” by Marilyn Lysohir. ASU Art Museum, 51 E. 10th Street, Tempe, 480.965.4787, Tuesdays through Saturdays, August 9 to September 1, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., free

Diamondbacks vs. Nationals, Rookie sensation Bryce Harper leads his Nationals to the desert to take on the D-Backs, but special promotions are the stars of this series. Friday’s game has been dubbed “Singles Night” at the ballpark, on Saturday Chase Field is giving away 20,000 Gerardo Parra bobble heads, and on Sunday mini license plates will be given to 5,000 kids. Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 602.462.6500, Friday to Saturday, August 10 to August 12, times vary, $10+

“Legally Blonde: The Musical,”In case you didn’t know, one of the greatest chick flicks of all time was made into a musical. “Legally Blonde” tells the story of Elle Woods, a blonde who enrolls at Harvard Law School to win back her boyfriend. Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe Street, Phoenix, 602.254.7399, Friday, August 10, to Sunday, August 26, times vary, $17 to $35

Free August Race Days, Grab your bike and hit the dunes fo’ free this week, courtesy of USA BMX. Chandler BMX, 900 E. Frye Road, Chandler, 480.963.1053, Saturday, August 11, to Saturday, August 18, 12 p.m., free

Crossroads of the West Gun Show, As one of the biggest gun shows hosted in the Western US, visitors will find over a thousand tables of guns and gun-related swag suited for the casual pistol toter, collector and the seasonal hunter. University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale, 801.544.9125, Saturday, August 11, 5 p.m., and Sunday, August 12, 4 p.m., $16 (includes parking)

Concerts:

I Call Fives w/This Counts For Everything, Same Old Story, Death By Routine, The Semester Review, The Underground, August 12, 6:30 p.m., $8-$100

Fang Island w/Zechs Marquise, Adebisi Shank, The Rhythm Room, August 12, 8 p.m., $12 adv, $14 dos. Show of the week.

Mike and the Moonpies, Yucca Tap Room, August 12, 8 p.m., free

Former Friends of Young Americans, Trunk Space, August 12, 7:30 p.m., $7

Paul Thorn, Crescent Ballroom, August 12, 7:30 p.m., $31 adv, $36 dos

Gaza w/Eagle Twin, Seas Will Rise, Chasers, August 12, 7 p.m., $10

Gorilla Battle of the Bands, Red Owl, August 12, 4 p.m., $7-$9

Cosmos, Lost Leaf, August 12, 9 p.m., free

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