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Thursday, August 16

Published: Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Updated: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 12:08

Anne Boleyn – Fearless Females Series, ASU history professor Retha Warnicke is presenting her book entitled “Wicked Women of Tudor England.” Warnicke was the first female history professor ever hired at ASU and is an expert on Anne Boleyn. In this book, she looks into to the lives of six of King Henry VIII wives. Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S McClintock Drive, Tempe, 480.730.0205, Thursday, August 16, 7 p.m., free

“Planes, Trains & Automobiles,” Come watch a classic comedy featuring performances by the legendary Steve Martin and John Candy. Martin plays Neal, an advertising executive who is traveling from New York to Chicago to see his family for Thanksgiving. He begrudgingly befriends a shower curtain ring salesman named Del, played by Candy, and the two find their journey to Chicago to be very difficult. Studio Movie Grill, 15515 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, 480.991.3106, Thursday, August 16, 7:30 p.m., $1

Filipino Kingz, Some of the top Filipino comedians in the world have come together to form the Filipino Kingz. Consisting of Joey Guila, Kevin Camia and Ron Josol, the Filipino Kingz are in Phoenix for just one can’t-miss show. Stand Up Live, 50 W. Jefferson Street, 480.719.6100, Thursday, August 16, 8 p.m., $20

Mayme Kratz + Melinda Bergman, Both considered some of the best artists in the Valley, Mayme Kratz and Melinda Bergman will discuss some of their work featured in SMoCA’s “Significant Forms: Sculpture from the Permanent Collection.Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 7374 E. Second Street, Scottsdale, 480.874.4666, Thursday, August 16, free

Young at Heart, Are you an adult who can’t get enough of young adult literature? This book club is for you. The Young at Heart Book Club meets up and discusses a new piece of literature every Thursday. Bookmans Mesa, 1056 S. Country Club Drive, Mesa, 480.835.0505, Thursday, August 16, 7 p.m., free

“Legally Blonde: The Musical,” Check out this classic chick flick turned musical. “Legally Blonde” tells the story of a blonde named Elle Woods who attends Harvard Law to win back her boyfriend. She eventually learns that her bubbly personality and knowledge actually makes her an unlikely star in the courtroom. Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe Street, Phoenix, 602.254.7399, August 16 to August 26, times vary, $16.50 to $34.50

“Klown,” Dubbed “The Funniest Movie of the Year” by the Independent Film Channel, “Klown” tells the story of Frank, a man who kidnaps his pregnant girlfriend’s 12-year-old son to prove he can be a father. He then takes the kid and his friend Casper on a chaotic adventure through the Danish countryside. FilmBar, 815 N. Second Street, Phoenix, 602.595.3187, August 16 to August 19, times vary, $7

Concerts:

Ottomar Liebert & Luna Negra, Crescent Ballroom, August 16, 7 p.m., $38-$41

Blackbear Ensemble, Lost Leaf, August 16, 9 p.m., free

Super Happy Funtime Burlesque Poorly Timed X-Mas Special, Club Red, August 16, 7 p.m., $12-$15

Dear Landlord w/The Murderburgers, Chasers, August 16, 7 p.m., $8-$10

Grandmothers of Invention, The Rhythm Room, August 16, 7 p.m., $25 adv, $30 dos

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