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Thursday, Sept. 20

Published: Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 17:09

Paintball, Getting out and being active tends to fall to the wayside during college. Either the fees are outrageous or you just don’t have time between studying, sleeping, going to class and foraging for free food. However, this is one event money-strapped college students shouldn’t miss! Bring your student ID and get free equipment rental and admission for seven hours of glorious paintballin’. There is a catch: studentshave to purchase paintballs. WestWorld Paintball, 4240 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix, 602.447.8200, Thursday, September 20, 3 to 10 p.m., free w/ student ID

RAW Artists, Experience a versatile artistic showcase of the nation's most talented independent artists in visual art, film, fashion, music, hair and makeup artistry, photography, modeling and performance art.  Dress fashionably and join RAW, an independent arts organization, at the Ensemble! event and watch these creators at work. Martini Ranch of Scottsdale, 295 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, 480.970.0500, Thursday, September 20, 9 p.m., $10 adv, $15 dos

“Thunder of Gigantic Serpent,” Once a month FilmBar screens Asian sci-fi films, featuring out-of-the-ordinary superheroes. This month it’s "Thunder of Gigantic Serpent,” a film about the Tokusatsu Theater's exploration and analysis of various countries’ non-traditional sci-fi films and characters. FilmBar, 815 N. Second Street, Phoenix,, Thursday, September 20, 8 p.m., $7

"Half the Sky," Witness the powerful series, based on the book "Half the Sky," that followed celebrity activists America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde as they visited six countries to meet and empower women and girls to create opportunities and overcome health care, education and economic obstacles.Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main Street, Mesa, 480.644.6500,, Thursday, September 20, 6 p.m., free

Fresh Picked Comedy, Enjoy fresh, gust-busting jokes from some of Arizona and California's biggest up-and-coming comedy stars. From crude and brutally honest to goofy and charming, seven men whose comedic backgrounds range from appearing on Jimmy Kimmel to performing along side Chelsea Handler will put on quite a versatile stand-up show. Attendees must be 18 and over. Stand Up Live, 50 W. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 480.719.6100,, Thursday, September 20, 8 p.m., $10

Phoenix Symphony, Be part of a unique symphonic experience as conductor Sarah Hicks and violinist Elena Uriostetake you through the beautiful sounds of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. Hicks has been recognized by the New York Times as “a new wave of female conductors in their late 20s through early 40s.” Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second Street, Phoenix, 602.495.1117,, Thursday, September 20, 7:30 p.m., $33 to $79,

Summer Chill, Say goodbye to summer with style. Enjoy manicures, massages, complimentary appetizers and cocktail sampling at one of the last parties of the summer. Sip on refreshing Skyy Vodka while listening to DJ Kela and have a chance to win some end-of-the-summer giveaways. Harley’s Italian Bistro, 4221 N. Seventh Avenue, Phoenix, 602.234.0333,, Thursday, September 20, 7 to 9 p.m., free

Ironcare Splash & Dash, Get your feet wet and enjoy a little competitive fun at the Ironcare Splash & Dash multisport event. Compete with friends and neighbors in a swim-only race or mix it up with a race combining swimming and running. Special Event Ramp, north side of Tempe Town Lake, Tempe,, Thursday, September 20, 4:30 p.m., $35 adv, $40 late registration

Project NACE Fashion Show, Check out thehottest and most unique bridal couture at the Project NACE fashion show hosted by FOX 10 AZAM’s Kristin Anderson. This annual fundraiser gives Phoenix's most talented event and flowers designers the chance to show off their imaginative and resourceful creations, featuring dresses and gowns made from everyday items such as roses, tape and magazines. The Venue Scottsdale, 7117 E. Third Avenue, Scottsdale, 480.945.5551,, Thursday, September 20, 6 to 9:30 p.m., $20


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Jacked Up

Success came unexpectedly to Marlon Flohr and Ralph Van Hilst of the EDM duo Bassjackers. The DJs were pursuing solo careers when a collaborative track launched them into stardom. Now they are backed by some of the globe’s most popular DJs including David Guetta, Fedde Le Grand and Tiesto. Wild Knight, 4405 N. Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale, 480.213.9500, Thursday, September 20, 10 p.m., $10

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