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Wednesday, Sept. 26

Published: Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 17:09

Girl’s Night Out Tempe, This event is “Sex and the City” in running shoes. Get a sports bra fitting, sip on cocktails and eat healthy treats. RSVP at girlsnighttempe.eventbrite.com or call 858.974.4364. Road Runner Sports, 43 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe, 480.968.2022, Wednesday, September 26, 6 to 8 p.m., free

Story Time Improv, Trunk Space goes out of its way to make this monthly event feel like kindergarten, but it’s definitely a show for adults. Bring your blankets and pillows and get comfortable while improv troupes Unicorn Warpath and Apollo 12 entertain you. It’s the perfect hump day push. Trunk Space, 1506 NW Grand Avenue, Phoenix, 602.256.6006, Wednesday, September 26, 7:30 p.m., $6

Phoenix Design Week, The world would be a tasteless place without the spectacular spatial skills of designers. If you get geeky about font and the color wheel, this is a gathering for the likeminded. Phoenix Design Week will feature internationally appreciated keynotes speakers, such as Eddie Opara and Rich Roat, who respectively have worked on permanent collections at MoMA and co-founded House Industries. It will also have a poster design contest and feature Pedal Craft, a local movement to re-envision Phoenix’s bike culture. Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. Third Street, Phoenix, phxdw.com, Monday, September 24, to Saturday, September 30, times vary, $75

Utopian Dream, This is a multimedia critique of society’s unrealistic perceptions of what’s perfect and ideal. Opening reception is Tuesday, September 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. Step Gallery, 951 S. Mill Avenue, Ste. 174, Tempe, Monday, September 24, to Thursday, September 28, noon to 5 p.m., free

“Rock of Aging,”This show’s for lavender-haired ladies who can remember swooning over a thrusty Elvis and the young’uns who wish they could have lived during those revolutionary times in pop culture. “Rock of Aging” is an hour-long show perfect for a culture-filled lunch break. Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe Street, Phoenix, herbergertheater.org, Tuesday, September 25, to Thursday, October 4, 12:10 p.m., $6

“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

Concerts:

Il Volo, Comerica Theatre, September 26, 7:30 p.m., $52-$96

The Alchemy Heart w/The Cold Desert, Bad Lucy, Crescent Ballroom, September 26, 8 p.m., $8-$10

Hoobastank w/Danko Jones, Hyro Da Hero, Pub Rock, September 26, 8 p.m., free

Jimmie Vaughan w/Dave Riley, Bob Corritore, The Rhythm Room, September 26, 7 p.m., $26 adv, $30 dos

Crash Street Kids, Yucca Yap Room, September 26, 8 p.m., free

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