One half of the Wayans brothers is coming to Phoenix. This funny man is a comedian, actor, screenwriter and film producer in many popular comedic films and television shows. You may remember him from hilarious films such as “White Chicks,” “Little Man,” “Scary Movie 1” and “Scary Movie 2.” Come laugh out loud with Wayans at Stand Up Live during this special event.
Stand Up Live, 50 W. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 480.719.6100, standuplive.com, Thursday, January 14 through Sunday, January 17, times vary, $30 general, $40 VIP
Jessimae Peluso is best known for being a cast member on the first two seasons of MTV’s “Girl Code.” Since leaving the show, this Stanton Island native has showed off her comedic chops on social media sites such as Twitter and Instagram, proving to be one of the funniest chicks out there. Come check out her witty charm when she graces the stage of the Tempe Improv this month.
Tempe Improv, 930 E. University Drive, Tempe, 480.921.9877, tempeimprov.com, Thursday, January 14 through Sunday, January 17, times vary, $20
ELECTRIC BIKE EXPO
Pedal your way to Tempe Diablo Stadium for the Electric Bike Expo all weekend long. At this free experience, bicycle enthusiasts can come test out over 80 different models of the newest kind of electric assist bikes including Gazelle, Haibike, Polaris, Stromer and many more. From cruisers to mountain bikes, come explore this new kind of bike riding at this two-wheeled event.
Tempe Diablo Stadium, 2200 W. Alameda Drive, Tempe, electricbike-expo.com, Friday, January 15 through Sunday, January 17, times vary, free
ROCK ‘N’ ROLL MARATHON
Get rockin’ around Tempe, Scottsdale and Phoenix during the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. There will be a full marathon, half marathon, 5K, 10K and a kid’s race during this two-day racing party. Over 50 live bands and cheer squads will be awaiting runners at the finish line to support the participants. Come rock and roll during this annual race around town!
Locations vary on race, 800.311.1255, runrocknroll.com, Saturday, January 16 and Sunday, January 17, times vary, prices vary
NEVER SHOUT NEVER
Christofer Drew captured the hearts of teen girls everywhere through his music on MySpace back in the mid-2000s as the band Never Shout Never. Today the vocalist and guitarist has gained a bassist, a drummer and plenty of new music. Catch the indie rock band with Metro Station, Waterparks and Jule Vera performing their hearts out on the Marquee stage.
Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Avenue, Tempe, 480.829.0607, Tuesday, January 19, 7 p.m., $20
LINDSEY STIRLING BOOK SIGNING
Talented electronic violinist and YouTube star Lindsey Stirling is visiting Changing Hands in Tempe to talk about and sign her memoir “The Only Pirate at the Party.” Learn about how Stirling left the classical world only to be rejected multiple times by music reps and talent scouts over and over again. Through her perseverance, she was able to become a big name in the music industry and has over 7 million subscribers on YouTube.
Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe, 480.730.0205, changinghands.com, Wednesday, January 20, 7 p.m., $24
CHOCOLATE AND WINE EXPERIENCE
The finer things in life are coming together at the Chocolate and Wine experience. Indulge in rich chocolate while sipping on exquisite wines throughout the night, with the beautiful Musical Instrument Museum as a backdrop. The combination of artisan chocolate, red and white wines and musical exhibits make for the perfect start to a delicious weekend.
Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, 480.945.7193, mim.org, Friday, January 22, 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., $60 adv, $70 doe
It’s the car show to end all car shows! Barrett-Jackson auctions off countless stylish cars each year, showing off the best auto designs ever made. They’re coming to Scottsdale, making their annual home at WestWorld. Just try to control your drool when you see your dream car up on the auction block.
WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, 480.421.6694, barrett-jackson.com, Saturday, January 23 through Sunday, January 31, times vary, prices vary
The early 2000s brought Vanessa Carlton to the spotlight, with top hits like “A Thousand Miles” and “White Houses.” From singing in New York City bars to reaching the top five on the Billboard Top 100, the singer/songwriter has music in her soul. You might just hear songs from her newest album Liberman when she hits the stage at Livewire.
Livewire, 7320 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale, 480.970.6980, livewireaz.com, Tuesday, January 26, 7 p.m., $18
This “Saturday Night Live” comedian is making his way to the West Coast for a special three-night event. Jost got his start as a staff writer before becoming head writer back in 2012. Now co-anchor of “Weekend Update,” Jost has definitely proved himself as one humorous guy. Don’t miss his show at the Tempe Improv if you’re in the mood for a night of laughter and fun.
Tempe Improv, 930 E. University Drive, Tempe, 480.921.9877, tempeimprov.com, Thursday, January 28 through Saturday, January 30 times vary, $22