Emo Night: Girls Do What They Want
Throw it back to your Hot Topic and eyeliner days with another Phoenix emo night. This time, it’s in the name of girl power, from Paramore to Joan Jett and even a little Avril Lavigne. The night’s lineup features exclusively female DJs, including Jess Bowen of The Summer Set, Addie Amick of Halocene and Laura Neversometimes.
The Rebel Lounge, 2303 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, bit.ly/girlsdowhattheywant, 9 p.m., Thursday, March 15, $5.
Latin Night at The Duce
Let’s dance! The Duce’s weekly Latin dance night brings the best in salsa, bachata and merengue to the masses. Whether you’ve got two left feet or are a certified pro, the lessons are designed to educate all skill levels before a mad fun dance party! The 15th is bachata night; arrive at 7 p.m. for beginner/intermediate lessons and at 8 p.m. for intermediate/advanced.
The Duce, 525 S. Central Avenue, Phoenix, theducephx.com, 7 p.m. to 12 a.m., Thursday, March 15, $10 before 9 p.m., $5 after 9 p.m. with student I.D.
St. Pedal’s Day Party
Keep it moving this St. Paddy’s Day with Pedal Haus’ annual bike crawl. The ride starts at Pedal and moves through Mill Avenue’s finest – including Cabin and College Bar & Grill. Admission includes five drink tickets and free food at the first and last stops. This year’s celebration is especially Irish as Pedal Haus releases their special collab with Jameson Irish Whiskey — the Jameson Caskmates IPA.
Pedal Haus Brewery, 730 S. Mill Avenue #102, Tempe, pedalhausbrewery.com, 11:30 a.m., Saturday, March 17, $40.
Pedal to the Metal: Bike Art Show
Talented local artists take the “bike” theme and run with it… or just walk next to it at a brisk pace. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of downtown Phoenix’s Art Detour art walk, bicycle culture comes to the forefront of this original art show. From functional and stylish bike racks to extreme works of art, you can check out these creations alongside beer, wine and snacks.
Downtown Phoenix Inc., 1 E. Washington Street, Suite 230, Phoenix, dtphx.org, 5 p.m., Saturday, March 17, free.
Boundless is defined as “having no boundaries; infinite.” Following suit, ASU’s TED Talk event brings in an array of revolutionary ideas making bounds in art, science, technology and education. The night starts at 4 p.m. with a symposium, followed by the two-hour program. You’ll want to hop on those tickets, though — last year’s event sold out in record time!
Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, tedxasu.com, 4 p.m., Saturday, March 31, tickets TBA.
Cultural Crawl Phoenix
Discover the greatest that downtown Phoenix has to offer in culture and brews with a culture crawl through the city’s hottest spots. Starting at Desoto Central Market, the journey takes you through faves like Deli Tavern, Cobra Arcade Bar and Copper Blues. Haven’t gone out in the city yet? Scared to hit The Vig Fillmore and be the only one there who’s not a hipster? This night out is for you!
Desoto Central Market, 915 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, culturalcrawl.com, 2 p.m., Saturday, March 31, $20.
Kick Ass Spring Concert
Blaze Radio, ASU’s student station, brings together the best of the best in up-and-coming Phoenix artists. With a lineup including Elna Rae, MRCH, The Sink or Swim and Jane N’ the Jungle, it’s sure to be a fun show from start to finish. Arrive early for food from part-food-truck, part-hot-dog-haven, Short Leash.
The Trunk Space, 1124 N. Third Street, Phoenix, thetrunkspace.com, 7 p.m., Thursday, April 5, free to ASU students and $3 non-students.
Phoenix Pride Festival
The Phoenix Pride Festival brings together the LGBTQ and allied communities for a weekend of camaraderie and celebration. With a variety of exhibitors and 150 different entertainers, there are plenty of shopping, food and music options to go around – including this year’s headliners: Bebe Rexha and Berlin.
Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, phoenixpride.org, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, April 7 and April 8, $15-$71.
Matt and Kim
In the daylight, everywhere feels like home for this Brooklyn-born alternative punk/dance duo. The two are known for delivering a dance-worthy show with hits like “Daylight,” “Let’s Go,” and recently, “Like I Used to Be.” They bring a packed lineup of indie greats with them, including Cruisr and Twinkids.
The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren Street, Phoenix, thevanburenphx.com, 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, $30.
Known as the host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, Trevor Noah has built a huge following with his satiric, political remarks and opinions. Recently, he even nabbed an MTV Movie and TV Award for Best Host. Born in South Africa, he got his start doing stand-up and returns to his roots for one night only.
Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, comericatheatre.com, 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 13, $55-$65.