College Times

Saturday, August 11

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Published: Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Updated: Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Camp T Practice, Gettin’ antsy to see this year’s Sun Devils in action? Get a sneak peek of the fellas’ practice and get a chance at winning awesome season seats or tickets for two to the Pac-12 Football Championship. Sun Devil Stadium, 500 E. Veterans Way, Tempe, 480.965.4215, Saturday, August 11, 9 to 11 a.m., free

Desert Sleuths WriteNow!, The theme of this year’s writing conference is “Criminal Minds: Investigating Today’s Writing Scene.” Lectures on character by psychotherapist Dennis Palumbo, advice from a bestselling author and publicist, as well as insight into forensics from an FBI agent are among those who want to help your crime novel stand out among the rest. Millennium Scottsdale Resort & Villas, 7401 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, DesertSleuths.com, Saturday, August 11, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., $85-$95

Jenny Lawson, The author of “mostly true memoir” “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened” is stopping by Changing Hands Bookstore to discuss chapters like “My Vagina is Fine. Thanks for Asking” “And Then I Snuck a Dead Cuban Alligator on an Airplane” among other just as teasing conversational segues. Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe, 480.730.1142, Saturday, August 11, 7 p.m., free with book purchase ($26)

Free August Race Days, Grab your bike and hit the dunes fo’ free this week, courtesy of USA BMX. Chandler BMX, 900 E. Frye Road, Chandler, 480.963.1053, Saturday, August 11, to Saturday, August 18, 12 p.m., free

Dogs & Grogs, Get acquainted with Mill Avenue’s new brewtopia with your old friends from Four Peaks Brewery and Short Leash Hot Dogs. Pop open a Hop Knot, listen to local music and relish in this huge victory for beer lovers – ya’ll finally have some real estate on Mill Avenue. World of Beer, 526 S. Mill Avenue, Tempe, 480.623.2337, Saturday, August 11, time TBA, free

A Night at the Academy Awards, The Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Arizona perform ballroom routines to music from Oscar-winning films. All tickets sales will be donated to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main Street, Mesa, 480.644.6500, Saturday, August 11, 2 p.m., $15

Arizona Rollergirls, This week’s bout has the Cadavers taking on the Lolitas de los Muertos. See how it all plays out… Broadway Recreation Center, 59 E. Broadway Road, Mesa, ArizonaRollergirls.com, Saturday, August 11, 6 p.m. dos, $10 adv, $13 dos

Crossroads of the West Gun Show, As one of the biggest gun shows hosted in the Western US, visitors will find over a thousand tables of guns and gun-related swag suited for the casual pistol toter, collector and the seasonal hunter. University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale, 801.544.9125, Saturday, August 11, 5 p.m., and Sunday, August 12, 4 p.m., $16 (includes parking)

Sullivan & Sons Comedy Tour, The cast of the new TBS comedy series, “Sullivan & Sons,” are stopping by Phoenix for a few days of stand up comedy. The show will consist of four acts, including the star of the sitcom, Steve Byrne. Stand Up Live, 50 W. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 480.719.6100, Thursday to Sunday, August 9 to August 12, times vary, $22

“Bad Manners,” Stop by the ASU Art Museum and acquaint yourself with its two newest additions, the painting “de Giron, de Guantanamera y Playero Giro, El Miro” by Claudio Dicochea and ceramic installation “Bad Manners” by Marilyn Lysohir. ASU Art Museum, 51 E. 10th Street, Tempe, 480.965.4787, Tuesdays through Saturdays, August 9 to September 1, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., free

Diamondbacks vs. Nationals, Rookie sensation Bryce Harper leads his Nationals to the desert to take on the D-Backs, but special promotions are the stars of this series. Friday’s game has been dubbed “Singles Night” at the ballpark, on Saturday Chase Field is giving away 20,000 Gerardo Parra bobble heads, and on Sunday mini license plates will be given to 5,000 kids. Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 602.462.6500, Friday to Saturday, August 10 to August 12, times vary, $10+

“Legally Blonde: The Musical,”In case you didn’t know, one of the greatest chick flicks of all time was made into a musical. “Legally Blonde” tells the story of Elle Woods, a blonde who enrolls at Harvard Law School to win back her boyfriend. Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe Street, Phoenix, 602.254.7399, Friday, August 10, to Sunday, August 26, times vary, $17 to $35

Erin Foley, She has recently filmed a comedy special for Comedy Central and also a comedy pilot for E! Entertainment TV. Foley can be found on shows like “Chelsea Lately” and “The Kilborn File” on Fox. Stand-up Scottsdale!, 6820 E. Fifth Avenue, Scottsdale, 480.447.7230, Friday and Saturday, August 10 and August 11, 7 and 9 p.m., $15

Sing/Dance Karaoke, Grab your mason jar Tom Collins and croon your way through a Sinatra song at the karaoke night with (what we think is) the best catalog in town. The Duce, 525 S. Central Avenue, Phoenix, 602.866.3823, Friday and Saturday, August 10 and 11, 9 p.m., free

Concerts:

Hostage Calm, The Underground, August 11, 6:30 p.m., $8

Royal Strings, Crescent Ballroom, August 11, 6 p.m., free

Soul Power Band,The Rhythm Room, August 11, 8 p.m., $8

Marmalade Skies, The Rhythm Room, August 11, 5 p.m., $12 adv, $15 dos

Joey J w/Worst Case Scenario, Legece The Legend, Pinnacle, Spitball, Daze In Between, Lyric Kure, J Bud, Twenty Money, The Mission Life Project, Club Red, August 11, 9 p.m., $10

Lakeside, Talking Stick Resort Showroom, August 11, 8 p.m., $20

IamDynamite w/GOMI, A Life of Science, Tigerface, Sail Inn, August 11, 9 p.m., $8, A Detroit band with great jams, IamDynamite is always a good time.

Ethan Bortnick w/Kidz Bop, Mesa Arts Center, August 11, 7 p.m., $18-$48

Keep Your Distance album release show w/Breathe The Life, A Distant Calm, Singularity,Rocky Point Cantina, August 11, 6 p.m., $12

Buckethead, The Marquee Theatre, August 11, 6:30 p.m., $20

AT7, Lost Leaf, August 11, 9 p.m., free

Gogo Snap Radio/Foxchildren, Snail Quail, Trunk Space, August 11, 7:30 p.m,. $6

Langhorne Slim and the Law w/Jessica Lea Mayfield, Crescent Ballroom, August 11, 8:30 p.m., $13-$14

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