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Saturday, August 18

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Published: Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Updated: Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Sollenberger Classic, Watch pig(skin)s fly in this annual doubleheader versus Nevada. At 3 p.m. Moapa Valley takes on Blue Ridge and, at 7 p.m., Palo Verde takes on Desert Vista. University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale, 623.433.7101, Saturday, August 18, 1 to 10 p.m., $6 to $10

“Firefly” 10th Anniversary, Browncoats and Whedonnites have had a lot to celebrate this summer with the sci-fi mastermind’s latest releases, but nothing really beats that familiar feeling an episode of “Firefly” provides, even a decade later. Participate in a Hero of Canton sing-a-long, take part in raffles, trivia, origami and those who bring a canned food donation for the United Food Bank in Mesa have a chance at winning a $50 Bookmans gift card and a pair of tickets to the “Serenity” screening in September. Bookmans Mesa, 1056 S. Country Club Drive, Mesa, 480.835.0505, Saturday, August 18, 4 to 6 p.m., free

Conscious Community Yoga’s Pre-Burn Fundraiser, There may be some serious yoga going downward facing dog at this event, but we dare you to act zen among these amazing distractions: drum circles, fire performers, swimming, silent auctions, DJs. Money from this event will help raise awareness for issues affecting Native American, disabled and rehabilitated individuals.CCYoga, 3825 E. Tano Street, Phoenix, CCYoga.org, Saturday, August 18, 4 p.m. to 12 a.m., $5 suggested donation

Cagematch Phoenix, Improv is all about timing; it’s knowing what, how and when to deliver the perfect line. Cagematches basically go by the same rules, save any spirit of brutality (shouts to the WWE). And, to claim the title, “World’s Most Dangerous Improv Show,” you can bet Cagematch Phoenix will satiate that happy medium somewhere in between. The Torch Theatre, 4721 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, TorchTheatre.com, Saturday, August 18, 10 p.m., $10

Last Band Standing, Every band, from the garage to the arena, understands one fundamental concept: Touring is everything. Mosh Pit Army is putting on a contest that could turn that hard-to-finance tour into a reality. Eighteen bands will compete for an all expenses paid (van included, groupies not so much) tour through the Southwest. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top four. The event will have celebrity judges and a full day of rock ‘n’ roll. 910 Live Nightclub, 910 N. McClintock Drive, Tempe, MoshPitArmy.net, Saturday, August 18, noon, $12

Chew On This, When you go to Chipotle, that’s probably the last thing you need to be told after buying a burrito. The phrase, however, is also the name of the monthly film and lecture series that Chipotle is putting on in collaboration with the Arizona Science Center to raise awareness about the way we get our food. The series will run through next spring and the first event is this weekend. The series debut screening is “Fresh,” a documentary about the changing agricultural scene and the effect it has had on the environment and health. ArizonaScience Center, 600 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZScience.org, Saturday August 18, 4:45 p.m., free

Mardi Gras Magic, No bad juju here. If there is one Valley summer tradition that has withstood the test of time (and the thermometer) it’s Mardi Gras Magic at Salt River Tubing. Bring your beads, sun screen and some beverages; just leave the voodoo dolls at home. Salt River Tubing and Recreation, 9200 N. Bush Highway, Mesa, SaltRiverTubing.com, Saturday August 18, 9 a.m., $15

Bully Mammoth, This sketch comedy group was born and bred in the Valley. Fans of “Kids in the Hall” might enjoy this show that sometimes puts the East Valley at the butt of the joke. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, BullyMammoth.com, tempe.gov/TCA, Saturday, August 18, 8 p.m., $10 to $15

Romantasy Cabaret, This ain’t “Dancing With The Stars.” It’s burlesque queen Mizz Lucy Moral’s birthday and she’s ringing in the celebration in true burlesque fashion. Turn down the lights, order a drink and get naughty as some of the Valley’s most pin-up worthy burlesque dancers put on a spectacularly pleasing show. Club Red, 2155 E. University Drive, Tempe, 480.258.2733, Saturday, August 18, 7:30 p.m., $18 to $33

Film Budgeting Intensive Workshop, The process of getting a film from screenplay to the silver screen starts with an idea but takes many twists and turns before it hits the box office. This workshop sponsored by Collins College and the Independent Feature Project breaks down the budgeting process for a short, a feature or commercial project. Collins College 14th Street Studio Theatre, 1425 W. 14th Street, Tempe, IFPPhx.org, 12 to 4 p.m., $25 to $40

“Klown,” Dubbed “The Funniest Movie of the Year” by the Independent Film Channel, “Klown” tells the story of Frank, a man who kidnaps his pregnant girlfriend’s 12-year-old son to prove he can be a father. He then takes the kid and his friend Casper on a chaotic adventure through the Danish countryside. FilmBar, 815 N. Second Street, Phoenix, 602.595.3187, August 16 to August 19, times vary, $7

Skyler Stone, A seasoned veteran in the comedy industry, Skyler Stone is an actor, producer, writer and comedian. He once had his own show on Comedy Central called “Con” and has been in numerous movies. Stand-up Scottsdale!, 6820 E. Fourth Avenue, Scottsdale, 480.882.0730, Friday and Saturday, August 17 and August 18, 7 and 9 p.m., $15

Manny Maldonado, After pursuing a career in sports broadcasting, Manny Maldonado found his true calling. He is now one of the rising Latino comics in America. He will be in the Valley for five shows, so you’ll have plenty of chances to see this great young comedian. The Comedy Spot, 7117 E. Third Avenue, Scottsdale, 480.945.4422, Friday and Saturday, August 17 to  August18, 8 and 10 p.m., Sunday, August 19, 7 p.m., $10 to $12

Jeff Garcia, This comedian is most well known for his extensive voice-over career. He was nominated for an Oscar for his work in “Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius” and won an Oscar for his role as Sheen Estevez in “Happy Feet 2.” Aside from voice-overs, Garcia has had quite the stand up career, including a Comedy Central special and two Showtime specials. Stand Up Live, 50 W. Jefferson Street, 480.719.6100, Friday to Sunday, August 17 to August 19, times vary, $20

“Gerhard Richter Painting,” In the follow-up to her 2007 short, “Gerhard Richter’s Window,” filmmaker Corinna Belz offers another glimpse into the life of Gerhard Richter in “Gerhard Richter Painting.” The film features conversations with the 79-year-old visionary’s critics, collaborators and Marian Goodman, Richter’s American gallerist. Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, 602.257.1222, Friday and Saturday, August 17 and 18, 1 p.m., Monday, August 19, 3 p.m., $7 to $10

Concerts:

Patti LaBelle, Talking Stick Resort Ballroom, August 18, 8 p.m., $74-$163

Futurebirds w/Jared Kolesar & The Locals, Grandfather Child, Sail Inn, August 18, 10 p.m., $10-$12

The 44s, The Rhythm Room, August 18, 8 p.m., $10

Y La Bamba, MIM Music Theater, August 18, 7 p.m., $23-$28

Dogbreth & Dragons, Trunk Space, August 18, 7:30 p.m., $6

California Guitar Trio, The Rhythm Room, August 18, 5 p.m., $16 adv, $20 dos

The Blank Tapes w/All My Friends, Swanifant, Clubc@z, Sareena Dominguez, Little Brother Mojo, Long Wongs Tempe, August 18, 8 p.m., free

A sassy mix of California and local acts.                                                                     

Smile Empty Soul w/Shallowpoint, Interfate, Defy Tolerance, Sines of Life, Rocky Point Cantina, August 18, 6 p.m., $16

Romantasy Cabaret, Club Red, August 18, 7:30 p.m., $18-$33

Sweetbleeders w/Todd Day Waits, Pigpen, Lost leaf, August 17, 9 p.m., free

Merit w/Convince Me, Ignite and Conspire, Krampus, Cariad, Same Old Story, Puer Aeternus, The Nile Theater, August 18, 6 p.m., $5

Los Dias De La Crescent w/Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta, Minibososes, Snake Snake! Snakes!, Bad Cactus Brass Band, Whisperlights, Salvador Duran, Flamenco Por La Vida, Snow Songs, Fatigo, Djentrification, Sean Watson, Crescent Ballroom, August 18, 7 p.m., $8-$20
Day two ofArizona music pride!

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