Picture by: chris friese

This weekend, Arizona gets it’s drink (& draw) on, builds a Magic deck or two, shows off some “Nightmare” costumes, and gets serious with Legos.

Happy Holidays! It looks like a lot of the action is in the east valley this weekend.

Thursday, Dec 9th

Drink & Draw With Amazing Arizona Comicon [Mesa]

  • Next month’s Amazing Arizona Comicon is kicking things off by buying everyone a drink!
  • Bring some art supplies, sketch pads, sticky notes – whatever – and start sketching.
  • The theme is “Zombies” – or anything “Walking Dead” related really.
  • At The Tilted Kilt in Mesa, from 8pm to 11pm.
  • Full scoop at their website.

Magic the Gathering: Booster Draft [Mesa]

  • The wonderful denizens of The Gamers’ Inn let me know they do this every Thursday night.
  • If you’re in to Magic the Gathering, I guess “Draft” is a pretty fun way to play.
  • Just $10 for cards and entry.
  • From 6pm to 9pm at their store.

Friday, Dec 10th

The Nightmare Before Christmas Costume Contest [Mesa]

  • Evermore Nevermore refuses to be boring during Mesa’s “2nd Fridays.”
  • What’s this? What’s this?!  Jack Skellingtons everywhere?
  • Let’s fill up Main Street with as many Jack Skellingtons, Sally rag dolls … and Nightmare Before Christmas themed monsters … as possible! Don’t forget to do your dog up as Zero!
  • Be spotted in costume on Main Street between 6pm-10pm for a chance to win a prize.
  • Or just show up and enjoy the Burton-esque atmosphere.
  • Details on their Facebook event, and they’ve also got an art show going on.

Saturday, Dec 11th

Lego League State Championships [Tempe]

  • Watch teens compete in designing & building LEGO robots.
  • Free, or donate a can of food.
  • Full details here.
  • Did anyone go to last week’s qualifiers? I’m curious how these go down.

Holiday Hootenanny & Toy Drive [Phoenix]

Anything else going on worth mentioning?

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