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This weekend, Arizona weds with monsters, crashes into the moon, plays Halo, jousts & jousts some more.

Plenty of reasons to rub your eyes and slowly creep out of your house this weekend:

Friday, February 10th

Monster Vow Renewals [Mesa]
I <3 Munny Toy Show [Mesa]
  • While you’re in Downtown Mesa, check out some Valentine themed Munnys.
  • (Munnies?)
  • You can submit your own for the show, if you can get it in by tonight (Thursday).
  • From 6pm to 10pm at The Rusted Nail.
  • Learn more from their Facebook page.
FilmBar One Year Anniversary Party! [Phoenix]
  • I’m really glad that the FilmBar is alive and kicking a year later.
  • Celebrate their tenure with a screening of A Trip To The Moon.
  • (You know, the old-timey one with the rocket in the moon’s eye?)
  • Plus some live music.
  • Shows at 6pm and 7:45pm – details.

Saturday, February 11th

Steampunk Picnic In The Park [Phoenix]

  • Pesky ants beware, these picnic-ers may be sporting old fashioned ion cannons.
  • It’s a party with the Arizona Steampunk Society, chrononaut style.
  • (Kite flying shall ensue.)
  • Starts at noon and goes all afternoon at the Steele Indian School Park.
  • Let them know if you’d like to join in.
Halo Anniversary Tournament & Freeplay [Scottsdale]
  • I still remember when Halo first came out and suddenly everyone had an X-Box.
  • Relive Halo at The Microsoft Store with some competitive and free-play.
  • Starts at 5pm – here’s a MeetUp page for it.
Arizona Renaissance Festival Begins [Way Out There]
  • This buxom wench of a festival runs for so long I could mention it every weekend for a while.
  • Instead, I’ll just share that they’re open for business this Saturday!
  • Learn more on their site.
  • Whenever I happen to drive past this place, I think of the movie The Wild Hunt, and get too scared to go in.
  • (Hey, I made it through without using “Huzzah!”)

Let me know what sounds fun to you, if you’ll make it to any of these, or if I missed anything I need to add!