This weekend, Phoenix visits the future, drives down to the past, listens to video games, and more.

Thursday, March 6th

Improvisational Environments Open Studio


This one sounds pretty rad. A few universities, including ASU, are showing off their “responsive environments, real-time media instruments, détourned theatrical technologies, sensor-embedded clothing, and other everyday objects into an apparatus for exploring rhythm, temporal texture, and transition.” Just show up around 4pm.

Friday, March 7th

Wild Wild West Con 2014

[Old Tucson]

Conventions can get a bit wild, but only one dares to be Wild Wild. WWWC is becoming one of Arizona’s staple conventions, and it has a fantastic reputation for providing a full weekend of as much Steampunk as you can handle. Roadtrip (or airship) down to Old Tucson and have a blast.

Emerge: The Carnival of The Future


Emerge 2014 begins this weekend and what better way to kick things off than with a futuristic carnival? Head to the corner of 3rd Street and Garfield between 6pm and 11pm for some neon-electro-circus magic

Saturday, March 8th

Phoenix Comicon Volunteer Meeting


If you’d like to get involved with the valley’s biggest nerd event, drop by the Phoenix Convention Center (center west building – just follow the crowd of geeky t-shirts) this Saturday at 10am. Get to meet other volunteers and sign up yourself, if’n ya like.

Video Games Live


Some games have incredible soundtracks. Some of those soundtracks will be performed live by an orchestra and choir this weekend. I’ve been to one of these before, and it’s good times. I’m glad they’re coming through Phoenix again. Taking place at the Orpheum Theatre.

 And I was going to mention Chandler’s Ostrich Festival this weekend, but apparently they don’t do Ostrich Jousting so…