This weekend, Phoenix uses the force, raves with force, & forces you to choose.
Friday, May 1st
If you actively deny the Law of Diminishing Marginal Utility then Harkins invites you to marathon 11 Marvel films back to back, ending with Age of Ultron.
Of course, this marathon started on 4/29, so I’m not sure if you can get tickets and just pop in whenev’s or not. At Tempe Marketplace.
The Phoenix Public Library is spending their First Friday prepping you for the comic-book-iest day of the year. They’re getting a jump start on the nerdiness with costumed characters.
Starts at 6:30pm at the Burton Barr Central Library.
The annual Intertemporalist Steampunk Exposition opens at the Alwun House. Enjoy what is sure to be a splendid, just splendid, evening amongst curious creations and anachronistic anomalies.
Opens at 7pm.
You know you want to stay up and watch a movie about KISS fighting robot monsters using fire-breath and laser-eyes. Don’t deny it.
(Remember, you parked in the Itchy lot.)
At the FIlmBar at Midnight.
Saturday, May 2nd
Instead of telling you about all of the crazy things going on this year, I’ll let our friends at Nerdvana do that for you. There’s no way I could ever do a better job.
I will give ACME a special shout-out though. Seems to be growing quite a bit.
When it comes to dressing up in a costume and running for a cause, you’ve got some options this weekend:
First one supports awareness for Foster Care and Child Abuse. Starts at 7:30am at Kiwanis Park.
Or you can support health (or something) and also enjoy some inflatable obstacle courses. This one starts at 8am at Mesa Riverview Park.
Bookmans was smart enough to move their May The 4th events up a few days so you can partly like a Jedi during the weekend. Lots of characters and activities for the whole family.
Both Saturday and Sunday from 3pm – 4pm.
(Side note: Be sure to check this May The 4th event out on Monday at Changing Hands.)
Still feeling sharp? Your perspicacity is still in prime form? Know a crap ton about the Marvel Universe? Perfect, because Geeks Who Drink is happening at The Devil’s Advocate in Tempe, and you’ll need to be ready, my nerdy friend.
Looks like they’re including Star Wars. I’m a sucker for both live music & The Imperial March, so win-win.
There’s at 2pm and a 7pm show at the Orpheum Theater.
I don’t know much about it, but – and I’m just guessing here – you cosplay and you rave. If their Facebook event is to be believed, it should be pretty big too.
Starts at 7pm at Mind’s Eye Rehearsal Studios in Mesa.
Tongue Tied is also cutting loose with nerds this Saturday with a party that pits capes & tights against tricorders & lightsabers. The party promises lightsaber duels, superhero dance battles, and more.
Starts at 9pm at Linger Longer Lounge.
I think we can all relate to the humble truck driver sucked into a paranormal world of ancient evil, am I right? Stand with him in his quest for his rig as Cult Classics takes movie-screenings to the next level.
Starts at 9:30pm at the Tempe Pollack Cinemas.
Yeah, you’re going to have to be picky this weekend.