Category: Something To Do


7 Nerdy Things To Do This Weekend in Phoenix [WE 05/17]

This weekend, Phoenix feels the felt, runs into the future, and turns the tv on when it really shouldn’t.

Friday, May 15th

Puppet Wars Begins!

Finally, a puppet show that retells the original trilogy on stage while lampooning every other sci-fi show ever. I’m going to try to make it to one of these showings, for sure. Family friendly and should be wicked fun.

Plays for a few weeks with lots of showtimes.

*Spellbound, A Musical Fairytale

Or if you prefer witches & potions over Jedi & Porkins, take the family to the Desert Botanical Garden to check out a sing-songy version of Cymbeline.

Shows all weekend.

Saturday, May 16th

Super Hero Exhibit Opens

The Heard Museum is all about superheroes for a while. Looks like there’s a kids costuming event at 2pm as well. Super!

BaelFire Gathering 2015

Throw on some fairy wings then head down to the Irish Cultural Center in Phoenix to spend a night frolicking and celebrating all things dragon. Family friendly and it’s free to attend.

Starts at 5pm.

Neon Run 2015

I was on the fence about including this one, but I figured some of you may enjoy a neon-drenched-futuristic-techno-powered-costume-centric run, so why not?

Things start moving at 5pm at Rawhide Western Town.

Chris Tucker

How can I not mention that Ruby Rhod himself is coming?! He’s doing stand-up at the Celebrity Theater around 8pm. Of course, tickets aren’t cheap. You may need a multi-pass. We green?

*Arcade ’85

That random pop-up 80’s arcade is back this weekend in Gilbert. Doors open around 8:30pm. Bring quarters. Lots and lots of quarters. And caffeinated soda, probably.

Cult Classics: Poltergeist

Surround yourself with fellow fans and enjoy the movie that reminded us to never, ever, ever, ever buy your kid a toy clown, for crying out loud.

Starts at 9:30pm at Tempe Pollack Cinemas

Sunday, May 17th

Make Your Own Fangs

What, you think you can drink the innocent blood of virgins with those human teeth of yours? Please. Make yourself some legit acrylic chompers with the AZ Haunters at HeatSync Labs. Goes all day.


5 Nerdy Things To Do This Weekend In Phoenix [WE 05/10]

This weekend, Phoenix loves monsters, geeks, yellow brick roads, and evil ladies.

Friday, May 8th

Mad Monster Phoenix 2015

Here you go, you sickos. There’s a big ol’ horror party going on all weekend at the Arizona Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak. Tons of horror guests, including Henry Winkler. (He’s Barry good!) Should be a blast for fans of the genre.

Being quite ignorant of the horror-scene myself, I imagine it will be a lot like this.

Geek Love Opens

The Firehouse Gallery is inviting you to browse the nerdiest works of local artists.

Remember, young aficionados, it’s not what the art is trying to say, it’s how nerdy it makes you feel.

Phoenix Comicon at Mesa 2nd Friday

Downtown Mesa has a dog theme this month and the Phoenix Comicon Street Team will be there. You may or may not see some dogs in costumes. I also heard they’re playing The Incredibles, so bring the kids.

The Dark Side of Oz

Few things can make a movie about a teenage girl arguing with apple trees much trippier, but, by coincidence or not, Pink Floyd has done it.

I mean, who knows which is witch, and who is who?

At Midnight at the Film Bar.

Saturday, May 9th


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Sunday, May 10th

Geeklesque at Endgame

This month’s theme is all about villains.

Starts at 10pm.

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13 Nerdy Things To Do This Weekend In Phoenix [WE 05/03]

This weekend, Phoenix uses the force, raves with force, & forces you to choose.

Friday, May 1st

Avengers Ultimate Movie Marathon

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.

Bring eye-drops.

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.

Free Comic Book Day Eve

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.

Steampunk Expo Opens

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.

KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park

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

Free Comic Book Day 2015

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.

Superhero Walk/Run 2015 & Super WOW Run

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.

Star Wars Party Weekend

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.)

Awesome Mix Vol. 2: A Marvel Quiz

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.

Phoenix Symphony Does Movies

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.

Return to Imaginationland – Cosplay Rave

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.

Superhero vs Sci-Fi Party

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.

Big Trouble in Little China

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.