Who can’t wait for the weekend to start? From “Over My Head (Cable Car)” alternative rockers The Fray taking over the Comerica Theatre, discovering your inner comedian through improv workshops with a former Saturday Night Live comedian, planning your wedding day, celebrating culture and freedom to laughing the evening away with Sinbad, there are plenty of reasons to kickstart your weekend early!
The Colorado alternative rockers best known for triple-platinum singles “How to Save a Life,” “Over My Head (Cable Car)” and “You Found Me” are set to perform at Comerica Theatre. The band’s fourth studio album, “Helios,” debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard’s Top 200 chart in February.
Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix. livenation.com. Wednesday, June 11, 7:30 p.m., $38 to $48
Arizona Improv Festival
Ready to learn the craft of comedic performance? The second annual Arizona Improv Festival will offer a series of improv workshops and shows with guest performances from Paul Brittain, former Saturday Night Live cast member and his partner-in-comedy, Jet Eveleth. Every workshop includes tickets to the Improv Festival show and a $50 voucher for improv classes.
Outliars Comedy Club Glendale, 9495 W. Coyotes Blvd., Glendale. outliarscc.com. Thursday to Saturday, June 12 to 14, $10 for regular shows, $24 for shows with guests, $35 to $50 for workshops
Arizona Bridal Show
Need help planning your big day? From cake sampling to previewing wedding and reception venues, the Arizona Bridal Show has everything to make wedding planning easier. If you’re lucky, you might even leave the wedding extravaganza with a new wedding gown! Each hour the show will feature a wedding gown giveaway.
Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. Third St., arizonabridalshow.com, Saturday, June 14, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. $12 dos, or 2-for-1 tickets online
Celebrate community, culture and freedom! The Annual Valley of the Sun Juneteenth Celebration honors the abolishment of slavery in the United States. More specifically, the event recognizes Texas’ decision to eliminate slavery in 1865, which created liberty throughout all the states. The one-day festival will include guest speakers, music and vendors.
Eastlake Community Center, 1549 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, azifoundation.wix.com/phxjuneteenth, Saturday, June 14, 5 to 9 p.m, free
Spend your evening laughing with “A Different World” comedian, Sinbad! Best known for his role in as Coach Walter Oakes in “A Different World,” a spin-off of the “The Cosby Show,” the comedian who is also a writer/producer/actor has starred in various other films such as “Jingle All the Way,” “First Kid” and “Good Burger.”
Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, 5040 W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Gila River Reservation, wingilariver.com, Saturday, June 14, 8 p.m., $30 to $69