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Things to do this week: Bacon Festival, Cold War Kids

Cold War Kids at Marquee Theatre
With the month and week coming to an end, head over to the Marquee Theatre to catch the Cold War Kids. A lively rock band, the group’s songs revolve around honesty and human experience. The band has been going strong for ten years and recently released their fifth album this past October.  Singer and songwriter Elliot Moss will open the show. If you can’t catch them Thursday at the Marquee, the band will play another show at the Orpheum Theatre in Flagstaff Friday night.
Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, February 26, $25

Bacon Festival
The America Loves Bacon Festival is an event that travels around the nation to celebrate one of America’s favorite things―bacon. Vendors will offer multiple bacon creations for the masses. Entertainment will include a number of local bands such as Jared and the Mill and Carol Pacey and the Honeyshakers. celebrity Chef Brian Duffy of Bar Rescue will also make an appearance for demonstrations. In addition, there will be contests including bacon eating competitions and the 2015 South Carolina Bacon Off.
Rawhide Wild West Town, 5700 W. North Loop Rd., Chandler, February 28, $20-$60

Lights, Camera, Murder!
Murder Ink Production puts on an interactive dinner murder mystery. The scene is set to the class reunion for Prickly Pear Prep’s class of 1968. Dinner features an Italian buffet, cocktails, and the chance to mingle with characters. Guests will have a chance to take part in the thrilling tale as a character of their own.
Fazio’s Catering Hall, 700 W. Warner Rd., Chandler, February 28, $45

Annual Honor Walk
The annual Honor Walk and 5K run honors active and veteran service members. The event will benefit local organizations that service veterans. This is the biggest fundraising event for the Honor Walk foundation. The walk will start and end at US Airways Center with a stop at the Wesley Bolin Plaza. In addition, the event will feature a vintage military aircraft fly over, color guards, and a replica of the USS Arizona.
US Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, March 1, $40

Beauty to the RESCUE
The 15th annual Beauty to the RESCUE features a partnership between Mane Attraction Salon and nonprofit animal rescue organization RESCUE to fundraise for pets. The salon has set a goal of fundraising $20,000 to help find homes for the animals that are dropped off every year. For a minimum donation, anyone can take part in a day of pampering including haircuts, blowouts, and a deep conditioning masque. BBQ will be provided by Bobby-Q. The event will feature vendors, chair massages and other health services.
Mane Attraction Salon, 3156 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, March 1, Donation suggested: $10-$75

123RF.com; Mark Spowart; London Ontario, Canada - April 14, 2012. John (Jet) Williams (32) goes up for slam dunk during the warm up. The Harlem Globetrotters brought their show and defeated the International Elite to win the "World Championship" at the John Labatt Centre in London

Things to do this week: Feb. 2 to 9

Here are some things to do around Arizona this weekend, including Harlem Globetrotters performances, a Firehouse cookoff and a citywide scavenger hunt.

Harlem Globetrotters
The Harlem Globetrotters are known for traveling the country to showcase their spectacular basketball talents while performing a comedic act. The troupe is back in the Valley this weekend with shows at both U.S. Airways and Gila River Arena.  Head to downtown or out to Glendale to witness their showcase of shots, humor, and fun. The team will appear at both venues at 2p.m. on their respectful days with an additional appearance at 7p.m. at U.S. Airways on February 7.
US Airways, 201 E. Jefferson St., February 7, Phoenix, $18-$135
Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., February 8, Glendale, $21-$123

Blockbuster Broadway
Composer Stephen Schwartz will join conductor John Clanton and the Phoenix Symphony for a night of performances of Broadway pieces. Schwartz is the mind behind shows such as Wicked, Pippin, and Godspell. Schwartz is also known for his collaboration for songs in movies such as Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This rare treat is sure to leave you in awe.
Orpheum Theatre, 203 W, Adams St., February 6-7, Phoenix, $29-$89

Alumni Game with ASU Baseball
Before the season starts, Arizona State University’s baseball team holds an alumni game to kick off the season. This is the first season the team will be playing in their new venue, Phoenix Muni. The alumni game is at 11 a.m. with an intrasquad scrimmage at 1:30 p.m. New head coach Tracy Smith will be available for a Q&A session at 1 p.m. Players will be signing autographs following the intrasquad scrimmage on the concourse.
Phoenix Municipal Stadium, 5999 E. Van Buren St., Feb. 7, Phoenix, Free admission and parking

CityScape Scavenger Hunt
The CityScape scavenger hunt comes to Scottsdale Saturday. Instead of spending your Saturday afternoon sitting around the house, get up and head to Scottsdale to put your brain to the test to solve clues. This urban adventure is similar to the Amazing Race. Teams of up to six people are only allowed to travel via foot or public transportation. The winning team receives a cash prize. Check in begins at 11 a.m. and racers take off at noon.
Bottled Blonde, 7340 E. Indian Plaza, Feb. 7, Scottsdale, $50 per person pre-registration, $70 day of

Gatekeepers Six-Alarm Firehouse Cookoff Showdown
Firehouse cooks and chefs alike will work together in a cook off to raise money for the 100 Club of Arizona. Each firefighter is paired with chefs from restaurants such as Culinary Dropout at Scottsdale Waterfront and The Henry. This tasty fundraiser showcases sizzling dishes. There will also be a silent auction with items such as dinner at a firehouse, tastings, and many more options.
Allstate Appliance Showroom, 15250 N. Hayden Rd., Feb. 7, Scottsdale, $45

Debbie Cotton - 50 Most Influential Women in AZ Business

Debbie Cotton – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Debbie CottonInterim director, Phoenix Convention Center

Cotton oversees daily operations of the Phoenix Convention Center, Executive Conference Center, Orpheum Theatre, Symphony Hall and five parking garages. She manages a staff of 240 employees, a budget of $47.5 million, and is the city’s chief representative to the state’s tourism and hospitality industry.

Surprising fact: “I have a bachelor’s degree in speech and hearing science from Western Illinois University and began my career working for Xerox Corporation.”

Biggest challenge: “Stepping up to manage the Phoenix Convention Center in the midst of a global economic crisis that greatly impacted the hospitality industry. Not only did I have to deal with the effects of the economic crisis, but I had to quickly learn about an industry that was new to me.”

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