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Phoenix Comicon returns + more to do this week

“The Phantom of the Opera”

“The Phantom of the Opera,” composer Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash hit musical, comes to the Valley this week as part of a North American tour produced by Cameron Mackintosh. Over the course of 12 days at ASU Gammage, the 52-person cast and orchestra will perform 16 shows. A blend of opera and horror, “The Phantom of the Opera” features well-loved musical numbers such as “All I Ask Of You,” “Masquerade” and “Music of the Night.” The organ-filled overture will be in your head for days to come, and the iconic opera house chandelier can’t be missed. Catch the show this week or any time through June 7.

ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, May 27-June 7, $15-$200.

Phoenix Comicon

Let your geek flag fly at the biggest pop culture event in the valley. From anime and steampunk to fantasy and superheroes, every fandom is represented as fans and creators gather together to celebrate all things geek. Rub elbows with stars like Alyson Hannigan, Jason Isaacs, Christopher Lloyd and Edward James Olmos in autograph sessions, photo opportunities and spotlight events. Meet the comic book illustrators, sci-fi novelists and screenplay writers that brought your favorite characters to life. Browse the massive exhibitor hall and find the perfect souvenirs. And, of course, check out the fans that came decked out in costume as their favorite characters! This four-day event is packed with things to do, so pick your favorite day or buy a full event pass.

Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, May 28-31, $15-$399 (prices go up beginning May 28).

Arizona’s Funniest Person with a Day Job competition

Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy is looking for Arizona’s funniest undiscovered comedian. The brave contestants will be given five minutes on stage to perform their best material for the audience and a panel of celebrity judges. The top comics will go on to the final round, and the winner of that round will win $1,000 and two booking opportunities at the House of Comedy locations in Phoenix and Minnesota.

If you aren’t cut out for the spotlight, you can enjoy this event from the audience and cheer on your favorite contestants. Tickets are $7, and  a percentage of the ticket price goes to benefit local charities. Catch the show this week and every Tuesday until June 30, when the semifinalists will perform 10-minute routines and the winner will be crowned.

Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy, 5350 E. High Street, Suite 105, Phoenix, May 26, 7:30pm, $7

Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience

Just because you can’t see the original band in concert doesn’t mean you can’t experience the very best of Led Zeppelin. Jason Bonham, son of the legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, has been touring with the Led Zeppelin Experience, an homage to his late father’s band, since 2011. Rock out to the band’s greatest hits, like “Kashmir,” “Stairway to Heaven” and “Whole Lotta Love.” This is a show that can’t be missed.

Ovations at Wild Horse Pass, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, May 29, $33-68, 21+

Night Golf at Palo Verde Golf Course

It’s starting to heat up, so why sweat it out on the golf course in the hot sun? The City of Phoenix is kicking off its summer night golf program this Saturday. Stay cool while you golf in the dark at the city’s nine-hole golf course. The course is lined with glow lights, and players get a glow stick necklace and a glow-in-the-dark golf ball so they can see the ball even when it flies into the bunker. This city offers night golf on various nights until October.

Palo Verde Golf Course, 6215 N. 15th Ave., Phoenix, May 30, $25 per person

Date Night: Scottsdale Living Magazine

Date Night: Elan Style, Jo Paris Salon, Posh And More

Date Night: 10 hot tips to create the perfect night out

Getting dressed

Date Night: Winter 2012Elan Style offers a sophisticated mix of contemporary clothing and accessories for every budget, all in a comfortable setting for shopping and socializing. Easily find that great outfit for a night out with the girls, the perfect sexy dress for that hot date or a fun accessory to complete your look.
15147 N. Scottsdale Rd., #H-103, Scottsdale
(480) 941-5575

The perfect shoes

Date Night: Winter 2012Whether you want to make a fashion statement on your dinner date or need the proper shoes for an active date, E & J’s Designer Shoe Outlet carries your favorite designers. Whether you are looking for that Cinderella glass-slipper or something to keep your tootsies in comfort on a hike, you will find an abundance of styles and colors to choose from. To complement shoe choices, top quality handbags are also available.
8666 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale
(480) 607-0170

Primp and circumstance

Date Night: Winter 2012When you think of fashion, you think of Paris. That is why Jo from Jo Paris Salon & Spa is the perfect person to turn to before a date for cutting-edge and up-to-the moment hair styling, colors, French balayages, Brazilian blowouts, nail services or extensions. Jo developed his signature style and technique by learning from the masters in Paris before opening his Scottsdale salon.
14202 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
(480) 663-8994

Relax before the big night

Date Night: Winter 2012Based on the Native American belief that turquoise is a color of protection and good energy, the Turquoise Wrap Golden Door Spa at The Boulders Resort includes an invigorating body exfoliation, a warm turquoise clay wrap, an application of moisturizing honey butter and a harmonizing rain-stick ritual, the perfect treatment to relax you before your date.
N. Tom Darlington Dr., Carefree
(480) 595-3500

Last-chance workout

Date Night: Winter 2012What better way to prepare for the Valentine’s dating season than with yoga classes to make you feel good about yourself and your health? Blissful Yoga, with a new location in the Scottsdale Quarter, is the perfect place to get your mind, body and soul right before date night. Yoga not only helps for relaxation and health purposes, but it also results in more energy, a happier mood and better focus, among other beneficial things.
15037 N. Scottsdale Rd., #155, Scottsdale
(480) 636-7661

Fun and food

Date Night: Winter 2012POSH is an improvisational, no-menu restaurant in the heart of Downtown Scottsdale operated by Chef Joshua Hebert. It’s fine dining, but has a relaxed atmosphere with an open kitchen so you can watch the chefs in action. The improvisational component — Posh offers a list of main ingredients, requesting you to cross off which items you dislike, then its creative chefs surprise you with the remaining selections — offers an alternative to traditional restaurants and is definitely a good place to impress your date.
7167 E. Rancho Vista Dr., #111, Scottsdale
(480) 663-7674

Smile, you’re on a date

Date Night: Winter 2012Laughter can be both the best medicine and the best date. Stand-up, Scottsdale! — the brainchild of ASU grad Howard Hughes — brings some of the most edgy and popular comedians from shows such as “Chelsea Lately” and Comedy Central for evenings filled with high-octane laughs. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
6820 E. Fifth Ave., Scottsdale
(480) 882-0730

Join the club

Date Night: Winter 2012Cream Stereo Lounge is a high-intensity entertainment club with Dynacord sound and an eight-foot Roman bathtub inside the venue that displays tasteful, yet enticing visual entertainment to complement the extraordinary sound system and CO2 dance floor.
4252 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale
(480) 717-6000

Drink and dessert

Date Night: Winter 2012There are two great ways to end a perfect date: either with dessert or a nightcap. Lee’s Cream Liqueur Ice Cream Parlor in Old Town Scottsdale lets you do both with alcohol-infused ice cream. Featured among the flavors of adults-only ice cream is margarita, appletini, chocolate swirl, strawberry daiquiri, limoncello, Long Island tea, piña colada and champagne. They’re priced at $3.75 for one scoop, $5 for two.
7137 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale
(480) 429-5337

Get home safe

Date Night: Winter 2012Thinking of enjoying date night with a few drinks or too many scoops of Lee’s Cream Liqueur Ice Cream? Clean Air Cab is the smart and sustainable option for getting you and your date home safe and sound!
(480) 777-9777

Scottsdale Winter Magazine Winter 2012