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Arm wrestle for art, things to do this weekend
Party like the ‘80s with The Go-Go’s. Relive the past seasons of “The Voice.” Rock out with reggae artists and rappers. Arm-wrestle for your chance to win an original piece of art work. Watch your childhood dreams come true as Nintendo takes over the valley. This week’s events are sure to make your week lively!
7/23: The Go-Go’s
The New Wave pop rock band, The Go-Go’s known for hits such as “We Got the Beat”, “Our Lips are Sealed”, Vacation and “Head Over Heels” are bringing the beat to Talking Stick Resort. The all-female band rose to fame during the ‘80s with their chart topping hits and pop rock spunk.
Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Indian Bend Road, Salt River Reservation. talkingstickresort.com Wednesday, July 23. 8 p.m. $60-$150.
7/24: The Voice Tour
Are you a fan of NBC’s hit reality show, “The Voice”? This is your chance to watch the stars and some former contestants perform live! Josh Kaufman, this season’s past winner along with runners-up Christina Grimmie and Jake Worthington will be highlighting this season while last season champion Tessanne Chin, and runners-up Jacquie Lee and William Champin bring nostalgic memories of the previous season.
Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix. livenation.com. Thursday, July 24. 7:30 p.m.
7/24: Summer Sessions
Live it up during Summer Sessions’ ganja rock, rap and reggae celebration! Headlined by San Diego based reggae group, Slightly Stoopid along with Los Angeles rappers Cypress Hill and Stephen Marley (who is the son of Bob Marley aka the “king of reggae”).
Mesa Amphitheatre, 263 N. Center St., Mesa. mesaamp.com. Thursday, July 24. 5 p.m. $32.
7/25: Arm Wrestling for Art
Put your strength to the test as you arm wrestle against other arm-wrestling art lovers for your chance to win an original work from graffiti artist James Marshall! The event will kickoff with an art lesson by SMoCA’s curator followed by an arm-wrestling lesson from a fitness expert. Proceeds from the event will go towards the Good ’N Plenty Artist Award.
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale. smoca.org. Friday, July 25. 7 p.m. $10, $8 members.
7/25-7/27: Play Nintendo Tour
Nintendo is making it’s way to the valley! Watch as your favorite video game characters come to life in this traveling tour. Attendees will have an opportunity to play their favorite Nintendo 2DS games, such as “Kirby: Triple Deluxe,” “Yoshi’s New Island,” “Pokemon X,” and “Mario Kart 7.” And you can take selfies with Mario and Luigi!
Arrowhead Towne Center, 7700 W. Arrowhead Towne Center, Glendale. arrowheadtownecenter.com Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.