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Rattlers, Sex and the Second City Return

March 8, 2011 by R.J. Price

Ever since last year’s The Second City Does Arizona, Or, Close But No Saguaro packed its bags and mosied on down the road, fans have been jonzing for another dose of Second City’s acerbic takes on contemporary life in America. Fortunately for us, the troupe has returned to the Herberger Theater Center for Sex and the Second City Version 2.0, which opens Thursday and runs through March 20. 

Sex and the Second City Version 2.0 is billed as a “look at the perils of love and relationships in the digital age.” No shortage of materials there, and considering this is the same group that produced some of comedy’s biggest stars of the last quarter century–giants like Bill Murray, Steve Carrell, Tina Fey, and Stephen Colbert–there promises to be a whole lot of LMAO’ing from the crowd.

To purchase tickets for Sex and the Second City Version 2.0 or other Herberger productions enter visit the venue’s web site here.

Rattlers Return

rattlersThe two-time Arena Football League champion Arizona Rattlers open up their 2011 campaign this Saturday at US Airways Center against the Jacksonville Sharks. If you’ve never attended a Rattlers game you’re missing out on one of the better entertainment values Downtown. The “Snake Pit,” as US Airways Center is affectionately called on game nights, is a mine field for the senses, with body-moving music, dancers, promotions, and non-stop, adrenaline-filled arena football action.

Call the Rattlers at 480-985-3292 for information on full season, partial season and single-game ticket pricing. Or visit the team’s web site here.

Suns In Playoff Push

It’s a big week for the Suns as they try to catch Memphis and New Orleans for one of the Western Conference’s final playoff spots. One of the other teams in that chase, the Houston Rockets, visit US Airways Center tonight and Eastern Conference power Orlando comes calling on Sunday.

Canstruction at CityScape

Downtowner and avid blogger Daisy Anderson sent us this note about Canstruction, happening March 5-12 at CityScape.

canstruction-at-cityscapeHello to my Downtown urban compatriots!  You know how it feels at about 3:00 p.m. when you’re at your desk and your stomach starts to rumble? Of course, you can just go to your favorite desk drawer and dip into a snack stash (Weight Watcher’s bars, Snickers for the “special days,” or “borrow” something from your neighbor’s desk while he or she isn’t looking) to satisfy that urge.  Or you can order pizza delivered for the office and be the big hero of the day!

But what about the people that can’t do that because of  A. Lack of money; B. Lack of money; or C. you get the point! 

Here’s your chance to change that tune and catch a little stardom!  Just go to www.phxcanstruction.com and show your talents.  A can for mankind with your can-do attitude!  Ok, I’m out of bad rhymes, but this is such a great idea and we urban types need to jump on board.  What “Can” you do? Make me proud people!

Thanks Daisy!

Wheels of Britain Car Show

Come to Heritage Square this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for one cracking car show. Jaguar, Lotus, Triumph, Jensen, and Rolls Royce–all your favourite new, vintage and restored European autos will be on display.