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If you’re looking to fill your weekend’s social calendar, Downtown Phoenix offers the perfect blend of urban nightlife, culture, family friendly events, dining, and live music.
Grab a slice of pizza from Downtown’s newest pizza parlor, Downtown Pizza Lounge (144 E. Washington St.). Phoenix Suns assistant coach and former shooting star Dan Majerle opened this lunch spot last week next door to his flagship bar and restaurant, Majerle’s. Chow down on huge $3 pizza slices (popular varieties like pepperoni, sausage, Margherita, etc.) while getting your SportsCenter fix. Downtown Pizza Lounge might stay open late depending on Downtown’s event calendar.
Friday at 5:30 p.m., Coach & Willie’s hosts Super Date for Super Nate, a benefit dinner and poker tournament for Nate Dinoffria and his family. Please read Nate’s story here. A dinner ticket is $25, a spot in the poker tournament is $50, and dinner and poker can be had for the unbeatable price of $65. You may also sponsor a poker table for $250. For more information about Nate and this event contact dmobilia@aol.com
LauraThursday night, Kincaid’s (2 S. 3rd St.) spotlights San Tan Brewing Company’s craft beers with special happy hour pairings from 5-7 p.m. Try San Tan’s famous Hop Shock IPA with ground Kobe beef bites or their Sex Panther Double Chocolate Porter with black-crusted smoked sirloin.
Fans of FX Network’s raunchy fantasy football sit-com “The League,” can see one of the show’s stars, Steve Rannazzisi (you’ll be quizzed on the spelling of that name at the door), perform his “You’re Either In Or You’re Out” routine at Stand Up Live Thursday-Sunday. Tickets are just $15 and parking is free when you validate at the CityScape garage.
Take the kids to see Disney On Ice’s “Toy Story 3” at US Airways Center Thursday-Sunday. Tickets are $14-$68, which is pretty cheap fare to go to infinity and beyond.
Check out local favorites What Laura Says (pictured, left) at Downtown’s hippest new lounge and music venue Crescent Ballroom, Friday at 8:30. Tickets are $8-$10. While you’re there, try Crescent’s already legendary signature cocktail, the Honey Badger.
Speaking of live music, the Chris Parker Project will be playing its scintillating blend of Motown and 70s funk Friday night at Copper Blues starting around 8:30 pm. No cover!
Herberger Theater Center rolls out a few shows this weekend, including “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m In Therapy” Thursday-Sunday ($39.50-$49.50), and psychological thriller “9 Circles” in the Kax Theater Thursday-Saturday ($16-$20).
Irish folksters Trevor Jones and Nick Heyward play at The Turf Pub (705 N. 1st St.) 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.
The Phoenix Symphony presents “Pictures At An Exhibition” Thursday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Symphony Hall.  Tickets start at $18.
There’s also Food Truck Friday (11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) and Saturday Market (8 a.m. to 1 p.m.) at Phoenix Public Market, “Monster Manual, Venom, Busy Bones” at Arizona Science Center, and the kid-friendly Fourth Sunday Jam at Civic Space Park (5 p.m.) featuring DJ DJentrification.
Have a great weekend in Downtown Phoenix!

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