By Tuesday Mahrle

 

This weekend is dedicated to music of all genres. Between this evening and Sunday, we have Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker, Russell Dickerson, Rod Stewart, Cyndi Lauper, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson and Shakira. This weekend is your chance to run into any of these stars at a local Starbucks. Whether you like heavy death metal, country music or some Latin flair, we have something for everyone’s taste.

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Maz Jobrani

August 23-August 25

Maz Jobrani is a founding member of The Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, which first aired on Comedy Central.  He has had two Showtime specials, Brown and Friendly, and most recently, I Come In Peace.  He performs stand-up live around the world, including in the Middle East, where he performed in front of the King of Jordan.  Maz has also performed stand up on The Tonight Show and The Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

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Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker & Russell Dickerson

Thursday, August 23

Fans can look forward to a summer full of hits when Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker visit on their co-headlining Summer Plays On Tour.

Russell Dickerson will join them for the 2018 run which will visit 30 cities, including Phoenix.

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Altar Boyz

August 24-September 16

Come one, come all to the final night of the Raise the Praise tour! Altar Boyz is a sharp–witted parody about a fictitious all-singing, all-dancing Christian boy band from Ohio. Packed full of humor and dazzling dance routines, the show features songs with hilarious lyrics such as “Girl you made me wanna wait” and “Jesus called me on my cell phone”.

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Yard Games for Art

Friday, August 24

The outdoors come inside the cool museum and out of the summer heat. There’s nothing like some healthy competition among friends in these classic yard games with a SMoCA twist. The host, comedian Danielle Williams from AZTV Channel 7, will bring the laughs, so participants should come with their game faces on.

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Rod Stewart with special guest Cyndi Lauper

Friday, August 24

Singer/Songwriter Rod Stewart, the two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame music icon, is currently on his extensive North American summer tour. Following the incredible success and rave reviews for their 2017 summer tour, Stewart has invited the legendary Cyndi Lauper to again join him as the tour’s special guest.

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Spencer Clarke – Emerging Artist Series

Friday, August 24

Spencer is an active part of the Tucson professional music scene having worked with and composed for a wide variety of groups including but not limited to the art rock group Earth Won, jazz metal group Resurrecting Id, and the house band at Art Espresso’s weekly Strawberry Jam.

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Big Surf Waterpark All-Day Pass $17

Saturday, August 25

Plan ahead for summer and snag a pass to cool off at Big Surf Waterpark in Tempe. Try the 2.5-million gallon Waikiki Beach Wave Pool, or take a thrill ride on the Cyclone & Tsunami Slides. General admission single day passes are $17 each (reg. $32.95).

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ESPN World Championship Boxing

Saturday, August 25

ESPN delivers the biggest fight card Arizona has seen in years! In the main event, Phoenix’s own WBO Lightweight World Champion Ray Beltran faces Puerto Rico’s Jose Pedraza in his first title defense, and his first fight at home in over 15 years.

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Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson

Sunday, August 26

The Twins of Evil Tour brings together the White Zombie founder and the Antichrist Superstar himself for an encore of their ultra-popular 2012 joint tour. The two bring their unique brands of showmanship and metal stylings for “the second coming” people said couldn’t happen again!

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Shakira – EL Dorado World Tour

Sunday, August 26

Originally scheduled for February 3rd this year, Shakira’s doctors determined that she needed several months of vocal cord recovery in order to continue touring.

Though it has been a difficult time for Shakira, she was able to reschedule her El Dorado World Tour dates and returns this week in Phoenix.

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