2018 Southwest Cajun Fest
2018 Southwest Cajun Fest

By Tuesday Mahrle

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Featured event: 2018 Southwest Cajun Fest

Southwest Cajun Fest, brought to you by Abita Brewing, will be showcasing the heart and soul of New Orleans paired with Arizona fusion and flavor for a full day packed with cultural festivities, food and entertainment.

Festival patrons will feel transported to the southeastern region of Louisiana with a variety of food vendors serving up regional dishes including crawfish boil, jambalaya, fried gator, catfish, etouffe, lobster rolls, creole shrimp, hush puppies, red beans & rice and more. Other highlights includes a wing, crawfish and watermelon eating competition, a kids zone and southern style cocktails!

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Don’t want to eat friend gator? We have plenty of other amazing events this weekend, check it out.

 

The Color Purple

April 19-April 22

Winner of the 2016 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, The Color Purple has made a huge impact on audiences across the globe. This joyous American classic has conquered Broadway in an all-new “ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold” (The New York Times) directed by Tony winner John Doyle.

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Bob Saget

April 20-April 21

Bob Saget has starred in many successful television shows including two of the most family-friendly shows network TV has ever produced, Full House and Americas Funniest Home Videos. But, he’s also an out of his mind Grammy-nominated standup comedian for over thirty years. From his HBO special That Ain’t Right to his scene-stealing cameos in Entourage, and The Aristocrats, it’s always effective as Saget embraces his dark side.

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Science With a Twist: DC vs. Marvel

Friday, April 20

Pledge your allegiance, don your costume and get super-powered at this month’s Science With a Twist. Try an Uncle Ben or other comic-inspired cocktail, catch a Metallica laser show and dance the night away with your sidekick. See Pompeii’s most villainous Roman emperor, Caligula, in their blockbuster POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION. Dress as your favorite superhero or supervillain (comic book T-shirts are so basic). Enjoy an evening of undisciplined fun with other comic book, movie and science fiction fans, 21 and over, of course. Which comic universe will win?

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Rodney Carrington

Friday, April 20

Rodney Carrington is a multi-talented comedian, actor, singer and writer who recorded nine major record label comedy albums, which have sold millions of copies.

Rodney recently released three new albums on his brand new record label called Laughter’s Good Records. An album of new songs and material entitled Laughter’s Good debuted at No. 1 on the Overall Comedy Charts.

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Zedtown Zombie Invasion

April 21-April 22

Zombie defense mobilization efforts are now underway as Phoenix area residents prepare for an impending zombie invasion experience at “Zedtown.”

Hundreds of players are armed with only their foam blasters, and battle to make it to the final stand in a post-apocalyptic adventure.

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PHX Night Market

April 21-April 22

Visit Phoenix in the evening for an event that shakes up the typical farmers market experience. With 40-plus food and merchandise vendors, limited edition items and live performances, this two-night event celebrates cultural diversity, cuisine and community. Expect tons of Asian-inspired Phoenix faves, including Snoh Ice Shavery, Love Acai Bowls and The Chicken Coop.

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The Arab American Festival

April 21-April 22

Arizona’s largest Arab celebration, The Arab American Festival is an event that entertains all ages through music, arts and crafts, children’s activities and tons of vendors from local businesses. Delicious, authentic food will be served, surrounded by 10 hours of non-stop live entertainment from here and all over the Arab world.

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Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles

Sunday, April 22

This tribute act to one of music’s biggest bands boasts that it’s the “next best thing to seeing The Beatles” themselves. Rain comes through in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band, with a performance of the album in its entirety, featuring psychedelic visuals and spot-on performers who match the foursome note-for-note.

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TAO: Drum Heart

Sunday, April 22

TAO: Drum Heart is the latest production from TAO, internationally acclaimed percussion artists. TAO’s modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming have transfixed audiences worldwide. Combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography and innovative visuals, the performers of TAO: Drum Heart create an energetic and unforgettable production.

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