Five Must-See Arts and Culture Events This Week in Metro Phoenix

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We know: The beginning of the work week sucks. But if you take a quick look at the calendar, you'll see we're off to a pretty good week of art events, sporting events, dance parties, and more. Here are our must-see events from now to the weekend . . .

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Monday, February 25: The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination Book-Signing @ Poisoned Pen
To paraphrase rapping wordsmith Nas, we chill by watching flicks where we can root for the villain. Sometimes the good guys are a little too squeaky-clean to be interesting. To our amusement, The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination pulls together 22 tales of fictional evil-doers and revels in their twistedness.

Bestselling authors including Austin Grossman, Naomi Novik, Seanan McGuire, Daniel Wilson, and Diana Gabaldon contributed hilarious short stories exploring the inner workings and foibles of the crazies set on ruling the world with an iron fist. Gabaldon and John Joseph Adams, editor of the resultant collection, read from their work and autograph copies for fans. -- Jose Gonzalez

See also:
- Disappearing Ink: Book Sellers, Artists, and Recyclers Discuss the Lifecycle of a Printed Book in this Week's New Times
- Big Brain Awards 2013: Nominate Emerging Phoenix Creatives for Cash Prizes

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Tuesday, February 26: TV Dinner @ Angels Trumpet Ale House
There's no combination that rivals the All-American collision of dinner and television. But a TV dinner doesn't have to be microwavable chicken nuggets with macaroni and cheese -- although we don't mind microwaveable pie (because pie, duh).

For a classed-up version of a flick and feast, downtown's beer-focused bar Angels Trumpet Ale House hosts a weekly Tuesday TV Dinner with comfort food and a movie for less than one ticket at a fancy dine-in theater. For $10, you can chow an entrée such as beer-battered fish sticks or a smoked turkey leg, along with a cold beer from a featured brewery to wash it down. Chef Xane Brody serves up a new menu each week, and with 31 rotating taps, there are plenty of suds to try. -- Lauren Saria



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Please note we will be bringing the screening indoors. I think it's still too chilly at night for an outdoor film. We'll have seating set up inside Modified Arts.

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