Top 5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Weekend

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Courtesy of Charlie Murphy
This week a study revealed that people who smoke weed are skinnier. But that doesn't mean you should hole up and embark on the soon-to-be invented chronic diet. There's a lot to do this weekend in Phoenix, and here are our top picks.

Charlie Murphy @ Stand Up Live
Early last decade, a man stepped into an explosive role as the creator of the most recognizable exclamation in recent comedy history. Anyone and everyone who tuned in to Comedy Central in the early 2000s can attest that they witnessed the all-time greatest sketch ever seen on television. Just the smallest reminder will force a joyful shout of homage to Chappelle's Show in the form of "I'm Rick James, bitch!!"

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Of course, that line wouldn't be nearly as hilarious if it weren't for Charlie Murphy. His first-person storytelling serves as the sketch's backbone and as plenty of proof that the comic can stand on his own when it comes to stand-up comedy. With tons of reflective content in music, film, and television, he's developed a style of yarn-spinning and comedy that transcends preconception. His live act showcases his natural ability to capture an audience's attention and then release them into laughter with seasoned delivery.

See "Darkness" with special guest Freez Luv at Stand Up Live at 7:30 and 10:15 p.m. Friday, May 17, and through Sunday, May 19. Tickets are $25. -- Craig Smith

Location Info


Stand Up Live

50 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Annie Boomer Vintage

908 N. 6th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Fear Farm

2209 N. 99th Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Phoenix Art Museum

1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Crescent Ballroom

308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

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Sara Nevels

This is on my to-do list for Saturday night, not sure if you've heard about it yet: Short Shorts With Short Leash 2013. I'll also need to check out that new vintage store. Very cool!

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