Top 5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Week
Lauren Saria The front patio of Handlebar
Yeah, this week is a little shorter than usual. No matter. Jackalope Ranch still serves up five rad things to do this week from nightlife outings and artsy endeavors to game nights and fashionable fêtes.
Tuesday Ladies Night @ The Handlebar Tempe
Despite what you see in the movies, ladies night doesn't always have to mean rounding up the girls and hitting the dance floor. Sometimes, the ladies are looking for a cool place to throw a few back, chat it up and hang, without the dudes.
That sort of chill vibe is exactly what you'll find at Handlebar Tempe's weekly Tuesday Ladies Night, when happy hour pricing is available from 10 p.m. to close. The half-priced craft beers hand selected by resident beer geek Nick are a steal, and if you're really looking to party there are two-for-one Fireball shots available for drinkers of both sexes. Well drinks and wine are also half-priced, so even your picky friends will find something to enjoy.
Celebrate Thirsty Tuesday every week at Handlebar Tempe, 680 South Mill Avenue, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. For more information call 480-474-4888 or visit www.handlebaraz.com. -- Lauren Saria
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Dungeons and Dragons Game Night @ Pop Culture Paradise
There was time, friends, when those among us who played Dungeons and Dragons were ostracized, our 12-sided die like scarlet letters indicating nerd status and sure virginity. But no longer! Wizards, goblins, magic, and games for the throne are more popular than ever. It's time to rise from the shadows! Pop Culture Paradise, a purveyor of fine comic books located in downtown Tempe, offers free D&D sessions every Wednesday from 7 to 10 p.m. 'Tis a fine place for battle. (Plus, as any good geek would know, Wednesday is new comic day, so you can pick up your favorite books while building charisma points.) So come! Gather ye broadswords, don ye robes of destruction, and be sure to bring extra Mountain Dew.
The battles continue on Wednesday, August 7 at 715 South Forest Avenue. Call 480-557-6640 or visit www.popculture-comics.com for more. -- Zachary Fowle
15169 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ