Top 5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Weekend
Natalie Brasington Bob Saget's in Phoenix this weekend.
Bob Saget at Stand Up Live
He may be America's dad, thanks to his roles on the family-friendly Full House and America's Funniest Home Videos, but Bob Saget is known for straddling the line between clean-cut comedy and dirty old man.
His Grammy-nominated special, That's What I'm Talking About, features literal below-the-belt comedy about everything from his father to what's in his pants and what's in the audience's pants. These days his act includes musical numbers about dating women in nursing homes, peppered with language that would make even the bluest comedians blush.
This weekend's two-night stint at Stand Up Live will be his first club appearance since touring with the special, giving audience members the chance to be on the ground floor as he debuts new material -- sure to be as filthy as ever.
Catch the comic at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday, January 31, and at 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday, February 1, at 50 West Jefferson Street. Tickets for the 21-and-over show are $32. A two-drink minimum is required. Visit www.standuplive.com or call 480-719-6100. -- Janessa Hilliard
Sci-Fi Friday at Tempe Center for the Arts
It's a golden age of social acceptance for science fiction fans. Twenty years ago, being a sci-fi nerd meant shrinking your social circle and getting shoved into lockers. Now, everyone knows who Khan is, and being into science fiction isn't even a distinguishing personality trait unless you're really into it.
If you are really into science fiction, consider checking out Sci-Fi Friday at the Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 West Rio Salado Parkway. The weekly exhibit features pieces from local and national collectors as well as original art, including a cel of Marvin the Martian hand-painted by Looney Tunes animator Chuck Jones. This Friday's event will also feature a presentation from Todd Spencer of the University of Advancing Technology. Spencer will discuss the past, present and future of human-computer interfaces in pop culture.
The presentation will begin at 6 p.m. and conclude at 7. Admission to the event is free. Visit www.tempe.gov/tca. -- Ed Kummerer