Top 5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Week
Celine Rille Ready to sweat your asana off?
All-out geekery, trivia, and a pop-up art gallery round out Jackalope Ranch's top picks for things to do in (and around) Phoenix this week.
We can't prove it, but we're pretty sure beer makes you smarter. Why else would a bar add a staple trivia contest to its weekly line-up? And while the metro area is home to plenty, Phoenix's SunUp Brewery plays host to a Monday night showdown that helps you get over the start-of-the-workweek blues.
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Hosted by Pub Trivia Nerds, a Berkeley-based company, the quiz tends to draw upward of 30 to 50 people and features questions like, "How many presidents have died while in office?" (answer: eight) and "What football team's fans set the Guinness World Record for being the loudest stadium?" (answer: Seattle Seahawks). Prizes include brewery gift certificates for the top contenders, while the kitchen features an all-day special of a pint and a chili dog for $5.
Show off your smarts at 7 p.m. Monday, June 2, at SunUp Brewing Co., 322 East Camelback Road. Admission is free. Visit www.sunupbrewing.com or call 602-279-8909. -- Janessa Hilliard
In case you hadn't noticed, it's bathing suit season. That's right, insert angry expletive here. Fortunately, your favorite form of fitness is finding its way back to the Hotel Palomar. The Sweat Your Asana Off Rooftop Yoga Series is a weekly roundup of roughly 150 yogis who take their practice poolside at the Lustre Rooftop Garden. Strengthen your mind and body with an hour of bending, stretching, and mediation. Following flow there will be special yogi happy hour featuring drink specials and skyline views of downtown Phoenix.
The Sweat Your Asana Off Rooftop Yoga series happens every Tuesday from May 27 through September 2 at Hotel Palomar's Lustre Rooftop Garden, 2 East Jefferson Street. Classes run from 6 to 7 p.m. Admission is $10 with a $5 food and beverage credit. For details and to book your spot in advance, visit eventbrite.com and use the keywords "Lustre Yoga" or call 480-478-1765. -- Katie Johnson
322 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ