Groundhog Day is nearing, and we hope your days don’t feel like you’re trapped in a time loop. This weekend we want you to head back to the roller derby because ladies kicking butts is what 2023 is all about. Or you can get funky or sassy! Why not tackle a football-themed workout to prep for the Super Bowl? Whatever your tastes are, feel certain that Phoenix is your place for active living. Note: Some descriptions courtesy of event hosts and edited for clarity.
The Table at Metropolitan Arts Institute
Moments of our lives are played out at the table; assemblies of joy, romance, conflict, family and unexpected encounters. This February, Scorpius Dance Theatre is serving up “The Table” — a gathering for us all to dream, laugh and be moved by the power of intimate, in-person performance. With new and reimagined pieces by artistic director Lisa Starry, along with guest works by Scorpius Dancers, you don’t want to miss this unique series of chronicles and tales. $25. 7:30 p.m. 1700 N 7th Ave. Phoenix, AZ; metro-arts.org
Something Funky at Westside Blues & Jazz
Something Funky is an eight-piece funk band founded in 2015 by band leader Greg Foster. The band is based out of Phoenix, AZ and was created with the idea of making original music that reflects a mix of funk, Latin, Southwestern and African beats. $15. 6:30 p.m. 17045 N 59th Ave. Glendale, AZ; westsideblues.com
After Dark Cabaret: Mame at Arizona Broadway Theatre
The After Dark Cabaret series has been a long-standing favorite Friday night tradition since ABT’s very first season in 2006. Join us for live performances from the cast of ABT’s production of Mame the Musical. Free. 7 p.m. 7701 W Paradise Ln. Peoria, AZ; azbroadway.org // @arizonabroadway
Roller Rage Roller Derby at The Hall of Dames
Roller Rage is a three day all-star tournament featuring elite skaters from banked track and flat track derby from across the nation to battle it out in the desert. Tickets are available now for pre-order or at the door. $15 per day/$35 for 3-day pass. 11 a.m. 2517 W McDowell Rd. Phoenix, AZ; arizonaderbydames.com // @arizonaderbydames
Free Outdoor Movie at Centennial Plaza Park
Put on your PJs and bring the whole family to catch “Vivo” at Centennial Plaza Park. There will be specialty food trucks, Valentine’s Day cookie decorating, balloon artists, a kid-friendly DJ, Girl Scout Cookies and more. Free. 5 p.m. 9875 N 85th Ave. Peoria, AZ.
Football-Themed Track Workout at Margaret T. Hance Park
Are you ready for some football…themed workouts? Come build and burn with F45 Downtown Phoenix at Margaret Hance Park the Saturday before Superbowl LVII. We will host a free 45-minute workout at the park in the area off 3rd Avenue and Culver Street. Free. 10:30 a.m. 67 W Culver St. Phoenix, AZ.
HomeBase Poetry Open Mic at Hyatt Regency
HomeBase Poetry is hands down one of the most upscale open mics in the country. Recite and read your work in front of a supportive and enthusiastic audience. Express all those ideas that you’ve been itching to share, or just listen and watch. Jam out to the songs you miss, that you grew up to, that make you groove whether you want to or not. Hear poetry that will broaden your horizons, crack you up and make you think as much as it makes you feel. $15. 6 p.m. 122 N 2nd St. Phoenix, AZ.
Haunt Me at Cornish Pasty Co.
A dreamy darkwave evening featuring Haunt Me from Austin, Texas, with support from U.S. Grave and Cry Velvet. $12. 8 p.m. 960 W University Dr. Tempe, AZ; cornishpastyco.com
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