- $15 for two general-admission tickets (up to $36.42 value)
- $62 for four VIP tickets at a table (up to $167.08 value)
- When: Friday, October 2, at 7 p.m. or 10:30 p.m.
50 Shades of Men
Perhaps more stimulating than the steamy book its name alludes to, 50 Shades of Men elicits a lifetime supply of woo in a showcase of Vegas-grade burlesque. The performance comes courtesy of a topless male cast culled from the 2010 tour of Chippendales, an ensemble that’s gained fame for their good-natured flesh-dancing and chronic allergy to pants. Wiggling their way into tomorrow’s daydreams to seductive music, the ensemble sends audiences into a frenzy as they meld classic showmanship with rippling brawn.
Arizona Event Center
Wanting to see more art, music, and entertainment in their town, a few local businessmen decided to take matters into their own hands and build a venue flexible enough to host all three. Their creation—the 30,000 square foot Arizona Event Center—boasts three stages between the back theater and front pavilion, comfortably hosting up to 4,000 guests at any given time. They rent the versatile space out for concerts, sporting events, trade shows, comedy nights, and even weddings, enhancing each experience with a professional lighting and sound system.
While the place itself is already impressive, the owners supplement its intrinsic charms with local business partnerships. The Mesa Police Department oversees certain security duties, liquor and energy drink companies supply complementary goods as advertisements, visitors are served food, snacks, and drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, and Clean Air Cab makes sure that plenty of vehicles are on hand to ferry away partiers who took advantage of the full bar or donated their rides to a monster truck rally.