HOTLINE: Thursday, Nov. 13

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Holiday Lights/Free Movies/Pollack Theatre
For more than a decade, Valley Real Estate Entrepreneur Michael Pollack of Pollack Investments has been dazzling crowds with his over-the-top, larger-than-life holiday light extravaganza, but this year even Pollack admits his display will be overly ridiculous and twice as big as anything he's ever done before. "Every year we spend close to $30,000 on our displays and this year I'm spending in excess of $100,000 to produce what I think will be one of most spectacular spectacles in the East Valley with larger animations and more lights than you can even count."
Pollack will kick-off the holiday display when he flips the switch at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 13th.  As part of Pollack's 13th Annual Holiday Display, the real estate mogul will also offer complimentary holiday movies inside Pollack Tempe Cinema starting at 7:00 p.m. on November 13th. Due to the demand, two additional times have been added for the FREE Holiday movies; Saturday & Sunday, November 15th and 16th at 9:30am.
Voodoo Bikeworks
Voodoo Bikeworks, a place bike fanatics work on and build custom motorcyles, was recently on a History Channel show called "Biker Battleground." This weekend, this biker family is reaching out to the community, hoping for participation in a motorcylce ride and raffle to help out a friend named Tony Lohrenz, badly injured by a red-light runner.
Tony's Ride BBQ & Raffle:
Saturday Nov. 15th, 2014
$25/Solo Rider
Each rider receives a BBQ lunch, drink and a raffle ticket to the drawing that day.
9am-10:30am Registration
5930 W. Greenway Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85306
Ride begins at 10am
Hogs & Horses 11am-1pm
Steel Horse Saloon 1pm-1:30pm
End at Voodoo's 3pm-7pm for lunch, raffle, music
Voodoo Bikeworks
11035 N 21st Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85029
ASU $2 Dollar Challenge
This November, nearly 80 students both at Arizona State University's Polytechnic campus in Mesa and the Tempe campus  will abstain from modern-day luxuries and challenge themselves to live on two dollars a day and in cardboard-box houses.  The Two Dollar Challenge will take place Nov. 17 -20th at the Polytechnic Campus and Nov. 12 -14th at the main campus. During the Challenge students are going to be engaged in activities that raise awareness about global poverty and also promote human inner-values such as compassion, empathy, gratitude, and love.
The Two Dollar Challenge, a national experiential learning exercise and poverty action program, is designed to give students an opportunity to step out of their daily lives and more tangibly reflect upon the daily and prolonged challenges of living in poverty while raising awareness and funds to support economic development organizations.  
ASU Tempe Campus
751 E Lemon Mall
Tempe, AZ
Circus Vargas
Circus Vargas Presents Magikaria Extreme! Get ready for the ultimate entertainment extravaganza for all ages! Circus Vargas will debut its most mindblowing, highly anticipated spectacular ever! Join us, where the magic begins and the heart-pounding, death defying action takes place! It's awe-inspiring 'Edge of your Seat' excitement, all under the big top…where imagination comes to life and the world is full of possibility and wonder!
The Pavilions at Talking Stick
101 & Indian Bend
Scottsdale, AZ
877-GOTFUN-1 (877-468-3861)
Shake hands with and drink the wine of Arizona's own grape farmers and wine producers in the picturesque setting of Phoenix's historic The Farm at South Mountain this fall. The state's top wine growers will gather to showcase their finest wines at this interactive event. Guests will learn about Arizona wine production, enjoy wine tastings and a picnic lunch, and participate in live and silent auctions at the 6th Annual Festival at The Farm. Preview the Live Auction items and prepare your strategy for winning the lot(s) you want most!
The Farm at South Mountain:
6106 S. 32nd Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85042
79th Annual Tamale Dinner
The 79th Annual Tamale Dinner, 100% for charity, is one of the longest-running charity fundraiser's in the state. Benefitting The Friendly House, proceeds fund education and family services to help immigrant families transition into the U.S. This year, the festival will include a kid's craft zone, band line-up, beer garden, "Battle of the Tamale" competition, Mayoral Face-off's and more at their new event location, The Arizona Center.
79th Annual Tamale Dinner & Festival
November 15th, 2014
The Arizona Center
400 E. Van Buren St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
The Tamale Store