Friday, August 5

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Summer Nights at Norterra

The Shops at Norterra will offer games, music, dancing and prizes, indoors.  Additional music and giveaways will be provided by LIVE 101.5. August's event will feature a "Star Wars" theme with appearances by "Force Awakens" characters Rey and Kylo Ren. Events are presented in conjunction with The Shops at Norterra's "Summer Reading Program," which encourages children to read for at least 10 minutes a day. Participating youth receive rewards for every milestone they reach.

The event is free and runs for 6 pm to 8 pm on Friday, August 5th,
For more information visit:

The Shops at Norterra, 
2460 W. Happy Valley Road, Phoenix. 

Ike's Love and Sandwiches

Ike has risen from homelessness to be a successful businessman.
Company has supported homeless and hungry.
Ike's was a kickoff partner with United Food Bank "give Where You live Campaign" in AZ and raised money for 15,000 meals.
Ike comes to First Friday as way to reach out to community.

Ike will offer Buy One Get One to anyone who comes in on First Friday and mentions segment.

For more information visit:

Address: 910 N 4th St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (480) 565-8573
Between East Garfield St. and East Roosevelt St.

NightOwls at the Rhythm Room

You don't see bands like this anymore! This group of 10 is a total throw back and retro in their style, now evolving into more of a Motown inspired band. They've been called "the band to watch." They'll be performing in Phoenix on Friday, Aug 5th at The Rhythm Room. If you've ever danced the night away, you already know how energetic and infectious The Nightowls are. With their throw-back soul sound and vibrant presence, this 10-piece band knows how to get the party started. 

For more information visit:
The Rhythm Room Website:

The Rhythm Room
Address: 1019 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85014
Phone: (602) 265-4842
7TH Street & Indian School 

Conquering Superwoman Syndrome

James (Jim) LaValle, R.Ph. C.C.N., clinical pharmacist, board certified clinical nutritionist, author of, "Your Blood Never Lies, share four quick-fix stress solutions for some of the most dangerous health conditions that will provide immediate stress relief in the short term while stabilizing long-term health.

1) Why you should stop fad dieting (which causes more stress) and strategies to end stress eating
2) How to check your vitamin D levels with a blood test in the comfort of your own home since stress is responsible for blocking the natural absorption of vitamin D that protects the body from a variety of diseases
3) The exact number of hours you need of sleep to instantly reboot your body in one day
4) The quickest, scientifically studied, stress reducers that can be done in less than 15 minutes, including: random acts of kindness, venting to a girlfriend and breathing techniques.

For more information visit:
Twitter: @JimLaValle

Nene Leakes at Standup Live!

Nene Leakes is the breakout star of Bravo's hit reality show, "Real Housewives of Atlanta".  In addition to "Housewives", she's had a recurring role on "Glee" for the past three seasons, and was a series regular on Ryan Murphy's "The New Normal" on NBC. She starred on Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" on Broadway in the role of 'Madame' and has recently finished a Broadway run on "Chicago" in the role of 'Mama Morton'.

Nene will be performing at Standup Live this weekend on Friday, August 5th and Saturday, August 6th.

Friday, August 5th 7:30 PM 
21 & over 
Friday, August 5th 10:00 PM 
18 & over 
Saturday, August 6th 7:00 PM 
21 & over 
Saturday, August 6th 10:00 PM 
21 & over 

General admission ticket price: $25.00 / $29.00
VIP ticket price: $50.00 / $57.02

For more information visit:

50 W. Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Phone: 480-719-6100

August is Brake Safety Awareness Month: Brake Safety & Rain

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) the faster you're driving, the longer it takes your car to stop. When every second counts, you want to be able to count on your brakes.

How you drive, what you drive and the quality of brake lining material can affect brake wear. While an annual inspection is recommended, you should always have your brakes checked out when:

·      Your car is pulling to the left or right
·      The brake pedal feels spongy or soft or too high and hard.
·      Your wheels lock during braking.
·      Squealing or grinding noises are head when you brake.
·      Brake warning light appears.

A thorough inspection should include:

·      Brake fluid level
·      Pads
·      Rotor thickness
·      Brake lines
·      Hoses
·      Brake lights and warning lights
·      Taking the car for a test drive

How to handle brake failure:

Temporary failure often occurs when a car hydroplanes

If you're hydroplaning you should first take your foot off the accelerator then turn the steering wheel in the opposite direction. Do not pump the brakes.

If your brakes fail it is safe to use your parking brake if you're traveling slower than 30 mph.

As a last resort to stop, put the car in reverse. This can severely damage your car.

The Neighborhood Auto Repair Professionals (NARPRO.COM) helps car owners find skilled and honest car repair shops. NARPRO only recommends independent, family-owned, full-service auto repair shops that have passed 26 rigorous tests. Visit to find recommended shops near work or home. NARPRO is the easiest way to find an honest mechanic in the Valley.