What's happening this weekend?

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by Marcy McMacken

azfamily.com

Posted on April 20, 2013 at 8:10 AM

Updated Thursday, May 23 at 6:15 AM

 ARIZONA BBQ FESTIVAL
The 4th Annual Arizona BBQ Festival is this Saturday. It takes place at the Salt River Fields in Scottsdale. The event is featuring more than 25 top BBQ purveyors.  Visitors will be able to sample tons of smoked meats for only $2, or they can buy a whole rack of BBQ ribs.  The event will also have a "Redneck Games Arena" hosting games like, watermelon seed spitting contests and dead lawn mower races. Admission is $12 and kids 12 and under are free. Complete details can be found at www.azbbqfestival.com.
 
PICNIC AND POLO CLINIC
The Arizona Polo Club is holding its Picnic and Polo Clinic on Saturday at 3:00 pm. It'll be at Westworld in Scottsdale.  Visitors can either sit back, relax and watch a polo game, or if they want, actually participate in a polo game, learning first hand, what Polo is all about. This event is free and more information is at www.arizonapolo.com
 
CURLING COMPETITION
The Scottsdale Ice Den in Scottsdale is holding its 10th Annual Desert Ice Bonspiel. The featured event is the Curling competition. Thirty two teams from all over the world will be competing. Competitors slide a 42 pound granite stone across 143 feet of ice while two other team mates sweep in front of the stone, trying to get it to land within a circle, in order to score.  For more information about the competition, you can visit www.deserticebonspiel.com.
 

LUCHE LIBRE MASKED WARRIORS
Mexican wrestling's Luche Libre tour is in Phoenix this weekend. See some action packed wrestling with the tour's masked warriors like Super Crazy, Shane "Hurricane" Helms and Solar.  The wrestling show takes place at the Grand Canyon University on Sunday. Times and tickets can be found at www.luchelibreusa.com.
 
BILL T JONES/ARNIE ZANE DANCE COMPANY
Two-time Tony award winner Bill T. Jones and his dance company are performing at ASU's Gammage auditorium for one night. The performance is at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 20th.  Those attending will be able to enjoy live contemporary dancing performances, accompanied by live musicians.  Bill T Jones combines extraordinary contemporary dancing with Western musical works.  For ticket information, visit www.asugammage.com
 
FOUR PEAKS FEST
Four Peaks Brewery is holding its Four Peaks Fest Saturday. The event will be at the Four Peaks tasting room located at 2401 S. Wilson St., in Tempe. Those attending can taste nine different speciality strong beers, along with the Four Peaks brews on tap. They cann also  choose from a variety of food vendors like Honey Bear's BBQ, Bosco Pizza and Satay Hut.  Admission is free . The food and drinks can be purchased. All details are at: www.fourpeaks.com
 
PINNACLE PEAK PATIO WILD WEST FEST
Pinnacle Peak's first Wild West Fest is Saturday.  It'll be at the Pinnacl Peak Steakhouse, located at 10426 E. Jomax Road in Scottsdale.  The event will feature stunt shows and gunfights, western entertainment and food and drink specials.   There'll also be a Blacksmith Shop, your chance to take western photos and there'll be a kids corral with face painting and temporary tattoos. Times and admission can be found at www.pppatio.com/wild-west-fest.
 

 

 

 
 

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