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    Wildcat weekend: Aug. 9-15

    Monday, Aug. 9

    For the ultimate blues experience, drive to the Desert Diamond Casino to catch B.B. King’s live performance. Enjoy watching the King of Blues play one of the famous Lucilles. 1100 W. Pima Mine Road. Doors open 6 p.m., concert starts 7 p.m. Tickets range from $40-$70 and can be purchased in advance at 294-7777. More information at

    Tuesday, Aug. 10

    Think you can S-P-E-L-L? If so, participate in the fun, challenging Adult Spelling Bee, hosted by SKY.Bar. Winner receives a $25 gift certificate to Brooklyn Pizza Company, the New York-style pizza parlor located next door. 526 N. Fourth Ave. Sign-up begins 6:30 p.m., competition starts 7 p.m. Free. 21+. 622-4300.

    Wednesday, Aug. 11

    Dance to literature at Powhaus Productions’ presentation of LIT, a literary dance party hosted at The Rialto Theatre. Come dressed like a librarian and enjoy the live readings and music by local authors and artists. Also eat pizza and win prizes. 318 E. Congress St. Doors open 7 p.m. Dancing starts 9 p.m. $3. 18+, bring ID. 740-1000. More information about events, authors and music at 

    Thursday, Aug. 12

    Get inspired by human willpower and revolution during The Now Theatre’s presentation of “”A Night of Three Short Plays,”” hosted by the Rogue Theatre. It’ll feature two plays by Naomi Wallace and a live reading by Nic Adams, followed by an after-show discussion. 300 E. University Blvd. Starts 7:30 p.m. $10 or Pay-What-You-Will. 949-547-6067. More information at

    Friday, Aug. 13

    For a marathon of concerts, head back to The Rialto Theatre to catch its second installment of 5 Bands for 5 Bucks. It’ll feature local rock artists Brian Lopez, Shaun Harris, The Ghost Dove, Runaway 5 and Dead Western Plains. 318 E. Congress St. Doors open 8 p.m. Starts 9 p.m. $5 admission. 740-1000. More information at

    Saturday, Aug. 14

    If you’re seeking variety, check out Second Saturdays Downtown, a monthly event where you can enjoy shopping, dining, arts and entertainment. Enjoy free performances by local bands and performers like Roll Acosta. No specific address; occurs downtown, on Congress Street, Scott Avenue and Sixth Avenue. Free. More information about vendors, events and times at

    Sunday, Aug. 15

    Find out why girls just want to have fun by catching the live performance from Cyndi Lauper at Sol Casinos’ AVA Amphitheater. Dance and sing along with the famous ‘80s-pop artist while she performs several of her past hits and her newer material. 5655 W. Valencia Road. Ticket prices can be purchased in advance at for $20-$60. Concert starts 7:30 p.m. 800-344-9435. More information at


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