Taste Test Classic American Comfort Food at the Mac and Cheese Cook-Off at Chopper John’s

November 6, 2017 7:00 am

Known for lots of live music, Chopper John's is also locally famous for its quintessential American pub food—including mac and cheese. So it's the perfect place to host the Mac and Cheese Cook-Off on Sunday, November 12th at 5:30 p.m.

Using Chopper John's own mac and cheese as the gold standard, four judges will taste test amateur mac and cheese dishes and crown the winner, then award them a cash prize. Each chef pays $20 to be entered into the competition, so the size of the pot depends on how many sign up. If you want to be part of the fun, sans the cooking, come to Chopper John's to taste a few of the mac and cheese dishes, grab a pint, and watch the game on November 12th.

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Learn How to Launch Your Own Podcast at the Podcast It Yourself Workshop

October 24, 2017 8:00 am

Chuck Tomasi and Tee Morris are some of the biggest names in the podcasting business. In fact, they co-authored Podcasting for Dummies, a book that presents the basic must-haves of a successful podcast. So they're the perfect duo to host Podcast It Yourself on Saturday, October 28th in Phoenix.

Chuck Tomasi, considered one of the "grandfathers" of podcasting, will kick off the event at 4 p.m. with his keynote speech. Spend the half-hour presentation learning all about what he's learned over the course of a career that included the production of more than 1,000 podcast episodes and hundreds of videos. Then split off to enjoy the lectures and activities that accompany your chosen track of podcast best practices, hardware, or software. It all ends at 7:45 p.m. with a book signing of Podcasting for Dummies, followed by an after party. A ticket is $20.

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David Spade at Stand Up Live: A Comedy Icon Comes to Phoenix on October 21st

October 18, 2017 8:00 am

David Spade has lived in the spotlight for nearly 20 years, ever since he hit it big with his role on Just Shoot Me and, subsequently, snagged a spot on Saturday Night Live. With his group of famous friends and two decades' worth of star-studded parties, Spade had a lot to spill when he released his first memoir in 2015. When David Spade performs at StandUp Live in Phoenix on Saturday, October 21st, you can bet he'll touch on some of these aspects of his career during his set.

Since Spade got his start performing standup, you can expect to see an ease when he takes the stage and delivers laugh-inducing anecdotes with his signature dose of wit. Grab a general admission ticket to the show online ($42.50), and be a member of the audience when David Spade comes to town.

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