5 things to do on Thursday nights

Stand-Up, Scottsdale! is a comedy club that was opened in March by ASU alumnus Howard Hughes in Old Town Scottsdale. (Photo by Murphy Bannerman)

Stand-Up, Scottsdale! is a comedy club that was opened in March 2013 by ASU alumnus Howard Hughes in Old Town Scottsdale. (Photo by Murphy Bannerman)

Stand-Up, Joke Off

Guarantee yourself a great laugh with wannabe comedians in Stand-Up, Scottsdale! Comedy Club this coming Thursday night. Stand-Up, Scottsdale! Comedy Club hosts a variety of stand up comedies from comedians of all kinds, ranging from hilarious stars to rising comedians.

Secure yourself a nice spot and laugh away every Thursday, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Address: 6820 E. Fifth Ave., Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Phone: 480-882-0730

Website: www.standupscottsdale.com

Price: No Cover

Burlesque, Jazz and Blues Night

At 9 p.m., The Living Room of W Hotel Scottsdale turns into an elegant and upscale lounge. The great ambiance attracts stylish elites, couples or just anyone who is up for a good time to gather and mingle. Enjoy a night of burlesque performances accompanied by live jazz and blues music while sipping on cocktails. There will be live music performances throughout the night with short burlesque performances every half hour.

Get ready to dress up and have a good night every Thursday night at 9 p.m. For more information or VIP reservations, call 602-405-0099

Address: 7277 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85281

Hotel phone: 480-970-2100

Website: www.wscottsdalehotel.com

Price: No Cover

(Photo by Shawn Raymundo)

Aaron Johnson owns Lawn Gnome Publishing, which hosts a poetry slam every Thursday at 8 p.m. (Photo by Shawn Raymundo)

Phoenix Poetry Slam

Witness new and upcoming local poets at the Lawn Gnome Publishing, hosted by journalism sophomore Hattie Jean Hayes. See experienced and newbie poets take the stage with hopes of making it to the final round at the end of summer. Five judges will be selected from the audience to score participants’ performances. Poets sign-up at 7:30 p.m. and the slam begin at 8 p.m. on Thursday.

Address: 905 N. 5th St. Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phone: (602) 682-5825

Website: http://www.phoenixpoetryslam.com

Price: No Cover

It’s Show Time!

ShowTime is an extraordinary musical variety drag show at The Bar on Central with renowned resident performer, Barbra Seville and local actor, Ian Christiansen every Thursday. The hosts of the show provide their own brand of song and comedy to draw a crowd. To spice things up, ShowTime features a new guest appearance each week.

Address: 718 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phone: 602-258-6122

Website: http://thebaroncentral.com

Price: No Cover

Line Dance Lessons

Phoenix’s Cash Inn Country is a country bar that caters for the LGBT community and country music fans — but don’t miss out, there’s a variety of activities at this venue. With different sorts of entertaining events, the country bar welcomes anyone with great service and friendly faces. One of the many events includes line dance lessons with easygoing instructors.

Put on your dance shoes and head down to Cash Inn Country bar on Thursday at 8 p.m.

Address: 2140 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85006

Phone: 602-244-9943

Website: http://www.cashinncountry.net

Price: No Cover

 

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