The Torch Theatre is holding its fifth annual 32-Hour improv comedy marathon this Friday and Saturday. The event will feature more than 80 different sketches, some of which are Torch classics — like Skewed News Hour — but many will be new performances. Ticket are $15 to see every show and are available at the Torch Theatre’s website.
Experience the traditional Japanese mooneiewing ceremony — called Otsukimi — at the Japanese Friendship Gardens in downtown Phoenix this Friday. The intimate and informative gathering will include musical entertainment and candle lighting ceremonies at the annual event where the full moon coincides with the fall harvest. Tickets are $25 and the ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m. More information available here.
Omnia Vanitas — High Fashion Meets Street Art
Some of Arizona’s best street artists and fashion designers will come together to present their work in tandem at Aje’les International Compass Omnia Vanita (All is Vanity) show. It will be held at the Fair Trade Cafe on Roosevelt from 6:30 to 9 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the event’s Eventbrite page. Tickets range in price from $20 to $100, and all proceeds will go to charity.
Vampire Folklore Night
Dr. Sharonah Fredericks of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies will be at the Poisoned Pen bookstore in Old Town Scottsdale at 7 p.m. to discuss the lore and legend of vampires. From Transylvania to Ancient Peru, the talk is sure to inform, and possibly frighten, attendants. Tickets are $10, and you can RSVP at the Poisoned Pen’s website.
The Exorcist Has No Legs
Phoenix Theatre’s All Puppet Players are putting their own twist on the classic horror film The Exorcist. Their production, called The Exorcist Has No Legs, will sure to elicit a few laughs at least. And don’t worry, the puppet will only be spewing silly string as its head rotates. The show starts at 8 p.m. at the Playhouse on the Park on Central. Find more information here.