Looking for something to do in Phoenix this weekend?
It may be difficult to find anything happening (said with dripping sarcasm).
In the “Hell has frozen over” category, we have the Arizona Cardinals hosting the NFC championship game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Glendale on Sunday. Tickets sold out in 6 minutes. Scalpers will be out in force (scalping is legal in Arizona – if done in person, it must take place at least 200 feet from the event. I guess the world tips off-axis if someone scalps a ticket at say 193 feet from the event).
The lowest face-value ticket is $120. Online sellers have been asking up to $1,000. But, you may be able to get a “deal” if you’re willing to wait until kickoff (or shortly after). It’s a economics thing. The scalper paid for a ticket. Come kickoff, they have two choices — sell that ticket or eat the cost entirely. They’ll sell them.
P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n Roll Marathon is also on Sunday. Here’s a fitness tip — it’s too late to start training. It will be quite the spectacle though as last year over 27,000 runners competed in the marathon and half marathon. Live music at every mile, perfect weather, and lots of festivities will make this interesting. Expect traffic in parts of Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe to be totally whacked from closed roads. Here is a course map:
The Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction winds up its eight day run in North Scottsdale this weekend. They have some amazing automobiles up for auction (want a 1959 Corvette with only 2,902 original miles? That’ll be cheap). It’s a great place to wander around, people watch, and look at cars you’ll never be able to afford.
The Maricopa County Home & Garden Show runs all weekend at the Arizona State Fairgrounds.
And then there is the Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival today through Sunday. Downtown Carefree hosts this festival, and admission is only $3. Live music, 165+ artists displaying their work, and more await you.
Closer to the Phoenix East Valley, the City of Chandler’s 14th Annual Multicultural Festival is Saturday from 11am – 4pm. Lots of activities for the entire family!
What will I be doing this weekend? Tonight is the first ever Phoenix Suns Tweet-Up event! Those that Twitter (and a LOT of Phoenix people do) and who bought “Tweep tickets” to the Suns – Timberwolves game are in for a treat tonight. The Mrs. and I will be in Section 207, Row 5 — friend us up!