Friday, September 30, 2011

What's happening in October?

October 13
RetroSpectacular: Spooktacular in Phoenix
Where: Phoenix Metro Retro
When: 7 PM
Cost: $ 7.00
Don’t be afraid, my pretties…join Marshall as he lifts the lid on the steaming cauldron of gruesome, ghoulish, and villainous escapades from Arizona’s past.  Bwaa-ha-ha-ha-haaaaa.
(Come early and dine with eats from the Valley’s mobile food community – this month featuring beet strEAT.)

Sunday, October 16
80th Anniversary of Phoenix’s Infamous Trunk Murder!
RetroSpectacular: Winnie Ruth Judd Bus Tour
Where: Meet at MacAlpine’s Soda Fountain to board the bus
When: 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Cost: $32.00 Tickets

Relax and let someone else drive, while Marshall escorts us down the twisted streets, and behind the closed doors of the most grisly murder from Phoenix’ past.  Did she do it? Was she insane? You be the judge.

(The bus tour begins and ends at MacAlpine’s Soda Fountain, where we will learn about MacAlpine’s surprising connection with the Judd murders and can wash the blood off our hands with a classic ice cream soda.)

October 24
RetroSpectacular: Scared Straight
Where: FilmBar
When: 7:00pm
Cost: $5.00

Wear your best school days costume (Scout uniforms, pleated skirts, crossing guard
sashes…you get the picture) and join Marshall for a trip down memory lane as he presents a hilarious retrospective of unintentionally funny educational films created to scare the living crap out of us as teenagers.  Safety begins at home!

Friday, October 28
RetroSpectacular: Spooktacular in Tempe
Where: Tempe History Museum
Cost: Free
Come dressed in your Halloween best, enter to win prizes, and join Marshall as he lifts the veil on hauntings, evil deeds and nefarious characters from Arizona’s past.

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

3rd season of the New and Improved Marshall Shore: Retro Spectacular

October 13 is the beginning of the 3rd season for the New and Improved Marshall Shore: Retro Spectacular at Phoenix Metro Retro (708 W. Hazelwood St.) Admission is a bargain at $7

What can you expect: Phoenix Metro Retro is a great Mid Century Modern shop that host the Marshall Shore: Retro Spectacular shows. Meaning the audience gets to sit on great chairs, couches, lounges... while enjoying a beverage seeing and hearing about amazing history and some of the cool stuff history that I have uncovered. Here is a teaser[caption id="attachment_2051" align="alignright" width="84" caption="Bob's Big Boy"][/caption]

What makes it new and improved? FOOD! There will be a food truck available ease your hunger pains. This show will feature beet strEAT. Come early have a d’lish nosh and stay for the show.

First Arizona... Memory Project

What if people shared their First Arizona... memories? Here is my first go at it:

There will be more like my First Arizona... Meal. What are your First Arizona... Memories? It can be written or a video. How was your First Arizona... Kiss, road trip, skinny dipping, or cocktail?

The goal is to share your First Arizona... Memory.