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Quick look: New this week at the movies

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Football Friday Night Out

As we get deeper into fall, the evenings are getting cooler, but the action on the field is just starting to heat up. To help make sure you are good and warmed up for the game with a good meal and some libations, here are some spots nearby to check out before and/or after yet another glorious evening on the football field.

Outliars Comedy Club opens Chandler location

Outliars, a comedy club with several venues across the valley, is opening its fifth location in Chandler. The new club kicks off its grand opening at 8 p.m. on both Friday, Sept. 26, and Saturday, Sept. 27.

Aladdin takes flight with Disney Live: Mickey’s Music Festival

Disney Live is bringing a new musical performance to US Airways Center on Sept. 27 and 28, where Disney characters will dance and sing in an interactive performance. In addition to the traditional characters like Mickey and Minnie Mouse, the show will feature characters from “Aladdin,” “Toy Story” and “The Little Mermaid.” Aladdin will be performed by 22-year-old Anthony Gonzales, who said he is excited to play Disney’s street urchin.

Solitary or in solidarity, Lofgren continues to shine

It would be easy to label Nils Lofgren as a sideman for some of the greatest acts of all time, including Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr and Lou Reed … but the truth is that Lofgren is a star who shines silently in his own right.

Win tix to “Vikings from the British Museum” event

Vikings: the name alone conjures up longboats full of armor-clad warriors, poised to concur entire villages. Thanks to Fathom Events, you can immerse yourself in all things Viking-related on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. at AMC Ahwatukee 24, where viewers will enjoy an close-up look at the British Museum's exhibit "Vikings: Life and Legend" - looking at the ships, swords, burials, beliefs, language and legacy of the ancient warriors.

Dawn Fest raises money, awareness for ALS

If you want to go beyond the social media craze and commit your time and money to a local individual, check out Dawn Fest Thursday, Sept. 25 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Tempe Marketplace Concert Amphitheater, held in honor of Valley resident Dawn Perre, a current ALS patient and spokeswoman.

Neeson shines in 'Walk Among the Tombstones'

Painted along the edges of “A Walk Among the Tombstones” is the urgent reminder the end of the world is nigh. That was life in 1999 in the months leading toward the current millennium – a period loaded with paranoia about how humanity will end because of the Y2K virus once Dec. 31, 1999 became Jan. 1, 2000.

Striptease distracts at AriZoni Awards

Applause was prompt and spirits were high Monday, Sept. 15, at Tempe Center for the Arts, where members and fans of the Arizona theater community honored nominees and recipients of the 24th annual AriZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence.

To Purgatory and back with author Jeb Rosebrook

Author Jeb Rosebrook is one of Arizona’s biggest literary advocates and his new book, the first in nearly a half a century, finds him right where he left off — in fine form.