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Mandy Zajac writes and edits arts, entertainment and lifestyle content for the Get Out section of the East Valley Tribune. Contact her at (480) 898-6818 or

Posted: Thursday, November 24, 2011 5:00 am

Don't do Black Friday? Prefer spending your money on experiences rather than on "stuff"?

Believe it or not, there may just be a day-after-Thanksgiving sale for you. Two of them, in fact.

Arizona Theatre Company and Mesa Arts Center are holding sales Friday on tickets to their shows. It's a chance to get more for your money - and square away a night out for yourself or someone on your holiday shopping list. And you don't have to leave home to shop.

Arizona Theatre Company is offering two free tickets to any performance with the purchase of four tickets, giving you six admissions for up to 68 percent off regular single-ticket prices. You could bring five friends. Give them to a family of six. Or give three separate gifts to three different couples.

Tickets may be used for "God of Carnage," "Daddy Long Legs," "The 39 Steps," "The Great Gatsby" or "Red." Descriptions of each show, along with times and dates, are at

Tickets must be purchased Friday. You can get them over the phone at (602) 256-6995 or in person at the Herberger Theater Center box office, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix. Black Friday sale tickets will not be available online.

Meanwhile, at Mesa Arts Center, you can get any ticket to select Performing Live Series shows for $24.

The $24 for 24 Hours sale includes tickets to "Forever Tango with Cheryl Burke," Jon Anderson, Itzhak Perlman, Lorna Luft's "Songs My Mother Taught Me," An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Yo-Yo Ma and more. A full list of shows (and showtimes) is available on MAC's website.

The deal is good 12:00 a.m. through 11:59 p.m. Friday. MAC staff expect tickets for some shows to sell out shortly after midnight. Tickets may be purchased online at You must enter the promo code “BLACKFRIDAY” to get the discount.

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