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Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2009 5:32 pm | Updated: 1:50 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Youth flag football registration

Sign-ups for the Mesa Parks and Recreation Department's youth flag football league will open on Sept. 7. There will be five divisions for boys and girls ages 6 to 14. Games will be played on Saturdays, beginning Oct. 17, at Mountain View Park, 845 N. Lindsay Road.

The cost to play is $50 and includes at least six games and a jersey.

There are also openings for volunteer coaches and assistants.

To register or for more information, call (480) 644-3040 or visit www.mesaaz.gov/parksrec/youth.

Dinner and a show

Enjoy a meal while watching a stage show as the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 5247 E. Brown Road, presents "Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical." This song-filled play takes a light-hearted look at growing older along with the accompanying joys and burdens. Tickets range from $28-$54 for adults and are $22 for kids under 12.

For showtimes and more information, call (480) 325-6700 or visit www.broadwaypalmwest.com.

Heavy metal concert

The metal band Mudvayne comes to Mesa along with Black Label Society and Static-X as part of the "Pedal to the Metal" tour. The music kicks off at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Mesa Amphitheatre, 201 N. Center St., Mesa. Admission ranges from $73-$90.

For tickets, contact (800) 279-4444 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

Bodybuilding contest

The Arizona Natural Physique Competition will be held at the Mesa Arts Center beginning 10 a.m. Saturday, with the finals at 5 p.m. Men and women will take the stage to put their bodies on display. Tickets range from $5-$40.

For more information, contact (480) 644-6500 or visit www.mesaartscenter.com.

Improv comedy performance

The National Comedy Theatre presents an improvised comedy show based on audience suggestions.

Two teams of comedians will compete to see who can generate more laughs from the audience. There will be two shows Friday and Saturday, at 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m., at the National Comedy Theatre, 1111 S. Longmore Road, Mesa.

Admission is $10-$12. Call (602) 374-5638 or visit www.nctphoenix.com for more information.

Sign language instruction

The "Sign, Sign & Play!" event is a way for people of all ages to learn and practice American Sign Language. Bookmans, 1056 S. Country Club Drive, hosts this event at 10 a.m. each week with an instructor from the Sign Language Academy.

For more information, call (480) 835-0505 or visit www.bookmans.com.

'My Favorite Monster' art exhibit

The Arizona Museum for Youth takes a lighthearted look at monsters created by a variety of artists.

Kids can explore a monster's castle, star in a monster movie and even make a monster of their own. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and is located at 35 N. Robson in Mesa.

Admission is $6.50. For more information, contact the museum at (480) 644-2467.

'The Cactus League Experience' exhibit

The Mesa Historical Museum examines and chronicles the history of Cactus League baseball in Arizona through historical photographs and artifacts.

The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and is located at 2345 N. Horne St., Mesa. Admission is $5, $3 for children 3 to 12.

For more information, contact the museum at (480) 835-7358 or visit www.mesahistoricalmuseum.org.

Go and Do events are compiled by Tribune writer Chris Adams. If you have an event that you would like to see listed, send the details via e-mail to getout@evtrib.com.

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