By Judy Harper | Phoenix Magazine
Watch Wiffle Ball Champs Bring the Heat
Long a sport that lived primarily in kids’ backyards, Wiffle ball has gone big league. See for yourself at the Western Wiffle Ball Classic, Oct. 16, where the kids’ game is played with adult intensity. Forty-two teams comprised of three to five players of all ages compete in the second annual tournament. Games last 35 minutes or four innings, whichever comes first, with 16 teams advancing to a single-elimination showdown. Players also compete in a home run derby in between games. Fourteen-year-old Logan Rose, a Valley resident, is the visionary behind the tournament. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $5 for spectators; free, children 12 and younger. Scottsdale Stadium, 7408 E. Osborn Rd., Scottsdale, 480-423-1414, blwwiffleball.com.
Enjoy a Night of Memories with Sopranos Cast
Cast members Steve Schirripa, Vincent Pastore and Michael Imperioli share stories, memories and slides from when The Sopranos was in production as Mesa Arts Center hosts In Conversation with the Sopranos, Oct. 16. The hit HBO mob series chronicled James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano – husband, father and mob boss. Hosted by comedian Joey Kola, the 90-minute show includes a Q&A with all topics on the table, even theories on the show’s controversial series finale. 8 p.m. $35-$75. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, 480-644-6500, mesaartscenter.com/index.php/shows/performing-live/in-conversation-with-the-sopranos.