Downtown Mesa celebrates its monthly 2nd Friday Night Out with a pirate-themed block party featuring cosplay, prizes and more. Attendees of the art walk are invited to come dressed as a pirate and participate in a “Talk Like a Pirate” contest and a best pirate costume contest. There will be a balloon fencing contest and a “Walk the Plank” activity for kids, fencing demonstrations, live music, dining, art and one-of-a-kind shopping opportunities. The block party will be held 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 in Downtown Mesa. For more information, call (602) 318-5689 or visit 2ndfridaynightout.com.