30 Best Spring Events in Metro Phoenix

30 Best Spring Events in Metro Phoenix
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As flowers start to bloom, the schedules start to get booked. Spring is easily a season to see and be seen in metro Phoenix -- what with an influx of conventions, art exhibitions, and festivals. Whether your interests lie in comedy, comic books, or something in between, we're certain you'll find at least a few things worth penciling down in our list of the 30 must-attend spring events.

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Spring Butterfly Exhibit

The Desert Botanical Garden is all aflutter with the Spring Butterfly Exhibit, on view now through Sunday, May 10. Guests can walk through the Marshall Butterfly Pavillon and be surrounded by hundreds of colorful butterflies (talk about a place to take the perfect selfie). Entrance to the exhibit is $3.50 in addition to regular garden admission. A butterfly identification guide is available for download at www.dbg.org.

"Andy Warhol: Portraits"

Pop art has popped up in the Valley with the iconic works of Andy Warhol. "Andy Warhol: Portraits" is on view now through Sunday, June 21, at Phoenix Art Museum. The exhibition contains nearly 200 pieces created by Warhol with appearances by celebrities including Marilyn Monroe, Sylvester Stallone, and Prince. Museum admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $10 for students, and $6 for children between 6 and 17. Visit phxart.org.

Spark! Festival of Creativity

This spring Mesa Arts Center will rejoice in the right side of the brain with its annual Festival of Creativity, Spark! The free four-day affair will feature live music performances, interactive installations, and visual art displays, all inspired by the four elements: earth, water, air, and fire. Spark! runs from noon to 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, March 18 and 19, and from noon to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21. Visit www.mesaartscenter.com/spark.

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