Provided you can press pause on constantly fantasizing about Saturday's sure-to-be mesmerizing Jell-O wrestling event at Cave Creek Smokehouse, it's likely you'll notice that there's a ton of stuff going on this weekend (in addition to barely clothed girls duking it out in a pool of hospital food). Did that help? Good. Here are five more ways to spend your weekend.
5. Labyrinth Screening @ MADCAP Theaters Revisiting beloved media from your childhood can be a tricky endeavor. After all, some things will hold up and others don't pass the nostalgia fact check. Beauty and the Beast makes the cut, but For us, Jim Henson's Labyrinth is still as fun and entertaining as it was before we had the capacity to properly follow a plotline. Revisit your childhood (and the Bog of Eternal Stench) when Cult Classics presents a duo of Labyrinth screenings at MADCAP on Friday at 9 and 11 p.m. Tickets are $10 to $20.
4. Rosa de Dos Aromas @ FilmBar Fundación para las Artes Latinoamericanas (FALA) presents a production of Emilio Carbadillo's Rosa de Dos Aromas, the story of two seemingly different female inmates both working to have their similarly-shackled love interests released from behind bars. But, oh, there's a catch. Performances continue this weekend at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at FilmBar. Tickets are $15.
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3. ASU Astronomy Open House @ Bateman Physical Sciences Center Yeah, yeah. School's out for summer. We know. However, the skyward-looking, studious crew from the university's School of Earth and Space Exploration haven't left to party the summer away in god-knows-where. Instead, on Friday, April 27, the school will host its Astronomy Open House. Astronomer and author Lawrence Krauss will begin the evening at 7 p.m. with a lecture on the genesis and evolution of the universe insofar as humans understand it. Following the talk will be a planetarium tour, hands-on telescope use, and on-display meteorites. The event will take place in room 173 of Bateman Physical Sciences Center's F-wing. Admission is free and seating is first-come, first-served.
2. SanTan Wheelie Jam @ Steele Indian School Park For the second year in a row, SanTan Brewery will team up with Tempe Bicycle Action Group (TBAG) for the Wheelie Jam Super Picnic -- a daylong bike-centric fest that includes a bike parade, bike polo, a custom bike show, a foot down slow ride, mini and tall bike races, BMX and fixie tricks demos, a bike mechanic build-off, roller racing, and live music. It all goes down at Steele Indian School Park on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
1. Clothing Swap CO-OPhx @ The CO-OPhx As spring brightens to summer, it's only natural to want to revamp your wardrobe. Lucky for you (and your wallet) getting a seasonal makeover can come cheaper than you might think. Bring 10 items with you for CO-OPhx's clothing swap on Sunday at The CO-OPhx from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and you can trade one-for-one with other fashionable folks. Big Brain winner Ashley Eaton will also be on hand with her mobile vintage store, Merry May Shoppe. Any extra items that you bring will be donated -- same goes for any items that don't end up swapped. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 the day of the event.