This weekend, Cinco de Mayo likely will reign supreme over our southwestern state (for proof, peep our Cinco guide), but if free-flowing margs, Tecate, Corona, and shwasted coeds in sombreros aren't up your alley, there's plenty more to do. Here are our five picks for ways to spend this weekend.
5. Star Wars Day: May The Fourth Be With You @ Rusted Nail Provided that Luke, Leia, and Han hold a special place in your heart, chances are good that celebrating George Lucas' beloved, nerd-tastic space opera series through Star Wars Day is already on your agenda. And, lucky for you and your buds, Rusted Nail will do the day justice with an exhibition of Wars-themed resin figures, paintings, and T-shirts from local artists Dams, rustedhalo, KiLL!, and Doctor Strangebeast. Join the dork side on Friday from 6 to 11 p.m. Admission is free.
4. Vintage Yard Sale @ The Dollhouse Before they close up shop for the summer, be sure to hit up pop-up shop The Dollhouse's last vintage sale until October. Expect plenty of discounts, including a $5 item bin and deals on fall and winter pieces. Shop from 5 to 10 p.m. during First Friday festivities at The Dollhouse. There's no charge to check it out.3. Arizona Comic Mini Expo @ Samurai Comics East Local comic creatives such as Steam Crow, Cory Walker, Scott Kolins, Patrick Scherberger, Jay Foto, and more will gather for this weekend's Arizona-centric expo. Meet them and score a slew of goodies courtesy of Free Comic Book Day. The bookish free fun goes down at Samurai East on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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2. Cinco de Drinko Pool Party @ Gateway Pool The school year ends with a big ol' Cinco bash at Gateway on Saturday -- and this one promises to be a rager. Starting at 10 a.m. and stretching to 2 a.m., the party will have free food, jams from DJ Effect, and a bunch of giveaways. There's no cover.
1. Kentucky Derby Party @ Mabel's on Main Don your derby-worthy hats and get ready to down some legit mint juleps in copper cups -- the Kentucky Derby is coming to Mabel's. Prizes will be awarded for best hats and best dressed attendees during the races, and Southern-style grub from Chef Aaron May will be served on Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. There's no cover.
For more things to do this weekend, visit our calendar.