Looking for ways to fill up your weekend? Here are your five best bets for getting out and about in the Valley of the Sun.
Rehatch Party @ CO+HOOTS Recently relocated co-working den CO+HOOTS is ready to rehatch in its in Washington Row digs. And you, pal, are invited.
Christen the new space with an evening of music, food, and featured speakers Kimber Lanning, Mayor Greg Stanton, Matt Pittinsky, and CO+HOOTS founder Jenny Poon. Get in on the egghead fun from 7 p.m. to midnight at CO+HOOTS on Friday. Admission is free, but RSVPs are required via rehatchphx.eventbrite.com.
Desert Dance Presents The Gathering @ Tempe Center for the Arts Inspired by John Henry Waddell's sculpture The Gathering, Desert Dance Theatre's new show of the same name brings together companies from around the Valley, including MarioCo, Dulce, and Terpsicore, among others, in celebration of the new year. Take in the newness during the show's two performances at Tempe Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students, and $12 for seniors. Get yours via www.tempe.gov/tca or by calling 480-350-2822.
Jackalope Flea @ New Times Building If you've resolved to be more creative in 2013, we're right there with you. And lucky for both of us, some supplies required for our artsy endeavors will be up for grabs during Jackalope Ranch's first-ever flea market. Find goodies from local photographers, painters, crafters, sculptors, and more at the New Times Building on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. There's no admission fee, but best bring some cash in case something strikes your fancy.
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"Strange But True" @ Art Intersection An exhibition of photographer Allen Dutton's works closes on Saturday at Art Intersection. "Strange But True" is a traveling collection of Dutton's images, many of which capture Arizona scenes, which Dutton revisists and re-photographs to show how the effects of time on landscapes. Dutton will attend the free closing reception from 5 to 8 p.m.
No Pants Light Rail Ride This is no come-on, but your pants need to be removed, like, a.s.a.p. More precisely, they've gotta come off if you wish to participate in Improv AZ's fifth annual pantsless light rail prank/party. Join the mischievous crew by boarding the rail at 1 p.m. from either the Sycamore/Main, 39th Street/Washington, or 19th Avenue and Montebello station. From there, you'll proceed to the Roosevelt/Central stop, where you and your bottomless brethren will embark on a journey to Angels Trumpet Ale House. Things get underway (underwear?) on Sunday. Participation is free; all-day rail fare is $3.50.