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Top Five Things to Do This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

Top Five Things to Do This Weekend in Metro Phoenix
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T.G.I.F., Phoenix. Here's how to spend your weekend -- from Cinco revelry and a Derby bash to artsy endeavors.

Al Beadle Art Walk @ UNION Sculptures by acclaimed Mid-century Modern Valley architect Al Beadle are on display at Biltmore Fashion Park's UNION through the weekend.

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On Friday, May 3, the late architect's wife Nancy Beadle will discuss his work and life during a meet and greet at 8 p.m. Beadle's colleagues Wayne Chaney, Ned Sawyer, and Rich Fairburn will discuss how he developed as an artist and architect Sunday, May 5, from noon to 2 p.m. All events are free.

"There May Be Questions" @ Phoenix Metro Retro Artist Daniel Shepherd presents a collection of his surreal collages in "There May Be Questions." The exhibition is open from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 3, at Metro Retro. Admission is free.

 

Top Five Things to Do This Weekend in Metro Phoenix
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Derby Day @ The Phoenician Celebrate the 139th Kentucky Derby in style when The Phoenician hosts a Southern-style bash -- replete with mint julep tastings (in commemorative copper cups), a viewing of the race, and a requisite hat contest. Horse around from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 4. The party costs $40. Call 480-423-2530 to reserve your spot.

See also: Five Fashionable (and Booze-Filled) Kentucky Derby Parties in Metro Phoenix

Cinco de Mayo Block Banger @ Dos Gringos Get your Cinco de Drinko on at Craftsman Court, with live entertainment and plenty of booze. With the promise of all-day games and debauchery, the bash amps up starting at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at Dos Gringos Scottsdale. Cover is $8.

 

Top Five Things to Do This Weekend in Metro Phoenix
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Aziz Ansari @ Comerica Theatre Aziz Ansari's latest stand-up sets have revolved around one big ol' universal topic: relationships. Themes of dating, marriage, and kids (and a fear of all of the above) are at the fore of the new material the comedian's dishing during his Buried Alive Tour.

The grown-up topics are a departure from the pop culture focus of his past specials Dangerously Delicious and Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening. Both were rife with riffs on grown-ass man R. Kelly, how completely Kanye West Kanye West is, and Fifty Cent, in all his citrus-discovering glory. Perhaps hitting 30 inspired this new wave of jokes, but Ansari's birthday hasn't pushed him to get hitched. In fact, Ansari compares settling down to being buried alive -- hence the tour's title.

Ansari performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at Comerica Theatre. Tickets are $35.

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UNION at Biltmore Fashion Park

2502 E. Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016

602-955-8400

www.shopbiltmore.comunion

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Phoenix Metro Retro

708 W. Hazelwood St.
Phoenix, AZ 85013

602-279-0702

www.phoenixmetroretro.com

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Comerica Theatre

400 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

602-514-2919

www.comericatheatre.com

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The Phoenician, Scottsdale

6000 E. Camelback Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

480-941-8200

www.thephoenician.com

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Dos Gringos Scottsdale

4209 N. Craftsman Court
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

480-423-3800

www.dosgringosaz.com


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