They grow up so fast. The Phoenix Center for the Arts is already bringing back the Phoenix Festival of the Arts for its third year. For one weekend, culture seekers of all ages can enjoy art exhibitions, food trucks, more than 75 vendors selling everything from ceramic works to visual art, plus live shows on two stages including poetry readings and slams, musical and dance performances, open mics, and film screenings. The creative shenanigans will set up at Margaret T. Hance Park, 1202 North Third Street. Festival hours of operation are noon to 8 p.m. on Friday, December 12, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 13, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 14. Admission is free. For details, visit phoenixfestivalofthearts.org.
Fri., Dec. 12, 12-8 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 13, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 2014