Get shopping.
Get shopping. Courtesy of Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market
It's finally the weekend. Celebrate with Mike Enders' comedy showcase Please Send Jokes, a dance night dedicated to Selena, and a music festival that's held in a wave pool. For more things to do, visit Phoenix New Times' calendar.

Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market
What’d you and your bestie bond over? Of the several things Coley Arnold and Lindsey Holt had in common, the duo’s friendship was sealed by mutual love of shopping for vintage treasures, or as they like to call it, “junkin’.” Frustrated with what they saw as a lack of places to search for used goods, the pair started the Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market, a recurring sale held here in Arizona and a few other U.S. cities. Opening night for the spring market on Friday is a VIP experience, kicking off three days of shopping for items from art to jewelry from more than 100 vendors.

Attendees also get a complimentary drink and a canvas bag. Get first picks from 5 to 9 p.m. on April 27 at WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 North Pima Road. Admission is $65. The event continues from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 28 and 29, when admission is $8 daily. Visit the Junk in the Trunk website. Amy Young

Selena Night
If there was one word to describe Selena Quintanilla — from her style to her music — it would be iconic. Celebrate the Tejano queen’s legacy on Friday, April 27, with a night of endless bidi bidi bom bom during Selena Night at The Van Buren. Dance, sing, and enjoy an evening full of Selena jams from the ’90s mixed with other cumbias and Latin anthem throwbacks just like the ones Mom would blast during her Sunday morning cleaning routine.

The celebration begins at 9:30 p.m. at The Van Buren, 401 West Van Buren Street. The event is 21 and over, and tickets are $12 in advance, $18 at the door. For more info, visit the Van Buren website. Melina Zuñiga
Untidy Secrets
Untidy Secrets goes grunge on Friday, April 27. The monthly storytelling series draws its themes from song lyrics, and this time around, the event will feature seven tales vaguely or literally related to Nirvana’s buzzy “Negative Creep,” a song in which Kurt Cobain yell-growls the title words a cool 12 times. Performers will include New Times contributors Amy Young and Ashley Naftule, alongside storytelling faves Stina Sieg and Marnee Burrus.

Light-wash denim and flannel are optional for the all-ages, BYOB event, and attendees might want to bring a chair, as seating is limited at Ash Avenue Comics & Books, 806 South Ash Avenue in Tempe. Though children are welcome, stories will likely include adult themes. See the Facebook event page for details. Becky Bartkowski

Alone, Together
Relationships have inspired art throughout the ages, including the latest Movement Source Dance Company production called Alone, Together. It’s a one-hour exploration of relationships, manifesting the diverse experiences of participating artists, says Mary Anne Fernandez Herding, director for the Phoenix-based dance company. “We have a great mix of choreographers, including staples of the Phoenix dance scene as well as newer artists,” she says.

Featured choreographers include Cuban-born Taimy Miranda and Joan Rodriguez, who founded Sentidos dance earlier this year, and Ann Ludwig, who brought A Ludwig Dance Theatre to Tempe in 1979. The evening also includes spoken word by Megan Atencia. See the show at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 27, at Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 West Rio Salado Parkway. Tickets are $20. Visit movementdancesourcecompany.org. Lynn Trimble

Do it for the Mozart. - PHOENIX SYMPHONY
Do it for the Mozart.
Phoenix Symphony
Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 22
Binged-watched the fourth season of Mozart in the Jungle already? Replayed Amadeus for the eighth time? And still you can’t get enough of Wolfgang? There’s good news. The Phoenix Symphony is offering three performances of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 22, from Friday April 27, through Sunday, April 29, with internationally acclaimed guest soloist Jeffrey Kahane. And Kahane won’t just be playing the Steinway. He’ll be conducting as well, from his piano bench during the Mozart, then stepping up to the podium to lead the orchestra in performances of Bartok’s “Concerto of Orchestra” and Dvorak’s “Nocturne for Strings.”

Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Phoenix Symphony Hall, 75 North Second Street. Tickets range for $25 to $93. See the Phoenix Symphony website. Stuart Warner

Independent Bookstore Day
Changing Hands was founded on April Fools Day in 1974, but the independent bookstore is no joke. Joining more than 500 independent bookstores nationwide, Changing Hands is celebrating its unique beginning — and long run — during Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 28. Author readings, special day-of merchandise, and poetry on demand will be in the party mix, along with guests from activist groups like the ACLU Arizona, LUCHA, and Planned Parenthood. Like J.K. Rowling once said, “If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.”

Join the fun at 300 West Camelback Road or 6428 South McClintock Drive. The free event begins at 11 a.m. at both the Phoenix and Tempe locations, but run times vary. For more info, visit the Changing Hands website. Melina Zuñiga

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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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Jason Keil was the Phoenix New Times culture editor from August 2019 to May 2020.
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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.
Chris Malloy, former food editor and current food critic at Phoenix New Times, has written for various local and national outlets. He has scrubbed pots in a restaurant kitchen, earned graduate credit for a class about cheese, harvested garlic in Le Marche, and rolled pastas like cappellacci stuffed with chicken liver. He writes reviews but also narrative stories on the food world's margins.
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Lynn Trimble is an award-winning freelance writer and photographer specializing in arts and culture, including visual and performing arts
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Stuart Warner was the editor of New Times from 2017 to 2019. He has been a journalist since the stoned ages of 1969, playing a major role on teams that won three Pulitzer Prizes. He is also the author of the biography JOCK: A Coach's Story.
Amy Young is an arts and culture writer who also spends time curating arts-related exhibits and events, and playing drums in local bands French Girls and Sturdy Ladies.
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