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Top 5 Things to Do in Phoenix This Weekend

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Hello, weekend. We promise not to waste you. Here's how.

UFO Congress @ Fort McDowell Resort and Casino If you find it challenging to find others who share your fervor for Ancient Aliens, UFO-spotting, and complaining about Fringe, then the next few days just got a whole lot busier. The annual International UFO Congress and film festival returns with panels, parties, and plenty of people who lean more Mulder than Scully.

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Things get spacey from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday. The Congress continues through Sunday at Fort McDowell Resort and Casino. Admission starts at $25.

Spring Break Splash @ Vista Del Sol Yeah, we know that spring break isn't for another week. Who cares? In a flash, summer will be here and we'll be cursing it to hell. Like our mom always says: When the temps are still mild, go a little wild. (Just kidding. No one says that. We made it up. Whatever.) Anyhow, it's a good excuse for a pool party. And, wouldn't ya know it, there's one going down just a stone's throw from ASU's Tempe campus from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday at Vista Del Sol. BMX rider and MTV personality Ricardo Laguna hosts the splashy action along with the ASU Undie Run crew. There's no cover. There'll be free food, free spray tans, and giveaways, too.

Slideshow: ASU Undie Run 2011

Melrose on Seventh Street Fair and Classic Car Show @ Melrose District What is going down in the Melrose District Saturday? Better question: What isn't? At the M7 Street Fair you'll find food, arts and crafts, live performances, sweet shopping destinations, an auto show, and the list goes on. The free fest runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Public (Art) Hanging @ Oasis on Grand In conjunction with Art Detour 25, Artlink presents the second annual Public (Art) Hanging, an exhibition featuring a mélange of Valley artists. Check it out at the First Friday artist reception from 6 to 10 p.m. at Oasis on Grand. Admission is free. The show will remain on view through 5 p.m. Sunday, when AD25 wraps up.

Underground Publisher's Convention @ Lawn Gnome Clear out your tote bag before heading to the Underground Publisher's Convention Lawn Gnome on Saturday. With offerings from PoolBoy, Christian Filardo, Tempe Starving Artist, and way more, you'll need every nook and cranny free for zine stuffing. The free event will also feature comics, books, and magazines. Snap up a selection from noon to 5 p.m.

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