Top 5 Things to Do in Phoenix This Weekend

Here they are, weekend warrior, your best bets for a good time out and about over the next few days.

Ballet Arizona Presents Director's Choice @ Orpheum Theatre From comedic timing to sentence construction and artwork, the rule of three/thirds makes works more satisfying to audiences, readers, and viewers. (See what we did there?) Provided the notion holds true, those attending Ballet Arizona's Director's Choice are in for an entirely enjoyable evening.

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The program runs through Sunday, March 31, and features the works of three esteemed choreographers: Ballet Arizona creative director Ib Andersen's Diversions, American Ballet Theatre artist in residence Alexei Ratmansky's Le Carnival des Animaux, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo's Untitled.

Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 29, at Orpheum Theatre. See or call Ballet Arizona's box office at 602-381-1096 for tickets, $24.50 and up.

"Dude Ranch" @ Gallery 100 Look. If the title "Dude Ranch" doesn't already have you sold on this BFA group sculpture exhibition, we're officially wary of you, partner. Boasting "excessive bravado," the show collects works from ASU students artists Roy Cardenas, Sutton Demlong, Andrew Dunn, Nathan Haney, and Sanford Worth. "Although showing in vastly different aesthetics, each artist brings a cohesive and dynamic unity to the gallery bringing a lighter more humorous side of male chauvinism," exhibition organizers note. Check out the chaps-optional free exhibition from noon to 3 p.m Friday, March 29, at Gallery 100.

Pinterest Party @ Bookmans Press pause on the re-pinning for one li'l second and consider how many crafty projects you promise yourself you'll get to someday. Instead of daydreaming about making pinwheels and bottle cap magnets, how about you meet up with other Pinnies and get on it? You have the chance to do just that as Mesa's Bookmans puts the finishing touches on its Arts and Crafts month Saturday, March 30, from noon to 1:30 p.m.

The Latin Comedy Jam @ Wild Horse Pass If you want some serious bang for your bucks and hilarity to boot, get your butt over to The Latin Comedy Jam Saturday, March 30, at Wild Horse Pass. Ernie G hosts the joke-laden evening, which begins at 8 p.m. and features Carlos Oscar, Luke Torres, Dillion Garcia, Jerry Garcia on the mic. Doors open at 7. Tickets are $15 via or by calling 877-840-0457. The Colors of the Mountain Screening @ Phoenix Art Museum Set in rural Colombia, The Colors of the Mountain finds a pair of soccer-obsessed schoolkids searching for a lost ball in a minefield. The film screens at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 31, at Phoenix Art Museum in conjunction with the exhibition "Order, Chaos and the Space Between," which is on view through Sunday, May 5. Admission is free for museum members and $5 for non-members.

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