Top 5 Things to Do in Phoenix This Weekend

Working for the weekend? Never heard of it. Take a much-needed break from those TPS reports and head to a pool party, movie, or marketplace. For more guidance, read on.

Pool Celebration @ Vista Del Sol Suit up, coeds. The folks behind the annual ASU Undie Run are hosting a pool party today that you won't want to miss.

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Head to Vista del Sol for an afternoon of swim-centric fun from 1 to 4 p.m. Free food and giveaways will be available.

Warrior Dash @ Camelback Ranch Prove your toughness and score a fuzzy viking hat by participating in the 3.2-mile obstacle race dubbed the Warrior Dash. Bring your game face to Camelback Ranch on Saturday, April 13, when waves of up to 500 racers will take to the course at time intervals beginning with 9 a.m. Parking is $10. Registration has closed for the event, however registration transfers could become available should spaces open up in specific waves. Spectators can watch the proceedings for free and join in the post-race festival.Pee-wee's Big Adventure @ Pollack Tempe Cinemas For love of his missing tricked-out Schwinn, Pee-wee Herman embarks on a cross-country adventure to the basement of the Alamo in Tim Burton's Pee-wee's Big Adventure. Watch Burton's quirky, hilarious directorial debut with the Cult Classics crew (and in conjunction with Valley Bike Month) at Pollack Tempe Cinemas at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13. Tell 'em Large Marge sent ya. Tickets are $11 to $30 via

12th Annual Katsina Doll Marketplace @ Heard Museum Hopi katsina carvers will converge at Heard Museum's Steele Auditorium Saturday, April 13, to demonstrate how they carve the iconic dolls and to sell their handmade wares from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Access to the marketplace is free with museum admission, which is $18 for adults.

Jillian Michaels: Maximize Your Life @ Comerica Theatre Personal trainer and Biggest Loser coach Jillian Michaels brings her one-woman tour to Comerica Theatre Sunday, April 14, for an afternoon of fitspo starting at 3 p.m. Michaels will outline the seven steps you'll need to take to get into shape and, of course, "Maximize Your Life." Tickets are $35 to $149.

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