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Top 5 Things to Do in Phoenix This Weekend

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Looking for ways to fill up your weekend? Here are your five best bets for getting out and about in the Valley of the Sun.

"Manifesto" @ Drive-Thru Gallery To put down your set of 10 tenets you adhere to is no easy task. Luckily, a handful of local creatives were game to gather their ultimate life advice for Jackalope Ranch's Manifesto series, and designers set out to capture via illustration the essence of each set of rules. Now, that collision of creativity and life lessons comes into the physical realm with the poster show "Manifesto."

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Scope out their rules to live by from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at recently opened Drive-Thru Gallery. Admission is free.

One-Year Anniversary Party @ Revera Bust out your party hats and singing voice, beauty and aromatherapy shop Revera is turning one. To celebrate, the boutique will host a birthday birthday bash. Shopper's will receive 20 percent off purchases that total $50 or more, an easy task given the array of good-smelling goodies offered. Raffles for door prizes and other surprises are also in store. Sniff out some fun from 5 to 9 p.m. at on Friday.

Valley of the Sunflowers Paper Project @ Combine Studios

Art meets sustainability at the Valley of the Sunflowers Paper Project. Papermakers transformed sunflower stalks from the community garden spot into surfaces for 21 local artists to create upon. Check out the pieces from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at



Desperado Film Festival @ Paradise Valley Community College In its fourth year, LGBTQ film festival, Desperado, kicks off with two screenings: Call Me Kuchu, a documentary about Uganda's first openly gay man, and In The Family, a documentary about a young boy raised by two dads. The festival opens at 5 p.m. Saturday at Paradise Valley Community College's Center for the Performing Arts. Individual screening passes are $8 to $10, while all-access passes range from $60 to $80.

The Final Thriller @ Monsterland The Valley's spook savvy set will have one last hurrah at the soon-to-be closed Mesa establishment Monsterland, where food, clubbing, and haunted house collided. To bid the hangout farewell, organizers promise costume contests, drink specials, and a midnight Thriller dance. The beginning of the end starts at 9 p.m. Saturday at Monsterland. There will be a $5 cover.

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