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.
Espionage En Couture @ Scottsdale AirCenter The undeniable highlight of Phoenix Fashion Week 2012 was the three-day event's grand finale: a showstopping collection of pop culture-infused, and iconography-rich designs from Dubai-based Furne One (pronounced fern oh-NAY). Jaws dropped at the designer's sculpted animalistic headpieces, gothic, religion-referencing glamour, and architectural lines.
Those who missed out on the memborable collection and those craving more One eye candy will get a second chance to experience his wearable art during the fashion show Espionage En Couture. Fresh from LA Fashion Week, the line Confessions of a Mata Hari: A Tribute to McQueen likely will deliver on the same theatrical, hyper-detailed front with pieces inspired by the late fashion innovator Alexander McQueen.
Final Friday @ Meat Market Vintage The cool kids over at Mill Avenue shopping fave Meat Market Vintage will kick off a new series of Final Friday parties, complete with art (this month features works from Stevie "The Stove" Rosa II), drinks, and merrymaking. Get in on the goodness Friday starting at 6 p.m. Admission is free.
Carnival Halloween Adventure @ Gypsy Bar Hit up Cityscape's latest nightlife niche Gypsy Bar for some Halloween fun on Saturday starting at 10 p.m. Patrons who arrive in costume (and bear 21-plus IDs) will receive one free drink. A costume contest will award one well-dressed attendee with a whopping $500 cash prize. The Devlitry Dolls and DJ Tricky T will entertain during the soiree. Make reservations by calling 602-732-5490.Hector Zamora Off-Site Installation Tour @ Cutter Aviation
Brazil-based Mexican artist Hector Zamora will unveil his airplane hangar installation "OG-107 Scenery," a commentary on military presence in the Sonoran desert, on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. The artist will discuss his work, which will be on view that afternoon only until 5 p.m. at Cutter Aviation. Admission is free. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-874-464.Phoenix Tours: Arizona's Most Infamous Murderess and Haunted Phoenix @ The Clarendon
Phoenix's resident hip-storianMarshall Shore
leads two bus tours of spooky historic sites throughout the city. The first will retrace the steps of Trunk Murderess
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, and the second goes ghost-hunting at locations including the Orpheum Hotel and Hotel San Carlos.
The bus departs from The Clarendon on Sunday at 2 p.m. for the Judd tour and 4 p.m. for the haunted tour. Cost is $25 per tour or $45 for both.