Events

Top 5 Things to Do This Weekend

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.

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The show takes off at Scottsdale AirCenter on Friday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $150 and up and available through www.flavormarketing.com.

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 [email protected] or 480-874-464.Phoenix Tours: Arizona's Most Infamous Murderess and Haunted Phoenix @ The Clarendon Phoenix's resident hip-storian Marshall Shore leads two bus tours of spooky historic sites throughout the city. The first will retrace the steps of Trunk Murderess Winnie Ruth Judd, 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.

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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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