Top 5 Things to Do This Weekend

If you can manage to put down your hefty Best of Phoenix issue this weekend, here are your best bets for a good time out on the town.

Scottsdale International Film Festival @ Harkins Shea
The film fest kicks off tonight with a screening of Like Crazy and a Q&A with the film's stars, Anton Yelchin (yes, Trekkers, it's Chekov) and Felicity Jones, who you might recognize from The Tempest

Stretching through next Tuesday, the festival will screen 37 films from 27 countries and bring in filmmakers, producers, and actors from various productions. See our list of of must-see films here. Tickets for individual screenings start at $10 ($8 if you have a student ID).

Rainbows Festival @ Heritage Square Park
Rainbows celebrates Phoenix's diverse LGBT community on Saturday and Sunday. The free festival and street fair draws over 25,000 people. Entertainment includes belly dancers, local DJs and bands, plus an appearance from the Phoenix Follies. Gates open at 10 a.m. each day.

24-Hour Comics Day @ Various Locations
Artistic daredevils embark on a near-impossible mission this Saturday. They'll attempt to fully flesh out a 24-page comic book in 24 hours. The challenge begins at 11 a.m. Click here for all participating Arizona comic shops. It's free to participate (or watch).

ardinals Tailgating @ Westgate City Center
Westgate hosts a pre-game tailgate bash before the Cardinals take on the Dolphins in their home opener. The party starts at 10 a.m., and there will be food, games, and live entertainment; not to mention other games showing on the complex's big screen.

Georgio di Sant' Angelo exhibition @ Phoenix Art Museum
A collection of pieces from fashion designer Georgio di Sant' Angelo, along with fashion show footage, photographs, and interviews, are on display at the museum through mid-February. The Italian-born American designer got his start as a stylist for Vogue, and went on to create memorable, ethnic-inspired collections.

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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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