Top 5 Things to Do This Weekend

If you're looking for weekend haps worthy of attending, then you're in luck; American Junkie will host a snowboarding block party (just in time for this chilly weather), while sugar fiends get their fix at Saturday's Pie Social, and innovative chatterboxes share their ideas during TEDxPhoenix tonight. 

In case that's not quite enough, we've picked five more events to fill out your weekend schedule.

Project Ethos @ The Mint
Local designers Amelia Walsh, Bri Bridge, HourGlass Apparel, and Ouma will battle it out in a Project Runway-style challenge: with a limit of $200 each fashion maven had to create a technicolor dress -- inspired by a flavor of Vitamin Water. The winner will be picked via a text-to-vote system, and receive a $3,000 prize.

An indoor-outdoor gallery showcasing the works of Arizona artists including Dave Carender and Melo Dominguez will be on view throughout the evening. And pop doll Anjulie will perform live.

Project Ethos starts at 8 p.m. tonight. Tickets are $15, and you can snap 'em up here.

Steampunk Street III @ Downtown Mesa
Some folks say they were born in the wrong decade. But in the case of steampunkers, they're off by a about a century. Tonight Evermore Nevermore hosts the third Steampunk Street party, celebrating retro-futuristic ray guns, time machines, fashion, and art. Prowl the streets in bustled skirts and three piece suits from 6 to 10 p.m. tonight for an eyeful of curiosities, including a Victorian fashion show at OneOhOne Gallery at 8:11 p.m. Free to attend.

NovemBEER @ Casey Moore's
Chances are good that any Tempe dweller's weekend plans include a stop at Casey's for a drink or five. But on Saturday, when New Times hosts NovemBEER, snagging a table will be a manageable feat. From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., $10 will get you 10 samples of local and regional IPAs.

Phoenix Annual Parade of the Arts @ Downtown Phoenix
On Saturday at sundown, artsy creations and costumed marchers will float, walk, or bike through downtown streets beginning at the Civic Space Park. Preceding the parade is an afternoon of crafting how-tos and activities, live music, and dance performances, starting at 3 p.m. in the park. Admission is free.

Love Crime @ FilmBar Phoenix
The final film from the late French director Alain Corneau ends its screening run at FilmBar on Sunday with one showing at 2 p.m. and another at 6. The subtitled thriller explores the devious, cruel office of a manipulative executive and her naive, but ambitious, assistant. (Think Damages, only more psycho-sexual.) Tickets are $8.

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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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