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Top 5 Things to Do This Weekend

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As the D-Backs fight their way through the weekend and keep ball fans on the edge of their seats, those who need a break from nail biting have plenty of other options for fun. 


Here are our top picks.

BBQ Skate Jam @ Foothills Sk8 Court Plaza

Celebrate the launch of local skateboard wheel company Flat Spot with food, music, and prizes for the best boarding tricks. Cheer on (or participate in) the competition at the Glendale park from 6 p.m. to 9 tonight.

Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life @ FilmBar
Comic book artist and director Joann Sfar's Serge Gainsbourg biopic plays at the Phoenix theater on Saturday at 8:15 p.m. Show up around 7:30 donning your most convincing Gainsbourg getup (ladies, go for either Brigitte Bardot or Jane Birkin) and compete against other costumed fans of the French pop singer-songwriter. Tickets to see the movie are $7, but hanging out and pretending to be French, and somewhat lecherous, is free. Stick around after the movie for a French pop dance night.

Steampunk Milliner's Top Hat & Box Craft Workshop @ Evermore Nevermore
If ever you've thought to yourself, "Wow. If only I had a miniature top hat." Then this one's right up your alley. At 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jeri Housel hosts a craft class where participants create steampunk top hats that are one-third the size of regular dapper topoers. The workshop costs $35, with basic supplies included. Spaces are limited, so if you want to attend get there early.

Sun Devil Club Tailgate @ 6th Street and Packard Drive
Prep your pitchforks for the Trojans and get into game mode starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday at this free tailgate. There will be beer and barbecue aplenty, plus other college ball games airing on big screens. See location details here.

"Modern Mexican Painting from the Andrés Blaisten Collection" @ Phoenix Art Museum
"Modern Mexican Painting" closes on Sunday. The exhibition's 80 collected works are representative of early 1900s south-of-the-border painting, including pieces from artists Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, and José Clemente Orozco. Admission is $10 for adults.

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