Since we don't have leaves that change color, we throw lots of parties.

Top 5 Things To Do This Weekend

Fall Opening Reception @ Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

What does three new art show openings mean? Time for a party, that's what. SMoCA's hosting a night for folks to cruise through the museum's galleries and soak in three new art shows, "

Jean Shin and Brian Ripel: Unlocking

," "

Bridges: Spanning the Ideas of Paolo Soleri

," and "

southwestNET: photography and video: Modernity and its Discontents

." It goes down tonight, Friday, October 8. Click


for details.

BTW, that's not the only reception in town. Click here for details on the ASU Art Museum shindig.

Best of Phoenix A'Fare @ Cityscape
Well, it goes without saying that we here at the Phoenix New Times believe this to be one of the best parties of the year. And this time around, we're super jazzed about partying up on the 17th floor of the Cityscape Office Tower on Saturday, October 9. Let's face it, it doesn't get much swankier than that. Click here for details.

Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then from Brent Green on Vimeo.

Gravity was Everywhere Back Then Screening and Live Performance @ ASU
Special guests Brendan Canty from Fugazi; Donna K.; and John Swarz from Guy Maddin's Orchestra help Brent Green perform a live soundtrack as his first feature-length film screens. The story is about a man who tries to save his wife from Cancer by building and rebuilding his house. Check it out on Saturday, October 9. Click here for details (and, OMG, watch the trailer).

AZ Fetish Ball 2010 @ Venue of Scottsdale
Pleather-lovin' folks get their freak on at this nightlife kink-fest Saturday, October 9. Show off some flesh and indulge in your weirdo fantasies as Icon of Coil and Regenerator perform. And be sure to look out for fetish icon Masuimi Max who will be in attendance. Click here for details.

Stache Dash @ Tempe Town Lake
So after you're done doing good for the world at the Susan G. Komen Phoenix Race for the Cure, go home, get some food, and grab yourself a fake mustache (or elaborate mustache-inspired costume) as you head out for the Stache Dash on Sunday, October 10. There are prizes for the top places and the best costume. Click here for details and be sure to register today -- the cut-off time is 1 p.m.

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