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.
Season Opening Reception @ ASU Art Museum With a fresh, new season in the air comes fresh art. ASU Art Museum opens its doors for two days of art, performances (including the premiere of multimedia composition 55: Music and Dance in Concrete and an outdoor show fromarts/parkour/dance squad Movement Connection), and mingling starting Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. New exhibitions "Trajectory" and "Ant Farm Media Van v.08 [Time Capsule]" will be on view, too.
Admission to the receptions, both of which continue until 9 p.m., is free.
Arizona Unzipped @ Phoenix Center for the Arts What do you get when you cross history buff Marshall Shore with burlesque babes of Scandalesque? The answer is Arizona Unzipped, a show about the Copper State's history (from Prohibition to Playboy bunnies, per organizers) complete with dance, theatrics, and comedy -- narrated by Shore. Performances are slated for Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at Phoenix Center for the Arts. Tickets are $35 to $50.
I Love Pink College Party Tour @ Club Afterlife This one's for our girls who prance around campus with "PINK" rhinestoned on their butts.
Don your pinkest duds for an evening of Victoria's Secret giveaways, a balloon drop, dancing, and DJ Munition, all in support of the Keep A Breast Foundation (and you thought it was all shallow business).
The 18-plus dance party starts at 9 p.m. on Friday at Club Afterlife.
Keen Halloween @ New School for the Arts & Academics Whether you're looking for Halloween inspiration or simply share Daniel "Steam Crow" Davis' affinity for the holiday, Saturday holds the promise of fun. The Monster Market's vendors will include spooky scary works from Rhode Montijo, ZOMs, Ick Monster, and Laundau Art. Attendees will catch a live performance of The Dr. Diabolic Show. Also on the All Hallow's pregame roster are a steampunk crafts tent, an evil genius costume bar, and a costume competition.
The fun goes down at New School for the Arts & Academics from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Kids 12 and under get in free. The Heist Screening @ FilmBar When imagining a heist, our minds wander toward How To Steal A Million, Ocean's 11, and The Great Muppet Caper. (We've seen too many movies.) However, documentary The Heist deals with less madcap, way more serious material. Namely: What ever happened to the American dream? Can it and our economy be restored? Good questions, indeed.
See the film at FilmBar on Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $7.