Top 5 Things to Do This Weekend

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.

Stylos Awards 2012 @ Phoenix Art Museum Music, fashion, and a group of hyper-talented folks come together Friday evening for the Stylos Awards. Every year, the awards give props to artists, activists, and entrepreneurs (among others) who make an impact in their field. This year's crop of nominees includes DOSE, Cyphers, and Joseph "Sentrock" Perez. Fashion from Nostra Style House, Giovanna Aviles, Natalia Acosta, Kaktus Jock, and Buckle of Scottsdale, along with musical performances, round out the awards ceremony.

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the red carpet rolls out at 6 p.m. and the event begins at 7 p.m. on Friday in Phoenix Art Museum's great hall. Tickets are $25 and up. Proceeds go to the Isac Amaya Foundation. U.S. Women's National Soccer Team vs. Ireland @ University of Phoenix Stadium Look! Sports! The U.S. Women's National Team has added a date to its Fan Tribute Tour for Saturday at University of Phoenix Stadium. Kick it up at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $26 to $250 and available via Ticketmaster.

Artist Residencies Round Table @ Modified Arts Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art presents a panel discussion that will bring together artists who have participated in residencies, including Sue Chenoweth, Erin Sotak, and members of Los Angeles-based artist group Finishing School. Panelists will talk about their residency experiences and how residencies impacted their careers.

The free talk takes place at Modified Arts on Saturday at 2 p.m. in conjunction with the gallery's two current exhibitions: "Sue Chenoweth: Real and Applied" and "Residual Benefits: Artists Employing Residencies in Professional Practice." Refreshments will be provided.

Hair Wars World Finals @ W Hotel Scottsdale Shear Genius finalist Ben Mollin hosts a hair throwdown at W Hotel Scottsdale on Sunday, featuring a salon runway show with cutting edge looks. NAHA Stylist of the Year Eli Mancha will serve as judge. Get a cut of the action starting at 5 p.m. Winners will be announced at 10. General admission is $10.

Yelp Holiday Shopping Crawl @ Old Town Scottsdale Local First Arizona and Yelp join all-powerful forces to host Sunday's shopping crawl, with stops around Old Town. Shoppers will meet up at 10 a.m. at Orange Table and receive a list of clues hinting at where to stop and shop before wrapping up at 5th and Wine. Anyone is welcome, but must RSVP and receive an email confirmation to participate.

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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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