Top 5 Things to Do This Weekend

First Friday reigns supreme this weekend (keep an eye out for our map!), and haps across the Valley include the Amazing Arizona Comic Con and Caitlin Court Winter Home Tours.

But, natch, there's more on our filled-to-the-margins agendas. Here are our top picks for ways to spend the weekend.

Steampunk Fashion Show @ The Firehouse
Steampunkers will be out in full fantastical Victorian regalia tonight for a fashion show featuring three groups: the First Friday Night Live troupe, Furry Creatures, and Steampunk Fashion.

The time-traveling tear starts at 7 p.m. with a performance from Romantasy Cabaret. Musicians Jellied Brainz will also perform throughout the evening. $5 donations will be requested to benefit the Firehouse. See more here.

"Jason Hill: Icons of Phoenix" @ Willo North Gallery
This centennial exhibition is a retrospective of Hill's works: prints and artistic representations of Phoenix landmarks including the Westward Ho, Phoenix Financial Center, and Sunnyslope Mountain.

Longtime New Times art critic Robrt Pela curated the exhibition, which opens tonight with a reception at Willo North at 6 p.m. See more here.

5 & Diner Rockabilly Bash Car & Bike Show @ Firebird International Raceway
Calling all cats and kittens: Hot rods, rat rods, street rods, and leadsleds will compete Saturday during a daylong celebration of all things rockabilly. A sock hop, pageant, and drag race round out the jive jam.

Firebird International Raceway's gates open at 10 a.m. Tickets are $12. See more here.

Downtown Phoenix Release Party @ Hanny's
Co-writers J. Seth Anderson, Jim McPherson, and Suad Mahmuljin will release their photo-heavy, historical paperback Downtown Phoenix, which chronicles the neighborhood's evolution from Native land to Midcentury Modern mecca and beyond, at Hanny's on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. There's no cover and the book will be available for $20. See details here

D.L. Hughley @ Stand Up Live
D.L. Hughley's weekend stint at Stand Up Live ends with a set on Sunday at 7 p.m. Expect plenty of whip-smart political jokes, profanity, and skewering of touchy subjects from The Kings of Comedy star and creator of The Hughleys. Tickets are $30. See more here.

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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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