Top 5 Things to Do This Weekend

Provided that you're not spending the weekend hunting down what's left of the Marni for H&M collection or all booked up with other killer plans, here are five things to add to your agenda this weekend.

5. Simpsonize Yourself @ Gotham City Comics & Coffee
Once a celebrity has appeared on The Simpsons, his status as a pop culture icon is cemented. Tonight five-time Emmy-winning Simpsons animator Phil Ortiz teams up with local artist BIGCHRISART, who has three finalist entries in the Phoenix Comicon badge art contest, to lower that bar ever-so-slightly and morph downtown Mesa's Second Friday frolickers into Springfield residents.

The cartoon makeovers begin at 6 p.m. at Gotham City. See more here.


4. Expresiones Cinco @ Playhouse on the Park
Dulce Dance hosts its fifth annual Expresiones Dance Festival as part of PHX:fringe at Playhouse on the Park Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Including traditional live dance performances, film presentations, and multi-media pieces from companies such as Verve Dance, Movement Source, and Dulce.

Tickets are $13. See more details here. Click here for our guide to PHX:fringe.

3. Pre-Spring Break Bash @ Vista Del Sol
Although ASU's spring break doesn't start officially until March 12, Vista del Sol is kicking off the week of partying Saturday with a poolside bash featuring DJ William Reed, Jason Devore, and The Veragroove, plus free spray tans, and a chance to win a Vegas trip for the remainder of the vacay.

Get your party (and faux tan) on Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. See more here.

2. Sonoran Desert Seedbomb Workshop @ Mitchell Park
Desert ArtLAB embarks on a community project in which participants will change a ho-hum alley into a garden and learn a thing or two about seedbombing.

Seedy things will go down Saturday at 9 a.m. at the 13th St. Alley of the Mitchell Park Neighborhood. See exact location and details here.

1. Kinky Leprechaun Bingo @ Rainbow Cactus Saloon
Where to begin? First, we'll admit we've never associated leprechauns with sexiness -- although a quick Google search illuminated a world we've missed out on.

Second, a game of bingo that includes clover shots and leprechaun nipples (also shots -- get your mind out of that tiny, Irish gutter) sounds like we could end up getting lucky in more ways than one.

Play to win the bingo pot o' gold on Sunday at 5 p.m. at Rainbow Cactus. 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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