Top 5 Things To Do This Weekend

SMoCA's Spring Opening Celebration @ Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
SMoCA, 7374 East Second Street, officially celebrates its new spring exhibitions that include "Dance with Camera," "Rivane Neuenschwander: A Day Like Any Other," and "Imagining Dance." (Read more about them in our SMoCA preview). The doors open at 6:30 p.m. tonight; Rock & Roll Dance Patrol performs at 9:30. Admission is free, and drinkers can hit up a cash bar. More information available at (Side note: Ignite Phoenix #9 goes off at the same time, same place, so you can tell your cool nerd friends hi.)

Coffee, Cookies, & Crafts 3 Indie Craft Fair and Craft Supply Swap @ Bragg's Pie Factory
Thirty local vendors, such as So Sudan and Moderncat Studio, post up at Bragg's, 1301 Grand Avenue, for this indie craft day. The third installment of CCC will be Valentine's Day-centric, and free cups of Joe will be served. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. There's no cover charge. Go here for more info.

Short Leash Hot Dogs Saturdays @ Medlock Plaza Parking Lot
The Short Leash Hot Dogs food truck will hang out in the Medlock Plaza parking lot, 10-14 West Camelback Road, from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and serve a to-die-for dinner of hot dogs. Once your belly is full of wieners, kick back and watch live bands as well as film screenings of local DVDs. It's free. Check this out.

VNSA Used Book Sale @ Arizona State Fairgrounds
This titanic book sale, which offers more than 500,000 reads, takes place for the 55th year. As New Times said in 2003, it's a Phoenix tradition and not just a literary event. Sale hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1826 West McDowell Road. Most titles are half-off on Sunday. All you need to know can be found at

Human Rights Campaign's Fourth Annual Phoenix Comedy Night @ Phoenix Theatre's Little Theatre
Two totally LOL lesbian comedians, Jessica Halem and Tania Katan, will perform at the intimate theater adjacent to Phoenix Art Museum. Arizona State Senator Kyrsten Sinema will be in the house to emcee. The scene is PTLT, 100 East McDowell Road. The show begins at 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost $25. Additional details can be found here.

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