Top 5 Things to Do This Weekend

See also: Grab a Golden Ticket for "Independents" Week See also: Five Must-See Movies in July

Looking for ways to fill up your weekend? Here are your five best bets for getting out and about.

5. Independents Week There's nothing quite like Independence Day for lighting up our love of capitalism and consumerism. It's not the fireworks or the barbecue -- This weekend we'll be out shopping, golden tickets in hand, at locally owned businesses thanks to Local First Arizona's annual Independents Week.

Bring your own coupon for 20 percent off at almost 200 stores including Frances, Changing Hands, and Halo.

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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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