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Holy crap. The internet tells us it's supposed to be under 110 degrees all weekend. That's as good as it's going to get for a while so get the hell out of your house and enjoy it.

Beat the Clock Summer 48 Hour Film Challenge Screening @ Phoenix Art Museum
You have one weekend to make a movie and it's a jillion degrees outside. Sound like a nightmare? We're hoping that the movies made under such constraints aren't and there's only one way to find out: Head to the Beat the Clock Summer 48 Hour Film Challenge Screening at Phoenix Art Museum. On a recent weekend, local filmmakers had just 48 hours to fire up a frenzy of film-making creativity. Check out what they pulled together and then join everyone for a super speedy celebration and awards ceremony. It all kicks off at 5:30 p.m. tonight, Friday, July 23. Click here for details.

Heels for Healing @ Flo's
Flo's is offering discounts on vintage clothing and accessories all day long. All day. Hell yeah! What's a weekend without a little shopping, right? And this comes without the buyer's remorse because it's all for a good cause -- proceeds benefit Florence Crittenton's programs. So, really, it's your civic duty to spend money on more stuff for your closet. The sale runs Saturday, July 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Click here for more info.

Haunted Halloween on the Salt
Ok, so this could be the most insane event we've covered this summer. Dress up in your Halloween costumes and tube on the salt. We're not joking around. This is actually going to happen on Saturday, July 24. The theme is"Party Like a Devil" and it costs $15. Prizes will be awarded for those with the best costumes. That's it. The summer has officially fried everyone's brains. Click here for all the details.

Pat Benetar @ Changing Hands Bookstore
Sure, you have to buy her memoir to get an autograph (she's only signing her book, folks, so don't even think about hauling in your vintage vinyl or memorabilia from the 80s) but you can't bone out on the chance to see one of the greatest female rock legends ever. She'll be at the store starting at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 24. Click here for more details.

Mad Men Party @ Mabel's on Main
Love Mad Men? So do we. It's glorious to imagine a time when women were openly degraded in the workplace, everyone drove their cars after long days of drinking, and ladies could smoke and booze it all through nine months of pregnancy. The new season kicks off on Sunday night and Mabel's will host a party with a screening of the new episode, old-timey drink specials and, of course, 1950s attire. Click here for location details.


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