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Top 5 Things to Do This Weekend in Phoenix

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Looking for ways to fill up your weekend? Here are your five best bets for getting out and about in the Valley of the Sun.

"Youth" @ Willo North Bob Adams is back.

The Phoenix artist who gave us the Hall of Mirrors at Phoenix Theatre, paintings in semen and blood, and RAPID bus stop benches had't had a solo show in almost 20 years -- until this past December, that is. With the exhibition "Youth," currently on view at Willo North Gallery, Adams reveals a collection of new works.

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"Youth" pairs portraits of Adams' daughter's friends with floral imagery. Each image is printed onto translucent nylon, which Adams distressed and embellished with gold thread. Take a look at the show, on view through January 25, on Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. Admission is free.

Celebraciones @ ALAC Embrace this new year with art, performance, and a little vino during the Arizona Latino Arts and Cultural Center's First Friday of 2013 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The freeevent, rightly dubbed Celebraciones, will feature the opening reception for a fresh exhibition featuring works from Patsy "Skyline" Lowry in Galeria 147, Kuna Indian Molas' art in El Rincon Galeria, and performances from Primavera Dance Company, Noemy Esparza, and comedian Jorge Ruiz.

Tease in Training @ 5th Row Dance Studios Think you have what it takes to tease? Head to 5th Row Dance Studios for a lesson from burlesque babe Madam C. She'll coach you in the arts of bumping, grinding, shimmying, and twirling on Saturday at 1 p.m.

To attend the class as a drop-in student $10. Four-class passes are available for $35.

Saturday Funday @ American Junkie Get thee to American Junkie for your Saturday fill of sporting. The Scottsdale hangout will screen both the Ohio State versus Illinois basketball game and the Bengals taking on the Texans in the NFL playoffs. Get ready to cheer (or boo) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There's no cover, and drink specials will be on tap all day.

DBAG Ride @ Margaret T. Hance Park Tempe already has its TBAG-ers. This weekend, downtown Phoenix gets its own set of DBAG-ers. Far less crass than their names would lead you to believe, both groups meet up on the weekly for bike rides. (They're Tempe Bicycle Action Group and Downtown Bicycle Group, respectively.) DBAG's inaugural ride rolls out Sunday at 5 p.m. from Margaret T. Hance Park. The wheelie crew will pedal to Angels Trumpet Ale House for a meeting to talk about the mission and vision for the organization. Participation is free.

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