Top 5 Things to Do This Weekend in Phoenix
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Performance meets party at Terpsicore's presentation of The Nutcracker on Friday at 7 p. m. and Saturday at 2. MarioCo Dance and Visual Abstract Dance also play into the production, which will take place at The Pressroom, where attendees can snack on hors d'oeuvres, beverages, and, naturally, candy while taking in the contemporary ballet performances. Tickets are $20 for adults, $14 for students and seniors, and $12 for kids 12 years old and younger. Call 602-759-1105 to reserve your spot.
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Make & Take Holiday Fiesta @ The Sagrado
Phoenix Frida Monique Mata (a.k.a. Mo-Cha-Cha) hosts a crafty workshop at The Sagrado on Saturday from 4 to 9 p.m. There will be four projects to choose from, each costing between $5 and $10, and inclusive of instructions and materials. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Aries Spears @ Stand Up Live
In our pop culture-obsessed minds we like to dream up weird scenarios. For instance, what if Aries Spears, of MADtv fame, were related to one pop diva Britney Spears, she of ex-America's sweetheart and ... Baby One More Time note. However bizarro, we like the notion of the two somehow being intertwined, mainly because there's almost nothing we can think of that they have in common -- apart from sharing a last name. He is funny. She is not. She was a Mouseketeer. He was on The Boondoocks. Perhaps it would make for some funny stand-up material. We'll see if he taps our suggestion when the comic performs at 7 p.m. on Sunday at Stand Up Live. Tickets are $20.
50 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ