Top 5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Weekend
Phoenix, get out. There's too much to do and see this weekend, between Phoenix Comicon at the Convention Center, Paul Rodriguez at Stand Up Live, and a sure-to-be cool downtown mural tour. But you've gotta choose. Here are a few of our top picks for things to do in (and around) the city this weekend. For more, check out the New Times calendar.
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Caribbean/International Flag Party @ Brick
We know very few people who get excited about flag day (and even fewer who know when it is), but throw out the words "flag party," and suddenly people start listening.
The Caribbean American Phoenix Carnival Cultural Association of Arizona, also known as CAPAZ, is bringing back its Caribbean-style carnival this month with a weekend of parades, masquerades, and over-the-top costumes.
Of course, since every festival deserves a good warmup, CAPAZ will kick off the caribbean celebration with a good old-fashioned Flag Party. The party goes down at 9 p.m. Friday, May 24, at Brick and features live soca artists and DJs, including 4Play, DArk Vader, Ziah, Skilzz, Illmatic, and more.
Wear, wave, or wrap yourself in the country of your origin (or simply the one you find most appealing) and get ready to party in a way the United Nations has only imagined. -- Katie Johnson