Top 5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Weekend

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Tania Katan presents the first GOOD 'N PLENTY grant.

Here's how to spend the next few days in and around Phoenix, weekend warrior.

Good 'N Plenty Artist Grant @ Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
While aspiring artists and creative types will find sugary treats, courtesy of Essence Bakery and Cartel Coffee Lab, at SMoCA Lounge's latest Good 'N Plenty artist grant event, also up for grabs will be some pretty sweet prize money.

See also: New Times Calendar of Events

Here's how it works: Up until about a week before the grant event, locals can submit proposals for artsy projects to SMoCA. Six of those projects are chosen to compete for said grant, which is community-funded by tickets sold to the grant event and to events like this summer's Grocery Bagging for Art. Scottsdale Public Art gets in on the action by matching funds. After their presentations, the audience votes on what project they think is best, and the winner is selected.

So listen up (and snag a sweet snack or two) when the Good 'N Plenty go-getters share their ideas starting at on Friday, September 6, at 7374 East Second Street. Tickets are $10 and available at or by calling 480-499-8587. For details, visit -- Becky Bartkowski

The Great American Trailer Park Musical @ Arizona Broadway Theatre
Put on your Daisy Dukes and your finest "Who Farted?" T-shirt, the The Great American Trailer Park Musical is taking its rednecks on the road and dumping their theatrical trash in Phoenix. Described by the New York Sun as "South Park meets Desperate Housewives," this Broadway spectacle offers everything from spray cheese and roadkill to kleptomania and strippers.

Written and directed by Betsy Kelso with music and lyrics by David Nehls, The Great American Trailer Park Musical is a colorful depiction of Central Florida's finest. The mobile home inhabitants take to the stage Friday, September 6, at Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 West Paradise Lane in Peoria. Showtime is 5:30 p.m. Friday, September 6. Tickets start at $63 and include dinner. The show runs through Sunday, September 29. Visit or call 623-776-8400 for more information. -- Katie Johnson

Location Info


Arizona Broadway Theatre

7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria, AZ

Category: General

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

Tempe Center for the Arts

700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ

Category: General

Tempe Improv Comedy Theatre

930 E. University Drive, Tempe, AZ

Category: General

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