Top 5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Weekend

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Brenda Eden
Just 'cause it's cold doesn't mean you should chill at home. Here are Jackalope Ranch's top five picks for things to do in and around Phoenix this weekend.

Phoenix Festival of the Arts @ Margaret T. Hance Park
Downtown becomes a destination art haven for the second annual Phoenix Festival of the Arts, a weekend of creatives and culture sponsored by the Phoenix Center for the Arts and Arizona Humanities. The three-day festival includes the Mayor's Arts Awards, presented by Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton to the Valley's prominent and influential artists and cultural organizations.

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Booths include Admir Tetaric with Artisan Cutting & Serving Boards, artist Audrey Tate, Gordon Searle of Hidden Valley Farms Soap, Kath Zimmerman of Kathy Zimmerman Photography, and Julie Pallissard with Bejuled.

Live entertainment from the likes of Almost Famous Theater Company, City Jazz, Great Arizona Puppet Theatre, and artist Sean Deckert add another dimension to the festivities, extending hours beyond the booths' 5 p.m. curtain call. Food trucks are in on the fun, too, and though the line-up varies daily, staples like Paletas Betty and DGP Gourmet Fry Bread will be on hand to satisfy munchies.

Festivities start at 10 a.m. daily Friday, December 13, through Sunday, December 15, at Margaret T. Hance Deck Park, 1202 North Third Street. Admission is free. Visit -- Janessa Hilliard

Location Info


Margaret T. Hance Park

1134 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Hotel San Carlos

202 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Black Theatre Troupe Center for the Performing Arts

1333 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park

4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Tempe Improv Comedy Theatre

930 E. University Drive, Tempe, AZ

Category: General

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Rodger LaBrash
Rodger LaBrash

Thanks Jeannie, one of those, the art show in phx I was planning on doing already, thanks again!

Jeannie Heiden
Jeannie Heiden

Rodger LaBrash, I saw your post about your plans falling through and then almost immediately saw this post. Maybe it's a sign!!

Brad Wayne
Brad Wayne

Hey guys, how about you just put the fucking list on one page.

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