Top 5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Weekend

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From hotel art installations and cartoonish takes on the Southwest to outdoorsy Shakespeare and movie makeup how-tos, your weekend plans have arrived.


It's time for a new spring look. The Clarendon Hotel and Spa is once again lending itself to local creatives to become the largest art installation in the Valley. ARTELPHX is a three-day, multimedia project will encompass everything from performance and video art to neon sculpture and site-specific visual works from handpicked artists including Leslie Barton, Steve Weiss, Chris Boyd, Amy Cannestra, Angel Castro, Lisa R. Chow, Hannah Cooper, Michaela Konzal, Scarlett Decker, Daniel Funkhouser, Daniel Gottliebson, Bamboo Gate Tea Room, Bill Hemphill, Zoo, Micro Nursery, Mark Hughes, Valerie Hunt, Candy Jimenez, Nathaniel Lewis, Stephanie Moland, Steph Raptis, Ingrid Shults, Tain Barzso, Katharine Leigh Simpson, Lauren Strohacker, Kendra Sollars, Kevin Vaughan-Brubaker, Denise Yaghmourian, and Joe Willie Smith.

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ARTELPHX will return to the Clarendon Hotel and Spa, 401 West Clarendon Avenue. The event kicks off with an invite-only VIP preview night on Thursday, May 15, followed by viewings for the general public Friday, May 16, and Saturday, May 17. Admission is free. For details, visit or call 602-513-2922. -- Katie Johnson

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The Clarendon Hotel - Phoenix's Urban Retreat

401 W. Clarendon Ave., Phoenix, AZ

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Frontal Lobe Gallery at Bragg's Pie Factory

1301 Grand Ave., Phoenix, AZ

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Desert Botanical Garden

1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ

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Stray Cat Theatre

132 E. 6th St., Tempe, AZ

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Phoenix Art Museum

1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

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Julie Baker
Julie Baker

What about the downtown Urban Wine Walk?

Cindi Tracy Aune
Cindi Tracy Aune

I'd add the Phoenix Mercury game to the list. The ladies will be rocking the arena!

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