Here's Your Guide to Spa Week 2014 Deals in Metro Phoenix

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Denise Cross Photography via Flickr
Get ready for some serious relaxation.

For a seven-day stretch every spring, Spa Week cuts beauty buffs' wallets some slack while ensuring that their faces are anything but.

Running from Monday, April 21, through Tuesday, April 27, the event offers an array of $50 treatments, ranging from pedicures to body wraps, at spas across the Valley. Here's the complete rundown on what's available where in metro Phoenix and how to make your appointments.

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Phoenix's 4/20 Parties, Valley Ho Pool Party, and Third Friday in Photos

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Benjamin Leatherman
Everything's coming up flowers.

New Times photographers were out and about this weekend. Did they snap your picture?

Session Saturdays at Hotel Valley Ho's OH Pool

On what was probably the last reasonable weekend weather-wise before things really get sweltering, sun bunnies, bathing beauties, bikini-clad revelers, and guests of the Hotel Valley Ho crowded around its OH Pool on Saturday, April 19, while Mr. P-Body spun remixes and hits during the weekly Session Saturdays.


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Top 5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Week

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View a slideshow of Dale Chihuly's glass art at Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix
Jackalope Ranch's guide to getting out and about in Phoenix this week is here.

"Chihuly in the Garden"

He's back. World-famous glass artist Dale Chihuly returns to the Valley with a new exhibition, "Chihuly in the Garden" at Desert Botanical Garden.

Whether you've seen these intricate, vibrant pieces on display in London, Paris or Seattle -- or caught his last stop in town, "Chihuly: The Nature of Glass" in 2008 -- this six-month long installaton offers plenty of chances to study every detail and spiral of his signature blown glass.

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3 Free Events in Metro Phoenix This Week

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Believe it or not, it is possible to check your calendar without having to check your bank your account. Between Docent 101 in Scottsdale, cinema Italiano in Tempe, and star-gazing in Chandler, we can think of three Valley events that will get you out of the house without getting you into debt.


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Third Friday in Phoenix: 3 Must-See Shows April 18

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Jenny Odom's Red Wing Blackbird
Third Friday's here, Phoenix. Here are three shows not to miss tonight.

"Sugar Cookies"

When one artistic medium overlaps another, the result can be pretty sweet. Such is the case for the spring exhibition "Sugar Cookies." This mixed-media collaboration combines words with images from Florida-based artist Jenny Odom, who used to live in Phoenix, and Montessori student/budding Phoenix poet Eleri Mosier. The duo began their project through social media after Odom discovered Mosier's writing through her mother's Facebook page.

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13 Places to Celebrate 4/20 in Metro Phoenix

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Benjamin Leatherman
Some choice buds on display at the Arizona 420 Festival last year.
Didja ever wonder where the whole "420" thing with marijuana culture came about? You know, that particularly significant number that's celebrated and cherished by pot fans around the world on and around April 20th every year.

Is it the amount of chemicals active in ganja or possibly the police code for marijuana usage? Nope. Neither. According to High Times magazine (a.k.a. the bible of marijuana) the term likely originated with a group of Northern California high school kids in the 1970s that would meet by a particular statue on campus at 4:20 p.m. to smoke grass.


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5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Weekend

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Jackalope Ranch's top picks for ways to spend your weekend are here.

Dov Davidoff

When you (allegedly) lose your virginity to a prostitute at the age of 12, there are two roads to take: hit rock bottom or turn to stand-up comedy.


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Italian Film Festival USA Coming to Tempe April 26

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Sarah Felberbaum on the set of Andrea Molaioli's Il Gioiellino.

Time to brush up on your italiano.

The Italian Film Festival USA recently added Tempe, Arizona, to its 11-stop schedule. This year marks the 10th edition of the fest, which brings contemporary Italian films stateside to cities including Boulder, Colorado, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Don't worry; there will be subtitles.

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ASU to Host Chaucer Celebration on Friday, April 18, in Tempe

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Portrait of Chaucer by Thomas Hoccleve in the Regiment of Princes (1412) via Wikimedia Commons
Portrait of Chaucer by Thomas Hoccleve in the Regiment of Princes (1412)
Every two years, the ASU English Department takes a day to celebrate Geoffrey Chaucer; the so-called father of English poetry was pivotal in bringing vernacular Middle English into the realm of literature, where French and Latin dominated during the Middle Ages. While his accomplishments might be old news (circa the late 14th/ early 15th century, to be exact), the free Chaucer Celebration at ASU's Tempe Campus promises to be one for the books.


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3 Free Events in Metro Phoenix This Week

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Looking for a spring that's allergy-free? Join the club. While neither we nor your maximum strength antihistamines can clear the pollen from your sinuses, we can help rid your bank account of some unnecessary charges. From flower-pedal pups and poetry speakers to a powerful discussion of the mind and the senses, here are three solid ways to have a cost-free week.


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