5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Week

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Courtesy of ASU Art Museum and Emily Long

"These Are Some of My Favorite Things"

If you have a box full of Pez dispensers buried in the back of your closet or a book of state quarters discretely hidden between copies of the latest bestsellers, then we have something in common. Peter Held has us thinking about these kinds of assemblages, if you will, for his final exhibition as curator of ceramics at ASU.


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3 Free Events in Metro Phoenix This Week

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Long weekend leaving your pockets empty? No worries. We know plenty of events that'll keep your social calendar strong and your savings, well, intact. From kinky film screenings to souped-up rides and fashionable exhibitions, here are three free events in metro Phoenix this week.

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5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Labor Day Weekend

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Red Bull Curb Kings

Forget being king of the mountain. The new landscape hierarchy lends itself to king of the curb, the skateboarding elite who can ride the rails and ollie to a standing ovation. This summer, Red Bull is teaming up with Cowtown Skateboards in a search to crown the Red Bull Curb Kings. This local talent competition awards cash prizes to the top three finalists who can skateboard through an urban obstacle course of double-sided curbs and customized parking blocks.


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Native Phoenix Artists Make Strong Showing in Santa Fe

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Niba Castillo
Mural by Breeze and Colton Brock

Phoenix artists are no stranger to The City Different -- that is Santa Fe, New Mexico. And last week some major things happened for Phoenix artists in the Land of Enchantment. During the third weekend of August, artists, and creative types gather in New Mexico for the annual Indian Market, gallery openings, new exhibits, films, fashion shows, and concerts that celebrate Native creativity. In addition to all that, this year there was a new market launched. Here's a rundown on all the Phoenix-related happenings from pop-up style events and murals to gallery openings and new markets.


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5 Labor Day Weekend Pool Parties in Phoenix and Scottsdale

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Benjamin Leatherman
A trio of pool partiers at Maya Day & Nightclub earlier this summer.
The dog days of summertime officially come to an end a few days from now, which certainly is reason enough to celebrate. Here's another: It's also Labor Day weekend, and that means around 72 hours of work-free bliss, if you're fortunate enough to have all three days off.

Your friends who happen to have pools will probably be putting on some sort of shindig, but those backyard bashes likely can't compare to the sort of swim celebrations that are scheduled to occur at a few hotels and other places in Scottsdale and Phoenix from Saturday, August 30, to Monday, September 1.


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Scottsdale International Film Festival 2014: Opening and Closing Movies Announced

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Catch Reese Witherspoon in this closing night drama at the SIFF.
Film buffs, clear your schedules. The 14th annual Scottsdale International Film Festival is set for Thursday, October 9, through Monday, October 13, and the festival's organizers just announced which films will open and close the five-day film event. If you're a fan of Dallas Buyers Club director Jean-Marc Vallee, William H. Macy, or Reese Witherspoon, you'll definitely want to check out what the 2014 fest has in store.


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3 Free Events in Metro Phoenix This Week

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Bored and broke? Stop making excuses and start saving money. From free films at the drive-in to public poetry receptions and breaking world records with facial hair, there's plenty of no-cost ways to have fun without funds. Here are our top three picks for free events in metro Phoenix this week.


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5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Week

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Free National Parks Day

It's a nationwide birthday celebration, and you're invited. The National Parks Service marks its 98th birthday with a free entrance day for visitors of its parks and recreational areas across the country. Our Grand Canyon State is home to three, including its namesake. The Petrified Forest National Park and Saguaro National Park round out the trio when it comes to officially designated parks. Lucky for Arizonans, however, our state is also full of a variety of national monuments, historic areas, and protected areas -- all of which fall under the umbrella of this annual birthday freebie.


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5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Weekend

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Nicole Belit plays Vera Stark at the Herberger.

By the Way, Meet Vera Stark

Octavia Spencer, who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2011 for The Help, recently went on record saying that there are still too few good film roles for black women. It's not that big a leap from 1930s Hollywood, the setting for By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, whose Arizona première is on Friday, August 22.

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18 Arizona Parks and Monuments to Visit on Free National Parks Day

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Andrew Pielage
They don't call us "The Grand Canyon State" for nothing.

Oh America, the beautiful.

When President Woodrow Wilson signed the bill that created The National Park Service, it read in part, "[...] and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations." Almost a century later, national parks and monuments continue to do just that, boasting everything from impressive natural made wonders to the ruins of peoples past. Monday, August 25, is the 88th birthday of The National Park Service, and they're celebrating this milestone with a party of sorts -- Free National Parks Day -- and everyone's invited.

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