Cinco de Mayo

As always, there are plenty of fun events to attend in the Valley this weekend. Whether you want to watch movies, drink wine, hear music, celebrate Cinco de Mayo or something else, we can give you options. Keep reading.

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1. Get a free introduction to the Valley’s art scene

Friday, May 5
The first of the month means First Friday in downtown Phoenix. You can visit multiple museums and galleries for free, plus enjoy street entertainment and other diversions. *Free event!
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2. Ski. No, really!

Friday, May 5 to Sunday, May 7
Sure the temperature might be nudging 100 degrees in the Valley, but Arizona Snowbowl still offers one more weekend to ski thanks to record snowfall. And in honor of its record-breaking year, you can ski for little to nothing.
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3. Snag free comic books

Saturday, May 6
Take advantage of free comic book day to score upwards of 50 free comics. Plus, at select stores enjoy cosplay competitions, a superhero scavenger hunt and more excitement. *Free event!
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4. Spend a women’s day out

Saturday, May 6
Grab your girl squad for a day of the latest fashion, decor, fitness trends, beauty products and plenty more. Plus, enjoy food, wine and free samples. *Free Event! – with registration
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5. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7
They might not actually take place on May 5, but here are two Cinco de Mayo celebrations you won’t want to miss:
On Saturday, enjoy an afternoon of traditional music and dance. *Free event!
On Sunday, join a large street festival that offers live music from big-name bands, traditional music and dance, lucha libre wrestling, and plenty more.

6. Walk, sip and listen

Saturday, May 6
Stroll downtown Phoenix and sample a range of wine. Then experience an outdoor jazz concert that includes more wine and food. *Free entry!
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7. Embrace the Madness

Saturday, May 6
Join PHX Wrestling for its Madness event, which features local wrestlers playing color characters, and plenty of up-close action. It wil also celebrate the life of “Macho Man” Randy Savage.
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8. Watch movies outdoors

Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6
In the mood for a movie? Take advantage of three outdoor movie experiences.
Catch the fur-filled hit “The Secret Life of Pets” and fun movie-related activities beforehand. *Free Event!
Watch the sci-fi classic “Back to the Future,” preceded by live music and food from local food trucks.
See the recent Pixar hit “Finding Dory,” and enjoy complimentary popcorn. *Free Event!

9. Attend the symphony

Sunday, May 7
Experience a lighthearted concert featuring the works of Weber and Walton, and Stravinsky’s energetic ode to Russian folklore and folk song, “Petrushka.” *Free Event!
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10. Enjoy free concerts

Sunday, May 7
All summer, you can experience a free concert from a new band each week. This week, Beatles tribute group Marmalade Skies takes the stage. *Free Event!
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Hot Upcoming Event

Phoenix Comicon

Thursday, May 25 to Sunday, May 28
This major annual Phoenix event sees dozens of movie and TV stars, authors and comic book artist gather to meet their fans. Other attractions include cosplay contests, panels, seminars and more than 700 vendors of collectibles and memorabilia.
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More Events This Weekend

Music, musicals and wrestling

All Weekend
In the mood for more music this weekend? Check out classic group REO Speedwagon or Broadway legend Lea Salonga. Drop in on the musical Oliver! or experience visceral Taiko drumming. For something really visceral, check out local wrestling. Or for something calming, try the Wanderlust “mindfulness” triathlon.
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