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Don’t let your weekend go to waste. Whether you like huge expos, vintage shopping, sweets and desserts, vintage video games or floating lanterns, the Valley offers something for you. Keep reading to find the right activity for you.

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1. Spruce for spring

Friday, April 28 to Sunday, April 30
Get decorating ideas and advice for your home and garden at this massive expo. It features hundreds of vendors, DIY workshops, demonstrations, free wine tastings and more.
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2. Retro your decor

Friday, April 28 to Sunday, April 30
Shop for fantastic items from yesteryear at this locally grown vintage market. More than 150 artistans and vendors offer antique and handmade items. Live music and food trucks will boost your shopping energy.
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3. Get starry eyed

Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29
Love the night sky? Enjoy two free, star-based activities.
On Friday, the ASU Wind Symphony and several high school groups play an evening outdoor concert in Music Under the Stars.
On Saturday, stargaze using a range of telescopes and get your astronomy questions answered at the 40th Annual SAC Spring Public Star Party.

4. Consume cold ones in the Cretaceous

Friday, April 28
Drink craft beer while hanging out with dinosaurs? Yes, please! In addition, play beer bingo, speed date scientists, make fun crafts and plenty more fun.
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5. Stomp around

Friday, April 28 to Sunday, April 30
Eight masters of rhythm and unorthodox percussion – matchboxes, wooden poles, garbage cans, etc. – will blow your mind at this internationally acclaimed show.
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6. Wreck your teeth and diet

Saturday, April 29
Sample a huge range of sweets and desserts from local bakeries, ice cream shops and confectioners at this sugary soiree. Classes and demos get you even further into this delectable world.
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7. Zap back in time

Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30
Arcade aces and pinball wizards shouldn’t miss this large collection of classic machines from Donkey Kong to Stargate. Compete in tournaments or just play for fun. No quarters required.
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8. Mix water and electricity

Saturday, April 29
Kick off the water park season right. Party in the water or on the slides to live electronic dance music from big names like Diplo, Borgore, Audien and more.
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9. Try, try again

Saturday, April 29
The epic Lantern Fest (think the lantern scene in Disney’s “Tangled”) got postponed earlier this month due to weather. That means you get another shot to participate in the magic.
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10. Jazz it up

Sunday, April 30
International Jazz Day comes to the Valley with an outdoor concert. Jazz organist Tony Monaco takes the stage along with Scott and Ginger Whitfield, Nayo Jones and other jazz greats. *Free Event!
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Out Of The Valley

Enjoy art in Sedona

Friday, April 28 to Sunday, April 30
Want to get out of the Valley for a bit? Tour the studios of more than 40 artists in and around gorgeous Sedona. Talk t othe artists and see them in action. *Free event!
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Hot Upcoming Event

Experience Wanderlust

Sunday, May 7
Join a “mindfulness” triathalon that consists of a go-your-own-pace 5K, group yoga and guided meditation. Plus, sign up for classes and workshops in yoga, hooping, meditation and other relaxing pursuits.
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More Events This Weekend

Fairy tales, tragedy and Kings of Leon

All Weekend
There’s plenty of other exciting events going on in the Valley this weekend. Emjoy a musical and a ballet based on fairy tales, a concert of music from Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo and Juliet” and hit band Kings of Leon. Or check out other things that might interest you.
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