Get Your Rock Off
Half-naked ladies strut their stuff at Chasers
Fran Scianna is a realist. So don't expect any apologies from the bassist of local "happy drunk" band The Sciannas for its overt sexploitation on Saturday, May 22, when it headlines the "Rock Naughty" lingerie/rock 'n' roll show at Scottsdale's Chasers Nightclub, 8005 East Roosevelt. "I'm proactively selling out. If you do that, you're punk rock, right?" Scianna says. Call it whatever you want as six beauties from AZ Models strip down to their skivvies, courtesy of The Parlor Lingerie Shop. Admission to the 9 p.m. show is $7 for guys, $3 for ladies. Call 480-945-4985. -- Joe Watson
Come out for TinselTown Tavern's new production
Don't get angry. Get fierce -- fabulously fierce -- as Artists' Theatre Project cuts loose with its first production, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, opening Friday, May 21, at TinselTown Tavern, 2017 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale.
True, ATP is up and coming (read: broke). But resident producer Russell Beyer insists that TinselTown, formerly Hamburger Mary's, isn't playing host to ATP and Hedwig out of necessity, but rather because of its small and intimate charm.
"We thought that it would be perfect to have wait staff serving cocktails as the show sort of breaks down that fourth wall," Beyer explains. "It allows Hedwig [played by ATP artistic director James Asimenios] to interact with the audience." So drag your asses -- including the straight ones -- to TinselTown for the 8 p.m. première, $20 at the door ($15 in advance). Hedwig runs through May 30. Call 480-945-6279. -- Joe Watson