Riot Squad

Anarchist Library screens defiant double feature

SUN 3/6
The revolution will be televised -- if, that is, you happen to be at Thought Crime, 1019 North Central, on Sunday, March 6, for the Anarchist Library's screening of the documentary The Fourth World War. Organizer Phil Freedom describes the 78-minute video as "riot porn," since it features front-line footage from violent clashes between activists and "the Man" in nearly a dozen countries, including Argentina, Palestine, and here at home in New York City and Seattle. It's not just mutiny abounding, as the flick depicts the "untold human story of men and women who resist being annihilated in the current global conflict." The End of Suburbia, a 78-minute dystopian look at how "peak oil" theory foretells the depletion of global oil reserves and certain doom for our car-happy culture, will follow. Better ride your bike to this discordant double feature, which starts at 8 p.m. and is repeated at 11. Admission is on a sliding scale of free to $5, depending on your means. Call 602-254-6397. -- Benjamin Leathman

Chill Factor
Mingle, schmooze, and see what to wear

THU 3/3
If you've grown weary of relying on those phony fashionistas on E! as your sole source for the latest trends, turn off the TV and proceed to "Chill: Winter SMoCA Nights" on Thursday, March 3, at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 7380 East Second Street. Besides coming face-to-face with fashionistas like Valentine Ramirez and Lisa Jacobs during a multidesigner runway show presented by LabelHorde, you can groove to the sounds of jazz trio Sonorous, DJ Maji, and pianist and vocalist Nicole Pesce. Nebellen also performs, and free hors d'oeuvres from My Florist Cafe will be served. The fads fly starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call 480-994-2787. -- Benjamin Leatherman

Fashion (for) Victims
It's a fun raiser, too

FRI 3/4
Susan Di Staulo cried like a baby for the Asian tsunami victims, but she doesn't have much sympathy for the rest of us. "Human suffering out here is breaking a goddamn fingernail," says designer Di Staulo. "If you'd just pay five frickin' dollars, you could feed a person for a month." In exchange for your dough, Di Staulo, along with model Daynalyn Wain (pictured) and LabelHorde founder Angela Johnson, has prepared a night of fashion, art and music. Catch their tsunami relief benefit at Alice Cooper'stown, 101 East Jackson, at 6 p.m. Friday, March 4. Local bands are paired with designers who will showcase their rock-retro digs down a mock runway in hopes that a few altruistic souls will shovel out cash, which will go directly to tsunami survivors in southeast Asia. Di Staulo's work, coupled with a few licks from The Corduroys, starts out the show. Tickets are $5 at the door. Call 602-253-7337. -- Ashlea Deahl

 
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