Saturday's Super Bowl Parties: It's Playboy vs. Penthouse
Are "Playboy" Playmates and "Penthouse" Pets bitter rivals? Or do they flit back and forth between each other's parties like girlfriends gone wild? We'll do our best to nail that story and report back.
"Playboy" Super Bowl Bash Hef and the girls next door host their annual Super Bowl party. When: Saturday, Feb. 2. Where: Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass, 5700 W. North Loop Road, Gila River Reservation; 480-502-5600. Tickets: $2,000.
"Penthouse" Desire Super Party Snoop Dogg will perform at the party, which will be packed with "Penthouse" Pets. When: Saturday, Feb. 2, 9 p.m. Where: Venue of Scottsdale, 7117 E. 3rd Ave., Scottsdale; 480-945-5150. Tickets: $1,250-$1,800, through 212-382-2800 or www.admitone.com/desireparty.asp. Web site: www.thepenthousesuperparty.com.
e4 Super Bowl Party Tommy Lee, Dave Navarro, DJ Skribble and DJ Aero perform. When: Saturday, Feb. 2, 8 p.m. Where: e4 Lounge, 4282 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale; 480-970-3325. Tickets: $100-$250. Web site: www.e4-az.com.
Anheuser Busch Bud Bowl Kid Rock will perform. When: Saturday, Feb. 2. Where: Axis/Radius, 7340 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale; 480-970-1112. Tickets: Tickets will be given away by Anheuser Busch through various promotions TBA. New Times is also sending readers to the show for free; register for a chance to win your pair here. Web site: www.axis-radius.com.
Night Before the Super Bowl Party Jamie Foxx will host. When: Saturday, Feb. 2. Where: Myst, 7340 E. Shoeman Ln., Scottsdale; 480-970-5000. Tickets: TBA. Web site: www.mystaz.com.
The Red Carpet Event/Athletes' Party Biz Markie is scheduled to perform, with Tony Dungy, Braylon Edwards, and Deanna Favre receiving awards. When: Saturday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m. Where: Athletes Performance, 650 S. Athletes Pl., Tempe. Tickets: $1,000-$2,250, through 888-493-4224 and www.athletesparty.com/packages.html.
Saturday Night Spectacular Hosted by John Travolta, with co-host Marshall Faulk. REO Speedwagon and Cirque USA are scheduled to perform. When: Saturday, Feb. 2, 8 p.m. Where: Galleria Corporate Center, 4343 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale. Tickets: $1,700, through 602-625-2009. Web site: www.saturdaynightspectacular.com.
ESPN the Magazine Super Bowl Party When: Saturday, Feb. 2. Where: Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, 480-994-2787. Tickets: TBA. Web site: www.scottsdalecvb.com.
Sports Illustrated Super Bowl Party The magazine throws an invite-only party. When: Saturday, Feb. 2. Where: Barcelona, 15440 N. Greenway-Hayden Loop, Scottsdale; 480-603-0370. Tickets: Invite-only. Web site: www.barcelonadining.com.
Super Bowl Saturday Night NFL players will celebrate the night before, with music by the Counting Crows and a 9:40 p.m. fireworks show. When: Saturday, Feb. 2, 6-10 p.m. Where: Tempe Town Lake (enter at the corner of Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway), Tempe. Tickets: None are required; the event is free and open to the public. Web site: www.nfl.com/superbowl
Prive Ultra Lounge You may know it as Rockridge Estate, but during Super Bowl it will be transformed into Prive Ultra Lounge, the site of many HollyRod Foundation parties. Its Budweiser Lounge will host a happy Thursday, with open bar and live entertainment. When: Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Where: 4954 E. Rockridge Road, Phoenix. Tickets: $50, through 866-465-5762 or email@example.com. Web site: www.hollyrod.org.
944 Super Village The magazine's entertainment village will feature performances by national acts such as Velvet Revolver, Wyclef Jean, Paul Oakenfold and Juliette and the Licks, plus food tastings and art exhibits. When: Thursday, Jan. 31, to Sun., Feb. 3, 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Where: Stetson Canal Project and SouthBridge, 7135 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale. Tickets: $116.50 (Thu. and Fri. general admission), $172.25 (Sat. general admission), $566.75 (Thu. VIP), $845.25 (Fri. VIP) and $845.25 (Sat. VIP). Daytime activities, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., are free for Arizona residents $5 for those from out of state. Web site: www.944.com/azsuperbowl.
Smocks & Jocks NFL Retired Players Association jazz brunch and art auction, with a performance by vocalist Dennis Rowland. When: Saturday, Feb. 2, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Where: SKYE Fine Dining & Entertainment, 16844 N. Arrowhead Fountain Center Dr., Peoria; 623-334-0010. Tickets: $100, through www.nflrpa.org or 800-372-2000, ext.168. Web site: www.skye-restaurant.com.
DMS Bowl 2008 Hip Hop Extravaganza Concert featuring Akon, T-Pain, Ne-Yo, Fabolous, Eddie Griffin and host Reynaldo Rey. When: Saturday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m. Where: Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum. 1826 West McDowell Rd., Phoenix Tickets: $750, through www.ticketmaster.com. Web site: www.dmsentertainment.tv and www.myspace.com/dmsentertainment.
DMS Bowl After Party Party hosted by ICE-T and Coco present the "New New Jack Swing" with performers Black Street, Guy and Doug E. Fresh. With special appearances by Akon, T-Pain and Eddie Griffin. When: Saturday, Feb. 2, after the Hip Hop Extravaganza. Where: Myst nightclub. 7340 E. Shoeman Ln., Scottsdale. Tickets: $1,000 VIP, $1,500 Platinum and $2,500 Exclusive, through DMS Entertainment. Web site: DMS Entertainment.