10 Things Under $10 This Weekend: Exotic Art, Cut Throat Freak Show, Minibosses, and More
Cut Throat Freak Show's Jeremy Kinison
Jeremy Kinison is guilty of theft, although he's never been convicted.
I'm not referring to any potentially larcenous behavior, mind you, but rather the tattooed daredevil's tendency to steal the show whenever he performs his thrilling cavalcade of gusty stunts.
Whether it's walking on glass outside of Carly's every First Friday or escaping from straightjackets during local punk rock nights, Kinison (better known at Cut Throat Freak Show) has assaulted the senses of Valley urbanites on multiple occasions at countless countercultural events over the past decade.
The 30-year-old is a one-man version of Jackass, who's chronicled a variety of said whacked antics on his new Cut Throat Freak Show 3D DVD, which gets its own release party this weekend at Chasers in Scottsdale. The flier speaks of such shenanigans as "mutant taxidermy," "sexy octopus wrestling," and even "phallus juggling."
Suffice it to say, those easily offended might want to avoid the party. But fear not, there are nine other event you can participate in for less than $10.
Nightshift at Olive Branch (Thursday)
In a previous life, DJ mig50 must've been a regular at notorious nightclub Studio 54. Okay, maybe not, but it's as good an explanation as any for the 27-year-old's penchant for disco music. He hosted the on-again/off-again NOVA at both Bikini Lounge and Yucca Tap, which featured genre hits and spacey groove music. mig50's putting on a new night at the Mediterranean spot, promising "disco-dancing and love-romancing" all night. 8 p.m., free. (3231 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-966-9829)
Stunt Rock and Death Race 2000 at MADCAP (Friday)
Everyone has a daredevil side. Some express it by jumping out of an airplane or driving through a burning building, while others are satisfied watching the pros do it on the big screen. That's why even the dare-iest of devils ought to enjoy MADCAP Theaters' Daredevil Double Feature Friday presentation of Stunt Rock (1978) and Death Race 2000 (1975). Brian Trenchard-Smith's Stunt Rock tells the true story of Australian stuntman Grant Page, who moves to L.A. and ends up helping with pyrotechnics and magic tricks for the band Sorcery. Paul Bartel's Death Race 2000 (starring David Carradine) chronicles a dystopian society where the biggest sporting event is a race in which drivers win points by killing pedestrians. 8 p.m., $8. (730 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-634-5192)
Cut Throat Freak Show Silly Fest at Chasers (Friday)
Local bands Bro-Loaf, Melted Casettes, Canyon Animals, and Dim are scheduled to perform at the party, which also features games, piñatas, pillow fights, prizes and giveaways. The cover charge is $10, but those clad in "silly costumes" get in for $7. 8 p.m. (8005 E. Roosevelt St., 480-945-4985)
Exotic Art Show at Alwun House (Friday) Kim Moody and Dana Johnson have seen quite a bit of sexy displays occur at their venerable art space over its 30-plus years of existence: fetish balls, burlesque dancing, and of course, the Alwun House's annual exotic art exhibition. The sultry and seductive works for more than 60 artists artists -- including Michelle Miller, George Parmenter, Donald King, and John Covington -- is featured throughout the building, utilizing such varied mediums as photography, painting, and sculpture. It's sure to draw crowds during next weekend's annual Art Detour, so avoid the masses and get a glimpse before everyone else does. Noon-6 p.m., $4. (1204 E. Roosevelt St., 602-253-7967)
Chuck Amuck: A Legacy of Laughter at Tempe Center for the Arts (Friday)
Any fool with a pen and paper -- or even a pirated copy of Adobe Flash -- could call themselves cartoonists (see YouTube of 4Chan for proof of said statement). But only a select few gifted souls in this world could truly be considered gods amongst scribblers: Tex Avery, Hayao Miyazaki, Robert Crumb, and probably the biggest of them all, Chuck Jones. The late animator (dubbed by Robin Williams as "the Orson Welles of cartoons") and his signature style helped birth a cadre of classic characters, such as Pepé Le Pew, the Grinch, Michigan J. Frog, and Wile E. Coyote. TCA will host a touring tribute to Jones and his life's work -- which includes short film screenings, artwork and animated cel displays, and a lecture by his grandson Craig Kausen -- with the opening reception scheduled for this weekend. 7:30 p.m., free. (700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, 480-350-2822)
Mannequin at Jackrabbit (Friday)
The Mondrian must've lost its appeal to P-Town party princess Jen Deveroux, as she moved her nixed her Friday night rendezvous Harlot in favor of a dope new dance destination in the Dale called Mannequin. Much like its predecessor, the night features the turntable tactics of DJ Tricky T and the gorgeous gals of Scandalesque. Deveroux's troupe of Royal Filth Go-Gos will also light up the joint. 10 p.m., $8. (4280 N. Drinkwater Blvd., 480-429-4494)
Boogie Da Beat at Washington High School (Saturday)
"The third-annual event pits crews of floor rockers against each other while a variety of emcees rock beats to keep everyone on the good foot. Automatic Response, The Elektrolytes, Evolution, and Unusual Suspects are among the crews getting down for the crown, while Broken Toyz, Dia Clones, Female Prophecy, Motion Theory, and Out Crowd are all scheduled to showcase their skills. The event features music by DJs Akshen, Psychopat, and Kris the Fist." 5 p.m., free. (2217 W. Glendale Ave., 623-915-8400) -- Jose Gonzalez
Minibosses 10th Anniversary at Yucca Tap Room (Saturday)
"In 2004, Salon.com's Verne Becker asked guitarist Aaron Burke of The Minibosses, 'How far can the Minibosses go?' Burke responded: "I have no idea. Our main focus is playing and having a good time doing it. When that stops, we stop." Lucky for us, Burke and his buds, fellow guitarist Benjamin Baraldi, bassist Robin Vining and drummer Matthew Wood are still having a good time. The Valley's Nintendo Rock enthusiasts are celebrating their ten-year anniversary Saturday night at the Yucca Tap." 9 p.m., free. (29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe, 480-967-4777)
Matsuri: A Festival of Japan at Heritage & Science Park (Saturday-Sunday)
"That tacky little knickknack of a waving cat you see at Asian restaurants? That's Maneki Neko, an ancient Japanese symbol of luck and mascot of the 26th Annual Matsuri Festival. Look for martial arts and swordplay demonstrations, taiko drummers, tons of Japanese eats, and storytellers regaling visitors with legends of the festival's signature kitty. For this year's event, local mask maker Zarco Guerrero will craft special face art to be used in the fest's dragon dance. 'It is my way of giving back some of the wonderful and magical gifts given to me by the Japanese people and its vibrant culture,' says Guerrero." 10:30 a.m., free. (115 N. 6th St.) -- Wynter Holden
Outlaw Country Brunch at Lucky Devil (Sunday)
Hidden amongst the dozens of rock, punk, and hardcore bands that DJ Johnny Volume lists on his MySpace page as musical influences are few of country music's greatest outlaws. There's David Allan Coe (natch), as well as Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and all three generations of Hank Williams' family tree. The turbulent and tempestuous songs of all of these artists will likely find there way into Volume's playlist during his Sunday afternoon spin session at the Tempe bar. Breakfast specials and $3 mimosas will be available and Nate Anderson (a.k.a. N8Ball) will make a guest appearance behind the record decks. Noon, free. 1212 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe, 480-446-7468.
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