10 Things Under $10 This Weekend: Labor Day Weekend Edition
Its Labor Day weekend, which means three straight days and nights of fun, fetes, pool parties, and (best of all) no work. Appropriately, this edition of "10 Things Under $10" includes a few cheap thrills that are scheduled to take place on Monday, September 7.
Have fun, y'all, and keep a look out for those DUI checkpoints (or better yet, call a cab to schlep your drunk ass home).
Hyphy Crunk at Homme Lounge (Friday)
The members of the notorious Party Foul! crew have an infamous reputation for throwing an off-the-hook celebration, but their party monster status absolutely pales in comparison to that of Hyphy Crunk, the SoCal fete freak and electro-house DJ who's been described as a "true god in West Coast dance mega events." 9 p.m., $6-$8. (138 West Camelback Road, 602-234-3023)
Reggae Sound Splash at Red Owl (Friday)
Get a taste of Jamaica (without dropping some serious scrilla on airfare) as the musicians and DJs of the Valley's reggae scene present an evening of irie sounds. Bob Marley tee shirts are options The list of performers include JahMek, Tony Culture. J Cut, Monsoon Sound System, Jon Dread, and others. 7 p.m., $5. (2155 East University Drive, Tempe, 480-966-4733)
Jane Doe at Space 55 (Saturday)
"Jane Fendelman's documentary follows her trials and tribulations through her discovery that she had breast cancer. The Phoenix-based filmmaker will host a Q&A following the screening." 7 p.m., $5-$6. (636 East Pierce Street, 602-663-4032) -- Clay McNear
Femocracy's Private Dancer: A Tribute to Michael at Alwun House (Saturday)
"Sometimes, too many high-powered, intelligent women in one small pot creates a bitches' brew of throat-lunging and back-stabbing (we've seen the diabolique that is America's Next Top Model). Regardless, we've got extremely high hopes for Femocracy, the latest in a series of local productions hosted and run largely by females. Torch Theatre alumni Amy Jean Page is the brains behind the troupe's inaugural production, and she confirms that the show has nothing to do with that dead guy or his glove. Instead, folks can expect headlining stand-up comedian Kass McPherson, improvisational skits by The Empty Frames Experiment, sketch videos by fellow Femocracy conspirators Jacki Orr and Brandon Huigens, and record spinning by DJ ekb*." 9 p.m., $8. (1204 East Roosevelt Street, 602-253-7887) -- Leslie Barton
Too Many DJs at Forbidden Nightclub (Sunday)
The organizers of this DJ massive are offering plenty of beats for the buck as they've booked upwards of two dozen knob-twisters and platter jockeys for this Sunday night event, which runs until the wee hours. Some of the line-up highlights include Kevin the Makeout Bandit, Pickster One, BC/AD, Trashtalk, Ghouliez, Goldsmith, Sterling, Sleazy Sean, Craig Citizen, and Benni Beatnik. 9 p.m., $6 for 21-and-over, $10 for your underage cats. (6820 East 5th Avenue, Scottsdale, 480-994-5176)
Godzillafest at Atomic Comics (Sunday)
It's gojira a go-go as this East Valley geek institution presents an all-day celebration of the giant Japanese thunder lizard, featuring screenings of Godzilla vs. Megalon, Gamera the Brave, Godzilla 1985, X From Outer Space, Monster X Strikes Back, and the TV episode Ultraman vs. Godzilla. 11 a.m., free. (1120 South Country Club Drive, Mesa, 480-649-0807)
Pajama Jam at Afterlife (Sunday)
Wanna spend the night with a few dozen hotties dressed in their skimpiest sleepwear? This Scottsdale after-hours spot is hosting a swanky slumber party that promises pillow fights, music from DJ Tranzit, giveaways, and probably very little sleep. 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. The cover is $10 per person, but those who come clad in their jimmies can get in for half-off. (4282 North Drinkwater Boulevard)`
Adult Swim Finale at the Wyndham Hotel (Sunday)
It's been a wet, hot Arizona summer, and Jen Deveroux and the funky folks of Adult Swim have done their best to cool things off with their hipster-friendly weekly pool parties. The summer season's officially coming to a close this weekend, which means if you haven't attended one their swimming soirees just yet, you've got one more chance to do so. They've saved the best for last, with the DJs of Pinky Ring (including Senbad, Tricky T, and Bigie) providing the soundtrack. Noon, $6. (50 East Adams Street, 602-333-0000).
Stone Rose Labor Day Pool Party at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess (Monday)
If you haven't gotten you fill of lounging around poolside, the upscale Scottsdale resort hotel is also throwing one final bikini blowout at the Stone Rose Lounge promising chic cocktails, freshly grilled meats from Bourbon Steak, DJs, and plenty of hotties worshipping the sun in their skimpiest swimming suits. Admission is free, but food and beverages are available for various prices. Noon. (7575 East Princess Drive, Scottsdale, 480-419-3190)
O Pioneers!!! & Andrew Jackson Jihad at Trunk Space (Monday)
"If you don't know how to categorize a band, just call it "punk." From Blink-182 to Green Day, musical acts are constantly given the label for lack of a more appropriate, genre-defining term. Houston-based trio O Pioneers!!! tends to get thrown under the giant punk umbrella, as well. However, its brand of harmonic, broken-down rock - vocalist Eric Solomon shouts in a "choking on gravel" style similar to Against Me! - is far closer to Hot Water Music or Dillinger Four than any music that broke in '76. If anything, O Pioneers!!! deserves at least one listen solely for distributing its recent album, Neon Creeps, via 250 lime-green cassette tapes." 7 p.m., $7. (1506 Grand Avenue, 602-256-6006) -- Adriane Goetz
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