13 Must-Attend Thanksgiving Weekend Parties in Metro Phoenix

Depending on the state of your family's interpersonal relations and the amount of emotional baggage they have stowed away, Thanksgiving will either be a joyous or hellish experience.

If it's the former, you might be in search of a place to knock back a few with some of your relations from out of town. But if it happens to be more of the latter, a few places to escape to after getting your fill of all the psychodrama are needed. Either way, we've got you covered.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.