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Five Must-See Pool Parties in Scottsdale This Weekend

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Release Pool Party @ Talking Stick Resort Talking Stick's weekend swim soirees, which take place on both Saturday and Sunday afternoon through mid-July offer plenty of ways to seek relief from the sun. Lounge around in the lengthy shadows cast upon the main pool by the resort's towering buildings. Or you can dive into its ginormous pool, which is surrounded by 11 posh cabanas (each of which is available rent for $400-$550 per day). A nearby bar offers brews, booze, and colorful mixed drinks that are perfect for sipping while guest DJs (such as L.A.'s Scratchy and San Diego's DJ Este) work the mixers. The parties run from noon until 6 p.m. Admission is $10.

Swim Social Weekends @ The Saguaro Hotel The hipster crowd has been turning out in droves at the weekend events being held at the Saguaro's Picante Pool. Swim Meet is held from 1-7 p.m. on Saturdays, where the Hidden House's Al Page serves as resident and drops both soul and surf songs along with special guests. During the Swim Social from 2-7 p.m. on Sundays, however, the DJ team of Sean Watson, Hoodwink, and Anthony "Hartbreaks" Hart are on the ones and twos. Both fiestas feature paletas and other sweet treats from Distrito, as well as luxe libations served by Old Town Whiskey. Cover is $5.

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