Seven Must-Attend Memorial Day Weekend Parties and Events in Metro Phoenix

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El Santo Cantina Club promoter Thomas Turner of Relentless Beats fame will be plenty busy over the Memorial Day Weekend as he's planning back-to-back editions of the ongoing Relentless Beach pool party series at this North Scottsdale summertime haven.

El Santo's bartending staff likely will have plenty of beers and booze on hand to slake the thirst of all the beefcakes and bikini-clad sirens who will pack all 15,000 square feet of the patio and pool area during the two-day fiesta, which starts on Saturday, May 25, with an performance by Dutch EDM superstar Sander van Doorn. His fellow countryman Laidback Luke headlines the second event on Sunday, May 26.

Each fete starts at noon with a $20 price tag for general admission, and the VIP treatment goes for $40. A $30 "Beach Pass" for both parties is also available for $20.

Axis/Radius The LGBT crowd is likely to be out en masse at the landmark Scottsdale nightspot on Saturday, May 25, for the "Inferno" dance party. Scheduled for the party are giveaways of such door prizes as a set of Phoenix Mercury tickets and autographed Brittney Griner and Diana Taurasi photographs, as well as DJ Om and Lady Jane tag-teaming the mixers throughout the evening. Mercury alumni Bridget Pettis will also make an appearance. The event runs from 6 to 10 p.m. Cover is $10.

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