Tropical Swarm

As the talking Barbie dolls on the cable news channels recently informed us, this summer is reportedly one of the hottest on record. While said story may come as shock to some people living in, uh, Alaska, it was sort of a “no shit” revelation in the Valley of the Sun, as we’ve fried in extra-crispier fashion so far this summer.

Temps are so scorching that it’s impossible to tempt us out of our air-conditioned oasis during the day, let alone to enjoy a night on the town, unless you’ve got something extra special to offer.

Like perhaps an after-dark pool party filled with models, exotic cocktails, and exclusive giveaways, which is exactly what the W Hotel Scottsdale, 7277 East Camelback Road, is offering during its Thursday Night Swim. The swanky WET Deck will be decked out like a seaside paradise for a special Caribbean-themed edition of the monthly summertime event, which will be hosted by the girls of Scottsdale 16 and feature island-inspired libations and live entertainment.

Thu., June 28, 6 p.m.; Thu., July 19, 7 p.m.; Thu., Aug. 23; Thu., Sept. 13, 2012
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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.