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Your Guide to Things to Do for $20 or Less This Weekend

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10th Annual Slow Ride
If you’re looking to tie one on this New Year’s Eve, you’ll likely find yourself planted firmly in bed the next day. Rather than sitting around and wallowing in your own hangover, why not put forward a minimal amount of effort, grab your bike, go outside, and join in on Trailhead Bike Café’s 10th annual “Hair of the Dog” Slow Ride? Organized with the intent to chill, the leisurely group ride is all about taking it slow and stopping from time to time to check out some favorite local eateries. This year’s planned stops include Joyride, Carlos O’Brien’s, and Feeney’s. To join in on the ride, head to Trailhead Bike Café, 6825 North 16th Street, on Sunday, January 1. The ride begins at noon, and participation is free. See www.trailheadbikecafe.com. Heather Hoch

Adventures in Hangovers
Whether you woke up in pajamas or last night’s super-slinky number, don’t bother changing. You could win a prize for “Best Morning Wear” during Kobalt Bar’s party of the year — well, the only party of 2017 at this point.

The annual New Year’s Day Adventures in Hangovers event returns at 8 a.m. on Sunday, January 1, at 3110 North Central Avenue. Celebrate 2017 (and Kobalt’s 10th anniversary) and stave off the inevitable hangover with breakfast beginning at 9 a.m. and a stacked Bloody Mary and mimosa bar designed to keep you hydrated all day. And expect plenty of raunch, laughs, and big hair when TC Taylor hosts the daylight New Year’s Day Drag Show featuring Olivia Gardens, Barbra Seville, Payda Parc, and Afeelya Bunz at 1 p.m.
Can’t imagine crawling out of bed before noon? Don’t. There’s no cover and no shortage of drink specials. Get details at www.kobaltbarphoenix.com or by calling 602-264-5307. Janessa Hilliard
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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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Evie Carpenter is a visual journalist. Using photography, videography, design, and sometimes words, she tells stories she hopes make a bit of difference in the world, even if those stories are in list form and include GIFs.
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Heather Hoch is a music, food, and arts writer based in Tucson. She enjoys soup, scotch, Electric Light Orchestra, and walking her dog, Frodo.
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Lynn Trimble is an award-winning freelance writer and photographer specializing in arts and culture, including visual and performing arts
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