Zombies in Bikinis, Electric Daisy Carnival, Pretty Things Peepshow, and More Pool Party Madness Over the Weekend

Evermore Nevermore's 2nd Annual Zombie Bikini Contest Most of the time, zombies are scary. Sometimes they're funny (like Bill Murray in Zombieland), but very rarely are they cute. Evermore Nevermore challenged this with the second annual Zombie Bikini Contest, which featured undead cowgirls, beachgoers, and even a male swimmer. The ghoulish contest took place outside of Queen's Pizzeria & Cafe on Friday, June 8.

Electric Daisy Carnival 2012 Electric Daisy Carnival kicked off in Las Vegas, as bassheads from across the country gathered at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the nation's biggest EDC musical fest. And while Saturday's music acts were canceled due to high winds (see day two's slideshow here), the usual Daisy shenanigans ensued.

The Pretty Things Peepshow at Phoenix Center for the Arts (NSFW) Boasting a vintage aesthetic, old-timey carnival thrills, and a slew of sultry burlesque dancers, the California-based Pretty Things Peepshow rolled into the Valley on Thursday, June 7, and wowed the crowd at the Phoenix Center for the Arts. Emceed by gonzo showman Donny Vomit, the event was like a Suicide Girls revue mixed with the fun of a sideshow as artists like Heather Holiday performed spectacular stunts involving knives and swords while such dancers as Go-Go Amy and Alley Oops offered sexy stripteases.

Pool Party at Hotel Valley Ho's OH Pool

Another weekend, another pool party. Yeah, that's Phoenix in the summer. Over the weekend we ventured to Hotel Valley Ho's Session Saturdays to check out the bathing beauties and trunked hunks.

SMoCA's Summer Opening Celebration

Visitors to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art's Summer Opening Celebration on June 8 were treated to video, sculpture, audio and interactive displays. SMoCA is now featuring Peter Sarkisian's multimedia art and an interactive and thought-provoking collaboration of 5 different artists.

Favorite Pool Party Photos of the Season ... So Far The temperature in Phoenix consistent is hitting triple digits. Pools are opening across our sprawling metropolis and all the cement and blacktop is turning the winter oasis into the familiar convection oven of summer. So, with the real pool party season about to kick in, what better to get you in the mood to hit the pool than a recap of our favorite pool party photos of the year? Enjoy, and we'll see you at the pool.

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Claire Lawton
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