10 Things Under $10 This Thanksgiving Weekend: Cheap Shows, Penny Drinks, and Free Food

Since you'll probably wanna save as much scrilla as possible for the holidays ahead, here's the skinny on how to party hard at penny-pinching prices.

Dancegiving at Cream Stereo Lounge (Wednesday)
The turntable tag team of Thomas Turner and Timothy Heit will spin up some food for the hungry in addition to their trademark house and trance beats during their first annual benefit for the needy, which also features appearances by DJs Michael James and Michelle Sparks. If you can't cough up the $5 cover charge, bring a new toy or three canned good to the club to gain admission. 9 p.m. (4252 North Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, 602-222-9922)

Jet at Tempe Marketplace (Wednesday)
Speaking of using jams to generate some yams, KUPD's Morning Sickness jock John Holmberg is hosting his annual concert/canned food drive Homeless for the Holidays at the Tempe outdoor mall. The featured act this year is Australia garage rock revivalists Jet ("Are You Gonna Be My Girl," "Cold Hard Bitch"), who will perform on the District stage backed by locals Warner Drive and Back From Ashes. 8 p.m., $5 or five cans of food. (2000 East Rio Salado Parkway, 602-553-2663)

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