Plenty of Armageddon-themed affairs are available to choose from, like the End of the World Party at Axis/Radius, 7340 East Indian Plaza in Scottsdale, which will feature the club’s DJ Soloman and his bro 40Ford dropping club bangers while existence as we know it possibly ends with a bang. Doors open at 10 p.m. Call 480-970-1112.
And Doomsday couldn’t be a more fitting time to hang with the Friday night residents down at Sanctum, 4343 North Seventh Avenue, as they’ll be serving up gloomy tunes of a Goth, industrial, and synth bent during Black Mass: Apocalypse. Apollynon and Aeternum are scheduled to spin and the bar will offer drink specials, in case you’d like to ease the pain. The party starts at 9:30 p.m. Admission is $5.
Meanwhile, local DJ/drag artist Austin Head, who’s still recovering from the recent hate crime assault by a pair of hoodlums, is putting on a frenetic fiesta called The End of Days Cabaret at Crescent Ballroom, 308 North Second Avenue. The Mayan-inspired soiree will be hosted by “chief priestess” Barbara Seville, exotic and erotic performances from Scandalesque and Capoeira Brasil-Arizona, as well as a DJ set by A Dynamic Mechanism and maybe some “virgin sacrifices.” Doors are at 8 p.m. Admission is $20 to $40. See www.brownpapertickets.com.