Freak Fests, Filthy Thursdays, Strange Family Circus, White Mice, and More

The ribald and renowned local performance artist is apparently going to "die" sometime tomorrow night, probably in some profound and profane fashion that will likely involve one of his wacky stunts gone horribly awry.

This isn't the first time the 34-year-old mustachioed madman has gotten a taste of the hereafter, as we can think of a half-dozen other times he's died (including electrocution and failed attempts at bullet catching) only to return to life.

As such, Strange will go teats up followed by his resurrection as a part of the annual Phoenix Fringe Festival, which takes place this weekend.

Freakiness and frenetic behavior abounds in many other forms around the Valley starting tonight and continuing through Sunday. For instance, AZ Cacophony will present its yearly Fluor-Ascent, Atomic Comics will host a gathering of anime fanatics, and some costumed rockers visit the Tribe for a house show. If you're more into hot tracks, be sure to check out Afterlife's new dance night Filthy Thursday later this evening.

Hit the link below to learn what else is in store for the weekend.

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