RedMonkey: Work That Turkey @ Monarch Theatre

Thanksgiving is a time for traditions both good and bad, whether it involves gathering at Grandmama's house for the annual government-sanctioned gorge on mashed potatoes and stuffing or tolerating your creepy uncle's yearly onslaught of awful jokes. Meanwhile, local house music godfather Pete "SuperMix" Salaz will once again be staging his Turkey Day tradition, the RedMonkey dance party at the Monarch Theatre, 122 East Washington Street, on Thursday, November 22. As in years past, the Thanksgiving throwdown is subtitled "Work That Turkey" and will feature Salaz and a few of his nearest and dearest laying down house music hits in abundance. And since the holidays are all about reuniting with long-lost members of your kith and kin, Salaz will be bringing out some of the local scene's prodigal sons to the event, including Valley expat Eddie Amador and Bombshelter DJs member Emile Ananian. Local selector Ehouse will also perform. The all-night event runs from 9 p.m. until 4 a.m. Admission is $10. Call 602-692-9633.

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