Salt River Tubing, Cheap Trick, Soyal, and Down the Rabbit Hole Over the Holiday Weekend

Salt River Tubing on Fourth of July Weekend The Salt River was more crowded by Bikini-clad beauties and alcohol-swilling ruffians than normal on July 4th Weekend. Check out the aquatic antics in these photos...see photos

Cheap Trick at Talking Stick Resort on 7/3/10 I've seen these dinosaurs about eight times since 1992, in all sorts of venues (including, yes, the Milwaukee Zoo), and Saturday night's venue, Talking Stick Resort, was pretty terrible. I was hoping for an actual theater at the new resort/casino on Indian Bend and Loop 101, but it was little more than a giant carpeted ballroom (as you read this, Honeywell is probably having its annual shareholders meeting in that room) with banquet chairs set up in rows and a makeshift bars set up on the each end of the huge, nearly sold-out room...full story

See: Cheap Trick in photos

Down the Rabbit Hole Salon Las Brisas in Glendale was bumping with beats all evening long on Friday, July 2, as ravers and club kids from across the Valley dressed in the costumes inspired by Alice in Wonderland for the Down the Rabbit Hole DJ and dance event...see photos

"Melt Down!" Opening Reception at Soyal Gallery Soyal Gallery tried to beat the heat with a selection of "cool" pieces of art by the likes of vinyl toy maker Mark Nagata and Ugly Dolls creator David Horvath. Check out their creations in these photos...see photos

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Jonathan McNamara