The White Stripes Concert Movie, Limbeck, Civet, and More

Still bitter about the fact that the White Striped snubbed Phoenix on their last nationwide tour? 
Then it's probably a good idea if you avoid watching their new documentary/concert film Under Great White Northern Lights.

The flick (which is a visual compliment to a live album of the same name) contains footage from Jack and Meg having a blast during their swing through the Canadian provinces during their 2007 world tour. Some have labeled it a stopgap measure until the next White Stripes studio album, while other have called it an "enjoyable romp."

Decide for yourself as the film will be screened tonight at MadCap Theatre in Tempe courtesy of Zia Records. Although tickets to the screening are technically free, there are a few provisos for gaining them.

Read on for full details, as well as nine other low-cost/no cost events you might want to check out this weekend.


Under Great White Northern Lights at MadCap Theaters (Thursday)
Here's how to get into the screening. Visit any Zia Records Exchange location today and pick up a copy of the either the Under Great White Northern Lights DVD or the live album (which will run you anywhere from $13.99-$16.99). Those always plucky Zia clerks will then hand over a ticket to the screening. 8:30 p.m. (730 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-634-5192)

Civet at The Underground (Friday)
Feeling like a dose of girl power after watching the Hollywood versions of Joan Jett and Cherie Currie rock out on the silver screen? Hang out at the Underground, where the Long Beach all-girl punk band (which cites The Runaways as one of their biggest influences) will perform. Joining them will be locals Die Ignorant, Sigma, and Bear Awesome. 6:30 p.m., $7. (105 W. Main St., Mesa)

NU (Native + You) at Heard Museum (Friday)
After the streets of downtown Phoenix have emptied themselves of green beer, fake Irish accents, and liquored-up leprechauns, culture returns with the Heard Museum's NU (Native + You) event. Part of the Third Friday fanfare, the night features clay works by Jason Garcia, Richard Zane Smith, Lisa Holt, and Harlan Reano in the Heard's Berlin Gallery. Be ready for an acoustic solo set by the Oklahoman and Choctaw singer-songwriter, Samantha Crain, at 7 p.m. in the Steele Auditorium. Visitors can also spend the evening wandering the outdoor courtyards, noshing at the Arcadia Farms Café, or sipping a local (non-green) brew or two from the cash bar. 5:30 p.m., free. (2301 N. Central Ave.) -- Laura Hahnefeld

Ransom at Philthy Phil's (Friday)
If you're jamming out to your favorite tunes, you feel awesome. That's because your serotonin is a-pumpin'. And when you're thrashing at the gym, you feel like a million bucks. That's because physical activity makes your endorphins go nuts. Put the two together, add a dash of alcohol, and, good god, man, you've created your own heaven! Catch all three highs at Ransom at Philthy Phil's every Friday when resident DJs Kevin M.O.B., Benni Beatnik, Bigie, Craig Citizen, and more play some kickin' '80s and '90s beats (just like they used to spin it in the Word Up! days at Glam). Expect American Apparel styles galore and drunken make-outs in the corner of this dive-y bar. 9 p.m., $3. (2939 N. 16 St., 602-279-4339) -- Lilia Menconi

AZ Derby Dames Afterparty at Veterans Memorial Coliseum (Saturday)
It's almost guaranteed that there's gonna be a lot of action taking place at this weekend's AZ Derby Dames double-header (which involves the Brutal Beauties taking on the Schoolyard Scrappers, followed by the Coffin Draggers meeting the Runaway Brides), but probably not as much as what will go down at the afterparty. We're expecting to witness plenty of hook ups, break ups, fuck ups, and maybe even a few fistfights. Total Punk Chris from AZ Punk will be spinning music all evening. FYI: The event takes place in the coliseum's downstairs bar and not the actual coliseum itself (although that would be pretty sweet). 9 p.m., free. (1826 W. McDowell Rd.)

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