Quirk It Out

It's the family pool party, and you're drunk. Then, your uncle strips down to his tighty-whities, and quickly you’re both uncomfortable and drunk. “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em,” you think. Soon, you’re in the pool in your underwear too, managing to humiliate every teenager within a ten block radius and walking the fine line between wholesome family fun and implied incest. Point being: Drinking when you feel uncomfortable never really helps to ease the situation.

But that's what happens when you don’t have an outlet for your strangeness. And that's why you should leave the fam at home when checking out The Catchpenny Dandies, a Tempe comedy and dance troupe that’s a true feast for your inner freak. Join the campy Dandies for a full night, of intentionally bad acting, non-nude pole dancing, pet psychics, and more. Explore your inner frat boy with a series of Dandy-approved drinking games that surely will make the idea of the scheduled “sexy pirate mermaid burlesque dancing” all the more appealing.

Fri., June 29, 9 p.m., 2012