Six More Doomsday Parties in Phoenix
The monthly Third Friday Firestage open mic event at this downtown Phoenix art space and gallery will take on a doomsday theme and transform into an "Apocalypse Party" for the evening. Attendees are asked to bring a pillowcase filled with three items they like to have with them "for the end," as well as treasured knick-knacks to add to the Belle Epoque altar. Later in the evening, a caravan will also depart from the Firehouse a head to its sister gallery Miami Art Works near Globe for an even bigger party, which will feature costumes, music, dancing and artist/activist Michael 23 mummifying himself. The Firestage starts at 8 p.m. Admission is free.
Meanwhile, the Firehouse in Old Town (which boasts the same name as the Phoenix gallery, but rocks an entirely different crowd) will channel alt-rock band R.E.M. on Friday for the "It's the End of the World As We Know It Sendoff Party." Drink specials include $3 Fireball shots, $4 well cocktails and you-call-its from 4 to 8 p.m., and $3 beers until 10 p.m. DJ Sonny will man the mixers all evening as patrons waste away what possibly will be the final hours of existence. Doors open at 11 a.m. Admission is free.