11 Spots to Party 'Til the End of the World in Metro Phoenix
Curse those pesky Mayans and the long-count calendar they crafted eons ago. It's got a good chunk of the general populace (well, the ones without a modicum of common sense, at any rate) wringing their hands and stocking up on freeze-dried beef stew about the alleged Armageddon that kicks off one week hence.
One of the most frustrating aspects of this whole doomsday kafuffle is the fact that the aforementioned ancient ones didn't specify the exact time when the earth's polarity will shift or cosmic rays will vaporize us all. How does one figure out how to spend their final hours when they don't know when that will be? (Too bad they couldn't have created a Facebook event or something.)
So if the world truly ends on either Thursday, December 20, or Friday, December 21, Jackalope Ranch has got you covered. We've pulled together a list of dance parties and art events taking place both days where you can help end the world not with a bang, but a rager.
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The Fifth Street bookstore and arts space will become a "Mayan-UFO Crashpad" on the evening Thursday, December 20, offering those who attend their End of the World affair a chance to participate in a Haiku Deathmatch, the Mobile Karaoke Unit, and much dancing. Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be given to the best. The event starts at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
Local ceramicist David Lloyd Bradley will hold an opening reception for his show "Heavenly Bodies/Earthly Pursuits," which focuses on both the end of the world and new beginnings, on Friday, December 21. The Roosevelt Row gallery will also host photographer/painter Daniel Funkhouser's final show at Eye Lounge, which will depict his love of science fiction and is entitled "Family Photos and Homeworlds." The gallery is open from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is free.
DJ Soloman will team up with DJ 40Ford to drop chart-topping hits and club bangers while existence as we know it possibly ends with a bang during the "End of the World Party" on Friday, December 21. Doors open at 10 p.m. Call 480-970-1112 for cover.
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50 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ
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4343 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ
1361 N. Alma School Road, Chandler, AZ
8501 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix, AZ