Seven Must-Attend Memorial Day Weekend Parties and Events in Metro Phoenix
|The pool at the Hotel Palomar.|
The third-floor pool at the Hotel Palomar and the adjacent Lustre Bar haven't rally hosted many big-time bashes since debuting last year, which is sort of a shame, considering it offers some of the best views of downtown Phoenix (particularly at sunset). That all changes this weekend when party instigators Sean Watson and William Reed launch their "Sunshine Underground" weekly on Sunday, May 26.
It's expected to provide the in-crowd and downtown urbanites with a mix of DJs and diving all summer long, commencing this weekend (Read more about the event's music lineup) and hipster thrills aplenty. The party runs from 2 to 9 p.m. Admission is $10.
Venerated dance-night impresario Pete Salaz has put on many a pimp party in his time, dating back more than a decade or so when he used to promote his quasi-underground "Chupa" affairs at both residences and warehouses. Arguably Salaz's biggest events, however, are his RedMonkey bashes, which have taken place during various holidays (mostly Thanksgivings and Memorial Day) since 1997.
The promoter and DJ best known by his "SuperMix" moniker continues the tradition on Sunday, May 26, at his joint, which will feature house tracks from San Francisco's David Harness, New York's Master Kev, and Salaz himself. Doors are at 9 p.m. Cover is $10.