12 Labor Day Weekend Parties in Metro Phoenix
Yeah, we know. It's really tempting. We're mere hours away from the last three-day weekend of the summertime and your id is probably whispering seductively that it's possible to stretch things out a little longer by calling in sick on Friday. And why not? You've earned it, and Labor Day was created back in 1894 to give the masses a well-deserved break away from the rat race. (Of course, in those days most workplaces were far more harsh and grueling than your comparatively cushy cubicle, but we'll ignore that for the sake of argument.)
Benjamin Leatherman Labor Day Weekend revelers in Scottsdale from 2012.
If your wilder side wins out and you plan on being absent from work on Friday, the good news is that there are a couple Labor Day-related parties and nightlife events occurring on Thursday evening, not to mention during both the daytime and evening hours throughout the entire weekend in the Metro Phoenix area.
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Since it's still hotter than Hades outside, several pool parties will naturally take place (like one starring onetime Will Smith cohort Jazzy Jeff up in Scottsdale). But most of the better fetes will go down under the cover of darkness. We've included both daytime and nighttime celebrations in our annual rundown of a dozen Labor Day Weekend events.
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Labor Day Kickoff at Q Lounge
Want to get an early start to your Labor Day festivities? They'll be getting wild out up at the Q Lounge on Thursday, August 29, with a number of different booze specials and beats to spare. Local rapper C-Thug is scheduled to host the fete, which will feature hip-hop and reggae vibes being laid down by DJs Freshmaker and others in two rooms. Drink deals range from $2 you-call-it cocktails from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. and $3 mixed cocktails all evening to $75 bottle specials. Cover charges vary depending on when you arrive, so call 602-995-5985 for more details.
Robots From Outer Space at C.A.S.A. Sunba
As Bender from Futurama and Daft Punk have demonstrated, droids and automaton can be just as much into partying as humans. So this robot-themed rager on Thursday, August 29, doesn't seem too strange a notion. Not surprisingly, attendees are being asked to come in appropriate costumes -- such as Optimus Prime helmets and other "robot gear" -- with free champagne being awarded to those in the better getups. Drink specials, DJs, and appearances by the models from Autum Styles are also promised. Things get going at 9 p.m. There's no cover.
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