10 Things Under $10 Christmas Weekend: Bettie Blood Burlesque, Coats & Villa, Groove Candy, and More

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The Bettie Blood Burlesque Troupe is scheduled to perform at Rogue Bar in Scottsdale tonight.
A​fter six endless weeks of endless hype, treacly commercials, and non-stop carols, we're only 48 hours or so from the arrival of Christmas morning. But you don't have to wait until then to get your presents, as Up on the Sun is presenting y'all with 10 inexpensive activities to be had from tonight through Sunday.

Despite the fact there's no work, your friends and co-workers (the luckier ones, at least) have jetted off to destinations around the world, and many local businesses will be closed, there's plenty of holiday fun to be had (and we're not referring to sitting around sucking down eggnog while watching maudlin movies on the boob tube), including plenty of nighttime naughtiness.

We've made up our list (and checked it twice) of some of the cheap thrills you can experience during the five-day Christmas weekend. Have a look-see for yourself.

Bettie Blood Burlesque at Rogue Bar (Wednesday)
While there's a couple of days left until Santa finishes up his annual naughty or nice list, but it's probably a safe bet that the lovely and licentious ladies of this Texas troupe will probably fall on the "naughty" side. After all, they'll be seductively stripping down to their unmentionables while the country-fried punkabillies of Grave Danger will provide a fitting soundtrack to all the scantily-clad shenanigans. 8 p.m., $5. (423 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, 480-947-3580)

Dead Noise at The Slurp
One of the worst kept secrets in the Phoenix music scene is the location of the Slurp. Poke around local music sites like The Shizz, AZPunk, or even AZ Hardcore long enough and chances are you'll come up with directions on how to get to the clandestine D.I.Y. underground venue. And since the joint is hosting a performance by L.A. punk band Dead Noise (which is known for its chaotic live shows) this weekend, hunting around for the Slurp's address is definitely something you'll want to do. 8 p.m., $6.

How the Groove Saved Christmas at PHX Nightclub (Wednesday)
Power 98.3's Karlie Hustle presents another holiday-themed edition of their Groove Candy gig. As always, this hip-hop hootenanny features DJ M2 in the mix spinning up soul, reggae, old school, and urban tracks by the crateload. (Here's hoping he serve's up RUN DMC's "Christmas In Hollis.") There will also be two-for-one drinks until 11 p.m. and maybe even some ill reindeer. 9 p.m., free before 10:30 p.m. (122 E. Washington St.)

Deck The Balls at SideBar (Thursday)
P-Town party promoter Jen Deveroux apparently loves putting on inappropriately-named holiday parties at SideBar. First it was Turkey Tits on Thanksgiving Night, and now its Deck the Balls on Christmas Eve. Lovely. As before, the event features DJ time by Tricky T, William Fucking Reed, and Jared Alan. 9:30 p.m., free. (1514 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, 602-254-1646)

Holiday Soul Jam at the Lost Leaf (Thursday)
Christmastime is all about coming together with kith and kin, so it's only natural that members of roots/blues ensemble the Sugar Thieves join up with bestest musical buddies Hot Birds and the Chili Sauce, Sunorus, and Shaik Samad for a soulful jam session downtown Phoenix's beer and wine parlor. 10 p.m., free. (914 N. 5th St., 602-258-0014)


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