10 Things Under $10 This Weekend: Jersey Shore Parties, Pin-up Girls, T-Pain, and More
|Get a fake bake like Angelina "Jolie" Pivarnick at Sandbar's Jersey Shore party tonight.|
There's a candy-themed dance party at Afterlife that's guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth, a potent mix of pin-up girls and music in downtown Phoenix, and a trio of fabbo fetes devoted to everyone's favorite guilty-pleasure reality show, Jersey Shore.
And that's just tonight. The rest of the weekend is equally as animated, with a celebration of the works of Dr. Seuss, a DJ/artist jam session, and a slew of indie rock musicians.
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Pin-Ups and Ink at Push Gallery (Friday)
If the success of Suicide Girls has taught us anything, it's that people dig looking at pictures of scantily-clad (or even completely nekkid) women covered with tattoos. Hence, Push Gallery's latest exhibition should prove to be a smashing success, as more than 20 different Phoenix artists have provided their renditions of inked-up angels in both painting and photographic form (such as Jules Demetrius' colorful portrait of local thrill-seeker/body-mod goddess Dani Danger). Tonight's Third Friday opening reception also features love music from Coats and Villa, Brandon Blaize, and other special guests. 7 p.m., $2. (1145 East Roosevelt Street)
Jersey Shore Night at Sandbar (Friday)
All three Valley locations of the beach bar chain will host countless "Guidos" and "Guidettes" tonight, providing patrons with their own personal Jersey Shore nicknames, as well as spray-on tans, eyebrow waxing, and tips on blowing out your hair just as big as Jwoww's. Jägerbomb specials and a look-alike contest with $300 in prizes will also take place. 9 p.m., free. (10050 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, 480-998-8845)
Spring Opening Celebration at SmoCA (Friday)
"According to legendary rodent Punxsutawney Phil, we've got another month of winter ahead. Screw that. This is Phoenix, the land of the blazing sun. We're breaking into spring early with pool parties, outdoor festivals, and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art's Spring Opening Celebration. The event features gallery talks with the curators of the 'Rewind Remix Replay' and Chuck Close print exhibitions, plus a visit from a nine-year-old boy whose work is featured in the "Healing Expressions" display at the neighboring Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts. You can also catch Elektrobahn, a musical project featuring Scott McKenzie and Dayvid LeMmon creating a wall of sound using huge speakers and vintage analog synthesizers, all while chatting up SMoCA's new director Timothy Rodgers . . . ideally before indulging in the cash bar." 7 p.m., free. (7374 East Second Street, Scottsdale, 480-994-2787) -- Wynter Holden
Sweet Factory at Afterlife (Friday)
What's the recipe for a successful club night? Take bright and cheery theme everyone would enjoy (in this case, candy) and mix in substantial amounts of sexy shenanigans (shower shows, go-go girls). Add dollops of DJs -- such as Sissko, Silent J, Hazardous, DannyBoi, and Corruption -- and garnish with "stimulation galore" in the form of video games and energy drinks. The result? Afterlife's latest outrageous extravaganza. Admission is listed at $15, but ladies who arrive in candy-covered costumes can get in for free. 10 p.m. (4282 North Drinkwater Boulevard).
Dirty Disco at TBA Location (Saturday)
What awaits you at this all-night dance party? Per the flyer, expect "one dirty stage" and "one dirty vibe." A septet of spinners will command the mixers and broadcast a variety of sounds. Sam Groove is bringing a boatload of rave breaks, while Maxwell Lee drops electo-house, Jangles brings the hardstyle, and Kepher serves up drum 'n' bass with MC Echoside. The location is secret (natch), so call 602-919-2327 for the lowdown. 9 p.m., $5 before 10 p.m.