Extreme Midget Wrestling
While the public's familiar with the antics of pintsize stunt performers like Jackass' Wee Man and WWE's Hornswoggle, the athletes of Extreme Midget Wrestling take that idea to the next level. Dubbed "The Baddest Little Show on Earth" this pro-wrestling troupe stands below 4-foot-10 but mixes it up in the ring like the big guys. It makes its second appearance at Amos' Southend (1423 S. Tryon St.) Thursday, June 23. Tickets are $12-$15. www.etix.com
The EpiCentre's SOAK Sundays series splashes into action Sunday, June 26 at the Pavilion (210 E. Trade St.) on the rooftop of the downtown entertainment complex. The party starts at noon with fun-in-the-sun activities like cornhole, ping pong, bocce ball, twister, limbo, super soakers, and a bikini fashion show with tunes by DJ Rowshay. $10 tickets are available at www.PavilionAtEpiCentre.com and select EpiCentre venues. The party lasts until 7:30 when it moves indoors. Strike City hosts the official after party.
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The dizzy Los Angeles dance duo responsible for electro-hip-pop anthems like "Alcohol" and "Party Like a Millionaire" sound like what the offspring of Barbie (as in doll) and Snookie might make in their pink-hued college dorm room. It's unclear whether its take on party music is slightly satirical and feminist or simply snarky, snotty and infectious. You might vote the latter after its Sunday, June 25 show at Tremont Music Hall (400 W. Tremont Ave.). 7 p.m. $12-$14. www.etix.com
Polarizing Israeli metal drummer turned producer Borgore is gaining a reputation for creating some of the hardest, darkest dubstep around making some critics declare that releases like "Gorestep's Most Hated Mix Tape" are to dance music what Swedish black metal is to its parent genre. Check out this cutting edge artist at 8 p.m. Monday, June 27 at Neighborhood Theatre (511 E. 36th St.). Other acts include Total Recall, Dan Wall, Clicks & Whistles and Tony Dubz. $20-$22 general admission or $25-$27 VIP. 704-358-9298.