The Downtown Clifton (485 S. Stone Ave.) is melding the worlds of yee-haw and aloha to celebrate to summer rains. The small boutique hotel's Cowboy Monsoon Luau might seems a little muddled in concept, but you know what? Who cares? Grab your cowboy boots, slap on a grass skirt and do the hula or a line dance or something. I don't know.
The event will feature a dip in the MOCA mobile pools for Localist and MOCA members, live music by Hey, Bucko! on the cowboy side of things, Hawaiian fare from Mama's Hawaiian BBQ on the luau side of things and "Sam's Secret Rum Punch" for thirsty attendees. Best of all, should you drink too much of that special rum punch, you can extend the luau into the night by getting lei'd in one of the Downtown Clifton's rooms.
The Cowboy Monsoon Luau at the Downtown Clifton kicks off at 6 p.m. and runs until 9 p.m. on Saturday, August 29. Tickets are available online in advance
for $10 or at the door for $15. $100 gets you and a friend into the luau and a room for the night, along with the regular Clifton perks like breakfast at 5 Points. The event is hosted by Local First Arizona's Localist Program, which you can learn more about by visiting the Local First website