Before it was a beer style, it was a party. The first Oktoberfest celebration was held on October 12, 1810, but far from the drinking festival it's become today, this first party was actually held to celebrate a wedding. Ludwig, Crown Prince of Bavaria (who'd later become King Ludwig I) exchanged ... More >>
The storm that caused record rainfall around Phoenix yesterday caused enough damage to force some homeowners out of their houses. There's no way of telling exactly how many people were displaced from their homes because of flooding, but Red Cross officials tell New Times that a dozen people sought ... More >>
A fire that started yesterday just outside of Prescott has now burned about 7,000 acres, and has caused evacuations in the area.According to officials from the Prescott National Forest, the fire is human-caused.
Food festival season is in full swing in other parts of the country, but in the Valley of the Sun, it's already too hot to crowd around outside with a thousand other people to score a bite of meat grilled over the open flame -- even if it is insanely delicious. That's no great loss, however, because ... More >>
Art by Japanese artist Aya MiyakeDJentrification's weekly Palace World Music night at Filmbar always features far out world music, but this weekend, it's got another goal as well. "I have been to South East Asia and feel very lucky for all the good people I met, for the records I was able to di ... More >>
Prostyle PromotionsNormally we feature fliers that look cool, but this one is downright tasteless. Jeez, Prostyle Promotions, have some class.The second annual 911 Massive Goes Glow event will be held on Saturday at Stratus from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. It's a 16-and-up rave. Tickets are $22 to $25 with ... More >>
http://arcticgardenstudio.blogspot.com Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Bombay Spice is So NiceNorth Phoenix's contemporary Indian cuisine restaurant Bombay Spice wants to help out the victims of the devastating Wallow fires by donating 15 % o ... More >>
www.wn.comIt's for a good cause.If you're looking to help the victims of the wildfires currently raging in eastern Arizona, please send a personal check made out to the "Phoenix New Times editorial staff" to the New Times building at 1201 East Jefferson Street in Phoenix, 85034. Every little bit ... More >>
Photo by NishiokaYoshikiTo a music fan, there's nothing like having a unique piece of memorabilia from their favorite artist -- for example, an autographed guitar, or maybe the mandolin that Ministry used on three world tours, or Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis' MTV Europe Award. To a ... More >>
Eating out is no guilty pleasure when it's for a good cause. And what better cause than the tragic trifecta of catastrophes in Japan? Phoenix area restaurants are supporting disaster relief efforts and you can help by opening your mouth. Follow the jump for some prime spots to dine and don ... More >>
Hana Japanese Eatery has organized and will donate to the event. Twenty bucks for a night of food from some of the best restaurants in town -- and it's all for a good cause. That's the idea behind "Roll in Japan," scheduled for March 30 from 6 to 9 pm at the Madison Event Center ... More >>
courtesy of PoshChef, you had us at "late night Japanese street food." From 10 to midnight this Thursday, March 24, Josh Hebert at Posh restaurant in Scottsdale will donate half his proceeds to the Red Cross in support of disaster relief efforts in Japan. The fare at Posh is "glo ... More >>
Chefs Kazuto Kishino (left) and Koji Hashimoto from Hana won't be attending this weekend's culinary fest.Family emergency following the devastation in Japan from today's earthquakes and tsunamis has prompted the owners of Hana Japanese Eatery to drop out of the lineup for this weekend's Devoured ... More >>
Hip runway show raises money for the greater good
Nice, um, cucumber!A friend showed me his copy of the new In the Raw calendar, and what can I say? It's pretty ballsy.Ken and Lee Singh are the charming couple who run the all-natural Singh Farms -- a 20-acre wonderland where their composting efforts have created nutrient-rich soil for fresh veggies ... More >>
It's hard enough to come by restaurants in CenPho that are open on Mondays, let alone ones doing special events. Hula's Modern Tiki was, until recently, one of those places that was usually dark at the start of the week, but now it's back open on Mondays, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. And as of ... More >>
An early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives. Today from 5 pm till close, Sens Asian Tapas and Sake Bar in downtown Phoenix will be hosting a fundraiser along with the American Red Cross to raise money for Haiti relief and development efforts. One hundred pe ... More >>
A lot of local restaurants have really stepped up to help out with the Haiti earthquake relief effort, but Sens Asian Tapas & Sake Bar is going all the way. Chef-owner Johnny Chu says that 100 percent of food proceeds from his charity event next Tuesday, February 23, will be ... More >>
AmeriCares.org They likely won't match the millions raised by last week's telethon, but local efforts to provide relief to Haiti are equally heartfelt. Here's a list of just a few participants. If you know more, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we might do an additi ... More >>
If you're thinking about eating Japanese food this week, do it on Tuesday, January 19. Sushi Roku, the stylish in-house restaurant at the W Scottsdale, is hosting a special day of fundraising to benefit Haiti earthquake relief efforts by the American Red Cross, Yele Haiti, and the Clinton F ... More >>
Professional do-gooder Matt LeinartThe Arizona Cardinals' performance-plagued B-squad quarterback Matt Leinart won an award today, and it wasn't for most under-thrown receivers, or clipboard-holder of the year. Despite his follies on the field, it turns out Leinart's a bit of a philanthropi ... More >>
Where do we turn when law enforcement threatens citizens like a grim force of nature?
The foul fowl crows over Scottsdale's vote-down of the anti-lap-dance prop, a major slap-down of Mayor Mary Manross
Thousands of Katrina evacuees landed in Phoenix. How long should they get assistance?
Satire falls short of incendiary
Hurricane refugees jump to the head of the line -- ahead of the Valley's needy -- for subsidized housing
Black people calling Phoenix the promised land? The Katrina evacuees in the Valley haven't been getting out enough
How you can help hurricane survivors
What music is being wagged by the news this month
By the time he got to Phoenix . . .
Author keeps "backyard-bbq" signing hush-hush
The Spike just loves a real man in uniform
Leave the box cutters at home
A conversation with local rockers Fourbanger, Fivespeed and Sixth Year Senior
Is the Scottsdale eatery fixing to close?
Valley eateries raise funds for the survivors of slain NY restaurant workers
Military wheels help define lives of a window washer under 40 and a WWII doc over 80
Y2K hucksters cash in on fear of cataclysmic calendar crash 'n' burn
Arizona Music Forum finally reaches local musicians with its first local jam
May 6 - 12, 1999