If you can't stand the heat -- get in the kitchen. On Thursday, June 13, at 6 p.m. at the Lounge at Crescent Ballroom, Chow Bella writers are warming up for summer with "Fried," an evening of true stories. Admission is free; food and drink will be available for sale. Today: Julie Peterson spells s ... More >>
If you can't stand the heat -- get in the kitchen. On Thursday, June 13 at 6 p.m. in the lounge at Crescent Ballroom in downtown Phoenix, Chow Bella presents our third public reading: deep-fried tales of summer, food and heat from some of our favorite local writers. See also: - Tania Katan's Chri ... More >>
Julie Peterson To see and taste the beautiful finished Cherpumplemince, you have to come to Pie Social tomorrow in downtown Phoenix.About a year ago, Charles Phoenix, awesome connoisseur of all things pop-culture and especially vintage, was inspired to invent the Cherpumple, a massive and ... More >>
Julie PetersonEver been helped at a market stall by someone who isn't sweet and adorable? Me neither.Now, as in tomorrow, is the time to snag a bunch of certified organic California raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries at two packs for $5 ($3 each, but who needs just one?) from Janna Anders ... More >>
Digital Summer is scheduled to perform tonight at Marquee Theatre.Digital Summer has been on a major roll lately. Their latest album (Counting the Hours) is about to drop, the single "Run Away" is seemingly being played hourly on KUPD, and lead singer Kyle Winterstein claims the band is about sign a ... More >>
Man-candy mixmaster Jared Alan will be holding court tonight at Sanctum.Officially, the re-launch for Jared Alan's notorious fauxShow Night at its new home isn't taking place until next Friday. Unofficially, however, the hunky hipster DJ is kicking things off a whole week early with an under ... More >>
Julie PetersonBefore the squash comes the blossom.Some flowers make a cute and colorful edible garnish. Some, like roses and hibiscus, impart magical flavor through their essences. But the large and meaty squash blossom is practically an entree on its own and has enriched its local cuisines for cent ... More >>
Julie PetersonOne Windmill Farms' Queen Creek peaches are the belles of the ball.Each of the Valley's farmers' markets has its own distinctive atmosphere. That's fun to suss out, but we're all about the produce, too. The Roadrunner Park Farmers' Market, just off the 51 on Cactus Road, is Phoenix's o ... More >>
A jungle, an ocean, a wild maze of huge, sprawling plants bearing thousands of colorful, fragrant fruit. That's how it feels just a few steps into the tomato beds in Seacat Gardens' leased acre on the edge of Blue Sky Farms in Litchfield Park. "I just started here last fall," says organic specialty ... More >>
Spring weather hereabouts is famously capricious, and no one knows that better than produce growers and their fans. Right now, we're sitting smack in the season of dependable year-round crops like tomatoes, carrots, cabbage, and citrus. Some farmers have other items at the moment, and some don't, an ... More >>
We laughed, we cried, we fashion policed: Edward Prostak (Scrooge) and David Errigo Jr. (Christmas Past). Photo by Scott Samplin © 2008 I've brushed off my black trousers and Ugly Christmas Sweater one last time to review a production at a Broadway-style dinner theater (yes, that's an oxym ... More >>
Take a holiday from the usual holiday fare with New Carpa farce
By Julie Peterson Mary Riley and Richard Baird in The Winter's Tale. Photo by Laura Durant, graphic enhancements by Southwest Shakespeare Co. Watching a play by William Shakespeare can be like watching a biopic (or, for that matter, like trying to get on an O.J. Simpson jury) -- you alre ... More >>
By Julie Peterson Let's lay some cards on the table, here: I'm not crazy about traditional, mid-century, Rodgers-and-Hammerstein-style musical theater. I'm also not crazy about more recent spectaculars like Andrew Lloyd Webber's. It's not that I think less of those genres; it's just that musical ... More >>
Planning ahead is more necessary than ever. In fact, once you've arrived at the correct polling place, the adventures continue.
Play humanizes the plight of undocumented residents
Passionate fashion at PAM
Big dog flight at Encanto
Pounding the skins at Kokopelli
Everybody still loves Raymond
J. DeSanti gets the LED out
Way beyond Broadway
How slow can they go?
Good vibrations in Tucson
Tea and mocha at SMoCA, anyone?
Gidget Gein meets Mr. Spock
Mamata does Mesa
Learning to crawl in Chandler
The family that plays together . . .
Bob Log III births bizarre blues
IHYWYP makes history -- or not
A stylus assault at Old Brickhouse
See stars from south of the border
MCs battle for the Benjamins
It was only a Kiss, how did it end up like this?
Run or walk for the sake of art
"HardKore Fest" kills 'em all at Chasers
Bisbee band (re)makes an album
It's the Trunk Space on Election Night