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  • Dia De Los Muertos at Desert Botanical Garden
    The Desert Botanical Garden celebrated Dia de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, this weekend. The Mexican community celebrated the dead with traditional music, art, stories and food. PHOTOS BY RYAN WOLF
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  • SMoCA's Fall Exhibitions and Lounge Opening
    The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art debuted its 2011 Fall exhibitions on Friday night. Artists tell stories (mostly about themselves), People's Biennial, and Kirsten Everberg's Looking for Edendale will all be on display until early January. Friday night was also the official opening of...
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  • Food Porn: Arizona State Fair 2011
    Food is always one of the State Fair's biggest draws, and this year is no different. The State Fair's grounds are full turkey legs, maggot burgers, and deep fried everything else. Get an eye-full above ... PHOTOS BY TEDD ROUNDY
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  • Daggers' Death Race 2011
    Each Halloween, local BMX collective, The Daggers, hosts a bicycle-mounted scavenger hunt through some Tempe's more seedy areas. At each stop, each rider must perform some task, whether that be collecting an item, chugging a beer, or accomplishing a feat of skill. The ride is full of traps,...
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  • Cowtown & VOX Shoes Present: Locals Only Skate Jam
    Last Saturday's Local's Only Skate Jam drew enthusiasts from all over The Valley's deep pool of talented skaters. The event was sponsored by Cowtown Skateboards and VOX Shoes, who supplied some rad contest and raffle prizes. Organized into age groups, the contest consisted of a series of "jam...
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  • Club Candids: Dollhouse Cocktail Lounge
    Indian Plaza got its newest night as the Dollhouse Cocktail Lounge opened to the public this past weekend. Club Candids stopped by the joint to get an eyeful of the upscale girlishness and took plenty of snapshots. PHOTOS BY BENJAMIN LEATHERMAN
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  • Boobapalooza at Rhythm Room
    As much as my inner-feminist resents a show called "Boobapalooza," last night's Rhythm Room breast cancer benefit was rather respectful. Uh, in its own way. The Love Me Nots, The Mod Zombies, The Hard Fall Hearts and Scorpion vs. Tarantula (Disclosure: The band includes New Times staffers)...
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  • Judas Priest at Arizona State Fair
    PHOTOS BY MARIA VASSETT Let's get it out of the way straight off the bat: I've never been big Judas Priest fan. I don't dislike the band, mind you, but I've never really delved in beyond the hits. (I think I have a copy of Turbo Lover hiding out somewhere.) I went into last night's Veterans...
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  • The Phoenix Food Truck Festival 2011
    On October 22, more than 30 food trucks set up shop and tossed out samples at the A.R.T.S. Project #1/ 408 E. Roosevelt St. in downtown Phoenix. The event, hosted by the Phoenix Street Food Coalition and the Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation, welcomed four-wheelers that have been...
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  • Grand Avenue Festival 2011
    Phoenicians took the streets (er, avenue) during Saturday's Grand Avenue Festival. The annual event was full of local art, culture, and design and was hosted by the Grand Avenue Merchants' Association. PHOTOS BY RYAN WOLF
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  • Downtown's Third Friday (Oct. 21)
    Third Fridays in downtown Phoenix are heating up with art openings and receptions in the galleries along Roosevelt Row. Thankfully, October's Third Friday was cool enough to get a good look at new work by local artists at Regular Gallery, monOrchid, Eye Lounge, and more ... PHOTOS BY RYAN WOLF
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  • After-Hours Party at OP-Tic
    There was dancing until dawn at the OP-tic Building this past Saturday night as after-hours guru Quincy Ross put on an impromptu party at the downtown Phoenix art space starring DJ Pablo Gomez on the wheels of steel. Despite the fact he'd only decided to stage the event mere hours earlier,...
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