• Team New Mexico Wins Again At Last Slinger Standing 2017
    February 21 at 9:16 a.m. by Shelby Moore

    Half a decade in, Arizona Cocktail Week's highly anticipated cocktail competition re-posed the question: Who would be the last slinger standing? This year, Team New Mexico's Carla Gilfillan, of Hotel Albuquerque, took home the top cash prize.…

  • Rain or Shine, Lines at Scottsdale Clubs Were Out the Door
    February 20 at 10:57 a.m. by Alexandra Gaspar

    The clubs were packed on Saturday, February 18, in Scottsdale's Old Town despite the rain. Wasted Grain, Bevvy, Hi Fi Kitchen & Cocktails, and Cake Nightclub were just some of the places with lines out the doors. All photos by Alexandra Gaspar.

  • Crush Arizona 2017 Was an EDM Lovefest
    February 19 at 10:30 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    The continuous downpour of rain this weekend didn't keep thousands of  of electronic dance music fans from feeling the love at Rawhide Event Center in Chandler on Saturday, February 18, during Crush Arizona 2017. The annual Valentine's-themed EDM…


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  • Lucha Libre Wrestling at Crescent Ballroom Was Awesome
    February 19 at 10:27 p.m. by Jim Louvau

    When you think of the Crescent Ballroom, you probably either have tacos, indie music, or cheap canned beer on your mind. That's why the venue seems like it would be an unlikely place to catch some Lucha Libre wrestling. As it turns out, the room…

  • AFI Slays at Sold-Out Show
    February 19 at 10:24 p.m. by Jim Louvau

    AFI showed why they are still one of the best live bands on the planet on Friday night, February 17, at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe. Lead singer Davey Havok commanded the sold-out crowd as the band mined much of their back catalog. Photos by Jim…

  • 2017 Arizona Cocktail Week Kicks Off with a Cocktail Carnival and After-Party at Counter Intuitive
    February 18 at 10:53 p.m. by Shelby Moore

    Arizona Cocktail Week is back and bigger than ever. Beginning with its signature Friday kickoff party, Cocktail Carnival, hundreds swarmed Old Town Scottsdale's Hotel Valley Ho and its poolside cabanas to sample spirits, cocktails, Jell-O shots,…

  • Openings and Closings at February's Third Friday
    February 18 at 10:45 p.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    As with every Third Friday, openings and closings of the shows are the norm — but for the Allery, the closing is now permanent. The one-day-only show featured 21 artists using Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural drawing drawers as the canvases.…

  • Club Candids: Kicking It Old School with DJ Green Lantern at Motown on Mondays Phoenix
    February 17 at 12:31 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    DJ Green Lantern brought his bag of tricks and plenty of old-school tracks to Cobra Arcade Bar on Monday, February 13, for the latest edition of Motown on Mondays Phoenix. The mixtape king and renowned selector spun up myriad R&B, hip-hop, and funk…

  • The Crazy Carts and Chaotic Fun of Phoenix Idiotarod 2017
    February 13 at 1:57 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Something a little nutty took place in downtown Phoenix on Saturday, February 11. Captain Kirk and his crew rolled through the streets with a shopping cart version of the U.S.S. Enterprise while pursued by cross-dressing Disney princesses, He-Man…

  • Plates of Food Take Over Salt River Fields at the Street Eats Food Truck Festival
    February 13 at 12:52 p.m. by Alexandra Gaspar

    More than 30 food trucks packed Salt River Fields during the New Times' Street Eats Food Truck Festival on Saturday February 11, with a variety of cuisines represented — Cajun, barbecue, Mexican, Asian, and Italian, to name a few.  The event also…

  • The Best Things We Saw at the 2017 Body Art Expo
    February 13 at 12:48 p.m. by Melissa Fossum

    Self-expression took on all sorts of colorful forms at the three-day Body Art Expo at Arizona State Fairgrounds. Attendees showed off their ink and body mods while watching others get brand-new tattoos at the event. All photos by Melissa Fossum.

  • Art Lovers Explore New Art and Dance From Phoenix to Mesa
    February 13 at 12:46 p.m. by Lynn Trimble

    For metro Phoenix art lovers, the weekend before Valentine's Day must have felt like a whirlwind romance, given the sheer number of arts and culture offerings — from the new ceramics show at Shemer Art Center to exotic arts at Alwun House. On…

  • Club Candids: Going Crazy for Carnage at Maya Day and Nightclub
    February 11 at 6:28 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    High-energy trap and dance music blasted through Maya Day and Nightclub in Scottsdale on Saturday, February 4, courtesy of DJ and producer Carnage. Here's a look at who was there. Photos by Benjamin Leatherman

  • Did You Get Turned On by Arizona's Hottest Drag Stars?
    February 10 at 12:51 p.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    Crescent Ballroom's Arizona Drag Stars had boys and girls alike laughing, screaming, and squirming in their seats. Hostess Nevaeh McKenzie and DJ Lesbian filled the breaks between sets with their funny and raunchy banter. Crescent's full house got…

  • 11 Horrible Valentine's Day Gift Ideas
    February 9 at 8:27 a.m. by Phoenix New Times

    The annual dilemma: Flowers and candy are reliable but oh-so predictable. But getting too "creative" can also backfire. Before you pull the trigger on any of these VD gift concepts, we suggest you reconsider. Illustrations by Luster Kaboom

  • Agave Farms Created a Little Bit of Paradise in the Middle of Phoenix
    February 7 at 11:19 a.m. by Evie Carpenter

    Sometimes, they don't pave paradise and put up a parking lot. Once in a while, something comes along and does the exact opposite. Near the corner of Central and Turney avenues, Agave Farms did just that. The team from Agave Environmental…

  • Dig It Grows a Community and Native Plants in Central Phoenix
    February 7 at 11:05 a.m. by Evie Carpenter

    Ryan Jerrell knew within a couple days of buying the building at 3015 North 16th Street exactly how Dig It Urban Gardens + Nursery would look. Plants cover almost every surface, macaws greet guests with squawks, and a silver Panasonic radio hums…

  • A Look Inside FnB Bar in Old Town Scottsdale
    February 6 at 9:37 p.m. by Evie Carpenter

    You could say the making of FnB Bar in Scottsdale started back in 2009, when Pavle Milic and Charleen Badman opened the original FnB restaurant. About seven years and countless hours of hard work later, the local wine lover's watering hole is a…

  • Blink-182 and Steve Aoki Know How to Party
    February 5 at 10:20 p.m. by Jim Louvau

    Blink-182 and Steve Aoki threw the best party of the week Saturday night at a sold-out Coors Light Birds Nest at the Waste Management Open. Aoki really got things going with his 90-minute DJ set that ended with him throwing cakes at adoring fans…

  • February's First Friday in Downtown Phoenix
    February 4 at 9:26 a.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    With the holidays finally over, First Friday is back in the usual swing of things, meaning packed. Street musicians were present on every corner, and there was even a party bus that people could sign inside. This month's First Friday had a lot of…



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