• Hump Day Burlesque at The Lost Leaf Brought the Sexy Fun
    July 20 at 9:19 a.m. by Jim Louvau

    Sometimes getting through the work week is tough. Luckily the burlesque hump day show eases the pain. The ladies brought sexiness, moves, and attitude that made the summer heat bearable at the Lost Leaf. Photos by Jim Louvau.

  • Club Candids: Rowdy Fun at Trapfest Phoenix 2017
    July 20 at 7:49 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Hundreds of electronic dance music fans packed into The Pressroom on Saturday, July 15, for the latest edition of Trapfest Phoenix. As its name suggests, the event featured an abundance of trap music and included sets by such DJs as Snails,…

  • 10 Great Metro Phoenix International Markets
    July 19 at 10:03 a.m. by Multiple Authors

    Even if you don't cook, walking the aisles of one of these 10 ethnic markets is a pretty awesome way to spend an afternoon — stocking up on unusual, ready-to-eat foods like Korean steak-flavored Cheetos, lunching on fresh shawarma sandwiches, or…


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  • Local Arts and Crafts at the Inaugural Mega Market
    July 17 at 1:15 p.m. by Melissa Fossum

    Nestled behind Hula's Modern Tiki and Fame Caffe on Central Avenue is Megaphone, an up-and-coming art space. This weekend, the venue hosted Mega Market, its first large artisan event, which featured wares from talented local artists. Photos by…

  • Angels and Demons Came Out to Play at Charlie's Phoenix
    July 17 at 1:12 p.m. by Melissa Fossum

    Feeling naughty? The Hell Freezes Over party on Saturday, July 15, was the perfect place for sinners to come out and play, as Charlie's Phoenix featured a massive ice slide and sexy staff dressed as angels and demons. Photos by Melissa Fossum.

  • Crescent Ballroom Hosts the Live Salsa Fest
    July 17 at 1:05 p.m. by Alexandra Gaspar

    Couples, friends, and strangers danced the night away at the Live Salsa Fest on Saturday night, July 15, at Crescent Ballroom. Live bands played well-known dance songs throughout the night that kept patrons dancing until 2 in the morning. Photos by…

  • Hip-Hop Fans Dance the Night Away at Crescent Ballroom
    July 17 at 12:25 p.m. by Jim Louvau

    Old school hip-hop fans enjoyed good jams, dance moves, and style at the Crescent Ballroom Friday night. DJs treated the crowd to a night of nostalgia that took them back to the genre's glory days. We captured some of the fun and the good vibes.…

  • The Interesting People of SINister Fetish Show at Joe's Grotto
    July 17 at 10:23 a.m. by Jim Louvau

    The industrial/fetish community showed up in full force for SINister at Joe's Grotto on Saturday. We saw some great outfits and a number of people who step outside the norm. Photos by Jim Louvau.

  • Pantsless Partying at the Latest Cupcake! Dance Night in Scottsdale
    July 16 at 12:09 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    You didn't have to wear any pants to join in the fun at this month's Cupcake! at the Rogue Bar in Scottsdale. That's because the latest edition of the monthly dance party — which took place on Friday, July 14 — featured the theme "Fuck Pants!" and,…

  • Club Candids: After-Dark Pool Party Fun at Maya's Night Swim
    July 14 at 4:22 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    The Night Swim pool party series made its return to Maya Day & Nightclub on Monday, July 10. Here's a look at who was in attendance, courtesy of Club Candids. Photos by Benjamin Leatherman

  • Best <i>New Times</i> Protest Photos of 2017 (So Far)
    July 13 at 2:35 p.m. by Tom Carlson

    If the young but scandal-laden Trump regime has made anything great again, that would be taking to the streets in protest. Here's a selection of protest scenes we have shot so far in 2017 — and the year is only half over. Watch this space ...

  • Scenes from Battling the Recent Highline Fire Near Payson
    July 13 at 1:54 p.m. by Phoenix New Times

    In late June, New Times freelance photographer Pablo Robles and reporter Sean Holstege visited an area of the Mogollon Rim near Payson where more than 1,100 firefighters, including 20 women inmates from Arizona Department of Corrections Perryville…

  • Five Great Soulful Southern-Style Restaurants
    July 13 at 11:20 a.m. by Jacob Tyler Dunn

    We recently visited five of our favorite spots in the Valley for Southern cooking and soul food. They're scattered all around town from Surprise to Queen Creek, and if you haven't checked them out yet, you should. Photos by Jacob Tyler Dunn.

  • Deftones and Rise Against End 2017 Tour With a Bang
    July 10 at 2:18 p.m. by Jim Louvau

    The Deftones and Rise Against brought a great night of alt-rock jams to Ak-Chin Pavilion last night as they ended their co-headlining tour in the Valley. The Deftones — the only band to successfully shed the nu-metal tag — blasted through a career…

  • Bar Hopping in Central Phoenix Provides Many Options
    July 10 at 12 p.m. by Jim Louvau

    It seems like there's always new bars and clubs popping. While we all enjoy something shiny and new, occasionally it's good to hit up some of the old favorites. With this in mind, we paid visits to the Rebel Lounge, Chopper John's, and Rips over…

  • Bruises and Brawls During Arizona Roller Derby's Doubleheader Bout
    July 10 at 10:32 a.m. by Melissa Fossum

    Phoenix was in for a treat during Arizona Roller Derby's Doubleheader Bout on Saturday, July 8, 2017, as the Bad News Beaters faced off against the Prescott Whiskey Row-llers and the Skate Riot Project threw down with the Tucson Copper Queens.…

  • Fireworks and Tiki Drinks at the Goth Tiki Spirit Speakeasy
    July 9 at 11:07 a.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    'Tis the season for pool parties and this Goth Tiki Luau was no ordinary bash. In classic Hawaiian fashion there was a whole-roasted pig that had been smoked underground in a piggy coffin for over six hours. The tiki bar had more bottles of rum…

  • The Stars of the Seventh-Annual Diamond Crystal Awards
    July 9 at 1:14 a.m. by Melissa Fossum

    Fans of drag were gagging on the eleganza that took over The Rock on Friday, July 7, as part of the Seventh Annual Diamond Crystal Awards. presented the event, which featured some of the top LGBT stars of the Phoenix community. All…

  • Gracie's Tax Bar and Five15 Show Are Highlights of July's First Friday
    July 8 at 2:27 p.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    July's First Friday had a lot of firsts and new beginnings with the expansion of First Friday (or should we say relocation of the food trucks from Sixth and Roosevelt streets to Moreland Street near Hance Park). The expansion featured a real stage…

  • Club Candids: The Biggest Fourth of July 2017 Parties in Phoenix
    July 8 at 10:46 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Parties and celebrations took place at bars and clubs throughout the Valley during the Fourth of July weekend. Club Candids checked out some of the biggest affairs, including BroLoaf's Annual Patriotic Meltdown at Yucca Tap Room and club nights in…



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