• New Tempe Art Show Draws a Big Crowd
    May 26 at 2:54 p.m. by Lynn Trimble

    The newest group show at The Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts drew a big crowd during the opening reception on Friday, May 25. Artists turned out to share drawings of everything from body parts to planetary topography. And gallery-goers joined…

  • Phoenix's Newest Goth Night is Grave Wave
    May 26 at 2:52 p.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    You made a grave mistake if you didn't participate in Phoenix's newest goth night. Grave Wave took place at the Rebel Lounge on Friday, May 25, with Xam Renn and DJ Tristan, the best goth DJs Phoenix has to offer. The new night brought out a…

  • Daft Punk Tribute One More Time Is Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger at The Van Buren
    May 26 at 10:58 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Phoenix-born Daft Punk tribute act One More Time, which does a spot-on impression of the famed French electronica duo, played its first-ever gig at The Van Buren on Friday, May 25. For more than an hour, the act served up remixes of such Daft Punk…


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  • The Kickass Women of Phoenix Comic Fest 2018
    May 25 at 9:53 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Girl power was on full display during Phoenix Comic Fest 2018. Women dressed up as both superheroines and villainesses at the annual geekfest, which ran from Thursday, May 24, to Sunday, May 27, at the Phoenix Convention Center.  Or they just…

  • Phoenix Comic Fest 2018:  A Geeky Nirvana
    May 25 at 6:51 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Comics, costumes, and characters galore could be found inside the Phoenix Convention Center during Phoenix Comic Fest 2018, the annual geek and pop-culture extravaganza. The event, which ran from Thursday, May 24, to Sunday, May 27, featured four…

  • The Awesome Costumes and Cosplay of Phoenix Comic Fest 2018
    May 25 at 6:36 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Costumes and cosplayers are a big part of geek events, especially one as big as Phoenix Comic Fest. So it's no surprise that many folks who attended the four-day event at the Phoenix Convention Center, which ran from Thursday, May 24, to Sunday,…

  • Club Candids: Retro Dance Fun at Shadowplay's Eighth Anniversary Party
    May 20 at 3:32 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Monthly retro/post-punk dance night Shadowplay celebrated its eighth year of existence on Saturday, May 19, with spins from DJ Manchester, drinks, and plenty of dancing. 

  • Beats and Bikinis at Talking Stick Resort's Release Pool Party
    May 20 at 3:30 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Electronic dance music superstar MAKJ got people dancing at the latest Release Pool Party on Saturday, May 19, at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale.

  • Come With Us On a Tempe Public Art Walk Along Mill Avenue
    May 20 at 3:29 p.m. by Lynn Trimble

    A trio of towering rabbits, a painting of Albert Einstein, a giant Phoenix Suns sneaker, and a sculpture made with piano wire and screen mesh. They're all works of art we spotted during a recent walking tour of public art centered around Mill…

  • The Art and Artists of May's Third Friday
    May 19 at 4 p.m. by Lynn Trimble

    May's Third Friday art walk had a little something for everyone — from space and ocean-inspired ceramics to paintings honoring celebrities impacted by opioids. Along the way, we found cake toppers that would have rocked the royal wedding and queer…

  • Phoenix Goths Take Over Necrotek at Club Palazzo
    May 19 at 12:14 p.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    Anyone who's ever been to a goth party knows goths have more fun. The dance night Necrotek, held at the beautiful Club Palazzo on May 18, was no exception. DJ RaZorslave and special guest Self.Destrukt, from the popular goth night Cupcake!, had…

  • Our 10 Most-Read Stories of the Week: You Were Hungry for Food News
    May 18 at 5:19 p.m. by New Times Staff

    It's Arizona Restaurant Week (actually it lasts 10 days) and fittingly, six of our most-read new stories for the week of May 13 to 19 were about food, from vegan to 100 percent beef, southern India to south Phoenix. Click through our slideshow to…

  • The Talented Musicians of FORM Arcosanti 2018
    May 17 at 10:22 a.m. by Jacob Tyler Dunn

    FORM Arcosanti, since its creation, has been known for bringing diverse lineups of artists, and 2018 was no exception, with headliners such as Beach House, Skrillex, Hundred Waters, Daniel Caesar, and many more. The lineup was split between two…

  • Creative Art and Architecture of FORM Arcosanti 2018
    May 17 at 10:13 a.m. by Jacob Tyler Dunn

    FORM Arcosanti is as much about art and architecture as it is about music and people. Not only is the city of Arcosanti already filled with amazing structures and art that co-exist with the surrounding nature, but when FORM happens once a year, it…

  • Beautiful Souls of FORM Arcosanti 2018
    May 16 at 11:42 a.m. by Jacob Tyler Dunn

    Every year, FORM Arcosanti brings some of the most unique and beautiful people from around the country to celebrate music and art for three days. The attendees are truly as interesting as the festival itself, which this year was held Friday, May…

  • Maximum Effort: The Best Deadpool Cosplay in Phoenix
    May 16 at 11:34 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    The whole world's about to experience Deadpool-mania once again, thanks to the release of the latest movie featuring the ribald Marvel Comics character. Thing is, geekdom's already been crazy for Deadpool for years now. The “merc with a mouth” has…

  • Millions of Peaches at the Schnepf Farms Peach Festival
    May 16 at 10:24 a.m. by Amanda Mason

    Celebrating over 50 years of growing peaches in Arizona, Schnepf Farms threw its Peach Festival May 11 through 13. The family-friendly event had hayrides, pick-your-own peaches, harvest-your-own-vegetables, a Peachy Pancake breakfast, rides,…

  • Getting Buzzed With Bacon on the Side at Scottsdale Bacon and Beer Classic
    May 12 at 9:58 p.m. by Tim Vasquez

    Whether you're a foody, beer connoisseur, or just trying to catch a buzz and eat, Scottsdale Bacon and Beer Classic had you covered on May 12, 2018. With knowledgeable staff, expert chefs, games to play, and great hospitality, you couldn't help but…

  • Club Candids: Partying With Tokimonsta at Shady Park
    May 12 at 7:37 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Shady Park in Tempe came alive with beats and bodies on Friday, May 11, when superstar DJ/producer Tokimonsta performed at the popular nightspot's bar park.

  • The Week Was Swift and Stormy; Which Was Our Most-Read Story?
    May 10 at 4:13 p.m. by New Times Staff

    Reports about a pop superstar and a porn superstar were two of Phoenix New Times most-read new stories during the week of May 6-12.  Foods we love and foods we heat also made the top 10.  But what was Number 1?  Read on to find out and click on the…



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