• Fire and Filthy EDM Fun at Dirty Disco 2017
    May 24 at 5:48 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    As its name portends, Dirty Disco is what you’d call a messy experience. It’s sort of expected, given that the annual electronic dance party takes place in the middle of Rawhide’s outdoor rodeo arena and features thousands stomping and strutting…

  • <i>New Times</i>' 2017 The Essentials in Photos
    May 24 at 5:41 p.m. by Multiple Authors

    The Essentials is our catalog of indispensable and quintessential Phoenix food and drink — 50 dishes, drinks, and food experiences that make up the culinary backbone (and personality) of metro Phoenix. The selections are highly eclectic, mixing…

  • Horror Fans and Costumed Freaks Flock to Mad Monster Arizona 2017
    May 23 at 6:08 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Hordes of horror movie fans from throughout the Valley invaded the We-Ko-Pa resort in Fort McDowell for a weekend of thrills and chills during Mad Monster Arizona. The three-day 'con focused on horror and featured such special guests as Zach…


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  • Our 12 Favorite Comicon Guests — In Comic Book Style!
    May 23 at 6:05 p.m. by Tom Carlson

    This week, we gave you an exhaustive (whew!) rundown of all the guests you can look forward to seeing at this weekend's Phoenix Comicon. When putting it together, we thought to ourselves, "Hey, wouldn't it be fun if we had an artist draw up a…

  • The Damned Rock the Marquee on a Sunday Night
    May 22 at 10:29 a.m. by Robbie Flores

    Lengendary punk-etc.-etc. band The Damned brought their 2017 tour into Tempe's Marquee Theatre on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Photos by Robbie Flores.

  • First Look Inside the New Palabras Bilingual Bookstore Location
    May 22 at 7:52 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    Palabras Bilingual Bookstore has a new home. Rosaura "Rosie" Magaña launched Palabras back in November 2015 inside the La Melgosa building in the Grand Avenue arts district. But she left that space earlier this year, after deciding the books would…

  • Club Candids: Day-Drinking at The District in Scottsdale
    May 22 at 7:49 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    There's always something lively going on at The District in Scottsdale, even on an ordinary afternoon. Club Candids got to observe this firsthand when it stopped by the place recently. Photos by Benjamin Leatherman

  • People and Art of the Last Third Friday of Spring
    May 20 at 11:54 a.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    The last third Friday of spring did not disappoint with its abundance of eye-catching colors and objects. Artists Kazuma Sambe and Chris Raypole even went so far to use real plants in their pieces. The weirdest show goes to Anthony Garcia Banayat…

  • Update: A Look at Why Hiking Camelback Mountain's Cholla Trail Is So Popular
    May 19 at 10:21 a.m.

    The Cholla Trail at Camelback Mountain was in the news again this week as people who live on Cholla Lane in Phoenix are annoyed at the number of hikers who pass through their neighborhood and want the city to move the trailhead and part of the…

  • A Visual Tour of Phoenix Dim Sum Restaurants
    May 18 at 7 a.m. by Jackie Mercandetti

    For the New Times' roundup of metro Phoenix restaurants with dim sum service, we visited Mesa's Mekong Palace, C-Fu Gourmet and Phoenix Palace in Chandler, and west Phoenix's Great Wall Cuisine. Here's a look at the various offerings at all of…

  • The Fashion of FORM Arcosanti 2017
    May 17 at 10:18 a.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    Concert goers at FORM Arcosanti 2017 are true fashion experts. Not only must they dress to impress but to protect themselves from the elements like dirt and heat. This year's fashion trends was a mix of desert nomad, world traveler, and the…

  • The Unique and Beautiful People of FORM Arcosanti 2017
    May 15 at 12:44 p.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    An unadvertised bonus of attending FORM Arcosanti 2017 was the opportunity to people-watch and enjoy the exciting festival fashion. The event had everyone in a good mood and wearing a smile which is truly the most beautiful accessory of all. Photos…

  • The Music of FORM Arcosanti 2017 Day 3
    May 15 at 12:05 p.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    FORM Arcosanti 2017 is an Arts and Music festival curated by the band Hundred Waters. 1,500 participants came in from all corners from the world to enjoy the last day of the event.  Sunday's impressive lineup include Tycho, James Blake, and of…

  • The Music of FORM Arcosanti 2017 Day 2
    May 14 at 12:58 p.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    FORM Arcosanti 2017 is an Arts and Music festival curated by the band Hundred Waters. 1,500 participants came in from all corners from the world to enjoy the three-day event, which ended Sunday. Saturday's impressive lineup include Skrillex, Future…

  • The Music of FORM Arcosanti 2017 Day 1
    May 13 at 12:50 p.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    FORM Arcosanti 2017 is an Arts and Music festival curated by the band Hundred Waters.1,500 participants came in from our corners from the world to enjoy the three-day event, ending Sunday. Friday's impressive lineup include Solange, Moses Sumney,…

  • The Art and Architecture of FORM Arcosanti 2017
    May 13 at 11:30 a.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    The fourth year of FORM Arcosanti brings not only music but art installations and the experience of enjoying Paolo Soleri's architecture up close. Participants were not disappointed with the light structure installations, tours of the grounds, and…

  • 3 New Exhibits Draw Art Lovers to Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum
    May 12 at 11:25 p.m. by Lynn Trimble

    Art lovers descended on Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum on Friday, May 12. They'd come to see a trio of new exhibitions, and meet several of the artists with work in the shows. New Times got a sneak peek earlier that week, watching artists paint…

  • Celeb Drag Star Eureka O'Hara Performs for Packed House at Charlie's Phoenix
    May 12 at 4:22 p.m. by Melissa Fossum

    Eureka O'Hara was one of the most beloved contestants on season nine of RuPaul's Drag Race, and fans were bummed to see the plus-size Southern queen get sent home due to a knee injury. Eureka's knees now seem to be working just fine, as the queen…

  • Getting Blasted by Bass Music and EDM at Bassrush Massive Arizona
    May 10 at 5:39 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    The heavy sounds of dubstep, drum 'n' bass, and trap transformed the Rawhide Event Center in Chandler into a temple of boom on Saturday, May 6, during the first-ever Bassrush Massive Arizona. Electronic dance music artists like Adventure Club, Flux…

  • Club Candids: Going Bananas for Dada Life at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale
    May 10 at 5:34 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale temporarily became the imaginative realm of Dada Land on Saturday, May 6. That's because electro-house DJ duo Dada Life was headlining the latest Release pool party at the venue and brought along its love of…



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