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  • Not All Cars Are Created Equal at Barrett-Jackson 2017
    January 16 at 10:56 a.m. by Jim Louvau

    While there were still plenty of exotic automobiles that hadn't yet arrived in Scottsdale for this year's Barrett-Jackson collector car auction, we scoped out the scene at WestWorld over the weekend. We saw some beautiful cars, some…

     
  • The People of the 2017 Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction
    January 16 at 10:53 a.m. by Jim Louvau

    The 2017 edition of the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction kicked off in Scottsdale over the weekend. While we all know people attend the event each year to check out the sweet rides for sale, the first weekend is more about bringing the kids,…

     
  • Artists Transform Alley in Downtown Phoenix Into a Giant Canvas
    January 16 at 10:50 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    The faces of Frida Kahlo and Carlos Santana now grace an alleyway in downtown Phoenix, thanks to a mural created through a partnership between Arizona Latino Arts and Cultural Center and Downtown Phoenix, Inc. They're part of a mural that's been…

     

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  • Phoenix Rises From the Ashes and Reclaims "Nasty Woman" as Its Own
    January 16 at 10:37 a.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    All over the country, "Nasty Women" exhibitions are popping up to unify women and raise funds for Planned Parenthood. The reception for Grand ArtHaus' "Nasty Women: Phoenix Unite" show was a success, with more than $11,000 raised for Planned…

     
  • Anime Fun at Taiyou Con 2017 in Mesa
    January 10 at 9:37 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Fans of anime, manga, video games, and Japanese pop culture from across the Valley converged upon the Mesa Convention Center from Friday, January 6, to Sunday, January 8, for the latest edition of Taiyou Con. The annual three-day geek…

     
  • Going Pantless in Public at the No Pants Light Rail Ride Phoenix 2017
    January 10 at 9:27 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Thanks to the unseasonably warm weather, it was a nice day to go without pants on Sunday, January 8. And that's exactly what several dozen Valley residents did while participating in the annual No Pants Light Rail Ride Phoenix. Just like in years…

     
  • The New Year Brings a New Art Scene at January's First Friday.
    January 7 at 12:11 p.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    With Roosevelt Row's businesses and galleries leaving, a new arts district is a vital need. Grand Avenue is proving itself to be a worthy contender with hip galleries and unique places to eat. First on the agenda was caffeine and what better place…

     
  • Tempe Rings in the New Year!
    January 2 at 11:26 a.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    It seemed to rain all day on the last day of 2016 in Tempe. But as it got closer to 2017, the sky cleared up and the outdoor party at the Compound went on as planned. This bash featured Playboy Manbaby and DJs such as Djentrification. There was…

     
  • Fiesta Bowl Fans Party it Up Before the Game
    January 1 at 4:35 p.m. by Jim Louvau

    The Clemson Tigers dominated the Ohio State Buckeyes 31-0 in the 2016 Fiesta Bowl in Glendale. Before the game, we caught up with some excited fans who were passionate about their teams. Photos by Jim Louvau.

     
  • Star Wars Fans Honor Carrie Fisher at Tempe Beach Park
    January 1 at 2:53 p.m. by Jim Louvau

    Friday night's heavy rain didn't stop plenty of Star Wars fans from showing up to Tempe Beach Park to pay tribute to Carrie Fisher. The late actress was honored with the Memorial Saber Walk, set up by the the Blue Ribbon Army Social Club. Photos by…

     
  • Looking Back at 2016 First and Third Friday Art Shows in Metro Phoenix
    December 30 at 8:21 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    Maybe you missed the political art with a conservative twist at Lotus Contemporary Art, or the night of contemporary dance inside shipping container galleries in Roosevelt Row. It's tough to get to every single art show when First and Third Fridays…

     
  • Did You Celebrate Hanukkah at Mazelpalooza 2016?
    December 25 at 9:53 a.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    For the first time since 1978, Christmas and the first day of Hanukkah overlapped. And NowGen Phoenix had much to celebrate at their 18th Mazelpalooza on Saturday, Dec. 24, at Maya Day & Nightclub in downtown Scottsdale. To make the first night of…

     
  • 50 Art Exhibits We Saw in Metro Phoenix in 2016
    December 23 at 11:58 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    It's pretty easy to see 50 exhibits a year in metro Phoenix, if you can get yourself out the door to at least one art show a week. They're happening all the time at local museums and galleries, and less conventional spaces from libraries to coffee…

     
  • Year in Review: 2016 Arts & Culture Highlights — Plus a Few Low Points
    December 22 at 1:19 p.m. by Lynn Trimble

    So, maybe you missed a few high points of the arts and culture scene in 2016. No worries, because we've gone back and pulled pictures of some of the important happenings in local arts and culture — plus a few of the low points. In most cases, we're…

     
  • Best Things We Saw In 2016
    December 21 at 8:28 p.m. by Phoenix New Times

    This week, New Times Culture Editor Becky Bartkowski enumerated her favorite things from the past year. Here, in pictures, is a deeper look at 2016's arts highlights.

     
  • Santarchy 2016 Bar Crawl Invades Downtown Scottsdale
    December 20 at 12:25 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Hundreds of Valley residents dressed as Santa, reindeer, elves, and countless other holiday-inspired costumes (including Jesus Christ himself) invaded downtown Scottsdale on Saturday, December 17, for the annual Santarchy bar crawl. And they came…

     
  • A Krampus Christmas at the 13th Floor
    December 19 at 8:28 a.m. by Alexandra Gaspar

    The 13th Floor, a haunted attraction in Arizona, took on a new look as it held a special two-day event: "Krampus: A Haunted Christmas." The whole new story centered around the legend of Krampus, a horned folklore figure described as "half-goat,…

     
  • Final Rule of Thirds at ThirdSpace
    December 18 at 11:13 a.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    Saturday evening brought an end to Rule of Thirds, an event featuring visual art, local musicians, and DJs at ThirdSpace. The events, thrown every three months, were a hit with their punk-rock musical focus. With Roosevelt Row slowly disappearing,…

     
  • Artists and Art Lovers at December's Third Friday
    December 17 at 9:10 a.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    With 2016 quickly coming to an end, artists brought their all for the final Third Friday of the year. With a feeling of the holidays in the air as well as free food and wine, many of the shows became parties.  We went to all the openings at First…

     
  • Behind the Scenes at the Red Bull Flying Bach Rehearsals
    December 11 at 1:11 p.m. by Jim Louvau

    The Red Bull Flying Bach tour featuring the Flying Steps dance crew came to the Comerica Theatre over the weekend. We paid a visit to their rehearsal to get a behind-the-scenes preview of the sweet dance moves they brought to the Valley. Photos by…

     

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