• The Weird and Unusual at SINister 2 at Joe's Grotto
    July 17 at 10:42 a.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    The sexy and freaky came out to play on July 14 at SINister 2 at Joe's Grotto in Phoenix. The night was packed with bands, performers, and DJs on two stages to keep everyone entertained. Punks kept everyone on the edge of their seat with performers…

  • <i>Wallace and Ladmo Show</i> Left a Legacy, and Now Grown Men Are Fighting Over it
    July 16 at 3:08 p.m. by Jim Louvau

    The beloved Wallace and Ladmo Show was a Valley staple from 1954 to 1989 for children of all ages. But now two middle-aged men,  Official Wallace and Ladmo Fan Club owner Chris Williams and former CEO of the Wallace and Ladmo Foundation Pierre…

  • The Alternative Scene Goes Insane at CUPCAKE!
    July 14 at 10:54 a.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    Going to the doctor is usually something to dread, but with nurses as hot as these who could say no to CUPCAKE! Return to the Asylum! (A Medical Themed Dance Party). Goths and fetish enthusiasts swarmed the Rogue Bar in Scottsdale on Friday, July…


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  • Mad Monster Party Arizona 2018: A Bloody Good Time
    July 14 at 10:49 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Leatherface all haunted the We-Ko-Pa Resort in Scottsdale from Friday, July 13, to Sunday, July 15, during this year's Mad Monster Party Arizona. The three-day convention aimed at horror fans featured appearances…

  • Cat-Loving Burners Get Feisty at CATWORLD's Hair Ball
    July 9 at 10:34 a.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    Downtown Phoenix got a little taste of Burning Man at the Hair Ball on July 7 at Unexpected Gallery. The event, thrown by CATWORLD, let burners get close to their feline instincts with people-size cat toys and playpens. DJs got attendees dancing…

  • Art Devotees Brave the Heat for July's First Friday
    July 7 at 8:04 a.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    Phoenicians didn't let anything get in the way of obtaining their art fix – not even a little heat. The usual herd of people was present on Roosevelt Row on Friday, July 6, where we visited MonOrchid, Modified Arts, RISE Craft Coffee + Eatery,…

  • 25 Women Artists You Need to Know in Metro Phoenix
    July 5 at 8:18 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    The urban landscape in metro Phoenix is a lot more interesting than some people imagine, thanks in part to the prevalence of women creatives. Their works reflect an intriguing array of issues, explored through a fascinating assortment of media —…

  • 30 Zines to Know in Metro Phoenix
    July 5 at 8:14 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    We checked out local creatives making zines filled with words and art exploring issues they care about — from queer culture to political resistance. They're quick but thoughtful summertime reads, and you don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy them.…

  • Best New Murals of 2018 So Far
    July 5 at 7 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    Swiss-based Nevercrew paired bears and machines for their mural in downtown Phoenix, Seattle-based Cheyenne River Sioux artist Cheyenne Randall altered celebrity images with tattoo art for his wheat paste murals at Heard Museum, but most of the…

  • Best 2018 Art Shows — So Far
    July 4 at 7 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    Artists used some intriguing materials in the year's best exhibits to date — including disco balls, police protective gear, and a wolf found dead by the side of a city street. Here's a look back at the 10 best exhibits we've seen in metro Phoenix…

  • The True Fans and Fashion of the Vans Warped Tour 2018
    June 30 at 10:13 a.m. by Jacob Tyler Dunn

    Fans endured temperatures over  100 degrees on Thursday, June 28,  to see their favorite bands perform at the Vans Warped Tour for it's final year as a touring festival.  Tired and true, everyone still had a blast with their friends at the Ak-Chin…

  • Fabulous Pool Party Photos of 2018 So Far
    June 29 at 7 a.m. by Jordyn Carias

    We love capturing the shenanigans at pool parties around the Valley. We stopped by Maya Day & Nightclub, Release Pool Party at Talking Stick Resort, Found:RE, and other awesome pool-party hot spots to find our top pool party photos of 2018 so far.…

  • The Top Costumes of 2018 So Far
    June 27 at 7 a.m. by Jordyn Carias

    There is never a shortage of wild costumes in the Phoenix party scene. This year has been more creative than ever and we have no doubt that it will get even spicier in the second half of 2018.

  • When Art Meets Immigration Issues
    June 22 at 8 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    It's been more than a decade since Arizona gained infamy for its SB 1070 legislation targeting undocumented immigrants. And metro Phoenix artists have been making work about immigration and border-related issues ever since. Here's a sampling of…

  • Here's How Trump Inspires Phoenix Artists
    June 17 at 8:20 p.m. by Lynn Trimble

    The airwaves may be saturated with images of President Donald J. Trump. But we've found some compelling alternatives, including a giant billboard, delicate hankie, and carved pumpkin. Here's a look at Trump art we've spotted on the metro Phoenix…

  • The Art and Artists of June Third Friday
    June 16 at 3:52 p.m. by Lynn Trimble

    It was relatively quiet around downtown Phoenix arts venues on Third Friday, June 15. But that just made it easier for dedicated art enthusiasts to linger over their favorite works and talk with the artists who made them. Here's a look at some of…

  • Celebrating Three New Summer Exhibits at SMoCA in Scottsdale
    June 8 at 11:20 p.m. by Lynn Trimble

    Artists and others creatives descended on Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art Friday night, June 8, for the official opening of three new exhibitions – including a mesh maze patrons can walk through, a mirrored room awash in shifting patterns of…

  • The Art and Artists of June First Friday
    June 3 at 8:39 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    Denise Yaghmourian dipped dozens of objects in black paint, then suspended them in the air. Matt Magee combined shapes cut from detergent bottles to make a hanging sculpture. And plenty of other artists showed intriguing works — exploring…

  • Here's a Sneak Peek Inside Burton Barr Central Library
    June 1 at 3:48 p.m. by Lynn Trimble

    Burton Barr Central Library will reopen at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, after being closed for nearly a year due to serious storm damage that occurred on July 15, 2017. The library has undergone repairs and renovations totaling about $9 million.…

  • 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…



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