• Models and Designers of the Phoenix Fashion Week Launch Party
    June 24 at 12:47 p.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    Every year, Phoenix Fashion Week throws a party to announce the top 40 models and designers for the upcoming fashion week in October. The launch party was held at the new Ellure Lounge in Old Town Scottsdale and attendees dressed to impress. Its…

  • Lynda Carter Joining These 12 Arizona Celebrities on Hollywood Walk of Fame
    June 23 at 1:46 p.m. by Dillon Rosenblatt

    The 2018 Hollywood Walk of Fame inductees were announced on Thursday  with several top celebrities getting their star, including  Lin Manuel-Miranda, RuPaul, Weird Al Yankovich, Taraji P. Henson, Mark Hamill, and Phoenix-native Lynda Carter, the…

  • How Many of These Lalo Cota Artworks Have You Seen in Metro Phoenix?
    June 22 at 10:36 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    Artist Lalo Cota is one of Phoenix's most renowned and prolific muralists. His works grace several walls in the Roosevelt Row arts district, and well as plenty of other parts of the city. Born in Mexico, he often incorporates skulls and other…


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  • Cooling Off at The Saguaro Hotel's Swim Meet Pool Party
    June 19 at 2:37 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    It certainly was a scorcher in the Valley on Saturday, June 17, when temperatures skyrocketed up to 110 degrees or higher. And while most folks spent the day indoors with the A/C on full blast, some cats found other ways to stay cool. Over at The…

  • Mixed Media and a New Mural at June's Third Friday
    June 17 at 1:14 p.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    Mixed media was a recurring trend in this month's Third Friday shows. This was true in Malena Barnhart's show at Eye Lounge, where she applied cute and controversial temporary tattoos on a model, as well as at the closing reception for…

  • The Walking Dead Terrorize Rogue Bar During Cupcake! Dance Party
    June 10 at 10:29 a.m. by Melissa Fossum

    Rogue Bar was full of the undead on Friday, June 9, for Cupcake!'s Nekro Discotheque, a zombie-themed dance party. Attendees covered in blood and guts danced the night away to beats by DJs Self.Destrukt and Betty Blackheart. Photos by Melissa Fossum.

  • Best Exhibits in May Spotlight Nosego, Judy Chicago, and Christine Cassano
    June 6 at 1:52 p.m. by Lynn Trimble

    New Times checked out dozens of exhibits in May. Here are our 10 favorites from a fun assortment of art venues — a shipping container, a library, as well as the usual gallery and museum spaces. Some shows featured a single artist — Christine…

  • Fun in the Sun at Talking Stick Resort's Release Pool Party
    June 6 at 1:22 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    DJ duo Arius and local selector Brett Ortiz were in the mix during the Release Pool Party at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale on Saturday, June 3. Plenty of revelers also were in attendance; here's a look at who was there. Photos by Benjamin…

  • Lucha Libre Live Delivers High-Flying Fun and Antics at Crescent Ballroom
    June 4 at 11:42 p.m. by Jim Louvau

    Lucha Libre Live brought out a rowdy crowd of canned beer-drinking wrestling fans who were just as entertaining as the high-flying action in the ring. Though there was a packed house inside Crescent Ballroom, the event felt like a well-kept secret,…

  • The Coolest Art and People at June's First Friday
    June 3 at 2:26 p.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    What better way to escape hot temps than inside the air-conditioned galleries on Roosevelt Row and Grand Avenue? This month's exhibitions featured plenty of colorful pop art, as well as large installation pieces. Openings included "A New New Wave!"…

  • The Amazing People of Cut + Paste at the Heard Museum
    June 3 at 2:22 p.m. by Jim Louvau

    Art enthusiasts showed up to the Heard Museum on Friday night to create collages portraying Native American arts and culture. The free event was packed with plenty of children and adults enjoying the arts during First Friday. Photos by Jim Louvau.

  • The Geeky Fun and Special Guests of Phoenix Comicon 2017
    June 1 at 7:20 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Thousands of local geeks attended Phoenix Comicon 2017, the annual pop culture extravaganza that takes over the Phoenix Convention Center and part of downtown. Increased security and a prop weapons ban didn't diminish the fun of the event, which…

  • A Visual Tour of HGTV's Scottsdale Smart Home
    May 26 at 3:19 p.m. by Phoenix New Times

    Ron Feinbaum, HGTV’s general manager of home promotions, says, "We look for neighborhoods and cities with a sophisticated combination of tech and culture that makes it a desirable place to live." With that in mind, they picked Scottsdale for their…

  • The Coolest Costumes and Cosplayers of Phoenix Comicon 2017
    May 26 at 1:58 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Costumes are one of the biggest hallmarks of Phoenix Comicon each year. And there were plenty to be seen at the 2017 event, particularly inside the Exhibitor Halls. Here's a look at some of the best we saw. Photos by Benjamin Leatherman

  • The Badass Women of Phoenix Comicon 2017
    May 26 at 8:31 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    A look at some of female cosplayers, geek girls, and superheroines we encountered at Phoenix Comicon 2017. Photos by Benjamin Leatherman

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…



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