• Canal Convergence is Back and Better Than Ever
    February 24 at 3:39 p.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    Scottsdale Public Art and SRP's Canal Convergence at the Scottsdale Waterfront celebrates its fifth year with the best light and water art yet. The four-day event has different dance demonstrations, artist conversations, and workshops every day, so…

  • 10 Best Neighborhoods in Metro Phoenix
    February 23 at 11:57 a.m. by Evie Carpenter

    It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood. From stylish mid-century homes to classic ranch-style abodes, impressive and lush gardens to the people who make up the community, it takes a lot to make a good neighborhood. Though we don't know if Mr.…

  • Take a Deeper Look Inside Mackenzie Collier's Midcentury Naturalist Phoenix Home
    February 23 at 10:31 a.m. by Evie Carpenter

    After a year of hard work and hustle, Mackenzie Collier of Mackenzie Collier Interiors and her girlfriend, Shannon, took their midcentury Phoenix home from "Pizza Hut disco" to “campsite meets the '50s and '60s.” Packed with family heirlooms,…


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  • February 2017 Exhibits Featured Fire, Peace, Superheroes in Metro Phoenix
    February 22 at 10:55 p.m. by Lynn Trimble

    The local art scene took some interesting twists and turns in February. Travis Ivey created an exhibition pairing his own work with that of his alter ego, Hank. The Heard Museum opened its new Virginia G. Piper Grand Gallery, created by…

  • Lucha Libre Wrestling at Crescent Ballroom Was Awesome
    February 19 at 10:27 p.m. by Jim Louvau

    When you think of the Crescent Ballroom, you probably either have tacos, indie music, or cheap canned beer on your mind. That's why the venue seems like it would be an unlikely place to catch some Lucha Libre wrestling. As it turns out, the room…

  • Openings and Closings at February's Third Friday
    February 18 at 10:45 p.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    As with every Third Friday, openings and closings of the shows are the norm — but for the Allery, the closing is now permanent. The one-day-only show featured 21 artists using Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural drawing drawers as the canvases.…

  • The Crazy Carts and Chaotic Fun of Phoenix Idiotarod 2017
    February 13 at 1:57 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Something a little nutty took place in downtown Phoenix on Saturday, February 11. Captain Kirk and his crew rolled through the streets with a shopping cart version of the U.S.S. Enterprise while pursued by cross-dressing Disney princesses, He-Man…

  • The Best Things We Saw at the 2017 Body Art Expo
    February 13 at 12:48 p.m. by Melissa Fossum

    Self-expression took on all sorts of colorful forms at the three-day Body Art Expo at Arizona State Fairgrounds. Attendees showed off their ink and body mods while watching others get brand-new tattoos at the event. All photos by Melissa Fossum.

  • Art Lovers Explore New Art and Dance From Phoenix to Mesa
    February 13 at 12:46 p.m. by Lynn Trimble

    For metro Phoenix art lovers, the weekend before Valentine's Day must have felt like a whirlwind romance, given the sheer number of arts and culture offerings — from the new ceramics show at Shemer Art Center to exotic arts at Alwun House. On…

  • Did You Get Turned On by Arizona's Hottest Drag Stars?
    February 10 at 12:51 p.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    Crescent Ballroom's Arizona Drag Stars had boys and girls alike laughing, screaming, and squirming in their seats. Hostess Nevaeh McKenzie and DJ Lesbian filled the breaks between sets with their funny and raunchy banter. Crescent's full house got…

  • 11 Horrible Valentine's Day Gift Ideas
    February 9 at 8:27 a.m. by Phoenix New Times

    The annual dilemma: Flowers and candy are reliable but oh-so predictable. But getting too "creative" can also backfire. Before you pull the trigger on any of these VD gift concepts, we suggest you reconsider. Illustrations by Luster Kaboom

  • Agave Farms Created a Little Bit of Paradise in the Middle of Phoenix
    February 7 at 11:19 a.m. by Evie Carpenter

    Sometimes, they don't pave paradise and put up a parking lot. Once in a while, something comes along and does the exact opposite. Near the corner of Central and Turney avenues, Agave Farms did just that. The team from Agave Environmental…

  • Dig It Grows a Community and Native Plants in Central Phoenix
    February 7 at 11:05 a.m. by Evie Carpenter

    Ryan Jerrell knew within a couple days of buying the building at 3015 North 16th Street exactly how Dig It Urban Gardens + Nursery would look. Plants cover almost every surface, macaws greet guests with squawks, and a silver Panasonic radio hums…

  • February's First Friday in Downtown Phoenix
    February 4 at 9:26 a.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    With the holidays finally over, First Friday is back in the usual swing of things, meaning packed. Street musicians were present on every corner, and there was even a party bus that people could sign inside. This month's First Friday had a lot of…

  • The Waste Management Phoenix Open is Still the Best Party of the Year
    February 3 at 11:57 a.m. by Jim Louvau

    It doesn't matter who wins the Waste Management Phoenix Open this year — or any year, for that matter. The truth is that fans come out to the greenest show on grass to drink, eat, and party. Oftentimes, fans are checking out the leaderboards not to…

  • Public Art Inspired by Quasars, Bike Culture, and Desert Landscapes
    February 1 at 10:10 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    After seeing Lily Reeves' Quasar sculpture go up along Scottsdale Road, we figured it was time to get out and explore new public art offerings in several Valley cities — including Scottsdale, Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, and Chandler. We found some fun…

  • Did You Brave the Rain for January's Third Friday?
    January 21 at 10:18 a.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    This month's Third Friday was bit of a challenge with the heavy rain, but those who ventured out got rewarded with exciting new pieces of visual art. We hit up all of our favorite art galleries along Roosevelt Row, Grand Avenue, and even at the…

  • 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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