• January's Third Friday Marks the New Year of Art
    January 20 at 7:33 p.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    Artists at January's Third Friday seemed to have all the same agenda: push the envelope and think outside of the box. The collective theme was dark and featured body parts, grenades, and even dripping doll heads. Various solo and group art shows…

  • The Cars and People of Barrett-Jackson 2018
    January 20 at 7:05 p.m. by Jim Louvau

    Valley car buffs look forward to checking out the sweet rides up for grabs at Barrett-Jackson every year. If cars aren't your thing, there are plenty of places to eat and enjoy adult beverages while watching the high rollers bid on vehicles you…

  • Youth Skaters Serve Up Some Seriously Impressive Moves During the Union Hills Classic
    January 14 at 8:28 p.m. by Melissa Fossum

    Cowtown's Union Hills Classic could not have occurred on a better day. The weather was absolutely gorgeous, the crowd was buzzing, and hundreds of people gathered at Foothills Skatepark to watch and/or participate in the competition. The…


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  • Ace Comic Con 2018 at Gila River Arena Was Marvelous Fun
    January 14 at 3:58 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Ace Comic Con made its Arizona debut this past weekend and featured three days of geeky fun at Gila River Arena in Glendale from Saturday, January 13, to Monday, January 15. The event featured a Marvel Comics bent, as well as appearances by actors…

  • Ace Comic Con's Costumes and Cosplayers Were Epic
    January 14 at 3:56 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Thousands of local geeks turned out to Gila River Arena in Glendale from Saturday, January 13, to Monday, January 15, for Ace Comic Con 2018, including countless cosplayers. And thanks to the fact the event featured actors from the Captain…

  • The Stranger Things Party at Linger Longer Lounge was Rad
    January 8 at 12:40 p.m. by Jim Louvau

    Themed club parties are the best, and the Stranger Things evening at Linger Longer Lounge on Saturday, January 6, 2018, was no exception. We saw some really cool costumes and plenty of boxes of Eggos as people dressed up as their favorite…

  • No Pants Light Rail Ride Phoenix 2018 Offered Plenty of Pantsless Fun
    January 8 at 9:19 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Hundreds of Valley residents had some cheeky fun on Sunday, January 7, when they dropped trou and rode the rails during Phoenix’s No Pants Light Rail Ride 2017. The annual urban prank, which has been around since 2009, features pantsless…

  • Stunning Audio/Visual Displays at PhxArt Amplified
    January 7 at 8:35 p.m. by Blake Benard

    The Phoenix Art Museum combined local musicians with their usual blend of art for an incredibly unique PhxArt Amplified event on Sunday, January 7, 2018, in downtown Phoenix.

  • Phoenix Gets Cozy at the 2017 Flannel Ball
    January 1 at 11:07 a.m. by Blake Bernard

    Folks from all walks of life grabbed their flannel, got cozy, and celebrated New Year's Eve together at the fifth annual Flannel Ball on Sunday, December 31, 2017, in downtown Phoenix.

  • Holidays In A Hogwarts Wonderland
    December 25 at 9:46 a.m. by Blake Bernard

    The Van Buren was transformed into the wizarding world of Harry Potter for The Yule Ball on Friday, December 22, 2017. These wizards helped ring in the holiday season with Harry Potter-themed trivia questions, Butterbeer, and a costume contest.

  • The Art of Ice Cream Experience Was More Than Tasty Fun
    December 23 at 3:34 p.m. by Jim Louvau

    On the surface, the Art of Ice Cream Experience seems like it's all about ice cream, and it sort of is, but not in the way you'd expect. The Scottsdale exhibit is filled with ice cream-related art, sculptures, and interactive installations that…

  • The Best New Murals We Saw in Metro Phoenix in 2017
    December 19 at 8:19 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    Roosevelt Row continued to dominate the metro Phoenix mural scene in 2017, thanks to new works by some of the Valley's most popular muralists — including Tyson Krank, Ashley Macias, Kyllan Maney, and J.B. Snyder, to name a few. The year's best…

  • That's a Wrap on Third Friday's Art Walk
    December 17 at 12:57 a.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    The last Third Friday of the year, on December 15, 2017, completed a great year of art in downtown Phoenix. Celebrating was in order, as every gallery was giving away wine and finger foods. We can't wait for next year.

  • A Visual Guide to the Neighborhoods You Should Know
    December 15 at 12:08 p.m. by Zac McDonald

    For a long time, metropolitan Phoenix felt like a paint-by-numbers that had been sorely ignored around the middle. Today, that's not the case — the hottest real estate on the market is smack in the center of town. Blink, and that emerging…

  • The 20 Most-Read Arts Stories of 2017
    December 14 at 10:34 a.m. by Dillon Rosenblatt

    Free things to do, a Comicon gunman, haunted places, the death of a hoaxster, and an apology letter to Phoenix. These are just some of the most-read arts-related stories from the year. You all took interest in several topics, so flip through to see…

  • The Best Star Wars Cosplay in Phoenix
    December 13 at 10:47 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Star Wars fandom is reaching its absolute zenith this week with the release of the much-anticipated continuation of the saga, The Last Jedi, on Friday, December 15, and it seems like everyone is celebrating their love for that galaxy far, far away.…

  • The Best Trump Art We Saw in Phoenix in 2017
    December 11 at 1:52 p.m. by Lynn Trimble

    Artist resistance to President Donald Trump started during his candidacy, and it's still going strong today — with street art, gallery exhibitions, and billboard art. Here's a look back at the year's best Phoenix art inspired by the policies and…

  • The People and Art at the Phoenix Festival for the Arts
    December 10 at 11:25 p.m. by Jim Louvau

    Art enthusiasts enjoyed art, gifts, beer, and plenty of food at the Phoenix Festival for the Arts from December 8 to 10, 2017. The event was held at Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix and offered a large variety of unique gift ideas for…

  • Santarchy 2017 in Downtown Phoenix Was Merry Madness
    December 10 at 2:19 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    The 2017 edition of Santarchy invaded bars and clubs in downtown Phoenix on Saturday, December 9, during a night of merry madness. Hundreds of participants, each dressed in any number of costumes inspired by Santa Claus or the holiday season, hit…

  • LabelHorde Fashion Show Takes Over Tempe City Hall
    December 4 at 10:49 p.m. by Melissa Fossum

    LabelHorde's twilight fashion show brought over 60 designers to the streets of Tempe's historic Mill Avenue on Saturday, December 2, 2017. These local designers showcased a variety of looks in a rapid-fire runway.



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