100 Days of Summer Party
The folks at Hotel Palomar are hosting a celebration of 100 Days of Summer by making their rooftop hangout, Lustre, a hot destination for cooling down. Splash in the pool, soak up the sun, or take a seat at the bar and try a craft cocktail. Special events during the 100-day stretch include yoga on Wednesdays and Industry Appreciation Mondays, which means extra discounts for those who work in hospitality. On Monday, July 17, the pool opens at 11 a.m. and happy hour drink and snack specials are available from 3 to 6 p.m. at 2 East Jefferson Street. Admission is free, and cabana rentals are available. Visit the Lustre website for details. Amy Young
Fiamma Montezemolo is one of more than a dozen artists featured in an exhibition called “Staying Power” at ASU Art Museum, 51 East 10th Street in Tempe. The free exhibition highlights new museum acquisitions, including sculpture, prints, ceramics, and video.
“Staying Power” includes work by nearly 20 artists or collectives, including Denmark’s SUPERFLEX and the CultureStrike network led by migrant artists. Siri Dev Khandavili, an artist represented by Lisa Sette Gallery, also has work in the show. Several pieces were created by Latin American and
Art meets resistance in the work of Lisa and Janelle
The Iglesias’ art has filled a gallery space at ASU Art Museum, 51 East 10th Street in Tempe, for the “
You can move right over, Sandra Bullock. There’s a new Miss Congeniality coming to town. And she won that honor on season nine of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Yes, we’re talking about social media marvel slash celebrity drag queen Valentina, who’s bringing her act and perfectly sculpted eyebrows to Charlie’s Phoenix, 727 West Camelback Road.
It’s Valentina is going down during the Summer SPLASH Neon Party, hosted by local queens Nevaeh McKenzie and Coco St James and featuring music from DJ Image and as much neon body paint as you can handle. The party goes from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday, July 20, meaning the Taqueria Los Yaquis taco stand will be open.
There’s no cover. For more details, call 602-265-0224 or see
See the latest iteration of Shemer Art Center’s “Annual Student & Instructor Exhibition” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, July 21. It’s a chance to explore works by emerging and established artists working in diverse media, including ceramics, sculpture, painting, colored pencil, and mixed media.
Featured Shemer instructors include Constance McBride, Turner Davis, and Danielle Wood. More than a dozen Shemer students will also be showing their work. The show continues through Thursday, September 7, at 5005 East Camelback Road. Admission is free, but Shemer suggests a $7 donation or $10 per couple. Visit the Shermer Art Center website. Lynn Trimble
Don’t like getting dirty? Maybe you’d feel better about standing on the sidelines and cheering on some other humans as they roll around in
Find out when The Dread Fleet hosts a Pirate Mud Wrestling battle that allows registrants 18 and older to compete. Yes, even non-pirates. The group is a local nonprofit organization that focuses on education, entertainment, and, yes, pirate-oriented matters. They also help raise funds for other area charities. These lively bouts will determine the competitors who will take one another on in the squishy, slimy final round. The halftime show will feature live entertainment that does not involve mud. Support your local swashbucklers from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, at Revolver Records, 918 North Second Street. Visit the Dread Fleet website. Amy Young
Not only are there some prolific Phoenix-area zine makers, there are some hubs to find their work along with that of creative indie publishing zinesters from around the world.
Wasted Ink, a zine
Editor's note: This post has been updated from its original version.