Oscars Shenanigans, Geek's Night Out, ASU Snow Party, and Disappearing Ink Over the Weekend

2013 Oscar Winners Your winners of the 85th Academy Awards, held on Sunday, February 23 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Oscar Night Costume Party at FilmBar, 2/24/13 Tears and cheers were in abundance, not to mention snazzy gowns and plenty of sequins, at FilmBar during the Oscar Night Costume Party on Sunday, February 24. Urbanites and film lovers dressed to the nine and dressed in dapper and elegant eveningwear while the 85th annual Academy Awards ceremony was screened at the downtown Phoenix art-house theatre.

Geek's Night Out in Tempe, 2/21/13 Freaks, nerds, and geeks of all stripes descended on Mill Avenue in Tempe yesterday for the annual Geek's Night Out. Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell also attended the event for the second year in a row. Check out all the costumed shenanigans in our Geek's Night Out slideshow.

ASU Snow Party at Rocky Point Cantina, 2/21/13 Arizona got its share of crazy weather last Wednesday, but some snow stuck around for one more day at ASU's Snow Party at Rocky Point Cantina on Thursday, February 21. Girls in bikinis and bunny ears pranced around with guys in white T-shirts as Trapzillas and DJ Phyr Fox kept the beats going.

Disappearing Ink: What Will Happen to All the Books? On a cool Thursday evening in January, several women gather around folding tables in a Central Phoenix warehouse to sort thousands of books, pausing only to pull out a greeting card used as a bookmark or to show off a rare find. This ritual takes all year -- and every year, the work of putting together what's billed as one of the largest used book sales in the country is the same. Only the titles change. Read the full story by Claire Lawton here.

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