Third Friday, Project X, Body Art, and Sheriff Paul Babeu Over the Weekend

Third Friday in Downtown Phoenix, 2/17/12 

Third Friday may have been quieter than usual this month, but it still featured plenty of new works by local artists including Bryon Darby, Morgan MacCallum, and Chris "Mudhead" Reynolds. 

VICE Magazine put on a special sneak preview of high school party flick Project X in Tempe on Sunday, February 19, and then followed it up with a potent party of their own at the Clubhouse Music Venue. Rapper Pusha T and hipster selecter Jesse Marco performed while the crowd drank beer and booze from (fittingly enough) from red plastic cups.

The World's largest tattoo expo came to the Arizona State Fairgrounds this weekend. Tattoo fanatics and pretty pierced people came together and celebrated all things ink. 

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu held a press conference Saturday, February 18, the day after the New Times broke the story about his gay relationship and alleged threats against his Mexican ex-lover: "Paul Babeu's Mexican Ex-Lover Says Sheriff's Attorney Threatened Him With Deportation." During the press conference, Babeu admitted to being gay and having a "personal relationship" with Jose, the source for the New Times' story. Babeu also announced that he's stepping away from Mitt Romney's Arizona presidential campaign team, which he co-chaired. Read more on the press conference here.

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Claire Lawton
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