If Bob Ross were alive today, he'd be painting happy little trees all over the place in ecstatic fervor for all the arts and culture happenings in Phoenix. To help you see the forest for the trees, here's a recap of the top arts and culture stories of the week.
Chitral Hays -- not his real name -- is Jackalope Ranch's resident expert on medical marijuana in Arizona. Each week in Perfectly Blunt, Hays delivers news, reviews, and must-know info.
So you know that pot is legal in Arizona. Well, not exactly legal, but voters did approve Prop. 203 three years ago, a statewide measure that allows qualified patients to get a card that allows for the legal purchase of pot from some sources. And now you want to know how to get your hands on one of those cards.
What better way to prep for fall than by marking up your calendar with to-dos? Here's a list of fall festivals in the Phoenix area that are worthy of penciling in.
Shout-out everyone who braved the higher temps of the past months to continue supporting the local art scene. We salute you.
As the temperatures drop, we know y'all are getting excited to wander around First Friday with your scarves and pumpkin spice lattes. But the temperature isn't the only thing you should be amped about.
Visionary arts and counterculture event Burning Man is akin to a feast for the senses writ large. Very large. Or at least that's how some of the Valley creatives who frequently attend the epic week-long festival each year out in Nevada's desert hinterlands describe the experience.
It's a seven-day communal hurly-burly of sights and sounds that overflows with an often-surreal surfeit of art, music, and fantastical elements that's attended by more than 50,000 people. Given the unique nature of the event and the unforgettable collection of artwork both bizarre and beautiful that it features, a camera is as much of a necessity as water or camping gear.
Camelback Mountain's reformed Echo Canyon Trail, trail-head, and parking area will re-open to the public on November 30, officials say.
When the short, popular summit trail closed on January 28th for a $3 million renovation, hikers were told only that they could come back sometime in the fall. Now, says David Urbinato, Phoenix parks and recreation department spokesman, a "firm" re-opening date has been set for the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
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