Artopia, Portugal. The Man, and a Pool Party Kickoff at Spanish Fly over the Weekend

2012 Artopia at The Saguaro hotel in Scottsdale

The Phoenix New Times' 2012 Big Brain Awards winners were announced at Artopia on Saturday night. The night featured live painting, a DJ Sean Watson soundtrack and the Big Brain Awards winners for the Fashion, Visual Art, Performing Art, Culinary Arts and Design categories. It all went down at The Saguaro in Scottsdale.
When a band spends a considerable amount of time on the road, as Portugal. The Man has since the release of In the Mountain in the Cloud almost a year ago, the cumulative effects begin to show in the performance. Fortunately for the Crescent Ballroom crowd Friday night, Phoenix was the band's first stop after a lengthy, and much needed, break. The band came on stage inspired, full of energy and clearly happy to get back to doing what they do. 

Pool Party Season Kickoff Party at Spanish Fly Pool party season is back. The beach bodies, bikinis, and bros were out in full force at Spanish Fly for the Pool Season Kickoff Party on Saturday.

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