Fetish Revolution, ASU Art Museum and SMoCA Exhibition Openings, Mardi Gras, Diamondbacks Fan Fest, and Hearts & Bones Over the Weekend

Fetish Revolution at Martini Ranch 2013 (NSFW) Kinksters flaunted their finest leather and lace at the annual Fetish Revolution at Martini Ranch on Friday, February 8. Ginger Fish kept the dance floor moving as folks indulged in eating whipped cream off every possible surface.

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ASU Art Museum Spring Opening 2013 This Friday night kicked off the start of the spring Season Opening Reception at the ASU Art Museum. A number of exhibits were featured, including the Japanese art exhibit, Traces of Japanese Life, and a copper exhibit called Cu29: Mining for You. The copper showing taught viewers about the issues of resource depletion, as well as invited them to join in the art.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art Season Opening 2/8/13 Founded in 1999, SMoCA is devoted to contemporary art, architecture, and design. The museum has five galleries for showcasing changing exhibitions and an outdoor sculpture garden. On Friday, February 8, SMoCA revealed its latest exhibitions with work by Paulo Soleri, Tiranit Barzilay Cohen, Kerry James Marshall, Salomon Huerta, and more.

Downtown Phoenix Mardi Gras 2013 A sea of yellow, green and purple arrived at City Scape despite the cold for the third annual Downtown Phoenix Mardi Gras parade and pub crawl. Masks, costumes, and beads were in abundance.

Arizona Diamondbacks Fan Fest 2013 The annual family-friendly affair let fans get up close and personal with various Diamondbacks players over the weekend.

Hearts & Bones - A Valentine's Photography Show at Gypsy Bar, 2/9/13 Love is a quite multifaceted thing, to say the least, not to mention being extremely complicated. So it stands to reason that any artistic exhibition focusing matters of the heart, as well as the related topics as sex and relationships, would be equally complex and varied. Such was the case with Hearts & Boness, a Valentine's-themed photography showcase that took place at Gypsy Bar on Saturday, February 9, and featured the works of 40 different artists from around the Valley and delved into love, lust, and licentiousness.

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