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  • Club Candids: Burial Grounds Arts & Music Festival Was Totally Lit
    September 16 at 9:38 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Hundreds of electronic dance music fans took over The Pressroom in Phoenix on Saturday, September 14, for the Burial Grounds Arts & Music Festival. And they got down on the dance floor as EDM artists and DJs like Modestep, Infekt, Mvrda,…

     
  • Legendary Guitarist Eric Clapton Dazzles at Phoenix Show
    September 15 at 7:21 p.m. by Jim Louvau

    Even at 74 years old,  guitarist/singer Eric Clapton showcased why he is one of the most influential musicians of all time on Saturday, August 14, 2019, at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Clapton played a 14-song set consisting of much of his…

     
  • Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum Opens Fall Season With a Flourish
    September 14 at 9:42 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    The Mesa Arts Center campus was filled with works by local artists Friday night, September 13, during the opening celebration for its fall season. Lauren Lee took photos of people with French artist-inspired props. Cazo Dance performed inside a…

     

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  • Phoenix Unknown 2019 Brings the World of Food and Music to Downtown
    September 14 at 6:34 a.m. by Charles Barth

    Held at The Van Buren, the first Phoenix Unknown food and music festival and night market brought a world's worth of food and music to downtown on Friday, September 13. Savory foods sizzled as a variety of sounds filled the air, creating a unique…

     
  • Major Players: Phoenix Musicians Opening Bars and Restaurants
    September 13 at 8 a.m. by Charles Barth

    Last month, we published a story on a current Phoenix-area phenomenon — members of the Phoenix music scene now opening their own bars and restaurants. In "Demos to Dining: Phoenix Musicians Are Opening Bars and Restaurants," we talked with local…

     
  • Visual Aid: A Curious Eater's Guide to Sonoran Desert Food
    September 12 at 7:30 a.m. by Chris Malloy

    The Sonoran seems to satisfy and smash what a desert should be. A desert is defined by rainfall — as land that gets less than 10 inches per year. The Sonoran averages seven to eight. The word “desert” conjures a wasteland, like the sliding…

     
  • Club Candids: Virtual Riot's Sold-Out Show at Aura Nightclub
    September 9 at 12:21 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    The main room at Aura Nightclub in Tempe was packed with electronic dance music fans on Saturday, September 7, for Virtual Riot's sold-out gig at the Mill Avenue venue. The dubstep and electro-house artist delivered an epic 90-minute performance…

     
  • Arizona Coyotes Fan Fest Was a Howlin' Good Time
    September 9 at 9:23 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    This year’s National Hockey League season is less than a month away, and fans of the Arizona Coyotes couldn’t be more excited. Followers of the Desert Dogs turned out in droves on Saturday, September 7, at Gila River Arena in Glendale for the…

     
  • The Strange and Stranger Things at the 2019 International UFO Congress
    September 8 at 6:02 p.m. by Melissa Fossum

    The 28th annual UFO Congress abducted the Sheraton Grand Phoenix hotel from Wednesday, September 4, to Sunday, September 8, with a schedule full of speakers, films, banquets, and mingling with ufologists. Phoenix New Times stopped by the…

     
  • The Best Cafe Review Photos of 2019
    September 6 at 3 p.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    In 2019 we've visited a number of restaurants for Cafe Reviews — everything from pasta at a busy Asian supermarket to the follow-up locations of Little Miss BBQ and Chula Seafood. Plus some showstopping paella at Talavera. In addition to the…

     
  • Our Favorite Dining Rooms in Greater Phoenix in 2019
    September 6 at 2:45 p.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    Do you love an elegant dining room? A stunning view? A garden-heavy patio, or just a garden? Maybe a sleek bar with soft lighting? For some of us, the restaurant’s whole vibe is as important as its food and drink. It's the same thinking behind a…

     
  • Club Candids: The Best Pool Parties of Labor Day Weekend 2019
    September 2 at 12:29 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Valley residents were partying poolside at hotels, resorts, and other venues during Labor Day weekend 2019. They came to seek relief from the heat, get some fun in the sun, or enjoy the holiday. Pool parties took place on Saturday, August 31, and…

     
  • Fetish Ball 2019 Was Freaky and Debaucherous Fun [NSFW]
    September 1 at 11:51 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Sin was definitely in at the Arizona Fetish Society's annual Fetish Ball on Saturday, August 31, at Club Red in Mesa. Attendees got to let their freak flags fly at the libertine affair as they dressed (or undressed) for the occasion, wearing pretty…

     
  • The Best Costumes of Saboten Con 2019
    August 31 at 5:42 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Geeks of the Valley converged on the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown hotel starting on Friday, August 30, for Saboten Con 2019, the four-day extravaganza focusing on anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture. As you'd expect, there were tons of cosplayers…

     
  • The Rolling Stones Brought a Spectacle to Glendale
    August 27 at 9:48 a.m. by Jim Louvau

    Legendary rock act The Rolling Stones brought hits, dance moves, and plenty of production to State Farm Stadium in Glendale on Monday, August 26. The rescheduled No Filter tour was originally scheduled in May, but Mick Jagger required heart…

     
  • Bassrush Massive Arizona 2019 Was an Intense EDM Experience
    August 26 at 8:18 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    The nonstop thump and grind of bass-heavy electronic dance music genres filled the air at Rawhide Event Center in Chandler on Saturday, August 24, during Bassrush Massive Arizona 2019. The one-night music festival, which focused on bass-oriented…

     
  • The Most Badass Tatts We Saw at Hell City Tattoo Festival 2019
    August 24 at 2:26 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    There was plenty of ink being slung by expert hands at the Arizona Biltmore beginning on Friday, August 23, during the first day of the Hell City Tattoo Festival 2019. More than 250 acclaimed tattoo artists from around Arizona and across the world…

     
  • Club Candids: Back 2 School Glowout at Varsity Tavern in Tempe
    August 23 at 11:23 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    School is back in session at Arizona State University in Tempe, which means the Mill Avenue party scene has returned from its summer-break slumber. Varsity Tavern got into the swing of things on Thursday, August 22, with its Back 2 School Glowout,…

     
  • Lingerieve 13 Was Hot and Sweaty Fun in Lingerie
    August 19 at 7 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Ravers, kandi kids, and electronic dance music fans of both sexes wore lingerie and spent a sweaty evening dancing at Club Red in Mesa on Friday, August 16, during Lingerieve 13. As the name of the dance party indicates, it's a lingerie-themed rave…

     
  • Club Candids: Stardust Pinbar's Groovy Grand Opening Party
    August 19 at 6 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Newly opened downtown Phoenix nightspot Stardust Pinbar celebrated its grand opening on Friday, August 16, and there were plenty of people in attendance. Artists, urbanites, and party monsters stopped by the pinball lounge attached to slice shop…

     

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