• Fun With Animal Art for National Endangered Species Day
    May 19 at 1:33 p.m. by Lynn Trimble

    Animals lovers never need an excuse to check out a cute crop of animal pictures. But Endangered Species Day, which was on May 17, is a great time to go beyond cute, and think more about animal conservation and protection. We've encountered plenty…

  • 47 Deals for Arizona Restaurant Week — Spring 2019
    May 19 at 7 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    The 10-day Arizona Restaurant Week event is a way to showcase local chefs' culinary achievements with special menus and dining experiences at participating restaurants. Presented by Arizona Restaurant Association, the Spring 2019 Arizona Restaurant…

  • Dining Guide: Gilbert Heritage District Visual Aid
    May 17 at 7 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    In recent years, the city of Gilbert has clearly had some fun with its Heritage District. A Gilbert location of seemingly all local restaurant chains started springing up faster than the freaking airport — and all to our benefit. Gilbert is a…


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  • The Music of FORM Arcosanti 2019
    May 15 at 7 a.m. by Jacob Tyler Dunn

    FORM Arcosanti is known for well-curated lineups, and 2019 did not disappoint. Split between three stages, artists from all different genres gave powerful performances during the three-day music festival, which ran from May 10 to 12.

  • The People of FORM Arcosanti 2019
    May 14 at 1:20 p.m. by Jacob Tyler Dunn

    FORM Arcosanti is a unique and special music festival that takes place in Arcosanti, Arizona.  It brings together people from all over the country to unify over music and art.

  • A Look Inside the New Thunderbird Lounge in the Melrose District
    May 14 at 12:35 p.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    This conversation has happened countless times, “Dude, we should open a bar.” Well these dudes went and did just that. The Thunderbird Lounge is nooked up in the last slot of the historic Wagon Wheel Building in the Melrose District, and many…

  • Club Candids: Re:Sound Music's Summer Sessions Pool Party at Hotel Adeline
    May 14 at 9:46 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Cloudy skies couldn't stop the fun of Re:Sound Music's first Summer Sessions pool party of the season at the Hotel Adeline in Scottsdale on Sunday, May 12. DJs like Michael Hooker, Hoodyhoo, and Nikolas dialed up house music of the deep, melodic,…

  • The Bash Festival Brought Punk Rock to Downtown Phoenix
    May 13 at 7:40 a.m. by Jim Louvau

    Punk legends Rancid headlined the first annual Bash Festival on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Suicidal Tendencies also delivered energetic opening sets. The music and craft…

  • Farewell, Rogue Bar: A Look Back at the Famed Scottsdale Rock Joint
    May 9 at 4 p.m. by New Times Staff

    The Rogue Bar, the famed Scottsdale music venue and dive, closed its doors on Wednesday, May 1, after close to two decades in business. Since making its debut in 2001, the place has hosted shows by countless local bands, unique dance parties, and…

  • Updated: The Best Cafe Review Photos of 2019 (So Far)
    May 9 at 3:36 p.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    So far in 2019 we've visited nine 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…

  • Photographing These Beauty Queen Competitors Is Never a Drag for Phoenix Lensman
    May 8 at 3:27 p.m. by New Times Staff

    Phoenix's Scotty Kirby is the man with the glam cam. He is one of a handful go-to photographers for female impersonators looking for dazzling promotional photos. In anticipation of the Miss Gay Arizona America pageant taking place on Saturday, May…

  • Club Candids: Talking Stick Resort's Release Pool Party Kickoff Was Wild
    May 6 at 5:53 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    We're waist-deep into pool party season, as evidenced by the hundreds of people who came to Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale on Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5, for the opening weekend of its Release pool party series. DJ superstars Zedd and…

  • The Coolest Games We Saw at ZapCon 2019
    May 6 at 10:03 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    The Mesa Convention Center transformed into the largest arcade in Arizona on Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5, during ZapCon 2019. The two-day event offered the chance to play more than 160 different classic arcade games and upward of 110 pinball…

  • Thrash Legends Slayer Make Final AZ Appearance at Ak-Chin Pavilion
    May 3 at 9 a.m. by Jim Louvau

    Slayer made their final Valley appearance last night at Ak-Chin Pavilion to a packed house full of metalheads and diehards. Few bands have stood the test of time the way that Slayer has for the past 30-plus years. Though they were never…

  • Club Candids: Wet Electric 2019's Biggest Party People
    May 2 at 11:51 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Thousands of electronic dance music fans donned swimwear and invaded Big Surf in Tempe on Saturday, April 27, for a day of wild times, waterslides, and plenty of beats at Wet Electric 2019. The combination EDM festival and pool party featured a…

  • Cocktail Creations and Fine Food at Nirvana Food & Wine Festival's Bourbon Street Blues
    April 29 at 12:22 p.m. by Amanda Mason

    A New Orleans-style celebration, Bourbon Street Blues, part of the Nirvana Food & Wine Festival, has an extraordinary spread of food and drinks made by a mix of chefs and mixologists. On April 25, attendees gathered at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain…

  • The Most Badass Tatts We Saw at the Arizona Tattoo Invitational 2019
    April 27 at 6:38 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Some of the best ink-slingers from across the Valley and around the Southwest gathered at the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel from Friday, April 19, to Sunday, April 21, for the Arizona Tattoo Invitational 2019. Hundreds of locals came out to…

  • 16 Famous Actors and Actresses From Arizona
    April 26 at 1:47 p.m. by Phoenix New Times

    Admittedly, Arizona is known for far less glitzy and glamorous things than producing movie and television stars, but that doesn't mean our state can't lay claim to some pretty impressive A-list celebrities. From one of the most well-known super…

  • Awaiting <i>Endgame</i>: The Marvel Cinematic Universe Through the Years
    April 25 at 4:03 p.m. by New Times Staff

    May 2, 2008, was the day the first Iron Man film was released nationwide. And thus the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a.k.a. the MCU, was born. Almost 11 years later, on Friday, April 26, the powerhouse filmmakers are releasing their 22nd, and maybe…

  • 21 Movies You (Probably) Didn't Know Were Filmed In Arizona
    April 24 at 5:13 p.m. by Multiple Authors

    So maybe Arizona doesn't really have any giant lots full of movie stars, directors, and craft service providers. But you know what we do have? A whole bunch of desert. And the creative minds behind some classic films looked at our landscape and saw…


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