• Catworld Gets Ready for Burning Man With Hair Ball in Phoenix
    June 24 at 12:22 p.m. by Lynn Trimble

    Thousands of "burners" who embrace Burning Man culture will converge in the Nevada desert in late August. In the run up to Burning Man, a cat-themed camp called Catworld gathered at Unexpected art gallery in Phoenix on June 15, eager to strut their…

  • It's Cat World Domination Day: We're Celebrating With Cats in Art
    June 24 at 6:30 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    Every day is cat world domination day, assuming there's at least one fabulous feline in your life. But for everybody else, it falls on just a single day this year — Monday, June 24. We're celebrating with a fun collection of cat art spotted around…

  • Watch as Chalk Festival Artists Turn Grand Avenue Into Giant Canvas
    June 22 at 11:44 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    Artists converged on Grand Avenue during Third Friday on June 21 to create a walkable canvas filled with chalk drawings. We watched Nyla Lee work her magic throughout the evening. Tato Caraveo created an elongated surreal skull, Kyllan Maney made a…


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  • Visual Aid: An All-Day Dining Guide to the Melrose District
    June 21 at 7 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    The Melrose District, especially the Melrose Curve along Seventh Avenue in central Phoenix, is one of the most colorful neighborhoods in the entire city. Businesses range from TV repair to music and bike shops, antique stores to salons and retro…

  • The Best Cafe Review Photos of 2019
    June 20 at 1:30 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…

  • A Look Inside and Outside the Tense Meeting Prompted by Phoenix Police Encounter
    June 19 at 11:17 a.m. by Melissa Fossum

    Several thousand concerned citizens attended a community meeting at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, following an incident in which Iesha Harper and Dravon Ames' and their young daughters had a gun pulled on them by a police…

  • Club Candids: Wild Weekend Fun at Shady Park in Tempe
    June 18 at 4:14 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    The summertime swelter couldn't keep clubgoers away from Shady Park in Tempe on Sunday, June 16, during the spot's afternoon electronic dance music party. Local DJs like Nathan Reeser and Ghost Effect served up EDM mixes on Shady Park's outdoor…

  • 'Celebrating the Life of Chester Bennington, a Photo Exhibit by Jim Louvau'
    June 18 at 3:15 p.m. by Jim Louvau

    It’s been almost two years since the death of Chester Bennington, Phoenix native and beloved singer for Linkin Park. Phoenix photographer, musician, and Phoenix New Times contributor Jim Louvau, a close friend of Bennington who often took his…

  • Unexpected Art Party: Balloon Hats, Bright Lights, and a Mechanical Unicorn Ride
    June 16 at 9:42 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    It's easy to tell when there's a party happening over at Unexpected, one of several art spaces located in the Grand Avenue arts enclave. Shifting colors of light shine from the metal design that wraps the front of the building, and music fills the…

  • Sad! Celebrating Donald Trump's 73rd Birthday With Arizona Art
    June 14 at 10 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    As Donald Trump celebrates his 73rd birthday, we're taking a look back at some of the best Trump-inspired art we've seen around the Valley in recent years. One artist painted Trump reclining in a pink bathrobe. Another gave him a mustache with…

  • Dining Guide: A Scottsdale Road and Shea Boulevard Visual Aid
    June 14 at 6 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    Yes, the intersection of Scottsdale Road and Shea Boulevard is just that, an intersection, but it’s utterly bustling with bars, restaurants, lunch counters, and dessert shops. And the north Scottsdale neighborhood has some impressive tenants,…

  • Club Candids: Partying With Breathe Carolina at Maya in Scottsdale
    June 8 at 3:11 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    David Schmitt and Tommy Cooperman, better known as electronic dance music duo Breathe Carolina, came to Maya Day & Nightclub in Scottsdale on Sunday, June 2, to headline the latest Soundwave pool party. They got people moving in and out of the pool…

  • Pride Month Phoenix 2019: Celebrating with LGBTQ Art
    June 6 at 6:35 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    The Phoenix arts scene is enriched every day by LGBTQ creatives. So we decided Pride Month would be a great time to take a look back at some of our favorites works created by LGBTQ artists, and other creatives exploring inclusion and other…

  • Ilana Glazer Brought Laughs (and Lots of Fans) to The Van Buren
    June 3 at 12:29 p.m. by Jim Louvau

    Comedian Ilana Glazer brought joy and laughs to a sold-out performance at The Van Buren on Saturday, June 1, 2019. The Broad City actress had fans grinning from ear to ear during her animated show. We captured some of her show and the fans who were…

  • Just When You Thought We Had No More Photos of Phoenix Fan Fusion ...
    June 2 at 11 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Here's another look back at Phoenix Fan Fusion 2019, when thousands of local geeks invaded downtown from May 23 to May 26 at the Phoenix Convention Center. And they came to see celebrities like Jeff Goldblum and Elijah Wood, show off their cosplay,…

  • Club Candids: Caked-Up Fun With Steve Aoki at Talking Stick Resort
    June 1 at 2:05 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Steve Aoki came to Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale on Sunday, May 26, and he came armed with beats, champagne, and sheet cake. The superstar electronic dance music DJ and producer was the featured artist at the resort's latest Release pool party…

  • Country Superstar Brad Paisley 'Bucked Off' at Ak-Chin Pavilion
    June 1 at 12:42 a.m. by Leavitt Wells

    On the second night of Brad Paisley's 2019 World Tour, the country superstar performed to a full house at Ak-Chin Pavilion on Friday May 31. Fans were introduced to Chris Lane and Riley Green, who opened up for Paisley. Cowboy hats and boots were…

  • Dining Guide: Old Towne Glendale and Catlin Court Historic District
    May 31 at 7 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    Old Towne Glendale, often referred to as historic downtown Glendale, is one of those ultra-concentrated city centers with all the charms. There are antique shops, comic book and music stores, a little library, and the best part — food and drink…

  • Updated: More of Phoenix Fan Fusion's Most Awesome Costumes and Cosplayers
    May 26 at 2:09 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Costumes are one of the biggest hallmarks of any geek event or convention. Such was the case during the first two days at Phoenix Fan Fusion 2019, which runs through Sunday, May 26, at the Phoenix Convention Center. There were tons of Deadpools and…

  • Updated: More Badass Women of Phoenix Fan Fusion 2019
    May 26 at 2:01 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Female cosplayers, geek girls, and superheroines were in abundance during the first two days of Phoenix Fan Fusion 2019, which runs through Sunday, May 26, at the Phoenix Convention Center. Here's a look at some of the badass women we encountered…


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