• No Pants Light Rail Ride Phoenix 2019 Was a Wild, Pantsless Party
    January 14 at 9:55 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    No pants? No problem. Hundreds of fearless Valley residents lost their pants and found themselves boarding light rail trains on Sunday, January 13, during this year's No Pants Light Rail Ride Phoenix. The annual urban prank involves folks going…

  • Ace Comic Con Arizona 2019's Costumes and Cosplayers Were Awesome
    January 13 at 12:39 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Thousands of geeks came to Gila River Arena in Glendale from Friday, January 11, to Sunday, January 13, for Ace Comic Con Arizona 2019. And many of 'em were dressed for the occasion, cosplaying such superhero and superheroines as Captain Marvel,…

  • Club Candids: Here's How Phoenix Partied on New Year's Eve
    January 4 at 6:01 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    New Year's Eve festivities took place across metro Phoenix area on Monday, December 31, many of which happened at local nightspots and bars. Some of the biggest affairs went down at Crescent Ballroom, Maya Day & Nightclub in Scottsdale, Cobra…


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  • Decadence Arizona 2018 Was An Awesome EDM Playgound
    December 31 at 4:45 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Beats and bass filled the air at Rawhide in Chandler on Sunday, December 30, and Monday, December 31, during  Decadence Arizona 2018 — and thousands of electronic dance music fans were there to soak up the sounds. This year's edition of the annual…

  • Club Candids: Partying in the Desert at Mary XX Mas 2018
    December 31 at 12:41 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    While you were busy celebrating the holidays, dozens of local electronic dance music fans, kandi kids, and ravers were partying out in the outskirts of the Valley during Mary XX Mas 2018. The multi-night dance party took place on Saturday, December…

  • Travis Scott Brought the Party to Sold-Out Phoenix Show
    December 18 at 11:54 p.m. by Jim Louvau

    Rapper Travis Scott kept the crowd moving all evening as he brought his ASTROWORLD tour to Talking Stick Resort Arena on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, in Phoenix. Fans packed the show and they danced and sang along from opener "Stargazing" to closer…

  • Club Candids: Checking Out the Newly Opened Charlie Trumbull's in Tempe
    December 13 at 10:20 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    One of the newest additions to Tempe's nightlife scene is Charlie Trumbull's, the recently opened two-story bar and nightclub that features a historic theme. Named for the late Charles Trumbull Hayden, the legendary founder of both Tempe and…

  • Santarchy 2018 Brought Christmas Chaos to Downtown Phoenix
    December 11 at 10:50 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Countless Kris Kringle clones and other Christmas characters took over the bars of downtown Phoenix on Saturday, December 8, during Santarchy 2018. The annual costumed bar crawl involves hundreds of folks dressed as Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, and in…

  • Camelback Mountain Hiking Season Has Arrived: Photos From the Trails
    December 8 at 7:12 a.m. by Ray Stern

    Camelback Mountain is one of the best places on earth. From steep summit trails to surreal, stone formations to the camaraderie of fellow hikers, this mountain park has it all. (Except, of course, for good parking.) The two main trails are Echo…

  • Club Candids: The Party People and Arty People of Full Moon Festival
    November 28 at 2:45 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Rowdy revelers, party monsters, art lovers, and culture fiends all gathered at The Pressroom in downtown Phoenix on Saturday, November 24, for the latest Full Moon Festival. They were there to celebrate, soak up the sounds of local bands and DJs,…

  • Club Candids: Origins EDM Festival Makes A Big Debut
    November 21 at 8 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Local electronic dance music promoter Relentless Beats launched its newest festival, Origins, on Saturday, November 17, at Rawhide in Chandler. The massive event featured DJs and producers like Duke Dumont, Lane 8, Justin Jay, and Autograf spinning…

  • Still Hungry? Look What Was on the Menu of Downtown Donut Festival
    November 19 at 3:44 p.m. by Jacob Tyler Dunn

    Phoenix was filled with food festivals, such as the Pizza Festival and Mac & Cheese festival the weekend of November 17 to 18, but the Downtown Donut festival really shined at Margaret T. Hance Park on Sunday, November 18, 2018.   With craft beer,…

  • Mexican Food Winners From Best of Phoenix 2018
    November 12 at 7 a.m. by Phoenix New Times

    East side, west side, and smack dab in the middle: Everywhere you turn in the Phoenix area, there are great Mexican dishes. From burros and birria to tacos and tamales, we've put together our choices of where to find some of the best Mexican dishes…

  • Arizona's Record-Setting Election Day 2018 in Photos
    November 6 at 1:24 p.m. by New Times Staff

    A record number of midterm voters turned out to polling places throughout the Valley and around Arizona on Tuesday, November 6, for the 2018 general election. They braved long lines, lengthy wait times, and even a few snafus to cast their vote in…

  • Music and Politics Unite for Go Vote 2018 at The Van Buren
    November 6 at 5:20 a.m. by Melissa Fossum

    Election Day is upon us. The Van Buren hosted one last hurrah on Election Day Eve, Monday, November 5, 2018, to encourage people to vote. Gin Blossoms, Calexico, and Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra performed, and appearances were made by Gabby Giffords…

  • Donald Trump Jr. Stumps for Republicans at Sun City Strip Mall
    November 3 at 7 a.m. by Joseph Flaherty

    Joined by his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle, the president's eldest son rallied the base in Sun City at a local GOP field office on Thursday, November 1. Trump Jr. fired up the crowd at the strip mall with attacks on former President Obama and…

  • Our Best October Food Photos:  These Will Make You Hungry
    October 31 at 7 a.m. by Jordyn Carias

    October means Halloween, Oktoberfest and the Arizona State Fair. Plus, we were blessed with the Arizona Donut Festival this month. The Phoenix food scene never disappoints. 

  • Halloween 2018 in Phoenix: The Biggest Parties and Most Amazing Costumes
    October 29 at 8:10 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Halloween celebrations took place across the Valley on Saturday, October 27, and featured plenty of nightlife fun and amazing costumes. As you’d expect, there were tons of parties in both Tempe and Scottsdale, including in Old Town and along Mill…

  • Club Candids: Punk Rock Halloween Bash's Wild Times and Weird Costumes
    October 28 at 3:05 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    One of the Valley's more unique Halloween parties took place on Friday, October 26, and Saturday, October 27, at the Yucca Tap Room in Tempe during the annual Punk Rock Halloween Bash. Local bands paid tribute to legendary punk acts like the…

  • Top 14 Patio Restaurants in the Valley
    October 27 at 5:03 p.m. by Jacob Tyler Dunn

    Arizona residents are lucky to have relatively great weather most of the year, which means there are plenty of amazing patio bars around the Valley. We picked our 14 favorites and captured these gorgeous images so you can see for yourself. Summer…


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