• The Absolute Idiocy of Phoenix Idiotarod 2020
    February 18 at 2:38 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Teams of costumed pranksters rolled their colorfully decorated shopping carts through the streets of downtown Phoenix on Saturday, February 8. It was part of the insane and inane fun of the annual Phoenix Idiotarod, an urban shopping cart race put…

  • The Best Cosplay We Saw at Tempe FanCon 2020
    January 27 at 8 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Geeks from across the Valley turned out in droves for Tempe FanCon 2020 on Saturday, January 25, including plenty of cosplayers. The afternoon-long event outside of the Tempe Public Library featured several dozen people dressed in geeky get-ups,…

  • Where?House Gallery Brings the Fire and Ice to Phoenix
    January 20 at 8:03 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    Music pulsed through the Where?House gallery on Saturday, January 18, as a steady steam of people arrived for an event called Fire & Ice: The Winter Extravaganza. It was presented by Walter Productions, a creative team best-known for giant art cars…

  • The No Pants Light Rail Ride Phoenix 2020 Was Pure Pantsless Fun
    January 15 at 8:37 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    No pants? No problem. More than 100 Valley residents undressed to impress aboard public transportation on Sunday, January 12, during the No Pants Light Rail Ride Phoenix 2020. The annual urban prank involves people taking a trip aboard the Valley…

  • The Best Cosplay We Saw at Taiyou Con 2020
    January 7 at 8 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Cosplayers were everywhere to be seen at Taiyou Con 2020, the annual geek celebration for local fans of Japanese pop culture. The three-day event, which took place from Friday, January 3, to Sunday, January 5, at the Mesa Convention Center,…

  • 10 Best Metro Phoenix Art Exhibits of 2019
    January 6 at 9:49 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    No worries if you didn't get out to see every art show in metro Phoenix during 2019. We made the exhibit rounds, exploring art in galleries, museums, and unconventional spaces. Here's a look back at 10 of our favorites, including several that…

  • Slideshow: The Best Things We Saw on the Metro Phoenix Arts Scene in 2019
    December 31 at 3:31 p.m. by Lynn Trimble

    The arts landscape offered some intriguing views in 2019, as visual and performance artists created diverse works that often served as mirrors for the metro Phoenix community. Here are some pictures of the 10 best things we saw in arts and culture…

  • Visual Guide: Phoenix Artists You Should Follow on Instagram
    December 17 at 1:36 p.m. by Bri Arreguin-Malloy

    Instagram is the platform of choice for many Phoenix-based photographers, graphic designers, and artists who want to showcase their work and creativity with their community and the world. These accounts represent the diverse talent our city holds.…

  • Geeking Out at LIBCON West 2019 in Glendale
    December 9 at 1:56 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Cloudy skies didn't keep local geeks from turning out at Velma Teague Library in downtown Glendale on Saturday, December 7, for LIBCON West 2019. The afternoon-long event featured plenty of nerdy happenings, ranging from cosplayers and vendors to…

  • A Peek Inside Phoenix Art Museum's 'Legends of Speed' Exhibition
    November 25 at 7 a.m. by Phoenix New Times Writers

    Lotus. Maserati. Ferrari. They’re names you likely associate with cars, rather than art. Even so, the new “Legends of Speed” exhibit at Phoenix Art Museum makes a compelling case for cars as art objects by highlighting the aesthetics and cultural…

  • The Most Badass Tatts We Saw at Phoenix Tattoo Expo 2019
    November 3 at 3:13 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Dozens of tattoo artists from throughout the U.S. were doing their thing at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Phoenix Mesa from Friday, November 1, to Sunday, November 3, during the Phoenix Tattoo Expo 2019. The three-day event featured more than 40…

  • Celebrating Dia de los Muertos — From Artwork to Altars
    October 31 at 11:02 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    Dia de los Muertos celebrations are well underway around metro Phoenix, as people use traditions ranging from altars to sugar skulls to honor loved ones who've passed on. Here's a glimpse at Dia de los Muertos festivities we've spotted around town,…

  • Tour de Fat 2019 in Tempe: Cool Costumes and Crazy Fun
    October 6 at 4:44 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    When New Belgium Brewing brings the Tour de Fat to Tempe Beach Park every October, countless folks show up dressed in costume and psyched for an afternoon of shenanigans, weirdness, and (of course) beer. Such was the case on Saturday, October 5,…

  • Photos: Inside the Last House Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
    October 1 at 7 a.m. by Phoenix New Times Writers

    Take a walk through the last house to be designed by Frank Lloyd Wright before his death in 1959, which is located in the Biltmore neighborhood. The 3,000-square-foot home is going to be auctioned off on October 16. Read Robrt L. Pela's essay on…

  • 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…

  • 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 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 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…

  • Mural City: See How Artists Are Transforming Roosevelt Row in Phoenix
    August 13 at 6:30 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    Change seems to be the only constant in Roosevelt Row, a downtown Phoenix neighborhood named one of the country's best arts districts. New development abounds, bringing significant shifts in the urban landscape. But at least one thing hasn't…


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