• Impact Zone Wrestling’s Reunion Was a Blast From Local Wrestling's Past
    May 24 at 7 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    The stars of bygone local wrestling promotion Impact Zone Wrestling, which ran from 2002 to 2009, gathered on Saturday, May 18, at Sun Studios in Tempe for a special reunion show. Former IZW competitors like The Hawaiian Lion, The Navajo Warior,…

  • 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…

  • 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…


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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Burning Man-Inspired IGNiGHT Brings Fire Art and Creativity to Phoenix
    April 20 at 4:52 p.m. by Lynn Trimble

    Fire lit up the night sky at the Green Art Park next to Alwun House on Friday night, April 19, as people gathered for a Burning Man-sanctioned event called IGNiGHT. Organized by Arizona 'burner' volunteers, the free event also featured eclectic…

  • Arizona Tiki Oasis Brought the Island Party to Scottsdale
    April 14 at 1:04 p.m. by Jim Louvau

    The Arizona Tiki Oasis transformed Hotel Valley Ho into a full-fledged island party in Scottsdale over the weekend. The event featured educational seminars, tropical beverages, pool lounging, rooftop parties, and a ton of fun. We spotted some great…

  • The Colorful Weekend of Pride 2019
    April 8 at 10:23 a.m. by Jacob Tyler Dunn

    Phoenix Pride Festival took over Steele Indian School Park on April 6 and 7 for two days of celebrations and fun. The weekend was full of nonstop performances, tons of vendors and booths, and smiling faces from all walks of life. The festival went…

  • Murderinos Descend on Downtown Phoenix for <i>My Favorite Murder</i> Tour
    April 6 at 1:51 p.m. by Lynn Trimble

    Move over, Joe Biden. Fans of the true crime comedy podcast My Favorite Murder want Karen Kilgariff to be their fearless leader. Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark launched the weekly podcast in January 2016, inspiring fan gear promoting Kilgariff for…

  • Flowers, Unicorns, and Art Cars Light Up 'Bloom' at Where?House in Phoenix
    April 1 at 8:13 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    Flower power infused the Where?House art space on Saturday, March 30, as creative types converged to celebrate light, love, and positivity during an event called Bloom. It's the latest Phoenix shindig for Walter Productions, whose large-scale art…

  • Brides of March 2019 Was Madcap Marital Mayhem
    March 18 at 12 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Hundreds of men and women said "yes" to the dress on Saturday, March 16, while participating in this year's Brides of March bar crawl. The annual urban prank and drink-a-thon parodies wedding culture and the Ides of March and features males and…

  • It Was Easy Being Green at the St. Patrick's Day Parade & Faire
    March 18 at 7 a.m. by Jacob Tyler Dunn

    The 2019 St. Patrick's Day Parade & Faire took place on March 16, 2019, in downtown Phoenix. The proclaimed "Greenest Day in the Desert" showed beautiful weather, wonderful vendors, and lots of Irish pride at Margaret T. Hance Park and along Third…

  • Art Detour 2019 Highlights — From Murals to Mutant Piñatas
    March 17 at 7:14 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    It's tough to take it all in when Art Detour rolls around every year, with so many art happenings taking place around downtown Phoenix. So we've captured some of the highlights — from murals to mutant piñata artworks. Here's a sampling of Art…

  • Phoenix Idiotarod 2019 Was Colorful and Idiotic Fun
    February 22 at 5 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Few events in the Valley are as colorfully chaotic, mirthfully madcap, and bizarrely entertaining as the annual Phoenix Idiotarod, a gonzo affair that takes place each spring in the downtown area. It’s equal parts urban shopping cart race,…

  • Beware, the Snowbirds Are Back: Their 10 Worst Driving Habits
    February 21 at 9 a.m. by Matthew Hendley

    With snowbird season under way and spring training by the Cactus League teams beginning, we've rolled out our list of the 10 worst driving habits by our regular visitors. The folks who live here year-around aren't perfect drivers, either — far from…

  • A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Filming of <i>Bill &amp; Ted's Excellent Adventure </i> in Phoenix
    February 17 at 4:19 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    In honor of the 30th anniversary of Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, which opened on February 17, 1989, here's a look at some rare, behind-the-scenes photos of the filming that took place in the Valley back in 1987. (Editor's note: Phoenix New…

  • Michelle Obama Brought Hope to Comerica Theatre
    February 15 at 11:20 a.m. by Zee Peralta

    Michelle Obama brought hope, laughs, and anecdotes to a sold-out crowd at Comerica Theatre on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. The former First Lady is touring in support of her best-selling memoir, Becoming.

  • The VNSA Book Sale Was a Bibliophile's Wonderland
    February 11 at 10:33 a.m. by Melissa Fossum

    February in Phoenix means hoodie weather, anticipation for Valentine's Day, and gearing up for the VNSA Book Sale. Book lovers rejoiced at the massive selection that VNSA had to offer during its 63rd annual book sale. Many attendees arrived to the…

  • WWE Royal Rumble Axxess Was Total Fandemonium
    January 27 at 9:26 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Local pro wrestling fanatics descended on the Phoenix Convention Center for WWE Royal Rumble Axxess, a three-day interactive fan that ran from Friday, January 25, to Sunday, January 27. The extravaganza was part of the WWE's Royal Rumble week in…

  • 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…


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