• 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…

  • The Drone Racing Competition in Tempe Was Nerdy Fun
    August 12 at 10:44 a.m. by Jim Louvau

    When most people think of drones they think of annoying helicopter-like bugs flying high in the sky invading people's privacy. We've all seen these by now but many of us didn't know that drone racing was a thing. We made our way to The Watershed in…

  • Game On Expo 2019's Best Costumes and Cosplayers
    August 11 at 1:50 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Cosplay and costumes inspired by games and geeky subject matter were in abundance inside the Phoenix Convention Center's South Building during the first two days of Game On Expo 2019 on Friday, August 9, and Saturday, August 10. Here's a look at…

  • The <i>Harry Potter</i> Triwizard Tournament Parties at Changing Hands Were Magic
    July 30 at 9 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Muggles, half-bloods, and wizards alike gathered at Changing Hands Bookstore in midtown Phoenix on Friday, July 26, and Saturday, July 27, to celebrate the world's most famous wizard during a pair of Harry Potter parties. The festivities included…

  • 25 Murals Off the Beaten Path in Metro Phoenix
    July 19 at 6:30 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    Murals abound in metro Phoenix, where artists tackle everything from social justice to rock and roll stars. It's easy to spot murals along the main routes you travel everyday. But summer is a great time to chase murals you haven't seen before. So…

  • Vintage Photos of Apollo Astronauts Invading Arizona Before Going to the Moon
    July 18 at 7 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Long before they first stepped onto the moon, Neil Armstrong and other the astronauts of the Apollo program came to Arizona to train. Back in the ‘60s and ‘70s, NASA brought its all-American space rangers to Flagstaff and elsewhere in Arizona to…

  • Celebrating Frida Kahlo at Mucho Más Art Studio in Phoenix
    July 7 at 12:45 p.m. by Lynn Trimble

    Frida Kahlo fans converged on Mucho Más Art Studio on Saturday, July 6, eager to celebrate the birthday of the famed Mexican artist who lived from 1907 to 1954. Several creatives in the Phoenix Fridas artist collective were there, sharing Frida…

  • July First Friday in Phoenix — From Murals to Musicians
    July 6 at 9:53 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    First Friday may have started as an art walk. But nowadays it feels more like a street fair, especially along Roosevelt Row, where we spotted poets, bands, artists, and murals on July 5. Over on Grand Avenue, highlights included the official…

  • The Badass Horror Tattoos of Mad Monster Party Arizona 2019
    July 3 at 3 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Horror film fanatics flocked to the We-Ko-Pa Resort in Scottsdale from Friday, June 28, to Sunday, June 30, for Mad Monster Party Arizona 2019. And many of them were adorned with tattoos inspired by scary movies and TV shows, slasher icons, or…


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