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  • The Best Video Game Costumes and Cosplay of Game On Expo 2017
    August 13 at 3:43 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Costumes and cosplayers inspired by video games were in abundance inside the Phoenix Convention Center's South Building during Game On Expo 2017. Folks wearing outfits and get-ups based off such popular games as Overwatch, Mass Effect, and League…

     
  • Exploring Phoenix's Hottest Bars
    August 12 at 11:27 a.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    Barhopping is truly an art. Mapping out the hot spots and choosing the order to visit them is no easy task. What if you go to the wrong bar too early and it's dead? We hit up the Rebel Lounge around 10 p.m. for 1984's The Cure night and it was…

     
  • Game On Expo 2017 Takes Over the Phoenix Convention Center
    August 12 at 10:01 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Gamers and geeks from across the Valley gathered at the Phoenix Convention Center's South Building for this year's Game On Expo, which ran from Friday, August 11, to Sunday, August 13. Photos by Benjamin Leatherman.

     

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  • Check Out These Murals Along Central Avenue in Phoenix
    August 9 at 4:54 p.m. by Lynn Trimble

    An eclectic assortment of murals dot the long strip of Central Avenue that runs not just through downtown Phoenix, but also to the north and south of the downtown hub. Here's a sampling of what you'll find as you travel Central Avenue through the…

     
  • Feeling the Queer Frida Love at Crescent Ballroom
    August 8 at 8:49 p.m. by Lynn Trimble

    It was all about love at Crescent Ballroom on Sunday night, August 6, during the Queer Frida celebration of artist Frida Kahlo, and the documentary film You Racist, Sexist, Bigot. The event raised funds to help Phoenix-based filmmakers get the film…

     
  • Phoenix Suns Dancers Audition Finals Live
    August 8 at 8:46 p.m. by Jacob Tyler Dunn

    The Phoenix Suns Dancers welcomed the public to come watch the live final auditions for the 2017-18 season at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe. Photos by Jacob Tyler Dunn.

     
  • Getting Hot and Wet for one.n.ten
    August 6 at 3:39 p.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    On July 12, an arsonist set fire to the one.n.ten building on Third Street at Weldon Avenue. The youth center the building housed was a safe haven for many. Thankfully, the local LGBTQ community is committed to raising funds to help the…

     
  • The Weird and Wonderful art of August First Friday
    August 6 at 7:46 a.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    Between glitter, holographic surfaces, wax, and body paint, August's First Friday was a weird one. Despite the heat, art walk attendees were all smiles, especially at Unexpected with its Popsicles and the Monster truck making its freebie rounds.…

     
  • Drinking and Drawing at Crescent Ballroom During Dr. Sketchy's
    August 1 at 5:21 p.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    Ever since the first Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School was held in Brookyln 12 years ago, similar nights have sprung up all over. At Monday's Phoenix event, Crescent Ballroom was filled with artists armed with pencil and paper, and burlesque dancer…

     
  • The Best New Metro Phoenix Murals of 2017 — So Far
    July 28 at 1:05 p.m. by Lynn Trimble

    There's been plenty of new eye candy on the local street art scene this year. In March, California artist Karen Fiorito's anti-Trump billboard went up along historic Grand Avenue. In June, a trio of women artists came to Phoenix as part of their…

     
  • Reliving '90s Nostalgia with Phoenix's Best Drag Performers
    July 28 at 1:02 p.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    The Arizona Drag Stars show came back with more flamboyant outfits, dirty jokes, and celebrity impressions on Thursday, July 27, at Crescent Ballroom. The '90s theme drove the crowd wild. Nevaeh McKenzie and Dj Lesbian's back-and-forth banter…

     
  • The Best Dressed of the 2017 Gathering of the Juggalos
    July 28 at 8:19 a.m. by Nate 'Igor' Smith

    There pretty much are no rules when it comes to juggalo fashion, which means you'll see some wild outfits on display at the Gathering of the Juggalos. Here are some of the most interesting, most scandalous outfits we've seen in 2017.

     
  • Pirate Mud Wrestling Was Messy Fun
    July 23 at 10:42 p.m. by Jim Louvau

    Though it wasn't the most aggressive wrestling you've ever seen, it was still entertaining watching the ladies go at it in the muddy oversize swimming pool outside of Revolver Records on Roosevelt Row on Saturday, July 22. In addition to the bouts,…

     
  • Mesmerized by Modern Art During July's Third Friday Art Walk
    July 22 at 5:56 p.m. by Melissa Fossum

    Things were a little quiet during this month's Third Friday Art Walk, but that created a nice, peaceful vibe as artists and attendees rubbed elbows on Roosevelt Row and Grand Avenue. Photos by Melissa Fossum.

     
  • Local Arts and Crafts at the Inaugural Mega Market
    July 17 at 1:15 p.m. by Melissa Fossum

    Nestled behind Hula's Modern Tiki and Fame Caffe on Central Avenue is Megaphone, an up-and-coming art space. This weekend, the venue hosted Mega Market, its first large artisan event, which featured wares from talented local artists. Photos by…

     
  • Crescent Ballroom Hosts the Live Salsa Fest
    July 17 at 1:05 p.m. by Alexandra Gaspar

    Couples, friends, and strangers danced the night away at the Live Salsa Fest on Saturday night, July 15, at Crescent Ballroom. Live bands played well-known dance songs throughout the night that kept patrons dancing until 2 in the morning. Photos by…

     
  • Bruises and Brawls During Arizona Roller Derby's Doubleheader Bout
    July 10 at 10:32 a.m. by Melissa Fossum

    Phoenix was in for a treat during Arizona Roller Derby's Doubleheader Bout on Saturday, July 8, 2017, as the Bad News Beaters faced off against the Prescott Whiskey Row-llers and the Skate Riot Project threw down with the Tucson Copper Queens.…

     
  • Fireworks and Tiki Drinks at the Goth Tiki Spirit Speakeasy
    July 9 at 11:07 a.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    'Tis the season for pool parties and this Goth Tiki Luau was no ordinary bash. In classic Hawaiian fashion there was a whole-roasted pig that had been smoked underground in a piggy coffin for over six hours. The tiki bar had more bottles of rum…

     
  • The Stars of the Seventh-Annual ArizonaDrag.com Diamond Crystal Awards
    July 9 at 1:14 a.m. by Melissa Fossum

    Fans of drag were gagging on the eleganza that took over The Rock on Friday, July 7, as part of the Seventh Annual Diamond Crystal Awards. ArizonaDrag.com presented the event, which featured some of the top LGBT stars of the Phoenix community. All…

     
  • Gracie's Tax Bar and Five15 Show Are Highlights of July's First Friday
    July 8 at 2:27 p.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    July's First Friday had a lot of firsts and new beginnings with the expansion of First Friday (or should we say relocation of the food trucks from Sixth and Roosevelt streets to Moreland Street near Hance Park). The expansion featured a real stage…

     

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