Space 55, the downtown Phoenix theatre known for offbeat original variety shows, isn’t afraid to tread on tradition. Their annual holiday show A Bloody Mary Christmas, for example, involves a trio of foul-mouthed retirees from Sun City who spend more time getting sloshed than wrapping gifts or hanging garlands.
Aunt Rita’s Foundation, a local nonprofit that promotes public awareness of HIV/AIDS and raises money for 17 central Arizona HIV/AIDS-related programs, will commemorate World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 by displaying 15 sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt. The quilt, developed by the NAMES Project Foundation, will be on display in downtown Phoenix for three days.
The America’s Got Talent crew is back on the road, hunting for the next Terry Fator or Mat Franco. This year, locals will have a chance to nab a spot in Season 11 when the 12-stop audition parks its sizeable entourage at Phoenix Convention Center, on Thursday, December 3.
The ungulate art is part of Little's animal-centric art show “Dogs, Frogs & Flying Hogs.” The exhibit, on display at the Cattle Track Arts Compound in Scottsdale through November 28, benefits Valley nonprofit Altered Tails, a clinic specializing in high-quality, low-cost spay/neuter services.
Artist Kathy Taylor listens to her canvases. Her abstract horse paintings emerge from her acrylic washes, paper and ink and, to hear her tell it, of their own accord. These stunning equine depictions conjure themselves with desert themes, the Old West and Native American myth.
Every office has one: a feline fiend, a meow maven, a proponent of purrs – a crazy-cool cat lady. While the PHOENIX mag staff skews heavily cat-centric, nobody is a more passionate devotee of kitty living than our art director Mirelle Inglefield, cat mama to seven furbabies.
Phoenix-based artist Tom Deadstuff found his macabre little niche late in life. Nearly two decades after dropping out of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh—and after turning 40 – Deadstuff started making zombie piñatas, and then transitioned to crafting sculptural dolls out of papier-mâché.
There's no shortage of spas and massage havens around the Valley. From hot stone massages to reflexology to deep tissue muscle stimulation, Phoenix has a plethora of places for you to unwind. Here are four of our favorites places, and their top treatments.
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