Category Archives: Nightlife

The Holiness Project comes to the Ice House

The Holiness Project at the Ice House 05-03-14

Multimedia performance event The Holiness arrives at The Ice House on May 3, 2014.

The Holiness Project will be presented at The Icehouse Phoenix located at 429 W Jackson St., Phoenix, AZ, 85003 on Saturday, May 3rd from 7:00 to 9:30pm with reception immediately following. Featuring performances from local artists Taran Emmert, Patrick Michael Finn, Jake Friedman and Four Chambers Press, Heather Lee Harper, Keith Kelly, Jeanette LeBlanc, Akiva Yael, Ashley Oakley, John Elliott Oyzon, Erin Schaad, Chris Danowski, Melissa Tramuta, Jane Ysadora, and Cassandra Wallick; with visual art from Joshua T. Ruth, Jillian Sinclair, Chanelle Sinclair, and Indiana Nelson. Cuisine by 24 Carrots.

The Holiness Project is a multimedia performance event and art show exploring the intersection of the sacred and the mundane. What does holiness mean on the most personal level? What happens when the ordinary objects of our bodies, lives, minds and hearts cross paths with something greater? The Holiness Project explores these questions in an immersive/interactive evening of film, dance, performance art, poetry, music, and kirtan.

Doors at 6:30. Performance promptly at 7:00pm. Admission is $11, no one turned away. For more information, contact Jane Ysadora at

You can follow the Project’s event and even Join on Facebook. And yes, there’s even an informative website!

Viva PHX, March 7


Downtopwn Phoenix’s CityScape Mardi Grad Festival TOMORROW

[Source: CityScape]

Explore Downtown Phoenix’s nightlife and celebrate the spirit of Mardi Gras with the Downtown Phoenix Mardi Gras Parade, Festival & Mardi Crawl.

Spend some time in different Downtown Phoenix bars and restaurants and enjoy entertainment, food samples, and drink specials only available to Mardi Crawl participants. Mardi Gras regalia strongly encouraged!

The Festival begins TOMORROW at 6pm in Patriots Square at CityScape. The floats will also be on display along Central Avenue after the parade ends.  The Mardi Crawl starts at 9pm. Trolleys will run until 1am to get crawlers to and from participating locations.


$7 & $10 (including breakfast) in advance or $10 & $15 (including breakfast) the day of the event.

Click here to get more information about the event.


Explore Downtown Phoenix’s nightlife and celebrate the spirit of Mardi Gras with the Downtown Phoenix Mardi Gras Parade, Festival & Mardi Crawl.

Spend some time in different Downtown Phoenix bars and restaurants and enjoy entertainment, food samples, and drink specials only available to Mardi Crawl participants. Mardi Gras regalia strongly encouraged!

The Mardi Crawl will start from CityScape at 9 p.m. Trolleys will run until 1 AM to get participants to and from participating locations.

Tickets are $7 & $10 (including breakfast) in advance or $10 & $15 (including breakfast) the day of the event. You must check-in at the Mardi Crawl event (near the trolleys) to receive your wristband. Must be 21+ to participate in the Mardi Crawl.


  • Participation is free and open to the public.
  • Groups (floats, dancers, etc) must register. Click here for the form.
  • Staging will begin at 5 p.m. on First Street between Jefferson and Madison.
  • The parade will begin at 7 p.m. and will take approximately 1 hour to complete.
  • The route is just over 2 miles long and circles through the core of Downtown Phoenix.


  • The festival will be held at CityScape from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.
  • The event is free, but there will be a charge for drinks in the beer garden.
  • The event will feature multiple bands, including Bad Cactus Marching Band, performing in the Parade and at the Festival.
  • There will be food vendors, artists, fortune tellers and more at the Festival.
  • Businesses interested in becoming a vendor should contact Samantha Jackson at 602.744.6415.

Mardi Crawl:

  • Mardi Crawl will run from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. and will visit Seamus McCaffrey’s, Rose & Crown, Bar Smith, Coach & Willie’s and Ghost Lounge.
  • Trolleys will take teams to each bar.
  • Limited tickets available.
  • Advance tickets can be purchased online at
  • Advance tickets are $7 or $10 (includes breakfast).
  • Tickets purchased the day of the event are $10 or $15 (includes breakfast). Discount tickets for parade participants!
  • Breakfast will start at 1 a.m. at Steve’s Greenhouse Grill.

A Scandalesque Evening of Intrigue and Delight in Downtown Phoenix on Friday!

[Source: Scandalesque Event Description]

World:Life:Music & Scandalesque Present an Evening of Intrigue and Delight at The Duce…

A Scandalesque Burlesque show featuring new acts! Live sexy music, singing, dancing, specialty acts and more.

Hosted by the Mistress of Tease – Blissom Booble and featuring Scandalesque Artists:

  • Pyrrha,
  • Lady Fontayne,
  • Metta Morpheus,
  • Bella Bella,
  • Jazz Corset, and
  • the Scandaleque Twins (La La Ru and Saffron Mi Chelle)

Also featuring World Famous Rani “g” with Live Sax by Dan Puccio.

An event like no other – held in a prohibition era warehouse on a boxing ring stage. Be there!


21+ Event
Doors open at 9 pm
Show starts at 10 pm

The Duce, 525 S Cental Ave. [Map]

Tickets – $15 CASH at the door
Limited VIP tickets available.

For more info send an email to or check out the Facebook event page.

Get Your Trick On in downtown Phoenix

As we mentioned previously, Halloween is one of our favorite holidays and we are always looking for fun ways of celebrating! We covered a selection of family fare yesterday.  This post contains events for the ‘kids at heart’ out there:

Friday, October 29

2nd Annual Zombie Walk

There are plenty of urban legends, like the one that suggests if there was no more room in hell, the dead would walk the Earth. Well, we’ve started an urban legend in the heart of the urban core and you’re invited to walk it in your best zombie get up, bandages and blood a plus.

Led by Arizona’s official Ghostbusters (including car, proton packs and more), Zombie walkers will parade, or walk straight legged, throughout downtown entertaining or terrorizing a few folks strolling around the Arizona Center, Hyatt Regency and U.S. Airway Center.

Details HERE.

Costume Concert at Ghost Lounge

Featuring Dry River Yacht Club, Fatigo, Strange Young Things, Costume Contest, and more.

Details HERE.

Saturday, October 30

Monster’s Ball at Alwun House

The Monster’s Ball features costumed revelry, prizes, art, music, dance and live stage performance. As you pass Shelob, you enter sealing your fete for live under worldly dance mix by hellishly hot DJ-MX. Ritualistic performances, savory edibles and spine chilling libations.

A full night of dark scintillating cabaret performances: introducing Merrill Leffmannas temptress chanteuse, SPELL with the conquest of Insanity, Romantasy vaudevillian tantalizations. Show climaxes with the she-devil burlesque troupe, Provocatease!

Find out more at

Sunday, October 31

The Halloween Monster Ride

Imagine skeletons, goblins, witches, devils and vampires (more Bela Lugosi than Twilight) all on bikes, riding through the streets of North Central. Where will you be?

The ride is slated for Sunday, October 31st. Yes, Hallow’s Eve will be the day of the ride. It is wise to travel in packs on Halloween to prevent a gang of Zombies from trying to eat you alive and anyone from attempting to bag snatch your candy.

All you need to do is pump up those tires, dust off the dirt from our last ride and pull out that last minute costume. Discussion over.

We realize this may be the day you want to take your kids out for treats…perfect, you’ll get twice the exercise. We know that football is going on as well…fantastic, you can watch at any of the venues. We have heard you have work early…awesome, looks like you’ll have to tell the boss you ate too much candy and had trick-or-treaters til midnight.

We will start at Gallagher’s and leave around 12:00.

Details HERE.

Freaky Tiki at Hula’s Modern Tiki

Get Your Freak On! Scare the heck out of us and your friends on the freakiest night of the year. Bones will kreek and grass skirts will catch the moonlight as Hula’s kicks off our their first Halloween party ever.

Details HERE.

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It’s Tiki Time in Mid Town Phoenix

[Via: ABC 15]

Surf rock, tropical libations, and tiki treasures….oooo Mai! Yes, Mai Tais and Hawaiian shirts sway together once again this weekend for the Zogs Tiki Lounge Party 4 at The Rhythm Room in Phoenix.

Take a step back in time when The Ventures, Blue Hawaii, and colorful rum cocktails filled America with Polynesian posh. The Valley will once again experience this island adventure with the powerful yet calming motions from The Hawai’i and Pacific Islander Club Dancers and surf rock twang fu provided by the reverb sounds of local fez wearing menehunes Surfside IV, rockabilly/surf sounds of California natives The Hula Girls, and the instrumental sounds of Valley faves The Blue Moons will be cranking out shore melodies.

Live DJs, the sweet sounds of live tiki carving, swell island BBQ, and local low brow art will be on display to purchase. Tiki art and crafts byTom Copper and Nicholas White will also be showcased.

It has been a long hot summer and it is time kick off your shoes, sip on an umbrella cocktail and soak up some cool waves of tropical bliss without leaving the desert.


Sunday, September 26, 2010 from 6:00 PM – close

The Rhythm Room
1019 E Indian School Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85014

Admission: $8

Here is some video coverage of last years event:

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Kung Pao Radio Sundays at the Lost Leaf in downtown Phoenix

[Source: Nicole Smith, The New Times]

After a brief hiatus, Kung Pao Radio Sundays at The Lost Leaf are back and cooler than ever.

No, really. When we say cooler, we mean it in more ways than the night’s new resident DJ duo. You see, the downtown Phoenix hot spot has also added a new air conditioning unit, guaranteeing a cool climate for all the cool-kid debauchery that’s known to take place at the bar at 914 North 5th Street, and especially when Tricky-T and Bigie are in charge. The Jen Deveroux brainchild, which was in full effect for a minute beginning in late June, but then took a few weeks off to chill, is back. And, as always, you can listen to the Trickster and Bigie do their thing while slugging cans of PBR at two bucks a pop.


914 N. 5th St.; Phoenix AZ (map)

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