Arts & Entertainment

iNDIE FILM FEST, held at the FilmBar over the weekend, captured controversial topics from immigration to female sexuality. Festival director Pita Juarez created this festival to encourage film makers to make the film industry more inclusive, she said. In 2016, Juarez and her partner Matty Steinkamp created a film called “You...
Phoenix Chinese Week’s Chinese Culture and Cuisine Festival celebrated its 30th anniversary. The festival offers visitors a variety of cultural experiences, with shopping, food, performances and activities for visitors to enjoy. Phoenix Chinese Week’s publicity coordinator, Meng Ansley, spoke with the Downtown Devil about how the festival has changed...
Phoenix Chinese Week’s annual Chinese Culture and Cuisine Festival celebrated its 30th anniversary over the weekend. From its former locations at Phoenix’s Chinese Cultural Center and Patriots Square Park to its current location, Margaret T. Hance Park, the festival has undergone a number of changes while striving to retain its...
Bioscience High School student Sakina Lord gathered her neighbors to share her dream of beautifying the dingy alleyway between Lynwood and Willetta streets bordered by 3rd and Central avenues with colorful murals. Her love of the murals in the heart of downtown Phoenix sparked the idea to create an alley...
Arizona State University’s Project Humanities partnered with the Black Theatre Troupe to honor author Toni Morrison in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Throughout the celebration of Morrison and her work, people of all ages, races and genders took the microphone to share their personal connection to an author...
The stories Bar Flies tell are buzzing far beyond Phoenix’s borders. That’s because the monthly storytelling show held at Valley Bar has been officially put to paper. “Bar Flies: True Stories From The Early Years” was released at Bar Flies’ annual Eating Christmas holiday show at The Van Buren on...
We've all got those "favorite things" that make us smile, whether it's raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens. For me, local theater tops the list, especially when those performances are Broadway level.  Luckily, the Phoenix Theatre Company holds itself to a high standard I've not yet seen it fail...
As always, downtown Phoenix has changed so much in such a short period of time. Since August, we experienced hyperlocal changes like the introduction of electric scooters to broader ones like Mayor Kate Gallego stepping into her new position. Downtown Devil went through it all, sharing all of the...
Modified Arts gallery held the reception for an exhibit called “A City Modified,” Friday, which marked the gallery’s 20th year as a cultural touchstone of Roosevelt Row. The exhibit highlighted the flurry of changes that the gallery has weathered over the last two decades since it was opened by owner...
Imagine receiving a personalized letter inviting you to work for Harvard, studying stars and making discoveries that will help humanity recontextualize its understanding of the universe. Now imagine spending every last penny of your dowry relocating yourself for this new job — only to be told you're working in a...