Phoenix lights up the night this winter

Making a virtue of these long winter nights, British artist Bruce Munro is bringing his light-art installations to the greater Phoenix area as part of a project he calls Desert Radiance. Since early November, Blooms, a bouquet of splash-shaped fiber-optic sculptures, has been floating on a Scottsdale stretch of the Arizona Canal, but the most ambitious part of the project takes place among the cactus […]

Snow! Snow! Snow! (And music too.)

From my inbox this week, two hopeful portents for this winter. The first, which arrived yesterday, was a press release touting the imminent release of a holiday album by the San Francisco roots rock band Train: Christmas in Tahoe.

Want to see the best street art in Seattle? Pray for rain!

Giving Seattleites something to look forward to when the clouds roll in, Peregrine Church and his merry band of artists spent much of last winter creating what they call Rainworks. Using a hydrophobic substance, they sprayed designs on the sidewalk that become visible only when wet. (The safe, biodegradable coating wears off after a few months.) This fall, the group raised enough money via Kickstarter to begin distributing the […]

Next up: movie time in San Diego

Looks like there’ll be at least a couple interesting indie films featuring our part of the country at the 14th annual San Diego Film Festival, which runs for five days, starting September 30. One of them, Diablo, is a thriller set in what would soon become Colorado soon after the Civil War. (Okay, it was filmed in Alberta, but that’s the West too.) This world […]