Mother of Gideon Hosts Opening Party and Art Reception Friday, October 10, at UNION Biltmore in Phoenix

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Photo courtesy Mother Of Gideon
Payday is this Friday, right?
If there's one thing we love more than a shiny, pretty thing, it's a shiny, pretty party.

To celebrate its new location and its new art exhibition, local jewelry-maker Mother of Gideon (MoG) is throwing an official grand opening party and reception starting a 7 p.m. this Friday, October 10, inside UNION at the Biltmore.

The exhibition, entitled "Welcome to Mother of Gideon," debuting just across from the store at Palabra Pop-Up Gallery, will feature the sculptural works of MoG founders Charis Elliott and Seth Gideon Fainkujen.

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Ignite Phoenix After Hours Returns November 14; Still Seeking Submissions

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MrAnathema Photography
Jazz Corsette presents "8 Sexy Life Lessons I've Learned From Burlesque."
Better put on your ear muffs, kids, because Ignite Phoenix's naughty sibling is set to return this fall.

Much like its better-known sister event, Ignite Phoenix After Hours invites people from all walks of life to share their experiences, talents, and passions on stage -- only difference being, it encourages them to take it to the adult level. Unlike Ignite Phoenix, which sets a PG-13 limit on its content, After Hours is a no-holds-barred showcase of the burlesque, the grotesque, and everything in between.

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Phoenix Design Week 2014: Your Guide to This Year's Events

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Phoenix Design Week returns October 16 through 24.
Phoenix Design Week kicks off on Thursday, October 16, and there are more than enough events to go around.

Actually, with more than 15 different talks, meetups, parties, and conferences happening over the course of nine days, knowing when and where to go can be a bit overwhelming. Which is why we're going to streamline your experience with our Phoenix Design Week breakdown.

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See the "Blood Moon" Lunar Eclipse on Wednesday, October 8

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For those of you who missed the total eclipse back in April, we have some good news.

It's coming back around again. And again, and again.

Between the years 2014 and 2015, there will be four total eclipses in succession, each separated by six lunar months (six full moons), constituting what astronomers call a lunar tetrad. The second eclipse in this lunar tetrad will happen on Wednesday, October 8. For those living in the Phoenix area, the total eclipse will begin around 3:25 a.m., peak at 3:55, and end by 4:25.

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ASU to Host Buffy the Vampire Slayer Discussion and Screening on October 8

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A vampire slayer is one thing. But a vampire slayer replaced by a robot? Now that's hitting close to home.

With technologies both wearable and mobile constantly connecting us to screens and satellites around the globe, it seems science fiction isn't really fiction anymore. Which is why the ASU Center for Science and the Imagination is raising questions about reality, humanity, and the boundaries surrounding each by turning to the not-so-far-off plot lines of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Okay, fine, the vampire bit is still a stretch.

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Zombie Walk 6 Comes to Downtown Phoenix October 25

Jeremiah Toller and Tina Riddle
The undead are about unleashed.
Hide your kids, hide your wife, and, most importantly, hide your brains because the undead are taking over Phoenix once again.

The annual Downtown Phoenix Zombie Walk is making its sixth return to Heritage and Science Park on Saturday, October 25. In past years, organizers of the community event have had more than 5,000 undead locals staggering through the streets of downtown. But this year, they'll need to nearly double number of zombie participants in order to achieve their goal: breaking the Guinness World Record.

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HomeBase Poetry to Host Show with Poetry Slam Champion Ed Mabrey at New Location

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Ed Mabrey's performing in Phoenix.
HomeBase Poetry has a new home base.

The local organization, which has been hosting poetry open mics on the first Sunday of the month for more than five years, has left the downtown Phoenix Renaissance Hotel and moved north to the Sheraton Crescent off Dunlap Avenue and the Black Canyon Freeway.

On Sunday, October 5, HomeBase will be kicking things off at its new performance venue with special guest and three-time Individual World Poetry Slam Champion Ed Mabrey.

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Four Chambers Issue 2 Is Out Now; Launch Party Set for October 2

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Four Chambers Press
Four Chambers now has two issues. Feature artwork is by Isaac Caruso.
Be still our beating hearts.

After sorting through 1,100 submissions, independent literary journal and 2014 Best of winner Four Chambers is releasing its second issue. The new paperback which is now available for purchase online, features the poems and prose of 64 authors, both emerging and established, as well as illustrations by artists Rebecca Green, James B. Hunt, Joseph "Sentrock" Perez, and Carol Roque.

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Xico to Host Grand Opening Art Exhibition October 3 in Phoenix

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Xico Inc - Latine & Native American Arts Organization
The new location of Xico Arte y Cultura is located at Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. Buckeye Commerce Center
Say hello to your new neighbor, downtown Phoenix.

After saying farewell to its Chandler location back in September of 2013, Xico Arte y Cultura, a local Latin and Native American arts nonprofit, has finally completed its move to Phoenix, opening up a community space and gallery at Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. Buckeye Commerce Center.

Located at 1008 E. Buckeye Road, Suite 220, near the intersection of Seventh Street and Buckeye Road, the new, 3,000-square-foot facility will host art exhibitions, monotype print-making, business meetings, artists-in-residence, and community workshops.

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Phoenix Comicon Announces December Fan Fest 2014

Benjamin Leatherman
Get excited, Comicon fans.
Ask and you shall receive.

For those who've wished that Comicon could happen more than once a year, your voices have been heard, loud and clear. After a suspenseful three-day countdown, organizers of the annual summer convention announced on Saturday, September 27, that they would be hosting a new sister event Friday, December 12, through Sunday, December 14, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.

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