Tempe Museum Presents: A Celebration of Black History Month, this...

February 10, 2016 | 8:10 AM | Events | By editorial dlt

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Since 1976, February has served as the official Black History Month to honor and celebrate African American history. Tempe History Museum is celebrating Black History Month with a variety of guest presenters, musical performances and fine art throughout the month of February. There will be a special celebration of Black History Month on Saturday, February 13th from 4-6 pm. On Saturday, guests will be invited to celebrate art, music and fashion through the decades with Tempe History Museum’s African American Advisory Committee.

The program will give guests a look back at the music and fashion of the black community from the 1930s through the 1970s. Admission to the event is free and refreshments will be served. The Tempe History Museum is located at 809 E. Southern Avenue in Tempe. For more information visit, http://www.tempe.gov/city-hall/community-services/tempe-history-museum.


Valentine’s Day Dining Specials Across the Valley to Pamper Your...

February 9, 2016 | 8:10 AM | Events | By editorial dlt

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We can feel the romance in the air and with the Valentine’s Day countdown just days away, it’s time to make sure your Valentine’s weekend will be one for the books. Valentine’s Day can be tricky and there is always pressure to make sure that you and your date have a romantic night. You still have time to make some special Valentine’s plans and lucky for you, we’ve put together a guide for some of the best Valentine’s dining options across the Valley; just be sure to make your reservations now before they run out!

J&G Steakhouse: J&G Steakhouse is offering a special prix fixed Valentine’s Day menu from Friday, February 12- Sunday, February 14th. Treat your special someone to a gourmet 3-course dinner with everything from Shrimp Satay, Warm Oysters, Beef Tenderloin, Seared Red Snappers, mouth watering dessert and more! The dinner is $75++ per person. J&G Steakhouse is located at the Phoenician Resort (6000 E. Camelback), so make a staycation out of it by staying in a romantic room at the Phoenician Resort after your meal. Reservations for dinner can be made by calling (480) 214-8000. For more information visit jgsteakhousescottsdale.com.

Sushi Roku: Sushi Roku’s new monthly Champagne Brunch will be featured this Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14th from 11 am through 3pm. The brunch will tempt guests with a menu featuring everything from exotic Far Eastern dishes to gourmet twists on classic American eats.

The menu will feature sharable starters such as Duck Wings, Watermelon Cucumber Carpaccio and Biscuits & Gravy. Entrées such as Pork Cheeks Cheese and Grits or Chicken and Waffles with salt and pepper jidori chicken “nuggets”, brie and thyme waffle, white balsamic carmel, Kool Aid and Paté fruits. Additionally, there are Asian-inspired dishes including a selection of raw Crudos, such as Yellowtail Diced Chili or Big Eye Tuna. Plus, seasonal Champagne will be on deck featuring Seasonal Fruit Belinis, Moro Blood Orange Mimosas and a selection of fine sparkling wines.

Sushi Roku is located at the W Scottsdale at 7277 E. Camelback Road. To make reservations for the Champagne Brunch call, (480)-970-2121 or visit them online at www.sushiroku.com.

Flourish: Take your Valentine on a trip to CopperWynd Resort in Fountain Hills to see all the beauty that this award-winning hideaway has to offer by dining at their restaurant, Flourish. Flourish is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a chef-crafted 3-course meal paired with a bottle of red, white or sparkling wine, plus chocolates and a rose for each table. There will also be live music for all, with reservations available for both Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14 (9am-1pm) for $240++ per couple. Flourish is located at CopperWynd Resort in Fountain Hills at 13225 N. Eagle Ridge Drive. For reservations call, (480)-333-1880.


Arizona Cocktail Week to Kick-Off Weeklong Festivities With a...

February 8, 2016 | 8:10 AM | Art & Entertainment | By editorial dlt

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Hand me a cocktail, then watch me get fabulous!”

It’s almost the start of the booziest week of the year! Arizona Cocktail Week (AZCW) 2016 uncorks it’s weeklong festivities this Saturday, February 13th with a Cocktail Carnival at Hotel Valley Ho’s OH Pool. As AZCW’s longest-running event and the kick-off event for the week, the Cocktail Carnival features mixologists from all over the country showcasing some of the best and most creative cocktail in the business. Plus, with everything from boozy caramel corn to Alice-in-Wonderland themed booths with “Drink” me tonics, the Carnival has it all.

The Carnival will also host over 25 different tables and booths, including “Secret Suites” with attractions and performers. Last year, the event sold out so be sure to get tickets in advance if you haven’t already. The tickets are $40 if purchased in advance or $50 at the door. The Cocktail Carnival will be hosted at the Hotel Valley Ho’s OH Pool (6850 E. Main Street in Scottsdale) and will run from 7-10 pm. For more information about the rest of Arizona Cocktail Week or to purchase tickets visit, http://arizonacocktailweek.com.


Treat Your Fans With These Catering Specials for the Big Game

February 4, 2016 | 8:10 AM | Events | By editorial dlt


The Big Game is just a couple of days away, so here are some great options to cater for all of your family and friends:

This year, make your big game party extra super with Bobby Q’s Big Game Special featuring two of Bobby Q’s most popular slow-smoked meats (brisket and pulled pork) plus buns and BBQ sauce. This deal is everything you need to make six sandwiches for just $35. Orders must be placed on Sunday, February 7 (the game starts at 4:30 pm). Call Bobby Q at 602-995-5982 to place your order today.

To make sure that you have the best spread for the big game, MAD Greens Catering has come up with a doozy of a deal: from now until 5 pm on Friday, February 5, order any Eat Better Box for pick up and use the code GOBRONCOS at check out to receive 50% off your order. E-mail [email protected] to get your order in today.

Let the food experts from Miracle Mile Deli help you fill up the fans this year. Choose from their Cocktail Sandwich Buffet or their Jumbo Sandwich Platter. And don’t forget the desserts. Orders must be placed by 5 pm on Friday, February 5 and Miracle Mile Deli will also deliver orders valley wide of $100 or more for a small fee. Call 602-776-0992 to place your order.


ASU Museum to Host First Saturday for Families & Kids

February 2, 2016 | 8:10 AM | Exhibits | By editorial dlt

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Need an excuse to get your kids out of the house during the weekend? The ASU Art Museum invites families and children of all ages to join them in making free, are-related activities at the museum. Every month, participating families are invited to make hands-on projects based on one of the museum’s current exhibits. This Saturday, February 6 from 11am through 3 pm, the ASU Art Museum is inviting families and children to participate in the theme, “Artists Games.” Children ages 4-12 are invited to this free event and will have the opportunity to earn points, plays games, win prizes and talk with local artists.

The ASU Art Museum is located at 10th Street and Mill Avenue in Tempe. For any additional question or information, call (480)-965-2873 or visit asuartmuseum.asu.edu/familyfun.


Elevate Your Happy Hour at Flourish

January 26, 2016 | 8:10 AM | Events | By editorial dlt


Flourish, the all-new restaurant at the CopperWynd Resort and Club in Fountain Hills, recently expanded their happy hour program to offer guests great options for small bites, sandwiches and drink specials, all while enjoying picturesque views of the Valley. The new happy hour menu runs Monday through Friday from 3-6pm. The newly expanded menu features $3 smoked nuts, $6 crispy brussels sprouts and $9 confit chicken wings. If your appetite is a little bigger, Flourish is serving up a Wagyu Burger featuring Wagyu beef, Marcela braised onions, and horseradish aioli, served alongside sweet potato chips.

Plus, enjoy happy hour drink specials including $5 draft beers and house spirits, $6 house wine by the glass and $8 specialty cocktails. Pair your favorite beer or house wine with Flourish’s small bite offerings for a fun evening with friends or an early dinner.

In addition to the newly expanded happy hour, every Wednesday Flourish features live music from 4-6pm from some of the Valley’s best musicians, including the Marley Taylor Duo and many more. Take in the sweeping views of Scottsdale, Fountain Hills and Four Peaks wilderness while enjoying Flourish’s new happy hour menu.

Flourish restaurant is located at the CopperWynd Resort and Club, 13225 N. Eagle Ridge Dr., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268. For more information, visit www.flourishaz.com.


Hit the Slopes for Night Skiing at Sunrise Ski Park this Saturday

January 25, 2016 | 8:10 AM | Events | By editorial dlt

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Get ready to experience the thrill of skiing at night, Sunrise Ski Park in Greer. Arizona. Night skiing will run on Saturday, January 30th and February 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 4 through 9pm. Sunrise Ski Park also hosts DJ’s during Night Skiing as well as a torch parade & fireworks. There will be live bands in the Day lodge and then hotel later that evening. Customers can also enjoy drink specials at the Day Lodge bar and promos from 5-7pm.

Sunrise Ski Night rates are $38 per night for adults. $32 for ages 13-17 and $22 for ages 12 & under. Sunrise Park Resort is located in Greer, Arizona and can be reached for additional information by calling, (855)-735-7669. To find out more information about Night Skiing and other events offered at Sunrise Park Resort visit, http://sunriseskiparkaz.com/.


Audubon Center’s Birds ‘N Beer Speaker Series

January 21, 2016 | 8:10 AM | Exhibits | By editorial dlt

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The popular Birds ‘N Beer series is a monthly event that comes to the Audobon Center every 3rd Thursday of the Month. Participants can stop by after work to learn about birds and other wildlife while enjoying craft beer from Four Peaks Brewing Company and small bites. Topics of discussion change it each month and feature everything from High-Tech Wildlife Watching to amusing animal mating routines. This month’s topic for Thursday, January 21 guest will learn about Sandhill Cranes and America’s Greatest Migration with guest speaker Bill Taddicken from Rowe Audubon Sanctuary in Nebraska.

Birds N’ Beer runs every 3rd Thursday of the month from 5:30 through 7:30 pm and is a free event to attend. The Audubon Center is located at 3131 S. Central Avenue in Phoenix. For more information visit az.audubon.org.


Barrett Jackson Scottsdale Collector Car Auction to Come to...

January 20, 2016 | 8:10 AM | Events | By editorial dlt

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Since 1971, Barrett-Jackson has serves as The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auction with its headquarters stationed in Scottsdale, AZ. The company is well known for being a leader in collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events. This year, the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction is coming to Scottsdale from January 23 through January 31st at WestWorld of Scottsdale.

The auction will be an opportunity to view and bid on some of the world’s most sought after and unique cars from across the globe. Tickets for the weeklong event start at day passes for $10+. The auction will be held at WestWorld of Scottsdale at 16601 N. Pima Road. To purchase tickets or for additional information visit, http://www.barrett-jackson.com.


Singh Farms in Scottsdale Open to Visitors Every Saturday

January 19, 2016 | 8:10 AM | Exhibits | By editorial dlt

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Singh Farms serves as an oasis getaway from busy city life and every weekend hundreds of Valley residents flock to the 20-acre farm to enjoy fresh food and nature. Located at the loop 101 and Thomas Road, the farm is owned by Lee and Ken Singh who open up Singh Farms for visitors from 9am-1pm on Saturdays. The farm serves as an opportunity for Phoenix residents to get out of the desert and enjoy everything Singh Farms has to offer from their shady trees to high-quality compost and organic garden.

Singh Farms provides a farmers market on Saturdays where visitors can enjoy delicious fresh produce, pizza, freshly squeezed juices and home baked goods. Singh Farms is located at 8900 E. Thomas Road in Scottsdale off the loop 101 and Thomas Road. To reach Singh Farms, find them on Facebook or give them a call at (480)-225-7199.


Experience the Wild West at Rawhide’s Western Theme Park

January 15, 2016 | 8:55 AM | Exhibits | By editorial dlt


What better way to teach your kids about the Wild West than to let them experience it firsthand? Rawhide is a Western theme park that opened up near Gila River over the summer that caters to kids and families. The theme park offers everything from live-action stunt shows, train rides, gold panning, mechanical bulls, a petting zoo and much more. There are also opportunities for you take part in the Wild West excitement by venturing through the re-created frontier town or throwing your friends in “jail” by paying a peace officer.
Additionally the experience has several places to eat including a steakhouse, saloon and pizza tavern. You can have your photo taken in Old Western costumes at the photo emporium and watch a blacksmith at work. Admission to Rawhide is free but you must pay per attraction or buy Town passes. For more information or to purchase tickets visit, rawhide.com. Rawhide theme park is located at 5700 W. North Loop Road, Gila River.


Explore the Outdoors: Black Canyon Trail Hike

January 14, 2016 | 8:10 AM | City Guides | By editorial dlt

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It’s time to celebrate the beginning of a new year by staying active and enjoying the beautiful Arizona weather. The Black Canyon Trail in Arizona runs for roughly 78 miles between Carefree Highway north of Phoenix and ends right outside of Prescott in the town of Mayer. Everyone including recreational hikers, biker, equestrians and ATVs uses Black Canyon Trail. It has been in use for centuries and has preserved rock art from early Native Americans.

The best trail on the Black Canyon Trail for amateur hikers and children is the Big Bug Trailhead, which is off of the State Route 69 heading north toward Prescott. The hike is 6.2 miles out and back at an elevation of 3,950 feet. The hike is a great opportunity to see prehistoric Native American designs, nature’s wildlife and beautiful desert mountain scenery. For more information about Black Canyon Trail and for directions visit, http://www.bctaz.com.


Disney On Ice Presents ‘Frozen’ The Musical at Talking Stick...

January 12, 2016 | 8:10 AM | Events | By editorial dlt
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Get ready to have your kids singing, “Let it Go” at the top of their lungs because Disney On Ice is presenting “Frozen” presented by the Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt. The Academy Award Winning tale is going to be presented live and on ice at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix. The show will feature all of the famous characters including Anna, Elsa, Olaf the snowman, Kristoff and Sven! Mickey and Minnie will host the show with special appearances by beloved Disney Princesses and character’s from other Disney favorites.

“Frozen” will be live at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix from Wednesday, January 13th through Monday, January 18th. Tickets start at $25 and are available for purchase at,http://www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/205079/1976977?brand=doi&brand=DOI&camefrom=CFC_FELD_WEBSITE.


2nd Annual Arizona Vegetarian Food Festival Returns to Scottsdale...

January 5, 2016 | 8:10 AM | Events | By editorial dlt

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Achieve those New Year’s resolutions this January at the Arizona Vegetarian Food Festival on January 9 and 10. The 2nd Annual Arizona Vegetarian Food Festival returns this January for its second celebration. The event will be hosted by the U.S. Veg Corp and will benefit Mercy for Animals.

The 2016 festival will be this Saturday and Sunday at Scottsdale Civic Center Park.  The event will feature a range of speakers including Mike Wolf, investigations manager of Compassion Over Killing; Ellen Jaffe Jones, author of “Paleo Vegan: Plant-Based Primal Recipes” and many more.

The event will also feature more than 50 local and national vendors including Green Living magazine, Sparky’s Cantina, Mustache Pretzels and many more. There will also be chefs and speakers to provide guidance on how to live a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle and how to change your diet in 2016.

The event will run from 10am-5pm each day and single-day admission is $20 and weekend VIP admission is $50.  For more information, visit www.azvegfoodfest.com.


Ring in the New Year at TEXAZ Grill as they Celebrate Classic...

December 22, 2015 | 8:10 AM | Eat & Drink | By editorial dlt


TEXAZ Grill is inviting guests to come celebrate New Year’s Day on January 1st, for a classic southern tradition involving black-eyed peas. The legend of the black-eyed peas has been around for over 1,500 years and it symbolizes a bumper crop of luck and wealth in the year to come. Down South it is common for families to get together every New Year’s Day to share a meal of traditional black-eyed peas for luck and prosperity in the New Year. From 10 am through 10 pm on New Year’s Day, TEXAZ Grill owner/chef, Steve Freidkin wants to share that tradition with all of his guests by providing a complimentary bite of Texas Caviar (marinated black-eyed pea salad).

TEXAZ Grill will also be open for brunch on New Year’s Day and will be serving up signature dishes such as Eggs Bubba and Biscuits & Gravy from 10 am through 4pm, including New Year’s Day drink specials. TEXAZ Grill is located at 6003 N. 16th Street. To contact TEXAZ for additional information call, (602)-248-7827 or visit, www.texazgrill.com.


Turn off the Oven and Enjoy a 3-Course Christmas Feast at J&G...

December 21, 2015 | 8:10 AM | Events | By editorial dlt

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Hosting a holiday dinner is always stressful and when all your friends & family come over for a Christmas dinner there is never enough room at the table! Luckily, J&G Steakhouse is here to help by offering a gourmet 3-course Christmas dinner that will be offered exclusively at the Phoenician Resort on Friday, December 25.

The special Christmas Day menu will allow guests to enjoy a decadently creamy, earthy Butternut Squash soup with oysters and mushrooms. Additionally, enjoy your choice of Sautéed Red Snapper with cardamom scented jasmine rice or caramelized beef tenderloin with roasted Brussels sprout and fingerling potatoes. Top it all of with dessert fit for a king, decadent warm chocolate cake or pumpkin ice cream sundae. The full menu can be found below:


Truffle Fritters

1st Course

Butternut squash soup w/ oysters mushroom


Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

2nd Course

Sautéed Red Snapper with Fragrant Coconut Juice, Parsnip, Lime Jasmine Rice Cardamom Scented


Caramelized Beef Tenderloin with Roasted Brussels Sprout, Fingerling and Chantrelle Truffle Sauce

3rd Course

Pumpkin Ice Cream Sundae with Cranberry and Ginerbread, Bourbon Whipped Cream


Warm Chocolate Cake with Caramel Ice Cream

To make reservations for J&G’s Christmas dinner call, (480)-214-80000. J&G Steakhouse is located in The Phoenician Resort at 6000 E. Camelback Road in Scottsdale. For more information about J&G visit, www.jgsteakhousescottsdale.com.


6th Annual Phoestivus Open-Air Market Returns to Phoenix Public...

December 16, 2015 | 8:10 AM | Events | By editorial dlt

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Phoestivus at the Phoenix Public Market will be returning once again on Thursday, December 17. Phoestivus serves as the perfect platform for Phoenix residents to shop local for the holidays this seasons. Phoestivus will be hosting over 130 local vendors, show case a variety of locally grown and prepared foods as well as hand-crafted gifts, jewelry and holiday decorations all made by local artisans.

Get Your PHX and the Phoenix Public Market host Phoestivus and it will also have live music, a beer garden, food trucks and more! Phoestivus will be held on Thursday, December 17 from 5 until 10 pm. Admission is free to the event but be sure to bring cash for holiday shopping! Phoestivus is located at the Phoenix Public Market (721 N. Central) in Downtown Phoenix. For more information visit, http://phxpublicmarket.com/openair/phoestivus.


5th Annual Arizona Balloon Classic Returns this Weekend

December 15, 2015 | 8:10 AM | Uncategorized | By editorial dlt

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Arizona boasts some of the best sunrises and sunsets in the country. This weekend, Arizona residents will have the opportunity to experience Arizona’s gorgeous skies firsthand while admiring the hot air balloons at the 5th Annual Arizona Balloon Classic. The AZ Balloon Classic will give guests the opportunity to ride in hot air balloon and will provide entertainment for the whole family from Friday, December 18 through Sunday, December 20.

Friday’s opening day festivities will open at 4pm and Aerogelic Ballooning will provide Hot Air Balloon rides. There will also be a “Desert Glow” presentation at 6:30 pm through closing at 8, Hot Air Balloons will illuminate the skies to music on the fields at Fear Farm Sports & Entertainment Complex. On Saturday & Sunday, December 19 and 20, gates will open at 7 am and there will be a family fun zone, retail booths and open food court. The weekend will also hold demonstrations from military helicopters, exhibitions and race launch with competitive balloons.

The 5th Annual Balloon Classic will be held at Fear Farm Sports & Entertainment Complex at 2209 N. 99th Ave. The event is $15 per person and there are discounts for groups. To purchase a ticket or for more information visit, https://www.abcfest.com/about.


Holiday Lights at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park Return for...

December 14, 2015 | 8:10 AM | Events | By editorial dlt

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All aboard, it’s time to take a nighttime train ride filled with holiday spirit! McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park wants its guests to experience the magic of the holiday season with a train ride that displays the festive holiday lights on display at the park. The Railroad Park has been transformed into a winter wonderland with activities for kids of all ages.

Festivities will include everything from visits from Santa through December 23, train rides and carousel rides. Train rides are $4 per person and a carousel ride is $2. The McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park Holiday Lights will be on display through January 2, 2016. Holiday light festivities will run from 6:30 pm through 9:30 pm.

The Railroad Park is located at 7301 E. Indian Bend in Scottsdale. For more information visit http://www.therailroadpark.com/events.


The Children’s Museum of Phoenix Presents, “Snow Much Fun...

December 11, 2015 | 8:10 AM | Events | By editorial dlt

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The Children’s Museum of Phoenix is transforming into a winter wonderland on Monday, December 14 for a day of fun with 20 tons of snow, Santa visits, winter-themed art projects and activities from their sponsor the Phoenix Coyotes. The Snow Much Fun Day activities are free with paid museum admission. There will also be a special offer for families to purchase discounted tickets to the December 27th NHL game: San Jose Sharks V. Phoenix Coyotes and a portion of the tickets purchases will be donated to the Children’s Museum. Lower level tickets to the game will be $60 and upper level tickets will be $27.

Snow Much Fun Day will run from 9 am through 4pm on December 14. The Children’s Museum is located at 215 North 7th Street in Phoenix. For more information or to purchase tickets visit, http://childrensmuseumofphoenix.org/events/snow-much-fun-day-2/.

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