The Latino Institute of the City of Phoenix Presents El Día de los...

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

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The Latino Institute of the City of Phoenix is hosting the 16th annual Día de los Niños event on Friday, April 29th at Margaret T. Hance Park in Downtown Phoenix from 9 am through 1pm. The day is designed to honor children who represent the hopes and dreams of our community. It is meant for a day of celebrating our youth and last year’s event had over 5,000 children in attendance.

El Día de los Niños will have activities provided by over 50 organizations, exhibitors and educators; featuring games, sports, science, art, culture and much more. The event will have a large entertainment stage and interactive booths to help keep kids engaged all day long.

The event will run from 9 am through 1pm on Friday, April 29th and it is free to the public. It will be held at Margaret T. Hance Park (1200 N. 3rd St) in Downtown Phoenix. For more information about the event visit, https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/arts-culture-history/latino-institute.

    

The Original Taste Returns this Weekend in Scottsdale

April 21, 2016 | 8:10 AM | Uncategorized | By editorial dlt

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This Saturday, April 23 (7-10pm), the Original Taste event is returning to the Scottsdale Waterfront for an evening of food & wine tasting, presented by the Executive Council Charities to support local Arizona youth charities. The event will bring together over 40 Valley restaurants, wines around the world, select craft beers and premium cocktails; plus live entertainment.  Immediately following the event, there will be a VIP-only after party, Late Night With Executive Council 70, from 10 pm through midnight.

New to the 2016 Original Taste event, there will be an expanded live music lineup across the entire Scottsdale Waterfront, featuring Zowie Bowie and Elvis Before Noon. Highlights for the restaurant line-up include renowned local and national eateries such as Evening Entertainment Group (Bevvy, Bottled Blonde, Hi FI Kitchen + Cocktail, RnR, Sandbar), who will be sponsoring the beer garden and Upward Projects’ Postino Wine Café, Fox Restaurant Concepts, America’s Taco Shop, Fogo de Chao, Sushi Roku, Tarbell’s and many more!

The event helps to fund critical youth programs at organizations such as Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale, UMOM New Day Centers, Ryan House, Foundation for Blind Children, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Jewish Family & Children’s Service, New Pathways for Youth, Child Crisis Arizona and many more.

The Original Taste event is this Saturday, April 23 (7-10pm), followed by the VIP Late Night with Executive Council Charities (10pm-midnight) and it will be hosted at the Scottsdale Waterfront (7135 E. Camelback Rd). To purchase tickets for the event and for more information visit, www.theoriginaltaste.com.

    

Desert Botanical Garden Lights Up Nightly Through May 8

March 29, 2016 | 8:10 AM | Exhibits | By editorial dlt

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The desert comes alive with light each night this spring at the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix. The Desert Botanical Gardens is hosting Bruce Munro’s: Sonoran Light exhibit now through May 8.

The Garden lights up each night with eight large-scale light installations throughout the Garden using the desert landscape as his backdrop. The exhibit includes Field of Light which lights the hillside of the Garden Butte, plus Saguaro, his interpretation of the renowned cactus. The exhibit represents Munro’s interpretation of the Sonoran Desert landscape.

Bruce Munro’s: Sonoran Light exhibit runs nightly from 6-11pm, now through May 8. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12.50 for children (ages 3-12). Advance ticket purchases are recommended. For more information, visit www.dbg.org.

    

McDowell Mountain Music Festival Rocks The Valley This Weekend

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

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Valley music fans rejoice! McDowell Mountain Music Festival returns again to the Valley this weekend. The Festival features three days worth of music and fun with national, as well as local acts performing all weekend long. This year’s headliners include Beck on Friday night, Kid Cudi and Porter Robinson Live on Saturday, and The Avett Brothers closing out the Festival on Sunday evening. There is also a second stage featuring local music all weekend long.

In addition to great music, the Festival features local food trucks and pop-up shops. McDowell Mountain Music Festival is a 100% non-profit music festival supporting UMOM New Day Centers and Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

The 2016 McDowell Mountain Music Festival will be this weekend, March 11-13 at Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.mmmf.com.

    

‘Making A Murderer’ Defense Lawyers Coming on Tour to Phoenix

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

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Calling all “Making A Murderer” fans, murder mystery buffs and anyone interested in criminal law! The popular defense lawyers of the hit Netflix docu-series called, “Making A Murder” are coming to Phoenix on their tour called “A Conversation to Justice,” on Friday, August 12th and tickets are on sale now. The defense lawyers, Dean Strand and Jerry Buting will discuss the Avery case that has been heavily discussed by the public in the past several months. They will also discuss the American criminal-justice system and give the opportunities for guests to ask them questions.

Tickets are on sale now and VIP options are also available with an hour-long pre-show, meet & greet, signed program and photograph with the lawyers. The tour will come to Phoenix at 6pm on Friday, August 125h at Celebrity Theatre (440 N. 32nd Street). Tickets start at $35 and run up to $95, they can be purchased online at celebritytheatre.com.

    

TEXAZ Grill Serves Up Bottomless Bowls of Texas Red Chili For...

February 25, 2016 | 8:10 AM | Uncategorized | By editorial dlt

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It’s starting to warm up here in Arizona, which means that right now is the time to enjoy the last of our favorite winter meals that keep us warm during the coldest months. One of America’s favorite comfort foods is a big bowl of chili and today, February 25 is National Chili Day! Chili originated in the Southwest, with San Antonio, TX serving as the first documented recipe for chili. In celebration of this day, TEXAZ Grill owner and chili expert, Steve Freidkin, is offering an “all you can eat chili” for $7.50 (no sharing or to-go).

Steve Freidkin knows how to cook a mean bowl of chili and he is entering his 30th year as a judge at the annual world championship chili cook-off in Terlingua, Texas. This means that Texas Grill’s “Texas Red Chili” is sure to hit the spot to all of the chili enthusiasts and steak lovers out there. The all-you-can-eat chili at Texas Grill will occur on today, National Chili Day, from 11am through 4pm. Texas Grill is located at 6003 N. 16th St in Phoenix. For more information you can visit, www.texazgrill.com.

    

Ballet Arizona Presents The Sleeping Beauty, With Phoenix Symphony...

February 11, 2016 | 8:10 AM | Events | By editorial dlt

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This February 11-14, Ballet Arizona presents, The Sleeping Beauty, with the Phoenix Symphony at Symphony Hall in Downtown Phoenix. The ballet follows the tale of The Sleeping Beauty with curses, fairies and fantasy. The Sleeping Beauty ballet will feature stunning costumes, large sets and music by Peter Tchaikovsky.

Pre-performance chats will be held 45 minutes before the show on Thursday, February 11th at 7pm and Friday, February 12 at 7:30 pm. There will also be a post-performance chat on Sunday, February 13th at 2pm. The final day of the performance will be this Sunday, February 14th. The Phoenix Symphony is located in Downtown Phoenix at 2835 E. Washington Street. For more information or to purchase tickets visit, http://balletaz.org/performance/the-sleeping-beauty/.

    

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

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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

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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

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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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Courtesy of DisneyOnIce.com

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.

    
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