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SanTan Brewing Company to Host Annual Labor Day Weekend Brews...

August 26, 2015 | 9:35 AM | Phoenix | By Staff

San Tan

Beach cruisers, bathing suits, pizza, water slides and beer; what could be better? The annual San Tan Brewing Company Labor Day Weekend Brews Cruise is coming back to Scottsdale for another fun-filled weekend for Arizona locals. SanTan Brewing Company will be hosting the annual ride once again on Sunday September 6, 2015 with a bike ride beginning at Grimaldi’s at 1pm with pizza and SanTan beer.

After riders enjoy some Grimaldi’s, participants will bike over to Brat Haus and have opportunities to ride on the water slide, then bike to Oregano’s Pizza Bistro and finally enjoy live music and a dunk tank at Boondocks.

Admission for the weekend event will be $25 in advance and day of admission for $30. Admission includes pizza at Grimaldi’s, SanTan beer at each stop, live music; dunk tank, water slide and a water gun battle. Tickets for the event are now available at

Hell City Tattoo Festival To Be Hosted At Arizona Biltmore Hotel

August 25, 2015 | 3:56 PM | Uncategorized | By Staff

Hell City Tattoos

Phoenix is about to heat up even more with the Hell City Tattoo festival making its way to Arizona at the Biltmore Resort and Spa from August 28th through August 30th. The tattoo convention will have weekend long entertainment including educational seminars, live painting projects, professional tattoo artists, kid zone, live bands and much more.

The convention will feature world famous tattoo artists and collectors from around the world. There will be chances for guests to get tattoos of their own and Hell City is promoting a friendly atmosphere with activities that the whole family and kids of all ages will enjoy; including the new kid zone with special events for little ones.

Tickets for the event are available at, Mention the words “tattoo” and “Hell City” to receive a discounted room rate for the weekend at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa. To book reservations for the Biltmore visit here .

Hi-Fi Kitchen & Cocktails Unveils State-Of-The-Art New Audio/Visual...

August 24, 2015 | 10:47 AM | Scottsdale | By Staff


Hi Fi Kitchen & Cocktails is famously known as the Evening Entertainment Group’s music-fueled hotspot in the heart of Scottsdale’s Entertainment District; providing guests with drinks, food, dancing and more late into the night. This Thursday, August 27,2015 at 8pm Hi Fi will showcase its high-tech upgrade and new food & drink menu.

Housed inside a sleek, glass-lined indoor-outdoor space in the heart of Scottsdale’s Entertainment District, Hi Fi has upgraded its showstopper: a 45-foot digital graffiti wall that projects an ever-evolving array of 3D images with a ‘first of its kind in Arizona’ lighting and video system and an even more stunning audio-visual experience.

Hi Fi is also introducing a new food and drink menu, including a full menu served late into the night. New items include the Chicken & Waffle starter or all-new slider trios, including Buffalo chicken, Rueben, Ahi tuna and herb-marinated Tenderloin. Wash it all down with an expanded selection of Beer Bombers, Ion Julep and Berry Flux cocktails, and of course, one of Hi Fi’s boozy adult milkshakes, including one of two new flavors, Drumstick and Cinnamon Crunch.

Hi Fi Kitchen & Cocktails is located at 4420 N. Saddlebag Trail #110. For more information call (480)-970-5000 or visit

Classy Kitchen Whipping up Food, Fun & Affordable High-End Kitchen...

August 21, 2015 | 8:38 AM | Local | By Staff


If you love cooking, but don’t love paying full price for all of those high-end kitchen items, The Classy Kitchen is just for you. This stylish boutique, which is housed inside a charming former home in the heart of north-central Phoenix, sells the finest in cookware, china, barware, tableware and small kitchen appliances. The Classy Kitchen also offers BYOB cooking classes, helpful seminars and design-your-own custom classes for up to 12 people hosted at the in-store demonstration kitchen.

The Classy Kitchen was founded by longtime friends Linda Klein and Terri Mainwaring and was launched in 2014. With their fully functional demo kitchen, The Classy Kitchen is able to host a popular series of BYOB seminars ranging from cooking demos by Barb Fenzl of Les Gourmettes Cooking School and rum cake maestro Cathy Bua, to classes on floral design and interior decorating. Custom classes are also available for 8 to 12 people.

The upcoming calendar of events can be found by visiting and includes a spirited cupcake & cocktails class featuring Ross Simon, owner of Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour.

And now through the end of September, The Classy Kitchen is offering a Sizzling Summer Special of 20% – 50% off storewide. The Classy Kitchen is located at 7118 N. 7th Street in Phoenix. For more information, call 602-870-3530 or visit

2016 Viola Award Nominations Now Open

August 20, 2015 | 8:40 AM | Art & Entertainment | By Staff


The Flagstaff Arts Council is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Viola Awards, which are the Oscars for the arts and sciences in the community. The Viola Awards recognize artists, educators, organizations and leaders who make positive contributions to the arts and sciences in Flagstaff and over 550 people attend the gala event to celebrate and support the amazing talents.

If you have a great artist in mind, whether from a writer, filmmaker, educator, performer or leader, nominate them today. Nominations for the 2016 Viola Awards recognize: visual artists, musicians, performers and/or directors, film makers, writers, arts and science educators, leaders in the arts and sciences, businesses for their support in the arts and/or sciences, emerging artists and individuals in the arts and sciences for a lifetime of contributions to the field.

Visit this link to submit a nomination:

Snooze Coming to North Scottsdale

August 19, 2015 | 8:55 AM | Restaurants | By Staff

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Snooze, an A.M. Eatery is coming to Kierland Commons on August 26 and will kick off with a two-day grand opening event that doubles as a fundraiser for local charities McDowell Mountain Conservancy and Whispering Hope Ranch Foundation.

The newest member of the Snooze family will be housed inside a perfectly compact, custom-built space with an expansive indoor-outdoor vibe thanks to a rollaway garage door window wall. Snooze will undoubtedly bring some early morning buzz to the popular shopping center in the heart of North Scottsdale retail and entertainment districts.

Snooze was founded in 2006 in Denver, Colorado and opened its first Arizona location in Phoenix in 2013.  At Snooze, guests are tempted by from-scratch menu items such as a choose-your-own flight of fluffy pancakes or house-made breakfast pot pie, among many other tasty dishes. Additionally, Snooze was founded on a commitment to sustainability, from incorporating as much responsibly grown food and materials as possible to recycling and composting up to 90% of all waste.

For more information about Snooze, visit

Miracle Mile Deli Donates to Feeding Matters during National...

August 18, 2015 | 10:18 AM | Phoenix | By Staff


Miracle Mile Deli is hosting a contest to benefit Feeding Matters, a local nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness of pediatric feeding struggles.

Now through August 24, customers can visit the Miracle Mile Deli Facebook page to vote for their favorite sandwich out of the Deli’s top three sellers: The Straw, The New Yorker or The Brisket of Beef. The winning sandwich will be named the “Special Sandwich of the Week” and a percentage of the proceeds from each sandwich sold from August 24-30 will benefit Feeing Matters.

Miracle Mile Deli has served its customers with fresh food for over 60 years. The restaurants have been family owned and operated for three generations. The local restaurant is located at 4433 N 16thStreet in Phoenix. For more information about Miracle Mile Deli, visit their website at

Paddle Your Way to the Perfect Summer

August 13, 2015 | 8:52 AM | Phoenix | By Staff


The end of summer is almost near and if you’re in need in of a fun day trip before the kids head back to school or an exciting date idea, grab some sunscreen and head to Bartlett Lake in Rio Verde, Arizona. Bartlett Lake has plenty to offer for an enjoyable day on the water with everything from boat rentals ranging from a full day, evening sunset or weekend rental package. Bartlett lake also offers the option to rent umbrellas, beach chairs and coolers.

Bartlett Lake is located only one hour from Phoenix and 17 miles northeast of Carefree. Reservations are advised for guaranteed boat rentals but if you plan a last-minute trip, walk-ins are welcome; boat rentals vary from Pontoons, Ski Boats, Kayaks and paddleboards.

Companies such as Go Stand Up Paddle are offering rentals & lessons for paddle boarding at Bartlett Lake, available Fridaythrough Sundays from 9 am – 5pm. The lessons help improve your balance and core strength while using the board. They even rent everything form shark inflatables to tandem kayak boards.

To book a paddleboard lesson visit, or rent a boat online at, . Bartlett Lake rentals and lessons are located at Bartlett Lake Marina (20808 E. Bartlett Dam Rd).

Get Your Cartoons On at Tempe History Museum

August 12, 2015 | 9:54 AM | Art & Entertainment | By Staff

Tempe History Disney

In the wise words of Walt Disney, “Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age and dreams are forever.” This summer, the City of Tempe is inviting children and their parents to experience the magic of Disney films from the 1950s through the 1970s at the Tempe History Museum during the month of August. The final two showings will occur on August 16 and August 23 at 2pm.

Tempe History Museum is offering this free event as a way to end the summer before kids start heading back to school. It’s a perfect opportunity for parents and their children to kickback and enjoy a relaxing afternoon inside a cool and air conditioned room during the hottest part of a brutal Arizona summer.

The final two movies will be The Jungle Book (1967) on August 16thand Robin Hood (1973) on August 23rd. The free summer Sundaymovies at the museum will be held at the Tempe History Museum (809 E. Southern Ave). For more information on the event visit here or call (480)-350-5100.

Get a Firsthand Look at the 2015 Arizona Cardinals

August 11, 2015 | 8:54 AM | Phoenix | By Staff

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For many sports fans there are only two times of the year: football season, and not football season. With the start of football season just around the corner, many fans are rejoicing at the thought of getting reconnected with the couch for some good food, beer and their favorite team playing on the big screen. The Arizona Cardinals first preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs is on August 15th at 6 pm, but Arizona fans can catch up with the Cardinals now through August 30th at University of Phoenix Stadium, during the Arizona Cardinals Football Club’s 2015 Training Camp.

The Cardinals’ Training Camp is open to the public, with free admission to all open practices at the stadium and free parking. The open practice sessions will be held from 2:00-4:30 pm now through Friday, August 28,2015. There will be open seating for fans on the east side of the stadium in the lower level during all Cardinals’ practices during the training camp.

Additionally, there will be activities for kids on the north end of the stadium such as an autograph experience with select players, an inflatable obstacle course, quarterback toss and football drills. After practices, certain players will be available to sign autographs for fans of all ages along the lower field walls for a limited time before leaving the field.

The practices will include concessions available throughout the stadium, merchandise for purchase at the AZone Team Store and tickets available for purchase for the 2015 season. For more information on parking, updated training camp schedule and stadium entry information visit here.

Training Camp Schedule:
• Monday, August 3: 2-4:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, August 4: 2-4:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, August 5: 2-4:30 p.m.
• Friday, August 7: 2-4:30 p.m.
• Saturday, August 8: 2-4:30 p.m. FAN FEST
• Monday, August 10: 2-4:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, August 11: 2-4:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, August 12: 2-4:30 p.m.
• Thursday, August 13: 2-4:30 p.m.
• Saturday, August 15: Cardinals vs. Chiefs, 6:00 p.m.
• Monday, August 172-4:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, August 18:2-4:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, August 19:2-4:30 p.m.
• Thursday, August 202-4:30 p.m.
• Saturday, August 22: Cardinals vs. Chargers, 7:00 p.m.
• Monday, August 242-4:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, August 26: 2-4:30 p.m.
• Thursday, August 27: 2-4:30 p.m.
• Friday, August 28: 2-4:30 p.m. (camps ends)

Get Your Kids Back-To-School Ready With Mane Attraction Salon’s...

August 10, 2015 | 8:45 AM | Phoenix | By Staff

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It’s back-to-school season and that means with new school supplies, the latest clothes and a brand new haircut, kids are looking to return to school in style. Mane Attraction Salon is here to help by coming to the rescue and hosting a back-to-school boot camp for parents and their children, helping them learn the latest tips and tricks to style their children’s hair.

On Wednesday, August 12 at 6:00 pm, the Son & Daughter’s Day Boot Camp at Mane Attraction Salon will provide parents and children with information on the best ways to take care of their hair and how to recreate styles taught in the boot camp at home. Mane Attraction’s expert stylists will be on hand to give informative lessons and tutorials on the perfect playground hairdo that will keep your child’s hair looking great during school hours.

The boot camp costs $20, redeemable in products offered at Mane Attraction Salon to style your child’s hair. Mane Attraction Salon is located at 3156 E. Camelback Rd. For more information on the event call (602)-956-2996 or visit the website at  Please call (602)-956-2996 to RSVP.

Shade Projects Debuts Emerging Artists Summer Series Presenting...

August 7, 2015 | 9:58 AM | Phoenix | By Staff


Shade Projects will be continuing their Emerging Artists Summer Series through showcasing John Carbis in his first solo exhibition of photography as he debuts 2015: A Phoenix Odyssey in Bokeh Gallery. Held at the MonOrchid in Downtown Phoenix, the exhibit shows Carbis’s journey through the Phoenix streets and incorporates his interest in Science and exploring the universe.

The exhibit will portray Phoenix with vivid colors, unique textures and patterns with silhouettes that represent the city. The Opening Reception for 2015: A Phoenix Odyssey will be on display in Bokey Gallery at MonOrchid starting August 7th through August 30th, 2015. The closing reception will be on August 21st from 7-10pm and will feature an evening with the artist as well as artwork and wine.

Guests can make the exhibit a date night by stopping into a local restaurant before checking out the art. The Phoenix Public Market Café (721 N. Central Ave) is located just around the corner from MonOrchid, so stop by and grab a bite to eat before heading over to visit the exhibit. The Phoenix Public Market Café has a great happy hour daily from 3- 6 pm with food specials and 3pm-close with wine, beer and cocktail specials. For more information about the restaurant call (602)-253-2700 or visit

MonOrchid is located at 214 E. Roosevelt Street in the Roosevelt Row Arts District. For more information visit the website at

How You Can Help Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation in August

August 6, 2015 | 9:00 AM | Phoenix | By Staff


Phoenix Children’s Hospital relies on the support of the community to provide hope, healing and the best possible care to thousands of children every year. The Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation provides the philanthropic support for this vital care.

So, how can you help the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation? Now through August 30, all you have to do is order pizza from and enter the promo code PCH to receive 40% off your order. Papa John’s will donate 10% of the order to Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Another event happening in August is the KTAR Give-a-Thon on Wednesday, August 19 from 3-7 pm and Thursday, August 20from 5 am – 7 pm. Tune in to New/Talk 92.3 KTAR and Arizona Sports 98.7 FM both days. This high-impact event will simulcast on both stations, including on-air personalities, a phone bank staffed by sponsors and community volunteers, celebrity appearances, and inspirational patient stories.

The 14th annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospital Charity Golf Tournament benefitting Phoenix Children’s Hospital will take place on August 24 at the Wildfire Golf Club at the JW Marriott. Registration begins at 5 am with a shotgun/scramble start at 7 am. Lunch, awards, raffle and silent auction will begin at noon.

For more information about events and how you can help the foundation, visit their website at

McDowell Mountain Music Festival Pre-Sale Tickets Available Now!

August 5, 2015 | 10:45 AM | Art & Entertainment | By Staff

MMMF Pre Sale

Nelson Mandela famously said, “It is music and dancing that make me at peace with the world and at peace with myself.” There is nothing more therapeutic than being surrounded by family, friends, music and culture. Throw in some food, art and a concert raising money completely for charity and you get the annual McDowell Mountain Music Festival (MMMF) coming back for its 13thcelebration on March 11-13, with limited edition presale ticket packages now on sale.

Kick-off music festival season the right way this spring, with gorgeous weather in the Arizona sun. MMMF 2016 is currently offering 3-day general admission tickets at a discounted price as well as individual daily VIP passes which will include access to the Festival grounds and the VIP area at Margaret T. Hance Park. The VIP tickets also include two catered meals, five beers or mixed drinks, access to the Poser Deck and private bathrooms and more. The first 150-presale purchasers will also receive a limited edition ticket package from the festival organizer with all package details deemed, “top secret”.

The three-day festival will be packed with top national and local bands (previous headliners ranged from Widespread Panic, Slightly Stoopid, Passion Pit and The Roots) and they will have new additions to the grounds such as a food truck zone, craft cocktails, beer and an expanded family fun zone. Last year the 2015 concert raised more than $60,000 to benefit charities such as Phoenix Children’s Hospital and UMOM New Day Centers, the largest shelter for homeless families in the state.

For more information about the latest lineups and updates visit or visit Facebook ( and twitter (@mcdowlmtnmusic).

Hiroshima Calling Exhibit Returns to Tempe History Museum

August 4, 2015 | 8:44 AM | Exhibits | By Staff

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On August of 1945, the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan during WWII and killed an estimated 129,000 people. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the explosions and the two cities have since been appealing for a world of peace, free from nuclear weapons. In commemoration of the 70th anniversary and in remembrance of those affected by the bombings, Tempe History Museum will be holding a “Hiroshima Calling” event.

The poster exhibit will run Tuesday, August 4th through Sunday, August 9th from 10 am- 5pm (Tues- Fri) and 1 pm- 5pm (Sunday). It is a free event that will have information and images on the after effects of the A-bomb, before and after images of the cities, effects of radiation on the body and more. The exhibit is aimed towards promoting a world that is free from nuclear weapons and serves as a reminder to guests of what is at stake.

On Friday, August 7th there will be additional happenings including the “Get Connected to Setting intentions for Global Peace” event which will give guests a chance to create origami cranes and beaded bracelets aimed to set one’s intentions for peace. Guest speakers from 7- 7:45 pm will be at the museum to share their real life experiences from the war and emphasize the importance of having a peaceful society. Guest speakers will include Shigeko Sasamori (Hiroshima A-Bomb survivor), Frank Yakov Mashiaro (Holocaust survivor) and Susan Southard (author of ‘Nagasaki’). A special evening show will feature ancient Japanese drumming songs from Hiroshima that will run Friday night from 8-9 pm.

The “Hiroshima Calling” exhibit is free to all guests and donations for the performances on August 7th are welcomed. The event will be held at the Tempe History Museum (809 E. Southern Ave.), for more information call the museum at (480)-350-4311 or check out the website and

What To Do at the MIM in August

August 3, 2015 | 9:37 AM | Phoenix | By Staff


August rounds out the Musical Instrument Museum’s summer concert series, with highlights including an evening of acoustic guitar with Eric Johnson on August 10, a blend of Mexican folk music with jazz and classical harmonies from the Villalobos Brothers on August 12 and world-renowned dobro player Jerry Douglas on August 25.

Additional August activities at MIM include MIMkids: Mini Music Makers Series. Every Thursday and Saturday in August, children are introduced to the wide and wonderful world of music through MIM’s early childhood music and movement courses.

In honor of Elvis Week, the MIM will celebrate the life of the “King of Rock and Roll” on August 15 and 16 with gallery talks near the Elvis Presley display, hands-on activities, a viewing of the film “Jailhouse Rock” and more.

For more information about the MIM, and to view the entire August schedule, visit their website at

CPLC’s Latino Teacher Award Nominations Now Open

July 31, 2015 | 8:45 AM | People | By Staff


Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. (CPLC) will celebrate outstanding Latino educators at their 17th Annual Esperanza Latino Teacher Awards presented by Cox Communications and SRP. Nominations will be accepted through August 28 and four winners will be selected.

The four winning teachers will be honored at a special awards dinner in October and receive a $5,000 cash award and a stipend of $2,500 to their respective schools.

The Esperanza Latino Teacher Awards were established 17 years ago by CPLC and their corporate and community partners. It was created to distinguish those educators who ignite in our students a spirit of learning that spills over and impacts so many within the community.

The nomination must be submitted by a fellow teacher, principal or superintendent; the nominee must spend a majority of the school day in the classroom and teach at a state-approved or accredited school in Arizona; and must include a letter of support from the school principal.

Forms can be downloaded at and submitted to [email protected].

Date Night: Dinner and a Concert

July 30, 2015 | 8:51 AM | Phoenix | By Staff


In honor of TEXAZ Grill’s 30th Anniversary, on the 30th of every month now through October 30, diners can enjoy a build-your-own three-course feast, plus beverage, for only $30. Choose an appetizer, such as shrimp cocktail or award-winning TEXAZ Grill Red chili, plus a hearty entree from the delectable menu, a decadent dessert and a beverage to wash it all down with.

So grab your date and head over to TEXAZ Grill before going to the concert.

For more information about TEXAZ Grill, visit

Steve Miller Band Concert

The Summer Concert Series at the The Pool at Talking Stick Resort continues through the end of September, with upcoming acts including The Steve Miller Band tonight and Lynyrd Skynyrd on September 20.

The series allows music aficionados to catch the top names in classic rock along with today’s best country starts.

The Pool is the perfect space for outdoor concerts during these warm summer evenings. The full calendar of shows can be found by visiting

Pricing varies for all events and entry is 21 and over. And to create the ultimate getaway, guests can turn their experience into a luxurious staycation by calling 1-866-877-9897 to book a room at Talking Stick Resort.

Take Advantage of These Local Deals Around the Valley

July 29, 2015 | 8:45 AM | Restaurants | By Staff

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There are a number of great dining deals to take advantage of, especially for those looking for early dinner or happy hour specials.

From 5 – 6 pm, diners who mention “local love” receive $10 off all 3-, 4- and 5-course dinners. Three course meals are regularly $35, four course meals are $45 and five course meals are $55.

More information about Crudo can be found at

Salty Sow
The Salty Sow offers “Weekly Happenings” to enjoy Monday– Sunday with specials beginning at 4:30 pm nightly. On Mondays and Tuesdays, guests can enjoy all-night specials on all signature craft cocktails, local draft beers, wine and small plates.

On Wednesdays, Executive Chef Harold Marmulstein offers his “special” Prime Rib slow cooked and served with Yukon gold crushed potatoes, horseradish sauce, jus and house salad. From Thursday – Saturday, Salty Sow comes alive with live music from 6:30-9:30pm on Thursdays and 7-10 pm on Friday and Saturday evenings. Finally, Sunday is Porchetta day with Chef’s special served with arugula salad, fingerling potatoes, red peppers, shaved fennel and green herb sauce.

More information about Salty Sow can be found at

What’s a Frozen Fiesta?

July 28, 2015 | 8:50 AM | Phoenix | By Staff


The Westgate Wednesday summer series is coming to an end this Wednesday, July 29 in cool fashion. From 6-7:30 pm, the theme will be Frozen Fiesta with Anna and Elsa from the movie Frozen.

This free event has been going on all summer long, with music, games, prizes and dancing. Additionally, those in attendance are able to meet their favorite film characters and receive a free downloadable photo.

Attendees are also encouraged to bring their swimsuit to cool off in the nearby splash pad before, during and after the events.

The event is hosted in the Fountain Park. For more information, visit

Is Adopting a Doggy in Your Future?

July 27, 2015 | 8:51 AM | Restaurants | By Staff


Salut Kitchen Bar is partnering with Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) to help find forever homes for pets in need.

Salut will host a rescue adoption event on July 30 from 6-8 pm on their dog-friendly patio. Guests can enjoy a casual evening of drink specials and puppy bonding, with on-site adoptions available. Guests can also bring their own pup to socialize with others.

Salut’s wine menu features Chateau La Laws, where 10 percent of every bottle sold directly benefits no-kill animal shelters. Salut also offers a wide array of menu items inspired by a mix of Mediterranean and American cuisine.

MCACC has one off-site pet adoption center and two full service animal care centers located in Mesa and Phoenix. Those provide shelter for lost and stray animals, adoption services, pet surrender, dog licensing, rabies vaccinations and microchips.

For more information, visit their website at

Celebrate Christmas in July at Beckett’s Table and Southern Rail

July 24, 2015 | 8:44 AM | Restaurants | By Staff


Beckett’s Table and Southern Rail is asking the community to drop off new, unwrapped gifts at either restaurant on July 25 and 26 to help bring cheer to children spending part of their summer vacation at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

For their contribution, those who participate will be entered to win a dinner for 4 at Beckett’s Table or Southern Rail.

Also, if guests buy a $100 gift card, they will receive a complimentary $25 bonus gift card. Or for the purchase of a $50 gift card, they will receive a complimentary $10.

Phoenix Children’s Hospital has provided hope, healing and the best healthcare for children since it was established in 1983, and it has grown to become one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country. PCH provides inpatient, outpatient, trauma and emergency care across more than 70 pediatric subspecialties.

For more information about Beckett’s Table or Southern Rail, visit or

Photo credit: Beckett’s Table

Cool Down at CityScape with Movies, Snow and More!

July 23, 2015 | 8:59 AM | Events | By Staff


It’s snowing in downtown Phoenix at the Cool Summer Nights at CityScape. Snow, a snow slide, movies and more are included in this festive event.

Cool Summer Nights will offer guests two opportunities to gather in Patriots Park to watch a feature film on the big screen at the outdoor movie theatre while enjoying free shaved ice, board games and four tons of snow and a snow slide.

The two dates are Thursday, July 23 and Thursday, August 20from 6:30 pm – 9 pm. The movies begin at 7 pm on both dates. Disney’s Frozen will be shown on July 23, with a special guest appearance by Elsa, and Grease will be shown on August 20.

Guests are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Frozen and Grease characters, and should bring their own chairs and blankets. The event is free and open to the public.

Scottsdale League for the Arts Accepting Grant Applications

July 22, 2015 | 8:45 AM | People | By Staff

SCF Grant

The Scottsdale League for the Arts (SLA), the organization that puts on the Scottsdale Culinary Festival each year, is pleased to announce $150,000 in donations and grants to support local arts and arts educations programs in 2015-16. The SLA online grantapplication process allows local non-profits to easily submit an application for funding. This program has provided more than $4 million in funding since 2002.

The online grant application is available at, and the grant application package must be completed by Friday, August 7.

Grants will be funded in mid-September, which is a crucial time as arts programs gear up for new seasons. Grants will be awarded to nonprofit 501(c)(3) agencies that expand the League’s support of the visual, culinary, and performing arts, as well as arts education.

Information about eligibility to apply, evaluation of applications and any additional information can be found on the SLA website at

Treat Yourself to a Daycation at The Spa at The Village

July 21, 2015 | 9:29 AM | Phoenix | By Staff
Gainey Village Massage
We all know the importance of pampering ourselves during the hot summer months in order to recharge for the fall. One way to do that is through spa services, which help us to de-stress and detoxify, while also providing mental benefits that can stimulate you mentally and physically.

So, if you can’t get away from the heat this summer, enjoy soothing, specially priced spa packages at The Spa at The Village, the full service, open-to-the-public day spas and salons tucked inside each of the Valley’s four Village Health Clubs & Spas.

The Sizzling Spa Series lets spa guests pamper themselves with their choice of either five 60-minute spa services for $375 or five 90-minute spa services for $510. Even better, guests are able to choose any combination of massages, facials or body treatments, and the package may be shared with family and friends. The Sizzling Spa Series is offered now through August 31.

Each 60-minute or longer spa service also includes all-day access to the members-only Village Health Club and its state-of-the-art fitness facilities.

For more information about the Village Health Clubs & Spas, including locations for the four Valley clubs, visit

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