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Experience AZ

About Experience AZ

Experience AZ Magazine is the ultimate guide for both Arizona residents and tourists to see, feel, taste and experience the best that Arizona offers. We’ve chronicled and presented Arizona’s Top 5 in each category including tourist destinations, night life, dining, sports, music, theater, festivals and outdoor adventure. Enjoy and experience Arizona’s ultimate “bucket list” of things to do in Arizona.

Iconic ‘Frida’ exhibit coming to Heard Museum

Heard Museum visitors will have a rare opportunity to see masterpieces by legendary 20th Century Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera when the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibit opens April 11 in Phoenix. This will be the only North American stop on a limited world tour that began in October at the Art Gallery of New South… Read More →

Celebrate Ranking Arizona at Best of the Best Bash

Ranking Arizona at OdySea Aquarium

The 20th Anniversary Edition of Ranking Arizona is finally out. As companies celebrate their hard-earned rankings, Ranking Arizona is recognizing the companies that the community voted for as favorites to do business with with at its annual party. The Ranking Arizona Best of the Best Bash recognizes every-single amazing business featured in the annual publication. Join… Read More →

Blink-182, Grouplove added to March Madness Music Festival

Today, the NCAA and Turner Live Events, alongside official NCAA Corporate Champions AT&T, Coca-Cola, and Capital One announced additional superstar artists for the 2017 NCAA March Madness Music Festival in conjunction with the 2017 NCAA Men’s Final Four.  The free, three-day celebration takes place March 31-April 2 and is open to the public at Margaret T. Hance Park in Phoenix.   … Read More →

Diamondbacks partner with several Arizona-based companies


The Arizona Diamondbacks will partner with several Arizona-based companies for the 2017 season, including Danzeisen Dairy, Four Peaks Brewing Company, Maui Wowi Hawaiian Smoothies, Muscular Moving Men and State Forty Eight. “The D-backs are very excited to partner with local companies for the upcoming season,” said D-backs President and CEO Derrick Hall. “There are so… Read More →

Sonatas Restaurant introduces Russian Nights

This March Sonata’s Restaurant in Scottsdale, debuts Russian Nights that are sure to be unlike any nightlife locals have experienced in the valley. Beginning at 9:00 p.m. on March 11 and occurring every first Saturday of the month following, the Eastern European restaurant will transform into an authentic Russian party.  Owner Sonata Molocajeviene Tuft, COO and Chief Designer Deividas Molocajevas,… Read More →

10 fun facts about 10 years of Arizona Restaurant Week

The Arizona Restaurant Association’s Arizona Restaurant Week (ARW) is celebrating a decade of delicious this year with its 10thannual ARW this Fall.  What began as a yearly week-long celebration has now grown into a bi-annual 10-day foodie extravaganza.  The 2017 Spring Arizona Restaurant Week will kick off ten days of dining, May 19-28 with over 150 participating restaurants showcasing three-course, prix-fixe meals for just $33 or $44 per person.  In addition… Read More →

Restaurant critic Howard Seftel debuts new video series

Famed former Arizona Republic and Phoenix New Times restaurant critic, Howard Seftel, makes his much-anticipated return to the Arizona culinary scene with a new online video series. “Turning the Tables with Howard Seftel” takes viewers behind the swinging doors and into the kitchen to discover the stories and secrets of innovative local chefs. For years,… Read More →

Churro Dog 2.0 and more are new additions at D-backs games

There’s nothing like catching a ball game at Chase Field, and it just got better as the Arizona Diamondbacks and Levy Restaurants expand the food menu once again at Chase Field for the 2017 season. Not only are there new food items this year to enjoy, but there are also new places to grab some… Read More →

See live music poolside at Hotel Valley Ho

Hotel Valley Ho

Cool off poolside at the hip Hotel Valley Ho in Downtown Scottsdale this spring and summer, with live music, DJs, private cabanas and cool vibes. Local favorites Elvis Before Noon, Drop Top Cadillac, Sassy & The Sneak Attack and others play poolside every Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., now through October. Session Saturdays… Read More →

Civic Space Park to turn into glowing art canvas

Commercial Development - AZRE Magazine January/February 2012

Civic Space Park will host a digital projection art piece. “Intersection,” for two-nights only from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 17 to 18 for Art Detour 29. “Intersection” will transform the A.E. England Building at Civic Space Park into a glowing canvas after dark, showing the work of local artist… Read More →

DES show spotlights artists who suffered brain injuries


Each year, approximately 1.7 million Americans suffer a brain injury or concussion. March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) is partnering with the Arizona Governor’s Council on Spinal and Head Injuries and the Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona to raise awareness by hosting a free, public art show… Read More →

Wildflower Bread Company opening Central Phoenix location

Wildflower Bread Company

Wildflower Bread Company is opening up its newest location late this summer at the Central Phoenix infill development project, Crown on 7th, early this summer near Seventh Street and Bethany Home Road. Darren George, vice president of Development for Wildflower Bread Company, says they’ve long wanted to be a part of this neighborhood. “A core tenet of our… Read More →

Ocean Poke Company offering deals for grand opening

Ocean Poke Co.

Ocean Poke Company will open in March at 3619 E. Indian School Rd. The fresh fish restaurant will feature an array of seafood, rice, grains, veggies, fruits and sauces, which combine to create healthy and flavorful poke bowls. The grand opening is on March 27, and Ocean Poke will host a week of festivities, including: March… Read More →

SMoCA will present Henry Rollins on March 30

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) will present a moderated conversation with prolific musician, writer, journalist, actor and activist Henry Rollins on Thursday, March 30, at 6 p.m. in the Virginia G. Piper Theater at the Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts. The evening with Rollins is part of the Museum’s ongoing Out@SMoCA series, which celebrates… Read More →

Arizona Restaurant Week celebrates 10 years

Food Arizona restaurant week

The Arizona Restaurant Association’s Arizona Restaurant Week (ARW) is celebrating a decade of deliciousness this year with its 10th annual ARW this Fall. What began as a yearly week-long celebration has now grown into a bi-annual 10-day foodie extravaganza.  The 2017 Spring Arizona Restaurant Week will kick off ten days of dining, May 19-28 with over 150 participating restaurants… Read More →