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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.

5th Annual Canal Convergence returns to Scottsdale Waterfront

Polyhedrons by HYBYCOZO (Photo by Lukasz Szczepanski)
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Once again, this February, the Scottsdale Waterfront will host an exhibit of light-based contemporary art installations for the 5th Annual Canal Convergence Water+Art+Light. Scottsdale Public Art will return from Feb. 23 to Feb. 26 lighting the canal from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. between Soleri Bridge and Goldwater Boulevard. There will be eight large-scale art installations… Read More →

Arizona Opera announces 2017-18 season

Arizona Opera
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Arizona Opera‘s 2017-18 season has been announced, featuring four main stage programs and one special engagement, including Puccini’s beloved Tosca, the company premiere of Bernstein’s Candide, Rossini’s comedy, The Barber of Seville and Arizona Opera’s return to Wagner with Das Rheingold. Starting this February, the upcoming season will also feature a special engagement, Hercules vs… Read More →

Brewers Bowl Craft Beer Festival takes the field on Feb. 4  Somchai Jongmeesuk
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Craft beer is a magical thing to celebrate, and on February 4 you’ll have the opportunity to see the best of the growing craft beer scene in Arizona in Downtown Scottsdale at the 3rd Annual Brewers Bowl craft beer festival. The event has been expanding since its inaugural year, and will only feature local breweries. There will… Read More →

Carlson Creek Vineyard expands, to release new wine

Carlson Creek Vineyard
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Following the biggest expansion in its history, with the opening of a second tasting room in Scottsdale and the purchase of a new space in Willcox, Carlson Creek Vineyard is now also expanding the size of its vineyard in Willcox with the recent purchase of a 120-acre plot of land, taking the winery from 160 to… Read More →

Popular breakfast restaurant, The Place, opens in DC Ranch

The Place
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The Place, a popular breakfast restaurant in Phoenix, opened up a new location at Market Street at DC Ranch near Pima Road and Thompson Peak Parkway, according to an announcement from Whitestone REIT. The Place, Mike and Rhonda’s Restaurant, serves large breakfast and lunch portions with their biscuits and gravy, bacon and chicken fried steak… Read More →

Russo and Steele preview: Rare cars to return to Scottsdale

Russo and Steele
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Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions returns to Scottsdale next week, January 18-22, now at the event’s new home at the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. The annual auction is a staple event in the Valley with exclusive, select and diverse automobiles available. Bidder registration is $200 and includes admission for all five days of Auction in the Round action for… Read More →

Wigwam Golf Club unveils new FootGolf course

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The Wigwam Golf Club has unveiled a new FootGolf program on the club’s Patriot Course. Every day after 2:30 p.m., FootGolfers can enjoy 18-holes of FootGolf for just $15 per person, while kids 15 and under are charged their age. FootGolf balls (soccer balls) are available to rent in The Wigwam Golf Shop for $3. The… Read More →

Dierks Bentley opening 3rd Whiskey Row in Gilbert

Dierks Bentley
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Renowned country-singer Dierks Bentley is opening up his third Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row next month in Gilbert in partnership with Riot Hospitality Group. The new Whiskey Row will open on Monday, Feb. 27 at Heritage Marketplace on the Southeast corner of Gilbert Road and Vaughn Avenue. The 8,700-square-foot restaurant will include a large outdoor patio… Read More →

Heard Museum welcomes first new gallery in 11 years

Heard Museum

Beauty Speaks for Us, an exhibition of more than 200 American Indian artworks, will be the inaugural exhibit in the Heard Museum’s new Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Grand Gallery, which opens Feb. 9. Beauty Speaks for Us will present works of American Indian art that span generations and cultures, but share the transcendent quality of… Read More →

Firesky Resort & Spa rebranded, renovations announced

FireSky Resort & Spa

After purchasing Firesky Resort & Spa last April from Kimpton, Phoenix-based Classic Hotels & Resorts has plans to rebrand and rename the Old Town Scottsdale boutique resort. Firesky Resort is being renamed as The Scott Resort & Spa, and its newly rebranded website is already live. Over the next two years, Classic Hotels & Resorts… Read More →

WM Phoenix Open will offer ‘Ford Free Days’


Thanks to Ford, the official vehicle of the Waste Management Phoenix Open Presented by The Ak-Chin Indian Community, all fans will be admitted free of charge on Monday, Jan. 30 and Tuesday, Jan. 31 to the Waste Management Phoenix Open as part of “Ford Free Days” courtesy of Arizona Ford Dealers.  Monday’s schedule includes practice rounds by… Read More →

Free fitness classes return to Westgate

Architectural Photography by Michael Baxter, Baxter Imaging LLC

Keep your New Year’s resolution of getting in shape by kicking it into gear with the return of Fitness in the District at Westgate Entertainment District. The free weekly fitness series drew hundreds of participants last year and this time around, it promises to be even more popular. Fitness in the District at Westgate Entertainment… Read More →

Taylor Dayne will visit Showroom at Talking Stick Resort


Multiple gold and platinum-selling superstar Taylor Dayne will visit The Showroom at Talking Stick Resort in just a few weeks on Jan. 20, 2017. Tickets for the show are on sale now. The singer-songwriter earned her first megahit in 1987, when the smash “Tell It To My Heart” rose to No. 7 on the Billboard… Read More →

Barrett-Jackson auction to feature rare Corvettes


Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, will feature some of the most collectible Chevrolet Corvettes during the 46th Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, to be held Jan. 14-22, 2017, at WestWorld of Scottsdale in Arizona. Among the featured Corvettes is a ’63 Z06 Big Tank Coupe with the RPO Z06 racing option that was owned… Read More →

Chicago & The Doobie Brothers to play in Phoenix


Get ready for a trip down memory lane when Chicago and The Doobie Brothers come to Phoenix together this June for a 2017 North American Co-headline tour. Tickets for the tour go on sale starting this Monday, January 9 at 10 a.m. on Live Nation. The bands will be playing at Ak-Chin Pavilion on Sunday, June 11 for a night of classic hits and… Read More →