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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.

Kierland resort will host Masters of Scotch Autumn Tasting Series

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The Scotch Library at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa will feature Glenmorangie, Ardbach and Balvenie as it hosts the third annual Masters of Scotch Autumn Tasting Series. Whether a novice whisky drinker or long-standing Scotch enthusiast, the tasting series provides a fun and informative evening sampling Scotch whiskies in hour-long presentations led by Scotch… Read More →

Sanctuary offers Standup Paddle Board Yoga

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Boards aren’t just for the beach. During September’s National Yoga Month – and beyond – Arizonans can try their (balancing) hand at a new and invigorating twist on yoga at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa. Open to both locals and resort guests, Standup Paddle Board Yoga amplifies fitness for the mind and body,… Read More →

Talking Stick Resort launches new poker tournament

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The ARENA Poker Room at Talking Stick Resort continues to cement its position as the best poker room in the Southwest with the addition of a new tournament to its roster. The inaugural ARENA Poker Room Seniors Poker Open will kick off on Saturday, Sept. 16 and will continue through to the final table on… Read More →

Photos: Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame ceremony

The Meat Puppets

The 2017 Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame inducted the Gin Blossoms, Meat Puppets, Nils Lofgren and Celebrity Theatre on Thursday. Fans gathered at the Celebrity Theatre, which was also inducted into the hall of fame and declared a historical building, to watch the three acts play for the ceremony. Art Director Mike Mertes… Read More →

Phoenix Open fans can now use cell phones for photos, video

Phoenix Open
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The PGA Tour announced that it is implementing a more “fan friendly” mobile device policy, allowing spectators to capture video, audio and photos in all areas every day throughout tournament week at PGA TOUR events.  The new policy will start with this week’s The Northern Trust and includes the Waste Management Phoenix Open Presented by… Read More →

Prado breathes new life into tapas bar experience

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Prado, the signature Spanish-inspired restaurant atOmni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia, has unveiled a new Tapas Bar experience alongside a refreshed menu of signature dishes. Upon entering Prado, there is no mistaking the energy and action that comes from the revamped Tapas Bar as flames rise from the open grill that is stacked with… Read More →

What are the Top 25 Fiesta Bowl games of all-time?

Fiesta Bowl
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Earlier today, the Associated Press announced its annual preseason Top 25 poll for the college football season. Along the same lines and in advance of the 2017-18 college football season and the 47th Annual PlayStation Fiesta Bowl, the Fiesta Bowl is releasing a ranking of the Top 25 Fiesta Bowls of all time. A selection… Read More →

House of Tricks celebrates 30 years of innovative food and drink

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The Tempe landmark House of Tricks will mark 30 years in business on September 6, 2017. After hosting hundreds of thousands of milestone events over the years including weddings, graduations, business luncheons, anniversaries, birthdays and innumerable special moments, House of Tricks will be the one taking the spotlight for this momentous occasion. Known for their… Read More →

Orange Sky restaurant honored with Wine Spectator award

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Talking Stick Resort’s signature fine-dining restaurant, Orange Sky, has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2017 Restaurant Awards. The restaurant is recognized among other winners from all over the globe as a top destination for wine lovers. “Restaurants continue to raise their game when it comes to wine, and we are… Read More →

Arizona Restaurant Association’s Foodist Awards return

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The Arizona Restaurant Association’s Foodist Awards are back for another evening of stellar celebration of the industry’s best chefs, mixologists, owners and concepts.  Foodist, Arizona’s top culinary and hospitality industry awards, will be held on Thursday, October 19 at 6:00 p.m. at the Young’s Market Company’s event space affectionately known as “Seventh & Union” located at 402 South 54th Place. For… Read More →

Theater Works will present ‘Gypsy’ September 8-24

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Theater Works will present Gypsy from September 8-24. Director Rusty Ferracane says of Gypsy: “It really is the perfect musical!” Gypsy takes us back to the 1920’s and 30’s, a pivotal time for performing arts in America, when the vaudeville circuit was dying and audience tastes were changing. Gypsy brings the memoirs of entertainer Gypsy Rose Lee… Read More →

U.S. Egg’s homemade Protein Granola now available for purchase

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U.S. Egg announced the retail launch of its signature High Protein Granola. Beginning Monday, August 14, loyal U.S. Egg lovers can purchase the granola at all six Valley locations. The homemade granola has been a staple in the U.S. Egg restaurants. The top secret recipe is the star of U.S. Egg’s famous Protein Pancake. Customers can… Read More →

Willie Nelson tickets go on sale August 21st

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Danny Zelisko Presents the return of legendary Willie Nelson & Family for one show only at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at the historic Celebrity Theatre. Tickets go on sale this Monday, August 21st at With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic… Read More →

The Phoenician Golf Club will be redesigned and rerouted in 2018

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The Phoenician Golf Club will undergo a complete redesign and rerouting beginning in January 2018. The project, which is expected to take 10 months to complete, will transform the club from a 27-hole facility to an 18-hole golf course and is being executed in conjunction with the third phase of a major enhancement at The… Read More →

OdySea Aquarium celebrates one year anniversary

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Throughout the month of September, guests are invited to the OdySea Aquarium to celebrate their one year anniversary with brightly colored decorations, aquatic themes throughout, special birthday graphics/themes at Sketching the Seas, as well as annual pass specials and promotions.  There will also be a chance to win special Birthday Bundles on weekends throughout the… Read More →