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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.

Happy Together Tour returns to Phoenix in July

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Music fans celebrate the best music of the sixties and seventies when The Happy Together Tour returns to Phoenix at Celebrity Theatre on Friday, July 21st featuring the biggest hits of the era. Tickets for the show go on sale Monday, February 27th. This year the tour will include six headline artists with 53 Billboard… Read More →

ASU Gammage selects Gammy and Jerry Award winners

Valley philanthropists Laurie and Chuck Goldstein.
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ASU Gammage will recognize acclaimed director George C. Wolfe and arts champions Laurie and Chuck Goldstein at the annual Gammy & Jerry Awards celebration March 27, 2017. The legendary Tony Award®-winning playwright and director George C. Wolfe will be honored with the 2017 Gammy Award for his incredible contributions to Broadway and for helping to… Read More →

Upcoming Scottsdale restaurant blends fast food with healthy ingredients

Modern Market's Rocket Egg Sandwich. (Photo courtesy of Modern Market)
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‘Fast food’ will never be the same now that Modern Market is bringing its craveable (and affordable) menu of all-natural breakfast, lunch and dinner favorites, all served up quickly inside a stylish rustic-modern setting, to Scottsdale later this month. Scheduled to open on Monday, Feb. 27 inside a revitalized midcentury modern building at the northeast corner of Scottsdale Road and Highland Avenue. Modern Market features clean,… Read More →

Sheriff Paul Penzone will chair the 2017 ‘Evening to Paws’

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The Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL) in partnership with presenting sponsor PetSmart Charities, is bringing South American flair to its annual fundraiser, Evening to Paws, by turning an Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia ballroom into the “CoPawCobana.” “Evening to Paws is AAWL’s biggest fundraiser of the year,” says Judith Gardner, president and CEO of AAWL. “This event brings together the community’s most dedicated animal lovers,… Read More →

Tony Bennett is coming to Celebrity Theatre

Tony Bennett
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The 19-time Grammy Award-winning musician, Tony Bennett, is coming to Celebrity Theatre on Tuesday, July 11. Bennett’s daughter, Antonia Bennett will be touring with him and will open the night’s performance with a collection of jazz and pop standards. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets ($72 and $132) go on sale at 10 a.m. on… Read More →

Arizona Airbnb hosts earned $50.9 million in 2016

Extreme Sport, Arizona Adventures
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Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, announced hosts in Arizona using its platform earned a combined $50.9 million in supplemental income, while welcoming 329,000 visitors to the Grand Canyon State in 2016. The 329,000 guest arrivals represent a 152 percent growth over the year before. This comes as Governor Doug Ducey and Arizona have… Read More →

Westgate offers spring training deals for baseball fans

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Springtime is upon us and you know what that means – it’s time to bring out the baseball caps, take in the smell of freshly cut grass and cheer on favorite baseball teams during Spring Training in Arizona. From Feb. 25 through April 1, baseball reigns supreme in the West Valley with five ballparks hosting… Read More →

Experience outdoors at Tres Rios Nature Festival

hummingbird festival
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Put on a hat, slap on some sun screen and pack up the family to enjoy the great outdoors on the banks of the Tres Rios, at the 14th Annual Spring Tres Rios Nature Festival.   Nature lovers, visitors and families can look forward to another outstanding weekend long spring outdoor event at the Tres Rios… Read More →

Diamondbacks will host Subway D-backs Fan Fest

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The Arizona Diamondbacks will host the 13th annual SUBWAY® D-backs Fan Fest from noon-4:00 p.m. this Monday, Feb. 20, at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. The free event will offer fans access to current players, coaches, alumni and broadcasters.  With the move to Salt River Fields, the annual event will include new opportunities including… Read More →

Arizona Biltmore Golf Club opens FootGolf course

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The Arizona Biltmore Golf Club recently opened a new FootGolf course on the club’s Adobe Course. FootGolfers can enjoy 18-holes for $20 per person, while children 15 and under will be charged their age. The FootGolf course is open for play Sunday through Wednesday after 3 p.m. through the end of April (the course will be… Read More →

Hot Rod Night and Bike Night return to Westgate

Architectural Photography by Michael Baxter, Baxter Imaging LLC
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Arizona’s go-to destination for car and motorcyclists is back and bigger than ever with the return of Hot Rod Night and Bike Night at Westgate Entertainment District. The two highly anticipated, weekly events host close to 3,000 guests for family friendly fun, live music and more. Hot Rod Night at Westgate Entertainment District Over 200… Read More →

Arizona Wild West Festival coming to Cave Creek in March

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Arizona Wild West Festival, Arizona’s largest western/music festival, will take place March 10-12, 2017, in Cave Creek, Ariz. Admission is free to the public. This one-of-a-kind event will feature a number of signature, family-friendly activities including, but not limited to: • On Friday, March 10, crowds will roar as the Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse… Read More →

Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club earns honor

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Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club was awarded the prestigious 2017 Player Development Award from the National Golf Course Owner’s Association at this week’s NGCOA Golf Business Conference in Orlando, Fla. The Player Development Award recognizes the NGCOA member who throughout the year has implemented the most successful player development program, providing effective return-on-investment and an… Read More →

Photos: Heard Museum’s first new gallery in 11 years

heard Museum
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For the first time in 11 years the Heard Museum opened its first new gallery, starting with an art exhibit featuring 200 American Indian artworks from renowned collections, including pieces from the museum’s permanent collection. The first exhibit within the new Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Grand Gallery, “Beauty Speaks for Us,” features pottery, textiles,… Read More →

14 wineries to gather at 2nd Annual Verde Valley Wine Festival

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The 2nd Annual Verde Valley Wine Festival returns to the Clarkdale Town Park in historic Clarkdale, Arizona over Mother’s Day Weekend, May 13 and May 14, 2017 presented by Four Eight Wineworks in collaborative partnership with the non-profit organization, Made in Clarkdale.  “We want to bring the culture that Arizona has to offer in its wine craft… Read More →