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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.

USAPA Pickleball Tournament coming to Robson Ranch

Robson Ranch
October 12, 2015 by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Pickleball is one of the fasted growing sports in the U.S. and the sport just turned 50 this year. The number of pickleball courts in the country has doubled since 2010 and there are now more than 150,000 active players of all ages in the U.S. Arizona happens to be one of the premier places… Read More →

Stradivarius exhibition coming to MIM in January 2016

Dr. Kathleen Wiens,  Courtesy of MIM
October 11, 2015 by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

This January the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix celebrates the violin. The internationally beloved instrument will be the star of a new exhibition that showcases 10 exceptional historic and modern examples from the string family, including a 1728 Stradivarius violin on public display for the first time in the United States. Opening Jan. 16, 2016, “Stradivarius:… Read More →

‘Evil Dead – The Musical’ comes to Mesa Arts Center

October 10, 2015 by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

“Evil Dead – The Musical,” winner of the 2007 Dora Audience Choice Award as Toronto’s favorite show, unleashes its mayhem and fun November 10 for a limited engagement at Mesa Arts Center. Evil Dead – The Musical, the hilarious, record-breaking Canadian musical (Book and Lyrics by George Reinblatt, Director, Co-creator and Co-composer Christopher Bond Music by Frank Cipolla, Melissa Morris, Reinblatt… Read More →

Botanical Garden’s Gertrude’s unveils new menus

Gertrudes Cider Cured Duck Breast
October 9, 2015 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine

Gertrude’s, the highly touted full-service restaurant located just inside the Desert Botanical Garden, is now serving its new Fall menus at lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Under the direction of Executive Chef Matthew Taylor, Gertrude’s ingredient-driven seasonal menus meld extraordinary fresh flavors with subtle Southern and local influences. “The diversity of what we grow onsite… Read More →

Ballet Arizona will perform ‘Nutcracker’ Dec. 11-27

The Nutcracker, Ballet Arizona Dancers
October 9, 2015 by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

The holiday season is just around the corner and Ballet Arizona has announced its 30th year of The Nutcracker performances, choreographed by renowned artistic director Ib Andersen. The Nutcracker will run from December 11-27 for a total of 20 performances, with afternoon and evening shows at Symphony Hall in downtown Phoenix. In 2013, The New York… Read More →

Dinner Series coming at Different Pointe of View

Different Pointe of View
October 8, 2015 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Play | Stay

Renowned for offering spectacular views of the city skyline with cuisine to match, Different Pointe of View welcomes the return of its Insider’s View Dinner series featuring top winemakers from across the country for one Phoenix’s most up-close and intimate food and wine experiences. Offering seven exclusive dinners limited to just 12 guests, each Insider’s… Read More →

Local artist’s exhibit honors Phoenix art community

October 6, 2015 by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Local graphic portrait artist Tad Smith’s exhibition “First Friday Encounters” is scheduled to open at the SkyLine Lofts in Phoenix First Friday, December 4, 2015.  The exhibition will begin December 4th, 2015 with an opening reception from 6-9pm in the ground level art gallery of the luxury loft complex located at 600 N 4th St… Read More →

‘Touch a Truck’ event returns to Westgate

October 5, 2015 by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Kids and adults of all ages are invited to Westgate Entertainment District to experience industrial trucks firsthand at the Empire Cat “Touch a Truck” event. In conjunction with Glendale Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services, the highly anticipated event drew over 4,000 attendees last year, and promises to be even more popular this time around. Truck… Read More →

Best Western introduces new brand, name and logo

Best Western at Property Sign 092215

Phoenix-based Best Western introduced plans for the largest strategic repositioning in the brand’s nearly 70-year-history. This includes a new brand name, advanced property development, dramatically different logos, increased white space between hotel offerings and a new hotel concept. I thought this might be of interest to you from the development standpoint. Best Western’s newest hotel… Read More →

Ballet Arizona opens with comedic ‘Coppélia’

Ballet Az
October 4, 2015 by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Ballet Arizona announced that the 2015-2016 season will open with the highly anticipated classic, Coppélia. This comic ballet remains an all-time favorite of many and Ballet Arizona is pleased to present this legendary work for the first time since 2007. Coppélia tells the story of an eccentric toymaker and a life-sized doll on his balcony… Read More →

Autumn in Arizona: Where to see fall foliage

October 4, 2015 by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play | Stay

Pack your favorite sweater and head north to Kimpton’s Amara Resort and Spa to enjoy cool mountain air, stargazing, s’mores and cuddly blankets by the fire, all while taking in the palette of this season’s colorful – and short lived – leaves set against the backdrop of majestic red rocks. The West Fork of Oak Creek, just… Read More →

Montelucia announces VIP packages for culinary weekend

October 2, 2015 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Play | Stay

With the inaugural “Desert to Dish” Culinary Weekend weeks away (October 22-24, 2015), Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia has a full line-up of weekend events ranging from true farm-to-table dining experiences, exclusive tours of Arizona farms, and one-of-a-kind interactive opportunities with six renowned chefs from across the country. With Camelback Mountain as its backdrop, this food and… Read More →

Capital Canyon Club Grand opening set for October 3

Capital Canyon Club
October 1, 2015 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Play | Stay

One of Arizona’s most storied private country clubs has been masterfully restored after a nearly three-year absence on the state’s golf landscape. Capital Canyon Club, amidst spectacular Ponderosa pines and magnificent rock outcroppings in Prescott, exudes an ambience all its own in Arizona’s high country. A grand opening celebration is slated for Sunday, October 3.… Read More →

Biltmore brings back ultimate driving experience

October 1, 2015 by in Blogs | Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Play | Stay

The Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort has brought back the super car ultimate driving experience – with even more high-gear excitement for 2015-2016. ”The Waldorf Astoria Driving Experience puts guests behind the wheel of some of the world’s most exclusive super cars on a thrilling Arizona driving tour, and for the second season the… Read More →

Outdoor movie series coming to CityScape Phoenix

September 30, 2015 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Play

It’s time to get outside and enjoy the cooler weather. CityScape Phoenix is introducing a new monthly outdoor movie series, City Lights Movie Nights, in partnership with Downtown Phoenix Inc. On the second Thursday of every month (and one special Friday) guests are encouraged to bring their blankets and chairs to watch a feature film… Read More →