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Holiday ice rink is coming to Westgate

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The holiday festivities at Westgate Entertainment District have become a time-honored tradition for many West Valley families and this year, holiday revelers can add outdoor ice skating on a real ice rink to their list of fun activities to usher in the season. For the very first time at Westgate, kids and adults can partake… Read More →

Hotel Valley Ho hosts new rooftop beer garden series

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Enjoy delicious brews, chef stations and dramatic views with the new Rooftop Beer Garden series at Hotel Valley Ho. Held on the eighth-floor Sky Line Rooftop overlooking Camelback Mountain, each event will feature a different theme designed to pair perfectly with the featured brewery. At the first event on Thursday, November 17, tailgating is elevated… Read More →

25 hot spots to book a last-minute office holiday party

123rf.com: Gennadiy Poznyakov
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You’ve worked hard. You’ve had a better year than last year. You’re cautiously optimistic about what’s coming in 2017. It’s time to celebrate. Even if the office holiday party is something that slipped your mind because it wasn’t always in the budget the last few years, there are plenty of options still available to create… Read More →

Revitalized Pedal Haus Brewery will reopen on Nov. 3

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The anticipated re-grand opening of Pedal Haus Brewery in downtown Tempe, the resident brewpub and beer garden on Mill Ave., is scheduled on Nov. 3. After an expansive remodel, Julian Wright of Fork & Dagger Inc., 2016 Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame Restaurateur of the Year award winner and creative visionary behind Tempe concepts such… Read More →

Hilton Tucson El Conquistador celebrates Dia De Los Muertos

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Tucson is known for its Southwest-inspired cuisine, Vaquero roots and as the home of the Wildcats, but what many don’t know is that it’s the place to be for Dia de Los Muertos. On Nov.1, 2016, Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort will transform into a scene from ancestors’ past as lit candles… Read More →

Halloween spending is expected to be scary high

Suzie Deadmond prepares Stormi Van't Hul for a Halloween photo shoot. Photo courtesy of Rachel Tabron/Araya Photography.
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October in Phoenix means two things: a reprieve from the blazing heat of summer and Halloween. Gone are the days of sheets with holes in them and vintage plastic masks and smocks. Halloween is growing: The costumes are more involved. The haunted houses are scarier. The decorations are more elaborate. The parties are bigger. That… Read More →

Condé Nast names Hermosa Inn one of the Southwest’s best

Hermosa Inn
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On the heels of being named a AAA Four Diamond luxury getaway, The Hermosa Inn is adding yet another accolade to its repertoire as one of the Best Hotels in the American Southwest, as named by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler in the 2016 Annual Reader’s Choice Awards. With a score of 95.06, The… Read More →

Boo Fest Phoenix will entertain thousands on Oct. 22

Children in Halloween costumes
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Boo Fest Phoenix is an annual Halloween event, which started in 2004. Over the past 12 years the event has grown to become one of North Phoenix’s signature festivals in the fall. This year they anticipate attendance to top out at more than 6,000 kids and their families. Hosted by the City of Phoenix Parks… Read More →

Journey will perform live at The Pool at Talking Stick Resort

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Talking Stick Resort is bringing multiplatinum American rock band Journey to the stage at The Pool on Nov. 19. Tickets are on sale now. The band is expected to enthrall fans with hits such as “Lovin’ Touchin’ Squeezin,’”  “Open Arms” and the timeless smash “Don’t Stop Believin.’” Journey is a current nominee for induction into… Read More →

Talking Stick’s ‘Wicked Ball’ will host $10K costume contest

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Halloween is just over two weeks away, and it’s almost time to celebrate at Talking Stick Resort’s Third Annual Wicked Ball, the hottest Halloween party in Scottsdale. The main event of the party will once again be its costume contest, which will pay out a share of $10,000 to one grand prize winner and will… Read More →

Troon North will launch new caddie service

Troon North
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Troon North Golf Club, the preeminent daily-fee club in Scottsdale, will soon launch a new caddie service for guests. When playing Troon North’s Pinnacle and Monument courses, guests will have the option of a Forecaddie or a Single-Bag Caddie or choose to play without a caddie. The new caddie service is part of a long… Read More →

Hike, wine and dine amidst Sedona’s fall colors at Mariposa

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With Northern Arizona’s fall foliage in full bloom during the last few weeks of October, Sedona’s most talked-about restaurant Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill offers leaf peepers a new way to experience the season in Sedona. Perched atop a scenic bluff overlooking Mount Wilson, Mariposa is located just steps from the Adobe Jack Trailhead, creating the… Read More →

Lucas Oil Off-Road Series speeds into Chandler

Lucas Oil Off-Road Series
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The Lucas Oil Off-Road Series, is revving its engines on October 22 and 23 at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler. The event takes place on the Gila River Indian Community and welcomes all car enthusiasts. Watch all day Saturday at the first race, 4 Wheel Parts Off Road Nationals as Carl Renezeder and Kyle Leduc battle for the checkered flag. Then, come… Read More →

Riot Hospitality Group opening Hand Cut Burgers & Chophouse

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Riot Hospitality Group is proud to announce the Grand Opening of their latest venture Hand Cut, located at 7135 E. Camelback Rd. Hand Cut, which is set to open in late October, will be serving 100 percent grass finished beef from a local Arizona based farm. The unique grind of meat is exclusive to Hand… Read More →