Experience AZ Magazine Archives

The Wigwam offers summer savings deals

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Located in the affluent community of Litchfield Park, just 15 miles west of downtown Phoenix, The Wigwam is offering hot summer deals and cool activities for kids (and adults!) of all ages. Families have been creating memories at The Wigwam for decades and the fun continues this summer with room rates starting at $99 per night… Read More →

Arizona Restaurant Week celebrates evolution of Arizona’s taste

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Early anticipation for Spring Arizona Restaurant Week, May 15 through the 25, shows how much of a “foodie” town the Phoenix-Scottsdale area is becoming, said Arizona Restaurant Association President and CEO Steve Chucri. Spring Arizona Restaurant Week celebrates the Arizona food scene with more than 100 restaurants offering three-course prix fixe menus between $33 and… Read More →

Royal Palms offers unique and seasonal meeting options

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With designer meeting rooms, breathtaking outdoor spaces surrounded by abundant gardens and orange groves and seasonal banquet menus and packages throughout the year, Royal Palms Resort and Spa, A Destination Hotel, is anything but traditional when it comes to meetings and conferences. Located at the foot of Camelback Mountain, Royal Palms combines the graciousness and… Read More →

D-backs host APS Green Game on Earth Day Wednesday

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The Arizona Diamondbacks, in partnership with Arizona Public Service (APS), have teamed up for the sixth annual APS Green Game, which will be held on Earth Day this Wednesday.  The goal of the event is to educate fans on how to become more energy efficient. In support of all the green efforts on Wednesday, all… Read More →

Run, rock and roll this weekend

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Every weekend brings a new lineup of rocking events around the Valley, and does this weekend rock. Lace up for an Arbor Day 5K, catch some live music and BBQ or prep some questions for a Q-and-A with Anderson Cooper in Phoenix. Arbor Day Run The Arbor Day 5K is in its fifth year. Proceeds… Read More →

New Recovery Sundays at Hotel Valley Ho

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Sunday is your day to relax and recover from the week. Treat yourself with delicious food and drinks, live music, spa treatments, and poolside fun at Hotel Valley Ho.   ZuZu serves brunch inside and on the shaded patio from 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with the Bloody Mary + Mimosa Bar open from 9:00… Read More →

High-end event space opens in North Phoenix

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Chateau Luxe, a new premier event space that brings high-end design and opulent detail to the Valley, opens this month in Phoenix. Located just north of the 101 off of 7th Street, Chateau Luxe is a multimillion-dollar event space envisioned by owner Deepika Bhalla. It is designed and built by the award winning luxury builders, Chaves AIA,… Read More →

Nerd out at ZapCon, take in rugby + more to do this week

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Rugby Bowl The 2nd annual Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale Beauty and the Beast Rugby Bowl comes to Scottsdale Stadium this weekend.  This all day event features three different rugby games including the Arizona high school championship, Grand Canyon vs. USC, and Arizona State vs. Ohio State. In addition to Rugby, fans can challenge the world arm… Read More →

Phoenix mayor proclaims April 19 David Hallberg Day

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David Hallberg is known today as one of the world’s greatest ballet dancers, an “ambassador of a new age of ballet” and, most importantly, a tremendous inspiration to young male dancers worldwide. Having grown up right here in the Valley, Hallberg is an esteemed alumnus of the School of Ballet Arizona and the Arizona School… Read More →

Pink Pony kicks off Summer Crafty Dinner Series

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This May through August, Pink Pony in Scottsdale will be kicking off its Summer Crafty Dinner Series. Each Crafty Dinner will pair craft beer, local spirits and ingredients with Executive Chef, Stephen K. Eldridge’s, playful contemporary comfort cuisine. Each dish on the menus will be custom crafted to specifically partner with each crafty beer or cocktail.… Read More →

Spice up summer with Gadzooks Enchiladas & Soup

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Enchilada cravers, soup sippers and salad munchers can rejoice. The new summer-ready menu at Gadzooks Enchiladas & Soup is ready to serve. Fork up some fun and spoon up some spicy new flavors at Gadzooks Enchiladas & Soup, where they offer way more than just their signature build-your-own enchiladas. Did you know that Gadzooks also serves up… Read More →

Local artists get creative in Spring Chalk Art Festival

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On April 18 the sidewalks of Westgate Entertainment District, Desert Ridge Marketplace and Tempe Marketplace will be transformed into spectacular outdoor galleries as crowds gather to watch the incredible chalk artwork unfold before their eyes. As professional artists cover the sidewalks with murals, children ages 3 to 12 are invited to create their own original pieces… Read More →

The Rebel Lounge opens in former Mason Jar location

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A new music venue will take the place of a previously iconic rock hub in the Valley. The Rebel Lounge is set to open at the beginning of May in the same building that used to house the Mason Jar. Before the Mason Jar, the location was home to the Branding Iron bar. For close… Read More →

Greasewood Flat auction offers pieces of history

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Greasewood Flat, an Arizona Icon, is riding off into the sunset. Their last day of operation was March 31st. Local auction company, Sam Auctions, is inviting the public down to own a piece of the wild west on Saturday, April 11th. Greasewood Flat will sell many of the rustic treasures from one of the “oldest,… Read More →