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Nerd nirvana: Bonus Round looks to tie community together

Arcade bar

If you’re looking to go where people know your name, you might want to head over to Phoenix’s new arcade bar, Bonus Round. You may not get greeted like it’s an episode of ‘Cheers’, but Jacob Rendel and James Goshow opened Bonus Round to create a community-based environment where folks can comfortably enjoy nerd culture with… Read More →

Celebrate shark week at SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium

Shark Tank

Shark Week is set to return with a splash June 26 – July 2, and guests of SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium can chew on an abundance of educational seminars, interactive exhibits and special artifacts throughout the week in honor of the occasion. In addition to shark-training and shark-identification talks targeting adults and children alike, the aquarium is home… Read More →

7 classic artists coming to Arizona soon

McDowell Mountain Music Festival

Many artists, new and old come to Arizona to perform before their fans. While some artists may be well past their prime, as they continue to tour, there are some that you’ll just keep coming to see. We’ve compiled a list of a few must see artists who rocked the hardest in another era, and… Read More →

Summer fun returns with Westgate Wednesdays

Westgate

Summer fun is coming back to the West Valley with Westgate Wednesdays returning to Westgate Entertainment District every Wednesday from now until August 10. The free, family-friendly series runs every Wednesday at Fountain Park from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., offering weekly themed events that draw hundreds of kids and parents to enjoy music, dancing, games and… Read More →

Arizona resorts offer hot staycation deals

The Boulders Resort & Spa

Arizona is home to some of the world’s most fantastic pools, luxurious spas, romantic retreats, spectacular golf courses and best restaurants. So if you need a summer getaway, why not save money and take advantage of staycation deals? Forget about flight delays and rental cars because many of Arizona’s award-winning hotels and resorts offer summer deals that… Read More →

LUSTRE Rooftop Bar hosts Freedom Fourth Pool Party

Rooftop bar

The rooftop bar and pool deck at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar is going to be popping this Fourth of July as it hosts the Freedom Fourth Pool Party at LUSTRE Rooftop Bar in downtown Phoenix. On Saturday, July 2. folks will get to party and enjoy the pool starting at 11 a.m. Non-hotel guests have… Read More →

Sedona Hummingbird Festival returns in July

hummingbird festival

As Hummingbirds make their pilgrimage to southern Mexico for the winter, the International Hummingbird society is hosting the fifth annual Hummingbird Festival in Sedona. The July 29-31 event will be hosted at the Sedona Performing Arts Center and at various spots around Sedona, featuring lectures from hummingbird experts from across the country. Tickets are available… Read More →

Slideshow: 3 Doors Down at Talking Stick

3 Doors down

Over the weekend Art Director Mike Mertes attended to the 3 Doors Down concert at Talking Stick Resort to take beautiful photos.   Photos by Mike Mertes Initially the Friday, June 10 show was going to be poolside, but the night of the concert was moved to Talking Stick Resort’s ballroom, Mertes said. Everyone had… Read More →

How Arizona hikers can avoid bee attacks

Extreme Sport, Arizona Adventures

Recent bee attacks turned a normal summer day into a deadly encounter. Last month, a 22-year-old Louisiana man died after being stung more than 1,000 times while hiking in Usery Mountain Park in Mesa. Alex Bestler was walking with a friend when bees attacked. Bestler’s friend was able to escape the bees by running into… Read More →

Fans and more at Phoenix Comicon (Slideshow)

Phoenix Comicon

Phoenix Comicon may be over, but you can relive the action here with these amazing photos of this year’s cosplayers.   Photos by Kristina Venegas To see more photos of this year’s Comicon, check out our Facebook page. The June 2-5 event brought in thousands of comic, movie and book fans to the Phoenix Convention… Read More →

Gregg Allman coming to Scottsdale and Tucson

Greg Allman

Danny Zelisko Presents Gregg Allman at Fox Tucson Theatre in Tucson on Wednesday, September 21st at 7:30 pm.  Tickets for the concert go on sale Tuesday, June 14th at 12pm. Allman will also be performing at Talking Stick Resort on Saturday, September 17 at The Showroom at Talking Stick Resort. Rounder Records released Gregg Allman Live: Back to Macon, GA on August 7th, 2015. The stellar live DVD/CD captures… Read More →

CityScape will host Phoenix Comicon pre-party

CityScape_Patriots Park (Low Res)

Attention all comic-enthusiasts! This year’s journey to Comicon is beginning with the “Quest Fest” Pre-Party hosted by CityScape Phoenix. Just two blocks away from the Phoenix Convention Center, CityScape will transform into a comic-lover’s dream with the “Quest Fest” 2016 Costume Contest, specials at select tenants, prizes and a screening of The Goonies. Also, during all… Read More →

SPEX launches a new concept in hiking in Sedona

SPEX

Hikers in Sedona have a new option when it comes to exploring  their deep thoughts out on the trail. Sedona Philosophy Experience (SPEX) has officially launched and is busy helping its customers navigate not only the trails of Sedona, but also the mindful philosophical discussions that hiking so naturally stimulates. “We are delighted to bring… Read More →

Jurlique Spa at FireSky Resort offers summer deals

Jurlique Spa

Summer in Arizona is the perfect time to relax and reset the mind, body and spirit with Jurlique Spa at FireSky Resort & Spa, offering special deals for locals and treatments starting from $99. The resort spa located at FireSky in Old Town Scottsdale offers a full menu of fresh and fragrant spa services designed… Read More →