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Westgate lands Tavern+Bowl, Glendale’s 1st microbrewery

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Southern California favorite Tavern+Bowl will make its Arizona debut in March with a new location at Westgate Entertainment District. Westgate has experienced unprecedented growth over the past few years, and now, with the addition of Tavern+Bowl and Good Bad Ugly (GBU) Brewing Co. – the city’s first microbrewery – Westgate will be adding yet another… Read More →

ZZ Top to play at Talking Stick Resort

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Back by popular demand, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame trio ZZ Top will perform their classic rock songs, infused with Texas blues, live at the pool on October 9. With a career spanning over 40 years, the group is arguably one of the leading bands of all time and has the lowest running intact personnel line up in music history.… Read More →

The Boulders named a ‘Top Golf Resort in the World’

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The Boulders Resort & Spa has been recognized in Andrew Harper’s 2016 Readers Choice awards, showcasing subscribers favorite hotels and resort worldwide. The Boulders was voted No. 4 on this year’s list of “Top Golf Resorts in the World.” According to General Manager, Howard Harris, “To be ranked so high amid such strong competition is truly… Read More →

Christown Mall to celebrate 55 years

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West Phoenix shopping mall, Christown Spectrum Shopping Center, is celebrating 55 years, and to celebrate, there is a free and family-friendly “Feeling Groovy” party. There will be music and fashion from the 1960s and more on Saturday, Sept. 24 from noon to 3 p.m. at Christown, 1703 W. Bethany Home Rd. The event will include: Live… Read More →

CityScape announces fall free movie nights

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Where can you fly over Central Ave. in Downtown Phoenix on a zip line, hang out with the crew from Ghostbusters and meet minions in real life all for free? That’s right, the fall series of City Lights Movie Nights at CityScape Phoenix returns in September! On the second Friday of every month, guests are encouraged to bring… Read More →

OdySea Aquarium announces opens

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Planned as one of Arizona’s premier attractions, the OdySea Aquarium opened in Scottsdale on Saturday, September 3, 2016. Located at the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, it is the largest aquarium in the Southwest, spanning 200,000 square feet. The two-level, state-of-the-art facility holds more than 2 million gallons of water and can accommodate over 10,000… Read More →

What the heck is a Twitter vending machine, and why is it at Chase Field?

Fans can Tweet a specific hashtag made available for through the vending machine to earn prizes. (Photo by Olivia Demetros, Arizona Diamondbacks)
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The Arizona Diamondbacks have added a Twitter vending machine, sponsored by Manzanita Sol, that will give @Dbacks and @LosDbacks fans a chance to win D-backs themed prizes by simply tweeting a specific hashtag. Each time a D-backs fan tweets using the hashtag #DbacksManSol and a custom hashtag that is only available by visiting the Twitter vending machine, they will receive a… Read More →

Tailgate for ASU at the Tempe Mission Palms

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There will be no flag on the play as Tempe Mission Palms crosses the line and scores a touchdown with its tailgate parties for Arizona State University Sun Devils’ 2016-17 football season. ASU’s Sun Devil spirit (and pitchforks) will be out in full force during tailgate festivities, which will begin approximately three hours prior to… Read More →

Zombie Walk has been resurrected in Phoenix

Zombie Walk
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The Zombie Walk, the largest gathering of zombies in the southwest, will return to Downtown Phoenix on Saturday, Oct. 29. after its cancellation earlier this year. With the help of co-producing charitable partner Arizona Hemophilia Association and downtown’s Warehouse District, Zombie Walk has been brought back to life. Admission to the popular family friendly event, which last year attracted… Read More →

Here’s what the Colorado River’s first all-electric raft looks like


Arizona-based Colorado River Discovery, in partnership with the National Parks Service, is launching its 100 percent electric raft – the first of its kind in the region – in the Colorado River. Named Helios in homage to the God of the Sun in Greek Mythology and both certified by the U.S. Coast Guard and registered with… Read More →

LUSTRE hosts 100th Day of Summer pool parties

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The final days of summer are upon us, but that’s not stopping LUSTRE Rooftop Bar from having a good time this Labor Day weekend. Perched on the third-floor pool deck of Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix, LUSTRE is kicking off the long weekend with the “100th Day of Summer” pool party series offering live music, giant… Read More →

Desert Ridge Marketplace, Tempe Marketplace add retailers

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Exciting developments are underway at Desert Ridge Marketplace and Tempe Marketplace, as the shopping centers prepare to welcome several in-demand retailers and restaurants to their respective properties this fall. With a combined 2.5 million square feet of space drawing 30 million visitors annually, the two Vestar-operated shopping centers are already home to a wide array… Read More →

Report: Barrett-Jackson auction had $167.8M economic impact in 2016


A recent economic and fiscal impact report, paid for by the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company and the City of Scottsdale, shows that the annual car auction had a total economic impact of $167,800,000 in 2016. Local economists at Elliott D. Pollack & Company conducted the analysis, which reveals both economic and fiscal impacts. The economic impacts analyzed the direct and… Read More →

Wigwam named premier resort by Golf Magazine


The Wigwam Resort has been named to GOLF Magazine and’s prestigious “Premier Resorts” rankings for 2016-17 – the biennial guide listing the greatest golf resort destinations in North America. A total of 112 golf resorts were named to either the Gold or Silver Medal categories. “We’re excited to see The Wigwam return to GOLF… Read More →