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Phoenix Urban Ale Trail, One Direction + more things to do

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September 16, 2014 by in Blogs | Experience AZ Magazine | Featured | Play

Boy bands, brews cruise, ballet under the stars and much more to do this weekend! 9/16: One Direction The British boy-band One Direction is taking over Glendale and a swarm of screaming teenage girls is sure to follow. With three albums that have debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts, the concert is sure… Read More →

Tickets on sale for Pumpkin Patch Train Ride

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September 16, 2014 by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

There is a pumpkin patch that you can only get to by train, where pumpkins for the picking abound. Activities at the historic Grand Canyon Railway Depot in Williams, Ariz., include a haunted railway car, a hay bale maze, and pumpkin arts and crafts in the Harvest Room. Reserved tickets are now on sale for… Read More →

Variety marks Arizona State Fair concert series

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Variety has always been the spice of the Arizona State Fair Concert Series, and this year is no exception. Fairgoers can rock out at shows by Barenaked Ladies, Weezer, Queens of the Stone Age, and John Fogerty or get down with such country stars as Justin Moore, Darius Rucker, and Josh Turner. Additional musical options… Read More →

Vietnam Memorial comes to the Valley

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September 8, 2014 by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Estrella by Newland Communities will host “The Moving Wall™,” a half-size traveling replica of the Washington D.C. Vietnam Veterans Memorial beginning at noon on October 2 through noon on October 6 and is free to all attending. The Wall will be open 24 hours a day with volunteers stationed at The Wall from 8 a.m.… Read More →

Last Comic Standing comes to Mesa Arts Center

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September 5, 2014 by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

America’s favorite summer comedy and NBC’s top-rated television comedy competition show, Last Comic Standing, is launching a live tour, Last Coming Standing Live, on Tuesday, September 16. The tour arrives at Mesa Arts Center on September 16 for a 7:30 p.m. performance in the Ikeda Theater.  Last Coming Standing Live, will feature Season 8’s winner… Read More →

Hotel Palomar Offers LGBTQ Wedding Give-Away

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In celebration of Kimpton’s long-time support of the LGBTQ community, Hotel Palomar Phoenix is awarding one lucky couple an all-inclusive Wedding Give-Away. Couples are invited to share their love story to enter to win a paid trip to California to get married, a reception at Hotel Palomar Phoenix upon your return to Arizona, and a… Read More →

Bingo player takes home more than $90,000 at Casino Arizona

Chandler resident Charlene Vance became the latest Casino Arizona jackpot winner on Aug. 25. She took home $98,000.
September 3, 2014 by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Casino Arizona, an enterprise of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, announced a winner in its U-Pick progressive bingo game. Chandler resident Charlene Vance became the latest jackpot winner trying her luck at the property’s O-75 in 20 numbers or less on Aug. 25. She took home $98,000. “We are no stranger to jackpots at… Read More →

Ernest Siva named 11th Spirit of the Heard recipient

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August 28, 2014 by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

The Heard Museum is proud to present its 11th annual Spirit of the Heard award to Ernest H. Siva (Cahuilla/Serrano). The ceremony will take place during the Arizona American Indian Excellence in Leadership Awards on Nov. 4 at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas in Scottsdale, Arizona. “We are honored to bestow this award upon… Read More →

Phoenix International Raceway announces 2015 schedule

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NASCAR released the 2015 Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) schedule and Phoenix International Raceway will once again host two NSCS race weekends next season. PIR’s spring event weekend, headlined by the Camping World 500, moves two weeks later, to March 12-15, is scheduled to be broadcast on FOX. In the fall, PIR will continue to host… Read More →

Phoenix Art Museum exhibit shares self-published photobooks

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August 27, 2014 by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

The INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks will be at Phoenix Art Museum from August 23 to September 28, 2014. It explores the ways photographic artists are using newly available commercial technologies to self-publish photobooks. Entries were accepted until the end of July when a jury of seven industry professionals reviewed the 271 photobooks that… Read More →

Tickets to the Polar Express Now on Sale

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August 20, 2014 by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

The mercury may be hitting 100, but those in the know are already booking their reserved tickets on the Polar Express™ presented by the Grand Canyon Railway. From November 7 through January 3, the Railway will run special trains from Williams, Ariz., to the North Pole. Polar Express reservations can be made by calling 1-888-848-3511… Read More →

Royal Palms Offers Labor Day Deals

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August 18, 2014 by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play | Stay

As summer comes to a close, why not hold onto the last few precious moments and celebrate at one of the Valley’s most luxurious resorts, the Royal Palms Resort & Spa? The resort is offering a special discounted package (over 60% off a standard room rate of $479) with its DeLuxe Lounging Package, along with… Read More →

Tamale Festival coming November 15th

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August 15, 2014 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Play

On November 15th, 2014, the 79th Annual Friendly House Tamale Dinner will move into its new event location at The Arizona Center in downtown Phoenix and present an exciting day of family-friendly festival activities. Presented by APS and organized by Friendly House, a Phoenix-based non-profit organization that has proudly served the local community since 1920,… Read More →

Arizona Restaurant Week Returns Sept. 19-28

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Arizona Restaurant Week (ARW) will return this fall with 10 nights of incredible edibles, commencing for the first time on a Friday night. Arizona Restaurant Week, Fall Edition will be held Friday, September 19 through Sunday, September 28. During Fall ARW, over 150 Phoenix restaurants will offer specialty prix-fixe dinner menus for $33 and $44… Read More →