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The Living Room in Tucson set to open this Friday

The Living Room
October 5, 2015 by in Date Night | Dining | Lifestyle

The Living Room wine cafe and lounge is set to open their innovative wine concept in La Encantada shopping center. The Living Room focuses on hospitality and staying true to their mantra of love, laugh, lounge. Owner Tom Kaufman says, “The Living Room is truly the modern day neighborhood hangout; Its a chill lounge with… Read More →

Sauce opens new location in Uptown Phoenix

Photo by Robin Sendele, Az Big Media

Sauce Pizza & Wine opened the doors to its seventh Valley location in Phoenix. The fast-casual Italian restaurant located at 25 E. Camelback Road near Central and Camelback is the first site to open under the brand’s new owners led by local restaurateur, Scott Kilpatrick. Guests can expect the same great quality food and drinks,… Read More →

Chromeo at Livewire September 19 postponed

Photo courtesy of Chromeo Facebook

WHAT: Due to illness, the Chromeo show scheduled for Saturday, September 19 at Livewire will be postponed. The new date will be announced shortly. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, but all tickets will be valid for the new date. Refunds will be granted at the point of purchase. WHERE: Livewire 7320… Read More →

Wicked Ball returns to Talking Stick Resort

talking stick tower

Talking Stick Resort is celebrating Halloween with its annual Wicked Ball event on Oct. 31. Hosted in the property’s Salt River Grand Ballroom, the event will feature live entertainment, a variety of performers and decked-out characters vying for top honors in the costume contest. At the end of the night, the remaining 10 finalists will… Read More →

PHX Arts and Culture @ 30 Years comes to Phoenix Oct. 3

Phoenix Arts and Culture

The city of Phoenix marks the 30th anniversary of the Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission with a FREE celebration of arts and culture in downtown Phoenix on Oct. 3. The PHX Arts and Culture @ 30 Years Celebration will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Phoenix Convention Center, Herberger Theater and… Read More →

World-renowned artist carves pumpkin garden in Carefree

Pumpkin Fest

Halloween spirit invades Carefree in the form of whimsical pumpkin carvings from master carver Ray Villafane. The first of its kind in the United States, The Enchanted Pumpkin Garden is open to the public and woven throughout the 4 acre Carefree Desert Gardens. The display runs October 16-31, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., 101 Easy… Read More →

Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey comes to PBS


THIRTEEN’s American Masters series and Latino Public Broadcasting’s VOCES series join forces for the first time to explore the life and work of photographer Pedro E. Guerrero (September 5, 1917-September 13, 2012), a Mexican American, born and raised in segregated Mesa, Arizona, who had an extraordinary international photography career. American Masters — Pedro E. Guerrero:… Read More →

‘A Vampire Tale’ comes to Phoenix Theatre October 1-10

Photo by Rose Torres

This fall, October 1-10, 2015, Scorpius Dance Theatre is bringing back its popular production, A Vampire Tale to Phoenix Theatre’s Hormel Theatre. Dubbed ‘The ‘Nutcracker’ of Halloween,’ this yearly haunt will celebrate its 12th consecutive season. A Vampire Tale indulges audiences with all the trimmings: dark and sexy drama, quirky and comedic episodes, and visually stunning dance and aerial feats. This popular, sell-out production pre-dates all… Read More →

Forks at the ready! Arizona Restaurant Week is back

Little Cleo's-Bacon & Eggs.
Photos by Robin Sendele, Az Big Media

Foodies across the state get ready for the most edible time of the year, Arizona Restaurant Association’s Fall Arizona Restaurant Week. For 10 days starting September 18th through the 27th diners can eat their way across the state on a tasting tour for a good price. Participating restaurants offer a three-course prix-fixe menu for just… Read More →

Ballet Arizona presents Coppélia

Ballet Az

Ballet Arizona has announced that the 2015-2016 season will open with the highly anticipated classic, Coppélia. This comic ballet remains an all-time favorite of many and Ballet Arizona is presents this legendary work for the first time since 2007. Coppélia tells the story of an eccentric toymaker and a life-sized doll on his balcony that catches the… Read More →

Scottsdale Public Art, SMoCA to host British installation artist

Bruce Munro

British artist Bruce Munro is taking his talents across the pond this year to delight Scottsdale Public Art and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) visitors with light-based art installations as part of a Valley-wide art series called Desert Radiance. An artist with international acclaim, Munro has been lauded across the world and participated in exhibits from the Victoria… Read More →

Arizona Theatre Company launches new season and website


Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) heads into its 49th season with a bold new look.  ATC has launched a redesigned website highlighted by a striking new logo that underscores the company’s energy, strength and rich history. The effort was funded by a grant from Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust. Created by Phoenix-based graphic designer firm Esser Design,… Read More →

Arizona Musicians give free concerts at Scottsdale Quarter


Cooler temperatures are just one more reason to enjoy evenings at Scottsdale Quarter with your favorite Valley bands. After shopping around the eclectic mix of retailers or experiencing the latest in irresistible cuisine, stick around for the Fall Concert Series, a series of free live music performances taking place in The Quad. Beginning Saturday, September 5… Read More →

A feline first: Cat café coming to the Valley

Melissa Pruitt: Future owner of LaGattara Cat Café.

Seventeen years ago, an entrepreneur in Taipei, Taiwan opened the world’s very first café with cats as the guests’ accompaniment. With this attraction being as bizarre as it sounds, word got out and the cafés began to blossom worldwide. These “cat cafés” have become such a trend that they have gained publicity on shows like… Read More →