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Arizona Musicians give free concerts at Scottsdale Quarter

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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 →

Uptown Farmers Market introduces new Summer Chef Series

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Uptown Farmers Market has joined forces with local restaurants, chefs and C-CAP to host its Summer Chef Series at the market each Saturday through the summer 2015.  Each week, the Summer Chef Series will feature a different chef from throughout the valley using seasonal Arizona products to inspire and educate home cooks.  We have two… Read More →

McDowell Mountain Music Festival returns to Phoenix

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Listen up music fans, the 13th annual McDowell Mountain Music Festival (MMMF) will take the stage on March 11-13, 2016 for three full days of music, food, art, culture and more in the Arizona sun. Presale ticket packages for MMMF 2016 will be available for purchase at a discounted rate starting on August 1, 2015.… Read More →

Blue Hound introduces new cocktail menu

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With several awards and accolades under her belt, Stephanie Teslar, Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails’ head bartender, has introduced 10 new cocktails that are “throwbacks” of Southern-inspired drinks and focus on house-made ingredients. Stephanie takes a more culinary view when she crafts her cocktails. She spends a lot of time in the kitchen experimenting with… Read More →

Sanctuary on Camelback launches mixologist competition

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Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain is adding some flair to summer in Scottsdale with a new “Bar Brawl” series. In the spirit of friendly rivalry, top local talent will square off from behind the bar to raise the championship belt (plus they’ll win a Las Vegas getaway). The competition launches July 19 with match-ups at jade… Read More →

Authentic Eastern Mediterranean cuisine now in Chandler

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The Ivy Mediterranean Lounge recently opened their flagship restaurant on the northeast corner of Dobson and W. Germann Road in Chandler at the Shops at Pecos Ranch. The Ivy serves to exceed East Valley residents’ expectations with an upscale, casual, hip dining experience for lunch and dinner. The Ivy has a diverse menu of authentic… Read More →

Kevin Dillon to host pool party at Māyā Day + Nightclub

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Māyā Day + Nightclub and Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations announced that Kevin Dillon will host a pool party at Māyā Day + Nightclub on Sunday, July 12. Doors open at 12 p.m. This is a 21+ event. To purchase tickets, please visit MayaClubAZ.com or SLETickets.com. Kevin Dillon is widely known for his portrayal… Read More →

L’Auberge de Sedona to undergo Summer renewal

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This summer, L’Auberge de Sedona, the acclaimed creekside retreat nestled among the Red Rocks of Sedona, will undergo a summer renewal process. Come fall, the celebrated dining, spa, and wellness destination will unveil an enhanced creekside arrival experience, upgraded luxury guest accommodations, elevated dining offerings – fueled by a new state-of-the-art kitchen, and a completely… Read More →

Platform Scottsdale: Ways to Beat the Heat with Visitors

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While most of us are looking to escape the heat and leave Arizona during the summer, some crazy loving family members still think it’s a great time to visit! Heck, flight prices are down and you can get some smoking deals on hotels, excursions, etc., so may as well prepare for a houseful of visitors!… Read More →

Scottsdale Beer Palooza serves up Round 2 June 20

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Pre-game for Father’s Day at the Scottsdale Beer Palooza on June 20. The indoor event, held at WestWorld between 1 and 6 p.m., features more than 30 breweries, a bunch of pub fare, plus an adult play area where you can test your beer trivia, watch beer-y movies and play life-size foosball. Actor Kerr Smith… Read More →

Mark-Taylor announces Summer of Love Series

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Mark-Taylor, Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations and Cox Communications have announced the 9th Annual Summer of Love pool party series beginning on Saturday, June 6 and running until Saturday, August 29. These fun, interactive, poolside events offer a great time and a chance for one lucky winner to host their very own pool party… Read More →

Sam Fox restaurants launch ‘Feed the Soul’ today

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Families and their kiddos with big hearts, youngsters, future philanthropists and anyone who wants to raise money and awareness for childhood hunger will get a chance, with the help of Sam Fox of Fox Restaurant Concepts. Everyday 1 in 5 children struggle with hunger across America, and this summer guests who visit participating Fox Restaurants… Read More →

American Modernism comes to Phoenix Art Museum

Top 5: Arizona Museums, Experience AZ, Fall-Winter 2012

From New York to New Mexico: Masterworks of American Modernism from the Vilcek Foundation Collection will open at Phoenix Art Museum on June 7, 2015. The exhibition includes 65 objects of American modernism spanning more than fifty years by notable artists like Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley and Georgia O’Keeffe. The subject matter ranges… Read More →