Date Night Archives

‘The Nice Guys’ finish first in laughs

Famous movies

You know what they say: when a porn star crashes her car through a house, you know you’re about to have a good time at the movies. Ok, well, nobody says that, but they ought to now. Such is the opening of The Nice Guys, a raucous riot of 70s action that starts insane and… Read More →

Roadhouse Cinemas will open at The Pavilions

Roadhouse Cinema

Scottsdale is getting another dine-in movie theater. Arizona-based RoadHouse Cinema is opening its second location in Scottsdale on May 13. The new location is taking over the former Ultra Star first run theater at the Pavilions Shopping Center at Indian Bend and the Loop 101 after a $3 million renovation. RoadHouse’s second location is in… Read More →

Which are the best and worst Marvel movies?


With Captain America: Civil War enjoying its first week in theaters, it’s about time we look back on all the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — all thirteen of them. Other studios have tried to copy Marvel’s universe, but to no avail: Sony’s Spiderman universe fell apart and DC released two awful movies in… Read More →

Which actor is the greatest Batman?


Another Batman movie, another Batman. As long as there have been superhero movies, different actors have been filling the costumes of the same heroes. Whether an actor or actress grows tired of portraying a superhero or a comic book franchise starts over (again), the role rebirth of a comic book character is almost as certain… Read More →

Drexel Modern American opens Feb. 3 in Scottsdale

Drexel Modern American

Years ago, when Chad Ahrendt, twins Craig and Mark McDowell and their older brother Trevor were attending Saguaro High School, they never imagined that they would open a restaurant in their hometown. They have partnered with seasoned restaurant veterans Kelley Cordova, general manager, and Chris Mercato, director of operations, to open Drexyl Modern American Restaurant… Read More →

Saguaro Scottsdale will host stylish NYE party


The hottest place to ring in 2016 might be the Saguaro Scottsdale Hotel. LIVE 101.5 and Phoenix New Times will be rocking in the new year at NYE 2016: New Year’s Eve Celebration at The Saguaro Scottsdale Hotel. The upscale affair includes a 3-hour premium reception, savory hors d’oeuvres by Iron Chef Jose Garces, midnight champagne… Read More →

Visit Tucson brings the “Top of the World” to Westgate


Visit Tucson, Tucson’s destination marketing organization, is bringing the “Top of the World” experience seen in their new video – featuring the music of country superstar Randy Houser – to Phoenix-area residents this November 21-24 at the popular Glendale destination, the Westgate Entertainment District. With the help of an expert chalk artist, rock climbers and… Read More →

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy comes to Talking Stick Resort

Carl Palmer

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy: Celebrating The Music of Emerson Lake & Palmer is heading to Talking Stick Resort for the final leg of the 2015 Rhythm Light Tour. Renowned drummer and ELP founding member Carl Palmer will perform a collection of the band’s memorable hits on Dec. 5. Tickets are still available. Purchase your passes… Read More →

Casino Arizona honors armed forces members with specials

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Casino Arizona is showing its appreciation for veterans and active-duty military with dining and promotion deals on Veteran’s Day. Offered exclusively to the brave men and women who’ve served and continue to serve our country, the Nov. 11 specials include a two-for-one lunch special at Eagles Buffet, a complimentary car flag, and three-for-one bingo packs… Read More →

Roka Akor hosts wine dinner with Adelsheim Vineyard

Roka Akor features Robatayaki cuisine. Photo: Roka Akor

Roka Akor Scottsdale is hosting a vintner dinner on Thursday, November 19, with Founder and President David Adelsheim of Adelsheim Vineyard, one of the oldest wineries in Oregon. In collaboration with Executive Chef Jason Alford, the event, beginning at 7 p.m., will educate guests about the Willamette Valley winery’s current releases and pair four courses of specially… Read More →

LDV Winery releases of two Petite Sirah wines

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Arizona’s own, LDV Winery has announced the release of the latest in their growing line up of Arizona Estate-Grown wines—the 2012 Petite Sirah and “The Signature” Petite Sirah. 2012 Petite Sirah Winemaker Notes: This wine exhibits our usual bold and hearty Petite Sirah characteristics with a soft mouth-feel and managed tannins. The Grenache adds spicy notes with hints… Read More →

Eastmark Concert Series to feature Beatles tribute band


Friday, November 6:  What: Eastmark’s First Friday Concert Series featuring “Apple” A Tribute to the Beatles. Great attention to detail has been instilled in their re-creation of the Beatles music and voices. Hear some of your favorite songs such as “Here Comes the Sun”, “Come Together”, “Let it Be” and “Yesterday.” Food & Drinks:  The food truck… Read More →

Walrus & the Pearl hosts monthly Wise Walrus Dinners

Chef Stephen Jones

Eat, drink, socialize and learn at Walrus & the Pearl’s new monthly Wise Walrus Dinners. The intimate set-up at the oyster bar is only available to 11 guests per seating, meaning each and every guest can get up-close-and-personal with Chef Stephen Jones as he prepares his delectable oyster and seafood dishes. Ask him questions, hear… Read More →

Bitter & Twisted hosts Horror Book-Themed Halloween Bash

Photo by Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour

Who:  Halloween revelers, boozy bookworms, and anyone else interested in a Classic Horror Book-themed cocktail party at Biter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour. What: On Saturday, October 31, Valley residents are invited to #GetLit at Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour’s “Classic Horror Novel” Halloween Party. Yes, both literary lovers and craft cocktail fans will love this… Read More →