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Mile High Brew Fest + things to do this week

Mercury welcome Brittney Griner8/16: Phoenix Mercury vs. Los Angeles Sparks
The Phoenix Mercury have had a hell of a season. It celebrated the second-longest winning streak (16 games) in WNBA history and will go head-to-head with the team that still holds the record (18 games in 2001) in their last home game before the WNBA playoffs begin on Aug. 21.
US Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, Saturday, August 16, 7 p.m., $12


8/16: Southern Arizona Salsa & Tequila Challenge
Live mariachi music, salsa dancing and 40 different red, green, hot, mild or fruity salsas at your fingertips. There will also be a tequila-based mixed drinks and menu pairing competition featuring 50 established and emerging chefs beneath at least 20 pinatas designed by Viva Piñata! Visit the festival website for a full list of participants, including salsa and tequila challengers as well as participating tequila makers.
La Encantada Shopping Center, 2905 E. Skyline Dr., Tucson, Ariz., Saturday, Aug. 16, 6 p.m., $45-$55

8/16: Mile High Brew Festival
More than 65 craft beers (and a handful of local wineries) brewed in the Southwest at your mercy. You get to take home a Brewfest Tasting Glass. All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Central Arizona. Visit the event website for a full list of participants.
Montezuma Street, Prescott, Ariz., milehighbrewfest.com, Saturday, Aug. 16, 1 to 7 p.m., $20 (additional tasting tickets are 10 for $10)

8/17: John Legend
The All of Me Tour is hitting Phoenix with a warm snuggly feeling as velvety and buttery as John Legend’s voice. The nine-time Grammy Award winning songwriter has been all over the airwaves with his No. 1 single “All of Me,” which we can only imagine sounds just that much better live — and with thousands of other people singing along. And, as if Legend’s music was swoon-worthy enough for the guys and gals out there, he’s also an outspoken feminist married to supermodel Chrissy Teigen. He was once quoted on CNN.com as saying “All men should be feminists. If men care about women’s rights, the world would be a better place.”
Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, livenation.com, Sunday, Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m., prices vary

8/19: WWE Smackdown
Just because it’s all fake, heavily choreographed and greased up fighting by men who are wearing less clothes than their female counterparts doesn’t mean it won’t be a good time! The story is melodramatic, the actors are buff beyond belief and the fans are equally entertaining. Welcome to the world of the WWE Smackdown.
US Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, Tuesday, August 19, 4:45 p.m., usairwayscenter.com/events/detail/wwe-smackdown, $25 to $100

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Top Things to Do This Weekend

Can’t believe it’s already April? Can’t believe it’s already not the weekend? At least you have these great events to go to. From a Legend being in town, a fast paced bicycle race, another BBQ festival and much more will leave you feeling tired after a weekend of fun. Don’t forget to share photos of you enjoying these events with the hashtag #SL5 and follow @scottsdaleliving on Instagram!

Cave Creek Spring Classic Car Auction @ 7100 E. Cave Creek Rd., April 3-5 at 11 a.m.
Head on up to Cave Creek to get a peak at the classic and collectible cars that are being auctioned off. Whether you’re looking to buy a classic automobile yourself or just want to see all the action, make sure this event is at the top of your list.

First Friday @ Roosevelt Row Roosevelt and 1st Streets, April 4
As always First Friday, the ultimate art block party, kicks off for another night. Be sure to check out the debut of “Inspired Soles” at 6th Avenue Gallery, a show of fancy stilettos that will later be sold to the highest bidder. So bring your wallets!
(Free, except for the shoes.)

CycloMesa @ Downtown Mesa Event starts at Mesa Arts Center 1 E Main St., April 4-6
It’s a party, it’s a race and it’s a ride. Head down to Mesa for one of the biggest cycling events Arizona has to offer. There will be a fast paced Criterium to watch, a beer garden and of course food trucks. Also Saturday there are more events and beer to enjoy, just be sure to bring your bike for this great event.

John Legend in Concert @ Ikeda Theater, One E. Main St., Mesa April 4
Grammy Award winner John Legend is blessing Arizona with a soon to be legendary concert for the first time in five years, so don’t miss out. You’ll hear many of the contemporary artists hit songs like: “All of Me,” and “Ordinary People.” His voice will soothe you so be ready to be enticed by the one and only, John Legend.
Tickets: $57-$87

Phoenix Bikefest @ Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd, Chandler AZ, April 4-6
Sammy Hagar, The Cult and much more are coming to kick off the Phoenix Bikefest. Tour Arizona, demo a ride or enjoy one of the many vendors this weekend at the Wild Horse Pass Casino. Just try not to get too rowdy so they can host the event next year too!
Event is free, but concerts are $20-$74

5th Annual Arizona BBQ Festival @ Salt River Fields
7555 N. Pima Rd, Scottsdale AZ, April 5

Food porn, Redneck Games, spiked lemonade shack and live wrestling. What more would you want? This event has a little bit for everyone, especially the food. And all attendees are encouraged to dress as their favorite celebrity redneck. Have fun at this rip roaring and good tasting event!
$12 General Admission, $60 VIP, free for kids 12 & Under

Phoenix Pride Festival @ Indian Steel Park, Central Ave. and Indian School
April 5-6 Parade: April 5 Begins 3rd St. & Thomas, ends 3rd St. and Indian School
This year is the 34th Annual Phoenix Pride festival that attracts attendees from all over the valley to celebrate the LGBTQ community. The festival raises funds for the Phoenix Pride Community foundation and its programs. Don’t miss out on the parade, pageant, gala and more this weekend!
Tickets: $15 for 1 day, $30 for 2 day


Cole Real Estate Investments, Inc. Announces Tender Offer

Cole Real Estate Investments, Inc., (NYSE: COLE), formerly known as Cole Credit Property Trust III, Inc., announced today that it has commenced a modified “Dutch auction” tender offer to purchase for cash up to $250 million in value of its shares of common stock on the terms and subject to the conditions described in its Offer to Purchase dated June 20, 2013. Under the terms of the tender offer, the company intends to select the lowest price, not greater than $13.00 nor less than $12.25 per share, net to the tendering stockholder in cash, less any applicable withholding taxes and without interest, which would enable the company to purchase the maximum number of shares having an aggregate purchase price not exceeding $250 million. Stockholders may tender all or a portion of their shares of common stock. Stockholders also may choose not to tender any of their shares of common stock. If the tender offer is oversubscribed, shares will be accepted on a prorated basis, subject to “odd lot” priority. The company intends to fund the purchase price for shares of common stock accepted for payment pursuant to the tender offer, and all related fees and expenses, from available cash and/or borrowings under the existing senior unsecured credit facility.

The tender offer and withdrawal rights will expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on August 8, 2013, unless the tender offer is extended or withdrawn. If stockholders elect to tender shares of common stock, they must choose the price or prices at which they wish to tender their shares and follow the instructions described in the Offer to Purchase, the related letter of transmittal and the other documents related to the tender offer filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Companies Devote Time To Black History Month

As we kick off Black History Month, Arizona companies devote time for sharing, caring and supporting ethnic communities. Employers understand the importance of spreading the love and have done so with educational scholarships, funding for schools and free entertainment.


United Services Automobile Association (USAA), an investment and insurance company, offers specific educational opportunities during this month. Classes on leadership skills, how to take control of finances and programs that support growth and opportunity are provided.

Payless  ShoeSource

Payless ShoeSource, a national shoe distribution company, offers the Inspiring Possibilities Scholarship Program, which supports the future of African American and other minority youth. Beginning Feb. 1, Payless will sell a limited-edition I believe accessory for $3. This accessory will be available online at Payless’ website and in 800 stores nationwide. The store will donate a minimum of $35,000 to the scholarship program. The program is designed to distribute about a dozen scholarships to African American and other minority youth for the 2011-2012 seasons.

Barnes and Noble

Barnes and Noble, the world’s largest bookseller, is honoring Black History Month with special events and promotions. They will have story-telling events, various speakers, tables with books for all ages, including picture books and autobiographies. An April Harrison tote bag will be sold; proceeds will go back into ethnic communities. Special pricing will be in place this month to support the learning, economic, social and political growth of African Americans. black history 2011, Flickr, See-ming Lee

Quicken Loans

Quicken Loans, the largest online loan servicing company, is giving away more than $20,000 in scholarships. Five years ago, Quicken Loans started giving away one of six scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 to each winner. The money goes to the child’s school of choice to help promote education and spread Black History. Joined with Fathead, a leading brand in sports and entertainment graphic products, they allow children to go online and register for the scholarships by stating why Black History Month is important.

Arizona State University

Arizona State University (ASU) celebrates Black History Month many ways, but the big talk is John Legend coming to ASU’s Tempe campus Feb. 8 for a free concert to anyone with a SunCard. Legend will have a brief discussion on what Black History means to him before signing some of his songs. Two free tickets are available to ASU students, faculty and staff.

AP and Associates/Phoenix International Raceway

AP and Associates, creator of the Checkered Flag Run in Arizona, will have celebrity appearances, NASCAR race, activities and major sponsors for inaugural event hosted by Second II None Motorcycle Club at the Talking Stick Resort and Casino and Phoenix International Raceway (PIR).  There will be over $50,000 in prizes and a chance to accompany PIR President Bryan Sperber to the trophy winner. They will be highlighting the diversity that motorcycle enthusiasts have along with supporting organizations that work to benefit local African American communities in both Phoenix and Scottsdale.

Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University (NAU) features a list of Black History events throughout the month. Men’s Basketball vs. Montana State will have Black Student Union students sitting together to show their support for NAU’s men and women basketball teams. Step Afrika is a step show, an art form born at African American fraternities, at the university for free. Apollo Night with Keedar Whittle, a reenactment of the historic Apollo Theatre, will show famous Black historic moments. And  month-end closing barbecue, sponsored by Coconino County African American Advisory Council, will have free food.

Black History Month is a time for everyone to get together and enjoy a piece of history that leads to a brighter future. For more information on Black History, visit http://www.infoplease.com/black-history-month/.