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Hilton Tucson El Conquistador getting revival

Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort, the iconic Tucson resort nestled at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains, embarked on a multimillion dollar renovation that will encompass all areas of the property. Uniquely Southwest experiences are at the heart of the renovations which began this fall to bring new indoor/outdoor amenities, refreshed… Read More →

Things to do around the Valley this weekend

Securing the F-35 mission for Luke Air Force Base is a high priority not only for the West Valley, but for the state of Arizona as well. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is the next generation of U.S. Air Force aircraft.
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The Valley has an exciting weekend ahead filled with concerts, festivals and even an air show! Check out these five fun events: Chandler Jazz Festival This free festival will showcase soulful local and national performers. Don’t forget to bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy outdoor performances at the Downtown Chandler Library Plaza. Details:… Read More →

Things to do: St. Patrick’s Day Edition

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The luck of the Irish has brought some exciting events to the Valley for this St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Check out these can’t-miss concerts, festivals and activities: Pot of Gold Music Festival Rawhide in Chandler will host some big names, including Future, Slightly Stoopid, Atmosphere, Dirty Heads, TY Dolla $ign and Fishbone on Thursday. Saturday’s… Read More →

5 Things to do this weekend: Jan. 30-31

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Once again the weekend is finally here. Everyone needs something to do besides chores, so here are upcoming weekend events for you to check out. The weather forecast is calling for snow in Glendale and there are more fun events to go to such as car auctions and an interview to become a Legoland master… Read More →

5 things to do this weekend: Jan. 16-17

A hot air balloon in the Sonoran Desert. Photo: Hot Air Expeditions
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Looking for ways to stay true to your New Year’s resolutions? We’ve got you covered with five Valley events to help you get active, spend more time with family and friends, learn a new skill and travel somewhere exciting. Get active at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon Looking for a fun way to stay… Read More →

Catch ‘XTREME’ fun at the circus this week

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME Have some XTREME fun with your family this week as the circus comes to Phoenix! The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey have pulled out all the stops for this exciting event, which celebrates all things extreme, extraodinary and exotic. The young―and young at heart―will love… Read More →

Things to do for Father’s Day weekend

How father of nine feels about Father's Day

Raise a toast to dad at the Westin Kierland The Westin Kierland Resort is offering a double-header of weekend events celebrating dad. First, check out “Drams for Dads,” a special scotch-tasting event in the resort’s Scotch Library. Try four Glenmorangie whiskies while learning about the differences between the labels, the whiskey regions of Scotland and… Read More →

‘Into the Woods,’ Aerosmith and more to do this weekend

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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Indie rock group Clap Your Hands Say Yeah is playing the Crescent Ballroom this Tuesday as part of their 10th Anniversary Tour. The band has self-released, marketed, and distributed all four of their albums, including 2014’s Only Run. In addition to a tour, the band has reissued its self-titled first… Read More →

Bono, restaurant week and more to do this week

Short ribs and mashed potatoes at Paul Martin's American Grill. Photo by Shavon Rose

Arizona Restaurant Week Experience Arizona’s finest restaurants with special prix-fixe 3-course meals at over 100 restaurants statewide. The event, which spans 10 days, celebrates local restaurants and world-renowned chefs by giving diners the opportunity to try the state’s best restaurants at a special price. Diners’ options range from exotic Ethiopian and Brazilian food to modern… Read More →

Run, rock and roll this weekend


Every weekend brings a new lineup of rocking events around the Valley, and does this weekend rock. Lace up for an Arbor Day 5K, catch some live music and BBQ or prep some questions for a Q-and-A with Anderson Cooper in Phoenix. Arbor Day Run The Arbor Day 5K is in its fifth year. Proceeds… Read More →

Nerd out at ZapCon, take in rugby + more to do this week

Get your mind blown at ZapCon, an arcade game convention in Mesa., iofoto

Rugby Bowl The 2nd annual Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale Beauty and the Beast Rugby Bowl comes to Scottsdale Stadium this weekend.  This all day event features three different rugby games including the Arizona high school championship, Grand Canyon vs. USC, and Arizona State vs. Ohio State. In addition to Rugby, fans can challenge the world arm… Read More →

Back to the ballpark + more to do this weekend

Fan Fest

Scottsdale Culinary Festival The 37th annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival takes place this week at various locations throughout Scottsdale. The event is home to over 20 events, 100 restaurants, dozens of chefs, and thousands of guests. This six-day extravaganza has events such as the Burger Battle, Great Arizona Picnic, Southwest Festival of Beers, and more. Scottsdale… Read More →

This week: Jazz at the Nash, Bike ‘Prom,’ First Friday

Jazz Girl

Jazz at The Nash Jazz Appreciation month kicks off April 1 and the Nash has a number of events scheduled throughout the month. The first in this series of events is “Exploring the Jazz Masters of the Tenor Saxophone.” Taught by ASU jazz instructor Dr. Jeffrey Libman, this class is aimed toward those who want… Read More →

Concerts and festivals you need to catch this weekend

Portugal. The Man

McDowell Mountain Music Festival Arizona’s only nonprofit music festival returns this weekend. Performers for this year’s show include Passion Pit, Portugal. The Man, Thievery Corporation, Widespread Panic and more. The profits from the show go on to benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital and UMOM New Day Centers. In addition to diverse music on the main and… Read More →