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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

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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 →

Five things to do before summer in Arizona

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by in Experience AZ Magazine | Featured

While Phoenix natives enjoy beautiful weather in the fall and winter, it’s tough for anyone to stand outside for more than a couple minutes during the hot summer months. So, here are five outdoor activities to do with family and friends before triple-digit temperatures hit the Valley. Hiking Arizona is home to some of the… Read More →

5 things to do this weekend: Feb. 9-16, 2015

"Napoli." Photo credit: Alexander Iziliaev

1. “Napoli” premieres in US Ballet Arizona will be the first American ballet company to present “Napoli.” This performance tells the love story of the poor fisherman Gennaro and his beloved Teresina. Teresina is swept away in a great storm. Sea nymphs rescue her, but Gennaro is nowhere to be found. Their love must overcome… Read More →

Things to do this week: Feb. 2 to 9; Mark Spowart; London Ontario, Canada - April 14, 2012. John (Jet) Williams (32) goes up for slam dunk during the warm up. The Harlem Globetrotters brought their show and defeated the International Elite to win the "World Championship" at the John Labatt Centre in London

Here are some things to do around Arizona this weekend, including Harlem Globetrotters performances, a Firehouse cookoff and a citywide scavenger hunt. Harlem Globetrotters The Harlem Globetrotters are known for traveling the country to showcase their spectacular basketball talents while performing a comedic act. The troupe is back in the Valley this weekend with shows… Read More →

Things to do this week: Jan. 26 to Feb. 2


Last chance to ice-skate Arizona’s only outdoor ice-skating rink comes down after Super Bowl weekend. The 5,442-square-foot rink has been in place on Central Avenue between Washington and Jefferson streets since late November. CitySkate offers a variety of special events throughout the rink, including theme days on Tuesdays. This week’s theme is Football Jerseys. In… Read More →

Epic Maker Instrument Challenge, more to do this week, Nomadsoul1

11/21: Global Dance Festival The global dance festival has spread to several cities after originating in Colorado in 1999. The EDM, electronic, and dubstep music dance fest will feature musicians from all over the world, coming together to provide music for the outdoor dance party. Tempe Beach Park, 54 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, Friday,… Read More →