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Phoestivus

Phoestivus For the Rest of Us

Phoenix Public Market hosts a time-honored holiday tradition   By Madison Rutherford    Popularized by the ’90s sitcom Seinfeld, Festivus is a made-up holiday that combats the commercialism and stress of the Christmas season with absurd traditions such...
Mesa Arts Festival

Mesa Arts Festival a sensory delight for unique gifts and entertainment

Phoenix.org Staff Report   Are you shopping for unique gifts? Or just looking for an opportunity to get into the spirit of the season? Do you enjoy art and entertainment? If the answer to any of these...
Miracle by Blue Hound

Drinking Christmas: Miracle by Blue Hound’s pop-up cocktail concept brings tipsy tidings of joy

By Niki D’Andrea   Christmas isn’t always all about kids. Sometimes, it can be very adult-oriented and caters more to spoiling your inner child than to making toddlers sit on a stranger’s lap while asking for...
Arizona Musicfest

Arizona Musicfest season stages four months of performances

By Kenneth LaFave   It was once known as “the little festival that could.” Now it’s the North Valley’s cultural flashpoint. What else would you call a performance series that has gone from 7,000 attendees in 2013...
Alternative Black Friday

Alternative Black Friday: Breaking Black Friday Norms in Downtown Phoenix

By Shannon Haupert   Just hours after consuming turkey on Thanksgiving Day, shoppers line up at the most popular stores in the U.S. to get deals that appear to be one-of-a-kind. Black Friday has become an epidemic,...
Pizza and Donuts

Pizza and Donuts: Two wildly different food groups to occupy Downtown Phoenix

By Connor Dziawura   At first, frequent food festival purveyor David Tyda isn’t too keen on weighing in on the pineapple pizza debate. It doesn’t take long for him to buckle and offer his opinion. “I grew...
PHX Pheast

Phoenix Public Market uniting chefs and farmers at PHX Pheast

By Connor Dziawura   Every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., people from around the Valley gather at Central Avenue and Pierce Street to explore, learn about and support the farmers and businesses that comprise...
Color Run

Color Run offers vibrant 5K experience

By Laura Latzko   Most people know the importance of being active but working out can be a drag. The annual Color Run makes running and walking fun and colorful. The superhero-themed Color Run Hero Tour...

New MIM exhibit pays homage to an American icon

By Sherry Jackson   The electric guitar hit the music scene in the early 1930s and ’40s as an experiment. It has since influenced and defined American music forever. On November 9, the Musical Instrument Museum opens its...
Scottsdale International Film Festival

Scottsdale International Film Festival expands for 2018

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski   Scottsdale International Film Festival founder Amy Ettinger listens to her guests. When they told Ettinger they wanted more films over a longer time period, she couldn’t let them down. The festival’s 2018 rendition...

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