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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...
Howl-O-Ween

Howl-O-Ween: Bring the pups and celebrate the season downtown

By Heather Copfer   Grab your furry four-legged friends and a wicked costume. The first Howl-O-Ween dog costume parade is Sunday, October 28, at Margaret T. Hance Park in Downtown Phoenix. The event, which will be on...
Day of the Dead

Mesa Arts Center hosts revived Day of the Dead celebration

By Laura Latzko   During El Dia de Los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, family members have a chance to honor their lost loved ones and invite them to return to Earth. Originating in Mexico,...
Noche en Blanco

‘Noche en Blanco’ is a fancy picnic in Hance Park for charity

By Garrison Murphy   When was the last time you wore white cocktail attire to dance and dine in a public park? If it’s been a while (or never) you’ll have your chance later this month...
Arizona State Fair

Arizona State Fair more than concerts and food

By Megan Barbera Take all the fried food imaginable, fruit-carving competitions, sock monkey displays and a guest performance by Pitbull and what happens? The Arizona State Fair. From October 5 to October 28, the fair...
Downtown Phoenix Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest coming to downtown Phoenix

By Connor Dziawura   Grab your dirndls and lederhosen, ladies and gents, as fall is upon us. And with fall upon us, you know what that means. Every fall, various organizations across the state, country and world...

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