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Queen Creek’s Founders’ Day Festival

Queen Creek celebrates history with Founders’ Day Festival

By Laura Latzko   The town of Queen Creek was officially incorporated in 1989, but it has a much deeper history. Native American communities, homesteaders and immigrants made their home in the area that is now Queen...
Urban Ale Trail

Urban Ale Trail celebrates beer tasting in Downtown Phoenix

By Lynette Carrington   Downtown Phoenix Inc. is all about attracting folks to the city. The fifth annual Urban Ale Trail, a self-guided walkable beer tasting tour, hopes to once again accomplish that as it invites...
Rockin’ Taco Street Fest

Taco ‘Bout a Fun Time

Street fest brings culture to downtown Chandler By Connor Dziawura   Metalachi’s “Master of Trumpets” El Cucuy doesn’t go for any ordinary taco. A musician with “The World’s First and Only Heavy Metal Mariachi Band,” which appeared on...
Urban H2Oasis

Urban H2Oasis promotes safety and community at CityScape

By Madison Rutherford   “It’s like a mirage… if you blink, it’ll be gone.” That’s how CityScape’s marketing director Sara Anderson describes the entertainment district’s monthly summer event, Urban H2Oasis — a pop-up waterpark in the heart...
In the Company of Women

In the Company of Women exhibit at Phoenix Art Museum prompts conversation

By Alexis Andreopoulos   In a time when expression seems to be of utmost importance, the Phoenix Art Museum has prompted conversation around artists’ gender inequality with their exhibit In the Company of Women.   The exhibit,...
Real, Wild & Woody Beer Festival

The Real, Wild & Woody Festival celebrates Southwest craft beer

By Madison Rutherford   The Real, Wild & Woody Beer Festival will return to the Phoenix Convention Center on Saturday, July 28, bringing a bevy of adult beverages, from barrel-aged brews to creative cask ales and...
Wurst Festival

Puns and Buns: Third annual Wurst Festival honors the dog days of summer

By Madison Rutherford   What do beer, hot dogs and puns have in common? Well, nothing really but they’re all par for the course at the Wurst Festival Ever, an annual event presented by Short Leash Hotdogs that...
Chester Bennington

Remembering Chester Bennington’s legacy a year later

By Carson Mlnarik   When Chester Bennington took his life July 20, 2017, he left behind a wife, six kids and a legacy in the music business that hasn’t been forgotten. Linkin Park’s U.S. music sales...
Phoenix Independents Bowl

6th Not-So-Annual Phoenix Independents Bowl Returns

By Ally Richmond   On July 8th, the Phoenix Independents Bowl will return for its sixth year. The “Indie Bowl,” as it is affectionately named, is a local bowling tournament that features teams made up of Phoenix’s...
Mirror Maze

Arizona Science Center’s interactive “Mirror Maze” exhibit now open

By Ally Richmond   This summer, the Arizona Science Center is taking visitors on a journey into the world of nature’s amazing mathematical patterns. The new exhibit, Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature, includes over 20 immersive and...

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