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Top five Day of the Dead celebrations

By Carson Mlnarik The Mexican tradition of Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, takes the fun of Halloween to a deeper level. Families and friends come together to celebrate in remembrance of...
spark!, Rainbows Festival, Enchanted Trail/Sendero Encantado Festival, Lost Lake Festival, NightLife at OdySea Aquarium, Taste of Cave Creek, Enchanted Pumpkin Garden

Local food, diversity, and nature this weekend

By Tuesday Mahrle We don't know about you, but it's not payday tomorrow around here. So, we made more than half of our must-attend events this weekend completely free. Don't miss anything fun this weekend...

The Ultimate Guide to Phoenix’s Lost Lake Festival

By Nicole Hernandez Lost Lake Festival’s inaugural event is being held at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix from October 20 to 22. Lost Lake Festival creators worked with cultural leaders in Phoenix to put...
The Black Theatre Troupe, Seven Guitars

The Black Theatre Troupe completing ‘Pittsburgh Cycle’

20 Years in the Making The Black Theatre Troupe - By Catherine Hathaway The Black Theatre Troupe kicks off performances of Seven Guitars this month, completing a 20-year journey to perform August Wilson’s 10-play Pittsburgh Cycle. Very...

Salt River Fields glows this Halloween

By Joe Gilmore Hot air balloons will fill the Scottsdale night sky at Salt River Fields when the Balloon Spooktacular returns to the Spring Training ballpark for the seventh year Friday, October 27, and Saturday,...

Granite Mountain Hotshots immortalized in ‘Only the Brave’

A Story to Tell Connor Dziawura When the Yarnell Hill Fire resulted in the deaths of 19 of the Prescott Fire Department’s Granite Mountain Hotshots in 2013, millions across the country were stunned. The tragedy was...

Top Pumpkin Patches in the Valley

By Megan Marples   When autumn rolls around, Valley farms open their doors for people of all ages to enjoy the season. Pumpkin patches have grown beyond simply selling pumpkins. From hayrides to carnival games, here...

A Taste of Germany: Four Peaks Oktoberfest returns to Tempe Town Lake

By Connor Dziawura Beer, brats, Bavaria. Throw in some good music, quality family time and all-ages fun, and that’s what Oktoberfest is about. Tempe Sister Cities and Four Peaks are reuniting to bring the Four Peaks...

Ryan Sims celebrates sobriety and Americana on new album

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Ryan Sims twirls his e-cigarette between his fingers in the Los Angeles studio of his producer, Justin Gray, as the Canadian-born knob-turner does his magic. Gray rocks back and forth as he adds...

Top Five Paint and Wine Studios in the Valley

By Megan Marples The Valley has a palette of paint and wine classes from which to choose. The best part is guests do not need to be Picasso to take part in these events. Over...

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