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INSIDER GUIDES

Sip, Savor, Splash: These drinks will help guests stay cool poolside

By Kristine Cannon | June 4, 2021 Bottom’s up! With pools filling up and cabanas booking up quickly, there’s no better time to make your reservations...

We’re Open!: Venues stretch after an 18-month forced hibernation

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | May 6, 2021 With steady vaccine rollout and falling cases, Arizona’s long-shuttered museums, sports venues, art galleries, stores, restaurants and more...

Sip Sip Hooray!: These restaurants are changing the cocktail game

By Claire Spinner and Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | April 15, 2021 The Valley boasts some of the most stylish cocktails this spring in nontraditional colors, brightening...

THINGS TO SEE AND DO

Floating Fun: Salt River Tubing celebrates state’s natural resources

By Claire Spinner | June 8, 2021 Salt River Tubing gives tubers the chance to celebrate their inner pirate and sail the “seven seas” without...

A Little Horseplay: Edward Maciejczyk leads one unbelievable ‘knight’

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | June 8, 2021 Edward Maciejczyk walks through Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament’s stables, petting and making conversation with horses with names...

Local Metal Returns: Archetypes Collide tackles emotions before show

By Alex Gallagher | June 8, 2021 Archetypes Collide singer Kyle Pastor feels a myriad of emotions about hitting the stage for the first time...

It Does Get Better: Vera Revive addresses mental health on new...

By Alex Gallagher | June 8, 2021 Vera Revive understands suffering from mental health problems. The Scottsdale band’s vocalist John Lockwood and guitarist James Swisher...

Seeing the Positives: Authority Zero says there’s no need to hide

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | June 5, 2021 Authority Zero has never been called “negative.” Even during a pandemic, they kept their collective chin up, put...

Aspiring to New ‘Heights’: Emotional, upbeat film recalls old Hollywood

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | June 5, 2021 “In the Heights” stars Olga Merediz and Jimmy Smits say their musical masterpiece is the perfect antidote to...

A ‘Life Skill’ to Learn: Desert Foothills plans musical theater camp

By Bridgette M. Redman | June 4, 2021 Sandi Carll has done summer theater camps before. Now, in a new role as Desert Foothills Theater’s...

Finding Its Sound: Phoenix’s Electric Sol calls new EP a ‘turning...

By Alex Gallagher | June 1, 2021 Electric Sol recently released its second EP, but prior to the collection’s release, the act offered a sample...

Based on a True Story: The Venomous Pinks unleash powerful sound

By Alex Gallagher | May 28, 2021 The Venomous Pinks vocalist/guitarist Drea Doll says her band’s four-track live EP, “Based on a True Story,” is...

Treating Fans: Flagstaff rapper exudes honesty on new sound

By Alex Gallagher | May 28, 2021 LiL MiK_e spent his childhood in Glendale listening to Blink-182 and admiring Tom DeLonge’s vocals. In June, the NAU...

Touring is Paradise: Alejandro Aranda says Tempe show will be ‘intimate’

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | May 27, 2021 Alejandro Aranda is at home, chilling with his cat. As one of the first acts to announce a...

An Eclectic Collection: Mesa Historical Museum room honors artist

By Phoenix.org staff | May 20, 2021 Art lovers, and especially those who love cats, might be interested in a new exhibit at the Mesa...



BEST PLACES TO EAT & DRINK

Breaking the Mold: Chin Up Donuts colors outside the lines with...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | June 11, 2021 Valley native Alex McEntire wanted something different. As she worked a corporate job in Seattle, she filled her...

Fun, Food and Cocktails: Wok ’N Roll infuses music into dining

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | June 8, 2021 With the Hard Rock Café’s closure, Wok ’N Roll is bringing a touch of music and food to...

‘Something for Everybody’: Keeler’s is a comfortable neighborhood steakhouse

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | June 8, 2021 Paul Keeler wanted a restaurant that was welcoming, affordable and comfortable for guests. On New Year’s Eve 2018, he...

SPORTS IN THE VALLEY

Nick Ahmed is ‘All In’: Charity gives Diamondbacks another reason to...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | June 14, 2021 Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed is going “all in” to help raise money for Compassion International, just to...

Return to Racing: NASCAR Championship Weekend coming back to Avondale

By Grant Greabell | June 11, 2021 For the third consecutive year, Phoenix Raceway will be home to the NASCAR Championship Weekend. The tradition started in...

Start the Countdown: Super Bowl LVII date set for Glendale

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | June 11, 2021 The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee has chosen the date for Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium...

TOP PLACES TO STAY

Chill Out: Winter at The Princess has arrived

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | February 8, 2021 The temperatures are creeping up, but winter isn’t over yet. The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess overhauled its grounds to resemble...

Keeper of the Flame: We-Ko-Pa’s Ember is a red-hot experience

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | February 5, 2021 When We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort opened in Fort McDowell in October, the 166,341-square-foot facility unveiled an experience. The hotel lobby...

It’s Perfect: Helicopters, poker are part of The Wigwam golf experience

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | February 4, 2021 The Wigwam has been a longtime “buddy trip,” says Leo Simonetta, the resort’s director of golf. Like each season,...

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