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‘Titanic’ docks at OdySea in the Desert through Spring 2020

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski With repeats on television of the 1997 film “Titanic,” the doomed ship is still a curiosity. “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition” at OdySea plays on those feelings by showcasing items found on the world’s largest ship...
Disney on Ice

Kia Sofia Szpak expects magic with ‘Disney on Ice’

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski   Kia Sofia Szpak is expecting something “magical” to happen when her skates hit the Talking Stick Resort Arena ice for Disney on Ice presents Dare to Dream January 17 to January 20. Szpak...

Our favorite animal encounters in Arizona

By Alison Bailin Batz   Despite being a desert, Arizona has some of the most unique ways to interact with animals around the world – no matter what age you are. Here are some not to...
Electric Desert

Desert Botanical Garden launches immersive ‘light and sound’ experience

By Connor Dziawura Desert Botanical Garden Executive Director Ken Schutz and visual artist Ricardo Rivera would rather guests see the venue’s new installation, Electric Desert, than talk about it. “It’s just extraordinary,” Schutz says. “It’s...
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,...
Ice Den Scottsdale

Escape the Heat: Ice Den Scottsdale is fun for pros and beginners alike

Kimberly Hosey   “We can stink together.” When your kid reaches the teenage years, encouragement about family outings sounds a little different. Enthusiastic endorsements and excited anticipation? Please, Mom. And you know I still stink at ice...
Enchanted Island

Charming amusement park delights all ages

By Julie Carlson One of the Valley’s simple pleasures, Enchanted Island is a charming amusement park. Nestled in the heart of Phoenix’s picturesque Encanto Park, listed by Forbes Magazine as one of the Top 12...
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...
Zoppè Family Circus

Giovanni Zoppé rejuvenates his circus with new ringmaster, trapeze act

Zoppè Family Circus By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski   A sixth-generation circus performer, Giovanni Zoppé is a fan of mixing up his show each year. The 2017 Zoppé: A Italian Family Circus show, which comes to the Chandler Center...

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