Bringing ‘Character’ to the Neighborhood! Unique, New Fine Dining Spot Downtown

Thanks to our friends at True North Studios, we are bringing character to the neighborhood! character is a modern expression of the American Dinner House.  They maintain a constant connection to the history of ‘Fine Dining’, as well as the myriad influence of cuisine across the globe. Housed in an early 1900s home and surrounded by an outdoor patio, character serves dinner … [More]

Morning Squeeze Joining Downtown Phoenix Breakfast Scene 

Morning Squeeze

The locally owned breakfast and lunch spot Morning Squeeze is bringing its groovy brunch vibe to Downtown Phoenix with a third location set to open this Spring. Positioned on the NW corner of 1st and Washington Streets, the newest Squeeze will offer its full menu of modern and classic brunch favorites as well as new offerings dedicated to the needs of the downtown … [More]

Drive-In Zoppé Circus Show Extended at Big Surf in Tempe thru Jan 10

Zoppé Circus

The Zoppé Circus is the only COVID-19-safe family entertainment available. We are on the forefront of providing opportunities for families to break the monotony and experience joy and escape from today’s worries. Sound will come through your car stereo, like a traditional Drive-In Theater on your FM radio. Minimal sound will come from the stage. If your sounds system is not … [More]

Herberger Theater to Present Three Outdoor Concerts in January

Herberger Theater

The Herberger Theater Center (HTC) is excited to announce its new Art of Celebration Concert Series featuring three concerts on The Pavilion, its new outdoor stage. Throughout the month of January, the Herberger Theater will present The Stakes, Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra, and Los Esplifs. “The concert series is one of the exciting ways we are continuing to offer diverse arts … [More]

COVID-19 STORIES: A Downtown Phoenix Pivot Is Building Back Our Creative Community

by Mike Hunter

Always meant to be a place unlike anywhere Phoenicians had experienced downtown, The Pemberton PHX was an ever-evolving idea born from an understanding that out of challenge and hardship can come creativity, collaboration and a strong will to do things differently. Then the pandemic hit. Only an initial setback, the creativity began re-emerging when it was clear that a space … [More]

Charter Ollie the Trolley for Holiday Light Tours

Dunn Transportation

The holidays are here – and so is Ollie The Trolley’s one-of-a-kind annual Holiday Light Tour! We know the most spectacular Christmas light displays in the Valley, and we’ll do all the driving in our family friendly trolleys. Bring up to 30 of your loved ones along – and some hot cocoa or cider – and get the whole crew into the Holiday Spirit. Our Jolly trolley operators will … [More]

Spice Up Your Holidays and Stay True to the Southwest

JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa

Spice up your holidays at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa this Christmas with Southwestern cuisine from Rita’s Cantina & Bar. Enjoy dimly-lit al fresco dining at Rita’s Cantina & Bar on Dec. 25 from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. with a three-course, specially-curated pre-fixe menu, which includes a roasted cauliflower and parsnip bisque, baby kale and … [More]

New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day: Restaurants Offering Specials to Ring in 2021

This year, many restaurants are open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day offering special menus, champagne toasts and even live music. Check out the best New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day restaurant deals below from RetailMeNot. Many of these offers vary by location, so call ahead or make reservations to confirm your spot. Please let me know if you have any questions. If … [More]

Experience Ballet Arizona’s ‘Nutcracker Suite’ at Home with Treats

Ballet Arizona

The magic, the music and the joy of The Nutcracker come directly to YOU this season! Cozy up with some hot chocolate and grab the best seat in your house to celebrate the delight and wonder of the holidays with a digital version of Ib Andersen’s beloved classic, The Nutcracker! Filmed in our in-house Dorrance Theatre, Nutcracker Suite is a reimagined, abridged version of Ib … [More]

Dog Menu Debuts at Scottsdale Restaurant

PHX Beer

PHX Beer Co.’s Scottsdale location has gone to the dogs! The locally owned restaurant and brewery recently added a dog menu for man’s best friend. The puppy-friendly patio sits lakeside making it the perfect spot to safely distance with your doggy! Menu items for Fido include: Grass-Fed Burger (8oz)--$8 Grilled Chicken Breast--$5 Bowl of water--on the house The … [More]

From ‘Zoom Rooms’ to Chef Kitchens: Top 10 Home Trends for 2021


We've all been there this year -- toddlers interrupting Zoom meetings, daydreaming (or Zillow Surfing!) for more space, and shamelessly feeding sourdough starter kits. 2020 has changed the way we live in and outside our homes. As people rethink their homes' functionality after spending more time in them, features we never knew we needed -- such as a home gym or no-touch … [More]

BBB Business Tip: How to Host a Virtual Holiday Party

BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest

Social distancing requirements are tightening up once again, but that doesn’t mean your business can’t host a fun holiday party. Virtual office parties are an excellent way to bring staff and their families together in a safe and meaningful way, at a time when social connections are more important than ever before. Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest shares the … [More]

Chandler Center for the Arts Holiday Offerings

Rick McCartney

Chandler Center for the Arts and Vision Gallery have scheduled a variety of offerings for Chandler and surrounding communities to celebrate the holidays in a safe, fun way. From holiday concerts and a drive-by holiday light display to shopping online for holiday gifts through Vision Gallery's Gift Shop, Chandler Center for the Arts brings artists and performers to spread … [More]

Doing Good with Toys for Tacos! 

Mr Mesquite Taqueria

The holidays may look a little different this year, but the season of giving is needed now more than ever. Which is why Mr Mesquite Taqueria is using all seven of its locations, including their newest in Gilbert when it opens on December 12th as safe donation drop off sites for the Academic Opportunity of Arizona starting December 1st. The Academic Opportunity of Arizona … [More]

Keeping the Holidays Merry & Bright for Arizonans-In-Need

Ballet Arizona

For nearly 15 years, Ballet Arizona has invited Arizonans-in-need to come and celebrate the holidays by attending a full-length production of The Nutcracker –free of charge. Named in honor of our dedicated donors, Angel Night helps over 2,000 children and families each year experience an evening of magic and hope. This year, however, things will be different. With theatres … [More]

Fox Restaurants Newest Hot Spot is Fly Bye

Fox Restaurant Concepts

Sam Fox is at it again bringing craveable new eats to the Central Phoenix neighborhood with his newest creation, Fly Bye, serving up his personal favorite Detroit-style square pan pizza and crispy chicken. Because whoever said being square is a bad thing? Fly Bye brings the fun with creative flavors, decadent sauces, and twists on our favorite, downright tasty comfort foods. … [More]

Cruise or Walk the ZooLights

Phoenix Zoo

For the first time in the history of the Phoenix Zoo, experience millions of twinkling lights and dazzling animal sculptures from the comfort of your own vehicle. Tour the Africa Trail and see the all NEW Wildlife Lantern Safari, featuring 66 animals — polar bears, mammoths, koalas, kangaroos and more! Cruise the newly added Outer Tropics Trail and enjoy the … [More]

Heard Museum Extends Holiday Program, ‘Holidays at the Heard’

The Heard Museum

The Heard Museum has announced the expansion of its popular holiday program, Holidays at the Heard, extending it to every Friday and Saturday between Thanksgiving and Christmas as well as Dec. 29 to Dec. 31 2020. Shop for holiday gifts, enjoy live musical performances, meet with and buy from featured American Indian artists and more. Highlights: Live music and artist … [More]

Christmas at Schnepf Farms Returns With Outdoor Holiday Entertainment for the Whole Family

Schnepf Farms

Just in time for Thanksgiving, Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek turns into a magical winter wonderland. The east valley mainstay has partnered for the second year with World of Illumination — known for producing the largest drive-through light shows in the world — to present Christmas at Schnepf Farms, opening to the public on Nov. 24, 2020.  More than 25 acres of the farm are … [More]

The Sistine Chapel Visits Phoenix         

by RaeAnne Marsh

           Get up close and personal with one of the world’s art wonders Get up close and personal with one of the world’s art wonders Michelangelo’s masterpiece — for which the word is not nearly adequate — draws audiences at the Vatican that span age, ethnicity and world view to experience and enjoy the surpassing brilliance of the art. But even those who have … [More]