Local Spotlights

  • Bashas’ Supermarkets Searches for Next Great Donut Flavor

    Bashas’ Supermarkets Searches for Next Great Donut FlavorKids Ages 5 to 15 are Invited to Submit Their Best Donut Flavor Ideas & Public Can Help Choose a WinnerWhat: From colorful sprinkles and puffy marshmallows to glorious glazes and luscious fruits, the sky’s the limit for creative donut dreamers as Bashas’ Supermarkets launches its second-annual Donut Flavor Craze Contest. (Last year ... Read More

  • SNEAKY BIG Studios and Arizona Office of Film & Digital Media to Sponsor Special Screening of “I AM BATTLE COMIC” in Scottsdale, April 27

    SNEAKY BIG Studios and Arizona Office of Film & Digital Media to Sponsor Special Screening of “I AM BATTLE COMIC” in Scottsdale, April 27 All Funds Raised Through Ticket Sales will go to the Semper Fi Foundation SNEAKY BIG Studios and the Arizona Office of Film & Digital Media have announced they are partnering with comedian/filmmaker Jordan Brady to host the Phoenix Premiere of the ... Read More

  • We Are United 2017 Luncheon with Academy Award®- winning Actor and Advocate Geena Davis, 4/28

    We Are United 2017 Luncheon with Academy Award®- winning Actor and Advocate Geena Davis, 4/28 Women's Leadership Council presents 2nd Annual We Are United Luncheon to benefit Breakfast in the Classroom at The Phoenician WhereThe Phoenician Resort 6000 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale 85251Agenda 11 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Registration 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. LuncheonValley of the Sun United Way is on a mission to ... Read More

  • EPICURIAD Street Food Chefs Get Out of the Truck and Into the Kitchen for Gourmet Pairing Competition

    EPICURIAD Street Food Chefs Get Out of the Truck and Into the Kitchen for Gourmet Pairing Competition Event Benefits International Brain Cancer Research with ASU Headquarters WHO:Louis Dolgoff’s wife loved craft beer. So she was thrilled with his career in the industry and having this be an integral part of their lives. In 2007 she was diagnosed with a glioblastoma multiforme brain tumor. Her l ... Read More

  • The Saguaro Scottsdale Hotel Premieres Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga

    The Saguaro Scottsdale Hotel Premieres Stand Up Paddleboard YogaThe Saguaro Scottsdale Hotel offers Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga, every Thursday, from 6-7 pm, at the Picante Pool, through September 28th. Presented by Riverbound Sports Paddle Company, this class adds an extra splash of fun to fitness with a refreshing combination of SUP and yoga.Enjoy a post yoga cocktail at the poolside cantina, or a ... Read More

  • Mountain Shadows Resort in Paradise Valley Now Open

    Mountain Shadows Resort in Paradise Valley Now OpenOffers Mid-Century Style, Modern Luxury and Breathtaking Scenery Known as a landmark property in the 1960s and 1970s, Mountain Shadows has made its long-awaited return to serene Paradise Valley, 10 minutes from Downtown Scottsdale. The highly anticipated, $100-million new resort is now open in the shadow of Camelback Mountain. The project is 12 ye ... Read More

  • Hearth 61 at Mountain Shadows Now Open with Deliciously Engaging Hearth Menu

    Hearth '61 at Mountain Shadows Now Open with Deliciously Engaging Hearth Menu Scottsdale.com was thrilled to preview the new Hearth '61 at Mountain Shadows in Paradise Valley. The iconic resort originally opened in 1959, and was recently torn down and rebuilt into a crisp, clean and art-inspired destination boasting some of the most gorgeous mountain and golf course views in the entire Valley. Hea ... Read More

  • Arizona Restaurant Week Preview Spring Edition May 19-28

    Arizona Restaurant Week Preview Spring Edition May 19-28 Twice a year, Arizona Restaurant Week takes place throughout a variety of Valley restaurants, showcasing some of the finest culinary offerings at affordable pricing. The Spring Edition of Arizona Restaurant Week takes place May 19-28. Participating restaurants offer a $33 or $44 three-course prix-fixe menu that features highlighted menu item ... Read More

  • Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts May-June Events

    Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts May-June Events Highlights include AJ’s The Art of Wine and Tastes of Summer, Detour Company Theatre, blues legends Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’, and violinist Jean Luc PontyEVENT DESCRIPTIONS:7th Annual Arts Education ShowcaseImagining the Future: A Celebration of Teachers and StudentsTuesday, May 2, 2017, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.Scottsdale Center for the Per ... Read More

  • Arizona Theatre Company Announces 2017-2018 Season

    ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES 2017-18 SEASONMarsha Mason-Directed “Chapter Two,” “The River Bride,” Grand Re-Imagination of “Man of La Mancha,” “Outside Mullingar,” “Low Down Dirty Blues,” New “Diary of Anne Frank” Following one of its most successful seasons ever, Arizona Theatre Company launches its next 50 years with a 2017-18 season full of drama, romance and music. ... Read More

  • Jesus Comes to Scottsdale – New Arizona Church Moves Into Entertainment District

    Jesus Comes to Scottsdale – New Arizona Church Moves Into Entertainment District Church Alive is Setting Up Shop inside Livewire - Good Friday Services Start at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 14th**Scottsdale’s entertainment district has seen its share of unusual and trendy night clubs, bars and restaurants pop up for party goers and revelers over the years, but never has a church sprouted up rig ... Read More

  • The Phoenix Dream Center Night of Dreams Gala Raised More Than $400,000

    The Phoenix Dream Center Night of Dreams Gala Raised More Than $400,000The Phoenix Dream Center held its annual gala at the gorgeous Dream City Church in North Phoenix on March 31. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of high clouds and a setting sun, hundreds of supporters gathered together to enjoy a meal, a night of hope, and to raise the funds necessary to support the vital work of the Phoeni ... Read More

  • PANDA Luncheon Fundraiser at The Phoenician Raises $2 Million

    PANDA Luncheon Fundraiser at The Phoenician Raises $2 Million (L-R) Penny Gunning, founder, Robyn DeBell, founder Janey Henke Cook, event chair, Fayez K. Ghishan, MD, Director of UA Steele Children's Research Center, Jennifer Karas, president and Tammy Ryan, event chair The 18th Annual PANDA Luncheon Fundraiser at The Phoenician was a smashing success! The Phoenix Women’s Board of the Steele Chi ... Read More

  • Food Network’s Ginormous Food Does Exciting TV Shoot at El Palacio

    Food Network’s Ginormous Food Does Exciting TV Shoot at El PalacioTuesday, April 4, there was a special guest in town! The Food Network’s show, “Ginormous Food” was at El Palacio Mexican Restaurant and Cantina in Chandler to film at the Valley restaurant for almost the entire day. “Ginormous Food” is exactly what you’re probably thinking – Giant portions of food or extra-large vers ... Read More

  • Dierks Bentley Baptizes Dierks Whiskey Row Gilbert with Set of Live Music

    Dierks Bentley Baptizes Dierks Whiskey Row Gilbert with Set of Live MusicDierks Whiskey Row Gilbert has been open for little more than a month and already it has established itself as one of the hottest destinations in the Valley. To inaugurate the third and latest location of Dierk’s Bentley’s Whiskey Row Gilbert, country music superstar Kelsea Ballerini performed a free concert to the deligh ... Read More

  • Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald Played to Sold-out Crowd at The Good Life Festival

    Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald Played to Sold-out Crowd at The Good Life Festival It was simply a gorgeous afternoon for a concert in San Tan Valley! Each Year, The Good Life Festival at Encanterra continues to attract music superstars for a full day of music, beer and wine tasting and lifestyle vendors. This year’s sold-out event boasted both Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins, with opening ... Read More

  • U.S. Egg Celebrates 31 Years in the Valley with New Secret Menu

    U.S. Egg Celebrates 31 Years in the Valley with New Secret Menu Shhh! We know it’s supposed to be a secret, but let us tell you what it’s all about. Breakfast and lunch Valley hotspot, U.S. Egg has always served up a large variety of delicious breakfast and lunch entrees. In celebrating its 31st anniversary, it has rolled out a “secret menu” that you certainly won’t want to miss! Scottsd ... Read More

  • Accolades Abound at Verve Wellness Center amidst Massive Expansion

    Accolades Abound at Verve Wellness Center amidst Massive ExpansionFounder of Verve Wellness Center, Dr. David Warkentin is not one to let grass grow under his feet. He is always on the move, treating his patients and looking out for others. Verve has just started a massive expansion at their location in Mesa on Baseline, west of Higley Road. If the accolades are any indication, the expansion is ju ... Read More

  • D-Backs Introduce New Food Items at Chase Field

    D-Backs Introduce New Food Items at Chase FieldStephen Tilder, Executive Chef for Levy Restaurants at Chase Field has introduced 30 new items at Chase Field to kick of the new season.Chef Tilder invited media to Chase Field to talk about the new featured food items at Chase Field and his inspiration for creating the items. It was a particular point of pride for him to utilize local vendors and loc ... Read More

  • Herberger Theater Presents 2nd Annual Plated & Staged, April 30

    Herberger Theater Presents 2nd Annual Plated & Staged, April 30You are invited to the second annual Plated & Staged... A Herberger Theater Experience, 5 p.m. Sunday, April 30. The festivities begin at the Herberger Theater - mix and mingle at a cocktail reception and sample small bites from Tom & Lin Catering and Because Baked Goods. Bid on a wide variety of experiences and items at th ... Read More

  • The Dolly Steamboat Utilizes Unique Networking to Engage Crowds

    The Dolly Steamboat Utilizes Unique Networking to Engage Crowds When it comes to business networking in the community, perhaps no one does it quite like Dolly Kennedy of The Dolly Steamboat. The sternwheeler sets sail year-round on Canyon Lake giving guests a unique view and a bit of history and insight into the area’s natural beauty. One-on-one interaction and networking is a key of the boat ... Read More

  • They Say The Fourth Time’s A Charm-The Farley-Kluger Initiative

    They Say The Fourth Time’s A Charm-The Farley-Kluger InitiativeScottsdale has many meanings to me. It’s the city I relocated to in 1999 from New York. It’s also the city where my daughter died in a tragic car accident on Pima and Jomax Roads in 2001. One of my first instincts was to sell the house and run- away-quickly-from all of those memories. But then I realized, my daughter Erica and ... Read More

  • The Elements Massage South Mesa Wellness Program™

    The Elements Massage South Mesa Wellness Program™The Elements Wellness Program™ is designed to provide every Elements Massage™ client with an opportunity to improve his or her health and wellness through therapeutic massage therapy.Why is the Elements Wellness Program™ different from other memberships?The Elements Wellness Program™ is a month-to-month membership program that grants each ... Read More

  • New Shows added to Performing Live Season at Mesa Arts Center

    New Shows added to Performing Live Season at Mesa Arts CenterInternational Jazz Day Festival, April 30, 2017Rob Lowe: Stories I Only Tell My Friends, May 12, 2017George Benson and Kenny G – Breezin’ & Breathless Tour, Sept. 15, 2017Mesa Arts Center today announces three events added to their Performing Live lineup: International Jazz Day Festival on April 30, Rob Lowe, Stories I Only Tell ... Read More

  • ATC’s ‘Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash’ March 30-April 26

    ATC’s ‘Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash’ March 30-April 26Songs of Love, Faith, Rowdiness and Redemption in Arizona Theatre Company’s Production of ‘Ring of Fire:The Music of Johnny Cash.’ Photos Courtesy of Riverside Theatre Johnny Cash. Just the name is iconic, but his music and that deep, calm bass-baritone voice made the “Man in Black” an American legend. From his songboo ... Read More

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