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High Desert Groove: Sedona’s Two Can’t-Miss Music Festivals

High Desert Groove: Sedona’s Two Can’t-Miss Music Festivals July 30, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Sedona is world-famous for its spectacular red rock country, but it has also gained renown for its impressive arts and cultural scene, including a pair of major music festivals. Late summer and early autumn is high season for outdoor music in Sedona, with the mild evening weather setting the scene for...

Rocket’s Red Glare: Celebrating July 4th in Phoenix

Rocket’s Red Glare: Celebrating July 4th in Phoenix June 30, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Here are some of the best ways to celebrate the Fourth around Phoenix and beyond. CBS 5 July 4th Festival at Tempe Town Lake: This is one of the largest Fourth of July parties in the Valley, featuring live entertainment from pop rockers Lil’ Debbie Band and Grand Theft Audio 3. The Kiwanis Club hosts...

Desert By Night: Summer Garden Flashlight Tours at the Desert Botanical Garden

Desert By Night: Summer Garden Flashlight Tours at the Desert Botanical Garden May 31, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Sure, things get kind of quiet around Phoenix in the summertime. Seasonal visitors are long-gone, and only the hard-core desert dwellers remain, burrowing themselves in the cool sanctuaries of their air-conditioned houses, cars, and office buildings. But at night, the temperatures dip slightly, and the...

Shopping in Your Fuzzy Slippers: Downtown Glendale’s Pajama Party & Sidewalk Sale

Shopping in Your Fuzzy Slippers: Downtown Glendale’s Pajama Party & Sidewalk Sale May 31, 2011 | Events, Food, Things to Do | Read More
Ever wish you could stay in your fuzzy slippers all day long? Here’s your chance. Downtown Glendale is hosting a Pajama Party and Sidewalk Sale on June 4 from 10am to 5pm, and guests are encouraged to don their comfiest pair of slippers and pajamas for a day of browsing, shopping, and dining. There...

Fresh and Local: The Thursday Night Market in Downtown Tempe

Fresh and Local: The Thursday Night Market in Downtown Tempe May 31, 2011 | Events, Food, Things to Do | Read More
Going green got a little easier last year with the launching of the new Thursday Night Market in downtown Tempe. This weekly event, held at the Tempe Urban Garden at the southwest corner of 5th Street and Forest, features fresh produce, plants, and herbs, most grown locally without chemical pesticides,...

Phoenix Summer Spa Specials

Phoenix Summer Spa Specials May 28, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Everybody knows that Phoenix in the summer is not exactly a walk in the park. As mid-day temperatures start to hit the triple digits on a regular basis, a walk in the park—without the parasol and copious amounts of cool water—would only result in heatstroke. Fortunately, there are some perks to visiting...

Geek Revolution: Phoenix Comicon Invades Downtown

Geek Revolution: Phoenix Comicon Invades Downtown May 26, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The promoters of Phoenix Comicon 2011 describe the four-day event–which draws comic books artists, film and TV stars, and hordes of loyal fans dressed up in elaborate, latex-based costumes–as “the signature pop-culture event of the Southwest.” And who’s to argue with them?...

There Will Be Dirt: The Dirty 6 Mud Run at Rawhide Wild West Town in Phoenix

There Will Be Dirt: The Dirty 6 Mud Run at Rawhide Wild West Town in Phoenix April 30, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
What is the Dirty 6 Mud Run? And why on earth would anyone want to run across a muddy field while leap-frogging over and crawling under obstacles? Well, the first question, at least, is easy enough to answer: the New Times Dirty 6 Mud Run is a family-friendly, mud-pile extravaganza featuring a 3 mile...

3 Days of Music in the Desert: The McDowell Mountain Music Festival

3 Days of Music in the Desert: The McDowell Mountain Music Festival April 29, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Now in it’s seventh year, the McDowell Mountain Music Festival has developed a well-earned reputation as one of the state’s top annual music events. Part desert camp-out, family picnic, and musical extravaganza, the festival raises money for local kids’ charities, Phoenix Day and Ear...

Cutting a Rug at Phoenix’s Hotel San Carlos

Cutting a Rug at Phoenix’s Hotel San Carlos April 29, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Resting graciously on the corner of Central Avenue and Monroe in Phoenix since 1928, the Hotel San Carlos has been a steady witness to the boom and bust cycle of downtown for over eight decades. Now, with more people funneled into the downtown area than ever thanks to the light rail system, locals and...