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Fortress in the Desert: Exploring South Phoenix’s Quirky Mystery Castle

Fortress in the Desert: Exploring South Phoenix’s Quirky Mystery Castle April 30, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
The Mystery Castle is not really a castle, but it’s as intriguing as just about anything you might find on an English hillside. In the foothills of South Mountain Park in South Phoenix, this 18-room structure is a wild juxtaposition of building materials and architectural styles. Cement, sand, native...

Exploring Frank Lloyd Wright’s Desert Masterpiece By Night

Exploring Frank Lloyd Wright’s Desert Masterpiece By Night April 30, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
In the desert foothills of northeast Scottsdale, where the city hubbub gives way to open spaces and the lush landscape of the Sonoran Desert, a steady trickle of visitors, tourists, and students of architecture point there cars in one direction: Taliesin West. This was Frank Lloyd Wright’s Arizona...

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...

Phoenix On the Cheap: 4 Deals on Arts & Culture This May

Phoenix On the Cheap: 4 Deals on Arts & Culture This May April 30, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
If you’d like to get out and see what’s happening at some of the Valley’s most popular museums and cultural centers this May, but don’t want to empty your wallet doing so, here are three great deals just for you. Adults-Only Night Out at the Arizona Science Center. On May 6, the...

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...

Unfurl Your Freak Flag at this Year’s Phoenix Fringe Festival

Unfurl Your Freak Flag at this Year’s Phoenix Fringe Festival March 31, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
The Phoenix Fringe Festival, inspired by the world-famous Edinburgh Festival,  is a 10-day event celebrating edgy art, non-traditional theater, improvisational performances, and all other sorts of weird and wonderful fun. Over 25 local and international artists will be performing from April 1-10 at...

Shopper’s Delight: The JunkRestore Vintage Market in Scottsdale

Shopper’s Delight: The JunkRestore Vintage Market in Scottsdale March 31, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Where can you find a totally unique shopping experience–one light years away from the big-box chain stores and strip mall shops that seem to populate every corner of the Valley? Easy. Head over to the Simple Farm  in Scottsdale. Vintage shoppers and antique collector's will want to check...

Phoenix Film Festival, March 31-April 7

Phoenix Film Festival, March 31-April 7 March 30, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Movie buffs take note: Arizona’s largest film festival hits the Harkins Scottsdale 101 on March 31st for a week-long movie extravaganza of sneak peeks, workshops, and q&as with national and local filmmakers. The opening night premiere event will be a screening of “Starting At the Finish...

3 Easy (Yet Totally Satisfying) Spring Hikes Around Phoenix, AZ

3 Easy (Yet Totally Satisfying) Spring Hikes Around Phoenix, AZ March 29, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Spring in the desert is a glorious–albeit fleeting–season. Take advantage of the perfect weather by strapping on some comfy shoes and hitting the trails with these three easy yet satisfying hikes–all without leaving the Phoenix city limits. Note: no matter what time of year you head...
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