January 2020 Around Town

Get Ready for Concours in the Hills On Feb,. 8, the 7th Annual Scuderia Southwest Concours in the Hills will be held in Fountain Hills. Located at the famous Fountain Park, with its gently rolling slopes and green grass around the lake and fountain, the event is open to the public and will be held … Continued

December 2019 Around Town

National Handwashing Awareness Week Just in time for flu season comes National Handwashing Awareness Week. Held the first week of December each year (this year, that’s Dec. 1-7), the event was designed to remind people that clean hands help prevent illness. Experts recommend washing your hands with soap and clean water for a minimum of 20 … Continued

November 2019 Around Town

The 17th Annual Heroes Patriotic Luncheon On Nov. 8, the 17th Annual Heroes Patriotic Luncheon will be held at the Arizona Biltmore. The event provides, “the opportunity to honor and celebrate our veterans and military service members who have, and continue to, ‘stand in the gap’ to defend our liberty and freedom,” and will feature keynote speaker … Continued

October 2019 Around Town

The 2019 Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships Nov. 2 Polo week begins Oct. 31 with a player’s reception for all ticket purchasers during the Thursday night Scottsdale Art Walk. On Polo Eve, high-end ticket purchasers and sponsors are invited to Molina Fine Jewelers for a VIP players and sponsors reception Nov. 1. On Nov. 3,  enjoy a polo … Continued

September 2019 Around Town

Join the Heels for Healing and Annual Diva Dash On Sept. 28, shoppers have the opportunity to “pump” up their shoe and handbag game in a fun and helpful way. Florence Crittenton hosts its 11th Annual Heels for Healing and Diva Dash at its upscale retail store, Flo’s on 7th. Gently used high heels and handbags donated … Continued

August 2019 Around Town

Hotel Valley Ho to Debut Revamped ZuZu Restaurant Hotel Valley Ho, Old Town Scottsdale’s mid-century marvel with all the luxuries of a modern-day escape, is undergoing a complete revamp of ZuZu restaurant, including a brand-new interior and redesigned menus. A modern take on the classic all-American restaurant of the 1950s, the new ZuZu makes its debut in September. Fans … Continued

July 2019 Around Town

Bitter & Twisted Releases its Newest Book o’ Cocktails Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour released its new carnival-themed Book o’ Cocktails, filled with 18 pages of stunning craft cocktail delights. This edition was led by Head Proprietor Ross Simon (2016 and 2017 Tales of the Cocktail nominee and Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame recipient) and the Bitter & Twisted bar team. Updated … Continued

June 2019 Around Town

Bobby Q’s Now Offers Brunch Options Legendary restaurateur Bob Sikora is bringing weekend brunch to Bobby Q Great Steaks & Real BBQ Biltmore location, a Valley favorite for all things smoked and grilled. Features include house-made brunch favorites such as avocado toast with mashed avocado and cilantro-chimichurri; Brussel sprouts and cauliflower mash with eggs; acai bowl featuring fresh … Continued

May 2019 Around Town

The Hermosa Inn’s Special Summer Getaway Package The Hermosa Inn, a AAA Four Diamond hotel nestled in the heart of Paradise Valley, offers plenty of options to unwind and dine at this boutique hideaway of 43 luxury casitas, which was ranked #8 of the Top 10 Hotels in the U.S. and the #1 Hotel in … Continued

April 2019 Around Town

Sir Ringo Starr Brings His All Star Band to Phoenix Danny Zelisko presents an evening with Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band on Aug. 26 at the Celebrity Theatre. Tickets are now on sale at CelebrityTheatre.com. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the band. The 2019 All Starr Band features Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette and alum Hamish Stuart.   “My dream has always been, … Continued

March 2019 Around Town

Mountainside Fitness to Open New State-of-the-Art Location Mountainside Fitness is excited to announce it has acquired what will be its 18th Valley-wide location at one of Arizona’s legacy properties, La Camarilla Racquet Club. The highly sought-after property is located at the intersection of 53rd Street and Shea and serves as a gateway to Paradise Valley, … Continued

February 2019 Around Town

Fourth Annual Vegan Food Festival The PHX Vegan Food Festival will be held on Feb. 23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Feb. 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m at Margaret T. Hance Park. The event will feature more than 100 vegan and vegan-friendly vendors, including food trucks, restaurants and packaged food and non-food products. On Sunday, restaurants … Continued

January 2019 Around Town

The Eighth Annual Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships The Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships proved that it was the place to be! Event highlights and record-breaking numbers include: a five-figure crowd; the most DJs playing on site at once; a record number of musical and cultural performances on site; and new concepts such as the Hall Pass, … Continued

December 2018 Around Town

Brunch Club Event at Mountain Shadows Resort Scottsdale League for the Arts, a local nonprofit, will host The Brunch Club, a fundraising event that will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1. Local chefs and bartenders will showcase a delicious menu that revolves around brunch. The 21-plus event will be held at the Mountain Shadows Resort. Some … Continued

November 2018 Around Town

Candelaria Design Associates Featured in New Coffee Table-style Holiday Book Candelaria Design Associates, one of the leading custom luxury architecture firms in Arizona, said several “elves” were very busy preparing three of its local custom residential home designs for a very special Christmas-themed hardcover design book that will be available on Amazon.com. “I feel humbled … Continued

October 2018 Around Town

Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute The Arizona Historical Society, in partnership with Sandra Day O’Connor Institute, will host Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors, a special exhibit from the George W. Bush Institute. Growing out of President George W. Bush’s personal commitment and the ongoing work of the … Continued

September 2018 Around Town

Arizona Restaurant Association’s Fall Arizona Restaurant Week  Diners can once again enjoy the creative menus of some of the state’s most popular restaurants with the return of the Arizona Restaurant Association’s Fall Arizona Restaurant Week. From Sept. 21-30, participating restaurants offer dining specials that showcase their chefs’ culinary skills with items not always featured on their regular … Continued

August 2018 Around Town

Nonprofit Gabriel’s Angels to Celebrate Daphne’s Headcovers’ CEO  Gabriel’s Angels, the only organization in Arizona that delivers healing pet therapy to abused, neglected and at-risk children, is excited to announce its eighth annual Salud! 2018 Signature Wine Dinner event on Nov. 3 at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. Jane Spicer, CEO and owner of Daphne’s Headcovers, … Continued

July 2018 Around Town

Notre Dame Prep Imagines a Bright Future for Students More than 660 people filled the banquet hall at the Scottsdale Fairmont Princess Resort on May 5 for the Notre Dame Preparatory Imagine Auction and Fashion Show. The event raised money for school improvements, scholarships and enhancements to Notre Dame Prep’s STEM, arts, clubs and athletic programs. Parents and Notre Dame … Continued

June 2018 Around Town

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Awards Grant to Arizona Helping Hands Arizona Helping Hands has seen phenomenal growth in every phase of their operations over the past five years, growing into the largest provider of material items to make homes safer and lives better for the 15,000 boys and girls in the state’s foster care … Continued

May 2018 Around Town

Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers Opens 10th Location Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers has opened its 10th location, 4731 E. Cactus, Phoenix, AZ 85032, delivering the casually delicious and friendly dining spot to families and avid sports fanatics alike. CBCB features leather booths, a centerpiece bar, butcher block tables and more than 55 HD flat-screen TVs with … Continued

April 2018 Around Town

Bobby Hurley, Arizona State University's men's basketball coach and former Sacramento Kings player, will be speaking from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18, at Notre Dame Prep in Scottsdale. Hurley is also known for being a standout collegiate basketball player at Duke University. He will present "Lessons from Sports—Learned and Applied to Life" at the Third Annual I Heart NDP…

March 2018 Around Town

Mark your calendars for April 14 as the 19th annual PANDA “Children Helping Children” Fashion Show and Luncheon will be held at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn. The theme for this year’s event is “A Jewel in the Desert" and the event will benefit epilepsy. The PANDA Children’s Epilepsy Project will support the Steele Center’s exploration, in partnership with Rady Children’s Genomic Institute in San Diego. 

February 2018 Around Town

Get your tickets now to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience as legendary frontman Steven Tyler performs in front of special guests, celebrities and VIPs at Celebrity Fight Night on Saturday, March 10.

January 2018 Around Town

Walter Art Gallery is pleased to announce the solo exhibition of photographer Marilyn Szabo who will showcase her fine art installation entitled “Ligature,” guest curated by Nicole Royse of Royse Contemporary. The installation will showcase 10 large-scale images printed on vinyl, highlighting the technically exquisite and surrealist imagery created by Szabo.

December 2017 Around Town

Ranked as No. 9 of the Top 10 Hotels in the U.S. and the No. 1 Hotel in the Southwest and West with a score of 97.38, the AAA Four Diamond Hermosa Inn is a jewel of a hideaway in our own Paradise Valley.

November 2017 Around Town

Founded by Scott and Marla Berger, of Scottsdale, the Tree of Life Movement aims to unify mankind and heal the world through a global spiritual awakening. The power of their mission is embodied by the Tree of Life Intention Stick. Each Intention Stick is sold with a list of empowering words to select and wear close to the heart. The…

October 2017 Around Town

Students ages 5 through 18 enrolled in Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale scholarship programs for low-income families shopped for new school clothes, shoes and supplies, thanks to community leaders Ellie and Michael Ziegler, who have generously contributed $500,000 to the program over the past five years. Each recipient from Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale Branches had…

September 2017 Around Town

The James Beard Foundation is pleased to announce the fifth anniversary year of the Taste America national culinary tour. The cross-country program will heat up this fall in 10 dynamic culinary destinations including Phoenix.

August 2017 Around Town

The sweltering summer heat is upon us, which means it's the perfect time of year to enjoy seasonal shakeups. Using some of the season's best produce, Okra Cookhouse & Cocktails is creating an all-new menu of Southern-inspired, fresh and light favorites to beat the heat all summer long.

July 2017 Around Town

Make this a summer to remember with a getaway, or staycation, to Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. Experience sunrise hikes to adjacent Pinnacle Peak Park, dining alfresco under a blanket of stars and poolside pampering at the sparkling, two-tiered pool complex.

June 2017 Around Town

The HonorHealth Charity Golf Classic at Grayhawk Golf Club was a great success. The tournament, held March 31, raised more than $125,000 to support the Military Partnership Program at HonorHealth which provides lifesaving training to military medical personnel and first responders. The 334 golfers who participated enjoyed a fun, shamble-format tournament on Grayhawk’s Raptor and Talon courses.

May 2017 Around Town

Spring is in the air, and J&G Steakhouse has welcomed the arrival of Phoenix's most spectacular season with a new spring-inspired menu bursting with flavor and vivid shades of color. J&G's spring menu includes Asparagus Risotto with Parmesan and Herbs; Roasted Striped Bass with Sea Beans, Asparagus, Shiitake and Sesame Vinaigrette; as well as Seared Diver Scallops with assorted Spring…

April 2017 Around Town

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) recently opened its second Beneficial Beans Café location, nestled inside of Burton Barr Central Library. The cafe, which is part of SARRC’s social enterprise program, is now accessible Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., serving coffee and a variety of food items to library visitors and employees. However, its most distinct feature…

March 2017 Around Town

In March, Paradise Valley will welcome a new restaurant, Hearth ’61, a concept led by renowned Chef Charles Wiley. Serving Valley locals and visitors alike, it will be the signature restaurant at Mountain Shadows, the new $100-million resort on the corner of 56th Street and Lincoln Drive. The name Hearth ’61 refers to the centerpiece of the restaurant’s kitchen, which…

February 2017 Around Town

For the fourth year in a row, chefs from more than two dozen restaurants across the Valley and Flagstaff will go head-to-head to create a winning dessert using one of the Girl Scout cookie flavors. The new creations will be sold in their restaurants throughout February, with a portion of sales directly benefitting local girl scouting. This year, Northeast Valley…

January 2017 Around Town

Plans are currently in the works for Ballet Arizona’s Dance With Me Gala. The event is one of the nonprofit’s largest fundraisers of the season and is dedicated to raising money for Ballet Arizona education and community outreach programs. Themed as Dance With Me, the night will include performances from Ballet Arizona. Artistic Director, Ib Andersen, and School of Ballet…

December 2016 Around Town

Hotel Valley Ho in Downtown Scottsdale is celebrating 60 years as a true icon of mid-century modern design. To commemorate this significant milestone, the hotel is offering the 60th Anniversary Special from December 20 through the end of 2017. It includes 10-percent off a room, two welcome drinks, $10 in hotel bucks nightly, an evening arrival amenity and a $10…

November 2016 Around Town

The family-run creperie, The Crepe Club, has just opened a new location at The Biltmore Fashion Park. Arizona State University alums Karim, Fares and Omar Tarabichi a started The Crepe Club as a food cart on the ASU Tempe campus two years ago, and the crepes were so popular they soon decided to open their first “brick and mortar” restaurant.…

October 2016 Around Town

We at Amazing Lash Studio Tatum & Shea would like to introduce our client, Alyssa Quinn. She is currently Miss Paradise Valley Teen USA and has entered the Miss Arizona Teen USA Pageant 2017, which will be held this October. She is representing our town of Paradise Valley and we are excited to sponsor her locally in her efforts to…

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Thousands of individuals will gather at Chase Field on Saturday, September 24 to support the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. During September, which is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, supporters in Phoenix, along with nearly 60 other communities nationwide, will join together in this family-friendly walk/run event to raise funds and awareness for…

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Larry Fitzgerald might be one of football’s greatest players, but off the field he lands a punchline every now and then. Dominick’s Steakhouse will host the 8th Annual Fitz’s Supper Club, Celebrities at YOUR Service with performances sure to keep you laughing all night long. On Monday, August 29th guests are invited to a night of comedy and charity while…

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Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria has officially opened the doors to its first out-of-Chicago pizzeria; and it’s not a moment too soon for the company’s deep dish pizza-loving faithful, who have been waiting for the opening since the news was first announced nearly ten months ago. The new location has approximately 6,800 square feet of inside space and 1,500 square feet of…

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Celebrate summer at The Phoenician with one-of-a-kind offerings like the new Aquamermaid School, where you will learn how to swim like a mermaid, wearing a specially-designed, colorful tail. A fusion of synchronized swimming and monofin swimming, these one-hour sessions held at the Oasis Pool Complex are a fairytale come true for children, as they master various moves and techniques; and…

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After a year of extraordinary craftsman designing three five-story chateaus, the Chateau on Central Design Challenge Arizona came to a festive end by naming Robert Burg, of Robert Burg Design, Top Designer for his French-inspired Chateau. Called Arizona’s most unique and sophisticated design challenge to date, and hosted by Monson Luxury Group of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, The Reveal…

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The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, A Destination Hotel, recently reopened following a massive renovation that took place this summer, transforming the independent resort and revitalizing its amenities. As part of the $10 million renovation, the resort boasts two new restaurants and a bar, a transformed main pool, a significant addition of outdoor meeting and event space, enhanced guest rooms…

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The Camby, the highly anticipated independent lifestyle hotel in Phoenix, is now open, revealing an elegantly urban respite where tradition meets invention. A captivating blend of sophistication, cutting-edge style and statement-making design, this one-of-a-kind hotel experience delivers refined revelry and is the first hotel in Arizona to be a part of Autograph Collection Hotels – Marriott International’s curated portfolio of…

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The Desert Botanical Garden is proud to bring another season of spectacular talent to the Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series. Situated at the base of a saguaro-lined butte, the event pairs great live local bands with the most enchanting venue in the Valley for a truly spectacular experience. Through May 6, concert goers will also be able to…

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Kick off the New Year with a much-loved Arizona tradition, the Annual Fiesta Bowl Parade, held on Saturday, January 2 at 11 a.m. in Downtown Phoenix. This year’s theme will be “Arizona’s Got Game,” as the Fiesta Bowl is known for more than just the two games that it puts on each year. At the Fiesta Bowl, they want to…

December 2015 Around Town

The renowned resort has recently announced the completion of its new Jackrabbit pool area following an extensive three-month, $2.5 million renovation. Designed by local architect and landscape designer Todd & Associates, Inc., the new pool area features a refreshed surface in the main pool, a new adults-only quiet pool and a new children’s pool with an infinity edge. The three…