5 Black Friday Beer Releases

Bourbon County doesn’t have to steal all the headlines on Black Friday.

Local Gift Guide

With the Valley’s population boom and groundswell of makers, artisans and entrepreneurs, there’s never been a better time to shop locally. From cornhole boards and cocktail kits to body oils and books, there’s a gift for everyone on your list.

Winter Show Guide

COVID killed public performances last year, forcing everything from Festivus concerts to Shakespeare to shift online. But with curtains rising again across Phoenix, this will not be the winter of our discontent.

How to be a Good Phoenician!

Are you tired of division, isolation and the soul-numbing toot-toot of the global media calliope? Yeah, us too. We don’t expect the following 14-page magazine article to solve these things, but maybe something in it will resonate with you. A recipe for solid Valley citizenship, in seven simple and not-so-simple steps.

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Top 10 Valley Events in November and December

Top 10 Valley Events in November and December

From winter festivals to country concerts and the return of the circus, here are our top 10 picks for events happening this November and December.
Business Buzz: An Influx of Production Facilities Sets the Stage for a Manufacturing Hub in the Valley

Business Buzz: An Influx of Production Facilities Sets the Stage for a Manufacturing Hub in the Valley

An influx of production facilities sets the stage for a manufacturing hub in the Valley – and beyond.
6,000 Years of History on Display at MIM’s New Exhibit

6,000 Years of History on Display at MIM’s New Exhibit

The Valley is in for a rare treat when the Musical Instrument Museum welcomes a new exhibit on November 12, Treasures: Legendary Musical Instruments, showcasing 75 instruments that underscore the power of music across 6,000 years of history.
Can Erika Neuberg Remain Nonpartisan?

Can Erika Neuberg Remain Nonpartisan?

Until the state’s new voting district maps are approved, the most powerful person in Arizona politics may be a spotlight-shy Chandler psychologist with ties to neither party. Can Erika Neuberg remain nonpartisan?
Substack Wants to Change Local Reporting in the Valley

Substack Wants to Change Local Reporting in the Valley

Over the last year, several high-profile national journalists were poached from their newsrooms by Substack, an electronic newsletter platform. The San Francisco-based startup wants to start making an impact on the local level.


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Cold Beer & Cheeseburgers | Photo courtesy J. Martin Harris Photography   All the news that’s fit to nosh.   Burgerversary: Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers is celebrating a decade of frosty brews and juicy burgers this month. To mark its milestone anniversary, the local chain – with 12 locations Valleywide and a 13th set to open in Maricopa later this year – will be offering a $10 Burger & Beer deal from 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday throughout the month of November. “After 10 years…
3 Best Things We Ate Last Week

3 Best Things We Ate Last Week

Photo by Nikki Buchanan   Burratina, Prosciutto and Focaccia at Pa’La Downtown My beau and I put away course after delicious course at Pa’La Downtown recently, where executive chef and partner Jason Alford (a Roka Akor alum) turns out Japanese-inspired or Middle Eastern-inflected seafood dishes as well as the Italian classics for which chef and co-owner Claudio Urciuoli is best known. This is just one of many favorites, a simple dish that has Urciuoli written…
Happy Hour: Chelsea’s Kitchen

Happy Hour: Chelsea’s Kitchen

Photo by Leah LeMoine   THE SCENE While our highs are still depressingly in the 80s – so disheartening for this part of November, no? – the evenings have been getting a little cooler lately. The other night was chilly, dare I say. What better place to while away a few crisp afternoon and evening hours at a media happy hour than the famously pretty patio of Chelsea’s Kitchen? The Arcadia classic is just as charming as ever. Shade trees provide a verdant…
Trending: Senior Saloons

Trending: Senior Saloons

Valley saloons are long in the tooth – in a good way. Rusty Spur Saloon Scottsdale’s oldest bar celebrates 70 years in 2021. Built in 1921 as the Farmer’s Bank of Scottsdale, it was converted to a saloon in 1951. These days, the vaults are full of booze. Harold’s Cave Creek Corral This rowdy institution opened as the Corral Bar in 1935. When Harold Gavagan purchased it in 1950, he christened it Harold’s Cave Creek…

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511 of the Awesomest (is that a word?) People, Places & Things in the Valley!

Get your daily dose of culture with our curated picks of the best events and experiences in the Valley, from art and music to sports and the outdoors. Culture vultures can sign up for our Things to Do and VIP List newsletters for even more hip happenings.


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