Ten Days Of Delicious Culinary Exploration


Two times per year, the Arizona Restaurant Association offers Valley chefs the opportunity to showcase their creative culinary chops — and diners to savor their tasty creations — during its annual Spring and Winter Arizona Restaurant Week (ARW) events. The 10-day events offer three-course, prix-fixe menus (for $33 or $44 per person) to diners across […]

Kiwanis Splash Park Is Open For Summer Fun


The Town of Carefree opened the Kiwanis Splash Park for its third season April 1. Located in the Carefree Desert Gardens, the Kiwanis Club of Carefree donated the funds so that local families and their children could have a place to escape the heat while enjoying the beautiful surrounding views of Carefree. In keeping with […]

Balloon Festival To Celebrate Red, White & Blue


The time has come to light up the desert sky at the Cave Creek Balloon Festival. Guests will enjoy great live bands, massive glowing balloons, a firework show and a celebration of a red, white and blue on Memorial Day weekend. The ninth annual event takes place 5:30–10pm Saturday, May 26, at Rancho Mañana Golf […]

Join Your Neighbors For Food, Music & Fun


The Town of Carefree, in the spirit of friendship and celebration, will hold its inaugural Community Block Party Saturday, April 7, from 3pm to 7pm. The Block Party will take place in Downtown Carefree along Easy Street and the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion. Carefree residents, Foothills neighbors, businesses and nonprofits of the Town are all invited […]

Scottsdale Culinary Festival Celebrates Fortieth Anniversary


40 local restaurants, 30 craft breweries, 20 bands & more Hosted by the Scottsdale League for the Arts, this year’s Scottsdale Culinary Festival is expected be the biggest and best yet. Guests at this 40th anniversary celebration will enjoy tasting the culinary creations from 40 local restaurants, live music by 20 bands, a teen cooking […]

Three-day Celebration Of Creativity & The Arts


48th annual Scottsdale Arts Festival Known for its high-quality art and beautiful park setting, the Scottsdale Arts Festival returns for its 48th year March 9–11. This year’s festival will showcase 175 jury-selected artists from throughout the United States and abroad who work in painting, sculpture, glass, ceramics, jewelry, photography and other media. Held at Scottsdale […]

Caring Corps Set To Host Annual Fundraiser


Proceeds will support elderly independence services Area residents are invited to an evening of epicurean delights for a good cause, as the Foothills Caring Corps presents its 14th Annual Taste of Foothills Fundraiser, March 15. The Taste of Foothills Fundraiser helps support the Caring Corps’ mission to promote elderly independence and is a vital contributor […]

Art Of The Earth – Can You Dig It‽


By Kathryn M. Miller — Africa, Brazil, China, Madagascar, Peru, Vietnam — these are just a few of the far-flung locales that Wayne Helfand, president of Rare Earth Gallery in Cave Creek, explores to purvey for his gallery. It’s more than just a job for Helfand. It’s a life-long passion. “I went to my first […]

February In Phoenix Is A Foodie’s Delight


New Venue, More Vendors: Third Annual PHX Vegan Food Festival In its third consecutive year, the PHX Vegan Food Festival returns to the Valley Saturday, February 24, from 11am to 5pm. To accommodate growing crowds and vendor demand, the event is moving from its original space to a much larger venue, Margaret T. Hance Park, 1202 North 3rd Street in […]

Baseball, Baltimore & A Bombshell Brainiac


Jewish Film Festival returns in February The 22nd annual Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival (GPJFF), running February 11–25 at three theaters, will bring 21 international films to the Valley, including the Arizona premiere of a documentary following a ragtag team of professional Jewish American athletes playing in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Coinciding nicely with […]