OCJ Kids Brings Christmas Magic To Area Children


Community invited to share the joy OCJ Kids believes that no child should miss out on the fun and magic of Christmas. As a result, the nonprofit organization partners with businesses and organizations within the community to support its One Bright Star Toy Drive. This annual event ensures that these forgotten children get to have […]

Community Unites To Sample Sliders For A Good Cause


Valley slider lovers will unite this month to sample some of the most unique and tasty sliders in town — and all for a good cause. The 2017 Slider Throwdown will take place at Kierland Commons Sunday, November 12, from 12–3pm. Local food trucks such as Aioli Burger, Chicken & Waffles For the People, Cleveland Corned Beef, Emerson Fry Bread, Food Diva, Head to Hoof, […]

Celebration, Connection, Discovery: Fall Fest Celebrates All Things Arizona


The Arizona Fall Fest, a free and family-friendly celebration of all things uniquely Arizona, will be hosted at Margaret T. Hance Park in Phoenix, Saturday, November 4, from 10am–4pm. Formerly known as the Certified Local Fall Festival, this will be the 13th annual festival hosted by Local First Arizona. While the name of this local […]

Taste All That Arizona Has To Offer


Arizona Fall Fest is November 4 The Arizona Fall Fest, a free and family-friendly celebration of all things uniquely Arizona, will be hosted at Margaret T. Hance Park in Phoenix, Saturday, November 4, from 10am–4pm. Formerly known as the Certified Local Fall Festival, this will be the 13th annual festival hosted by Local First Arizona. […]

Explore The McDowell Sonoran Preserve


Free family Sundays kick off in The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy works with the City of Scottsdale to champion and protect the McDowell Sonoran Preserve for this and future generations. More than 650 Steward volunteers provide their time and talents to help residents and visitors experience, enjoy and learn from the Sonoran Desert on the 30,580-acre […]

Fall Restaurant Week Kicks Off Statewide Season


Fall means different things to different people, but for Arizona foodies it means celebrating the arrival of the Arizona Restaurant Association’s (ARA) Fall Arizona Restaurant Week (ARW). This year marks the 10th anniversary of this food-focused event, which has developed into a 10-day long gastronomic jubilee, with restaurants statewide offering their special ARW menus brimming […]

2017-18 Performing Arts Season Preview


Get ready for a season of dance, music and live theatre as the 2017-18 performing arts season kicks off this fall. The Valley is home to world-class performance troupes, musicians and venues, offering entertaining options for young and old and everyone in between. The 2017-18 Performing Arts Season Preview begins on page 64. | CST

Endless Summer: Slip Away For A World-Class Daycation


By Kathryn M. Miller ~ It’s August, which means back to school for many families and the end of summer travel for others. But back to reality doesn’t have to mean an end to summer fun, especially for those lucky enough to call the Valley home — there are months of warm weather ahead and […]

Chill Out This Summer With Live & Local Fridays


Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ Live & Local Fridays summer concert series will open July 28 with a performance by the Latin blues band Los Morenos in the Virginia G. Piper Theater, and with the experimental jazz quartet House of Stairs in Stage 2. The expanded Live & Local Fridays lineup will showcase 10 […]

Cold Brew, Pizza & Drams — Oh, My!


3 ways to celebrate foodie fathers in June Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18, so in honor of dear old Dad, we’ve found three ways to treat the foodie fathers out there. Whether he’s a coffee fanatic, savors a good scotch or just wants to grab a slice of pie (pizza that is!) with the […]