What to do in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area this Weekend ~ May 4th

Events

Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market
Fri. 04/28 – Sun. 04/30, times vary
WestWorld, Scottsdale
This event will feature over 200 of the finest vintage and handmade vendors selling all things chippy, rusty, vintage, and handmade. $8-$65
more info   map

Oliver!
Fri. 04/28 – Sun. 04/30, times vary
Arizona Broadway Theatre, Peoria
Follow young, orphaned Oliver Twist on a wild adventure through Victorian England as he navigates London’s sinister underworld.
more info   map

City of Tempe Arbor Day 3k
Fri. 04/28, 4:30pm
Kiwanis Park, Tempe
The 5k course is a scenic loop around Kiwanis Park and will be chip timed. Proceeds benefit the Trees for Tempe program. $20-$25
more info   map

Salvage This!
Fri. 04/28, 5:30pm
Stardust Building Supplies, Mesa
Enjoy an evening of beer and wine tasting, appetizers, and hands-on up-cycling projects.
more info   map

The Drowsy Chaperon
Fri. 04/28 – Sun. 04/30, times vary
Studio 3 Artspace Theater, Gilbert
Get a taste of American musical comedy in the Roaring 20’s with a youth production. $13-$18
more info  map

Desert Diamond West Valley
Phoenix Grand Prix

Sat. 04/29, 12pm
Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale
The Series will race under the lights for 250 miles in the first short-track race of 2017. $10-$78
more info   map

Mountain Park Health Centers
7th Annual Run/Walk

Sat. 04/29, 7am-12pm
Bullard Wash Park, Goodyear
This family, stroller, and dog-friendly race offers a 5k, 10k, and a kids Fun Run. $5-$35
more info   map

Fourth Annual Chalk Art Festival
Sat. 04/29, 11am
Tempe Marketplace
Dozens of chalk artists will hit the pavement during the Fourth Annual Chalk Art Festival.
more info   map

Chandler Craft Spirits Festival
Sat. 04/29, 4pm-9pm
Downtown Orotillo, Chandler
Mix, mingle, and make new friends and contacts while sampling dozens of diverse beverages fit for fans of all types. $40-460
more info   map

Festival of Tales Literacy Event
Sat. 04/29, 9am-2pm
Paradise Valley Community College, Phoenix
A fun day of reading, literacy, and cultural activity for children and families.
more info   map

Arizona Burn Centers
13th Annual Chili Salsa Showdown

Sat. 04/29, 11am
Fuego Bar & Grill, Tolleson
This annual Chili Salsa Showdown will include people’s choice chili & Salsa competition, celebrity judges, raffle, prizes, custom bike and cars show, live music, vendors, and more.
more info   map

Wine Tasting Festival
Sat. 04/29, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Rawhide Western Town, Chandler
Join over 500 of your fellow neighbors for an evening of wine, beer, and food tasting, as well as live entertainment.
more info   map

Tree Care & Planting Workshop
for Homeowners

Sat. 04/29, 9am-12pm
Mesa Library Red Mountain Branch
Mesa-area homeowners will have the opportunity to learn about proper tree care, as well as community resources available for a healthy urban forest.
more info   map

Movie Night
Sat. 04/29, 7pm (gates 6pm)
Surprise Stadium
Free admission, concessions will be available for purchase, no lawn chairs or ice chests. Showing: The Secret Life of pets.
more info   map

South Mountain 101
Sat. 04/29, 10am
South Mountain Education Center, Phoenix
Rotating specialists form the South Mountain community offer an array of learning opportunities with something new each week.
more info   map

Arizona Swing Kings Orchestra Swingtime
Sun. 04/30, 3pm
Willowbrook United Methodist Church, Sun City
This program will feature the arrangements of many big-band leaders such as Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Les Brown, Glenn Miller, and more. $5
more info   map
            
              Maricopa County Home  Show 
         

        
        

Movies

In Theaters     Rated  
The Circle    PG-13

Gifted
   
   PG-13
The Fate of the Furious    PG-13
New DVD Releases   Rated     Critics Say
La La Land  PG-13
The Daughter    NR
The Girl With All the Gifts     R  


Pro Sports

NBA PLAYOFFS
    
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
         
vs Rockies
04/28 
@ 6:40pm
04/29 @ 5:10pm
04/30 @ 1:10pm
Schedule
PHOENIX SOCCER
 
Next Week
Schedule
ARIZONA RATTLERS
   
   
vs Green Bay Blizzard
04/29 @ 6:00pm
Schedule
GOLF TOUR

   
Zurich Classic of
New Orleans
04/27-04/30
, times vary
Avondale, LA
Golf Network
Schedule
SENIOR GOLF
   
         
2017 SPRINT CUP SERIES

 
Toyota Owners 400
04/30 @ 12pm
Richmond Int. Raceway
FOX Sports
Schedule


College Sports

ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS

 
Baseball
@ Oregon
04/28 @ 6:00pm
04/29 @ 2:00pm
04/30 @ 12:00pm
Softball
@ Arizona
04/28 @ 6:00pm
04/29 @ 6:00pm
04/30 @ 5:00pm
Women’s Tennis
Pac-12 Championships
Ojai, CA
04/28 @ All Day
04/29 @ 3:00pm
ARIZONA WILDCATS

    
Baseball
@ Stanford
04/28 @ 7:00pm
04/29 @ 2:00pm
Softball
vs Arizona State
04/28 @ 6:00pm
04/29 @ 6:00pm
04/30 @ 5:00pm
Men’s Tennis
Pac-12 Championships
Ojai, CA
04/28 @ All Day
04/29 @ 6:00pm
Women’s Tennis 
Pac-12 Championships
Ojai, CA
04/28 @ All Day
04/29 @ 3:00pm
Grand Canyon University
      

All Sports Schedules



Weather     (extended forecast)

          
       Friday
  Partly Cloudy
        Wind
       89º/59º
     Saturday
       Sunny
       83º/61º
      Sunday
       Sunny
       88º/63º



                  
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U.S. Home Inventory Hits Record Low Since Housing Market Began Turnaround In 2012

In a Trulia press release, it was recently announced that the number of homes on the market dropped for the eighth consecutive quarter, falling 5.1% over the past year. In a seminar I recently attended, it was stated that the real estate market has it’s lowest inventory in 20 years! What does this mean for potential sellers? If you have been considering selling, now is the time, since there is little competition. If you are considering putting your home on the market, contact me for a no obligation consultation to find out your home’s potential value and tips to get top dollar. What does this mean for potential buyers? If you find a home you like and can see yourself living in for the next several years, make an offer– or someone else will!

What to do in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area this Weekend ~ April 14th

Events

Disney on Ice presents Dream Big
Thurs.  04/13 – Sun. 04/16, times vary
Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix
Witness the tales of Disney’s most beloved princesses in Disney on Ice. $15-$75
more info   map

Easter Bunny Photos
Fri. 04/14 & Sat. 04/15, 11am-8pm
Westgate Entertainment District, Glendale
Hop on over to Westgate Entertainment District for a free digital photo with the Easter Bunny.
more info   map

Make It! Take It!
Fri. 04/14, 10am
Chandler Hamilton Library
Supplies provided for your child to make and decorate crafts with their own personal touch using their fine motor skills. Children ages 2-5 should be accompanied by an adult.
more info   map

Phoenix Pet Expo
Fri. 04/14 & Sat. 04/15, times vary
Westworld of Scottsdale
Check out pet-friendly exhibitors, see live demos, shop, win prizes, and more.
more info   map

Justin Willman
Fri. 04/14Sun. 04/16, times vary
Tempe Improv
Comedian/magician Justin Willman is a  hit in the alternative comedy scene and is currently on tour with his new live show, Fake Believe. $26
more info   map

Avondale’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt
Sat. 04/15, 10am-12pm
Imagine Avondale Charter School
Enjoy live entertainment, a bounce house, inflatable slide, cotton candy, face painting, prizes, and egg hunts.
more info   map

Dolly Sanchez Memorial Easter Egg Hunt
Sat. 04/15, 8am-12pm
Peoria Sports Complex
Highlights of the event include a petting zoo, pony rides, crafts, carnival games, face painting, eight egg hunts, and more.
more info   map

Spring and Easter Carnival
Sat. 04/15, 3:30pm-5:30pm
Aqua-Tots Swim School, Surprise
This free family event features goody bags, candy and treats, games, and more.
more info   map

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Sat. 04/15, 9:00am
Dave & Busters, Glendale
Enjoy a breakfast buffet, unlimited video game play, and an Easter egg hunt. $20-$25
more info   map

Rugged Maniac 5k Obstacle Race
Sat. 04/15, 9:45am-4pm
Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, Chandler
Run the 3-mile course where you’ll climb towers, rocket down a massive water slide, crawl through tunnels, leap over fire, and more. $59
more info   map

YMCA Fit Time: Cardio Strength
Sat. 04/15, 3pm
Dobson Ranch Library, Mesa
Receive an introduction into body weight strength exercise in a relaxed environment.
more info   map

Moonlit Drive-In Movie
Sat. 04/15, 7:30pm
The Promenade, Scottsdale
Enjoy this free family showing of The BFG.
more info   map

Amped Up Food Faire
Sat. 04/15, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Villa De Paz Golf Club, Phoenix
Highlights of the event include offerings from 10+ trucks, a gate-less beer garden, bounce house, face painting, and more.
more info   map

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
Sat. 04/15, 8pm
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet has thrilled audiences and won critical acclaim for its vibrant contemporary dance and progressive repertoire. $39-$99
more info  map

Taj Express: Bollywood Musical Revue
Sat. 04/15, 8pm
Ikeda Theatre Mesa
Through a fusion of film, dance, and music, this dazzling international sensation will take audience members on a live cinematic journey through modern Indian culture and society. $30-$50
more info   map

38th Annual Contemporary Crafts
Sat. 04/15 & Sun. 04/16, 10am-closing varies
Mesa Arts Center
This contemporary crafts exhibition includes ceramics, fibers, basketry, metals, wood, glass, and many more mediums.
more info   map


   
                  Maricopa County Fair
     

        
         

Movies

In Theaters     Rated  
The Fate of the Furious     PG-13
Logan        R
Power Rangers       PG
New DVD Releases   Rated     Critics Say
Hidden Figures    PG
Lion  PG-13
Walking with the Enemy  PG-13  


Pro Sports

NBA PLAYOFFS
    
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
         
@ Dodgers
04/14 
@ 7:10pm
04/15 @ 6:10pm
04/16 @ 1:10pm
Schedule
PHOENIX SOCCER
 
Next Week
Schedule
ARIZONA RATTLERS
   
   
@ Screaming Eagles
04/14 @ 6:00pm

Schedule

GOLF TOUR

   
RBC Heritage
04/13-04/16, times vary
Hilton Head, SC
Golf Network
Schedule
SENIOR GOLF
   
         
2017 SPRINT CUP SERIES

 
Next Week
FOX Sports
Schedule


College Sports

ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS

 
Baseball
vs Washington State
04/14 @ 6:30pm
04/15 @ 12:30pm
Softball
@ Stanford
04/14 @ 5:00pm
04/15 @ 12:00pm
Women’s Tennis
vs USC
04/14
 @ 1:30pm
vs UCLA
04/15 
@ 12:00pm
ARIZONA WILDCATS

    
Baseball
vs Oregon
04/14 @ 7:00pm
04/15 @ 1:00pm
Softball
@ Utah
04/14 @ 3:00pm
04/15 @ 11:00am
Men’s Tennis
@ USC
04/14 
@ 2:30pm
@ UCLA
04/16
 @ 12:00pm    
Women’s Tennis 
vs UCLA
04/14 
@ 1:30pm
vs USC
04/15
 @ 12:00pm
Grand Canyon University
      

All Sports Schedules



Weather     (extended forecast)

        
       Friday
       Sunny                 88º/62º
     Saturday
       Sunny
      89º/62º
    Sunday
      Sunny
     94º/64º




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What to do in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area this Weekend ~ March 31st

Events

Food Truck Friday
Fri. 03/31, 5-9pm
West Valley, Peoria
10-20 amazing food trucks meet in the west valley EVERY Friday 5-9pm. We have something here for the whole family and plenty to keep the kids entertained.
more info   map

Baseball Movies in the Park
Fri. 03/31, 7pm
Biltmore Fashion Park, Phoenix
Make every Friday night in March a home run when you join in to watch free baseball favorites under the stars in Center Lawn. Featuring: Moneyball.
more info   map

Leo Kottke & Keller Williams
Fri. 03/31, 8pm
Marquee Theatre, Tempe
A very special evening of music, which will feature a solo set by each artist.
more info   map

Carnival of Illusion:
An Event of Old World Magic

Fri. 03/31 & Sat. 04/01, times vary
Biltmore Resort, Phoenix
Imagine a vaudeville inspired theater show with old-world magic, add a twinkling hint of 1900’s Parisian humor.
more info   map

Cave Creek Rodeo Days
Fri. 03/31-Sun. 04/02, times vary
37201 N 28th St, Cave Creek
Cave Creek Rodeo Days celebrates the town’s Western heritage and the 40th anniversary of Pro Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) events in Cave Creek.
more info   map

Pride @ Prejudice
Fri. 03/31,-Sun. 04/02, times vary
Mesa Arts Center
In this romantic deconstruction of Jane Austen’s beloved novel, Pride and Prejudice is playfully reinvented with modern-day characters.
more info   map

Ring of Fire
Fri. 03/31-Sun. 04/02, times vary
Herberger Theatre Center, Phoenix
From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, home and family. 
more info   map

Bullets Over Broadway
Fri. 03/31-Sun. 04/02, times vary
Phoenix Theatre
Loaded with big laughs, colorful characters, and the songs that made the 20’s roar, Bullets Over Broadway is bringing musical comedy back with a bang!
more info   map

A Cappella Syndicate
Sat. 04/01, 2pm & 7pm
Mesa Arts Center
Bringing a mix of traditional and contemporary songs along with more than a bit of comedy, their tight harmonies will bring chills to your spine and leave you wanting more.
more info   map

Arizona Renaissance Festival
Sat. 04/01 & Sun. 04/02, 10am-6pm 
12601 E. US Highway 60, Gold Canyon
There will be 13 stages of entertainment with comedy, music, circus performers, dancing, jousting knights on horseback and other mischievous antics. Last weekend!
more info   map

Briar Patch Market Place
Arts & Crafts Festival

Sat. 04/01 & Sun. 04/02, times vary
Desert Rose Pizza & Gastropub, Glendale
Briar Patch Marketplace is one of the largest quality arts and crafts festivals in Arizona.
more info  map

Phoenix Pride Festival
Sat. 04/01 & Sun. 04/02, 12-9pm
Steele Indian School Park
Features over 150 entertainment performances on 5 stages. The festival brings a variety of food vendors, as well as an Arts Expo, Health & Wellness Pavilion, KidSpace, VIP Experience.
more info   map

Arizona Winds Concert Band
Sun. 04/02, 3-5pm
Cactus HS Auditorium, Glendale
The theme for the free concert is “Broadway Showstoppers”, and the program will feature many of the most memorable tunes from over a century.
more info   map

6th Street Market
Sun. 04-02, 10am-4pm
24 E. Sixth St. Park, Tempe
This new market has just about everything — local shopping, works of art, live music, fantastic brunch offers nearby and interactive art projects all blended with community yoga, food vendors and more.
more info   map

Sunday A’Fair
Sun. 04/02, 12-4pm
Scottsdale Civic Center Park
Features free outdoor concerts by blues, country, jazz. R&B, rock and soul musicians, an arts-and-crafts market and fun activities for children and families.
more info   map


      40th Annual Tempe Spring Festival
      

      

Movies

In Theaters     Rated  
The Zookeeper’s Wife     PG-13
Ghost In The Shell     PG-13
Baby Boss     PG-13
New DVD Releases   Rated     Critics Say
A Monster Calls  PG-13
Patriots Day      R
20th Century Women      R 


  Pro Sports

PHOENIX SOCCER
 
@ Utah
04/01
@ 3pm
Rio Tinto Stadium
Schedule
ARIZONA BASEBALL SPRING TRAINING
     
Schedule
ARIZONA COYOTES
   

vs Washington
03/31
@ 7pm
@ Los Angeles
04/02
@ 7:30pm
CSN
Schedule
PHOENIX SUNS
   
   
@ Portland
04/01 @ 7pm
vs Houston
04/02
@ 6pm

FSAZ
Schedule

GOLF TOUR

   
Shell Houston Open
03/30-04/02, times vary
Humble, TX
Golf Network
Schedule
SENIOR GOLF
     
        
2017 SPRINT CUP SERIES

   
STP 500
04/02 @ 12pm
Martinsville Speedway
FOX Sports
Schedule


College Sports

ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS

 
Baseball
vs UCLA
03/31 @ 6:30pm
04/01 @ 6:30pm
04/02 @ 12:30pm
Softball
@ Oregon
03/31 @ 6pm
04/01 @ 2pm
04/02 @ 12pm
ARIZONA WILDCATS

    
Baseball
vs USC
03/31
@ 7pm
04/01 @ 6pm
04/02 @ 1pm
Softball
@ Cal
03/31 @ 4pm
04/01 @ 4pm
04/02 @ 12pm



Weather     (extended forecast) 

          
        Friday
   Partly Cloudy
        71º/52º
     Saturday
         Sunny
        77º/58º
      Sunday
       Sunny
       84º/60º



                                      
                                       
        
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What to do in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area this Weekend ~ March 24th

Events

Carnival of Illusion:
An Event of Old World Magic

Fri. 03/24 & Sat. 03/25, times vary
Tempe Center for the Arts
Imagine a vaudeville inspired theater show with old-world magic, add a twinkling hint of 1900’s Parisian humor.
more info   map

Thoroughly Modern Millie
Fri. 03/24 & Sat. 03/25, times vary
Hale Theatre, Gilbert
Winner of 6 Tony’s! Broadway audiences went bonkers over this show-stopping, toe-tapping musical! Inspired by the beloved movie.
more info   map

Food Truck Friday
Fri. 03/24, 5-9pm
83rd Ave and Union Hills, Glendale
10-20 amazing food trucks meet in the west valley EVERY Friday 5-9pm. We have something here for the whole family and plenty to keep the kids entertained.
more info   map

Albatross
Fri. 03/24 & Sat. 03/25, times vary
Herberger Theatre, Phoenix
Performed as a one-person show by Benjamin Evett, Albatross blends audio and visual technology with a fast-paced, darkly-comic sea yarn.
more info   map

13th Annual Fountain Hills
Fine Art & Wine Affaire

Fri. 03/24-Sun. 03/26, 10am-5pm
Downtown Fountain Hills
Patrons can enjoy the closeness of the fountain waterworks, while strolling with wine throughout the elegance of outstanding fine art at this fine art and wine tasting festival.
more info   map

The 25th Annual Putnam County
Spelling Bee

Fri. 03/24-Sun. 03/26, times vary
Brelby Playhouse, Chandler
While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, the tweens spell their way through a series of [potentially made-up] words.
more info   map

Today’s Masters with Ballet Arizona
Fri. 03/24-Sun. 03/26, times vary
Orpheum Theatre, Phoenix
An evening of groundbreaking choreography that both defines and broadens the definition of classical ballet.
more info   map

Arizona Fine Art Expo
Fri. 03/24-Sun. 03/26, 10am-6pm
26540 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale
Providing patrons with the unique opportunity to see art as it should be experienced, one-on-one with the artists in their studios.
more info   map

Bullets Over Broadway
Fri. 03/24-Sun. 03/26, times vary
Phoenix Theatre
Loaded with big laughs, colorful characters, and the songs that made the 20’s roar, Bullets Over Broadway is bringing musical comedy back with a bang!
more info   map

Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival
Sat. 03/25, 12-10pm
AJ Chandler Park
More than 100 exhibitors, and over 60 pit masters from across the nation serving up over 20,000 lbs of mouth-watering pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket and chicken, all paired with the state’s finest craft beer.
more info   map

It’s a Spring Thing
Sat. 3/25, 8am-4pm
Coolwater Christian Church, Scottsdale
There will be food trucks, arts & craft vendors, market on the move, live music and much more! Join us, all are welcome!
more info   map

Professional Bull Riders
Sat. 03/25 & Sun. 03/26,  times vary
Gila River Arena, Glendale
Professional bull riding at Gila River Arena this weekend.
more info   map

Arizona Renaissance Festival
Sat. 03/25 & Sun. 03/26, 10am-6pm 
12601 E. US Highway 60, Gold Canyon
There will be 13 stages of entertainment with comedy, music, circus performers, dancing, jousting knights on horseback and other mischievous antics. Runs through 04/02.
more info   map

Anthem Days 2017
Sat. 03/25 & Sun. 03/26, 10am-4pm
Anthem Community Park
Thousands of Anthem residents and guests will attend the business expo, carnival and food court throughout the weekend.
more info   FB   map

Italian Festival of Arizona
Sat. 03/25 & Sun. 03/26, 11am-varies
Scottsdale Civic Center Mall
Visitors will enjoy authentic Italian cuisine, live music, experience Italian culture and purchase Italian hand crafted items from our vendors.
more info   map

6th Street Market
Sun. 03/26, 10am-4pm
24 E. Sixth St. Park, Tempe
This new market has just about everything — local shopping, works of art, live music, fantastic brunch offers nearby and interactive art projects all blended with community yoga, food vendors and more.
more info   map

                           Hello Spring!
           Where the wildflowers bloom
      
                          More To Do 

      

Movies

In Theaters     Rated  
Life         R

Power Rangers
    
    PG-13
Chips         R


New DVD Releases   Rated  Critics Say
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them  PG-13
Why Him      R
Silence      R 


  Pro Sports

PHOENIX SOCCER
 
vs Toronto
03/25
@ 7:30pm
Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex
Schedule
ARIZONA BASEBALL SPRING TRAINING
     
Schedule
ARIZONA COYOTES
   

@ Washington
03/25
@ 4pm
CSN
Schedule
PHOENIX SUNS
   
   
@ Boston
03/24 @ 4pm
@ Charlotte
03/26
@ 10am

FSAZ
Schedule

GOLF TOUR

   
World Golf Championships-Dell
Technologies Match Play
03/22-03/26, times vary
Austin. TX
Puerto Rico Open
03/23-03/26, times vary
Rio Grande
Golf Network
Schedule
SENIOR GOLF
     
        
2017 SPRINT CUP SERIES

   
Auto Club 400
03/26 @ 1:30am
Auto Club Speedway
FOX Sports
Schedule


College Sports

ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS

 
Baseball
@ USC
03/24 @ 6pm
03/25 @ 7pm
03/26 @ 2pm
Softball
vs Oregon State
03/25 @ 2pm
03/26 @ 7pm
ARIZONA WILDCATS

    
Baseball
@ Oregon State
03/24
@ 7pm
03/25 @ 4pm
03/26 @ 11am
Softball
vs Washington
03/24 @ 5pm
03/25 @ 12pm
03/26 @ 12pm



Weather     (extended forecast) 

          
        Friday
        Sunny
        79º/57º
     Saturday
   Partly Cloudy
        82º/58º
      Sunday
   Mostly Sunny
       81º/59º





                  


                                       

        
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What to do in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area this Weekend ~ March 10th

Events

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3
Phoenix Symphony & Caroline Goulding
Fri. 3/10, 7:30pm
Symphony Hall, Phoenix
With Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony, Symphony No. 3 and Caroline Goulding also joins the program for György Ligeti’s Violin Concerto.
more info   map

Goodguys 8th Spring Nationals
Fri. 03/10 & Sat. 03/11, 8am-varies
Westworld of Scottsdale
See more than 2,500 1972 and older hot rods, customs, trucks, and muscle cars spread throughout WestWorld.
more info   map

The 25th Annual Putman County
Spelling Bee

Fri. 03/10-Sun. 03/12, times vary
Brelby Playhouse, Chandler
While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, the tweens spell their way through a series of [potentially made-up] words.
more info   map

Arizona Fine Art Expo
Fri. 03/10-Sun. 03/12, 10am-6pm
26540 N Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale
Providing patrons with the unique opportunity to see art as it should be experienced, one-on-one with the artists in their studios.
more info   map

Beauty Speaks for Us Exhibit
Fri. 03/10-Sun. 03/12, times vary
Heard Museum, Phoenix
A presentation of more than 200 rarely seen masterworks selected from private Phoenix collections and the Heard’s own collection of more than 40,000 works of art.
more info   map

Family Night Star Gazing
Sat. 03/11, 6:30-9:30pm
Challenger Space Center, Peoria
There is a multi-media presentation on the constellations and planets, with information on upcoming sky events.
more info   map

Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Irish Faire
Sat. 03/11, 10am
Hance Park, Phoenix
Watch the parade that celebrates Irish culture followed by Three stages for entertainment present dancers and musicians, and there’s also loads of food and drinks, an area for kids to play.
more info   map

Color Fun Fest 5K
Sat. 03/11, 3:30 & 7:30pm
AK-Chin, West Phoenix
Wear your whitest running clothes and get ready to be showered with over 10,000 pounds of color as you navigate the 1.6 mile course. Festival of fun after run.
more info   map

Arizona Aloha Festival
Sat. 03/11 & Sun. 03/12, 10am-5pm
Tempe Beach Park
Get swept away as you’re surrounded by Hawaiian and Polynesian cultures with traditional music, dance, and food.
more info   map

Arizona Renaissance Festival
Sat. 03/11 & Sun. 03/12, 10am-6pm 
12601 E. US Highway 60, Gold Canyon
There will be 13 stages of entertainment with comedy, music, circus performers, dancing, jousting knights on horseback and other mischievous antics. Runs through 04/02.
more info   map

6th Street Market
Sun. 03/12, 10am-4pm
24 E. Sixth St. Park, Tempe
This new market has just about everything — local shopping, works of art, live music, fantastic brunch offers nearby and interactive art projects all blended with community yoga, food vendors and more.
more info   map


       St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Sat. 10am
       
                             More To Do      


                

Movies

In Theaters     Rated  
Kong: Skull Island     PG-13

Logan
    
        R
The Lego Batman Movie        PG
New DVD Releases   Rated  Critics Say
Incarnate  PG-13  
Jackie      R
Moana     PG 


  Pro Sports

PHOENIX SOCCER
 
@ Orange County
03/10
@ 11am
Great Park, Irvine
Schedule
ARIZONA BASEBALL SPRING TRAINING
     
Schedule
ARIZONA COYOTES
   

vs New Jersey
03/11
@ 5pm
CSN
Schedule
PHOENIX SUNS
   
   
@ Dallas
03/11 @ 7pm
vs Portland
03/12
@ 6pm

FSAZ
Schedule

GOLF TOUR

   
Valspar Championship
03/09-03/12, times vary
Palm Harbor, FL
Golf Network
Schedule
SENIOR GOLF
     
        
2017 SPRINT CUP SERIES

   
Kobalt 400
03/12 @ 1:30pm
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
FOX Sports
Schedule


College Sports

ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS

 
Men’s Basketball
Pac-12 Tournament
no weekend games
Women’s Basketball
NCAA Rounds
no weekend games
ARIZONA WILDCATS

    
Men’s Basketball
Pac-12 Tournament
no weekend games


Weather     (extended forecast) 

          
        Friday
        Sunny
        87º/57º
     Saturday
   Partly Cloudy
        86º/58º
      Sunday
   Partly Cloudy
       85º/59º


               


                             
              Music in the Garden Spring Concerts

What to do in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area this Weekend ~ March 3rd

Events

“Blacklisters”
Fri. 03/03 & Sat. 03/04,
Brelby Playhouse, Chandler
In a totalitarian state in the unknown future, most art and literature has been censored and archived by the aptly named Blacklisters.
more info   map

Bluegrass Jam
Fri. 03/03, 1-3pm
Glendale Public Library
Bring your acoustic instrument and play bluegrass, country, folk, gospel, and more round-robin style. All levels of players welcome. Audience and singers also are encouraged to attend.
more info   map

Arizona Balloon Classic
Fri. 03/03Sun. 03/05, times vary
Fear Farm Sports, Phoenix
Hot air balloon rides, mx demonstration, giant kids area, fireworks, live music, food booths  & giant Ferris wheel.
more info   map

Spring Maricopa Home & Garden Show
Fri. 03/03Sun. 03/05, 10am-varies
UOP Stadium, Glendale
Attend the BIG Spring Maricopa County Home & Garden Show for “one‑stop home improvement shopping” at its best.
more info   map

Beauty Speaks for Us Exhibit
Fri. 03/03Sun. 03/05, times vary
Heard Museum, Phoenix
A presentation of more than 200 rarely seen masterworks selected from private Phoenix collections and the Heard’s own collection of more than 40,000 works of art.
more info   map

The Music of Led Zeppelin
The Phoenix Symphony
Sat. 03/04, 7pm
Mesa Amphitheatre
Bridging the gulf between rock ’n’ roll and classical music, The Phoenix Symphony will blow you away with the return of the popular Music of Led Zeppelin.
more info   map

4th Annual Broadway Ball 2017
Sat. 03/04, 6-9:30pm
Arizona Broadway Theatre, Peoria
Fundraising dinner/dance featuring a cocktail reception, three-course meal, raffle, auctions, a wine pull, preview of “Jesus Christ Superstar” and dancing to the music by the AZ Swing King. Formal attire.
more info   map

Arizona Renaissance Festival
Sat. 03/04 & Sun. 03/05, 10am-6pm 
12601 E. US Highway 60, Gold Canyon
There will be 13 stages of entertainment with comedy, music, circus performers, dancing, jousting knights on horseback and other mischievous antics. Runs through 04/02.
more info   map

Tres Rios Nature Festival
Sat. 03/04 & Sun. 03/05, 10am-4pm
Base & Meridian Wildlife Area, Avondale
From guided bird tours, canoeing on the river, archery, fishing and learning about Southwest wildlife, live music, there is something for everyone.
more info   map

Beth Emeth Congregation Men’s Club
Annual Cactus Kosher Hot Dog Day

Sun. 03/05, 11am-2pm
Sun City West
The event is open to the public. All are welcome, so bring your spouse, friends and neighbors.
more info   map

6th Street Market
Sun. 03/05, 10am-4pm
24 E. Sixth St. Park, Tempe
This new market has just about everything — local shopping, works of art, live music, fantastic brunch offers nearby and interactive art projects all blended with community yoga, food vendors and more.
more info   map

Sunday A’Fair
Sun. 03/05, 12pm-4pm
Scottsdale Civic Center Park
Sunday A’Fair features free outdoor concerts by blues, country, jazz, R&B, rock and soul musicians, an arts-and-crafts market.
more info   map



       
                             More To Do      


                

Movies

In Theaters     Rated  
The Shack     PG-13

Logan
    
        R
Before I Fall     PG-13
New DVD Releases   Rated  Critics Say
Shut In  PG-13  
Chronic      R
Rules Don’t Apply   PG-13 


  Pro Sports

PHOENIX SOCCER
 
vs GSU
03/04
@ 8pm
GSU Stadium
Schedule
ARIZONA BASEBALL SPRING TRAINING
     
Schedule
ARIZONA COYOTES
   
@ Carolina
03/03
@ 5:30pm
vs Carolina
03/05
@ 6:30pm
CSN
Schedule
PHOENIX SUNS
   
   
vs Oklahoma
03/03 @ 7pm

vs Boston
03/05 @ 3pm
FSAZ
Schedule

GOLF TOUR

   
World Golf Championships
03/02-03/05, times vary
Mexico City, MEX
Golf Network
Schedule
SENIOR GOLF
     
        
2017 SPRINT CUP SERIES

   
Folds of Honor
Quiktrip 500

03/05 @ 12:30pm
Atlanta Motor
Speedway
FOX Sports
Schedule


College Sports

ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS

 
Men’s Basketball
vs Arizona
03/04 @ 2pm
Women’s Basketball
Pac-12 Tournament
Seattle, WA
03/03 – All Day, Quarter
03/04 – All Day, Semi
03/05 – 7pm Championship
ARIZONA WILDCATS

    




Men’s Basketball
@ Arizona State
03/04 @ 2pm
Women’s Basketball
Pac-12 Tournament
Seattle, WA
03/03 – All Day, Quarter
03/04 – All Day, Semi
03/05 – 7pm Championship


Weather     (extended forecast) 

          
        Friday
        Sunny
        81º/52º
     Saturday
   Partly Cloudy
        80º/53º
      Sunday
   Partly Cloudy
       79º/54º


                   


                             
              Music in the Garden Spring Concerts

Be a Happier Business Person: Here’s How

Happy Monday! I saw this in Forbes and thought I’d share! ~Best, Michele
 happy

Be a Happier Business Person: Here’s How

What are the keys to happiness? Research reveals how you can be happier in your personal and professional life.

 

Stay positive.

“Bad things happen to everyone, including happy people,” writes Travis Bradberry, co-writer of “Emotional Intelligence 2.0” and co-founder of TalentSmart. “Instead of complaining about how things could have been or should have been, happy people reflect on everything they’re grateful for.” Happy people tend to find the best solution to a problem and then move on, refusing to dwell on negative events.

Surround yourself with the right people.

You’ll build confidence and stimulate creativity by surrounding yourself with other upbeat people. Negative people, on the other hand, can zap away your energy.

Exercise more.

Even moving for as little as 10 minutes can help release a neurotransmitter that helps soothe your brain and keep you in control over your impulses. Schedule regular exercise into your daily life.

Slow down.

Don’t be so caught up in a routine that you forget to appreciate the little things in life. Enjoy a conversation or take a step outside to enjoy a fresh breath of air.

Have deep conversations.

Avoid gossip, small talk, and judging others. Have meaningful interactions by engaging with others on a deeper level and seek to build an emotional connection, Bradberry writes.

Help others.

Employees who helped others were 10 times more likely to be focused at work and 40 percent more likely to get a promotion, according to a study conducted by Harvard University. Those helping employees also were more likely to be happy during stressful times. “As long as you make certain that you aren’t overcommitting yourself, helping others is sure to have a positive influence on your mood,” Bradberry says.

Source: “10 Habits of Incredibly Happy People,” Forbes.com (Feb. 14, 2017)

What to do in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area this Weekend ~ February 24th

Events

Canal Convergence Water + Art + Light
Thurs. 02/23-Sun. 02/26, 4pm-10pm
Scottsdale Waterfront
Visitors will experience eight large-scale, contemporary public art installations positioned in the Arizona Canal, along its banks and soaring in the skies above. Also workshops, live music and beer & wine garden Fri.-Sun.
more info   map

Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight
Fri. 02/24, 8pm
Ikeda Theater, Mesa
An American masterpiece! It is, quite simply, one of the most acclaimed and enduring performances in the history of theater.
more info   map

Beauty Speaks for Us Exhibit
Fri. 02/24-Sun. 02/26, times vary
Heard Museum, Phoenix
A presentation of more than 200 rarely seen masterworks selected from private Phoenix collections and the Heard’s own collection of more than 40,000 works of art.
more info   map

Baby Boomer Baby
Sat. 02/24-Sun. 02/26, times vary
Herberger Theater Center, Phoenix
Written by and starring National Lampoon’s Tommy Koenig. Tommy’s hilarious, insightful and wildly entertaining flashback through our times and the music that defined it.
more info   map

Disney in Concert
Fri. 02/24-Sun. 02/26, times vary
Symphony Hall, Phoenix
A Tale as Old as Time, a multimedia extravaganza featuring acclaimed Broadway vocalists, and scenes from your favorite Disney movies projected above the orchestra.
more info   map

Arizona Renaissance Festival
Sat. 02/25Sun. 02/26, 10am-6pm 
12601 E. US Highway 60, Gold Canyon
There will be 13 stages of entertainment with comedy, music, circus performers, dancing, jousting knights on horseback and other mischievous antics. Runs through 04/02.
more info   map

Thoroughly Modern Millie
Fri. 02/24 & Sat. 02/25, times vary
Hale Centre Theatre, Gilbert
The winner of 6 Tonys comes to Hale Centre Theatre. Broadway audiences went bonkers over this show-stopping, toe-tapping musical.
more info   map

Chris Rock: Total Blackout Tour 2017
Sat. 02/25, 7pm &10pm
Comerica Theatre, Phoenix
The hilarious stand up comedy of Chris Rock.
more info   map

ACTC Tree Festival & Climbing Championship
Sat. 02/25, 8am-5pm
Esteban Park, Phoenix
Festival goers can watch the competition while perusing booths, food trucks and fun family activities.
more info    map

Arizona Black Rodeo
Sat. 02/25, 1pm & 7pm
Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass, Chandler
There will also be a country & western vendor’s bazaar and food vendors. Bleacher seating is available to all spectators, so bring your blanket or seat cushion and enjoy the show.
more info   map

Jeff Dunham: Perfectly Unbalanced
Sat. 02/25, 5pm
Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix
The show is packed with new surprises and old favorites.
more info   map

6th Street Market
Sun. 02/26, 10am-4pm
24 E. Sixth St. Park, Tempe
This new market has just about everything — local shopping, works of art, live music, fantastic brunch offers nearby and interactive art projects all blended with community yoga, food vendors and more.
more info   map

Sunday A’Fair
Sun. 02/26, 12pm-4pm
Scottsdale Civic Center Park
Sunday A’Fair features free outdoor concerts by blues, country, jazz, R&B, rock and soul musicians, an arts-and-crafts market.
more info   map


       
                             More To Do      


                

Movies

In Theaters     Rated  
Collide     PG-13

Rock Dog
    
      PG
Get Out        R
New DVD Releases   Rated  Critics Say
Dr. Strange  PG-13
Allied      R
Moonlight      R   


  Pro Sports

ARIZONA BASEBALL SPRING TRAINING
     
Schedule
ARIZONA COYOTES
   

vs Buffalo
02/26
@ 5:30pm
CSN
Schedule
PHOENIX SUNS
   
   
@ Chicago
02/24 @ 6pm

@ Milwaukee
02/26 @ 1:30pm
FSAZ
Schedule

GOLF TOUR

   
The Honda Classic
02/23-02/26, times vary
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Golf Network
Schedule
SENIOR GOLF
     
        
2017 SPRINT CUP SERIES

   
Daytona 500
2/26
@ 12pm
Daytona International
Speedway
FOX Sports
Schedule



College Sports

ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS

 
Men’s Basketball
vs USC
02/26 @ 4:30pm
Women’s Basketball

vs USC
02/24 @ 8pm

vs UCLA
02/26 @ 12pm
Ice Hockey
vs USA U18
02/24,
5pm
vs USA U18
02/25,
5pm

ARIZONA WILDCATS

    




Men’s Basketball
vs UCLA
02/25 @ 6:15pm
Women’s Basketball

vs UCLA
02/24 @ 6pm

vs USC
02/26 @ 2pm


Weather     (extended forecast) 

          
       Friday
       Sunny
       64º/42º
     Saturday
   Partly Cloudy
        72º/49º
      Sunday
   Partly Cloudy
       73º/49º





               



                   
        Music in the Garden Spring Concerts

What to do in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area this Weekend ~ February 17th

Events

Beauty Speaks for Us Exhibit
Fri. 02/17Sun. 02/19, times vary
Heard Museum. Phoenix
 A presentation of more than 200 rarely seen masterworks selected from private Phoenix collections and the Heard’s own collection of more than 40,000 works of art.
more info   map

Sunday in the Park with George
Fri. 02/17Sun. 02/19, times vary
Theater Works
One of the most acclaimed musicals of our time, this moving study of the enigmatic painter Georges Seurat and his modern heirs.
more info   map

Valentine Picnic in the Grove
Fri. 02/17Sun. 02/19, 10am-2pm
The Farm at South Mountain, Phoenix
Grab a blanket and your Valentine for a simple and sweet picnic in the pecan grove. The Farm Kitchen will pack up your farm fresh “Love Bird” picnic basket. Reservations required.
more info   map

Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival
Fri. 02/17Sun. 02/19, 10am-5pm
Surprise Recreational Campus
Meet more than 100 juried fine artists, from throughout the United States and abroad, exhibiting. Patrons may take part in the wine and microbrew tasting for $10, which includes a collector glass and 6 sampling tickets.
more info   map

Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show
& Shopping Expo

Fri. 02/17Sun. 02/19, times vary
Westworld for Scottsdale
Hosts exciting competitions, gala parties, educational seminars, an international cuisine court, and features more than 300 vendor booths.
more info   map

Arizona Renaissance Festival
Sat. 02/18Sun. 02/19, 10am-6pm 
12601 E. US Highway 60, Gold Canyon
There will be 13 stages of entertainment with comedy, music, circus performers, dancing, jousting knights on horseback and other mischievous antics. Runs through 04/02.
more info   map

Thoroughly Modern Millie
Fri. 02/17 & Sat. 02/18, times vary
Hale Centre Theatre, Gilbert
The winner of 6 Tonys comes to Hale Centre Theatre. Broadway audiences went bonkers over this show-stopping, toe-tapping musical.
more info   map

Crushbrew Craft Beverage
Sat. 02/18 & Sun. 02/19, times vary
Scottsdale Waterfront-Soleri Bridge
Featured regional craft brewers will be on hand to guide attendees through craft beer tasting experiences, and live bands will play throughout the evening.
more info   map

Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat
Sat. 02/18 & Sun. 02/19, times vary
Tempe Center for the Arts
Childsplay believes that young people deserve to experience challenging, thought-provoking theatre of the highest artistic quality.
more info   map

6th Street Market
Sun. 02/19, 10am-4pm
24 E. Sixth St. Park, Tempe
This new market has just about everything — local shopping, works of art, live music, fantastic brunch offers nearby and interactive art projects all blended with community yoga, food vendors and more.
more info   map

Sunday A’Fair
Sun. 02/19, 12pm-4pm
Scottsdale Civic Center Park
Sunday A’Fair features free outdoor concerts by blues, country, jazz. R&B, rock and soul musicians, an arts-and-crafts market.
more info   map


         Presidents Day Feb. 20th
    
     


        

Movies

In Theaters     Rated  
The Great Wall     PG-13

Everyone Loves
Somebody
    
     PG-13
The Cure for Wellness        R
New DVD Releases   Rated  Critics Say
Arrival  PG-13
The Edge of Seventeen      R
Priceless  PG-13   


  Pro Sports

ARIZONA COYOTES
   
vs San Jose
02/18
@ 5pm
CSN
Schedule
PHOENIX SUNS
   
   
NBA All-Star Break
resumes 2/24
Schedule
GOLF TOUR

   
Genesis Open
2/16-2/19, times vary
Pacific Palisades, CA
Golf Network
Schedule
SENIOR GOLF
     
        
2017 SPRINT CUP SERIES

   
Advance Auto Parts Clash
2/18 @ 5pm
Daytona International
Speedway
FOX Sports
Schedule



College Sports

ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS

 
Men’s Basketball
@ Washington State
02/18 @ 3pm
Women’s Basketball

@ Arizona
02/17 @ 7pm

vs Arizona
02/19 @ 4pm
Ice Hockey
resumes 2/24

ARIZONA WILDCATS

      




Men’s Basketball
@ Washington
02/18 @ 6pm
Women’s Basketball

vs Arizona State
02/17 @ 7pm

@ Arizona State
02/19 @ 4pm


Weather     (extended forecast)
   

          
       Friday
   Mostly Cloudy
       74º/53º
     Saturday
      Showers
        69º/57º
      Sunday
      Showers
       64º/52º



               


         
             
        Music in the Garden Spring Concerts

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