Friday, January 22, 2016

1/22/16 Have nothing to do? Here you go!

Events 

4th Annual Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival 
Fri. 01/22 - Sun. 01/24, 10am-5pm
Surprise Recreation Campus
Thunderbird Artists and the City of Surprise will present 100 juried, fine artists, as well as Thunderbird Artists. Attendees can also enjoy an extensive collection of domestic and imported wines and microbrews. $3
more info   map 

Arizona Fine Art Expo 
Fri. 01/22, 10am
AZ Fine Art Expo, Scottsdale
Artists from across the globe create original one-of-a-kind pieces for sale in 120 studios. Patrons have a chance to meet artists, watch them in action, and learn about their inspiration. $8-$10
more info   map 

Barleen's Variety Show Two
 
Sat. 01/23, 11:15am
Barleen's AZ Opry Dinner Show, Apache Junct.
This show features a broad spectrum of music highlighting the "Opry Entertainer," featuring trumpeter, vocalist, and comedian Howard Schneider who will showcase the phenomenal horn section. $30-$39
more info   map 

Dog Day in the Garden 
Sat. 01/23, 8am-2pm
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix
Go for a walk on garden trails, meet other dog lovers, heel for family photos, learn about local nonprofits, and enjoy hands on activities. $4
more info   map 

Prickly Pedal Mountain Bike Race 
Sat. 01/23, 8:30am
Lake Pleasant Harbor Marina, Peoria
The race winds through the northern section of the Maricopa Trail, the Valley's emerald ring. All proceeds go to support the Maricopa Trail and Park Foundation. $25-$90
more info   map 

The Color Run 5k Tempe 
Sat. 01/23, 10am
Tempe Beach Park, Tempe
The Topicolor World Tour enhances the on-course experience that Color Runners already love with an all-new Topicolor Zone where runners will take a 5k vacay at the Finish Festival. $39.99
more info   map 

Master Gardeners Annual Citrus Clinic 
Sat. 01/23, 9am
Greenfield Citrus Nursery, Mesa
Maricopa County Master Gardeners and leading citrus experts from around the state share their experience and knowledge with home owners who struggle to grow citrus or who wants to add citrus to their gardens. $10
more info   map 

Mesa Historic Home Tour 
Sat. 01/23, 10am-4pm
Various Locations, Mesa
Mesa's 16th Annual Historic Home Tour will feature homes in the Temple, Wilber, and West 2nd Street Historic Neighborhoods. $20
more info   map 

Arizona Bach Festival 
Sun. 01/24, 3pm
All Saints Episcopal Church, Phoenix
The Arizona Bach Festival is the driving force in the musical offerings of the Valley. The mission of the Festival is to inspire, educate, preserve ,and elevate the appreciation of Bach through the highest caliber of performances. $23-$40
more info   map
 

ArcAttack 
Sun. 01/24, 3pm
Ikeda Theatre, Mesa
ArcAttack uses their high tech wizardry to generate a truly electrifying performance. The show perfectly combines ArcAttacks love of rock music and their love of science creating a show you will never forget. $27
more info   map
 
                     
MusicaNova Orchestra Concerts:
The American Originals
 
Sun. 01/24, 4pm
Central United Methodist Church, Phoenix
Stellar pianist Samuel Xu joins MusicaNova Orchestra for a delightful program of Gershwin and other fascinating 20th Century American composers. $15-$20       
more info   map
Movies 
 
Home showtimes and ticketsIn Theaters Rated
The 5th Wave    PG-13

Caged No More
    
    PG-13
The Boy    PG-13

New DVD Releases
 
     Rated

      Critics Say
Straight Outta
Compton
     R      
Everest      PG-13      
The Condemned 2      R       

Pro Sports 
 
Phoenix Basketball
  
vs Atlanta
01/23 
@ 7:00pm
Arizona Ice Hockey
          
 

vs Los Angeles
01/23 
@ 7:00pm
 
Golf Tour

         
 
              CareerBuilder
              Challenge
                
              La Quinta, CA
              01/21-01/24 @ times vary
              Golf Network
 
 
College Sports 
 
Arizona Sun Devils

    
 
Men's Basketball 
@ Stanford
01/23 
@ 9:00pm
Women's Basketball
 
vs Arizona
01/22
 @ 7:00pm 
Ice Hockey 
vs Ohio
01/22
 @ 7:30pm
01/23 @ 7:30pm
Wrestling 
vs West Virginia
01/23 
@ 11:00am
vs Stanford
01/23
 @ 3:00pm
Arizona Wildcats
  
     
Men's Basketball 
@ Stanford
01/21
 @ 9:00pm 
@ California
01/23
 @ 8:30pm
Women's Basketball 
@ Arizona State
01/22 
@ 7:00pm

Local Sports 
 
Senior Golf
     
          

@ Arrowhead
Country Club
01/25 
@ TBA
 

Weather
 Friday 
 Partly Cloudy
 75º/46º
Saturday 
Partly Cloudy
74º/48º
Sunday 
Clear
 
  71º/46º
   

                  

Thursday, January 14, 2016

1/14/16 Hope you can find time to enjoy!

Events 

Thunderbird Artists' Sculpture &
Wine Festival
 
Fri. 01/15 - Sun. 01/17, 10am
Sculpture & Wine Festival, Fountain Hills
Thunderbird Artists will host its inaugural "Sculpture & Wine Festival" featuring more than 60 acclaimed sculptures from around the globe. $3
more info   map 

Maricopa County Home & Garden Show, Phoenix 
Fri. 01/15 - Sun. 01/17, 10am
Arizona State Fairgrounds, Phoenix
Attendees will be inspired by home, landscape, and DIY seminars, herb garden planting 101, and tips and tricks from Tiny House Expedition blogger, Alexis Stephens $2-$5
more info   map 

Electric Bike Expo 
Fri. 01/15 - Sun. 01/17, times vary
Tempe Diablo Stadium
The Electric Bike Expo is a no sales, no pressure event. Just come out and ride some of the newest bikes on the market.
more info   map 

Downtown Chandler Art Walk 
Fri. 01/15, 6pm-10pm
Downtown Chandler
The Art Walk provides a fun family atmosphere where you can browse the many different types of art available from talented artists.
more info   map 

Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour 
Fri. 01/15, 8pm
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
The Monterey Jazz Festival is the longest running Jazz festival in the world, featuring an all-star lineup. $39-$69
more info   map 

Rock 'N Roll Arizona 
Sat. 01/16, 8am
Downtown Tempe on Mill Ave
The Rock 'N Roll Arizona 5k has a beautiful and flat looped course that finishes at Tempe Beach Park with a Finish Line Festival. $25-$50
more info   map 

MusicaNova Young Artists Recital 
Sat. 01/16, 4pm
Recital Hall, Arizona Piano Company, Phoenix
Start the new year right with music from two stunning young artists, oboist Alex Mayer and pianist Jessica Zhang. $10-$15
more info   map 

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 
Sat. 01/16, 8pm
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
The London-based Royal Philharmonic Orchestra enjoys an international reputation for bringing audiences first-class performances and the highest possible standards of music-making. $79-$149
more info   map 

The 26th Annual Celebration of Fine Art 
Sat. 01/16 & Sun. 01/17, 10am-6pm
Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale
This event brings in artists from across the United States to set up working studios and welcome art lovers to interact with or simply watch these artists as they create their work. $--$10
more info   map
 

West Valley Symphony Going for Baroque 
Sun. 01/17, 3pm
Valley Vista Performing Arts Center, Surprise
Hear the musicians of the WVS perform Bach's Brandenburg Concert #3, and his Suit in D which features "Air." $30-$35
more info   map
 
                     
                   
 
                   
Movies 
 
Home showtimes and ticketsIn Theaters Rated
Norm of the North       PG

Ride Along 2
    
    PG-13
Concussion    PG-13

New DVD Releases
 
 Rated

   Critics Say
The Martian PG-13         
Hotel Transylvania 2 PG         
Irrational Man R         

Sports 

 
Phoenix Suns
   
   
 
@ Boston Celtics
01/15 
@ 5:30pm
@ Minnesota Timberwolves
01/17
 @ 1:30pm
Arizona Sun Devils

 
 
Men's Basketball 
vs Washington
01/16 
@ 5:00pm
Women's Basketball
 
vs Utah
01/17
 @ 12:00pm 
Ice Hockey 
@ Bemidji State
01/15
 @ 6:37pm
01/16 @ 6:07pm
Wrestling 
vs Iowa State
01/15 
@ 8:00pm
Arizona Coyotes
 
vs Devils
01/16 
@ 12:00pm
Arizona Wildcats
  
Men's Basketball 
vs Washington State
01/16
 @ 7:30pm 
Women's Basketball 
vs Utah
01/15 
@ 7:00pm 
vs Colorado
01/17 
@ 2:00pm
PGA TOUR

   
 
              Sony Open in Hawaii     
              Honolulu, HI
              01/14-01/17 @ times vary
              Golf Network


Weather 

 
 Friday 
 Partly Cloudy
 65º/41º
Saturday 
Clear
65º/43º
Sunday 
Clear
 
  67º/43º
   

               
                    

              

Thursday, January 7, 2016

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Phoenix Market Update

Thursday, January 7, 2016
  
Phoenix better market for home buyers than renters
Maricopa County still is one of the best places to make a home purchase, according to new data from RealtyTrac combining stats from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Among counties with populations of 100,000 or more, Arizona is a better place to buy than rent. Only Coconino (Flagstaff) and Yavapai (Prescott) counties were rated as better for renters.
Read article - Phoenix Business Journal

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year 1/1/16

Events 

Fiesta Bowl Fan Fest Pregame Party 
Fri. 01/01, 7:30am
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale
Fans of all ages can experience pre-game traditions like pep rallies and performances by marching bands and cheerleaders. $25
more info map 

Snow Week 
Fri. 01/01, 10am-4pm
Science Center, Phoenix
Celebrate the season with over 60 tons of snow blanketing Heritage and Scenic Park's grassy hill in white. Activities include Snowing Ping Pong Balls and Dinosaurs in Motion. $16-$20
more info map 

Paul Rodriguez 
Fri. 01/01 & Sat. 01/02, 8pm
The Laugh Factory, Scottsdale
See Paul Rodriguez, the original Latin King of Comedy, bring in the new year live on stage. $20-$30
more info map 

ZooLights 
Fri. 01/01 - Sun. 01/03, 5:30pm
The Phoenix Zoo
A magical experience guaranteed to illuminate your holiday season. $8-$18
more info map 

Zoppe: Italian Family Circus 
Fri. 01/01 & Sun. 01/03, times vary
Chandler Center for the Arts
Zoppe welcomes guests into their intimate 500-seat tent for a one-ring circus that honors the best history of the Old World Italian tradition. $18-$30
more info map 

Dog Friendly Happy Hour 
Sat. 01/02, 4pm
32 Shea Cafe, Phoenix
You and your pooch are invited to join Puff & Fluff on the dog-friendly patio. This informal, un-hosted gathering is just for fun, laughs, great food, and drinks.
more info map 

NBAZ Fiesta Bowl Parade 
Sat. 01/02, 11am
Downtown Phoenix
Take in the pageantry of brilliantly colored floats, giant helium balloons, equestrian units, local celebrities and more as they make their way along the two-mile parade rout.
more info map 

Music of John Williams 
Sat. 01/02 & Sun. 01/03, times vary
Phoenix Symphony Hall
Best known for his iconic film scores and ceremonial music, John Williams is one of the most popular and successful American orchestral composers of the modern age. The Phoenix Symphony will perform highlights from over 60 years of John Williams scores.
more info map 

After Christmas Time Workshop 
Sun. 01/03, 1:30pm
Scottsdale Via Linda Senior Center
Bring your live, miniature Christmas tree, and begin experiencing the joy of growing miniature bonsai. Tools, supplies, and guidance will be provided.
more info map
 


 
Movies
Home showtimes and ticketsIn TheatersRated
SistersR 
The Hateful EightR 
Star Wars: The Force AwakensPG-13

New DVD Releases

Rated

Critics Say
HeistR
Hitman: Agent 47R
He Named Me MalalaPG-13
Sports 
Phoenix Suns

 
@ Sacramento Kings
01/02 
@ 3:00pm
@ LA Lakers 
01/03 @ 7:30pm
Arizona Sun Devils

Men's Basketball 
@ Creighton 
01/02 @ 7:00pm
Arizona Cardinals
vs Seattle Seahawks
01/03 
@ 2:25pm
Arizona Wildcats
Women's Basketball 
vs New Mexico State
01/02 
@ 7:00pm
Arizona Coyotes
@ Predators
01/01 
@ 6:00pm
@ Red Wings
01/03
 @ 5:30pm
PGA TOUR

 
Resumes next week Golf Network
Weather 
Friday 
Clear
66º/40º
Saturday 
Clear
68º/42º
Sunday 
Clear 

70º/47º