Giving Back

Hunkapi Programs, an equine therapy 10-acre farm located in the heart of Scottsdale, announced it has recently been awarded a grant of $135,384 from the Gila River Indian Community to provide services to patients living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (a.k.a. Lou Gehrig’s Disease).

Travel & Leisure

As we approach one-full year of being homebound, it’s fun to think about planning a getaway. You’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn how many new domestic hotel openings and/or redesigned resorts are on the horizon in upcoming months. From fast-paced Manhattan to California Wine Country to historic Boston’s Back Bay and the sunny shores of Miami, here are properties worth your attention.

Profile

Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL) announced that Alessandra Navidad will join its executive team as its president and CEO, replacing Judith Gardner, current President and CEO, as she retires in April.

Film

There are almost as many interpretations of the jazz singer’s short life and enormous legacy as there are books and films about her, including the new biopic starring Andra Day.

Wellness

Wellness

By taking a nap, many will consider you lazy. In fact, results of a recent poll show that one out of five Americans think just that. Given that experts are now waking up to the fact that catching some shuteye during the day has many benefits, it’s time to shift our thinking about napping.

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Art Scene

Art Scene

ASU Art Museum exhibitions align closely with its collecting mission and with the ASU Charter to work across disciplines to advance research and discovery of public value, and respond to the economic, social and cultural state of the communities it serves. Exhibitions focus on socially, politically and environmentally engaged work by regional and international artists; innovative contemporary art practices; Latin American and Latinx artists; and 20th century and contemporary ceramics and craft.

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Around Town

Around Town

The Women’s Board of the Barrow Neurological Foundation raised a record $8.5 million for Barrow Neurological Institute through the 2021 Barrow Grand Ball, “A Grand Toast to Barrow.” Women’s Board members Diane Might and Kolby Moffatt co-chaired the event and galvanized members and donors during one of the most challenging times of our lives.

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Applause

Applause

Even during a time of social distancing, mask mandates and heightened public health measures, there are still ways to enjoy live entertainment in the Valley. The Phoenix Theatre Company (TPTC) opened its socially-distanced outdoor venue in November 2020 to keep the arts alive in Arizona. Now, it’s premiering its fourth show of the season, a murder mystery packed with intrigue, comedy and heart—it’s the perfect adventure for a fun night out.

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Giving Back

Giving Back

Want to make a difference this holiday season? With over 150 Valley nonprofits championing worthwhile causes, one of the best ways to support our community in these unprecedented times is to offer monetary donations. Every dollar counts, so whatever amount you’re able to contribute will be greatly appreciated. And, if you can take the time from your busy schedule to volunteer, there are groups that will be grateful for your hands-on help. At random, we’ve selected some of the many nonprofits that are in need of support.

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Shop Talk

Shop Talk

The latest version of Apple’s best-selling wireless earbuds now come with interchangeable soft tips so you can customize their fit, plus noise cancelling for when you want to block everything out and a transparency mode that lets you hear the sounds around you. $240.

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Applause

Applause

Although one of our favorite holiday traditions might look a little different this year, thanks to Ballet Arizona the show will go on. Filmed at the company’s in-house Dorrance Theatre, “Nutcracker Suite” is a reimagined version of the beloved holiday classic “The Nutcracker”. And, you will have the best seat in the house, as this performance will only be available to view from the comfort and safety of your own home.

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Wellness

Wellness

The VH Spa, inside the iconic Hotel Valley Ho Hotel, invites you to experience exotic locales without ever leaving Scottsdale. In celebration of its reopening on October 1, the Jet Set Crowd Menu has been expanded to feature five indulgent treatments inspired by far-flung spots around the globe.

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Taste

Taste

Last week we ran our first article on the upcoming Arizona Restaurant Week which begins this Friday. We offered five restaurants that the author indicated as “faves.” Having perused the updated participants list, here are five more that he added to his gotta-try list. Bon Appétit!

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Applause

Applause

In appreciation for keeping The Phoenix Theatre Company (TPTC) going over the past few months…and over the past 100 years, TPTC extends its thanks by inviting its supporters to join them on Friday, September 18 for a complimentary live-streaming event, celebrating the best of musical theater and the best of Phoenix-based talent.

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Taste

Taste

This statewide affair offers foodies a wealth of dining opportunities and the chance to get outside their own neighborhood and try something new. From sizzling Southwestern and soothing comfort foods to five-star dining and international fare – it’s all on the table during Arizona Restaurant Week. Although there are over 130 restaurants participating, here are five that caught our attention. So prepare your taste buds and dig in.

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Mindset

Mindset

Happiness, as defined in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is a state of well-being and contentment. It’s no wonder that most of us want to experience that joy. But happiness isn’t something that just happens to you. It comes from within. Each of us has the power to make small changes in our behavior, our surroundings and our relationships to tame negative thoughts and approach every day with optimism. Here are 10 tips that can help set you on course for a happier life.

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Art Scene

Art Scene

This groundbreaking exhibition features rarely seen examples of Latin American abstraction alongside works by American and European modernists and Phoenix-based contemporary artists.

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Curtain Call

Curtain Call

Arizona Theatre Company continues its series of online play readings with Wendy MacLeod’s comedy for anyone who’s ever been “hangry,” “Slow Food,” beginning at 5 p.m. on September 15. The reading will be available through September 19.

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Art Scene

Art Scene

As part of its ongoing commitment to prioritizing the health and well-being of its visitors and staff, Phoenix Art Museum will continue to present virtual events through September as a way to safely engage audiences with the Museum’s exhibitions and collections during the time of COVID-19. The Museum will also continue to showcase Arizona artists on the institution’s new bilingual blog and across its social media channels as part of its new PhxArtist Spotlight series. For information on the Museum’s anticipated fall re-opening, click here.

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Taste

Taste

Anchored by the cuisine and inspired design from the South of France, FRANCINE, a highly anticipated fine dining Mediterranean restaurant will open for dinner today, Friday, August 14 at 5:00 p.m. 
The new, beautifully-designed restaurant is located in the luxury wing at Scottsdale Fashion Square, alongside other notable fine dining establishments including Nobu, Toca Madera and Ocean 44.

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