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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Archive for the ‘Arts and culture’ Category

Santa Fe lures families on spring break with Kids FreeFest

Think of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and you might envision high-end art galleries, beautifully handcrafted Native American jewelry and fancy dining. But Santa Fe’s tourism office also wants families to start thinking about it as a kid-friendly spring break destination. During Kids FreeFest March 1-April 15, several Santa Fe tourism venues will offer deals for […]

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Valley Youth Theatre stages family favorite “The Hobbit”

Asked to leave his large, roomy and exceedingly comfortable home (or hole) in the ground to accomplish a difficult mission, Bilbo Baggins accepts the challenge, despite being a most conservative hobbit. Battling evil and danger, he sets out to recover an important treasure. If he can pull it off, great benefit will result, not only […]

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Award-winning original play “Beauty and the Computer Geek” takes the stage in Mesa

A nerdy Prince Charming and time-traveling teens are part of a modern day makeover of the classic fairytale “Sleeping Beauty” in an original play debuting this month produced by East Valley Children’s Theatre in Mesa. “Beauty and the Computer Geek,” by Susan C. Hunter and Tom Shelton, took first place in the theater’s 12th annual Aspiring […]

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Radio’s Rich Berra hosts televised Arizona Quizbowl for high school students

Hippolyta was the queen of what warrior tribe from Greek mythology? If you know the answer to that question, consider yourself well informed. And if you’re an Arizona high school student, you could be a candidate for a new show: Arizona Quizbowl. The show premieres on CW Channel 6 and 61.1 (KASW) at 9 p.m. […]

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Register now for Daddy/Daughter Valentine’s Day dances

Several cities celebrate that special bond between dads and daughters around Valentine’s Day. Chandler, Tolleson/Goodyear and Queen Creek all have annual traditions. Advance registration is required at all three events, which include dancing plus crafts or games, food and photos. CHANDLER Daddy Daughter Valentine’s Day Dance 6-8 p.m. Friday Feb. 9 Snedigar Recreation Center • […]

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Arizona Science Center’s Pompeii Packs help kids understand life in 79 A.D.

In conjunction with “Pompeii: The Exhibition,” the Arizona Science Center is offering small artifact-stuffed backpacks to kids exploring the exhibit. These Pompeii Packs contain everyday items based on ancient artifacts from 79 A.D. and questions to prompt discussion, inspiration and learning. Pompeii Packs are free and can be checked out from 10 a.m. to 3 […]

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Comedians of #IMomSoHard coming to Scottsdale for two April shows

To stressed-out moms everywhere, Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley are internet rock stars. The co-creators of online comedy act #IMomSoHard have gotten about 15 million views with their organic banter on the trials of parenthood — most of them with wine glasses in hand. The LA moms/actors/comedians kicked off a national comedy tour in 2016 […]

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“Hamilton” to offer $10 “lottery” tickets to Tempe shows

Editor’s note: A digital lottery for “Hamilton” tickets will begin at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 28 for tickets to the Tuesday, Jan. 30 performance at ASU Gammage. Subsequent digital lotteries will begin two days prior to each performance. Forty orchestra tickets will be sold for every performance for $10 each. Visit or learn […]

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Childsplay’s “The Snowy Day” takes the stage in Tempe

Childsplay, The Snowy Day, Tempe Center for the Arts

While snow has blanketed much of the country lately, greater Phoenix has stayed mostly balmy. If we’re lucky, January brings a little rain. Snow, not so much. But it’s coming. On Jan. 21, Childsplay brings snow to the Valley of the Sun. “The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats” is an imaginative musical […]

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Top February events for families in greater Phoenix

February is for homemade Valentine’s Day cards, conversation hearts and secret admirers. But we’re not keeping any secrets when it comes to this sweet roundup of family events around the Valley. There’s something for everyone to fall in love with: chocolate lovers, art lovers, ninjas, muggles and bookworms. Find more extensive day-by-day event listings at […]

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