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Events You Can’t Miss Out on this March

March is well under way and Tempe is bursting with exciting things to do! Here are some of the fun things to do around town this month.   Catch a baseball game. If you haven’t already, catch a baseball game before spring training is over! With over 15 teams playing in and around the Phoenix area, you won’t find another opportunity to see this many professional baseball players in one place! See the schedule and buy tickets online here.   Buy a new plant for your home. Head over to the Desert Botanical Garden March 15th through the 17th for

Can’t Miss Events this Holiday Season

Tis the holiday season which means the city is bustling with markets, activities and events. Here are some events worth checking out this holiday season.   TCA Presents “A Christmas Carol” Tempe | Tempe Center for the Arts The Tempe Center for the Arts presents a Broadway musical adaption of the classic Charles Dickens’ novel, “A Christmas Carol”. Follow Ebenezer Scrooge as he takes ghost-guided journeys through is past, present and future to learn the importance of family and friendship. You don’t want to miss this holiday classic of hope, love and redemption. See showtimes and purchase tickets here.  

Craft Breweries of Tempe

Tempe has an eclectic and impressive culinary scene from college town staples of pizza and burgers to upscale dining. What ties these all together is the ever growing selection of microbreweries around town. Here are some of the best craft breweries in Tempe:   Four Peaks Brewing Company 1340 E 8th Street, #104 Four Peaks started in 1994 when they took over the original F.A. Hough’s Ice Factory that stood since 1892 and housed a dairy creamery, and later, recording studio. This charming red brick building now houses their entire brewing operations, a large bar and sunny outdoor patio. Take

Why You Should Join a Summer Sports League

Summer can bring back great memories of playing on summer leagues as a kid. Not only was it fun, it was physically and mentally healthy, although we didn’t know it then. There are many benefits, in fact, to playing on a summer sports league even as an adult. Reach Your Fitness Goals Sticking to fitness goals can be difficult when it feels like a chore to go to the gym. Luckily nowadays you don’t need to turn into a gym rat in order to get fit. There are tons of classes offered providing a different type of workout, including barre,

Tempe Public Market Cafe Opens January 12th

Hang in there, South Tempe. It’s almost ready. “We’re having almost a hundred people a day try to come and have food,” says Aaron Chamberlin, chef and owner of Tempe Public Market Cafe. “They’re seeing us training, they’re seeing people on the patio drinking wine and thinking it’s open.” It isn’t. Not just yet. But on Jan. 12, it will be. And based on the buzz around the neighborhood, the joint will be hopping. “Out of all the restaurants I’ve opened, this has had the most community outreach,” Chamberlin says. “I am getting bombarded by people that are so excited for

Sun Devil Stadium – For More Than Just Football

Arizona State hockey. Professional soccer. Goat yoga. If ASU administrators have their way, all three will find a home in Sun Devil Stadium soon. “There’s a reason why we beat MIT and Stanford three years in a row, and it’s going to be four and five,” Colleen Jennings-Roggensack said about ASU’s No. 1 ranking in innovation. The university has started its final phase of renovating and retrofitting Sun Devil Stadium. The role of Jennings-Roggensack, ASU’s vice president for cultural affairs and executive director of ASU Gammage, will be significant. She has been tagged to lead Sun Devil Stadium 365, an initiative

Mezona Market Opens Friday

Sweet Cakes Cafe in Mesa has served some of the best sugar cookies on Main Street for more than a decade, but the bakery will unveil a new concept called the Mezona Market in a grand opening celebration Friday. Rest assured, you can still get your cinnamon rolls, cookies and other sweet treats. Sweet Cakes no longer serves lunch fare, but it will continue to serve up fresh bakery items at the market. And be surrounded by more than a dozen other local makers and bakers in the shop at 21 W. Main St. The homey market is named after the Mezona, a once

Monster Market Opens in Tempe October 7th

Local artist Victor Moreno has a love for Halloween and all things scary. As a kid, he’d go to horror movies with his dad, craft with his mom, and make Halloween costumes with brother. (He even got hauled into the principal’s office for bringing an actual sword to school while dressed as a ninja.) “For me personally, it was my favorite holiday growing up,” Moreno says. He still has that same passion for the holiday, not to mention anything of the spooky variety. Hence the reason behind Cult Classics, the ongoing film series he puts on that often features horror and

Essential Restaurants Around ASU – Downtown Tempe

Last weekend, Tempe welcomed literally thousands of college students back into the fold. And though we’re sure the studious lot will be spending the majority of their time hitting the books at Hayden Library, it’s inevitable that they’ll also need to eat. The Memorial Union and the dining halls are perfectly viable options, but we just want to make sure Arizona State University’s students know that their neighborhood has lots of other dining options to offer. Here are 10 great options around the ASU campus. El Pollo Supremo 221 West University Drive, Tempe 480-966-3713 $5 and under When it comes to

Upcoming Restaurant Openings in the Valley

Eight months into 2017, we’ve had more than 50 restaurants either open their doors for the first time in the Valley or open second, third, and fourth locations. The openings include everything from modern Japanese cuisine to Chicago deep-dish pizza, Mexican cuisine, Hawaiian-inspired poke, and fast-casual breakfast joints. July restaurant openings June restaurant openings May restaurant openings April restaurant openings What can we expect for the rest of the year and into 2018? So far, we’ve found more than 40 restaurants with plans to open around the Valley. Restaurants coming to Tempe include: Tempe Public Market Cafe – Chef Aaron Chamberlin,