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The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre presents a heartwarming and thrilling new version of the most beloved and popular Broadway musical of all time - Annie, playing through December 25. Just in time for the holidays Annie, Daddy Warbucks, the evil Miss Hannigan and all of the orphans take the stage through Christmas Day. It’s full of fun, adventure and great music! The award-winning score written by Martin Charnin and Charles Strouse includes Tomorrow, N.Y.C., It’s The Hard Knock Life and Maybe, to name just a few. The show is set in 1933 against the backdrop of the Great Depression, during the Christmas holiday season. Young Annie is living in the city November 25th, 2010 - December 1st, 2010

orphanage but is placed in the lap of luxury for a week as part of a publicity campaign for Oliver Warbucks. Annie’s stay turns out to be much more than anyone bargained for as she works her way into everyone’s hearts. The theme of this great American Classic Broadway Musical is Love Conquers All. It is also about optimism and hope for the future of our country. Little wonder that audiences around the world can’t get enough of Annie – it has something for everyone – amazing and memorable music by Charles Strouse, a touching, inspirational and often hilarious story with colorful characters including Warbucks, Annie, her dog Sandy, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his “Kitchen Cabinet” and a gaggle of giggling little girls from the New York City Municipal Orphanage.  Russell Thompson’s lighting, Robert Kovach’s set design and John P. White and Mary Atkinson’s costumes are all

The role of Annie will be shared by two local actresses; Mesa resident Payton Bioletto and Tempe resident Tatum Weight. Both girl’s are making their Broadway Palm debut but have appeared in numerous productions throughout the Valley. Audience favorite Gary Kimble is starring as Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks. Gary, an accomplished New York

stage actor, has wowed Broadway Palm audiences as Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd and most recently as Bill W. in Bill W. and Dr. Bob. As Daddy Warbucks Gary has performed on stages around the world in numerous National and International tours of Annie (in over 30 countries abroad and 800 cities in the U.S. and Canada) and is featured in the Barbara Walter’s Television Special “Finding Annie” about the search for an actress to play Annie in the Broadway Revival. Gary has performed under the musical direction of Annie composer Charles Strouse and as Warbucks has appeared with many actors from the original Broadway cast of Annie including Bob Fitch and Ray Thorne who created the roles of Rooster and FDR in the legendary original production. Also appearing for the first time at the Broadway Palm, from New York City is gifted opera singer and outrageously funny character actress Sarah Smith who brilliantly portrays the comic villain, Miss Hannigan. Celebrating their 10th Anniversary as The Valley’s premiere professional dinner theater – The Broadway Palm has pulled out all the stops for this production – even engaging the services of Matthew C. Roosevelt Great Grandson of FDR, who is now on staff at the Broadway Palm. Mr. Roosevelt has graciously offered his time to coach actor Jeff Dolan in his portrayal of Mr. Roosevelt’s iconic Great Grandfather – President Franklin Delano Roosevelt – teaching Dolan to authentically embody the famous “Roosevelt Grin”.

purchase your tickets…the tickets are flying out the door faster than you can say Leapin’ Lizards! Give yourself and everyone you love – the gift of ANNIE. ANNIE Now thru December 25, 2010 Evening performances Tuesday thru Saturday: Buffet: 5:30pm; Curtain 7:30pm Sunday evening Twilight performances: Buffet 5:30pm; Curtain 7:30pm Matinees on select Wednesdays or Thursdays, Saturdays or Sundays: Buffet 11:45am; Curtain 1:15pm Tickets: $39 - $49 for dinner and show; $22 for children 12 and under; $28 Show Only

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More than 20 others round out this exceptional cast and production crew, including Kaitlynn Kleinman as Grace, direct from the Broadway Palm’s smash hit musical SUGAR are Mike Dale as Rooster Hannigan and Bonnie McBride as Lily St. Regis. Twelve local youngsters are double cast as Annie’s six orphan friends. The new menu at the Broadway Palm is a holiday feast…including Turkey, Ham and all the trimmings you would find at the finest holiday banquet. Don’t wait till “Tomorrow” to

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Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! Childsplay, Inc. Tempe Center for the Arts Saturday-Sunday 1:00pm and 4:00pm, Thru December 24 She’s back and a new holiday tradition is born! That lovable imp Junie B. Jones takes center stage again, just in time for the holidays! Based on three of Barbara Park’s best-selling books, Junie B. recreates the world of intrigue that is Room One. Sell-out crowds and clamoring fans left us no choice but to bring Junie back, so don’t wait to buy your tickets. A few quotes from last year’s audiences say it all, “It was a fantastic production and I highly recommend it. I was laughing so hard I cried” and “That was so good, I wish we could go back tomorrow!” Let it Snow!

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The Phoenix Symphony Symphony Hall December 1 – 3 Wednesday – Friday 10 am & 11:45 am It’s a snowy adventure with The Phoenix Symphony as we celebrate the holiday season with a delightful concert designed for students in grades K-8. Led by audience favorite Bob Moody, Symphony Hall will be transformed into a magical wonderland with music from your favorite holiday tunes. Join The Phoenix Symphony for the annual audience Sing-Along and the joyful tradition of music during this special season. Annie Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre Show times vary Thru December 25 Annie returns to the Broadway Palm stage just in time for the holidays. Annie will win over everyone’s hearts as her adventures lead to a rousing finale of “A New Deal for Christmas.” As America’s favorite orphan, Annie will charm audiences as she and her dog, Sandy, encounter an array of colorful characters including crusty Miss Hannigan, millionaire Oliver Warbucks and even FDR.


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The Nutcracker Theatre Works Peoria Center for the Performing Arts November 26 & 27 Friday & Saturday 2 pm & 5 pm The Nutcracker Herberger Theater Center November 26-28 Friday – Saturday 2 pm & 7 pm Sunday 11am & 3:30 pm The Piano Man - A Tribute To Billy Joel & Elton John Skye November 27 Saturday 8 pm Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Arizona Theatre Company Herberger Theater Center Thursday 2 pm & 7:30 pm Friday 8 pm Saturday 3 pm & 8 pm Sunday 1 pm & 7 pm Thru November 28 The Agony and the Agony Tempe Little Theatre Tempe Center for the Arts Friday 8 pm Saturday 2 pm & 8 pm Sunday 2 pm Thru December 5

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Nick@ Night By Nick Connell I’d like to give appreciation during this Thanksgiving Holiday season to all my family, friends and colleagues in the theatre, music, and film and arts community. It has been a wonderfully creative year with great performances and productions to review! What a blessing and a privilege it is to experience the best in theatre and arts in Arizona. We truly have much to be thankful for here in the east valley. I wish you all continued success and prosperity and appreciate your friendship and support. BREAK A LEG! ANNIE at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Mesa “Tomorrow” arrived today at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Mesa as the hit musical ANNIE leaped onto the stage with the bright sound of a young rising star in Payton Bioletto as Annie; and savvy veteran actor Gary Kimble as Oliver Warbucks. This lovable and adorable one two punch made us remember why Annie is such a fun and charming show to experience for the holidays! From the opening scene with Payton and the orphans in NYC, the heart strings were pulling as “Maybe” and “It’s the Hard Knock Life” set the stage for a delightful evening of song and dance! But don’t forget Gary, who plays Mr.Warbuck’s with style and grace to bring the young orphan Annie close to his heart in “N.Y.C.” and “I Don’t Need Anything But You”. This is a feel great production the whole family will love including Annie’s orphaned dog Sandy, played cutely by Willie Meo, Miss Hannigan played with spunk by Sarah Smith, Grace Farrell played by the lovely Kaitlynn Kleinman, and of course those darling orphans (who almost steal the show in “Your Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile”) Rebecca and Jessica Webb, Jessie Pauley, Jamie Fossenkemper, Isabelle Wisdom, and Morgan Goldberg. Kudos to the company and orchestra for a memorable night of hope and love! Through Dec. 25th. Tickets 480-325-6700 or online at JUNIE B in Jingle Bells and Batman Smells at Childsplay Theatre in Tempe Get out your jingle bells and put on your Christmas spirit - JUNIE B is back in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! Oh you should get out the good word to everybody that this show is perfect fun for all the kids in the family (big and small). This sweet and touching tale of two friends who must find ways to love, forgive and be kind to one another is a special production. Director David Sarr has added some creative touches to the antics of Junie B (played by the bubbly and funny Katie McFadden) and her classmates. Of course there’s Junie’s nemesis May, played with perfect imperfection by Debra Stevens, Mr. Scary played by the patient Dwayne Hartford, Jodie Weiss as the comical Lucille, Nathan Dobson as the ‘Nina’ Sheldon, and Tim Shawver and Israel Jimenez as the perceptive and resourceful Herb and Jose. There’s more depth to the teaching in Junie B than a few words can describe - with some golden moments made for the holidays. Grab the gang and go see this gem of a play. The goodness it reveals will bless your holiday season! Through December 24th. Tickets 480-350-2822 or CARMEN at Arizona Opera in Phoenix Symphony Hall Arizona Opera’s 40th season continues to be a huge hit as CARMEN lit the stage at Symphony Hall this past weekend. With inventive stage and lighting design surrounding a talent-rich cast, this production was a standing ovation all night! Bravo! Led by command performances from Jossie Perez as Carmen, Garrett Sorenson as Don Jose, Luis Ledema as Escamillo, Janinah Burnett as Micaela, and Peter Volpe as Zuniga - this was a night to remember as some of the greatest opera music of all time was performed to perfection by the Arizona Opera Orchestra and Chorus as well! The only tragedy this fantastic night was Carmen herself, whose charms were not enough to subdue her dark and bitter misfortune. CIRQUE DU SOLEIL ALEGRIA at US Airways Arena and Tucson, Arizona ALEGRIA was a breathtaking and jubilant success over the weekend in Phoenix. This classic Cirque production did not disappoint the excited and grateful throng who witnessed one of the great productions of our time! If by chance you missed the weekend shows, you’re in luck - they will be in Tucson this week for some encore performances Wednesday Nov. 24th through Sunday November 28th. You can order tickets now at The characters and showmanship of ALEGRIA will capture your imagination. See it in Tucson before the magic disappears!

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Silver Screen Scoop! By Joseph J. Airdo Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios last week released the first official trailer for “Cars 2,” the follow-up to its 2006 hit that grossed nearly $462 million worldwide, was nominated for two Academy Awards and won the first-ever Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film. “Cars 2,” which will debut in theaters June 24, 2011, follows star racecar Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and his tow-truck pal Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) as they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the fastest car on the planet. But when Mater gets caught up in the world of international espionage, the duo take to the streets of Japan and Europe. View the “Cars 2” trailer and be among the first to get the latest scoop from Joseph J. Airdo at

Interview: ‘Tangled’ directors talk creating a tall tale! As the ‘buzz’ continues toward the February 27, 2011 date for the Oscars®, ‘Gone with the Wind’, at 3 hours and 56 minutes, was the longest film to have won Best Picture and was also the first film in color to win Best Picture!

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the February 27, 2011 date for the Oscars®, ‘Gone with the Wind’, at 3 hours and 56 minutes, was the longest film to have won Best Picture and was also the first film in color to win Best Picture!


By Stan Robinson Directors Nathan Greno and Byron Howard took on a monumental cinematic challenge; adapt one of the 200 plus Grimm’s Brothers classic fairy tales with the theme set in the early 1800’s and present the story to contemporary audiences. They succeeded in presenting a lively, entertaining presentation of the Rapunzel classic story full of wonder, music, and a lot of heart, and in record time for an animated film! This is just the first few minutes of our conversation! Be sure to visit for the full interview with directors Nathan Greno and Byron Howard. Each of the directors, who have established animated hits in their own right and last collaborated on ‘Bolt’ (2008), come together once again for ‘Tangled’ Stan: I have always found two directors on a project fascinating on how

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they collaborate. I worked on ‘Dead Presidents’ with the Hughes brothers, one more into the drama, the other into the action sequences! Nathan: Bryon and I have been in the studio for about 15 years now, and we’ve come up through different departments, I came through the story boarding side and Bryan came up through animation. There were various departments that I wasn’t aware of how they worked, and when it comes to animation he’s brilliant and knows all those other departments so well. He started showing me how those various departments work. At some point John Lasseter (who runs Disney studio and runs Pixar) really saw the potential, this team. For ‘Tangled’ we’d be on a really aggressive schedule and he a saw a team that really worked well together. We both have different ‘super powers’ on what we can do, and with those ‘powers’ he saw we could tackle a big movie like ‘Tangled’! Stan: Wow, that sounds like a ‘dynamic duo’ combination! Byron, the base for ‘Tangled’ is story driven, I would guess that’s right up your particular expertise! Byron: Sure, Nathan and I tried to cover as much as we could together, with ‘Bolt’ Chris Williams and I would up splitting up quite a bit, because we thought it would be more efficient. By the end of the film, we worked great but we felt like we didn’t really get to connect and be a sort of a unit

throughout the film. So Nathan and I said let’s try to stay together as much as possible, that way having two minds in the room, having a singular vision for the film is great! Psychologically it’s great because as a director you have to make thousands of decisions, so it’s great to have someone who is constantly there to challenge you and say well ‘I like this, how do you feel about that’. It’s great to have two minds because it’s a long, long, process! Normally its about 4 years, we had 2 years to make this film so it was half the time we normally get to finish a feature length animation. The great thing is that with the two of us, and our great crew, we were able to accomplish something great! We had to work our crew extraordinary hard and they came through for us! Be sure to read more at ScreenScene. org as we talk about animation, casting, music score, and the songs for the production of ‘Tangled’, an enjoyable presentation of the fairy tale classic!

Reviewers Roundup! ‘Tangled’ Princess Rapunzel (Mandy Moore) leaves her tower for the first time when she falls in love with a passing bandit named Flynn Rider (Zachary Levi) and the unlikely pair embarks on a hair-raising adventure. (PG – 101 minutes) The following quotes were pulled from reviews written by AZ Weekly’s Film! contributors to present readers with a wider perspective about this new release. Read Stan Robinson’s and Joseph J. Airdo’s full reviews exclusively online. Joseph J. Airdo ( “All audiences, regardless of their age, will be knocked over by the sensational sense of magic that is combed through each and every frame of ‘Tangled.’ It is easy to recognize that said magic is that same stuff that has, in the past, allowed mermaids to trade in their fins for feet, brought inanimate objects like clocks and candlesticks to life and sent carpets sailing across the night sky.” Grade: A

although visually nice to watch, didn’t quite have that spark between the central characters in the triangle themed love affair to hold it together, or our interest.” Grade: CJoseph J. Airdo ( “As a slice of cultural landscape, ‘Cairo Time’ works quite well. However, as a motion picture, it fails to capture our imagination. While ‘Cairo Time’ may serve as a love letter to a foreign land, the emotional draw between the two leads is never strong enough to hold our attention. Clarkson and Siddig are simply charming but even their quality performances cannot hold together such a loose storyline.” Grade: D

Stan Robinson ( “Not having visited the classic Grimm fairy tale since childhood, and if you’re parents or grandparents with the young ones badgering you to see ‘Tangled’, by all means take them. Directors Nathan Greno & Byron Howard present an engaging and captivating big screen 3-D version that’s truly a delightful hour and a half for the young, and the old alike!” Grade: B+

What we have is a standard issue Hollywood love story dealing with a serious subject. Having names as powerful as Gyllenhaal and Hathaway raise exposure for such an important topic should please those pushing for a cure and awareness. That being said, it’s amazing how those same folks aren’t blushing and covering their eyes as the numerous sex scenes and blatant nudity fills the screen. After school special this is not. To further downplay any seriousness, is the completely unnecessary role of the Jamie’s horny brother Josh (Josh Rad), who enjoys watching sex tapes of his brother and girlfriend.

‘Cairo Time’ During a vacation in Egypt, an unexpected love affair arises between a magazine editor (Patricia Clarkson) and her husband’s former colleague (Alexander Siddig). Playing exclusively at Harkins Camelview 5. (PG – 88 minutes) The following quotes were pulled from reviews written by AZ Weekly’s Film! contributors to present readers with a wider perspective about this new release. Read Stan Robinson’s and Joseph J. Airdo’s full reviews exclusively online. Stan Robinson ( “Travel themed films run the risk of having the cities taking center stage if the core story delivered is a bit light. The excellent ‘Letters to Juliet’ featuring Verona, Italy as a backdrop had at its core an emotionally powerful story, while ‘Eat Pray Love’ fell short with its multiple cities adventure of self-discovery. ‘Cairo Time’,

Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman’ by Jamie Reidy. Jake Gyllenhaal plays the title character Jamie Randall, who is an up and coming Pfizer drug salesman struggling to hit his goal of doctors prescribing Zoloft. He later has the fortune of selling the wonder drug, Viagra. But, the story is not really about Pfizer, drugs or four hour long “stiffies.” While trying to sell the area’s top doc (Hank Azaria), Jamie meets Maggie Murdock (Anne Hathaway); a beautiful young woman who has early onset Parkinson’s. Having been a one-night stand type of guy for quite some time, Jamie finds himself falling for and wanting to get closer to Maggie. Afraid of committing to a relationship due to her illness, Maggie keeps him at a distance.

‘Love and Other Drugs’ Review by Randy Montgomery Love and Other Drugs (and Multiple Plots) Edward Zwick’s ‘Love and Other Drugs’ is a hard one to classify. Is it a comedy? Is it a drama? Is it an infomercial for the challenges associated with having and/or loving someone diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease? Actually, it’s a little bit of each with some wild sex and nude scenes thrown in for good measure. In fact, we get to see nearly every inch of the two star’s naked bodies on numerous occasions. The film is based on the novel ‘Hard

What exactly was Zwick going for here? ‘Love and Other Drugs’ works as an entertaining raunchy comedy, as a sentimental piece on a debilitating disease and as a teaching tool for Parkinson’s, but whether it all works together is up for debate.

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‘Burlesque’ With 2009’s musical ‘Nine’ among my favorites, and the tagline ‘It takes a LEGEND... to make a STAR!’ ‘Burlesque’ is the story of a smalltown girl with a stunning voice who ventures to Los Angeles. While work-

ing as a cocktail waitress (Christina Aguilera), she finds her place as a performer in a musical review in a neo-burlesque club run by a former dancer (Cher). (PG-13 - 116 minutes).


Randy Montgomery (AZ Weekly): ‘Tangled’ as a feature film is much more entertaining and well made than the theatrical trailer suggests. It is funny, touching and filled with numerous characters that you will love and love to hate. Mandy Moore is quite enjoyable as the voice of Rapunzel, the long-haired girl banished to a remote tower devoid of any friends or human contact outside of her guardian. Audiences will have a great time as Rapunzel runs away from the tower on search of a journey she has always dreamt of, being guided by a handsome thief. Tangled may not quite be Academy Award material, but it will undoubtedly be a crowd pleaser. Grade: A-

‘Faster’ Dwayne Johnson returns to the ‘action actor’ mode in ‘Faster’. After 10 years in prison, an ex-con (Dwayne Johnson) sets out to avenge his brother’s death after they were double-crossed during a heist years ago. Within hours after disposing of the first on his list, he’s tracked by a veteran police officer (Billy Bob Thornton), and an egocentric hit man (Oliver Jackson-Cohen). A further complication: there are hints that his list is incomplete, and his life may be further endangered by an unknown source! (Rated R - 98 minutes). * Full reviews, articles, and interviews are available at www.ScreenScene. org Wonder what movies we movie reviewers look forward to in November 2010? There’s Joseph’s ‘Fall Preview’, and Stan’s ‘Most Anticipated Movies’! For Joseph J. Airdo’s list visit ~ For Stan Robinson’s list visit There’s movie reviews, celebrity interviews, motion picture industry articles, new trailers, and more at Let me know your ‘take’ as a moviegoer on movies you see!

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The event is free, and features various artists at various times. 9 vocalists + Jazz Alive (Joel Robin-piano, Bob Lashier-bass, Cleve Huff-drums), Fri. Dec. 3: 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Bridget Maynes; 1-2:45 p.m., Renee’ Patrick; 3-5:15 p.m. Blaise Lantana; Sat. Dec. 4: 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Margo Reed; 1-2:45 p.m. Delphine Cortez; 3-5:15 p.m. Dennis Rowland; Sun. Dec. 5: 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Vicki McDermitt; 1-2:45 p.m., Sherry Roberson; 3-5:15 p.m. Hope Morgan. 

SCOTTSDALE Bobby’s, 7122 E. Greenway Pkwy (Kierland), 480-556-0770, 6:00p TuesWed-Thurs, Rich Howard. Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House, 6710 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, 480-488-8031, 6:30-9:30p, Fridays and Saturdays. Various Artists. Please see for details. Chances Are, 7570 E. Sixth Ave, 480994-4338, Joe Hopkins Quartet 5-9p Sun., food, dancing. Eddie V’s, 20715 N. Pima Road, (DC Ranch), 480-538-8468, Live Music Nightly, 6-10p Mon-Tues. Hyatt Gainey Ranch, 7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, 480-991-3388, 7:30-11:30p Wed-Thurs, lobby stage, Sirocco. Kazimierz World Wine Bar, 7137 E. Stetson Drive, 480-946-3004, $5 cover after 8p. Margo Reed Band, 9-midnight Mon. Dennis Rowland & the Jazz Experience, 9-midnight Thurs. www.

Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, 11051 N. Black Canyon Hwy, Phoenix, 602-331-3434. Lynn Roberts’ Dixie Aces Jazz Band, 5-9 pm Fri-Sat., Remington’s, 7200 N. Scottsdale Road, 480-951-5101: Various Artists 6-11p Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat. www.

TEMPE Gold Bar Espresso, 3141 S. McClintock Drive, 480-839-3082, Jazz Alliance, 7:30-11p Fri & Sun., www.   John Henry’s, 909 E. Elliot, 480-7309009, Aebi-Coulson Jazz Trio, 7-10p Sun.,  

Sherry Petta Trio 2nd Tuesday Every Month 7:30 – 9:30pm Delphine Cortez Trio 4th Tuesday Every Month 7:30 – 9:30pm Tag Sherry Petta 8787 N. Scottsdale Rd (480) 951-6445 Carly’s Bistro, 128 E. Roosevelt, 602262-2759, Mill Avenue Jazz, 8-midnight Sundays & Mondays. www.carlysbistro. com Doc’s Place Lounge, 40 E. Camelback, Phoenix, 602-277-5999. Dave Cook’s “Melody Lounge Revisited” 8-11 p.m. Doc & Nayo + guests, 7:30-11:30 pm Fri-Sat.

La Stalla Cucina Rustica, 68 W. Buffalo St., Chandler 480-855-9990, 6-9p Sundays, LJ’s Pizza, 1038 E. Main St., Mesa, 480-834-9164. Cats & Jammers New Orleans Jazz Band, 5-7:30p Wed.


Paisley Violin Cafe, 1030 N.W. Grand Ave, 602-254-7843, 7:30-9:30p Thurs, Hi Lo Trio.

Rosario Ristorante, 9250 N. 43rd Ave., Glendale, 623-931-1810, 7-10p Fridays 

Pesto’s Gourmet Pizza and Wine Bar, 1960 W. Ray Road, Chandler, 480-8212949. John Knowlton Trio 7-11 pm Sat.


Pita Jungle, 1949 W. Ray Road, Chandler, 480-855-3232, jazz jam w/ The Pita Jungle Trio. 7-10p Thurs.

Un Bacio Ristorante, 7704 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, 480-6096969, Mark DeCozio, 7 p.m. Fri. www.

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Lost Leaf, 914 N. 5th St. 602-2580014, 9:30 pm-midnight alt. Mondays: Jiggle and Running From Bears

Xtreme Bean Coffee Shop, Southern & McClintock, 480-820-0333, Jack Wells & Friends (ragtime, standards), 7-10p, Mon.

Village Tavern, 8787 North Scottsdale Rd, (480) 951-6445, Sherry Petta Trio 7:30-9:30p, (2nd Tuesday), Delphine Cortez Trio (4th Tuesday) www.

Joel Robin

Lone Butte Casino, 1077 S. Kyrene Road, Chandler, 1-800-946-4452. Live Jazz Friday and Saturday. Sunday Champagne Jazz Brunch, 4 seatings with various great Jazz artists and groups.

Sacred Grounds Coffee House, Scottsdale Congregational United of Church of Christ, 4425 N. Granite Reef Road, 480-946-2900, Thursdays, 7:30-9:30p. $5 donation, coffee, desserts available. Various artists. www.

Voce’ Ristorante’ & Lounge, 9719 N. Hayden Road, 480-609-0429, Khani Cole & friends 9:00p-1a Fri-Sat. Various musicians. For more:

Delphine Cortez

SKYE Restaurant & The Platinum Room, 16844 N. Arrowhead Fountain Center Drive, Peoria, 623-334-0010. for shows.

PHOENIX Bobby C’s, 1140 E. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-252-2273, Papa John DeFrancesco, Ralph Carrasco, Joe Costello, 3-6 pm Sun. Adam Clark Trio, 8-11 pm Tues.


Asia Restaurant, 1236 E. Baseline, Ste. 102, Mesa, 480-892-0688, various artists, 7:30-10:30p Fri-Sat. Cantina Laredo, 2150 East Williams Field Road, Gilbert, 480-782-6777, Sonan plays 8-11 pm Thursdays. D*Vine Wine Bar & Bistro, 2837-101 N. Power Road, Mesa 480-654-4171, Mark DeCozio, 6-9p Tues. www. 

Warren’s Jazz Bistro, 1451 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert, 480-899-5299, nightly Jazz until 10:30 (Tues-Thurs) and until 1am (Fri/Sat). www.

For more information on all the great Jazz events, local happenings, clubs and musicians, go to - Listings Compiled by Patricia Myers. for updates

The words ‘racecar,’ ‘kayak’ and ‘level’ are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).

Rats and horses can’t vomit. February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.

More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.


On average, a human being will have sex more than 3,000 times and spend two weeks kissing in their lifetime.

The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.

If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.

There’s no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewable Vitamins.

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over million descendants.

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Fresh Fish in Phoenix? By Chef Rachel Albert

Mesa, Arizona.

Looking for fish that’s fresh, never frozen, fishy, or bony? You can find it in one of the most unlikely places…

Seafood Market Restaurant, located at 3406 E. Baseline Road, offers an array of options from Ahi and Mahi to Alaskan Halibut and Salmon, from Cod to Catfish, and from Swordfish, Sea Bass, Sole and Shark to Snapper and Sea Bass. They get new deliveries daily. If you want it and they don’t have, say the magic word and they’ll get it. For example, they have buttery, melt-in-your mouth Escolar (aka Oil Fish) and hearty Hawaiian Marlin. Whether you want fish to cook at home, a sit down meal, or take out, this locally owned and operated establishment promise to deliver (quality). They’re open 11 am to 8 pm on Sundays, 11 am to

9 pm Monday through Thursday, and 11 am to 10 pm Fridays and Saturdays.

If you lived at Dorsey You’d be more popular.

Lunch and dinner menu features fish and seafood, steak, chicken, pork, pasta, sandwiches, soups, salad, and menu for children 10 and younger. Side dishes are pretty standard (nothing to rocket your taste buds); however, the freshness of the fish can make up for that.

And, you’d have a pool, Free satellite TV, FREE High Speed Internet, Underground parking, New appliances, Gated access and Zillions of dollars*


In 1991 and in 1993, The New Times called this the Valley’s Best Seafood Restaurant. In 1992 and 2000 Arizona Republic food critics gave them a four-star rating. You be the judge! Phone: 480-6331580 Rachel Albert is a natural foods chef, cooking instructor, freelance food and health writer and author of The Ice Dream Cookbook: DairyFree Ice Cream Alternatives with Gluten-Free Cookies, Compotes & Sauces and co-author of the award-winning book, The Garden of Eating: A Produce-Dominated Diet & Cookbook. She leads group and private classes, cooking parties, kitchen coaching sessions, and healthy shopping tours in the Phoenix metro area. Check out her blog:

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Matt’s Big Breakfast 801 N 1st St Open 6:30am-2:30pm T-Sun (602) 254-1074 Over Easy 4037 N 49th St Open 6:30am-11:30pm, M-F 6:30am -12:30pm Sat/Sun (602) 468-3447

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Scramble 9832 N 7th Street Open 6am – 2pm daily (602) 374-2294

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Butterfield’s Pancake House 7388 E Shea Blvd Open 6am-3pm 7 days (480) 951-6002

First Watch 9645 N Black Canyon Hwy Open 7am-2:30pm daily (602) 943-3232 Heart And Soul Café 4705 E Carefree Hwy Open 7am-2:30pm Mon 7-9am T-F, 8am-9pm Sat (480) 595-7300

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Le Grande Orange 4410 N 40th St Open 6:30am-5pm daily (602) 840-7777

Café Carumba 7303 E Indian School Rd Open 7am, 7 days (480) 947-8777

US Egg 131 E Baseline Rd Open 6:30am-2:30pm, 7 days (480) 831-0070

The Breakfast Club 4400 N Scottsdale Rd Open 6am M-F, 8am Sat/Sun (480) 222-2582


The Breakfast Joynt 14891 N Northsight Blvd Open Daily 6:30am-2:30pm (480) 443-5324 The Orange Table 7373 E Scottsdale Mall Open Sun/Mon 7am-3pm Tues-Sat 7am-10pm (480) 424-6819 US Egg 3238 N Scottsdale Rd Open 6:30am-2:30pm, 7 days (480) 947-7344

Chompies 3481 W. Frye Rd., Chandler 6am-9pm, 7 Days (480) 398-3008 Crackers & Co. Café 535 W Iron Ave, Mesa Open 7am-2:30pm, 7days (480) 898-1717 Hoosier Café 393 W Warner Rd, Chandler Open 6am-2pm daily (480) 814-7199

Tony the Tiger won a contest in 1953 to become the sole spokesperson for Kellogg’s Sugar Frosted Flakes. Other contestants were Katy the Kangaroo, Elmo the Elephant and Newt the Gnu.

Dry cereal for breakfast was invented by John Henry Kellogg at the turn of the century.

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Crackers & Co. Café 1285 W Elliot Road Open 7am-2:30pm, 7 days (480) 705-7900

Original Pancake House 6840 E Camelback Rd Open 9am-2pm daily (480) 946-4902

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AZ Bread Company 315 W Elliot Rd Open 6:30-2pm M-F 7am-2pm Sat/Sun (480) 831-1300

Daily Dose 4020 N. Scottsdale Road Open 7am-4pm daily (480) 994-3673

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The High-End Beer Division of Crescent Crown�

useful yeast owing to its use since ancient times in baking and brewing. It is believed that it was originally isolated from the skins of grapes. It is the microorganism behind the most common type of fermentation. All strains of this yeast work particularly well on maltose which is the primary sugar component of malt. It does not work well on lactose, which provides something interesting to discuss a few paragraphs down. As we move on with our occasional articles on beer ingredients, it is now time to talk about yeast. While yeast is probably the least sexy of the ingredients in beer, it is without question the most important. Without yeast, there is no beer. If malt is the body of beer and hops are its soul, than yeast is the brain. Yeast controls what the other ingredients do, how they change to produce beer, how much alcohol ends up in the beer, what kind of phenols and esters show up in the finished product, and much more. First off, yeast is classified as a fungus. It is a single cell organism of which there are over 1,500 species. The main one we are concerned with is Saccharomyces cerevisiae‌ there are others that can be involved in making beer, but this is one of the key ones. It is perhaps the most


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it, along with other unique characteristics (bacteria etc) of the area it is found, produce the unique flavors found in these beers. Spontaneous fermentation means just that, the unfermented beer, or wort, is left exposed to its surroundings so that the yeasts and other organisms in the air can act on it to ferment the beer. For many years the role of yeast in fermentation was not understood. It

The yeast grows aerobically, so the fermentation process requires air be dissolved in the solution, which is typically no problem, even in a seemingly closed system. S.cerevisiae, as it is known is a top fermenting yeast, which means it is used in making ales. Saccharomyces pastorianus is a bottom fermenting yeast and is used for making lagers. Both of these yeasts eat the sugars produced by the malt and, in turn, produce alcohol, carbon dioxide and sediment. The good news is that the sediment, which is for all intents and purposes, the waste product of this living organism is actually chock full of B-Complex vitamins. These vitamins are what the body is severely lacking in the day after an evening of over-consumption. So, they actually help eliminate the possibility of a hangover. Please do not consider this to be medical advice, as I can barely pronounce the word Saccharomyces, let alone break it down chemically. All I know is that when it does its job right, it is delicious. Wild yeast, Brettanomyces, is a whole different animal, both figuratively and literally. This yeast is typically part of the spontaneous fermentation process, but can be cultivated to an extent and introduced to the beer in a similar manner as other yeasts. It produces a certain sour twang in a beer which is a desirable flavor in lambics, Flemish style beers and American Wild Ales. This yeast is present in many environments and

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was all thought to be naturally occurring and any consistency was derived from the standardization of the brewing process. The Roman armies in the middle ages would carry beer with them and to make sure they were getting the same quality every time, they would use some of the beer to inoculate a new batch, thereby introducing the yeast from the old beer to the new, achieving consistency without understanding why. Even the Ger-

bottled joy to the world.

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Within the two many yeast categories, there are a variety of strains, each of which produce unique flavors and aroma components. Take for example, a true Bavarian Hefeweizen. The complex layers of banana and clove are created by the yeast, there are no flavor additions. Belgian tripels which have a spicy flavor

also rely on the yeast to produce the phenolic compounds that provide this characteristic. Although, the Belgians are perfectly willing to help the process by adding sugars and other spices to push flavors in the direction they want. Even within beers where the yeast isn’t particularly noticeable, there are different strains at work. For instance, an IPA may use a different yeast strain than would a porter. This is because the brewer is looking for different things in each beer. An IPA is looking to provide a nice malt backbone, while emphasizing the aromas and the flavors of the hops. There is also a higher alcohol content in an IPA. All of this comes, at least in part, from the yeast choices. And what happens when yeast strains are used in different situations? Crispin Cider examines that with several of their beers, most noticeably The Saint which is brewed with Trappist Ale yeast. The result is a unique take on hard cider. And what of the lactose referenced earlier? Milk stouts rely on the inability of S. cerivisiae to work on lactose. The resulting unfermented lactic (or milk) sugar provides

the sweetness found in these beers.


man Beer Purity Law, the Reinheitsgebot, didn’t originally acknowledge the role of yeast in fermentation. It limited beer production to three ingredients, water, malted barley and hops. Even after the discovery of yeast in the fermentation process it wasn’t accepted as an active ingredient. Finally, Louis Pasteur was asked by a spirits distiller to look for the cause of an off flavor. During his research in to this he discovered the role that yeast plays in active fermentation. This was in the mid 1800s. Because of this work, the importance of yeast in the consistency of beer is now known. Today, some breweries spend millions of dollars to recover and propagate their house strain of yeast to ensure this consistency.

Once again, this column provides you with homework. Try a milk stout or a hefeweizen and try to pick up the unique flavors from the yeast. Then try some other beers and look for the fruity aromatics of top fermenting yeast or the clean, crisp finish of a bottom fermenting yeast. And if you want to play around with the whole sediment thing, look for a bottle conditioned beer with an accumulation on the bottom. Swirl it in the bottle and pour it with your beer. Just don’t blame me if it you overdo the experiment and the next morning isn’t pleasant.

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Award-Winning Winter Warmer English Ale Leading the Charge into the Winter Season In 2007, the historic Valley National Bank, in Downtown Chandler was transformed into a destination for Craft Beer and food lovers alike with the opening of SanTan Brewing Company. Their goal is simple and they do it well: to provide a neighborhood spot where family, friends, and colleagues can gather and enjoy a cold pint of freshly brewed beer using only the finest malts, hops, and barley.

In addition to the core beers on draught year round at San Tan Brewing Company, Brewmaster and Owner Anthony Canecchia keeps things exciting for SanTan fans by releasing specialty seasonal beers, small batch specialty beers, a weekly Cask Conditioned Ale as well as guest beers from brewers both local and around the nation. Like the Brewmaster says “Craft Beer for Beer Drinking”. Currently leading the way in the beverage category is San Tan’s award-winning Winter Warmer, an English Strong Ale spiced with fresh ginger and locally harvested honey for the Holidays. Its stats are plenty impressive with a huge caramel and roasted malt character and strong alcohol content (~10%) while uniquely served in a brandy snifter, indeed a perfect match for one of their Signature Stuffed Burgers or Cochinita Pork Pibil. The beer recently won Best Local Seasonal Beer in the Valley and is served with special Ginger Snap cookies which really bring out the spices and flavors in the beer. It will be available San Tan’s Tapping Party on Wednesday November 24th at SanTan Brewing Co in Chandler. The Inaugural Winter Warmer Arizona Tapping Party is Wednesday, December 1st at 3pm. Enjoy SanTan Brewing’s Award-Winning Winter Warmer Seasonal Beer. These exclusive locations will simultaneously tap the brew around the valley and state. Don’t forget the cookies!

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What’s Hoppening Wednesday, December 1st. Beer tasting with Odell Brewing at Boulders on Broadway 530 W. Broadway Rd. Tempe. 8-10PM.

Wednesday, December 1st. Inaugural Winter Warmer Tapping Party. This award winning seasonal beer by SanTan Brewing, will be simultaneously tapped at 22 locations around the valley, including the brewery. Check with your favorite craft beer bar! 3PM.

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8 each bay leaves, preferably fresh 3 each oranges, halved 1 bunch sage leaves, chopped 1 bunch thyme, chopped 2 quart water 66 ounce Rogue Ales JohnJohn Juniper Pale Ale (3 twenty two oz bottles) 8 each chicken breasts, skin on, 8-12 ounce each or 1 large chicken Directions: In a large pot, add the salt, peppercorns, honey, sugar, shallots, bay leaves, oranges, sage, thyme and water. Turn heat to medium, stir occasionally until the mixture comes to a boil, making sure the salt and sugar have dissolved into the mixture. Turn off heat and let sit, to infuse the flavors, and cool to room temp. Add the cold beer and mix well. Make sure the brine is below 40°, in order to keep the chicken cold. Add the brine to a container that is large enough to hold both the brine and displacement of the poultry. Add the chicken placing a plate of other heavy water proof item to weigh the chicken down so it is completely submerged in the brine and refrigerate for at least 12-24 hours. The general rule of thumb is to brine 12 hours per 1 pound of meat. If you brine longer than that, you can risk having an over salty piece of meat/poultry. Remove the chicken from the brine ideally 12 – 24 hours before cooking; keep it refrigerated and uncovered. This will help the meat dry, continue to distribute the added flavor and not over brine the meat. The dryness is important to create an extra crispy golden brown skin. Cook by either searing, grilling, roasting or smoking to an internal temperature of 160°F. Remove from the heat source, letting the protein finish cooking by way of carry over heat, bringing the final temperature to 165°F. This step will allow the meats juices to redistribute themselves throughout the breast and not overcook. Serve and enjoy.

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November 25th, 2010 - December 1st, 2010



BEER! PHOENIX Compound Grill 7000 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, 85054 Ask for: Bell’s Oberon, Flying Dog Classic Pale Ale, Big Sky Moose Drool Corbin’s 8729 N. Central Ave. Phoenix 85020 Ask for: Dale’s Pale Ale, Fat Tire, Blue Moon Delux 3146 E. Camelback Rd. Phoenix 85016 Ask for: Papago Orange Blossom, Tripel Karmeliet, Moose Drool Hazelwoods 1st Place 3226 East Indian School Phoenix, AZ 85018 Moose Drool/Big Sky IPA / Trout Slayer Lost Leaf Gallery 914 N. 5th St. Phoenix 85004 Ask for: Fox Barel Pear Cider, Flying Dog Classic Pale, Bell’s Amber Mad Chef Gastro Pub 3921 E. Chandler Blvd. Ahwatukee, 85044 Ask for: Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout, Oskar Blues Gordon, Ska True Blonde

Craft Beer Directory Magnums 731 E. Union Hills Dr. Phoenix 85024 Ask for: Bell’s Oberon, Left Hand Milk Stout, St. Bernardus ABT 12 Main Ingredient Ale House 2337 N. 7th St. Phoenix 85006 Ask for: Avery White Rascal, Oskar Blues Gordon, Great Divide Wild Raspberry Moto 6845 N. 16th St. Phoenix 85016 Ask for: Breckenridge 471 IPA, Great Divide Denver Pale Ale, New Belgium Ranger IPA Rock Bottom Brewery 14205 S. 50th St. Phoenix 85044 Ask for: Dreamcatcher, Raptor Red, Desert Trail Pale Ale

Gordon Biersch 420 S. mill Ave. Tempe 85281 Ask for: Golden Export, Hefeweizen, Czech Pilsner

The Yard House 21001 N. Tatum Blvd. Phoenix 85050 Ask for: Gulden Draak, Lost Coast Great White, Alaskan Amber ZIPPS Sports Grill 3647 E. Indian School Rd. Phoenix, 85018 Ask for: Blue Moon, Alaskan Amber, Skinny Dip, New Belgium 1554

Taste of Tops 403 W. University Dr. Tempe 85251 Ask for: Bell’s Oberon, Big Sky Moose Drool, Alaskan Amber

Bison Witches 21 E. 6th St. Tempe 85281 Ask for: Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout, Big Sky Moose Drool, Breckenridge Avalanche Amber

Roosevelt Tavern 816 N. 3rd Street Phoenix, 85004 Ask for: North Coast Scrimshaw Pilsner, Breckenridge Vanilla Porter, Flying Dog in Heat Wheat

Ask for: Kilt Lifter, 8th St. Ale, Hop Knot IPA

Macayo’s Depot Cantina 300 South Ash Avenue Tempe, AZ 85281 Grand Canyon American Pilsner, Papago Orange Blossom, San Tan Devils Ale


Rock Bottom Brewery 21001 N. Tatum Blvd. Phoenix 85050 Ask for: Dreamcatcher, Raptor Red, Desert Trail Pale Ale

Sandstone Café 4959 W. Ray Rd

Chandler 85226 Ask for: Grand Canyon Sunset Amber, San Tan Devils Ale, New Belgium 1554 Sun Up Brewery 322 E. Camelback Rd. Phoenix 85012 Ask for: Trooper IPA, Armadillo Red, Light Rail Cream Ale

Boulders on Broadway 530 W. Broadway Rd. Tempe 85282 Ask for: Bell’s Two Hearted Ale, New Belium Ranger IPA, Lost Coast Great White Four Peaks Brewery 1340 E. 8th St. Tempe 85281

Super-premium natural hard apple cider

Yucca Tap Room 29 W. Southern Ave. Tempe 85282 Ask for: Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout, Bell’s Oberon, Big Sky Moose Drool WEST SIDE Gordon Biersch 6915 N. 95th Ave. Glendale 85305 Ask for: Golden Export, Hefeweizen, Czech Pilsner Ground Control 14140 W. Indian School Rd. Goodyear, 85338 Ask for: Schneider Weisse, Tripel

Karmeliet, St. Bernardus ABT 12 Mellow Mushroom 2490 W. Happy Valley Rd. Phoenix, 85085 Ask for: Abita Purple Haze, Grand Canyon Pilsner, Sonoran Inebriator Old Chicago 5695 W. Bell Rd. Glendale, 85308 Ask for: Breckenridge Vanilla Porter, Big Sky Moose Drool, SKA Pinstripe Red Original Wineburger 6027 N. 19th Ave. Phoenix 85015 Ask for: Dale’s Pale Ale, Bavik Premium Pilsner, Big Sky IPA Rock Bottom Brewery 7640 W. Bell Rd. Glendale 85308 Ask for: Dreamcatcher, Raptor Red, Desert Trail Pale Ale The Yard House 2401 W. Westgate Blvd. Glendale 85305 Ask for: Abita Purple Haze, Pyramid Haywire Hefeweizen, Tripel Karmeliet SCOTTSDALE Blue 32 Sports Grill 7923 North Scottsdale rd Scottsdale AZ, 85253 Papago Orange Blossom/Sun Up Trooper IPA/Moose Drool

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Blu Burger Grille 20511 N. Hayden Rd. Scottsdale 85255 Ask for: Grand Canyon Amber, Bell’s Oberon, Big Sky IPA, Dogfish Head Carefree Station 7212 Ho Hum Rd. Carefree, 85377 Ask for: Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout, Big Sky Trout Slayer, New Belgium Fat Tire

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ber, Skinny Dip, New Belgium 1554 Gordon Biersch 18545 N. Allied Way Scottsdale 85054 Ask for: Golden Export, Hefeweizen, Czech Pilsner Papago Brewing Company 7107 E. McDowell Rd. Scottsdale 85251 Ask for: Orange Blossom, Hopago IPA, El Robusto Porter

Chop & Wok 7136 E. Shea Blvd. Scottsdale 85254 Flying Dog Old Scratch, Blue Moon, Grand Canyon Pilsner

Rock Bottom Brewery 8668 E. Shea Blvd. Scottsdale 85260 Ask for: Dreamcatcher, Raptor Red, Desert Trail Pale Ale

Culinary Dropout 7135 E. Camelback Scottsdale, 85251 Ask for: Avery White Rascal, Abita Purple Haze, Breckenridge Avalanche Amber

The Yard House 7014 E. Camelback Rd. Scottsdale 85251 Ask for: Papago Orange Blossom, Abita Purple Haze, Bear Republic Racer 5

Four Peaks Brewery 15730 N. Pima Rd. Scottsdale 85260 Ask for: Kilt Lifter, 8th St. Ale, Hop Knot IPA

TT Roadhouse 2915 N. 68th St. Scottsdale 85251 Ask for: Ska Modus IPA, Papago Orange Blossom, San Tan Devils Ale

Goldie’s Sports Cafe 10135 E. Via Linda Scottsdale, 85258 Ask for: Blue Moon, Alaskan Am-

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Ask for: Blue Moon, Bell’s Oberon, Fat Tire ZIPPS Sports Grill 14148 N. 100th St. Scottsdale, 85259 Ask for: Blue Moon, Alaskan Amber, Skinny Dip, New Belgium 1554 ZIPPS Sports Grill 8380 E. Via De Ventura Scottsdale, 85258 Ask for: Blue Moon, Alaskan Amber, Skinny Dip ZIPPS Sports Grill 6501 E. Greenway Pkwy Scottsdale 85254 Ask for: Blue Moon, Alaskan Amber, Skinny Dip EAST VALLEY A-Town Tavern 3820 E.Ray Rd. Ahwatukee Ask for: Big Sky Moose Drool, Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout, Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA The Hungry Monk 1760 W. Chandler Blvd Chandler, 85224 Ask for: Bell’s Two Hearted, Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout, Bell’s Oberon

Gordon Biersch 2218 E. Williams Field Rd. Gilbert 85296 Ask for: Golden Export, Hefeweizen, Czech Pilsner Iguana Macks 1371 N. Alma School Rd. Chandler 85224 Ask for: San Tan Epicenter, Blue Moon, Oskar Blues Dales Pale Ale Murphy’s Law 58 S. San Marcos Pl. Chandler 85225 Ask for: Port Old Viscosity, Lost Abbey Ten Commandments, Breckenridge Vanilla Porter Old Chicago 1656 S. Alma School Rd. Mesa, 85210 Ask for: Big Sky Moose Drool, Flying Dog Snake Dog, Left Hand Saw Tooth Old Chicago 6821 E. Superstition Springs Blvd Mesa 85209 Ask for: Big Sky Moose Drool, Abita Purple Haze, Grand Canyon Amber Old Chicago 135 W. Ocotillo Rd. Chandler, 85248 Ask for: Bell’s Amber, Bell’s



Kalamazoo Stout, Breckenridge Vanilla Porter San Tan Brewery 8 S. San Marcos Plaza Chandler,85225 Ask for:Sun Spot Gold,Devils Ale Sun Devil Liquors Cellar 235 N. Country Club Drive Mesa, 85201 Ask for: Dale’s Pale Ale, Anderson Valley Summer Solstice, SKA Modus Hoperandi ZIPPS Sports Grill 3950 W. Ray Rd Chandler, 85226 Ask for: Blue Moon, Alaskan Amber, Skinny Dip Spitfire Grill & Tavern 1706 East Warner rd Tempe, AZ 85248 Grand Canyon American Pilsner/ Breckenridge Vanilla porter/ Moose Drool 1st Round Draft 1520 West Warner rd Gilbert AZ 85233 Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout/Crispin Cider/Blue Moon

November 25th, 2010 - December 1st, 2010



GAME! SECTION BJ Penn Back With a Vengeance

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To Face Jon Fitch at UFC 127

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Almost as quickly as B.J. Penn won his rubber match with Matt Hughes at UFC 123 on Saturday night, he found out the details of his next challenge in the Octagon… and it will once again be in the welterweight division. Finishing Matt Hughes by knockout in 21 short seconds, Penn looks to be on the 170-pound train lining up next against Jon Fitch at UFC 127 in Sydney, Australia. UFC president Dana White revealed the fight following the UFC 123 post-fight press conference in a meeting with the media.

NFL Ticket & Big Ten Network 25 HDTVs Private TVs in the Booths! Off Track Betting! Live Trivia Mon & Wed Evenings Not Just Another Sports Bar It's Like Home! 1402. S Priest Dr, Tempe 85281 (480) 377-8971

Penn moved up to the welterweight class for a third fight with Hughes after losing back-to-back bouts against current UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar. Questions bombarded him about where his future lied after the Hughes fight, and now we know, at least for the near term. Fitch defeated Thiago Alves for a second time at UFC 117 earlier this year, and was lined up for a title shot following Georges St-Pierre and Josh Koscheck’s UFC 124 title fight. But after a lot of public squabbling with White about the possibility of having to fight his teammate, Koscheck, and with former Strikeforce champion Jake Shields storming into the Octagon at welterweight, Fitch’s title shot got kicked to the curb.


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Penn and Fitch join fellow welterweights Carlos Condit and Chris Lytle, who are also rumored to fight on Feb. 27 when the promotion returns to Sydney.

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November 25th, 2010 - December 1st, 2010

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EASTERN DIVISION Famous Sam’s 720 W. Ray Rd Gilbert, 85233 (480) 899-9804 Sand Bar Mexican Grill 10050 N. Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale, 85253 (480) 998-8845 Famous Sam’s 2730 E. Baseline Rd Mesa, 85204 (480) 699-2491 The Library Bar & Grill 501 S Mill Ave Tempe, 85281 (480) 929-9002 Devil’s Hideaway 1807 E Baseline Rd. Tempe 85248 (480) 491-0442 Fox Sports Grill 16203 N Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, 85254 (480) 368-0369

R.T. O’Sullivan’s Sports Bar & Grill 1010 W Southern Ave Mesa, 85210 (480) 844-1290 Arcadia Tavern 4801 E Indian School Rd Phoenix, 85018 (602) 840-3950 Temple Bar Sports Grill 17050 N. Thompson Peak Pkwy Scottsdale, 85255 (480) 429-4520 The Office Sports Bar 330 S. Gilbert Rd. Mesa, 85204 (480) 649-1650 Tilted Kilt 7077 E. Bell Rd Scottsdale, 85254 (480) 922-8424 Upper Deck Sports Grill 4224 N. Craftsman Ct. Scottsdale, 85251 (480) 941-9333 Max Sports Grille 7134 E. Thomas Rd. Scottsdale, 85251 (480) 994-448

CENTRAL DIVISION Majerle’s Sports Grill 24 N 2nd St. Phoenix, 85004 (602) 253-0118 Hooters 455 N 3rd St. Phoenix, 85004 (602) 257-0168 George & Dragon 4240 N Central Ave Phoenix, 85012 (602) 241-0018 16th St Sports Bar 6522 N. 16th Street Phoenix, 85016 (602) 285-5555 Gallagher’s Food & Fun 7575 N 16th St., Ste 1 Phoenix, 85020 (602) 997-0084 Alice Cooperstown 141 E Jackson St Phoenix, 85004 (602) 253-7337


Jackson’s on 3rd 245 E Jackson St. Phoenix, 85004 (602) 254-5303

Padre Murphy’s 4338 W Bell Rd Glendale, 85308 602-547-9406

Coach & Willies 412 S 3rd St. Phoenix, 85004 (602) 254-527 Half Moon Sports Grill 288 E Greenway Pkwy Phoenix, 85022 (602) 993-6600 Zipp’s Sports Grill 3647 E Indian School Rd Phoenix, 85018 (602) 957-2112 Half Moon Sports Grill 2121 E Highland Ave Phoenix, 85016 (602) 977-2700 Hazelwood’s 3626 E Indian School Rd Phoenix, 85018 (602) 957-2462 SideBar 1514 N 7th Ave Phoenix, 85007 (602) 254-1646


BEST SPORTS BARS Clubhouse Grill 14175 W. Indian School Rd Goodyear, AZ 85393 623-535 – GULP (4857) Coach’s Sports Lounge 6036 N 67 Ave. Glendale, 85301 (623) 931-0101 Max’s Restaurant & Sports Bar 6727 N. 47th Ave Glendale, 85301 (623) 937-1671 McDuffy’s Peoria 15844 N. 83rd Ave Peoria, 85382 (623) 334-5000 The Moon Saloon 16554 N 83rd Ave Peoria 85382 (623) 773-2424

November 25th, 2010 - December 1st, 2010



The Night Owl

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And, you’d have a pool, Free satellite TV, FREE High Speed Internet, Underground parking, New appliances, Gated access and Zillions of dollars*

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Caffeina “Addicted to Bossa” at Avalon Restaurant

When I walked into Avalon I knew it was going to be a perfect night. Contemporary design, inside/outside and a trendy bar; to top things off a live band was just setting up. As we sit the tasting menu is ordered and shared. I am at the peak of indulgence as ricotta gnocchi melt in my mouth, the remaining decadent sauce lapped up. Baked salmon is our next dish and my eyes like Christmas morning, are in delight. A tall beautiful Brunette’s jazzy voice spreads a wide smile onto faces and makes me put the fork down (finally). We are all lost in the moment. This Brazilian Bossa Nova quintet plays songs from all over the world, that’s my favorite part. Classics in French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Polish and Russian. Songs you may have heard and sultry new ones that catch your attention. It is the holiday season and Caffeina is that good for me to tell you to take your visiting family and friends out for a passionate night that may even end up in some dancing. Thursdays 7pm9:30pm. Call Avalon to RSVP (480) 656-0010

Red Monkey Nov 25th

It’s Thanksgiving night and you just ate too much to look at yourself in the mirror without shame. Don’t be a fattie and go to sleep, there is a party you need to attend. If you are into the club scene, and House music is your poison then I am sure you have heard of RedMonkey before. If not, don’t feel bad since it did disappear. However, tonight the return of the infamous dance party revolutionizes itself yet again. Started by DJ Pete “SuperMix” Salaz - kind of a big deal

among mixers here in Phoenix. This house-music spectacular is attended by all those loyal followers as well as a new generation of dance music junkies. Expect a big turnout, and a venue turned warehouse-feel party. This is for those who want to get lost in the music. Enjoy! 10pm-3am at Chasers NightClub.

Glendale Glitters Nov 26th-27th

I feel like I’m not the first to say that Thanksgiving sets the tone for Xmas and New Years. That is why, it is the perfect time to get yourself into the holiday spirit pronto, after all its a long dry stretch after Valentine’s Day. 1.5 million lights illuminate Historic Downtown Glendale making it something of a wonderland spectacular. Holiday gifts, yummy treats and horse-drawn carriage rides plow through the snow that is NOT there, and make you almost have a snowglobe moment...almost. Join in for the lighting ceremony this Fri at 5:30 and feel your heart lift at least a little as that familiar holiday feeling sets in. Time to bust out the Egg Nog. 623930-2299 5pm-10pm

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November 25th, 2010 - December 1st, 2010



Dom Perignon presents a tribute to

ANDY WARHOL Starting in October


1 bottle of Dom Perignon | 1 bottle of Belvedere 1 Wild Horse Pass Hotel Room

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DJ line up for Ocober 2010

DJ Skribble October 15th DJ Sky Nellor October 8th

October 22nd DJ Vice October 29th


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November 25th, 2010 - December 1st, 2010


THE BEST TEQUILA BARS! Sponsored by Cruz Tequila

What Bing Crosby and Jimmy Buffet Have in Common Modest amounts of Tequila have been exported into U.S. border towns since the late 19th century. The first major boost to Tequila sales in the rest of the United States came in the late 1940s when the Margarita cocktail, a blend of Tequila, lime juice, orange liqueur, and ice was invented. Its origins are uncertain, but Hollywood actors and cocktail parties in California and Mexican resorts seem to be involved in most of the genesis stories. It is known that crooner and actor Bing Crosby was so taken with one particular brand of Tequila, Herradura, that he teamed up with fellow actor Phil Harris to import the brand into the United States. The Margarita, along with the Tequila Sunrise and the Tequila Sour, have become highly popular in the United States; in fact, it is claimed by many in the liquor industry that the Margarita is the single most popular cocktail in the nation. In the 1970s, when balladeer Jimmy Buffet sang of “Wasting away in Margaritaville,” the success of the song enticed millions more Americans to sip from the saltrimmed Margarita glass. Ajo Al’s 7458 W. Bell Rd. Glendale 85308 (623) 334-9899 Ajo Al’s 5101 N. 16th St. Phoenix 85016 (602) 222-9902   Ajo Al’s 9393 N. 90th St. Scottsdale 85258 (480) 860-2611    Ajo Al’s 6990 E. Shea Blvd. Scottsdale 85254 (480) 998-1734 Aunt Chiladas 7330 N. Dreamy Draw Dr. Phoenix 85020 (602) 944-1286 Barrio Cantina 4731 E. Cactus Rd. Phoenix 85032 (602) 992-2949 Blanco 6166 N. Scottsdale Rd.  Paradise Valley 85253 (480) 289-5701





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Café Carumba 7303 E. Indian School Rd. Scottsdale 85251 (480) 947-8777

Dos Diablos 32527 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale 85266 (480) 575-6695

Macayo’s Depot Cantina Salty Senorita 300 S. Ash Ave. 8011 W. Paradise Lane Tempe 85281 (480) 966-6677 Peoria 85381 (623) 979-4822

Cantina Laredo 7361 E. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. Scottsdale 85260 (480) 951-3807

El Zocalo Mexican Grill 28 S. San Marcos Pl. Chandler 85225 (480) 722-0303

Mucho Gusto 603 W. University Dr. Tempe 85281 (480) 921-1850

San Felipes Cantina 21001 N. Tatum Blvd. Phoenix 85050 (480) 515-2337

Carefree Station 7212 E Ho Rd. Carefree 85377 (480) 488-8182

Jalepeno Inferno 23587 N. Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale 85255 (480) 585-6442

Old Town Tortilla Factory 6910 E. Main St. Scottsdale 85251 (480) 945-4567

San Felipes Cantina 2000 E. Rio Solado Pkwy. Tempe 85281 (480) 736-8226

Carlos O’Brien’s 7111 E. Bell Rd. Phoenix 85254 (480) 367-0469 Carlos O’Brien’s 1133 E. Northern Ave Phoenix 85020 (602) 274-5881   Chronic Tacos 15 E. 6th St. Tempe 85281 (480) 557-8226

Juan Jaime’s 2510 W. Chandler Blvd. Chandler 85224 (480) 821-5826

Padres 1044 E. Camelback Rd. Phoenix 85308 (602) 277-1749

Santos Lounge 7084 E. Indian School Rd. Scottsdale 85251 480-425-8000

Juan Jaime’s 20343 N. Hayden Rd. Scottsdale 85255 (480) 515-5826

Papi Chulos 5101 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale 85250 (480) 543-1043

Sierra Bonita Grill 6933 N. 7th St. Phoenix 85014 (602) 264-0700

La Hacienda 7575 E. Princess Dr. Scottsdale 85255 (480) 585-4848

Salty Senorita 3636 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale 85251 (480) 946-7258

The Mission 3815 N. Brown Ave. Scottsdale 85251 (480) 636-5005

Cien Agaves 7228 E. 1st Ave Scottsdale 85251 (480) 970-9002

Los Sombreros 2534 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85257 (480) 994-1799

Salty Senorita 14950 N. Northsight Blvd. Scottsdale 85260 (480) 922-6274

X-tapa Joe’s 7500 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd Scottsdale 85255 (480) 513-9000  

November 25th, 2010 - December 1st, 2010


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November 25th, 2010 - December 1st, 2010



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Relaxed Pricing from Open till 6:30 PM Every Day! Voted "           " by and rated  TOP 25 Restaurant by Phoenix Magazine.

Arcadia Tavern, , All beers $3 including 18oz. All well - $4, all call-$5, $2 off specialty drinks and wine by the glass, all appetizers-$2 off. 602-840-3950 The Big Bang - 5-8pm  Fri/Sat - All Drinks $2-$3- (480) 557-5595  Bison Witches - Happy Hour 4-7pm MonFri $3 premium pints and select calls and $1 off apps. (480)894-9104 Black Forrest Mill 3-7pm Daily Happy Hour Food Specials,  $3.50 Drafts, $2.50 Well Drinks, $3.50 House Wines, $2 Domestics. 602.840.4000 Blue Martini - Every Day 4-7pm 1/2 off all Drinks and Appetizers “In the Biz” 7 Days a week after 11pm. (480) 638-BLUE  Boulders On Broadway  - Monday thru Friday 3-7PM/10-CLOSE, and ALL DAY Saturday.  $2.50 select appetizers.  $3.50 craft pints, $2.50 domestic pints.  (480) 921-9431   Café Zu Zu Inside Hotel Valley Ho, 47pm Mon-Fri. $3 Appetizers, wines by the glass, signature cocktails, domestic bottled beer and drafts. 480-248-2039


Cantina Laredo - Mon-Fri, 4-7pm Casa Ritas $3, Domestic Beers $2.50, Imported

Happy Hour EVERY DAY 3pm to 7pm

$6 Appetizers! $5 Glass of Wine! $1 Off Bottled Beer!


Reverse Happy Hour Sunday - Thursday 10pm to close $2.00 Domestic Beers $3.00 Imported Beers

Happy Hour ALL DAY!

And...50% OFF Martinis!...Draft Beer...Margaritas Daiquiris...Well Drinks

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Beers $3.25, House Wine $4, Well drinks $4 plus discounted appetizers.

cheese pizza’s, chips & salsa, cheese fries. Also, $3 domestic bottles, house wine and well drinks will be on special from the bar! REVERSE Happy Hour –Monday thru Friday - from 8pm to 10pm, with half priced drafts, margarita’s and house wine from the bar and our $5 reverse happy hour menu from the kitchen!

domestic pints & bottles. $3.25 domestic 25 oz. Reduced appetizers. $5.50/dozen wings. Mesa 480-699-2491 & Gilbert 480-899-9804

Coach House, Our regular pricing is as cheap or cheaper than most places happy hour!! 480-990-3433

Frashers - Mon-Fri 4-7PM, ½ Off All Appetizers, ½ Off All House Drinks, House Wine & Beer - (480) 429-9544

Chop and Wok - Tue-Sat.4-7pm SunMon. All Day, $1 off all draft and Well 480-438-1939

Crave Café & Lounge - Mon-Fri, 4-8pm.  $2 Wells, $3 Drafts, $4 Jager Bombers & Long Islands, 50% off all Appetizers.

Gordon Biersch - $2 Off All Signature G.B. Lagers & Ales, $2 Off All Wines by the glass. Appetizer Specials.(480)736-0033 

CK’s- Mon-Sat  3-7PM, Reverse Happy Hour, Sun-Thurs, 10-Close, ½ Price Selected Appetizers, $2.50 Domestic Bottles and Pints, $2.50 Daily Import Special and $2.50 Heineken Pints All Day Every Day - (480) 706-5564

Devil’s Advocate - Happy Hour 3-7 Pm Monday-Friday Drink Specials 

Joe’s Grotto - Monday - Friday, 2pm-7pm $2 Domestic Bottles, $3 Domestic Small Pitchers, $2.75 Well drinks. (602) 9921007

Carefree Station - 50% OFF ALL Beer, Wine and Liquor. All Day. Every Day. All Summer Long. Hundreds to choose from. 480.488.8182 Carlos O’Brien’s - Scottsdale & Phoenix: Drink and food specials in the bar 3-7 and 9-close daily. $2.00 Pints, $3.00 Margaritas.

Clubhouse Grill - 2pm-6pm Mon-Sat, 10am-6 Sun, $2.00 domestic drafts, 2.25 domestic bottles, $2.25 wells, $2.50 house wine, 6am-11am Mon-Sat, 10am12 sun, $3 mimosas and marys 623-535 – GULP (4857) Coach & Willie’s - Monday thru Friday from 3pm to 6pm. $3 selected Appetizers which will include. chicken fingers, mini

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Devil’s Hideaway - 2-8pm, $2 Domestic Pints, $3 Import Pints, $2.50 Well and Wine, Wednesday- $.50 wings, $3 domestic small pitchers 1807 E. Baseline Rd.#101 Tempe Eddie V’s Edgewater Grille (480) 5388468 All Night. All Summer. Every Night in the V Lounge: Specially priced Appetizer menu, $5 Mojitos, Margaritas, Martinis and select Wines by the glass. Live music every night! Famous Sam’s - Mon - Fri, 3-7pm, $2.25

Frank & Lupe’s - Scottsdale: Mon-Fri, 4-6pm.  1/2 off all appetizers and 1/2 off House Margaritas - (480) 947-874

Kobe - Mon-Fri 5-7pm, Sunday all day - Reverse Fri/Sat 9-Close - Drink & Appetizer Specials! In Bar, Patio & Sushi Bar! $1 hot sake • $5.50 sake bombs • $3 draft beers • $3.50 house wine $5 apple martini/ cosmopolitan (480) 753-1811 Max Sports Grille - 3-7PM Mon-Fri, 11PM to 1AM 7 days a week, $2 well, $2 Domestic Draft and 1/2 off Select Appetizers. (480) 994-4488



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Sandstone Cafe  -   Happy Hour 3pm7pm Daily. Reverse Happy Hour Saturday 10pm-2am. Daily Drink specials. (480) 961-2913

NEW patio

Postino 11am-5pm, 7 days, $5 wine by glass or $5 beer pitchers. / Mon & Tue after 8pm, bottle of house wine and brushetta-$20 / Wed- knowing the FaceBook password gets you $5 glass of wine all day. Arcadia- 602-274-5144 and Central Ave - 602-852-3939. Roaring Fork, 4-7 pm Tues-Sat and from 4-10 pm on Sun and Mon. Happy Hour every day from 4-10 pm. Discounted Salads, soups and selected appetizers including the Big Ass Burger. $5 Mojitos, Margaritas, Martinis, and Selected Wines by the glass. $4 Well drinks and $3 domestic beer. 480-947-0795 Rock Bottom – $3 Happy Hour food Menu, $3.25 drink specials. 3:30-6:30 Mon-Fri 10PM-Close Mon-Saturday and 8PM-close on Sundays. Call to Reserve space for office party and group functions 480-598-1300. Saketini - 5-6:30 pm - $2 well, $1.50 Dom Draft, 20-30% Off Selected Food Items. 480-615-6000

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Sangria’s - (Inside Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center) 7 days a week. 3pm-7pm. $3 Bud Light Drafts. $4 House Margaritas. $4.50 wells. Tee Pee - $3 beers daily. $2 Tuesdays- $2 Bottled Beer, Margaritas, Bean Burros and Cheese Crisps. 602-956-0178 The Stockyards - FREE Ground Tenderloin Sliders! $3 Bottled Beer, $4 Well Drinks, $5 House Wines, $2 Off Drafts, $2 Off Appetizers, Monday – Friday 4:00pm – 7:00pm (602) 273-7378

7213 East 1st Ave 85251 (480) 946-2020 Serves: Mon-Thu, 12am, Fri-Sat 1am Whiskey River (602) 867-2802 WTF Fridays! Whiskey Thinks Fifty! .50 (yes 50 cents!) Well, Wine and domestic bottled beer from 6pm to 11pm on Fridays.

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TTRoadhouse - M-F 11:30-7PM - $.50 (50 cents) off all well & draft Sunday $1.00 PBR, Old Style & Schlitz; Free Pool Sat & Sun till 7PM (480)947-8723 Tilted Kilt - $3 Jacks, $3 Corona, $3 Heinekens - ALL DAY! EVERY DAY! 623-486-5458

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November 25th, 2010 - December 1st, 2010



Superstar Violinist André Rieu brings HOLIDAY-THEMED “CELEBRATION OF MUSIC” 2010 North American Tour To JOBING.COM ARENA on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29

“Music Holidays with André Rieu” André Rieu, the world’s most popular classical musician who is known for his energetic and festive live concerts, is bringing the Musical Holidays leg of his “Celebration of Music” 2010 North American Tour to Glendale, Arizona for a concert on Monday, November 29 at the Arena.    Musical Holidays with André Rieu will give fans what they’ve come to expect from Rieu’s performances - celebrations of music in all its wonderful and powerful aspects, featuring André Rieu accompanied by his 55-piece

Johann Strauss Orchestra and six powerful soloists. Fans will hear favourites and selections from his latest release Forever Vienna, as well as holiday classics.  “Music is the most wonderful thing in the world – it triggers emotions,” says André Rieu. “I want to bring joy with an ode to waltzes, polkas, romantic ballads and many more beautiful melodies. It will be a very special night.” “His fans in the USA will love this new show,” says Marthijn Graafland, Director North America at André Rieu Productions and the promoter for this tour. “Especially since this tour is in the midst of the holiday period, it is not to be missed. In Europe, his Christmas concerts attract over 20,000 fans a night.  André is known for creating the perfect holiday show atmosphere.” Rieu will perform selections from his latest release, Forever Vienna, which made music history earlier this year when it climbed to No. 2 on the British pop charts.   Released June 29 in the U.S. through UMG, Forever Vienna is Rieu’s first album to appear


praise for her interpretation of “O mio babbino caro” from Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi. Monarcha is the daughter

Happy Hour 3-7 Mon - Sat Late Night Specials 10-close Sun - Thur 1/2 price selected appetizers $2.50 domestic bottles and pints $2.50 Daily Import Special and $2.50 Heineken pints All Day, Every Day!


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on the American pop chart, the Billboard 200, and his fifth No. 1 on Billboard’s Traditional Classical chart. An important part of André Rieu’s brilliance is his keen ability to discover and encourage the talents of other musicians, and the key members of his Johann Strauss Orchestra bring Rieu’s music to even greater heights: ·        Carmen Monarcha was hired by Rieu to tour with his Johann Strauss Orchestra in 2003 and has remained with the orchestra since.  She has sung on several of Rieu’s albums and has appeared in his PBS television broadcasts, receiving particular

Thursday, November 24th Crunch Monkey Friday, November 26th Chuck E. Baby Saturday, November 27th Nineball

4142 E. Chandler Blvd • Phoenix, AZ 85048 • (In Ahwatukee just West of I-10) • (480) 706-5564 • 38

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to South Africa. He was so impressed upon hearing this previously unknown talent that he hired her on the spot, leading to her debut performance with the Johann Strauss Orchestra immediately afterwards. ·        The Platin Tenors are Gary Bennett from Australia, Thomas Greuel from Germany, and & Béla Mavrák from Hungary.  Formed in 2000, the Platin Tenors have traveled with André Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra for the last five years, performing more than 100 concerts together.  The unity and harmony of their powerful voices under Rieu’s direction have been pleasing crowds all over the world.  Tickets to Arena events can be purchased at the Arena Box Office,, Ticketmaster charge by phone (800) 745-3000, Ticketmaster Express (866) 448-7849 (automated only self service line), via, and all local Ticketmaster outlets. For complete tour and ticket information, visit: www.andré

Daft Punk Urge Fans to Go Classical

that myself for a long time, until I had listened to so many kinds of music, that one day I just tried it.”

Daft Punk hope their ‘Tron: Legacy’ soundtrack will encourage fans to listen to classical music. The French dance duo, whose score is the first recorded material they have released since 2005 album ‘Human After All’ - say making the soundtrack to the Hollywood film has been their biggest challenge to date, but hope their work with orchestras turns fans on to how powerful they can be. Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo explained: “The soul and emotion of classical music is so powerful that to like it is so easy, it’s just people think you need to be educated. I thought


of a renowned Brazilian singer, and received critical acclaim as a winner at the Bidu Sayão Vocal Competition, a major annual international singing competition held in Brazil and named in honor of that country’s most famous opera singer. ·        Mirusia Louwerse was born in Brisbane, Australia and became the youngest-ever winner of the Dame Joan Sutherland Opera Award in 2006.  Mirusia has been touring with Andre Rieu since 2007 as Soprano Soloist.  She is of Dutch descent and can speak Dutch fluently.  In May 2008, Rieu and Mirusia’s Waltzing Matilda album was released in Australia and was certified platinum within 10 days.  Her new album, André Rieu Presents Mirusia Louwerse: Always and Forever, was just released in Australia through Universal Music and debuted at #1 on the ARIA Australian Classical chart.  Her rendition of Schubert’s “Avé Maria” has been noted as one of the highlights of Rieu’s concerts.  ·        Kimmy Skota was recently discovered by Rieu on his first trip

His bandmate, Tomas Bangalter, added: “This project is by far the most challenging and complex thing we have ever been involved with. Coming from our background of making electronic music in a small bedroom, then ending up having our music performed by a 90-piece orchestra - we are lucky to have had the opportunity to experience some powerful moments artistically over the years, but recording this orchestra was a very intense experience.” The pair also talked about how they combined synthesisers with the orchestra’s traditional instruments in an attempt to create the “ultimate retro-futurism”. Tomas added: “In the past, we have worked with clashing genres like disco and heavy metal, and here we would do it with film scores. This idea of the ultimate retro-futurism.” The ‘Tron: Legacy’ soundtrack will be released on December 7.

November 25th, 2010 - December 1st, 2010



Thursday November 25th Happy Thanksgiving! Cave Creek Coffee Company (480) 4880603, 6033 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek: Jeordie.


NEW patio

Harold’s Corral (480) 488-1906, 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek: JD Powers Band.




Irish Pubs

Live Music Calendar Wednesday – Nov 24 Mike Mercier @ Fibber Magee’s Holly Kirsten @ Skeptical Chymist

$3 U CALL IT, 7-9PM


Scott Jeffers @ Dubliner TH






Bad Bad Rodney @ Murphy’s Law

Thursday – Nov 25 Jim Gregory @ Fibber Magee’s Ronnie Winters @ Rosie McCaffrey’s Mike Mercier @ Skeptical Chymist

Friday – Nov 26 Along for the Ride @ Murphy’s Law The Biffos @ Rosie McCaffrey’s


The Love Brokers @ Rula Bula


Nick Heward Trio @ Turf Pub


Saturday – Nov 27





8:30pm sign up 9:00pm start

ALL ACTS ON WED. call 602.992.1007 after 2pm


Easton Ashe @ O’Donoghue’s Tyler Nielson Duo @ D’Arcy McGee’s Mike Mercier @ Tim Finnegan’s Vinyl Station @ Dubliner

The Love Brokers @ Rula Bula Bad Bad Rodney @ Murphy’s Law The Biffos @ Rosie McCaffrey’s Blaine Long @ Turf Pub Vinyl Station @ Dubliner Andres @ Tim Finnegan’s



November 25th, 2010 - December 1st, 2010

Lost Leaf Gallery (602) 258-0014, 914 N 5th St. & Roosevelt, Phoenix: DJ Bon Bon Borismo w/ Former Friends of Young Americans. Pranksters Too (480) 990-1114, 7919 E. Thomas Rd., Scottsdale: Hans Olson. www. Sail Inn (480) 839-6637, 26 S. Farmer St., Tempe: Ayurveda. Yucca Tap Room (480) 967-4777, 29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe (Southwest corner of Southern and Mill): Blunt Club. www. Friday November 26th Blue Martini (480) 638-BLUE, 5455 E. High St., Suite 101, Phoenix: The Instant Classics. Buffalo Chip Saloon (480) 488-9118, 6811 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek: Pat James Band. Cave Creek Coffee Company (480) 4880603, 6033 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek: Bill Dutcher. Char’s Has the Blues (602) 230-0205, 4631 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix: Soul Power. www. CK’s Tavern and Grill (480) 706-5564, 4142 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix: Chuck E. Baby. Club 910 (480) 966-0707, 910 N. McClintock Dr., Tempe: Chicken Feathers, Born Loser and the Hangers On, Shag, The Broken Rhodes and Electro Media.

Ice House Tavern (602) 244-1179, 3855 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix: Chimichanga Riot and Tori Sparks. Jazz in the Hills / The Octagon Cafe (480) 816-8806, 12645 N. Suaguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills: Armand Boatman Trio w/ Fred Forney. 7:30-9:30pm. Jake’s O Mine (480) 982-8608, 1985 W. Apache Trail, Apache Junction: Jaded Jukebox. Jersey’s Tavern and Grill (480) 705-9700, 5945 W. Ray Rd., Chandler: Loud House. Joe’s Grotto (602) 992-1007, 13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix: Money Shot. www.joesgrotto. com Jugg’z Saloon (480) 963-9804, 851 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler: Panhead Ronnie. Lost Leaf Gallery (602) 258-0014, 914 N 5th St. & Roosevelt, Phoenix: Something Else. The Office Sports Bar (480) 649-1650, 330 S. Gilbert Rd., Mesa: Classic Rock. O’Kelley’s (480) 756-6069, 2120 W. Guadalupe Rd., Mesa: The Switch. www. Pranksters Too (480) 990-1114, 7919 E. Thomas Rd., Scottsdale: Ronnie Glover & Trio Rio and Moonshine. Rogue Bar (480) 947-3580, 423 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale: Terra Firma, Alcoholic Afternoons, Genre and Mike Montoya. Sail Inn (480) 839-6637, 26 S. Farmer St., Tempe: Nameless Prophets, Greyhound Soul, J Longo and Ghetto Cowgirl. www. Steel Horse Saloon (602) 942-8778, 1818 W. Bell Rd., Suite 100, Phoenix: Rizon. www.

Cody’s (480) 575-1101, 6032 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek: Brian Donaldson and Flavor.

The Trunk Space (602) 256-6006, 1506 N.W. Grand Ave., Phoenix: Baby Aviators, Hi My Name is Ryan, Dogbreath Catbreath and Wigg.

Donna Jean’s Libations (623) 979-7036, 6676 W. Bell Rd., Glendale: Mad Dog Tannen and Bound Before.

Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill (480) 844-8629, 1065 N. Dobson Rd., Mesa: James Parks.

Duck and Decanter (602) 274-5429, 1651 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix: Eric Ramsey. www.

WTH Bar & Grill (480) 354-1352, 10262 E. Apache Trail, #5-6, Apache Junction: 74th Street.

Harold’s Corral (480) 488-1906, 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek: Western Fusion.

Yucca Tap Room (480) 967-4777, 29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe (Southwest corner of Southern and Mill): Ryan Taverna and the Loose Threads CD Release, Snow Songs,

Saturday November 27th

Joe’s Grotto (602) 992-1007, 13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix: Provocatease Burlesque, Life Suspended, DJ Demonbreed, 49 til Midnight, Tate and Frequis. www.joesgrotto. com

The Blooze (602) 788-4574, 12014 N 32nd St, Phoenix: Rhythm Dragons, Junction 10, Arizona Voodoo Kittens and Mad Dog Tannen.

Jugg’z Saloon (480) 963-9804, 851 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler: Panhead Ronnie.

Blue Martini (480) 638-BLUE, 5455 E. High St., Suite 101, Phoenix: DY_Verse. www.

Martini Ranch (480) 970-0500, 7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale: Rock Lobster. www.

Buffalo Chip Saloon (480) 488-9118, 6811 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek: Pat James Band. Cactus Jack’s (480) 753-4733, 4747 E. Elliot Rd., Phoenix: Vintage. Cave Creek Coffee Company (480) 4880603, 6033 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek: Dan Emery.

The Office Sports Bar (480) 649-1650, 330 S. Gilbert Rd., Mesa: Classic Rock.

Tempe, AZ

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Blunt Club

FRI 11/26

JOEL and BENJI from GOOD CHARLOTTE are twins.

SUN 11/28

Pranksters Too (480) 990-1114, 7919 E. Thomas Rd., Scottsdale: Dave Dodt. www. Rogue Bar (480) 947-3580, 423 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale: Bonecookie, Adam’s Evil, JBA and Moonshine Massacre .

CK’s Tavern and Grill (480) 706-5564, 4142 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix: Nineball. www.

Steel Horse Saloon (602) 942-8778, 1818 W. Bell Rd., Suite 100, Phoenix: Rizon. www.

Club 910 (480) 966-0707, 910 N. McClintock Dr., Tempe: Sister Nancy, Casper and Milton Blake.

Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill (480) 844-8629, 1065 N. Dobson Rd., Mesa: James Parks.

Cody’s (480) 575-1101, 6032 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek: Alan Dequino and Brian Donaldson Dance Band.

WTH Bar & Grill (480) 354-1352, 10262 E. Apache Trail, #5-6, Apache Junction: Reverend Feltcher. Yucca Tap Room (480) 967-4777, 29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe (Southwest corner of Southern and Mill): Muddy Violets and Warner Drive.

KC & JOJO grew up in North Carolina.

Iguana Mack’s (480) 899-6735, 1371 N. Alma School Rd., Chandler: Smoot Mahooty. Jake’s O Mine (480) 982-8608, 1985 W. Apache Trail, Apache Junction: Jaded Jukebox.

MON 11/29

Ten High Tuesday

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Singer / Songwriter Concerts on Sunday, December 12

Harold’s Corral (480) 488-1906, 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek: Western Fusion.

Ice House Tavern (602) 244-1179, 3855 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix: Quarter Inch Crown w/ special guests.


29 W. Southern Ave Tempe 480.967.4777

Duck and Decanter (602) 274-5429, 1651 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix: Rhonda Lester.

Hollywood Alley (480) 820-7117, 2610 W. Baseline Rd., Mesa: Scarlet 13 and Gloria’s Fold.

SAT 11/27

Valley Fever

Open Mic TUES 11/30

THURS 11/25

Ryan Taverna and the Loose Threads CD Release

Muddy Violets, Warner Drive

O’Kelley’s (480) 756-6069, 2120 W. Guadalupe Rd., Mesa: Rhythm Edition. www.

Char’s Has the Blues (602) 230-0205, 4631 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix: Lady J.

Donna Jean’s Libations (623) 979-7036, 6676 W. Bell Rd., Glendale: Tracy Rappa & The Heat, Big Moxie and Tell Me About The Rabbits.



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November 25th, 2010 - December 1st, 2010



Concert Venues

Marquee Theatre (480) 829-0607. 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe: Celebrity Theatre (602) 267-1600, 440 N. November 26th: Atreyu, Bless the Fall, Chio32nd St., Phoenix: dos, Architects and Endless Hallway December 3rd: EPMD, Warren G and Das EFX November 28th: Attack Attack, Emmure, December 8th: The Wu-Tang Clan Reunion Pierce the Veil and Of Mice and Men March 31st: Manhattan Transfer November 30th: The Expendables, John Brown’s Body, C-Money and The Players Inc. (featuring members of Slightly Stoopid) Chandler Center for the Arts (480) 782-2680, December 1st: Pretty Lights and Gramatik 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler: December 2nd: Dimmu Borgir w/ Enslaved, th December 20 : In the Christmas Mood w/ Blood Red Throne and Dawn Of Ashes The Glenn Miller Orchestra December 3rd: Sinshrift w/ Awaking The Fallen, Saturday Night Drive, Aloha Joe, Paint Me Envy and Jinx The Tragedy The Clubhouse Music Venue (480) 967-7977, December 4th: The VeraGroove w/ Katastro, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe: Capt. Squeegee, Milo The Mayor, Halocene November 26th: Winds of Plague and Buskin Cuffs November 27th: Laconic November 28th: Sixty Seconds of Silence, Ashley Johnson, HI-FI Beta and Uprsie Mesa Arts Center (480) 644-6500, 1 East November 30th: Greeley Estates, Vanna, Tides Main St., Mesa: of Man and Bullet for Pretty Boy December 9th: The King’s Singers December 3rd: No Age and Lucky Dragons December 16th: Dave Koz & Friends: Smooth December 4th: Weird is the New Cool Jazz Christmas Club Red (480) 496-4733, 2155 E. University Dr., Tempe: November 27th: Jeff Hunt Band December 10th: Ras Kiss December 11th: Alternative Fusion December 17th: Must Get Drunk Comerica Theatre (602) 379-2800, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix: (Formerly Dodge Theatre) December 6th: Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa December 18th: Alice Cooper’s Christmas Pudding January 26th: Ozzy Osbourne w/ Slash March 26th: The Pink Floyd Experience The Compound Grill (480) 557-9087, 7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Scottsdale: November 26th: Carvin Jones November 27th: Xtra Ticket November 30th: Sans Moi December 1st: Lar Denson’s Tiny Universe December 2nd: Bata Ire December 3rd: Fred Green December 4th: Cas Haley Arena (623) 772-3800, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale: November 28th: Trans-Siberian Orchestra November 29th: Andre Rieu


MIM Music Theater (480) 476-8000, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix: November 26th: An Intimate Evening with Joshua Bell & Jeremy Denk to Benefit MIM December 3rd: Bernard Woma Ensemble: African Percussion Music and Dance December 4th: Téada: “Irish Christmas in America” December 8th: Michael Miles: “From Senegal to Seeger” December 11th: Paquito D’Rivera Rhythm Room (602) 265-4842, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix: November 26th: Rhythm Room All-Stars November 27th: Hank Tomlin & the Tomcats November 27th: Transition Blues Band featuring George Bowman November 29th: Blues Jam hosted by Bill Tarsha & the Rocket 88’s November 30th: Aloe Blacc, The Grand


Scheme and Maya Jupiter December 2nd: Reckless Kelly December 3rd: Chris Duarte December 3rd: George Bowman December 4th: Kim Wilson All-Star Blues Band Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (480) 994-2787, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale: November 26th: The Capitol Steps December 4th: ARTrageous starring Audra McDonald December 7th: Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel: The Romantic Music of Robert Schumann December 11th: Danú: Christmas in Ireland Skye Restaurant and Lounge (623) 3340010, 16844 N. Arrowhead Fountain Center Dr., Peoria: November 26th: The Rising – The Ultimate Bruce Springsteen Tribute November 27th: Tin Cup Gypsy November 27th: Piano Man – Tribute to Billy Joel & Elton John November 28th: Deborah Offenhauser December 3rd: ABBA Fab December 4th: ABBA Fab December 5th: Elvis and Friends (Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton) December 10th: ABBA Fab December 11th: ABBA Fab December 12th: A Neil Diamond Christmas December 16th: The Might Cash Cats – Tribute to Johnny Cash December 17th” An Elton & Billy Christmas Show December 18th: A Beatles Christmas Party with Apple & the Raves Tempe Center for the Arts (480) 350-2822, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe: November 27th: Bob Corritore Blues Bash II December 18th: Dmitri Mathethy’s Holiday Jazz

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ASU Kerr Cultural Center (480) 965-3434, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale: December 2nd: ASU Concert Jazz Band December 8th: Celebrating Duke Ellington: The Mike Crotty Sextet December 9th: Arizona Classic Jazz Society Danny Long December 10th: Robin Spielberg

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U.S. Airways Center (602) 379-7800, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix: November 27th: Roger Waters: The Wall Live December 12th: Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers December 19th: The Judds March 26th: Lady Gaga Underground/Nile Theatre (480) 559-5859, 105 W. Main St, Mesa: November 26th: Run with the Hunted, Mark of the Rat, Bad Vibe, Territory and Never Meant November 27th: The Summer Set, Stereo Skyline, Mod Sun and Austin Gibbs November 30th: Darkest Hour, Veil of Maya, Periphery and Hella’s Mounds December 1st: Brokencyde, Millionaires, Kill Paradise and The Hit December 5th: As Blood Runs Black, Thick as Blood, Burning the Masses, In the Midst of Lions, I the Breather and King Conquer December 7th: Living Sacrifice, The Showdown, Becoming the Archetype, To Speak of Wolves, As They Sleep and Overcome December 7th: Anchor, Unrestrained, The River Card and Dead Life December 9th: City Lights, I Call Fives and more

Calling All Singers! EVERY Thursday 8pm til midnight. $3 vodka red bulls $3 shot specials $3 Bud, & Bud Light Pounders Theme Nights!! 1st Thursday of the month. Dress accordingly, and your first drink just a PENNY!! Hail Mary’s, Tempe’s favorite karaoke spot.

1402. S Priest, Tempe 85281 (480) 377-8971

EAST SIDE Boston’s 1730 E. Elliot Rd, Tempe (480) 831-0822 – Thu, Sat, Sun Brass Rail 3738 E. Thomas, Phoenix (602) 956-1280 - Wed

Devil’s Hideaway 1807 E. Baseline Rd. Ste. 101 - Tempe (480) 491-0442 Wed & Sun

JJ’s Cantina 409 N. Scottsdale Rd., Phoenix (480) 990-3477 – Fri, Sat

Dirty Drummer 1211 N. Country Club, Mesa (480) 834-6371 - Sat

JJ Madison’s 430 N. Power Rd., Mesa (480) 924-8778 – Tue, Fri

Dirty Drummer 3002 N. Arizona Ave, Chandler (480) 926-2843 – Tue, Sat

Max Sports Bar 7134 E. Thomas, Scottsdale (480) 994-4488 -Sat

Dukes 7607 E. McDowell Rd., Scottsdale (480) 675-9724 – Thu, Sat

O Kelley’s 2120 W. Guadalupe, Mesa (480) 756-6069 – Mon, Thu

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Chances Are 7570 E. 6th Ave, Scottsdale (480) 994-4338 – Mon, Thu Chuy’s 1831 E. Baseline, Tempe (480) 777-2905 - Fri Clicks Billiards 3935 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix (602) 220-0859 - Wed

Grapevine 4013 N. Brown, Scottsdale (480) 994-1792 – 7 Days Hazelwoods 3626 E. Indian School, Phoenix (602) 957-2462 – Tue, Sat

Pranksters Too 7919 E. Thomas, Scottsdale (480) 990-1114 - Tue Sandstone Cafe 4959 W. Ray Rd, Chandler (480) 961-2913

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George & Dragon 4240 N. Central Ave, Phoenix (602) 241-0018 - Mon Lighthouse 12351 W. Indian School Rd., Avondale (623) 935-2471 – 7 Days Marc’s Sports Grill 4494 W. Peoria, Phoenix (623) 842-1053 – 7 Days Old Chicago 5695 W. Bell Rd., Glendale (602) 938-8808 - Sat

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TThieves Market When: 1st Saturday of every month, 8am to 3pm Where: 38410 N. Schoolhouse Road What is it? An outdoor flea market with plenty of free parking for a wonderful shopping experience featuring old, funky hand crafted items you can’t find anywhere else. Everything you want, nothing you need. Live auction at each market! Carefree Farmers’ Market When: Every Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Where: Amphitheater, 101 Easy St., Carefree Town Center. What: Products include locally grown, pesticide-free, organic produce, artisan breads, fresh-baked pastries, salsas, jams, pickles, olives, Mediterranean foods, range-fed beef, sustainably caught wild salmon and tuna, and other delicacies. Free admission. For more information, call 480-2921100 or 623- 848-1234 or visit www. carefreefarmersmarkets. com. Art Night in Cave Creek When: 6-9 p.m., Second Friday of every month. Where: Cave Creek Road, from Spur Cross to Schoolhouse roads Cost: Free What is it? Luminarias light the way to the four participating art galleries along Cave Creek Road. Usually the artist is onsite to meet and greet guests. Information and maps: 480-5751780, Luminaria Run When: December 4th What is it? A great runners event for kids and adults. Luminaria light the route, races begin around 4pm. Where to find more info?

Entertainment Calendar WEDNESDAY, Nov 24

• The Cave Creek Coffee Company, Dan Emrey, 6-9pm • Bryan’s Black Mountain BBQ, Jammin’ J Morton, 6-8pm • The Buffalo Chip, Live Professional Bull Riding, 2 shows. Starts 7:30pm • The Buffalo Chip, Tom Wagner & The Country Line Band, 8pm-Midnight • Cody’s, Comedy Night, 7-10pm

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• Harolds, Live Music by GD Roadshow, 7:30-11:30pm • Cave Creek Coffee Company, Open Mike Night, 7-10pm • The Buffalo Chip Saloon, The Pat James Band 8pm – Midnight • Cody’s, Retromania 6pm

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• Harold’s, Live Music, Mogollon from 9:00pm - 1:00am • The Cave Creek Coffee Company, Bill Dutcher, 7-10pm • Cartwright’s, Live Music, 6:30-10pm • The Silver Spur, Live Music, 6-10pm • The Buffalo Chip, Live Professional Bull Riding, 3 shows. Starts 8pm • The Buffalo Chip, The Pat James Band, 9pm – 1am • The Hideaway, Open Mike, Starts at 8pm. • Cody’s, Live Music, 6-10pm


• Harolds, Live Music, Mogollon 8:30pm-10pm, Daisy Train 10:30pm1:30am • The Silver Spur, Live Music, 7-11pm • The Buffalo Chip, Pat James Band, 9pm-2am • Cody’s, Live Music, 6-10pm • Los Mesquites, Blues Band/Sal Carlino, 9pm-1am

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• Cody’s, Steel Drums on the Patio 1-4pm • Cartwrights, Live Music, 6-9:30pm • The Buffalo Chip, The Pat James Band, 8pm-Midnight

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• Los Mesquites, Open Mic Night, 8-11pm • The Buffalo Chip, The Pat James Band, 8pm-Midnight


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