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If you missed Roof Top Yoga with in February, don’t get your mat in a bunch. Join me for an all-levels yoga practice, Wednesday, March 28 at 5:30 p.m. on the roof of the Hotel Valley Ho (6950 E. Main Street, Scottsdale 480-248-2000). Watch sunset fall on the Valley as you overlook Camelback Mountain and wind down your day. Afterward, head down to the VH Spa Reception for complimentary spa services and cocktails and then to ZuZu Lounge for all day happy hour ($5 appetizers, $3 beer, wine, cocktails).

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Bring a mat and arrive early; space is limited. Complimentary valet parking is available (+ tip). Email questions to valleyho Can’t make it on Wednesday? Take in the views of the Phoenician (6000 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale, 480941-8200) while admiring a relaxing landscape of palm trees, fountains, and spanish-tile rooftops. Exhale stress with a practice lead by Metta Yoga, Thursdays at 10 a.m., Fridays at 9 a.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m. Yogis meet at the spa front desk before class. www. Lululemon hosts yoga in the center lawn of Biltmore Fashion Park (2502 East Camelback Road, Phoenix) every Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. For more information contact the store at 602956-1402.




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State Street Ballet – Jungle Book

Presented By Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts at Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts Friday - 7:30pm Dramatic costumes, lush jungle scenery and energetic dance movements bring Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book to life in this colorful full-length ballet. Children and adults of all ages will be enchanted by State Street Ballet as they fuse the familiar storyline, with timeless dance, music, and modern special effects, enacting the story of Mowgli the Jungle Boy and Kipling’s beloved animal characters.

Don Juan in Chicago

Presented By Nearly Naked Theatre Company at Phoenix Theatre’s Little Theatre Thursday - 7:00pm Friday and Saturday – 7:00pm The sexually naïve Don Juan must find the meaning of life. So he deals with the Devil for enough time to find it... immortality. But only if he seduces a different woman every day, and never the same one twice. Four hundred years later, in the heart of urban America, one of literature’s most famous lovers... is tired. As the Devil appears to call in his debt, the first woman on the Don’s long list of conquests also arrives, wanting much more than a second chance! This fantastically quirky and clever comedy will have you in stitches. For when the Devil appears to scheme and curse... everyone around him starts talking in verse! And the rhymes are so silly, fun and absurd... that you find yourself hanging on every delicious word. Note: Intended for mature audiences.



Presented by Actors Theatre at Herberger Theater Center Through April 15 BODY AWARENESS takes place during “Body Awareness” week on a Vermont college campus. Phyllis, the organizer, and her partner, Joyce, are hosting one of the guest artists in their home, Frank, a painter famous for his female nude portraits. Both his presence in the home and his chosen subject instigate tension from the start. The conflict boils over as Joyce starts bleaching, plucking and primping in preparation for a naked photo shoot. Phyllis quickly blows a feminist gasket over the situation. As Joyce and Phyllis bicker, Joyce’s adult son, who may or may not have Asperger’s Syndrome, struggles to express himself physically with heartbreaking results. A delicate, moving play from the author of last season’s CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION. Chase Ticket Marketplace Discount Price: $23.25 and $25.00 Regular Price: $43.00 and $47.00 Visit the Chase Ticket Marketplace on for these and other discount tickets.

Mariachi Apache

presented by Musical Instrument Museum at MIM Music Theatre Free with Museum admission Sunday – 2pm Formed in 1996, Mariachi Apache from Nogales High School has gained popularity performing across the Southwest; in Washington State; and in Guadalajara, Mexico. They are featured in MIM’s I Am AZ Music centennial exhibition. Under the direction of Alan Aguirre, the current generation of young musicians will travel to Boston for a show in April. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear traditional mariachi music presented by these talented performers! This program is an officially recognized Legacy Project of the Arizona Historical Advisory Commission.

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Working on film and media projects for more than 25 years before retiring in 2008, there’s the key moment when that project is born and takes on a life of its own as it nurtures, grows, and comes to fruition. The Arizona Theatre Company’s presentation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘The Great Gatsby’, a play currently at the Herberger Theater Center through April 8, 2012 and based on the 1925 book by F. Scott Fitzgerald, truly has a life of its own. With the 1974 film starring Robert Redford in the title role a distant memory, and curious expectations for the 2012 release of a new

The Arizona Theatre Company’s presentation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s story of Nick Carraway (Zachary Ford), a Midwesterner now living on Long Island, NY who finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby (David Andrew Macdonald) is drawn into Gatsby’s orbit while becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy. This gives the viewer a feeling of personification of the lifestyle of the ‘roaring 20’s’ with captivating visuals, lively musical accompaniment, and the casts’ firm hold of their characters which more than aptly conveyed the caddish womanizing nature of Jay Gatsby. The character that captured my heart is that of Jordan Baker, presented by a marvelous performance portraying the finer nuances of humor, compassion and friendship that actress Sofia Jean Gomez brought to the role!

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Reviewers’ Roundtable

things that would make this generation’s vampire-romance craze less annoying, they would most certainly not be singing and dancing. Though this seems like such an obvious fact that he must have known it, filmmaker Chris Nolan made ‘I Kissed a Vampire’ anyway. The new musical threatens to suck not only your blood but also the life right out of you with atrocious acting, a paper-thin plot and songs that are bound to drive you absolutely batty.” Grade: F

The following quotes were pulled from AZ Weekly Entertainment Magazine’s film columnists’ full reviews in an effort to generate a well-rounded overview of each of this weekend’s new releases.

Randy Montgomery, AZ Weekly Film Critic

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About the Film Columnists Stan Robinson, 65, is a retired first assistant director with more than 22 years of experience in film and media production. Read his full features and reviews exclusively online at Randy Montgomery, 34, works in media and marketing and holds a master’s degree in counseling and education. Read his full features and reviews exclusively online at Joseph J. Airdo, 28, is a Walter Cronkite School of Journalism graduate with a bachelor’s degree in media analysis and criticism. Read his full features and reviews exclusively online at

‘The Flowers of War’ An American (Christian Bale) tries to protect a group of Chinese students and prostitutes from Japanese soldiers in 1937 Nanjing. (R – 141 minutes)

‘Detachment’ A substitute teacher (Adrien Brody) who drifts from classroom to classroom finds a connection to the students and teachers during his latest assignment. (NR – 97 minutes) Joseph: “Though its self-seriousness and artistic style are occasionally off-putting, Tony Kaye’s new drama ‘Detachment’ remains a quietly compelling character study. The director uses a cheerless temperament to say something significant about the failures of both public education and human behavior. Anchored by an excellent performance from star Adrian Brody, it is an extraordinarily honest motion picture that will encourage you to examine your own emotional hang-ups.” Grade: C

Joseph: “Zhang Yimou’s latest cinematic effort ‘The Flowers of War’ may move along a bit too slowly and therefore be about a half an hour too long but it is visually stunning and deeply moving nonetheless. In the hands of a less talented director, the new historical drama about the Nanjing massacre would likely have faltered, as finding meaning in war is never an easy task. However, Yimou produces poignant poetry with the juxtaposition of beauty and brutality and uses it to affect the audience in a very authentic way.” Grade: B

‘I Kissed a Vampire’ Haunted by strange dreams about a Goth rocker (Drew Seeley) and developing a thirst for blood, a teen (Lucas Grabeel) discovers that he is transforming into a vampire and becomes desperate to stop the process. (NR – 91 minutes) Joseph: “If there were only two

‘Intruders’ Two children in Spain and England are terrorized by a hooded, faceless phantom that seemingly sprung to life from the pages of the horror stories they wrote. Starring Clive Owen. (R – 100 minutes) Stan: “Methodically and psychologically endearing the viewer to the plight of the two parents’ love of their children, director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo blurs the familiar lines between reality and perception as two intertwining stories converge for the unexpected twist, reminding us of those factors that nightmares and trust are made of. Clive Owen Avoid the box office and buy & print your tickets online or from your smartphone! 12

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The following quotes were pulled from interviews conducted by AZ Weekly Entertainment Magazine’s film columnists with talent speaking on behalf movies recently released in theaters.

Joseph: “Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s new thriller ‘Intruders’ features one of the creepiest cinematic antagonists in recent memory. Unfortunately, there is a twist. The film’s screenplay, which was penned by Nicolás Casariego and Jaime Marques, does said antagonist – and the audience – a disservice by slowing the story down to a near-crawl before eventually arriving at a conclusion that would likely have not even made any sense if it were executed with any organization whatsoever.” Grade: D

‘Mirror Mirror’* Saved from death by a band of diminutive highway robbers, an exiled princess (Lily Collins) vows to win back her kingdom from an evil queen (Julia Roberts). (PG – 106 minutes) *Screened after deadline.

Joseph: “Though it still falls far short of the epic expectations that accompany its franchise’s brand, so to speak, ‘Wrath of the Titans’ is leaps and bounds better than its immediate predecessor. Granted, even if the tinfoil costumes worn by the gods in 2010’s ‘Clash of the Titans’ were the only things that were changed, director Jonathan Liebesman’s sequel would have been a vast improvement. However, its pacing, relatability and tone have all also been upgraded, making for an exciting special effects extravaganza.” Grade: C

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Director Alfred Hitchcock used chocolate syrup for the blood in the shower scene for his classic film ‘Psycho’(1960).

his father Zeus (Liam Neeson) captured by his son Ares (Edgar Ramirez) and brother Hades (Ralph Fiennes) who unleash the ancient Titans upon the world. (PG-13 – 99 minutes) Stan: “Firmly grounded in the basic story established by 2010’s ‘Clash of the Titans’ this next chapter in the Titans mythical adventures of the gods and man aptly moves the theme forward with exciting special effects and doesn’t disappoint as a sequel while setting the tone for the possibility of a next installment.” Grade: C+

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that, as a father, you have to avoid that and not pass on to your kids your own fears, your own nightmares.

Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (‘Intruders’) By Stan Robinson “This movie comes from a very personal experience that I had when I was child, when I was having my first nightmares and I thought it was connected with some kind of secret in my family because there were some things that my parents didn’t tell me about my family and then later on, when I was older I was sure that the nightmares that I had were connected with that secret that they didn’t tell me. And I understand why they didn’t tell me because maybe it was so brutal and so cruel. But sometimes when you’re trying to protect your kids, you’re over protecting them and then it becomes some thing to face, a ghost which is traveling with you your whole life, and this movie is about UltraStar Surprise Pointe Cinemas 13649 North Litchfield Road in Surprise Movie Line: 623-584-3838

The biggest challenge for the movie for the production side is that in terms of the action and dealing with two countries, two stories, its quite easy to loose oneself including the movie goer with this kind of movie because you’re jumping from one language to another and challenging the audience which I felt was important to do it this way because fear is a universal theme and if one wants to go deep into the theme, it’s the only way to present it universally. That’s why I did the film in this way, I felt that it was crucial to present what’s going in different places and different families with similar danger attacking their lives and my idea of no matter how far you travel, no matter how far you run away from your problems, no matter how much you change in your life, the language, always your nightmares and your ghosts are traveling with you.” – Juan Carlos Fresnadillo


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deliver’s an earnest portrayal personifying the will of never giving up.” Grade: B

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misfit friends to discover herself after she learns that her entire life is a lie. Co-directors Andrew Erwin and Jon Erwin (PG-13 – 97 minutes) “It’s a moving story with a lot of heart, this 19 year old girl’s journey and a coming of age love story. She finds out at age 19 that she was adopted and the reason why she didn’t know that, and, that she survived an attempted abortion, which turns her world upside down. She has to wrestle with what this means to her and sets out on cross country road trip with her misfit friends to track down answers to who she is, and ultimately finds the power of forgiveness.

Over 1,400 actresses were interviewed to play the part of Scarlett O’Hara for the movie ‘Gone with the Wind’ (1939) withVivian Leigh winning the role! ... continued from Page 13.

You asked about our shooting schedule, it was quite fluid and my crew works miracles! Talking First AD [First Assistant Director] language since that’s your background in production, it’s attributed to our First AD Justin Tolley and he produced the film with us as well along with my other producer Dan Atchison, they work miracles! We shot it in 20 days; we came in a day early and under budget, and shot it for under a million dollars. We were flying along, we come from the music video production world, and Justin (First AD) comes from the episodic television world (TV series) and we were shooting quick, but the quality and essence of what we captured on film by the cast and crew led to an exceptional film with a lot of heart and soul, and as you say, without preaching to the choir!” – Andrew Erwin

Co-Director Andrew Erwin (‘October Baby’)

Director Jonathan Liebesman (‘Wrath of the Titans’)

By Stan Robinson

By Joseph J. Airdo

In ‘October Baby’a beautiful and naive college freshman (Rachel Hendrix) sets out on a road trip with her

“I grew up on epic movies, like the first ‘Clash of the Titans,’ ‘Spartacus’ and ‘Braveheart.’ Those are the

types of movies that I have always loved so it was a massive opportunity for me to get to direct ‘Wrath of the Titans.’ You watch whatever inspires you and, for me, that is all Hollywood kind of filmmaking. “I saw [2010’s ‘Clash of the Titans’] on opening night. It was the type of movie that I went to see on opening night. So, I remembered it well and definitely referenced it for ‘Wrath of the Titans.’ I did not watch it too much, though, because I wanted to make sure that I was not being beholden to stuff that I do not need to be. “The first movie felt a little too fantastical for my taste. When I go to see a movie about Greek mythology, I expect it to have a realism and a gritty groundedness to it. Fortunately, ‘Wrath of the Titans’ takes place a little later than ‘Clash of the Titans.’ It is almost like the gods are decaying, so I got to change how they looked and we had a little freedom there. “I got to create a lot of things in postproduction. I love that because it is almost like shooting the movie again except you are not with the crew and you do not have all of that pressure. There is just something I love about creating a world that does not exist. I love trying to push my imagination. I was also drawn to those kinds of movies when I was young.” – Jonathan Liebesman

Movie News! 12th Annual Phoenix Film Festival By Stan Robinson The 12th Annual Phoenix film Festival takes place at Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theaters located at 7000 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85054. For movie



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Short But Sweet By Randy Montgomery With blockbusters clocking in at two plus hours, it’s hard to believe a story can be told in twenty minutes or less. They can. The Phoenix Film Festival offers numerous “Shorts” programs, ranging from those created by “Grade

and High School” students to “Foreign Language” shorts that give a brief introduction to various cultures. “Arizona Shorts” showcase local talent and “Documentary Shorts” inform audiences of critical issues and introduce us to little-known characters. Highlights: “A Salton Soul” (College Shorts) A long-time resident reminisces about a town in the desert. “Impetuous”(High School Shorts) A look at high school bullying. “Play by Play” (Live Action Shorts) High school bullying takes a surprising turn. “The Man at the Counter” (Live Action Shorts) The most touching of all the shorts presented in the festival. “Trolley” (High School Shorts) An unlikely character donning a paper bag suit will steal your heart. Tickets and passes are on sale now and available through the Phoenix Film Festival website

GRADES AT A GLANCE ‘21 Jump Street’ ‘Being Flynn’ ‘Casa de mi Padre’ ‘Coriolanus’ ‘The Flowers of War’ ‘Footnote’ ‘Friends with Kids’ ‘The Hunger Games’ ‘Intruders’ ‘Jeff Who Lives at Home’ ‘John Carter’ ‘October Baby’ ‘Salmon Fishing in the Yemen’ ‘Seeking Justice’ ‘Silent House’ ‘A Thousand Words’ ‘Undefeated’ ‘Wrath of the Titans’ UltraLuxe Scottsdale Cinemas at the Pavilions at Talking Stick 9090 E. Indian Bend Road in Scottsdale Movie Line: 480-278-7324

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lovers, this is an event that is not to be missed. The Phoenix Film Festival will screen more than 150 feature films and shorts, Q & A sessions with producers, directors, and talent, enjoy world-class entertainment, the famous silent auction, attendees to include Academy Award® and Tony Award ® winning actress Marcia Gay Harden; ‘The Victim’ with director, writer, actor Michael Biehn; the director of ‘Robot & Frank’Jake Schreier; along with workshops, panel discussions, while continuing the tradition of the nightly festivities in the legendary ‘Party Pavillion’ from March 29, 2012 through April 5th.

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As we look around the country at how the craft beer movement has exploded, there are a handful of places that seem to get very little respect. For the longest time, Phoenix was one of these cities. It was assumed that we were a town full of light beer drinkers who had no appreciation for good beer. Brewers were warned away from distribution in Arizona because we supposedly didn’t like hoppy or big beers. Well we have proved them wrong. Another state that is proving folks wrong shares some commonality with us. Florida, like us, is a mostly hot weather state, has a large snowbird and tourist influx and a reputation for being a beer wasteland. Well, much like Arizona, Florida has changed. A lot of this change is focused on the Tampa area with upcoming national powerhouse, Cigar City Brewery, as the focal point. But by no means is this the

only brewery making great beer in Florida. We’ll talk about Cigar City more in just a little bit, but let’s also look at some other exciting new breweries and their beers. Orlando has turned into more than just a tourist trap with great beer and beer bars. Even Disney has added a brew pub to their Boardwalk area. Orlando has turned into more than just a tourist trap with great beer and beer

bars. Even Disney has added a brew pub to their Boardwalk area. So we will put our focus there. Let’s start with the Shipyard Emporium in Winter Park. Before you ask if this is just a knock off from Shipyard Brewing in Maine, it is. However, it is not the standard beer lineup that excites here, but the stuff they do locally. The most noted is the Palm Ride Barrel Aged Wee Heavy that one the Best Florida Beer Championship for 2012. This ain’t some fruit beer, but a flavorful Scotch Ale that let’s just enough of the oak barrel flavor come through the smokiness of the Wee Heavy. Stay with the small batches that are made onsite and you can’t go wrong. The pub features some other great locally produced beers as well as a nice rotating selection of guest beers. Swamp Head Brewery may be located in Gainesville but it has quite the following in Orlando and is available in most beercentric bars and restaurants. Try their Stump Knocker Pale Ale or Midnight Oil Oatmeal Coffee Stout for a real treat.

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Orlando Brewing makes organic beers, and makes them pretty darn well. They adhere to the German Beer Purity Law and use only four ingredients to make their beers. They have a large variety of beer they make but check out the Miami Weiss or European Pilz if you like. They also sell quite a bit of their Olde Pelican Ale, which, despite the name, is not a Barley Wine, but an English Pale Ale. They can be found all over Orlando and are a nice treat for the organic conscious consumer. America’s oldest brewery, Yuengling also has a presence in Florida and has a popularity there that rivals the big three. There aren’t too many places in Orlando where you can’t find a lager on tap. While it may not be the best beer made, it has a unique charm and appeal that makes people try it, and it is a great go to beer when nothing else is working for you. Now, let’s talk about Cigar City. First

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Blending Beers, the DOGFISH Way!

Hello again craft beer lovers, today let’s chat about a new brew on the scene here in Arizona from Dogfish Head Brewing. The now highly sought after 75Min. IPA. Go Figure, it’s a Blend! A mix of their 60Min. and 90Min. IPAs. Funny this beer should arrive here when it has, as I was in a rather heated discussion only two weeks ago with a local Tempe brew master over the legitimacies of blending beers. His argument? Every beer regardless of style is brewed to stand on its own without tampering. My argument, beer blending has been a constant in the brewing world for three or more centuries and fuels creativity. Apparently bartenders at the Rehoboth Dogfish Tap Room have been blending and serving 75Min. for quite some time. While I’m at it SanTan Brewing’s Devils Ale began life as a blend as well. SCORE ONE FOR ME.Thanks Dogfish& SanTan! Ok, now that I’ve gloated a bit let’s get to the brew. As you might imagine, 75Min. does indeed cut its two siblings flavours profiles right down the middle. Those who feel as though 90Min. is too sweet will be pleasantly surprised what happens when it’s cut with a scoach of 60Min. In bottle form, Dogfish has upped the ante with bottle conditioning, a touch of maple syrup and whole leaf Cascade dry hopping. The bottle conditioning lends a soft, velvety mouth feel and the syrup together with the extra hop infusion ads just a touch of aroma and zest. Truly creative and very special, this is why pairing food and beer has become chic. This is why craft beer is so quickly climbing the ladder of social acceptance.

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Speaking of great food pairings, any measure of good quality pub grub including burgers, spicy pasta dishes or even a chicken tikka masala will accompany this beer nicely. A nice booze pairing would be a shot of good Anjeo Tequila for sipping. It’s this level of creativity that fuels my passion for beer. As always, thanks for tuning in and keep sending those comments and questions to Isn’t beer great? Cheers!

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off, I don’t know anything about Tampa suburb Ybor City (other than the fact that there once was an Ybor City Brewing Company which did not have enjoyable beer), but the folks at Cigar City want you to know that they haven’t been located there since 2009. They are currently located on Spruce Street in Tampa, but they belong to the state. If you were to ask just about any craft savvy Floridian what the best beer in the state was, you would almost always be told Cigar City. They make amazing regular beers, leading off with Jai Alai IPA, Maduro Brown and Tocobaga Red Ale in 12 oz bottles (soon to be in cans as well), and Guava Grove Farmhouse Ale and Improv Oatmeal Rye India-Style Brown Ale in 750 ML bottles. As if that wasn’t enough, and with most of their beers pulling in the 90s at, it should be, they have an incredible selection of specialty products. Leading off with Hunahpu’s, a limited release Imperial Stout with a following so big that it now has its own party on release day, and followed up by the 110K+OT Series, a series of beers for the “working man who has arrived”… Cigar City is known for their specialty and seasonal releases. We could do a whole article on this fine brewery, and when they finally start selling in Arizona, perhaps we will. But for now, just know that if you ever have an opportunity to try this beer, go for it. Beer bars come in several styles and Orlando has good versions of each. For the person who likes the comfort of a familiar chain, World of Beer is a great place to hit up. With 50 taps and 500 bottled beers available, this is a nice place to settle in for an afternoon of watching basketball or football or whatever is on the screen. They don’t serve food, but keep a book of menus from local places that will deliver. Look for our very own World of Beer to open up sometime in June on Mill Avenue. For those of you

who prefer the independent places, go in search of RedlightRedlight Beer Parlour about 30 minutes from the tourist area. It is a little difficult to find, but well worth the effort. They open at 5:00 PM every day (2:00 on Sundays) and have a knowledgeable staff and regular clientele that remind you of some of our Arizona

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PHOENIX Compound Grill 7000 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, 85054 Ask for: Bell’s Two Hearted, Bear Republic Racer 5, Grand Canyon Pilsner Copper Blues 50 W. Jefferson Street Phoenix Ask for: Papago Orange Blossom, SanTan Hefeweizen, Leinenkugel Honey Weiss Delux 3146 E. Camelback Rd. Phoenix 85016 Ask for: Papago Orange Blossom, Tripel Karmeliet, Moose Drool The Garage Restaurant and Bar, 1534 E. Bethany Home Rd. Phoenix 85014. Ask For: Stiegl Lager, Breckenridge Vanilla Porter, Thunder Canyon Deep Canyon Amber. George and Dragon 4240 North Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85012-1812 Ask For: Fat Tire, Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout, Grand Canyon Pilsner Hazelwoods 1st Place 3226 East Indian School Phoenix, AZ 85018 Ask For: Moose Drool/Big Sky IPA / Trout Slayer Lost Leaf Gallery 914 N. 5th St.


So, next time you end up in Orlando, drop the kids at one of the parks and go off in search of great beer. Better yet, don’t even bring the kids, Orland now has theme parks for you…a beer theme.

Phoenix 85004 Ask for: Fox Barrel Pear Cider, Breckenridge Vanilla Porter, Abita Purple Haze Mad Chef Gastro Pub 3921 E. Chandler Blvd. Ahwatukee, 85044 Ask for: Green Flash West Coast IPA, Oskar Blues G’Knight, SanTan Devil’s Ale Magnums 731 E. Union Hills Dr. Phoenix 85024 Ask for: Bell’s Oberon, Tripel Karmeliet, St. Bernardus ABT 12 Main Ingredient Ale House 2337 N. 7th St. Phoenix 85006 Ask for: Anderson Valley Boont Amber, Oskar Blues G’Knight, Sonoran Inebriator Moto 6845 N. 16th St. Phoenix 85016 Ask for: Left Hand Sawtooth Nitro, New Belgium Seasonals, SanTan Epicenter O.H.S.O 4900 E. Indian School Road Phoenix, AZ Ask for: Grand Canyon Raspberry Wheat, Thunder Canyon Good Vibrations IPA, Papago Coconut Joe Roosevelt Tavern 816 N. 3rd Street Phoenix, 85004 Ask for: North Coast Scrimshaw

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Pilsner, Breckenridge Vanilla Porter, Anderson Valley Boont Amber Sandstone Café 4959 W. Ray Rd Chandler 85226 Ask for: Alaskan Amber, Bridgeport Hop Czar, SanTan Seasonals Sun Up Brewery 322 E. Camelback Rd. Phoenix 85012 Ask for: Trooper IPA, Armadillo Red, Light Rail Cream Ale 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, New Belgium 1554 TEMPE Bison Witches 21 E. 6th St. Tempe 85281 Ask for: Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout, Big Sky Moose Drool, Breckenridge Avalanche Amber Boulders on Broadway 530 W. Broadway Rd. Tempe 85282 Ask for: Bell’s Two Hearted Ale, New Belium Ranger IPA, Lost Coast Great White

Flanny’s Bar & Grill 1805 E. Elliot Rd. Tempe, 85284 Ask For: Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout, Green Flash Hop Head Red, SanTan Seasonals Four Peaks Brewery 1340 E. 8th St. Tempe 85281 Ask for: Kilt Lifter, 8th St. Ale, Hop Knot IPA Gordon Biersch 420 S. mill Ave. Tempe 85281 Ask for: Golden Export, Hefeweizen, Czech Pilsner Macayo’s Depot Cantina 300 South Ash Avenue Tempe, AZ 85281 Fat Tire, New Belgium Seasonals, SanTan Devils Ale Mellow Mushroom 740 South Mill Avenue Tempe, AZ 85281-3629 Ask for: Papago Orange Blossom, Abita Purple Haze, Big Sky Moose Drool Taste of Tops 403 W. University Dr. Tempe 85251 Ask for: Bell’s Oberon, Big Sky Moose Drool, Alaskan Amber Tavern on Mill 404 s Mill Ave Tempe, 85281 Ask for: Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout, Ballast Point Pale Ale, Green Flash West Coat IPA


If you like places that serve food with the beer, check out The Ravenous Pig. Billed as an American Gastropub, it certainly hits the mark. A true gastropub serves high end food and beer without pretension according to the Washington Post. Ravenous Pig hits the mark. With a dining room that is always packed (make your reservations at least several days in advance) and a pub area that rotates pretty quickly, this place is popular.

Their current tap list includes Brooklyn Brewery Lager, Cigar City Minaret ESB, Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti (as one of a handful of Yeti bars in the country) and North Coast Old Rasputin. Bottles include the Cigar City/ The Bruery collaboration, Dos Costas Oeste along with Crispin Original Cider. Food is amazing with great pub fare (try the shrimp and grits or the gruyere biscuits as a snack), wonderful salads and entrees that include Grilled Local Cobia, a fish with mild flavor but rich in texture. You can also try the Cocoa Nib Crusted Venison, the Pork Porterhouse or any of the other wonderful items on the menu.



favorites. A rotating list of great drafts, local, regional and national, along with a bottle list that will knock your socks off, should be enough for anybody. But they also have a bar dedicated to sour beers with its own draft tower and cooler, as well as a list of vintage bottles that will have you double checking your credit limit. No food here, but food trucks show up every night to satisfy your appetite.


Thirsty Lion 2000 East Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe Marketplace Tempe, AZ 85281 Ask for: Fat Tire, Alaskan Amber, Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale Yucca Tap Room 29 W. Southern Ave. Tempe 85282 Ask for: Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout, Bell’s Oberon, Left Hand Polestar Pils 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: Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat, New Belgium 1554, SKA Pinstripe Red



PREMIUM BEER IN GERMANY! Original Wineburger 6027 N. 19th Ave. Phoenix 85015 Ask for: Thunder Canyon Deep Canyon Amber, Bridgeport Seasonals, 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 85305Ask for: Abita Purple Haze, Pyramid Haywire Hefeweizen, Tripel Karmeliet Thunderbird Roadhouse 3549 W. Thunderbird Road Phoenix 85053 Ask For: New Belgium Abbey, Ranger IPA, SanTan Hefeweizen, Left hand Nitro Milk Stout SCOTTSDALE and NORTH VALLEY Blue 32 Sports Grill 7923 North Scottsdale rd Scottsdale AZ, 85253 Papago Orange Blossom/Sun Up Trooper IPA/Moose Drool Cave Creek Tap Haus 6900 east cave Creek Road Cave Creek, AZ 85331 Ask for: Krombacher Pils, Lost Coast Great White, Sun Up Trooper IPA Chop & Wok 7136 E. Shea Blvd. Scottsdale 85254 Breckenridge Vanilla Porter, Lost Coast Great White, Papago Orange Blossom Culinary Dropout 7135 E. Camelback Scottsdale, 85251 Ask for: SanTan Epicenter, Abita Purple Haze, Breckenridge Avalanche Amber Dos Juevos Cantina 7633 E Indian School Road Scottsdale, AZ 85251 Blue Moon, PBR, Mudshark Scorpion & Desert Magic, Woodchuck Four Peaks Brewery 15730 N. Pima Rd. Scottsdale 85260 Ask for: Kilt Lifter, 8th St. Ale, Hop Knot IPA Goldie’s Sports Cafe 10135 E. Via Linda Scottsdale, 85258 Ask for: Blue Moon, Alaskan Amber, New Belgium Seasonals, 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

Rock Bottom Brewery 8668 E. Shea Blvd. Scottsdale 85260 Ask for: Dreamcatcher, Raptor Red, Desert Trail Pale Ale The Yard House 7014 E. Camelback Rd. Scottsdale 85251 Ask for: Papago Orange Blossom, Abita Purple Haze, Bear Republic Racer 5 TT Roadhouse 2915 N. 68th St. Scottsdale 85251 Ask for: Ska Modus Hoperandi IPA, Moose Drool, San Tan Devils Ale Upper Deck 4224 N. Craftsman Court Scottsdale 85251 Ask for: Blue Moon, Bell’s Oberon, Fat Tire ZIPPS Sports Grill 14148 N. 100th St. Scottsdale, 85259 Ask for: Blue Moon, Alaskan Amber, New Belgium 1554 ZIPPS Sports Grill 8380 E. Via De Ventura Scottsdale, 85258 Ask for: Blue Moon, Alaskan Amber ZIPPS Sports Grill 6501 E. Greenway Pkwy Scottsdale 85254 Ask for: Blue Moon, Alaskan Amber

EAST VALLEY The Hungry Monk 1760 W. Chandler Blvd Chandler, 85224 Ask for: Bell’s Two Hearted, The Lost Abbey Judgment Day, Ballast Point Sculpin Gordon Biersch 2218 E. Williams Field Rd. Gilbert 85296 Ask for: Golden Export, Hefeweizen, Czech Pilsner

Irish Republic 58 S. San Marcos Pl. Chandler 85225 Ask for: Irish Republic Amber, Sleepy Dog Red Rover, KilKenny’s Irish Cream Ale BoomBozz Tap House 1026 E. Gilbert Road Gilbert AZ Ask for: SanTan Devil’s Ale, Bell’s Oberon, Pyramid Hefeweizen

Old Chicago 135 W. Ocotillo Rd. Chandler, 85248 Ask for: Fat Tire, Lost Coast Great White, Oskar Blues Old Chub Public House Garage 4855 East Warner Road Phoenix, AZ 85044-3308 Ask for: SanTan Epicenter, Oskar Blues Mama’s Little Yella Pils, Papago Oragne Blossom

Iguana Macks 1371 N. Alma School Rd. Chandler 85224 Ask for: San Tan Epicenter, Blue Moon, SanTan Devil’s Ale

Old Chicago 1656 S. Alma School Rd. Mesa, 85210 Ask for: Lost Coast Great White, Moose Drool, Abita Turbodog

Old Chicago 6821 E. Superstition Springs Blvd Mesa 85209 Ask for: Papago Orange Blossom, Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat, SanTan Hopshock


Taste it once, remember it forever.

San Tan Brewery 8 S. San Marcos Plaza Chandler,85225 Ask for:Sun Spot Gold, Devils Ale, Hopshock 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 1st Round Draft 1520 West Warner rd Gilbert AZ 85233 Fat Tire, Devil’s Ale, Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro

March 29th, 2012 - April 4th, 2012


Happy Hour Monday - Friday 3pm to 7pm

$6 Appetizers 1/2 Off Drafts 1/2 Off House Martinis $1 Off Bottles $4 Well Drinks $6 House Wines Reverse Happy Hour Mon-Sun 10-close At DC Ranch 20751 N. Pima Rd Scottsdale 85255 (480) 473-5522

Happy Hour M-F 3p-6p New Happy Hour Coming Soon!

New Enlarged Bar Area 7th & Glendale 602.264-0700

Happy Hour Tues-Fri, 4-7pm $2 Domestic Drafts! $3 Wells Drinks! $1 Off Appetizers! • • • 35th Ave


HAPPY HOUR Thunderbird Rd

$1.50 Small Selected Drafts $1.50 Chips & Salsa $2.50 12 oz. Domestic Bottle Beers $2.50 Selected Pints $2.50 Well Drinks $2.50 Appetizer Menu {Wings (6), Beef Sliders (2), Lg Slice Pepperoni Pizza, BBQ Beef Ribs (2), Taco’s (2) choice of beef, fish, or chicken} $3 House Wines $3 Premium Draft Pints $3 Large Selected Drafts $3.50 Jack Daniels, Bacardi, Captain Morgan, Crown Royal, Finlandia, Absolut & Jose Cuervo

(602) 439-6800

3549 W. Thunderbird Road, Phoenix 85029

BEST HAPPY HOUR ON MILL AVE! 4:00 to to 6:30 6:30 PM PM 4:00 Every Day Day Every Half off off 100% 100% Agave Agave Half House Margaritas, House Margaritas, Bottled and and Draft Draft Beer, Beer, Bottled Premium Well Well Drinks, Drinks, Premium all Tequilas, Tequilas, and and all select food food items! items! select

705 N. First Street (Between Pierce & McKinley)

Downtown Phoenix - 602.296.5043

Happy Hour weekdays 4PM-7PM oz

20 Draught Beer - $4 House Wine - $5 well cocktails -$3.50 all appetizers ½ price


Smart Ride Designated Driving March 29th, 2012 - April 4th, 2012


lunch / dinner

Saturday & Sundays 7AM - Noon

Everyday - All Day Long

We get you and your car home safely. Omelets - Pancakes - Burritos~ Biscuits & Gravy Traditional Irish Breakfast $5 BLOODY MARYS $4 MIMOSAS

We are available 24/7 365 days a year.

Appetizers - Salads Corned Beef & Cabbage Fish & Chips - Boxtys Bangers & Mash - Burgers Wraps - Sandwiches Desserts & More! • (623) 328-9206

Live Music


Happy Hour Mon-Fri 4-7 pm

Reverse Happy Hour Sun-Thu 11 pm - 2 am

$1 off all drinks 2-for-1 well drinks

$3 Jager Bombers every day

Shot specials daily 4240 North Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85012 (602) 241-0018


On Camelback




Daily Happy Hour 4-7pm Reduced Well, Wine, Draft Bottles and Appetizers 906 E. Camelback Road Phoenix, AZ 85014 (602) 241-1916

8763 E.BELL Road ScottSdale Arizona 480-515-7565

HAPPY HOUR Seven Days a Week 4pm -7 Reverse e s r e v e R Happy Hour

Sun - Thur 11pm - 2am Patio Drinking & Dining Two Huge Patio's with 28 High Def LCD's Giveaways, Promotions, Bags & Ping Pong

By: Carrie Gurule

“Play ball” Blondies is a spot that grew on me. Their happy hour is every day from 3-7pm with two dollar drafts, four dollar wells and half off appetizers. You can play beer pong there, watch your favorite sports, and the girls wear cheerleader uniforms. 501 S. Mill Ave. Tempe, AZ 85281

“Can’t beat the heat, join in”



One of my favorite places; especially now that it’s warming up, is Spanishfly Beach Club. They have an awesome happy hour during the week from 11am8pm. Half off select appetizers, two dollar margaritas, and buy one get one is not a bad deal. There is a pool to cool off, and three bars for your convenience. The dollar tacos are amazing!! I was expecting nothing great, but they’re delicious. Tip: get Jamies Epsolon margarita. 4341 N. 75th st. Scottsdale,AZ 85251


Smart Ride Designated Driving

We get you and your car home safely. We are available 24/7 365 days a year. • (623) 328-9206

March 29th, 2012 - April 4th, 2012



HAPPY HOUR HAPPY HOUR!! Mon-Fri 4:30 to 6:30pm 1/2 Off All Cocktails & Liquor $4.50 Smoking Loons wine $2.00 Domestic Beers $3.00 Import Beers Reverse Happy Hour Sunday - Thursday 10pm to close $2.00 Domestic Beers $3.00 Imported Beers 8787 N. Scottsdale Rd (480) 951-6445

HAPP Y HOUR! 3-6pm 7 Days!

Happy Hour Mon - Sat 3pm to 7pm $3 Tacos $4 Crafted Cocktails $4 Margaritas & Mojitos $4 Sangria & Wines

2501 E. Camelback Rd. Phoenix, 85016 (602) 441-5728

Happy Hour 3 to 6 p.m. Daily and All Day Sunday $1 off all Regular Pints & Wine and $2 off all appetizers Check out our special nights: Monday $5 Chili Dog & Beer Night Tuesday - Taco Tuesday Wednesday - $5 Wing Night Cask Ales Available Sun Up Brewing Company & Brewhouse 322 E. Camelback Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-279-8909

Señor Rio Margs $4.00 ALL DAY & NFL GAME-DAY SPECIALS!

• $4.99 Sake Bombers! • HALF OFF Appetizers! • $1 Sushi Specials! • 2 Rolls - Only $8.95! • 44 Roll Selection! 455 N. 3rd Street Inside Arizona Center Phoenix, 85004


FIESTA Hour Specials! 3-6pm Daily Cantina Specials! Sun-Thurs, 7pm - close Fri-Sat, 8pm - close Domestic drafts $2.50 Import drafts & Coronas $3 Cheese Crisps and Cheese Nachos $2 Matta’s Chimichanga $9.50 (480) 964-7881 •

Hours: Sun-Thurs 11:00am-9:00pm • Fri-Sat 11:00am-10:pm

At Mesa Riverview’s Theater District

Dining • Dancing • Live Music • Shopping • Movies

Happy Hour Everyday 4-7pm & 10-cl 2 off all wines by the glass $1 off all draft beers $4 well drinks. 1534 E. Bethany Home Rd Phoenix 85014 (602) 265-4125


March 29th, 2012 - April 4th, 2012

LIVE! SECTION COUNTRY THUNDER SET TO BRING MORE ON-SITE ENTERTAINMENT FOR A PARTY LIKE NEVER BEFORE Enjoy Live Performances from Dierks Bentley, Big & Rich, Blake Shelton and Alan Jackson alongside Endless Activities, Entertainment and Unique Fun!


With less than a month to go before Country Thunder rolls into Florence, Ariz. (April 1215), organizers are pleased to announce more on-site entertainment than ever before. In addition to performances by today’s hottest country artists, including Dierks Bentley, Big & Rich, Blake Shelton and Alan Jackson, the premier festival will offer a wide array of lifestyles activities ranging from mechanical bulls, zip lines and corn hole tournaments, to a water slide, hot air balloon

rides and dueling pianos. And that’s just the beginning! The party continues each night at Electronic Thunder and Moonshine Willy’s. As if that’s not enough to keep you busy, the Festival Bowl boasts a sling shot thrill ride and over 60 food and merchandise vendors. The Frat House will feature a world-renowned hypnotist and The Game Show (brought to you by Williams & Ree), where patrons can win Country Thunder prizes. The Shout House, a local Tempe dueling piano bar, will offer shows three times a day. Electronic Thunder and Moonshine Willy’s will offer nightly entertainment to festivalgoers. Kick off your cowboy boots and strap on your dancing shoes for Electronic Thunder, a new attraction for patrons featuring electric music brought to you nightly by KMLE DJ Mixers and DJ Du from the MGM Grand. Moonshine Willy’s will be open

March 29th, 2012 - April 4th, 2012

during the day to entertain VIPs, featuring performances by The Roys and Morgan Frazier. Starting at 10:30 pm nightly, the doors to Moonshine Willy’s will open to the public for the first time ever, offering music, food, adult beverages and performances by Dually Stoned featuring Harry Luge Jr. When the clock strikes midnight, you can really “get your country on” by showing off your bull riding skills at Midnite Madness from 12 A.M. - 2 A.M. With all this fun, you don’t want to forget that the last day to reserve your Port-A-Potty is March 30. (you might want a comfortable place to sit should the bull riding not prove successful)!  Four-day passes are $160+taxes and fees ($200 at gate). Purchase your tickets now to lock in the lowest price. You’re not going to want to miss this! Be sure to visit or call (866) 802-6418 for further information or to purchase all things Country Thunder!

Country Thunder Line-Up Thursday - Main Stage 4:00-5:00pm  Wade Bowen 5:30-6:30pm    Eli Young Band 7:00-8:30pm    Craig Morgan 9:00-10:30pm  Dierks Bentley   Friday - Main Stage 1:00-2:00pm    Sara Jean Kelley 2:30-3:30pm    Steve Holy 4:00-5:00pm    Sawyer Brown 5:30-6:30pm    Kellie Pickler 7:00-8:30pm    Jake Owen 9:00-10:30pm  Big & Rich   Saturday - Main Stage 1:00-2:00pm    The Roys 2:30-3:30pm    THE FARM 4:00-5:00pm    Neal McCoy 5:30-6:30pm    Joe Nichols 7:00-8:30pm    Thompson Square 9:00-10:30pm  Blake Shelton   Sunday - Main Stage 1:00-2:00pm    Casey James 2:30-3:30pm    JT Hodges 4:00-5:00pm    Brett Eldredge 5:30-6:30pm    Phil Vassar 7:00-8:30pm    The Band Perry 9:00-10:30pm  Alan Jackson


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CRAFT BEER Tuesdays! Craft Beer Tuesday! Over 30 Craft Beers just $2.50 all day and all night!

Live Music and Kitchen Open Late Wednesday Thru Saturday Open Mic Wednesday! Call 602-439-6800 or Facebook for Band Info NEW!- Sunday Brunch and Bloody Mary Bar 11am to 3pm! Come Hungry!!! ALWAYS GREAT FOOD!!! Come Thirsty! Westside Craft Beer Headquarters! 35th Ave

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March 29th, 2012 - April 4th, 2012



Thursday Ahwatukee CK’s Tavern and Grill (480) 706-5564, 4142 E. Chandler Blvd.: Nineball. Buckeye Waddell’s Longhorn Corral (623)8530395, 1629 N 195th Ave.: Marble Heart. www.waddellslonghorncorral. com Cave Creek Buffalo Chip Saloon (480) 488-9118, 6811 E. Cave Creed Rd.: Pat James Band. Harold’s Corral (480) 488-1906, 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd.: AZ Blues Project. Chandler Jersey’s Tavern and Grill (480) 705-9700, 5945 W. Ray Rd.: Shawn Johnson. Phoenix Blue Martini (480) 638-BLUE, 5455 E. High St., Suite 101: Gravedad. www. Char’s Has the Blues (602) 230-0205, 4631 N. 7th Ave.: Lady J. Hazelwood’s First Place (602) 9572462, 3626 E. Indian School Rd.: James Parks. Lost Leaf Gallery (602) 258-0014, 914 N 5th St & Roosevelt: Ivo’s Soul Shack.

Buckeye Waddell’s Longhorn Corral (623)8530395, 1629 N 195th Ave.: Marble Heart. www.waddellslonghorncorral. com Cave Creek Buffalo Chip Saloon (480) 488-9118, 6811 E. Cave Creek Rd.: Pat James Band. Cave Creek Coffee Company (480) 488-0603, 6033 E. Cave Creek Rd.: Bill Dutcher. Harold’s Corral (480) 488-1906, 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd.: Mogollon. www.

Apache Junction Jake’s-O-Mine (480) 982-8608, 1985 W. Apache Trail: Broken Toys. www. WTH Bar and Grill (480) 380-6000, 10262 E. Apache Trail: Backstage

The Trunk Space (602) 256-6006, 1506 N.W. Grand Ave.: Tatsuya Nakatani (solo set) and “Nakatani Gong Orchestra”.

Tempe Flanny’s Bar & Grill (480) 659-0870, 1805 E. Elliot Rd.: 36 Cents and a Dream.

Fountain Hills Jazz in the Hills / The Fire Side Grill/ Holiday Inn (480) 816-8806, 12800 N. Suaguaro Blvd.: The Jack Radavich Trio w/ John Trendy. 7:30-9:30pm.

Sail Inn (480) 839-6637, 26 S. Farmer St.: Art-A-Gogh-Gogh and Synrgy.

Glendale Donna Jean’s Libations (623) 9797036, 6676 W. Bell Rd.: JC’s Bad Reputation Band, Danger Paul and Thursday Night Asteroid.

Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill (480) 844-8629, 1065 N. Dobson Rd.: Josh Thompson and Zona Road.

CK’s Tavern and Grill (480) 706-5564, 4142 E. Chandler Blvd.: Chuck E. Baby.

Thunderbird Roadhouse (602) 4396800, 3549 W. Thunderbird Rd.: Live Music.

Florence Moonshine Willy’s (480) 570-4711, 20585 E Price (Station) Rd.: Dually Stoned.

Scottsdale Rogue Bar (480) 947-3580, 423 N. Scottsdale Rd.: The Blissins, Lo Cash Ninjas, Unstable Youth, Cheri Way and Rain Brings Weather. myspace. com/theroguebar

Ahwatukee Cactus Jack’s (480) 753-4733, 4747 E. Elliot Rd.: Tyme Will Tell. www.

Steel Horse Saloon (602) 942-8778, 1818 W. Bell Rd., Suite 100: Phat Bastard.

Chandler Jersey’s Tavern and Grill (480) 7059700, 5945 W. Ray Rd.: Stompbox.

Mesa O’Kelley’s (480) 756-6069, 2120 W. Guadalupe Rd.: Lit Up.


Lost Leaf Gallery (602) 258-0014, 914 N 5th St & Roosevelt: King Fat Hand w/ Todd Day Waits Pig Pen. www.

Surprise High Octane Lounge (623) 975-6832, 13420 W. Bell Rd., Suite 140 (N.E. Corner of Bell Rd. and Grand Ave.): Cartoon Lion, Property Six, Sp Ed, Cactus Chainsaw and Hollow. www.

Thunderbird Roadhouse (602) 4396800, 3549 W. Thunderbird Rd.: Live Music.

Tempe Canteen Tequila Bar (480) 773-7135, 640 S. Mill Ave.: Acoustic Music from 5:30 to 7:30pm.



Phoenix Blue Martini (480) 638-BLUE, 5455 E. High St., Suite 101: The Instant Classics. Char’s Has the Blues (602) 230-0205, 4631 N. 7th Ave.: Soul Power. www. Duck and Decanter (602) 274-5429, 1651 E. Camelback Rd.: Andy Naylor. 6-9pm. Hazelwood’s First Place (602) 957-2462, 3626 E. Indian School Rd.: Daylon Greer.

Tempe Marketplace 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy: Ted Brown’s Mailbox (District Stage) and Scott & John (of Hello Swindon) (B&N Fountain). Tempe Tavern (602) 625-1336, 1810 E. Apache Blvd.: Audra, Charming Horses and The Clavicles. www. Yucca Tap Room (480) 967-4777, 29 W. Southern Ave. (Southwest corner of Southern and Mill): Brewtality Inc, Stitch Hopeless and the Sea Legs, Dead Irrelevants and Unstable Youth.

Saturday Ahwatukee CK’s Tavern and Grill (480) 706-5564, 4142 E. Chandler Blvd.: ‘56. www. Apache Junction Jake’s-O-Mine (480) 982-8608, 1985 W. Apache Trail: Broken Toys. www. WTH Bar and Grill (480) 380-6000, 10262 E. Apache Trail: Wicked Rev.

Ice House Tavern (602) 244-1179, 3855 E. Thomas Rd.: Horizon i. www.

Buckeye Waddell’s Longhorn Corral (623)8530395, 1629 N 195th Ave.: Marble Heart. www.waddellslonghorncorral. com

Joe’s Grotto (602) 992-1007, 13825 N. 32nd St.: From Dogs to Wolves, Pulsic and Xpansion Theory. www.

Cave Creek Buffalo Chip Saloon (480) 488-9118, 6811 E. Cave Creek Rd.: Pat James Band.

March 29th, 2012 - April 4th, 2012

Cave Creek Coffee Company (480) 488-0603, 6033 E. Cave Creek Rd.: Los Dos Dons. Harold’s Corral (480) 488-1906, 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd.: (Music starts at noon for the Fiesta Days Rodeo Parade) Rondavous, Cave Creek Cowboy Crew, Young Country and Mogollon. www. Chandler Jersey’s Tavern and Grill (480) 7059700, 5945 W. Ray Rd.: The Switch. Florence Moonshine Willy’s (480) 570-4711, 20585 E Price (Station) Rd.: Dually Stoned. Glendale Donna Jean’s Libations (623) 9797036, 6676 W. Bell Rd.: Toilet Humor, Dave Anderson, Day-Glo Red, Rob Randolph Band and Keeping Shay. Mesa Denim and Diamonds (480) 8325000, 7336 E Main St., Suite #106: Legends of Country. O’Kelley’s (480) 756-6069, 2120 W. Guadalupe Rd.: Train Wreck. www. Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill (480) 844-8629, 1065 N. Dobson Rd.: Zona Road. Phoenix Blue Martini (480) 638-BLUE, 5455 E. High St., Suite 101: The Instant Classics. Char’s Has the Blues (602) 230-0205, 4631 N. 7th Ave.: Larry Bailey. www. Desert Ridge Marketplace 21001 N. Tatum Blvd.: The Persuaders (District Stage) and Leah & Stephanie (AMC Fountain). Duck and Decanter (602) 274-5429, 1651 E. Camelback Rd.: Rhonda Lester. 1-4pm. Ice House Tavern (602) 244-1179, 3855 E. Thomas Rd.: Adam Allred and History Machine. Joe’s Grotto (602) 992-1007, 13825 N. 32nd St.: Mad Monsoon and Double Tapp. Lost Leaf Gallery (602) 258-0014, 914 N 5th St & Roosevelt: Something Else Super Jam Session. www.thelostleaf. org Steel Horse Saloon (602) 942-8778, 1818 W. Bell Rd., Suite 100: Phat Bastard. Tailgaters (602) 547-9366, 6070 W. Bell Rd.: Organ Grinder. www.

Surprise High Octane Lounge (623) 975-6832, 13420 W. Bell Rd., Suite 140 (N.E. Corner of Bell Rd. and Grand Ave.): Sunset Strip. Tempe Sail Inn (480) 839-6637, 26 S. Farmer St.: Hot Birds & the Chili Sauce and Sugar Thieves. Tempe Marketplace 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy: Knee Deep Experience (District Stage) and West Hills Brothers (B&N Fountain). Tempe Tavern (602) 625-1336, 1810 E. Apache Blvd.: At 7. www.tempetavern. com Yucca Tap Room (480) 967-4777, 29 W. Southern Ave.,(Southwest corner of Southern and Mill): 11th Annual Cowntown’s Phx AM After Party featuring No Age, The Growlers, Radio Moscow, The Goat, Father Figures, Scorpion vs. Tarantula, Earthmen and Strangers, Avon Ladies and Lifesized Monsters.

Concert Venues

910 LIVE (480) 966-0707, 910 N. McClintock Dr., Tempe: March 30th: Cypress Hill’s B-Real ASU Kerr Cultural Center (480) 965-3434, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale: March 31st: Gypsy Soul April 4th: Jazz in Concert – Jesse McGuire Celebrity Theatre (602) 267-1600, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix: April 13th: Johnny Rivers April 14th: Tech N9ne Chandler Center for the Arts (480) 782-2680, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler: March 31st: Marty Stuart The Clubhouse Music Venue (480) 967-7977, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe: March 29th: Mike Stud w/ special guests March 30: Exhumed w/ special guests March 31st: Ronnie Mund Block Party (from the Howard Stern show) April 1st: All Shall Perish w/ special guests April 2nd: Orgy w/ special guests April 5th: Slaughterhouse April 6th: Texas in July Club Congress (520) 622-8848 or 800-722-8848, 311 E. Congress St., Tucson: March 30th: Heartless Bastards w/ David Vandervelde and Brian Lopez March 31st: White Rabbits w/ Gull April 6th: Duo Vibrato (Patio show) and

Club Red/Red Owl (480) 496-4733, 2155 E. University Dr., Tempe: March 30th: Twisted Insane and Brotha Lynch Hung March 31st: Protest the Hero April 3rd: Paper Diamond April 5th: Slaughterhouse April 6th: Oye Sexy Oye Comerica Theatre (602) 379-2800, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix: (Formerly Dodge Theatre) April 13th: Eddie Vedder April 20th: Florence & the Machine w/ Blood Orange April 27th: Celtic Woman May 6th: John Mayer May 9th: Creed May 14th: Snow Patrol w/ Ed Sheeran May 18th: El Tri May 21st: Daughtry June 15th: Scorpions w/ Tesla The Compound Grill (480) 557-9087, 7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Scottsdale: March 30th: Take It To the Limit (Eagles tribute) March 31st: Rootz Underground April 3rd: Marcus Foster April 4th: AZ Chicks with Picks April 5th: Head for the Hills April 7th: The Skatalites Crescent Ballroom 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix: March 29th: The Polyphonice Spree March 30th: White Rabbits March 31st: Heartless Bastards April 1st: Run Boy Run April 2nd: Bad Lucy April 3rd: Basement Tapes, Sweet Talker, Lovemilk, A Technicolor Yawn, Heavy Horses and Fatigo April 5th: Factories and Ladylike April 6th: The Jagermeister Music Tour featuring Portugal, The Man April 7th: The Boxer Rebellion Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts (928) 684-6624, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg: March 30th: State Street Ballet “Jungle Book” Fox Theatre (520) 624-1515, 17 W. Congress St., Tucson: March 29th: The Pink Floyd Experience March 31st: Spark the Floor: Hip Hop Dance Explosion April 5th: Arlo Guthrie

March 30th: Weird if the New Cool CD release party w/ Smasht March 31st: The Fair and Debonair, Eclipses for Eyes, Man Made Machine and Rock Lobster April 1st: Metalhead April 2nd: DEV April 5th: Melvin Seals of the Jerry Garcia Band w/ Xtra Ticket April 6th: Kill the Lights, PoorWater, Sinshrift, Signs of Betrayal, Two Dollar Grey and Dirty Lingo April 7th: Champagne Tap and Rock Lobster

April 7th: B/S: A Tribute to Bon Scott-era AC/DC

Mesa Arts Center (480) 644-6500, 1 East Main St., Mesa: March 30th: Bill Cosby

Tempe Center for the Arts (480) 350-2822, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe: March 23rd: Nicole Pesce March 24th: Lakeshore Jazz Series: Eliane Elias March 31st: Yumi La Rosa and Ava Fleming present “Mujeres Cuatro” April 2nd: Tempe Symphonic Wind Ensemble: “Movies and More” April 5th: Tempe Youth Wind Symphony April 6th: In the Spotlight: Tom Bertling, Cait Brennan, Ivan Harshaman, Michael Hummell, Jeff Java, AJ Odneal and Justin Olson

MIM Music Theater (480) 476-8000, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix: March 30th: Alpin Hong March 31st: Nakai, Eaton and Clipman: A Canyon Records 60th Anniversary Concert April 1st: Mariachi Apache April 7th: Michael Martin Murphy

Solar Culture (520) 884-0874, 31 E. Toole Ave., Tucson: March 23rd: Kaia Chesney March 25th: Perfume Genius (Seattle) w/ Parenthetical Girls April 6th: Naim Amor April 7th: Baba Marimba, Salvador Duran and Gary Bear

Orpheum Theater (Flagstaff) (928) 556-1580, 15 W. Aspen St., Flagstaff: March 31st: Freezer w/ Endoplasmic April 1st: Sid Wilson (Slipknot) aka DJ Starscream April 2nd: GWAR: Return of the World Maggot Tour April 6th: Bone Thugs N Harmony featuring Krazyie Bone & Wish Bone Rhythm Room (602) 265-4842, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix: March 30th: Bad News Blues Band March 31st: Tommy Dukes Blues Band April 1st: Igor & the Red Elvises April 4th: Ryan Innes w/ Josh Damigo April 5th: Dick Dale April 6th: The Sugar Thieves April 7th: (Early show; 5pm) Lloyd Jones April 7th: (Prime Time show; 8pm) Dave Riley/Bob Corritore Juke Joint Blues Band Rialto Theatre (520) 740-1000, 318 E. Congress St., Tucson: March 30th: Polyphonic Spree April 1st: Todd Rundgren April 3rd: Bone Thugs N Harmony April 5th: An Evening with Hunter Hayes April 7th: Calexico and Friends

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (480) 994-2787, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale: March 31st: Jane Krakowski April 6th: Chunky Moves: Connected April 7th: Chunky Moves: Connected Arena (623) 772-3800, 9400 W. Mary- land Ave., Glendale: May 18th: Rammstein Skrappy’s (623) 334-0010, 191 E. Toole Ave., September 25th: Red Hot Chili Peppers Tucson: March 28th: Laura Stevenson and the Cans Marquee Theatre (480) 829-0607. 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe: Skye Restaurant and Lounge (520) 358-4287, March 31st: Downingstreet CD release show 16844 N. Arrowhead Fountain Center Dr., Peoria: April 1st: Mindless Self Indulgence, Hyro Da Hero March 29th: ABBA Fab and A Life of Science March 30th: Turn the Page: A Tribute to Bob Seger April 7th: The Metal Alliance 2 Tour featuring Devil March 30th: A Simon & Garfunkel Retrospective: AJ Driver, The Faceless, Dying Fetus, Job For a Cowboy Swearingen & Jonathan Beedle and more March 31st: A Simon & Garfunkel Retrospective: AJ Swearingen & Jonathan Beedle March 31st: Freewill: A Tribute to Rush Martini Ranch (480) 970-0500, 7295 E. Stetson April 1st: Edvis: A Tribute to Elvis Presley Dr., Scottsdale: April 6th: EC & Friends: The Premiere Eric Clapton March 29th: The Blue Rose Band and Frank Hannon Tribute

Tuscon Arena (800) 745-3000, 260 S. Church Ave., Tucson: March 29th: Trans-Siberian Orchestra U.S. Airways Center (602) 379-7800, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix: May 4th: Mana May 15th: Roger Waters: The Wall Live June 16th: Van Halen w/ Kool & the Gang August 29th: Neil Diamond October 16th: Madonna Underground/Nile Theatre (480) 559-5859, 105 W. Main St., Mesa: March 30th: Poema and Rocky Loves Emily March 31st: 80’s Night April 1st: The Wonder Years and The Loom April 4th: This Romantic Tragedy April 5th: Blood on the Dance Floor April 6th: Black Dahlia Murder April 7th: The Menzingers


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Kim’s Corner The Legends of Country Music is the largest country tribute show touring today. They highlight over 20 different entertainers like Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Waylon, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard, and perform several shows within a whirlwind 90-minute performance. The only complaint is the show is too short. Catch The Legends at Denim and Diamonds (7336 E Main St., Suite #106 in Mesa) on Saturday, April 1st. Doors open at 5pm and the show starts at 6pm. Visit www. for more information. Some know Jane Krakowski as secretary Elaine Vassal from Ally McBeal, others know her as Jenna Maroney from 30 Rock. On Saturday, March 31st, Krakowski will show another side as she performs her celebrated cabaret show aong with a selection of her favorite Broadway songs and standards, at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. The center is located at 7380 E. Second St. in downtown Scottsdale, four blocks south of Indian School Road and three blocks east of Scottsdale Road. Visit www. for tickets or more information.

The 13th annual Chandler Jazz Festival will offer performances by some of the finest worldwide touring musicians in the current jazz scene, as well as many of the best performers living in Arizona. The free, two-day festival returns to downtown Chandler March 30th and 31st, and will feature 12 indoor and outdoor performance venues, 35 bands, and 170 jazz musicians. The festival’s main stage is located in Dr. A.J. Chandler Park, 3 S. Arizona Ave., and music is scheduled from 4:45 to 9:30pm on March 30, and noon to 9:30pm on March 31st. Visit for more information.

Remember The Bee Gees? Some of the greatest music to come out of the 70’s! Robin Gibb is releasing his debut symphonic work. The Titanic Requiem was written to commemorate the Titanic’s 100th anniversary. It is performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and features vocals by Robin himself, Mario Frangoulis and Isabel Suckling. The Titani Requiem will be available on Tuesday April 3rd.

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he has a lot of football left in him. That is unless he wants to go be a professional dancer? I could not be more excited for the season to start; it is going to be CRAZY! The biggest news of all and the greatest shocker to me is of course the Saints bounty scandal. The coaches had a bounty program that targeted other players. I am disgusted that in a sport who penalizes for unnecessary roughness for good reasons, coaches would be paying players to hurt one another. In the real world, there is a name for that, aggravated assault, even attempted murder. Why would a coach want to see any player injured? Does he understand the risks of hard hits? Some say Payton’s suspension for the year is too harsh, I say it is not harsh enough. I think he should lose his job entirely. I am not at all worried how the Saints will do this year, and I am guessing they will do poorly. It serves them right. Wow, and we haven’t even begun yet!






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Did you know that twenty states require visiting athletes to pay state income tax for games played within the state? Reported in the L.A. Times, NFL players typically file in 10 to 12 jurisdictions. NBA is somewhere between 16 and 20. MLB is somewhere between 20 and 26, and the NHL is between 14 and 16, “The lion’s share of most players’ income, their salary, is taxed in the city and state where the team is based. Other income such as; endorsements, personal appearances, dividends and interest income, are taxed in their state of residence. Players must claim the value of gift bags and other


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There are over 300 kinds of cheese made in France.

After she shaved her head in 2007, Britney’s hair, buzzer, lighter and Red Bull can left in the salon all went up on eBay for $1 million.

80% of people in the “people you may know” feature on Facebook are people that you do know, but deliberately choose not to be friends with. There are more than 1,000 chemicals in a cup of coffee. Of these, only 26 have been tested, and half caused cancer in rats.

11,000 Americans injure themselves every year while trying out bizarre sexual positions.

To date, the most children ever born to one woman is 69. She had 16 twins, 7 triplets, and 4 quadruplets.

It would take you 2,487,996 yrs to randomly arrange 15 books on a shelf in every possible combination every minute. Hawaiian Islands are born, when mother ‘Earth’ has intercourse with father ‘Sky’, according to Hawaiian lore.

Some people have MePhobia, which is the fear of becoming so awesome that the human race can’t handle it and everybody dies. It’s a proven fact that multitasking more, increases the chances of us having difficulty in making decisions.

After hearing about the 9/11 attacks, the Maasai tribe in Africa gave 14 cows to America as consolation.

“swag” they receive at awards ceremonies and celebrity events as income. As dazzling as sports players’ salaries are, the pros play offense and defense to preserve theirs. Behind every sports star, one can only recommend their needs to be an astute certified public accountant quick-stepping through a maze of state and local income taxes known as the “jock tax.” Most states use the “duty days” method, dividing the player’s number of work days by the number of days spent playing in the state. A few use the “games played” method, dividing the number of games in the season by the number played in the state. Today there’s E-FILE, but in the old days, for example, a player who lived in California not only had to file in all of those different states, but was required to provide a copy of each state return with his/her federal return. The average NBA player could pay tax in 20 states. And just to give accountants more gray hairs, no two states do it exactly alike. All those state filings can make for one doorstop of a tax return.

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Arizona Center’s Brick Pizzeria in downtown Phoenix is THE spot once a month when they bring in some of the best DJs known in the electro world for their Glamorama nights. Last month at their Wig Party, they graced us with Treasure Fingers and the crowd went wild with afros and neon hair bobbing about the dance floor. This month, there will be a zoo of people dressed as party animals complete with tiger heads and those creepy pig snouts no one really dares to wear on Halloween, but I’m mentioning it now because I openly hope to see someone who actually has the balls to rock it ‘pon the dancefloor. Dooo ittt. Major Lazer is made up of DJs, Diplo and Switch, who met after working with M.I.A. about four or so years ago. They love each other so much that they produced an album together titled, Guns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do. What an absolutely ridiculous name, right? Of course guns kill people but we won’t discuss that here because it’s the nightlife section and all. Hues of neon lights beaming across the dance floor, piercing a young, drunken lady’s blood-shot eyes are also killer. Daytime stresses and rent payments die when the laser beams are ejected from the speakers (yes, rays of light erupting from speakers) and Switch spins the magic. Sounds pretty killer, tight, sick, off the shizzy indeedy. Who comes up with such random, costume party glamorama? Someone creatively awesome from the group Cheap Thrills—facebook them and thank them for the experience. Saturday, March 31st. 10 pm. Tickets sold at $12. Ages 21+

Under the Stars, Under the Table: An Evening in Adult Education at Fort McDowell Casino The buffet at Fort McDowell sure is delicious but there are other valid reasons to make the drive to this way-out-in-thedesert location. Do it for the drunken adventure sure to be had if you attend one of their new Adult Education nights when the tequila shots never stop and

you can earn yourself a bad education degree. Yee-haw!? Getting rowdy drunk seems to be what the cowboys do when they’re too far from the regular saloons of Scottsdale, so when in the deep desert, do as they do. Completion of one of their three lessons gets you a certificate and before you know it, you’ll have completed all three lessons to receive a well-deserved degree in drinking. You can purchase your certificates for a price that includes entertainment, drinks, and random fun that’s different from what you’d get in town. The first bad degree lesson involves bar hopping at 5 drinking locations at the fort for $20, which also covers you for 5 drinks. Lesson number two is tequila tasting on the tequila bus while listening to music by someone named Carlos, all for 10 buckaroos. The third lesson is titled, “Life’s a Beach,” where you must drink Pina Coladas and 151 rum punch on the rum bus, play bucket drums for 60 seconds, and then clear a limbo pole—cost: $10. Getting all three certifications entitles you to a degree and the opportunity to be honored at the diploma ceremony at 11:30 pm. Sounds like a full and collegeesque kind of night, eh? If you’re not down with the lessons, you can at least partake in the food (brats and s’mores) and drink (beer and cocktail) specials while watching the brave collect their pieces of paper. Check out their website for hotel/ camping/entertainment packages for a deal and start rounding up your buddies for a night you can probably only have in our Arizona desert. Friday, March 30th. 8 pm – midnight. www.fortmcdowelladventures. com/adultedu. Ages 21+

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