Dog Days at the Garden at DBG.



Miriam Hahn of YouCare-SelfCare is offering an eight-week Wellness Program where folks can learn new habits regarding food, exercise, sleep, stress and environmental toxins. The sessions start on January 12 and include weekly meetings, food demos and tastings, new recipes and worksheets, all within a casual setting. Registration starts at $288, and the program runs until March 2. 


The City of Phoenix Youth and Education Office is accepting applications for the 2022 Outstanding Phoenix Youth Leader of the Year awards, which recognizes and honors the achievements of students, “enhances the perception of youth, and raises community awareness of their positive contributions.” Students currently enrolled in high school in Phoenix or who live within Phoenix city limits can apply. Applications are due on February 24. 


Petbar Boutique – Arcadia is a new concept dog wash and grooming business located in the shopping center at 2824 E. Indian School Road. Services include full-service grooming, bathing and self-service. The shop also offers premium food and treats. Monthly memberships start at $39 – members can get four washes a month, including one nail trim. Appointments can be made online, or on the “Petbar Boutique” app. 


The Brokery held a Stuff the Sleigh toy drive for Arizona Helping Hands in December to collect holiday gifts for teens in foster care. Guests enjoyed a festive holiday market with local vendors, hot chocolate and milk and cookies, live music, and photos with Santa. The event resulted in 265 gifts donated and $835 donated in gift cards for Arizona Helping Hands.

Also in December, Barro’s Pizza hosted the 11th annual Doran Barro Holiday Hunger Fight, which raised nearly $415,000 for St. Mary’s Food Bank. With this contribution, Barro’s has now raised more than $2.5 million, which equals almost 17,500,000 meals. Every dollar raised equates to seven meals served. 

Coming soon! Tacos Veganos will take the place of Beaut Burger, located at 3301 E. Indian School Road. Not much is known as of yet, but it looks like the former food truck-turned-brick and mortar will serve vegan street tacos, burritos and more. Stay tuned for updates!

Charlie Mae’s Southern Bistro recently opened near the corner of 24th St. and Indian School Road. Dishes include southern-style classics like a brisket sandwich, fried chicken, and mac and cheese, along with desserts like peach cobbler and banana pudding. 

Charlie Mae’s Southern Bistro Facebook Page

Vancouver-based luxury fashion showroom Wardrobe Apparel recently opened at the Biltmore Fashion Park (2502 E. Camelback Road), bringing designer clothing from Paris, London and New York to our corner of the desert. The boutique features red carpet looks, off-the-rack options and custom options ranging from casual to black tie events. 


A new “Arcadia family destination” has opened at the corner of 48th St. and Indian School in the former Taberna de Arcadia building. The Spot Arcadia is a restaurant/sports bar/arcade with something for everyone: various televisions, video games, board games, an ice cream shop and marketplace, special menu items (like lobster rolls and the Arcadia Monsoon drink) and membership perks. 


Local Luxury Real Estate is opening its first flagship office on the southwest corner of Indian School Road and 36th St. in January 2023. Local Luxury Real Estate offers advisory service to all of their buyers, sellers and investor clientele in Paradise Valley, Arcadia, Scottsdale and Phoenix. 


Studies have shown that Tai Chi can reduce chronic pain, improve balance, reduce stress and help calm the mind. Want to learn more? Join the Taoist Tai Chi Society® for introductory sessions on Saturday, February 4 at 9:30 a.m. and Tuesday, February 7 to meet fellow practitioners and learn more about Tai Chi. This event is free. 




The Secret Comedy of Women

2 p.m. at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix. Written and performed by Barbara Gehring and Linda Klein, this show examines growing up, getting older and laughing at life as a woman: from boys to bras to menopause. The Secret Comedy of Women is a mix of sketch comedy, improvisation, audience participation, songs and videos showcasing the similarities all women share. Tickets are $45-$65. 



Night of the Three Kings

5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Pkwy. Christmas has passed, but that’s no reason not to continue the celebration. Night of the Three Kings is a Latin holiday celebrating the night the three kings followed the star to Bethlehem. To commemorate this event, attendees will follow luminarias to Neely Center and watch as the three kings arrive on camels. There will be photo opportunities, arts and crafts and live music. Tickets are $30. 



Brighter Tomorrow Luncheon

11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Resort, 5402 E. Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale. At this fundraising event, guests will enjoy lunch, a speech from Jewish Family and Children’s Service’s CEO, Dr. Henderson, a highlight reel of the programs and services at JFCS and a keynote address by Mi-Ai Parrish, a professor at Walter Cronkite. General admission starts at $200. 



Family Fun Winterfest 

10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Arizona Boardwalk, 9500 E. Vía de Ventura, Scottsdale. If you’re looking for winter fun, this event has falling snow! Guests can take photos with Elsa and Anna, listen to music from DJ FLO, and enjoy bounce houses, slides and face painting. Parents can enjoy shopping with local vendors. This event is free, but registered guests can be entered into giveaways – tickets to the renaissance festival, aquarium, plus restaurant and gift cards. 



Arizona Wedding Show 

9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Phoenix Convention Center, 33 S. 3rd St. This event features more than 200 of the Valley’s top wedding experts. Guests can find resources for venues, photographers, honeymoons, dresses, flowers, and music – all the things a couple needs to make their wedding memorable. There will also be bridal gown fashion shows, giveaways and workshops. Tickets are $12 per person. 



MLK Celebration Dinner

5:30 p.m. at The Fieldhouse at Scottsdale Stadium, 7408 E. Osborn Road. Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with the annual MLK Celebration, hosted by the Community Celebrating Diversity organization. Guests can enjoy dinner and a featured presenter. This year, the CEO and President of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, Dr. Benjamin Chavis, will take the stage. Individual tickets are $100 per person. 



Arizona Fine Art Expo

10 a.m.-6 p.m. at 26540 N. Scottsdale Road. The 19th annual Arizona Fine Art Expo invites guests to meet artists in their creative space and immerse themselves in the process. There will be over 120 artists on-site showcasing multiple mediums, such as bronze, stone carving, metal and wood sculptures, southwest art, western art and mid-century modern pieces. This expo is ongoing until March 26. Admission starts at $12, 12 and under in free. 



Concerts at the MIM 

7:30 p.m. at the Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. Get ready for an evening of soul, R&B and funk with the Blind Boys of Alabama and special guest Charlie Musselwhite. The Blind Boys have been active for seven decades and are one of the world’s most recognized and decorated roots music groups. Combine that with Musselwhite’s over 50 years of performing – and 20 albums – this is a night of music guests won’t soon forget. Tickets start at $75. 


Dog Days at the Garden 

8-11 a.m. at Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix. Start your day on the right paw at the Desert Botanical Garden. Bring the whole family (dogs included) for a walk on the trails. Meet new friends, pose for photos, learn about pet nonprofits, shop and enjoy samples for you and your pups. Tickets are $30 for humans, four-legs in free. 


FRIDAY 1/13 – SUNDAY 1/15

Maricopa County Home Show

10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Arizona State Fairgrounds, 2960 E. Northern Ave., Phoenix. New year, new you, new look for your home. This event is a one-stop-shop for all things improvement, including 950 vendor booths, live demonstrations, seminars, art and craft projects, wine tastings and a food court for when you get hungry. Tickets are $8. 



Rock ‘N’ Roll Arizona Marathon

7 a.m. at the Fulton Center, 300 E. University Dr., Tempe. Start the new year with a flat and fast race that takes runners through Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe at the 18th annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona marathon. Saturday is the 5K, and Sunday will have the marathon, half marathon, 10K and kid’s run. There will be live music from national and local acts and an award ceremony after the race. Registration is $49-$129. 



Art History Lecture

5:30-7 p.m. Shemer Art Center, 5005 E. Camelback Road. This month’s art history lecture is about Nicolai Fechin, known for portraying American Indians and pioneers in Taos, New Mexico. Presented by Eleanor Sypher, Ph.D., guests will learn about Fechin’s techniques with his portraits and landscapes done in Taos while enjoying beverages and hors d’oeuvres. Registration is $15. 



Zoo Move & Groove 5K

5:30 p.m. at the Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Pkwy. This year’s 5K is all about the dinosaurs! Guests can participate in the one-mile fun run or the 5K (with a commemorative t-shirt) and afterward enjoy kettle corn, cocoa, free entrance to Zoolights and free entrance to the Dinosaurs in the Desert exhibit. Registration is $50 per person. 


Mimosas and Monet 

9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Hermosa Inn, 5532 N. Palo Cristi Road, Paradise Valley. Calling all painters, beginners and experts alike. Hermosa Inn welcomes Carrie Curran Art Studios for a morning of art and mimosas. Carrie will teach and guide guests with an acrylic on canvas painting of Monet’s Iris Garden. Enjoy a mimosa and snack on pastries while creating your masterpiece. Registration is $85. 



Chinese Culture and

 Cuisine Festival 

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. The time has come to celebrate the Lunar New Year, also known as the year of the rabbit. In honor of this tradition, the city is hosting a two-day festival that includes dragon and lion dances, live entertainment, hands-on activities, game demos, activities for the kids and a food and a beer garden. This event is free. 


Sunday 1/22

PANDA Prowl & Block Party

2-4 p.m. starting at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 3641 N. 56th St., Phoenix. The Phoenix Women’s Board of the Steele Children’s Research Center has organized a 5K along the canal to raise awareness and funds for PANDA (People Acting Now Discover Answers). After the 5K, guests can enjoy a block party with face painting, music, food trucks and activities, plus a commemorative t-shirt for all participants. Registration is $35.


FRIDAY 1/27 – SUNDAY 1/30

Arizona Wine Festival 

6-9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m./5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at Heritage Square, 113 N. 6th St., Phoenix. Friday night is a Benefit Dinner for Horses Help, and the weekend is dedicated to the vino. There will be over 20 wineries, 150 wines and 40+ vendors on-site. Guests can sample drinks while enjoying entertainment and food trucks, plus vintage shopping and a vendor village. Tickets are $20-$35, with a different fee for the benefit dinner. 



The Simon and Garfunkel Story

7:30 at the Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix. If you couldn’t tell by the name, this immersive concert-style production chronicles the journey shared by folk-rock duo Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. The show features state-of-the-art projections, original film footage and a full live band performing hits, including ‘Mrs. Robinson’, ‘Cecilia,’ ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water,’ ‘Homeward Bound’ and more. Tickets start at $70. 


Totally 80s 

7:30 p.m. at the Madison Center for the Arts, 5601 N. 16th St., Phoenix. Conductor Stuart Chafetz and vocalists Nicole Parker and Aaron Finley will entertain audiences with one of the most eclectic decades of music: the 80s. Guests will hear tunes from George Michael, Phil Collins, Blondie, Huey Lewis & The News, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Jackson, Cher, Kool & The Gang, Tommy Tutone and more. Time to bust out your Members Only jacket! Tickets start at $70. 


Doggie Street Festival

10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. The 6th annual Doggie Street Festival is a “dog, cat and small pet adopt-a-thon” where folks can bring the family pup and enjoy live music, treats for humans and pets, guest speakers, contests, an auction, prizes, a VIP area, demos and kid’s activities. This event is free. 



Street Eats Food Truck Festival 

11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Salt River Fields, 7555 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale. Over 50 trucks from around the Valley will be parked and ready to serve up some delicious eats. Samples will start at $2 with full meals available for purchase and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages as well. There will also be eating contests, cooking demos and live music. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $75 for VIP.