Altitude Trampoline Park,located at 3921 E. Indian School Road, reopened its doors in July under new ownership. Altitude will now offer memberships, and for the first 500 members, the fee is $20 per month. Memberships also guarantee two hours of playtime a day and 10 percent off all snack bar items and merchandise.
Tarbell Hospitality, the brand behind Tarbell’s restaurant and The Wine Store, has hired Michelin Star Chef Anthony O’Connor as the new chef de cuisine for Tarbell’s restaurant and John Christie as the director of spirits at The Wine Store. “I came to work at Tarbell’s because I knew they would respect the craft behind cooking and allow me the liberty to push culinary boundaries with top-shelf ingredients,” O’Connor said.
The fall session at Bricks Dance Studio (4550 E. Indian School Road) begins August 2, but Bricks will be accepting sign-ups throughout the season. Children can choose from various classes, including hip hop, ballet, tap, pom and cheer, jazz, gymnastics, ballroom, lyrical and contemporary.
Zensken Medical Aesthetics opened its second location across the street from Arcadia High, 4626 E. Indian School Road, in June. Zensken offers various services, including Botox, dermal fillers, collagen, micro-needling and IV drip therapy. They also offer mobile appointments and “injection parties” where groups can learn more and experience Zensken in an informal setting.
The first annual Wrigley Mansion Wine Festival will happen on August 6 and 7, 2021. The weekend includes a series of interactive events showcasing the Wrigley Mansion wine team and other big names. The first event is a Winemaker Dinner hosted by Fred Scherrer of Scherrer Winery. Saturday’s main event is the Grand Wine Tasting, where guests can sample more than 40 wines from across the world and enjoy bites from Mansion Chef Ashley Goddard. A portion of the proceeds from the tasting will benefit Almost There Dog Rescue. The weekend will also include three interactive wine seminars. Ticket prices vary.
Primarily found in the southeastern United States, Nest Realty has opened its first location in the Southwest here in Arcadia in the building that formerly housed Arcadia Public Market (4108 E. Indian School Road). Nest Realty centers on “a company built around people and the passionate moves they make.”
My Sister’s Closet, a high-end designer consignment shop, has opened a new store at Biltmore Fashion Park (2502 E. Camelback Road). The business, which has two other locations in the Valley, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.
Athletico Physical Therapy opened an office at the Arcadia Gateway plaza at 4375 E. Indian School Road (next to Herbal Nails & Spa) in early July. Athletico has over 500 locations across 12 states and has been providing services since 1991. They offer athletic training, rehabilitation programs, pain therapy and specialized services.
FitPHX, the city of Phoenix’s healthy living initiative, is offering free virtual workouts in conjunction with Energized by Exercise and AARP Arizona. Classes are designed for all ages and fitness levels and take place on Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. until August 24. Workouts include Barre Above, Shine Dance Fitness, Ballet Boot Camp, cardio kickboxing and more. Registration is required.
Marshall Shore, Arizona’s Hip Historian, hosts History Happy Hour on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch each Thursday. Grab a beverage and get ready to delve into some history. Marshall will share interesting tidbits and curiosities from Arizona’s past, as well as trivia, music history and a viewer question, plus a cocktail recipe that’s tailored to each episode.
Arizona History Happy Hour Facebook page
Arcadia resident Monica Samuels opened Quasar Quantum Healing earlier this year after being inspired by her family’s struggles with health and wellness. Quasar is located at Scottsdale and Butherus Roads near Scottsdale Quarter (14809 N. 73rd St., Suite 101) and is a healing studio that offers a multi-person hyperbaric chamber, red light therapy bed, foot detox, yoga and other healing therapies.
Arizona Science Center (600 E. Washington St.) has unveiled their latest exhibit called ‘Build It!’ Museum-goers can put their design and construction skills to the test with cardboard creations, a LEGO building zone and jumbo blocks and learn how bridges and buildings are constructed.
Shea Homes has officially broken ground on their new home community at the southern base of Camelback Mountain (6000 E. Camelback Road). Called Signature at the Phoenician, some of the amenities include access to The Phoenician’s pools, athletic club, golf course, various eateries and spa. The gated community features 34 residences with seven floorplans ranging from 2,300 to 4,000 square feet.
Renata’s Hearth is a new eatery located at the Arizona Biltmore (2400 E. Missouri Ave.) that blends “ancient Latin fire with modern Latin cuisine.” Guests can find an extensive beverage menu designed to complement dishes, shareable sides, seafood and sweet treats like homemade churros and ice cream.
MONDAY 8/2 – FRIDAY 8/6
Gymnastics Summer Camp
9 a.m.-12 p.m./3 p.m. at Impact Gymnastics, 7812 N. 12th St. The last themed summer camp session is here! Campers can find structured gymnastic events like vault, bars, beam and Ninja Zone plus craft time, games and mat “fort” building. This month’s theme is Mad Science – there might even be a special guest at the camp. Lunch is provided, and half and full sessions are available. Registration is $75 per day or $330 for the week.
Virtual Book Reading
6 p.m., online. Scottsdale resident Alexandria Rizik is debuting her newest noval, a young adult genre “packed with passion, heartbreak, risk, and romance” and perfect for fans of The O.C. television show. Rizik will discuss the plot and reveal a surprise guest who will join her on the call. This event will benefit Changing Hands bookstores; it’s free but donations are welcome.
Meal Prep 101 Cooking Class
6:30-8 p.m. at Sweetest Season Eatery, 1835 E. Guadalupe Road, Tempe. Presented by Local Food Fight, a series of cooking competitions that help promote local chefs and restaurants, this month’s cooking class will focus on all things meal prep. Attendees will learn time and money-saving tips, plus easy meals that are perfect for weekly eats. Tickets are $120 per person.
Slide the Rails
8 a.m.-1 p.m. at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, 7301 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale. One last hurrah before school starts is happening this weekend at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. Guests will find various water slides, obstacle courses and a giant bubble foam pit to play in, plus access to the train and carousel. There will also be food and beverage options available. Tickets are $10 per person.
Wine Country BBQ
11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at LDV Winery, 13922 S. Kuykendall Cutoff Road, Pearce. It’s a bit of a drive, but LDV Winery’s Wine Country BBQ promises to be a good time for wine and BBQ lovers. Guests will partake in wine tasting, lunch, a winemaker-led tour, outdoor games and photo ops while strolling through Southeastern Arizona wine country. Cost is $40 for general admission.
Day Drinker Devil Ride
10 a.m.-2 p.m. staring at Pedal Haus, 730 S. Mill Ave., Tempe. This ride is not for the faint of heart! Attendees will bike a 10-mile gravel/mountain route while capturing selfies at eight landmarks near Mill, Papago Park and Tempe Town Lake. Riders have the chance to collect up to 10 raffle tickets for prizes, plus the first 50 participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt. This event is free, but registration is required.
Camelback Collectibles Coin Show
8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Phoenix Shrine Auditorium, 551 N. 40th St. This is the largest coin, currency and stamp collecting show in Arizona. For those looking to add to their collection, the event will have over 30 vendors on-site selling their wares. There will also be baseball cards, jewelry, medals and tokens for sale, and if you’re interested in selling your collection, this is the place to do so. This event is free for all ages.
Guide to Wine event
7-8:30 p.m. at the Match Market & Bar inside FOUND:RE Hotel, 1100 N. Central Ave. This month’s Guide to Wine event features Philip Nelson of Quench Fine Wines. Nelson will lead guests through wine tastings from Argentina and Chile. There will also be light bites and bottles of the wines sampled will be available for purchase. Tickets are $25 per person.
6:30-9:30 p.m. at Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pwky. Kick start the weekend with a drink and an evening of nature. This Friday’s event features music and entertainment from various musical acts. Adult beverages are available for purchase, and guests will get an after-hours look at DBG’s latest exhibit. Tickets are $15 for nonmembers, $10 for members.
Kids’ Night Out
6-10 p.m. at Arizona Sunrays, 3923 E. Indian School Road. Tonight, Arizona Sunrays will host its Kids’ Night Out event for ages 3 to 13. Attendees will partake in gymnastics, dance, organized games, trampolines, obstacle courses and more. The evening’s theme is “Shark Week.” Cost is $40 for first child; $35 for each additional child. A pizza dinner is included. Advanced registration is required.
Meditation and Mimosas
10 a.m. at Mountain Shadows Resort, 5445 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley. Celebrate National Relaxation Day with Meditation and Mimosas. Instructor Cary Ballou will guide guests through a mini-meditation followed by 30 minutes of sound healing featuring Tibetan singing bowls that create vibrations to relax both body and mind. After the session, guests can relax with a mimosa. Registration is $29 per person.
South Central Swing Night
7-11 p.m. at the Duce, 525 S. Central Ave. Been a long week, and it’s only Wednesday? Get out of the moody blues and head to The Duce for a night of dancing – swing dancing, to be exact. Don’t know how? No worries, there’s a lesson before the music starts playing. Admission is $10, and there are drink specials all night.
Downtown Foodie Stroll
1-5 p.m. at 1 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, between 5th St. and Mill Ave. A new way to support local businesses and try some new foods, all in one. The Foodie Stroll features 10+ signature Tempe restaurants where folks can try out exclusive small bites and drink specials ($8-10 for food and drink options at each restaurant). Attendees will also receive fun Tempe-themed “swag.” Registration is $5 per person.