January 2020 Around Town

Concours in the Hills The 2020 Concours in the Hills will be held on Saturday February 8 and the organizers are hoping to break all the records yet again. Vehicle entries are just $60 while spectators are free. Owners can register at: GIVETOPCHF.org/CONCOURSINTHEHILLS The 100% charity show is owned by Scuderia Southwest, who are also … Continued

December 2019 Around Town

Toca Madera Opens in Scottsdale Toca Madera at Scottsdale Fashion Square officially opened its doors across the street from its sister restaurant, Tocaya Organica, in October.  A favorite amongst LA’s entertainment industry, Toca Madera will provide guests with a polished alternative to nightlife complete with curated music and sophisticated Mexican fare, with a focus on welcoming and encouraging … Continued

November 2019 Around Town

Kylie Rowand Foundation Event On Thursday, Nov. 7, 6-8 p.m., the Kylie Rowand Foundation, a nonprofit that supports and fights for children with cancer, is hosting an event at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. It will be an amazing night getting to know donors/advocates that have been supporting the foundation and assisted in all … Continued

October 2019 Around Town

Platinum Living Realty Collects 10,000 Bottles of Water for Charity Staying cool and hydrated during the Valley’s summer heat is a challenge for homeless and at-risk families. Platinum Living Realty initiated a water drive to collect bottled water for those in need. Co-owners Jay and Michelle Macklin had the goal of collecting 2,000 bottles of … Continued

September 2019 Around Town

Childhood Cancer Awareness Some problems, like childhood cancer, can seem too big or too overwhelming to solve. However, researchers are working hard every day to find better treatments and cures for kids fighting cancer—and they’re making progress. Your support helps fund these researchers so their work can keep moving forward. No matter what you can … Continued

August 2019 Around Town

Children’s Learning and Play Festival at West World The Children’s Learning and Play Festival is an amazing free community event that benefits the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy nonprofit. This Sept. 7 will be the fourth year of the event, with last year’s event boasting 13,000 happy attendees. The Children’s Learning and Play Festival is a free educational … Continued

July 2019 Around Town

Pita Jungle Announces New Seasonal Menu Pita Jungle launched a new Seasonal Kitchen Crafts Menu featuring a delicious new selection of modified keto- and paleo-friendly dishes, well-nested within the confines of the Mediterranean Diet. The new dishes include Moroccan Gazpacho: tomato, cucumber, onion, cilantro, celery, jalapeno, garbanzo beans, lemon juice and seasonings served cold with pine nuts, cucumbers or pita chips; … Continued

June 2019 Around Town

Sir Ringo Starr Brings His All Starr Band to Phoenix Danny Zelisko presents an evening with Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band on Aug. 26  at the Celebrity Theatre. Tickets are now on sale at CelebrityTheatre.com. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the band. The 2019 All Starr Band features Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette and alum Hamish Stuart.  “My dream has always been to … Continued

May 2019 Around Town

Gateway Academy Spring Fashion Show for Autism Awareness Gateway Academy, which serves twice-exceptional students who have Asperger’s syndrome and high-functioning autism, hosted a student spring fashion show in April at Gateway’s Phoenix campus to celebrate April’s Autism Awareness Month. The school offered a small breakfast for attendees, and then dozens of students from first through 12th grades … Continued

April 2019 Around Town

Sir Ringo Starr Brings His All Starr Band to Phoenix Danny Zelisko presents an evening with Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band on Aug. 26 at the Celebrity Theatre. Tickets are now on sale at CelebrityTheatre.com. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the band. The 2019 All Starr Band features Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette and alum Hamish Stuart.   “My dream has always been, … Continued

March 2019 Around Town

Fellow Osteria Opens in Scottsdale Housed inside a stylish-yet-welcoming indoor-outdoor space at SkySong, Fellow Osteria brings an authentic Italian osteria menu and vibe to the heart of Scottsdale. Handcrafted by Born & Raised Hospitality, the Valley-based restaurant group behind Clever Koi and Across the Pond, Fellow is the latest culinary and cocktail passion project from … Continued

February 2019 Around Town

Artisan Fest at OdySea in the Desert OdySea in the Desert’s popular Artisan Fest continues featuring a celebration of arts every second and fourth Saturday of the month from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  =The free event will feature nearly 50 of the top local artists, designers and creators in the state along with a Kids Art Zone … Continued

January 2019 Around Town

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North Unveils Renovation Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North has unveiled contemporary new casitas, suites and public spaces marking the completion of a $13 million resort renovation inspired by the natural grandeur of its Sonoran Desert setting. “Everywhere you turn, you are enveloped by amazing natural desert landscape,” … Continued

December 2018 Around Town

Octane Raceway and Bachelor Star Give Back to PCH Octane Raceway celebrated 15 years by hosting a charity event for Phoenix Children’s Hospital and by partnering with local Bachelor Season 22 star Arie Luyendyk Jr. VIP tickets included catered food and kart racing against Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Luyendyk Sr. The event raised more than $6,000 … Continued

November 2018 Around Town

Hidden in the Hills Artist Studio Tour The nonprofit Sonoran Arts League hosts its 22nd Annual Hidden in the Hills Artist Studio Tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Nov. 16-18 and again Nov. 23-25. The free, self-guided studio features 174 artists at 44 studio locations throughout the scenic Desert Foothills communities of Cave Creek, Carefree and North Scottsdale. … Continued

October 2018 Around Town

Career Connectors Scottsdale October Event Career Connectors is a nonprofit organization connecting professionals to quality resources and hiring companies. There are three events a month, available at no cost. Each event includes professional speakers with presentations on relevant job search topics, three to four featured hiring companies, networking, resume help, career coaches, LinkedIn coaches and business … Continued

September 2018 Around Town

The Horny Toad Celebrates 42 Years  Few restaurants and saloons survive to experience more than four decades in business. However, The Horny Toad, one of the most famous restaurant names in Arizona, continues to thrive as it prepares to celebrate 42 years with “42 to You” on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 11 a.m. to 10 … Continued

August 2018 Around Town

St. Jude to Host Second Annual Raise a Glass Fundraiser St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a leader in the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer, will host its annual Raise a Glass for St. Jude on Nov. 9 at The Clayton House in Scottsdale. Through this one-of-a-kind event, St. Jude hopes to raise more … Continued

July 2018 Around Town

Healing Cross Project This foundation came out of devastating loss — the loss of a child. Sometimes though, our deepest wounds can bring about our greatest achievements. This incredible foundation brings light to the issue of everyday human suffering. Whether grief, depression, disease, addiction, or something else, this project spreads the word that “You are … Continued

June 2018 Around Town

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Awards Grant to Arizona Helping Hands Arizona Helping Hands has seen phenomenal growth in every phase of its operations over the past five years, growing into the largest provider of material items to make homes safer and lives better for the 15,000 boys and girls in the state’s foster care … Continued

May 2018 Around Town

Beat the Heat and Feed Your Children’s Craving for Creativity Scottsdale Artists’ School hosts weekly Youth and Teen Summer Fine Art Camps for children and teens. The Youth Academy, ages 6-14, begins May 29, and Teen Academy, ages 14-18 starts June 4. All sessions are held in the school’s art studios and taught by professional … Continued

April 2018 Around Town

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Tommy Bahama, the iconic island lifestyle brand that defines relaxed, sophisticated style in men’s and women’s sportswear, swimwear, accessories, footwear and a complete home furnishings collection. In celebration, the brand has elevated its most beloved classics to new levels of comfort and quality through new and innovative technical fabrics, enhanced fits and vivid colors, prints…

March 2018 Around Town

The February issue of North Scottsdale Lifestyle mistakenly identified the wrong location of Mastro's Steakhouse, winner of the Best Fine Dining Restaurant category. The correct location is 8852 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, and the correct phone number for that location is 480.585.9500. North Scottsdale Lifestyle regrets the error. 

February 2018 Around Town

The 63rd Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show and Shopping Expo, the largest horse show in the world, will open its doors Februray 15-25 at WestWorld in North Scottsdale. The show will welcome 2,400 horses, 300 commercial exhibitors and 50+ food vendors, and has put together a wonderful schedule of entertainment and education to entertain the whole family.

December 2017 Around Town

Royse Contemporary is excited to announce "Expression & Dialogue." This exciting exhibition will feature the mixed media assemblages of Dan Pederson and abstract paintings of Thuong Nguyen. "Expression & Dialogue" highlights a thought-provoking collection of work from these two artists may appear aesthetically different but have an undeniable connection and energy that unites their work. Through the raw and expressive…

November 2017 Around Town

Founded by Scott and Marla Berger, of Scottsdale, the Tree of Life Movement aims to unify mankind and heal the world through a global spiritual awakening. The power of their mission is embodied by the Tree of Life Intention Stick. Each Intention Stick is sold with a list of empowering words to select and wear close to the heart. The…

October 2017 Around Town

LDV Winery, located at 6951 E. First St. in Scottsdale, is getting ready for its third annual Harvest Festival! From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 28, attendees can join LDV Winery in celebrating the completion of the 2017 harvest.

September 2017 Around Town

The James Beard Foundation is pleased to announce the fifth anniversary year of the Taste America national culinary tour. The cross-country program will heat up this fall in 10 dynamic culinary destinations including Phoenix.

August 2017 Around Town

The sweltering summer heat is upon us, which means it's the perfect time of year to enjoy seasonal shakeups. Using some of the season's best produce, Okra Cookhouse & Cocktails is creating an all-new menu of Southern-inspired, fresh and light favorites to beat the heat all summer long.

July 2017 Around Town

Make this a summer to remember with a getaway, or staycation, to Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. Experience sunrise hikes to adjacent Pinnacle Peak Park, dining alfresco under a blanket of stars and poolside pampering at the sparkling, two-tiered pool complex.

June 2017 Around Town

This inaugural exhibition will run from June 20, 2017, through September 30, 2018, at Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West. The exhibition features Western film posters, lobby cards and associated ephemera and memorabilia dating from the 1800s to the present, curated from the world’s largest—and most historically important and inclusive—collection of Western film graphic arts. The first of many…

May 2017 Around Town

Liberty Station, an American Tavern and Smokehouse is now open at 34522 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 180. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Liberty Station will serve American comfort food with regional touches. Acclaimed Executive Chef Michael Hunn and Chef de Cuisine Dan Watts will head the kitchen. The pair has created a menu using many locally-sourced ingredients, which include…

April 2017 Around Town

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) recently opened its second Beneficial Beans Café location, nestled inside of Burton Barr Central Library. The cafe, which is part of SARRC’s social enterprise program, is now accessible Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., serving coffee and a variety of food items to library visitors and employees. However, its most distinct feature…

March 2017 Around Town

Tee-off at Grayhawk Golf Club on Friday, March 31st, 2017 for the HonorHealth Charity Golf Classic with proceeds supporting HonorHealth Military Partnership. The HonorHealth Military Partnership program provides training for military medical personnel and first responders. These service members receive hands-on learning, including clinical rotations and realistic training at the Military Partnership's simulation lab. The program has trained more than…

February 2017 Around Town

For the fourth year in a row, chefs from more than two dozen restaurants across the Valley and Flagstaff will go head-to-head to create a winning dessert using one of the Girl Scout cookie flavors. The new creations will be sold in their restaurants throughout February, with a portion of sales directly benefitting local girl scouting. This year, Northeast Valley…

January 2017 Around Town

The Scottsdale community of Desert Village received a much-needed facelift. Wild Mare Designs developed a branding plan with DV’s Board of Directors that set out to re-design their neighborhood in a way that would capitalize on its great location, update its look, and ultimately improve their property values. The neighborhood was built in the late 90’s and is located in…

December 2016 Around Town

The Boulders continues its tradition for celebrating December holidays with holiday décor and sumptuous culinary celebrations. However, during the holidays, too much food and too little sleep can often cause stress and low energy levels. The Spa at the Boulders offers the perfect solution. The new Winter Berry Glow is a pampering treatment to give the skin a luminous, glistening…

November 2016 Around Town

A veteran-owned mobile auto glass company with over 10 years of experience in the industry, Ez-Pz Auto Glass provides customers valley-wide with same-day service. They accept all insurance companies and offer competitive price quotes for their cash customers. They repair and replace door regulators as well. The company is also a proud supporter of The Mule Deer Foundation Phoenix Chapter.…

October 2016 Around Town

Eddie Merlot’s is celebrating their 15 Year Anniversary, and you will most definitely want to join them for this milestone! From October 1 through November 20, they will have delectable items for two people on offer for only $15, including Caesar Salad for two, two glasses of Eddie Merlot’s Private Label Wine, Specialty Martinis for two and select Desserts for…

Around Town

Thousands of individuals will gather at Chase Field on Saturday, September 24 to support the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer, benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. During September, which is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, supporters in Phoenix, along with nearly 60 other communities nationwide, will join together in this family-friendly walk/run event to raise funds and awareness for…

Around Town

Larry Fitzgerald might be one of football’s greatest players, but off the field he lands a punchline every now and then. Dominick’s Steakhouse will host the 8th Annual Fitz’s Supper Club, Celebrities at YOUR Service with performances sure to keep you laughing all night long. On Monday, August 29th guests are invited to a night of comedy and charity while…

Around Town

Fresh, local food lovers in North Scottsdale are about to go mad for MAD Greens, as the latest location of this fast-casual restaurant opens in the Scottsdale Horizon Center. The new MAD Greens in North Scottsdale is the sixth Valley location of this farm-fresh restaurant concept specializing in premium made-to-order salads, fresh juices, paninis, wraps and soups. Even tastier, the…

Around Town

Enjoy cool summer savings and plenty of freezing family fun with The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa’s Big Chill Package, available from May 30 through Sept. 5, 2016. Every day throughout the summer, The Westin Kierland’s own FUN Team will lead thrill- and chill-seeking adventurers in a wide range of wintery-themed activities perfect for escaping the summer heat. Each Saturday…

Around Town

Conceived by North Scottsdale DC Ranch resident, Monica Monson, the Chateau on Central Design Challenge Arizona came to a festive end by naming Robert Burg, of Robert Burg Design, Top Designer for his French-inspired Chateau. Called Arizona’s most unique and sophisticated design challenge to date, and hosted by Monson Luxury Group of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, The Reveal Party…

Around Town

The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, A Destination Hotel, recently reopened following a massive renovation that took place this summer, transforming the independent resort and revitalizing its amenities. As part of the $10 million renovation, the resort boasts two new restaurants and a bar, a transformed main pool, a significant addition of outdoor meeting and event space, enhanced guest rooms…

Around Town

Eddie Merlot’s Prime Aged Beef and Seafood is now open in Scottsdale at the corner of N. Scottsdale Road and Pinnacle Peak. At Eddie Merlot’s, hospitality and the comfort of their guests is the highest priority, as they pledge to provide the finest service and highest quality foods prepared in world class facilities so their guests will enjoy a memorable…

Around Town

The Desert Botanical Garden is proud to bring another season of spectacular talent to the Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series. Situated at the base of a saguaro-lined butte, the event pairs great live local bands with the most enchanting venue in the Valley for a truly spectacular experience. Through May 6, concert goers will also be able to…

Around Town

Kick off the New Year with a much-loved Arizona tradition, the Annual Fiesta Bowl Parade, held on Saturday, January 2 at 11 a.m. in Downtown Phoenix. This year’s theme will be “Arizona’s Got Game,” as the Fiesta Bowl is known for more than just the two games that it puts on each year. At the Fiesta Bowl, they want to…

December 2015 Around Town

All is merry, bright and full of delight as the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess transforms into a desert winter wonderland from November 19, 2015 – January 3, 2016. Christmas festivities include a Princess Express train ride and new holiday characters Christmas Princess Noel, Peppermint the Penguin and Selfie Elfie. The Lagoon Lights this year include a new 3D whale, five skating…

November 2015 Around Town

INFOCUS, the photography support organization of the Phoenix Art Museum, has announced that renowned artist, author and educator James Hajicek will receive its 2015 Founders Award. The INFOCUS Founders Award honors individuals, businesses or organizations whose efforts have advanced the cause and improved public awareness of fine art photography in Arizona. Mr. Hajicek will accept the award at the organization’s…