Category: Play

Art on Wheels

A girl carries a brightly decorated skateboard

Dead Pawn Skateboards | By Paul Morris When you hear Leander Begay talk about skateboards, you hear excitement creep into his voice. Born in Keams Canyon, Arizona (population 304) on the Hopi Reservation, Begay grew up near Farmington, New Mexico. That’s where he learned to skateboard with his buddies in middle school. Between them they… Read more »

Valley Spotlight: Susan Morrow Potje

Co-owner & Show Director, Celebration of Fine Art | Interviewed by Jessica Dunham Where to go, what to do, who to see? Our readers want to hear from locals whose lives—and livelihoods—are integral to the diverse fabric that makes up Greater Phoenix. Chefs, shop owners, musicians, artists, athletes. These are the people who call Phoenix… Read more »

Museums for Every Taste

Local collections to feed your soul | By Jessica Dunham What do you think when you hear the word “museum”? If the first adjectives that come to mind are “boring” and “stuffy,” you’re not alone. But you’re also not correct, at least when it comes to Greater Phoenix’s offerings. Our world-class museums inspire, excite, surprise,… Read more »

Pitcher Perfect

Get a taste of 5 standout local breweries | By Jessica Dunham It seems like these days every city claims to have a killer craft-brew scene. So what does it take for a pint to stand out from the crowd? A 25-year history, maybe? Beers brewed with hand-picked local grains? Ales brightened with Arizona citrus?… Read more »

Up in the Air

Greater Phoenix’s aerial adventures soar with excitement | By David Hubbard Ahhh. To indulge in that laid-back ambiance only enjoyed in the Southwest. Well, wait a sec. The customary pastimes—a soak in the sunshine, cool beverages in the shade—don’t do it entirely for the more adventurous. Instead, they’re craving a healthy rush of excitement that… Read more »

Casino Fun in Greater Phoenix

No bluffs here—there’s more to Phoenix casinos than gaming | By Leia Linn Ever wondered how it feels to be a big winner? Well, fortune and riches could be in your future if you try your luck at a casino. Luckily for you, Greater Phoenix casinos abound, offering up a variety of entertainment, shopping, dining,… Read more »

5 for Families in Phoenix

Discover kid-friendly experiences in Greater Phoenix and beyond | By Lindsey Wilhelm The Phoenix area is a hot spot for safe, fun family activities. Plan an action-packed weekend exploring all five of these family-friendly attractions, or spread them out for fantastic family experiences throughout the year. To ensure a worry-free experience, be sure to check… Read more »

Tours Through Time

If you have a love for the old, follow this itinerary for a day focused on history in the Phoenix area.

The Velocity VR Experience

Battle the zombie outbreak to save the (virtual) world | By Paul Morris It’s exciting to play a video game sitting on your couch, but think how exhilarating it might be if you could enter the game and physically walk through the digital world. And now, we have the technology that allows you to go… Read more »

Tour de Phoenix

Love history? The outdoors? The stars? Beer? Greater Phoenix has a tour for you. | By Nora Burba Trulsson Sure, you could take a generic tour of Phoenix or Scottsdale to learn about the cities, but you might find yourself nodding off after an hour of driving around in a van or ducking into a… Read more »