After years of planning and setbacks while working toward opening his own game palace, Ariel Bracamonte finally unveiled Cobra Arcade Bar to the public on Friday, January 8. The 3,300-square-foot watering hole in Phoenix is home to more than 40 classic arcade games including Tron, Double Dragon, Street Fighter II and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time. Bracamonte plans to switch out five games each month so there is always something new to play.
Fans of the ABC Family television show “Pretty Little Liars” should be pretty happy all day Tuesday, January 12 – not only does the second half of the sixth season of the show premiere that night, but all DryBar locations nationwide will offer free blowouts to mark the occasion.
Have you ever driven by an interesting neighborhood and wondered what the houses looked like inside, or why they all have a similar architectural feature? If so, you’re in luck: Many historical neighborhoods are staging home tours in 2016.
Downtown Phoenix never seems more festive than during the winter season. Sculptures of giant red bulb ornaments decorate courtyards, holiday music wafts from outdoor speakers, and the neon lights of retail spots and restaurants cast a warm, colorful glow down on the crowds that mill about CityScape and its seasonal outdoor ice rink, CitySkate. And thanks to the “Stay & Skate” special package from Kimpton's Hotel Palomar Phoenix, Valley residents and visitors can enjoy myriad wintery delights for one low, smoking-hot price.
Though he's widely known as a punk rock icon, Henry Rollins, former frontman of California hardcore band Black Flag, also wears several other hats: writer, humorist, spoken word performer, publicist, DJ and actor, to name a few. Regarding the latter, Rollins is currently starring as lead character Jack in writer/director Jason Krawczyk’s He Never Died, a horror flick chock-full of sharp comedy and gore.
Photos with Santa, gift buying and on-site wrapping, and walking in a winter wonderland are just a few of the holiday traditions families have been repeating year after year. Whether you’re jingling bells or playing dreidel, the Valley has plenty of holiday-themed events for the jolly and festive at heart.
Have you checked your mail lately? Holiday card season is in full force, with cherubic, chubby-cheeked babies and multi-generational family photos making their way onto your fridge or mantel. Why not get your fur babies in on the fun?
It is true, as any cat lover will tell you, that cats can be awesomely attitudinal and incredibly diverse. And ailurophiliac attendees at the 23rd annual CFA All Breed Cat Show on December 12 and 13 will get to see more than 300 felines from 41 breeds, including the sultry Siamese, the smooth-skinned Sphynx, and the pouty-pudgy-faced Persian. And that's just the competition part of this massive feline fete.
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