When William Peter Blatty’s novel-turned-film The Exorcist hit the silver screen in 1973, audiences were so freaked out that some theater owners stocked smelling salts. One disgruntled fainter actually sued Warner Brothers after breaking his jaw falling on the seat in front of him.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of American children are overweight or obese – a staggering statistic, considering the concomitant health issues and complications wrought by an unhealthy lifestyle.
If you're a fan of films in which masked maniacs murder people in decrepit mansions, the 1927 silent humor-horror film “The Cat and the Canary” will make you jump for terrified joy. And local eclectic ensemble RPM Orchestra will tickle your ears and tingle your spine with a live musical score.
Want some color in your parched yard or barren windowsill flower box but don’t want to purchase from a commonplace conglomeration? Search no further. DIG IT Urban Gardens and Nursery celebrated its grand opening on Saturday, October 3, and it aims to be the go-to place for all of your gardening goodies.
Celebrate the third annual International Day of the Girl with sweets, champagne and shopping. The Girls Rule! Foundation, a local 501(c)3 nonprofit, is uniting with jewelry shop Kendra Scott to girl-power holiday. Mothers and daughters are welcome to attend “Mimosas, Sweets and Shopping” October 10, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at either the Scottsdale or Tucson Kendra Scott locations.
New Belgium Brewing’s annual Tour de Fat brings brews and bikes together for a community-oriented event that’s one part family festival, one part New Orleans street bash. Each stop in the 10-city tour starts with a cycling parade through the city, featuring participants decked out in costumes as wild and outrageous as a Mardi Gras float.
The “New Old West” town of Rawhide is like an old English limerick checklist for a wedding, but with a lot of dust and gun smoke thrown in and minus the “sixpence in the shoe”: there’s something old (the stunning 1887 dark-wood dome leading into the steakhouse saloon, boasting brilliantly gilded stained glass panels depicting ornate shapes and shiny violet tulips); something new (the steakhouse menu and theme park hours); something borrowed (like maybe money for a cab, after drinking too much in said saloon) and something blue (the dark, old-timey jeans on the Rawhide cowboys). It really is the perfect marriage of family-fun in the sun (consider a hat and sunscreen) and Wild West drama and tchotchke shopping.
Here are the top five reasons to hitch your Hyundai to the dirt-lot posts at Rawhide:
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