How do you spend your birthday if you are Larry Fitzgerald Jr.? Running routes on the practice field and running food at Dominick’s Steakhouse, of course. The wide receiver hosted his seventh annual Fitz’s Supper Club, Celebrities at YOUR Service on August 31 at the swank Scottsdale eatery, and yours truly lucked out with an invitation to be on the red carpet.
The 2015 NFL football season kicks off Thursday, September 10... which means you have exactly 197 hours from this writing to squeeze in another fantasy football league draft. Need a location? Consult this PM hand-selected list of the most FF-friendly bars and restaurants in the Valley. And for Pete's sake, don't take a quarterback in the first round. Only scrubs do that.
A few years back, lifelong athlete Billie Drury decided to turn her zest for exercise into a career and opened Arcadia Pilates and Performance. In her tidy Phoenix studio, Drury teaches Pilates to a wide spectrum of clients – from people rehabilitating from injuries to athletes, and everyone in between. She has a master’s degree in exercise and wellness from Arizona State University and holds certifications in Pilates, yoga, personal training and fascial stretch therapy. I caught up with Drury to ask her a few questions about Pilates.
June’s E3 video and computer gaming trade show had gaming die-hards salivating over the upcoming releases of Fallout 4 and Horizon: Zero, in which robot animals are the dominant species. Shortly after, comedy sci-fi flick Pixels hit theaters to remind gamers where it all began – with centipedes, laser cannons and four unfriendly ghosts chasing a giant yellow beast.
It takes a lot of money and hard work to run a magazine – we know from experience. So when we heard Four Chambers Press, the Valley's premier literary journal, established a Kickstarter to fund their projects – so much more than just the magazine – for the rest of the year, we thought it was a stroke of genius.
Phoenix-based rock band Prehab's newest album, Light Up the Sky, boasts some truly illuminating moments. It also stumbles on a couple songs, but show me a studio album by a single band that doesn't contain at least one meh moment, and I'll show you where Jimmy Hoffa's hiding out with D.B. Cooper and Elvis Presley.
Going out to see a new movie is expensive these days. Unless you're hitting a matinee, tickets cost more than $9 each, and refreshments could easily run you another $10, even if you're only getting a large soda and popcorn. Thankfully, the last drive-in movie theater in Arizona, the West Wind Glendale Drive-In, offers a singular moviegoing experience on Thursday, August 27, and the price is right: It's free.
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