Cody Fitzpatrick, Author at PHOENIX magazine

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The weekend is upon us, and, if you’re still looking for something fun to do in the Valley, look no further than Four Peaks Oktoberfest, which is being held at Tempe Beach Park (80 W. Rio Salado Parkway) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 11–13. Yes, the beer is the primary attraction at this free-entry, Bavarian-inspired event, but there’s so much more to experience, with plenty of choices for the whole family. Here are a...

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In case you couldn’t tell from all the spooky memes and Hocus Pocus posts on social media, Halloween season is already in full swing. With that in mind: One of the most fun ways for people of all ages to celebrate is by visiting a haunted house.  Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or just someone who enjoys some semi-scary fun, there’s a haunted house somewhere in the Valley sure to suit you. Here are some...

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Remember that one episode of “Seinfeld”—”The Library”—in which Jerry finds out he has a library book checked out that’s 20 years overdue, and is subsequently chased down by Mr. Bookman, the “library cop”? Well there’ll be no need to worry about Lt. Bookman in the city of Phoenix—the Phoenix Public Library recently announced its “All Fines Forgiven” campaign, meaning, starting in November, there will be no more fines for overdue items, and all previous overdue...

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The calendar may have only just flipped to September, but Phoenicians—and Disney fans—already have one great excuse to get into the holiday spirit early: Downtown Phoenix (and possibly the Glendale Tanger Outlets mall) features in the upcoming Disney holiday comedy Noelle, starring Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader.  For obvious reasons, Arizona typically gets a raw deal when it comes to representation in Christmas movies—why have one set here when the Valley doesn’t look classically Christmas-y?...

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