The PHiX

https://www.phoenixmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/IMG_5198-1280x720.jpg

With the suspension of large events and many of our favorite venues shut down until further notice, it’s time to get creative when it comes to things to do. From kitten yoga to coffee deals, here are five ways to have fun this weekend while staying safe. 1. Celebrate National Coffee Day. National Coffee Day is technically next Tuesday, September 29, but there’s nothing wrong with observing the holiday early. Starting this Sunday, Teaspressa is...

https://www.phoenixmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/AdobeStock_351568053-1280x720.jpeg

With no fans in the bleachers, football season looks a bit different this year. But don’t let that stop you from enjoying Cardinals games with your friends. Here are some socially distant suggestions to spice up game day – 2020 style. Socially Distanced Bars Various locations around the Valley have opened up with limited capacity, social distancing, and football! Bring your friends to hot spots and enjoy the food and the game. Watch the Cardinals...

https://www.phoenixmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Marson-Theater.jpg

While some businesses and schools slowly reopen, many people are still opting to stay home if they can. In the spirit of getting into the great outdoors again, here are two upcoming virtual events focused on the natural world. First, the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University hosts a virtual night sky presentation almost every Wednesday. The presentations, streamed live on Zoom from the ASU Marston Exploration Theater , feature state-of-the-art...

https://www.phoenixmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/fall-foodie-strolls-2020-web-header-1280x720.jpg

With the suspension of large events and many of our favorite venues shut down until further notice, it’s time to get creative when it comes to things to do. Here are five ways to beat the quarantine blues in the Valley this weekend. 1. Find your Zen (virtually). Almost anything can be done virtually now – including aligning your mind, body and soul. Amid the pandemic, Phoenix-based organization Only Human has been providing a platform...

https://www.phoenixmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/PHM0220CU11_silo-1000x720.jpg

One size doesn’t fit all, and one tone doesn’t fit all when it comes to “nude” bras and underwear. That’s why Phoenix-based costume designer Jessica McPhaul and her husband, Jay, created Naked Rebellion, a line of undergarments in hues that reflect the diversity of the women wearing them: almond, crème, honey, mocha, caramel, walnut, espresso, cappuccino and black. “Our sincere belief is that our product should be designed to benefit every woman on earth,” Jessica...

https://www.phoenixmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/MacLeod_Playwright-1280x720.jpg

A couple decides to spend their big anniversary having a nice meal out in Palm Springs. What could possibly go wrong? If it’s the play Slow Food, everything. Playwright Wendy MacLeod’s comedy tells the story of Irene and Peter, a hungry couple, and their highly neurotic waiter, Stephen, who won’t bring them their food – and that’s only the beginning of their troubles. Stephen will have them not only questioning their meal choices but reexamining...

https://www.phoenixmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/t3SZxuwQ-1280x720.jpeg

With the suspension of large events and many of our favorite Valley venues shut down until further notice, it’s time to get creative when it comes to things to do. Here are five things to see, do, eat and drink over the weekend and next week. 1. Get a jumpstart on your Halloween staycation. It’s almost spooky season! Great Wolf Lodge is celebrating early this fall with a scary good deal this Monday, September 14. The...

https://www.phoenixmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/AdobeStock_274312141-1280x720.jpeg

Good news! Movie theaters are reopening slowly around Arizona. Theaters such as Harkins, AMC, and Alamo Drafthouse have all started welcoming visitors at a limited capacity in various locations  Sit back and enjoy these long-awaited luxuries. 1. Revisit Inception. That’s right! Christopher Nolan’s 2010 thriller that amazed audiences (and ruined trailers forever) is back in theaters for a limited 10th anniversary run at Harkins Theatres! See Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ellen Page pull off...

https://www.phoenixmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/T-vlWebA-1280x720.jpeg

With the suspension of large events and many of our favorite Valley venues shut down until further notice, it’s time to get creative when it comes to things to do. Here are five ways to beat your boredom while staying safe this holiday weekend. 1. See the Sonoran Desert from 7,000 feet in the air. What could be more socially distant than soaring several thousand feet above the rest of civilization? Try it for yourself...

https://www.phoenixmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/AOT-zoom-meeting-1280x720.jpg

Many Valley residents miss feeding the giraffes, getting up close and personal with the goats and other exciting animal encounters at the Phoenix Zoo. Guests aren’t the only ones that miss that connection. The animals noticed the absence of people in the park, so the zoo’s staff stepped in to give the animals extra attention. The zoo temporarily shut its doors to the public in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic. “That is our busiest...

https://www.phoenixmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/20200711_122354-1280x720.jpg

Tucson’s murals loom large, with many spanning several stories and stretching across entire sides of buildings. Here are a few can’t-miss favorites to look for while exploring Downtown Tucson. Joe Pagac This epic mural sprawls across 4,000 square feet at 534 North Stone Avenue. It shows a cowboy and a woman riding bicycles into blue skies. The woman’s dress billows behind her, morphing into a sunset backdrop for a trio of animal buddies, also riding...

For more than 50 years, PHOENIX magazine's experienced writers, editors, and designers have captured all sides of the Valley with award-winning and insightful writing, and groundbreaking report and design. Our expository features, narratives, profiles, and investigative features keep our 385,000 readers in touch with the Valley's latest trends, events, personalities and places.