COVID-19 Archives

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Due to the resurgence of COVID, cancelations, suspensions and closures are widespread. Here are a few of the latest announcements. Sadly, you won’t be chomping on big drumsticks at the Arizona Renaissance Festival in 2021.  Even though event organizers had government approval to proceed, they decided to cancel the February opening due to “the increasing health and safety concerns.” Arizona Theatre Company has chosen to delay its 54th Season. “While we won’t be in the...

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Experience Old-World Circus Acts  Zoppé Italian Family Circus proves that the show must go on with the debut of its live, multimedia drive-in circus. Featuring a human cannonball, Tulga the Strong Man, the Wheel of Death, aerial displays, equestrian showmanship and swinging trapeze artists, the extravaganza takes place in the Big Surf parking lot on an elevated circus ring viewed from the safety of your own vehicle. Fans can bring chairs and tailgate while the action unfolds in front of them, with sound transmitted...

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Check Your Pocket Watch and Don’t Be Late! Wonderland has been taken over by the Mouse King and is stuck in an eternal winter in A Curiouser Nutcracker, a holiday version of Theater Works’ popular Curiouser & Curiouser. Filled with snow and the traditional music of Tchaikovsky, the family-friendly production catapults patrons into the worlds of Alice in Wonderland and The Nutcracker. With only 12 guests per performance, the multisensory experience invites audience members to investigate rooms, discover...

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The Phoenix Zoo has garnered a reputation over the years for providing families with a holiday experience like no other with its annual ZooLights show. This year, the largest privately owned, nonprofit zoo in the country is expanding its ZooLights trails, implementing new safety precautions and adding a new drive-through experience. The new drive-through option will only be available on certain evenings, and there will be no walking allowed on those nights. Tickets to see...

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Get in Style with the Latest Fashion Trends Guests are treated to six runway fashion shows from the comfort of their homes as Fall Into Fashion, the Phoenix Fashion Week style trend show, goes virtual Nov. 21. Tickets include fashionable giveaways, voting challenges, live digital meet-and-greets, behind-the-scenes storylines, digital pop-up shopping and a digital swag bag. 7 p.m. $40. Find tickets at styletrendshow2020.eventbrite.com. Learn about Love with a Hip-Hop Beat While awaiting its return to...

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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...

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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...

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