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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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On a typical day, OdySea Aquarium visitors could find Jessica Peranteau feeding sea lions and penguins or chatting up guests with an exotic bird or reptile perched on her arm. But these days, it seems, a typical day doesn’t exist. Peranteau is OdySea’s director of animal care and education, which means she’s in charge of “basically any animal that isn’t a fish” as well as the education team and volunteer program. It also means she...

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Online school isn’t always easy. According to a recent Gallup poll, 49 percent of parents are concerned that coronavirus could affect their child’s education, especially since so many have transitioned to an online module. Even though they can be isolating, your child’s high-tech classes don’t have to feel so lonely. There is an abundance of resources to help kids and their families navigate their digital instruction this year. It can be difficult to know where...

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Bar owners across Arizona have joined a lawsuit to sue the governor’s office after an executive order was issued June 29 to shut them down in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. In late July, Governor Doug Ducey extended the closure order, which will be reevaluated every two weeks. The lawsuit, filed by Ilan Wurman, an attorney and associate professor at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, originally represented 26...

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