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The City of Mesa held a grand opening event on Dec. 4 for a new mixed-use development that will provide housing for low- to moderate-income families.
It’s a place where cultures clash but also where sports and comic memorabilia collectors can converge.
Mr. Kris Kringle, also known as Santa Claus, will make his yearly appearance at Falcon Field in Mesa at 11 a.m. on Nov. 30
Hit up Small Biz Saturday artist market in Scottsdale Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) invite customers to kick off their holiday shopping with the Small Business Saturday Artists Market from noon to 8 p.m. Nov. 30 at 7380 E. Second St.
Artist or crafter? It doesn’t matter to Frank Biernier.
If the old-timey clothing and equipment at this weekend’s Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-off don’t take you back in time, the food surely ought to.
On Nov. 5, voters across the East Valley will vote on several items concerning additional city- and school-district funding that would add millions of dollars to continue funding education efforts or to continue city and school-district improvements.
LOS ANGELES — Tarantulas are the heaviest, hairiest, scariest spiders on the planet. They have fangs, claws and barbs. They can regrow body parts and be as big as dinner plates, and the females eat the males after mating. But there are many people who call these creepy critters a pet or a passion and insist their beauty is worth the risk of a bite.
We all know that the Star Trek mission is “to explore strange new worlds” and “seek out new life and new civilizations,” so it’s only logical that the Starship Enterprise would eventually end up at the Arizona State Fair. Nestled amongst the “Bacon A-Fair” food stands and “Tilt-A-Whirl” thrill rides, “Star Trek: The Exhibition” has landed.
The government reopened its doors Thursday after a battle-weary Congress approved a bipartisan measure to end a 16-day partial shutdown and avert the possibility of an economy-jarring default on U.S. obligations.
One of the coolest artsy events of the year happens Thursday, Oct. 10, in downtown Mesa.
On the first Friday of every month, Arizona Science Center invites adults to enjoy the museum’s three floors, in addition to the special exhibit ‘Imaginate.’ October’s event features a “Fear the Beer” garden, music from DJ Dragon, a talk from biochemist and physicist Frederic Zanhausern on Forensic DNA, and a screening of “The Truth Behind CSI TV” in the IMAX. Seating for the screening is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Center also offers Innovation Kids’ Night Out from 5:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. for those in need of childcare. Kids ages 3-11 can learn and play while their parents enjoy the adult programming.
Despite deep roots in the East Valley, Xico Arte and Cultura art gallery is relocating from downtown Chandler to Phoenix at the end of the month and leaving behind its signature patchwork “rug.”
Thirty-six years after the movie-going world met Luke Skywalker, it’s going to get to hear him speak in one of Arizona’s native languages: Diné.
Mesa Grande Cultural Park is set to open for the new season Oct. 3, and the historic site already has a program scheduled approximately two weeks into the season.
The world we live in is a marvelous place. The Arizona Science Center wants you to learn more about it. That's why they're offering free general admission during their 'Never Stop Wondering' event, Saturday, Sept. 14 and Sunday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Classical landscapes interrupted by flying lemons. Silk camisoles carved from wood. Justin Bieber’s famous face painted into Renaissance-era art portraits. All this and more will be on display this fall at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum.
The Mesa Historical Museum has garnered recognition from a national historical society for its Play Ball: The Cactus League Experience exhibit.
Next week, the nation will again honor those who perished on Sept. 11, 2001, and pay tribute to the first responders, families and friends who gave much in the wake of the tragic occurrences of that day.
“I was always interested in the Civl War, but we lived in Arizona, so I never had any opportunity to see any of that until I became an adult,” says Kinnaman. “It was just a compelling time in American history, with the Emancipation Proclamation, the nation at war with itself, the assassination of the president — the first ever. There’s just a lot to capture and hold your interest.” [More on next slide ...]
By Mandy Zajac, Tribune
“I can’t believe I’m in the same room in Gilbert, Arizona, with Abraham Lincoln’s signature and Thomas Jefferson’s signature. It’s crazy,” says museum volunteer Cathy Schnaze.
She manned the exhibition the day I looked around, noting weighty items such as the signatures of Patrick Henry, James Madison, Robert E. Lee, George S. Patton, Winston Churchill and even Adolf Hitler, and more everyday things, like a ceramic gingerbeer (like rootbeer) bottle from the Civil War era or a tiny, weathered Catholic Mass book found in the hand of dead French soldier during World War I.
The items, somewhere between 200 and 300 in number, are only a fraction of what Gilbert’s Gary Kinnaman, retired senior pastor of Word of Grace Church, has collected over the years. [More on next slide ...]
But amid the helmets, medals, buttons, bullets and swords what may be most novel is Kinnaman’s Civil War memorabilia. Artifacts from the era aren’t something you see an abundance of in Arizona, where statehood wasn’t reached until almost 50 years after the war between North and South ended.
“The closest thing is probably the Indian War museum (Fort Verde State Historic Park) up at Camp Verde, at Fort Verde, because most of those guys were veterans of the Civil War, and there was a lot of overlap of equipment and uniforms,” says Kinnaman. “The national guard has an Arizona Military Museum, and there are a handful of Civil War items there.” [More on next slide ...]
The Arizona State University Art Museum will host an annual T-shirt design contest on Aug. 24 to support the Zoowalk for Autism Research.
SunDust Gallery, downtown Mesa’s affordable art gallery and paint-your-own art studio, is moving to south Gilbert. SunDust is set to re-open Sept. 3 at 207 E. Williams Field Road, Building H, on the southeast corner of Gilbert and Williams Field roads.