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‘Mythbusters: Behind the Myths Tour’
Families looking to start a new holiday tradition or simply feel the spirit of the season will find an abundance of options in downtown Mesa this year. From visiting the Mesa Temple Garden Lights to enjoying a holiday concert at Mesa Arts Center (MAC) and everything in between, there are plenty of possibilities for celebrating the holidays practically every day of the week.
Tickets are now available for the Mesa Historical Museum’s 15th annual Historic Home Tour in Mesa.
Mesa’s Arizona Museum of Natural History will host an overnight children’s event Dec. 5-6 to anticipate the upcoming “Night at the Museum” sequel.
Arizona is well known for its Western heritage but it can be easy to get lost in suburbia and urban life as we go about our day-to-day routines. Sometimes it can be rewarding to put on your boots, let your hair down, and kick back. But don’t take my word for it. Check out these five family-friendly places where you and your kin can experience the Old West and get in touch with Arizona’s wild West side.
Arizona State University. Mill Avenue. Arizona Mills and Tempe Marketplace. These are some of the places and institutions most associated with Tempe today. While ASU and Mill Avenue both have deep roots in our town’s history, there is much more history to this desert city than we see at first glance.
Red Rocks Music Festival
Steven M. Wright, Director
When the name “Falcon Field Airport” is mentioned, the next thing people often ask is, “Isn’t that place getting shut down?” Nothing could be further from the truth.
It may look like a cigarette, and it certainly delivers a dose of nicotine like a cigarette.
Free First Friday Nights
A Phoenix DinoCon fan with Reptar.
Bon Voyage family fun day will occur on July 19 at the i.d.e.a. Museum in Mesa.
The Arizona Museum of Natural History, at 53 N. Macdonald in Mesa, will host “Roar and Snore with a Dinosaur” on July 11 from 6 p.m. until 9 a.m. on July 12.
My wife keeps a checklist of all the national parks she’s visited, but there was one glaring hole in her explorations, Arizona’s own Petrified Forest. So, to close the gap, we decided to spend a few nights at the wonderful La Posada resort in Winslow and spend a day at the park. It was such a good day I can’t believe we’ve never done it before.
Four individuals received Outstanding Achievement Awards from the Mesa Historic Preservation Board at the June 2 Mesa City Council meeting.
The i.d.e.a. Museum will host a summer camp to provide attendees a worldly experience.
The Mesa Code Club raised more than $10,000 during a spring fundraiser and will celebrate its achievement with a Summer Showcase Event.
Downtown Mesa is experiencing an infusion of activity and nightlife through a collaboration involving local artists and businesses, the City of Mesa, Neighborhood Economic Development Corp, Mesa’s Department of Arts and Culture, and Downtown Mesa Association (DMA). Numerous community-focused events and free activities are being offered toward the shared goal of enlivening the walkable Main Street area.
A tour of Michael Pollack’s three museums show a man who revels in a past that started well before his entry into the world. One is loaded with memorabilia from bygone days, things that used to linger behind the glass panes on department storefronts to convert window shoppers into spenders. A couple other pieces have a “one of these things is not like the others” ring to it given their relative modernity, like the mini statue of Sonic the Hedgehog.