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Food Truck for Dogs
Chef Michael's is giving dedicated owners and their dogs an opportunity to spend some quality time together, get a delicious meal during the Gilbert Farmers Market in downtown Gilbert and meet some new, like-minded friends in a communal dining setting. The first 100 people and their dogs to visit the Chef Michael's Food Truck for Dogs will receive a thoughtful meal experience for their dog as well as a complimentary dinner (redeemable with a voucher, valued up to $10) the day of the event from a participating food truck.
For more information on the food truck, go to the website at

Event info:
Gilbert Farmers Market; 222 N. Ash Drive Gilbert, AZ 85234
Saturday, April 13; 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Feast on the Street
Saturday, April 13, 2 p.m.-9pm - Downtown Phoenix, First Street from Taylor (south) to Margaret T. Hance Park (north) - [First Street closed to car traffic]
Country Thunder 
Florence, Ariz.
April 11-14
Band lineup:

1:00-2:00pm TBA
2:30-3:30pm Greg Bates
4:00-5:00pm Jana Kramer
5:30-6:30pm Love & Theft
7:00-8:30pm Tracy Lawrence
9:00-10:30pm  Eric Church

1:00-2:00pm TBA
2:30-3:30pm Morgan Frazier
4:00-5:00pm Parmalee
5:30-6:30pm Diamond Rio
7:00-8:30pm Lee Brice
9:00-10:30pm  Toby Keith

1:00-2:00pm TBA
2:30-3:30pm High Valley
4:00-5:00pm Aaron Lewis
5:30-6:30pm Jerrod Niemann
7:00-8:30pm Justin Moore
9:00-10:30pm  Lady Antebellum

Da Vinci -- The Genius, the Featured Exhibition at Arizona Science Center
"Secrets of Mona Lisa" showcases the lifelong work of esteemed French engineer Pascal Cotte, whose passion for the study and preservation of the Mona Lisa led him to invent the cutting-edge 240-megapixel Multi-spectral Imaging Camera, which uses patented infrared technology and intense illumination to scan the painting and virtually peel away layers of varnish applied over centuries. With his camera, Cotte was able to uncover how the Mona Lisa looked as she was originally painted, including layers of over-painting, restoration and attempts at preservation -- even identifying the individual pigments that Da Vinci used.

Arizona Science Center
600 E. Washington St.

Great Arizona Picnic
The Great Arizona Picnic takes place this Saturday and Sunday. It's part of Scottsdale's Culinary Festival. The festival started on April 9 and ends April 14. The picnic takes place at the Scottsdale Civic Center, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale. Visitors can sample tasty bites from 50 different chefs, watch chef demonstrations and enjoy music from live local bands. For more information go to

Maricopa County Fair
It's that time again, the Maricopa County Fair is in full swing. Visitors can experience rides, taste exciting and different fair foods and view an array of different shows and exhibits. It takes place from April 10 to April 14 at the fairgrounds located near 18th Avenue and McDowell Road. For a complete list of events, times and ticket prices visit the fair website at

K-9 Trials
The Arizona Law Enforcement Canine Association is holding its K-9 Trials this weekend. The event takes place at Scottsdale City Stadium, 7408 E. Osborn Road. Trials will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and is open to the public. Visitors will see many police, military, government and security K-9 teams competing in various exercises. Also at the event will be vendors selling shirts, hats and other canine and police-related products. SWAT, K-9, police helicopters and fire vehicles will be on display. For complete details go to

Wings of Freedom Tour
If you've ever wanted to fly in an iconic World War ll plane, here's your chance. The Collings Foundation is bringing its "Wings of Freedom Tour" to Scottsdale Airport this weekend. Tour the inside of a P-51 Mustang, B-17, B-24 and B-25. For a price, you can even make reservations to fly in one. For complete details about the tour go to

Polish Festival
The 10th annual Polish Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish, 2828 W. Country Gables Drive, in Phoenix. The event offers live music, polka dancing, polish food, a raffle and a kid-friendly area. For more information, visit

Homebuyers Expo
The city of Phoenix is holding its annual Arizona Homebuyers Expo. It's Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Phoenix Convention Center. Those attending will learn how to qualify for up to $15,000 in grants and down payments assistance to purchase a home. They can also get questions answered from Realtors, lenders, home inspectors and nonprofit organizations. A variety of seminars will take place all day long where potential buyers will be educated in a variety of topics when it comes to home buying. For more information, visit

Ketchup Mural
Johnny Rockets at Westgate Entertainment District
9390 W. Hanna Drive
Johnny Rockets Ketchup Mural Event at Westgate
Saturday, April 13 
Noon-2 p.m.
FREE and open to the public

Johnny Rockets is hosting a ketchup mural event where award-winning artist Cynthia Kostylo will create murals of the famously juicy hamburgers, American fries and shakes, as well as an iconic Johnny Rockets wall art using nothing but ketchup.

Kids of all ages can get in on the action and create their own ketchup masterpieces too!
· Johnny Rockets American fries and shakes free samples
· Coloring sheets for kids and families to create their own ketchup art masterpieces
· "Mr. Shake" appearance for photo opportunities
· Johnny Rockets servers dancing to classic tunes

The Olia National Tour
The Olia National Tour is making its way to Phoenix this weekend. The state-of-the-art, full-service mobile salon will be making stops at two different Walgreens locations, offering beauty lovers personal hair color consultations and professional services.

April 12 - Walgreens Parking Lot (5101 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix)
April 13 - Walgreens Parking Lot (3402 N. Central Ave., Phoenix