Friday, March 11

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Phoenix International Raceway: Good Sam 500
NASCAR will be descending on the desert this weekend for the second stop of the #NASCARGoesWest tour at Phoenix International Raceway March 11-13. 

Good Sam 500 Weekend Schedule
Looking to make your plans for the Good Sam 500 NASCAR Weekend at PIR? Mark your calendars and set your watches; below, you'll find the full fan schedule for race weekend at ZOOMTOWN, U.S.A.® Phoenix International Raceway.

Please note, schedule is tentative and subject to change.
Friday, March 11
9:00 a.m. // Gates Open
9:30 a.m. - 10:25 a.m. // NXS Practice
10:30 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. // NSCS Practice
1:00 p.m. - 2:25 p.m. // NXS Practice
3:30 p.m. - 4:25 p.m. // NXS Final Practice
4:45 p.m. // Gatorade Pole Day, NSCS Qualifying

Saturday, March 12
8:00 a.m. // Gates Open
8:30 a.m. - 9:25 a.m. // NSCS Practice
9:40 a.m. // NXS Qualifying
11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. // NSCS Final Practice
12:00 p.m. // Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter. 200 Pre-Race Ceremonies
12:30 p.m. // Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter. 200, NASCAR XFINITY Series Race (200 laps; 200 miles)

Sunday, March 13
8:00 a.m. // Gates Open
11:45 a.m. // Good Sam 500 Pre-Race Ceremonies
12:30 p.m. // Good Sam 500, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race (312 laps; 312 miles)

Spring Race Weekend Packages
Spend Spring Break at Phoenix International Raceway while enjoying the Good Sam 500, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race on Sunday, March 13 and Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter. 200, NASCAR XFINITY Series Race on Saturday, March 12. Two-race ticket packages are on sale now. 

Good Sam 500
Kevin Harvick celebrates in Gatorade Victory Lane at Phoenix International Raceway in Spring 2015.
Make Spring Break 2016 one to remember with tickets to NASCAR's first short-track race of the season when NASCAR Goes West!
Date: Sunday, March 13, 2016
Time: 12:30 p.m. 

For more information visit:

7602 S Avondale Blvd
Avondale, AZ 85353

2016 Ostrich Festival Music, Rides and Attractions

The Chandler Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 28th annual Ostrich festival. The event runs March 11-13. Folks will be able to enjoy tons of food,live musical performances and of course those famous ostrich races.

For more information visit:

Tumbleweed Park
2250 S. McQueen Rd
Chandler,AZ 85249
March 11-13

46th Scottsdale Arts Festival

The Scottsdale Cultural Council will present the 46th annual Scottsdale Arts Festival, a weekend-long celebration of creativity, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 11th-13th, at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and Civic Center Park. The Festival is made possible by the Center's 201516 Season Sponsor InEight.

Known for its high-quality art and beautiful setting, the Scottsdale Arts festival will showcase 170 jury-selected artists from North America, who work in painting, sculpture, glass, ceramics, jewelry, photography and other media. Works of art are available for purchase directly from the artists and through the Festival's online art auction.

Throughout the weekend, more than 20 Arizona bands and performers will provide continuous live music and entertainment on two stages, including blues, country/folk, jazz, R&B, rock and more. Among the musical acts are California-based headliner Leftover Cuties on Saturday, March 12, and local favorites Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns, Dry River Yacht Club Duo, Jaleo, Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra, Ritmo Latino, The Sugar Thieves Duo and Trailer Queen.

New to the Festival this year, the Local First Arizona Marketplace will offer a tantalizing selection of locally produced goods, including artisan chocolates, gourmet granola, and handmade soaps and spa items. Among the vendors are Bird's Nest Baking, Blood Brothers, Cookie Girl, ISS Magic Mixes, Nature's Nourishment, Strawberry Hedgehog, Untamed Confections and Xocolatl.

Foodies will enjoy a moveable feast with more than a dozen gourmet Valley food trucks and eateries serving up savory dishes from around the world, from wood-fired Italian pizzas and smoky barbecue to savory Japanese noodle bowls and fresh lobster rolls. Vendors include Barrie's Original Kettle Korn, Fabio on Fire, Frites Street, Lu Lu's Italian Ice, Mac 'n' Cheese, The Maine Lobster Lady, Mustache Pretzels, Paletas Betty, Press Italian, Sugar Jam Bake Shop, Short Leash Hot Dogs, Spice it Up, Whiskey Ranch and Yatai Ramen AZ. A variety of fine wines, beers, cocktails and beverages will also be offered, including happy-hour drink specials, build-your-own Bloody Marys, and tastings, samplings and giveaways throughout the weekend.

During the Festival, admission will be free to Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), which features the exhibitions Betye Saar: Still Tickin', a retrospective showing six decades of work by this legendary American artist, and Bruce Munro: Ferryman's Crossing, a gallery-sized installation by the acclaimed U.K. artist, along with James Turrell's Knight Rise skyspace and more. 

Exploring the theme of "Art is Everywhere," Imagine Nation, the Festival's free family area, will offer a variety of sights, sounds and hands-on art activities and entertainment to engage the imaginations of children and adults, including wearable paper hats, story readers, dancing and more. SMoCA's Young@Art Gallery inside Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will feature the exhibition Yo Soy … Je Suis … I Am … The Future, featuring optimistic and insightful artwork by children with developmental challenges from around the world. The Arizona Coyotes Youth Mobile Tour will make a stop at the Festival, offering immersive technology and hands-on hockey skills stations, among other fun activities. 

In collaboration with the Festival, Scottsdale Public Art will offer a guided walking tour ($15) of Old Town Scottsdale. Led by Scottsdle Public Art Director Donna Isaac and Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Wendy Raisanen, the tour will start at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, and feature more than a dozen works of art, from Robert Indiana's world-famous LOVE sculpture to Ed Mell's dramatic Jack Knife. Tickets and additional details are available at Festival visitors also will experience Scottsdale Public Art's GemTones, a temporary interactive installation by artist Jeff Zischke suspended between Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and SMoCA.

Official Festival merchandise will be available at the Store at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, which also offers a unique selection of artist-made jewelry, imaginative toys, decorative objects from around the world, well-designed furnishings for home and office, music, books and greeting cards. Next door, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art's Shop@SMoCA features more art-inspired creations in its Arizona by Design section.

Admission to the Scottsdale Arts Festival is $10 for adults, $5 for students, and free for children 12 and under and members of the Scottsdale Cultural Council. A two-day pass is available for $15. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at any Festival entrance on the day of the event. Parking and trolley service are free. Pets are not allowed, except for trained service animals. Additional information is available through or 480-499-TKTS (8587). Proceeds benefit the programs of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, a division of the nonprofit Scottsdale Cultural Council.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located at 7380 E. Second St. in downtown Scottsdale. Free parking is available in the public parking garage located on Wells Fargo Avenue, west of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and behind Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Additional free parking is available at the Old Town Parking Corral at East Second Street and Brown Avenue and at the Civic Center Library parking garage located on Drinkwater Boulevard at East Second Street. Festival visitors may use the free Scottsdale Trolley, which makes stops throughout downtown Scottsdale and at Civic Center Park, as well as paid rideshare services Uber and E-tuks.

Additional information about the Cultural Council and its programs is available at

Arizona Coyotes Youth Mobile Tour
In effort to grow the Arizona Coyotes youth fan base, the team is bringing the NHL experience to kids across the Valley through May. It's designed as an interactive, hands-on zone where kids can experience all things Coyotes. There's a hockey skills station, a virtual slap shot experience where kids can take a shot against an NHL goalie, a fan zone with temporary tattoos, face paint…an interactive Draft Experience with photo station and draft card, video content from players, a personality quiz that matches kids to their favorite players, giveaways, etc.

This Saturday, Feb. 27, the tour will be at The Great Fair in Fountain Hills from 10am to 5pm, 16455 E. Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills 85268.

For more information on Coyotes mobile tour and dates visit:

19th Phoenix Lights Anniversay Celebration
This Sunday is the 19th Anniversary of the March 13th, 1997 Mass UFO sightings, known as "Phoenix Lights." Dr. Lynn tells us about new analysis that is out debunking the military's explanation that the lights were nothing more than flares. She also talks about a screening at Harkins of the "Phoenix Lights Documentary" based on her book, a book signing and Q & A.  

Scottsdale Harkins Shea Cinema
7354 E. Shea Blvd (Scottsdale Rd. & Shea)
Recommend advanced tickets at
Sunday,March 13,2016

For more information on the Phoenix Light visit or

Extreme Transformation: Chris & Heidi Powell 

Chris & Heidi Powell have a new book called "Extreme Transformation" with motivating stories and transforming recipe's, even delicious "cheats" like muffins, home-made oreos, mac & cheese with bacon, and even ice cream.... but you've got make the swaps. They show us some of the recipes from their new book and tell us about their book signing today in Phoenix. We also catch up on the show: Extreme Weight Loss, airs on ABC.  

They just released their co-authored book, ExtremeTransformation: Lifelong Weight Loss in 21 Days, this past December, where they share their proven, life-changing, step-by-step guide for losing weight and keeping it off. In addition to fast and fun exercises, the Powells share an abundance of recipes, both quick and gourmet, along with advice for food shopping, preparation, and more. 

For more information on their book visit:
Also checkout their website on health tips: