Friday, April 1

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Sara Lee Artesano Bread "Snow Day" in Tempe 

To kick off April as National Grilled Cheese Month, Sara Lee Bread is hosting a surprise "snow day" event at Kiwanis Park. From 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm this afternoon, the park will be covered with a blanket of fresh, white snow (totaling 3 to 6 inches) and will feature traditional snow day activities such as sledding, snow angels and snowmen building. The team from Sara Lee Bread and local top chef, Chef Justin Beckett of Beckett's Table in Phoenix, will also be handing out FREE grilled cheese sandwiches for all attendees.

Sara Lee Bread,
Beckett's Table, 3717 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018, 

Gaslight Circus

Suspend your disbelief and join the transcendent Gaslight Circus as they debut their dazzling new show, Menagerie: the tale of a once-dead circus brought to life by the recapturing of a live audience. It's an enchanting spectacle featuring an array of performances from daring stunts to mesmerizing dances, all with an unmistakable Vaudeville vibe.

Gaslight Circus is a young troupe made up of veteran performers dedicated to their arts. Founder Jero Keenom, better known in the circus community as Jero the Jester, banded the group together in 2015 to bring his vision of a classic Vaudeville circus with a twist to life. He prides himself in the high production value that shines above that offered by other urban circuses in the Phoenix area. Gaslight Circus and Menagerie maintain the classy, elegant vibe that has kept Vaudeville popular throughout the century. However, that does not mean it shies away from the dark and mystical ambiance that characterizes the urban circus scene.

Menagerie will feature a variety of acts, including musical performances, belly dance, fire-eating, juggling, sleight-of-hand magic, aerial silks, escape art, and whip tricks, as well as narrative storytelling to weave the whole show together. Menagerie brings to life the account of an old storyteller revisiting the dead haunts that were once his beloved circus, only to find that mystical powers have brought his troupe back to life. The audience will meet a cast of beloved and intriguing characters that each brings a unique facet to the story, including two star-crossed lovers, the craziest clowns in town, a tough doll who just wants to learn kindness, and the vengeful widow who rules the rafters. It's a whirlwind adventure for the whole family to enjoy.

Menagerie is being hosted on April 2nd by the Alwun House in downtown Phoenix, located at 1204 E Roosevelt St. The doors will open at 8:00pm and the show will begin at 9:00pm. The venue is equipped with heat lamps and a cash bar. Tickets are available at the door for $10 each, and performers will be accepting tips throughout the night.

For more information, visit the Gaslight Circus Facebook page: or email


Jumpstreet is family owned and operated!  All 17 locations across the country open one hour early in all our 17 locations across the country for special needs families! 

Admission is DEEPLY discounted to make it affordable to families with special needs kids as that alone is very financially taxing! 
$8 per 2 hours (8 and older) All access (regular price is $12 for ONE hour, all access) for 7 and younger $4 ($6 is regular price
This "special needs first Saturday" special hours allows kids to play in a less crowded environment in an almost semi-private event!  The first hour is just them, the first hour the Jumpstreet opens is typically slow so our special needs kids and parents love it!  
Jumpstreet welcomes kids of ALL abilities!  We're all about family and all about kids!!! 
Jumping is great exercise and kids with special needs get the stimulation they need in a controlled, safe and fun environment! 
Jumping helps encourage social interaction with other kids AND allows children (special needs or NOT!) to work on their coordination and agility! 
Jumpstreet is the perfect venue for family gatherings, birthday parties, etc., because it's all climate controlled! Rain or shine (or 110 degrees!) we're open to Arizona Families! 

Visit their website for more information:

We have TWO locations in Arizona!  Glendale on Bell Road near 56th Ave and Chandler! 

For more info, please contact our two Arizona locations.  
455 E. Warner Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85225
(480) 270-8008

5665 W. Bell Rd.
Glendale, AZ 85308
(602) 889-0081

Cave Creek Fiesta

Event runs April 1st thru April 3rd

Cave Creek Memorial Arena
37201 N. 28th St.
Cave Creek, AZ 85331

Great AZ Beer Festival

This year marks the 28th anniversary of The Great Arizona Beer Festival which features more than 200 craft, specialty and micro-brewed beers from more than 50 breweries across Arizona, the US and around the globe. The event is April 2 at Sloan Park in Mesa. It benefits Sun Sounds of Arizona.  All brewers donate and the event is volunteer run. 

For more information visit:

Sloan Park
2330 W. Rio Salado Pkwy
Mesa, AZ 

Park West Food Truck

Park West is dishing out all kinds of fun this Friday. Round up your friends and family and head out to the shopping center for their Food Truck Friday event. Don't miss this family friendly event featuring more than 15 food trucks, all in one spot. While you grab a bite, enjoy music, entertainment and lots of giveaways.

For more information visit:

Park West
9744 W. Northern Avenue
Peoria, AZ 85345