Friday, March 10

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GoodGuys Car Show

The Goodguys 8th Spring Nationals is a HUGE "Cool cars, cool people " hot rod & custom car automotive festival featuring over 2,500 hot rods, customs, classics, street rods, muscle cars & trick trucks through 1972 vintage. This event kicks off the 2017 event season for Goodguys!  In addition to the giant car show, this event features:

  •     A huge vendor midway featuring commercial exhibits and a tractor trailer midway,
  •     Giant used auto parts swap meet and cars-for-sale area
  •     Special feature parking areas on Saturday including the 50th anniversary celebration of the Chevy Camaro with the Camaro Corral
  •      Nitro Thunderfest dragster exhibitionnitro in the air!
  •     Musical entertainment on Saturday and Sunday 
  •     Goodguys Autocross racing competition (to test vehicle agility and performance, and driver skill) 
  •     Model car show celebration of the hobby and talent of model builders, 
  •     Kids zonePPG Coloring contest, costumed characters, Revell model car kit make n' take sessions, and lots of fun for the entire family!
  •     K&N Filters All American Sunday; open to all years American made and powered vehicles.  Participants, who enter on Sunday will able to run the Goodguys AutoCross, are a part of the show n' shine and be eligible for the awards.  Registration for All American Sunday opens at 7 am at WestWorld of Scottsdale.
  •     Awards ceremony on Sunday at 2:22 pm

Event runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 10-12, 2017
WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, AZ

General Admission $20 at the gate, kids 7-12 $6, kids 6 & under FREE. Advance sale $17 discount tickets online at www.good-guys.com until midnight March 9. WestWorld of Scottsdale parking fee $5. Complimentary shuttles provided from spectator parking.

There is a $5 off general admission discount for active or retired military.

For more information, visit: https://www.good-guys.com/sn-2017 and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/goodguysrodandcustom/?fref=ts,

Or call: Goodguys (925) 838-9876 or WestWorld of Scottsdale (480)312-6802

29th Annual Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival

The Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival taking place March 10-12 at Tumbleweed Park will offer a variety of attractions for guests, such as live ostriches, camel and pony rides, the Drone Zone, Imaginology STEM center and more.

Several new attractions to the Ostrich Festival this year will be showcasing their talents, including theatrical circus entertainers Mango and Dango, an ultimate trampoline show, the Rhinestone Roper featuring his award-winning trick roping, knife throwing, gun spinning and quick draw shooting Wild Wild West Show, and street artist ARCY, known for his paint splashed style of large scale mural art. 

Attendees can also look forward to a dance party with Hatchimals and meet and greets with characters like Curious George, Pete the Cat, Elephant and Piggie and If You Give A Mouse a Cookie at Storybook Live. The Ostrich Festival will also be hosting a high-dive show containing a pool that is 26 feet in diameter with the highest dive at 80 feet, as well as The Drone Zone, which will allow patrons of all ages to enjoy the thrill of quadcopter flight in an environment that is enclosed, safe and lots of fun.
Returning favorite, Imaginology STEM center, will feature a collection of hands-on science activities, puzzles and brain teasers, giant classic games and more all designed to tease and challenge the minds of all ages. Also, back this year is The Rockets K-9 Comets, the Frisbee catching dogs. 
 
Live ostriches, as well as pigs, zebras, emus and camels will be returning to this year's festival and will be taking part in a range of fun activities. Festival guests will have the opportunity to enjoy camel and pony rides, in addition to the festival petting zoo 

Guided tours of the historic landmark McCroskey House will also be open to guests.
New attractions (Hatchimals Dance Party, iFlip, Drone Zone, etc.)
Entertainment lineup (Gin Blossoms, Spin Doctors, Eddie Money, Starship, Forever in Your Mind, Los Lobos)
Family friendly fun carnival rides, carnival food, local vendors, ostrich arena and more

For more information, and to purchase tickets for the Ostrich Festival, please visit www.ostrichfestival.com. Keep up-to-date with the Ostrich Festival by following the latest news on www.Facebook.com/OstrichFestival, www.Twitter.com/OstrichFestival or www.Instagram.com/OstrichFestival

Tumbleweed Park
745 E Germann Rd, Chandler, AZ 85286
Cross Streets: McQueen and Germann

19th annual Compassion with Fashion/Sister's Closet

My Sister's Closet is the presenting Fashion show sponsor for the Arizona Humane Society's 19th annual Compassion with Fashion event where guest can enjoy a seated luncheon and watch adoptable pets strut their stuff with runway models featuring trends from My Sister's Closet

More than 1,100 pet lovers are expected to attend the event which will be held on Sunday, March 26th at 11am at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort and Spa. 
There will be a luncheon, fashion show, silent auction and adoptable pets at the event. 

JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort and Spa
Address: 5402 E Lincoln Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Phone: (480) 948-1700

For more information on the 19th annual Compassion with Fashion and tickets visit: http://www.azhumane.org/events/compassion-with-fashion/

My Sister's Closet is hosting a special shopping day today at the Town and Country location where 20% of the total sales will be donated back to the Arizona Humane Society.

My Sister's Closet
Town and Country Shopping Center, 
4869 N 20th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: (602) 954-6080

For more information on my Sister's Closet and locations, visit: http://www.mysisterscloset.com/

MLB players aim to strike out poverty 

Phoenix-based international non-profit, Food for the Hungry is partnering with MLB players to help end extreme poverty in the Dominican Republic with a program called "Striking Out Poverty." More than 80 MLB players, along with local business, Athletes Brand will host a fundraising event on Saturday, March 11 to bring clean drinking water to Mirador in the Dominican Republic.

Striking Out Poverty encompasses nine innings with each inning focused on providing the major need for one community in the DR. For example, the first inning seeks to raise funds for the urgent needs in Mirador such as water purification, building a community center and funding a local baseball program that would give children the opportunity for structured play as well as to be in a safe environment with caring adults who want to invest in them.  

Fans can also attend a special evening of baseball on Saturday, March 11 from 7-9 p.m. at Rock Bar, 4245 N Craftsman Ct, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. Suggested donation is $20 with music, auction, raffle and more than 80 MLB players confirmed. Travel Channel's Adam Richman and Food for the Hungry Global Ambassador Roberto Clemente Jr. speaking. Athletes Brand will have exclusive MLB Striking Out Poverty t-shirts from each team too that will go to the fundraising efforts.

Fans can help make Striking Out Poverty a success by donating directly at www.strikingoutpoverty.com.
and www.kpoverty.com for t-shirts.

Tara at the Movies: "The Last Word"

She's played a control freak before. Hollywood legend Shirley MacLaine is back at it in a new film called "The Last Word." She stars opposite Amanda Seyfried, who plays an obituary writer that is assigned a job a bit early. Tara Hitchcock talked to the stars about the movie.

For more information on the Lat Word, visit: http://www.fandango.com/thelastword2017_198612/movieoverview

For more information on Tara reviews and interviews visit these websites:
http://www.harkinstheatres.com/behindTheScreens.aspx
https://www.facebook.com/TaraOnTV/

Comedian Bob Marley to perform at Tempe Improv

He has appeared on 100 television shows including VH-1's "Super-Secret Movie Rules," Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," "USO Comedy Tour" and most recently "Comedy Central Presents Bob Marley," Bob's half-hour special. Many movie fans will recognize him from his appearance in the cult favorite movie, "Boondock Saints." 

For more information and tickets, visit: www.TempeImprov.com

930 E University Dr
Tempe, AZ 85281
480-921-9877

Kick off your St. Patrick's Day celebration now

It's here! The Inaugural Arizona International Celtic Music and Microbrew Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 11 and 12, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. in The Backyard at Arizona State Fairgrounds in Phoenix, AZ.  Kick off your St. Patrick's Day celebration with food, bagpipes, and the world's tallest leprechaun. 

Saturday and Sunday, March 11 and 12, 2017 from 10:00 a.m.  6:00 p.m. daily in The Backyard at Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1826 West McDowell Road and 17th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ  85007 (please enter the Fairgrounds at West Monte Vista Road and 19th Avenue).

Tickets for the event are $12.00 for Adults; $10.00 of Students, Seniors and Military; $18.00 For Two-Day Passes; and Children 10 and Under Free.  On Saturday, March 11, 2017, for each full priced Adult ticket purchased at $12.00 (no other promotional discounts apply), $2.00 will be donated to Aunt Rita's Foundation, dedicated to the elimination of, and suffering from, HIV and AIDS.  On Sunday, March 12, 2017, for each full priced Adult ticket purchased at $12.00 (no other promotional discounts apply), $2.00 will be donated to Phoenix Children's Hospital, one of the largest children's hospitals in the country, which has been providing hope, healing and the best healthcare for children since 1983.  

For tickets and further information, please call the Festival Hotline at 800-514-3849, option 2, or buy online at www.arizonacelticmusicandmicrobrewfestival.com 

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20th Anniversary of Phoenix Lights 

It's one of the most famous UFO sightings in the world. We're talking about the Phoenix Lights. On March 13,1997 people across the southwest witness strange lights in the sky. Many believe the lights were from a UFO. The US Military maintains they were part of a training mission involving flares.

This Sunday will mark 20 years since the event. To mark this event, the Scottsdale Harkins Shea Cinema will be screening the "The Phoenix Lights Documentary." The event runs from 1pm to 5 pm with presentation form former Phx Councilwoman/Vice Mayor Frances Barwood, there will questions and answer hosted by Filmmaker Steve Lantz and Book Signing by Dr. Lynne

For ticket information, visit: https://www.movietickets.com/default.aspx?page=purchase&perf_id=907121148&movieid=51073&exid=Har&language=0&_ga=GA1.2.423242664.1484854647

Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 1 to 5 pm
Harkins Shea 14
7354 East Shea Boulevard
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(480)948-6555

Scottsdale Arts Festival

Celebrating all things creative, the 47th annual Scottsdale Arts Festival shines on the weekend of March 1012 at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and Civic Center Park.
Long recognized as one of the top art fairs in America, the Scottsdale Arts Festival features 175 jury-selected artists from coast to coast, continuous live music and entertainment on two stages, gourmet food trucks, fun activities for kids and families at the new Community Art Studio, free admission to Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), and more.

The Scottsdale Arts Festival is presented by the nonprofit Scottsdale Arts. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students and free for members and children 12 and under. Additional information is available online at www.ScottsdaleArtsFestival.org or through 480-499-TKTS (8587).

47th Scottsdale Arts Festival
March 1012, 2017
Friday, March 10, 10 a.m.  6 p.m.
Saturday, March 11, 10 a.m.  6 p.m.
Sunday, March 12, 10 a.m.  5 p.m.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and Civic Center Park

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E. Second St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480-499-TKTS (8587)