Friday, Aug. 4

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USA & World Hip Hop Dance Championships in Phoenix for the first time 

More than 4,000 of the world's best hip hop dancers are converging on Phoenix, for the first time, to compete at the USA and World Hip Hop Dance Championships. It's often called the Olympics of hip hop dance, and will take place Fri., Aug. 4 through Sat., Aug. 12.

US crews will compete Saturday and Sunday for the USA title. 

  • The top three crews in each division will advance to the World Hip Hop DANCE Championship that begins Monday.
  • More than 4,000 of the world's best street dancers from nearly 50 different countries will compete in the World Championship.
  • The event will culminate with the World Finals next Saturday, Aug. 12 at the Grand Canyon University Arena. 
  • Viewers also can attend one of many Urban Moves Dance Workshops. 
  • Some of the world's most recognized choreographers will teach workshop participants their incredible hip hop moves. 

For tickets and event information, visit: 

USA & World Hip Hop DANCE Championships
Arizona Grand Resort & Spa Conference Center
8000 Arizona Grand Parkway, Phoenix, AZ  85044
Sat., Aug. 5 through Sat., Aug 12 
(323) 850-3777

Prowl & Play at the Phoenix Zoo promises gigantic fun 

The dinosaurs are coming, and they're ready to party at The Phoenix Zoo. We head over to Prowl & Play as we get ready to roar and explore what this epic night will offer. We're talking giant up-close animal encounters, meet and greets with dinosaurs, a Thunder Lizard Lounge for those 21 and over and lots of water fun for the kids. 

Prowl & Play is this Saturday 5:30-8:30 pm, $6 members | $8 general is a fun family-friendly, night time event with cool activities.

  • fossils and a fossil dig
  • meet a dinosaur
  • robots
  • music and games
  • water play
  • announcing winners of our Design-O-Saur coloring contest is themed 'dinosaurs' in honor of     our upcoming Dinosaurs in the Desert exhibit (October- April)
  • 23 almost life sized (some animated) dinosaurs

For more information, visit: 

Phoenix Zoo
455 North Galvin Parkway Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 286-3800
What's cuter than Goat Yoga? how about Under-the-Sea Goat Yoga

You've heard of goat yoga, but what about "Under the Sea Goat Yoga?" They may be onto a new trend with this one! We check out Welcome Home Ranch in Gilbert where all of your favorite yoga goats are dressed up this time as ocean animals. It'll be as if you have ocean front property in Arizona. Not really! But you will have super cute goats swimming through your yoga poses. 

For more information, visit:

"Under The Sea Goat Yoga"
Welcome Home Ranch-Gilbert 
26601 S Val Vista Dr, Gilbert, AZ 85298
August 4th & 5th 7pm
(480) 269-4144

See all the top fashions in fitness 

Arizona's largest Fitness Fashion Expo returns to The Phoenix Convention Center this weekend. From bikini's and hoodies to yoga pants, this is the place to see the hottest new fitness trends, meet some of the biggest celebs in the world of fitness, and really get inspired to look good while working out.  

For more information, visit:

For tickets:

Phoenix Convention Center--South Hall G
33 S 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Back-to-school: It's already time to book your senior pictures

Back-to-School season has just barely begun, and experts say it's already time to think about booking your senior photos. For the latest trends in poses, lighting and backgrounds, and why photographers are already booking out so early, we go to expert photographer Andy Silvas for the 411 on your teens senior pics. 

For more information, visit:

Andy Silvas Photography 

You can help choose the new Phoenix Suns Dance Squad

The Phoenix Suns are making the final picks for the team's dance squad, and you can help. They're inviting the public to take part in the process tonight at 7 p.m. Candidates have been weeded out all week, and now the final squad will be chosen during a live show at the marquee theater in Tempe. Will your favorite go all the way and make it onto the squad? 

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Food Truck Friday: rounding out our BTS theme with the Old School Grub Food Truck

We just brought you a whole theme week related to Back-to-School, and to really round it out, how about a little old school grub? It's one of the newest food trucks to hit the Valley, having opened in February. And this duo is taking us back old school-style with comfort foods from the era's we grew up in, in the 70s and 80s. we're talking about fried bologne sandwiches, grilled cheese and tomato soup, sloppy Joe's and more. We reminisce with owners Carlotta and Frank Terla while we enjoy all the food we were raised on as kids. 

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