Friday, October 27

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Desert Botanical Garden features sculptures in the desert  

There are a lot of new attractions going on this Fall at Desert Botanical Gardens, including a bold new exhibit of sculptures in the desert. 

Experience the bold, monumental sculptures of Japanese American artist Jun Kaneko. Uncover Kaneko's colorfully glazed ceramic and bronze forms in the rich backdrop of the Garden's desert flora. Immerse yourself in imaginative color palettes, stand tall with the whimsical Tanuki raccoon-dogs and take a mindful moment among the intimate installation of Kaneko's iconic Dangos, or round form series. Jun Kaneko is an internationally renowned artist who specializes in large-scale, hand-built, ceramic sculptures. His work is featured in more than 40 major museum collections and can be seen in high-profile exhibitions and public art installations around the world.

For more information:

Desert Botanical Garden 
1201 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(480) 941-1225

7th Annual Balloon Spooktacular begins tonight

Today and tomorrow, the 7th annual Balloon Spooktacular returns to Salt River Fields at Talking Stick to light up the Valley skies with glowing hot air balloons, nightly firework shows and more. Hosted nightly Friday, Oct 27th and Sat Oct 28th, from 5-9:30 p.m., this family-friendly festival is the perfect way to start your Halloween celebrations. 

Tickets to 7th annual Balloon Spooktacular are $15 for adults; $10 for children 3-12 and kids 2 & under are free. Select attractions require additional purchase at venue.  Purchase your tickets and for more information visit:

The 7th annual Balloon Spooktacular is hosted on Friday, October 27 & Saturday, October 28 from 5 to 9:30 pm nightly. The Balloon Spooktacular ends with a nightly firework show at 9pm.

Salt River Fields 7th Annual Balloon Spooktacular Festival
7555 N. Pima Rd. 
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Friday, October 27 & Saturday, October 28: 5pm-9:30pm

Gelato Festival in Scottsdale this weekend

Gelato Festival is the event where the most incredible gelato flavours created by skilled gelato artisans challenge each other for the title of best gelato in America. 

Event Information:

  • October 27-29,2017
  • Friday 2PM-7PM, 
  • Saturday 12PM-8PM, 
  • Sunday 12PM-7PM

For more information:

Kierland commons shopping 
15030 N Scottsdale Rd #180g1a, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Snooze serves up breakfast classics in an eclectic environment

Snooze serves classic breakfast dishes with a twist in a fun, retro environment at five different spots around the Valley.

For more information:

Five Valley Locations:
Town & Country
2045 East Camelback Road, A17
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Daily from 6:30am - 2:30pm
(480) 725-8000

615 S College Ave Suite 103 
Tempe AZ 85281
Daily 6:30am - 2:30pm
(480) 355-1934

310 N Gilbert Rd
Gilbert, AZ 85234
Daily 6:30am - 2:30pm
(480) 664-4488

15054 N. Scottsdale Rd. # 110 D18
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Daily 6:30am -2:30pm
(480) 664-3133

4901 E. Ray Road, Suite 120
Phoenix, AZ 85044
Daily 6:30am -2:30pm
(480) 893-7638

Kids at Inspire Kids Montessori dress up for Halloween 

From superheroes to princesses, there's nothing cuter than young kids dressed up in Halloween costumes. Kylee Cruz takes us to the annual Halloween Walk at Inspire Kids Montessori!

To learn more about Inspire Kids Montessori, visit:

Inspire Kids Montessori - Ahwatukee
4025 E Chandler Blvd #11, Phoenix, AZ 85048
Phone: (480) 659-9402

Dr. Phil's advice on how to deal with cyberbullying 

With social media being so prevalent, you are really exposing yourself to the world. But what do you do when you open yourself up so much, that you start getting "haters"? Dr. Phil joins us with advice on dealing with cyberbullying. And, explains how one of his guests, known on YouTube as "Truthfully Trisha," is living proof of this type of criticism taken to the extreme.

Dr. Phil airs on ch.3 at 3 pm 

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"Vintage Wednesday" performs before heading to ALMF

Vintage Wednesday is from Gilbert, AZ and is highly influenced by rock music from the 60's and 70's through today, covering bands like The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Heart, Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane, Pat Benatar, U2, Foo Fighters and Led Zeppelin. 

For tickets and information:
Apache Lake Music Festival
229.5 Mile Marke
Roosevelt, Arizona 85545

Tara at the Movies: "Thank You For Your Service" hits theatres 

There's a film out this week that shines a light on just how hard it is for veterans once they return home from war. Tara Hitchcock joins us with the actors of "Thank You For Your Service."  

"Thank You For Your Service" is based on a book from David Finkel, who followed several members of an Infantry Battalion after they came home from Baghdad in 2008. Miles Teller stars in the film.  

For more information on the movie, of "Thank You For Your Service," visit:

For more information on Tara reviews and interviews visit:

Comedian Bert Kreischer performs at All Things Comedy 

The last time he joined us, he took his shirt off and pushed our weather anchor around in her chairs on wheels. Bert is back! And he's performing at the first annual All Things Comedy festival featuring Bill Burr, Doug Stanhope, 
Jen Kirkman and more. 

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at

For more information on Standup Live visit: 

Stand Up Live 
50 W. Jefferson St. Phoenix, AZ 85003
Phone: 480-719-6100

 Food Truck Friday: Drip Coffee and Espresso Truck hits the Valley

Are you ready for caffeination on wheels! Coffee lovers' prayers have been answered.  The latest mobile food truck, Drip Coffee and Espresso, hit the streets this month. We meet Owner Jeff Rorvig who combines his passion for coffee with innovation. 

The mobile caffeination station offers dripped, flavored, iced and nitrogen infused coffee, as well as espressos, cappuccinos, lattes, mochas and Americanos.

The truck will also have hot, iced, flavored and Chia teas. If this extensive menu isn't enough, Drip Coffee and Espresso will offer Italian sodas and energy drinks as well. Rorvig is proud to serve locally roasted coffee and tea from CULT Coffee Roaster, and locally made pastries will also be available.

In addition to the classic beverages, Drip Coffee and Espresso has signature drinks, such as the "Rising Sun," made with coffee, espresso, milk, Mexican chocolate and whipped cream. For those who need an extra energy boost, the truck will offer the "Buzzer," a quad shot Mexican mocha, the "Zipper," drip coffee with quad shot of espresso and "Perk Me Up," drip coffee with double shot of espresso. 

For more information: and Facebook:

Drip Coffee and Espresso Truck