Friday, April 17, 2009

Weekly Planner

The big event of the weekend is, of course, the Scottsdale culinary festival. How about a more laid-back foodie event, like the Great AZ Picnic, or Grill at the Mill in Queen Creek? And why not join one of the fun athletic charity events this weekend to counteract all those calories.

• Scottsdale Culinary Festival - Uber fancy events with amazing food
• Great Arizona Picnic - Poor man's version of the Scottsdale Culinary Festival. This one's more fun and less floofy
• Grill at the Mill - Sunday. Went to this event 2 weeks ago and it was GREAT. Here's a second chance to hit this Olive Mill event.
• Phoenix Pride - Festival, Parade, party and more!
• Tri for the Cure - Sprint Triathlon! Sunday, Chandler
• Locks of Love Cut-a-Thon - Sunday, 10am-3pm at The Root (6315 N. 7th St, Phoenix). Call 602-277-4072 for appt
• Pat's Run - Pat Tillman's Memorial Run, Saturday, Tempe
• 3 Mo Tenors - Mesa Arts Center, Saturday
• Women's Adventure Race - If my pregnant boot camp teacher can do it, so can you! I'd be doing it if I wasn't going to be LAYING ON A BEACH! Woo!
• Jack Hanna - Chandler Center for the Arts, Sunday
• Gaelic Storm - Chandler Center for the Arts, Saturday
• Power Ranch Community Garage Sale - Saturday starting early
• Maricopa County Fair - Today through Sunday, AZ State Fairgrounds

Note: the Chihuly exhibit is still going on at the Desert Botanical Gardens.

FREE/Cheap Stuff
Next Tuesday, the 21st, go to Dunkin' Donuts for CHEAP iced coffee, and a portion of the money goes to Homes for Our Troops

Restaurant of the Week
Cafe Boa. I've featured this restaurant here before, but I FINALLY got to go (Ryan took me for our anniversary this week!). I can attest that the food is out of this world. I highly suggest sitting on their pretty patio for people watching. Also, Monday is half off bottles of wine. And for a great date, why not head over to The Big Bang dueling piano bar afterwards.

Hike of the Week
I forgot how pretty the Papago Park area is. The temps are creeping up to the 90s, so why not head out to Papago for an easy hike and a great view of the Valley?

***As always, if you have an event or a new restaurant to try, let me know!***


Anonymous SunnyInspiration said...

Love your weekly event guide. Thanks for posting. Oh, and happy anniversary!!

10:44 PM  

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