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Tempe Town Lake
Water recreation enthusiasts in the Valley can now resume activities at Tempe Town Lake. The city announced the amount of brackish water containing debris that was released by Salt River Project (SRP) into the lake has decreased.
Mar. 27, 2023
Crowd of skateboarders gathered at Desert West Skateboard Plaza.
A neighborhood skate park in Maryvale was lined with tents and packed with spectators this weekend. They were gathered for the 21st-annual Phoenix Am competition, which featured some of the country’s best amateur skateboarders.
Mar. 27, 2023
Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park
A city-owned museum marking where Hohokam people settled, ran their irrigation system, and lived for more than a thousand years has been renamed in Native language. Phoenix Parks and Recreation officials now plan to market the repository as the “gateway to Phoenix heritage.”
Mar. 24, 2023
Sam Means and Jason Woodbury
A pair of Valley musicians and podcasters will be hosting their first-ever live stage show this weekend. Jason Woodbury and Sam Means are the duo behind the audio and video network Wastoids, and its podcast Click Vortex.
Mar. 24, 2023
Liz Lerman
Liz Lerman, a choreographer and Arizona State University professor, has been thinking about the pandemic in terms of creativity. The Show caught up with her to talk about what kinds of thoughts go through her mind when she thinks about the last three years.
Mar. 23, 2023
Slug Bug Ellie Willard and Waylon Hjerpe
Meet an Arizona band with a distinct name and a penchant for rocking out: Slug Bug. The young group has only been playing shows for about a year, but they have the chemistry of a band that’s been together for much longer — and it’s paying off.
More Tiny Desert Concerts
Mar. 23, 2023
History is a collection of stories. It’s easy to get bogged down in dates, dead presidents, or disputes about what really happened, but Chris Smith brought history to life. If you took a history class at ASU a couple of decades ago, or shopped at Old Town Books in Tempe, you may have run into him.
Mar. 22, 2023
Tom Zoellner
Tom Zoellner is a fifth-generation Arizonan. He wanted to get a deeper understanding of his home state — so he walked across it. The result is his new book, "Rim to River: Looking into the Heart of Arizona."
Mar. 22, 2023
David Cross
Actor and comedian David Cross is bringing his Worst Daddy in the World Tour to Phoenix tonight. The Show spoke with him and asked what’s been on his mind that he’ll be talking about.
Mar. 21, 2023
Jenny Vaughn
Jenny Vaughn is enamored by metal. She has made a career out of melting it down, reshaping it and making beautiful things out of it. Vaughn is an independent custom jeweler as well as lead jewelry instructor at the Mesa Arts Center.
Mar. 21, 2023
Lalo Alcaraz
It’s been three years since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and so much has changed since. The Show talked to people who’ve been thinking about these and other questions related to what’s changed since the start of the pandemic and what has mostly stayed the same.
Mar. 21, 2023
golf ball
LIV Golf makes its first trip to Arizona this weekend, with a tournament at the Gallery Golf Club in Tucson. This is the second season for the Saudi-backed tour, which has generated a lot of headlines — and controversy — in its short history.
Mar. 17, 2023
Ostriches in Chandler.
The city of Chandler will be holding its annual Ostrich Festival this weekend. It’s a big event featuring rides, live music headliners and more. But why ostriches? Turns out, while ostriches are not native to Arizona, they go a long way back in Chandler.
More Arizona history stories
Mar. 17, 2023
Nick Offerman
Nick Offerman has also written a number of books. His most recent one, called "Where the Deer and the Antelope Play," is part travelogue, part exploration of the country’s relationship with nature and agriculture.
Mar. 17, 2023
Basketball player's hand gripping ball
Ryan Langborg lifted Princeton to its first lead with 2:03 to play and the Tigers used a late-game run to earn their first NCAA Tournament win in 25 years, topping No. 2 seed Arizona 59-55 on Thursday.
Mar. 16, 2023
The exhibit “Rebuilding Home plate — Baseball in Arizona’s Japanese American Incarceration Camps” at the Arizona Heritage Center.
During World War II, Japanese Americans living along the west coast were forced to move into incarceration camps. Many yearned for a way to find normalcy and some turned to America’s national pastime — baseball.
More Arizona history stories
Mar. 16, 2023
Basketball player's hand gripping ball
March Madness begins Wednesday — for Arizonans at least — as Arizona State University kicks off their play in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
Mar. 15, 2023
Matt Ferris Caterpillar Global Operator Challenge
What makes a good construction worker? According to the Caterpillar Global Operator Challenge, it’s the ability to pick up a tennis ball off of a traffic cone with a backhoe.
Mar. 14, 2023
Salt River Fields Scottsdale
Attendance for the 2023 Cactus League continues to shine bright in the Valley of the Sun.
Mar. 13, 2023
ASU Mullett Arena hockey Tempe
The Arizona Coyotes have struggled in their first season playing at Mullett Arena in Tempe. But a championship cup will soon be hoisted on their home ice.
Mar. 11, 2023


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