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Friday, February 27, 2009

*I hope that everyone had a wonderful week and an even more enjoyable weekend*

~Scottsdale is a place of warm weather, blue skies, fantastic hotels, and delicious restaurants, but no one can deny the large amount of beautiful people. Catch a part of the infamous nightlife by starting the night off in hotel Indigo's Divine Lounge. Enjoy a stress free night with an accommodating staff,
"The entire experience was great including the parking attendant on Saturday night." Even with the crowds on a Saturday night the valet is ready and willing to make your night as enjoyable as possible! Feel like a celebrity for a night with the hotel's first-class service.

~We all want to be close to the weekend action and Hotel Indigo is the perfect place to stay with its comfortable rooms and perfect location. Customers can't say enough positive comments about their stay...

"Had a great time. It was very close to "all the action"! Will definitely stay again!!"

Everyone will feel like VIP with the personal and efficient service.
"The staff was very accommodating, helpful and pleasant. I look forward to being able to stay there again!"

Special Valley-wide Weekend Activities
-9th Annual Arizona Craft Brewers Build Strong Beer Festival at Mesa Amphitheater on Saturday, February 28th from 2 to 6PM. There will be a variety of food vendors on site, music, and you must be 21 or older for admission. The band 2 Tone Lizard Kings will be headlining at the festival. General admission tickets will be $40 and designated driver tickets will be available for $10. For a list of Brewery's participating and other additional information check out the website at http://www.azbrewguild.com/strongbeer2009.php
-Catch the big birthday bash for Scottsdale's bar AZ88 on Sunday evening. AZ88 in Old Town is turning 21 on Sunday. Enjoy a fashion show of models walking on top the stainless steel counter as part of the show! The party starts at 8 PM and expect to see a variety of well known people and DJs.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

*The weather is warming up in Arizona and everyone around the country is traveling to Scottsdale to experience a taste of heavenly temperature, breathtaking scenery, and blue skies*
  • The valley is full of guests coming to enjoy Spring training, art and culinary festivals, one of the many golf courses, and the infamous Scottsdale nightlife. The question that always arises is where to stay? The ever so popular place to be is Old Town, also known as, Downtown Scottsdale. Whether your looking to shop, dance, eat, drink, or golf this is the spot!

*Hotel Indigo is receiving rants and raves from its guests and is the hotel of choice for many visitors. From the hotels unique and beautiful rooms, to its friendly service it will provide a trip to remember for all.*

"The staff was great, Lloyd the Head Engineer was so very helpful to me and my guest it was unbelievable, John & Matt the bartenders were great, and Luise were all very delightful. My stay at Indigo was one to remember for a lifetime..."




~Located in the heart of trendy Scottsdale in an atmosphere full of excellent service and accommodating staff! What better way to start off the evening or enjoy a happy hour with close friends or business associates in a "calm and cool atmosphere."

~Saturday nights bring a substantial amount of people into the Old Town Scottsdale area and no one wants poor service or unfriendly people serving them on possibly their only night out! Be treated by employees and a staff ready to serve above and beyond. Enjoy $3 domestics and $4 well cocktails at one of the only places providing Friday and Saturday night specials.
"The entire experience was great. Especially Matt at the bar adjacent to the lobby check in and outside fire pit. He was especially polite, and accommodating. Highly recommend his attitude, and attention to detail."

Trying to get through the rest of the week? Try one of these hump day spots...
-One of the most popular nightclubs Pussycat Lounge with poles and even a swing for dancing! The club is known to get people pretty wild inside, but the candlelit atmosphere keeps a romantic vibe! The dance floor is always hopping and Wednesday nights bring two-for-one drinks from 8-10 PM and DJ Tranzit.














-Modest Mouse comes to Tempe and is performing Wednesday, February 25th at 6:30 PM at the Marquee Theatre. Check out the release of their new CD and some new material for their indie fans! Only $35.00.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Monday, February 23rd

*How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young? ~Paul Sweeney*

Fridays come and gone
Hope that your weekend was fun
Try Scottsdale tonight

Nightclubs known for their Monday nights...
-TRU Mondays at Six Lounge feature martini, vodka, beer, and champagne specials
-Manic Mondays at Crown Room is one of the most popular places to be on Monday nights. This week $1 drinks for ladies till 11, $85 bottles, $2 Miller Lites, and $3 for all other beers! Is it your birthday? Pay your age for a bottle.
-The only industry night in Old Town on Mondays is Cream Stereo Lounge. This is the newest club in Scottsdale providing a new nightlife experience, first-class service, and high energy nightlife.

Valley wide Activities
-Spring training starts Thursday! Catch the San Francisco Giants at the Scottsdale Stadium. Buy tickets online at www.sfgiants.com or by calling (877) 473-4849
-Check out the “Seriously Funny” exhibit at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. The exhibit puts humor into some of life’s most complex issues from forgetting your PIN to culture identity. This is in honor of SMOCA museum celebrating their tenth year anniversary! Check out new and returning artists in all works of media from painting to sculpture, installation, and ceramics. For more information on this exhibit and more check out their website at http://www.smocaanniversary.org/feb13.html#


-Visit the Arizona Renaissance Festival! This is their 21st festival and it features characters, shopping, and a mix of shows. Be sure to see Franko, the master hypnotist and the Mediaeval Babes who sing in a variety of languages. This event is located in Apache Junction on the US 60. http://royalfaires.com/arizona/

Upcoming Events
-Western Culinary Festival March 14th 11 AM to 4 PM. This event is held at the Phoenix Art Museum and runs between $22-$150. The event will host 60 Arizona chefs and will have samples of over 100 different wines and spirits. The festival will also feature live music, an art show, and hands-on demonstrations.
-Volunteers are needed for the 39th annual Scottsdale Arts Festival March 20-22. Contact Maria Marshall at mariam@sccarts.org or call (480) 874-4673

~Looking for a little inspiration? Check out the poem “Never Quit,” it’s been known to change lives http://www.renaissance.com.pk/MayRhre2y3.html

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Saturday, February 21st

*A haiku for you*
Saturday is here
Bring on the party dresses
the cocktails and beer

Have you been bored so far this weekend? Get out tonight and attend one of the various valley events.....

~The Divine Lounge in Hotel Indigo brings you Saturday "early bird" drink specials with $3 domestics and $4 well cocktails. Enjoy the warm weather on the beautiful bon fire lit terrace under the Arizona stars. This is the perfect spot to start with its central location in the heart of downtown Scottsdale. 
*Hotel Indigo
A Unique Experience
Found in Every Room*
-Find out for yourself when you reserve one of the rooms today! Lowest rate guarantee http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/in/1/en/advancedsearch?hotelCode=PHXIN&iata=99502222
  • Join the Rogue Bar in celebrating their four-year anniversary tonight starting at 8. The party is free before 11 and $3 after 11PM. Featuring DJ William Reed and guest DJ Vito Roccoforte, who is the drummer for The Rapture. http://www.myspace.com/shakeroguebar
  • Saturdays at Six Lounge and Restaurant are Jet Set Saturdays which brings the hottest talent on the planet. Tonight DJ Shit from Vegas!
  • Two Clubs one cover at Axis Radius. Tonight video DJ, UV Ultra-lounge, Stripper pole box, outside patio, and Vegas style Go Go Dancers. VJ Swerv will be mixing live videos!
  • David Alan Grier at Tempe Improv with two shows, one at 8 PM and the second at 10 PM. Seen on comedy central
  • The Game will be performing at Celebrity Theater TONIGHT! He is a former member of G-Unit
  • David Copperfield will be at ASU Gammage at 6 PM and 9 PM. Join this fantastic magician and enjoy an evening of grand illusions

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

**Hump day is over and we're one day closer to the weekend!**

*Remember that few things in life are really important*

Few of us write great novels; all of us live them.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

~Thirsty Thursday's in Scottsdale~
ENJOY THE NEW SATURDAY!

*Enjoy live acoustic renditions of your favorite songs in the Divine Lounge at Hotel Indigo by the band PHEED. Buy one specialty drink and get the second 50% off or enjoy $5 martinis and $5 house wines. http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=308189556

Thursday Events...
  • Thursday evening MLB spring training party at W Scottsdale with MLB stars Brian Fuentes, Tim Lincecum, Ryan Garko, Brian Wilson, and more. Text 467-86 SLE MLB and your name to get more details and on the list.
  • Thursdays are ladies nights at Axis Radius with no cover all night for ladies and $2 red bull vodkas for everyone. Lingerie fashion show along with complimentary champagne and chocolate fountains
  • Thursdays at Dirty Pretty are always a ton of fun with rotating Dj talent. Great place to meet people and be seen in Old Town Scottsdale
  • Thursday nights are Skyy Ladies nights at Suede. Enjoy happy hour from 7 to 10 PM with no cover for ladies all night. Drinks are half off in the house!
  • Mardi Gras Party at Westgate City Center from Thursday, February 19th thru February 24th. After the Coyotes game enjoy Dixieland Jazz entertainment and New-Orleans-style Jambalaya from 9 to 11PM 
-Enjoy the third Thursday of every month concert in Old Town. Edge 103.9 presents "Dear and the Headlights" from 7 PM to 11:30 PM FREE, yes FREE! Event is located between Dos Gringos and Upper Deck on Craftsman Court. This band actually orginated in Tempe and is performing at Warped Tour, Coachella, and SXSW later this year! More 3RD Thursday Block Party info at http://www.3rdthursdaysworld.com/
~Check out the band at http://www.myspace.com/dearandtheheadlights

~Enjoy $1.99 Pacifico Beer until its gone every night at Salty Senorita from 8 PM to close!~

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tuesday, February 17th

*You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. ~Albert Camus
*The course of life is unpredictable... no one can write his autobiography in advance.  ~Abraham Joshua Heschel

~Join The Divine Lounge in Hotel Indigo for two-for-one Tuesdays on your favorite well drinks and domestics~

Tonight...
-Watch the Suns vs LA Clippers tonight at 7 PM. GO SUNS! To request complimentary Verve Lounge tickets please go to http://www.nba.com/suns/tickets/vervelounge_requests.html
-Attend Dirty Pretty for their industry night featuring DJ Roctakon, DJ Fashen, D-JR, and specials guests
-Catch Javier Garcia at the Red Bar located in the Mondrian Scottsdale Hotel from 8 to 10 PM. He will be playing acoustic pop/rock.
-Catch the Estate House happy hour from 4-7 PM in the upstairs lounge which features free food. Half-price cocktails and bottles of wine. This bar has awesome views and a great atmosphere for relaxation.

Upcoming Events...
*Wednesdays in Scottsdale are for western dress through the month of February in observance of the annual Parada del Sol celebration. Please wear boots, jeans, and other western attire on Wednesdays. The annual Parada del Sol Parade and Trail's End celebration in Old Town will begin Saturday, Feb. 21st at 10 a.m. and the Parada del Sol Rodeo at WestWorld is at 1 PM and 7 PM on February 27th and 28th and at 2 PM on March 1st.
*February 22nd join fellow hikers and explore the Sunrise Trail for the Preserve Connections tours. Hikers will witness beautiful views on this 4.5 mile trip. This is for experienced hikers only and check-in begins at 8 AM. Registration is limited www.scottsdaleaz.gov/preserve/tours.asp
*Don't forget to purchase tickets to the home opener game for Spring Training, being held at Scottsdale Stadium on Thursday, February 26th at 1:05 PM http://www.ScottsdaleAZ.gov/Stadium

Monday, February 16, 2009

Monday, February 16th

*You cannot always have happiness, but you can always give happiness*

My haiku poem for the day…
*The weekend is gone
And Monday has come too fast
Enjoy Scottsdale tonight*

Monday night nightclubs...
-Manic Mondays at Crown Room is one of the most popular places to be on Monday nights. This week featuring DJ Tranzl8r Vs Guitar, $1 drinks for ladies till 11, $85 bottles, $2 Miller Lites, and $3 for all other beers! Is it your birthday? Pay your age for a bottle.
-The only industry night in Old Town on Mondays is Cream Stereo Lounge. This is the newest club in Scottsdale providing a new nightlife experience, first-class service, and high energy nightlife.

Other things to do tonight…
-Catch the NBA All-Star Jams Session today until 5 PM. It is being held at the Phoenix Convention Center and fans will have a chance to meet their favorite players and get autographs.

-Check out the “Seriously Funny” exhibit at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. The exhibit puts humor into some of life’s most complex issues from forgetting your PIN to culture identity. This is in honor of SMOCA museum celebrating their tenth year anniversary! Check out new and returning artists in all works of media from painting to sculpture, installation, and ceramics. For more information on this exhibit and more check out their website at http://www.smocaanniversary.org/feb13.html#

-Visit author Ray Artigue at Fine’s Cellar and enjoy complimentary sampling of sparkling wines. Wine and book gift bags are available.

-Be sure to visit the Arizona Renaissance Festival which is now open. This is their 21st festival and there will be characters, shopping, and a mix of shows. There is a little something for everyone! Be sure to see Franko, the master hypnotist and the Mediaeval Babes who sing in a variety of languages. This event is located in Apache Junction on the US 60. http://royalfaires.com/arizona/

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sunday, February 15th

~I Hope that the weekend was enjoyable and that you got involved in some of the valley's weekend entertainment~

*The place to be today is at the NBA Block Party being held from 2:30 -10:30PM across from the US Airways Center! Today's entertainment:
-TNT's Kenny Smith at 3 PM
-National recording artist Kevin Rudolf at 4 PM featuring his smash hit Let it Rock and debut CD In The City to find out more visit his official website http://www.kevinrudolf.com/
-American Idol Alumni David Hernandez at 5 PM
-Chadwicks at 7 PM

~The party is free for all fans to attend. The event features music, beverage areas, food, video games, and appearances by NBA Players and other celebrities!

Directions: Jefferson and 2nd Street across from the US Airways Center. If you are taking the Metro Light Rail the closet station Eastbound is 3rd St and Jefferson and Westbound is 3rd Street and Washington.

Other Sunday Special Events...
-Celebrity Theatre brings T.I. to Phoenix with $65 tickets at the door. Support his album Paper Trail which hit the top of Billboard charts.
-Attend Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar for their wine tasting event. Try eight types of wines and chowdown on appetizers for $35.00. Event runs from 1 PM to 4 PM

Friday, February 13, 2009

*Relax, unwind, and enjoy the weekend*

~This weekend is a bit ironic with Friday the 13th and Valentine's Day in one weekend! Hmm...~

Little Valentine's Humor for you...
*Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.  ~Albert Einstein
*We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love~Author Unknown
*If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular? 

{Two HAIKUs for YOU..}

The weekend is here
Embrace it with smiles and cheers
Enjoy without fear

ready to mingle?
THE divine lounge IS THE SPOT
YOU KNOW YOU want to
...with Friday night and Saturday Night drink specials you can't go wrong, featuring $3 domestics and $4 well cocktails. Grab a room at Hotel Indigo this weekend and party hard with famous people and athletes for the NBA All-Star Weekend!

~Myst nightclub TONIGHT presents "The Big One" hosted by Dwayne Wade and Lebron James. Men wear suits and women wear dresses! Party with NBA, NFL, and MBL athletes!~

If you don't have a date or plans for Saturday the 14th then check out the variety of parties to attend....
  • Get Unplugged in Scottsdale for NBA All-Star Weekend! This Saturday night party at Axis/Radius's Love and Basketball Party. This is an A-List Block-party with Busta Rhymes and Ron Browz performing live. There is also a jam session with John Legend's Band featuring Vaugh Anthony. $60 cover or $120 VIP from 8 PM to 3 AM.
  • Barcelona is hosting Snoop Dogg's All-Star Weekend Blow Out Party. Tickets are limited to enjoy this Star Studded Saturday. This party is also hosted by Cedric the Entertainer and Eve Pigford from 7 PM to 2 AM!
Haven't made dinner reservations for Valentines Day yet? Have no fear opentable.com is here! This site allows you to book reservations by picking a time, date, and party size, it then compiles a list of restaurants with open availability on or around your selected time and allows you to book a table.

Looking to stay active or get involved this spring? Check out the City of Scottsdale's sports, arts, cooking, and recreation classes. Most of the signups begin this upcoming week for March and April so be sure to check it out ASAP http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/site4.aspx

Thursday, February 12, 2009

*Hope that everyone had a wonderful Thursday and an even better FRIDAY the 13th!*

*Make happiness the soundtrack of your life this weekend*

~If your not already there or if your looking for last minute Thursday night plans catch the NBA block party tonight across from the US Airways Center. This is the opening ceremony for the NBA all-star weekend. The entertainment includes Breaking Down, Static, and Easton Ashe.~

Join Hotel Indigo for Friday Night Fever!  Start the night off just right in the Divine Lounge featuring $3 domestics and $4 well cocktails.

This weekend enjoy a plethora of activities...lots of things to do and people to see...
  • NBA All Star after party at The Sets, one of Phoenix hottest nightclubs, which starts at 9PM and runs till 5 AM...yes that's right 5 AM! Ladies are free till 10 PM, drink specials till 11 PM, bottle and VIP service available, variety of music, and full bars both inside and outside. Dress to impress at this red carpet event! The party is Thursday Feb 12th from 9 PM till 5 AM, Friday February 13th from 9 PM till 5AM, and Saturday February 14th from 2 AM to 5 AM. Bring your Valentine and see special guests Vida Guerra, Young Buck, and the Cardinals Eric Green. 

  • Kenny "The Jet" Smith, two-time NBA champion is hosting his 7th annual All Star Bash at The Wrigley Mansion. Featuring renonwed DJ Biz Markie and S&S with more than 1,000 special invited guests. A variety of celebrities were seen there last year including Tony Parker, Queen Latifah, Lebron James, and more. Also join the Mansion February 14th f or V-Day with Rhythm Fire. $20 cover per person and the event runs from 8 PM to 12 AM. 

  • Ludacris is performing live at Axis/Radius brought to you by Native Nation. Also preforming is Willy Northpole and Biz Markie with DJ AL3 on the turntables. Buy a ticket for a chance to win a 60K custom chopper. For more info contact Eric at 602-697-8970

  • Friday February 13th from 7 PM to 2 AM join Barcelona for their 2009 Playboy Magazine All-Star Event. The first 100 people receive the March issue before it hits the stands. The party is hosted by Grammy winner Chamillionaire, Jim Jones, playmate of the year Sara Underwood, and Super Snake with 101.5 JamZ. Very few tickets to the public, but visit http://allstarpresents.com/ for details. Jim Jones will be performing his hit single "Pop Champagne."

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

*Hello hump day and goodbye Monday and Tuesday I hope that everyone is having a great week*

*If you want to be happy, then be happy. If there is one thing that i've learned in my twenty some odd years its that!*

Places for Wednesday night fun...
-Myst brings midweek bliss with Ladies night every Wednesday! $3 drinks for ladies all night and be sure to catch cocktail hour from 10 to 11.
-Scottsdale's newest nightclub brings you Dave Dresden for their giant Wednesday night party
-Catch happy hour at Kona Grill Monday through Friday from 3-7 PM or reverse happy hour from 9-11 PM. Enjoy specials on sushi and various drinks. Great spot to meet friends and meet others, its a very popular place to be!
-Enjoy some wine and a comfortable cozy atmosphere at Kazimierz World Wine Bar in Old town Scottsdale. Sample wine and enjoy live music.

Tonight's Special Events
*Tempe Improv brings you comedian David Spade who is known for his famous work in Saturday Night Live and his hit films "Tommy Boy," "Black Sheep," and "Joe Dirt." Tickets are $45 and the show starts at 8 PM tonight and there is also another show tomorrow at 8 PM. For tickets and any additional information visit their website at http://www.symfonee.com/improv/tempe/home/Index.aspx
*Square dancing for singles and couples in Mesa at Del Sol Reception Hall. The event is hosted by valley singles and may be a great place to meet that last minute Valentine!

~Keep your eye open in Downtown Scottsdale for Maneater Film Production. The production company is filming a new Lifetime movie titled "Maneater." The locations vary and the film is a reverse Cinderella story where a young women is setting out to wed a rich man, but ends up falling in love with a man of moderate means. Hopefully you will catch the crew at one of their filming spots!~

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

*Tuesday*
~Hopefully you kept your winter clothes out a little bit longer and that everyone is staying warm through our winter cold front~

*Tonight warm up with a cocktail and enjoy Hotel Indigos two-for-one Tuesdays with specials on well drinks and domestic beers*

Lots of exciting activities are coming to the valley...
  • Arizona's beautiful and warm weather brings Baseball spring training! The San Francisco Giants training will be held at the Scottsdale Stadium which is located right in the middle of downtown Scottsdale. The home opener game is Thursday, February 26th at 1:05 PM. Tickets can be purchased at the stadium box office, online at http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=sf, or by calling 877-473-4849. If your looking for additional information it can be found online at http://www.ScottsdaleAZ.gov/Stadium
  • Spring training also brings the Chicago Cubs to Mesa, Chicago White Sox to Glendale,Cleveland Indians to Goodyear, Colorado Rockies to Tucson, Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers to Surprise, LA Angels of Anaheim to Tempe, LA Dodgers to Glendale, Milwaukee Brewers at Maryvale, Oakland A's to Phoenix, and the San Diego Padres and Mariners to Peoria.  For the spring training schedule click here http://www.ScottsdaleAZ.gov/AssetFactory.aspx?did=24198
  • The third annual Fifth Avenue Art and Wine Festival this weekend February 13th through the 15th. This event brings music, wine, and more than 60 artists. 
  • Valley Metro will be offering "Speed Dating" on the bus February 13th. So if your looking for that last minute Valentines date be sure to check it out. It is a two-hour dating event and singles will change their partner every time the bus stops. The route runs around Old Town Scottsdale and the bus will depart at 6:40 PM at Hotel Indigo! To register click here http://www.valleymetro.org/valley_metro/events/find_your_match/

Sunday, February 8, 2009

**Sunday Evening brings concerts and cocktails at 6:30 PM in Old Town Scottsdale at the Canal. Enjoy a pre-recorded concert by Coldplay and try a Watermelon Mojito for $6 tonight. Every Sunday afternoon Canal brings live music on the patio for a Sunday happy hour from 4-7 PM. The concert is showed on their state of the art media wall and every week enjoy a specially-priced signature cocktail.

Manic Monday

*Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important~Janet Lane
*Enjoy the scenery and the path of life even while on a detour*

Don't be sad that the weekend is over, Monday evenings in the valley bring a plethora of activities to keep the weekend going!
  • The Crown Room is a great escape and the place to enjoy an after-work cocktail with various drink specials on Mondays including $4 Jager, $85 bottles, and $1 drinks for the ladies until 11. Fix your sweet tooth craving by trying their chocolate chip-cookie dough martini!
  • Check out Cream Stereo Lounge, the newest nightclub in Old Town. Monday is their "SINdustry" night featuring DJ Steel, $2 beers, $4 drinks, and mixed music. They also have nightly drink specials, a relaxed dress code, and tables from $150.00. Cream Stereo Lounge is brought by Cancun Brothers nightlife and promises a new experience with fantastic service and high energy nightlife. Check it out! http://www.creamstereolounge.com/
  • Martini Ranch is featuring the garage band Eagles of Death Metal at 7 PM for $17. The group has out three full-length CDs and brings you a rock event in an intimate setting.
  • Pizza and wing night at Zipps with slices for $1.50 each and $5 wings
  • Enjoy mellow Mondays at Armitage Wine Lounge and Cafe in Scottsdale where you pay half price for any wine listed on the chalkboard all day long. They have a large selection of wines and small-plate options. 

Special Events this weekend
-Check out the 5th Avenue Fine Art and Wine Festival the 13th through the 15th. This event brings three days of music, wine, and more than 60 artists. View paintings, photography, glasswork, and other crafts.
*Grab a room at Hotel Indigo and enjoy the entire weekend in Old Town Scottsdale*
-NBA All-Star Weekend at the US Airways Center the 13th through the 15th. Watch the rookie challenge, skills challenge, three-point shootout, and much more! Catch some of the NBA's best athletes this upcoming weekend!

Friday, February 6, 2009

*Friday is here! Time to relax and enjoy the weekend!*

~Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it ~ Jacques Prevert
~Life is wonderful, make sure to realize that sooner than later~

*Join Hotel Indigo for Friday Night Fever in the Divine Lounge. Scottsdale nightlife is notorious for it's fun, so start the night off at one of the only places with Friday night specials. $3 Domestics and $4 well cocktails!*
~Grab a room tonight to avoid drinking and driving and fully enjoy your evening!

Scottsdale Friday Night Parties...
-Reverse happy hour at Kona Grill from 10 PM till midnight
-Drift all-day happy hour with $4 well drinks, $4 Jager Bombs, $4 vodka red bulls, and $9 draft beer pitchers
-House 7430 at Myst with guest DJS spinning techno and dance music, various drink specials are offered
-Crown Room Fridays are the place to be with premium bottle service and DJs who are spinning the best in music

Special Valley Events
~Catch the Suns vs Golden State Warriors tonight at 8:30 PM....to request complimentary tickets in the Verve Lounge go to http://www.nba.com/suns/tickets/vervelounge_requests.html
~Tempe Improv is kicking off their 20th Anniversary Year and is featuring Kevin Pollak tonight through Sunday, David Spade February 11th and 12th, and King of Queens Patton Oswalt Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th http://www.symfonee.com/improv/tempe/reservations/Step1.aspx

Thursday, February 5, 2009

*Thirsty Thursdays in Scottsdale*

Hotel Indigo's Divine Lounge is the place to be on Thursday evenings! Join the band PHEED and your fellow Scottsdale party goers and listen to the band play acoustical renditions of your favorite songs. This is a great spot to meet a variety of people and be seen. During the performance enjoy $5 martinis and $5 house wines.
Even better...? Get a room at Hotel Indigo, catch PHEED's live performance, and party the night away in Old Town. Hotel Indigo is within walking distance to all of the hottest bars and nightclubs in Old Town Scottsdale.
*The band PHEED features the former drummer of Gin Blossoms and does a wonderful job during their acoustic jam. To find out more about the band check out there MySpace page

Thursday Night Parties in Scottsdale to attend after the performance...
-Axis Radius's Valentine's Day Lingerie Ball with $2 Red Bull Vodkas, fashion show, complimentary champagne, and chocolate fountain... party starts at 9
-Thursdays t Dirty Pretty Rock bar features rotating DJ Talent and special events
-Six Lounge's Mint Thursday with DJ Masta Monk

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

*Happy Hump Day Wednesday*

*Everyday is a gift, thats why they call it the present*
*Some people can live one hundred years without really living a minute*

Popular Bars and Nightclubs on Wednesday Nights
-Think Pink Wednesdays at Myst where ladies will enjoy discounted drinks all night long.. this week the Ballroom is launched and features DJ circle with cocktail hour from 10 to 11 PM
-La Femme Wednesdays at Six Lounge which is the premiere ladies night in Scottsdale featuring $4 vodka drinks and $5 blueberry martinis
-Switch Wednesdays at Pussycat Lounge with complimentary vodka drinks from 9-11 PM and DJ Tranzit to play music all night long
-DJ Rob at Barcelona Scottsdale
-Sip and Spin at Kazimierz World Wine Bar with a variety of wines and new-world music
-Margo Reed at Eddie V's Edgewater Grille, the vocalist will perform with pianist Joel Robin and bassist Ted Sistrunk
-Square-Dance class in Mesa at the Del Sol Reception Hall, singles and couples welcome
-Wine Tastings at Caffe Boa in Phoenix, new wine each week

Creative Valentine's Day Activities
-Romantic Dinner and Boat Cruise in Tortilla Flat, Arizona where you will travel in secluded inner waterways that are only accessibly by boat
-Sedona Jeep Tour for Two where you can enjoy the stunning formations of the Red Rocks of Sedona
-Learn to fly a helicopter lesson in Scottsdale where you get to see what its like to take the controls and actually fly on your own
For these creative dates and more http://www.xperiencedays.com/prodlist.asp?idcategory=75&strlocation=Phoenix&sortField=description
-Dinner and a movie at the same time at Farrelli's Cinema Supper Club in North Scottsdale http://www.farrellis.com/

Looking for something new? Try these crazy adventures...
-Full day or half day Salt River Whitewater Rafting Trip
-Hot Air Balloon Ride over the Sonoran Desert at sunrise or before sunset
-Narrated Scenic Helicopter Tour
All these and more at...
http://www.xperiencedays.com/prodlist.asp?idcategory=86&strlocation=Phoenix&sortField=description

Monday, February 2, 2009

I hope that everyone had an enjoyable Monday

**Tuesday**

Today I bought two pictures that both had beautiful quotes and I love a good quote…
“Dance like no one is watching; love like you’ve never been hurt”
“Laughter is the music of the heart”

Tuesday Bars and Clubs
*Two for One Tuesdays on well drinks and domestics in Hotel Indigo's Divine Lounge
*Industry night at Dirty Pretty
*Acme Bar and Grill happy hour from 3pm to 7pm, $100 bottle service all night, and $3 Bud Lights till midnight
*Six Lounge and Restaurant Societe Tuesdays with $4 vodka and $2 Jager shots
*Happy hour at Teakwoods Tavern and Grill with food and drink happy hour deals
*Salty Senorita brings Tijuana Tuesdays with $1 tacos and $5 beer buckets from 3 PM to close

Dance the Night Away…
-Salsa classes and dancing at Club Rain
-Swing Night at Earl’s Restaurant

Activities
-Disney’s the Lion King at ASU Gammage through February 8th
-Poker night at the Bunkhouse Saloon
-Acoustic Open-Mike Night at Grand Ave. Tavern
-Katy Perry at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe at 6:30 PM
-Romeo & Juliet Feb 12th through Feb 15th at Symphony Hall
-The Wrigley Mansion’s Sweet Thursdays with happy hour prices from 7-11 PM, DJ and Sweets

Ideas for Valentine’s Day
-Air Tours with helicopters from the Grand Canyon to Sedona
http://www.maverickhelicopter.com/
http://www.papillon.com/
http://www.skytreks.com/
http://www.westwindairservice.com/

Jeep Tours in the Desert
http://azclassicjeeptours.com/
http://www.arizonacowboysjeeptours.com/

Hot Air Ballooning
http://www.hotairexpeditions.com/

Ballet Arizona’s Romeo and Juliet February 12th through February 15th
http://balletaz.org/
*Just Another Manic Monday and were all back to work after our Arizona Cardinals took a tough loss in the Super Bowl, but they did well and they'll be ready to play tough again next season*

"The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend" ~ Abraham Lincoln

"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us " Helen Keller

After a plethora of events around the Valley this week might seem a bit more relaxing so enjoy some R&R and check out these less talked about events...

Places to see and be seen on Monday Nights
-Manic Mondays at the Crown Room with a variety of specials from $85 bottles to $1 drinks for ladies until 11 also free transportation is provided by Regency Transportation
-Cream Stereo Lounge is the only Industry Night in Old Town Scottsdale on Mondays
-Tru Mondays at Six Lounge with vodka, beer, and martini specials
-Karaoke at El Dorado Bar and Grill... pick your favorite song and sing your heart out!
-Uncorked is a great hangout with half-price glasses of wine and wine flights

Live Music Spots on Mondays
-Live jazz music nightly at the Hyatt in Gainey Ranch
-Mastro's Ocean Club in Kierland features Steve Kostakes playing smooth jazz and blues in the O Bar
-Enjoy live R&B and Motown Music at Char's Has the Blues in Phoenix
-Michael Reed at Eddie V's Edgewater Grille in Scottsdale with Kenny Poe and Johnny Carrasco

Monday Poker Spots
Fibber Magees Irish Restaurant and Pub in Chandler
Bunkhouse Saloon in Phoenix

Looking for something special to do on Valentines Day? Here are a few ideas....
-Enjoy live jazz music, a beautiful outside/indoor patio with mountain, lake, and ocean view, a gondola ride at sunset, and a delicious meal... all of this at one place, The Hyatt Regency-Gainey Ranch
-Jungle Love at the Phoenix Zoo with cocktail hour, hors d'oeuvres, three course meal and "Jungle Love" Presentation, $70 per couple http://www.phoenixzoo.org/events/special_events/special_events_detail.aspx?ARTICLE_ID=100075
-Escape! Romance at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa with wine and cheese platter delivered, rose petal turndown, dinner for two, and breakfast for two
http://phoenix.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=phoenix&cdn=citiestowns&tm=34&f=21&su=p284.9.336.ip_p554.12.336.ip_&tt=2&bt=0&bts=1&zu=http%3A//www.jwdesertridgeresort.com/

More Valentines ideas to come throughout the next week and a half!