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Exploring Phoenix’s Native American Culture

Before all the houses, restaurants, shopping, museums and parks of Tempe and the sprawling Phoenix Metro Valley, Native American tribes had made Arizona their home for thousands of years. Their rich history and culture can be found woven throughout every region in the state. Whether you are a visitor to Tempe, or have lived in […]

Fun Things To Do in Downtown Tempe

Fall is a great time to explore all the fun things to do in Downtown Tempe. With all the options, there’s no better place to enjoy your free time than on Mill Avenue. In addition to great shopping and dining, Downtown Tempe offers hiking, biking, movie watching, museums and a variety of theater performances. Here’s my short list […]

Get ready for an exciting ASU Gammage 2018-19 season

As the summer winds down, I’m excited to see the return of all the activity that autumn brings. While I enjoy the slower pace of the lazy days of summer, I look forward to the renewed vitality that comes with all the arts and culture events that start in the fall.  I’m especially excited about […]

Hip Historian Marshall Shore visits Tempe’s Eisendrath House

Join Hip Historian Marshall Shore as he takes a closer look at the Eisendrath House in Tempe and shares more about its past. Driving north on College Avenue from Curry Road, you might have noticed the lovely old pink adobe house perched on the hill behind the AZ Heritage Center at Papago Park. It was […]

Hipstorian Marshall Shore explores ASU’s architecture

Stroll along with Hipstorian Marshall Shore in our video tour and learn about some of ASU’s history through a sample of architectural highlights. A walk through the ASU Tempe campus reveals an architectural survey of the many styles and periods that reflect the university’s expansion, growth and setting in the Sonoran Desert. You won’t see the traditional […]

How much do we love Tempe? Let us count the ways.

Tempe is an upbeat town with an endless variety of things to do, places to go and people to see. From resort hotels to family activities, entertaining nightlife to artistic expressions, Tempe has it all. Whether you’re from Tempe, or just visiting, here is a better way to get to know Tempe’s fun facts – especially if […]

Indoor Activities in Tempe for Kiddos

It’s summer in Arizona, which means it’s pretty toasty outside. While that means staying indoors during the majority of the day, it doesn’t mean the fun stops there! Tempe has a variety of entertaining indoor activities for young kids to enjoy and have a blast this summer. Here is my list of top 5 indoor […]

Las Noches de las Luminarias at Desert Botanical Garden

One of my  favorite  holiday events here in the beautiful Sonoran Desert  is Las Noches de las Luminarias at the Desert Botanical Garden. It’s a beautiful Southwestern holiday tradition that’s been taking place for 37 years. The Garden’s lovely paths will be aglow with more than 8,000 lit luminaire bags and the trees will sparkle with thousands […]

My Tempe- Notes From a Native; Music

By Delaney Wood Music has always been an integral part of my life. Some of my fondest memories of my childhood include sitting next to my Grandma at the piano, while she loudly played and sang her favorite songs.  Personally, I have been playing the violin for 10 years and I currently play in the […]