"Supports Green Initiatives" designates a hotel's participation in an optional environmental program that includes the use of energy-efficient lighting, guestroom towel/linen re-use, and on-premise recycling. "Supports Green Initiatives" does not represent an official certification of any kind.
Ovations LIVE! at Wild Horse PassDecember 27, 2014 8:00 PM
5040 Wild Horse Pass Boulevard
Chandler, AZ 85048
Before he became an infamous reality television star, Bret Michaels was best known as the lead vocalist of Poison. The glam metal outfit found success after its 1986 debut album, Look What the Cat Dragged In, and Michaels would go on to write several of his most recognizable songs with Poison, including the 1988 power ballad "Every Rose has Its Thorn." Though Poison gained fame as one of the biggest glam rock bands of the 1980s and 1990s, Michaels split off from the band and began to pursue a solo career. He released his debut solo album A Letter from Death Row, the soundtrack for a 1998 movie of the same name that Michaels both directed and stared in, and spent the rest of the decade releasing country rock material. His solo career is largely overshadowed by his participation in the reality dating show Rock of Love with Bret Michaels, which aired in 2007 and continued for three seasons, leading the generation that missed his stint as a rock star to view him as a temporary reality television personality. Michaels continues to record and release new music, including his 2012 album, Get Your Rock On.
Don Bluth Front Row TheatreDecember 27, 2014 7:00 PM
8670 East Shea Boulevard
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
America's favorite holiday story, "It's a Wonderful Life", is taking the stage in Scottsdale. Alone and defeated, George Bailey stands on the bridge that overlooks his beloved Bedford Falls, convinced himself that his life and his work have been for nothing. He's about to end it all when he's visited by a guardian angel who will show him what life would have been like without him. This heartwarming story about the importance of ordinary acts of kindness and decency has become a beloved holiday tradition.
Visualize thousands of lights illuminating downtown Tempe and you are halfway there. This beautiful annual display runs on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Included in the opening-night ceremonies is an electric light parade, city tree lighting, fireworks and multiple live entertainment acts. While enjoying the lighted event, be sure to check out Fantasy on Ice, an outdoor ice skating rink. Call for further details.
This fine example of the Victorian style was built in 1895 at an original cost of $7,500 and is fully restored. It is located inside the Heritage and Science Park at Historic Heritage Square. This is one of eight restored residences on display in this historic niche. Docent-led tours are about 45 minutes long and leave every hour.