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Seventy horses and 50 riders, acrobats, dancers and musicians will take the stage in Scottsdale in Cavalia's "Odysseo."         

On any given weekend, there is so much to do in the Valley that any interest can be satisfied whether you are into outer space or minerals or art.         

The Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show offers free entry days, the ever-popular barn tours, no-cost activities for kids, and the elegant Arabian, of course         

Seven years in, Arizona is still our beloved home audience. We would love to see you at some of the 13 storytelling shows we've booked for 2018.         

Celebrate the Year of the Dog with dance, music, food and cultural events.         

Why should kids have all the fun? During monthly Science With a Twist, adults can explore the Arizona Science Center while enjoying special themes.         

This is your home for discovering the best things to do every week and weekend.         

The festival, held near Apache Junction, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.         

The event showcasing fine art runs through March 25 in tents at Hayden Road and Loop 101 in Scottsdale.         

Explore some of the Phoenix area's most distinctive neighborhoods during these home and garden tours.         

Competitors are judged on precision, timing and rhythm, showmanship, speed and creativity, participating in groups divided by age.         

In addition to the parade, enjoy the Trail's End festival directly after it.         

We've put together a list of 10 of metro Phoenix's most romantic spots — and you won't need reservations for all of them.         

Sweet events to celebrate your loved one in and around Valentine's Day.         

Seventy horses and 50 riders, acrobats, dancers and musicians will take the stage in Scottsdale in "Odysseo." Cavalia         

Fans get a chance to meet their favorite Arizona Diamondbacks players during the 14th Annual Fan Fest at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale.         

LumberjAxes is the Valley's first ax-throwing club. What is ax throwing? It's a sport that's made its way from Canada down to the United State.         

Sometimes events can't arrive soon enough! We're excited to share the top upcoming events in Phoenix with you.         

10 local fashion bloggers will curate racks of clothes to share with customers.        

"The Art of Ice Cream Experience," a new pop-up show through February, features eight Instagram-worthy rooms dedicated to the frozen treat.        

The exhibition features 200 artifacts from the ancient city, as well as a 4D recreation of the explosion and body casts of some of the victims.        

The pop-up show is one giant Instagram-worthy opportunity and runs through February 2018.        

The Grand Canyon, of course, but our state is also full of quirky attractions, historic towns -- and 13 varieties of rattlesnakes.        

"Right now, he is just a sponge, absorbing everything."        

At home, Nasia loves playing card games and piecing puzzles together. She has recently become intrigued while playing with magnets.        

"Sarah is just an all-around loveable girl that just longs for a family to call her own and help her mature and grow into a young lady."        

Carlos loves to spend time pulling weeds in the lawn and otherwise helping in the backyard of his foster home.        

She's quite the artist!        

When not in school or playing football, Maurice likes to play games on his iPad and eat Chinese food. He also enjoys music.        

Taking laps in a lightning-quick electric go-kart at K1 Speed Phoenix was heaven on Earth for Antonio.        

Like most girls her age, Emiley likes cheerleading, Taylor Swift and mac-and-cheese.        

"My favorite color is red because I like roses and roses are beautiful," she says.        

Luis loves to build.        

t looks like Transparent will have to forge ahead without its matriarch, Maura Pfefferman (Jeffrey Tambor).

A lot has changed for Johnny Lawrence (Ralph Macchio) and Daniel LaRusso (William Zabka) since high school, but one thing remains the same: their deep-seeded dislike of one another.

Moira (Samira Wiley) may have escaped to Canada on The Handmaid's Tale, but that doesn't mean she's free of Gilead just yet

Former Charles in Charge child star Alexander Polinsky accused actor Scott Baio of sexually and emotionally abusing him on the set of the '80s sitcom at a press conference Wednesday, E! reports.

Netflix is putting some distance between itself and 13 Reasons Why author Jay Asher after he was accused of sexual harassment over the weekend.

Spending the weekend indoors and not sure what to watch? TV Guide's Editor-in-Chief Mickey O'Connor has a few suggestions. Here's what you should stream this weekend.

Marty Allen, the wild-haired comedian whose hundreds of talk show appearances earned him the nickname "The Darling of Daytime TV," died Feb. 12 of complications from pneumonia

Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis will continue their quest to destroy each other when Billions returns for its third season

All That, the beloved '90s sketch comedy show for kids, staged an epic reunion on MTV2's Wild 'n Out, the sketch and improv show hosted by All That alum Nick Cannon.

James Franco, who was accused of sexual misconduct last month, will be returning for Season 2 of HBO's sex industry drama The Deuce

Kim Cattrall may be in mourning, but there's one person whose well wishes she's not ready to accept right now, or possibly ever: Sarah Jessica Parker.

It'll be a sequel to the original cult short film.

Jennifer Garner is headed back to television and this time, she won't be needing any colorful wigs.

The English channeled his past while hosting the award ceremony

Few would have expected 2011’s reboot film Rise of the Planet of the Apes to spawn one of the best movie franchises of the last decade, but thanks to incredible special effects and a gripping cast of characters, that’s exactly what it did

Character actor Mickey Jones died at the age of 76 on Wednesday, Feb. 7 from "effects of a long illness."

Warner Bros. is eying a new actor to portray the Clown Prince of Crime

There are only two monocultural entertainment properties anymore: Game of Thrones and Star Wars. And one of those is ending next year.

Amazon is developing a western miniseries for Arnold Schwarzenegger

Conan the Barbarian may be headed to a small screen near you soon! Amazon has put Conan, a series based on Richard E. Howard's original novels, into development.

On The Walking Dead, the only weapon with an official name is Lucille, Negan's (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) barbed wire-wrapped baseball bat. But there are other characters with signature weapons,

Netflix has reportedly outbid other deep-pocketed streaming services and ordered two seasons of The Politician, a musical comedy series from Glee's Ryan Murphy

Kylie Jenner has welcomed her baby daughter with Travis Scott into the world.

Best Buy is officially pulling the plug on music CDs, and another retail giant may soon join them

Step-by-step instructions of how to cancel Amazon Prime membership

Rotten Tomatoes speaks out on attempted negative reviews of the Marvel's newest blockbuster

Louis Zorich, best known for playing the father of Paul Reiser's character in Mad About You, died on Tuesday at the age of 93

Sony CEO Hirai Kazuo, best known outside of Japan as Kaz Hirai, will step down from his role at the company on April 1, 2018

Don't expect the Baudelaires to open a private detective agency after they've finally solved the mystery of what happened to their parents

YouTube launched the Official Artist Channel last year, adding a music note icon to designate accounts that come from the artists themselves

At last, Mario Kart is heading for smartphones

Netflix has added two high-profile cast members to the final season of House of Cards

As Netflix settles into being the dominant presence of the future of television, it's changed some of its practices and has become a lot more discerning with what it decides to bring back

Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage and legendary actor Morgan Freeman went head-to-head in a bizarre Super Bowl ad promoting Doritos Blaze and Mountain Dew Ice

We hope Jessica (Krysten Ritter) looks good in orange because the newest photo from Jessica Jones' second season suggests she might be spending some time behind bars.

Film editor Patrick Lawrence gives an inside look at Clara's Ghost

When the Oscar nominees were announced, it may have surprised some to learn that Rachel Morrison (Mudbound) is the first female cinematographer to receive an Oscar nomination in Academy Awards history

Airbnb doesn’t (yet) have a home on the moon but the company’s latest contest is inviting guests to explore something almost just as unexplored

We know the final season of Game of Thrones won't premiere until 2019 (which seems like a special kind of torture), but thanks to Maisie Williams we may be able to narrow down the premiere date

If you have a sizable collection of DVDs and Blu-ray discs gathering dust, you might want to consider digitizing those bad boys

Rock legend Elton John announced his final concert tour in spectacular fashion with a virtual reality showcase revealing the upcoming “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour

Emmy and Tony-winning actress Cherry Jones is joining Season 2 of The Handmaid's Tale in a very important role

Meryl Streep has officially joined Big Little Lies Season 2, and her character is going to be a doozy.

Academy Award winner Brie Larson is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2019’s Captain Marvel

Spending the weekend indoors and not sure what to watch? Here's what you should stream this weekend.

No word on a premiere date yet, but the pilot of Netflix's newest fantasy is ready to go

Simon Shelton, the British actor best known for his role on the pre-school children's show Teletubbies where he played the controversial purple Teletubby Tinky Winky, passed away on Jan. 17

There are plenty of awards that honor the best of the prior year’s films and the latest Transformers movie won't get any of them

February is a month for doing little besides sitting on the couch and watching TV. Netflix can help you with that.

The cost of doing business with Kevin Spacey was pretty high for Netflix back when House of Cards started, but it turns out the cost of not doing business with Spacey is even greater

WWE star John Cena has dipped his toes into the acting waters before, but his latest project could be his magnum opus

Legendary actor Morgan Freeman took home the Life Achievement Award during Sunday's 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, accepting the heavy statuette from his longtime friend Rita Moreno.

Following Julia Louis-Dreyfus' completion of treatment for breast cancer, it looks like team for her hit HBO series Veep are looking forward to getting back to work.

It was a big night for the black comedy and Game of Thrones

When AMC's Breaking Bad was being developed, it had all the cards stacked against it

This is your complete guide to Hulu and Hulu with Live TV

Tweeting during a game while watching it at the same time isn’t necessarily going to make you less engaged with the game

In just a few months, any would-be investor will be able to buy a piece of the most popular on-demand music streaming service on Earth

Abrams is reportedly shopping a new script he wrote for TV

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