Sedona International Film Festival presents the Great Art on Screen series with “Botticelli: Florence and the Medici.” The event will show in Sedona on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 4 and 7 p.m., at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Great Art on Screen is a series of documentaries featuring an in-depth look at the most extraordinary and groundbreaking...

The circus is coming to town. And this year the Zoppé Family Circus, which has been traveling to Arizona for 13 years, is coming to Tempe as a drive-in show for the COVID-19 era. During the "live, multimedia drive-in show," a big top will be suspended in mid-air with a large LED screen showing the action on stage. Performances will include a human...

It won't be forever, but after Christmas Eve, the authentic Italian Restaurant off 48th Street and Warner Road will be closing its doors. Owner Claudia D'Amico gets emotional every time she talks about it. “It’s something that we felt was necessary to keep being here," she said. The D'Amico family moved to Arizona from Italy five years ago, with ho...

Italian-American food company Saint Pasta, started by Joe Cetrulo and Racan Alhoch, gained a cult-like following after opening in 2019. Now, vodka sauce fans will be able to find the pasta truck in downtown Phoenix. Saint Pasta is planting the company's food truck at The Pemberton House, a historic home owned by Jonathon Vento and his real estate d...

Yet another addition is coming to Tucson’s culinary scene — just in time to end the year on a tasteful and positive note, too. On Friday, December 4, Locale Neighborhood Italian will open its doors at 60 N. Alvernon Way., the midtown space that previously housed Old Pueblo Grill. The location near Alvernon and Broadway had been empty for some time...

A tiny hole-in-the-wall Scottsdale pizza joint is getting a second, and much bigger, home on Roosevelt Row in Phoenix. Opened by Bill Forrest in 2012, Il Bosco Pizza quickly became Scottsdale resident Jeff Carlberg's favorite restaurant. In February 2019, Carlberg and his business partner John Dorsey bought the restaurant with plans to expand and b...

It took until the second round, but the third Arizona Wildcat of the 2020 NBA Draft, Nico Mannion, is off the board thanks to the Golden State Warriors. Mannion, who played his prep ball at Pinnacle High School in Phoenix, was drafted 48th overall. His head coach, Steve Kerr, is also a former Wildcat point guard. As a freshman last season, Mannion...

Arcosanti has been called an “experimental city,” “an “urban laboratory,” a “caravanserai.” Seventy miles north of Phoenix, the 25-acre compound, built on a 4,060-acre land preserve, rises from the desert like a mirage. The project was the brainchild of “visionary” Paolo Soleri (1919-2013). Arcology — a concept combining architecture and ecology —...

Eggplant parmigiana may not be a staple of most drive-thru menus, but the owner of a popular Phoenix pizzeria is looking to change that. Luca Gagliano, owner of Forno 301, is set to serve wood-fired pizza and Italian food to Valley customers in the comfort of their cars at his new drive-thru concept Slice Eat in Scottsdale. Gagliano is from Sanremo...

When a new spot opens in town, we're eager to check it out, let you know our initial impressions, share a few photos, and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead, a peek inside restaurants that have just opened — an occasion to sample a few items and satisfy curiosities (both yours and o...