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“Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power” Exhibit at MIM Phoenix


On Saturday, October 19, the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix opens “Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power,” created by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. The exhibition features stage outfits, original handwritten lyrics, instruments, concert posters and videos from artists including Billie Holiday, Maybelle Carter, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, Patti Smith, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper and more.

The MIM will celebrate the opening of the exhibition with a variety of activities for the entire family on Saturday, October 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guests can learn to play a chord on an electric guitar, receive a “rock star” makeover and learn about the female musicians featured in the exhibit. MIM Music Theater will also host performances by Phoenix female musicians, including Pick and Holler, French Girls and Catfish Mustache. All activities are included with paid museum admission.

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Independents Week

We love our local Phoenix businesses here at the Hot Sheet. Whether it’s a one-of-a-kind boutique clothing store, coffee shop, bar or other business, we appreciate the charm and uniqueness the independent companies bring to the city we love so much. They’re the people and places that stand out in our mind when reflecting on our town.

There is even more reason this week to get out and support our local indie businesses. During Independents Week—June 30 to July 7—over 170 members of Local First Arizona, a local non-profit that supports independently owned businesses, will be offering 20% off purchases. Just print your Golden Coupon (or save this link on your smartphone) and show it to the fine folks at the participating businesses.

The Golden Coupon won’t get you into Willy Wonka’s factory, but it will save you on sweets at Urban Cookies Bakeshop, Pink Spot Coffee and Ice Cream and many more businesses. Here are some of our top picks (click their pic to check 'em out):

Muse Apparel

Muse Apparel

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Things to do: Fourth of July in Phoenix

Fireworks in Phoenix

Grab your coolers, lawn chairs, and all things red, white, and blue; it’s time to celebrate American Independence here in the great state of Arizona. If you’re looking for things to do in Phoenix for the Fourth of July we have a big list of celebrations and fireworks shows throughout the Valley.

Celebrate America at Phoenix First

This performance features music throughout the decades, dance numbers, laser light shows, skits, and more to celebrate America. Show times are 5:00 p.m.  Saturday, June 29 and 9:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday, June 30. Admission is free. If you enjoy the show, return on July 4th for Family Night and Fireworks. Phoenix First kicks off the night with a family movie and continues with food, games, music, and fun for the whole family. The night will wrap up with one of Arizona’s largest fireworks displays right on campus. Event begins at 6:00 p.m. on July 4th and admission is free.

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Things to do: Father’s Day in Phoenix

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Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16. Do you want to treat your dad but still not sure how to fire up the grill or mow the lawn? Don’t worry - we have put together a list of things to do for Father's Day in Phoenix that will surely please your dad on his special day. Luckily, many places are offering special deals for all the fathers out there, so your wallets will be pleased as well.

‘Man Brunch’ at Octane Raceway 

Swap the Hallmark card for race results this Father's Day. Pay it forward by indulging in your dad's adventurous side at Octane Raceway's 4th annual 'Man Brunch'. Plan an Octane outing with the kids, friends and family for brunch and one ProKart Race for only $24.95 per person. Brunch begins at 9:00 a.m., and racing will begin at 9:30 a.m. The brunch menu will include eggs, bacon, sausage, waffles hash browns, coffee and juice. Dad's can eat and race for free with three or more paying guests. Additional races will be at the member price of 14.95 all day. The minimum age to race at Octane Raceway is 10 years old and all racers must be at least 52" tall and ready to race with closed toe shoes.

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Airport Dining: Phoenix Sky Harbor International

Phoenix Sky Harbor food

The recent makeover of Terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport brought with it the addition of some of the city’s best local restaurants. You can dine at James Beard Award nominee Silvana Salcido Esparaza’s Barrio Café or grab a cupcake from Phoenix favorite Tammie Coe Cakes. And the roster of local Phoenix gems (as well as national favorites) is growing next year. Waiting for your flight never tasted so good.

List of restaurants, and their locations:

Before security:
Chelsea's Kitchen
• Starbucks
America’s Taco Shop (coming soon)
• Cheuvront Restaurant & Wine Bar (coming soon)
Joe's Real BBQ (coming soon)
Lola Coffee with Tammie Coe Cakes
Lo-Lo's Chicken and Waffles (coming soon)
• Smashburger (coming soon)
• Wildflower Bread Company (coming soon)
• Yogurtology (coming soon)

Gates A1-A14:
• Starbucks
• Dilly’s Deli
Blanco T & T
• Modern Burger
Olive & Ivy Marketplace
• Panda Express (coming soon)
• Wildflower Bread Company (coming soon)

Gates A15-A30:
• Tammie Coe Sandwiches, Salads & Pastries
• Peet's Coffee
Delux Burger
Four Peaks Brewing Company
Humble Pie
• Pei Wei

Gates B1-B-14:
• NYPD Pizza
• Press Coffee Food & Wine
El Bravo
Focaccia Fiorentina
Matt's Big Breakfast
MidCity Kitchen
Sweet Republic
• Wendy's

Gates B15-B2B:
Cowboy Ciao
• La Madeleine
• McDonald’s
• Starbucks

Gates C1-C10
• Nocawich and Nocawich Express
• Humble Pie
Los Taquitos (coming soon)

Gates C11-C20
Cartel Coffee Lab
• Sir Veza's Taco Garage
• Paradise Bakery
• Starbucks
• Zinc Brasserie

Gates D1-D8
• Peet's Coffee & Tea with Tammie Coe Cakes
• Barrio Café
La Grande Orange (LGO)