Nordstrom Rack's Grand Opening at Tempe Marketplace Is October 3

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The Rack's coming to Tempe.
Bargain hunters, this is a big deal. Nordstrom Rack's grand opening at Tempe Marketplace is set for Friday, October 3.

The 35,000-square-foot store is the sixth Rack location in Arizona and the fifth in the Valley of the Sun, offering discounts between 30 and 70 percent on Nordstrom items, as well as items purchased from Nordstrom brands to sell at Nordstrom Rack.

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The 10 Best Simpsons Episodes Ever

Come October, this will basically be us.
With FX's "Simpsons World" set to launch sometime in October, it's only a short matter of time before fans of The Simpsons find themselves glued to the couch, calling in sick to work, and binge-watching episodes until their eyes fall out, Itchy and Scratchy style. "Simpsons World" will offer every episode of the series for streaming via the FXNOW app. Though some fans might want to start from the beginning, it might be a bit less daunting to sample some of The Simpsons' greatest hits before committing to such a project.

While would could hardly say that there are only 10 great Simpsons episodes (that would be blasphemy), we do know the 10 we'll be watching as soon as the all-inclusive app rolls out.

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Phoenix Fashion Week 2014 Designer Lineup Revealed

Categories: Fashion, News

Melissa Fossum
View a slideshow of Phoenix Fashion Week 2013.
The designers are coming.

Phoenix Fashion week revealed its final 2014 lineup of emerging and established designers on Monday, September 29. And the event, which will return to Talking Stick Resort October 2 through October 4, will feature a few familiar faces.

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10 Fall Workshops to Attend in Metro Phoenix

Categories: Top Ten List

Courtesy of Hazel & Violet
Learn how to use three different flatbread presses in Hazel & Violets letter press workshop.
Usually, it's the spring that's associated with new beginnings and turning over a new leaf. But why would you wait when all over the Valley fall workshops are offering fresh starts? Of course, there are autumn-themed ones, like Pith + Marrow's fall floral workshop, but there are also more out-of-the-ordinary ones, like Mesa Art Center's shield-building workshop. Basically, there's something for everyone.

So grab your mallets, flowers, silkscreens, and paint brushes, and check out our list of the 10 most anticipated fall workshops.

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Xico to Host Grand Opening Art Exhibition October 3 in Phoenix

Categories: Morning Buzz

Xico Inc - Latine & Native American Arts Organization
The new location of Xico Arte y Cultura is located at Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. Buckeye Commerce Center
Say hello to your new neighbor, downtown Phoenix.

After saying farewell to its Chandler location back in September of 2013, Xico Arte y Cultura, a local Latin and Native American arts nonprofit, has finally completed its move to Phoenix, opening up a community space and gallery at Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. Buckeye Commerce Center.

Located at 1008 E. Buckeye Road, Suite 220, near the intersection of Seventh Street and Buckeye Road, the new, 3,000-square-foot facility will host art exhibitions, monotype print-making, business meetings, artists-in-residence, and community workshops.

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3 Free Events in Metro Phoenix This Week

Categories: Events

Brad Perkins via Facebook
Some people say that it takes money to make money. We prefer the motto, "It takes nothing to spend nothing." With so many free events happening around the Valley, it's easy to stay busy while staying on a budget. From bike-based happy hours to football-themed fitness and explorations in early archaeology, here are our top three picks for free events in metro Phoenix.

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Southwest Gardener Now Open at The Newton in Phoenix

Southwest Gardener 300 W. Camelback Road Suite 3

The wait is over. Southwest Gardener is now open at The Newton at Third Avenue and Camelback Road.

The gardening store had outgrown its original location of 15 years at 2809 North 15th Avenue and moved a few miles down the road to a more spacious spot at The Newton. Owned by Amy Carlisle and Lynn Town, the store continues to serve as a go-to space where folks can meet, plant, and learn about how to create their own Southwest oasis.

"You can live outside nine months out of the year; why not have it be beautiful?" Carlisle asks, while she and Town cheerfully discuss inventory. The new space radiates sunshine and feels more like a greenhouse than a store. And it is so much more than a store.

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5 Cool Things We Saw at ARTELPHX Fall 2014 at The Clarendon

Categories: Top Lists

Evie Carpenter
Matthew Mosher's interactive "What We Have Lost / What We Have Gained" was definitely a crowd favorite.
After the ARTELPHX Spring 2014 show this past May, we wondered how the fall show would measure up. But measure up it did. With more clearly scheduled performances and innovative, thought-provoking, and downright cool installations from over 20 artists spread throughout the exterior corridors of the Clarendon Hotel, ARTELPHX Fall 2014, the third edition of ARTELPHX, not only measured up to but may have even surpassed last May's show.

While all of the pieces shown were interesting, there were five installations and performances that set the bar higher than ever for the next ARTELPHX event.

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5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Week

Categories: Events

Sean Deckert
Catch "Cultural Savant" in Scottsdale.

"Cultural Savant: The Art and Collections of Joe Willie Smith"

Some might call him a scavenger, others a "picker." The Valley prefers to think of Joe Willie Smith is an artist -- albeit an unconventional one. The local talent has participated in Art Detour and events throughout downtown Phoenix, and brings a new fall gallery show to Scottsdale.

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10 Must-See Art Exhibitions in Metro Phoenix This Fall

Richard Baudet
The Phoenix Art Museum accepted submissions of mail art from around the world for "Focus Latin America: Art Is Our Last Hope."
As stores slowly switch out their stocks of beach towels and pool floaties for pumpkins, plastic ghouls, and even some fake snow-covered wreaths (for shame), something is happening in Phoenix that we care so much more about: Galleries and museums are presenting new exhibitions for fall.

It would be impossible for us to list every new exhibition cropping up in the Valley, but there are 10 shows that we are most excited to see this autumn.

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