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There are a lot of things to do in Phoenix and the surrounding areas. If you are trying to put together plans for a vacation on a budget then why not take a Phoenix staycation? All this is, is a vacation at home. Explore your own city and the surrounding areas. You might be surprised at what all is available right around the corner. Follow along here for the best tips and ways to save money including coupons for your favorite attractions and events. You might also want to check out the Day Trips From Phoenix for more suggestions and savings on things to do within a day's drive from Phoenix.

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A Phoenix Suns Staycation

2015 February 13
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The Phoenix Suns and the Talking Stick Resort are teaming up to give away a Phoenix Staycation for 2. This staycation package includes a one night stay at the Talking Stick Resort, two court side seats to see the Suns vs the Spurs (February 28th), a limousine ride to and from the game provided by Desert Rose, and a complimentary pass for breakfast for two at the Talking Stick Resort. It is free to enter. All you have to do is sign up HERE with your name, email address, and phone number. The Phoenix Suns staycation winner will be selected on Monday, February 23rd.

Now if you don’t win then it is still worth checking out the Talking Stick Resort as they actually do offer a lot of sports packages that include tickets plus a discount stay at the resort. One of the most popular packages right now is the Spring Training package which includes accommodations, tickets, transportation, and more at a discounted rate. It’s perfect for baseball lovers and a great way to get outside and enjoy spring.

Another popular package is the Spa package. This includes a Couples Swedish Massage treatment upstairs in the beautiful Spa at Talking Stick. Then there is the Golf package which includes your greens fees and cart for 36 holes (the North Course or South Course) of Championship golf at the Talking Stick Golf Club. The bottom line is if you want to get away for a little bit without having to go to far or spend too much money then a staycation at the Talking Stick Resort might be worth looking into.

Want to just save a little extra money on tickets to a Phoenix Suns home game? Then be sure to check out the Phoenix Suns coupons to make sure that you get the absolute most savings possible on your tickets.


Irish Music & Comedy Show "Luck of the Irish"

at The Palms Theatre, Mesa
OFFER DATES:
Tue, March 03
Sun, March 15
FULL PRICE: $48.00
OFFER PRICE: $24.00

Whether it's the traditional Celtic folk tunes of The Chieftains or the joyous step dancing of "Riverdance", there's something about Irish music that has always captured our imaginations. It's impossi... [more+]

Whether it's the traditional Celtic folk tunes of The Chieftains or the joyous step dancing of "Riverdance", there's something about Irish music that has always captured our imaginations. It's impossible not to get swept up in the lively rhythm of a jig or reel, or the heartfelt beauty of an Irish ballad. So buy a pint at the bar, enjoy the included buffet dinner of chef-inspired favorites and settle in at Mesa's The Palms Theatre for "Luck of the Irish: A Salute to Music and Comedy From the Emerald Isle". From "The Irish Washerwoman" to "Finnegan's Wake" to "My Wild Irish Rose," you'll hear all your favorite Irish tunes, plus a little Irish comedy to keep the merrymaking coming. It's a surefire way to get you in the mood for St. Patrick's Day. [less-]

"The Jazz Divas": Local Favorites and Rising Star Singers Perform Jazz Favorites

at ASU Kerr Cultural Center, Scottsdale
OFFER DATES:
Wed, March 04
FULL PRICE: $22.00
OFFER PRICE: $11.00

If you haven't had the chance to see "The Jazz Divas", a hit show since it began in 2001, you've got to head to the ASU Kerr Cultural Center in Scottsdale. There, in the romantic adobe performance cen... [more+]

If you haven't had the chance to see "The Jazz Divas", a hit show since it began in 2001, you've got to head to the ASU Kerr Cultural Center in Scottsdale. There, in the romantic adobe performance center (which is perfectly built for superior sound quality) you'll hear local favorites Delphine Cortez, Sherry Roberson, Diana Lee and Alice Tatum as well as rising star vocalist Holly Pyle. These talented women will sing classic jazz tunes as well as contemporary hits in a jazz style for a sultry show that's perfect for a date night or evening with friends. [less-]

Family Struggles in a Surreal World: Steve Yockey's "Pluto"

at Tempe Performing Arts Center, Tempe
OFFER DATES:
Thu, March 05
Fri, March 06
Sat, March 07
FULL PRICE: $20.00
OFFER PRICE: $10.00

Steve Yockey's "Pluto" is an unconventional family drama that tells the familiar tale of a mother struggling to connect with her son, but places them in a surreal world where the obstacles they face a... [more+]

Steve Yockey's "Pluto" is an unconventional family drama that tells the familiar tale of a mother struggling to connect with her son, but places them in a surreal world where the obstacles they face are unexpected and sometimes absurd. The "San Francisco Chronicle" has described Yockey's artistic voice as "fiercely imaginative and finely tuned," and this latest play continues that trend. In the aftermath of a local tragedy, a single mother tries desperately to jump-start her relationship with her solitary son across the breakfast table. But strange forces keep interfering: odd characters take residence in her appliances, and the family dog not only talks, but has three heads. Oh, and did we mention the angry mob gathering outside? Yockey skillfully allows the mystery of this bizarre day to unfold with perfect pacing, and the audience slowly comes to realize the very real and terrible moment being described through the supernatural events. [less-]

Al Madrigal ("The Daily Show", "Tonight Show")

at Stand Up Live, Phoenix
OFFER DATES:
Thu, March 05
Fri, March 06
Fri, March 06
FULL PRICE: $22.00
OFFER PRICE: $7.00 - $10.00

Comedian, actor and "Daily Show" correspondent Al Madrigal is one of the most gifted stand-up comics working today. Known for his hilarious stories from his life, he's performed stand-up on the "Tonig... [more+]

Comedian, actor and "Daily Show" correspondent Al Madrigal is one of the most gifted stand-up comics working today. Known for his hilarious stories from his life, he's performed stand-up on the "Tonight Show", "Conan", "Lopez Tonight," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson", "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live", and was named Best Stand-Up Comedian at the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. He's acted in numerous prime-time series, including CBS's "Welcome to the Captain" with Jeffrey Tambor and "Gary, Unmarried" with Jay Mohr, and NBC's "Free Agents" with Hank Azaria. Comedy Central recently aired his first hour-long stand-up special, "Why is the Rabbit Crying?" [less-]

Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" Updated for Modern Audiences

at Farnsworth Studio Theater at Mesa Arts Center, Mesa
OFFER DATES:
Thu, March 05
Fri, March 06
Sat, March 07
+ 2 more dates
Thu, March 05
Fri, March 06
Sat, March 07
Sat, March 07
Sun, March 08
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FULL PRICE: $35.00 - $42.00
OFFER PRICE: $15.00

Romantic entanglements upset life on a rural estate in Chekhov's masterpiece of unrequited love, thwarted ambition and regret. At turns heartbreaking and hilarious, "Uncle Vanya" centers on a professo... [more+]

Romantic entanglements upset life on a rural estate in Chekhov's masterpiece of unrequited love, thwarted ambition and regret. At turns heartbreaking and hilarious, "Uncle Vanya" centers on a professor who moves back into his rural home with his new, young wife, disturbing the quiet lives of everyone in the household. This adaptation from critically acclaimed playwright Annie Baker ("Body Awareness, Circle Mirror Transformation, The Flick") brings updated American colloquialisms and a new intimacy to this internationally beloved story of human relationships and yearning. Mesa Arts Center audiences will recognize in this enduring play themes that still resonate today, including economic upheaval, environmental concerns and relationship complications. [less-]

Delicious Family Comedy "Over the River and Through the Woods"

at Ghostlight Theatre, Sun City West
OFFER DATES:
Thu, March 05
Fri, March 06
Sat, March 07
FULL PRICE: $15.00
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

From the madcap mind that brought the world "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" comes another wise and witty show about unraveling some very tight family bonds. New Jersey-based Nick has just bee... [more+]

From the madcap mind that brought the world "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" comes another wise and witty show about unraveling some very tight family bonds. New Jersey-based Nick has just been offered his dream job in Seattle, but there are four problems: his two sets of Italian-American grandparents. Devoted to him in the extreme, they conspire to keep him close at hand through a combination of guilt, good food and a pretty nurse named Caitlin. Sun City West's Ghostlight Theater stages Tony-winner Joe DiPietro's deliciously conceived comedy. [less-]

"Deadly Housewives": Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre With a "Desperate" Twist

at Orange Tree Golf Club, Scottsdale
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 06
Sat, March 14
Sat, March 28
FULL PRICE: $45.00
OFFER PRICE: $25.00

When housewives Summer, Chastity and Janet uncover the gruesome murder of their dear neighbor, their predicament isn't just desperate -- it's deadly! In this light-hearted murder mystery show, the lad... [more+]

When housewives Summer, Chastity and Janet uncover the gruesome murder of their dear neighbor, their predicament isn't just desperate -- it's deadly! In this light-hearted murder mystery show, the ladies of "Hysteria Lane" need more than the police to solve this puzzling crime ... they're going to need "you". As you dine on a delicious three-course dinner at Scottdale's Orange Tree Golf Club, you'll help the gals put together the pieces and uncover the murderer. In the process, the ladies may even enlist the help of an audience member to try and contact their deceased friend from beyond the grave. Please see the full event description for detailed menu information. [less-]

"The Heiress": Tony-Winning Period Drama of Wealth, Class & Revenge

at Theatre Artists Studio, Scottsdale
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 06
Thu, March 12
Fri, March 13
FULL PRICE: $20.00
OFFER PRICE: $10.00

Fans of "Downton Abbey"'s clandestine romances, saucy betrayals and period costumes will find plenty to love in "The Heiress", Ruth and Augustus Goetz' Tony and Oscar-winning masterpiece of love and b... [more+]

Fans of "Downton Abbey"'s clandestine romances, saucy betrayals and period costumes will find plenty to love in "The Heiress", Ruth and Augustus Goetz' Tony and Oscar-winning masterpiece of love and betrayal. Based on Henry James' "Washington Square", this psychological drama centers around the shy and sheltered Catherine Sloper, daughter of a wealthy widower. Her distant and controlling father suspects her charming suitor's really only interested in her money. As events unfold, the slow arc of her revenge leads to a chilling end, where the rewards of cruelty are revealed. Despite being one of literature's greatest novelists, Henry James really wanted to pen a smash-hit for the stage. Now, thanks to the Goetzes and this exciting new production from Theatre Artists Studio, "The Heiress" realizes a century-long dream. [less-]

National Comedy Theatre's Improv: An Interactive Competition

at National Comedy Theatre Phoenix, Mesa
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 06
Sat, March 07
Fri, March 13
+ 13 more dates
Fri, March 06
Sat, March 07
Fri, March 13
Sat, March 14
Fri, March 20
Sat, March 21
Fri, March 27
Sat, March 28
Fri, April 03
Sat, April 04
Fri, April 10
Sat, April 11
Fri, April 17
Sat, April 18
Fri, April 24
Sat, April 25
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FULL PRICE: $14.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $7.00

National Comedy Theatre's spontaneous comedy competition relies on you and your fellow audience members to shout out suggestions, egg on teams of hilarious, highly-skilled performers and ultimately de... [more+]

National Comedy Theatre's spontaneous comedy competition relies on you and your fellow audience members to shout out suggestions, egg on teams of hilarious, highly-skilled performers and ultimately decide which group wins for the night. Every game and skit is completely improvised, so you get a different, unrehearsed show every time with limitless possibilities for laughter. The National Comedy Theatre's improv shows are appropriate for all ages and any type of audience. The National Comedy Theatre is located in Mesa's Fiesta District. While you're there, check out the new "pocket parks" that line Southern Avenue. [less-]

Beverly Cleary's "Ramona Quimby" Comes to Life on Stage

at Spotlight Youth Theatre, Glendale
OFFER DATES:
Sat, March 07
Sat, March 07
FULL PRICE: $12.00
OFFER PRICE: $6.00

Experience the world of an excitable third-grader with this fun, rollicking play based on the heartwarming and hilarious adventures of Ramona Quimby. Spotlight Youth Theatre in Glendale brings Beverly... [more+]

Experience the world of an excitable third-grader with this fun, rollicking play based on the heartwarming and hilarious adventures of Ramona Quimby. Spotlight Youth Theatre in Glendale brings Beverly Cleary's beloved, Newberry Award-winning books to life as you meet Ramona and her family, friends and neighbors. As the young charmer learns to grow up in her own way, you'll laugh and cheer along with Ramona in this youth production that's perfect for the entire family. [less-]

Phoenix Challenge: A Race of Wits Around the Valley of the Sun

at Phoenix Neighborhoods, Phoenix
OFFER DATES:
Sat, March 07
FULL PRICE: $50.00
OFFER PRICE: $25.00

Race through the streets of Phoenix in this fast-paced urban adventure competition in which teams of two or more race around the city, vying against other challengers for cash prizes. In this fun "Ama... [more+]

Race through the streets of Phoenix in this fast-paced urban adventure competition in which teams of two or more race around the city, vying against other challengers for cash prizes. In this fun "Amazing Race"-style scavenger hunt, you'll plot your team's race strategy, solve tricky clues and explore the city in the hopes of coming out on top. After the race is finished, join your friends and former competitors at an after-party at Tilted Kilt for an awards ceremony with food and drink specials, music and a post-race costume contest. [less-]

Cole Porter's "Anything Goes": A Rollicking Musical Adventure

at Phoenix Theatre - Mainstage Theatre, Phoenix
OFFER DATES:
Sun, March 08
FULL PRICE: $51.00 - $81.00
OFFER PRICE: $28.00 - $44.00

Showcasing Cole Porter's signature wit and masterful composition, Phoenix Theatre's presentation of "Anything Goes" features unforgettable songs such as "I Get a Kick Out of You" and "You're the Top."... [more+]

Showcasing Cole Porter's signature wit and masterful composition, Phoenix Theatre's presentation of "Anything Goes" features unforgettable songs such as "I Get a Kick Out of You" and "You're the Top." This timeless tale of boy-meets-girl and the resulting roller coaster ride centers on Billy Crocker, who falls hopelessly in love with a wealthy heiress. When he sees her boarding a boat to London, he throws caution to the wind and becomes a stowaway. Madcap hijinks ensue when his fellow passengers, including the evangelist-turned-nightclub-singer Reno Sweeney and second-rate gangster Moonface Martin, decide to help Billy win his true love. This production steams into the Phoenix Theatre this month! [less-]

"Les Misérables": An Epic Musical of Passion & Rebellion

at Arizona Broadway Theatre, Peoria
OFFER DATES:
Tue, March 10
Wed, March 11
Sat, March 14
+ 1 more dates
Tue, March 10
Wed, March 11
Sat, March 14
Tue, March 17
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FULL PRICE: $98.00
OFFER PRICE: $50.00

Grand and uplifting, "Les Misérables" is a powerful affirmation of the human spirit and one of the most popular musicals of all time. This tale of passion and revolution in 19th-century France has wo... [more+]

Grand and uplifting, "Les Misérables" is a powerful affirmation of the human spirit and one of the most popular musicals of all time. This tale of passion and revolution in 19th-century France has won seven Tony Awards on Broadway and was adapted into an Oscar-winning film. You'll be immersed in the tale of ex-convict Jean Valjean's struggle for redemption while trying to outrun determined police inspector Javert, and the innocent love of his adopted daughter Cosette for the revolutionary student Marius. It's a celebration of the struggle for justice and happiness in the face of hardship, carried forward on a gorgeous score, including the beloved songs "I Dreamed a Dream," "Do You Hear the People Sing?" and more. [less-]

Intelligent & Charming, Comedian Emily Galati Headlines in Scottsdale

at Stand-Up, Scottsdale Comedy Club, Scottsdale
OFFER DATES:
Thu, March 12
Fri, March 13
Fri, March 13
+ 3 more dates
Thu, March 12
Fri, March 13
Fri, March 13
Sat, March 14
Sat, March 14
Sun, March 15
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FULL PRICE: $10.00 - $15.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $7.50

Emily Galati has been winning over audiences throughout the Midwest with her impeccable timing and enchanting wit. She doesn't dwell on cliché topics, instead offering up quirky observations about wh... [more+]

Emily Galati has been winning over audiences throughout the Midwest with her impeccable timing and enchanting wit. She doesn't dwell on cliché topics, instead offering up quirky observations about whatever's on her mind, whether it be biking naked, holding babies, having boring friends or really off-the-wall topics. She's represented Chicago in the "Best of the Midwest" Competition at Gilda's LaughFest. She has also appeared on Comcast OnDemand's "Laugh Out Loud" and has traveled all over the country to work with national acts like Gilbert Gottfried, Kyle Kinane and many others. Catch her live at Stand-Up Scottsdale Comedy Club. [less-]

Sci-Fi Spoof "Voyage Trekkers" Viewing Party

at National Comedy Theatre Phoenix, Mesa
OFFER DATES:
Thu, March 12
FULL PRICE: $5.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP

The Galactic Union needs your help, so step aboard the "G.S.V. Remarkable" for a fun viewing party of both seasons of the hit web series "Voyage Trekkers". The worst crew in the galaxy is led by Capta... [more+]

The Galactic Union needs your help, so step aboard the "G.S.V. Remarkable" for a fun viewing party of both seasons of the hit web series "Voyage Trekkers". The worst crew in the galaxy is led by Captain Jack Sunstrike, his first officer Blake Powell and the wise-cracking voice of reason, Dr. Elaine Rena. They'll take you to the edge of hysteria on the award-winning science fiction spoof. The viewing party includes raffle prizes, trivia contests, photo opportunities with the cast, beverage specials and a drinking game to play during the screening. Proceeds from the event will go towards funding the full-length movie of "Voyage Trekkers", currently in pre-production. [less-]

"Pride and Prejudice": Jane Austen's Classic Love Story on Stage

at Paradise Valley Baptist Church, Phoenix
OFFER DATES:
Thu, March 12
Sat, March 14
Sat, March 14
FULL PRICE: $15.00
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" is both a delightful love story and a biting social satire that remains popular 200 years after its publication, for both its wit and its emotional resonance. Mr. a... [more+]

Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" is both a delightful love story and a biting social satire that remains popular 200 years after its publication, for both its wit and its emotional resonance. Mr. and Mrs. Bennett have limited means and several daughters to marry off, so when two eligible young men arrive in the area, it seems like a dream come true. But when the strong-willed and intelligent Elizabeth Bennett meets the aloof but honest Mr. Darcy, a chain of events is set in motion that turns the Bennett household topsy-turvy. MoezArt Productions brings 19th century England to Phoenix in this stage adaptation at Paradise Valley Baptist Church. [less-]

"Carousel": Rodgers and Hammerstein's Masterpiece

at Nesbitt/Elliott Playhouse at Mesa Arts Center, Mesa
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 13
Thu, March 19
Sat, March 21
FULL PRICE: $29.00
OFFER PRICE: $14.50

Experience Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Carousel", which "Time" magazine called the best musical of the century. Swaggering, carefree carnival barker Billy captivates and marries naive millworker Julie.... [more+]

Experience Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Carousel", which "Time" magazine called the best musical of the century. Swaggering, carefree carnival barker Billy captivates and marries naive millworker Julie. Losing his job just as he learns that Julie is pregnant, Billy, desperate to provide a decent life for his family, is coerced into being an accomplice to a robbery. Caught in the act and facing prison, he takes his own life and is sent "up there." Returning to earth for one day 15 years later, Billy encounters the daughter he never knew. A lonely, friendless teenager, her father's reputation as a thief and a bully has haunted her throughout her young life. How Billy instills in both the child and her mother a sense of hope and dignity is a dramatic testimony to the power of love. It's easy to understand why, of all the shows they created, "Carousel" was Rodgers and Hammerstein's personal favorite. [less-]

Radio's Greatest Hits: From the '20s to Today -- Voices of the Desert Choir

at Phoenix Center for the Arts, Phoenix
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 13
Sat, March 14
FULL PRICE: $25.00
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

From Elvis to Lady Gaga, the history of radio comes to life in Voices of the Desert's "Radio Waves" concert. Come along on a 100-year journey through some of the biggest hits ever recorded, from the s... [more+]

From Elvis to Lady Gaga, the history of radio comes to life in Voices of the Desert's "Radio Waves" concert. Come along on a 100-year journey through some of the biggest hits ever recorded, from the sound of the Roaring '20s with Fats Waller to the close-harmony boogie-woogie of The Andrews Sisters, then on into the Motown era with the The Jackson 5 through the '80s pop perfection of Madonna and Gloria Estefan, and bringing down the house with today's favorites. Voices of the Desert will put its own fun spin on these chart-toppers, with plenty of dancing, humor and even some puppets thrown in. Get ready to rediscover old favorites with Voices of the Desert's "Radio Waves" at the Phoenix Center for the Arts. [less-]

Life as a Die-Hard Baseball Fan: "Bleacher Bums"

at Fountain Hills Theater Mainstage Too, Fountain Hills
OFFER DATES:
Sat, March 14
FULL PRICE: $23.00
OFFER PRICE: $12.00

In the bleachers at Chicago's Wrigley Field, a mixed bag of die-hard Cubs fans are watching the game. While they're rooting for their team, you'll be watching them, because the action in the stands is... [more+]

In the bleachers at Chicago's Wrigley Field, a mixed bag of die-hard Cubs fans are watching the game. While they're rooting for their team, you'll be watching them, because the action in the stands is often more interesting than the action on the field. The group includes a rabid cheerleader, a blind man who follows the game by transistor radio and does his own play by play, a bathing beauty, a nerd and various other bleacher denizens. As the game proceeds, they place bets on every conceivable event, go out for frosty malts or beers, try to pick up the bathing beauty and -- occasionally -- watch the game. The villainous Marvin, who always bets against the Cubs, waits for the inevitable ninth-inning flop. Will he clean up again, or will the Cubs triumph this time? Win or lose, the bleacher bums remain undaunted. They'll be back to root for the home team no matter what. [less-]

"The Dinner Detective": Interactive Mystery Dinner Show

at Phoenix Marriott Mesa , Mesa
OFFER DATES:
Sat, March 14
Sat, March 28
FULL PRICE: $85.75
OFFER PRICE: $51.45

A favorite across the country, "The Dinner Detective" comes to Phoenix to serve up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner. And since this popular comic murder mystery is set in the pr... [more+]

A favorite across the country, "The Dinner Detective" comes to Phoenix to serve up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner. And since this popular comic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect, including you. The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes salad, an entrée and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights. [less-]