Founded by a pair of theater-loving sisters, Desert Rose Theatre cultivates family-friendly productions in an airy, new black box at Power Square Mall. Mary Stuart, written by 18th-century dramatist Friedrich Schiller and directed by Chris Michael Dennis, explores the relationship between Britain's Protestant queen, Elizabeth I, and her Catholic cousin, Mary, Queen of Scots, which grows thornier than a bouquet of porcupine quills when Mary gets sent to prison. Though Mary is captive, her ardor and popularity threaten to topple Elizabeth's icy throne, unleashing a spate of high-stakes political maneuvers. Elizabethan-style couture by artistic director Katherine Stewart infuses the production with realism and stage curtains made of ruffled collars.
Whether in the form of a bestselling hardback or a clearance paperback, all genres—from romance novels to science-fiction tales—can be found on Book Vault's shelves in both new and used varieties. The 3,000-square-foot nonfiction section shelters an extensive selection of history books, cookbooks, and arts-and-crafts books ready to be taken to their new homes. A 21-day guarantee permits customers to swap any new book for store credit within three weeks, and Book Vault also buys used books in exchange for cash, store credit, or a lock of Charles Dickens's hair. Along with supplying customers with their next reads, Book Vault hosts local book-club meetings in their book-club area.
Nightmares are bad enough; at least they go away upon waking. For Lenore, nightmares of torture and death are everlasting, and visitors at Sanctum of Horror bravely enter the depths of her hopelessly twisted mind. Her thoughts and memories are presented in a dark home with walls coated in peeling wallpaper and blood. The denizens of this space are not the usual happy family of four. Within the halls lurk evil dolls and menacing clowns waiting to evoke lucid dreams. Flesh-eating prisoners chomp on their latest victim while scanning the crowds for more, and hatchet-wielding madmen wait to terrorize anyone who crosses their paths or dares to insult their pets' sweaters.
Big O Tires outfits wheels with tires from Michelin, Goodyear and other trusted brands, all backed by a three-year warranty and a lifetime of rotations. The retailer has been in the road-ready rubber trade since 1962, when it began as a single co-op; over the past five decades, it has blossomed into a network of more than 500 locations, spanning 21 states. The shops’ ASE-certified technicians not only specialize in tires, but also tend autos with a comprehensive array of repair and maintenance services. They deftly change oil, replace brakes, and meticulously administer free 22-point safety inspections, which ensure that headlights work and that wiper blades aren’t actually sleeping rattlesnakes.
Kickboxing classes deliver a knee to the face of fat, burning up to 860 calories an hour with the high-energy striking moves of martial arts and boxing. All four limbs get in on the bag-bludgeoning action at iLoveKickboxing as each class provides a full-body workout that tones arm, leg, and tentacle muscles while tightening the body’s core and improving balance. Hitting the heavy bags won't skin your knuckles once you don the included boxing gloves, which also double as excellent spring-loaded props for re-creating Three Stooges gags. Class times and dates vary based on location: Phoenix, Mesa, and Gilbert.
Tile adds a clean, creative look to kitchens, bathrooms, and patios, but it's also an eco-friendly flooring material that requires no harsh chemicals or maintenance to keep it gleaming. Staff members at A World of Tile help clients to upgrade living spaces with this environmentally friendly alternative through in-house design consultations and a range of ceramic, stone, and specialty tiles. They amass products from across the globe, offering unique designs and SunTouch heated options that warm toes during cold winter months and prevent chihuahuas from shaking the whole year. During free hands-on workshops, staffers teach customers how to correctly install tile themselves or provide referrals to local contractors.