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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 3:11 am | Updated: 5:51 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Beauty of a Bonzer, the annual Australian-themed party that raises money for five Valley charities, will be 5:30 p.m. Saturday at US Airways Center in Phoenix.

Dinner will be prepared by chefs from Outback Steakhouse, Bonefish Grill, Carraba’s Italian Grill, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar and Roy’s Restaurant. Sammy Hagar and Cheap Trick will perform after the dinner. There will also be a live auction. This year’s beneficiaries are the Alzheimer’s Association, For Those Without a Voice, Special Olympics Arizona, Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center and The Real Gift Foundation. Only $500 and $750 tickets remain. Concert-only tickets are $27 to $77. Information: (480) 940-8666 or www.beautyofabonzer.com.

FURPHY’S OPENS IN SCOTTSDALE

Furphy’s Gourmet Pizzas and Healthy Cuisine has opened in the Scottsdale Promenade on the northeast corner of Shea Boulevard and 70th Street. The menu includes appetizers ($4-$13), salads ($6-$12), sandwiches ($8.50-$9.75) and 12- and 14-inch pizzas ($11.50-$21.50). The location formerly was Italian restaurant La Piazza. Information: (480) 368-9797 or www.furphysgourmetpizza.com.

VOLTAIRE RE-OPENS FOR SEASON

Longtime Scottsdale restaurant Voltaire, which closes every summer, has re-opened for the season. The restaurant, 8340 E. McDonald Drive, features classic French cuisine like duck a l’orange ($23.50) and filet mignon bearnaise ($29.50). Information: (480) 948-1005 or voltairerestaurant.com.

LOS OLIVOS FOUNDER DIES

Alvaro Corral, founder of Scottsdale’s two Los Olivos Mexican Patio restaurants, has died. He was 89. Corral, along with his wife, Elena, opened the original Los Olivos in downtown Scottsdale in the 1940s. A north Scottsdale location was opened a couple of years ago.

TARBELL ON ‘IRON CHEF’

Valley chef Mark Tarbell (Tarbell’s) will compete on Sunday’s episode of “Iron Chef America.” Tarbell takes on Iron Chef Cat Cora, who specializes in Mediterranean cuisine. The episode airs 9 p.m. Sunday on The Food Network.

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