Phoenix Event Oracle for Things to do Today

BEST Things To Do In Phoenix Today

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  • Sonwai: The Jewelry of Verma Nequatewa

    Sonwai: The Jewelry of Verma Nequatewa

    Heard Museum
    2301 N. Central Ave.
    Phoenix, AZ 85004

    Verma Nequatewa began an apprenticeship with her uncle Charles Loloma around 1966. Nequatewa has signed her distinctive work with the Hopi feminine word for beauty, Sonwai, since 1989. It complements her uncle’s name, which was the masculine word with the same meaning.

    Nequatewa worked with her uncle for more than twenty years. In that time she not only learned specific jewelry-making techniques but she also learned to distinguish quality stones and to develop a keen design sense. Today, she is recognized as one of the leading Native American lapidary artists. Although her jewelry has been featured in the U.S. and internationally, this will be the first comprehensive exhibition of her work. This exhibit continues the Heard’s emphasis on sharing with our visitors the finest work in contemporary jewelry.

  • Electric Desert at Desert Botanical Garden

    Electric Desert at Desert Botanical Garden

    Desert Botanical Garden
    1201 N. Galvin Parkway
    Phoenix, AZ 85008

    You're invited you to see desert, light and sound unite in a mesmerizing display like never before. Cactus and desert become a living canvas in this nighttime experience, taking visitors on an immersive journey through the garden using light and original music. 

    Electric Desert includes six site-specific locations, with each experience inspired by and related to the Garden.

    Note: The Garden is closed Nov. 22, in the evening on Dec. 24 and for the entire day on Dec. 25 for the holidays.

  • Fragments: Broken Bowls Tell More Tales

    Fragments: Broken Bowls Tell More Tales

    Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park
    4619 E. Washington St.
    Phoenix, AZ 85034

    Hear the stories pottery sherds have to tell archaeologists when theses pieces of the past are rediscovered and studied. FragmentsBroken Bowls Tell More Tales, is a temporary exhibit at Pueblo Grande Museum that explores researchers use sherds to uncover a variety of details, such as how the pottery was made, used, and where it was produced. These details aren’t always obvious during examinations of gorgeous whole pottery vessels.

    Visitors typically see the most unique and complete pottery vessels of a museums’ collection on display. They seldom see, or know about, the thousands of broken pottery fragments called ‘sherds’ that are preserved in storage. Using local and traded examples, Fragments invites visitors to see how sherds help archaeologists piece together new ideas about the ancestral O'Odham, more commonly known as the Hohokam.  The exhibition also features sherds that connect the Hohokam with their neighbors across the Southwest and northern Mexico during the time of the European Renaissance. Visitors can listen to local Native perspectives on archaeology and cultural preservation while experiencing traditional O’odham songs that tell of the mountains surrounding Pueblo Grande and their deep connections to past, present, and future O’odham generations.

  • Arizona Renaissance Festival

    Arizona Renaissance Festival

    Festival Village
    12601 East Highway 60
    Gold Canyon, AZ 85118

    Don't miss Raucous Revelry at the Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival! The Arizona Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, a 14-stage theater, a 30-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament and a feast -- all rolled into one non-stop, day-long family adventure. You never know what you will find on or off the stage!

    This unique outdoor event combines entertainment and wares reminiscent of what may have been found in a 16th Century European village market celebrating the arrival of the King and Queen to their shire. Walk through the gates to be transported back in time. 

    Mingle with over 2,000 costumed characters, eat a giant roasted turkey leg; take part in games of chance and skill; cheer on your favorite knight; select a handcrafted rose for that special someone... so much to see and do. Eat Drink and be Merry is the order of the day at the Village of Fairhaven. In addition to Saturdays and Sundays, the festival is open Presidents' Day, Monday February 18.

  • Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants

    Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants

    OdySea Aquarium
    9500 East Via de Ventura
    Scottsdale, AZ 85250

    Guests are invited to dive beneath the surface of the world’s rivers in the new exhibition Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants.

    Enormous in size and rapidly dwindling in number, these ancient fish play critical roles in their freshwater habitats. Dr. Zeb Hogan, aquatic ecologist, National Geographic Fellow and host of the Nat Geo WILD series Monster Fish, has spent nearly two decades searching for and studying the rare, large freshwater fish species profiled in the exhibition. The interactive exhibition will include five extraordinary, life-size sculptures of monster fish as well as videos and hands-on interactive activities for audiences of all ages.

    Monster Fish takes visitors on a journey to river basins around the world to learn about colossal fish and the people that depend on them. Through detailed maps, sculptures and custom illustrations, the exhibition showcases close to 20 fish species and their diverse freshwater ecosystems. In addition to highlighting the biology of each species, the exhibit depicts the cultural ties between the fish and local people. From mythical tales and storied traditions to threats and conservation efforts, visitors will leave with a greater understanding of the connection between humans and fish.

  • Ragnar Kjartansson: Scandinavian Pain and Other Myths

    Ragnar Kjartansson: Scandinavian Pain and Other Myths

    Phoenix Art Museum
    1625 N. Central Ave.
    Phoenix, AZ 85004-1685

    "Ragnar Kjartansson: Scandinavian Pain and Other Myths" triggers multi-sensory aspects of the Icelandic artist's practice through text, painting, performance, and song. This focused exhibition will enlighten visitors to recurring themes in Kjartansson’s work such as Nordic identity, melancholia, repetition, and popular culture. Referencing everything from Edvard Munch to the musical super group ABBA, Scandinavian Pain and Other Myths will introduce Phoenix audiences to one of the most creative and engaging contemporary artists working today.

  • Wine Tasting

    Wine Tasting

    Hidden Track Bottle Shop
    111 W Monroe St #120
    Phoenix, AZ 85003

    Tastings are always free and provide a great opportunity for locals and visitors alike to taste 4-5 unique, high-quality selections and learn a bit about wine. Free.

  • Flamenco Class with Carlos Montufar

    Flamenco Class with Carlos Montufar

    Cannedy Performing Arts Centre
    6222 N. 7th St.
    Phoenix, AZ 85014

    Classes are available to both children an adults who are interested in exploring Flamenco movement and rhythm (compás) through hand clapping (palmas), footwork (taconeo), armwork (braceo) and marking steps (marcaje). Students will also be introduced to Flamenco communication (comunicación). Our easy to follow classes will focus on Sevillanas, a folk dance from Sevilla, Spain, consisting of four vignettes performed with castanets as well as Tangos (a popular four-count Flamenco rhythm). Over the course of your studies, you'll naturally learn the terminology used within Flamenco to help the dancer maneuver themselves through the cuadro, or a live setting involving guitar and a singer. There are even opportunities to come see Flamenco live in Phoenix/Scottsdale! Our classes are open to dancers of all levels and physical abilities. If you've been interested in Spanish dance, come join us in all the fun! Classes are held every Saturday starting early August, at Cannedy Performing Arts Center in Phoenix. Email Carlos Montufar at phxworldarts@gmail.com for more details and check out https://phxworldarts.org to learn more about Phoenix World Arts Collective and it's mission.

  • Wagging and Purring into the New Year

    Wagging and Purring into the New Year

    Petco MetroCenter
    2784 W. Peoria Ave.
    Phoenix, AZ 85029

    Join All About Animals Rescue at one of our Petco locations to adopt a wonderful new family member for the new year. And announcing our new Mobile Adoption Bus that will be coming to the entire Valley soon. The unit is ours and just getting "freshened up." Then we will be off to do a Petco Store Tour. For more information on our animals - http://www.allaboutanimalsaz.com

  • Four Peaks Brewing Company's 8th Street Brewery Tours

    Four Peaks Brewing Company's 8th Street Brewery Tours

    Four Peaks Brewing Company
    1340 E. 8th Street Ste. 104
    Tempe, AZ 85281

    Tour the original Four Peaks brewery. Housed inside a 100-year-old former creamery and ice factory, 8th Street is the original Four Peaks location and the best place to find all of our specialty beers as well as some of the tastiest brewpub food you'll ever stick in your mouth. This place has a lot of history—and we want to share that history with you.

    Join us every Saturday for complimentary tours of the 8th Street brewery. Each tour, led by an experienced Four Peaks guide, offers insight into our operations, showcases our history and gives an in-depth overview of the brewing process. Tours will also cover aspects of our laboratory testing, water treatment, barrel-aging program and more.

  • Iron Boy Boxing 49

    Iron Boy Boxing 49

    Celebrity Theatre
    440 N 33nd Street
    Phoenix, AZ 85008

    Now LIVE at the Celebrity Theatre. Early arrival is suggested to allow for parking and security check.

  • Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

    Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

    Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre at Fashion Square
    7014 East Camelback Road, Suite 0586
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251

    Lily, an aging but formidable retiree, hires Michael, an acerbic dance instructor, to give her dance lessons in her condo in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida. Antagonism between a gay man and the wife of a Southern Baptist minister gives way to profound compatibility as they swing dance, tango, foxtrot, and cha-cha while sharing barbs and intimacies along with the dance steps. During the sixth lesson, Lily reveals a closely guarded secret — she is terminally ill — and Michael shares his greatest gifts — loyalty and compassion. As Michael takes Lily in his arms on their final meeting, they both transcend fear and mortality while the sun sets on their last dance.

  • Grease School Edition

    Grease School Edition

    Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
    7014 East Camelback Road,
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251

    Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as “Greased Lightnin'”, “It’s Raining on Prom Night”, “Alone at the Drive-In Movie” recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation.

    Grease School Edition is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC

  • Drew Lynch From America's Got Talent

    Drew Lynch From America's Got Talent

    Tempe Improv
    930 E University Dr
    Tempe, AZ 85281

    Originally from Indianapolis, Drew Lynch moved to Los Angeles at the age of 19 with aspirations of becoming an actor. While living in Los Angeles, a softball injury left Drew with a severe stutter, limiting his chances of acting in front of the camera. Determined to move forward Drew turned to stand-up comedy and in 2015, he captured the hearts of America with his Golden Buzzer performance on Season 10 of America’s Got Talent. His performances landed him in the finals where he finished in second place. Since then, Drew has guest-starred on IFC’s Maron, and landed his late night debut on CONAN. Drew has amassed a YouTube following of over 1.6 million subscribers and has become a dynamic content creator as his channel is the home to his own original animated series, popular vlog, comedy sketches and collaborations with major brands and influencers such as Cesar Millan, and HelloFresh. Currently Drew is developing a feature film based around his life and comedy.