BEST Things To Do In Scottsdale
The Event Oracle knows ALL the fun things to do in the land of the Scottsdale sun. Select your date above then scroll down for all the Arts, Entertainment, and Events in my crystal ball...
Carnival of Illusion
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Carnival of Illusion is an evening of Old-World Magic in the style of classic entertainers such as Buster Keaton, Mae West, Gypsy Rose Lee, and Harry Houdini. The hosts have performed as house entertainers at the world's top resorts, Fortune 100 CEOs, to the 200 Most Powerful Women in America and operate the longest-running Arizona theater show. Carnival of Illusion is "Magic, Mystery, and OOOH La La."
Courage and Crossroads: A Visual Journey through the Early American West3830 N Marshall Way
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
The story of America’s West in the 19th and early 20th centuries comes to life through more than 100 paintings and sculptures by artists ranging from Thomas Moran and Alfred Jacob Miller to Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. The exhibit also includes vintage photographs by Edward S. Curtis, historic Native American objects, objects associated with Kit Carson, and the presentation style pipe tomahawk of Captain Meriwether Lewis of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Dudes and Dudettes—Fiber Arts by Marla Hattabaugh7377 E. Silverstone Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Scottsdale resident Marla Hattabaugh learned to quilt in the 1970s when her mother gave her a quilting kit, and her husband bet her $10 she wouldn’t finish it. She took that challenge and hasn’t stopped, creating beautiful quilts and fiber artworks.
In 1986, the American Folk Art Museum in New York City sponsored a quilt contest to honor the Statue of Liberty. Her piece won for the state of Arizona, and during the opening activities there, she met many talented, nationally known quilters. This led to other connections within the quilting community and further opportunities to learn about the art and exhibit her work.
Hattabaugh has since become an expert in dying fabrics and hand quilting, and she continues to teach and learn about the craft with other quilters throughout the nation.
The series Dudes and Dudettes depicts abstracted, patched-together human forms on individual panels. They appear to dance, pulsate, and float in bright colors. Rich and multilayered with patterns, each one takes about a month to create with Hattabaugh’s own hand-dyed fabrics.
Mixology 1015700 E. McDonald Dr.
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Tantalize your taste buds and discover the art of cocktail creation as Sanctuary mixologists share techniques and tastings of three to four innovating cocktails. This interactive class educates guests about jade bar's freshness philosophy, spirit details and delves into the history of the cocktails they are concocting.
McDonald's Rock 'n' Roll Car Show at the Pavilions8800-9199 E. Talking Stick Way
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
The McDonald's Rock 'n' Roll car show is the longest running show of its kind! This is the perfect destination to see classic cars and motorcycles. This free open-air event is complete with 50's era music provided by "Party Time DJ's." An average night showcases 250-500 cars and up to 150 motorcycles.
Tiny Umbrellas: A Tiki Party at The Scott4925 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Put on your best vintage tiki wear and savor The Canal Club’s tasty tiki cocktails and skewered treats while enjoying tropic vinyl sounds.
OleannaScottsdale Desert Stages Theatre at Fashion Square
7014 East Camelback Road, Suite 0586
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
A college student, Carol, drops by her professor’s office in an effort to gain his help to do better in class. John, the professor, in the midst of buying a house to celebrate his nomination for tenure, at first seems distant. As the first meeting progresses the two discuss the nature of understanding and judgment in society, as well as their very own natures and places in our society. It seems as if a bond has been made. When next they meet we find that a report has been filed to the tenure committee. Carol has joined a “group” and has decided that John sexually harassed her during their first meeting. Their second meeting dissects the first; every word, every nuance of the first meeting has been twisted into something else. Or has it? John’s unsuccessful attempts to convince Carol to retract her accusation escalates to a more dangerous level. The third meeting, one the court officers warned against, climaxes violently, leaving John and Carol both physically and emotionally devastated.