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  • Charles M. Russell: The Women in His Life and Art

    Charles M. Russell: The Women in His Life and Art



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    Best known for his portrayals of the American West as a man’s world, Charles M. Russell (1864-1926) depicted a surprising number of women throughout his artistic career. While many of his images of women conform to the pervasive stereotypes and artistic trends of turn-of-the-century America, his representations were more nuanced and action-oriented than those of numerous contemporaries. Building off of the pioneering research of Ginger K. Renner, the exhibition will include 60 works in oil, watercolor, pen and ink, and bronze that span Russell’s career from 1890 to 1926, plus several additional works by notable artists.

  • McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Guided Hike and Bike Tours

    McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Guided Hike and Bike Tours



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    The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy's Guided Hike & Bike Program offers about 90 guided hike and bike tours in Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve from September 15th until April every year. The themes for these tours are Discovery (educational), Wellness, Family and Mountain Bike (which include beginner clinics). These tours are offered free of charge, although the Conservancy is a non-profit organization and does accept donations.

    All events have been posted to the Facebook page entitled McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Guided Hike and Bike Tours or can be found at www.mcdowellsonoran.org/events/.

  • New Beginnings: An American Story of Romantics and Modernists in the West

    New Beginnings: An American Story of Romantics and Modernists in the West



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    This major traveling exhibition offers a fresh take on Western art through 100 works by 70 well-known artists including those from the Taos Society of Artists and less-recognized artists, who were living and working in the 1920s and 1930s in Santa Fe and Taos, N.M. – important art colonies then and now. The New Beginnings exhibition, which makes its debut at Scottsdale’s Museum of the West and will travel to four additional institutes across the U.S. into 2021, features paintings, works on paper, photographs, sculptures and a furniture piece from the celebrated Tia Collection including never-before-shown works. This is the first time three-year-old Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is debuting another organization’s traveling exhibition. The exhibition offers a crisp view of artwork covering nearly a century, from 1888 to 1983, showing the evolution of art in New Mexico from 19th century Classicism and Romanticism to early 20th century Modernism with a focus on artworks and artists who operated on the transnational stage. Several years in the making, the New Beginnings exhibition features artists who were originally from outside the American West and also includes a significant number of women artists.

  • Live Music at The Thirsty Camel Lounge

    Live Music at The Thirsty Camel Lounge



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    Come enjoy an evening of entertainment with live music in The Thirsty Camel Lounge at The Phoenician Resort. Happening every week at 5pm - 7pm Monday through Friday.

  • Handel's Messiah

    Handel's Messiah

    Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
    7380 E 2nd St.
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251

    An annual holiday favorite, Handel’s Messiah returns to The Phoenix Symphony. The acclaimed “Hallelujah” chorus highlights these performances featuring some of the most glorious sacred music ever written. Join The Phoenix Symphony, The Phoenix Symphony Chorus and world-class soloists in Handel’s masterpiece in churches and venues throughout the valley.

  • Carnival of Illusion

    Carnival of Illusion

    Arizona Biltmore Resort
    2400 E. Missouri Ave.
    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.”

  • Live Bull Riding

    Live Bull Riding



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    There is something for everyone at The Chip. If you like to dance you can come spin your partner to the lively sounds of Pick o' the Litter. Wednesday and Friday nights feature live bull riding, and Friday's "All You Can Eat Fish Fry" is a huge draw for the entire family. Larry Wendt has been the proprietor of The Buffalo Chip Saloon since 1999 and has made it what it is today.