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BEST Things To Do In Scottsdale

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  • Carnival of Illusion

    2400 E Missouri Ave
    Phoenix, AZ 85016
    Carnival of Illusion

    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."

  • “Moon” by Luke Jerram

    Houston Museum of Natural Science
    5555 Hermann Park Dr
    Houston, TX 77030
    “Moon” by Luke Jerram

    Houston, we have a landing. On July 20, 1969, the Apollo 11 Lunar Lander touched down on the moon, heralding astronauts like Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin as the first humans to successfully accomplish a lunar landing. In honor of the 50th anniversary of this moon-mentous occasion, the Houston Museum of Natural Science is bringing the moon to Houston like never before!

    Created by artist Luke Jerram, this sculpture features 120 dpi detailed NASA imagery of the moon’s surface, using projection mapping. Lunar features, such as Tycho, Apollo 11’s landing spot and even the elusive “dark side of the moon” are displayed in stunning resolution on this unique sculpture. At an approximate 23 feet in diameter and an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each inch of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 42 feet of the moon’s surface.

  • Summer Camp at AZR

    AZ on the Rocks
    16447 N. 91st St.
    Scottsdale, AZ 85260
    Summer Camp at AZR

    Need a way to keep the kids active, moving and happy during their school breaks? Want them doing more than playing video games and sitting in the house all day? AZR has the perfect solution-our Kids Camps, the only place where it’s okay to climb the walls. Rock Climbing, Yoga, Ninja Course Obstacles, Playing Games and Other Fun Activities. Our high energy, well qualified counselors will help your child build new friendships, discover new interest and improve self-esteem, all in an inviting environment. No experience is required. AZ on the Rocks camps focus on movement, physical activity and having fun. This camp does not teach children how to be professional climbers or to be at a high performance level in any of the activities. Campers will climb at AZ on the Rocks, do yoga with Yoga on the Rocks, ninjitsu with Maui Saito Ninjitsu, as well as many other fun activities.

  • Wonderspaces: Point of View

    Scottsdale Fashion Square
    7014 E. Camelback Road
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    Wonderspaces: Point of View

    In Point of View, 13 artists explore how new perspectives expand our concept of the world. Through their art, they play with the definition of perspective, flip its rules, and present abstract and literal forms. Though the methods and media are all different, each artwork opens us up to the views of others.

    Point of View is an art show that welcomes all ages to explore the concept of perspective. An approximately eighty-minute experience spread across roughly 16,000 square feet, it is a place to gather with friends and family.

  • Mutual Reality: Art on the Edge of Technology

    SMOCA-Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
    7374 E. 2nd St.
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    Mutual Reality: Art on the Edge of Technology

    In the 21st century, each of us—often unknowingly—leave a digital footprint in everything we do from texting to a simple internet search. This exhibition presents the multiple ways in which we, as users, interact with an artwork and the response or output the artwork provides in return. These interactions are meant to get the viewer thinking not only about the traces we leave behind, but the effects we have on technology.

    In this important moment in time, humans and technology are evolving together and interactive art exemplifies this relationship. This intimate level of engagement with an artwork opens the opportunity to shift the viewer’s perspective on the meaning and boundaries of art itself.

  • Divergent Materiality: Contemporary Glass Art

    Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
    7374 E. Second St.
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    Divergent Materiality: Contemporary Glass Art

    Divergent Materiality: Contemporary Glass Art is a contemporary take on one of the first exhibitions featured at SMoCA, Studio Glass: From the Gerard L. Cafesjian Collection.

    As the lead donor of the museum, Cafesjian’s legacy is important and his love of glass is undeniable. This exhibition highlights contemporary glass artists—both masters and emerging—whose innovative approaches using glass have advanced the medium’s discourse within contemporary art. While this is not a survey, the artworks selected represent the vast techniques and ideas used to explore this transformative material from the mid-20th century to today.

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

    Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West
    3830 N. Marshall Way
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    New Beginnings: An American Story of Romantics and Modernists in the West

    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.

  • Janel Garza: Environ

    Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
    7374 East Second Street
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    Janel Garza: Environ

    As the title suggests, the new mural unveiled at SMoCA, Environ was designed to reflect multiple features that directly surround the space. Each aspect of the courtyard where it resides is taken into consideration—from the colored light of James Carpenter’s glass scrim wall to the ever-changing view of James Turrell’s skyspace, Knight Rise, as well as the nearby native plant life. Pulling simple abstract shapes and colors from each of these influences created one cohesive and fluid design. The intention of the artist is to complement the space and welcome visitors to spend time within the courtyard walls.

  • Native American Dancing

    Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch
    7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd.
    Scottsdale, AZ 85258
    Native American Dancing

    Celebrate Native American culture with weekly performances of dancers from around Arizona sharing the traditions of their tribes. the performance includes hoop dancing, known as the "dance of life." Performances take place at the Fountain Court at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa each Friday from 5 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

  • Live Music at The Thirsty Camel Lounge

    Thirsty Camel Lounge
    6000 E Camelback Rd
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    Live Music at The Thirsty Camel Lounge

    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.

  • Havana Nights

    The Scott Resort & Spa
    4925 N. Scottsdale Rd.
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    Havana Nights

    Havana Nights at The Scott feature classic movies from the early 20th century, when motion-picture film was in its prime and color was yet to be discovered.

    Sit back, sip on some of The Canal Club’s Signature Cocktails and enjoy our complimentary Mexican Street Popcorn.

  • All Shook Up

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

    Inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing young man who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that’ll have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”

    ALL SHOOK UP Inspired by and featuring the songs of ELVIS PRESLEY ® Book by JOE DIPIETRO Originally Produced on Broadway by Jonathan Pollard, Bernie Kukoff, Clear Channel Entertainment, Harbor Entertainment, Miramax Films, Bob & Harvey Weinstein, Stanley Buchthal, Eric Falkenstein, Nina Essman/Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Jean Cheever, Margaret Cotter, in association with Barney Rosenzweig, Meri Krassner, FGRW Investments, Karen Jason, Phil Ciasullo Conard. Originally produced for Goodspeed Musicals, Michael P. Price, Executive Producer, Sue Frost, Associate Producer.

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