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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

    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."

  • Chefs + Farmers Market Series

    Hotel Valley Ho
    6850 E. Main St.
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    Chefs + Farmers Market Series

    As summer heats up (and the local farmers markets wind down), ZuZu is celebrating the best of the season with a free, indoor neighborhood farmers market that brings together local chefs and purveyors. Enjoy bites from our own Chef Russell LaCasce along with other top local chefs, and be sure to taste all the creations of Battle Freak Shake! We've picked the top milkshake submissions to be featured at the market, with the winning shake featured at ZuZu all month long in August.

  • Paul Calle’s Life of Exploration: From the Mountains to the Moon

    Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West
    3830 N. Marshall Way
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    Paul Calle’s Life of Exploration: From the Mountains to the Moon

    In celebration of this year’s 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s first step on the moon and in honor of NASA and Western Artist, Paul Calle, the landmark exhibition Paul Calle’s Life of Exploration: From the Mountains to the Moon will be on display to the public from Feb. 19 through Oct. 20, 2019.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Back Round by Aakash Nihalani

    Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
    7374 E 2nd St
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    Back Round by Aakash Nihalani

    SMoCA Lounge is an active laboratory of art and life where the synergy of contemporary art, design, food, cocktails, lively dialogue, education, and community engagement intersect and evolve.

    This season, artist Aakash Nihalani brings an all-new work to SMoCA Lounge, transforming the space into a large interactive installation for the public. Using a variety of mediums from masking tape to metal, Nihalani creates two-dimensional designs that simulate three-dimensional interactive experiences. Exploiting the malleability of human senses, his site-specific artworks modulate our spatial perceptions to provoke surprising and often humorous moments that interrupt the routine of everyday life. His works are meant to encourage the public to explore what they perceive as space and become active participants interacting with the work. Nihalani brings an all new work to SMoCA Lounge, transforming the space into a large interactive installation for the public.

  • Three Sisters Dinner Series: Squash, Beans & Corn

    Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa
    245 E. Ina Rd
    Tucson, AZ 85704
    Three Sisters Dinner Series: Squash, Beans & Corn

    A three-part dinner series celebrating each of the "three sisters" trio of vegetables traditionally grown and eaten together by Native Americans. Local Tucson chefs will present dishes highlighting corn, beans, and squash, letting their culinary ingenuity shine. The event will include live entertainment, paired libations, educational touch points, and food to remember.

  • Mixology 101

    Jade bar at the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa
    5700 E. McDonald Dr.
    Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
    Mixology 101

    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.

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