BEST Events 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...
Scottsdale ArtwalkDowntown and Oldtown Scottsdale
ArtWalks are free to the public every Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. along Main Street from Scottsdale Rd. west to Goldwater Blvd., and on Marshall Way north of Indian School Rd. to Fifth Ave. Restaurants, museums and free trolley and/or horse-drawn carriage rides are available during ArtWalk to transport folks from numerous free parking areas throughout the Scottsdale Arts District and Scottsdale Downtown.
Jake’s WomenScottsdale Desert Stages Theatre at Fashion Square
7014 East Camelback Road, Suite 0586
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Jake, a novelist who is more successful with fiction that with life, faces a marital crisis by daydreaming about the women in his life. The wildly comic and sometimes moving flashbacks played in his mind are interrupted by visitations from actual females. Jake’s women include a revered first wife who was killed years earlier in an accident, his daughter who is recalled as a child but is now a young woman, his boisterous and bossy sister, an opinionated analyst, his current wife who is leaving Jake for another man, and a prospective third wife. Jake and his women definitely deliver.
LDV Wine + Jazz7134 E. Stetson Drive, B110
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
A perfect evening of Wine + Jazz at LDV Winery every Thursday night 6-9 PM. Rachelle Romeo plays the smooth saxophonist sounds of blues and jazz.
Turns Up the Heat with Rooftop Live Music7212 E. Ho Hum Road
Carefree, AZ 85377
For those looking for top-notch live music in a beautiful yet casual environment, Keeler’s Neighborhood Steakhouse has just the ticket. Thursdays in March from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., local performers take the stage on Keeler’s rooftop bar to offer diners some fabulous music to go along with the dining experience (and the views don’t hurt either!).
Stand-up Class7117 E. Third Ave.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Classes run every Thursday evening, on-going. Join anytime!
Nowadays, it's not just enough to take or offer a "stand-up comedy class" to compete in today's market, you need to be a well rounded performer. Not just a joke teller. And unfortunately, most if not all standup comedy classes offer simply "the mechanics". Set up, punch and twist.
This class will go beyond that. You will learn the Mechanics, but also Improv, Hosting, How to Handle Hecklers, Story-Telling, Act-outs, Characters and more. Everything you will need to become a truly well rounded performer. Not simply a mechanical joke robot.
This class will step out of the comedy teachings of the 1950's & 1980’s and bring you up to date with how comedy works NOW.
How does it work?
Each class begins with a lesson that covers many of the key points that every comic should know. Then each student is given time onstage to share ideas with the class, try out new material, or just talk about their experiences. The teacher and the rest of the class will help you turn your ideas into solid stand-up material that will have them falling out of their seats!
Curious Savage8670 E Shea Blvd #103
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
The Curious Savage is the story of an elderly widow named Mrs. Savage, whose husband has left her $10 million dollars. She intends to give the entire fortune away to people who wish to pursue their “foolish dreams,” but her stepchildren strongly object. To prevent her from doing away with their family’s wealth and ruining their legacy, they have her committed to a sanatorium called The Cloisters, and it is among the gentle residents there that she finds her true family. The Curious Savage is a warm comedy that compares the kindness and loyalty of psychiatric patients with the greed and hostility of so-called “normal people.”
Weber, Liszt and Shostakovich Symphony No. 5ASU Gammage
1200 S Forest Ave
Tempe, AZ 82581
Virtuosic romantic works by Weber and Liszt provide the first-half counterpoint to Shostakovich’s searing Symphony No. 5, written at the height of the Stalinist purges of the 1930s. Ever since its storied premiere in St. Petersburg in 1937, it continues to be performed and remembered among the most moving and dramatic works of its time.