Scottsdale Event Oracle for Things to do Today

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The Event Oracle knows ALL the fun things to do in the land of the Scottsdale sun. Select your date above then scroll down to check out what events are going on this week...

  • Old Town Farmer's Market

    Old Town Farmer's Market



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    This lively market features local growers and specialty food producers. Be ready to find a wide variety of organic and pesticide free produce. Enjoy a plethora of seasonal specialties such as cider and apples, flowers, free-range beef, free-range eggs and local cheeses. You can also choose from the selection of freshly baked artisan breads, Amish friendship breads, jams, picadillies, and tamales. Stop by for these and more of the great local foods you'll find at the Old Town Farmer's Market!

    Look for us in the parking structure located on Brown Ave. between 1st and 2nd streets (right across from The Mission Restaurant). 

  • Native Art Market

    Native Art Market



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    Native Americans artists gather from several different tribes to share with the public their unique artwork and providing an opportunity to meet the artists and learn about Native American art and culture. This event will feature quality, Native Handcrafted products for sale. No imports and no imitations.

  • Bodies Revealed at OdySea in the Desert

    Bodies Revealed at OdySea in the Desert



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    Come enjoy the popular “Bodies Revealed” exhibit will be onsite at OdySea in the Desert Entertainment Destination! This exhibit explores the human body in an intimate and informative way, giving visitors an unprecedented way to view “what lies beneath” the surface of the skin. 

    Developed by Premier Exhibitions, Inc., “Bodies Revealed” provides an in-depth view of the beautifully complex and intricate network of internal organs and systems in a very up-close and personal way. The exhibition displays more than 200 whole and partial human body specimens that have been preserved by a revolutionary technique called “Polymer Preservation,” which can take more than a year to prepare and intricately showcases the complexity of the body’s bones, muscles, nerves, blood vessels and organs.  “

    “Bodies Revealed” also uncovers modern day health concerns, showcasing the damage done to the body due to the perils of smoking or lack of exercise. Other highlights include the importance of proper nutrition, regular activity and healthy lifestyle choices for people of all ages.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • McDonald's Rock 'n' Roll Car Show at the Pavilions

    McDonald's Rock 'n' Roll Car Show at the Pavilions



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    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.

  • 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.”

  • Sister's Christmas Catechism

    Sister's Christmas Catechism

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

    In an unusually jolly mood, Sister, the tart-tongued, ruler-wielding nun, teaches her students the story of the Nativity and asks for their help to solve the greatest Christmas caper ever: Who swiped the gold that those three wise men gave to Baby Jesus? Using the latest forensic technology and her uncanny ability to detect guilt, Sister creates an unforgettable living Nativity with her students to expose the culprit.

    Each performance is unique and will appeal to people of all ages and faiths.