Scottsdale Event Oracle for Things to do Today

BEST Things To Do In Scottsdale

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  • Carnival of Illusion

    Carnival of Illusion

    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."

  • Bodies Revealed at OdySea in the Desert

    Bodies Revealed at OdySea in the Desert

    OdySea Aquarium
    9500 East Via de Ventura
    Scottsdale, AZ 85256

    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

    Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West
    3830 N. Marshall Way
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251

    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.

  • Photographs by Barry M. Goldwater: The Arizona Highways Collection

    Photographs by Barry M. Goldwater: The Arizona Highways Collection

    Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West
    3830 N. Marshall Way
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251

    Barry Goldwater (1909-1998) is best known as a U.S. senator, a man who dedicated his life to Arizona, and a gifted photographer. He was one of Arizona Highways magazine’s first and most important photographers, and his favorite subjects included the Grand Canyon and the Native peoples of Northern Arizona. In collaboration with the Barry & Peggy Goldwater Foundation, Scottsdale’s Museum of the West is proud to present a selection of Goldwater’s images, as seen in Arizona Highways.

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

    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

    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.

  • Art on the Avenue

    Art on the Avenue


    16858 Avenue of the Fountains
    Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

    Art on the Avenue in Fountain Hills' 9th Season is opening October 25th.The 2018-2019 event is held each Thursday 11-5 pm on the east median of the Avenue of the Fountains in Downtown Fountain Hills. (no event Nov. 8th & 22nd) The park like setting is adjacent to the Town's famous 560 ft Fountain, which is the area's biggest tourist attraction for locals and visitors. The Event is free and plenty of free parking. "Art on the Avenue" was established to provide local artists the opportunity to share and promote their one-of-a-kind pieces in the unique outdoor gallery that is the Avenue of the Fountains. Pottery, wall art, fiber art, furniture, metal art and jewelry are just a glimpse of the works available.Come browse the offerings of more than 60 different artists during Art on the Avenue on any given Thursday. There will also be a farmer's market on the west median. Visit Art on the Avenue's Facebook page. Any additional information please contact judiyates@cox.net, 480-837-6645

  • Scottsdale ArtWalk

    Scottsdale ArtWalk

    Downtown Scottsdale
    Scottsdale, AZ

    Celebrate an American original – the Scottsdale ArtWalk. This free event takes place every Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.  in Old  Town Scottsdale. 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 area.

    Locations include Main Street from Scottsdale Road west to Goldwater Boulevard, and on Marshall Way north of Indian School Road to 5th Avenue.