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BEST Things To Do In Scottsdale

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  • Wicked


    1200 S Forest Ave
    Tempe, AZ 82581
    Wicked

    WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin-smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one "good," and the other one "wicked."

  • The Abe Hays Family Spirit of the West Collection

    Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West
    3830 N Marshall Way
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    The Abe Hays Family Spirit of the West Collection

    A selection of 1,400 saddles, spurs, and other quintessentially western items from the collection of Scottsdale gallerist Abe Hays. Highlights include a David E. Walker leather saddle circa 1880 and a collection of rare badges.

    The exhibition themes include working cowboys; Wild West shows; western gear made in prisons; rodeos and fairs; western movies and parades; outlaws and lawmen; western saloons; and illustrations. Almost all of the works are of the highest quality and are marked by an artisan renowned in his specialty.

    Visitors will encounter at least 30 examples of many different items, such as gun rigs, holsters, spurs, bits, saddle bags, cuffs, revolvers, and rifles. There are at least 10 examples of saddles, bridles, chaps, scabbards, bronco belts, reatas, quirts, knives, hats, and billheads (invoices). While every artifact on display captures a part of our history, some are exceedingly rare.

  • McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Guided Hike and Bike Tours

    McDowell Sonoran Conservancy
    7729 E. Greenway, Ste. 100
    Scottsdale, AZ 85260
    McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Guided Hike and Bike Tours

    The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy's Guided Hike & Bike Program offers about 90 guided hike and bike tours in Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve from September 15th until April every year. The themes for these tours are Discovery (educational), Wellness, Family and Mountain Bike (which include beginner clinics). These tours are offered free of charge, although the Conservancy is a non-profit organization and does accept donations.

    All events have been posted to the Facebook page entitled McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Guided Hike and Bike Tours or can be found at www.mcdowellsonoran.org/events/.

  • 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.

  • Josef Albers in Mexico

    Heard Museum
    2301 N. Central Ave.
    Phoenix, AZ 85004
    Josef Albers in Mexico

    The Heard Museum is proud to announce its presentation of Josef Albers in Mexico, organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, curated by Lauren Hinkson. Now open and running through May 27th, 2019, Josef Albers in Mexico is an exhibition which elucidates the influence and connectivity between the work of Albers (German, 1888-1976), and the abstracted geometric vocabulary of pre-Columbian art, architecture, and material culture.

  • 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.

  • Spring Wildflowers

    Gallery Andrea
    7019 E. Main St.
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    Spring Wildflowers

    Featuring works by Andrea de Kerpely-Zak and daughter Andrea Zakrzewski. de Kerpely-Zak was published with Georgia O'Keeffe and featured in Arizona Highways, Home and Garden and on several television stations. Her works are called,"Healing," and have been commissioned for the likes of Pope John Paul II. Daughter Zakrzewski paints akin to her mother buy in a palette knife style and loose impressionism. Also see spring fashion by Artsyandreaz Floral Fashion custom made skirts, scarves, leggings and handbags.

  • Juegos Wednesdays

    The Canal Club at The Scott
    4925 N. Scottsdale Rd.
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    Juegos Wednesdays

    Games in Cuba, have become a daily social event that combines competition with camaraderie. In the main neighborhoods in Havana, it is not unusual to see games being played on front porches, in parks and on the sidewalks.

    Immerse yourself into the Cuban tradition at The Scott Resort & Spa. Try your hand at Dominoes, Backgammon or Chess while enjoying The Canal Club’s Signature Cocktails.

  • 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.

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