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  • 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."

  • Bodies Revealed at OdySea in the Desert

    OdySea Aquarium
    9500 East Via de Ventura
    Scottsdale, AZ 85256
    Bodies Revealed at OdySea in the Desert

    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.

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

    Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West
    3830 N. Marshall Way
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    Photographs by Barry M. Goldwater: The Arizona Highways Collection

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • Yoga Fusion

    Desert Foothills Library
    38443 N. Schoolhouse Road
    Cave Creek, AZ 85331
    Yoga Fusion

    Please join Elizabeth Boisson for an intermediate-level course of Yoga Fusion on Thursdays from 12-1 pm! We will start with breathing exercises, go through a series of stretching movements to open our hearts and our hips, and then move into Vinyasa or Flow yoga and several standing sequences, including balance exercises. We finish with 5 minutes of Savasana at the end of class

  • 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.

  • Blithe Spirit

    Don Bluth Front Row Theatre
    8670 E. Shea Blvd.
    Scottsdale, AZ 85260
    Blithe Spirit

    Charles Condomine, a novelist, and his wife, Ruth, have invited their friends Dr. and Mrs. Bradman to join them for drinks and dinner with a local clairvoyant, Madame Arcati. Charles is planning a novel about a homicidal spiritualist and wants to observe the behavior of Madame Arcati during a séance after dinner. The Bradmans arrive, and the four friends discuss Madame Arcati, sure that she will be a harmless fraud. They are interrupted when Madame Arcati arrives, dinner is served, and the séance begins. Much to the surprise of the two couples, there are supernatural manifestations--the table trembles, Madame Arcati falls into a trance, and Charles hears the voice of Elvira, his first wife, whom he loved dearly but who died several years ago.

  • Scottsdale ArtWalk

    Downtown Scottsdale
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Scottsdale ArtWalk

    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. 
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