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BEST Things To Do In Scottsdale Today

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  • Carnival of Illusion


    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."

  • Dudes and Dudettes—Fiber Arts by Marla Hattabaugh

    7377 E. Silverstone Drive
    Scottsdale, AZ 85255
    Dudes and Dudettes—Fiber Arts by Marla Hattabaugh

    Scottsdale resident Marla Hattabaugh learned to quilt in the 1970s when her mother gave her a quilting kit, and her husband bet her $10 she wouldn’t finish it. She took that challenge and hasn’t stopped, creating beautiful quilts and fiber artworks.

    In 1986, the American Folk Art Museum in New York City sponsored a quilt contest to honor the Statue of Liberty. Her piece won for the state of Arizona, and during the opening activities there, she met many talented, nationally known quilters. This led to other connections within the quilting community and further opportunities to learn about the art and exhibit her work.

    Hattabaugh has since become an expert in dying fabrics and hand quilting, and she continues to teach and learn about the craft with other quilters throughout the nation.

    The series Dudes and Dudettes depicts abstracted, patched-together human forms on individual panels. They appear to dance, pulsate, and float in bright colors. Rich and multilayered with patterns, each one takes about a month to create with Hattabaugh’s own hand-dyed fabrics.

  • The Abe Hays Family Spirit of the West Collection

    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.

  • Live Music at The 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.

  • Singing Cowboy Marshal Pioneer Pepper

    7677 E. Princess Blvd.
    Scottsdale, AZ 85255
    Singing Cowboy Marshal Pioneer Pepper

    Marshal Pioneer Pepper is an entertainer extraordinaire right out of the old west. He loads up both barrels full of dazzling entertainment performing such nostalgic songs as Tumbling Tumble Weeds, Cool Water, Ghost Riders in the Sky, and Back in the Saddle Again. He takes you back to the days of Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, and Marty Robbins, reminding audiences that a little bit of cowboy lives on in all of us.  See Pioneer Pepper every Thursday night from 6pm – 8pm at ArteZania Kitchen & Cantina located at Holiday Inn Club Vacations Scottsdale Resort.

  • Scottsdale ArtWalk


    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. 
  • The Wizard of Oz

    Don Bluth Front Row Theatre
    8670 E Shea Blvd #103
    Scottsdale, AZ 85260
    The Wizard of Oz

    When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and en route they meet a Scarecrow that needs a brain, a Tin Man missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who wants courage. The wizard asks the group to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West to earn his help.

  • The Wizard of Oz

    Don Bluth Front Row Theatre
    8670 E Shea Blvd #103
    Scottsdale, AZ 85260
    The Wizard of Oz

    When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and en route they meet a Scarecrow that needs a brain, a Tin Man missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who wants courage. The wizard asks the group to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West to earn his help.

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