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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."

  • Paul Calle’s Life of Exploration: From the Mountains to the Moon

    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.

  • Mining for Minerals

    River of Time Museum
    12901 N La Montana Dr
    Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
    Mining for Minerals

    The Lower Verde River Valley is home to two mines. The historic Little Dixie is located in the McDowell Mountain Park accessible by hiking trails. The Four Peaks Amethyst mine is privately owned and is actively mined twice a year.

  • Divergent Materiality: Contemporary Glass Art

    7374 E. Second St.
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    Divergent Materiality: Contemporary Glass Art

    Divergent Materiality: Contemporary Glass Art is a contemporary take on one of the first exhibitions featured at SMoCA, Studio Glass: From the Gerard L. Cafesjian Collection.

    As the lead donor of the museum, Cafesjian’s legacy is important and his love of glass is undeniable. This exhibition highlights contemporary glass artists—both masters and emerging—whose innovative approaches using glass have advanced the medium’s discourse within contemporary art. While this is not a survey, the artworks selected represent the vast techniques and ideas used to explore this transformative material from the mid-20th century to today.

  • Back Round by Aakash Nihalani

    7374 E 2nd St
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    Back Round by Aakash Nihalani

    SMoCA Lounge is an active laboratory of art and life where the synergy of contemporary art, design, food, cocktails, lively dialogue, education, and community engagement intersect and evolve.

    This season, artist Aakash Nihalani brings an all-new work to SMoCA Lounge, transforming the space into a large interactive installation for the public. Using a variety of mediums from masking tape to metal, Nihalani creates two-dimensional designs that simulate three-dimensional interactive experiences. Exploiting the malleability of human senses, his site-specific artworks modulate our spatial perceptions to provoke surprising and often humorous moments that interrupt the routine of everyday life. His works are meant to encourage the public to explore what they perceive as space and become active participants interacting with the work. Nihalani brings an all new work to SMoCA Lounge, transforming the space into a large interactive installation for the public.

  • 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.

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