Scottsdale Event Oracle for Things to do Today

BEST Things To Do In Scottsdale Today

The Event Oracle knows ALL the fun things to do in the land of the Scottsdale sun. Select your date above then scroll down to check out what events are going on this week...

  • 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."

  • Native Art Market

    Native Art Market


    9175 E Indian Bend Rd
    Scottsdale, AZ 85250

    Native Americans artists gather from several different tribes to share with the public their unique artwork and providing an opportunity to meet the artists and learn about Native American art and culture. This event will feature quality, Native Handcrafted products for sale. No imports and no imitations.

  • Old Town Farmer's Market

    Old Town Farmer's Market

    Old Town Farmers Market
    3806 N. Brown Avenue
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251

    This lively market features local growers and specialty food producers. Be ready to find a wide variety of organic and pesticide free produce. Enjoy a plethora of seasonal specialties such as cider and apples, flowers, free-range beef, free-range eggs and local cheeses. You can also choose from the selection of freshly baked artisan breads, Amish friendship breads, jams, picadillies, and tamales. Stop by for these and more of the great local foods you'll find at the Old Town Farmer's Market!

    Look for us in the parking structure located on Brown Ave. between 1st and 2nd streets (right across from The Mission Restaurant). 

  • 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.

  • 29th Annual Celebration of Fine Art

    29th Annual Celebration of Fine Art


    Southwest corner of Hayden Rd. & Loop 101
    Scottsdale, AZ 85260

    For more than 25 years, Celebration of Fine Art has become known for its exceptional art, welcoming experience and interactive atmosphere. This event, referred to as "One of the World's premier art events" by Arts & Antiques Magazine, brings in artists from across the United States to set up working studios and welcomes art lvoers to interact with or simply watch these artists as they create their work over the course of the eight week show. With over 100+ artists, art lovers will see work in all mediums, including sculpture, paintings, jewelry, glass blowing, photography, furniture and more.

  • McDonald's Rock 'n' Roll Car Show at the Pavilions

    McDonald's Rock 'n' Roll Car Show at the Pavilions

    The Pavilions at Talking Stick Shopping Center
    8800-9199 E. Talking Stick Way
    Scottsdale, AZ 85250

    The McDonald's Rock 'n' Roll car show is the longest running show of its kind! This is the perfect destination to see classic cars and motorcycles. This free open-air event is complete with 50's era music provided by "Party Time DJ's." An average night showcases 250-500 cars and up to 150 motorcycles.

  • Rosés and Sweets

    Rosés and Sweets

    Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
    7380 E 2nd St.
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251

    Explore the culinary arts through this exciting new partnership with Young’s Market. Learn more about the unique and varied spirits and treats available in our region, and dazzle your guests during your next gathering. A series of six events paired with light bites, October to May.
     

     

    Enjoy spring’s best selection of rosé wines paired with decadent treats.

  • Concerts at the MIM

    Concerts at the MIM

    Musical Instrument Museum
    4725 E. Mayo Blvd.
    Scottsdale, AZ 85050

    MIM displays more than 6,500 instruments collected from around 200 of the world's countries and territories. Come join the MIM during January and enjoy performances from The Hot Sardines, Leo Kottke, and many more!

  • Violins of Hope

    Violins of Hope

    Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
    7380 E 2nd St.
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251

    Featuring a rare collection of restored violins from the Holocaust, the Arizona Musicfest Orchestra — performing on the recovered instruments — present a program that honors the history, musicians and music of that time. As guest soloist, world-renowned violinist Gil Shaham will perform Brahms’ virtuosic Violin Concerto and the “Theme from Schindler’s List” by John Williams. The concert also includes Beethoven’s Leonore Overture, Gustav Mahler’s Totenfeier and Allan Naplan’s “Schlof Main Kind, A Yiddish Lullaby.”

    The Festival Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Robert Moody, is an ensemble comprised of musicians from the nation’s top orchestras. Orchestra members include players from the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Boston Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, National Symphony, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and many other fine ensembles of North America.

    This concert is a co-presentation of Arizona Musicfest and Scottsdale Arts.