Scottsdale Event Oracle for Things to do Today

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Janel Garza: Environ

    Janel Garza: Environ

    Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
    7374 East Second Street
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251

    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.

  • ASU Art Museum Exhibit: “Decomiso”

    ASU Art Museum Exhibit: “Decomiso”

    ASU Art Museum
    51 E. 10th St.
    Tempe, AZ 85281

    “Decomiso” is an installation-based exhibition by the Argentinian contemporary artist duo Guillermo Faivovich and Nicolas Goldberg. Since 2006, Faivovich and Goldberg have been engaged in an intensive and wide ranging research project – “A Guide to El Camp del Cielo” – that forms that basis of their practice. El Campo del Cielo is located in northern Argentina and was the site of a meteor shower an estimated 4,000 years ago.

    For “Decomiso” (which translates to seizure) the artists have designed a unique installation that features video, sound, sculpture and 410 photographs.

  • Sunday A’Fair

    Sunday A’Fair

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

    Sundays, Noon – 4 p.m.

    Jan. 13, 20, 27
    Feb. 17, 24
    March 3, 17, 24, 31
    April 7

    Celebrating its 32nd season, Sunday A’Fair features free outdoor concerts in Scottsdale Civic Center Mall by top Arizona musicians, along with an arts-and-crafts market, fun activities for children and families and free docent-led tours of the sculptures in the park.

    Picnic baskets are welcome. Delicious foods from the grill, snacks, cocktails, beer, wine and soft drinks are also available for purchase. No outside alcohol allowed. Schedule is subject to change. Events may be canceled due to inclement weather.

  • La Gran Fiesta

    La Gran Fiesta

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

    La Gran Fiesta — a special Sunday A’Fair — is a community celebration of Latin and Hispanic culture, with music, dance, food, art and local cultural groups sharing their passions and heritage.

    Headlining the festival, from 2:30–4 p.m., is La Dame Blanche and her explosive mix of hip-hop, cumbia, dancehall and reggae. Cuban singer, flautist and percussionist Yaite Ramos Rodriguez (aka La Dame Blanche) is the daughter of Jesús “Aguaje” Ramos — the trombonist and artistic director for the Buena Vista Social Club — and traces her musical roots to Latin jazz and Afro-Cuban sounds. The music of La Dame Blanche is a story of feminine strength, a vision of struggle and a message of friendship and harmony fused with traditional rhythms and urban contemporary influences. Before each show, Rodriguez summons the spirits of Santeria — her Afro-Cuban religion — with a glass of rum left backstage, necklaces, white flowers and a pristine turban.

  • Susana Baca

    Susana Baca

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

    Susana Baca is an important figure in the revival of Afro-Peruvian music and her poetic, evocative songs mix traditional and contemporary themes. Her songs, with lyrics composed by some of Latin America’s premier poets, with whom she collaborates, are rich with evocative imagery, and her voice is delicate yet soulful.

    In concert, Baca is elegant and engaging, gliding gracefully about the stage while singing. Her delivery is deeply felt and emotion-filled, projecting a spiritual character, even in songs that are not expressly religious.