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  • Veterans Coffee

    Veterans Coffee



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    Veterans are invited to a free coffee every Tuesday at 8 a.m. at The Breakfast Joynt in Scottsdale.

  • Bodies Revealed at OdySea in the Desert

    Bodies Revealed at OdySea in the Desert



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    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



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    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.

  • Yua: Henri Matisse and the Inner Arctic Spirit

    Yua: Henri Matisse and the Inner Arctic Spirit



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    Yua: Henri Matisse and the Inner Arctic Spirit explores the surprising and little-known story of how Inuit people and culture inspired one of the 20th century’s most influential artists, Henri Matisse. Included in the exhibition are works by Matisse that have not been publicly shown in the United States, and reunited dozens of stunning Yup’ik (Native Alaskan) mask sets that have been separated for more than a century.


    Yua: Henri Matisse and the Inner Arctic Spirit features original artwork by Henri Matisse, Yup’ik masks, cultural objects, photographs, film, and ephemera, and explores the shared creative impulses that transcend time and culture by examining the unexpected connection between the Great Master and the people of the Arctic.

  • New Beginnings: An American Story of Romantics and Modernists in the West

    New Beginnings: An American Story of Romantics and Modernists in the West



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    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.

  • ASU Art Museum Exhibit: “Decomiso”

    ASU Art Museum Exhibit: “Decomiso”



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    “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.

  • Double Agents: Carla Fernández and Pedro Reyes

    Double Agents: Carla Fernández and Pedro Reyes



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    Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art presents Double Agents: Carla Fernández and Pedro Reyes, a two-part exhibition that envisions an alternative future through distinct artistic practices. The exhibition features recent works by two of Mexico's most prominent artists who happen to be partners in life. For the first time, the couple collaborates artistically in the form of protest posters, accompanied by individual works of sculpture, video, fashion and photography. Through their varied mediums, both Fernández and Reyes encourage individual agency, believing we all hold the ability to create change in our social, political and personal spheres.

  • Live Music at The Thirsty Camel Lounge

    Live Music at The Thirsty Camel Lounge



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    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.

  • The Joyous Music of Beethoven

    The Joyous Music of Beethoven

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

    Returning for his 40th season in Scottsdale, acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Siegel makes the joy of music accessible to audiences of all ages. His brilliantly engaging concerts with commentary combine captivating remarks with world-class performances of masterpieces of the piano repertoire, and conclude with a fast-paced Q-and-A session.

    Siegel explores the humor and high spirits of three Beethoven works: “Rage Over a Lost Penny,” and the “Theresa” and “Farewell” sonatas. Like “Für Elise,” Beethoven’s “Rage Over a Lost Penny” was left unpublished at his death and, also like “Für Elise,” it is today an audience favorite. The piece seems to vent anger, but of an amusing sort. Robert Schumann wrote that “it is the most amiable, harmless anger, similar to that felt when one cannot pull a shoe from off the foot.” Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 2 in F-sharp Major, Op. 78, is nicknamed the “Theresa” Sonata for its dedicatee, while the “Farewell” Sonata, Op. 81a, observes the farewell, absence — and eventual return — of an important person in the composer’s life.

  • Carnival of Illusion

    Carnival of Illusion

    Arizona Biltmore Resort
    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.”