Scottsdale Arts Presents Exciting March Events

Enjoy the beautiful weather this March as Scottsdale Arts springs into the season with a variety of indoor and outdoor events.  March starts by welcoming world-renowned pianist Jonathan Bliss to share his artistic talents with audiences on March 1. The Phoenix Chorale brings powerful performances of western classical tradition for two shows from March 9 and 10. The … [More]

Annual Ostrich Festival Returns for Two Weekends in March, Tickets on Sale

The Chandler Chamber of Commerce announced the 34th Annual Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival will return for two consecutive weekends, on Mar. 8-10 and Mar. 15-17, at Tumbleweed Park in Chandler. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at this link. Organized by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce and Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations (SLE), the Ostrich … [More]

A Decade of Leadership: Downtown Phoenix Inc. Announces 2024 Board Rosters

When Downtown Phoenix Inc. [DPI] was launched in 2013 as a community-building organization to help manage multiple city-building non-profits and drive the Downtown neighborhood forward, it was only able to do so thanks to the vision and financial contributions of its investors. Over those transformational first 10 years, DPI has been incredibly fortunate to … [More]

America’s Friendliest Airport Celebrates Valentine’s Day with Art

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ America's Friendliest Airport® is always dedicated to elevating the customer experience and this Valentine’s Day passengers traveling through Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport will be treated to a unique art event. On Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, the Phoenix Airport Museum will celebrate … [More]

One-of-a-Kind Dining Experience Set to Open in Tempe

Making its debut on Monday, February 19, 2024, Eureka! opens in Tempe. With a commitment to being a scratch kitchen and providing exceptional hospitality, Eureka! creates a one-of-a-kind dining experience like no other restaurant: great food accompanied by a creative craft beverage program. Eureka! features an elevated collection of the best local craft beers, small-batch … [More]

Celebrate Romance on the Rails Aboard Verde Canyon Railroad

Verde Canyon Railroad “sweetens” the Valentine season aboard the popular Chocolate Lovers’ Special. Lovebirds are whisked away on a journey of the senses aboard updated vintage rail cars. First-class service to each comfortable, living room-style seat features an abundance of decadent treats. An adjacent open-air viewing car is the perfect place to cuddle closely and catch a … [More]

WM Phoenix Open Begins Monday, Seeking a Record Eighth GEO Certification

As preparations are finalized for the 2024 WM Phoenix Open, set for Feb. 5 – 11 at TPC Scottsdale, tournament organizers are seeking a record eighth GEO Certification, a holistic international distinction for sustainability in golf awarded and assured by Scotland-based GEO Sustainable Golf Foundation. To achieve GEO Certified® Tournament status the WM Phoenix Open must … [More]

Celebrate Year of the Dragon with Vibrant Lunar New Year Event, Jan. 27

Celebration Will Feature Cultural Dances and Musical Performances

Rick McCartney

A roaring good time and heaps of good will await shoppers at Scottsdale Fashion Square when partners from Phoenix Chinese Week gather to celebrate the Lunar New Year. This being the Year of the Dragon, the celebration’s culminating event will have special meaning when an enormous dragon dances its way throughout the shopping center, captivating onlookers with the vibrant colors … [More]

The Scottish Origins of Downtown Phoenix’s Mid-Century Motel Masterpiece

by Douglas C. Towne

Downtown Phoenix’s economical lodging alternative, the Friendship Inn Motel, was once regal accommodations, at least by the sound of its original name. The Imperial 400 Motor Hotel featured a thrifty Scotsman in a kilt and the slogan, “Aye, Royal Accommodations at ‘Thr-rifty’ Rates,” which targeted consumers who may not have had access to a noble largesse. The Imperial … [More]

Jazz Returns to Scottsdale Arts in 2024

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts welcomes jazz back to the stage in 2024 with a variety of entertaining performances for all, including a Mardi Gras celebration with Delfeayo Marsalis on Friday, February 9.  “We are elated to present a wide range of jazz in 2024, in hopes that folks will find something they know and love but are also persuaded to explore … [More]

Scottsdale Gallery Association Brings Back Gold Palette ArtWalks

In 2024, the Scottsdale Gallery Association continues its beloved Gold Palette ArtWalks, which occur as part of its weekly Thursday evening ArtWalk series. The first Gold Palette ArtWalk of the year, Demonstrate!, took place on Thursday, January 11th. During this special event, which takes place throughout the Scottsdale Arts District — along Main St. from Scottsdale Rd. … [More]

The Set Has Arrived! ‘Islander’ at Herberger Theatre Center

Staged with a contemporary folk-inspired score and epic storytelling, two performers reveal a world of characters, live-mixing and layering their voices to create a dazzling, unexpected soundscape as dramatic as the Scottish coastline. Eilidh is the only child on Kinnan Island, where most of the dwindling population has moved to the “Big Land.” As the island’s residents debate … [More]

SMoCA to Celebrate 25 Years at Spring Opening

A quarter-century ago, architect Will Bruder turned a former movie theater into the stylish Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), and on Friday, Feb. 9, Scottsdale Arts will celebrate the 25th birthday of the Old Town museum. PHOTO: In the late 1990s, architect Will Bruder converted a former movie theater into what is now Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. SMoCA … [More]

First Friday Art Walk: Your Guide to Experiencing Downtown Phoenix’s Premier Arts Event

Downtown Phoenix is home to a thriving arts scene. From small stages and galleries to boutiques and murals, there’s no shortage of creative expression — no matter when you visit. And while you can experience the buzz of this scene at seasonal happenings that range from culinary and music festivals to pop-up markets of every variety, there is one event that is not only among … [More]

First Friday LIVE: Celebrating 2024 – Dance Party at Herberger Center

Kick off the New Year and join us for First Friday Live, hosted by the energetic and entertaining comedian, Lee Bradley! Featuring live music from DJ AKSHEN as he brings his turntable skills back to the Pavilion Stage! Plenty of fun for the whole family with a community live art project by Metropolitan Arts Institute and interactive art activities for the kids!Art Gallery … [More]

Christmas at the Scottsdale Princess

Experience the magic of Christmas at The Princess, where enchanting decorations and festive activities come together to create an unforgettable holiday celebration. Enjoy desert ice skating, roasting s’mores, family photos with Santa and so much more. From feeling the bliss of winter envelop you while ice skating and snacking on s’mores around the fire to witnessing the … [More]

Winter/Spring 2024 Concert Series at MIM

Tickets on sale now! Experience more live music in the new year! Enjoy a lineup of more than 50 concerts featuring diverse local, national, and global artists during our Winter/Spring Concert Series. This season’s highlights include Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Marc Cohn, country music couple Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal, a captivating night of storytelling and song … [More]

Claus and Effect: A Holiday Cabaret at Kax Stage Downtown

T'was the night before Christmas...but this story is way before you've even opened the book. This is the untold story with wit and music as Mrs. Claus prepares for the Big Day and we see who really runs the show! So, on Prancer, on Dancer and get ready for a ride and sing along (if she'll let you) in this Holiday Musical Cabaret. GET TICKETS All Performances … [More]

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