Beauty

Great skin is not simply a matter of genes — your daily habits, in fact, have a big impact on what you see in the mirror. But depending on which product reviews you read or what advise friends offer, there is a dizzying number of opinions on everything from how to moisturize to how to protect yourself from UV rays. Ultimately, caring for your skin properly requires guidance from an expert. To help you sort through all the noise, we consulted with Tatiana Krause, the certified and licensed aesthetician at THE CENTER for Advanced Dermatology.

Applause

Experience the joy, humor, cheer, fellowship, and hope that warms the heart at this very special time of the year.

Mindset

If you’ve ever put off an important task by, say, alphabetizing your spice drawer, you know it wouldn’t be fair to describe yourself as lazy. After all, alphabetizing requires focus and effort — and hey, maybe you even went the extra mile to wipe down each bottle before putting it back. And it’s not like you’re hanging out with friends or watching Netflix. You’re cleaning — something your parents would be proud of. This isn’t laziness or bad time management. This is procrastination.

Entertainment

Forget the traffic jams, the long lines at the malls, the endless wrapping, decorating, baking and cooking. Instead, get back to basics this holiday season with music, dance, singing and laughter. Guaranteed to get you in the spirit, here are some things (many of them family-friendly) to see and do around the Valley.

Art Scene

Art Scene

“Oscar Muñoz: Invisibilia” is the first mid-career survey of Colombian artist Oscar Muñoz’s work in the United States. Although he has had large-scale retrospectives throughout Europe and Latin America, this exhibition introduces U.S. audiences to a broad scope of his evolving practice.

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Curtain Call

Curtain Call

The legendary love triangle of King Arthur, Guenevere and Sir Lancelot leaps from the pages of T.H. White’s novel in Lerner and Loewe’s award-winning musical Camelot at The Phoenix Theatre Company. Freshly reimagined as a “play-within-a-play” told by a band of eight traveling Revelers, this story of passion, jealousy and revenge is perfectly scaled for The Phoenix Theatre Company’s Mainstage Theatre.

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Applause

Applause

We are thrilled to invite you to the Symphony to help us celebrate The Phoenix Symphony’s 75th Anniversary Season! Virginia G. Piper Music Director Tito Muñoz and I welcome you to join us for the exciting lineup in store for this special milestone year. The health and wellbeing of our patrons, musicians, staff, and entire community is our top priority. As always, The Phoenix Symphony will continue to monitor the developments surrounding COVID-19 and adapt our policies surrounding safety protocols accordingly and regularly.

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Event

Event

Fire shows will return to the Scottsdale Waterfront from November 5 through 14, 2021, as Walter Productions brings another entertaining art installation to Canal Convergence | Water + Art + Light.

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Save The Date

Save The Date

Local award-winning Chef Mark Tarbell, will host a fundraiser on Wednesday, October 20. Held in the Tarbell’s parking lot of Camelback East Village, 3213 East Camelback Road, Phoenix, proceeds will
benefit the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP).

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Taste

Taste

The 11th Annual Arizona Taco Festival – el original – is making a comeback to Salt River Fields on October 23 and 24, 2021. This two-day Taco-Palooza will deliver another year of taco madness with more than 50 top taco makers from the valley’s best restaurants, food trucks and chefs, along with a non-stop schedule of entertainment, contests and instagrammable moments. 

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Giving Back

Giving Back

The Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL), in partnership with presenting sponsor Pet Smart Charities, is bringing a black-and-gold theme to its annual fundraising gala. This year’s Evening to Paws honors the nonprofit’s 50th golden anniversary. On September 25, the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia ballroom will glisten solid gold as supporters celebrate over 100,000 animals’ lives saved by the largest and oldest no-kill shelter in Arizona. 

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Museum

Museum

HEARD MUSEUM PRESENTSSmall WondersText by Diana F. PardueAbove: The exhibition Small Wonders is now on view at the Heard Museum.The exhibition Small Wonders provides the opportunity to see a range of intricately made small-format works including jewelry (rings,...

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Fashion

Fashion

After careful review of the Spring/Summer 2021 designer runway shows, we cast a spotlight on ten mega fashion houses that share their take on the newest, hottest, must-have handbags of the season.

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Applause

Applause

The Phoenix Theatre Company announces its 102nd season, marking an exciting return to indoor programs after shuttering its doors for the first time in 101 years. After a pivot to virtual and outdoor programming, The Phoenix Theatre Company welcomes audiences back to its three-stage complex starting in June to kick off a season highlighting stories of extraordinary everyday heroes and beloved characters that inspire hope and unity.

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Kids’ Corner

Kids’ Corner

After being closed for over 14 months, the Children’s Museum of Phoenix (CMoP) is thrilled to announce that they will re-open its interior spaces on May 29. The Museum closed its doors on March 13, 2020 to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 at the start of the pandemic and has remained closed since then.

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Curtain Call

Curtain Call

After an extended hiatus due to the pandemic, Chamber Music Sedona is excited to announce that it will present a series of concerts from May 1-8, 2021 as part of its Spring Festival. The concerts will take place at locations throughout Sedona and will celebrate the return of Chamber Music Sedona’s programming with exhilarating performances by world-renowned artists. In order to allow ample space for social distancing, there will be two performances each of the Saturday concerts: at 2 p.m. and again at 5 p.m. on May 1 and 8. Attendees will also be asked to wear masks at all events.

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Event

The ARTrageous Gala | A Love StoryBenefiting Scottsdale ArtsScottsdale Arts has pivoted its elegant fundraising event, The ARTrageous Gala 2021, to become a love-themed virtual celebration at 7 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, April 10, 2021.The virtual Gala will stream...

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Fashion

Fashion

As we emerge from a challenging winter and look forward to the warmer, brighter spring days, many of us are eager to embrace more joyful forms of glamour. It’s no wonder then that the jewelry world is gravitating toward pieces that signify exuberance and joie de vivre while offering plenty of opportunities to cultivate individual style. Here, we look at five key trends that offer a happy dose of optimism and encourage bolder forms of self-expression as we welcome the new season.

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Art Scene

Art Scene

Through more than 80 ensembles and a collection of original sketches, letters, personal papers, photographs, press clippings, and newly filmed oral histories, “Fearless Fashion: Rudi Gernreich” explores the significant social and cultural impact of the work of Rudolph “Rudi” Gernreich (1922–1985), the acclaimed designer best known for innovative and body-positive creations such as the “monokini” topless swimsuit, the thong, unisex clothing, and pantsuits for women. Organized by the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, the major fashion exhibition provides a broader understanding of the late designer’s life and how his work continues to influence fashion trends and current notions of beauty, gender, and identity.

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Design

Design

Color is a powerful tool that has been known to affect our emotions and behavior. Advocates of color psychology believe that the colors we use to decorate our homes are not just a matter of aesthetics but are also reflections of our personalities.

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