Entertainment

Bring your A-game to Puttshack! The world’s first and only upscale, tech-infused mini golf experience with global food and drink. has announced that it signed a lease at Scottsdale Quarter.

Taste

This statewide affair offers foodies a wealth of dining opportunities and the chance to get outside their own neighborhood and try something new. From sizzling Southwestern and soothing comfort foods to five-star dining and international fare – it’s all on the table during Arizona Fall Restaurant Week 2021. Although there are over 120 restaurants participating, here are five that caught our attention. So prepare your taste buds and dig in.

Art Scene

Undoing Time: Art and Histories of Incarceration considers the foundational roots of confinement from an art historical perspective to better understand the fact that today’s mass incarceration crisis is centuries in the making. The exhibition opens this Friday, September 10 at ASU Art Museum.

Kids’ Corner

The Children’s Museum of Phoenix will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 through October 15,with programs, activities and events that will bring a taste of Hispanic and Latino culture to the Museum for visitors to enjoy.

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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Community

Community

An Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits survey shows the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic with more than 400 Arizona nonprofits reporting a total revenue loss of more than $91 million, a 52-percent drop in year-end giving and an increase of more than $15 million in expenses primarily for PPE, supplies and technology.

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Art Scene

Art Scene

Phoenix Art Museum and Arizona Costume Institute, a Museum affiliate group that supports the institution’s fashion-design collection, presented “Geoffrey Beene: A Duet of Fashion and Movement,” the virtual unveiling of the new Geoffrey Beene Archive at Phoenix Art Museum, on February 11, 2021. The virtual fundraiser—co-chaired by Perrine Adams, Ruby Farias, Laura Madden and Kelley Sucher—engaged nearly 600 guests and raised more than $133,000 of vital support for the Museum’s fashion-design exhibitions, acquisitions, educational programs and archival preservation. 

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Taste

Taste

St. Patrick’s Day can be a fun time to embrace your inner Irish.This year, since a pub crawl is out, why not summon your mixologist skills at home. And while we’re all for enjoying a playful themed drink, you deserve better for your celebratory “sláintes” than run of the mill beer with green food coloring. From creative tipples made from Irish whiskey to festive, shamrock-y sips, these ten unique and delicious cocktails are sure to bring out the Irish spirit in you.

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