Blast Off With Arizona Science Center


Celebrate 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 Arizona Science Center is celebrating one of the greatest achievements in science — human’s first steps on the moon. Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy July 16, 1969, carrying Commander Neil Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin into an initial Earth-orbit of […]

Art Lover’s Delight: Chill Out at SMoCA This Summer


Summer in the Valley is the perfect time to get out of the heat and into a museum. Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) presents a wide range of exciting and diverse events, to keep art lovers cool in a 68-degree museum. This season is packed with artist-led talks and workshops and the return of […]

Three Ways to Help Keep Kids Safe Around Water This Summer


By Kathryn M. Miller Summer is just around the corner and with it comes graduation parties, family get-togethers, holiday barbecues and, finally, back-to-school activities, and that means that distractions abound. When a swimming pool is added to the mix, summer fun can turn deadly — especially for young children. Drowning is the leading cause of […]

SMoW Exhibition Features Retrospective of Paul Calle Artwork


In celebration of this year’s 50th anniversary of NASA’s successful Apollo 11 mission, Smithsonian Affiliate, Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West (SMoW), opened a new exhibition Paul Calle’s Life of Exploration: From the Mountains to the Moon Feb. 19. This exhibition shares the rich artistry of Calle’s work documenting epic moments in American history […]

Supporting the Arts Never Tasted Better


2019 Burger Battle and more The Scottsdale League for the Arts, which was formed in 1978, is a nonprofit volunteer organization that support artists, arts programs and arts education by presenting food-oriented fundraising events throughout the year. The League awards all net funds raised to a variety of arts focused organizations through a grant program […]

Delicious Inspiration: 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Challenge


  Click a photo to learn more about participating restaurants and their creative desserts. For the sixth year in a row, chefs from some of the state’s most popular restaurants will use their culinary prowess to re-imagine one of the beloved flavors of Girl Scout Cookies — Do-Si-Dos, Samoas, Savannah Smiles, Tagalongs, Thin Mints and […]

Gear Up for the Forty-Eighth Annual Scottsdale Auction


Rare and authentic domestic vehicles, authentic automobilia collectibles, one-of-a-kind supercars, some of the world’s most coveted ’60s to ’70s era custom vehicles… Barrett-Jackson will usher in a new year of high-octane auction action during its 48th Annual Scottsdale Auction, Jan. 12–20 at WestWorld of Scottsdale. As in decades past, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions will […]

Prepare to be Dazzled!


Celebrate the Season in Scottsdale The City of Scottsdale’s annual month-long holiday extravaganza, Scottsdazzle, kicked off in late November with a holiday tree lighting, and continues through Dec. 22 with multiple signature events. The inaugural Feliz Navidad Fiesta event in Historic Old Town Saturday, Dec. 1, noon– 4pm, is free and will feature poinsettias for sale, unique […]

Igniting Change Through Engagement, Collaboration


Wildfire takes on poverty To better reflect a commitment to end poverty before it starts, the Arizona Community Action Association has changed its name to Wildfire: Igniting Community Action to End Poverty in Arizona. “What’s in a name? Everything. It reflects what we do, our vision and our mission,” said executive director Cynthia Zwick. “Wildfire better represents […]

Spooktacular Balloon Fest to Scare Up Thrilling Family Fun


Dozens of glowing hot air balloon rides, nightly firework shows, live music, 4,000 pounds of candy and more — the eighth annual Spooktacular Balloon Festival invites families to celebrate Halloween early Oct. 26–27. Children of all ages will love this spectacularly spooky festival featuring a pumpkin patch and a free KidsZone, plus, dare to stroll […]