The 60th anniversary celebrations scheduled through May 25
City of Scottsdale Upcoming Events
Contact: Kim Hanna, Economic Vitality; Office: (480) 312-7612, khanna@ScottsdaleAz.gov
Sixty days of celebration will lead up to the City of Scottsdale’s 60th anniversary on June 25, 2011. These events are created and hosted both by the City of Scottsdale and by community groups and businesses.
The 60th anniversary celebrations scheduled through May 25 are:
Open House at Studio of Quilt Maker Marla Hattabaugh
Visit the home studio of internationally known art quilt maker Marla Hattabaugh, where you will see the inner workings of fabric dyeing, screen printing, deconstructing, painting, and sewing by one of Scottsdale’s fibers artists living and working near downtown Scottsdale.
When: Noon-5 p.m., Sunday May 15 and 3-9p.m., Thursday May 19
Where: Hattabaugh Studio, 6339 E. Mitchell Dr.
Info: Free, http://scottsdalepublicart.org/SPA60.php, 480-947-8900
Arizona Authors & Appetizers
Friends of the Scottsdale Public Library presents book signings, silent auction and delicious heavy hors d’oeuvres by 5th and Wine. Authors include: Diana Gabaldon, “The Exile: An Outlander Graphic Novel”; Dr. Connie Marlano, “The White House Doctor, My Patients Were Presidents—A Memoir”; Kathy Cano-Murillo, “Miss Scarlet’s School of Patternless Sewing”; Marcia Fine, “Stressed in Scottsdale”; Donis Casey, “Crying Blood: An Alafair Tucker Mystery”; Rico Austin, “My Bad Tequila.”
When: 6-8:30 p.m., Friday May 20
Where: Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Info: www.girlmeetsfork.com/events/authorsandappetizers, 480-312-2420
TAP Into "S.N.A.P."
Scottsdale Neighborhood Arts Place will be hosting TAP Into S.N.A.P.!
Events include: Rhythms of the World Community Drum Circle—bring in your drums and percussion for an all inclusive drum circle. Drums will be provided for those without instruments. Open Arts Studio—spread your artistic wings with visual artist Rev. Burbank-Williams in the on-campus arts studio. Conscious Dance—guided dance with a “Passion” playlist theme led by DJ PermieDon. “Berger Bash”—on site BBQ with Grill Master Michael Berger.
When: Events begin at 3 p.m., Friday May 20
Where: Scottsdale Neighborhood Arts Place (S.N.A.P.), 4425 N. Granite Reef Rd.
Info: Free, donations are accepted www.yoursnap.org
Frontier Town Days
Scottsdale’s Old Town merchants present Frontier Town Days, featuring live western entertainment, arts and crafts, cooking demonstrations and a thieves’ market & sidewalk sale with discounted pricing at all shops.
When: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday May 21
Where: Frontier Town shops in Old Town, 7240 E. Main St.
Info: Free; visit www.cidermillmarket.com or call 480-994-1366 for information.
Mid-Century Modern Architectural Tour
Join Scottsdale Historian Don Meserve for a guided introductory tour of mid-century modern architecture in Scottsdale. Approximately twelve destinations will be visited and a variety of uses are represented by the architecture including; civic buildings, townhouses, churches, industrial, commercial, and hotel uses.
When: Tour begins at 9 a.m., Saturday May 21
Where: Look for bus along 75th Street around Main Street just east of Scottsdale City Hall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Info: Free but registration is required and seating is limited to 34 riders. Maximum of two participants per registration form www.scottsdaleaz.gov/scottsdale60/architectural
Sing-Along Sound of Music
Join this screening of the classic Julie Andrews film in glorious Technicolor, complete with subtitles so that the whole audience can sing along. Costumes are not required to attend the sing-along but are highly recommended.
When: 2 p.m. warm up & costume contest, 2:30 p.m. Film & Sing-Along, Saturday, May 21
Where: Virginia G. Piper Theater, 7380 E. Second Street
Old Town Guided Walking Tour
Join members of the Scottsdale Historical Society for an informative and entertaining tour of Old Town Scottsdale beginning at the Little Red Schoolhouse, now the home of the Scottsdale Historical Museum.
When: 9 a.m., Saturday May 24
Where: Scottsdale Historical Museum, 7333 East Scottsdale Mall
Info: Free, www.scottsdaleaz.gov/scottsdale60/walk, 480-945-4499
Scottsdale Then and Now
Scottsdale Historian, Joan Fudala, celebrates Scottsdale’s 60 years of our city's growth in 60 minutes with Google Earth and Google Street View. See images of historic Scottsdale transform into present day views and learn about how and why the changes happened.
When: 6:30-8 p.m., Wednesday May 25
Where: Scottsdale Civic Center Library Auditorium, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Info: www.scottsdalelibrary.org/events, 480-312-READ
Young Artists and Authors Showcase
The theme is "Shaping Your Community for a Greener Future" for the 23rd Annual 'Young Artists and Authors Showcase' exhibition sponsored by the Scottsdale Sister Cities Association.
The competition of high school art and writing submissions from throughout Scottsdale will be professionally juried.
When: May 20 through July 20; Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday noon - 5 p.m.
Where: Scottsdale Center for the Arts, South Hall, 7380 East Second Street
Info: Free, www.scottsdalesistercities.com, 480-423-1800
ArtWalk – every Thursday
“America’s Original Art Walk” is in its 36th year and features dozens of art galleries, free parking and free trolley service to all corners of the Arts District.
When: 7-9 p.m. every Thursday
Where: Scottsdale Arts District, just west of Scottsdale Road along Main Street and on Marshall Way north of Indian School to 5th Ave.
Info: Free, www.scottsdalegalleries.com
Showcase display of Miss Arizona's Crown handcrafted in 1969 by Paul Johnson Jewelers— May 19, 20, 21, 24, 25
This spectacular crown is a one-of-a-kind work of Art designed by the Memorable Paul Johnson and handcrafted in 1969. The crown was gifted to The Miss Arizona Scholarship Foundation that annually awards state scholarships for academic achievements and outstanding community service.
When: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. May 19, 20, 21, 24, 25
Where: 4419 North Scottsdale Rd. Suite 110, Paul Johnson Jewelers
Info: Free, 480-970-4341
"Art"ini Thursdays—Thursdays between May 5-July 28
Create your own piece of art by custom painting your martini glass, $10 for glass and one martini. Appetizers at happy hour pricing. $5 martinis when you bring back your glass.
When: 5-9 p.m. every Thursday between May 5-July 28
Where: 44fifteen Bar and Bistro at the Hotel Indigo, 4415 North Civic Center Plaza
Info: 480-824-6181, www.scottsdalehiphotel.com
ArtBridge – every Thursday
ArtBridge Thursdays is a weekly artisan market showcasing local artists and crafters as well as live music, entertainment and artistic demonstrations.
When: 6-10 p.m. every Thursday
Where: Marshall Way bridge on the Scottsdale Waterfront
Info: Free; www.artisanmarketsaz.com
Old Town Farmer's Market – every Saturday
A local favorite – find produce, food and fun in Old Town Scottsdale
When: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday
Where: The corner of Brown and 1st Street
Info: Free; www.arizonafarmersmarkets.com
The Pink Pony Rides Again! - daily
Scottsdale’s oldest restaurant (est. 1947) is honoring the past by hosting a display of photos and memorabilia on loan from the Scottsdale Historical Society. The Pink Pony will also be dedicating a dish weekly which will represent the Pony’s shared history with the city of Scottsdale throughout the decades. The recipes will be available to Pink Pony Patrons.
When: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday - Saturday; 4-8 p.m. Sunday
Where: 3831 N Scottsdale Rd.
Info: www.pinkponyrestaurant.com/news-events, 480-945-6697
For information and a listing of all Scottsdale 60 events visit www.Scottsdale60.com