The 60th anniversary celebrations scheduled through June 15
June 8, 2011
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 June 15 are:
Zap! Pow! Bam! Costume Ball
Dress as your favorite Comic, Steampunk, Anime, or any other character to kick-off ZAP! POW! BAM! The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books, 1938-1950. Live music, costume contest, prizes and caricature artist. Light food, drink and cash bar until 9:30 p.m.
When: 7:30 – 10:30 p.m., June 9
Where: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Atrium, 7380 E. Second St.
Info: Free, www.ScottsdalePublicArt.org
Mighty Mud Mania
“Mudville”, a mini mud obstacle course, mud pits and sand castle building will be available for children under age 6. The original mud obstacle course, waterslides, sandcastle building and mud pits will be available for age groups 7-17. Scottsdale firefighters and city plumbers will provide a “kidwash” and portable showers so kids can go home clean.
When: 8 a.m.—1 p.m., June 11
Where: Chaparral Park, 5401 N. Hayden Rd.
Info: Free, www.scottsdaleaz.gov/mightymudmania
60 + 60: Toast to the Past, Design the Future. Celebrating the 60th birthday of the City of Scottsdale
Experience three panel discussions and tastings of in-season dishes throughout the day. The themes include conversations with architects, artists, designers, chefs, urban growers and builders.
When: 11 a.m.—7 p.m., June 11
Where: Design Within Reach, 4821 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 101
Info: RSVP to email@example.com, www.dwr.com/category/find+a+studio/scottsdale.do
Audubon Nature Film Festival
Enjoy a screening of The Legend of Pale Male which tells the story of the first Red-tailed Hawk to appear in the Big Apple in over a century. Since the 1990's this bird has raised his young atop a Fifth Avenue high-rise and has captivated an unlikely audience of birdwatchers, movie stars, poets, children, dogs, reporters and celebrities.
When: 7 p.m., June 15
Where: Harkins Camelview Theatre, 7001 E. Highland Ave.
This Much I Know. Mixed Media Journaling Exploration workshop
Participants will examine the place of Scottsdale and will be guided through a process to create a collage using found objects, textures and a variety of materials to produce a reflective journal entry about the city as space and identity.
When: 10 a.m.—12 p.m., June 18
Where: 5th and Wine, 7051 E. 5th Ave.
Celebrate Scottsdale’s 60th Birthday at The Capital Grille with a $60 Dinner for Two-Scottsdale location
Enjoy a fine dining experience to celebrate Scottsdale’s 60th Birthday for two for $60 with an appetizer, entrée, one accompaniment and dessert through June 25.
When: Through June 25
Where: The Capital Grille, 16489 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Info: Call 480-348-1700 for reservations and reference “SCOTTSDALE’S 60th"
The Pink Pony Rides Again!
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, through June 25
Where: 3831 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Info: www.pinkponyrestaurant.com/news-events, 480-945-6697
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: Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday noon - 5 p.m., May 20 through July 20
Where: Scottsdale Center for the Arts, South Hall, 7380 E. Second St.
Info: Free; www.scottsdalesistercities.com, 480-423-1800
“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
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., June 9, 11, 14, 15
Where: 4419 N. Scottsdale Rd. Suite 110, Paul Johnson Jewelers
Info: Free; 480-970-4341
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 N. Civic Center Plaza
Info: 480-824-6181, www.scottsdalehiphotel.com
Old Town Farmer's Market
A local favorite – find produce, food and fun in Old Town Scottsdale
When: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday
Where: Scottsdale Stadium Concourse (corner of Osborne and Drinkwater)
Info: Free; www.arizonafarmersmarkets.com
You Voted…and the winner is…. “Old West Meets New West” for the Showpiece Cake Concept to be presented at Scottsdale’s 60th birthday party
Chef Tracy DeWitt can handle the heat of the kitchen. She has proved that both as an instructor at Scottsdale’s Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, and also as a five-time competitor on Food Network Challenge. Now, she is creating a one-of-a-kind showpiece cake to celebrate Scottsdale’s 60th anniversary to be unveiled on June 25 during a breakfast birthday party hosted by Scottsdale’s Mayor and City Council at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Atrium.
Info: Learn more at www.facebook.com/ScottsdaleAzGov and www.Scottsdale60.com
For information and a listing of all Scottsdale 60 events visit www.Scottsdale60.com