Phoenix Events – THIS Weekend

With preparation for the holiday season in full swing, there are plenty of great events going on in the valley.  Here is a line up of just SOME of the events going on around town.

THIS WEEKEND:

Practical Art Holiday Extravaganza

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When: Friday December 4th 6pm – 10pm

Where: Practical Art  
5070 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012

Inversion & Dharma Workshops with Jeffrey Cohen

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Urban Yoga will be featuring workshops with Advanced Jivamukti teacher Jeffrey Rama Cohen Friday & Saturday.  Get your yoga on!  Click here for more information.

When:
Friday, December 4th @ 8pm
Saturday, December 5th @ 5pm

Where: Urban Yoga
3225 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012

Martin Short ARTrageous Benefit Gala

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The Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will play host to comedian Martin Short on Saturday night December 5th.  Proceeds of the performance will benefit the Scottsdale Cultural Council and the programs of the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporar Art and Scottsdale Public Art.  Click here for more information.

When: Saturday, December 5th 
Dinner: 5pm
Performance: 8:30pm
Where: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E 2nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Advent Lessons & Carols at Saint Barnabas

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On Saturday night Saint Barnabas in Scottsdale will be hosting a musical event featuring the parish and handbell choirs leading in worship.  Free childcare is provided.  Click here for more information.

When: Saturday, December 5th 4:00pm

Where: Saint Barnabas on the Desert Episcopal Church 
6715 N Mockingbird Ln, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

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Rock meets classical in the is visually epic holiday musical celebration.  The Trans-Siberian Orchestra will play several shows on Sunday at the Gila River Arena in Glendale.  Click here for more details.

When: Sunday, December 6th at 3pm & 7:30pm

Where: Gila River Arena
9400 W Maryland Ave, Glendale, AZ 85305

Now who can attend them all?  😉

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Touch the Wall – THIS Thursday in Scottsdale

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At Laboratory5 we love all things local. When we come across things in our community that we thin sound awesome – we feel we must share them!So here is one we thing sounds like a great show:

Attend a viewing of the documentary “Touch the Wall,” a story of two Olympic Swimmers.  The show is FREE and will be held at The Scottsdale Plaza Resort this Thursday at the World Aquatic Health Conference.

What: Touch the Wall

When: Thursday, October 8th, 6-9pm

Where: Scottsdale Plaza Resort

  7200 N Scottsdale Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

RSVP conference@nspf.org

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Jad Abumrad at Emerge 2015

What happens when you mix art+ technology+ time? Well if your not sure visit this years Emerge 2015, a mix of science, improve, and art all designed for a future not to far from our own. Feed your mind with an array of futuristic ideas in an environment filled with activities geared to engage all of your senses. Let Jad Abumrad, host and founder of RadioLab, push your minds to think beyond their certain limits as he questions how, what, and why we innovate.

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Emerge 2015

Event Location: 1475 N Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale, AZ 85257

Event Time: 3pm-Midnight

This is a FREE Event. For a full schedule of activities, music, and events visit the link below:

http://emerge.asu.edu/2015-visitations/

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Explore: Emerge 2015

This Friday make your way out to Scottsdale and take a step into the future at ASU’s Emerge 2015. The annual event will be held at SkySong this year and features a mixture of live theater, robotic prototypes, and interactive actives for everyone to enjoy. To RSVP visit the link below.

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Future Design Studio: Let Your Creativity Take Hold at Emerge

 

Emerge 2015

Event Location: 1475 N Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale, AZ 85257

Event Time: 3pm-Midnight

This is a FREE Event. For a full schedule of activities, music, and events visit the link below:

http://emerge.asu.edu/2015-visitations/

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Call To All Arizona Artists!

11 Miles of Color

Ends on 3/30/2015

Oportunity for Artists!

Request for Qualifications
Budget:
 $100 honorarium + material
Application deadline:  Midnight (MST), March 30, 2015
Eligibility – All Arizona ArtistsScottsdale Public Art is looking for artists who would like to participate in an exhibition in the Gallery@TheLibrary featuring artworks made with acrylic braid fibers repurposed from Randy Walker’s Spring Crossing installation for the Canal Convergence | Spring Equinox event in 2014.Spring Crossing was made with 35 different colors of UV resistant, solution-dyed 13/16”acrylic braid (commercially known as Sunbrella). Part of his proposal for this project included his desire for a second use for this material after his project de-installed.The exhibition is scheduled for display in the Gallery through Canal Convergence |Water + Art + Light 2016 and will be cross-promoted with the event. 15-20 artists will be selected and given 1 bag of fiber measuring approximately 2 feet in height and diameter as well as a $100 honorarium.More Info:

https://spa.submittable.com/submit/39720

To Apply Or For More Info Visit Scottsdale Public Art

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Explore: Canal Convergence 2015

Make your way to Scottsdale this week and visit one of our favorite events Scottsdale’s Canal Convergence 2015. This year’s event kicks off February 26 and runs through March 1, can be found along the Arizona Canal at The Scottsdale Waterfront between Soleri and Marshall Way bridges. Artists used the elements of water, art, and light to create innovative art installations and hands on activities along the canal banks. We enjoy stopping by this fantastic experience and if your interested in going here is a list of dates and times to check it out:

4-Day Schedule

Thursday Feb 26: 5:00 Pm – 10:00 Pm

Friday Feb 27: 5:00 Pm – 10:00 Pm

Saturday Feb 28: Noon – 10:00 Pm

Sunday Mar 1: 10:00 Am – 5:00 Pm

This is a FREE Event for ages. For a full schedule of activities, music, and events visit the link below:

http://www.scottsdalepublicart.org/events/canal-convergence-water-art-light#schedule

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Last Minute Shopping Coffee Refuel Locations

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How’s that last minute holiday shopping going? Well you waited until the last minute – what were you expecting? Procrastination never pays off! You better fuel up. Here is a list of our favorite coffee shops around town depending on where you are getting your shopping on.

 

Tempe: Cartel on University10373967_10152915758063841_1209714180498587224_n

Scottsdale: Sips on Goldwater1400540285

Arcadia: Black Cat on Indian Schoolbigbox-pic

Phoenix: Giant off of McDowellgiant-bg-02

On the West Side: Elevate Coffee Co. on Happy Valley1011743_837503836294829_3214471923605517938_n

On the East Side: The Coffee Shop in GilbertTCS_09-2011-8

So get that juice in your veins and get going!

 

Also, support Arizona’s Local Advocacy Organization – Local First Arizona.

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