Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Group Free

Through September 2
Sweat Your Asana Off
Yoga aficionados pack the rooftop pool deck to sweat and stretch in the Phoenix heat at this weekly event. Tu, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. $10 (includes $5 food and beverage credit to Lustre Rooftop Garden). Hotel Palomar Phoenix, 2 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-253-6633. Space is limited; reserve a spot at eventbrite.com (Lustre Yoga).

Through December 31
Turtle Shelter
Visitors come nose-to-nose with an intriguing variety of freshwater turtles at this exhibit. Stars of the display include the ancient snapping turtle, red-eared sliders, snake-neck turtles and the leaf-like matamata. Interactive and educational elements describe the 200-million-year history of the reptiles. Call for times and ticket prices. Arizona Sea Life Aquarium, 5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle, Tempe, sealifeus.com, 480-478-7600.

Through February 28
Art Under Foot
The award-winning floors that adorn the Phoenix Sky Train pedestrian walkways are in the spotlight in Art Under Foot: Handmade Floors at the Phoenix Sky Train. The exhibit focuses on the collaboration between the artists, design team and scores of talented workers who brought the artistic concepts to life. Design drawings, computerized models, large graphics, hands-on exhibits and a video documenting the process behind the projects are included. M-F, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. The Gallery at City Hall, 200 W. Washington St., Phoenix, phoenix.gov/arts, 602-262-4637.

September 5
First Fridays Art Walk
More than 70 art galleries and art spaces participate. 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Free. Maps, parking and shuttle service available at Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, artlinkphoenix.com, 602-256-7539.

September 5
Motorcycles on Main
Roads are closed for this monthly bike night, which features live music, beer gardens and food. 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Free. Main Street, between Robson and Center streets, Mesa, 480-890-2613.

September 6
Brazilian Day
Brazil’s rich culture, past and present, is in the spotlight as this festival showcases musicians, singers, dancers, DJs and capoeiristas, including interactive demonstrations of Brazilian dance, musical instruments and martial arts. Brazilian-inspired food and beverage also are available for purchase. Noon-6 p.m. $12, adults; $5, children 10 and younger. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

September 6
Fiesta de Septiembre
Wickenburg celebrates its Hispanic heritage with folklorico dancers, mariachi bands, Latin music, arts and crafts, a photography exhibit, food and beverage cantina, children’s activities, and salsa-, guacamole- and margarita-making contests. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Wickenburg Community Center, 160 N. Valentine St., Wickenburg, wickenburgchamber.com, 800-942-5242.

September 6
Jerome Art Walk
Meet the artists as 20-plus galleries and studios participate in this monthly night of art, music and gallery hopping. 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Free. Jerome, jeromeartwalk.com, 928-634-0774.

September 8
Polo Party Preview
Fans can meet and mingle with top American polo players Julio Arellano and Ricky Cooper at this preview of the fourth-annual Scottsdale Polo Championships, to be held Oct. 25-26. The preview includes no-host cocktails and light fare. 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Free with purchase of tickets for Polo Championships. Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia, 4949 E. Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale, thepoloparty.com, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 480-495-3806.

September 9
Zoo by Moonlight
Bring a flashlight or purchase one at the gift shop; then explore the zoo and its nocturnal animals by the light of the moon. 8 p.m.-9:30 p.m. $5; free, ages 2 and younger. Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary, 1403 Heritage Park Rd., Prescott, heritageparkzoo.org, 928-778-4242.

September 12
Meet and Greet
The ASU Autism/Asperger’s Research Program and Autism Research Institute host this celebration in preparation for the 10th annual Zoowalk for Autism Research in October. Temple Grandin – a highly successful adult with autism who is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University and author of six books – is special guest. 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Free. Four Points by Sheraton, 10831 S. 51st St., Phoenix, zoowalk.org, 480-831-2047.

September 12-13
Taste America
Local Flavor from Coast to Coast is the theme as this James Beard Foundation festival makes a stop in Scottsdale for a celebratory Night of Culinary Stars four-course dinner. Participating chefs include Charleen Badman, Cullen Campbell, Joshua Hebert, Gio Osso, Silvano Salcida Esparza, Sherry Yard, Kevin Binkley and Paul McCabe. F, 7 p.m. $250. Royal Palms Resort & Spa, 5200 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, jbftasteamerica.org, 480-951-2950. The fun continues Sa, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., with cooking demonstrations by Sherry Yard and Chris Bianco, cookbook signings, tastings and more at Sur La Table, 7014 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale.

September 13
Fiesta del Tlaquepaque
Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with mariachis, flamenco dancers, authentic foods, and arts and crafts. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Tlaquepaque, 336 S.R. 179, Sedona, tlaq.com, 928-282-4838.

September 13
Indian Art Auction
This biannual auction showcases a variety of Native American art, including more than 300 Navajo rugs, as well as pottery, baskets, Hopi katsina dolls, jewelry, fetishes and folk art. Preview: 9 a.m.-11 a.m.; auction begins at noon. Free. Hubbell Trading Post, Highway 264, Ganado, friendsofhubbell.org, 928-755-3475.

September 13
Night Golf
Golfers can keep the game going after sundown, as the course is lined with glow lights, and glow balls are provided. The game follows a four-person scramble format. 6 p.m. $25; preregistration required. Palo Verde Golf Course, 6215 N. 15th Ave., Phoenix, 602-249-9930.

September 14
Empty Bowls
Participants choose a handcrafted bowl made by local artisans; then enjoy soup made by local chefs. Proceeds benefit local food banks. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $15. Courthouse Plaza, 100 Gurley St., Prescott, 928-771-0133.

September 14
Kidney Walk
The National Kidney Foundation of Arizona hosts this 5K walk. Children’s activities, music, a silent auction and awards ceremony are included. 7 a.m. Donations. Kino Sports Complex, 2500 E. Ajo Way, Tucson, azkidney.org, 877-587-1387.

September 14, 28
Summer Cocktail Camp
Join emcee Craig Outhier, editor of PHOENIX magazine, for the final two Summer Cocktail Camp classes, which showcase master mixologists Jason Asher of Young’s Market, Sept. 14; and Micah Olsen, Bar Crudo, Sept. 28. 1 p.m. $30. The Gladly, 2201 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, thegladly.com, 602-759-8132. A six-course finale dinner follows Sept. 29, 5:30 p.m., $75, featuring a camp cocktail paired with each course.

September 15
100-Hole Golf Marathon
Golden Gates of America, which benefits children with learning challenges, hosts this tourney, which includes breakfast, lunch, a silent auction and hosted bar at the awards dinner. 6 a.m. $150; $45, dinner only. McCormick Ranch Golf Club, 7505 E. McCormick Pkwy., Scottsdale, ggoa.org, 480-654-4444.

September 18
Birds ’n’ Beer
Sip on a Four Peaks brew while enjoying an entertaining presentation on wildlife. 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Free admission. Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center, 3131 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, az.audubon.org, 602-468-6470.

September 18-22
Centennial Celebration
Globe High School celebrates its 100th birthday with a three-day celebration that includes a kickoff breakfast, poster contest, street party, choral performance, centennial ball, time capsule and Globe-Miami rivalry football game featuring halftime and pre- and post-game activities by alumni. Call for times and ticket prices. Globe High School, 437 E. High St., Globe, ghscentennial.eventbrite.com, 928-812-2848.

September 19
Boogie Nights Rock ’n’ Roll
Sun City West Dance for the Health of It Club hosts this dance featuring hits from the ’70s and ’80s with DJ Kort Kurdi. 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. $6. Palm Ridge Summit Hall, 13800 W. Deer Valley Rd., Sun City West, scwdanceforhealth.com, 602-679-4220.

September 19
Flash Park Friday
This family-friendly monthly event features live music, art, shopping, games and activities. 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Free. Main Street, Mesa, downtownmesa.com/flashparkfriday, 480-890-2613.

September 19
Zonie Awards
The Arizona chapter of the International Special Events Society hosts this awards dinner, which honors Arizona event industry professionals. A cocktail hour, silent auction and awards banquet are included. 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m. $75. Venue of Scottsdale, 7117 E. Third Ave., Scottsdale, ises.com, 480-292-4859.

September 20
Arizona Railroadiana
This railroad collectibles show and sale features china, silver, timetables, books, lanterns, locks, keys, posters and miscellaneous railroad items. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $5. Crowne Plaza, 2532 W. Peoria Ave., 708-955-9058.

September 20
Celtic Harvest Festival
Eat, drink and be merry at this sixth-annual celebration of the Celtic arts. Music, dance, piping, storytelling, falcons, sheepdog trials, whiskey tasting, a Scottish tea room and Celtic vendors are among the highlights. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $15, adults; $5, teens; free, children 11 and younger. Verde Valley School, 3511 Verde Valley Rd., Sedona, celticharvestfestival.com, 928-282-7333.

September 20
Fall Gathering
Celebrating the original grand opening of Phippen Museum in 1984, this annual event features live cowboy music, an authentic Western barbecue and an induction ceremony for the Arizona Rancher & Cowboy Hall of Fame. 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. $25. Phippen Museum, 4701 Hwy. 89 North, Prescott, phippenartmuseum.org, 928-778-1385.

September 20
Junk in the Trunk
All things chippy, rusty, vintage and handmade are in the spotlight as more than 150 local and California artists and vendors showcase one-of-a-kind treasures and vintage pieces at this shopping event. A portion of ticket sales benefits the Paradise Valley/North Scottsdale Young Life chapter. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $10 entry before 10 a.m.; $5 thereafter; free, children 11 and younger. WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, junkinthetrunkvintagemarket.com, 480-773-5303.

September 20
Navajo Rug & Indian Art Auction
More than 300 contemporary and historic rugs are in the spotlight, along with pottery, baskets, jewelry and fine art. 11 a.m.; preview begins at 9 a.m. Free. Smoki Museum, 147 N. Arizona Ave., Prescott, smokimuseum.org, 928-445-1230.

September 20
Star Party
Activities begin with an afternoon solar viewing where visitors can safely view the sun through a special telescope, followed by an astronomy presentation by a guest speaker and a chance to see planets, stars, comets, galaxies and more through astronomers’ telescopes. Participants should bring a red light, and sweater or jacket. 2 p.m.; night viewing begins at 6:30 p.m. $6 per vehicle. Kartchner Caverns State Park, 2980 Hwy. 90, Benson, azstateparks.gov, 520-586-2283.

September 21
Antiques on the Square
Thumb Butte Questers hosts this show, which features 50 vendors showcasing a variety of antiques and collectibles, including glass, jewelry, ephemera, primitives, pottery and furniture. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Courthouse Plaza, 100 Gurley St., Prescott, 928-443-8909.

September 27
Chile Pepper Festival
Roosevelt Row ignites the fall season with this third annual festival, which includes on-site chile roasting, chef spotlights, live music, beer and margarita gardens, children’s arts and crafts, and a talent show. Local restaurants also compete in the Chile Pepper Challenge, a showdown for the title of the most delicious chile pepper cuisine, including a new “sweet and spicy” category for chile pepper desserts. 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Free. Phoenix Public Market, 721 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, chilepepperfest.com, 602-885-6267.

September 27
Island Cultural Festival
Polynesian culture is in the spotlight, including music and dance performances, classes and lectures. Noon-7 p.m. $10, adults; free, children 15 and younger. Knights of Columbus, 8066 N. 49th Ave., Glendale, wvislandculturalfest.com, 623-255-8491.

September 27
It’s In the Bag
Women’s Metropolitan Arts Council, a support organization for Phoenix Art Museum, hosts this annual fundraiser. Gourmet hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and live entertainment are included, as well as silent and live auctions offering everything from designer bags by Gucci, Kate Spade and Coach, to utility bags full of goodies – think evening bag with theater tickets, gym bag with gift certificate for personal training sessions, or diaper bag filled with baby must-haves. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. $75. Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, phxart.org, 602-942-7520.

September 27
Scottsdale Spice Culinary Event
More than 20 Scottsdale restaurants showcase their culinary talents with dishes in three heat levels – mild, medium and hot – as patrons sip, sample and vote for their favorites. 6 p.m.-10 p.m. $50. Venue of Scottsdale, 7117 E. Third Ave., Scottsdale, scottsdalespice.org, 480-355-2708.

September 27
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day
More than 1,500 museums nationwide open their doors to the public for free as Smithsonian magazine hosts this 10th annual event. Visit smithsonianmag.com/museumday for a list of participants.

September 27
Tim Barber Walk for POP
Raising awareness of the importance of early detection of prostate cancer, this 2-mile walk celebrates prostate cancer survivors and honors those whose lives have been lost to the disease. Educational materials, food and entertainment are included. 7:30 a.m. $25, adults; $15, children 11 and younger. Kiwanis Park, 6111 S. All-America Way, Tempe, prostatecheckup.org, 480-964-3013.

September 27
UMOM Walk for Homeless
The women’s auxiliary of UMOM New Day Centers hosts 1K and 5K walks to benefit homeless families in the community. 7:30 a.m. $20-$35, includes zoo admission for the remainder of the day. Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, umom.org, 602-275-7852.

September 27-28
Sedona Winefest
More than 60 Arizona wines are in the spotlight, with live music, food, a cigar area, art exhibit and wine seminars adding to the festivities. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $20, advance; $25, day of event; $20 more for VIP. Sedona Airport, 235 Air Terminal Dr., Sedona, sedonawinefest.com, 928-301-0398.

September 28
50th Anniversary
ASU Gammage marks its golden anniversary with an open-house celebration featuring birthday cake and refreshments, children’s activities, building and backstage tours, and samples served by more than 20 Tempe restaurants. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. ASU Gammage Auditorium, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, asugammage.com, 480-965-3434.

September 30
ASU Science Fiction TV Dinner
Conversations about science, technology, art and society are in the spotlight as participants enjoy dinner from local food trucks; then watch a screening of the Cane and Able episode of House, M.D., in which Dr. House and his team tackle the case of a young boy who believes he has been abducted and tortured by aliens. 6 p.m. Free admission, food available for purchase. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.