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Moms & Mimosas, May 11
Moms & Mimosas, May 11

May 1 – 5

Agave Heritage Festival

Experts in the fields of regional food, spirits, agriculture and sustainability come together for this annual festival, which celebrates the cultural, commercial and culinary significance of the agave plant. Artisan agave spirits, gourmet foods, Latin music and dance, agave roasting, fiber crafts, agave farm and garden tours, plant sales, lectures and seminars are included. Visit agaveheritagefestival.com for times, ticket prices and Tucson locations.

May 1 – 31

Art on the Wild Side

Tania Bolin, Larry Finkel and April Howland showcase their unique vision of wildlife and conservation via photography, paint and mixed media in this exhibit. Art is available for purchase, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Phoenix Zoo’s conservation initiatives. Call for times and ticket prices.

Phoenix Zoo, Phoenix, AZ, 85008


May 1 – 12

Electric Desert

Cacti and desert become a living canvas in this nighttime experience by Klip Collective, taking guests on an immersive journey through the garden using light and original music. The exhibit includes seven site-specific locations. Call for times and ticket prices.

Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, AZ, 85008


May 1 – July 21

Point of View

This interactive art experience features 13 installations from artists around the world that challenge traditional viewpoints and touch on such topics as time, religion, power and reality. Presented by Wonderspaces, the show welcomes all ages to explore the concept of perspective with an approximately 80-minute experience spread across roughly 16,000 square feet that includes a virtual reality dinner party and an installation that encourages digital painting through body movement. Su-Th, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; F-Sa, 10…

Scottsdale Fashion Square, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251

May 1 – 19

Segway Raceway Tours

Take a lap on the 1-mile oval track with a Segway or limo golf cart as iLeanRide Co. hosts this two-hour event. A VIP behind-the-scenes tour of the entire facility is included, plus a celebratory photo as guests cross the start/finish line. Call for times. $89 on Segway; $39 on limousine golf cart. Reservations required. 623-439-5777

ISM Raceway, Avondale, AZ


May 2

Tasteabout Arizona

Guests enjoy a five-course plated meal paired with wine, beer and spirits tastings as an all-star lineup of artisan chefs and farmers share their talents. Hosted by the Scott Foundation, the culinary fundraiser includes a performance by local country artist Shari Rowe and silent and live auctions. Proceeds support culinary programs for Arizona foster kids. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $125; $250 VIP. 480-688-9800.

Agave Farms, Phoenix, AZ


May 3 – 5

Cave Creek Corner Mercado

Magic Bird Festivals presents this event featuring arts and crafts, boutique apparel, gourmet culinary treats and Native American and Southwest-inspired designs by local and regional artisans. F-Su, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Northeast corner of Cave Creek and Schoolhouse roads, Cave Creek.

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