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January 2021

Art To Go Boxes

January 12 - February 4
Mesa Arts Center
1 E. Main St.
Mesa, AZ 85201
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Mesa Arts Center offers a variety of at-home activity boxes that include materials needed to complete two family-friendly activities such as a ceramic luminary and planter, or mosaic flower pot and fused glass suncatcher, along with detailed written instructions and access to an online tutorial video. The projects are designed for children 8 and older and no prior arts experience is required. $25-$30. Boxes are available for contactless pickup at Mesa Arts Center, 1 E.…

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AnthroBites Series on Anthropology

January 12 - March 2
The Holland Center
34250 N. 60th St.
Scottsdale, AZ
$144

Are you prepared for 8 lively sessions on cultural variations around the world?  This is an awareness series, serving up “small plate” portions of information on topics as diverse as:  Culture, Ritual, Kinship, Shamans and Healers, The Arts, Sex & Gender, Race & Ethnicity and Cultural Appropriation. Taught by Cultural Anthropologist, artist-Jan Downey, the focus is on cultural lifeways of humans with who we share the world. And, along the way, you will be finding…

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Arizona Fine Art Expo

January 15 - March 28
Arizona Fine Art Expo
26540 N. Scottsdale Rd
26540 N. Scottsdale Rd, AZ 85255
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Guests can meet and watch nationally acclaimed and award-winning artists at work in 124 patron-friendly studios as Thunderbird Artists hosts this art adventure. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $10, season pass; $8, seniors and military. 26540 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, arizonafineartexpo.com, 480-837-7163.

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James Beard Women of Arizona Menu Program

January 15 - January 30

You have the opportunity to enjoy three restaurants in one meal, showcasing some of the Valley’s best food, not to mention supporting local, women-led food businesses Five groups of three restaurants have created unique three-course menus for two at only $55 each! Program runs three weekends: Jan 15-16, Jan 22-23, Jan 29-30. Choose from among 5 three-course meals. Restaurants participating include: Fat Ox Joy Bus Diner The Market by Jennifer's Sweet Republic 24 Carrots The…

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Solo Exhibition Featuring Kara Brooks

January 15 - February 14

FOUND:RE Contemporary is pleased to debut “Not Impressed,” the first solo exhibition of the New Year beginning Friday, January 15. The exhibition features a collection by Kara Brooks, a Tempe-based artist and current MFA Intermedia student at ASU. Through Brooks’ work, she examines fear, nostalgia, mundanity, and patterns. “Most issues labeled as ‘complicated’ are not, they are simply layered,” explains Brooks. “Examining layers takes patience; ‘complicated’ things require expertise.” Brooks, whose roots stem from Oakland,…

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Celebration of Fine Art

January 16 - March 28
Celebration of Fine Arts
Hayden Road and Loop 101
Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
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This 31st annual juried invitational gathering features 100 renowned and emerging artists from across the country who show and sell their gallery-quality work in an intimate studio setting. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Season pass: $10, adults; $8, seniors and military; free, children 11 and younger. 18400 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, celebrateart.com, 480-443-7695.

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Celebration of Fine Art

January 16 - March 28
Celebration of Fine Arts
Hayden Road and Loop 101
Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
$8 – $10

This 31st annual juried invitational gathering features 100 renowned and emerging artists from across the country who show and sell their gallery-quality work in an intimate studio setting. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Season pass: $10, adults; $8, seniors and military; free, children 11 and younger. 18400 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, celebrateart.com, 480-443-7695. Photo courtesy Beth Cochran, Wired PR.

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Royal Palms Live Music & Classic Movie Series

January 16 - March 19
Royal Palms Resort & Spa
5200 E. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ
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Back by popular demand, Royal Palms Resort and Spa is extending their Live Music & Classic Movie Series into 2021. With local musicians, timeless films and stunning views of Camelback Mountain, enjoy an evening you won’t forget. Set within the historic estate’s Vernadero Lawn at the foot of Camelback Mountain, socially distanced “seating pods” are setup under a canopy of string lights with a range of comfortable offerings including couches and lounge chairs, cocktail tables…

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Gimme a Chimi

January 17 - February 25

Macayo’s Mexican Food restaurants valleywide are honoring their signature chimichanga dishes with the “Gimme a Chimi” celebration from Sunday, January 17 through Thursday February 25. During this time, guests can enjoy the following chimichanga specials including: Build Your Own Chimi — Guest can create their own signature chimichanga with choice of protein, sauce, topping and side for just $8.99 Diners can also dig into mini chimichangas — including chocolate mini chimichangas to crush a sweet…

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Learn to Draw Better with Larry Charles

January 19 @ 9:00 am - February 9 @ 12:00 pm
The Holland Center
34250 N. 60th St.
Scottsdale, AZ
$200

If you have always wanted to draw, or if you need new techniques to make your drawing more realistic, our LEARN TO DRAW BETTER workshop is designed for you.  The workshop meets Tuesday mornings, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, for four weeks at The Holland Center Art Studio, on the following days: Jan. 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9. Participants will learn five techniques for drawing proportions, shading, rendering a face likeness, and other skills.…

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