Scottsdale 60th events through May 1
April 26, 2011
Contact: Kim Hanna, Economic Vitality; Office (480) 312-7612,
Mobile (480) 861-2762, khanna@ScottsdaleAz.gov
Scottsdale 60th Kicks-Off with Art, Dance and Cowboy Poetry
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 May 1 are:
International Carnival - Arts Education Showcase – April 27
Celebrate youth creativity, artistic expression and learn how arts education and youth outreach programs enrich our community. Experience a wonderful evening filled with music, dance, theater, poetry and visual arts.
When: 5:30 p.m. April 27
Where: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (7380 E. Second St.)
Info: Free; www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org/education_showcase.php
The Dance Chronicle – April 28 and April 29
The Saguaro High School Dance Department presents its Spring Dance Concert, The Dance Chronicle, featuring original choreography by students, teachers and alumni and performed by 120 students from all dance levels at Saguaro High School.
When: 7 p.m. April 28 and April 29
Where: Saguaro High School Auditorium (6250 N. 82nd St.)
Info: Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for students
Scottsdale Cowboy History and Poetry Night – April 29
Enjoy a cowboy dinner, learn about Scottsdale cowboy history from McDowell Sonoran Preserve historian Len Marcisz, and hear cowboy poems by Scottsdale Poet Laureate Bob Frost.
When: 6:30 p.m. April 29
Where: Troon Country Club (25000 N. Windy Walk Drive)
Info: $25 per person (inclusive); RSVP to 480-585-4310-0 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Frontier Town Days – April 30
Scottsdale’s Old Town merchants present Frontier Town Days, featuring live western entertainment, arts and crafts, cooking demonstrations and a thieves’ market & sidewalk sale with discounted pricing at all shops.
When: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. April 30
Where: Frontier Town shops in Old Town (7240 E. Main St.)
Info: Free; visit www.cidermillmarket.com or call 480-994-1366 for information.
Arizona State Poetry Society's 2011 Spring Festival – April 30
A day to celebrate the theme Winged Words with open poetry readings, mini-workshops, and memorials.
When: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. April 30
Where: O'Donoghue's Irish Pub (20469 N. Hayden Road)
Info: Free; visit www.azpoetry.org or call 480-677-0000 for information.
Old Town Farmer's Market – every Saturday
A local favorite – find produce, food and fun in Old Town Scottsdale.
When: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. every Saturday
Where: The corner of Brown and 1st Street
Info: Free; visit www.arizonafarmersmarkets.com for information.
ArtWalk – every Thursday
“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 to 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; visit www.scottsdalegalleries.com for information.
ArtBridge – every Thursday
ArtBridge Thursdays is a weekly artisan market showcasing local artists and crafters as well as live music, entertainment and artistic demonstrations.
When: 6 to 10 p.m. every Thursday
Where: Marshall Way bridge on the Scottsdale Waterfront.
Info: Free; visit www.artisanmarketsaz.com for information.
For information and a listing of all Scottsdale 60 events visit www.Scottsdale60.com