The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has issued a high ozone pollution advisory through Thursday. Those with respiratory sensitivities such as asthma and COPD are advised to use caution between noon-6 p.m. if and when outdoors.
Weeklong 9/11 tribute honors those lost. Visit the 9/11 Memorial Tribute through Sunday, Sept. 12. Hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon–5 p.m. Sunday (closed Monday). The ceremony takes place at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St. Doors will open at 10 a.m. the day of the ceremony. Individual photo cards of those who died in the attacks are displayed on props resembling the World Trade Center Towers, the Pentagon and a plane wing. First responders and other public safety staff who were lost on 9/11 will have their photos showcased on a large metal flag, which has been displayed the past five years at Scottsdale Airport’s Fire Station 609. Call the Fire Department at 480-312-8000 for more information. The Scottsdale 9/11 Day of Remembrance video premieres Sept. 11 on YouTube.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts brings tantalizing talent to the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. From music to theater to comedy, you can experience it all in the Virginia G. Piper Theater and intimate Stage 2. Learn more, and find your seats for these exciting shows scheduled for the 2021–22 season.
Attend these new exhibitions at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA).
Mimi O Chun - It’s All Cake, through-Jan. 23, 2022: New York-based artist and designer Mimi O Chun’s presents new works made during the COVID-19 pandemic, adding yet another layer to her practice of social and political commentary in the form of sculpture.
Forever Becoming - Sept. 11-Jan. 23, 2022: The "Young Phoenix Artists" group presents new work by artists younger than or near the age of 30. This exhibition presents various artforms that address topics including marginalized communities, social justice and environmental degradation.
Learn more about SMoCA.
A History Mystery: How Bishop Lane got its name. Bishop Lane is a short street that runs parallel to Scottsdale Road, between Goldwater Boulevard and Second Street in Old Town. It appears nowhere else in the city.
Bishop Lane was named after Dr. Thomas S. Bishop. The Bishops moved to Arizona around 1913. Besides doctoring, Bishop farmed – growing cotton and citrus. Bishop was the president of the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce in 1922. The following year, Arizona Governor George Hunt appointed him as the chair of the state commission on agriculture and horticulture. Bishop’s service brought some prominence to the small village of Scottsdale. The commission worked tirelessly to promote citrus in Arizona and to fight the boll weevil infestation that threatened the cotton crop. Dr. Bishop died in 1947. In his honor, Bishop Lane bears his name.
Find documents and photos related to Scottsdale pioneers in the Scottsdale Heritage Connection located within the Civic Center Library.
Learn about traffic restrictions in and around Scottsdale. Get the list.