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Play, Drama, Children's Theatre
"Disney's The Little Mermaid"
Dream City Church presents Broadway's full-length version of "Disney's The Little Mermaid"July 13-16. Tickets available at online at summermusical.org or at the door.
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Children, For the Family
"Fidget Fest" at Rocket Fizz Scottsdale
Every Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m., Rocket Fizz invites kids of all ages to come with their favorite fidget spinners and enjoy a "Fidget Fest" with fidget spinning games, contests, and prizes. There's also complimentary candy and soda pop tastings. Great fun for the whole family.
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Kayaking,Nature
"Full Moon" Kayaking Trip
Enjoy an evening kayak excursion along the Colorado. Don't forget to bring binoculars.
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Nature, For the Family, Tour, Education, Green/Environmental, Trip
"Lizard Walk Weekend" at Boyce Thompson Arboretum with Wild Man Phil
Popular summertime ‘Lizard Walks’ at the Arboretum aren’t just for kids -- all who enjoy Arizona's most common, colorful and charismatic little reptiles are welcome. Casa Grand desert educator ‘Wild Man Phil’ Rakoci hosts a special weekend with reptile walks both days; Sunday July 30 features additional guides: naturalists Steven Prager and Cathy Wise of Arizona Audubon. Check out this sneak preview of from Arizona Wildlife Views on YouTube: [https://youtu.be/_XGrXUi4N3U] Phil returns Aug. 12 & Sept. 9.
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Computers/Technology, Education
"STEM Girls: Day @Intel!" Field Trip
An on site field trip to Intel’s Chandler Campus for an Inside look at Engineering at Intel.
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Gardening, Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Tour, Nature
"Taste of the Desert’" Guided Ethnobotany Walk with Jim Shepherd
Learn about plants along our Curandero Trail on a leisurely Sunday 8am guided walk with desert plant enthusiast Jim Shepherd. You'll see prickly pear cacti, agaves, mesquite -- and opportunities to taste a few ‘desert edible’ samples ranging from prickly pear jelly to nopalitos, mesquite flour, and agave nectar. During his walk Jim shares a synopsis of Arboretum history and narrates ways prickly pear cacti, ratany, agaves and jojobas have fed, healed and clothed Sonoran desert peoples for more than 1,000 years. ** Please note: this guided tour explores the Curandero Trail, which has steep sections that are not suitable for visitors who use wheelchairs or walkers.
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Talks/Lectures
#TheBalancingAct
The American Cancer Society Young Professional Board is hosting #TheBalancingAct. In this panel, we discuss some of the best balancing acts, how they prioritize, and what they let go of to focus on the right things. From people with full-time jobs and “side hustles” or a heavy commitment to community service, to people who work and care for children or elderly family members, to people who are just plain active and are involved in everything. We’ll learn why do they do it, and how do they do it effectively, while still finding time for the important things.”
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Rock,Cover/Tribute Band/Performer
'50s & '60s Graffiti Gold Show With Tom Tayback and the Daddy O's
If you're a fan of the golden oldies from the '50s and '60s, you'll love this genuinely authentic blast from the past. Tom Tayback and the Daddy O's are a true throwback, fondly recalling the good old days of jukeboxes, 45 records, soda shops and sock hops in the gym. Get nostalgic and leave your cares at home, because the memories of those great old days will fly unchecked as you relive a time when music refused to let you sit still. This is a live stage production that rolls out like a seamless radio show, weaving stories of life from the mid-'50s to the mid-'60s with tributes to rock legends like Elvis Presley, Bill Halley and his Comets, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, The Big Bopper, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Dion, Sam the Sham , and more. Prepare yourself for a return to the days of Pedal Pushers, Poodle Skirts, Saddle Shoes and Blue Suede shoes. Let your mind wander back to a time when 82% of the nation tuned in to the "Ed Sullivan Show" just to see a hip-gyrating phenomenon. With an acting background in Hollywood movies and TV, and as the multi-award winning anchor of 780 KAZM's morning show "The DUO" in Sedona, AZ, Tom Tayback brings seasoned presence to his performances. As a Screen Actors Guild member, Tom's acting highlights can be viewed at the Internet Movie Database site. From'89 to '91, he produced his own syndicated TV variety show on KTUP Channel 45 in Phoenix, while also hosting radio shows in Phoenix and Las Vegas. In'93 Tom guest starred in the premiere episode of the "New Route 66" for NBC. In '94 he guest starred in one of the most replayed episodes of "Rescue 911," hosted by William Shatner for CBS.'94 found him starring as a body-snatching alien for New Line Cinema Productions in the motion picture sequel "Hidden II - The Spawning." In '95 he starred as Homicide Detective Sgt Gold in "Undercover" (with Meg Foster) for Axis Films International. And, in '96 Tom starred in his favorite role as the new Grizzly Adams in "Treasure Of The Bear," with Joseph Campanella. You might also remember his uncle Vic Tayback, who starred for nine seasons as Mel Sharples on the CBS hit "Alice." The "Graffiti Gold" show is reminiscent of Dick Clark's and Alan Freed's traveling Rock n' Roll Caravans. It was a great time to live, a great time to remember. Tom Tayback and the Daddy O's will be your tour guides on this trip down memory lane.
www.GraffitiGoldsShow.com
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Design
[dis]functional: Products of Conceptual Design
Much of contemporary design has moved away from the Modernist adage of "form follows function" and is about pushing the boundaries of functionality."[dis]functional: Products of Conceptual Design" showcases a selection of objects that playfully call into question the expected utilitarian roles of design and its usually straightforward relationship to art. Drawing largely from SMoCA's permanent collection, this exhibition features unusual works that challenge the idea of functionality. It encourages viewers to decide for themselves what is the place for, and definition of, "good design" in contemporary life. Organized by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
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Photography
“Having Their Picture Took”: Western Portrait Photography Then and Now
From photo sessions in 1890s saloons to Scott Baxter’s Top Hand project and the Petersen cousins’ series on working artists, personalities of the West and their stories have long been captured for posterity. Central to the display is Ben Stahl’s large oil painting that gives the exhibition its title, along with historic photographs and cameras from the Museum’s collection. Large historic cameras and equipment from the collection of photo historian Jeremy Rowe are also on view. The exhibition also features the contemporary color photographs of Erik and Willie Petersen, which depict artists in the environments that inspire them. In addition to several portraits of Cowboy Artists of America artist Bill Nebeker, the Museum’s 2017 heART of the West Gala honoree, a number of Nebeker’s large bronzes are included. A third section showcases black and white contemporary portraits by Scott Baxter and Barbara Van Cleve.
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