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“Ugly Sweater” Christmas Party
Whether they’ve been naughty or nice this year, revelers are invited to get in the spirit and don their festive apparel for Sonata’s inaugural Ugly Sweater Christmas party! Featuring music by DJ Vahid Shad, special performances by the stunning Boss Entertainment Live dancers, and a prize for the best ugly Christmas sweater or holiday costume, guests can eat, drink, and be merry all night long — and kiss the bah humbugs goodbye. Sonata’s Restaurant features globally eclectic modern European cuisine complemented by handcrafted specialty cocktails and a full bar. Sonata’s offers live entertainment on weekend evenings and brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
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Food/Tasting, Social Event, Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Green/Environmental, Ethnic, Farmers' Market
2018 Devour Week
The Devour Culinary Classic is the region’s premier annual week of culinary events hosted by Phoenix Art Museum, Local First Arizona and Devour Phoenix. The goal is to showcase the fine food and drink purveyors of Arizona while furthering metro Phoenix as a dining destination worthy of international prestige. Featuring the Devour Phoenix Bartending Competition, Palette to Palate, and the 2-day Classic.
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Art Show, Drawings/Works on Paper, Painting, Sculpture, Jewelry/Gems, Ceramics/Pottery, Mixed Media, Photography, Fair/Festival, Food/Tasting
25th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival
Thunderbird Artists, award-winning producer of fine art and wine events in the Southwest, announces mixed-media artist, Malen Pierson, as featured artist for the 25th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival, January 19th, 20th & 21st, 2018. The multi-talented Malen Pierson can best be described as a folk artist, a collector of found objects and a true innovator when it comes to the integration of old tools, farm equipment, antiquities and all forms of metal. His style incorporates a dense composition of various metals and found objects and transforms them into full sized horses, moose, goats, buffalo, herons and other farm animal sculptures. In addition to Malen’s creations, the event hosts the works of more than 150 other juried fine artists; displaying original paintings, small, medium and life-size bronzes, radiant glass sculptures and more. Live music is a mainstay at the Festival; performers scheduled to appear include Bob Culbertson, Chuck Hall and Vibhas Kendzia. Thunderbird Artists knows how important it is to be involved in the community and is dedicated to partnering with a non-profit organization for each of their events. The Carefree/Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce will receive 25% of admission and wine sales from the Festival.
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For the Family, Children, Community Event, Fair/Festival, Food/Tasting, Film
A Free Movie at Goodyear Comm Park & Jan Food Truck Festival
No admission - Pet friendly - Free Parking. Grab a blanket, chair and your family & friends and join us for a Winter Wonderland themed night out with the whole family! Enjoy West Valley Pop Up Movies' FREE Movie in the Park at Goodyear Community Park featuring Disney's Frozen! Food Trucks, Live Stage Show with the Snow Sisters! Kids Dance Party, Face Painting, Balloon Twister, Awesome music by DJ Jonny & Non-Stop Entertainment, Glow Fun, Kids Activities, Shopping, Arendelle Photobooth, music and more! (Food will be available for purchase & small cost for face painting/balloon artist). Fun starts at 4 ~ Movie shortly after at dusk ~ come early to snag a good seat!
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Food/Tasting, Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Green/Environmental, Gardening, Class/Workshop
Agave Nectar, Nopalitos & A Taste of Desert Plants with Jim Shepherd
Have you tasted the sweet, unique flour that can be ground from mesquite pods? How about a nopalito; the pickled strips of prickly pear cactus pads? Learn some of the edible, medicinal and useful properties of familiar desert plants along our Curandero Trail on a leisurely (but lively!) walk guided by desert plant enthusiasts Jim Shepherd. You'll see prickly pear cacti, the towering stalks of our native Agave chrysantha, mesquite trees with a chance to taste a few 'desert edible' samples ranging from prickly pear jelly to nopalitos, mesquite flour, and agave nectar. During his walk Jim also 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. No advance signup required, just be in our visitor center breezeway at 1:30 p.m. start time. Note: this tour explores the Curandero Trail, which has steep sections that are not suitable for visitors who use wheelchairs or walkers
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Food/Tasting
Alto Winemaker Dinner featuring Domaine Carneros by Taittinger
Featuring Domaine Carneros Brut, Taittinger Brut La Francaise, Taittinger Cuvée Prestige Rosé, Domaine Carneros Pinot Noir and Taittinger Nocturne Demi-Sec, expertly paired with dishes created by Alto's chefs. Founded by the family behind Champagne Taittinger, Claude Taittinger came to the United States in 1987 to look for the perfect counterpart. Taittinger selected a 138 acre parcel in the heart of Carneros, Napa Valley. Here they have created the quintessential California expression of the Taittinger style in Carneros. Featured guest, Michael Peterson, the Arizona representative for the winery, will be join in the evening to answer questions and share information. A reception starts at 6:30 p.m. with the four-course meal commencing at 7 p.m.
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Art Show, Food/Tasting, Drawings/Works on Paper
Art of Ice Cream Experience
The Art of Ice Cream Experience is a pop-up art exhibit coming to Scottsdale, AZ for a limited three month engagement. The Ice Cream themed exhibit will feature themed rooms filled with color, texture and interactive engagement. The pop-up experience will be open daily from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. starting December 1. Limited tickets are available for the soft opening scheduled for November 22. Guests can choose their arrival time and will have approximately 60 minutes to explore the vivid spaces and take as many social sharing images as their devices can handle. Ice cream tastes and treats will be available for sampling, engaging all five senses in this immersive experience. The Instagrammable spaces will have such themes as the Banana Split Room, the Milk Shake Room, the Popsicle Room and the Cone or Cup Room.Ice cream-loving guests can begin scooping up their spots for the Art of Ice Cream Experience now with pre-sale tickets available online at www.artoficecreamexperience.com A limited number of tickets will be available each day. Groups over 35 guests are welcome and must contact the office directly to reserve tickets. The space is also available for private and corporate events and holiday parties.
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Community Event, Social Event, Education, Food/Tasting
Birds n' Beer
Happy hour with beer and wine, light snacks, and an educational presentation about birds, wildlife, or conservation. Admission is free; beverages, including all alcohol served, is available for charge with all proceeds benefiting Audubon Arizona. Light snacks are complimentary. Bring your friends, family, coworkers and sip while you learn! Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; presentation commences at 6:30 p.m. Limited seating and parking.
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Food/Tasting, Holiday
Celebrate the Holidays at RA Sushi
It’s all fun and games until Santa checks the naughty list so be nice to your friends and plan a night out at RA Sushi’s holiday party. Guests may enjoy festivities such as a live DJ, holiday themed drink specials and prizes for the best holiday outfit will make this party a must-attend event. So eat, drink and show off your best nice (or naughty) holiday outfit. There’s no better place to be naughty or nice than RA Sushi, your holiday party headquarters.
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Food/Tasting, Holiday
Celebrate the Holidays at RA Sushi
Get your ugly on at RA Sushi’s holiday party. Guests may enjoy festivities like a live DJ, holiday themed drink specials, photo booth and prizes for the ugliest holiday sweater will make this party a must-attend event. So eat, drink and bust out that sweater that your grandparent wore 30 years ago. There’s no better place to show it off than RA Sushi, your holiday party headquarters.
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