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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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World Dance,General,Community Event,Ethnic,Food/Tasting
7th Annual Gran Gala Dominicana
On Saturday February 24th, 2018, Bella Q Dance Studio will celebrate its 7th year of producing the highly acclaimed Red Carpet Gran Gala Dominicana, hosting more than 200 guests at the Cedar Banquet Hall. The event takes place the last Saturday in February as a celebration of the Dominican Republic Independence Day, which is February 27. This year, the Dominican Gala will feature performances by local folkloric groups, such as Ballet Folkrórico Fiesta Mexicana, Colombia Vive, and Bella Q Eztreyaz, a diverse menu, and recognition of five Dominican personalities for their relentless work in the community: Robert Uribe, 31st Mayor of Douglas; Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick, Chancellor of Maricopa Community College District; Tony Diaz, Baseball Coach for the MLB Colorado Rockies, Marco Soto, UnitedHealth Care Director of Sales for Special Needs Medicare Plans; and Benny Morel, Army Veteran and Entrepreneur. Nydia Stuart, President of the Puerto Rican Center of Arizona will also be receiving an award for her humanitarian work in the Puerto Rican community during hurricane Maria. Guests arrive on the fabulous red-carpet runway at 6:30 PM, enjoy a cocktail reception, then sit down for a sumptuous Dominican dinner and awards ceremony.
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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,General
Agave on the Rocks
Sip a refreshing margarita in a glowing glass while tasting culinary treats prepared by some of the Valley’s best restaurants and caterers. Throughout the night, dance and sing along with bands curated by Arizona’s own, Roger Clyne of Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers. Enjoy custom cocktails with Roger’s locally owned Ultra-Premium line of Mexican Moonshine Tequilas.
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Ethnic,Fair/Festival,For the Family,Food/Tasting,Community Event,Benefit/Fundraiser
Arab American Festival
This two-day event features dozens of international singers, musicians, dancers and performers from all over the Arab World. Live entertainment, folklore shows, belly dancing, international food court, hookah lounge, kids' rides, and vendors.
www.arabamericanfestival.com
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Food/Tasting
Arizona Cocktail Week
Arizona Cocktail Weekend, the Southwest's premier event for hospitality professionals and cocktail enthusiasts, will host the Annual event February 17-19. It's a weekend celebration of the craft of the cocktail that includes everything from parties, spirit tastings, and educational seminars, to cocktail competitions, drinks specials and dinners. Events are planned at various locations in downtown Phoenix. Restaurant activations are planned throughout the week in the Phoenix Metro area. The weekend is filled with an assortment of special events for the local market. Approximately 10,000 people participated in parties, tastings, dinners and activations last year.
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Animals, For the Family, Food/Tasting, Children, Fair/Festival, Expo/Trade Show
Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo
The largest hands-on outdoor expo in Arizona! Admission and parking are free. There is always plenty of hands-on fun for all ages. There are huge family fishing tanks. See all sorts of live wildlife. Learn target archery and try other shooting sports in a safe, supervised, controlled environment on the range. Get a feel for specialty shooting disciplines like clay target, cowboy action, practical pistol, black powder, and air gun. Check out the many firearms manufacturers. There is an always popular cowboy mounted shooting competition, as well as OHV, ATV, RV and boating exhibits. You can give kayaking a try at the “Lake Paddlemore” kayaking pond. Hike a field course and learn cool camping tips. Learn about boating and how to stay safe on the water. Talk to experts about Arizona’s wildlife, fishing, hunting and more. Visit with more than 150 exhibitors, including outdoor recreation and conservation groups, government agencies, and commercial vendors of outdoor products and services.
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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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Social Event, Class/Workshop, Food/Tasting, Painting
Art of the Trap: Trap Music and Painting
Urban Social’s The Art of the Trap is the newest pop-up paint party taught by local artists and instructors. This pop-up paint party series is a great way to unwind, meet new people, try something new, celebrate a birthday, and so much more. For the second installment, Urban Social has partnered with Your Art Party and Cabin Tempe to bring you a morning of good vibes, trap music, and painting. Our DJ and MC are sure to get you out of your seat, so make sure you bring your friends and join us. No experience is necessary, our instructors will walk you through each step. We provide the canvas, supplies, and everything you need to create your very own masterpiece! This event is not BYOB. Brunch and drinks can be purchased at Cabin Tempe while you paint; a variety of specials will be available.Come out and trap+paint with us! This in an event you definitely do not want to miss. No refunds. **If you are celebrating a birthday, inquire about VIP packages with Cabin Tempe by emailing phoenixurbansocial@gmail.com. Please note that VIP packages include bottle service only and exclude tickets to paint.
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Benefit/Fundraiser, Food/Tasting
Barrow Beyond - Genius Bar Event
Barrow Beyond is an exclusive group of individuals and couples who support the mission of Barrow Neurological Institute through philanthropy, leadership and service. This year, Barrow Beyond presents a new signature event for members, the Barrow Genius Bar, taking place at a private home in the Paradise Valley vicinity. We invite you to become a member of Barrow Beyond and join us for the inaugural event, which offers group members unparalleled access to Barrow’s world renowned physicians, all at once, all in one night. Think of it as the ultimate “speed dating” experience. Meet the top doctors in Barrow specialties and have all your questions answered, while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening. By joining Barrow Beyond and attending the Barrow Genius Bar, your donation goes into the Barrow Beyond fund, with 100% of money raised supporting medical care or research at Barrow Neurological Institute. For information visit SupportBarrow.org/BarrowBeyond.
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