No matter what time of the year you plan to visit, you'll find that
Scottsdale is always busy with events every month of the year. Scottsdale is home to dozens of world-renowned special events each year and Phoenix is well-known as a sports town. From the Insight Bowl and Fiesta Bowl college football championships, the AZ Rock n' Roll Marathon, and the FBR Open golf tournament to the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction, the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show and the NASCAR Winston Cup series, there's a Scottsdale, Arizona cultural event, social event in Scottsdale, or Phoenix special event for almost any interest. Let us be your guide to Scottsdale Arizona cultural events, social events in Scottsdale and Phoenix special events. And if you’d like to post your event on the Calendar, let us know.
Third Thursday Social
Every Third Thursday
Every Third Thursday at restaurants located around Scottsdale, the Scottsdale League for the Arts hosts a social supporting local arts programs. For a $5 donation, we have free hors d'oeuvres, drink specials, and raffle with great prizes! All the proceeds from this event go to the Scottsdale League for the Arts who supports local art and art education programs.
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Saturadys June 22nd and July 27th
Come watch the limited run of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Ultra Star Cinemas. Midnight screenings will be on Saturdays June 22nd and July 27th. Guest 21+ are invited to join the pre-party at Luxe Lounge starting at 10pm. Bring your rice, toast, umbrellas and toilet paper and enjoy $3.00 time warp shots and $5.00 appetizers
Luxe Lounge is on the top floor of the Ultra-Star Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle. For more information, visit www.ultrastarakchin.com.
2013 NABI Basketball Tournament
July 17 to July 21
The NABI Foundation, known for organizing high profile sporting events for Native American athletes, will host 128 teams (64 boys & 64 girls' teams) for their 11TH Anniversary NABI Invitational taking place this July in Phoenix. Games will be played in ten Phoenix area gyms starting on Thursday July 18th with the NABI Championship games being played at US Airways Center, Sunday July 21st. Registration closes May 1st.
Every Sunday, 3pm-6pm
On Sunday’s from 3pm to 6pm Chef Eric will be hosting a Wine Tasting Event. The cost is $30 per person and there will be at least 8 different bottles of wines to taste and learn about. The wines will vary depending on the theme that Chef Eric has chosen for the day.
•Other wine regions of France like Corsica 7-28-13
•Northwest Italy 8-4-13
•Northeast Italy 8-11-13
•Southwest Italy 8-18-13
•Southeast Italy 8-25-13
3pm to 4pm – Wine Education taught by Chef Eric Osburn, he will dive into the subject and share his 10+ years of wine expertise. The Chef will also share his tips and tricks for buying and storing wine at home.
4pm to 5pm – Wine Tasting. Chef Eric will demonstrate the proper technique for looking at, smelling, and finally tasting a wine to determine its attributes.
5pm to 6pm – Eating and Socializing. After all the education and tasting you will be hungry and the Chef will not disappoint with a variety of dishes made to compliment the wines and enhance your experience. Naturally you will be surrounded by other wine tasters and we expect friendships to start and grow.
Important: Must reserve space by 4pm Thursday.