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Get Your Art Fix at SMoCA

If you haven’t been to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), you have to check out their always-impressive display of contemporary art! It’s just a mile from the Valley Ho.

In addition to great installations, the museum features film screenings, lectures, and fantastic events in the SMoCA Lounge. Hear creative types tell stories live at Lit Lounge or learn how to arm wrestle from a professional at Arm Wrestling for Art for your chance to win a …

Enjoy Music Outdoors at Sunday A’Fair

Scottsdale is celebrating its 26th season of Sunday A’Fair, another one of the free events that makes Downtown Scottsdale so special! If you haven’t been yet, you don’t know what you’ve been missing. So, bring a blanket, lawn chair, picnic baskets, Sunday paper, kids, dogs… and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of great entertainment!

Sunday A'Fair

Held in the beautiful Scottsdale Civic Center Park …

Experience Indigenous Culture at Native Trails

Learning about Native American culture enhances any trip to Arizona. Just down the street from us, the Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater hosts free performances by celebrated Native American dancers from the Hopi, Dine and San Carlos Apache tribes.

Native Trails

You can also enjoy Native American artwork, jewelry, and food. Be sure to bring a blanket or folding chairs. Native Trails is select Thursdays …

Here Comes Sister!

It’s Christmas time in Sister’s classroom and she needs her students’ help to solve one of history’s great mysteries – who swiped the Magi’s gold? It doesn’t matter if you’ve seen the show 100 times or you’re seeing it for the first time. This is one hilarious one-nun show and she casts an unforgettable living nativity scene to expose the culprit.

Sister's Christmas Catechism

Sitting through …

Cupcakes and More at Butter & Me Bakery

One of my favorite foods is cupcakes – I love sweets! I am happy to report that now I don’t have to go very far to satisfy my sweet tooth. Kelly Garcia has opened her new bakeshop Butter & Me down the street from the hotel. It’s on Goldwater Blvd. just north of Main Street, next to the Poisoned Pen Bookstore.

Butter & Me has an array of tasty cupcakes, cookies, bars, scones and pies. Eventually there will be a featured soup, …