Botanical Garden Tours

Desert Botanical Garden Flashlight Tours

  • Desert Botanical Garden
    1201 N. Galvin Parkway Phoenix, AZ
  • July 8, 2017 to September 2, 2017
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday, Saturday
  • Phone: (480) 941-1225
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Price: Included with membership or paid Garden admission
Overview
Location

Thursday and Saturday nights, join in on something different. Flashlight tours are a sensory adventure where you will see, hear and feel the desert night. The self-paced stroll along the main trail to more than 10 discovery stations is perfect for families and children of all ages. Don’t forget to bring your flashlight to see all the various discovery stations including the Desert Tortoise Discovery Station and Tarantula and Scorpion Discovery Station.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art Event

Ocean of Light: Submergence

  • Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
    7374 East Second Street Scottsdale, AZ
  • July 7, 2017 to September 24, 2017
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Phone: (480) 874-4666
  • Time: Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday 12 p.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday 12 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Price: $10 adults; $7 students; Free 15 and under
Overview

Immerse yourself in an ocean of light. Squidsoup’s installation uses light-based data visualization to create an augmented reality environment that challenges the spatial and the sculptural and provides a context for understanding just how immense data can be. Squidsoup is a U.K.-based collective consisting of Anthony Rowe, Gaz Bushell, Liam Birtles, Chris Bennewith and Oliver Bown.

(Photo: Paul Blakemore)

Musical Instrument Museum Event

Dragons and Vines: Inlaid Guitar Masterpieces

  • Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
    4725 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ
  • July 7, 2017 to September 4, 2017
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (480) 478-6000
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: $7 with paid museum admission; $10 for exhibition only
Overview
Location

Dragons and Vines: Inlaid Guitar Masterpieces presents a collection of instruments featuring stunning inlay design created by the greatest contemporary North American inlay artists and luthiers. The exhibition is presented by MIM in partnership with the Maryland-based inlay company Pearl Works, with the majority of the pieces coming from the private collection of Larry Sifel (1948–2006), the company’s founder.

This special exhibition consists of guitars, banjos, and one ukulele, featuring inlaid artwork created from materials including abalone shell, mother-of-pearl, coral, gold, copper, wood, and others. These materials are manually fitted onto the instruments with diligent precision, transforming each one into a unique masterpiece.

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