Barrett-Jackson Class Car Auction continues through Sunday
Hundreds of the world’s finest collector automobiles and thousands of spectators will assemble for this year’s Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction. The auction continues through Sunday, Jan. 23, at WestWorld, 16601 N. Pima Road. The 2010 auction generated more than $68 million in total sales. Visit www.barrett-jackson.com or call (480) 421-6694 for more information.
Russo and Steele Automobile Auction takes place through Monday
If you’re into sport, muscle and street rod collector cars, we have just the place for you! Scottsdale hosts the annual Russo and Steele Automobile Auction through Monday, Jan. 24. The auction takes place near the intersection of the Loop 101 Freeway and Scottsdale Road. For registration, featured cars and additional event information, visit www.russoandsteele.com or call (602) 252-2697.
Native Trails provides free performances on the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall
Experience traditional and contemporary Native American song and dance as local performers bring this ancient culture to life during the ninth season of Native Trails. These free festivals are from noon to 1:30 p.m. most Thursdays and Saturdays, through April 2, on the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall. For details, visit www.ScottsdaleNativeTrails.com.
Kick off the new year with Fit City, Jan. 22
Top New Year’s resolutions include losing weight, exercising more and adapting a healthier lifestyle. But according to recent studies, about one-third of those who set New Year’s resolutions fail within just one month. Don’t be a statistic; motivation is on the way. The third annual Fit City event features ways you and your family can get and stay fit – both physically and mentally. It’s from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 22, in the Scottsdale City Hall parking lot, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd. The free event features something for everyone – games, educational information, fitness demonstrations, health screenings, entertainment and arts and crafts. Get event details at www.scottsdaleaz.gov/News/01-12-2011-news or by calling (480) 312-0217.
Sunday A’fair kicks off new season Sunday with Mark Zubia and Los Guys
Grab a blanket or lawn chair and relax at a Sunday A’Fair concert from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, featuring DJ Shane and Kennedy and local favorite Mark Zubia and Los Guys. This free afternoon mini-festival takes place on the beautiful grounds of the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, adjacent to the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. It features concerts and performances by the Valley’s top entertainers, a diverse selection of arts and crafts available for sale, hands-on activities for children and families and free docent-guided tours of the sculptures on the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall. For a list of dates and performers, contact the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts at (480) 994-ARTS or www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org.
Enjoy SunDay FunDay in Downtown Scottsdale
The 5th Avenue Merchants and Artisan Markets AZ present “SunDay FunDay” from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, throughout the winter. The area comes alive each Sunday with artist exhibits and demonstrations, entertainers, food, activities, and of course, shopping for fine clothes, jewelry and fun gifts! For more information, visit www.artisanmarketsaz.com.
Model Railroad Building dedication, Jan. 27
Join us as we dedicate the new Model Railroad Building at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27. The new 10,000 square foot building will showcase the park’s four model railroad clubs and include exhibit space for railroad displays and interactive displays. Facility tours will follow the ceremony. The park is at 7301 E. Indian Bend Road, and the new building is just south of Stillman Station. For more information, call (480) 312-2312.
Best of Scottsdale ArtWalk to be big draw in February
Attend the Best of Scottsdale ArtWalk from 7 to 9 p.m. each Thursday throughout February. Stroll through some of the finest galleries around, all while sampling free treats, listening to music and having the opportunity to win great prizes. Here’s the lineup:
** Feb. 3 – Best of Scottsdale VIP Soiree plus live music and a special art demonstration on Main Street.
** Feb. 10 – The second annual Glass Act ArtWalk featuring live glass art demonstrations and more!
** Feb. 17 – Live music and a special art demonstration on Marshall Way.
** Feb. 24 – The big Best of Scottsdale ArtWalk finale with gallery receptions, great music, prize drawings and more!
The Scottsdale ArtWalk, located in the Scottsdale Arts District, features dozens of fine art galleries, along Main Street west of Scottsdale Road and on Marshall Way north of Indian School to Fifth Ave. There’s lots of free parking and free trolley or carriage rides to all corners of the Arts District. For more information, visit www.scottsdalegalleries.com.
Check out these ongoing events
Scottsdale offers a variety of events that occur throughout the year. Check them out:
** Celebration of Fine Art runs through March 27, www.celebrateart.com.
** Canal Concert Series continues in Downtown Scottsdale from 2 to 5 p.m. Sundays on the Stetson Plaza, (480) 312-7750.
** ArtBridge held Thursday nights through May, 6 to 10 p.m. Thursdays, Waterfront District on the Marshall Way Pedestrian Bridge over the Arizona Canal. www.artisanmarketsaz.com.
** Singing Cowboy serenades downtown visitors, 1 to 4 p.m. each Saturday, Saturdays, throughout Old Town, (480) 312-7750.
** Old Town Farmers Market continues Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, southwest corner of First Street and Brown Avenue, www.sotfm.com, (623) 848-1234.
** “Localmotion” Cultural Trolley Tours, 10:30 a.m. second Saturday of month, Downtown Scottsdale, (480) 634-6850.