Creative Happenings in Phoenix: May 7 to May 13

Sunday | May 7, 2017


Shop for Mom

2 to 5 p.m.

Come meet some very special Artisans and find the perfect gift for Mom! Paige Poppe Art, LUA Skincare, Twenty6 Designs, Lucky Air Plant, Christy Alvarado Designs, Crooked Cactus, K.S. Garner and Raicesroots.

WHERE: La Grande Orange Grocery and Pizzeria, 4410 N 40th St

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Wednesday | May 10, 2017


Feed Your Soul, Free Your Spirit. Wanderlust Adventure

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Join us on the morning of May 10th for brunch and a talk from Dane Sanders about the "Fundamentals of (re) Invention for Creative Entrepreneurs in the Digital Economy."

WHERE: Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa, 7500 E Doubletree Ranch Rd
COST: $50 - $95

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Thursday | May 11, 2017


Ellis-Shackelford House 100 Years

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

May is Preservation Month! Join Arizona Humanities and the City of Phoenix Historic Preservation Office and Planning and Development Department for a very special 100th birthday celebration for the historic Ellis-Shackelford House!

Where: Arizona Humanities, 1242 N Central Ave
Cost: Free

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Friday | May 12, 2017


Woodworking Class: Drill Press Tricks and Tips

5:30 to 8 p.m.

Get some real down-to-earth instruction on how to properly use your drill press safely. Joe will also cover some important techniques you should have and show you some great tricks you never knew existed. FEE: $10.00. Attendees receive a $10 coupon to use in our store as well.

Where: Woodworkers Source (Phoenix), 18115 N. Black Canyon Highway
Cost: $10

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Saturday | May13, 2017


POP Art in Unexpected Places Festival

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Presented by the Kierland Master Association, join us Mother’s Day Weekend for a weekend of over 40 immersive and colorful arts experiences throughout Kierland Commons and The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. From culinary demonstrations and foodie features, to dance and performance art, as well as live music experiences, the Kierland Community will come alive with color and art.

WHERE: Kierland Commons, 15205 N Kierland Blvd, Suite 150

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Workshop: Harvesting Mesquite

9 to 10:30 a.m

Learn How to Identify, Harvest, Process and Eat Mesquite Pods

Come and learn about a sweet, nutritious food that grows all over the valley, yet it’s often discarded as yard waste. You will learn how to identify the Mesquite tree so that you can watch and be ready to pick the pods when they’re ripe! You will learn the best practices of harvesting, toasting, grinding and storing the pods. And best of all, you will learn how to cook with it!

Where: Phoenix Public Market, 721 N Central Ave
COst: Free

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Portrait Lighting

9 to 10 a.m.

Get portrait lighting tips from a professional photographer. Try out different lights and light modifiers. Go outdoors with reflectors and use flash to fill in shadows. Learn successful posing techniques. This class is packed with great tips.

Call Foto Forum at (602) 263-0084 for more information.

Where: Foto Forum AZ, 4834 N 7th St
COST: $49.99

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Silk Dyeing Workshop

8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Playsilks can be used in a multitude of ways in creative play to stimulate a child's imagination. They can be used as blankets, for dress up, for doll play, in dance, flags & forts etc.

A handmade silk makes a great "Just Because" gift!


WHERE: Desert Marigold School, 6210 S 28th St
COST: $10/$12

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