Hidden in the Hills Artist Studio Tour

The nonprofit Sonoran Arts League hosts its 22nd Annual Hidden in the Hills Artist Studio Tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Nov. 16-18 and again Nov. 23-25. The free, self-guided studio features 174 artists at 44 studio locations throughout the scenic Desert Foothills communities of Cave Creek, Carefree and North Scottsdale. Observe artists at work in their private studios. Guest artists will also demonstrate and sell their work. Download a map at HiddenInTheHills.org or call 480.575.6624.

The Vig Restaurants Offers November Deals

On Black Friday, Nov. 26th, and Cyber Monday, Nov. 30, the Vig Restaurant is offering an amazing deal, allowing guests who purchase a $100 gift card to receive a $30 bounce-back card in return. Gift cards are available to be purchased at the restaurant as well as on the website and will be applicable at all Vig locations throughout Arizona. For more information about dining, hours and menus, visit TheVig.us. Tickets can be purchased at GenuineConcepts.us 

The Vig, 7345 N. Vía Paseo Del Sur in Scottsdale, hosts happy hour Monday through Friday from 3-6 p.m. 

OdySea Aquarium’s Monster Fish Exhibition

OdySea Aquarium will be opening a brand-new exhibit on Nov. 10 that will remain open to the public until May 5. This exhibit will be made up of various large fish from all around the world that are vital to the ecosystem in freshwater habitats. This exhibit is made possible in conjunction with National Geographic, based on the TV series Wild. This interactive exhibit has research from more than two years studying rare fish from around the world and includes interactive games to engage visitors of all ages.

National Geographic is a nonprofit that invests its time and money into ideas that promote exploration, scientific research and education. This makes it possible for different generations to have access to information that expands their horizons and understanding of the world around them.

OdySea Aquarium places a large emphasis on educating visitors and was recently voted “the Best Kids Indoor Entertainment.” Currently holding the title of the largest aquarium in Arizona, go give its brand-new exhibit a visit along with the other 65-plus exhibits available to the public.


Salty Sow and Roaring Fork Offer Bounce-Back Cards with Gift Card Purchases

This holiday season, both Roaring Fork and Salty Sow will implement their bounce-back cards that allow guests the opportunity to be treated to a complimentary $20 card with the purchase of any $100 gift card from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31.

Salty Sow is American-style farmhouse cuisine that includes handcrafted cocktails and unique dishes. The menu is focused on being farm-to-table, making it a top choice for guests who are conscious of where their food comes from. For more information, visit SaltySow.com.

Roaring Fork prides itself in being American-style cuisine with a rugged edge. Specializing in wood-fired dishes, entrees are prepared over an open-flame grill or by wood-oven roasting. For more information, visit RoaringFork.com

Modern Market Breakfast Offerings Have Arrived

In case you haven’t already heard, Modern Market’s breakfast menu is here. Choose form avocado toasts, breakfast burritos, sandwiches, oatmeal, bowls and more. North Scottsdale’s Modern Market Breakfast is available Monday through Friday until 10:30 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday until 11 a.m.

Modern Market is dedicated to serving fresh, simple and vibrant dishes that leave customers feeling good. They are in touch with a network of farmers and suppliers that provide quality product, allowing them to produce food they believe in.

Get $5 off just for signing up for the rewards program at ModernMarket.com/rewards. Modern Market’s reward program allows you to order online as well as to work toward rewards with every purchase, receiving $10 back for every $100 you spend.



Scottsdale Public Arts Sneak Peek

Scottsdale Public Art hosts a free 10-day event from Nov. 9-18 that will include large public art installations, hands-on workshops and talks given by artists. Canal Convergence will be the kickoff to this event with a launch party including exclusive opportunities for those who attend.

This event will take place Nov. 8 starting at 5 p.m., hosted at Soleri Plaza at the Scottsdale Waterfront, located on the west side of Scottsdale Road, south of Camelback Road.

Scottsdale Public Art strives to make Scottsdale the most appealing and desirable cities throughout the U.S. and does so by enhancing the quality of life for residents located throughout Scottsdale. It is a nonprofit organization that implements educational opportunities and allows people the opportunity to engage in art events.

Admission is $50 per person, which includes two complimentary beverages with every ticket.

For more information, visit CanalConvergence.com/events

McCormick-Stillan Railroad Park Veterans Day Happenings

Cpt. Larry Ernst, a retired United States Navy member, will be giving a speech at the Veterans Day Commemoration Nov. 9 at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. Larry was a fighter pilot during the Vietnam War and flew more than 100 combat missions, performing more than 25 years of service.

There is no cost to attend this event that will be held from 3-4:30 p.m. at 7301 E. Indian Bend Road in Scottsdale.

For more information, call the mayor’s office at 480.312.2433.

Marc Raciti and Sonja Raciti will speak about their book regarding PTSD on Nov. 10 at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. The ceremony that is being held will also include patriotic music by 108th Army Band.

Fourth Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Celebrate the Fourth Annual Charity Golf Tournament with former Philadelphia Eagles player Mark McMillian at the Westin Kierland Golf Club Nov. 11-12.

All of the proceeds raised from the event will go toward the support of local military families in the Phoenix area through the Griffin Gives Foundation, which helps those who have served re-emerge into society.


The Color Run

The Color Run has been bringing people together to make the world a happier and healthier place. 

This race is a 5K that is filled with color and paint. Start out in a white T-shirt and end the race covered in color. The Color Run is a for-profit event that partners with various charities to help bring awareness to all of the work they do. They have raised funds for more than 80 local and national charities since 2012.

The event will be hosted at Rawhide Western Town on Nov. 10.

Third Annual Wreaths for Life

Wreaths for Life is an event that benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities, which provide support for critically ill children and their families. On Friday, Nov. 9 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. come join in on an auction for custom-themed wreaths that were created by local artists, interior designers and florists.

The wreaths will be displayed from Nov. 1-9, prior to the event at the Shops on Camelback, for bidders to see. The event includes both a silent auction and a raffle, where wine and small dishes will be served.



Emmy Award Winner Carol Brown Releases New Book about Beauty

Makeup artist Carol Brown is a three-time Emmy Award winner, seven-time Emmy Award nominee and the author of the best-selling book Natural to Knockout: Makeup, Beauty and You

The Hills Salon and Spa’s Second Anniversary Party

The Hills Salon & Spa will be hosting its second anniversary party on Nov. 29 with 20 percent of the proceeds raised that night going to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The Hills Salon & Spa is nearly 4,000 square feet with a glamorous atmosphere and chandeliers around every corner. The salon offers a wide variety of beauty, spa and med-spa services such as the groundbreaking Sculptor Artisan heat sculpting treatment. The latest in body sculpting and skin tightening boasts dramatic body fat loss and skin tightening. Lose inches in one treatment! 

The red carpet event will start at 6 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. The first 50 people in line will get a free facial. Skip the line and RSVP for the VIP list and receive five extra raffle tickets and a guaranteed free facial. The VIP lounge will include a photo booth, private seating and many more hidden treasures you won’t want to miss!