EVENT DATE : 1-–31

Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in May in the United States since 1949, reaching millions of people in the United States through the media, local events and screenings. Mental Health Awareness Month was started in the United States by the Mental Health America organization.  

EVENT DATE : 1, 9, 16
Orange Sky, Confluence Restaurant and Elements at the Sanctuary

The highly anticipated 13th Annual "Farmer in the House" Spring Dining Series is back and includes: Orange Sky Scottsdale with chef Ron Dimas and wines from Scherrer Winery, California; Confluence Restaurant with chef/owners Brandon and Tori Gauthier and wines from Page Springs Cellars, Arizona; and Elements at the Sanctuary with chef Beau MacMillan and wines from Adelsheim Vineyard, Oregon.

Scottsdale Fashion Square

In Point of View, 13 artists explore how new perspectives expand our concept of the world. Through their art, they play with the definition of perspective, flip its rules, and present abstract and literal forms. Though the methods and media are all different, each artwork opens us up to the views of others.

EVENT DATE : 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
El Hefe, Scottsdale and Tempe

El Hefe will soon be the go-to spot on Fridays with the launch of the Friends on Fridays promotion going on now. Friends on Fridays will be offered every Friday from 4–10 p.m.at both El Hefe locations. Guests will enjoy five different 32-ounce cocktails along with other specials until 7 p.m.

Sushi Roku

Now offered daily in the heart of Scottsdale, Innovative Dining Group's Sushi Roku is serving up an all-vegan, three-course, pre-fixe omakase menu priced at $40 per person. Handcrafted by Sushi Roku Scottsdale's executive chef, Joey Castillo, this delicious new offering is designed to appeal to both vegan guests and health-conscious diners looking to enjoy a unique plant-based omakase experience.

EVENT DATE : May 2, 5:00PM
Grayhawk Elementary School

At this free community STEAM event on Thursday, May 2 from 5–8 pm, build a take-home; perform hands-on experiments; explore music and math; learn about desert creatures; listen to band, strings and choir; and enjoy student-created art while dining in the Food Truck Cafeteria. 

EVENT DATE : May 4, 6:30PM
Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale

The Epicuriad is a fun chef competition with craft beer and wine pairing. Proceeds benefit the Ivy Brain Tumor, part of the Barrow Neurological Institute. Attendees will have a voting ballot while sampling dishes at each chef station and tally their pairing preferences before voting in different categories.

EVENT DATE : May 12, 6:00AM
Wildflower Locations

Wildflower (formerly bread company) will be celebrating Valley moms on Sunday, May 12 by offering them a free loaf of bread on this day exclusively from 6 a.m. to close. Wildflower’s bread is prepared and baked fresh daily; the breads are all natural without any additives or preservatives. 

EVENT DATE : May 18, 1:00PM
Marcellino Ristorante

Chef Marcellino will teach participants how to cook Pollo Involtino during this intimate cooking class at the restaurant’s Chef’s Island. The delicious dish, which is not on the restaurant’s menu, features breast of chicken rolled with gorgonzola, asparagus spear and sauteed in a brown butter sauce. After, guests will enjoy lunch, a fresh organic salad and Chef Marcellino’s delicious biscotti. 

EVENT DATE : May 24, 8:00PM
Celebrity Theatre

Profitcy Entertainment presents ‘90s Memorial Weekend Jam featuring R&B music’s Dru Hill, Sunshine Anderson, Carl Thomas and J. Holiday at the historic Celebrity Theatre. Tickets are on sale now.