Scottsdale Arizona


Renovated SCPA Theater to Open Oct 24 by quotes

After more than a year of renovation and renewal, the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is embarking upon a new era with the opening of its state-of-the-art Virginia G. Piper Theater and a star-studded 2009-10 season of dance, jazz, classical and world music, theater and satire.

Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth will be the first to perform on the new stage as part of the Oct. 24 ARTrageous Celebration, a benefit for the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.

The new 852-seat Virginia G. Piper Theater will offer the latest lighting
and acoustic technology as well as dramatic improvements in sightlines,
climate control, seating and audience accessibility. Most importantly, the theater’s intimate character, which has long been its hallmark, has been thoughtfully enhanced. Outside the theater, the updated and renamed Dayton Fowler Grafman Atrium has likewise been transformed into a more welcoming and comfortable space that offers visitors many improved amenities, such as a new box office, mezzanine and café managed by Arcadia Farms.

Commissioned by the Scottsdale Public Art Program for the atrium, a radiant work by artist Kana Tanaka will feature more than 100 blown-glass pieces illuminated with fiber-optic lighting.

For more information on the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
renovation and the 2009-10 season lineup, visit: http://www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org/

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR OCT. 5-6 GREEN BUILDING EXPO by azhttp

Volunteers are needed for the 10th Annual Green Building Expo taking place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 5 and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.

The Expo features exhibits, presentations and demonstrations of green building and sustainable living concepts for both residential and commercial applications.

Those interested in volunteering can submit an application by visiting http://www.greenbuildingexpo.com or can request one by calling  (480) 312-2245.

The Expo is hosted by the Scottsdale Green Building Program along with the cities of Scottsdale, Phoenix and Tempe.



CYCLE THE ARTS RIDES THROUGH DOWNTOWN SCOTTSDALE by quotes

CYCLE THE ARTS RIDES THROUGH DOWNTOWN SCOTTSDALE, MAY 6. Cycle the Arts is a family friendly event along an 8-mile course that gives residents an up-close and personal look at Scottsdale public art by bicycle. Join us on Sunday, May 6 from 8 to 10 a.m. to learn fun and interesting information about Scottsdale public art. Bicycle helmets are required to participate on the ride. The first 75 kids will receive a free bicycle helmet. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at Eldorado Community Center, 2311 N. Miller Rd. The event is free, however, riders are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food donation for the Vista del Camino Food Bank. The ride will include Downtown Scottsdale, the Civic Center Mall and the Indian Bend Wash. After the ride, there will be fun activities for kids of all ages that combines bicycles and art. For details, call (480) 312-7630.



BUILDING WITH THE ENVIRONMENT -GREEN BUILDING EXPO by quotes

BUILDING WITH THE ENVIRONMENT -GREEN BUILDING EXPO
The cities of Scottsdale, Phoenix and Tempe invite residents to participate in the Ninth Annual Green Building Expo on Friday, October 6 from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. and on Saturday, October 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. 2nd Street. The event will feature exhibits highlighting cutting-edge building techniques and indoor products such as nontoxic paints and recycled flooring materials as well as host expert speakers, workshops, demos, author book signings, food, kids’ activities, fuel-efficient vehicles and the new Cinema Verde film festival. For more information, www.greenbuildingexpo.com or Anthony Floyd, senior green building consultant, (480) 312-4202



ART LOVERS INVITED TO SMoCA DOCENT COFFEE EVENT SEPT. 14 by quotes

ART LOVERS INVITED TO SMoCA DOCENT COFFEE EVENT SEPT. 14
  
Art lovers are invited to enjoy a casual cup of coffee, meet some new friends and learn about becoming a docent for the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art as part of a free event scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Sept. 14 at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Atrium, 7380 E. Second St.
Docents are volunteers who are trained by SMoCA’s Education Department to give tours of the museum’s exhibitions to adults and school children. The museum is seeking volunteers of all ages and backgrounds to participate in the program. Interested citizens can call (480) 874-4641 to RSVP.



GAIN KICK-OFF EVENT IS SEPT. 7 by quotes

GAIN KICK-OFF EVENT IS SEPT. 7

Learn how to get your neighborhood involved!  Join other Scottsdale residents at this year’s GAIN Kick-Off event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St.
This kick-off will provide neighborhood party planners with all the tools needed for a successful GAIN night.  GAIN, or Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods, will be held Saturday, Oct. 14.  For details, contact Carrie Abts at (480) 312-2342 or email her at cabts@ScottsdaleAz.gov



SCOTTSDALE TO HOST NINTH ANNUAL GREEN BUILDING EXPO EVENT THIS FALL by quotes

SCOTTSDALE TO HOST NINTH ANNUAL GREEN BUILDING EXPO EVENT THIS FALL.

This year’s event will highlight a wide array of environmentally sound solutions for government agencies, businesses and citizens. The 2006 Green Building Expo event will include 50-60 exhibitor booths that feature innovative building techniques, indoor environmental quality products such as paints and flooring materials, energy efficient windows and insulations for walls and attics. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet professionals who have implemented rain water harvesting systems and gray water systems, photo voltaic panels, edible gardens and green remodeling, all of which can contribute to savings of natural resources and money on electric and water bills. Solar incentives and legislative updates will be presented as well as displays of fuel efficient vehicles such as the Smart Car and the battery-operated Zebra. The event will be held Friday through Saturday, October 6 and 7, at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second Street. The Friday schedule runs from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Additional information on the free event is available at http://www.greenbuildingexpo.com.

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