January 17, 2013 — April 06, 2013
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E. Second Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Presented by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
Come and celebrate the 11th anniversary of Native Trails, a series of free outdoor festivals that celebrate the Native American cultures of the Southwest through song and dance. The season kicks off January 17, 2013 and runs through April 6, 2013. Performances take place from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the outdoor amphitheater at the Scottsdale Civic Center Park.
Native Trails brings together traditional instruments, colorful dances, and customary attire to share the stories of Southwestern tribes, including the Hopi, Diné (Navajo), Akimel Au-Authm and San Carlos Apache. You’ll enjoy dances like the Southwest Horse Dance, inter-tribal pow wow dancing, world championship level hoop dancing and the audience-participation round dance. Native Trails also features American Indian artisans, who will be selling specialty items like jewelry, baskets, flutes and paintings.
New for its 11th anniversary, Native Trails is adding local merchants who will sell fresh and packaged items indigenous to the area. You can buy and take home bread, muffins, and soup mixes that combine staple ingredients used by Hopi, Diné and Zuni tribes. Meanwhile, food vendors will sell local culinary delights that you can enjoy on the spot for a picnic in Scottsdale’s sunny winter weather.
Bring your blanket or lawn chair to Civic Center Park and enjoy idyllic weather and exciting performances that will take you on a journey to the first Nations of Arizona and North America.
The Comedy Spot
For more than 10 years The Comedy Spot Comedy Club has been a favorite club for both stand-up comedians and audiences. Two shows on Friday and Saturday nights and one show on Sunday showcase both local, regional and national talent on the stage of this pleasant, intimate club. All shows at The Comedy Spot Comedy Club are 21+ only. Monthly shows at Jaxon’s Bar & Grill located at the Hospitality Suite Resort. Friday – Sunday shows at the Old Town location 7117 East 3rd Avenue, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, 480-945-4422 .
Scottsdale ArtWalk is much like a large, easy-going open house for the Scottsdale Arts District located primarily along Main Street and Marshall Way in Scottsdale Downtown. “America’s Original ArtWalk,” this weekly gathering takes place every Thursday evening (year-round, except Thanksgiving) between 7 and 9 pm.
SMoCA brings to Arizona art, architecture and design that challenges expectations. Located only 5 miles from the Hotel – it is a must visit on your Arizona Vacation to- do list. Open all year.