By Elizabeth Liberatore
Jan. 13, Mountain Shadows
Striving to put your health first in 2018? Kick off your New Year’s resolution with Bespoke Yoga, a workout session that combines yoga with cycling. You’ll begin with a bike ride through the neighborhoods surrounding the resort. Afterward, you’ll be guided through a series of stretches tailored for cyclists and yogis alike. Post-workout, the resort’s Living Room is an idyllic spot to unwind and reward yourself with delicious cocktail. Cycling and yoga, 4:30-6 p.m.; Living Room Victory Lap, 8 p.m. $50 (includes guided bike ride, yoga class, parking and one cocktail); $85 (includes everything plus a bike rental). www.mountainshadows.com.
Jan. 13-March 25, Hayden Road and Loop 101
Located on the southwest corner of Hayden Road and Loop 101 is an art experience now in its 28th year. The Celebration of Fine Art is a juried show that takes place under big white tents and features 40,000 square feet of working artist studios and works of art across various mediums. The 2018 celebration will bring more than
100 new and emerging artists from throughout the country to show off their artistic chops. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Two-for-one season pass, $10 (good for the 10-week show).
Jan. 17-21, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
Russo and Steele is a five-day auction where gearheads come to buy and sell more than 800 classic cars. It has become a one-stop shop for lovers of post-war vintage autos, both domestic and imported. The sprawling acres of Salt River Fields will be sprinkled with the very best in European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom cars. Check the website for the full event schedule. Gates open at 9 a.m. $20-$30. www.russoandsteele.com.
Jan. 20, Phoenix Art Museum
This 50th anniversary celebration will feature a reception, silent and live auctions, a raffle, dinner, and an awards ceremony. This year’s event is particularly special because it marks 50 years benefiting Back-to-School Clothing Drive (BTSCD), which provides students with new school uniforms, backpacks and school supplies necessary for academic success. Grab your most mysterious mask and help BTSCD continue to break down barriers to early childhood school and education success.
6 p.m. $175. www.backtoschoolclothingdrive.com.
Feb. 3, JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn
Now in its eighth year, this gala hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter is dedicated to funding Alzheimer’s care, research and support in the Valley. Matt MacLeod will be the event’s keynote speaker, honoring his father, John MacLeod, who was the Phoenix Suns’ longest-tenured head coach and inducted into the Phoenix Suns Ring of Honor in April 2012. Attendees of this black-tie affair will enjoy a reception and silent auction followed by dinner, special programming, a live auction and entertainment. 5:30-11 p.m. $250. www.alz.org.
Feb. 3, Arizona Science Center
The Galaxy Gala is an annual celebration that benefits the Arizona Science Center’s mission-critical STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs for youth. This year, the celebration will transport guests to a night in Pompeii. Event highlights will include a reception with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, dinner, an auction, dancing in the Dorrance Planetarium, and an exhibition dedicated to the city of Pompeii. Additionally, the event will help support Fund-A-Bus, which provides transportation for youth field trips to the center. 6 p.m. $500. www.galaxygala.org.