Memorial Day weekend is sure to be a blur, and then before we know it, it will be June. Fortunately, we’re providing you with a jumpstart on your social calendar for next month so you can come back from the weekend without ever missing a beat. Here are a few of the events we’ve already penciled into our day planners.
June 2: “Adrian: The Iconic Suit” at the Phoenix Art Museum
At 7 p.m., fashion historian Jane Trapnell Marino will lead a lecture and discussion centered on Hollywood costume designer Adrian and the fashions he presented to the world during Tinsel Town’s “Golden Age.” While working for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Adrian created costumes for some of the most famous films of the era, including The Wizard of Oz, for which he designed the iconic ruby slippers Judy Garland wore. In the early 1940s, Adrian left the motion picture company in order to further expand his career in the realm of fashion. Trapnell will examine the impact the designer and his work left on society and the entertainment industry, taking into consideration the effects of World War II on fashion during that decade.
Phoenix Art Museum is located at 1625 N. Central Avenue in Phoenix (602) 257-1222
June 9: Armitage Bistro’s Six-Year Anniversary
At 6 p.m., Armitage Bistro and Winery in Scottsdale will kick off a party celebrating its six years in the business. Serving elegant cuisine in an Old World setting, Armitage hosts weekly wine tastings, caters events, and has a wine store that can provide cellar services and place special orders. Enjoy complimentary food and drinks from 6 to 8 p.m., then everything at half price from 8 p.m. to close.
Armitage Bistro is located at 20751 N. Pima Road in Scottsdale (480) 502-1641
June 11: SMoCA Summer Opening Celebration
From 7 to 9 p.m., enjoy complimentary entry to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art as it kicks off its selection of summer exhibitions. Some of the artists will even be in attendance, including local photographer Mark Klett, who will be available to sign copies of his book Third Views/Second Sights – A Rephotographic Survey of the American West, as well as photographer Michael Light, who will be available to sign copies of his book 100 Suns.
The SMoCA is located at 7374 E. Second Street in Scottsdale (480) 874-4666
June 24: Cook with the Chef at Prado
Each Thursday, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., join Chef de Cuisine Claudio Uriciuoli at work at the award-winning Prado Restaurant at Montelucia Resort. A great way to start a date night for foodies and those who love to cook, Cook with the Chef guests sip wine while helping Uriciuoli to prepare appetizers and entrees that everyone enjoys at the end of the cooking presentation. Reservations are $65 per person, plus tax, and must be made no later than 4 p.m. the day before.
Prado at Montelucia Resort is located at 4949 E. Lincoln Drive in Paradise Valley (480) 627-3200