PHOTO BY CARRIE MOTZING
FEED THE FAM GETTIN’ JAZZY
In celebration of local women musicians, The Nash jazz venue has opened enrollment for its all-female jazz musician program. Phoenix Jazz Girls Rising, open to girls ages 10 to 17 and led by saxophonist Mary Petrich and pianist Claudia Bloom, aims to provide an empowering, judgement-free environment for young women to grow as musicians. During the eight-week program, held every Saturday from Sept. 19 to Nov. 7, the group will learn well-known jazz songs and create improvised solos to encourage self-expression. Due to the coronavirus, classes will begin online and move to an in-person environment when, and if, it’s safe to do so. The program will culminate with a public performance at The Nash. $100. www. phoenixjazzgirlsrising.com.
Royse Contemporary art gallery – which celebrates its three-year anniversary this month – has unveiled a dynamic multimedia exhibition, Elements of Style II, on display through Sept. 27. Featuring works from 12 Arizona artists, the exhibit showcases vibrant colors and striking imagery, with an eclectic selection of photography, assemblage, painting, and more. The gallery has limited public hours including: 6-8 p.m. on Thursdays, 1-4 p.m. on Saturdays, and 6-8 p.m. for the weekly Scottsdale ArtWalk. Private appointments are available, and a limited number of patrons are permitted in the gallery at once. www.roysecontemporary.com.
So Scottsdale! September ‘20
PHOTO BY NICOLE ROYSE/ROYSE CONTEMPORARY
PHOTO BY LINDSEY HAHN
Upgrade your family dinner with a takeout family meal from Blanco Tacos & Tequila. Available for curbside pickup, each $50 meal pack has enough food to feed a crew of four to six. Savor grilled chicken tacos, green chile pork enchiladas, rice, black beans, guacamole, queso, and chips and salsa, with plenty of fresh corn and flour tortillas. To top it off, add two servings of the fan-favorite Perfect Margarita, made with blanco tequila and Patron Citronge, for an additional $11 or get 50% off all beer and wine orders to go. Call 480.305.6692 for curbside pickup orders. www.blancotacostequila.com.
DON’T MIST OUT
Old Town’s Blue Clover Distillery has recently reopened its patio with misters, to boot. Enjoy an item from the all-new menu, which includes both build-your-own pizzas and salads, or head to the walk-up retail window, which will remain open for to-go orders. Blue Clover’s handmade hand sanitizer, small-batch vodka and gin, and cocktail kits with bloody mary and gin and tonic varieties are also available for purchase. www.bluecloverdistillery.com.