8th Annual Fitz’s Supper Club
Larry Fitzgerald might be one of football’s greatest players, but off the field he lands a punchline every now and then. Dominick’s Steakhouse will host the 8th Annual Fitz’s Supper Club, Celebrities at YOUR Service with performances sure to keep you laughing all night long. On Monday, August 29th guests are invited to a night of comedy and charity while enjoying a four-course dinner served by Larry’s Arizona Cardinals teammates and other celebrity friends. Fitz’s Supper Club was dubbed one of the Valley’s hottest social, philanthropic and entertainment events, and this year it brings laughter onto the scene. Last year’s event raised more than half a million dollars to support various worthy organizations through the Larry Fitzgerald First Down Fund. For more information, please visit LarryFitzgerald.com.
MIM Fall 2016 Volunteer Training
The MIM is seeking passionate lifelong learners to be volunteer museum guides and provide guided tours for scheduled school, youth and adult groups. Museum guides encourage guests to forge their own connections to the museum’s collections and stories. You don’t need a musical background to apply—training covers everything a guide needs to know. The deadline to apply for new volunteer team members is August 29, 2016. A ten-week training is required and takes place Tuesday mornings from 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m. from September 13 until November 15. For more information, please visit MIM.org.
Barbara Lockwood Named Arizona Science Center Chairman of the Board
In her new role as Arizona Science Center Chairman of the Board, Barbara Lockwood hopes to inspire young women and girls to explore a STEM career path with her leadership. Currently vice president of regulation for Arizona Public Service (APS), Lockwood began her career at DuPont in chemical engineering and management roles. She then spent a number of years in environmental consulting before joining APS in 1999. Lockwood says she is excited about the many new programs and exhibits at the Arizona Science Center. For more information, please visit AZScience.org.
Scottsdale Public Art Meets Matching Grant
Scottsdale Public Art is very pleased to announce that thanks to donations from generous patrons in Scottsdale, and throughout the country, the $100,000 Canal Convergence matching grant from the City of Scottsdale has been met. Within days of announcing the need to close a $5,000 gap, Scottsdale Public Art was overwhelmed with an outpouring of support. With the addition of $100,000 from the City of Scottsdale, Scottsdale Public Art will use the $200,000 to bring more cutting-edge, contemporary art installations from international, national and local artists, interactive workshops and performances to the Scottsdale Waterfront for the best Canal Convergence yet. For more information, please visit ScottsdalePublicArt.org.
Wink 24 Kitchen & Bar Now Open
When Fernanda Borletti found the perfect location at the Biltmore Fashion Park to open her first restaurant, she knew it was imperative to share her passion for food, drink and community with every bite, sip and, of course, every wink. The menu features wood-fired pizzas, paninis, fresh salads, charcuterie, cheeses and more. In addition, Wink 24 offers premium wines, craft beer and unique cocktails. Both the food and drink menu draws inspiration from Borletti’s Mexican roots and those of her husband, Ruggero, and his love of his native Italy. The interior of Wink 24 is brightly designed with splashes of intense green, orange and magenta, contrasted with a black wood-burning pizza oven that serves as the “hearth” of the restaurant. For more information, please visit Wink24.net.
Eatable Expands Event Offerings
Formerly Arizona Foodie Pop-up Dinners, Eatable has been introduced as the company’s new name to encompass the expansion of its event services. Eatable now has a brand new location at 1514 W. Lynwood Street in Phoenix to accommodate the popular pop-up dinners featuring some of the Valley’s most sought-after chefs. Eatable’s dinner events offer an intimate gathering of just 20 guests the rare opportunity to meet and mingle with the featured chef and enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres and a three-course, sit-down meal not found on the chef’s restaurant menu. Some of the chefs who have participated in a pop-up dinner with Eatable, or who will in the near future, include: Chef Aaron Chamberlain, Chef Stephen Jones, Chef Gio Osso, Chef Mel Mecinas, Chef Cory Oppold and Chef Juan Zamora, Jacob Cutino from Homeboy’s Hot Sauces, Chef Greg Wiener and Chef Doug Robson. For more information, please visit AZFoodieBlog.com.
Gelato Happy Hour at Grateful Spoon Gelato
Make your afternoon a little sweeter with half-off all scoops at Grateful Spoon Gelato. La Grande Orange Grocery has continued to offer “Gelato Happy Hour” Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. with 18 different flavors to choose from, including delicious seasonal offerings like Summer Berry (bountiful fresh fruit vegan gelato), Whiskey Caramel (bourbon gelato layered with housemade salted caramel) and Corazon (summer “love” – a combination of bright red luscious fruits with a hint of passion fruit). For more information, please visit GratefulSpoon.com.