Radar: To-Do in PHX 12.15-12.19

Desert Botanical Garden. Photo from fb.com/dbgphx.


Have yourself a festive week in Phoenix with the events below. Not sure where to start? First go ice skating for a good cause, then do some last minute holiday shopping at a slacker market and finish it off with a jazzy Christmas show. Note:All descriptions courtesy of event hosts and edited for clarity.


CitySkate: Skate it Forward Night
Keep the reason for the season alive. Each Wednesday CitySkate will partner with a different organization to help raise funds and awareness. This week, every ticket sold will be donated to Special Olympics Arizona. $5. 5-10:30 p.m. Cityscape: 11 W Washington St. Phoenix, AZ; Reddevelopment.com // @cityscapephx

Chihuly in the Desert
Chihuly in the Desert showcases Dale Chihuly’s stunning, large-scale installations nestled among the Garden’s world-class collection of desert plants. Featuring installations on the Garden’s trails complemented by a major indoor gallery in Dorrance Hall, the dynamic exhibition includes never-before-seen installations and is a can’t miss event throughout the year. $24+. 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Desert Botanical Garden: 1201 N Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ;  dbg.org // @dbgphx


Exhibit: Fast Fashion of the 1960s
The Generation Paper: Fast Fashion of the 1960s exhibit explores the whimsical and experimental trend of paper garments. During the 1960s, paper dresses took the world by storm, when Scott Paper Company launched an ingenious marketing campaign — an early forerunner of viral marketing strategies — to promote “Duraweave,” the textile featured in their new disposable tableware line. With the idea that paper dresses were the future, other companies like Mars of Asheville joined the excitement and were soon selling 80,000 dresses per week. $23. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Phoenix Art Museum: 1625 North Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ; Phxart.org // @phxart

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
Join Pedal Haus Tempe in celebrating their 6-year anniversary with an Ugly Sweater Party. The event includes $1 off your first beer if wearing an ugly holiday sweater, happy hour pricing, a live music performance by People Who Could Fly and raffle tickets holiday gift baskets, of which 50 percent of proceeds go to the Rob Dollar Foundation. Free. 5-10  p.m. Pedal Haus Brewery: 730 South Mill Ave. #102 Tempe, AZ; pedalhausbrewery.com // @pedalhausbrewery


“Holiday Jukebox” feat. Haley Reinhart
Enjoy a narrated, 80 minute show with renditions of your favorite Christmas hits at the Mummy Mountain Cookout at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn. Haley Reinhart is a timeless voice that outlasts eras. It feels just as at home in the ‘60s as it does in the TikTok age. It also resounds louder as time goes on. Haley Reinhart brandishes such a voice. $35+. 8-9:30 p.m. JW Marriott Camelback Inn: 5402 East Lincoln Dr. Scottsdale, AZ;.marriott.com // @camelbackinn


Holiday Tea
During this beautifully curated event for the tea lover inside us all, you will relish in the tantalizing aroma of freshly steeped loose-leaf tea, take part in tasty, scrumptious, mouth-watering delicious tea cakes, scones and tea sandwiches all while in the company of other amazing Boss Ladies. As you amaze your taste buds with The Cake Lady’s phenomenal and decadent High Tea, Dr. Angela will walk you through simple steps and activities to help manage stress the holidays coupled with a pandemic may bring on. $75. 1-4 p.m. Cake Lady Studios & Events: 2601 West Dunlap Ave. Ste. 9 Phoenix, AZ; cakeladystudios.com // @cakeladystudios.events

Slacker Market
Slackers, they’ve got you covered! Enjoy the good music, good people and all the holiday goodies while you casually take care of this gifting business — without breaking a sweat. They’re lining up some of our favorite artists, local makers and vintage vendors for a mini-market, one-stop-shop. Think of it as an opportunity to take care of your holiday gifting list. $5+. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monorchid | Park: 214 East Roosevelt St. Phoenix, AZ; slackermarket.com // @slackermarket


Bodega Holiday Pop-Up
For the first time ever, Luna Culture Lab is transforming it’s 3,500 square-foot multicultural art gallery into an urban, chic Bodega Holiday Pop-Up! This limited-time shopping experience features dozens of local vendors, artisans, merchants, entertainers and food trucks. Free. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Luna Culture Lab: 803 East Washington St. Phoenix, AZ; .lunaculturelab.org // facebook.com/lunaculturelab/

Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas
For almost three decades, Mike Crotty and Deater O’Neill, and their sextet have presented their annual Christmas show to the delight of audiences everywhere. They promise to surprise kids of all ages, as they transform musical holiday traditions into a swinging, funny, foot-stompin’ and heart-felt romp into the spirit of the season. $21. 3-5 p.m. The Nash: 110 E Roosevelt St. Phoenix, AZ; thenash.org // @thenashjazz 

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