Radar: To Do in PHX 12.29-1.2

Andrew Santino. Photo from phoenix.standuplive.com.

Goodbye 2021. This week in Phoenix there are many ways to ring in the new year.  Say hello to 2022 with a Havana themed rooftop party, a 4-course beer pairing dinner or with a New Year yoga flow session. Note: All descriptions courtesy of event hosts and edited for clarity. 


Downtown in December
Downtown Glendale’s beautiful Murphy Park is in the center of it all with Murphy Park Lights. This year’s holiday light display includes a 20-foot walkthrough Snowman and a 30-foot tree with lights that dance to the music. It is perfect for the holiday season and is filled with entertainment to bring family and friends together as they discover hyper-local shops, boutiques and award-winning restaurants in the heart of downtown Glendale. Various times. Free. Murphy Park: W Glendale Ave. Glendale, AZ; glendaleaz.com // @glendaleaz


Voice-Over: Zineb Sedira
In her solo-exhibition “Voice-Over,” Sedira creates a new iteration for SMoCA of “Standing Here Wondering Which Way to Go,” an installation first shown at the Jeu de Paume in Paris in 2019. Zineb Sedira will be the first artist of African descent to represent France at the 2022 Venice Biennale. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. $10. Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art: 7374 E 2nd St. Scottsdale, AZ; smoca.org // @_smoca 


New Year’s Eve Beer Pairing Dinner
Join Greenwood Brewing for their first-ever beer dinner featuring the lovely Chef Caila Byrd with Pig + The Peanut and a delectable “La Suerte” Pairing Dinner. The “La Suerte” Pairing Menu was inspired by the New Year traditions, foods, native ingredients and indegenous people of the bountiful Sonoran Desert. Though many of the region’s most popular dishes have been the result of oppression, they have become an invaluable oral history of a people who exist today, despite cruelty — symbolic of perseverance, resilience and resolve. New Year’s Eve celebrates those very traits, wishes for prosperity and most importantly, good luck in the New Year. 5 p.m., 8 p.m. $99. Greenwood Brewing: 922 N 5th St. Phoenix, AZ; greenwoodbrews.com // @greenwoodbrewing

New Year’s Eve Havana Nights Rooftop Party
Alibi is transforming its rooftop into a bright tropical oasis. Ring in the new year with food, drinks and dancing at Havana Nights. Located in the heart of Downtown Tempe, Alibi will be the ultimate rooftop party on NYE. Mingle on the rooftop pool deck with sweeping views of the Valley. 9 p.m .- 2 a.m. $145. Alibi: 108 East University Dr. Tempe, AZ; alibitempe.com // @alibitempe

New Year’s Eve at Rise Uptown
Ring in the new year with Rise at Don Woods’ Say When. Reserve your spot and celebrate with two craft cocktails and a food item. If reserved for 10 p.m. or later, you can also join in on a complimentary midnight toast. Feeling festive? Add Champagne bottle service to your table. 4 p.m. – 12 a.m. $75. Rise Uptown: 400 W. Camelback Rd. Phoenix, AZ; riseuptownhotel.com // @riseuptownhotel


Stand Up Live: Andrew Santino
Santino stars in FX’s most watched comedy series, “Dave,” alongside Lil’ Dicky. Santino starred in the Showtime series “I’m Dying Up Here,” executive produced by Jim Carey and directed by Jonathan Levine. He also appeared in “Game Over Man” written and produced by “The Workaholics” crew. Previously, Santino was the star of ABC’s comedy “Mixology.” 7 p.m. $30-40. Stand Up Live: 50 W Jefferson St. Phoenix, AZ; phoenix.standuplive.com // @standuplive

Old Town Walking and Wine Tasting Tour
This wine tour will walk you through various locations of Old Town Scottsdale and talk about some history of the area, including South Bridge and the Art District.1-4 p.m. $75. South Bridge/Horses Statue by Olive and Ivy Restaurant: 7135 E Camelback Rd. #195 Scottsdale, AZ; facebook.com/pinnaclepeakhospitality // @pinnaclepeakhospitality


Jam Session: Stan Sorenson
Every Sunday the true spirit of jazz plays out on stage at The Nash, as student and pro musicians play together, unrehearsed, in a variety of combinations. There’s always a solid core trio. Student jazz musicians are welcome, with house band, grand piano, guitar and bass amp, drum set and sound all provided. Singers welcome. Great opportunities for audiences to enjoy three hours of jazz. 6-9 p.m. $10. The Nash: 110 E. Roosevelt St. Phoenix, AZ; thenash.org // @thenashjazz

New Year Wake and Bake with Ganja Flow
Celebrate the new year by connecting with your body in this self-paced wake and bake flow. In this 60 minute flow, you will take your time moving your body with breath. Ganja flow offers you an experience to create awareness and receive the medicine of exercise and plants. 9-10 a.m. $20. The Churchill: 901 North 1st St. Phoenix, AZ; thechurchillphx.com // @thechurchillphx

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