Have a shot of tequila...or two or three
Sauza reps hit us with their best shots Thursday, July 1, when Blue Agave's "Tequila Tasting Series" continues. The Mexican Cantina invites connoisseurs to cough up $20 in exchange for four Sauza samples, appetizers and a tequila tutorial. Though we've spent many an intimate evening with our prickly Mexican mistress, we still have much to learn: Por ejemplo, tequila bottles never house a worm (that's mezcal). No reservations necessary, stomach of steel recommended. Lick, slam, suck and repeat from 6 to 8 p.m. at 4280 North Drinkwater in Scottsdale. Call 480-429-1123. --Jill Koch
Who's Your Dada?
It's not trash, it's art
One person's trash may be another's treasure, but it could also be Dadaism. And even though "Dada" sounds like a cool band name, or bitchin' lyrics for a Volkswagen commercial, it really refers to a bunch of 20th-century artistic rebels bent on banging heads with the rest of the art world by turning everyday items -- like toilet bowls and small amounts of explosives -- into art. So if you can't repress the urge to thumb your nose at more mainstream art forms, roll out to the Paper Heart, 750 Grand Avenue, for "Neo Dada," opening Friday, July 2. The exhibition features found artworks from seven local contributors, including 8-year-old Blake James Lyster, who'll create a Dadaist sculpture using whatever is hanging around -- while he explains the process. The show starts at 7 p.m., with musical guests Blame It on the Letter performing. Call 602-262-2020 or see www.thepaperheart.com. --C. Murphy Hebert