In the Valley of the Sun everyone has a little scene of their friends, hobbies, and hangouts. That's all well and good. There's nothing really wrong with doing your own thing, but perhaps a little figurative shaking up and stirring wouldn't hurt.

In comes RAW Scottsdale's Mixology Arts Showcase, an emerging bash featuring creative types from a variety of media including a dozen visual artists, two make-up artists, two fashion designers, and five musical acts.

Tue., July 10, 7 p.m.-midnight, 2012
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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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