- A Farewell Cabaret: The Artist's Life
Free Admission. Please join us for a farewell performance entitled The Artist's Life. It will be performing selections from the musical theater, operetta, song and cabaret repertoires. We would love to see you all for the final solo of Vanessa Naghdi performance here in the Valley (for now!) before moving. Michael Lewis (Arizona Opera) will be performing alongside me on piano. Come and hear pieces that I performed while at Opera Colorado as well as new favorites, enjoy an all-English program about the life of artists, and bid us both adieu! Light reception to follow in Piper Hall.
- Nippon -Japanese Cultural Festival
Free Admission! Japanese cultural festival coming in a month! There is going to be Japanese food, performances and video game competitions that everybody can enjoy! Here is the detail of the festival, Date and place: April 28th, 2019 at Nagasaki Grill Toh Zan Food: Yakisoba (Japanse-style fried noodles), Takoyaki (ball-shaped Japanese snack), Oshiruko (Japanese traditional dessert) and etc. Performances: Taiko drumming, martial arts and etc. Competition: Mario Kart and SSB (Super Smash Bros.) Book April 28th for this festival and bring your friends and family all together!
- Meet and Greet
Lets get together again. New and Patriots are welcomed... Please join for a fun night at this restaurant for chat, network, food and drinks. I am inviting AZ Connect and Wild Dining Groups to join us as well. http://angelstrumpetalehouse.com/ https://www.meetup.com/Wild-Dining-Phoenix/ https://www.meetup.com/AZConnect/
- Experience Ireland
Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day at MIM with energetic performances of Irish music and step dance, engaging Celtic harp and céilí folk dance workshops, and a Celtic knot keychain craft. General Admission is $20 and you will have an access to exhibitions too. For MIM members, the admission is free. Please check MIM website for more details. I will be there after 10 AM for Irish Music.. Hope to see you there.. https://www.mim.org/events/experience-ireland/2019-03-17/
- Persian New Year Festival
The AZ Persian Cultural Center invites locals to come learn about the delicious foods, drinks, and sounds of Persia. Come experience the children's wonderland and the crafts of the local artisans. This free community event will bring art, dance, and culture to life through the celebration of the Persian New Year. Proceeds from the event will go to students supporting brain tumor research. Here is the link to the organization. https://www.iasaz.org/home
- House Party and Potluck
This will be in a private house (Kari's place)....Yes....Let's have a potluck and play some board games at the same time. I have tables set up in the living room and we can play cards or board games since I have quite a few. If board games aren't your thing then you can sit around and have a good chat with your fellow Wild Dining and International friends. We can accommodate 20 so sign up now. Please change your reservation if you cannot make it. Please don't be a NO-SHOW. It's been a while since we had a private event at a home, but those are some of my favorites. It's going to be cozy and fun.
- GreekTown Restaurant
This is an independent family owned Greek restaurant. We will have separate large tables with open menu. Our reservation is at 8:30, but feel free to sit at the bar for a drink. This was the only way I could get a large table on a weekend day without a set menu (which I don't care for). http://www.greektownrestaurant.com/ Please note, this is in co-joint with Wild Dining Members. https://www.meetup.com/Wild-Dining-Phoenix/ As always, please RSVP responsibly. Those with No Show record wont be guaranteed a seat. Hope to see you there!
- Experience Spain
I am out of town on that weekend, but an old friend who happens to be a staff member of MIM as well reminded me to post this event. I meant to do it while back, got busy and forgot to share this with you. Hopefully, you will get to check it out. In this event, you will experience the country’s diverse cultural and musical traditions with interactive workshops, music and dance performances, cultural talks, and more. ¡Olé! It is free for MIM members (it is included in their membership fee) for General public is $20 which you can also see the museum as well. So, not only can see the exhibit of MIM, but you can also enjoy the festival as well. Here is the link: Enjoy the experience: https://mim.org/events/experience-spain/2019-01-19/
- Meal Prep for Children around the World - Let's volunteer together!
We have done this incredible event in past with friends, family, and strangers that don't know they're friends yet, a way to build relationships while doing something great! You will feel so energized after! The music is super high energy, and the love in the room is just awesome! Let's pack meals that'll feed kiddos FOR A YEAR around the world! We will head out to lunch afterwards. Wear comfortable clothing! Bring water! No jewelry can be worn in the packing area. Please make plans and ask question BEFORE the event starts. At the day of event, we may be busy preparing for the event and may not be able to answer your questions on time. Please RSVP here in meetup AND register each person in your party at https://www.fmsc.org/join-group?joincode=363PN0
- Meet & Greet at Persian Room
Patriots and New Members, Lets start the Holiday and finish off the year with a good Persian food. https://www.persianroom.com/ Our reservation is at 6:30 PM. Feel free to show up sooner or 7 PM (when the meetup starts) We will be in co-joint with Wild Dining Group. Hope to see you there. Hedy