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5 Spring Philanthropic Events You Should Know About

BY Taylor Transtrum | April 14, 2017 | Feature Features

Mark your calendars and get ready to wine, dine and donate at these can't-miss events.
Squidsoup, Submergence, 2016. Interactive LED light installation, 17 × 23 × 33 feet.

1. More Than 60 Minutes With Lesley Stahl - April 26

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to meet Lesley Stahl - acclaimed journalist and 60 Minutes correspondent - for this luncheon and chat presented by the Sandra Day O’Connor Institute’s Distinguished Speakers Series in collaboration with WINGS Women’s Board of the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation. April 26, 12PM, tickets from $100, Arizona Biltmore, 2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix, 602.730.3300

2. It's Been A Wild Ride - April 29

Harleys are optional for this roast and toast to former Arizona Rep. Matt Salmon. The laughter-filled evening will include music, food, wild comedy and lots of leather-clad guests. Roasters include Rep. Jeff Duncan of South Carolina; Rep. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona; and NFL Hall of Famer and former Rep. Steve Largent—to name a few. If we’re lucky, Sen. John McCain may even join in on the roasting. Proceeds will benefit Hacienda Healthcare as they celebrate their 50th anniversary. April 29, 6PM, tickets from $500, Arizona Grand Resort & Spa, 8000 Arizona Grand Parkway, Phoenix, 602.243.4231

3. 36th Annual Duet Cabaret - April 30

Join Duet Partners In Health & Aging for a celebration brimming with daring dance moves, lavish food, refreshing cocktails and luxury live and silent auctions, soundtracked to live entertainment by The Swingtips. Funds from the event will benefit Duet’s nonprofit services for homebound adults, faith communities and family caregivers. April 30, 1:30 to 5:00PM, tickets from $125, Omni Resort & Spa at Montelucia, 4949 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, 602.274.5022

4. Plated & Staged - April 30

If you’ve been craving dinner and a show, look no further than the Herberger Theater. The pristinely plated evening starts at the theater with a silent auction; entertainment by Ocotillo Music and Storybook Entertainment ; and cocktails and hor d’oeuvres by Tom and Lin Catering. Après hor d’oeuvres, head over to a mystery restaurant for a three-course dinner and drinks. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Herberger Theater’s youth outreach programs. April 30, 5PM, tickets from $50, Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix, 602.254.7399

5. SMoCA Mix 2017: TECH Sublime - May 6

Go cyber-chic for the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art’s annual fundraiser. Interactive technology, media and art collide for an unforgettable evening featuring artists like Squidsoup, an international artists collective based in the U.K.; Los Angeles-based new media performance artist Tiffany Trenda; and Synthesis Center, David Tinapple and Charis Elliot, who will be representing a collaborative initiative between the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and the ASU Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. May 6, 6-10PM, tickets from $175, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 7374 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale, 480.425.5353

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