Monday, February 2, 2009

Live Music, Desert and Cactus

We are fortunate to have a lot of live music in the Scottsdale area. One of my favorite venues is to go to daytime concerts among the cacti at the Desert Botanical Gardens, or attend evening concerts under the moon and stars.  A glorious thing to do.  

Yesterday I grooved with the group, "Novo Mundo," which is Brazilian World music. click here to listen to this group. Great rhythms and good wine. Two weekends ago  I listened to "Try Me Bicycle," a folk alternative rock band.  click here to listen to this group.

The food is also delicious and included chicken crepes, veggie focaccia, roast beef and gorgonzola sandwich, butternut squash soup, berry crepes and fudge brownies, along with Prickly Pear iced tea (and yes that is made from the "tunas" on real prickly pear cactus). Fabulous Food  Fine Catering Events provided the delicious options.

When I attend the Sunday afternoon concerts, I grab a table and bring my magazines so I can read and recycle them by leaving them in public places for others to read.  I leave a lot of magazines in airplanes and airports because I cannot bear to throw them away.  Unlike others who shall remain nameless, I can identify the magazines I regularly read: The Economist, Newsweek, Architectural Digest, Sunset, Phoenix, National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, More, and Santa Barbara.  Ok, now what magazines do you read?   

8 comments:

Sharon said...

Sounds like a fun afternoon. I haven't tried one of the musical events yet but, did attend a "Chocolate & Chili" event a while back.

JM said...

Concerts among cacti! This would be my cup of tea for sure! :-)

Once in Marrakech don't forget to cross the Atlas Mountains, it's a must see! Spectacular views!

And yes, if or when I'm going to Vietnam I surely would jump to Cambodia as Angkor Wat is the man made site I most want to visit.

Isadora said...

Is there any wonder why you enjoy these concerts? Beautiful setting - you are very fortunate. Be sure to take Margaritas with you.

Bergson said...

there is always something in the Desert Botanical Gardens

Per Stromsjo said...

I agree with JM. Whaddaya know! A drum solo among the cacti! :D

Sabatino Di Giuliano said...

Nice place your blog. Nice to meet you
Enjoy
Saba

Pat said...

Hi, Sharon says you are joining us in the AZ monthly theme day. Let me know if you need anything and welcome.

magiceye said...

funtimes!!

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