Top 5 Things to Do in February

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Top 5 Things to Do in February

The pages of Modern Luxury Scottsdale magazine’s January/February 2015 Nightlight & Entertainment Issue are filled with hot ideas for what to do in and around town.

Editor-in-chief Marie Look shares her top activities for friends, singles and families looking for a dose of culture during the month of February.

Leonardo da Vinci at Phoenix Art Museum
Through April 12, Leonardo da Vinci’s 72-page notebook, called the “Codex Leicester” (pronounced “less-ter”) is on display at Phoenix Art Museum. Dating back to the 1500s, the codex contains note pertaining to some of Leonardo’s most brilliant observations and experiments. This is the first time a work by the hand of the master himself will be on display in the state of Arizona. And here’s a fun fact: The current owner of the “Codex Leicester” is computer software mogul Bill Gates.

Arizona Opera’s The Magic Flute
Arizona Opera will be performing a new production of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” in Phoenix Feb. 27 through March 1. One of the most famous and beloved operas of all time, “The Magic Flute” is sung in German with English captioning and tells the story of a prince in search of a princess. The new production features dazzling steampunk-style costumes and set designs by Daniel Rigazzi, stage director for the Metropolitan Opera.

Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy
Located on High Street at City North in Phoenix, the House of Comedy is a hot spot for date night. Food and beverage service starts before performances but continues throughout the shows. Come early and enjoy dinner or appetizers before the laughs start, or order snacks while the comedian is onstage. In February, House of Comedy will host acts like Sean Donnelly (Feb. 4-8), Jen Kober (Feb. 11-15), Dan Soder (Feb. 19-22) and Tom Rhodes (Feb. 25-March 1).

Scottsdale’s Museum of the West
The 45,000-square-foot two-story Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West is newly opened on Marshall Way in Old Town Scottsdale. Highlights include Charles Fritz’s paintings of the areas explored by Merriweather Lewis and William Clark on their expeditions through America, as well as a selection of saddles, spurs and other western items.

Canal Convergence
Scottsdale Public Art produces Canal Convergence, Feb. 26 through March 1, at Scottsdale Waterfront. Experience artworks by local and international artists, hands-on activities, live music, performances and an artisan market. Installations will include artist Jen Lewin’s “The Pool,” which features an array of illuminated pads that people can walk on and interact with via a tablet. The event is free and perfect for all ages.