A night out that pleases parents and teens isn’t far-fetched; it’s just over in Scottsdale.
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) hosts its first-ever Teen Night Out on Saturday, giving adolescents an entertaining place to be — and parents a few hours for a date in nearby Old Town.
The teen event features live music by Valley bands Emby Alexander, Halocene, Manufactured Defects and the Westhill Brothers. They’ll play outside on the Civic Center Park Fountain Stage.
Also slated for outdoors are 3-D chalk murals, food trucks selling pizza and Mexican food, and artist Joseph Perez, a.k.a. Sentrock, who, along with a group of teen dancers, will paint his hands and feet, then break dance on canvas drop cloths to the beats of a deejay.
Indoors, another deejay will entertain in the museum’s lounge, and a new teen art exhibition, “Visions: Worth a Thousand Words,” is on display in the young@art gallery.
The evening will also feature raffle prizes, including Coach sunglasses from Nationwide Vision, a Cricket Android Moon smartphone, clothing from Quiksilver and Dillard’s, and movie passes from Ultra Star Cinemas.
Admission is free with a valid high school i.d. or driver’s license.
DETAILS >> 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 7374 E. Second St. Free admission. (480) 874-4666 or www.smoca.org, or look for the event on Facebook.