April 14-19. Put it on your calendar. The 31st Scottsdale Culinary Festival is shaping up to be a week of culinary fun. The festival kicks off with a Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner at the Westin Kierland, featuring local and national chefs. The new W Scottsdale hotel will host Bubbles and Bliss, with bubbly and bites from Sushi Roku. The Great Arizona Picnic is back for the weekend, and the event wraps up with Best of the Fest, a five-course wine-paired dinner at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa. There are 12 events in all, and if you purchase tickets before March 6, you’ll save money. Visit scottsdaleculinaryfestival.org for more information.