Spanning many different artistic disciplines, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ Discovery Series extends throughout the 2015–16 season and includes performances, films, exhibitions and Arts-Connect special events.

Celebrating its 15th year, the Scottsdale International Film Festival will showcase 41 feature films representing more than 30 countries, including buzz-worthy dramas, thrillers, romances, comedies and documentaries, Nov. 5–9.

The Chucho Valdes: Irakere 40 tour is a celebration of the Cuban band Irakere, which revolutionized Latin dance music and jazz more than 40 years ago with its bold fusion of Afro-Cuban ritual and popular music, jazz and rock.

Beginning with her early days on the scene in Southern California, comedian Margaret Co has always been the “Agent Provocateur” of stand-up.

Constantinople, the ancient melting-pot mecca intersecting Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, serves as the inspiration for the adventurous sonic explorations of One World, the ninth studio album from world-music guitarist Jesse Cook.

A joyful celebration of Brazil’s Independence Day, Brazilian Day Arizona showcases the country’s diverse, historic and colorful cultures.