Alcohol and sharp tools usually aren’t a smart combination, but I’ll make an exception for the second annual Pinot and Pumpkins Carve Off, which begins Tuesday at Pearl Sushi Lounge in Scottsdale.
For $15, you get a pumpkin, carving tools and two glasses of Pinot Grigio or Pinot Noir from 4 p.m. to close every day through Halloween.
Pumpkins will be judged during Thursday night’s ArtWalk at Pangea Gallery in Old Town Scottsdale, with the winner receiving a $750 Stuart Anthony Black limited print.
A second round of judging will be held Halloween night at Pearl for more prizes. All proceeds from the Carve Off will go to children with leukemia.