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November 2008
Arizona Events Calendar

This calendar of events for Arizona communities has been produced to assist you in making travel arrangements. It is for information only and does not constitute a recommendation.

Dates for Nov. 2008 Arizona events were correct at time of publication. Since dates are occasionally changed, please confirm them in advance. Updates, additions and corrections to any Arizona events are made at

AZ cities and town filled with activities in November

Since there are so many events and activities being held throughout Arizona communities in November, this calendar of event listings is split into two pages. See AZ events for November 15-30, 2008.

The Arizona Office of Tourism will release a 2009 Summer Calendar of Events, which includes information for events held between Memorial Day, May 28 through Labor Day, September 3.

The printed Summer Calendar of Events is now available at the Arizona Office of Tourism, 1110 W. Washington, Ste. 155, Phoenix, and will also be available at local visitor centers throughout Arizona and online. To request an Arizona Summer Events Calendar visit

November 1-14, 2008

 November 1            DRAGOON: 6th Annual Dragoon Daze – features food, and craft vendors from the surrounding area, live entertainment, 9 am – 4 pm, free, 520-586-2841
1              FLAGSTAFF: Riding the Rim: The 8th Annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering – Museum of Northern Arizona, Poets from around the state of Arizona join together to share verse, music, and tall tales about early cowboy life, Dutch oven cooking will complete the day, noon – 4 pm, 928-774-5213 or or
1              GRAND CANYON: Celebrate Wildlife – Grand Canyon National Park, Shrine of the Ages, open house with exhibits, touch tables, informal activities and book sales, programs about wildlife and wildlife biology, talks on bats, condors and mountain lions, workshops on tracks and scat and birds of prey, educational demonstrations with live animals, 10 am – 9 pm, 928-638-7783 or
1              JEROME: Jerome Art Walk – visit more than 30 of the unique art studios and galleries, meet the artists and see handcrafted art including jewelry, pottery, glass, leatherwork, clothing, paintings and sculpture and more made both locally and internationally, free, 5-8 pm,
1              LAKE HAVASU CITY: 13th Annual Greek Festival - English Village, authentic food, BBQ & pastries, live Greek band, dance troupes, exhibits, 10 am - 4 pm, free, 928-855-5208 
1              LAKE HAVASU CITY: American Bass Association Fishing Tournament – Lake Havasu State Park, 50 boats, weigh-in starts at 3 pm, 928-855-2784 or or
1              LAKE HAVASU CITY: London Bridge Days Chillin’ n’ Swillin Brew Fest – Lake Havasu State Park, beer vendors from across the tri-state area present their hand crafted brews, 928-453-3444 or
1              MESA: Great Pumpkin Race and Fest – Mesa Riverview, in-costume 5K Run and 1 Mile Family & Pet Fun Run, costume contest and more, $25-30 for the race, 480-358-0488 or or
1              PHOENIX: A Gathering of Weavers: Navajo Weavings Marketplace – Heard Museum, meet some of the Southwest’s finest Navajo weavers, exclusively showcasing textiles, watch weavers at work, see a film about Navajo weavings, book signings, demonstrations, free, 10 am – 4 pm,
1              PHOENIX: American Indian Film Celebration – Heard Museum Central Courtyard, celebrate American Indian films and filmmakers with premieres of documentaries made by both professional and amateur filmmakers, special screenings, also meet some of the Southwest’s finest Navajo weavers during this first-ever marketplace, free, 10 am – 4 pm, 602-252-8848 or
1              PHOENIX: 5th Annual Arcadia Pride 5K Run & Fun Run/Walk – Arizona Falls, benefits Arcadia Pride Neighborhood Schools Supporting Education, 7 am,
1              PHOENIX: 4th Annual Certified Local Fall Festival – Duck and Decanter, celebrate Arizona’s local businesses, free food, 10-minute massages, live music, kids’ games, giveaways, raffle prizes, 10 am – 4 pm,
1              PHOENIX: The Happening: A Celebration of the Urban Life – includes the 3rd Annual Downtown Phoenix Loft & Home Tour, 2nd Annual Pub Crawl, 2nd Annual “What’s Happening” Street Expo and 3rd Annual Parade of the Arts, begins at 10 am – 2 am,
1              PHOENIX: The Phoenix Annual Parade of the Arts – Roosevelt Row, a celebration of creativity, self expression and public joy, the World’s Only Parading Arts Fair: Out of this World, community based festival and procession, also a side stage featuring buskers, clowns, jugglers, poets, dancers and other local talent, 4 pm, 602-495-1500 or
1              PHOENIX: Annual South Mountain Village Festival of Thanksgiving Parade – Central Avenue, presented by ESPIRITU Community Development, free, 10 am, 602-243-3162 or
1              SALT RIVER INDIAN COMMUNITY: Run Against Diabetes Walk – Salt River High School, $15, 6:30 am, 480-850-8418 or
1              SCOTTSDALE: The Jazz Divas in Concert! – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, an intimate cabaret jazz series in the newly renovated atrium featuring Valley favorites Delphine Cortez, Nancy Gee, Margo Reed and Sherry Roberson, $25, 8 pm, 480-994-2787 or
1              SEDONA: Village of Oak Creek Fine Artists and Craftsmen Open Studios – various artists, 10 am – 5 pm, 928-301-4256 or
1              SONOITA: Roundup Open House – “Cowboy Life on the Empire Ranch” - Empire Ranch in the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area, showcasing past and present cowboy traditions, with arena events, skill demonstrations, historic wagons, kid’s corral, live music and dancing, barbecue, auctions and raffles, parking donation $5 per car, 10 am – 4 pm,
1              TEMPE: JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes – Tempe Beach Park, 7:30 am,
1              TEMPE: Buddy Bolden’s Blues – Studio 133, Nelson Fine Arts Center, the life and times of the reputed “Father of Jazz” are deconstructed in this “work-in-progress” by Gus Edwards, set in New Orleans between 1894 and 1938, contains strong language, part of the Festival of New Work, $7-22, 7:30 pm, 480-965-6447 or
1              TEMPE: Contemporary Percussion Ensemble – Katzin Concert Hall, under the direction of J.B. Smith, examines percussion literature by major composers and emerging composers of progressive and experimental percussion music, free, 7:30 pm, 480-965-8863 or
1              TEMPE: Don Coyote – Lyceum Theatre, Daniel S. Frey’s story about an American and a Mexican coyote who run a successful human-smuggling business at the Arizona-Mexico border, contains violence and strong language, part of the Festival of New Work, $7-22, 7:30 pm, 480-965-6447 or
1              TEMPE: Annual Earth and Space Exploration Day 2008 - ASU Bateman Physical Science F-wing, special science-related activities for anyone interested in earth and space, explore our universe, solar system and planet, volcanoes, earthquakes, minerals and fossils, hands-on educational activities, the latest images of our solar, public lectures on Earth and Space Exploration, a field trip to Tempe Butte, lots of activities, 9 am – 3 pm,
1              TUCSON: Dia de los Muertos Celebration – Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, bring an offering, such as a flower, photograph or memento to place in a communal, elaborate alter built altar built especially for this holiday, celebrate traditional Mexican crafts, light displays, music and food, free, 5:30 pm, 520-624-2333 or
Nov. 1              WICKENBURG: 28th Annual Las Senoras Home Tour – Community Center, a Holiday Festival featuring arts and crafts and gourmet food, self-guided tour of several unique custom area homes, includes admission to and benefits the Desert Caballeros Western Museum, $15, 9 am – 4 pm, 928-684-2272 or 
1-2           LITCHFIELD PARK: 38th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival – downtown, Artisan’s Village with more than 300 fine arts and crafts booths, on-going entertainment, wine tasting, artist demonstrations, food court, indoor book & antique sale, free, 9 am - 5 pm, 602-316-4491
1-2           MESA: 11th Annual Great Rubber Stamp Fall Fiesta - Mesa Convention Center, classes, lectures, booth demos, door prizes,
1-2           MESA: Ruby Nelda Perez “Rosita’s Day of the Dead” – Mesa Arts Center, an outrageous show which opens in the kitchen of Doña Rosita who is preparing food for El Dia de los Muertos, Rosita dishes out juicy stories about the living, the dead and those who fall in between, free recipes, eccentric souls and serious comedy, 5:30 & 7:30 pm, $15-27, 480-644-6500 or
1-2           MESA: El Dia de los Muertos Celebration – Mesa Arts Center, features an artist Mercado showcasing an assortment of traditional and contemporary merchandise, jewelry, and arts and crafts from several local artisans, live artist demonstrations, artist workshops, alter contests, hands-on educational activities, live traditional music and dance a variety of food, free, Sat. 10 am – 7 pm, Sun noon – 5 pm, 480-644-6627 or
1-2           PHOENIX: Serbfest - 6th Annual Food and Cultural Festival - St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, authentic Serbian cuisine, pastries, live folk music & dancing, shopping bazaar, guided tour of Serbian Byzantine style church, games & rides for the kids, $2, under 12 free, Sat 11 am - 10 pm, Sun noon - 10 pm, 602-275-7360 or
1-2           ORO VALLEY: Arts in the Park – James D. Kriegh Park, culinary and fine arts festival, upscale food vendors, live culinary demonstrations and menu samplings from local Tucson celebrity chefs and the artwork of over 75 local and national fine artisans in an assortment of mediums, 520-797-3959 or
1-2           SCOTTSDALE: Arizona Dressage Association State Championship and Fall Fiesta – WestWorld, equestrian dressage show, Olympic sport where horse and rider compete by riding a pattern in an arena, 8 am – 4 pm, free, 602-942-6062 or
1-2           TUCSON: 22nd Annual Tucson Celtic Festival and Scottish Highland Games - Rillito Park, kilted bagpipe bands, Scottish, Irish, Cornish, Welsh music, dancing, food, athletic competitions, clan tents, vendors, military re-creations, Fri 10/31 Celtic Dinner on the Field and Ceilidh following, Sat. 10 am – 9 pm, Sun 10 am – 5 pm, $5-12, 520-807-9509 or
1-2/28     QUARTZSITE: Rice Ranch ‘Yawl Come’ Show – 928-927-8118 or or
1-3/31     TUCSON: Butterfly Magic at the Gardens – Tucson Botanical Gardens hosts an indoor live tropical butterfly exhibit, with more than 100 species of colorful, farmed butterflies fluttering in a special greenhouse, and a public viewing room for up-close viewing of emerging butterflies, 10 am – 3 pm, $11, 520-326-9686 or
2              MESA: Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra – Mesa Arts Center, $32-72, 3 pm,
2              PHOENIX: 3rd Annual Great Cajun Cook-Off – Lath House Pavilion at Heritage Park, cooks and restaurants compete for “Best in the West” gumbo and jambalaya, judged by  attendees and a panel of judges, features live music, entertainment for kids, raffle and silent auction, benefits the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity, noon - 4 pm, $5-25, 602-885-0108 or
2              PHOENIX: Travis Tritt & Marty Stuart – Celebrity Theatre, 8 pm,
2              PHOENIX: 20th Annual Sunday at Shemer - art festival with more than 40 art booths, demos, hands-on activities, musical entertainment & auctions, $5, under 12 free, 10 am - 5 pm, 602-262-4727 or  
2              PICACHO PEAK: Tucson Model A Ford Hill Climb – Picacho Peak State park, watch a pre-1935 antique hill climb, 8 am, 520-466-3183 or
2              SCOTTSDALE: Khani Cole Band – ASU Kerr Cultural Center, with special guest Marion Meadows, co-presented with Jazz in AZ, $24-29, 3 pm, 480-596-2660 or
2              SUN CITY: Retro Concert: Then & Now – American Lutheran Church, a musicological celebration of the Phoenix Chorale’s first 50 years, with favorite music spanning “From Renaissance to Contemporary.” features the Phoenix Chorale performing madrigals sung by the original Bach & Madrigal Society of Phoenix, $20-25, 3 pm, 602-253-2224 or
2              TEMPE: 3rd Annual Step-N-Out – Kiwanis Park, 5K run, 1 mile fun run/walk, kids dash, benefits Pancreatic Cancer Research at TGen, 8 am,
2              TEMPE: Arizona Walk Now for Autism 2008 – Tempe Beach Park, benefits SARRC, donations encouraged,
2              TEMPE: Robert Barefield – Katzin Concert Hall, an evening of art song, featuring the music of Purcell, Chausson, Brahms and others, $4-8, 7:30 pm, 480-965-6447 or
2              TEMPE: Secrets of Gardenias – Studio 133, Nelson Fine Arts Center, the latest work from Katie May, part of the Festival of New Work, $7-22, 7:30 pm, 480-965-6447 or
2              TUCSON: Indoor/Outdoor Antique Fair - Lew Sorensen Community Center, 100-120 antique vendors with furniture, pottery, china, glass, farm implements, art work, coins, native artifacts, Oriental rugs, free, 9 am - 3 pm, 520-232-1201 or 
2              TUCSON: Everyone Runs TMC Fleet Feet Half Marathon, Saguaro Physicians 5K and 1 Mile Kids’ Fun Run – Sabino High School, 7:30 am,
2              VAIL: Celebrate! The Day of the Dead - Colossal Cave Mountain Park, presentations on El Dia de los Muertos, features story telling, craft making and live music, entertainment, $5/vehicle up to six people, 1-4 pm, 520-647-7275 or 520-647-7121 or 
3              MESA: Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra – Mesa Arts Center, one of the finest orchestras in the world with Leon Botstein, conductor/artistic director, 3 pm, $32-72, 480-644-6500 or
3              PHOENIX: Jackson Browne – Dodge Theatre, Time The Conqueror Tour, 400 W. Washington, 7:30 pm, 602-379-2800 or
3              SCOTTSDALE: The Karsten Turf Challenge Golf Tournament - to benefit University turfgrass research and scholarships, golf clinic at 10 am, shotgun start,  $200, 9 am, 480-609-6778 or
4              SCOTTSDALE: Lynne Aspnes – Morning Music Concert – ASU Kerr Cultural Center, ASU professor of harp, free, but RSVP, 10:30 am, 480-596-2660 or
5              HOLBROOK: Learning Center Series – Petrified Forest National Park,, 10 am, 928-524-6228 or
5-9           SCOTTSDALE: Annual Arabian Horse Association Fall Festival & Futurity Horse Show – WestWorld, open to Arabians and half Arabian horses, classes and two shows, free, 8 am – 8 pm, 480-515-1500 or 480-312-6802 or or
5-9           SURPRISE: Cancer Treatment Centers of America Championships – Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex, eight champions compete for the inaugural title and $150,000 in prize money, legends who have committed: Jim Courier, Wayne Ferrier and Todd Martin, $15-80, 623-222-2222 or   
5-9           TUCSON: Pima Academy Cup Horse Show Week 2 - Pima County Fairgrounds, presented by Southwestern Fair Commission, 763-477-6023 or
5-9           TUCSON: Tucson Fall Festival Horse Show - Pima County Fairgrounds, presented by Southwestern Fair Commission, 763-477-6023 or
6              PHOENIX: Kathy Griffin – Dodge Theatre, 400 W. Washington, 8 pm, 602-379-2800 or
6              SCOTTSDALE: Jeffrey Siegel’s Keyboard Conversations – Concerts with Commentary – Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, featuring a program on Basking in Beethoven, $32-38, 7:30 pm, 480-994-2787 or
6              SCOTTSDALE: Intro to Mikado – Coffee at Kerr – ASU Kerr Cultural Center, with Arizona Opera, free, but RSVP, 10:30 am, 480-596-2660 or
6              TUCSON: Music for the Soul – Fox Tucson Theatre, an interfaith celebration benefiting Interfaith Community Service programs for seniors and disadvantaged families, Southern Arizona Women's Chorus will perform along with more than a dozen other performances, 7 pm, 520-547-3040 or
6-8           PHOENIX: Stravinsky: Petrushka – Symphony Hall, Michael Christie conducts with special guest puppeteer Basil Twist, 11 am, 7:30 & 8 pm, 602-495-1999 or
6              AVONDALE: Copper World Classic - Phoenix International Raceway, part of the Checker Auto Pars 500 Weekend, the USAC Silver Crown and Midget Series will take to the track for a day/night doubleheader of racing, $, 
6              GILBERT: Gilbert Concerts in the Park Series – Freestone Park Amphitheatre, featuring The Christopher Lukert Band, jazz rock and blues, bring a blanket, 6:30 pm, free, 480-503-6200 or 
6              SCOTTSDALE: 2nd Annual Scottsdale ArtWalk’s Wearable ArtWalk – Main Street and Marshall Way, high fashion artwalk with one-of-a-kind fashions on parade, free, 7-9 pm, hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association, 480-990-3939 or   
6              WICKENBURG: Spaghetti Western Orchestra – Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, this Australian band, on their first US tour, rides into town with a wagon train of instruments, performing classic music and sound effects from the great spaghetti western movies, 7:30 pm, 928-684-6624 or
6-8           SCOTTSDALE: Scottsdale Fashion Week – a celebration of fashion and fine living, from Milan to New York to Los Angeles, this is the distinctive “Taking-it-to-the-streets” translation of the international fashion week scene, 30 runway shows, entertainment, drink; luxury pavilion of fashion, beauty, health, wellness and fine goods and services; Milan-style ‘Wearable ArtWalk’ and Grand Gala Fashion Show,
6-10         CHANDLER: 19th Annual Arizona Classic Jazz Festival - San Marcos Resort, featuring bands from Europe & the USA, traditional jazz, swing & ragtime, gospel service on Sunday, $15-90, 480-620-3941 or
6-16         PHOENIX: Wells Fargo Fiesta Bowl Million Dollar Hole-in-One – Arizona Biltmore Country Club, one of the nation’s top amateur hole-in-one tournament, $1/shot, top ten finisher each day receive prizes, benefits The 100 Club, 9 am – 7 pm,
6-1/10     WILLIAMS: Polar Express - Grand Canyon Railway, during a one-hour evening train journey, guests enjoy treats and a reading of the classic Christmas story on the way to the North Pole, Santa boards the train at the North Pole and presents young passengers with bells representing the spirit of Christmas, sing carols on the return, $14-26, 6:30 & 8 pm, 800-843-8724 or
7              AVONDALE: Phoenix 150 - Phoenix International Raceway, the “tough” trucks take to the track under the lights for a 150 lap shoot out, also Bud Pole Day, featuring qualifying for the NEXTEL Cup Series, $5-35,     
7              CHANDLER: Chandler Symphony – Chandler Center for the Arts, 8 pm, free or donations, 480-899-3447 or or
7              FLAGSTAFF: First Friday Art Walk - Artists Gallery, free, 6:30 pm, 928-773-0958 or 
7              ORO VALLEY: MasterWorks Concert Series – with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra,
7              PHOENIX: Music in the Garden Fall Concert Series - Desert Botanical Garden, featuring, reservations, $14-20, 7 pm, 480-941-1225 or
7              PHOENIX: Artlink First Fridays - self-guided art tour of central Phoenix, galleries, art spaces, studios, first Friday of each month, free shuttle rides, free, 6-10 pm, 602-256-7539 or 
7              PHOENIX: 2008 Catholic Charities Tournament of Champions 2nd Annual Golf Tournament – Legacy Golf Resort, best ball, four-person scramble, 12:30 pm shotgun start, BBQ dinner and awards follow, $175,
7              SCOTTSDALE: The Desert Mountain Luxury Home Tour – an intimate look at up to 15 custom homes in a private, gated enclave with six Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses, prize drawings, cocktail reception, $25, benefits Hospice of the Valley, 480-488-2998 or
7              TUCSON: Lunar Adventure – Kitt Peak Visitor Center, explore the moon and its features, introduction to educational lunar software, hands-on activity, use of an 8-inch telescope, , reservations required, $12, 520-318-8440 or
7-8           SCOTTSDALE: The Spaghetti Western Orchestra – Theater 4301, performing the classic songs of composer Ennio Morricone, $32-38, 8 pm, 480-994-2787 or
7-8           SIERRA VISTA: Sierra Vista Airport Open House and Fly-In – “Young Eagles” will get the chance to spread their wings in this annual event, free private plane rides for youngsters ages 8-17, 520-417-6960 or
7-9           APACHE JUNCTION: 13th Annual Ben Johnson Days 2008 – AJ Rodeo Grounds, Gymkhana, hosted by the Goldfield Ghost Riders, entertainment, poker ride, trailer raffle, benefits children’s charities,
7-9           FOUNTAIN HILLS: 34th Annual Fountain Festival of Arts & Crafts - 470 arts & crafts booths, food, competitive, juried gallery of arts & crafts, music & live entertainment, free, 10 am - 5 pm, 480-837-1654 or 
7-9           GILA BEND: 6th Annual Desert Shrimp Festival – Community Center Park, includes gourmet cooking contest, shrimp eating contest, bobbing for shrimp, kids sand castle building contest, live entertainment, door prizes, vendors, arts & crafts, $3, under 12 free, 928-683-2002 or 
7-9           LAKE HAVASU CITY: 22nd Annual London Bridge Seaplane Classic – Lake Havasu City Float Fly 2008 - Lake Havasu State Park, Desert Hawks presents Radio Controlled Seaplanes flying off the water at Windsor beach area, 928-855-1197 or or
7-9           ORACLE: 13th Annual Dance in the Desert - Triangle Y Ranch Camp, by the Tucson Friends of Traditional Music, dance, workshops such as couple dances, leading music & dance for kids, squeezeboxes galore, dance band, song swaps & more, 520-293-3783 or 520-795-2081 or
7-9           SALOME: 17th Annual Fiddler's Jamboree - Lion's Club, old-time fiddling, bluegrass and country music, jam sessions, band scramble, food, free, 928-859-3466 or or 
7-9           SCOTTSDALE: Festival of Greece 2008 – Civic Center, experience the culture and ancestry of Greece through the foods, live music, local folk dancers, a cooking class, films, Children’s Olympic Fun Zone, free, Fri & Sat 11 am – 11 pm, Sun 11 am – 8 pm,
7-9           SEDONA: Red Rock Canvas – The Event – Galleries Citywide, arts and culture of Sedona will be celebrated with receptions, an exclusive gala and tribute auction for charity, also art talks and demonstrations, wine tasting, outdoor or spa adventures, 928-282-7390 or
7-9           TUCSON: 29th Annual Southern Arizona Koi Association Koi Show – Veterans Memorial Park, auction, koi from all over the Southwest are on display and are judged, vendors of pond items and live fish, free, 10 am - 4 pm, 520-682-7697 or
7-9           TUCSON: The Woodworking Show – Tucson Expo Center,
7-12/31   CHANDLER: Art Quilts XIII – Chandler Center for the Arts, an annual, international juried exhibition of art quilts from established and emerging artists, free, 480-917-6859 or
8              AVONDALE: Arizona 200 - Phoenix International Raceway, NASCAR Busch Series racing returns with the up and coming stars as the battle the best of the NEXTEL Cup Series, $5-79, 
8              CAVE CREEK: McDowell Mountain Cycling Tour 2008 - toughest organized Century Ride in Maricopa County, a metric Century with some great views and a few climbs, SAG vehicles, rest stops, well marked route, massage tables after the ride,
8              CHANDLER: Canciones De Mi Padre starring Linda Ronstadt – Chandler Center for the Arts, with Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, featuring songs from her best-selling albums, a heartfelt tribute to the music of her childhood in Tucson, the classic ranchera music of Northwestern Mexico, 7:30 pm, $45-65,
8              COTTONWOOD: Annual Zeke Taylor Open Pit Barbecue - features beef, cowboy beans, ice cream, benefits the Clemenceau Museum, 11 am - 2:30 pm, $3-7, 928-634-2868 or 
8              COTTONWOOD: Walk’in on Main – A Celebration of Historic 89A – Main Street, a juried art show by student and professional artists, street performers, Big Pete Pearson headlines, includes historic tours of old town Cottonwood, historic society members in period dress, wine tasting from Verde Valley wineries, free, 11 am – 5 pm, 928-639-3200 or
8              ELGIN: 9th Annual St. Martin's New Release Festival - Sonoita Vineyards Winery, souvenir wine glass, live music, food, wine tasting including new releases, $10, 10 am - 4 pm, 520-455-5893 or 
8              GILBERT: Farmhouse Village Saturday Boutique – Farmhouse Village Pavilion, 25 crafters/vendors with a variety of unique items including tea sets, quilts, fabric art, woven art, glass art, candles, soaps and lotions, jewelry, stone work, fashion accessories, home décor dog biscuits, primitive dolls and more, free, Saturdays  10 am – 3 pm, 480-539-1870 
8              KINGMAN: 5th Annual Mohave County Veterans Parade – honors all military veterans, law enforcement, firefighters, and EMT's. 11 am, 928-757-1690 or or
8              MESA: Joey De Francesco with Brian Bromberg – Mesa Arts Center, regarded as the baddest B-3 burner in the business joined by Grammy-nominated jazz bassist, and a special guest drummer, a night of jazz greats, 7:30 pm, $39, 480-644-6500 or
8              MESA: Memories on Main Street Classic Car Rally & Festival - Downtown Mesa, 480-861-8418 or
8              PHOENIX: 3rd Annual Run for Innocence – 5K run, 1 mile fun run/walk, benefits Natalie’s House, 7 am,
8              PHOENIX: Phoenix Walk on the Wild Side – Phoenix Zoo, 5-mile, 3-mile, 1-mile, benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 8 am, 800-344-4867 or
8              PHOENIX: 8th Annual Veterans Day Weekend Traditional Pow Wow – Arizona State University West Campus, Native American dancers, drum groups and artisans from throughout Arizona, traditional arts and crafts, food, music and dance, 10 am – 10 pm, 602-543-8138 or
8              PHOENIX: Daniel Tosh – Celebrity Theater, 8 pm,
8              PHOENIX: Outrun the FBI – Steele Indian School Park, 5K Run/Walk, 8 am, or
8              QUEEN CREEK: My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy – Queen Creek Performing Arts Center, meet Mom, Dad, Uncle Paulie and many more from all walks of life; thirty plus, whose sole purpose is to drive Steve into therapy—and they succeed, 2 & 7:30 pm, 480-987-7469 or
8              QUEEN CREEK: SanTan Apple Festival Fall Market Place – Apple Dumpling Café, includes charity apple cooking contest, pancake breakfast, 8 am -5 pm, 480-518-7284
8              SCOTTSDALE: 7th Annual Hawk Trot – Grayhawk, 10K run, 5K run, 1 mile youth, 480-563-9708 or
8              SCOTTSDALE: Quarter Horse Novice Competition – WestWorld, 480-312-6802 or 623-869-8037 or
8              SCOTTSDALE: Arizona State Ponies of the Americas - WestWorld, 480-312-6802 or or
8              SUPERIOR: Live Music Festival - Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park, live music both acoustic & eclectic, fall foliage, pancake breakfast, $3-7.50, 10 am – 4 pm, 520-689-2811 or or
8              SUPERIOR: Edible & Medicinal Plants Walk – Boyce Thompson Arboretum, one-hour walk up the Curandero Trail to learn about Sonoran Desert plants, a few moderately steep sections, guided by Choctaw nation member and ethno botanist David Morris and “Foods of the Superstitions” cookbook author Jean Groen, 1:30 pm, $3-7.50, 520-689-2811 or
8              TEMPE: 17th Annual Lace Day - University Presbyterian Church, by Lacey Ladies of Arizona, lace making, commemorative bobbin, tatting, needle lace netted lace, weaving, spinning, exhibits, demonstrations, supply vendors, door prizes, free, 10 am - 4 pm, 480-396-3132 or 623-932-2475 
8              TUCSON: Tucson Salsa Challenge – Reid Park, taste more than 30 salsas, live music, margaritas, beer, authentic Mexican food in the Food Court, vote for you favorite salsa chef, benefits the Arizona Hemophilia Association, $8-10, 11 am - 6 pm,
8              TUCSON: Toubab Krewe – Fox Tucson Theatre, an American instrumental band that integrates music from Mali, Zimbabwe, Congo, Brazil and the Caribbean with a hint of Jerry Garcia's legato guitar, 8 pm, 520-547-3040 or
November 8-9           FLORENCE: Veterans Day Celebration – McFarland State Historic Park, celebrating American veterans yesterday and today, with military re-enactors from various American conflicts, static displays of military equipment, period firearms demonstrations and cannons being fired, 520-868-5216 or
8-9           BOUSE: Founders Day - Community Hall, BBQ, swap meet, town-wide yard sale, entertainment, free, 928-851-2498 or 
8-9           GILBERT: ICA 19th Annual Thanksgiving Classic/Muscle Collector Car Auction – Diamond Ranch, 480-899-2222 or 800-243-1957 or
8-9           KINGMAN: Cancer Care Unit Arts & Crafts Fair - Mohave County Fairgrounds, Kingman's largest and most popular arts & crafts show, benefits Cancer Care Unit, 928-681-2736
8-9           LAKE HAVASU: 39th Annual Gem & Mineral Show - Aquatic Community Center, demonstrations, sales of rough material and jewelry, show cases & displays, field trips, raffles, info, food, free, 9 am – 4 pm, 928-764-2854 or   
8-9           PHOENIX: 25th Annual Native American Recognition Days '08 - more than 35 events including a parade in downtown Phoenix, Miss Indian Arizona Pageant, arts evening, social pow wow, Indian market, Gourd Dance & community potluck, fashion show,  10 am – 3 pm, 602-495-0901 or
8-9           PHOENIX: Spanish Market - Heard Museum, artwork by top Hispanic artists from Arizona and New Mexico & music & dance performances including strolling mariachis highlight this festival & marketplace, free to festival, 10 am - 5 pm, 602-252-8848 or
8-9           PHOENIX: Orchid Society of Arizona Annual Show & Sale - Encanto Park Clubhouse, blooming orchids, culture information, orchids & orchid-related products for sale, free, Sat. 9 am - 5 pm, Sun 9 am – 3 pm, 480-948-0714 or
8-9           SCOTTSDALE: WestWorld Home and Building Expo - WestWorld, home, build, remodel or design, $5, or free tickets on-line, Sat. 9 am – 6 pm, Sun 10 am – 5 pm, 480-312-6802 or 602-277-6045 or or
8-9           ST. DAVID: Fall Festival of the Arts - Holy Trinity Monastery, 150+ booths of arts & crafts,  entertainment, raffles, museum, gift shop, $2/car, Sat 10 am - 5 pm; Sun 10 am - 4 pm, 520-720-4642 or  
8-9           TUBAC: An Art Experience - Village of Tubac, local artists, music, demonstrations & gallery showings, free, 10 am - 5 pm, 520-398-2704 or
8-9           TUCSON: Fall 2008 Open Studio Tour - meet the artists creating their art in the Arts District, includes central Downtown area, the Warehouse District & adjacent neighborhoods, more than 100 studios will be open to the public, free, noon – 5 pm, 520-624-0595 or
8-23         PHOENIX: The World Goes Round – PVCC Performing Arts Center, a co-production between Arizona Jewish Theatre Company and Paradise Valley Community College’s performing arts division, show cases the music of John Kander and Fred Ebb602-264-0402 or
9              AVONDALE: Checker Auto Parts 500 presented by Pennzoil - Phoenix International Raceway, including all the stars of the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series $15-88, 
9              CAMP VERDE: Veteran’s Day Event – Fort Verde State Historic Park, a parade, flag raising, flag retirement ceremony, 928-567-3275 or
9              CHANDLER: Salt River Brass – Chandler Center for the Arts, Red, White and Brass – a soulful tribute to our Armed Forces featuring tenor Justin Carpenter, honoring the courage of our service men and women with an historic look at patriotic music, 3 pm, or
9              FLAGSTAFF: Veteran’s Weekend Star Fest - Lowell Observatory, features indoor programs and numerous telescopes set up for viewing, $, evening hours, 928-233-3211 or 
9              FLAGSTAFF: Stories to Life – The Possum Opry – Coconino Center for the Arts, this week features a celebration of the Appalachian Region’s songs and tales with author Rose Houk, reading from her book Food and Recipes of the Smokies, with local musician Tony Norris and Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, free, 4 pm, 928-779-2300 or
9              MESA: Guy & Ralna of “The Lawrence Welk Show – Mesa Arts Center, in a show-stopping Broadway tunes, selections from the Great American songbook and patriotic favorites, 2 pm, 480-965-2877 or
9              PARKER: 8th Annual Blue Water Resort & Casino Triathlon & Duathlon - triathlon is 600 meter swim, 9.3 mile bike, 2.5 mile run or .Long: swim 1500 meters, bike 33 miles, run 5 miles, 7:30 am, 520-526-8761 or or
9              PHOENIX: The Phoenix 10K – Wesley Bolin Plaza, 7:45 am, 480-220-2019 or
9              PHOENIX: 4th Annual Arizona Lymphomathon – Phoenix Zoo, 5K, 8 am, 623-266-4742 or
9              PHOENIX: Sun Country Iris Society Fall Rhizome Sales – Valley Garden Center, 1809 N. 15th Ave. Phoenix, 85007, planting seminars too, 11 am – 4 pm,
9              PHOENIX: 33rd Annual Phoenix 10K – Wesley Bolin Plaza, includes a free kids' dash, a 10K, vendors and after race celebrations, 7 am, 602-407-1701 or
9              PHOENIX: Joe Satriani with Mountain featuring Leslie – Dodge Theatre,
9              SCOTTSDALE: Arizona Reining Horse Association Competition - WestWorld, 480-312-6802 or 480-510-5365 or
9              SEDONA: Magical Music in the Red Rocks – Chamber Music Afternoons – Saint John Vianney, featuring Manhattan Piano Trio from the Julliard School, one of the most prominent, exciting and active emerging chamber music groups in America, 2 pm, $25-40, 928-204-2415 or
9              TUCSON: 19th Annual All Soul’s Procession – a two-mile, human-powered procession that ends in the finalizing action of burning a large urn filled with the hopes, offerings and wishes for those who have passed, a celebration and mourning of the lives of our loved ones, 520-770-1533 or or
November 10            SUN CITY: Hungarian Virtuosi Orchestra – Faith Presbyterian Church, a string-only ensemble with a vast repertoire emphasizing romantic compositions, 7:30 pm, preview lecture at 6:30 pm, $25, 928-972-0478 or
10            WICKENBURG: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, a Tony Award-winning musical comedy straight from Broadway, 7:30 pm, 928-684-6624 or
11            EAGAR/SPRINGERVILLE: 11th Annual Round Valley Veteran's Day Parade - floats, music & walking groups, free, 10 am, 928-333-2123 or 
11            MESA: k.d. lang – Mesa Arts Center, four-time Grammy winner, 7:30 pm, $40-100, 480-644-6500 or
11            MESA: A Gathering of Legends – Veterans Day Open House – Commemorative Air Force Aviation Museum, military aviation veterans including Tuskegee Airmen, Women Airforce Service Pilots, Fighter and Bomber Crews, Aces and other will relate their experiences, also an educational exhibit displaying our history, $3-10, 9 am – 4 pm, 480-924-1940 or
11            PHOENIX: Veterans Day Gourd Dance & Community Potluck - Pueblo Grande Museum, honor the memory of all Veterans who served our nation, gourd dancing at 11:30 am, bring your favorite potluck to share, free, 11 am - 4 pm, 602-495-0901 or
11            PHOENIX: Serving with Honor: Annual VA Veterans Day Parade – starts at the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Enter and goes north on 7th Street and Central to North Phoenix Baptist Church, pays tribute to our nation’s veterans, features 100 entries including historic military vehicles, Veterans Service Organizations, marching units, color guards, equestrian units, bands, 11 am, no phone
11            PHOENIX: Alanis Morissette with Alexi Murdoch – Dodge Theatre, 400 W. Washington, 7:30 pm, 602-379-2800 or
11            SCOTTSDALE: Veterans Day - McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, celebrate and honor our country and the people who served it, includes dignitaries, guest speakers and live performances, free, 3-5 pm, 480-312-2312 or 
12            SCOTTSDALE: Valley Readers Theatre Group – Morning Music Concert – ASU Kerr Cultural Center, free, but RSVP, 10:30 am, 480-596-2660 or
12            TEMPE: ASU Jazz Combos – Recital Hall, directed by Mike Kocour, free, 7:30 pm, 480-965-8863 or
12-16       TUCSON: Pima Academy Cup Horse Show Week 3 - Pima County Fairgrounds, presented by Southwestern Fair Commission, 763-477-6023 or
12-16       TUCSON: Tucson Fall Classic Horse Show - Pima County Fairgrounds, presented by Southwestern Fair Commission, 763-477-6023 or
13            PHOENIX: 2008 Specialty Dinner Series – The Phoenician, pairs multi-course menus with some of the world’s top vineyards and distilleries, also meet and ask questions of the expert, this month ZD and Brett de Leuze, Proprietor, 480-423-2530
13            SCOTTSDALE: Fall SMoCA Nights - Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, brings together artists, fashion designers, musicians and performers from throughout Arizona for an eclectic evening of cutting-edge culture and hip entertainment, with fashions inspired by the current exhibition, “Radical Lace & Subversive Knitting,” $15, 9 pm – 1 am, 480-994-2787 or
13-14       SCOTTSDALE: North Scottsdale Polo Club Matches – WestWorld, 480-312-6802 or
13-15       PHOENIX: Symphony Classics Concert No. 1 – Symphony Hall, Delta David Gier conducts, 11 am, 7:30 & 8 pm, 602-495-1999 or
13-16       FORT MCDOWELL: Fort McDowell Orme Dam Victory Days – FMIC Rodeo Grounds, all-Indian rodeo, pow wow, Yavapai Village, cultural performances, parade, food, golf, softball, basketball, BMX racing, dance, concerts, most events free, 480-816-7162 or
13-16       PAYSON: 4th Annual Rim Country Quilt Roundup – Mazatzal Casino Exhibition Hall, juried and judged awards, workshops, lectures, vendor mall, door prizes, quilt appraisals, and opportunity quilts, Fri 10 am – 7 pm, Sat. 10 am – 5 pm, Sun 10 am – 4 pm, $3 or $2 with 1 can of food,
13-30       PHOENIX: A Lady with All the Answers – Herberger Theatre Center, based on real events and actual letters of Ann Landers, spend an intimate evening with the queen of advice as she shares secrets, personal revelations and some juicy tidbits from her multitude of readers, 602-256-6995 or
Nov. 14            LAKE HAVASU CITY: Test & Tune – Havasu 95 Speedway, free, 6-9 pm, 928-716-6634 or
14            PHOENIX: Music in the Garden Fall Concert Series - Desert Botanical Garden, different bands, reservations, $14-20, 7 pm, 480-941-1225 or
14            PHOENIX: The Magic of Motown – Herberger Theater’s 7th Annual Cabaret – featuring Dennis Rowland and special guests, includes cocktail reception, entertainment by the ASU Jazz Allstars, raffle and sweet treats, benefits outreach programs for children, $40-65, 7 pm,
14            SCOTTSDALE, AZ: Concerts Under the Stars - John Sebastian and David Grisman – Civic Center Amphitheater, bluegrass legends, $34-38, 7:30 pm, 480-994-2787 or
14            SCOTTSDALE: Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt Earp – ASU Kerr Cultural Center, about the life and times of Wyatt Earp and Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp, played by a descendant of the Earp of Tombstone fame, $17-21, 7:30 pm, 480-596-2660 or
14-15       CHANDLER: Calo Flamenco: Levanto – Chandler Center for the Arts, with Ballet de Martin Gaxiola and recording artist Chris Burton Jácome, with elegance, passion and uplifting themes, $28-36, 8 & 3 pm,
14-15       MESA: American Ballet Theater II – Mesa Arts Center, professional young dancers who will soon join the most prestigious ballet company in the U.S.., the most talented dancers showcase the great traditions of American Ballet Theater, 7:30 & 2 pm, $32-40, 480-644-6500 or
14-15       MESA, AZ: Annual Holiday Boutique – Velda Rose United Methodist Church, arts, crafts and holiday décor with live musical performances by member of the Symphony of the Southwest, 10 am - 4 pm, 480-827-2143 or
14-15       PRESCOTT VALLEY: Holiday Boutique – Mountain Valley Church of God, sponsored by the Lonesome Valley Quilt Guild, all items are hand crafted, holiday gift items, table runners, stuffed animals, quilts, wall hangings, ornaments, free, 10 am – 4 pm, 928-771-1309
14-15       TOMBSTONE: Annual Western History Symposium and Book Exposition – Scheffelin Hall, meet your favorite Western history authors for book signings, discussion on notable topics such as Billy the Kid, Pat Garret and the Death of Ike Clanton, free, 602-316-9461
14-15       WICKENBURG: Rhonda Vincent and the Rage – Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, all American bluegrass girl, 7:30 pm, 928-684-6624 or
14-16       FORT MCDOWELL: Orme Dam Native American Fine Arts Show – Radisson Fort McDowell Resort & Casino, features 75-100 Native American artists from the U.S., Fri 1-9 pm, Sat 9 am – 9 pm, Sun 9 am – 4 pm, 480-816-7108 or
14-16       FOUNTAIN HILLS: Arizona Art Alliance Fall 2008 Art Exhibition and Sale – Fountain View Village, juried artist demons, quick draw paint-around contests, entertainment, 9 am – 6 pm,
14-16       LAKE HAVASU CITY: Art & Soul Festival – Community Presbyterian Church all forms of art will be exhibited and performed, awards to participants, free, 10 am – 5 pm,
14-16       SCOTTSDALE: 11th Annual Southwest National Good Guys Rod & Custom Car Show – WestWorld, features more than 2,000 rods, customs, classics and muscle cars thru 1972, vendor & manufacturer exhibits, a swap meet with the Cars 4 Sale Corral, a model and pedal car show, kid's play area, Friday night Hot Rod Cruise event, 925-838-9876 or
14-16       TEMPE: Emerging Artists Series – featuring MFA dance students Samantha Basting and Kristin Toyson, $7-10, 5, 7:30 & 2 pm, 480-965-6447 or
14-16       TOMBSTONE: 15th Annual Clanton Gang Reunion - reunion of the Clantons, activities include historical speakers and tours, look-alike & best-dressed contests,
14-16       TUCSON, AZ: Saguaro Scramblers Dog Agility Show - Pima County Fairgrounds, 520-495-5926 or
14-16       TUCSON: 5th Annual Native Eyes Film Showcase – Arizona State Museum and the Hanson Film Institute, in collaboration with the Film and Video Center of the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, celebrates the creative work of Native American directors, producers, writers, and actors, 520-626-9825 or
14-16       WICKENBURG: 29th Annual Bluegrass Festival & Fiddle Championship - Bowman Rodeo Grounds, 3 nationally known bands & competition in 13 categories for $6500 in prize money; arts & crafts, KIDSZone, food, $10-23, Fr 1-5 pm, Sa/Su 8 am - 5:30 pm, 928-684-5479 or 
14-30       TEMPE: Kiss Me Kate – Tempe Center for the Arts, by Tempe Little Theatre, musical comedy Broadway masterpiece by composer Cole Porter, taking its inspiration from Shakespeare, it recounts the backstage and onstage antics of two feuding romantic couples during a touring production of “The Taming of the Shrew,”, 8, 2 & 7 pm, $18-20, 480-350-2822 or
14-2/22   PRESCOTT: Buffalo Soldiers, Vaqueros and Friends: Cultural Diversity in Building the New Frontier – Phippen Museum, celebrates the cultural diversity of the building of the new frontier, all artists’ work will be representational of the historic and modern connotations that the West’s historic diversity has created in our community, 928-778-1385 or

Continued Arizona Event Listings for November 15-30, 2008

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