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November 14-30, 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.

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Because there are so many events and community acitivities planned for November, this calendar of event listings is split into two pages. See AZ events for November 1-14, 2008.

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Arizona Event Listings for November 14-30, 2008

 November 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: 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: 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
15            AJO: Ajo Western Street Fair, Desert Dust and Classic Rust Car Show – Old Downtown Plaza, fine arts, crafts, food, music, free, 10 am – 3 pm, 520-387-7742
15            FLAGSTAFF: 9th Annual River Runner Film Festival & Auction – Coconino Center for the Arts, features films about rivers and a silent auction, benefits educational programs at Grand Canyon Youth, 5-10 pm, $10, 928-773-7921 or
15            FOUNTAIN HILLS: 6th Annual Javelina Jundred 100 Miles – 6 am, 602-361-7440 or
15            GILBERT: 2008 Gilbert Days Extreme Bullriding - Gilbert Rodeo Park, kicks off Gilbert Days activities,
15            GOODYEAR: 2nd Annual Phoenix Faerie Festival – Estrella Mountain Regional Park, promotes environmental awareness and stewardship, and includes music, dance, featured fantasy artists, 30+ vendors, costumes, food, face painters, mermaids and unicorns, kid's activities and a Grande Masquerade Ball that begins at sunset, $10, 5 & under are free, $6 parking fee,
15            ORO VALLEY: Musical Magic for Kids Concert – Oro Valley Council Chambers,
15            PHOENIX: Let’s Compose! Family Concert No. 2 – Symphony Hall, Delta David Gier conducts, 2:30 pm, 602-495-1999 or
15            PHOENIX: Smash Mouth – Celebrity Theatre, 8 pm, 602-267-1600 or
15            PRESCOTT: 2nd Annual Rails to Trails Run – Global Sports Arena and York Motors, race includes 11 mile, 10K, 5K, 2 mile fun run/walk on the historic Peavine & Iron King Trails bridging the communities of Prescott & Prescott Valley, 8 am, 928-445-7221 ext 21 or www.
15            QUEEN CREEK: Jungle Book – Queen Creek Performing Arts Center, colorful characters and toe-tapping jungle rhythm, a crowd-pleaser for audiences of all ages, 2 pm, 480-987-7469 or
15            SIERRA VISTA: Guided Tour of Buffalo Soldier Historical Sites – Fort Huachuca Museum, learn about the accomplishments and history of Fort Huachuca’s Buffalo Soldiers from members of the Southwest Association of Buffalo Soldiers, noon, free, 520-417-6960
15            ST. DAVID: St. David River Hike – see scenic parts of the San Pedro River as well as part which are declining, hike through the swamp, along the river and back through the grassland, hike rated strenuous, meet at the St. David Research Natural Area, 8 miles, bring water and snacks, 9 am, $5, 520-459-2555 or
15            SUPERIOR: Plants-of-the-Bible Guided Tours – Boyce Thompson Arboretum, learn about botany, history and scripture on a walk alongside volunteer and Bible scholar David Oberpriller, 1:30 pm, $3-7.50, 520-689-2811 or 
15            SURPRISE: Heard Museum West’s Appraisal Day – learn about those items lurking in your closet or collecting dust on your display shelves, leading Native art traders will examine your treasures and offer information about materials, dates, artists and traditions, 10 am – 2 pm, appraisals are not for insurance purposes but for educational information, 602-251-0261 or
15            TEMPE: Inaugural Undy 5000 (5K) – Kiwanis Park, 5K run, 1 mile fun run/walk, 8 am,
15            TEMPE: Walk to Save Animals – Tempe Town Lake, 2K & 5K pet walks, food, fun and activities for the whole family, 10 am – 2 pm, 602-273-6852 or
15            TUCSON: El Bike Swap de Tucson - on historic 4th Avenue, vendors set up on each side of the avenue, 520-323-9020 or
15            YUMA: Champions Run for Hunger Half Marathon – Champion Christian Church, 13.1 miles, 8 am, 928-257-7073 or
15-16       PHOENIX: Fairgrounds Antique Market - AZ State Fairgrounds, featuring verbal appraisal clinic $5 per item, Sat. 9 am - 5 pm, Sun. 10 am - 4 pm, free, 602-717-7337 or
15-16       PHOENIX: Blackstone Holiday Inspirations – Blackstone model homes, featuring holiday menu and decorating ideas including cooking demonstrations and displays as well as mini clinic by Robb and Stucky on home design and tabletop décor for the holidays, chefs demonstration easy upscale holiday dishes, free, 11 am – 4 pm, 623-476-2923 or
15-16       TUCSON: The Mikado – Tucson Music Hall, Gilbert & Sullivan’s lavish comedy filled with charming and absurd characters whose antics reflect the social milieu and mores of 10th century England, sung in English with English surtitles, 7:30 & 2 pm,
15-12/29 PRESCOTT: 16th Annual Arizona's Largest Gingerbread Village - Prescott Resort & Conference Center, 100+ edible & enchanting castles, estates, houses, electric trains, cookie decorating for the kids, free, 928-776-1666 or
15-1/5     SEDONA: 20th Annual Red Rock Fantasy of Lights - Los Abrigados Resort, more than a million holiday lights create 60 different themed displays to stroll thru while enjoying holiday music, "dancing lights" show with lights synchronized to classical holiday music, dusk, $4-6, Sun-Thu 5-9 pm, Fri & Sat 5-10 pm, 928-282-1777 or 800-521-3131 or 
16            AJO: Ajo Unique Home Tour - 10 wonderful homes to tour, self-guided, a great way to see what Ajo is all about inside and out, $10, last home will have refreshments, 1-4 pm, 520-387-7742
16            SCOTTSDALE: Emanuel Ax and Yefim Bronfman – Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, two of the world’s foremost classical pianists, 480-994-2787 or
16            SCOTTSDALE: Hearts and Romance – ASU Kerr Cultural Center, with flutist Katrina King and pianist Carolyn Brow, $15-19, 3 pm, 480-596-2660 or
16            SCOTTSDALE: Inaugural 5K/310 Calorie Burn – 5K run/walk, 480-366-4400 or
16            TEMPE: Kimberly Marshall – Organ Hall, Goldman Professor of Organ explores the concept of “fantasy” in compositions for the organ spanning the 16th to 20th centuries, $7-18, 2:30 pm, 480-965-6447 or
18            MESA: >From the Top with Christopher O’Riley – Mesa Arts Center, host of one of the most popular radio shows on the air today, he will record a show for broadcast on NPR in February 2009, 8 pm, $35, 480-644-6500 or
18            SAFFORD: Eric Bibb – EAC Lee Little Theater, gospel and Blues guitar, $5-15,
18-23       SCOTTSDALE: Arizona Season Finale Hunter Jumper Horse Show – WestWorld, 480-312-6802 or
18-23       SCOTTSDALE: Capitol Steps – Theater 4301, the bi-partisan cast lampoons politicians on both sides of the aisle, $41-47, 7:30, 8 & 2 pm, 480-994-2787 or
18-23       TEMPE: Happy Days – A New Musical – ASU Gammage, reintroduces one of America’s best loved families, family-friendly musical, 480-784-4444 or
19            SCOTTSDALE: Young Sounds of America – ASU Kerr Cultural Center, with Barb Catlin directing and Mike Kocour directs the ASU Concert Jazz band, $5, 7:30 pm, 480-596-2660 or
19            TEMPE: Guitarist Eduardo Fernandez – Katzin Concert Hall, $7-18, 7:30 pm, 480-965-6447 or
19-23       GILBERT: 2008 Gilbert Days - Pony Express Ride recreation, parade, fun run, Little Dude rodeo, pet show, carnival, rodeo dance, rodeo, arts & crafts, stage entertainment, 480-380-8399 or
20            SCOTTSDALE: A Night in Vienna – Chaparral High School, Lawrence Golan conducts, with Sangyoung Kim piano, 7:30 pm, 602-495-1999 or
20-22       TEMPE: Dayspring Boutique - Dayspring United Methodist Church, 50 vendors for children & adults, benefit, free, 9 am - 5 pm, 480-838-9097 or
20-23       CHANDLER: Coors Light Drag Boat IHBA World Finals - Firebird International Raceway, biggest professional drag boat race in the country & the season finale, 9 am - 6 pm, $10-41, 602-268-0200 or 
20-23       PHOENIX: The Mikado – Symphony Hall, Gilbert & Sullivan’s lavish comedy filled with charming and absurd characters whose antics reflect the social milieu and mores of 10th century England, sung in English with English surtitles, 7:30 & 2 pm,
20-23       PRESCOTT VALLEY: Saltimbanco Arena Tour – Tim’s Toyota Center, belongs to the emblematic style of Cirque du Soleil with a style that borrows from theatre, dance and music with spectacular costumes, lighting and make-up, full of color, amusement and amazement, $32-95, 7:30, 3:30, 1 & 5 pm, 866-443-8849 or
21            FLAGSTAFF: Eduardo Fernandez - Coconino Center for the Arts, immediately following the opening reception of the exhibition “It’s Elemental”, one of today’s leading guitarists, part of the Grand Canyon Guitar Society concert season in partnership with Flagstaff Cultural Partners and Arizona Music Pro, $18-20, 8 pm, 928-779-2300 or
21            GILBERT: 24th Annual Gilbert Days 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run – Freestone Park, kicks off the Gilbert Days Celebration, $3, 480-503-6200 or or
21            MESA: Chris Botti – Mesa Arts Center, gifted instrumentalist, talented composer and charismatic performer, 7:30 pm, $30-55, 480-644-6500 or
21            PHOENIX: A Night in Vienna – Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, Lawrence Golan conducts, with Sangyoung Kim piano, 7:30 pm, 602-495-1999 or
21            PHOENIX: Backstreet Boys Concert – Dodge Theatre, 8 pm, 602-379-2800 or
21            TEMPE: Astronomy Open House - roof of the Bateman Physical Sciences Bldg. H Wing, learn about the moon & planets, free, 8-10 pm,
21            TEMPE: Percussion Jazz Ensemble – Katzin Concert Hall, led by Mark Sunkett, music arranged by the director, members of the ensemble and other percussionists, free, 7:30 pm, 480-965-8863 or
21            TUCSON: 13th Annual Rusing & Lopez El Tour Pro-Golf Classic - by Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, 4-player scramble with a shotgun start, benefits Tu Nidito Children & Family Services, 520-745-2033 or 800-568-1372 or 
21-22       GILBERT: Holiday Classic Boutique – Sierra Ballroom Trilogy @ Power Ranch, handmade craft items, by the Creative Designers and community vendors, benefits The House of Refuge East, free, 10 am – 3 pm, 480-634-4633
21-23       CAVE CREEK/CAREFREE: 12th Annual Hidden in the Hills Artists Studio Tour - Desert Foothills, free, self-guided tour, tour 35-40 art studios & meet more than 125 artists, art demonstrations, free, 10 am - 5 pm, 480-575-6624 or
21-23       PEORIA: 13th Annual Peoria Stadium Fall Arts & Crafts Festival – Peoria Stadium, arts and crafts show, more than 100 arts & crafts exhibits, international food, Kiddie Inflatable Zone, 10 am – 5 pm, free,
21-23       TUCSON: 27th Annual Holiday Craft Market - Tucson Museum of Art, 120+ booths of juried work, including jewelry, metalwork, painting, pottery, ceramics, watercolors, food, free, 10 am - 5 pm, 520-624-2333 or 
21-23       YUMA: 18th Annual Colorado River Crossing Balloon Festival - Cibola H.S., 50 balloons, sunrise balloon liftoffs, sunset balloon glow & fireworks, entertainment, food, free, 928-343-1715 or 
21-30       PHOENIX: Señora Tortuga – Herberger Theatre, bilingual play about young Pedro and his family who make their home in a barn on the Mexican border, a hungry woman shares the family dinner and tells fantastic stories of the Enchanted Serpent and Cucuy of Mexican legend, by Stageworks,
21-12/6   TEMPE: Don Pasquale – Evelyn Smith Music Theatre, the elderly Don Pasquale plans to take a wife and beget an heir, but a meddling nephew, who stands to lose his inheritance and his love, conceives a comic plot to win both, by Lyric Opera Theater, $7-22, 7:30 & 2 pm, 480-965-6447 or
22            ALAMO LAKE: 2nd Annual Night Under the Stars – Alamo Lake State Park, includes a star fair and educator’s workshop with astronomy presentations, educational booths and activities for families and educators, 928-669-2088 or
22            ANTHEM: 7th Annual Lighting of Arizona’s Largest Holiday Tree – Outlets at Anthem, more than 80 feet and decorated with more than 20,000 lights and ornaments, Santa will lead the countdown to flip the switch along with local celebrities and special guests, free, 6-7:30 pm, 623-465-9500 or
22            BUCKEYE: Fall Demolition Derby - Rodeo Arena, more than 30 drivers compete for prize money, powder puff derby, kids tractor races, lawn mower races, $2-5, 6 pm, 623-386-2727 or
22            GILBERT: Classical Music’s Greatest Hits – Higley Center for the Performing Arts, including selections from Bernstein, Britten, Rimsky-Korsakov, Bizet, Strauss, de Falla & Liszt, by Symphony of the Southwest, 7:30 pm, 480-827-2143 or
22            HEREFORD: Huachuca Astronomy Club Public Star Party - Junk Bond Observatory, view through member's telescopes (large & small) or bring your own, excellent outing for families and school age children welcome, 7 pm weather permitting, 520-366-5788 or
22            LAKE HAVASU CITY: Western Outdoor News Bass Tourney – Lake Havasu State Park, 50 boats, weigh-in starts at 3 pm, 928-855-2784 or or
22            LAVEEN: 2nd Annual Turkey Trot & Dairy Air Dash – 5K run, 1 mile fun-run or kids’ dash, registration at 7:30 am, $20-25,
22            MESA: Smooth Jazz Holiday Art & Music Festival – Mesa Arts Center, features original works of art by several local and regional artists, live entertainment showcasing local talent on two stages, artist demonstrations in glassblowing, metals and ceramics, children’s activities, food, free, 10 am - 6 pm, 480-644-6500 or
22            MESA: 2nd Annual Dobson Ranch HOA Turkey Trot – Laguna Park, Dobson Ranch, 3 mile family fun run/walk, 1 mile family fun run/walk, 7 am, 480-831-2594 or
22            PARKER: 8th Annual CRIT Fall Gathering - Blue Water Resort & Casino, Native American cultural event that celebrates the traditional, cultural arts and crafts, language through song and dance groups, focuses on the sharing and education with other Arizona tribes, 1:30 pm, free, 928-669-6757 or
22            PHOENIX: 3rd Annual Navajo Rug Auction – Pueblo Grande Museum, 10 am preview, noon auction, a lecture and preview on Friday evening, beautiful rugs and frybread, free, 602-495-0901 or
22            PHOENIX: Tovrea Castle’s Carraro Cactus Garden Tour – with more than 5,000 cacti and more than 100 varieties, Arizona cacti and exotic plants from South America, register, $15, 602-256-3220 or
22            SCOTTSDALE: Anat Cohen Quartet – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, part of the intimate cabaret jazz series in the newly renovated atrium, $25, 8 pm, 480-994-2787 or
22            SURPRISE: 2nd Annual Running West with the Heard . . . YEEO! – Heard Museum West, a 10K, 5K run/walk and 2 mile fun walk, 623-344-2200 or 602-954-8341 or
22            TUCSON: University Medical Center 26th Annual El Tour de Tucson presented by Diamond Ventures – TCC, thousands of cyclists from around the world compete, prestigious 109-mile perimeter race including varied rides for all ages and abilities, and a kids fun ride, by Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, 520-745-2033 or
22            WICKENBURG: American Ballet Theatre II – Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, the brightest, most talented dancers showcase great classic and contemporary styles with exquisite technique and unparalleled beauty, 7:30 pm, 928-684-6624 or
22            WINSLOW: 62nd Annual Christmas Parade - AZ's largest Christmas parade, also arts & crafts booths, food, Santa, free, 1 pm, 928-289-2434 or 
22-23       SCOTTSDALE: 15th Annual ArtFest of Scottsdale - Civic Center Plaza, featuring more than 200 juried artists & craftspeople from across the nation, continuous live music, international foods, kids crafts and an interactive writing arts area, free, 10 am – 5 pm, 480-968-5353 or 888-278-3378 or 
22-23       SEDONA: Art & Craft Show - Bell Rock Plaza, between 35-55 artists with paintings, leather, jewelry, wood, metal, fountains, carvings and many Native American artists too, 928-284-9627 or
22-23       TUCSON: Native American Indian Heritage Pow Wow & Indian Craft Market - Rillito Raceway Park, Indian craft market, pow wow contest, children’s activities area, traditional food, exhibition dancing, craft demonstrations, $7 plus a new unopened Christmas Toy, noon – dusk, 520-622-4900 or 
22-12/21 TEMPE The Velveteen Rabbit – Tempe Center for the Arts, Margery William’s classic story of fun, loyalty and the transformative power of love, recommended for ages three and older, by Childsplay, $15-25, 480-350-2822 or
22-5/31   PHOENIX: Chihuly: The Nature of Glass – Desert Botanical Garden, by renowned artist Dale Chihuly, features new and unique works of glass artfully located throughout the garden, $15,
23            BENSON: Thanksgiving Fiesta – Singing Wind Book Shop, listen to readings by ten Southwestern authors of history, fiction, natural history and children’s book, cowboy poets and western historians alternating with live music, free, 520-586-2425 or
23            MESA: A Night in Vienna – Mesa Art Center, Lawrence Golan conducts, with Sangyoung Kim piano, 2 pm, 602-495-1999 or
23            PHOENIX: Discover India Diwali Festival - Heritage & Science Park, a celebration of Indian art, history and culture, free, 1-6 pm, 602-262-5071 or 602-485-9761 or
23            PHOENIX: Silent Sundays – South Mountain Park, features free park-ranger guided interpretive programs from 10 am – 2 pm, Central Avenue-access roadways will be closed to motor vehicles from 5 am – 11 pm, 602-534-6324 
23            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
23            TEMPE: Ford Ironman Arizona – Tempe Beach Park, features a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike and a complete marathon 26.2 miles in succession, 888-280-9097 or
23            TEMPE: “Sontines for a Sunday” – Katzin Concert Hall, faculty artists Elizabeth Buck, flute, and Andrew Campbell, piano, perform the well-known Sonatines by Burton, Dutilleux and the rarely performed Boulez Sonatine, $4-8, 7:30 pm, 480-965-6447 or
23-12/4   SIERRA VISTA: 8th Annual Festival of Trees – The Mall at Sierra Vista, a winter wonderland of uniquely decorated trees, wreaths, gingerbread houses and stockings, individuals and organizations vie for awards, trees are then auctioned, a special celebration on 12/2 at 7 pm, free, 520-417-4990 or
23-12/9   PHOENIX: Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring The Rockettes – Dodge Theatre, part of the M&I Bank Broadway Across America series, direct from New York, famous for their eye high kicks and precision dancing, 480-784-4444 or
25            TEMPE: ASU’s Pan Devils Steel Band – Katzin Concert Hall, directed by Elizabeth DeLamater, free, 7:30 pm, 480-965-8863 or
25-12/5   SEDONA: 22nd Annual Miniature Show Exhibition & Silent Auction - Sedona Arts Center, small-scale world of miniature art, free, 10 am - 5 pm, 928-282-3809 or 
26-29       FLAGSTAFF: Thanksgiving Star Fest - Lowell Observatory, features numerous telescopes set up for viewing throughout the Lowell campus, $, 7:30 pm, 928-233-3211 or 
27            ANTHEM: Anthem Turkey Trot – Community Park, 5K run, 5K walk, 1K kid’s run, 9 am, 623-330-0913 or or
27            FOUNTAIN HILLS: Thanksgiving Day Parade - Saguaro Blvd, the state's only Thanksgiving Day parade with up to 75 units including bands, floats & marching units, 9 am, free, 480-837-1654 or 
27            PEORIA: 21st Annual ARR Thanksgiving Day Classic – Peoria Sports Complex, participate in a 10-mile, 8K and a 2-mile Fun Run/walk, 6:30 am, 602-954-8341 or
27            TUCSON: Thanksgiving Cross-Country Classic - Reid Park, a European-style 5K, separate men's & women's events, grass course, hurdle hay bales and water jumps, prizes including turkeys & pumpkin pies, 8 am, 520-325-5097 or 520-326-9383 or
27-30       TOMBSTONE: 9th Annual Tombstone Territorial “Ace La Rue Memorial” Championship – an exhilarating cowboy shootout presented by the Tombstone Buscaderos, 9 am, free, 520-743-0179 or
27-12/20 MESA: The Winter’s Tale – Mesa Arts Center , Shakespeare’s beautiful romance of forgiveness, hope and the triumph of love, includes some of Shakespeare’s most beautiful verse, bohemian celebration and even a marauding bear, $12.50-33.50, 7:30 & 2 pm, director’s orientation at 7:10 pm, 480-6500 or 
27–12/30  PRESCOTT VALLEY: Valley of Lights - Fain Park, drive through thousands of lighted & animated displays, 6 pm - midnight, 928-772-8857 or
27-12/31 PRESCOTT VALLEY: Holiday Festival of Lights – 5:45 pm, 928-772-8857 or
27-1/4     GLENDALE: 2008 Celebration of Lights – Community of Joy Campus, a two-mile, drive-through festival featuring more than 7,000,000 lights and 300 themed and animated displays synchronized to music, bring canned food or unwrapped toy to benefit local charities, $10-12 per vehicle, M-Th 6-9 pm, Fri-Sun 6-10 pm, 602-424-7822 or
27-1/11   PHOENIX: 17th Annual ZooLights - Phoenix Zoo, 600,000+ lights, music of the season, lighted animal exhibits, live animals are not on exhibit, $8, 6-10 pm, 602-273-1341 or 
28            BISBEE: 37th Annual Festival of Lights - live nativity, parade, dancers, tree & street lighting in Old Historic Bisbee, free, 520-432-5421 or
28            LAKE HAVASU CITY: Test & Tune – Havasu 95 Speedway, free, 6-9 pm, 928-716-6634 or
28            MESA: Campañia Flamenco with José Porcel – Mesa Arts Center, Spain’s great flamenco master and his cadre of dancers, 8 pm, $30-45, 480-644-6500 or
28            PRESCOTT: 4th Friday Art Walk - 15 galleries stay open late and offer food, musical entertainment, artist receptions and painting demonstrations,
28            WILLIAMS: “The Magic of Christmas in Williams” 4th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony – the kick-off to the City’s Mountain Village Holiday, with a 40’ tree decorated with more than 25,000 lights and 1,000 ornaments, ceremonies and entertainment begin at 4:30 pm, 800-863-0546 or
28-29       BISBEE: 26th Annual Historic Home Tour - Historic District, privately owned historic homes open to the public for tours, $12-15, Fri 10 am - 4 pm, Sat 10 am - 3 pm, 520-432-5421 or 866-2BISBEE or 
28-29       BISBEE: 7th Annual “Chairs of Bisbee” Art Chair Auction – chairs, painted and decorated, in a variety of mediums, by local artists will be available for silent auction bids at one of the homes on the Historic Home Tour, $3-12, Sat. 10 am – 4 pm, Sun. noon – 4 pm, 520-432-3554 or 888-224-7233 or
28-29       GLENDALE: Glendale Glitters Spectacular - Murphy Park, nighttime sky lights up with 500,000+ twinkling multi-color lights, opening nights include holiday entertainment, food, crafts, children's wonderland with Santa and snow and special lighting ceremony, 5-10 pm, free, 623-930-2299 or 
28-29       LAKE HAVASU CITY: Havasu Art Guild Christmas Shoppe – Community Center, 10 am – 4 pm, 928-855-8078 or
28-29       PATAGONIA: 7th Annual Patagonia Holiday Walking Tour – Downtown, featuring local artists and a “Moveable Feast”, nearly all the town’s shops, studios, galleries and restaurants participate by featuring local art, artists and refreshments, including painters, potters, weavers, toy makers, gourd crafters, water colorists and quilters, free, 11 am – 5 pm, 520-394-0060 or 888-794-0030 or
28-29       PEARCE: 9th Annual Old Pearce Holiday Festival – Ghost Town Trail, arts & crafts show, antiques, must by the Bost Family Tradition and the Dragoon Mountain Boys, blacksmith demonstration, antique engines display, petting zoo, the old general store will be open to the public, free, 9 am – 5 pm, 520-826-3588 or 
28-29       SAFFORD: 28th Annual Cowboy Christmas Arts & Crafts Show - National Guard Armory, 50+ vendors, free, 928-428-5990 or 928-428-2511 or 
28-29       SUN CITY: 37th Annual Fall Arts and Crafts Fair – Sundial Recreation Center, award-winning crafts from more than 40 clubs, items such as ceramics, metal art, lapidary, jewelry, stained glass, baskets, pottery, baby items, accessories, paintings, sculptures, toys, photos, ornaments, quilts, and others, free, Fri 8 am – 4 pm, Sat 8 am – 3 pm,
28-29       TEMPE: Nickelodeon’s The Backyardigans Live! – Tale of the Mighty Knights – Gammage, based on a primetime Nickelodeon special that follows backyard friends, Uniqua and Tyrone, 480-784-4444 or
28-29       WICKENBURG: 8th Annual Gem & Art Fair - Community Center, sponsored by the Wickenburg Gem & Mineral Society, 928-684-5479 or
28-30       CAVE CREEK/CAREFREE: 12th Annual Hidden in the Hills Artists Studio Tour - Desert Foothills, free, self-guided tour, tour 35-40 art studios & meet more than 125 artists, art demonstrations, free, 10 am - 5 pm, 480-575-6624 or
28-12/6   TUCSON: Holiday Nights at Tohono Chul Park – music, home-baked cookies, shopping, holiday dining, stroll through thousands of twinkling lights, 520-742-6455 or
28-12/7   CHANDLER: Ballet Etudes - Nutcracker – Chandler Center for the Arts, a holiday classic, $28-36, 7:30 & 2 pm, $45-65,
28-12/7   PHOENIX: The Sunset Limited – Playhouse in the Park, while waiting for the Sunset Limited, two men have a startling encounter on that platform that leads them to a run-down tenement where a life or death decision must be made, by Black Theatre Troupe, $23.50-33.50, 8 & 3 pm, 602-254-2151 or
28-12/7   WINSLOW: 11th Annual Festival of Trees - La Posada Hotel, decorated trees, refreshments, holiday music, auction, benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of NEAZ, free, 928-289-2434 or 
28-12/21 SCOTTSDALE: Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold – Theater 4301, actress Patti Hannon will reprise her role in the holiday hit, $32-38, 7:30, 8 & 2 pm, 480-994-2787 or
28-12/23 PHOENIX: 31st Annual Las Noches de las Luminarias - Desert Botanical Gardens, 7,000 lit luminarias line the garden pathways, musical entertainment each night, additional buffet dinner is available, $25, 5:30 pm, pre-register, 480-481-8188 or 480-941-1225 or   
28-12/28 MESA: A Christmas Carol – Arizona Broadway Theatre, musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ timeless classic, dinner theatre, 623-776-8400 or
28-12/31  LAKE HAVASU CITY: 12th Annual Festival of Lights - English Village and London Bridge, more than one million lights on display, free, 6-10 pm, 928-855-0888 or 800-2HAVASU or
28-1/1     AHWATUKEE: Festival of Lights - the light display boasts more than one million white lights artistically displayed amongst desert landscape as well as a variety of community events from charity golf tournaments, microbrew and wine tasting festivals, kick-off events and hayrides,
28-1/30   WILLIAMS: Mountain Village Holiday - APS parade of lights, carolers, ice skating rink, fine art show, lighting contest, live entertainment, 928-635-1418 or
29            BISBEE: Old Bisbee Holiday Bazaar – Historic Bisbee, local and regional artists offer their hand-made crafts, 10 am – 5 pm, 520-432-3554 or
29            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 
29            PARKER: 10th Annual Holiday Lighted Boat Parade - from River Lodge Resort to Blue Water Marina, free, dusk, 928-669-2174 or www.
29            PARKER: 52nd Anniversary SCSC Thanksgiving Regatta - Blue Water Resort, powerboat/speedboat racing on the Parker Strip/Colorado River, endurance, speed & circle racing, also a parade, 7 am - 7 pm, 928-669-2174 or www.
29            PHOENIX: Pictures at an Exhibition – Symphony Classics Concert No. 6 - Symphony Hall, Eri Klas conducts, with Ning Kam, violin, 8 pm, 602-495-1999 or
29            SCOTTSDALE: Holiday Harmony – Civic Center Mall, 7380 E. Second St. ” kickoff” to the holiday season, live entertainment, arts and crafts, visit from Santa, snow and music, community tree lighting, fireworks, free, 3:30-6:30 pm, 480-312-2771 
29            SUPERIOR: Plein Air Artist “Paint Out” – Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park, Arizona State Parks, Arizona Plein Air Painters and Tucson Plein Air Painters’ Society host paint outs throughout the state in the State Parks, free to participating artists, 602-542-7119 or 520-689-2723 or
29            TUCSON: Southern Arizona “Run to Remember” – Reid Park, 5K Run/Walk, 8:30 am, 602-399-2740 or
29            TUCSON: An Irish Christmas in America – Fox Tucson Theatre, award-winning traditional Irish group Téada, with leading female vocalists, Cara Dillon, Sean McElwain, guitar and Tristan Rosenstock on bodhrán/narration, the Irish harp and uilleann pipes augments stunning Irish dance, 8 pm, 520-547-3040 or
29            TEMPE: APS Fantasy of Lights Opening Night - Mill Ave., downtown illuminated by thousands of sparkling lights and lighted displays, free, 5-9 pm opening night, city tree lighting, fireworks, multiple live entertainment stages, 480-894-8158 or 
29            YUMA: 23nd Annual Holiday Pageant & Friendship Tower Lighting - Desert Sun Stadium, entertainment by choral & dance groups, tower lighting ceremony, donate a non-perishable food, 6:30 pm, 928-343-1715 or 
29            WINSLOW: 4th Annual First Street Lighting – refreshments and entertainment, sponsored by the Winslow Chamber of Commerce, 928-289-3434 or
29-30       BISBEE: Bisbee Gem & Mineral Show – Queen Mine Tour, free, 9 am – 5 pm, 520-432-2071 or 520-432-3554
29-30       FLORENCE: 76th Annual Florence Junior Parada - Charles Whitlow Rodeo Arena, world's oldest sanctioned youth rodeo featuring youngsters ages 5-18, rodeo parade on Sat. benefits youth programs across Pinal County, $5/car, 520-868-4382 or [email protected]
29-30       SEDONA: Art & Craft Show - Bell Rock Plaza, between 35-55 artists with paintings, leather, jewelry, wood, metal, fountains, carvings and many Native American artists too, 928-284-9627 or
29-30       SUPERIOR: Fall Foliage Finale Festival - Boyce Thompson Arboretum, the beauty of falling leaves, tasty apple pie, live music, arts & crafts for the kids, nature trails, $3-7.50, 11 am - 3 pm, 520-689-2811 or or 
29-30       TUCSON: A Southwest Nutcracker – Tucson Music Hall, with music by the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and guest dancers from the San Francisco Ballet, this original, full-length ballet translates the classic Nutcracker to 1880s Tucson, $22-33, 520-885-0862 or
29-12/20  TUCSON: Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical – Temple of Music and Art, Hair gave a generation of young Americans a way to express themselves through music that gloriously combined rock-and-roll with Broadway craft, contains mature language and nudity, 520-622-2823 or
29-12/31 MESA: Arizona Temple Christmas Lighting – hundreds of thousands of lights in the garden and a lighted reflection pool, special music performances each evening at 7 pm, lighting from 5-10 pm, free, 480-964-7164 or 
29-1/31   FLAGSTAFF: Annual Holiday of Lights Festival - Little America Hotel, 2 million+ lights illuminating trees & creating a true winter wonderland, opening with cookies & cider, local choir groups, Santa, 800 luminarias, 6 pm, 928-779-7979 or 800-435-2493 or
30            SCOTTSDALE: Show Circuit All Breed Horse Show - WestWorld, 480-488-5711 or 480-312-6802 or or
30            SCOTTSDALE: The Reed Family Holiday Show – ASU Kerr Cultural Center, a blend of R&B, jazz and gospel, co-presented with Jazz in AZ, $33-39, 3 pm, 480-596-2660 or

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