Arizona: Calendar of Events Listings: 2009: November

Arizona Events Calendar for November 2009

This calendar of events for Arizona communities in November 2009 has been produced to assist you in making travel and activity arrangements. This page covers Arizona activities from November 1-14, 2009. For events November 15-20, 2009.

The Arizona events calendar has been produced to assist with travel arrangements or local activities. It is an information guide only and does not constitute a recommendation. Dates for these 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

November 1-14, 2009 Arizona Event Listings

Catalina State Park, just north of Tucson in Oro Valley, is a popular hiking nd camping spot. The park is located across the street from the new Oro Valley Marketplace on Oracle Road. Watch a video clip of the area, Google map nd park information.Arizona Activities throughout November 2009=

For events November 15-20, 2009

Arizona events throughout November

October 17-November 7 (Tucson)
November 12-December 6 (Phoenix)

Arizona Theatre Company presents George Is Dead, a new comedy by acclaimed writer and director Elaine May. Featuring Julia Brothers, Academy Award nominee Don Murray, and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Marlo Thomas, George is Dead plays in Phoenix at the Herberger Theater Center from November 12 through December 6. Arizona Theatre Company's season sponsors are I. Michael and Beth Kasser and the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Tickets range from $26-$50 depending on date and section choice and are available at or by calling the box office at (520) 622-2823. More on ATC. Continue reading about George Is Dead.

Through January 24, 2010  SCOTTSDALE: Unexpected Wegman: From the Collection of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art –an exhibition of forty-five William Wegman works, exhibition builds on the artist’s wide recognition for his photographic portraits of Weimaraner dogs, an array of other whimsically portrayed subjects in a diverse range of media and forms—from prints, to flipbooks, to video,

Through November 15            PEORIA: Anything Goes – Arizona Broadway Theatre, (7701 W. Paradise Lane, 85382), Cole Porter’s luxury cruise liner makes a return voyage, a tale of high jinx and mistaken identities featuring a boatload of disguised gangsters, tap-dancing sailors and high-kicking chorus girls, an all-new production of the 1930’s comedy classic features some of Porter’s most unforgettable tunes, 623-776-8400 or

November 2-28   QUARTZSITE: Rice Ranch ‘Yawl Come’ Show – 928-927-8118 or or

YouTube Video of Arizona Road Trip

A little mini-vacation to NE Arizona, on the Navajo/Hopi reservation. The trip started at the invitation of Navajo people near Chinle, then blossomed from there. Visits included Canyon de Chelly, Arizona. Video courtesy to YouTube and Arizona Office of Tourism. Watch more Arizona Travel videos.

For additional tourism information and brochures, contact:

The Arizona Office of Tourism
2702 N. Third St., Suite 4015
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Arizona Chamber of
Commerce Convention Bureaus

Governor Brewer Reminds Travelers of Passport Requirement

PHOENIX – Arizona Governor Jan Brewer reminds Arizona citizens of the deadline for the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI). Since June 1, 2009, all U.S. and Canadian citizens are required to present a passport or another WHTI compliant document to enter and re-enter the United States by land or sea from Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean and Bermuda.

“Knowing what documents are required and having them ready when you return home will help streamline the entry process and ensure your return to the U.S. is as smooth as possible.” For Arizona, this federal initiative will primarily impact residents and visitors traveling to and from Mexico.

Since June 1, 2009, the Arizona driver’s license and/or Arizona Identification Card will not be recognized as a valid credential for entry or re-entry into the United States.

U.S. citizens returning home from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean or Bermuda, by land or sea, are required to present one of the following travel documents: A passport issued by the U.S. Government, a passport card (PassCard), a valid trusted traveler program card (FAST, NEXUS, or SENTRI) or a Military ID with official travel orders. U.S. citizen children under the age of 16 can present the original or copy of their birth certificate, or other proof of U.S. citizenship such as a naturalization certificate or citizenship card.

Information about requirements for special groups traveling abroad can be found at U.S. Customs and Border Protection:

Sunday, November 1, 2009 Events throughout Arizona

GRAND CANYON: Grand Canyon Celebration of Art – major art show, see works of some of the best master artists in the nation as they seek to capture the beauty of the timeless Grand Canyon landscape on canvas, free,

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

PHOENIX: Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration - Desert Botanical Garden, celebrate with Mexican food and pastries, live entertainment such as a Ballet Folklorico, mariachis and the Calacas, create paper flowers and a Frida Kahol activity, local Latino artists will demonstrate and sell Mexican art, $6-12, 10 am - 3 pm, 480-941-1225 or

PHOENIX: Orchid Show Workshop – Baker’s Nursery, (3414 N. 40th St.), orchid displays, a “plant sale” table, workshops on growing orchids in the desert, and other orchid culture topics, presented by the Desert Valley Orchid Society, Sat. 9 am – 4 pm, Sun 10 am – 4 pm, 602-697-8332

PHOENIX: 4thrd 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, $5-25, noon - 4 pm, 602-885-0108 or

PHOENIX: 2nd Annual ZooRide - Phoenix Zoo Motorcycle Poker Run -  begins at either Arrowhead or Chandler Harley Davidson locations and ends at the Zoo, after party with delicious food, live entertainment, raffle, $15-25 or $40/couple, 7 am - noon, 602-273-1341 or 

PRESCOTT VALLEY: Home Heart Marketplace – A Holiday Shopping Extravaganza - Tim’s Toyota Center, featuring everything from gifts to jewelry to gourmet foods, fine art to travel, garden and holiday items, free, Sat. 9 am – 5 pm, Sun 10 am – 5 pm, 928-533-5208 or or

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, free, 8 am – 4 pm, 602-942-6062 or

SCOTTSDALE: ASU Wind Bands and Choral Union – Chaparral Christian Church, (6451 E. Shea Blvd.), $, 3 pm, 480-991-9878 or

SEDONA: Sedona Chamber Music Presents The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center – St. John Vianney Church, (180 Soldiers Pass Rd.), with violinist Arnaud Sussmann, violist Paul Neubauer, cellist Fred Sherry, double-bassist Kurk Muroki, flutist Tara Helen O’Connor, clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester, and pianist Gilber Kalish, $25-40, 2:30 pm, 928-204-2415 or

SIERRA VISTA: At the Arizona Folklore Preserve – featuring western artist Juni Fisher, Western Music Association 2008 Songwriter of the Year, $15, reservations required, 2 pm , 520-378-6165 or

TOMBSTONE: Halloween in Tombstone Territory – bike ride approx. 40-50 miles each day,

SUPERIOR: 8th Annual Die de Colores (Day of Colors) - a free arts exhibit, an art tour throughout town, dinner under the stars at the Café Piedra Roja, $15-25, tour noon – 5 pm, dinner at 5:30 pm, 480-983-2467 or 520-689-0200 or 

TEMPE: Bach and Mendelssohn – Organ Hall, Goldman Professor of Organ Kimberly Marshall celebrates the 200th anniversary of Mendelssohn’s birth in a program that juxtaposes his organ works with those of J.S. Bach, $7-22, 2:30 pm, 480-965-6447 or

TEMPE: 4th Annual Step-N-Out – Kiwanis Park, 5K run, 1 mile fun run/walk, kids dash, benefits Pancreatic Cancer Research at TGen, $25-30, 9 am, 602-343-8470 or

TEMPE: Arizona Walk Now for Autism 2009 – Tempe Beach Park, benefits SARRC, donations encouraged,

TUCSON: Everyone Runs TMC Fleet Feet Half Marathon, Saguaro Physicians 5K and 1 Mile Kids’ Fun Run – Sabino High School, 7:30 am,

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  H *

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

CHANDLER: Downtown Chandler Art Walk – Historic Downtown, 480-855-3539 or

PRESCOTT VALLEY: Holiday Festival of Lights Tree Display – Civic Center, (7501 E. Civic Circle, 86314), annul lighting ceremony and nighttime parade, Santa, 5:30 pm, 928-772-8857 or

SCOTTSDALE: Fred Forney: The Soul of Jazz – Kerr Cultural Center, with the trumpeter-leader, keyboardist Nick Manson and sax man Jerry Donato providing a fresh spin on soul classics, co-presented with Jazz in AZ, $20-25, 7:30 pm, 480-596-2660 or

SCOTTSDALE: Coffee at Kerr – Kerr Cultural Center, this week featuring The Arizona Opera, an intro to Salome, bring a donation to the food bank, free, but RSVP by 10/21, coffee at 9:30 am, concert at 10:30 am, 480-596-2660 or

SCOTTSDALE: The Soul of Jazz – ASU Kerr Cultural Center, starring Fred Forney with Nick Manson and Jerry Donato, $20-25, 7:30 pm, 480-596-2660 or

TUCSON: Tucson Fall Classic Horse Show - Pima County Fairgrounds, presented by Southwestern Fair Commission, 763-477-6023 or

Thursday, November 5, 2009

SCOTTSDALE: 3rd 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  H

TEMPE: St. Lawrence String Quartet – Katzin Concert Hall, free, but tickets are required, 7:30 pm, 480-965-6447 or

5-7        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, runway shows, entertainment, drink; Milan-style ‘Wearable ArtWalk’

5-8        CAVE CREEK: 7th Annual Cave Creek Wild West Days – live entertainment, educational programs, kid’s activities, culinary delights, golf tournament, poker ride, a street fair, arts and crafts show, western entertainment, Chili Cook-off, gourmet western market, free, 480-437-1110 or  or

5-8        CHANDLER: 20 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

5-8        PAGE: 7th Annual Page Lake Powell Hot Air Balloon Regatta - watch balloons lift off and float over the Lake Powell area, a Balloon Glow and Street Fair, 928-645-2741 or  H  x

5-8        SAN CARLOS: 43rd Annual Veterans' Memorial Fair, Pageant Rodeo - Apache Gold Casino, pageant, parade, pow wow, carnival all Indian rodeo, concert, 928-475-2361 or 800-APACHE8 or

5-15      PHOENIX: 25th Annual 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,

Friday, November 6, 2009

Through Nov. 7        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, runway shows, entertainment, drink; Milan-style ‘Wearable ArtWalk’

Through Nov. 8        CAVE CREEK: 7th Annual Cave Creek Wild West Days – live entertainment, educational programs, kid’s activities, culinary delights, golf tournament, poker ride, a street fair, arts and crafts show, western entertainment, Chili Cook-off, gourmet western market, free, 480-437-1110 or  or

Through Nov. 8        CHANDLER: 20 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

Through Nov. 8        PAGE: 7th Annual Page Lake Powell Hot Air Balloon Regatta - watch balloons lift off and float over the Lake Powell area, a Balloon Glow and Street Fair, 928-645-2741 or  H  x

Through Nov. 8        SAN CARLOS: 43rd Annual Veterans' Memorial Fair, Pageant Rodeo - Apache Gold Casino, pageant, parade, pow wow, carnival all Indian rodeo, concert, 928-475-2361 or 800-APACHE8 or

Through Nov. 15      PHOENIX: 25th Annual 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,

6-7        KEARNY: 50th Anniversary of the Town of Kearny – 520-363-5547 or

6-7        PHOENIX: STREB: BRAVE – Herberger Theatre, (222 E. Monroe), showcases beautiful bodies that engage with wild, new hardware in show-stopping pieces, on a rotating floor that turns continuously throughout the evening, angles of perception are altered,  $10, 602-254-7399 or

6-8        APACHE JUNCTION: 14th Annual Ben Johnson Days 2009 – AJ Rodeo Grounds, Gymkhana, hosted by the Goldfield Ghost Riders, entertainment, poker ride, trailer raffle, benefits children’s charities,

6-8        CAREFREE: 16th Annual Carefree Fine Art Wine Festival – Downtown Carefree, featuring more than 165 artists, paintings in all mediums, bronzes, photography, pottery, glass wood, mixed media, live musical entertainment, wine micro-brew tasting, gourmet food and chocolates, $2, 10 am - 5 pm, 480-837-5637 or  H  z

6-8        LAKE HAVASU CITY: 23rd Annual London Bridge Seaplane Classic – Lake Havasu City Float Fly 2009 - Lake Havasu State Park, Desert Hawks presents Radio Controlled Seaplanes flying off the water at Windsor beach area, 928-855-1197 or or

6-8        SALOME: 18th 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  H

6-8        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

6-8        SCOTTSDALE: Festival of Greece 2009 – 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,

6-8        SEDONA: 5th Annual Village of Oak Creek Fine Artists and Craftsmen Show – VOCA Community Center, (690 Bell Rock Blvd.), Oak Creek Country Club, juried show features 30 well known artists who live and work in the Village of Oak Cree, all artwork is original, includes paintings, drawings, jewelry, sculpture, glass, ceramic, fiber art, custom furniture, gourds,  photography, free, Fri 4-8 pm, Sat. 10 am – 5 pm, Sun 10 am – 4 pm, 928-284-1820

6-8        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

6-8        TOMBSTONE: 8th Annual Western Music Festival – live western music, performed on the Allen Street Stage and at the historic Schieffelin Hall, $15, 520-457-3616 or 520-457-2295 or or

6-8        TUCSON: 20th 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

6-8        TUCSON: 23rd 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, $5-12, Sat. 10 am – 10 pm, Sun 10 am – 5 pm, 520-807-9509 or

6-8        TUCSON: Annual Treasure House Estate Sale – 2009 Treasure House Location, a special sale of antiques, furniture, silver, china, collectibles and other decorative and household treasures, organized by the Tucson Museum of Art League to support the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, free, Sat. 10 am – 3 pm, Sun noon – 4 pm, 520-250-6680 or 520-444-2682 or

6-21      TEMPE: Bone Portraits – Paul V. Galvin Playhouse, vaudevillian staging and circus ringmasters set the stage for Thomas Edison’s invention of the X-Ray machine, $7-22, 7:30 pm, 480-965-6447 or

6-22      PEORIA: Smell of the Kill – Theater Works Algonquin Theater Co., (8355 W. Peoria, 85345), three malicious wives, three miserable, unloving husbands. . Desperate housewives meet the Producers, 623-815-7930 or

6-1/10   SCOTTSDALE: Arsenic and Old Lace – Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre, (4720 N. Scottsdale Rd. 85251), part of the Actor’s Café Productions, a story of the eccentric Brewster family of Brooklyn, NY, for all ages, $22-25, 7:30 2 pm, 480-483-1664 or

Nov. 6          FLAGSTAFF: Hawk Walks – The Arboretum at Flagstaff, (4001 S. Woody Mountain Road, 86001), learn how to fly live birds of prey with raptor rehabilitators, small groups of 4-8 participants work directly with hawks, falcons and owls, 9:45 am, 928-774-1442 or  not  H

FLAGSTAFF: First Friday Art Walk - Artists Gallery, free, 6:30 pm, 928-773-0958 or  H

PHOENIX: Music in the Garden Fall Concert Series - Desert Botanical Garden, featuring R. Carlos Nakai, William Eaton and Will Clipman, flute/percussion/guitar, reservations, $14-20, 7 pm, 480-941-1225 or

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  H

SIERRA VISTA: Somei Yoshino Taiko Ensemble – Buena Performing Arts Center, traditional and dynamic Japanese drumming meets the modern era, $22, 7 pm , 520-417-6980 or

Saturday, November 7, 2009

COTTONWOOD: Walk’in on Main – A Celebration of Historic 89A – Main Street, art show, street performers, historic tours of old town Cottonwood, free, 11 am – 5 pm,

DRAGOON: 7th Annual Dragoon Daze – features food, and craft vendors from the surrounding area, live entertainment, free, 9 am – 4 pm, 520-586-2841

ELGIN: 10th 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  H

FLAGSTAFF: Navajo Rug Auction – Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff Cultural Partners and Museum of Northern Arizona feature 300 vintage and contemporary Navajo weavings, consigners and the R.B. Burnham Co. Trading Post, free, preview from 10 am – 4 pm, auction at 5 pm, 928-779-2300 or

GOODYEAR: 1st Annual Benefit Concert – Goodyear Ballpark, line up includes bands form the Old School Era like Confunkshun and Lakeside and others, noon – 8 pm, 623-628-8359 or

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,

KINGMAN: 6th Annual Mohave County Veterans Parade – honors all military veterans, of all U.S. wars, 928-757-9191 or or

7          LAKE HAVASU CITY: 14th Annual Greek Festival - English Village, authentic food, BBQ pastries, live Greek band, dance troupes, exhibits, free, 10 am - 4 pm, 928-855-5208  H  x

7          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, 2-6 pm, 928-453-3444 or

7          MESA: A Gathering of Legends – Veterans Day Open House – Commemorative Air Force Aviation Museum, military aviation veterans will relate their experiences, also an educational exhibit displaying our history, $3-10, 9 am – 4 pm, 480-924-1940 or

7          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,

7          PHOENIX: 5th 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,

7          PHOENIX: Annual South Mountain Village Festival of Thanksgiving Parade – Central Avenue, presented by ESPIRITU Community Development, free, 10 am,

7          PHOENIX: Phoenix Walk on the Wild Side – Phoenix Zoo, 5-mile, 3-mile, 1-mile, benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 8 am,

7          QUEEN CREEK: 5th Annual SanTan Apple Festival, Apple Barn Bazaar and A-Peeling Apple Cooking Contest – Higley High School, includes Red Apple Art Show, an Appley Ever After all-expense-paid wedding ceremony contest, an Apple A-Day-Health Fair, an Apple Jam (live entertainment), Johnny Appleseed Kids Activity Corner, Apple Harvest Luncheon, a Scarecrow contest, antique and classic car cruise-in, silent auction, pancake breakfast, benefit, 8 am -5 pm, 480-518-7284

7          SALT RIVER INDIAN COMMUNITY: Run Against Diabetes Walk – Salt River High School, $15, 6:30 am, 480-850-8418 or

7          SCOTTSDALE: Arizona State Ponies of the Americas - WestWorld, 480-312-6802 or or

7          SCOTTSDALE: AzQHA AQHA Scholarship Circuit #3 - WestWorld, 480-312-6802 or 623-869-8037 or or

7          SCOTTSDALE: Rufus Wainwright – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation, musician Joan as Police Woman open the performance, $58, 8 pm, 480-994-2787 or

7          SIERRA VISTA: Brown Canyon Ranch Open House – Buena Performing Arts Center, nature/birding/butterflies guided walks, B Troop Memorial Calvary Unit performances, history presentations, Western heritage poetry, plein air painting, beading spinning, quilting, 520-417-0947 or

7          TUCSON: Autumn Run 3 Miler and Kids Fun Run – Purple Heart Park, 8 am, 520-820-6447 or

7          WICKENBURG: 29th Annual Wickenburg Tour of Homes – Community Center, (21 N. Frontier St.), tour four luxury homes and the Desert Caballeros Western Museum, plus a holiday market at the Community Center, and benefits the Museum, $20, 9 am – 4 pm, 928-684-2272 or  H

7          YARNELL/PEEPLES VALLEY: 3rd Annual Scenic Highway 89 Yard Sale – one big community yard sale, residents and community organizations line Highway 89 and area streets with stuff you just can’t live without, folks come from near and far to find that special something, 928-427-6262 or

7          YARNELL: 3rd Annual Scenic Highway 89 Yard Sale – residents and community organizations line Highway 89 and area streets with stuff you just can’t live without, 928-427-6262 or

7-8        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

7-8        GILA BEND: 7th 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 

7-8        GILBERT: ICA 20th Annual Classic/Muscle Collector Car Auction – Diamond Ranch, more than 300 of the finest Classics, Muscle Cars, Street Rods, Boats, RVs Motor Homes. 480-899-2222 or 800-243-1957 or

7-8        LITCHFIELD PARK: 39th 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

7-8        MESA: Mesa Old West Days and Chili Cook-Off Festival – showcases the pioneer and territorial history of Mesa, includes 9th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers, 1800’s baseball team, Mohave Muleskinners re-enactment group, 19th Century music, period costume competition, western re-enactment competition, roping gold panning for the kids, free,

7-8        ORO VALLEY: ArtsFest – La Encantada, (2905 E. Skyline Dr.), juried performing and fine arts and crafts festival, free, 10 am – 5 pm,

7-8        PHOENIX: Native American Recognition Days - Desert Botanical Garden, in celebration of Native American Recognition Days the Garden will host a festival dedicated to Native American culture $, 10 am - 3 pm, 480-941-1225 or

7-8        PHOENIX: Orchid Society of Arizona Annual Show Sale – Arizona State Veterans Home, (4141 N. 3rd St), 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

7-8        PHOENIX: Serbfest - 7th 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

7-8        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   H

7-8        TUBAC: An Art Experience - Village of Tubac, local artists, music, demonstrations gallery showings, free, 10 am - 5 pm, 520-398-2704 or

7-8        TUCSON: Pima Academy Cup Horse Show Week 3 - Pima County Fairgrounds, presented by Southwestern Fair Commission, 763-477-6023 or

7-22      PHOENIX: Fools – PVCC Performing Arts Center, (18401 N. 32nd St. 85032), by Arizona Jewish Theatre Company, Neil Simon’s 19th Century Russian village of simple-minded folks who have been laden with a curse: unless Sophia married Count Yousekevitch, they will never be able to learn anything, 602-264-0402 or

Sunday, November 8, 2009

8          CAMP VERDE: Veteran’s Day Event – Fort Verde State Historic Park, a parade, flag raising, flag retirement ceremony, 928-567-3275 or

8          FLAGSTAFF: November Star Fest - Lowell Observatory, features indoor programs and numerous telescopes set up for viewing, Jupiter is featured object, $, 5:30 pm, 928-233-3211 or 

8          PARKER: 9th Annual Blue Water Resort Casino Triathlon - 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 928 669-6511 or

8          PHOENIX: 34th Annual Phoenix 10K – Wesley Bolin Plaza, includes a free kids' dash, a 10K, vendors and after race celebrations, 7 am, 602-407-1701 or

8          PHOENIX: 5th Annual Arizona Lymphomathon – Phoenix Zoo, 5K, 8 am, 480-305-2025or

8          SCOTTSDALE: Arizona Reining Horse Jackpot Schooling Show - WestWorld, 480-312-6802 or or

8          TEMPE: Arizona Open Water Swim Series #5 – Tempe Town Lake, events are officially sanctioned by USAS and USMS and are open to both registered age group and masters swimmers, with choice of 2K and 4K distances (1.2 or 2.4 miles),

8-9        MESA: 12th Annual Great Rubber Stamp Fall Fiesta - Mesa Convention Center, classes, lectures, booth demos, door prizes,

Monday, November 9, 2009

9          TEMPE: ASU’s Mariachi Ensemble – Katzin Concert Hall, free, 7 pm, 480-965-8863 or

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

10         ORO VALLEY: Old Arizona Brass Band Veterans Day Concert – CDO Baptist Church, performing as the historic 4th Calvary Regimental Band in traditional uniforms, $10-12, 7 pm, 520-797-3959 or or

10         SCOTTSDALE: Tuesday Morning Music Concerts – Kerr Cultural Center, this week featuring Harp Duo, Lynne Aspnes and John Wickey, performances and commentary, bring a donation to a food bank, co-presented with the ASU School of Music, free, but RSVP by 10/27, 10:30 am, 480-596-2660 or

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

11         PHOENIX: Home of the Free, Because of the Brave: Phoenix VA Health Care System’s 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 large helium balloons, Veterans organizations, floats, bands, military vehicles, color guards, a military flyover, 11 am, 602-222-2667 

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         SCOTTSDALE: Veterans Day - McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, celebrate and honor our country and the people who serve it, includes dignitaries, guest speakers and live performances, free, 3-5 pm, 480-312-2312 or  H

11-15    SCOTTSDALE: Scottsdale Fall Preview Hunter Jumper Show – WestWorld, 480-312-6802 or or

11-15    SCOTTSDALE: U.S. Dog Agility Cynosport Games – WestWorld, 972-487-2200 or 480-312-6802 or or

11         SIERRA VISTA: Veterans’ Day Parade – Veteran’s Memorial Park, 9 am 520-458-7922 or

November 12, 2009

12         SCOTTSDALE: Scottsdale Latin Jazz Festival: Ximena Sariñana – Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, young singer-songwriter who has taken the music world by storm with her sultry vocals and fusion of jazz, blues, pop and hip-hop, $28, 7:30 pm, 480-994-2787 or

12         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 doubleheader of racing, $, 7 pm 7:40 pm,  H * 

12         SCOTTSDALE: Green ArtWalk – Main Street and Marshall Way, hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association, free, 7-9 pm, 480-990-3939 or  H

12         SCOTTSDALE: Coffee at Kerr – Kerr Cultural Center, this week featuring The Valley Readers Theatre Group, bring a donation to the food bank, free, but RSVP by 10/29, coffee at 9:30 am, concert at 10:30 am, 480-596-2660 or

12         TEMPE: Baroque Ensemble – Katzin Concert Hall, free, 7:30 pm, 480-965-8863 or

12-14    SCOTTSDALE: Scottsdale Latin Jazz Festival –

12-14    TEMPE: Dayspring Boutique - Dayspring United Methodist Church, 50 vendors for children adults, benefit, free, 9 am - 5 pm, 480-838-9097 or

12-14    PHOENIX: A Doll’s House – Paradise Valley Community College Center for the Performing Arts, (18401 N. 32nd St. 85032), drama, 7:30 2 pm, 602-787-7738 or

12-14    PHOENIX: Nixon in China – Symphony Hall, the Phoenix Symphony with Michael Chirstie, conductor, Orion Weiss on piano and the Phoenix Symphony Chorus, John Adams’ groundbreaking and cross-cultural opera Nixon in China depicts the famous diplomatic excursion of the former president to the People’s Republic in 1972, hear scenes from Adams’ vibrant opera unfold, $22-72, 7:30 pm,

12-14    TOMBSTONE: 15th Annual Clanton Gang Reunion - reunion of the Clantons, activities include historical speakers and tours, look-alike best-dressed contests,

12-15    PAYSON: 5th Annual Rim Country Quilt Roundup – Mazatzal Casino Exhibition Hall, juried and judged awards, workshops, lectures, vendor mall, door prizes, quilt appraisals, and opportunity quilts, $3 or $2 with 1 can of food, Fri 10 am – 7 pm, Sat. 10 am – 5 pm, Sun 10 am – 4 pm,

12-15    TUCSON: 6th Annual Native Eyes Film Showcase – features an array of contemporary Native American films and discussions with filmmakers, brings the best of new cinema made by the most talented indigenous filmmakers today, 520-626-9825 or

12-12/6  PHOENIX: George is Dead – Herberger Theater Center, (222 E. Monroe), new comedy by Elaine May, George is rich and Doreen is helpless; Michael is disillusioned and Carla is the capable one, when a bogus bomb scare in the New York subway starts a fatal series of events, combines whimsical wit with tart social commentary in a story of urban living, sudden death and learning to use the remote control, 602-256-6995 or

Friday the 13th of November 2009

13         AVONDALE: Lucas Oil 150 - Phoenix International Raceway, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race, the “tough” trucks take to the track under the lights for a 150 lap shoot out, $5-35, 6 pm,  H *  

13         ORO VALLEY: Tucson Symphony Orchestra MasterWorks Concert Series – CDO H.S. Fine Arts Auditorium, pre-concert chat with conductor George Hanson, 8 pm concert, $25-45, 520-797-3959 or or

13         PHOENIX: 5th Annual Corks Cactus (A Wine Festival) – Desert Botanical Garden, sample more than 80 boutique wines from eight regions around the world paired with hors d-oeuvres and desserts, live music and talk with the representatives from different wineries, $80, must be 21 years or older, reservations required, 6:30 pm, 480-941-1225 or

13         PHOENIX: “Blast From the Past” 8th Annual Herberger Theater Cabaret benefit – featuring Valley favorite Dennis Rowland and special guests including Shining Star, performing music from the last four decades, $40-600, 602-254-7399

13         PHOENIX: Music in the Garden Fall Concert Series - Desert Botanical Garden, different bands, reservations, $14-20, 7 pm, 480-481-8188 or

13         TEMPE: String Chamber Culmination Concert – Katzin Concert Hall, free, 7:30 pm, 480-965-8863 or

13-14    PRESCOTT VALLEY: Holiday Boutique – Mountain Valley Church of God, (8123 E. Manley Dr), sponsored by the Lonesome Valley Quilt Guild, all items are hand-crafted, holiday gift items, quilts, wall hangings, table runners, stuffed animals, quilts, pillows, potholders, ornaments, free, 10 am – 4 pm, 928-632-8760 or 928-775-6104

13-15    CAVE CREEK: Cave Creek Bicycle Festival – mountain bike race, discovery road ride, vendor fair, beer garden, outdoor movie, concert and other activities,

13-15    FOUNTAIN HILLS: 35th 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  H  z

13-15    ORACLE: 14th 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

13-15    SIERRA VISTA: 20th Annual Festival of Color – Hot Air Balloon Rally – Veteran’s Park, school flights on Fri, flight from the park on Saturday and Sunday, an evening Balloon Glow on Sat all events weather permitting, free, 520-456-6279 or

13-15    TUCSON: 30th 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

13-15    WICKENBURG: 30th 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 800-942-5242 or  H *  x

13-22    MESA: Rent – Mesa Arts Center, (1 E. Main, 85211), by Mesa Encore Theatre, Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer-prize winning Broadway musical based loosely on Puccini's opera “La Bohème,” follows ”525,600 minutes” in the lives of seven friends living the disappearing Bohemian lifestyle in New York's East Village, AIDS, with both its physical and emotional complications, haunts the group, the 8th longest-running musical in Broadway history, $20-25, 7 2 pm,

13-1/9 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

Saturday, November 14, 2009

14         AJO: Ajo Street Fair – Old Downtown Plaza, fine arts, crafts, food, music, free, 10 am – 3 pm, 520-387-7742

14         ALAMO LAKE: 3rd 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

14         AVONDALE: Arizona 200 - Phoenix International Raceway, NASCAR Nationwide Series racing returns with the up and coming stars as the battle the best of the NEXTEL Cup Series, 200 laps, 200 miles, $5-79, 2:30 pm,  H *

14         BISBEE: Bisbee After 5 – town-wide artwalk the second Saturday each month, more than 30 shops and galleries, live entertainment, artist receptions, free, 5-8 pm,

14         CAVE CREEK: McDowell Mountain Cycling Tour 2009 – Serano Park, toughest organized Century Ride in Maricopa County, a metric Century with some great views and a few climbs, 100 mile, 62- and 30-mile routes, SAG vehicles, rest stops, well marked route, massage tables after the ride,

14         COTTONWOOD: Annual Zeke Taylor Open Pit Barbecue - features beef, cowboy beans, ice cream, benefits the Clemenceau Museum, $3-7, 11 am - 2:30 pm, H

14         COTTONWOOD: 2nd Saturday Art Antique Walk – Old Town District, art galleries, special exhibits, shopping, music, 1– 8 pm,

14         GOODYEAR: 3rd 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,

14         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

14         MESA: Run From the Sun Half Marathon , 5K and 1.5M Family Fun Run – Hohokam Stadium, along the quaint streets of historic Downtown Mesa, relatively flat, suited for runners of all levels, benefits the American Cancer Society and Shade Foundation of America, $15-85, 7 am, 480-832-7546 or

14         PHOENIX: 10th Annual Rendezvous of Gunfighters – Pioneer Arizona, (exit 225 at Pioneer Rd. I-17), performing groups from around Arizona bring you humor and history from the “wild West,” also food and vendors, Wild West costume contest from Civil War to 1890, $5-7, 9 am – 5 pm, 480-986-1800 or

14         PHOENIX: 9th 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, 11 am – 10 pm, 602-543-8138 or

14         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, 4 pm, 602-495-1500 or

14         PINE: Second Saturday “Shop Hop” – visit your favorite shops and galleries and discover some new ones, meet the merchants, artists and craftsmen of Pine, local art, antiques, free, 2-6 pm, 928-476-2219 or 928-476-3655 or

14         PRESCOTT: 3rd 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

14         SCOTTSDALE: Scottsdale Latin Jazz Festival: Arturo Sandoval – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, virtuoso jazz trumpeter, $55, 7:30 pm, 480-994-2787 or

14         SCOTTSDALE: Scottsdale Latin Jazz Festival: Tiempo Libre – Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, one of the hottest young Latin bands today, $10-15, 8 pm, 480-994-2787 or

14         SUPERIOR: Live Music Festival - Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park, live music both acoustic eclectic, fall foliage, pancake breakfast, $3-7.50, 11 am – 4 pm, 520-689-2811 or or

14         TEMPE: Lord of the Wings Challenge – ASU, 5K, 10:30 am, 602-258-0583 or

14         TEMPE: Walk to Save Animals – Tempe Town Lake, 2K 5K pet walks, agility demons, photos with Santa, raffles, food, fun and activities for the whole family, minimum $25 donation to participate in the walk, 10 am – 2 pm, 602-273-6852 or

14         TEMPE: 18th 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 or

14         TUCSON: El Bike Swap de Tucson - on historic 4th Avenue, vendors set up on each side of the avenue, 520-323-9020 or

14         TUCSON: El Nacimiento Opening – La Casa Cordova, traditional Mexican nativity scene showcases more than 400 earthen figurines, displayed at a restored adobe residence dating from the 1800s, recounts Bible stories for the holiday season, 520-624-2333 or

14-15    KINGMAN: Cancer Care Unit Arts Crafts Fair - Mohave County Fairgrounds, Kingman's largest and most popular arts crafts show, benefits Cancer Care Unit, 928-757-3760 or

14-15    LAKE HAVASU: 40th 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 H *   x

14-15    PHOENIX: 8th Annual 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

14-15    PHOENIX: Chiles Chocolate Festival - Desert Botanical Garden, see hot and spicy chiles roast, sample chile and chocolate products from local vendors, Southwest gifts, cooking demonstrations, entertainment includes Spanish Flamenco dance and Latin jazz, $, 10 am - 3 pm, 480-941-1225 or

14-15    SCOTTSDALE: Scottsdale Latin Jazz Festival – Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, showcases top Latin jazz artists from Brazil, Cuba, Mexico and the U.S., live music on the amphitheater stage, a Latin Mercado featuring handmade arts and crafts, Latin-inspired cuisine and Peanut Butter Latin Jam family area with creative activities for children, Scottsdale Latin Ballroom Dance competition, $10-15, Sat 11 am – 10 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm, 480-994-2787 or

14-15    SIERRA VISTA: At the Arizona Folklore Preserve – featuring cowboy/western music of the Yampa Valley Boys, $15, reservations required, 2 pm , 520-378-6165 or

14-15    TUCSON: Saguaro Scramblers Dog Agility Show - Pima County Fairgrounds, 520-909-4511 or

14-15    TUCSON: Fall 2009 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, 11 am – 5 pm, 520-624-0595 or

Continued AZ Events: November 15-20, 2009

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