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Phoenix, Arizona November 2010 Events

This calendar of events for Phoenix, Arizona and nearby communities in November 2010 has been produced to assist you in making travel and activity arrangements.

This 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 event dates are occasionally changed, please confirm them in advance. Updates, additions and corrections to any Phoenix, AZ events are made at

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Governor Brewer Reminds Travelers of Passport Requirement

PHOENIX – Arizona Governor Jan Brewer reminds Arizona citizens that all U.S. and Canadian citizens will be 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.

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 will be able to 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:

November 20 and runs through December 24: Junie B in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! at the Tempe Center for the Arts for the holidays. Adapted from Barbara Park’s series of books about Junie B. Jones, First Grader, this play by Allison Gregory opens on November 20 and runs through December 24.  Directed by Childsplay Artistic Director and Founder David Saar, this production features many of Childsplay’s most popular actors, notably Katie McFadzen as Junie B.Jones. There will be a preview performance, with general admission discount tickets available, on November 14.  The show is recommended for young people age five and above and their families.
Based primarily on Barbara Park’s book Junie B., First Grader: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! (P.S. So Does May.) published by Random House in 2005, the play also draws from two other books in the Junie B., First Grader series – Shipwrecked (2005) and Dumb Bunny (2009).  Junie B’s first grade class is putting on a holiday program, which reminds Junie B of the time her class did a Columbus Day pageant and things went awfully wrong. Room One is also having a Secret Santa gift exchange and Junie B draws the name of her nemesis, May. The pageant and the gift exchange precipitate a crisis for Junie B that only she can resolve.

The Steel Foundation Storybook Preview (Nov. 14) – all tickets $12 general admission
All other performances:  Adults -- $25. Children, Students, Seniors -- $20. Box office 480-350-2822 (press 0 for box office) or visit

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.

November 2010 Events in Metro Phoenix, AZ

Annual Harvest Festival through November 13th. Visitors and food lovers alike will enjoy Arizona's only extra virgin olive oil, live entertainment, wine tastings, and other olive product samplings, olive mill tours, and see the Mill's new 100 kilo expeller-press olive mill in action. Calendar of Events include:

  • Saturday, November 6th - Valley of the Sun Fine Wines, Christopher Creek Spice Co., & IQ Jazz Band
  • Saturday, November 13th - Arizona Vanilla Co., Melloland Jazz Band
  • Sunday, November 14th - Avalon Gourmet Cheese Co.

Queen Creek Olive Mill is located on the corner of Combs Road and Rittenhouse Roads in Queen Creek. The Mill's signature Tuscan Estate extra virgin olive oil is used by more than 200 local restaurants and bakeries
through QCOM Partners, a subsidiary. Queen Creek Olive Mill is more than just a farm; it is an Arizona agrotourism destination not to be missed.
The Mill's hours have been extended Sunday through Wednesday 9a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with live entertainment and new 5-layer pasta dishes. For more information and tour schedules, please visit or call (480) 888-9290.

The Arizona State University Kerr Cultural Center new upcoming 2010-2011 season welcomes back veterans from Jazz in AZ, Rhythms of Life-Chamber Music Plus, the Carolyn Eynon Singers, Arizona Classic Jazz Society, and new additions from Kerry Records, traditional and contemporary Irish performances, as well as the AZ Presents series featuring a theater piece titled A Conversation with Edith Head with actress Susan Claassen, Leo Kottke, the Brubeck Brothers Quartet and The Persuasions. Read more about the 2011 season events at the ASU Kerr Cultural Center.

November 4-11, 2010

Arizona Theatre Company Presents The Acting Company and Guthrie Theater production of ROMEO AND JULIET by William Shakespeare. Tucson: November 11 – 14, 2010. Phoenix: November 4 – 7, 2010. Don't miss your chance to see ‘the greatest love story ever told' performed by two of America's premier classical theatre companies.  Shakespeare's brilliance was never brighter and more piercing than in this tale of young lovers who triumph over, and then fall victim to, two families at war. This masterpiece lives anew for every generation and paints a vivid picture of the moment when the intoxication of youthful passion soars highest. In poetic language unmatched by any writer, the story of two star-crossed lovers has never been so gripping, or so dangerous, as in this stirring new production. This is the second co-production of the renowned Guthrie Theater and The Acting Company, following on the success of last season's Henry V, which Christopher Isherwood of The New York Times called "Magnificent and unexpectedly moving." FIVE PERFORMANCES IN EACH CITY ONLY! All subscribers receive a discount on tickets to this exclusive engagement. More on ATC's 2010-2011 season.

November 5-7, 2010

Phoenix: Ballet Arizona’s milestone 25th Anniversary Season. (602) 343-6517. Website: A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Symphony Hall with the Phoenix Symphony. This interpretation of the comedic love story of quarrelling fairies, meddling sprites, human lovers, and mistaken identities is a magical production for the entire family.

November 5-6, 2010

Scottsdale, Arizona - Landmark Aviation: ARIZONA AIRCRAFT EXPO Featuring Today’s Most Advanced Aircraft at One Location. Arizona’s leading aircraft dealers are working together to create the 2nd Annual Arizona Aircraft Expo where the latest models of general aviation aircraft will be on display at one venue.  Three separate events are scheduled to take place over the remainder of the year where prospective buyers can see the newest aircraft from Cessna, Cirrus, Diamond, Hawker Beechcraft, Mooney and Piper.  These free events will also provide the opportunity to speak with representatives from NationAir Insurance, Aero Credit Corp., Aviation Tax Consultants, and Airport Property Specialists on the details of aircraft ownership. Held at Scottsdale Airport (KSDL), 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Attendees can pre-register at For further information, contact: Brian Mackin, 480-363-0058, [email protected].

November 10 – December 12, 2010

HAIRSPRAY. Big hair! Big heart! Big fun for the entire family! It's 1962, and change is in the air in Baltimore. Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, has only one passion--to dance. She wins a spot on the local TV dance program, "The Corny Collins Show" and is transformed overnight from outsider to irrepressible teen celebrity. But can the trendsetting Tracy win the heart of teen-dream Link Larkin and stand up for what she believes in, despite the program's scheming stage manager? All she needs is her best friend Penny, a toe- tappin' beat - and a little Hairspray! Phoenix Theatre is a not-for-profit corporation that offers a full range of theatrical programming currently in its 90th season. 100 E. McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Phone: 602-889-6318.

November 11-28, 2010

ATC: MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM by August Wilson. Directed by Lou Bellamy. It's 1927 and Ma Rainey, the Mother of the Blues, is getting ready to record the jazz songs that she sings like no one else.  As she strides into the recording studio, she squares off against a battling quartet of musicians, a tight-fisted producer and her manager who's just trying to keep the recording session on track. Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, a gripping drama from Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright August Wilson, gives us a look at a time when even the most legendary singer of her day had to fight for every scrap of respect she could get. Starring renowned actor and recording artist Jevetta Steele as Ma Rainey. Contains mature themes and language. More on ATC's 2010-2011 season.

November 20-21, 2010

Phoenix: Fairgrounds Antique Market

November 21, 2010

Tempe: Ford Ironman Arizona.

November 7, 2010

Phoenix: 5th Annual Great Cajun Cook-Off Cooks and restaurants compete for “Best in the West” in Cajun/Southern food categories, judged by  attendees and a panel of judges, features live music, entertainment for kids, raffle and silent auction, benefits the Gulf Coast and Arizona charities, noon - 5 pm, 602-758-3650 or

Tempe: Arizona Open Water Swim Finale.

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