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Arizona November 2016 Events

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 @ 8:00 am - Wednesday, November 30, 2016 @ 11:00 pm UTC-7

These are many of the events being held through Arizona communities in November 2016. Listing are provided through the Arizona Tourism Office and can change at any time. Please call ahead to verify schedules, locations and prices.

November 1 SCOTTSDALE: Bluegrass Duet: The Lonely Heartsting Band & Mipso – Highlands Church, Two of the genre’s hottest bands come to Arizona Musicfest for a double-bill of bluegrass. $35-59, 7:30 pm, 480-840-0457 or

November 2-6 TEMPE: The International Faith Film Festival – Harkins Valley Art Theatre, dedicated to forging a film festival that will launch the careers of filmmakers focused on adding the element of faith and or family to their films and facilitate established filmmakers in transitioning into making more faith and films, to inspire, showcase, support, and develop filmmakers of all faith’s to make great faith based films that leave others touched, moved and inspired; and filmmakers and distributors empowered to make and distribute more faith and family films,

November 2-6 TUCSON: Tucson Fall Classic Horse Show – Pima County Fairgrounds, presented by Southwestern Fair Commission, 763-477-6023 or

November 3-6 CAVE CREEK: 14th Annual Arizona Wild West Days – mutton bustin’, period costume competition, period vendors, encampments, live entertainment, gunfighters, cowboy poets, bath tub race, Thieves market, parade, rodeo, pig races, kid’s activities, culinary delights, western entertainment, Chili Cook-off, western market, free, 480-437-1196 or or

v3-6 CHANDLER: 27th 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
3-6 PAGE: 14th 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,
4 CASA GRANDE: First Friday Street Scene – Downtown Casa Grande, featuring guest exhibitors, car show, entertainments, food and fun zone and merchants/restaurants open late, 5:30-9 pm, 520-836-8744 or
4 PHOENIX: Music in the Garden Fall 2016 Concert Series – Desert Botanical Garden, different bands, this week features, dinner is available for an additional charge, guests must be aged 21+, includes Garden admission, $20-25, doors open at 5:30 pm, concert at 7 pm, 480-481-8188 or
4 SCOTTSDALE: 22nd Annual Fresh Start Charity Golf Classic presented by Valley Toyota Dealers – Kierland Golf Club, Arizona’s largest non-celebrity charity golf tournaments in the Valley, enjoy breakfast, lunch and beverages on the course and finish with a lively awards banquet and live auction, the format includes a four-person scramble playing 12 par 3, four par 4 and two par 5 holes, 8:30 am,
4-5 GLENDALE: Annual Front Porch Pickins Vintage Market – University of Phoenix Stadium, the ultimate showcase of everything vintage, rustic, shabby, retro and handmade in the West Valley, more than 250 vendors, $6 and $20 early admission,
4-5 SUN CITY: Holidaze Craft Faire – Willowbrook Church, Do your Christmas shopping with more than 100 tables of award-winning local artisans/vendors and our own Kris Krafters. Enjoy various raffles, art, knitting, sewing & embroidery machine demos, Ye Olde Sweet Shoppe featuring homemade treats and a delicious hot lunch. Will’s Mobile Sharpening Service for all kinds of blades/scissors, free, 8:30 am – 2 pm,
4-6 BLACK CANYON CITY: 40th Annual Rock-A-Rama Gem & Mineral Show – High Desert Park, family friendly, outdoor, 30+ vendors, dealers, minerals, gem stones, jewelry, fossils, crystals, tools, equipment, books, lapidary supplies, gold panning, beading, wire wrapping, faceting, stone carving, gem setting, raffle, rock identification, hourly door prizes, plus food and beverages, sponsored by High Desert Helpers, Inc., free, 9 am – 4 pm, 623-295-1970 or
4-6 CAREFREE: 23rd Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival – Downtown Carefree, featuring more than 165 juried artists, paintings in all mediums, bronzes, photography, pottery, glass wood, mixed media, live musical entertainment, wine & micro-brew tasting, gourmet food and chocolates, $3, 10 am – 5 pm, 480-837-5637 or
4-6 SCOTTSDALE: Vintage Kart Company hosts 2nd Annual Grand Prix of Scottsdale – Vintage Mini Racing Series, the streets of Downtown Scottsdale will transform into a modern day version of the Roaring 1920s, free, 8 am – 6 pm,
4-6 SEDONA: Oak Creek Arts & Crafts Shows – Village of Oak Creek, located on scenic Hwy 179, the Gateway to Sedona, take home your own personal piece of the Southwest, free, 9 am – 6 pm, 760-985-7773 or
4-6 TUBAC: 57th Annual Tubac Fall Arts & Craft Festival – more than 100 juried artists and crafters from around the country will exhibit just in time for holiday shopping, 10 am – 5 pm, 520-398 2704 or
4-6 TUCSON: Annual Treasure House Estate Sale – 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 10 am – 2 pm, 520-624-2333 or
4-6 TUCSON: 30th Annual Tucson Celtic Festival and Scottish Highland Games – Rillito Raceway Park, kilted bagpipe bands, Scottish, Irish, Cornish, Welsh music, dancing, food, athletic competitions, clan tents, vendors, military re-creations, $, 520-909-7299 or
5 CLARKDALE: Raptor on the Rails – Verde Canyon Railroad, an eagle in flight is breathtaking, a face-to-face encounter with a raptor is also an astounding event, Scottsdale’s Liberty Wildlife shares the majesty of a rescued bald eagle and other rescued raptors with visitors at the depot and on the train on select days, the only train who has an Eagle riding once a month, Sonora LOVES riding the train, everyone has the opportunity for personal interaction, 1 pm,
5 FLAGSTAFF: 17th Annual River Runner Film Festival & Auction – Coconino Center for the Arts, includes river themed films, silent auction, raffle, and food, proceeds benefit the hands-on experiential learning opportunities at Grand Canyon Youth, an evening for celebrating the positive power youth have in their communities and as stewards of the natural world, $10/individual, $30/families, 5-10 pm, 928-773-7921 or
5 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,
5 KINGMAN: Mohave Museum Wine and Cheese Tasting – Mohave Museum, features an assortment of alcoholic and non- alcoholic wines and beer, various cheeses and fine foods, also a silent auction, benefit, 6-8 pm, 928-753-3195 or
5 KINGMAN: 12th Annual Mohave County Veterans Parade – honors all military veterans, of all U.S. wars, law enforcement, firefighters and EMT’s, 10 am, 928-279-9870 or or
5 LAKE HAVASU CITY: 12th Annual Chillin’ n’ Swillin Brew Fest – Rotary Community Park, hand crafted brews, food & live music, more than 40 handcrafted and premium beers, must be 21 and over to enter, $25 in advance; $30 at door; $10 designated driver, 2-6 pm, 928-486-7286 or
5 MARICOPA: 3rd Annual Art on the Veranda – The Duke Golf Course, painters, weavers, metal artists, carvers, photographers, glass arts and more, also art, raffles, food, drinks and artist demonstrations, free, 10 am – 4 pm,
5 PHOENIX: 2016 Greater Phoenix Light the Night Walk – Phoenix Municipal Stadium, celebration and commemoration of lives touched by cancer, family-friendly event includes a leisurely one mile walk, food, entertainment, kids’ zone, celebration of Life and a fireworks display, supporters light the night sky carrying illuminated balloons: red for supporters, white for survivors and gold in honor of lives lost, benefits Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 5 pm,
5 PHOENIX: 7th Annual Herberger Theater Festival of the Arts – Herberger Theater Center, Celebrate the arts in downtown Phoenix with an event featuring performances, live music, food court, visual art, children’s activities, film shorts, pet adoptions, craft beer tasting, and more, free, 11:30 am – 5 pm,
5 PHOENIX: 11th Annual Navajo Art & Rug Auction – Pueblo Grande Museum, 9 am preview followed by the auction, noon – 5 pm, see numerous styles of Navajo rugs and a variety of types of American Indian art, those attending can often learn tips about collecting Navajo rugs and American Indian art during an informal chat with experienced traders Bruce Burnham and Hank Blair, free, art, rugs and frybread, benefits the museum, free, 602-495-0901 or
5 SCOTTSDALE: 6th Annual Scottsdale Bentley Polo Championship: Horses & Horsepower – WestWorld of Scottsdale, with an expanded event schedule and an amped-up polo lineup including the sport’s top players and more vendors, more sponsors, America’s most-attended polo event is expected to draw up to 15,000 polo fans and revelers, also the 1st Annual Canine Couture,
5 SCOTTSDALE: TroonFIT Running on the Links Series 4 – The Phoenician Golf Club, why should only golfers enjoy some of the most beautiful grounds Arizona offers?, take to the cart paths, features a front 9 distance (approximately 5K) perfect for walking or a short run, enter a drawing with the chance to win amazing prizes, 8 am, or
5 SCOTTSDALE: Noa – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Known worldwide as Noa, Achinoam Nini is Israel’s leading international singer-songwriter. $29-49, 8 pm,
5 SONOITA: 2016 16th Annual Roundup Open House – Empire Ranch in the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area, Showcasing past and present cowboy traditions, heritage displays and storytelling, cattle and horse demonstrations of roping and riding, branding, horseshoeing, historic wagon displays, 70 presenters, live music and dancing, barbecue, parking donation $10 per car, 10 am – 4 pm, 888-364-2829 or
5 SUN CITY WEST: Annual Arts and Crafts Fair – R.H. Johnson Campus, indoor and outside displays of thousands of one-of-a-kind, top-quality arts and crafts including fine jewelry, clothing, household goods, wooden treasures, metal sculptures, clay, ceramics, art, photography, stained glass, beadwork, quilts, baskets, porcelain, copper enamel and more, free, 8 am – 2 pm, 623-544-6135 or
5 WICKENBURG: 36th Annual Wickenburg Tour of Homes – Community Center, tour of several unique homes, entrance to the Desert Caballeros Western Museum, plus a holiday market at the Community Center, benefits the Museum, $25, Sat 9 am – 3 pm, 928-684-2272 or
5 YUMA: 4th Annual Rio de Cerveza Brew Fest – Desert Sun Stadium, ride the river of beer with samples from more than 60 different beers, there will be live music, food and lots of craft beers, 5-9 pm,
5-6 APACHE JUNCTION: 10th Annual Artists of the Superstitions Studio Tour – free self-guided tour around the Superstition Mountains of Apache Junction and Gold Canyon to more than 20 artist studios and 50 artists, unique art from local artists in a wide variety of mediums who are ready to demonstrate and sell their newest artwork, 9 am – 4 pm, 480-982-5730 or
5-6 MESA: 19th Annual Great Rubber Stamp Fall Fiesta – Mesa Convention Center, classes, lectures, booth demos, door prizes,
5-6 PHOENIX: Serbfest – 14th 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, KidsZone, $3, under 12 free, Sat 11 am – 10 pm, Sun noon – 8 pm, 602-275-7360 or
5-6 TUCSON: 27th 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 520-624-5004 or or
6 LAKE HAVASU CITY: 11th Annual Veteran’s Day Celebration Show & Shine – Lake Havasu Anderson Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, huge car show, see a display of hot rods and specialty vehicles, food catered by Up in Smoke, DJ’s with classic rock, raffles and 50/50 drawing, free, 9 am – 3 pm, 928-919-2641 or 928-505-3016 or
6 PHOENIX: 41st Annual 3TV Phoenix 10K & Half Marathon – CityScape, selected by the USA Track & Field to be the Arizona state championship race for the 10K distance, also a 5K run/walk, a wheelchair 10K, a team challenge and a costume contest, includes a free kids’ dash, vendors and after race celebrations, benefits The Mollen Foundation, $25 and up, 8 am, 602-751-6692 or
6 PHOENIX: 9th Annual Hemophilia Walk at the Zoo – Phoenix Zoo, 5K family-friendly walk, to raise funds for statewide programs and services, advocacy, education and awareness about hemophilia and other bleeding disorders, includes face painters and more! participants receive a walk t-shirt and a wrist band to enjoy ALL day admittance at the Phoenix Zoo, 602-955-3947 or
6 SURPRISE: 3rd Annual West Valley Island Cultural Festival – Windmill Suites Hotel, celebrates island music and dance performances; and educational workshops for music, dance, and lectures, other dance styles will be performed, such as: Caribbean dances, Latin dances, Filipino dances, and many more, $10, noon – 6 pm,
6 TUCSON: Silverbell Century – Tucson Jewish Community Center, a great warm-up ride for El Tour de Tucson, Ride on a portion of the El Tour route on the northwest side of town, with long stretches of straight flat roads, perfect to practice riding in a group or pace-line, options for 100-, 66-, 33-miles, 7 am,
7 SCOTTSDALE: The Midtown Men: The Original Cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys – Highlands Church, reunites the four stars from the original cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys for a nostalgic trip through the music of the 1960s. $34-76, 7:30 pm, 480-840-0457 or
9-13 SCOTTSDALE: 25th Annual Charles Schwab Cup Championship Tournament – Cochise Golf Course at Desert Mountain, the season-ending event of the Champions Tour featuring the 30 top golfers on the Tour’s official money list, $35-75, 888-401-8000 or
10-12 MESA: Mesa Music Festival – Downtown Mesa, showcasing some of the best up and coming talent from across the country, live music and a vendor village, free, Thu 7-11 pm, Fri 6 pm – midnight, Sat-Sun noon – 7 pm, 732-203-7787 or
10 TUCSON: Oro Valley Concert Series: Rillito River Band – Oro Valley Marketplace, long time Tucsonans whose musical roots are steeped in the heritage of The Old Pueblo, in folk music, folk rock and rock n’ roll, influences range from mariachi to Cream, from James Taylor to The Cure, from The Beatles to Kris Kristofferson, from Van Morrison to The Eagles, all of whose songs you hear at their performances along with a smattering of originals, second Thursday each month, free, 6 pm, 520-797-3959 or
10-12 TUCSON: Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival – Tucson Expo Center, exhibits from many companies, new products, techniques and ideas, ‘make and take’ workshops, educational seminars, $10, 10 am – 5 pm,
10-20 CAVE CREEK: The Big Heap Vintage and Handmade Festival – Features some of the best hand selected indie, vintage, modern, industrial and salvaged goods in the West, features heaps of hand selected vendors from throughout the country. Fri & Sat, 9 am – 4 pm, Sun 9 am – 3 pm, 480-329-6118 or
11 AVONDALE: Lucas Oil 150 + NASCAR Spring Cup Series Qualifying – Phoenix International Raceway, Can-Am 500, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying highlights the afternoon before the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series battle under the lights in the annual visit to PIR in the Lucas Oil 150. 6:30 pm,
11 GILBERT: Bob and Bing’s Road to Victory – Higley Center for the Performing Arts, Bob and Bing Tribute to Veteran’s, 7:30 pm, 480-279-7194 or
11 HOLBROOK: Holbrook Depot Art Series – Historic BNSF Train Depot, enjoy local and nationally renowned art, different artists are featured monthly, featuring a local artist along with the Petrified Forest Artist in Residence, free,
11 PHOENXI: Julion Alvarez – Talking Stick Resort Arena, a multi Latin Grammy nominee appears in Phoenix as part of his critically acclaimed Mis Idolos…Hoy Mis Amigos Tour!, Alvarez is well known in the music industry, because in his live concerts he delivers an amazing show and provides a super musical production
11 PHOENIX: Music in the Garden Fall 2016 Concert Series – Desert Botanical Garden, different bands, this week features, dinner is available for an additional charge, guests must be aged 21+, includes Garden admission, $20-25, doors open at 5:30 pm, concert at 7 pm, 480-481-8188 or
11 PHOENIX: 17th Annual 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: Cooks and Corks – Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, presented by the Scottsdale League for the Arts and Earnhardt Cadillac, outdoor event spotlights Arizona’s top local chefs and a world-class collection of winemakers. Accompanied by fine spirits and craft beers, patrons will enjoy a flavorful night under the stars, live entertainment, $125, http://
11 SCOTTSDALE: The Havana Cuba All-Stars: Performing Cuban Nights – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, The Havana Cuba All-Stars are an exhilarating band comprised of Cuba’s greatest and most prominent musicians, who are devoted to promoting the rich tapestry of Cuban music. $29-59, 8 pm,
11 SEDONA: Veteran’s Day Tribute – Sedona Heritage Museum, The community’s annual event pays tribute to all veterans of all wars, and our active military in all branches of service. Come to honor them and stay to say ‘Thank you.’ Includes flag ceremony, ‘Taps’ tribute to fallen soldiers, entertainment, lunch, refreshments and dignitaries and special guests. free, 11 am – 1:30 pm, 928-282-7038 or
11-12 CHANDLER: 7th Annual Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-Off – Tumbleweed Park, demonstrates 1880s Old West lifestyle, teams from around the Southwest, old fashioned culinary competition, teams prepare foods from their authentic chuck wagons and use methods in the style of those used in 1880s cattle drives, meals available for the public to purchase, also stage entertainment, family activities and vendors, free admission, meals are $,
11-12 PRESCOTT VALLEY: Annual Holiday Boutique – Stepping Stones, sponsored by the Lonesome Valley Quilt Guild, all items are hand-crafted, holiday gift items, quilts, wall hangings, table runners, baby bibs, Christmas stockings and tree skirts, potholders, benefits community projects, free admission and refreshments, 10 am – 4 pm, 928-830-9863
11-13 FOUNTAIN HILLS: 42nd Annual Fountain Festival of Arts & Crafts – Avenue of the Fountains, more than 500 arts & crafts booths, food, competitive, juried gallery of arts & crafts, music & live entertainment, free, 10 am – 5 pm, 480-837-1654 or
11-13 GILBERT: 2016 Gilbert Days Rodeo & Parade – Little Dude rodeo, rodeo dance, rodeo,
11-13 ORACLE: 21st 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
11-13 PHOENIX: Chiles & Chocolate Festival – Desert Botanical Garden, delight your taste buds sampling luscious gourmet chocolates, zesty salsas and other unique southwestern treats while enjoying live music, all items will be available for purchase from local Valley vendors, $10-22, 10 am – 5 pm, 480-941-1225 or
11-13 PHOENIX: Rusalka – Symphony Hall, when the water nymph Rusalka wants to be a part of our world, she sacrifices everything for the chance at true love, based on Hans Christian Andersen’s original story, Rusalka features dark forests, woodland sprites, and the glorious aria, “Song To The Moon,” Sara Gartland, returns to take the title role, 7:30 & 2 pm, 602-266-7464 or
11-13 SCOTTSDALE: American Cup Championship Arabian Horse Show – WestWorld, open to Arabians and half Arabian/Anglo-Arabian horses, see these exquisite horses compete, sponsored by the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona free, 8 am – 6 pm, 480-515-1500 or 480-312-6802 or or
11-13 WICKENBURG: 37th Annual Bluegrass Festival & Fiddle Championship – Bowman Rodeo Grounds, 3 days of bluegrass bands on stage along with 13 competitive contests for awards and cash, arts & crafts, KIDSZone, food, daily $, Fri 1-5 pm, Sat-Sun 9 am – 5:30 pm, 928-684-5479 or 800-942-5242 or
11-20 PEORIA: A Gershwin Revue – World Premiere – Theater Works, a celebration of the works of George Gershwin, crafted by Musical Director, Steve Hilderbrand and Gary Gallner, a great night of music and song by one of the most acclaimed composers in American music, 623-815-7930 or
11-12/3 FLAGSTAFF: 2nd Annual Flagstaff Festival of Trees – Flagstaff Arboretum, Showcasing donated and decorated trees, lights, wreaths and other beautiful displays created by the local Flagstaff community on display inside the historic Walter Reichart house, items will be raffled on 12/3, also choir performances, photos with Santa and more, $5-8, open on weekends,
11-1/6 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, $18-37, 3:30, 5:30 & 7:30 pm, 800-843-8724 or
12 AVONDALE: NASCAR Xfinity Series 200 – Phoenix International Raceway, Exciting battle of NASCAR veterans and rookies in the NASCAR Xfinity Series 200 Series 200 laps, 200 miles, $, 5:30 pm,
12 COTTONWOOD: 26th Annual Zeke Taylor Open Pit Barbecue – features beef, cowboy beans, ice cream, benefits the Clemenceau Museum, $5-10, 11 am – 2:30 pm,
12 ELGIN: 17th Annual St. Martin’s New Release Festival – Sonoita Vineyards, celebrating the release of new wines and blessing of the new vintage, admission include souvenir wine glass, food and wine pairings, wine tasting, winery tours from the wine maker and vineyard tours, $, 10 am – 4 pm, 520-455-5893 or
12 GILBERT: 9 String Theory – Higley Center for the Performing Arts, classical guitar and Russian dombra (lute) Duo, 7:30 pm, 480-279-7194 or
12 GLENDALE: Art at Cinnamon Roost – Annual arts & crafts boutique sale. Featuring local artisans, crafters and creators of culinary delights. Items include many unique handcrafted and organic gifts such as goat milk soap, knitted items, crocheted items, paintings, handmade jewelry, original sketches, handmade dolls, organic single source coffee, fresh eggs, pastries, cookies, raw wool, felted items, handspun yarn, roving, 9 am – 4 pm, 602-803-1237 or
12 GOODYEAR: 18th Annual PebbleCreek Creative Arts Festival – Creative Arts Center, more than 50 award winning local artists and out-of-state vendors will display original artwork and hand-crafted items, raffles of original art pieces donated by various artists, artists’ demonstrations, a bake sale, other food and music, 8 am – 3 pm, 623-935-6744
12 MESA: 9th Annual A Gathering of Legends – Veterans Day Open House – Commemorative Air Force Aviation Museum, military aviation veterans will relate their experiences from WWII through today, also an educational exhibit displaying our history, and flyovers, speakers, 9 am – 2 pm, 480-924-1940 or
12 MESA: Pass Mountain 50K, 25K & 10K and 5K – Usery Mountain Regional Park, features winding trails, and new this year a new start/finish area at the Trailhead Staging area, 25K and 50K courses include a loop around Pass Mountain in the Tonto National Forest, awards to top male & female finishers at each distance, $30-90, 7 am,
12 PHOENIX: Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concert – Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 50th Anniversary Concert with special guests, in 1966 Duke Ellington and his big band performed a concert of “sacred music” with the Trinity Cathedral Choir, now 50 years later, we recreate this momentous event, joined by the 16-piece MCC PAC Jazz Ensemble and the Phoenix Chorale, 7:30 pm, 602-253-2224 or
12 PHOENIX: Lindsey Stirling – Comerica Theatre,
12 SAHUARITA: 8th Annual Sahuarita Pecan Festival – The Farm, showcases the Green Valley Pecan Company’s extensive pecan history, also celebrates the culture, cuisine and music of the Santa Cruz Valley, includes live entertainment, family-friendly activities, harvest demonstrations, hayrides and games, regional food and pecan-related dished, local arts and crafts market, 9 am – 5 pm,
12 SAHUARITA: 8th Annual Pecan Classic 15K or 5K Run/Walk and the Nut Run – 1.5 mile Family Fun Run – Green Valley Pecan Company, travels a scenic course on dirt roads and trails through pecan orchards, features prize money and unique awards, 8 am, 520-820-6447 or
12 SEDONA: 50’s & 60’s Graffiti Gold Show – Sound Bites, 90-minute trip back to those special days of Rock ‘n’ Roll, music and memories with Tom Tayback and the Daddy O’s, $20, 7:30 pm, 800-838-3006 or
12 TEMPE: Ironcare Splash & Dash + Swim Only – Race 5 – Tempe Town Lake, presented by Tribe Multisports, splash 1000m or 2000m/dash 5km; swim only 1000m or 2000m, enjoy a morning of fun and racing with your friends, a unique event with a relaxed atmosphere that is suitable for all levels of athlete, whether fine tuning for that big race or getting your feet wet at your first multisport event, 7:30 am,
12 TEMPE: Agua Furiosa – ASU Gammage, Los Angeles based Contra Tiempo’s newest evening length dance/theater work, is a burst of energy, passion and physical expression that draws audiences in to confront realities of race in our country. 7 pm,
12 TUCSON: Living History Day at Tucson Presidio – This replica of the city’s original adobe-walled fortress comes alive with demonstrations of children’s games, storytelling and fresh baked bread to sample, visitors can pump the bellows of the blacksmith’s forge and watch soldiers practice their drills and fire a four-pound bronze cannon. $3, second Saturday of each month from October through April, 10 am – 3 pm, 520-837-8119 or
12-13 KINGMAN: Cancer Care Unit Arts & Crafts Fair – Mohave County Fairgrounds, Kingman’s largest and most popular arts & crafts show, features many vendors, original arts, crafts, food and more, benefits Cancer Care Unit, $1 parking fee, Sat. 10 am – 5 pm, Sun. 10 am – 3 pm, 928-757-3760 or or
12-13 LAKE HAVASU CITY: 47th Annual Gem & Mineral Show – Lake Havasu Aquatic Center, A dazzling array of beautiful natural stones and minerals, hand-made jewelry designs and art objects and club members’ collections of minerals, fossils, rocks, and gemstones from all over the world, jewelry demonstrations, hourly raffles and door prizes, games and prizes for kids, food/beverage services. $2, Sat 9 am – 5 pm, Sun 9 am – 4 pm, 510-872-7070 or
12-13 LAKE HAVASU CITY: 5th Annual HITS Triathlon & Fitness Festival – London Bridge Beach, A distance for everyone including the HITS Open for the novice triathlete, five distances in one weekend, run/bike over the famous London Bridge in a mild winter climate perfect for outdoor sports and recreation. free to spectators, Sat 5 am – 2 pm, Sun 5 am – noon, 845-247-7275 or
12-13 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
13 AVONDALE: Can-Am Phoenix 500 – Phoenix International Raceway, The semi-final race in the chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Find out which four drivers will enter the Championship as the eliminator round’s final four, 12:30 pm,
13 CHANDLER: Barbra & Frank, The Concert That Never Was – Chandler Center for the Arts, Streisand & Sinatra never shared the same stage…until now! Barbra and Frank, live from Las Vegas, starring Sharon Owens & Sebastian Anzaldo, captures the imagination and brings to life the spirit of the two beloved legends, $29-41, 3 pm, 480-782-2680 or
13 GILBERT: Bee Gees Gold – Higley Center for the Performing Arts, Bee Gees tribute show, 7:00 pm, 480-279-7194 or
13 PHOENIX: Hoop Dance 101: Get Up and Hoop! – Pueblo Grande Museum, Try out hoop dancing skills with five-time World Champion hoop dancer Tony Duncan. Duncan, an award-winning Native American flutist, will also be joined by guitarist Darrin Yazzie for a musical performance. Duncan’s wife, shares her book. free, 11 am – 4 pm, 602-495-0901 or
13 PHOENIX: Historic Roosevelt Home Tour – Features historic properties in Phoenix’s first suburb, neighborhoods that grew north of the city between 1893-1930, from McDowell to Van Buren and from Central to 7th Avenues, glimpse into history and explore turn-of-the-century architecture (Bungalows, Neoclassical, Tudor, Period Revival and Southwest Vernacular Homes), food trucks, craft fair, $12-15, 11 am – 4 pm,
13 PHOENIX: 31st Annual Million Dollar Hole-in-One – Arizona Biltmore Country Club, one of the nation’s top amateur hole-in-one tournament, top finishers each day receive prizes such as Ping irons, golf bags and certificates for complimentary foursomes at the Valley’s best golf courses, top three daily finishers advance to the finals on 11/11 for a shot at the $1 million hole, $1/shot, or $10 for 11, benefit, 9 am – 7 pm,
13 PHOENIX: Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concert – Camelback Bible Church, 50th Anniversary Concert with special guests, in 1966 Duke Ellington and his big band performed a concert of “sacred music” with the Trinity Cathedral Choir, now 50 years later, we recreate this momentous event, joined by the 16-piece MCC PAC Jazz Ensemble and the Phoenix Chorale, 3 pm, 602-253-2224 or
13 TUCSON: 12th Annual Everyone Runs TMC Fleet Feet Half Marathon, Saguaro Physicians 5K and Children Fun Run – Sabino High School, picturesque mostly flat course, neighborhood roads at foot of Catalina Mountains, live music, water stations, awards and finisher shirts for half and 5Kers, free post-race massage and on-site child care open to runners and walkers, awards for top 1st, 2nd & 3rd place recreational walkers, 7 am,
14 SCOTTSDALE: ASU Concerts at the Center: Big Band Night – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Combining performances with commentary from the stage, this concert series showcases the talented faculty and students of the Arizona State University Herberger Institute School of Music. $10, 7:30 pm,
15 SCOTTSDALE: Arizona Myeloma Network Hosts 12th Annual Charity Golf Tournament – McCormick Ranch Golf Club, Features a breakfast prior to shotgun start, fun on-course activities & contests, hole-in-one prizes, raffle items, team awards, awards luncheon, special tee gift for each player,
15 SCOTTSDALE: Talk Cinema – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, sneak previews of award-winning independent and foreign films, similar to the experience that critics and industry insiders have at film festivals, selected from leading festivals by critic Harlan Jacobson, may be an indie comedy, a provocative documentary or the next breakout hit, introduced and followed by moderated conversations hosted by guest speakers, $17, 7 pm,
15 TUCSON: CRUSH Wine, Food Art Festival – Tucson Museum of Art, 520-624-2333 or
15-12/17 FLAGSTAFF: 16th Annual It’s Elemental Fine Crafts Sale and Exhibition – Coconino Center for the Arts, presented by the Flagstaff Arts Council, showcases works of art by the finest craftspeople in Northern Arizona, the annual juried show features jewelry, ceramics, glasswork, wood, furniture, fabric, sculpture and more, 10 am – 4 pm,
16-20 PHOENIX: Toruk – The First Flight – Talking Stick Resort Arena, Inspired by James Cameron’s AVATAR, The First Flight transports you to the world of Pandora in a visually stunning live setting. A storytelling odyssey through a new world of imagination, discovery, and possibility. Through a riveting fusion of cutting-edge visuals, puppetry and stagecraft buoyed by a soaring cinematic score, Cirque du Soleil applies its unique signature style to James Cameron’s imaginary world and “makes the bond” between two kindred artistic visions that capture the imagination,
17 TUCSON: Edible Plant Tour and Tasting – Tucson Botanical Gardens, Taste the flavors of the Gardens with our resident eatery, Café Botanica. Each month, our Garden docents will lead a tour showcasing many edible plants grown at the Gardens. Then, learn from one of our talented Café Botanica Chefs, who will demonstrate how to prepare recipes using seasonal garden ingredients.$25, 10-11:30 am,
18 PHOENIX: Music in the Garden Fall 2016 Concert Series – Desert Botanical Garden, different bands, this week features, dinner is available for an additional charge, guests must be aged 21+, includes Garden admission, $20-25, doors open at 5:30 pm, concert at 7 pm, 480-481-8188 or
18 PHOENIX: Radio Healer: Re-imagined Indigenous Ceremonies Performance – Pueblo Grande Museum, Combining technology, cultural practices, critical thinking, and community outreach into a singular experience using indigenous tools, created to perform re-imagined indigenous ceremonies that include amplified experimental music and sounds with oversized projections of video. 7 pm,
18 SCOTTSDALE: Pinnacle Concert Series: Mill Avenue Chamber Players – Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, A professional chamber music ensemble based in Phoenix, With a woodwind quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon) as the core ensemble, the group often collaborates with other musicians to offer a wide range of programming. $20, 7:30 pm,
18 SCOTTSDALE: An Evening with Bruce Hornsby – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Bruce Hornsby’s work displays a creative iconoclasm that has been a constant in the artist’s three-decade recording career. $39-69, 8 pm,
18 TUCSON: Opening Night Gala – Ballet Tucson – Temple of Music and Art, Pre-performance wine & buffet reception, a silent auction, live musical entertainment, post-performance champagne toast and dessert reception with company artists, $100, 6:30 pm,
18 WINSLOW: Star Night Party – Homolovi State Park, park staff and Homolovi’s community partners in a night of community outreach and education in the field of observational astronomy, cosmology and astrophysics, telescopes from local astronomers and the Little Colorado Astronomy Club in the museum circle, picnic tables and BBQ grills, bring a flashlight, light jacket and lawn chair, $7 day use fee per car with up to 4 adults, 7 pm, 928-289-4106 or
18-20 CAVE CREEK/CAREFREE: 20th Annual Hidden in the Hills Artists Studio Tour – Desert Foothills, free, self-guided tour, tour nearly 50 art studios featuring the work of 180 artists, free, 10 am – 5 pm, 480-575-6624 or
18-20 FORT MCDOWELL: 35th Annual Fort McDowell Orme Dam Victory Days – FMIC Rodeo Grounds, all-Indian rodeo, pow wow, cultural performances, parade, food, fry bread contest, golf, softball, basketball, dance, concerts, most events free,
18-20 YUMA: 26th 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
18-12/31 FLAGSTAFF: North Pole Experience – Little America, a family-focused holiday attraction that takes visitors on a behind-the-scenes adventure at Santa’s Workshop, children and their parents build toys with Santa and the elves and meet Santa and read stories and craft with Mrs. Claus,
18-1/7 CHANDLER: Art Quilts XXI: In Stitches: Seriously Humorous ARTQUILTS – Chandler Center for the Arts, juried by Marla Hattabaugh, exhibition from established and emerging artists from around the nation and Canada, showcasing one of the finest collections of textile art on display in the regional Southwest, daily laughing and loving enables us to be happy, free, 480-782-2695 or
19 APACHE JUNCTION: SMM Model Railroad Dedication Day – Superstition Mountain Museum celebrates the dedication and official opening of 4,000 square foot “G” model railroad exhibit constructed on museum grounds. Exhibit represents how railroads played a major role in the development of the state and the “C’s” upon which Arizona’s economy is built – copper, cotton, cattle, climate, and citrus. Interactive exhibits, vendors, and food. 9 am – 4 pm. free. 480-983-4888 or
19 CHANDLER: Rock the Block – Chandler’s Block Party – Downtown Chandler, the largest ‘rockin’ party featuring live music from national and local bands, local arts and crafts, great food, beer garden, kids zone and more, 11 am – 8 pm,
19 GILBERT: Shun the Sun Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K – Gilbert Civic Center, course is flat and fast through the heart of Gilbert, Highlights include Gilbert Heritage District, the water tower, Freestone & Crossroads Parks, Greenfield Road railroad underpass and San Tan Mall, prizes to the top 3 overall finishers for the half marathon and 10K with the top 3 in each age/gender category receiving a medal, 7:30 am, or
19 GILBERT: Sawyer Brown – Higley Center for the Performing Arts, country music, 7:30 pm, 480-279-7194 or
19 MONUMENT VALLEY: Monument Valley Marathon and Half – Monument Valley, the course is comprised of dirt roads and double-track routes, 10am,
19 PHOENIX: 2nd Annual Phoenix Pizza Festival – Margaret T. Hance Park, Brings together great pizza makers and local businesses for a day of cheesy awesomeness. Live bands, lawn games, craft beer and wine stations, dessert stations, as well as a kid’s craft zone, $10, 11 am – 5 pm, 480-442-9176 or
19 PHOENIX: 2nd Annual Doggie Street Festival – Steele Indian School Park, dog and cat adopt-a-thon and celebration of our companion animals, includes pet products & services, yummy eats, vet tips, speakers, music, kids area, auction prizes and much more, bring your friendly dog, 10 am – 4 pm, 323-445-5087 or
19 PHOENIX: Heard Museum Council American Indian Art & Artifacts Appraisal Day – Heard Museum, learn more 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 dates, materials, artists and traditions, $30 for first item, $25 for the second item, $20 for the third-tenth item(s), 602-252-8848 or
19 QUEEN CREEK: 14th Annual American Heritage Festival – Schnepf Farms, celebrates our American Heritage from the Colonial era through the American Revolution, mountain men, pioneers, the Civil War, Westward Expansion and more, craftsmen, musicians, actors, battle reenactments, living history demonstrations, food, shopping, $15, 10 am – 4:30 pm,
19 SCOTTSDALE: Adam & Anthony Live: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of RENT – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Touring together for the first time, Broadway stars Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp perform songs from their solo albums and amazing careers. $39-69, 8 pm,
19 TUCSON: 34th Annual El Tour de Tucson presented by Casino del Sol Resort – TCC, thousands of cyclists from around the world compete, perimeter tour with 104-, 75-, 55-, 40-, 5- and ?- mile courses, open to pros, fitness buffs, fun-lovers and kids, by Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, 520-745-2033 or
19 TUCSON: Rusalka – Tucson Music Hall, when the water nymph Rusalka wants to be a part of our world, she sacrifices everything for the chance at true love, based on Hans Christian Andersen’s original story, Rusalka features dark forests, woodland sprites, and the glorious aria, “Song To The Moon,” Sara Gartland, returns to take the title role, 7:30 & 2 pm, 602-266-7464 or
19 WINSLOW: 70th Annual Christmas Parade – AZ’s largest Christmas parade, featuring arts & crafts, toys, clothing, jewelry, food & Santa all day, parade begins at 1 pm, 928-289-2434 or
19-20 LAKE HAVASU CITY: 5th Annual Sand and Water Expo – Lake Havasu State Park, Lot 4, browse, compare and shop for the latest and greatest in off-road vehicles, trucks, sand rails, ATVs, UTVs, 4 x 4s, buggies, motorcycles, electric vehicles, RVs, toy haulers, travel trailers, boats and related accessory products and services, food, and beer garden, $7,children 6 & under free, Sat. 9 am – 5 pm, Sun 9 am – 3 pm, 951-501-0210 or
19-20 MESA: Mesa Jewelry, Gem and Mineral Show – Skyline High School, Vendors from across the region will be offering unique and interesting mineral specimens, crystals, gemstones, jewelry, beads, fossils, findings, lapidary equipment and cutting material at competitive prices. Many artisans have original jewelry designs, and vendors have specimens on display in both rough and cut-and-polished states, raffles and silent auctions, $1-3, 503-705-3933
19-20 SCOTTSDALE: 23rd Annual ArtFest of Scottsdale – Civic Center Plaza, featuring more than 200 juried artists & craftspeople from across the nation, continuous live music, international foods, family area featuring hands-on art activities and creative challenges for children, “Book Street” Arizona authors, free, 10 am – 5 pm, 480-968-5353 or 888-278-3378 or
19-20 TUCSON: Ballet Tucson Fall Concert – Temple of Music and Art, Includes renowned artist Lawrence W. Lee, the music of Tucson’s own internationally celebrated troubadours Calexico, and Ballet Tucson who collaborate on this unique celebration of “Dia de Los Muertos” (Day of the Dead), and other pieces, $45, 7:30 & 2 pm,
19-12/31 TEMPE: A Very Hairy Javelina Holiday – Tempe Center for the Arts, The three little javelinas are full of holiday cheer! They bake gingerbread cookies, string lights and set their boots out for Santa. But when Cousin Angelina plans a holiday surprise, they get more than they bargained for, including one tricky coyote! Will these bristly creatures get away by the hairs of their chinny-chin-chins this time? Will Josephina finally dance in The Nutcracker?, 480-921-5700 or
20 GILBERT: Tim and Myles – Higley Center for the Performing Arts, father/son bluegrass duo, 3 pm, 480-279-7194 or
20 SCOTTSDALE: Collaborative Concert: Dry River Yacht Club – Scottsdale Presbyterian Church, with MusicaNova, free admission, donations accepted, 3 pm, 480-585-4485 or
20 SCOTTSDALE: Virginia G. Piper Concert Series: The Tempest Trio – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Combining technical mastery, expressive depth and performance experience, pianist Alon Goldstein, violinist Ilya Kaler and cellist Amit Peled have joined forces to form one of the most exciting trios on the international scene. $29-49, 7:30 pm,
20 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
22-27 TEMPE: Beautiful – The Carole King Musical – ASU Gammage, tells the Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history, part of the Broadway Series,
24 FOUNTAIN HILLS: Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run and Fitness Walk – Fountain Hills Community Center, pre-registered participants receive a commemorative Turkey Trot T-shirt, awards to top two finishers in various age divisions, then stay and watch the Thanksgiving Day parade, $10-30, 7:30 am,

November 24 FOUNTAIN HILLS: Thanksgiving Day Parade – Saguaro Blvd, the state’s only Thanksgiving Day parade with up to 75 units including bands, floats & marching units, free, 9 am, 480-837-1654 or

November 24 KINGMAN: 8th Annual Kingman Turkey Trot – Kingman Powerhouse Visitor Center, 5K Run/ Walk, after the race enjoy an awards ceremony with post-race prize drawings and refreshments, registrants are eligible for prizes and must be present to win, 8 am, 937-304-9357 or

November 24 PEORIA: 29th Annual ARR Thanksgiving Day Classic – Peoria Sports Complex, The Peoria Diamond Club, Arizona Road Racers and hundreds of runners will be participating in a 10-mile & 5K runs and 1-mile Fun Run/Walk, $6-35, 6:30 am, 602-954-8341 or

November 24 SEDONA: 1st Seventh Annual Sedona Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run/Walk – Posse Grounds Park, presented by Sedona Running Company, an out-and-back with a small loop on Soldier Pass Rd., the race will be expertly timed and scored by Run Flagstaff (a Flagstaff, AZ based company) using RFID chip technology, medals will be given to all finishers, trophies will be given to all age group winners, $30-40, 9 am, 928-282-6956 or

November 24 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, $18-20, 8 am, 520-326-9383 or

November 25 SCOTTSDALE: The Capitol Steps: What to Expect When You’re Electing – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, The irreverent D.C.-based troupe pokes fun at all sides of the issues – from left to right – with fresh, up-to-the-minute material inspired by the latest headlines, scandals and more. $49-69, 8 & 5 pm,

November 25-26 BISBEE: 15th 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 both days in the Community Hall at the Historic St. John’s Episcopal Church, Sat. 4 pm, 520-432-3554 or 888-224-7233 or

November 25-26 BISBEE: 34th Annual Historic Home Tour – Historic District, Bisbee residents open their doors giving visitors a glimpse into the town’s architectural history, turn-of-the-century splendor comes to life with docents – some in period costume – leading house tours and answering questions about the homes, $15, Fri 10 am – 4 pm, Sat 10 am – 4 pm, 520-432-3554 or 866-2BISBEE or or

November 25-26 GLENDALE: 22nd Annual Glendale Glitters Spectacular Weekend – Murphy Park, nighttime sky lights up with 1.5 million twinkling lights, opening nights include holiday entertainment, food, crafts, children’s wonderland and snow, horse-drawn carriage rides, and special lighting ceremony, free, 5-10 pm, 623-930-2299 or

November 25-26 PARKER: 70th Anniversary SCSC Thanksgiving Regatta – Blue Water Resort, powerboat/speedboat racing on the Parker Strip/Colorado River, endurance, speed & circle racing, boats include Stock Outboards, Pro-Stock, Grand National (GN’s), Cracker Box, Tunnel Lights and K-boats, 7 am – 7 pm, 310-318-4012 or or

November 25-26 PATAGONIA: 17th Annual Patagonia Holiday Walking Tour – an opportunity to visit Patagonia and experience the artistic creations of local artists and local businesses, there will be artists’ open studios, guest artists at local businesses as well as special (and magical) events, 11 am – 4 pm,

November 25-26 PHOENIX: 38th Annual Las Noches de las Luminarias – Desert Botanical Gardens, thousands of hand-lit luminarias line the garden pathways, musical entertainment each night, additional buffet dinner is available, $12.50-30, 5:30 pm, pre-register, 480-481-8188 or 480-481-8188 or

November 25-26 SUN CITY: 46th Annual Sun City Fall Arts and Crafts Festival – Sundial Recreation Center, features raffles and award-winning hand-crafted items from more than 40 clubs in Sun City, selling calligraphy, china painting, photography, paintings, silvercraft, needle, ceramics, clay, wood and metal crafts, stained glass, hand weaving, crocheting, quilting, lapidary, pottery, entertainment and more, free admission and parking, Fri 8 am – 4 pm, Sat 8 am – 3 pm, 623-266-0828 or

November 25-27 CAREFREE: 5th Annual Carefree Southwest Art & Indian Market – Carefree Desert Gardens, up to 100 exhibitors of Southwestern fine art and crafts, a variety of live music and dance performances at the site’s open air Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, free, 10 am – 5 pm, 480-488-2014 or

November 25-27 CAVE CREEK/CAREFREE: 20th Annual Hidden in the Hills Artists Studio Tour – Desert Foothills, free, self-guided tour, tour nearly 50 art studios featuring the work of 180 artists, free, 10 am – 5 pm, 480-575-6624 or

November 25-12/4 CHANDLER: 30th Anniversary production of Ballet Etudes – Nutcracker – Chandler Center for the Arts, Clara’s magical journey surrounds you as she encounters life-size mice, swirling snowflakes, dancing confections and the Sugar Plum Fairy, a feast for the eyes and ears with colorful and imaginative costumes paired with Tchaikovsky’s original score, $25-29,

November 25-12/11 SCOTTSDALE: The Herd – Theatre Artists Studio, It’s Andy’s 21st birthday and preparations for the party are under way. But Andy and his caregiver are running late. As his family gathers, two unexpected guests appear, straining the delicate family dynamic. A regional premiere!, $25, 7:30 & 2 pm, 602-765-0120 or

November 25-12/31 MESA: 35th Annual Arizona Temple Christmas Lighting – hundreds of thousands of lights in the garden and a lighted reflection pool, free, special music performances each evening at 7 pm, lighting from 5:30 pm, 480-964-7164 or

November 25-1/2 SHOW LOW: Show Low Shines – an extravaganza of holiday lights and decorations that lights up the City from the day after Thanksgiving through 1/2, light displays at Show Low City Park, downtown and a dancing light display synchronized to holiday music at Show Low City Hall, 928-532-4140 or

November 26 BENSON: Thanksgiving Fiesta of Books – 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, 1 pm, 520-586-2425 or

November 26 FLORENCE: 84th Annual Florence Junior Parada – Charles Whitlow Rodeo Arena, world’s oldest continuous junior rodeo, rodeo parade with vendors and entertainment on Main Street, features junior cowboys & cowgirls ages 5-18, in competition from calf roping, bull dogging, barrel & pole racing, saddle bronc, breakaway roping to goat tying, benefits youth programs across Pinal County, or

November 26 LAKE HAVASU CITY: Dirty Turkey Run – SARA Park, a 4.5 mile trail run consisting of desert terrain and single track, 1,000 feet of climbing, to the top of the mountains of SARA Park nearly reaching the lake and returning through a challenging wash to the finish line, free to spectators, see website for entry fees, 9 am, 928-716-9538 or

November 26 PHOENIX: The Leftovers Run 5K/10K – Arizona Falls, Join us for your first run following Thanksgiving as we work to burn off the leftovers! Our lowest priced run of the year, it is all about having fun and celebrating. All participants will receive an event shirt and finisher’s medal from a previous StartLine event. Already have that one? Half the fun is trading after the race! 8 am, 480-338-7041 or

November 26 SCOTTSDALE: Small Business Saturday Artists Market – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Showcases nearly 20 Arizona artists, who offer unique, hand-crafted gifts for sale, including artisan jewelry, ceramics, textiles, limited-edition prints, wearable art and more. free, noon – 8 pm,

November 26 TEMPE: Fantasy of Lights Opening Night Parade – Mill Avenue District, this year’s theme – Starry Night, parade then Santa, thousands of sparkling lights and lighted displays, free, 6 pm, 480-894-8158 or

November 26 TEMPE: Fat Turkey Trail Run 5K/10K – Papago Park, Fun 5K/10K trail run. 8 am, 602-363-7725 or

November 26 YUMA: 30th Annual Ken & Betty Borland Holiday Pageant & Friendship Tower Lighting – Desert Sun Stadium, entertainment by choral & dance groups, tower lighting ceremony, donate a non-perishable food, 6:30 pm, 928-373-5045 or

November 26-27 GILBERT: Arizona Junior Rodeo Association Rodeo – See the future rodeo champions. Comprised of cowboys & cowgirls between the ages of 4-18 years, the association is committed and dedicated to developing Arizona’s youth in the sport of rodeo, as well as preserving the western lifestyle. The Association strives to build interest, understanding and appreciation for the western life, sportsmanship, hard work and family involvement statewide,

November 26-27 LAKE HAVASU CITY: Western Welcome Club’s Annual Holiday Boutique – Aquatic Center, handcrafted and decorated items for Christmas and non-holiday items, and a bake sale, 8 am – 2 pm,

November 26-27 WICKENBURG: 15th Annual Gem & Art Fair – Community Center, sponsored by the Wickenburg Gem & Mineral Society, more than 40 vendors from all over the southwest with gems and unique stones, also a variety of unique artwork in this media, photo exhibit, door prizes, grab bags, spinning wheel, food, free, 9 am – 5 pm, 928-684-0380 or

November 26-28 TUCSON: Native American Indian Heritage Month Social Indian Craft Market – Sheraton Hotel Tucson, Indian craft market, children’s activities area, traditional food, exhibition dancing, craft demonstrations, $donation, noon – dusk, 520-622-4900 or

November 27 GOLD CANYON: Artists of the Superstitions Holiday Art Show – Gold Canyon Golf Resort, 30 artists show/sell fine art: paintings, wood, ceramic, fabric, jewelry, photography. Please bring a food donation to support AJ Food Bank. free, 9 am – 3 pm, 480-982-5730 or

November 27 PHOENIX: 2nd Annual Free Spirit 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk – Arizona Falls, Benefits Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Features 5K and 1 mile distances along the canal. 8-11 am, 480-338-7041 or

November 29 SCOTTSDALE: Virginia G. Piper Concert Series: Hélène Grimaud, piano – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Celebrated for her musical, environmental and literary achievements, French pianist Hélène Grimaud performs a selection of works exploring the theme of water by nine composers. $29-79, 7:30 pm,


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