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November 2017 Arizona

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - Thursday, November 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm MST

This calendar of Arizona community events has been produced to assist you in making travel arrangements. It is for information only and does not constitute a recommendation. Dates for events were correct at time of publication. Since dates are occasionally changed, please confirm them in advance. 

2-3 SCOTTSDALE: 7th Annual Driving Out Domestic Violence: Celebrity Golf Tournament – Talking Stick Golf Club. Golf with current and retired MLB, NFL, NBA, & PGA and other professional athletes. Then a night of mixing and mingling with celebrity athletes with live music, entertainment and tasting stations of local cuisine and signature cocktails. Golf is $1,000 for individual players and includes two Gala tickets or $4,000 for a foursome and includes 8 Gala tickets. http://www.dodvaz.org
2-5 CAVE CREEK: 15th 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 http://www.wildwestdayscavecreek.com/ or http://www.cavecreekchamber.org
2-5 CHANDLER: 28th 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 http://www.azclassicjazz.org
2-5 PAGE: 15th 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. Balloons launch daily at 7am. Thursday is Education Day, Friday is Media Flight Day, Saturday is Sponsor and Competition Day, and Sunday is Crew Appreciation Day. http://lakepowellballoonregatta.com/ H x
3 PHOENIX: Music in the Garden Fall 2017 Concert Series – Desert Botanical Garden. Different bands each week, this week features Trio Ellas. Dinner is available for an additional charge, guests must be aged 21+, includes Garden admission. $25-30. Doors open at 5:30 pm, concert at 7 pm. 480-481-8188 or http://www.dbg.org/music
3 PHOENIX: Jay-Z – 4:44 Tour – Talking Stick Resort Arena. http://livenation.com
3-4 MAYER: Cancelled for 2017 due to July flood – Western Trade Days – Holiday Festival – Fun filled family show in Old Historic Mayer with cowboy poetry, live bands, 60+ local and Arizona artists, crafters and vendors sell their items from chain saw artist, blacksmith, gold panning, wool spinning and weaving, pony rides, jewelry, food & desserts, Saturday auction and more. Free. 9 am – 4 pm. 928-925-9898 or Facebook-WesternTradeDays H
3-4 PHOENIX: Beethoven Ninth Symphony – Symphony Hall. Tito Muñoz leads The Phoenix Symphony in the First Symphony of Sibelius – a symphonic masterwork of bracing sweep credited with launching the composer’s international career. In a special treat, the orchestra’s husband and wife duo Karen Sinclair and Mark Deatherage feature in Mozart’s richly melodic Sinfonia Concertante. 11 am & 7:30 pm. http://www.phoenixsymphony.org
3-4 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 from 11 am – 1 pm. Will’s Mobile Sharpening Service for all kinds of blades/scissors. Free. 9 am – 2 pm. http://willowbrookumc.org H
3-5 BLACK CANYON CITY: 41st Annual Rock-A-Rama Gem & Mineral Show – High Desert Park. Rock-a-Rama features more than 30 vendors/tailgaters selling a variety of rock-related wares including fossils, meteorites, rough rocks, minerals, precut cabs, and jewelry. Food is available in our Clubhouse and we facilitate an excellent and interesting raffle. High Desert Park also offers a beautiful hiking trail at the foot of the Bradshaw Mountains. Free. Fri & Sun 9 am – 4, Sat 9 am – 5 pm. 719-229-7396 or http://highdeserthelpers.org
3-5 CAREFREE: 24th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival – Downtown Carefree. Spend the day strolling throughout juried fine artworks, courtesy of more than 150 artists from throughout the United States and abroad, displaying paintings in all mediums and subjects. In addition to a wide variety of paintings, drawings, charcoals and pastels, patrons will find impressive small, medium and life-sized sculptures, bronzes, sparkling hand blown glass, wood, clay, metal, stone, gourds,
one of a kind handcrafted jewelry, exceptional photography and much more!. $3. 10 am – 5 pm. 480-837-5637 or http://www.thunderbirdartists.com H z
3-5 PAGE: Balloon Regatta Street Fair – Please join us for the Balloon Regatta Street Fair, held in conjunction with the Balloon Regatta.  Vendors wanted! 928-645-2741 or http://www.lakepowellballoonregatta.com/
3-5 TUCSON: 31st 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 http://www.tucsoncelticfestival.org
4 ANTHEM: Discover: The Spirit of American Explorers – Cross of Christ Lutheran Church. An exciting tribute to the achievements of American explorers from the early pioneers to modern-day space travelers will include the world premiere of a newly commissioned work by Dr. Timothy Michael Powell. Music will be set to the inspirational words of astronaut Buzz Aldrin, astronomer Carl Sagan and teacher Christa McAuliffe. $12-20. 7:30 pm. http://www.pmaz.org
4 BISBEE: 3rd Annual Bisbee Mariachi Festival – Historic Warren Ball Park. The Bisbee Coalition for the Homeless is bringing the Annual Bisbee Mariachi Festival to City Park again. Come be a part of this fundraiser that celebrates culture, history and the arts! $10, kids ten & under free. 11 am – 6 pm. https://bisbeearizona.com/
4 COTTONWOOD: The Steel Wheels – Old Town Center for the Arts. From the Blue Ridge Mountains, a traditional, modern string band. $20-25. 7 pm. http://www.oldtowncenter.org or http://www.showtix4u.com
4 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. http://www.jeromeartwalk.com
4 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 http://www.gokingman.com/
4 LAKE HAVASU CITY: 13th Annual Chillin’ n’ Swillin Beer Festival – Rotary Community Park Ball Fields. 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 https://golakehavasu.com/event/chillin-n-swillin-beer-festival/
4 MESA: ModelZona – Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum. An annual model show and sale with contests and exhibits, it is open to the public, and their focus is on military aircraft models and items. ModelZona is well known in the Arizona plastic modeling community and the surrounding western states as one of the best local shows to attend. 10 am – 4 pm. Regular museum admission pricing. 480-924-1940 or http://www.azcaf.org
4 MESA: Downtown Mesa Festival of the Arts – A free event featuring unique artistic creations, music, food and fun for the whole family. Features the work of established and emerging artists. Music provided by Peggy and Tim. 10 am – 4 pm. http://www.dtmesafest.com
4 PHOENIX: 13th Annual Arizona Fall Festival – Margaret T. Hance Park. It doesn’t get more Arizona than this. Celebrate all things local to Arizona, more than 100 vendors, live music, food samples from local restaurants, an Arizona beverage garden, kids activities, raffle and more. Free. 10 am – 4 pm. http://localfirstaz.com/fall-festival
4 PHOENIX: Not Your Mama’s Wedding & Event Expo Produced by Pride Guide – Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix. Our expo covers wedding, anniversary party, housewarming, birthday bash, or holiday party. LGBTQ friendly event vendors from all over Arizona, a chance to win amazing prizes with our wedding costume contest & karaoke contest, live music, a cash bar & fun. Our expo is welcome to everyone! $5 online/$10 at the door. 2-5 pm. 602-466-2501 or http://OpenMindedExpo.com H
4 PHOENIX: Sebastian Maniscalco: Why Would You Do That? Tour – Celebrity Theatre. Maniscalco is one of comedy’s fastest rising new stars and is Just of Laughs’ Stand Up Comedian of the Year. $39.75-59.95. 602-267-1600 ext. 1 or http://www.celebritytheatre.com
4 PHOENIX: 12th Annual Navajo Art & Rug Auction – Pueblo Grande Museum. See beautifully hand woven, one-of-a-kind Navajo rugs and more. Preview rugs and art available for bidding beginning at 9 am, and have your favorites chosen for the auction at noon. Pick up authentic works of American Indian art. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary. Free. 602-495-0901 or http://www.pueblogrande.org
4 PRESCOTT: One of these Nights – Eagles Tribute – Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center. A hit filled show featuring the music of the Eagles, one of the most successful rock acts of all time. Our show takes the audience on a journey thru all the Eagles’ ‘sounds’, from tasteful country rock, complete with full harmonies, to hard rocking tunes that highlight the Eagles’ extraordinary catalogue.  $22-25. 7 pm. 928-777-1370 or http://www.prescottelkstheater.com
4 PRESCOTT VALLEY: Northern Arizona Suns – Home Opener – Prescott Valley Event Center. The Northern Arizona Suns take on the Agua Caliente Clippers at home to kick off their second season in the NBA G League. Tickets start at $9. 7 pm. 928-772-7867 or http://www.nazsuns.com H
4 QUEEN CREEK: Bacon, Blues and Brews – Founders Park. A celebration of what everyone loves – bacon (other options available), music and craft beer. Come drink and drink, relax to some live music and shop from local vendors. The family-friendly celebration of craft beer, blues music and everyone’s favorite pork product will feature an array of inventive bacon-based dishes from chefs from around the Valley Noon – 9 pm. http://www.baconbluesandbrewsaz.com
4 SCOTTSDALE: Virginia G. Piper Concert Series: Moscow State Symphony Orchestra – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. One of Russia’s most distinguished orchestras performing Tchaikovsky’s brilliant Piano Concerto No. 1, with conductor Pavel Kogan and Dmitry Masleev on piano. $69-109. 8 pm. https://scottsdaleperformingarts.org
4 WICKENBURG: 37th Annual Las Senoras de Socorro Home Tour – Community Center. This year we have four beautiful, unique and private homes in the Wickenburg area to delight you. And a bonus surprise! Plus a holiday market at the Community Center featuring holiday gifts, art, book signings, quilts, food trucks and more. $25. 9 am – 3 pm. 928-684-2272 or http://www.lassenoras.org
4 YUMA: 25th Anniversary, Children’s Festival of the Arts – Yuma Main Street. A fun, hands-on art experience for the whole family. More than 30 booths by various community organizations with art projects that children can make and take home. Numerous food vendors will also be available with a variety of tasty pleasures. Live entertainment, music, and demonstrations by local artists will fill the day. Additionally, a display of outstanding youth art work from more than 20 area schools will be exhibited in the Yuma Art Center galleries. Free. 10 am – 3 pm. http://www.YumaAz.gov
4-5 ELOY: Family Campout – Picacho Peak State Park. Ideal for those new to camping. An activity filled weekend could include fishing, archery, mountain biking, hiking, or birding, depending on the date and park chosen. Trained camp coordinators will assist by teaching campers how to set up a tent, prepare food outside, build a fire and work on a service project. $90 for a family up to four. http://AZStateParks.com/family-camp
4-5 PHOENIX: 15th Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration – Desert Botanical Garden. Celebrate with music, dance and storytelling that explore the beauty and meaning of this special holiday. Children will love the crafts and face painting and the whole family will enjoy the entertainment and browsing the Mercado filled with art, jewelry and other wares. Each day ends with La Procesión, a procession through the Garden by all the performers and audience members, concluding with a traditional burning of troubles. 10 am – 5 pm. http://dbg.org/
4-5 SCOTTSDALE: azcentral.com Food & Wine Experience – Salt River Field at Talking Stick. Celebrate with the hearts and palates of chefs, vintners, distillers, restaurateurs and enthusiasts. http://foodandwine.azcentral.com/
4-25 TUCSON: The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show – Hilton Tucson East. Your ticket includes our signature murder mystery show with a Prize Package for the Top Sleuth of the night, as well as a fantastic four course plated dinner (with a choice of three different entrees), and many more surprises during the show. $49.95 plus tax. Saturdays, 6 pm. 866-496-0535 or http://www.thedinnerdetective.com/tcs
5 PHOENIX: Bruno Mars 24K Magic World Tour – Talking Stick Resort Arena. Grammy Award winner and world-renowned, multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter/producer/director/musician, Bruno Mars, brings his massive global headline tour – The 24K Magic World Tour (pronounced twenty-four karat magic world tour). The 24K Magic World Tour celebrates Mars’ new album, 24K Magic. Tickets for the tour, produced by Live Nation. http://Livenation.com
5 PHOENIX: 42nd 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 http://www.phoenix10K.com
5 SCOTTSDALE: The Okee Dokee Brothers – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. The Grammy Award-winning duo of Justin Lansing and Joe Mailander records and performs family music aimed at inspiring children and their parents to get outside and experience nature. $9-19. 11 am & 2 pm. http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org
5 SUN CITY: Discover: The Spirit of American Explorers – American Lutheran Church. An exciting tribute to the achievements of American explorers from the early pioneers to modern-day space travelers will include the world premiere of a newly commissioned work by Dr. Timothy Michael Powell. Music will be set to the inspirational words of astronaut Buzz Aldrin, astronomer Carl Sagan and teacher Christa McAuliffe. $12-20. 3 pm. http://www.pmaz.org
5 TUCSON: 28th 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 http://www.allsoulsprocession.org or http://www.visitTucson.org z
6-10 MONUMENT VALLEY: 6th Annual John Wayne’s Monument Valley Ride – Four-day horseback ride in the heart of the Navajo Tribal Park, if you love John Wayne / John Ford movies filmed here, then this ride is for you, includes horses, tack, wranglers, Navajo guide/historian, meals, “period-clothing” recommended, reservations needed. http://great-american-adventures.com/
6-12 PHOENIX: 26th Annual Charles Schwab Cup Championship Tournament – Phoenix Country Club. The season-ending event of the Champions Tour featuring the 36 top golfers on the Tour’s official money list. $35-75. http://www.pgatour.com/champions/tournaments/charles-schwab-cup-championship.html
7 SCOTTSDALE: Talk Cinema – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Mixing Hollywood flair with the element of surprise, it offers sneak previews of new independent and foreign films. Audiences arrive at the theater not knowing what will be screened and are among the first to see a new movie and then engage in a critical discussion led by film scholars and special guests – destined to start conversations before the films ever come out. $14. 7 pm. https://scottsdaleperformingarts.org
8 PHOENIX: The Suns vs. Miami – Talking Stick Resort Arena. Arizona’s original professional sports franchise celebrates the 50th season of Suns basketball with a series of “Decade Nights” commemorating the different eras of the Suns rich history. This evening’s premium is College Night / ’95 NBA All-Star Jersey Tank brought to you by Red Bull for the first 2,500 fans. 7 pm. 602-379-SUNS or http://Suns.com
9 GILBERT: Gilbert Veterans Day Ceremony – Civic Center Campus. Celebrate your patriotism, American pride by honoring our veterans! The ceremony features presentation of colors, music by local schools, special guest speakers, food and refreshments, and much more. https://www.gilbertaz.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/special-events/veteran-s-day
9 PRESCOTT VALLEY: Northern Arizona Suns vs. Iowa Wolves – Prescott Valley Event Center. The Northern Arizona Suns take on the Iowa Wolves at home to in their second season in the NBA G League. Tickets start at $9. 6:30 pm. 928-772-7867 or http://www.nazsuns.com H
9 SCOTTSDALE: Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Orchestra: Eddie at 80 – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. A night of red-hot salsa and Latin jazz with the legendary pianist and bandleader. $39-59. 7:30 pm. https://scottsdaleperformingarts.org
9-11 MESA: Mesa Music Festival – Downtown Mesa. The Mesa Music Festival is a music and arts festival that celebrates the culture of Downtown Mesa. With performances by more than 200 artists from around the world, it is the premier emerging artist festival in Arizona. It features live performances in both indoor and outdoor venues along Main Street. Venues include both traditional and non-traditional stages in local businesses in Downtown. Free. http://www.mesamusicfest.com/
9-11 TUCSON: Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival – Tucson Expo Center. Exhibits from many companies, new products, techniques and ideas, ‘make and take’ workshops, educational seminars. $10. Thu & Fri 10 am – 5 pm, Sat 10 am – 4 pm. http://www.quiltcraftsew.com/tucson.html
9-12 BUCKEYE: AVTT Traveling Vietnam Wall – Earl Edgar Field. Come and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Free entry – all are welcome! Two ceremonies each day. http:// www.buckeyeaz.gov/travelingwall
10 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. http://www.phoenixraceway.com H
10 MESA: East Valley Veterans’ Day Parade – View more than 100 entries including military vehicles, Junior ROTC groups, military support groups, Mesa and Gilbert high school marching bands, East Valley city and town dignitaries, Girl and Boy Scout Troops, equestrian groups. Free. 11 am. 480-684-2324 or http://evvp.org/ H
10 PHOENIX: Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott – Orpheum Theatre. One of the world’s most celebrated classical musicians in concert the pianist Kathryn Stott. $59-159. 8 pm. https://scottsdaleperformingarts.org
10 PHOENIX: Music in the Garden Fall 2017 Concert Series – Desert Botanical Garden. Different bands each week, this week features Big Nick and the Gila Monsters. Dinner is available for an additional charge, guests must be aged 21+, includes Garden admission. $25-30. Doors open at 5:30 pm, concert at 7 pm. 480-481-8188 or http://www.dbg.org/music
10 PHOENIX: The Suns vs. Orlando – Talking Stick Resort Arena. Arizona’s original professional sports franchise celebrates the 50th season of Suns basketball with a series of “Decade Nights” commemorating the different eras of the Suns rich history. This evening’s premium is Decade Night (1960’s/1970’s) / Connie Hawkins Bobble head for the first 5,000 fans. 7 pm. 602-379-SUNS or http://Suns.com
10 PRESCOTT: Ronny Cox in Concert – Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center. Acclaimed “Dueling Banjos” actor/folk singer who has been writing songs and telling stories for more than four decades. $25-30. 7 pm. 928-777-1370 or http://www.prescottelkstheater.com
10-11 CHANDLER: 8th 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 $. http://chandleraz.gov/chuckwagon
10-11 TUCSON: Artists of the Southwest – Rillito Park Pavilions. Artists of the Southwest is pleased to announce an exciting new and affordable fine art fair showcasing southern Arizona artist, there will also be food trucks and music. Free. 10 am – 5 pm. 520-612-9519 H
10-12 AVONDALE: Can-Am 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race – Phoenix International Raceway. Semi-final race in the NASCAR Championship. Tickets start at $35. 623-463-5400 or http://www.phoenixRaceway.com H
10-12 BISBEE: 6th Annual Sidepony Express Music Festival – A three-day showcase of emerging independent musical artists in about 18 unique venues and with more than 80 bands who each play several times throughout the weekend in different spaces. This event is open and free to the public. Fri 4 pm – 2 am, Sat noon – 2 am, Sun noon – 11 pm. http://sideponyexpressmusicfestival.com/
10-12 FOUNTAIN HILLS: 43rd Annual Fountain Festival of Arts & Crafts – Avenue of the Fountains. Nearly 500 arts & crafts booths, food, competitive, juried gallery of arts & crafts, music & live entertainment. Free. 10 am – 5 pm. 480-837-1654 or http://www.fountainhillschamber.com H z
10-12 GILBERT: 2017 39th Annual Gilbert Days Rodeo – Little Dude rodeo, rodeo dance, rodeo. http://www.gilbertdays.org
10-12 PHOENIX: Beethoven Fourth Symphony – Symphony Hall. Tito Muñoz conducts the rousing Fourth Symphony, a work deploying the woodwind instruments in an intimate manner reminiscent of chamber music. Two brightly colored works from American composers Timo Andres and Philip Glass – the latter featuring the return of prodigious soloist Amy Dickson on the saxophone – illuminate Beethoven’s masterpiece. 7:30 & 2 pm. http://www.phoenixsymphony.org
10-12 PHOENIX: Chiles & Chocolate Festival – Desert Botanical Garden. The Festival is the ideal recipe for a sweet and spicy weekend. Sample and shop your way through Arizona’s top chile and chocolate vendors. Indulge in gourmet chocolates, zesty sauces, fresh fire-roasted chiles and other delights. Listen to catchy musical mixes and enjoy fiery live performances of Latin, Brazilian and Spanish dance on Boppart Courtyard. 10 am – 5 pm. 480-941-1225 or http://www.dbg.org
10-12 SEDONA: Annual Fall Open Studios Tour – An annual celebration of the arts and artists in the greater Verde Valley. A unique self-guided opportunity to meet the artists and gain a first-hand view of their creative processes and allows visitors the opportunity to meet and talk with artists in their daily work spaces. Free. 10 am – 5 pm. http://sedonaartistscoalition.org
10-12 WICKENBURG: 38th Annual Bluegrass Festival & Fiddle Championship – Bowman Rodeo Grounds. Three days of bluegrass bands on stage along with 13 competitive contests for awards and cash, arts & crafts, KIDSZone, and food. $. Fri 1-5 pm, Sat-Sun 9 am – 5:30 pm. 928-684-5479 or 800-942-5242 or http://www.outwickenburgway.com H x
10-19 PEORIA: Annie Jr. – Peoria Center for the Performing Arts. Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award®-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award®-winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie Jr. features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure. http://www.theaterworks.org
10-1/6 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 http://www.thetrain.com
11 ANTHEM: Annual Veterans Day Ceremony – Anthem Veterans Memorial. The patriotic program will honor the service of all veterans and their families and pay special tribute to veterans of the Gulf War during the 25th anniversary year. This year’s ceremony also will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Memorial, which was dedicated on Nov. 11, 2011. Special programming will commemorate the occasion. http://OnlineAtAnthem.com/AVM
11 AVONDALE: Ticket Galaxy 200 – Phoenix International Raceway. Exciting battle of NASCAR veterans and rookies in the NASCAR Xfinity Series 200 Series 200 laps, 200 miles. $. 1:30 pm. http://www.phoenixraceway.com
11 COTTONWOOD: EHGG – Old Town Center for the Arts. Electric Harp Guitar Group with William Eaton, Anthony Mazzella and Fitzhugh Jenkins. $20-25. 7 pm. http://www.oldtowncenter.org or http://www.showtix4u.com
11 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. $35. 10 am – 5 pm. 520-455-5893 or http://www.sonoitavineyards.com
11 GLENDALE: KMLE Presents Driftwood Festival – University of Phoenix Stadium Lawn. will feature over 100 craft beers and some of the best BBQ in the region, along with music from top country music artists: Kip Moore, Chris Janson, Jerrod Niemann, RaeLynn and Trent Harmon. $29-199. 1 pm. http://www.DriftwoodFest.com
11 PEORIA: Rally Point Arizona Run and Family Festival – Peoria Sports Complex. Half marathon and 5K run/walk to benefit Arizona Veterans and suicide prevention. Run and festival for families. Free. 5 am – 2 pm. 602-464-4719 or http://www.rallypointarizonarun.com
11 PHOENIX: Phoenix Veterans Day Parade – Now in its 21st year, the parade is one of the top Veterans Day events in the nation. This year’s parade theme is “Silent Sacrifice: Honoring Our Cold War Veterans,” and will feature patriotic floats, bands, marching units, a flyover of WWII planes and more. Starting at Montebello near the North Phoenix Baptist Church, then travels east on Camelback Road and south on 7th Street, ending at Indian School Road. Free. 11 am. http://PhoenixVeteransDayParade.org
11 PHOENIX: The 12th Phoenix Annual Parade of the Arts – A public procession through downtown Phoenix in the neighborhood of Historic Grand Avenue. It celebrates the arts and culture that are a vital part of a metropolitan downtown, unites the arts with the greater community by providing an open to the public, mobile expression of downtown Phoenix life, this year’s theme: Undersea Madness. 6 pm. http://www.phoenixannualparadeofthearts.com/
11 PHOENIX: 17th Annual Veterans Day Gourd Dance – Pueblo Grande Museum. Honors the memory of all the men and women who have served our nation. Gourd dancing is conducted by the Arizona Territory Gourd Society, a non-profit group of American Indian United States War Veterans and their families who celebrate and support the local Arizona veteran community. Bring your favorite potluck to share. Free. 11 am – 4 pm. 602-495-0901 or http://www.pueblogrande.com
11 PHOENIX: The Suns vs. Minnesota – Talking Stick Resort Arena. Arizona’s original professional sports franchise celebrates the 50th season of Suns basketball with a series of “Decade Nights” commemorating the different eras of the Suns rich history. This evening’s premium is APS Military Appreciation Night / Suns Camo T-Shirt for the first 2,500 fans. 7 pm. 602-379-SUNS or http://Suns.com
11 PHOENIX: 17th Annual Veterans Day Weekend Traditional Pow Wow – Arizona State University West Campus. Native American dancers, drum groups and artisans from throughout Arizona, traditional arts and crafts, food, music and dance. 10 am. 602-543-5300 or http://outreach.asu.edu/west/pow-wow
11 PRESCOTT: Born Country – The Best of Alabama – Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center. Join a fantastic 7-piece band for this brand new concert tribute to Alabama!  If you were “Born Country” and are looking for some “Mountain Music” or “Love in the First Degree,” this is the show for you.  And don’t you worry, we’re gonna have a fiddle in the band! $22-25. 7 pm. 928-777-1370 or http://www.prescottelkstheater.com
11 PRESCOTT VALLEY: Northern Arizona Suns vs. Iowa Wolves – Prescott Valley Event Center. The Northern Arizona Suns take on the Iowa Wolves at home to in their second season in the NBA G League. Tickets start at $9. 7 pm. 928-772-7867 or http://www.nazsuns.com H
11 SAHUARITA: 9th Annual Sahuarita Pecan Festival – Green Valley Pecan Company. The Sahuarita Pecan Festival November, 11 will feature the popular Pecan Classic and Family Nut Run/Walk. A variety of pecan activities will be showcased, including a pecan pie contest and pecan nut cracking competition. Harvest demonstrations, kids area, food court, marketplace and much more! Free. 9 am – 5 pm, 520-329-5790 or http://www.sahuaritapecanfestival.com/ H
11 SCOTTSDALE: CF Cycle for Life – Notre Dame Prep High School. The Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life ride is a charity ride supporting the CF Foundation. The ride travels through Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Phoenix and Carefree. We offer three route options a 65-mile ride, 40-mile route and a 20-mile ride. $150 fundraising minimum. 602-224-0068 or http://www.cycleforlife.org H
11 SCOTTSDALE: Rita Rudner – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Comedian Rita Rudner has charmed her way into the hearts of millions with her witty stand-up routines, sold-out tours, best-selling books and many appearances on HBO and late-night television. She is one of the most popular performers in Vegas, where she holds the record for the city’s longest-running one-person comedy show. $49-79. 8 pm. https://scottsdaleperformingarts.org
11 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. http://www.4peaksracing.com/
11 TUBAC: Old Town Tubac Historic Adobe Building Tour – Tour inside Old Town historic adobe buildings within Tubac’s National Historic District and learn about the rich lives and times of their residents who over hundreds of years shaped the Tubac, Where Art and History Meet, we know today. Co-sponsored by the Tubac Historical Society and the Lowe House Project artist in residency program. $40. 10 am – 3 pm. 520-398-2020 or http://ths-tubac.org H
11 TUCSON: Living History Day Honoring Our Veterans – Tucson Presidio Museum. This replica of the city’s original adobe-walled fortress comes alive with demonstrations of children’s games, old and new world foods, and fresh baked bread and handmade tortillas to sample. Pump the bellows of the blacksmith’s forge and watch soldiers practice their drills and fire a cannon. $5, Second Saturdays from October through April, 10 am – 3 pm. 520-837-8119 or http://tucsonpresidiotrust.org/
11 TUCSON: 2017 Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony – The American Legion Post 7 hosts a Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony in downtown Tucson starting at Granada and Alameda. 11 am. http://www.tucsonveteransdayparade.org/
11 VAIL: Colossal Vail 50/50 – Colossal Cave Mountain Park. Run 50 miles or 50K on the Arizona Trail between the foothills of the Santa Rita Mountains and Saguaro National Park, 100% singletrack, flat, fast and organized, benefits the Arizona Trail Association. 6:30 am. http://www.aztrail.org/cv5050/
11-12 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 http://www.mcfafairgrounds.org or http://allaboutkingman.com/annual-kingman-cancer-care-arts-and-crafts-fair/
11-12 LAKE HAVASU CITY: 48th 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 https://golakehavasu.com/event/gem-mineral-show/
11-12 SCOTTSDALE: 7th 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 Annual Canine Couture. http://www.thepoloparty.com/
11-12 TUCSON: TOSCA – Tucson Music Hall. The beautiful and fiery Italian diva Floria Tosca is passionately in love with the artist Mario Cavaradossi, dreaming of their life together. But soon, she is caught in the political intrigues of Rome and a sinister web spun by Baron Scarpia, the Chief of Police. Tosca is looking for a way out, when Scarpia offers a solution: submit to him, and he will let the couple leave the city unharmed. 7:30 & 3 pm. 520-293-4336 or http://www.azopera.org
12 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. http://www.phoenixraceway.com H
12 CHANDLER: Arizona Harvest Festival & Open Air Market – Downtown Chandler. Merchants offer a selection of products and services including a farmer’s market with local produce and artisan gourmet foods, holiday items, home décor, jewelry, clothing, art, home improvements, health and wellness services and products, and more. Live entertainment plus activities: pumpkin toss, pumpkin pageant, cornhole, pie eating contest, corn shucking, cake walk and a kid’s zone. The beer garden features local pumpkin ales and seasonal brews. 9 am -6 pm. http://downtownchandler.org
12 GILBERT: Downtown Concert: August in Stereo – Water Tower Plaza. Grab your family and friends, pack a picnic basket or visit one of the Gilbert’s local restaurants for take-out and join us for some evening entertainment at the base of the popular Gilbert water tower where local bands will perform a variety of genres of music. 6:30 pm. https://www.gilbertaz.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/special-events/concerts-in-the-park
12 GLENDALE: 5th Annual West Valley Island Cultural Festival – Glendale Adult Center. Celebrates island music and dance There are contests, giveaways, and live entertainment by local performers. Some of the dances will be: Polynesian, Salsa, Belly dance and more! Features talented musicians, teachers, and dance performers. A Hawaiian and Tahitian dance competition. Different levels of competition. noon – 6 pm. http://www.wvislandculturalfest.com
12 LAKE HAVASU CITY: 12th 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 and ice cream catered by Scoops, DJ’s with classic rock, raffles and 50/50 drawing. Free. 9 am – 3 pm. 928-266-6422 or https://golakehavasu.com/event/veterans-day-celebration-show-shine/
12 PHOENIX: 4th Annual Dancer’s Choice – Dorrance Theatre. Selections hand-picked by members of Ballet Arizona including never before seen works created by company dancers, favorites from Artistic Director Ib Andersen, excerpts from full length ballets and other choreographic surprises. A post-performance reception and silent auction featuring artwork from company members as well as products and services. $75. 7 pm. http://balletaz.org/performance/dancers-choice-2015/
12 TUCSON: 13th 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, awards for top 1st, 2nd & 3rd place recreational walkers. 7 am. http://www.everyoneruns.net
14-15 PHOENIX: Tedeschi Trucks Band – Orpheum Theatre. Danny Zelisko Presents the dynamic rock-and-soul powerhouse. $39-125. 7:30 pm. https://phoenix.ticketforce.com/
15 SCOTTSDALE: Charles Lewis Quintet + 2 – The Brazilian Experience – ASU Kerr Cultural Center. Jazzmaster pianist Charles Lewis kicks off the 2017-2018 season with his Latin-infused, swinging style. This program explores the sounds of Brazil. A dear friend to our namesake Louise Lincoln Kerr, Lewis weaves stories of his experiences with Mrs. Kerr into his energetic live jazz performance. $25-38. 7:30 pm. https://asukerr.com
15-12/31 PHOENIX: Disney’s Newsies – Phoenix Theatre. Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 and based on the 1992 film, Newsies follows Jack Kelly and a rag-tag group of newsies as they take on the biggest names in publishing in a remarkable fight for justice and fair pay. Packed with show-stopping choreography and a Tony® Award winning score by Alan Menken, it is an extravagant, high-energy celebration of song and dance! 602-254-2151 or http://phoenixtheatre.com/
15-1/7 PHOENIX: Illumination – Illumination is Arizona’s largest holiday drive-thru light show. This 1-mile driving attraction features millions of lights synchronized to holiday music. Also, visit The Holiday Boulevard; a park, play and eating area that culminates the experience. $29.50-34.50. Nightly 6-10:30 pm weekdays. 6-11:30 pm weekends. 602-567-3618 or http://IlluminationAZ.com H
16 CASA GRANDE: Day Out Downtown Living History Tour – Main Street Patio. Historical walking tour, refreshments, living history tour, merchant scavenger hunt and more on each third Thursday through April. 9:30 am. 520-836-8744 or http://www.cgmainstreet.org
16 PHOENIX: 3rd Annual Masters of Scotch Autumn Tasting Series – The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. Whether a novice whisky drinker or long-standing Scotch enthusiast, the tasting series provides a fun and informative evening sampling Scotch whiskies in hour-long presentations led by Scotch experts. This evening features Ardbeg. $65. 6:30 pm. Reservations required. 480-624-1202 or http://www.kierlandresort.com
16 PRESCOTT VALLEY: Northern Arizona Suns vs. Long Island Nets – Prescott Valley Event Center. The Northern Arizona Suns take on the Long Island Nets at home to in their second season in the NBA G League. Tickets start at $9. 6:30 pm. 928-772-7867 or http://www.nazsuns.com H
16-19 FORT MCDOWELL: 36th 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. http://www.fmyn.org/
17 CHANDLER: National Kidney Foundation of Arizona Golf Classic – Whirlwind Golf Club. $1600/foursome. Shotgun at 9 am. 602-840-1644 or http://www.nkfgolfclassic.com/billboard.cfm?clubid=8246&courseid=10808
17 LITCHFIELD PARK: 4th Annual Golf Tournament – The Wigwam Golf Course. Shot gun start at 8:30 am, includes scramble, long drive, closest to the pin, hole in one, lunch, program & auction and raffle prizes. Benefits S.S.S4Vets. http://see4vets.2017wigwam.dojiggy.com
17 PHOENIX: Reik – Comerica Theatre. http://livenation.com
17-18 GILBERT: Holiday Classic Boutique – Sierra Ballroom @ Trilogy Club House, handmade craft items, by the Creative Designers, featuring the annual angel trees for the Gilbert and Higley School Districts. Free. Fri 4-7 pm, Sat 9 am – noon. 480-219-1344
17-18 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, place mats, potholders and benefits community projects. Free admission and refreshments. 10 am – 4 pm. 928-830-2565
17-19 YUMA: 27th Annual Colorado River Crossing Balloon Festival – Cibola H.S. The festival attracts some of the most colorful and unique balloons from the West and Southwest. 50 balloons, sunrise balloon liftoffs, sunset balloon glow & fireworks, entertainment, food. Free. 928-343-1715 or http://www.caballeros.org H y
17-19 PHOENIX: TOSCA – Symphony Hall. The beautiful and fiery Italian diva Floria Tosca is passionately in love with the artist Mario Cavaradossi, dreaming of their life together. But soon, she is caught in the political intrigues of Rome and a sinister web spun by Baron Scarpia, the Chief of Police. Tosca is looking for a way out, when Scarpia offers a solution: submit to him, and he will let the couple leave the city unharmed. 7:30 & 3 pm. 602-266-7464 or http://www.azopera.org
17-12/28 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. http://www.northpoleexperience.com
17-1/5 CHANDLER: Art Quilts XXII: As Near to the Edge as I Can Go – Chandler Center for the Arts. For 22 years, The Chandler Center for the Arts Art Quilts exhibition has grown from a local and regional quilt show to a respected vehicle for contemporary works. The exhibition draws entries from around the United States and Canada and allows thousands of visitors each year to experience quilting as an art form. Free. 480-782-2695 or http://www.chandlercenter.org
18 ALAMO LAKE: 11th Annual Night Under the Stars – Alamo Lake State Park. Astronomy clubs from around the state gather and set up their equipment and share. Bring a folding chair, red light, sweater or jacket, enthusiasm to enjoy and conserve our beautiful night skies. $7/vehicle (up to four adults). 6 pm. 928-669-2088 or https://azstateparks.com/alamo-lake/ w
18 CLARKDALE: Echoes from the Past School of Ancient Technology: Shell Ornaments – Tuzigoot National Monument. Experimental archaeologist, Zack Curcija, provides archaeology students and the public with a tangible view of how prehistoric south westerners interacted with their environment and natural resources. http://www.nps.gov/tuzi
18 COTTONWOOD: Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds – Old Town Center for the Arts. Dana brings her vibrant, melodic vocals and finger picking to a body of complex songs. Drawing from jazz and bluegrass, carrying a contemporary beat, the sound is roots-rooted flung-into-the-future folk. $20-25. 7 pm. http://www.oldtowncenter.org or http://www.showtix4u.com
18 GILBERT: Shun the Sun Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K – Higley High School. 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. http://shunthesunfoundation.org/ or http://gilbertmarathon.org/
18 GILBERT: Gilbert Days Parade – The Gilbert Days parade is a long tradition of being the premiere event for Gilbert Days. The parade is a celebration of our Town’s heritage and involves many local  schools, businesses, non-profit organizations, and special interest groups. 8:30 am. https://www.gilbertaz.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/special-events/gilbert-days/gilbert-days-parade
18 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. http://www.aravaiparunning.com/pass-mountain/
18 MESA: Downtown Mesa Festival of the Arts – A free event featuring unique artistic creations, music, food and fun for the whole family. Features the work of established and emerging artists. Music provided by Peggy and Tim. 10 am – 4 pm. http://www.dtmesafest.com
18 PHOENIX: 3rd 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 http://www.phoenix.pizza
18 PHOENIX: Fall Out Boy – M A N I A Tour – Talking Stick Resort Arena. http://livenation.com
18 PHOENIX: Joe Rogan – Strange Times 2017 Tour – Comerica Theatre. http://livenation.com
18 PHOENIX: 5th Annual Redneck Run – Rio Salado Habitat Area. 5K and 10K “plunger relay.”There will be plunger decorating and prizes for the best decorated. All 5k and relay participants receive a unique recycled finishers medal and technical shirt from previous REDNECK RUNS. $25-35. 7:30-10:30 am. 480-609-3978 or http://www.redneckrunaz.com H
18 PHOENIX: David Sedaris – Orpheum Theatre. A reading and book signing with the best-selling author and humorist. $29-69. 8 pm. https://scottsdaleperformingarts.org
18 PHOENIX: Bonsai & Raku Pottery Exhibit – Japanese Friendship Garden. Bonsai Arts displayed by Bonsai enthusiasts and talented artists, learn about the philosophy of Bonsai, its cultural background, tools, how to grow miniature trees and more. This year another piece of Japanese artistry will join, Raku, a type of Japanese pottery traditionally used in Japanese tea ceremonies, most often in the form of chawan tea bowls. $5. 10 am – 4 pm. http://www.japanesefriendshipgarden.org
18 PHOENIX: Dogs’ Day in the Garden – Desert Botanical Garden. Bring the whole family—dogs included—for a walk on Garden trails. Meet other dog lovers, heel for family photos, learn about local dog-related nonprofits, shop and enjoy samples with your pup. All dogs must be on a leash and remain on marked trails at all times. 8am – 2 pm. Garden admission and $4 admission per dog benefits the Arizona Humane Society. http://dbg.org
18 QUEEN CREEK: We Make History Presents 15th 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. http://www.americanheritagefestival.com
18 SCOTTSDALE: 12 Hours of Fury Presented by Bicycle Ranch – McDowell Mountain Regional Park. The 12 Hours of Fury will test your body, mind and mountain biking skills. Beginning and ending at The Four Peaks Staging Area in McDowell Mountain Regional Park the 15 mile loop is smooth, fast and fun. The most loops in 12 hours wins it! http://www.4peaksracing.com
18 TEMPE: Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane Company – ASU Gammage. Bill T. Jones with Associate Artistic Director, Janet Wong, have created the third and final installment of the ANALOGY TRILOGY, AMBROS: THE EMIGRANT. This trilogy brings into light the different types of war we fight and, in particular, the war within ourselves. The trilogy is an investigation of memory, storytelling and form. 7 pm. http://asugammage.com
18 TUCSON: 35th Annual El Tour de Tucson presented by Casino del Sol Resort – TCC. Thousands of cyclists from around the world compete, perimeter tour with 106-, 76-, 54-, 37-, 5- and ¼- mile courses, open to pros, fitness buffs, fun-lovers and kids, by Perimeter Bicycling Association of America. 520-745-2033 or http://www.pbaa.com
18 WINSLOW: 71st 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 http://www.winslowarizona.org H y
18-19 LAKE HAVASU CITY: 6th Annual Sand, Water & RV 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, boat demo rides, Cornhole tournament, Fab 50 Classic Hot Boat show & shine. $3, children 6 & under free. Sat. 9 am – 5 pm, Sun 9 am – 3 pm. 951-501-0210 or https://golakehavasu.com/event/sand-water-rv-expo/2017-11-18/
19 PHOENIX: The Suns vs. Chicago – Talking Stick Resort Arena. Arizona’s original professional sports franchise celebrates the 50th season of Suns basketball with a series of “Decade Nights” commemorating the different eras of the Suns rich history. This evening’s premium is Superhero Day brought to you by Takis / Suns Superhero Cape for the first 2,500 fans. 6 pm. 602-379-SUNS or http://Suns.com
19 SCOTTSDALE: ASU Concerts @ The Center – 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. 4 pm. https://scottsdaleperformingarts.org
19 TEMPE: Ironman 70.3 Arizona – Tempe Beach Park. A flat, fast spectator-friendly course with spectacular desert vistas, offers 30 qualifying slots for the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, the swim is in a calm, manmade lake with water temperatures in the mid 70s, three-loop (each loop is 18.5 miles) bike course is relatively flat and winds through Tempe, two-loop run follows a 6.5-mile loop around Tempe Town Lake. http://www.ironman.com/
21 PRESCOTT VALLEY: Northern Arizona Suns vs. Austin Spurs – Prescott Valley Event Center. The Northern Arizona Suns take on the Austin Spurs at home to in their second season in the NBA G League. Tickets start at $9. 6:30 pm. 928-772-7867 or http://www.nazsuns.com H
23 ANTHEM: 15th Annual Anthem Turkey Trot – Anthem Community Center. 10K run, 5K run/walk & kid’s dash, predominantly flat course winds through the community in the shadow of Daisy Mountain and Gavilan Peak. 8:30 am. http://www.4peaksracing.com/
23 GOODYEAR: Freddy’s Presents The 14th Annual Southwest Regional YMCA Thanksgiving Day Youth & Adult Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon – Southwest Valley Regional YMCA. Includes: Adult TRI: 2-mi run, 12-m bike, 400 yd pool swim; Adult DU: 2-mi run, 12-mi. bike, 1/2 mi run; Youth TRI: 1/2 m run, 4 mi bike, 100 yd. swim; Adult TRI & DU RELAY: Adult tri distances. http://trifamilyracing.com/index.html
23 KINGMAN: 9th 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 http://www.gokingman.com/
23 PEORIA: 30th 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 http://www.arizonaroadracers.com
23 SEDONA: 1st Eighth 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 http://sedonarunning.com/TURKEY_TROT_5K.php
24 FLAGSTAFF: 3rd 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, also choir performances, photos with Santa and more. $5-8. Open on weekends. http://www.thearb.org
24 PHOENIX: PJ Masks Live! – Comerica Theatre. http://livenation.com
24 TEMPE: Fantasy of Lights Opening Night Parade – Mill Avenue District. Includes a lineup of parade units including floats, marching bands, and novelty units. Mill Avenue’s trees are lit with thousands of lights that remain throughout the holiday season. Following the parade, the annual tree lighting ceremony at Centerpoint plaza then Santa is available for requests and photos. Free. 6 pm. 480-894-8158 or http://www.downtowntempe.com/explore/our-events/fantasy-of-lights H y
24-25 BISBEE: 35th 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. 10 am – 4 pm. 520-432-3539 or http://www.discoverbisbee.com or http://www.bisbeehometour.com
24-25 GLENDALE: 24th Annual Glendale Glitters Spectacular Weekend – Murphy Park. Nighttime sky lights up with 1.6 million twinkling lights, opening nights include holiday entertainment, food, crafts, children’s wonderland and snow, horse-drawn carriage rides, and special lighting ceremony. Display remains lit nightly through January 6 from 5-11 pm each evening. Free. 5-10 pm. 623-930-2299 or http://www.glendaleaz.com/events H y
24-25 PHOENIX: 39th Annual Las Noches de las Luminarias – Desert Botanical Gardens. Experience the beauty of more than 8,000 hand-lit luminaria bags, thousands of white twinkle lights and unexpected views of familiar spaces. As you walk the Garden paths, you will be welcomed by the sights and sounds of nine entertainment ensembles. Additional dinner is available. $10-25. 5:30 pm, pre-register. 480-481-8188 or http://www.dbg.org H
24-25 SCOTTSDALE: The Capitol Steps – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Direct from D.C., fresh political satire set to your favorite tunes. $49-69. 8 & 5 pm. https://scottsdaleperformingarts.org
24-26 PHOENIX: Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue – Symphony Hall. Join The Phoenix Symphony as the acclaimed Ted Rosenthal Trio performs George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with its unique blend of classical and jazz-influenced effects. Teaming up with The Phoenix Symphony, this trio of New York musicians Ted Rosenthal, piano; Martin Wind, bass; Tim Horner, drums perform an unforgettable night of Gershwin and jazz. 7:30 & 2 pm. http://www.phoenixsymphony.org
24-12/2 SEDONA: The Tlaquepaque Tree Trail – Featuring more than 20 ornately decorated Christmas trees designed by creative folks in the shops and galleries. Download the tree trail map, or pick it up at the host tent sponsored by the Sedona Marine Corps. Purchase a $25 raffle ticket and a tree might be yours! Drawing on 12/2. Smaller trees will be offered to families in need. Enjoy hot chocolate and an opportunity to have your picture taken with Santa. 10 am – 6 pm. http://www.tlaq.com
24-12/30 PEORIA: South Pacific – Arizona Broadway Theatre. Experience infectious fun, laughter and the heartache of forbidden love as one of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most enduring stories and masterful scores returns to the ABT stage. http://azbroadway.org/event/south-pacific/
24-12/31 MESA: 38th 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 pm. 480-964-7164 or http://www.mesachristmaslights.com H z
24-1/7 LAKE HAVASU CITY: Ice Skating at the London Bridge – London Bridge Resort. Experience a traditional winter favorite in the heart of the desert at Lake Havasu City. Enjoy real ice skating under twinkle lights and a backdrop of pine trees at the London Bridge Resort. 928-855-0888 or https://golakehavasu.com/event/ice-skating-at-the-london-bridge/
25 FLORENCE: 85th Annual Florence Junior Parada – Charles Whitlow Rodeo Arena. World’s oldest continuous junior rodeo, also a 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. http://www.florencejrparadarodeo.com/ or http://www.florenceaz.gov/events H
25 LAKE HAVASU CITY: Dirty Turkey Run – SARA Park. A 4.5 mile trail run to Tabletop and down through the canyon – or – A 5-mile Funk Hike down through SARA’s Crack and back, free to spectators, see website for entry fees. 9 am. 928-716-9538 or http://www.golakehavasu.com/events/details/796/
25 YUMA: 31st Annual Ken & Betty Borland Holiday Pageant & Friendship Tower Lighting – Desert Sun Stadium. The annual Ken & Betty Borland Holiday Pageant & Tower Lighting Ceremony features dance performances, special guests, holiday cheer, carols, and more! 6:30 pm. 928-373-1715 or http://www.caballeros.org H x
25-12/23 TEMPE: Go, Dog. Go! – Tempe Center for the Arts. The cast of this beloved preschool favorite has gone to the dogs—with cars, hats, a moonlit boat ride, and even a wild game of ball—as this hilarious visual spectacle manages to sneak in some important lessons about life between innings. Go, Dog. Go! is a musical romp full of surprises, color, clowning, vaudeville, singing/barking, and of course, six lovable dogs! Sat 1 & 4 pm, Sun 1 pm. http://www.childsplayaz.org
26 BENSON: Thanksgiving Fiesta of Books – Singing Wind Book Shop. It celebrates regional books with readings by regional authors of history, fiction, natural history and more. There will also be munchies and valet parking. Free. 1 pm. 520-586-2425 or http://www.bensonvisitorcenter.com
28 SCOTTSDALE: Talk Cinema – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Mixing Hollywood flair with the element of surprise, it offers sneak previews of new independent and foreign films. Audiences arrive at the theater not knowing what will be screened and are among the first to see a new movie and then engage in a critical discussion led by film scholars and special guests – destined to start conversations before the films ever come out. $14. 7 pm. https://scottsdaleperformingarts.org
28-12/3 TEMPE: The Bodyguard – ASU Gammage. The award-winning musical tells the story of former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, who is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A romantic thriller. Part of the ASU Broadway Series. http://asugammage.com
29 MESA: Tori Amos Native Invader Tour – Mesa Arts Center. Tori Amos is one of the most successful, prolific and influential artists of her generation. $35-85. 480-644-6500 or https://boxoffice.mesaartscenter.com/Online/
30 GILBERT: Downtown Concert: 3NATIONS Band – Water Tower Plaza. Grab a picnic basket or visit one of Gilbert’s local restaurants for take-out and join us for some evening entertainment at the base of the popular Gilbert water tower where local bands will perform a variety of genres of music. Held in conjunction with the Annual Holiday Lighting. 6 pm. https://www.gilbertaz.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/special-events/concerts-in-the-park
30 PRESCOTT: Grand Marshal Gala – Plaza View Ballroom. The Prescott Chamber of Commerce formally announces that the 2017 Grand Marshal and the very first Grand Marshal Gala Honoree will be Mr. Tommy Meredith. This new signature event and Prescott tradition honors the Grand Marshal of the Prescott Chamber Christmas Parade and all of the Chamber sponsors who support the Chamber’s holiday events! 6-9 pm. 928-445-2000 or http://Prescott.org
30-12/2 QUEEN CREEK: 60th Annual Christmas Idea House & Home Tour – Believe – A luxury home tour and fabulous holiday shopping:  handmade crafts, decor and gourmet treats. $10-12. 480-649-9627 or http://www.christmasideahouse.org
30-12/3 CLARKDALE: 31st Annual Made in Clarkdale Art Show – Clark Memorial Clubhouse. The show features original art of more than 40 award-winning Clarkdale artists, with workshops, gala opening, original and unique art in sculpture, ceramics, visual art, photography, fiber art, jewelry and other mediums. Free. 928-301-9798 or http://www.madeinclarkdale.org or https://annual-art-showcase.madeinclarkdale.org/ H

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am MST
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