A Look Ahead


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November 3
George Lopez (pictured)
The comedic legend has built a successful career by finding humor in his difficult childhood and in the Mexican-American community in general. The laughs continue as he brings his Wall World Tour to the Valley. 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $36-$121. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.

November 3
Reason to Drink Another Tour
Cole Swindell (“You Should Be Here,” “Middle of a Memory” and “Chillin’ It”) and Dustin Lynch (“Small Town Boy,” “Cowboys and Angels” and “Seenin’ Red”) headline this tour, with Lauren Alaina as special guest. 7:15 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

November 3
Salud! Wine Dinner
A live auction, raffle, wine tasting and entertainment highlight this fundraising dinner gala for Gabriel’s Angels, which provides healing pet therapy for abused, neglected and at-risk children. 6 p.m. $250. Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia, 4949 E. Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale, gabrielsangels.org, 602-266-0875.

November 4
Phoenix 10K
Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities hit the pavement as this 43rd annual event aims to fight childhood obesity by encouraging kids to live active and healthy lifestyles. A half-marathon, 5K and 10K runs/walks and a Mollen Mile for kids are included. PHOENIX magazine is among the sponsors. 6 a.m. Check website for race fees. Jefferson Street just west of First Avenue, Phoenix, phoenix10k.com.

November 6-11
On Your Feet!
Get ready to get on your feet and dance to “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You,” “1-2-3” “Conga” and many more as this Broadway musical tells the story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, two people who – through an unwavering dedication to one another and their pursuit of the American dream – believed in their talent, their music and each other, and became an international sensation. Call for times and ticket prices. ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, asugammage.com, 480-965-3434.

November 9-18
Charlie Parker’s Yardbird
Told through a series of interconnected scenes following his death, the acclaimed jazz saxophonist and composer who lived fast and died young attempts to compose his final masterpiece while examining the demons that propelled his genius. The production is staged by Arizona Opera. Nov. 9-10, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 11, 2 p.m., Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix, 602-266-7464; and Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 18, 2 p.m., Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave., Tucson, 520-293-4336. Call for ticket prices, azopera.org.

November 10
Chuck Wagon Cook-off (FREE)
Experience the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of authentic 1880s chuck wagons as teams from across the West compete using slow-cook, wood-fire methods from the time period. Live music, cooking demonstrations and hands-on activities add to the fun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $15 for full meal. Tumbleweed Ranch, 2250 S. McQueen Rd., Chandler, pardnersoftumbleweedranch.org, 480-782-2717.   

November 10
Home Tour
Phoenix Home & Garden presents its premier luxury home tour. The self-guided event features a VIP experience that includes brunch and an exclusive residence. Tickets must be purchased online, with a portion of proceeds benefiting a local charity. Noon-5 p.m. (VIP begins at 10 a.m.) $75-$160. Scottsdale, Phoenix and Paradise Valley area, phgmag.com.

November 10-11
Scottsdale Polo Championships
Horses and horsepower are in the spotlight at this high-energy polo party and car extravaganza, which features several polo matches, live entertainment, a catwalk fashion show, canine couture event, wine tastings and previews of the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction and Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show. Call for times and ticket prices. WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, thepoloparty.com, 480-423-1414.

November 16-25
Hidden in the Hills (FREE)
Sonoran Arts League presents this annual self-guided artist studio tour. The event showcases 169 artists who exhibit and sell their work at 42 studio locations, with artist demonstrations included at many of the stops. F-Su, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cave Creek, Carefree and North Scottsdale, hiddeninthehills.org, 480-575-6624.

November 17
Wynonna & The Big Noise
Arizona Musicfest welcomes the iconic performer who rose to fame as one half of the beloved country duo, The Judds. Fans know the Grammy Award-winner for such hits as “Mama He’s Crazy” and “She Is His Only Need.” 7:30 p.m. $37-$79. Highlands Church, 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale, azmusicfest.org, 480-422-8449.

November 21-January 13
This grand holiday lighting event glows with millions of LED lights, including a three-story-tall Christmas tree, lakeside music-in-motion shows and 3-D light sculptures of flamingos, an alligator, dragonfly and other critters. A 200-foot-long polar slide adds to the fun. 5:30-10:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, phoenixzoo.org, 602-286-3800.

November 28
Fleetwood Mac
Fans will be singing along to such iconic hits as “Landslide,” “Go Your Own Way,” “Dreams,” “Little Lies,” “Gypsy,” “Don’t Stop,” “Rhiannon” and “Peacekeeper” as the band performs with a new lineup – Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks and Christie McVie, plus newcomers Mike Campbell and Neil Finn – following its split with Lindsey Buckingham. 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

November 29
Justin Timberlake
The former *NSYNC singer brings his outdoors-inspired Man of the Woods tour back to the Valley, performing such favorites as “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” “Filthy,” “Say Something” and “Rock Your Body.” 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

November 30-December 3
Singin’ in the Rain
This lighthearted romantic comedy is set in 1920s Hollywood during the waning days of the silent film era. Filled with a downpour of hits from the iconic title song to “Make ’em Laugh” and “You Are My Lucky Star,” the production is staged by American Theatre Guild (formerly known as Theater League). Call for times and ticket prices. Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix, broadwayorpheum.com, 800-776-7469.