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Through November 1
Dia de los Muertos
This event brings the Mexican holiday alive through song, dance, storytelling, arts and crafts, an exhibition of altars, food and pastries, and a traditional procession. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Call for admission prices. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, dbg.org, 480-941-1225.
Through November 1
Pioneer Harvest Fest
Guests step back in time as they enjoy a hay bale maze, corn pit, gun shows, gold panning, pumpkin painting, bounce houses, a Victorian tea party, ice cream bar, music and old-fashioned games. Sa-Su, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $12 advance; $24 at the gate, includes one free pumpkin per family of four. Pioneer Living History Museum, 3001 W. Pioneer Rd., Phoenix, pioneerharvestfest.org, 623-465-1052.
Through November 1
High Desert Helpers hosts this outdoor gem and mineral show, which features more than 30 vendors and dealers specializing in minerals, gemstones, jewelry, fossils, crystals, tools, equipment books, lapidary supplies, gold panning, beads, wire wrapping, faceting, stone carving, gem setting and rock identification. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. High Desert Park, 19001 E. Jacie Lane, Black Canyon City, highdeserthelpers.org, 623-295-1970.
Through November 8
Arizona State Fair
Thrilling rides are featured, along with midway games, concerts, animal exhibits, culinary competitions and anything-on-a-stick. Call for times and ticket prices. Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1826 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, azstatefair.com, 602-252-6771.
Through December 31
Some of the ocean’s brainiest creatures are on exhibit in this traveling display that features five tanks of cephalopods (meaning “head foot” because their heads are attached to their feet), including the Pacific octopus, common cuttlefish, chambered nautilus, dwarf cuttlefish and mantis shrimp. Call for times and ticket prices. Arizona Sea Life Aquarium, 5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle, Tempe, visitsealife.com/arizona, 480-478-7600.
Through May 31
Chocolate Tour of Scottsdale
Participants enjoy chocolate samples in a variety of forms – including truffles, hot chocolate, cupcakes and other baked goods – during this walk through downtown Scottsdale. Th-Sa, 3 p.m. $45. Third Avenue and Marshall Way, Scottsdale, chocolatetourofscottsdale.com, 602-540-4261.
Through June 30
Easter Rising Exhibit
Rare photos, papers and other objects are on display in Remembering the Easter Rising: Historical Context and Cultural Legacy. The exhibit marks the 100th anniversary of this historic period in 1916, which ultimately led to Irish independence. Call for times. $10, adults; $5, children. McClelland Irish Library, Irish Cultural Center, 1106 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, azirishlibrary.org, 602-864-2351.
Sunday at Shemer
Dozens of local artists demonstrate, display and sell their work at this family art festival, which includes entertainment, children’s activities and a silent auction. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $5, adults; free, children 11 and younger. Shemer Art Center, 5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, shemerartcenter.org, 602-262-4727.
Dedicated to conserving the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and advancing the principles of organic architecture, The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation hosts a variety of tours, including a 90-minute Insights tour, one-hour Panorama tour, two-hour Night Lights on the Desert tour, one-hour photography tour and 90-minute Junior Architect tour. Call for dates, times and costs. Taliesin West, 12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale, zerve.com/taliesinwest, 888-516-0811.
Women in Health Care
The YWCA’s Women’s Empowerment Luncheon features a panel discussion by Patty White, president and CEO of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center; Rhonda Anderson, CEO of Cardon Children’s Medical Center; and Kim Post, senior vice president of Honor Health and CEO of Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center. The event includes a presentation of the Women’s Empowerment Award to Gladys McGarey, M.D. 11 a.m. $50. Renaissance Marriott Resort, 50 E. Adams St., Phoenix, ywcaaz.org, 602-258-0990.
First Fridays Art Walk
More than 70 art galleries and art spaces participate. 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Free. Maps, parking and shuttle service available at Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, artlinkphoenix.com, 602-256-7539.
Fresh Start Golf Classic
Golfers enjoy 12 chances to win a new vehicle, plus other contests and on-course challenges as the Men’s Board of Fresh Start Women’s Foundation hosts this tournament. Breakfast, lunch and beverages are included on the course, as well as an awards banquet and live auction. 8:30 a.m. $800. Kierland Golf Club, 15636 N. Clubgate Dr., Scottsdale, freshstartwomen.org, 602-261-7169.
Motorcycles on Main
Roads are closed for this monthly bike night, which features live music, beer gardens and food. 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Free. Main Street, between Robson and Center streets, Mesa, 480-890-2613.
Off the Vine
Guests discover rare and reserve wines as discerning collectors and vintners open their private cellars to benefit patients and families of Hospice of the Valley. The fundraiser includes food and wine pairings under the stars, as well as silent and live auctions of fine wines, culinary experiences and vineyard trips. 6 p.m. $225. Royal Palms Resort and Spa, 5200 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, hov.org/wine, 602-636-5314.
Our Stories Speaker Series
Actor Wyatt Earp offers a first-person theatrical account of the real life and adventures of his famous relative with the same name; and Charlie LeSueur, Arizona’s official Western film historian, shares little-known stories about the biggest stars of early television Westerns, including Gene Autry and Roy Rogers. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Tumbleweed Park, 2250 S. McQueen Rd., Chandler, chandleraz.gov, 480-782-2751.
Stardust Building Supplies hosts this third annual celebration of reuse, which is designed to inspire individuals to build a sustainable community. Teams of interior designers compete during the event for the Design for Hope Award by presenting their reclaimed kitchen designs for one of Devereux Arizona’s respite homes for foster children. The fundraiser includes a VIP event with Frank Fritz from the History Channel’s American Pickers. 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., $40-$50; VIP: 5 p.m.-6 p.m., $75-$100. The Yard, 149 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe, stardustbuilding.org, 602-459-9803.
Camelback Studio Tour
Eighteen artists from the South Scottsdale Art Alliance open their studios for a self-guided tour featuring paintings, sculpture, art glass, pottery, jewelry, mosaics, gourds and batiks. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Sherwood Heights, between Thomas Road and Oak Street, and 54th and 60th streets, Scottsdale, camelbackstudios.com, 480-215-5975.
Carefree Art & Wine Fest
Thunderbird Artists hosts this annual festival featuring live entertainment, wine tasting and works by more than 150 juried fine artists, including paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, jewelry, plus works in wood, clay, metal and glass. Pastel painter Michael McKee is the featured artist. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $3. 101 Easy St., Carefree, thunderbirdartists.com, 480-837-5637.
Chiles & Chocolate Festival
Spicy and sweet flavors are in the spotlight as guests sample gourmet chocolates, zesty salsas and other unique Southwestern treats. Latin music from DJ Seduce and performances by Yuma La Rosa Flamenco, Stilo Dance Company and Axe Folclorico add to the festivities. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, dbg.org, 480-941-1225.
Arizona Authors Day
Guests can meet some of the state’s most popular Western authors. Featured books include Arizona… Lens, Lyrics and Lore by Dolan Ellis and Sam Lowe; and Sunnyslope (Images of America) by Reba Wells Grandrud, Ph.D. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. North Mountain Visitor Center, 12950 N. Seventh St., Phoenix, 602-343-5125.
The Women’s Board continues the legacy of Erma Bombeck by raising funds for Arizona kidney patients with this annual event, which features best-selling authors Adriana Trigiani, Jacques Pépin, Karen MacNeil, Lela Rose, Jason Gay and Tess Gerritsen. 10:30 a.m. $175. Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, 2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix, authorsluncheonaz.org, 480-951-2950.
Bob’s Biker Blast
Participants rev it up for Phoenix Children’s Hospital patients at this fundraiser, which includes breakfast from Arcadia Tavern and live music by School of Rock at PCH before leaving for Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale, 15600 N. Hayden Rd., for food, stunts and a performance by The Doobie Brothers. 11:30 a.m.; kickstands up at 2 p.m. $20-$25 per biker, plus $15 for second rider. Phoenix Children’s Hospital, 1919 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, givetopch.org/iride4pch, 602-933-2663.
Children’s Fight for Life
Craps, blackjack, poker and roulette are in the spotlight as Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation hosts this fundraising dinner and casino night. Proceeds benefit the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. 6 p.m.-11 p.m. $125. Scottsdale Resort Conference Center, 7700 E. McCormick Pkwy., Scottsdale, phoenixchildrensfoundation.org, 602-933-5583.
Chuck Wagon Cook-off
Experience the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of 1880s authentic chuck wagons as teams from across the West compete using slow-cook, wood-fire methods from the time period. Live music by Pioneer Pepper and the Sunset Pioneers, Dutch oven cooking demonstrations, Western artisans and storytellers, and hayrides to the railroad museum add to the fun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with lunch served at noon. Free; $12 for five-course meal. Tumbleweed Ranch, 2250 S. McQueen Rd., Chandler, chandleraz.gov, 480-782-2712.
Fitness Center Party
Guests enjoy a preview tour, plus food, entertainment, prizes, a rock wall and giant inflatable obstacle course. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Mountainside Fitness at Arrowhead, 75th Avenue and Loop 101, Glendale, mountainsidefitness.com, 866-MTN-FITT.
Participants travel through the rugged desert terrain of the Sonoran/Chihuahuan deserts, with multiple sets of stairs and trails that are normally closed to the public in the second annual Guano Happens 5K Trail Run & Kids Fun Run. After the run, guests can explore the Discovery Center and cave, and learn about bats and the preservation of this underground world. 9 a.m. $30. Kartcher Caverns State Park, 2980 Highway 90, Benson, active.com, 520-586-2283.
Jerome Art Walk
Meet the artists as 20-plus galleries and studios participate in this monthly night of art, music and gallery-hopping. 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Free. Jerome, jeromeartwalk.com, 928-634-0774.
Wag & Walk
Take a hike with adoptable dogs from Maricopa County Animal Care & Control. Participants are encouraged to “test drive” the dogs to see how they behave on leash and get along with other dogs on the family-friendly trek. Bring a leash as all dogs are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and ready to go home on the spot. 8:45 a.m. $6 per vehicle park entry fee. Merkle Trailhead, Usery Mountain Regional Park, 3939 N. Usery Pass Way, Mesa, maricopa.gov/parks/usery, 480-984-0032.
Walk to Save Animals
Arizona Animal Welfare League presents this family- and dog-friendly fundraiser, which includes 2K and 5K pet walks, pet photos with Santa, adoptable dogs and pet blessings. Proceeds benefit Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA. 8 a.m.-noon. Free admission; minimum $35 donation for walk. Tempe Beach Park, 80 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, aawl.org, 480-273-6852.
Wickenburg Home Tour
Visitors enjoy a self-guided tour of several unique homes and admission to Desert Caballeros Western Museum, as well as a holiday market featuring arts, crafts and gourmet foods. The tour is sponsored annually by Las Señoras de Socorro to benefit the museum. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $25. Wickenburg Community Center, 160 N. Valentine St., Wickenburg, lassenoras.org, 928-684-2272.
Church Mouse Boutique
Blessed Sacrament Women’s Club presents this boutique, which offers handmade craft items, baked goods, a silent auction, raffle and lunch café. Proceeds support church projects. Sa, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Su, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 11300 N. 64th St., Scottsdale, 480-948-8370.
Fall Studio Tour
Guests enjoy a glimpse into the artistic process as the Artists of the Superstitions Studio Tour gets under way, showcasing paintings, drawings, photography, jewelry, ceramics, pottery and mixed-media works. The self-guided tour features 55 artists at 18 studio locations. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Gold Canyon and Apache Junction, artistsofthesuperstitions.com, 480-982-9090.
Food & Wine Experience
Bring your appetite to this culinary extravaganza, which features chef demonstrations, exclusive dinners, champagne brunches, wine seminars, a farmers market of specialty items, book signings and a Grand Tasting Experience featuring dozens of restaurants. Call for times and ticket prices. Scottsdale Fashion Square, Camelback and Scottsdale roads, Scottsdale, azcentralfoodandwine.com, 866-977-6849.
Entertainment, culture and culinary delights are in the spotlight as this festival celebrates musical traditions around the world. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $35, adults; $20, teens; $15, children 4-12. Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, 480-478-6000.
Homemade Serbian cuisine and pastries, live music, traditional folk dancing, church tours, children’s activities and shopping are highlights. Proceeds benefit the Child Crisis Center. Sa, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Su, noon-8 p.m. $3, adults; free, children 12 and younger. St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, 4436 E. McKinley St., Phoenix, stsava.com, 602-275-7360.
Wild West Days
Celebrate Cave Creek’s historic heritage at this festival, which includes a Western parade, rodeo, poker run, bathtub races, pig races, mutton bustin’ and gunfight competitions. Call for times, prices and Cave Creek locations, wildwestdayscavecreek.com, 480-480-1400.
Food Truck Caravan
A variety of food trucks rolls into downtown Scottsdale for a weekly celebration featuring gourmet street foods complemented by top local musicians. Sa, 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Free. Fifth Avenue and Goldwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, foodtruckcaravan.com, 480-251-1769.
Phoenix Home & Garden presents this premier luxury home tour, which benefits Habitat for Humanity. Limited ticket availability and extraordinary homes ensure that each guest enjoys access to some of the most talented architects, builders and interior designers in town. Dream and Extreme packages are available, for a total of six spectacular homes. Noon-4:30 p.m. (VIP begins at 9 a.m.) $75-$150. Scottsdale and Paradise Valley area, phgmag.com/hometour, 480-664-3960.
Signature Chefs Auction
More than a dozen of the Valley’s top chefs offer samplings of signature dishes while raising funds and increasing awareness of March of Dimes’ mission to give all babies the healthiest start to life. The fundraiser includes a live auction and interactive “Big Board” auction of exclusive items. PHOENIX magazine is among the sponsors. 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m. $275. Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, 2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix, marchofdimes.org/arizona, 602-287-9925.
Veterans Day Tribute
Veterans groups, color guards, performers and speakers gather for a sunset tribute to all those who have worn America’s uniform in the nation’s armed services. 5 p.m. Free. Dinner follows at 6:30 p.m., $20. Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, heard.org, 602-252-8848.
An Evening of Design
Yoga in the Rainforest
Participants enjoy the beauty of butterflies while being guided through a series of yoga postures that build strength and flexibility. 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. $20. Butterfly Wonderland, 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, butterflywonderland.com, 480-800-3000.
Anthem Veterans Celebration
Wanda Wright, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel and director of the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services, offers a keynote address paying special tribute to female veterans and medical/hospital military personnel. Vietnam War veteran Abe Saiz, who was badly wounded in the war, also shares his perspective. Guests are invited to remain at the site following the event; at exactly 11:11 a.m., the sun’s rays pass through the five Armed Services’ pillars, shining a perfect solar spotlight on a mosaic of the Great Seal of the United States. 10 a.m. Free. Anthem Veterans Memorial, Anthem Community Park, 41703 N. Gavilan Pkwy., Anthem, onlineatanthem.com, 623-640-8417.
Gourd Dance & Potluck
Bring your favorite potluck dish to share as this event honors the memory of all veterans who have served our nation. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix, pueblogrande.com, 602-495-0900.
Fall for the Arts ArtWalk
Scottsdale Gallery Association hosts this event, which features artist demonstrations, receptions, refreshments and live music. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Free. Downtown Scottsdale, scottsdalegalleries.com.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix hosts Golden Globe-winning actor Jeffrey Tambor for Performing Your Life, What’s Keeping You? A dessert reception follows the one-man show with a Jewish twist. 7:30 p.m. $75-$100. Orpheum Theater, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix, jewishphoenix.org, 480-634-4900.
Movies at the Park
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a movie under the stars. Check website for this month’s film. 7:30 p.m. (approximate). Free. Paseo de Luces, 9261 W. Van Buren St., Tolleson, tollesonaz.org/movies, 623-474-4992.
Antique goods and collectibles, handmade and retro furniture, custom jewelry and artwork, and vintage fashions are showcased at the Front Porch Pickins Vintage & Handmade Market, which features more than 200 vendors. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $2-$10. Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria, frontporchpickins.com, 623-298-5002.
Fountain Hills Festival
More than 500 artisans from across the nation share paintings, sculpture, photography, clothing, jewelry and one-of-a-kind crafts at the Fountain Festival of Arts and Crafts. Live music, food booths and a beer garden add to the fun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills, fountainhillschamber.com, 480-837-1654.
Holiday Pop-up Gallery
Artists Sandy Blain, Esmeralda DeLaney, Sandra Luehrsen, and Joan Waters share fine-art and handmade gifts in ceramic, steel and mixed media. F, 5-9 p.m.; Sa, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Su, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Waters Studio, 2141 E. Cedar St., Tempe, azopenstudio.com, 602-565-1358.
Scottsdale Artists’ School hosts this annual benefit, which features a silent auction of more than 100 original paintings, drawings and sculpture by nationally recognized artists, as well as live entertainment, food and spirits. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. $125. Scottsdale Artists’ School, 3720 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, scottsdaleartschool.org, 480-990-1422.
Charity Golf Tournament
The Arizona Myeloma Network hosts this tournament, which features on-course contests, team prizes, live and silent auctions, breakfast, lunch and a Night BeFORE Party. 8 a.m. shotgun start. $250. McCormick Ranch Golf Club, 7505 E. McCormick Ranch Pkwy., Scottsdale, azmngolf.com, 623-388-6837.
Former U.S. Senator Jon Kyl and Arizona Republic columnist Robert Robb are the featured speakers at this breakfast program. 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. $25. Valley Presbyterian Church, 6947 E. McDonald Dr., Paradise Valley, encoreuniv.org, 480-991-6424.
Grand Avenue Festival
Art exhibits, building tours, live music, children’s activities, an after-party, recycled fashion show and trashy hat promenade highlight this seventh-annual neighborhood celebration, which joins forces with the annual Parade of the Arts. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., with parade beginning at 6 p.m. Free. Lower Grand Avenue, Downtown Phoenix, 602-391-4016.
Heritage Award Gala
Arizona Jewish Historical Society hosts this celebration, which honors four historic Phoenix families – the Bendheims, Ecksteins, Mendelsohns and Newmarks. A cocktail reception, dinner, awards program and musical performance are included. 5:30 p.m. $200. Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, 2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix, azjhs.org, 602-241-7870.
Run for the Pour
Esperança presents a family-friendly 5K run/walk to support its efforts to help communities in Bolivia, Peru, Nicaragua, Mexico and Mozambique in desperate need of access to clean water. Participants have the option of carrying a log or bucket to help demonstrate the real-life challenges people in developing worlds encounter when trying to obtain clean water. 8 a.m. $35-$40. Roadrunner Sports Tempe, 43 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe, runforthepour.org, 602-252-7772.
El Mercado de las Artes
Mariachi music and artwork by more than 65 Hispanic artists highlight this festive marketplace, which features santos, pottery, furniture, paintings, prints, and works in silver, tin and embroidery. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free; suggested donation of $10 includes museum admission. Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, heard.org, 602-252-8848.
Hillcrest Dance and Social Club of Sun City West presents a USO Dance Party with music by Bobby Freeman & Charlene, Nov. 14; a semi-formal Turkey Trot Dance with music by Michael Michael & Manuel, Nov. 21; and a dance party with music by Jared Howe, Nov. 28. 7 p.m., with complimentary waltz lessons at 6:15 p.m. $6. R.H. Johnson Social Hall, 19803 R.H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West, 623-544-0574.
Local food trucks serve up their tastiest and most creative sliders as they compete for the title of Best Slider. A beer garden with cash bar is included. Proceeds benefit the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $25, includes one slider from each participating food truck. Kierland Commons, 15205 N. Kierland Blvd., Scottsdale, girlmeetsfork.com, 480-200-2766.
Birds ’n’ Beer
Sip on a Four Peaks brew while enjoying an entertaining presentation on wildlife. 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Free admission. Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center, 3131 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, az.audubon.org, 602-468-6470.
Humor to Heal
The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation hosts this event, which includes a performance by comedian Rob Little, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, a raffle and silent auction. 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $150. Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy, 5350 E. High St., Phoenix, ccfa.org, 602-734-1392.
Musical Dim Sum
Phoenix Chamber Music Society presents this fundraiser, which features dim sum dining and a concert by the renowned Ying Quartet. 6 p.m. $120. Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, phoenixchambermusicsociety.org, 602-252-0095.
Boogie Nights Rock ’n’ Roll
Sun City West Dance for the Health of It Club hosts this event featuring hits from the ’70s and ’80s with DJ Kort Kurdi. 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. $8. Palm Ridge Summit Hall, 13800 W. Deer Valley Rd., Sun City West, scwdanceforhealth.com, 602-679-4220.
NKF Golf Classic
Golfers of all skill levels enjoy a morning on the links in support of the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona. A post-event reception at the neighboring Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino includes a silent auction, awards ceremony and live entertainment with Take Cover! 9 a.m. shotgun start. $1,600 per foursome. Whirlwind Golf Club, 5692 W. North Loop Rd., Chandler, azkidney.org, 602-840-1644.
Keeping Lincoln’s Promise is the theme as Southwest Veterans Chamber of Commerce hosts this inaugural event, which supports veteran- and patriot-owned businesses, veterans’ support groups, business and civic leaders, and military supporters. Dinner, dancing and a silent auction are included. 6 p.m.-11 p.m. $50. SRP’s Pera Club Pavilion, 1 Continental Dr., Tempe, southwestveteranschamber.com, 602-565-4710.
PCH Golf Tourney
Participants in the 17th annual Phoenix Children’s Hospital Golf Tournament enjoy lunch and an awards ceremony, as well as a Night BeFORE Party. 9 a.m.-7 p.m., with 10 a.m. shotgun start. Troon North Golf Club, 10320 E. Dynamite Blvd., Scottsdale, pchgolf.com, 602-933-2663.
Arts & Crafts Bazaar
A silent auction and more than 50 tables of handcrafted items are showcased, including handmade quilts. Coffee and a light lunch are available. Proceeds benefit Hospice of the Valley and various mission projects in the West Valley. 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Congregational Church of Sun City, 18401 N. 99th Ave., Sun City, congregationalchurchofsuncityaz.com, 623-977-4241.
Hidden in the Hills
Sonoran Arts League presents this annual self-guided artist studio tour. The event showcases more than 175 artists who exhibit and sell their work at dozens of studio locations, with artist demonstrations included at many of the stops. Pictured is “Razz,” an acrylic on steel piece by Peter Skidd, who is among the featured artists. F-Su, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Cave Creek, Carefree and north Scottsdale, sonoranartsleague.org, 480-575-6624.
November 20-January 11
Lace up your skates and glide a few laps as this outdoor ice rink returns to the heart of Downtown Phoenix, with daytime and evening sessions, plus a nightly tree light show. Call for times and ticket prices. CityScape Phoenix, Central Avenue between Washington and Jefferson streets, Phoenix, cityskatephx.com, 602-772-3900.
November 20-May 8
Bruce Munro: Sonoran Light
Guests are immersed in a landscape of light and color as this site-specific exhibition features eight large-scale, light-based installations using an inventive array of materials and hundreds of miles of glowing fiber optics. The exhibit reflects the British artist’s unique interpretation of the flora and fauna of the Sonoran Desert landscape. An opening-night celebration includes live music, interpretive dancers and food stations throughout the garden. Call for times and ticket prices. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, dbg.org, 480-941-1225.
Art & Artifacts Appraisal Day
Leading Native American art traders are on hand to examine personal treasures and provide information about materials, dates, artists and traditions. The event is hosted by the Heard Museum Council. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $20-$30 per item; limit of 10 items. Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, heard.org, 602-252-8848.
Arts & Crafts Fair
More than 150 local artists showcase original paintings, photography, works in wood and iron, vintage pieces and clothing at this 32nd annual festival. Live music, food vendors and children’s activities are included. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Rd., Scottsdale, 480-312-1700.
Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy fishing without the urban fishing license normally required by Arizona Game and Fish. The lake is freshly stocked with trout, fishing gear is provided and representatives from Arizona Game and Fish are on hand to share information. 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Free. Eldorado Park, 2311 N. Miller Rd., Scottsdale, 480-312-2483.
Nutcracker Sweet Tea
Guests explore the Land of Sweets as they enjoy a light luncheon buffet, storytelling, a performance by Ballet Etudes and photo opportunities with characters from The Nutcracker. 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. $15. Wright House Reception Center, 636 W. University Dr., Mesa, balletetudes.net, 480-558-2080.
Phoenix Heart Ball
The black-tie fundraiser celebrates its 56th anniversary with a gala evening of dinner and dancing. Passionate Hearts is the theme, with a mission of fighting childhood obesity. Proceeds support research and education programs of the American Heart Association. 6:30 p.m. $750. Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, 2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix, phoenixheartball.org, 602-414-5353.
Phoenix Undy Run/Walk
Participants are encouraged to throw on their most outrageous boxers and tasteful undies as the Colon Cancer Alliance hosts its eighth annual “brief” 5K run and one-mile run/walk. The fundraiser is designed to raise awareness about colon cancer and the importance of getting screened. Proceeds benefit patient support, early screening and education efforts both nationally and here in Arizona. 9 a.m. $25-$40. Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza, 1600 W. Washington St., Phoenix, undy5000.org, 877-422-2030.
Slices and full pies of all types are available to pair with craft beer and wine at this tasty new festival. Lawn games, children’s crafts, dessert vendors and live bands add to the festivities. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $10. Civic Space Park, 424 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, phoenix.pizza, 480-442-9176.
Jewelry, Gem & Rock Show
Apache Junction Rock and Gem Club hosts this event, which features jewelry, gems, beads, cabochons, opals, rocks and fossils, as well as jewelry-making supplies and equipment. A silent auction, raffle and children’s activities are included. Sa, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $3, adults; $1, students; free, children 12 and younger. Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood Dr., Apache Junction, ajrockclub.com, 503-705-3933.
November 23-December 1
Festival of Trees
Benefiting Phoenix Children’s Hospital, this holiday fundraising auction showcases more than a dozen trees professionally decorated by local interior designers. Bidding closes Dec. 1. Scottsdale Fashion Square, 7014 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, pchfestivaloftrees.com, 602-933-2663.
November 23-January 10
This grand holiday lighting event glows with millions of lights, including 3-D flowers and light sculptures of animals as they swing through trees, hide in bushes, hop across lawns and sparkle in places where they are least expected. 5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. nightly, with ice-carving demonstrations, Th, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. $8-$18; free, children 2 and younger. Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, phoenixzoo.org, 602-273-1341.
Sit behind the wheel, inspect the engines, kick the tires and even take a spin at the Arizona International Auto Show. The event features hundreds of new cars, trucks and crossovers, from high-end exotics to the newest electric rides. Th and Su, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; F-Sa, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. $11, adults; $7, seniors, military and children 7-12; free, children 6 and younger. Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. Third St., Phoenix, autoshowphoenix.com, 602-262-6225.
Black Friday Market
More than 30 vendors showcase local, vintage and handmade items. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Cityscape, 1 E. Washington St., Phoenix, cityscapephoenix.com, 602-772-3901.
Open Studios Tour
Carefree Art Festival
Southwestern and Native American fine arts and crafts are showcased as Magic Bird Festivals presents its fourth annual Carefree Fine Art of the Southwest Festival. Live music and dance performances add to the festivities. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Carefree Desert Gardens, 101 Easy St., Carefree, magicbirdfestivals.com, 480-488-2014.
Distinctive holiday gifts and unique handmade ornaments created by American Indian artists are in the spotlight. F-Sa, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Su, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, heard.org, 602-252-8848.
November 27-December 31
Thousands of traditional luminarias line garden trails, buildings and courtyards, casting a soft glow on the garden’s world-renowned plant collection as Las Noches de las Luminarias gets under way. A variety of musical groups performs each night. The event is complemented this year by Bruce Munro: Sonoran Light, a site-specific exhibition featuring eight large-scale, light-based installations using an inventive array of materials and hundreds of miles of glowing fiber optics. Nov. 27-28, Dec. 10-13, 16-23 and 26-31. 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. $25, adults; $10, children 3-12. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, dbg.org, 480-481-8188.
November 27-January 9
More than 1.5 million lights highlight this hometown holiday celebration, which illuminates 16 blocks of the historic downtown area. An opening celebration, from 5 to 10 p.m. Nov. 27-28, features holiday entertainment, a children’s winter wonderland, petting zoo and visits with St. Nick, plus a countdown to the lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 27. Light display continues nightly, with special events F-Sa through Dec. 19. 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Free. 58th and Glendale avenues, Glendale, glendaleaz.com/events, 623-930-2299.
Doggie Street Festival
The focus is on companion animals as this event brings together adoptable dogs and cats, veterinarians, pet professionals, trainers, and health and nutrition experts offering pet products and services, pet treats, vet tips, speakers, music, children’s activities and auction prizes. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, doggiestreetfestival.org, 323-445-5087.
Holiday Art Show
Artists of the Superstitions members share a variety of works, including paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery, and pieces in wood and glass. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Gold Canyon Golf Resort, 6100 S. Kings Ranch Rd., Gold Canyon, artistsofthesuperstitions.com, 480-982-9090.
Gem & Mineral Show
The Wickenburg Gem and Mineral Society hosts this show, which features gems, minerals, beads, jewelry, rocks, fossils and door prizes. Sa, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Wrangler Event Center, 251 S. Tegner St., Wickenburg, 480-540-2318.
Nativities of the World
November 30-January 3
The resort’s pastry team spent 900 hours crafting this year’s village, which features 1,500 square feet of confectionary indulgence, including 2,000 pounds of gingerbread cookie dough, 1,000 pounds of chocolate and 1,500 pounds of sugar and candy. Daily. Free. Lobby of JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, 5350 E. Marriott Dr., Phoenix, 480-293-5000.