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Through December 31
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.
Through January 2
Guests enjoy 27 larger-than-life animal and flora sculptures created with more than 1 million Lego bricks in Nature Connects: Art with Lego Bricks. The exhibit includes endangered species and exotic animals, ranging from a jeweled chameleon to a peacock. Call for times and ticket prices. The Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, phoenixzoo.org, 602-286-3800.
Wild West Days
Celebrate Cave Creek’s historic heritage at this festival, which includes a Western parade, horseback poker ride, cornhole tournament, bull riding competition, bathtub races, pig races, Old West re-enactments, mutton bustin’ and live music. Call for times, prices and Cave Creek locations, wildwestdayscavecreek.com, 480-437-1110.
Foundation for Senior Living hosts a Resource and Relaxation Retreat, providing caregivers with resources to simplify their lives, as well as massages, manicures, door prizes and demonstrations. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. FSL Caregiver House, 1201 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, fsl.org, 602-285-0505, ext. 327.
A home tour, luncheon, silent auction and craft boutique highlight this annual fundraiser, which benefits mission and charity work. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; white elephant sale opens at 8 a.m. $25, home tour; $20, luncheon. Valley Presbyterian Church, 6947 E. McDonald Dr., Paradise Valley, vpc.church, 480-991-6424.
First Fridays Art Walk
More than 70 art galleries and art spaces are featured. 6-10 p.m. Free. Maps, parking and shuttle service available at Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, artlinkphoenix.com, 602-256-7539.
Motorcycles on Main
Roads are closed for this monthly bike night, which features live music, beer gardens and food. F, 6-10 p.m. Free. Main Street, between Robson and Center streets, Mesa, 480-890-2613.
Antiques enthusiasts and vintage junkies unite while perusing a variety of antique goods and collectibles, handmade and retro furniture, bonsai trees, artwork and more at the Front Porch Pickins Vintage & Handmade Market. F, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sa, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $6 ($20 for 9 a.m. entry). University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Dr., Glendale, frontporchpickins.com, 623-298-5002.
Camelback Studio Tour
This self-guided tour showcases 25 local artists in six different home studios, featuring paintings, sculpture, fused glass, pottery, jewelry, batiks, quilts, metal art and mixed-media works. 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 and jewelry, plus works in wood, clay, metal and glass. Oil painter Darrell Thomas is the featured artist. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $3, adults; free, children 17 and younger. 101 Easy St., Carefree, thunderbirdartists.com, 480-837-5637.
Food & Wine Experience
Bring your appetite to this culinary extravaganza, which features chef demonstrations, seated dining experiences, seminars and a Grand Tasting featuring dozens of restaurants and samples of food, wine, craft beer and spirits. Call for times and ticket prices. Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, azcentralfoodandwine.com, 480-270-5000.
Wild West Treasure Fest
This Magic Bird Festivals event showcases 70 local artists and vendors exhibiting a range of boutique designs, apparel, handcrafted goods, jewelry and gourmet packaged edibles. F-Sa, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Su, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Cave Creek Roadhouse, 6900 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek, magicbirdfestivals.com, 480-488-2014.
The Arizona Women’s Board continues the legacy of Erma Bombeck by raising funds for local kidney patients with this annual event, which features best-selling authors. 10:30 a.m. $175. Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, 2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix, authorsluncheonaz.org, 480-951-2950.
Bobs Biker Blast
Participants rev it up for Phoenix Children’s Hospital patients at this fundraiser, which includes lunch and a self-guided ride that concludes with a concert by Montgomery Gentry, Craig Morgan and Kellie Pickler at Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale, 15600 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale. Registration at 11 a.m.; kickstands up by 1:30 p.m. $20. Phoenix Children’s Hospital, 1919 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, phoenixchildrensfoundation.org, 602-933-2669.
A silent auction, wine pull, dinner and casino games highlight this 11th annual Children’s Fight for Life event, which benefits Phoenix Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. 6:30-11 p.m. $125. JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, 5350 E. Marriott Dr., Phoenix, phoenixchildrensfoundation.org, 602-933-2669.
Dogs Day in the Garden
Visitors and their leashed dogs can go for a walk on garden trails and enjoy family photos and canine-themed activities. Vendors of human and dog treats also provide items to sample and purchase. Proceeds benefit the Arizona Humane Society. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, dbg.org, 480-941-1225.
Festival of the Arts
This annual event features theater and dance performances by local arts groups, as well as visual art, live music, film festival shorts, craft beer tasting, food, pet adoptions and children’s activities. 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix, herbergertheater.org, 602-254-7399.
Jerome Art Walk
Meet the artists as 20-plus galleries and studios participate in this monthly night of art, music and gallery-hopping. 5-8 p.m. Free. Jerome, jeromeartwalk.com, 928-634-0774.
Midtown Urban Living Tour
The Midtown Museum District Neighborhood Association hosts this high-rise urban living tour, which showcases selected homes in seven communities: Artisan Lofts on Central, Villa del Coronado, Chateau de Ville, Regency on Central, Phoenix Towers, Tapestry on Central and One Lexington. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $18 advance; $20 day of tour. Downtown Phoenix area, midtownphx.org, 602-758-3129.
Relay for Life
Teams of walkers take turns on a quarter-mile course at this American Cancer Society fundraiser. Educational stations for children, live music, games, raffle drawings and a luminaria ceremony to honor and remember those who have fought cancer are included, along with a presentation by Michelle Whitlock, a cancer survivor and author of How I Lost My Uterus and Found My Voice. Noon-7 p.m. Donations. Mountain Vista Club at Vistancia, 29701 N. Sunrise Point, Peoria, relayforlife.org/vistanciaaz, 623-215-8646.
Scottsdale Polo Championships
Horses and horsepower are in the spotlight at this high-energy polo party and car extravaganza, which features several polo matches, entertainment, a catwalk fashion show, canine couture event and previews of the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction and Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tickets start at $20. WestWorld, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, thepoloparty.com, 480-423-1414.
Suns Charities 88 hosts this progressive dinner and street party, which tips off with a cocktail reception at Talking Stick Resort Arena; then moves across the street for a sit-down dinner. The event culminates back at the arena with dancing, dessert and live entertainment under the stars. 6 p.m. $188. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, suns.com/slamdunk, 602-379-7767.
Tour de Bird
Presented by Desert Rivers Audubon Society, this self-guided tour includes 10 public and private gardens where bird lovers will share their habitats with nature lovers who want to learn about attracting birds to their gardens. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $10 advance; $15 day of tour. Southeast Valley, desertriversaudubon.org, 480-227-8332. Tickets are available online and at Wild Birds Unlimited, 2110 E. Baseline Rd., Mesa.
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 1-mile trek. Each lovable pet is accompanied by a shelter volunteer who can answer questions about the dog’s personality, activity level and history. Bring a leash as all dogs are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and ready to go home on the spot. 9 a.m. $6 per vehicle park entry fee. Usery Mountain Regional Park, 3939 N. Usery Pass Way, Mesa, maricopa.gov/parks/usery, 480-984-0032.
Walkers and those in wheelchairs enjoy a day of exercise, food and entertainment as they raise funds and support children and adults affected by spina bifida. The route follows an easy path around the park. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; walk begins at 10 a.m. Donations; advance registration encouraged. Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, sbaazwalknroll.org, 602-274-3323.
Walk to Save Animals
Arizona Animal Welfare League presents this family- and dog-friendly fundraiser, which includes 2K and 5K pet walks, a pet agility course and pet photos with Santa. Proceeds benefit Arizona Animal Welfare League. 8-11 a.m. $35, adults; $25, children 17 and younger. 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.
Armenian culinary delights, wine and beer are in the spotlight, complemented by music, dance, children’s activities and an art exhibit. Sa, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Su, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $2, adults; free, children 12 and younger. St. Apkar Armenian Church, 8849 E. Cholla St., Scottsdale, saintapkar.com, 480-451-8171.
Artists’ Studio Tour
Guests enjoy a glimpse into the artistic process as the Artists of the Superstitions Studio Tour gets under way, showcasing paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry, gourds and works in clay, glass and wood. The self-guided tour features 59 artists at 20 studio locations. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Gold Canyon and Apache Junction, artistsofthesuperstitions.com.
Church Mouse Boutique
Blessed Sacrament Women’s Club presents this 40th annual 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.
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, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Free. Fifth Avenue and Goldwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, foodtruckcaravan.com, 480-251-1769.
Arizona Hemophilia Walk
Family, friends, and community and corporate teams walk in honor and memory of those whose lives have been affected by bleeding disorders at this 5K noncompetitive walk. Registration includes all-day zoo admittance. 7-10 a.m. $25, minimum donation, adults; $5 minimum, students 13-17; free, children 12 and younger. Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, arizonahemophilia.org, 602-955-3947.
Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities hit the pavement as this 41st 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 kids’ dash are included. 6 a.m. Check website for race fees. Washington Street between Central and First avenues, Phoenix, phoenix10k.com.
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. Silent and live auctions are included. PHOENIX magazine is among the sponsors. 4 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, 6902 E. Greenway Pkwy., Scottsdale, marchofdimes.org/arizona, 602-287-9925.
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. $7, adults; free, children 11 and younger; maximum of $20 per family. Shemer Art Center, 5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, shemerartcenter.org, 602-262-4727.
Swing Fore Kids
This family-friendly event includes a silent auction, raffle, exotic cars, food and drink, entertainment for the kids and a Pro Shoot-out with Jim “Bones” Mackay, professional PGA Tour caddie for Phil Mickelson. Proceeds benefit children with cancer and their families. 2-5 p.m. $100; free admission, children. Grayhawk Golf Club, 8620 E. Thompson Peak Pkwy., Scottsdale, azcancerfoundation.org, 480-350-7055.
This unique golf tournament pits players against The Phoenix Symphony’s own musicians for a host of musically themed prizes. The event includes a continental breakfast and awards luncheon featuring a symphony quartet. Shotgun start at 8 a.m. $400. Arizona Biltmore Golf Club, 2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix, phoenixsymphony.org, 602-495-1999.
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. Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, heard.org, 602-252-8848.
Goldy’s Bowling Bash
Team up with Valley sports celebrities, D-backs players, sports fans, bowlers and those just wanting to make a difference as Paul and Amy Goldschmidt host an evening of bowling, food and fun. Proceeds support Goldy’s Fund 4 Kids benefiting Phoenix Children’s Hospital Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. 5:30 p.m. with a 9 p.m. after-party. Call for ticket prices. Lucky Strike at CityScape, 50 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix, goldysfund4kids.com, 602-524-8557.
Demonstrate is the theme as Scottsdale Gallery Association hosts the first major ArtWalk of the season, featuring artist demonstrations and gallery show openings. 6-9:30 p.m. Free. Downtown Scottsdale, scottsdalegalleries.com.
City Lights Movie Nights
Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a screening of Hook as this monthly outdoor movie series continues. Those with an adventurous side can fly like Rufio with a zip line that crosses Central Avenue. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. CityScape Phoenix, Central Avenue between Washington and Jefferson streets, Phoenix, cityscapephoenix.com.
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, 602-495-0901.
Jingle and Mingle is the theme as the Mothers’ Guild of Xavier College Preparatory presents this fundraising dinner, which includes live and silent auctions. Proceeds benefit the school’s Legacy of Leadership capital campaign. 6 p.m. $125. Xavier College Preparatory, 4710 N. Fifth St., Phoenix, xcpmg.org, 602-240-3147.
Junior League of Phoenix hosts this fundraising dinner with silent auction and entertainment. 6-10 p.m. $250. Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, jlp.org, 602-234-3388.
Veterans’ Art Exhibit
Paintings, drawings, collages, sculpture, photography and mixed-media works by veterans participating in Arizona Artists Guild’s art program for veterans are on display. 6-8 p.m. Free. Arizona Artists Guild, 18411 N. Seventh Ave., Phoenix, arizonaartistsguild.net, 602-826-4713.
Chuck Wagon Cook-off
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, hands-on activities and historic home tours add to the fun. F, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sa, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free; $15 for five-course meal. Tumbleweed Ranch, 2250 S. McQueen Rd., Chandler, chandlermuseum.org, 480-782-2751.
Chiles & Chocolate Festival
Spicy and sweet flavors are in the spotlight as guests sample gourmet chocolates, zesty salsas and other unique Southwestern treats. Latin, Brazilian and Spanish music and dance 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.
Flair Art Show
More than a dozen artists from the Flair Painting Group share original works in oils, acrylics and watercolors, as well as prints, giclées and greeting cards. F, noon-9 p.m.; Sa, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Su, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Anthem Golf & Country Club, 2708 W. Anthem Club Dr., Anthem, 224-678-6611.
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 is included. 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, Clare Verstegen and Joan Waters share fine art, jewelry and handmade gifts in ceramic, steel, textiles 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 original artwork and other treasures, as well as an opportunity to mingle with the artists and enjoy piano music, food and spirits. 6-9 p.m. $125. Scottsdale Artists’ School, 3720 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, scottsdaleartschool.org, 480-990-1422.
Grand Avenue Festival
Art exhibits, building tours, live music, an after-party, recycled fashion show and trashy hat promenade highlight this neighborhood celebration, which joins forces with the annual Parade of the Arts. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; parade at 6 p.m. Free. Historic Grand Avenue from 15th and Grand avenues to Van Buren Street, Phoenix, grandavenueartsandpreservation.org, 602-391-4016.
Healthy Brain Expo
HonorHealth, Barrow Neurological Institute, Foothills Community Foundation and the Desert Foothills YMCA host this event, which explores how to keep your brain engaged, creative and strong through workshops, speakers and exhibits on nutrition, neurosciences, mental exercises and mind/body awareness. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $20, adults; $5, students. Holland Community Center, 34250 N. 60th St., Scottsdale, azfcf.org, 480-488-1090.
Heritage Award Gala
Arizona Jewish Historical Society hosts this celebration, which honors Derrick Hall, president and CEO of the Arizona Diamondbacks. A cocktail reception, dinner, awards program and performance by Phoenix Theatre are included. 6 p.m. $180. Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, azjhs.org, 602-241-7870.
Knuckle Ball Gala
The Joe Niekro Foundation hosts the fundraising Knuckle Ball... A Pitch for Life, which honors Dr. Robert Spetzler and Nancy Hanley. The dinner gala includes silent and live auctions, dancing and a tribute video to Niekro. Proceeds benefit Barrow Neurological Institute. 6 p.m. $436. Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, 2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix, joeniekrofoundation.org, 602-524-8557.
Night of Hope
Make a difference in the lives of children in Haiti as Chances for Children presents this fundraising dinner with cocktails, dancing and Caribbean entertainment. 5:45 p.m. $150, adults; $50, children 11 and younger. Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, 7575 E. Princess Dr., Scottsdale, chances4children.org, 480-513-3373.
Nutcracker Sweet Tea
Guests explore the Land of Sweets as they enjoy a light luncheon buffet, cookie decorating, 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.
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. 9:30 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.
Phoenix Home & Garden presents its premier luxury home tour. The self-guided event features five homes, plus a VIP experience that includes brunch and an additional exclusive residence. Proceeds benefit local charities. Noon-4:30 p.m. (VIP begins at 10 a.m.) $75-$160. Scottsdale/Paradise Valley area, phgmag.com/hometour, 480-664-3960.
Pitch 4 Kidz Dinner Gala
Rub elbows with celebrities, athletes and entertainers while joining the fight for addiction awareness. Proceeds from this third annual event benefit the nonprofit Pitch 4 Kidz, which supports at-risk children who are profoundly affected by chronic childhood stressors associated with trauma and parental substance abuse. 6-9 p.m. Tickets start at $200. JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, 5402 E. Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale, pitch4kidz.com, 480-286-2411.
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. Noon-3 p.m. $25, includes one slider from each participating food truck. Kierland Commons, 15205 N. Kierland Blvd., Scottsdale, https://fs25.formsite.com/AFFCF/form18/index, 602-252-9445.
The New York fashion designer who advises female clients on how to dress for success and has made a name for herself with her softly tailored jackets is in town for personal consultations. Fifteen percent of proceeds from sales Nov. 14-20 benefit the American Red Cross. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Free; appointments recommended. Nina McLemore Boutique, 8787 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, ninamclemore.com, 480-607-7700. McLemore speaks on “The Art of Philanthropy” at 6 p.m. Nov. 14.
A Miner’s Dinner
Guests are transported back in time as they dine outside by the historic Golden Reef Stamp Mill, which dates back to 1880. The event includes silent and live auctions, entertainment by Down Home Arizona and a chance to see the fully operational stamp mill in action, as well as blacksmith demonstrations. 4-8:30 p.m. $55. Cave Creek Museum, 6140 Skyline Dr., Cave Creek, cavecreekmuseum.org, 480-488-2764.
Birds ’n’ Beer
Sip on a Four Peaks brew while enjoying an entertaining presentation on wildlife. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free admission. Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center, 3131 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, az.audubon.org, 602-468-6470.
Arts & Crafts Fair
A silent auction and more than 50 tables of handcrafted items are showcased, including quilts. Coffee and a light lunch are available. Proceeds benefit Hospice of the Valley and various mission projects in the West Valley. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free. Congregational Church of Sun City, 18401 N. 99th Ave., Sun City, congregationalchurchofsuncityaz.com, 623-977-4241.
The Big Heap
Handmade and repurposed goods are featured as independent artists and entrepreneurs showcase vintage, modern, retro, industrial and salvaged goods. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $7, adults; free, children 12 and younger. 3841 N. Schoolhouse Road, Cave Creek, thebigheap.com, 480-329-6118.
November 18, 25
Rock ’n’ Roll Dances
Guests enjoy rock ’n’ roll hits from the ’70s and ’80s, Nov. 18; and ’50s and ’60s, Nov. 25, with DJ Kort Kurdi. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $8. Palm Ridge Summit Hall, 13800 W. Deer Valley Rd., Sun City West, rocknroll.scwclubs.com, 602-679-4220.
Hidden in the Hills
Sonoran Arts League presents this annual self-guided artist studio tour. The event showcases 188 artists who exhibit and sell their work at dozens of studio locations, with artist demonstrations included at many of the stops. Pictured is a wood-turned vessel with precious stones by Morrie Elmer, and Wishing and Hoping, a mixed-media sculpture by Linda Kostad. F-Su, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Cave Creek, Carefree and North Scottsdale, hiddeninthehills.org, 480-575-6624.
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.
It’s a pizza paradise as slices and full pies of all types are available to pair with craft beer and wine at this tasty festival. Lawn games, dessert vendors and live bands add to the festivities. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $10; online purchase only. Margaret T. Hance Park, 1202 N. Third St., Phoenix, phoenix.pizza, 480-442-9176.
Roosevelt Row Pie Social
Your sweet tooth is sure to go home happy as celebrity chefs and community members share their culinary masterpieces at this event, which includes live music and children’s activities. Proceeds benefit the Bioscience High School arts program. 2-5 p.m. $12 for five tasting tickets; or bake and bring two pies to exchange for five tickets. Bioscience High School, 512 E. Pierce St., Phoenix, rooseveltrow.org, 602-764-5600.
Vistancia Tour of Homes
Visitors enjoy holiday boutique shopping, children’s activities and refreshments while touring the community’s newest selection of model homes. A photo booth and appearances by Santa add to the fun. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Vistancia Information Center, 12026 W. Lone Mountain Pkwy., Peoria, vistancia.com/events, 623-933-6233.
Original and uncommon goods are in the spotlight, from fine art to original and quirky works by young artists to items that are sustainable and support social change. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10. Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, uncommonmarkets.com, 855-238-6999.
Festival of Trees
Benefiting Phoenix Children’s Hospital, this auction showcases eight one-of-a-kind 9-foot-tall Christmas trees professionally decorated by local interior designers. Bidding closes Nov. 28; trees will be delivered to the winning bidders or can be donated to the hospital. M-Sa, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Su, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Scottsdale Fashion Square (near Dillard’s and Neiman Marcus), 7014 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, pchfestivaloftrees.com, 602-933-2641.
November 23-January 8
Celebrating 25 years, this grand holiday lighting event glows with millions of lights, including a three-story-tall Christmas tree, lakeside music-in-motion shows and 3-D light sculptures of flamingos, an alligator, dragonfly and more. 5:30-10:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, phoenixzoo.org, 602-286-3800.
Sit behind the wheel, inspect the engines, kick the tires and even take a spin at the Arizona International Auto Show. The event features more than 100 new cars, trucks and crossovers, from high-end exotics to 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.
Guests enjoy hot chocolate, a snow slide and outdoor ice skating rink, plus the lighting of a 40-foot Christmas tree adorned with 8,000 LED lights. 5:30-9 p.m. Free. Wigwam Arizona, 300 E. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park, wigwamarizona.com, 623-935-3811.
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 25-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. Nov. 25-26, Dec. 9-11, 16-18, 20-23 and 26-31. 5:30-9:30 p.m. $30, adults; $12.50, children 3-12. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, dbg.org, 480-481-1225.
November 25-January 7
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. 25-26, 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. 25. Light display continues nightly, with special events F-Sa through Dec. 17. 5-11 p.m. Free. 58th and Glendale avenues, Glendale, glendaleaz.com/events, 623-930-2299.
Jewelry, ceramics, textiles, limited-edition prints, wearable art and handcrafted gifts are in the spotlight as shoppers meet the artists and enjoy a free raffle. Noon-8 p.m. Free. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.
This indie artisan market showcases works by more than 150 local artisans, crafters and do-it-yourself enthusiasts, including original fashion and jewelry designs, ceramics, paper goods, home décor, art and photography. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Westworld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, jackalopeartfair.com.
Nativities of the World
Fine-Art Holiday 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.