luminarias

Top 10 Things To Do: November 20-26, 2017

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Las Noches de las Luminarias – November 25-December 30
Thousands of traditional luminarias line garden trails, buildings and courtyards, casting an elegant glow on the garden’s world-renowned plant collection. A variety of musical groups performs each night. Nov. 25-26, Dec. 9-11, 16-18, 20-23 and 26-30. 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.

ZooLights – November 22-January 14
This grand holiday event glows with millions of LED lights and includes a three-story-tall Christmas tree, lakeside music-in-motion shows and 3-D light sculptures of flamingos, an alligator, dragonfly and other critters, as well as a new Utah raptor dinosaur to complement the Dinosaurs in the Desert exhibit. 5:30-10:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, phoenixzoo.org, 602-286-3800.

Black Friday Market – November 24
More than 20 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.

The Capitol Steps – November 24-25
The irreverent Washington D.C.-based political comedy troupe pokes fun at all sides of the issues – from left to right – with fresh, up-to-the-minute material inspired by the latest headlines, scandals and more. F, 8 p.m.; Sa, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. $49-$69. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

Ornament Marketplace – November 24-26
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.

Mercury – November 24-December 9
No one’s happy, people stop being nice and blood spills in this story that mashes up violent myth and ideas about “good neighbors” to explore what happens when the mercury rises. The play is presented by Stray Cat Theatre. Call for times and ticket prices. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, straycattheatre.org, 480-227-1766.

Winter Wonderfest – November 24-December 24
With a setting reminiscent of the North Pole, this holiday extravaganza features visits to Santa’s house and toy workshop, a life-size gingerbread house, ice princess castle, zipline, Ferris wheel, bounce houses, obstacle courses, marshmallow roasts, holiday vendors and photos with St. Nick. F-Su, 2-10 p.m. $15. Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, 20000 Maricopa Rd., Chandler, winterwonderfestaz.com.

The Righteous Brothers – November 25
Bill Medley is joined by Bucky Heard as they re-create the magic of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame duo, including such hits as “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” and “Unchained Melody,” plus Medley’s Grammy Award-winning Dirty Dancing theme song, “The Time of My Life.” 8 p.m. $32.50-$59.50. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

ASU Football – November 25
The team wraps up the season with the traditional duel in the desert vs. the University of Arizona Wildcats. Call for kickoff times and ticket prices. ASU Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, thesundevils.com, 480-965-2381.

Arizona Cardinals – November 26
The red birds take on the Jacksonville Jaguars. 2:25 p.m. Call for ticket prices. University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Dr., Glendale, azcardinals.com, 602-379-0102.