5 Safe Things to Do This Weekend

Judy HarperOctober 23, 2020
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1. Pink Out Your Car and Cruise the Valley
Decorate your car in all things pink as the American Cancer Society hosts its inaugural Strides Ride from 7 to 10 a.m. Oct. 24. The drive-through event follows a route through the Greater Phoenix area with stops at various locations along the way for sponsor giveaways, music, pink ribbon photo ops and a tribute garden honoring and celebrating those impacted by breast cancer  Donations support the American Cancer Society. Visit makingstrideswalk.org, or call 800-227-2345 to register.

2. Laugh at Life with The Ladies
Reserve a parking spot, drive in and watch Marlene Strang and Leanne Schmidt, aka “The Ladies,” break free from the pressures of motherhood and housework to share their best dance moves and zany wit in The Ladies: Room for Two. From trivial pursuit to smooth jazz, audience members can expect a hilariously awkward and fun experience at this pop-up performance. Showtime is 6:30 and 8 p.m. Oct. 22-25. $45 per car. Scottsdale Civic Center Library rooftop, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

3. Twist and Turn in a Corn Maze
Take the challenge of a 4- or 10-acre corn maze at the Pumpkin & Chili Party at Schnepf Farms, which continues through Nov. 1. In addition to the mazes, the family festival will keep you fed and entertained with hayrides, pig races, amusement rides, bonfires, country line dancing, miniature golf, chili dinners and a pumpkin patch. Tickets are limited to ensure social distancing. Curbside service also is available for chili, pies and pumpkins. Call for times and ticket prices. Schnepf Farms, 24810 S. Rittenhouse Rd., Queen Creek, pumpkinandchiliparty.com, 480-987-3100.

4. Raise a Glass to a New Forever Friend
The Corks and Collars fundraiser, Oct. 24, transforms to a virtual format featuring a wine toast, silent auction, interactive program, raffle, mystery prize and a parade of adoptable dogs. Proceeds offset medical expenses incurred by the nonprofit Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue. 3:30-5 p.m. For registration details, visit corksandcollars.org, or call 480-899-5227.

5. Travel with Dorothy at the Historic Orpheum Theatre
Enjoy the digitally remastered classic The Wizard of Oz as Friends of the Orpheum Theatre, in partnership with FilmBar, launch a monthly film series at the only remaining historic movie palace in Phoenix. The series kicks off at 6 p.m. Oct. 24, and 4 p.m. Oct. 25, with the tale of a young Kansas girl who dreams of a better world “somewhere over the rainbow.” Opening night includes a brief history of the venue by hip historian Marshall Shore. Seating is limited and socially distanced. $16, adults; $9 children 11 and younger. Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix, phoenix.ticketforce.com.

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