5 Things to Do This Weekend | Oct 8-10

Judy HarperOctober 7, 2021
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Come for the Food and Stay for the Dancing at Greek Fest
Baklava is back as the 60th annual event Phoenix Greek Festival returns Oct. 8-10, with a full weekend of Greek music, art and children’s activities complemented by such ethnic favorites as gyros, spanakopita, baklava, ouzo and imported Greek beer and wine. Opa! Friday, 5-10 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $5, adults; free, children 11 and younger. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Community Center, 1973 E. Maryland Ave., Phoenix, phoenixgreekfestival.org.

Discover a Bounty of Fun at Schnepf Farms
Schnepf Farms hosts its annual Pumpkin & Chili Party, through Oct. 31. The family festival features corn mazes, a haunted bus, hayrides, pig races, amusement rides, bonfires, s’mores, miniature golf, fireworks and a pumpkin patch. Thursday, noon-9 p.m.; Friday, noon-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Schnepf Farms, 24810 S. Rittenhouse Rd., Queen Creek, 480-987-3100, schnepffarms.com.

Get Your Fright on at Railroad Park
The Paradise & Pacific Railroad, a miniature replica of a narrow-gauge railroad, is transformed into a haunted train ride for Halloween Spook-Track-Ula, through Oct. 31. The family-friendly event creeps it real with lights and displays that are a bit spooky, but not too frightening. 6:30-9 p.m. $15, includes unlimited train and carousel rides for a 90-minute block of time; free for children 2 and younger. McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, 7301 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale, 480-312-2312, therailroadpark.com.

Raise Your Pinky at FilmBar
Parsley Periwinkle hosts A Perfectly Pleasant Party, a hilarious interactive refresher on how to be social, through Oct. 9. Limited to 15 guests per show, the legendary soirees take place in a private lounge – somewhere between Roosevelt Row and the casinos of Monaco, sometime between 2021 and 1961. From party games to zesty conversation, hidden talents to secret desires, Periwinkle is there to remind guests just how much fun it can be to make new acquaintances and questionable decisions. Friday-Saturday, 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $30; add the host’s recommended flight of local brews for $10. The FilmBar, 815 N. Second St., Phoenix, yesandproductions.org.

Grab a Seat for a Sweeping Romantic Classic
A legendary love-triangle saga, Camelot tells the time-honored story of King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot and the Knights of the Round Table in an enchanting fable of chivalry, majesty and brotherhood. Through Oct. 24, call for times and ticket prices. The Phoenix Theatre Company, 1825 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 602-254-2151, phoenixtheatre.com.

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