5 Things to Do This Weekend | Oct. 22-24

Judy HarperOctober 21, 2021
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Photo by The Polo Party/Dave Siebert


Get Your Equestrian Fix at Polo Party
Horses and horsepower are in the spotlight at the Scottsdale Polo Championships, Oct. 23. The high-energy polo party and car extravaganza features several polo matches, live entertainment, a catwalk fashion show, canine couture event, wine tastings and previews of the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction and Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show. Gates open at 10 a.m. Tickets start at $35. WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, 480-423-1414, thepoloparty.com.

Join a Parade of Pink in Tempe
Participants honor and celebrate those impacted by breast cancer in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, an American Cancer Society 5K noncompetitive walk. Oct. 23, 7:30 a.m. Donations. Tempe Beach Park, 80 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, 800-227-2345, makingstrideswalk.org.

Pluck the Perfect Pumpkin
More than 1,000 whimsical, vibrantly colored glass pumpkins handmade by local artist Gregory Tomb highlight the second annual Glass Pumpkin Patch, Oct. 22-24. Known for his unique, intricate designs, Tomb incorporates classic techniques of furnace, fused, flame-worked and cold-worked glass, while also exploring new processes and ways to use glass and light. Proceeds benefit The Holland Center, a nonprofit committed to enhancing arts, education and community in the Desert Foothills region. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Holland Center, 34250 N. 60th St., Scottsdale, 480-488-1090, hollandcenter.org.

Run with the Burros in Superior
Celebrate Superior’s rich history as a mining town at the Apache Leap Mining Festival, Oct. 22-24. The event features a carnival, parade, live entertainment, arts and crafts, Chihuahua races, a beer and wine garden and a grueling hands-on mining competition with such tasks as sawing, mucking, spiking and drilling. Pack burro racing is a highlight, with teams of one human partner and one burro traversing 3-, 6- and 12-mile courses through Main Street and the Tonto National Forest. Trained burro adoptions by the Bureau of Land Management also are available. Friday, 5-11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Superior Chamber of Commerce, 165 W. Main St., Superior, 520-689-0200, superiorarizonachamber.org.

Paint the Town Red with Steamy Musical
Two fame-hungry murderesses use their beguiling ways to avoid the gallows, capture headlines and win over a celebrity-crazed public in Chicago, through Oct. 30. Set in the 1920s on the dark and sultry streets of the Windy City, the universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz includes such show-stopping numbers as “Cell Block Tango,” “Mr. Cellophane,” “Nowadays” and “Class.” Call for times and ticket prices. Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Ln., Peoria, 623-776-8400, azbroadway.org.

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