5 Things to Do This Weekend | Oct. 29-31

Judy HarperOctober 29, 2021
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Get Your Fix of Fried Everything Before the Fair Leaves Town
You only have a couple days left to take in the thrilling rides, midway games, animal exhibits and the latest trend of fried whatever before the Arizona State Fair closes for the season at 10 p.m. Oct. 30. Pro tip: Get there before 6 p.m. Oct. 29 for Foodie Friday, which offers an array of smaller portions of fair food faves, so you can indulge even more. Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1826 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, 602-252-6771, azstatefair.com.

Join the Whiteout at Hance Park
All-white creative cocktail attire is the dress code for Noche en Blanco, Oct. 30. Guests can bring their own picnic dinners or order a gourmet meal and bottles of wine in advance of the sixth annual multicultural unity dinner. Live music, a pop-up bar and samba dancing add to the festivities. Proceeds benefit the Hance Park Conservancy. 5-10 p.m. Tickets start at $30. Hance Park, 67 W. Culver St., Phoenix, hanceparkconservancy.org.

Watch the Whiz Kids Cast a Spell
Taking on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real-life game of Quidditch) into 70 hilarious minutes, Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience features all your favorite characters, a fire-breathing dragon, endless costumes, ridiculous props and a generous helping of Hogwarts magic. Oct. 28-30, 7 p.m. $49-$59. Madison Center for the Arts, 5601 N. 16th St., Phoenix, 602-664-7777, themadison.org.

Get Lost in a Corn Maze
Tolmachoff Farms welcomes fall with its family-friendly Pumpkin Days & Corn Maze, through Oct. 31. Highlights include a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, jumping pillows, a tomato cannon and train rides, as well as family and mini corn mazes. Call for times and ticket prices. Tolmachoff Farms, 5726 N. 75th Ave., Glendale, 623-999-3276, tolmachoff-farms.com.

Go Back in Time to the Golden Age of Fake News
Guests become part of the studio audience at WBFR as Desert Foothills Theater presents War of the Worlds. Complete with vintage commercials and live sound effects, the infamous radio play is a thrilling homage to the golden age of science fiction and radio drama, and a timely reminder of what fear can do to a society. Oct. 29, 7 p.m.; Oct. 30, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Oct. 31, 2 p.m. $25. The Holland Center, 34250 N. 60th St., Scottsdale, 480-488-1090, dftheater.org.

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