Things To Do in the Valley This Week (Oct. 30-Nov. 5)

Editorial StaffOctober 30, 2023
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This is a curated list of weekly events around the Phoenix area for October 30-November 5.
Calendar listings include public events and attractions from around the Valley and state. Confirm information before making plans by calling the listed phone number, or check each website for last minute confirmation or cancellations.

Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships
Saturday, November 4

The 12th annual Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships returns to Westworld of Scottsdale with action-packed polo matches, live music, an expanded wine tasting experience, fashion shows and luxury cars on display. Tickets start at $45 at thepoloparty.com or call 480-423-1414.

Arizona Wilderness Terroir Festival
Saturday, November 4

Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co. hosts this wine-influenced beer festival at Agritopia Farm in Gilbert with an exclusive list of breweries and winemakers from across the U.S. in attendance. Gilbert-based Arizona Wilderness Brewing will release a beer co-fermented with locally grown grapes as part of the multi-brewery Terroir Project created by California-based Firestone Walker Brewery. Agritopia Farm, 3000 E. Ray Rd. in Gilbert. Tickets on sale at azwbeer.com

Canal Convergence
November 3-12

Playful art that merges color, water and light will illuminate the Arizona Canal this fall. This annual event, presented by Scottsdale Public Art, will also feature hands-on activities, workshops, music and dance performances, and a beer and wine garden. Scottsdale Waterfront, 7135 E Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, canalconvergence.com

Dreamy Draw
November 3-4

Margo Price and Lord Huron will join local folk and country artists, including The Senators and Taylor Glasheen, at the refurbished Scottsdale Civic Center for this inaugural festival, highlighting the sounds of the American West. dreamydrawfest.com

Luna del Lago Festival
November 3-5

The organizers behind the gone but not forgotten local music showcase, Apache Lake Music Festival, are moving to Peoria’s Lake Pleasant for three days of psychedelic rock and soul music. Arizona jam band legends Spafford headline. Black Joe Lewis, The Brothers Comatose and The Black Moods will also perform. lunadellagofestival.com

Barefoot in the Park
Through November 5

The Arizona Theatre Company puts its spin on Neil Simon’s beloved romantic comedy about newlyweds struggling to make their marriage work. Check website for showtimes and ticket prices. Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix, 833-282-7328, atc.org

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Through November 5

A poverty-stricken London clerk discovers he’s ninth in line to inherit an earldom, so he schemes to knock off the eight men standing in his way. Check website for showtimes. $40-48, Gyder Theater at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, 10580 N. 83rd Dr., Peoria, 623-815-7930, theatreworks.org

Fiddler On the Roof
Now through November 25

For nearly 60 years, you’d be hard-pressed to find a musical that’s had as deep of an impact on contemporary culture as Tony Award-winning Fiddler on the Roof. The American Theatre Guild is presenting this heartwarming tale of a Jewish man in Imperial Russia struggling to keep his religious traditions alive. Check website for days and times. $32-$48. Hale Centre Theatre, 50 W. Page Ave., Gilbert, 480-497-0277, haletheatrearizona.com

Pumpkin Days & Corn Maze
Through October 31

This yearly tradition includes a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, jumping pillows, a tomato cannon, corm mazes and train rides. Call for times and ticket prices. Tolmachoff Farms, 5726 N 75th Ave., Glendale, 623-999-3276, tolmachoff-farms.com

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Through November 4

The Biblically inspired musical by Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice follows the trials and tribulations of the favorite son of Jacob as he and his kaleidoscopic outfit rise to become Egypt’s second-in-command. Check website for times and ticket prices. Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Ln., Peoria, azbroadway.org

Steel Magnolias
Through November 21

Don’t forget to bring plenty of tissues to this show about a group of small-town Southern women who share an unbreakable bond, despite their various backgrounds and struggles. The play served as the inspiration for the 1989 film of the same name starring Sally Field, Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton and Daryl Hannah. Check website for days and times. $32-$48. Hale Centre Theatre, 50 W. Page Ave., Gilbert, 480-497-0277, haletheatrearizona.com

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill
Through November 26

Pioneering chanteuse Billie Holiday sings and tells stories about her life – and becomes increasingly inebriated and incomprehensible – in a raggedy Philadelphia bar, just months before her untimely death in 1959. The setlist includes the captivating “What a Little Moonlight Can Do,” contemplative “God Bless the Child,” and the haunting, controversial “Strange Fruit.” Call for times and ticket prices. Judith Hardes Theatre, 1825 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 602-254-2151, phoenixtheatre.com

THINGS TO DO LOOK AHEAD

North Mountain Blues & Brews Festival
November 12It’s North Mountain Brewing Company’s 10th anniversary and they are celebrating by bringing back their Blues & Brews Festival. Featuring 5 blues bands, arts & craft vendors, pinball & games, tasty food plus 16 craft beers on tap. 522 E. Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix. 602-705-5446, nmbluesbrewsandartsfest.com

Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks
December 8

Christmas comes early for fans of the Piano Man and the reigning Queen of Rock and Roll. The ‘70s singer-songwriters are teaming up for an unforgettable concert. 7 p.m., $67.50-$346.50, Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-514-8400, dbacks.com