Things To Do in the Valley This Week (Nov. 6-12)

Editorial StaffNovember 6, 2023
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This is a curated list of weekly events around the Phoenix area for November 6-12.
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.

The Phoenix Pizza Festival
November 11-12

Deep-dish, New York style and wood-fired – all pizzas are represented at the cheesiest festival in town. There will also be plenty of music, games and a kids’ craft zone at this family-friendly event. Sa., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Su., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; $16, Margaret T. Hance Park, 67 W. Culver St., Phoenix, 480-442-9176, phoenix.pizza

48th Annual Phoenix 10K Presented by HonorHealth Foundation
November 12

Get on your kicks and head to the starting line. The fall running season begins on this flat and fast race through Downtown Phoenix. Challenge yourself with a half-marathon or start simple with a 5K. No matter what distance you choose, a medal and a party are waiting for you at the finish line. The half-marathon race starts at 7 a.m. The 10K race begins at 8 a.m., and the 5K kicks off at 8:30 a.m. Check website for entry fees. Wesley Bolin Plaza, 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix, phoenix10k.com

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

Canal Convergence
Through November 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

Phoenix Suns
November 10

The Mat Ishbia ownership era begins in earnest with Frank Vogel as head coach when the team rallies the Valley to take on the Los Angeles Lakers, Nov. 10. Call for times and ticket prices. Footprint Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-379-7800, suns.com

Arizona Coyotes
November 7

The ’Yotes return to Tempe with games against the Seattle Kraken, Nov. 7. Check website for times and ticket prices. Mullett Arena, 411 S. Packard Dr., Tempe, 480-563-PUCK, coyotes.nhl.com

Arizona Cardinals
November 12

Quarterback Kyler Murray is expected to return to the field as the Cardinals face off against the Atlanta Falcons, Nov. 12. Call for kickoff times and ticket prices. State Farm Stadium, 1 Cardinals Dr., Glendale, 602-379-0102, azcardinals.com

Doja Cat
November 8

The rapper has threatened to quit the music industry several times, so this could be your one chance to catch the “So High” artist live. 7:30 p.m., $44.50-$174.50, Footprint Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-379-7800, footprintcenter.com

Henry Rollins
November 9

If there’s anyone who can put the last three years in perspective, it’s the prolific Henry Rollins. The musician, writer and podcaster will recount his experiences during the pandemic with the humor and spirit fans have come to expect. 7:30 p.m., $39.50-$49.50, Piper Repertory Theatre at Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, 480-644-6500, mesaartscenter.com

Coco in Concert
November 10

The beautiful Disney/Pixar film will play onscreen as the 20-piece Orquesta Folclórica Nacional de México performs the score live. 8 p.m., $28-$48, Ikeda Theater at Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, 480-644-6500, mesaartscenter.com

64th Annual Phoenix Heart Ball
November 11

Heart disease affects everyone. It’s the cause of 20 percent of deaths in the United States, which means the American Heart Association needs plenty of funds to fund the research necessary to change that statistic for the better. Why not go out for a night on the town and help a good cause at the same time? 6:30 p.m. Ticket packages start at $1,000. The Phoenician, 6000 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, 602-414-5337, phoenixheartball.heart.org

East Valley Veterans Parade
November 11

“Vietnam Valor” is the theme of this annual event honoring veterans and active military. More than 100 parade entries are expected. Look to the skies for vintage aircraft. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Downtown Mesa, near University Dr. and Center St., evvp.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

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

 

Phoenix Home & Garden 2023 Home Tour
November 18

Find inspiration for your home during this self-guided tour of some of the most stunning homes in the Valley, curated by the editors of our sister publication. $85-$125, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. for general admission ticket holders; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for VIP ticket holders. phgmag.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

Waste Management Phoenix Open
February 5-11

Get ready to cheer on your favorite PGA golfer from the famous 16th hole when the “greenest show on grass” returns. Visit website for tee times and ticket prices. Tournament Players Club, 17020 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, wmphoenixopen.com

Bluey’s Big Play
February 17-18

Your children’s favorite cartoon dog and his family come to life in a whole new (and three-dimensional) way that is certain to spark their imagination. Check website for times and ticket prices. Arizona Financial Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-514-2919, livenation.com