Things To Do in the Valley This Week (Nov. 13-19)

Editorial StaffNovember 13, 2023
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This is a curated list of weekly events around the Phoenix area for November 13-19.
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. E-mail to submit events for consideration.

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.

AZ Barrels, Bottles & Brews
November 18

Tap into this event that features more than 25 local breweries, distilleries and wineries. There will also be a variety of food trucks to keep you and your designated driver happy. 1-5 p.m., $19-$85, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale,

Live Music Benefit for PCH
November 17

Gallery Coronado hosts this benefit concert with live music from Glen Gardner to benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital. A small gift is available on arrival if you text “RSVP & email or name” to 808-282-0704. Nov. 17, 6-10pm, 1516 East Cypress St. Phoenix.

Desert Farm Lights
November 17-December 31

West Valley holiday lovers no longer need to head across town for Christmas cheer. The event features illuminated mazes, bounce houses, obstacle courses and a gingerbread slide. Stop by Santa’s Workshop afterward. Kids can also say hi to the North Pole’s most famous resident. 5:30-10 p.m., $20, 14629 W. Peoria Ave., Waddell,

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
November 18-December 24

When the Christmas Eve weather gets too foggy for Santa, the time for games is over. There’s only one reindeer who can guide the big guy’s sleigh, and his name is Rudolph. Based on the popular television special. Sa, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Su, 1 p.m. $13-$35. Herberger Theater Center Stage West, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix, 480-921-5700,

World of Illumination
November 18-January 1

Countless colorful lights will twinkle to the music on your car radio as your drive through this immersive 1-mile light show. Tempe will have a Cosmic Sleigh Ride theme, while Reindeer Road will be the theme of Glendale’s display. Check website for times and ticket prices. Tempe Diablo Stadium, 2200 W. Alameda Dr., Tempe; and Desert Diamond Casino, 9431 W. Northern Ave., Glendale;

2023 Hidden in the Hills Artist Studio Tour
November 17-19, 24-26

This self-guided studio tour through Cave Creek, Carefree and North Scottsdale will feature more than 160 national and up-and-coming artists’ works covering a variety of mediums, styles and price ranges for art lovers and collectors alike. F-Su., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Check website for a map of participating galleries. 480-575-6624,

Shemer Honors Ed Mell
November 17

Every year, Shemer Art Center honors a successful artist who’s also impacted creativity in the state. This year, that honor goes to painter Ed Mell. See never-before-seen artwork at a gala to recognize his achievements throughout his career. 6-10 p.m. Tickets start at $100. Shemer Art Center, 5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, 602-262-4727,

An Evening with John Cusack
November 17

Is High Fidelity in your top five list of best John Cusack films? It should be. If you haven’t seen it in a while, check out this special screening and talk with the cult film star afterward. 7:30 p.m., $39-$200, Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, 480-782-2695,

ASU Football
November 18

The Sun Devils say goodbye to the Pac-12 Conference with matchups against Oregon, Nov. 18; and the University of Arizona, Nov. 25. Call for times and ticket prices. ASU Sun Devil Stadium, 500 E. Veterans Way, Tempe, 480-727-0000,

Phoenix Suns
November 2-December 31

The Mat Ishbia ownership era begins in earnest with Frank Vogel as head coach when the team rallies the Valley to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves, Nov. 15; Call for times and ticket prices. Footprint Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-379-7800,

The National
November 13

Matt Berninger, who has been the frontman of the indie rock group since its inception in 2004, is probably better known for his collabs with Taylor Swift than the moody output that has earned his band its accolades. But don’t expect them to brood onstage. Berninger’s live antics are the stuff of legend. 7:30 p.m., $39.50-$76, Arizona Financial Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-514-2919,

Disney Junior Live On Tour: Costume Palooza
November 14

Mickey and Minnie’s costume party keeps getting interrupted by some mysterious weather, so the duo turns to the gang from Spidey and His Amazing Friends for help. Come dressed as your favorite Disney character for this live adventure with singing, stunning choreography and eye-popping special effects. 6 p.m., $42.50-$52.50, Arizona Financial Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-514-2919,

Ain’t Too Proud
November 14-19

Motown’s greatest musical group, The Temptations, finally gets the jukebox musical treatment with the story of their rise from the streets of Detroit to the top of the charts. Check website for times and ticket prices. Gammage Auditorium, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, 480-965-3434,

It’s A Wonderful Life
November 16-December 23

Have you ever wondered what life would be like if you’d never been born? Everyman George Bailey does, and his guardian angel Clarence shows him how the lives of those around him would be drastically different in this musical based on the classic film. Check website for days and times. $25-30. 8989 E. Via Linda, Ste. 118, Scottsdale, 480-314-0841,

White Christmas
November 17-December 30

A military veteran song and dance duo joins forces with a sister act to save a Vermont inn. This timeless musical features songs from Irving Berlin, including the title track, which was allegedly written at the Arizona Biltmore in the 1940s. Check website for times and ticket prices. Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Ln., Peoria,

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,

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,

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,

Black Nativity
December 8-17

The popular Black Theatre Troupe production returns in a brand-new version of the Langston Hughes play that brings hope and joy to audiences during the holiday season. Call for times. $50. Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center, 1333 E. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-258-8128,




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,

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,

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,