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September 2019

Art on the Wild Side

September 2019 - January 2020
Phoenix Zoo
455 N. Galvin Pkwy
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Jennifer O’Cualain, Linda Budge and Susan Schmitz showcase their unique visions of wildlife and conservation via photography, paint and mixed media in this exhibit. Art is available for purchase, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Phoenix Zoo’s conservation initiatives. Call for times and ticket prices. Savanna Gallery, Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix,, 602-286-3800.

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November 2019


November 1 - December 31
Scottsdale Quarter
15037 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, Az
$20 – $28

Celebrate your favorite sugary treats at this epic candy playground featuring larger-than-life interactive art installations and full sensory experiences, from flying unicorn pigs and confetti explosions to a marshmallow pit filled with more than 250,000 foam marshmallows. Check website for times. $28, adults; $20, children 4-12; free for 3 and younger. Scottsdale Quarter, 15059 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, Advance ticket purchase only.

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November 2019 - March 2020
Scottsdale Fashion Square
7014 E Camelback Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
$15 – $24

Visitors interact with and become part of the colorful art as this interactive experience offers 13 immersive, thought-provoking and conversation-starting artworks spread across a 16,000-square-foot exhibition space. Presented by Wonderspaces and featuring everything from glowing lights to a sewing machine orchestra, the show welcomes all ages to explore imaginary worlds where the rules are different. Twelve of the works are new to Arizona, with Submergence by Squidsoup returning by popular demand. Tu-F, noon-10 p.m.; Sa,…

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The Sound of Music

November 13 - December 29
The Phoenix Theatre Company
1825 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ

Based on the true story of the Von Trapp Family Singers, this classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical tells the story of a flighty governess who changes the lives of a wealthy Austrian widower and his seven children. Call for times and ticket prices. The Phoenix Theatre Company, 1825 N. Central Ave., Phoenix,, 602-254-2151.

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The Trip to Bountiful

November 22 - December 15
Theatre Artists Studio
4848 E. Cactus Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
$15 – $25

This touching play about aging in America tells the story of a feisty widow hell-bent on visiting her beloved hometown of Bountiful, Texas, before she dies. F-Sa, 7:30 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. $25, adults; $20, seniors; $15, students 25 and younger. Theatre Artists Studio, 12406 N. Paradise Village Pkwy. East, Scottsdale,, 602-765-0120.

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November 22 - December 22
Desert Stages Theatre
7014 E. Camelback Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
$22 – $28

Life changes for the better when a spunky Depression-era orphan and her clever canine meet and win the heart of billionaire “Daddy” Warbucks. F-Sa, 7:30 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. $28, adults; $22, seniors and students. Desert Stages Theatre, 7014 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale,, 480-483-1664.

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Elf the Musical

November 22 - December 29
Arizona Broadway Theatre
7701 W. Paradise Ln.
Peoria, AZ 85382

The true spirit of Christmas shines in this hilarious tale about a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Call for times and ticket prices. Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Ln., Peoria,, 623-776-8400.

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Lights of the World

November 2019 - January 2020
Arizona State Fairgrounds
1826 W. McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85007
$14.99 – $17.99

Combining the age-old tradition of paper lanterns with cutting-edge technology, the festival brightens the Phoenix skyline with more than 10 million lights and 65 displays exploring different cultures and civilizations around the globe. Free carnival rides and a daily performance showcasing acrobatics or sea lions add to the fun. Th-Sa, 5:30-10 p.m. $17.99, adults; $14.99, seniors and children 12 and younger; free, children 2 and younger. Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1826 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix,,…

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Wild Rising

November 2019 - May 2020
Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N Galvin Pkwy
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Penguins pose among the cacti, snails are positioned atop of the garden’s butte and majestic gray wolves are on guard as this exhibit features 13 installations of more than 1,000 animal sculptures made from colorful and recyclable plastic. The vibrant art forms are the creations of Cracking Art, a collective of artists who demonstrate that plastic can be reinvented into something eye-catching and thought-provoking. Call for times and ticket prices. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N.…

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Javelinas de Tubac

November 2019 - March 2020
Tubac Center for the Arts
#9 Plaza Rd
Tubac, AZ

A herd of 50 javelinas have invaded the streets of Tubac, serving as a canvas for local artists who have transformed the fiberglass creations into one-of-a-kind works of art. The whimsical critters will be sold in silent and live auctions, with proceeds benefiting Tubac Center for the Arts. Visit for details.

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