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September 2020

Birdhouses and Nests

September 2020 - January 2021
Tucson Botanical Gardens
2150 N. Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ 85712

Large-scale sculptures by 12 artists are integrated into the outdoor garden spaces in this exhibit presented in partnership with SculptureTucson. Some of the works explore shapes and forms of nests abstractly while others create stories about birds and nesting. Through Jan. 3. Call for times and admission prices. Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson,, 520-326-9686.

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October 2020

Live Well Stadium Yoga Series

October 3 @ 12:00 pm - December 5 @ 9:30 am

ASU 365 Community Union partners with local studios and instructors from around the Valley to unite fellow yogis for twice-weekly, 60-minute classes via Zoom. Most Tuesdays at noon; and Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. Registration is required for each class,

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Strange Encounters

October 17 - November 8

Internationally acclaimed sculptor, pumpkin carver and creative installation designer Ray Villafane’s exhibition features Halloween carvings, humorous vignettes and creepy characters in 15 installations throughout downtown Mesa, all visible in store windows and in outdoor locations. A map to the spooky works is available online, and includes a scavenger hunt with clues for identifying items in the displays. An online instructional video created by Villafane also is featured, with carving tips for elevating your own jack-o-lantern…

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Barrett-Jackson Auction

October 22 - October 24
WestWorld of Scottsdale
16601 N. Pima Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Some of the world’s premier collector automobiles take center stage as the previously scheduled 2020 Las Vegas and Palm Beach events detour to the Valley. A diverse docket of vehicles is featured, including a 2012 Lexus LFA, 2018 Ford GT, 1970 Plymouth HEMI ’Cuda and 1968 Pontiac Firebird Resto-Mod – each of which will be offered with no reserve. To help maintain social distancing guidelines, the event is primarily limited to bidders, consignors and their…

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The Strides Ride

October 24 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am

“Pink out” your car with decorations for this inaugural drive-through event, which follows a route through the Greater Phoenix area with stops at various locations along the way for sponsor giveaways, music, pink ribbon photo ops and a tribute garden honoring and celebrating those impacted by breast cancer 7-10 a.m. Donations support the American Cancer Society. For registration and further details, visit, or call 800-227-2345.

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Larsen Art Auction

October 24 @ 10:00 am
Larsen Gallery
3705 N. Bishop Lane
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Works by Jim Dine, Andy Warhol, Sam Francis, Logan Hagege, Allan Houser and Ed Mell highlight the more than 400 lots offered as Larsen Gallery hosts its 2020 fall auction. A portion of proceeds supports Free Arts. Guests must register to bid. 10 a.m. Larsen Gallery, 3705 N. Bishop Lane, Scottsdale,, 480-941-0900.  

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Phoenix Children’s Hospital 5K 

October 30 - November 1

Devoted runners, weekend joggers and families looking to do something fun can walk, run, ride and fundraise to the finish line as this 3.1-mile event goes virtual this year. Proceeds support more than 60 of the hospital’s programs and services that are funded solely or significantly through philanthropy. Registration is free; donations are appreciated,

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November 2020

Wildlights for Wildlife

November 1 @ 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Phoenix Zoo
455 N. Galvin Pkwy
Phoenix, AZ 85008

November 1 Phoenix Zoo fans shift their support into overdrive as they enjoy tasty bites from some of Arizona’s favorite food trucks, nonalcoholic beverages, animal encounters, entertainment and raffle prizes from the comfort of their vehicles in front of the zoo. The evening culminates with kettle corn, hot cocoa and an exclusive drive-through preview of ZooLights. 5-10:30 p.m. $1,000 per car (up to six guests). Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix,, 602-286-3800.

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Canal Convergence

November 6 - November 15

Innovative art displays that combine water, art and light are in the spotlight as Scottsdale Public Art presents this annual event at multiple locations throughout Old Town Scottsdale. The large-scale art installments are complemented by virtual activities, workshops, artist talks and live music. For details, visit

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Garden Tour

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Phoenix Home & Garden hosts this annual self-guided tour featuring five residential properties designed by landscape professionals and homeowners. Magazine editors, as well as several of the designers and homeowners, are on hand to answer questions. Two additional private home gardens and rest stops feature demonstrations throughout the day by Dig It Gardens. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Arizona State University chapter of the American Society of Landscape Designers. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $85,…

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