Things to Do in the Valley – Nov. 7-13

Posted 11/4/19

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Nov. 7-13.

Event details are subject to change.


Nov. 7 - SCOTTSDALE: Ferrari Club of …

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Things to Do in the Valley – Nov. 7-13


Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Nov. 7-13.

Event details are subject to change.


Nov. 7 - SCOTTSDALE: Ferrari Club of America Annual Concours – Scottsdale Sports Complex. More than 100 Ferraris on display including numerous very valuable and rarely vintage models rarely seen in public. Free. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Nov. 7-10 - PEORIA: A Fine Monster You Are! – Vistas Recreation Center. A farcical comedy by Monk Ferris, Westbrook Village Players. Does sweet, old Emily Holbrook have a monster in her cellar? Naive Suzette Larsen interviews to become Emily's companion-secretary, but is Emily really sweet or is she up to mischief? Is Suzette safe or are Emily and her housekeeper up to no good? Throw in Emily's boyfriend, another wacky friend, a doctor and a medium and you have a couple of hours of hilarity. Table seating. Bring your own refreshment. $17. 623-237-3037 or

Nov. 8 - PHOENIX: Post Malone – Runaway Tour – Gila River Arena.

Nov. 8 - PHOENIX: Music in the Garden: Mother Road Trio – Desert Botanical Garden. The Garden presents a spectacular lineup of talent at Music in the Garden’s fall concert series. Situated at the base of the butte, Ullman Terrace provides an unmatchable backdrop for audiences to enjoy the sounds of beloved favorites and discover new talent. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Concerts 7 - 9 p.m. Members: $25 General Public: $30. Attendees must be 21 or older. 480-481-8188 or

Nov. 8-9 - CHANDLER: 10th Annual Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-Off – Tumbleweed Park. Demonstrates 1880s Old West lifestyle, teams from around the Southwest, old fashioned culinary competition, teams prepare foods from their authentic chuck wagons and use methods in the style of those used in 1880s cattle drives, meals available for the public to purchase, also stage entertainment, family activities and vendors. Friday: $10 admission; Saturday: Free admission, $15 meal ticket. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 480-782-2717 or

Nov. 8-10 - PHOENIX: Fellow Travelers – Herberger Theater. During the McCarthy-era Lavender Scare, communists weren’t the only government targets. Hostility directed toward abolishing “homosexual tendencies” in the government created a world of fear and shame. In Fellow Travelers, a chance encounter between an ambitious college graduate, Timothy Laughlin, and a handsome US State Department official, Hawkins Fuller, results in Laughlin’s first job— and his first love affair. $20-130. 7:30 and 2 p.m.

Nov. 8-10 - WICKENBURG: 40th Annual Bluegrass Festival & Fiddle Championship - Bowman Rodeo Grounds. Three days of bluegrass bands on stage along with 13 competitive contests for awards and cash, arts & crafts, KIDSZone, and food. Friday 1-5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 928-684-5479 or 800-942-5242 or

Nov. 8-17 - SCOTTSDALE: 7th Annual Canal Convergence Art + Water + Light – Scottsdale Waterfront Experience 10 days of wonder at the Scottsdale Waterfront during this FREE annual confluence of water + art + light, all with a focus on sharing the story of how water, through diverse perspectives, has greatly impacted Arizona’s history.

Nov. 8-Dec. 21 - SCOTTSDALE: Scottsdazzle - With events happening throughout the Old Town area from Friday, November 8 through Saturday, December 21, this impressive line-up is sure to put anyone in the holiday spirit. Many of these seasonal events are free and family-friendly.

Nov. 9 - PHOENIX: 11th Annual Grand Avenue Festival – Historic Grand Avenue. This non-traditional ‘walking’ and ‘discovery’ arts Festival includes many free activities: art exhibits, performances, commercial building tours, arts and craft making sites, music, demonstrations, mini-parades, outdoor art installations. Free. 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Nov. 9 - PHOENIX: Native American Heritage Festival featuring the 19th Annual Veterans Day Weekend Traditional Pow Wow – Arizona State University’s West campus. Featuring traditional Pow Wow to celebrate Native American heritage and honor the contributions of all U.S. veterans. The event features Native arts and crafts, dancing, music, kid’s activities, art demos and food trucks. Free. 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. 602-543-5300 or

Nov. 9 - PHOENIX: Mary Stallings with the Eric Gunnison Trio & Javon Jackson – The Nash. Mary Stallings-vocals, Eric Gunisson-piano, Mark Simon-bass, Paul Romaine-drums, with special guest Javon Jackson-sax. With her supple sense of swing, blues-inflected phrasing, and matchless gift for empathic interpretation, it’s easy to see why The New York Times declared her “perhaps the best jazz singer alive today.” $16-49. 7 and 9:15 p.m.

Nov. 9 - AVONDALE: Desert Diamond Casino West Valley 200 - ISM Raceway. Watch the future stars of NASCAR battle during the Desert Diamond Casino West Valley 200, NASCAR Xfinity Series Semi-Final Race on Saturday, November 9. 1:30 p,m.

Nov. 9 - TEMPE: Playfest – ASU Art Museum. Engage the artist within and join us for a free day of creative fun! Spend the day making, learning and playing with the entire family. Explore the museum’s current exhibitions and get inspired to create. Bridge the gap between artists in their studios and the works of art on display in the museum. All ages are encouraged to participate. Playfest is free, all art supplies are provided and you can take home any masterpieces you make! 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Nov. 9-Dec. 1 - WICKENBURG: 27th Annual Trappings of the American West Exhibition and Sale – Desert Caballeros Western Museum. Features new work by 80 of the country's top artists from 15 Western states including members of the Cowboy Artists of America, Traditional Cowboy Arts Association, and the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. Trappings showcases the talents of master painters, sculptors and photographers, along with contemporary cowboy gear created by craftsmen and craftswomen. Saddles, boots, hats, knives, engraved bits and spurs, hitched horsehair and musical instruments.

Nov. 10 - AVONDALE: Bluegreen Vacations 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race - ISM Raceway. Experience the intensity of the Playoffs – NASCAR style – at the Bluegreen Vacations 500, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Semi-Final Race, November 10. Watch 8 Drivers battle for a Championship 4 spot. Easton Corbin will headline the O’Reilly Auto Parts Pre-Race Party. 12:30 p.m. 866-408-7223 or 623-463-5400 or

Nov. 10 - CHANDLER: Arizona Harvest Festival & Open Air Market - Downtown Chandler. Merchants offer a selection of products and services including a farmer’s market with local produce and artisan gourmet foods, holiday items, home décor, jewelry, clothing, art, home improvements, health and wellness services and products, and more. Live entertainment plus activities: pumpkin toss, pumpkin pageant, cornhole, pie-eating contest, corn shucking, cake walk and a kid’s zone. The beer garden features local pumpkin ales and seasonal brews. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Nov. 10 - MESA: The March King - Presented by Salt River Brass - Mesa Arts Center. Celebrates America’s first superstar, John Philip Sousa in a Sousa-style concert, which he made famous with his band that traveled more than a million miles around the globe while presenting more than 15,000 concerts in its 40-year history.  A tribute to our men and women in the Armed Forces with patriotic music, military songs, and, of course, marches from The March King including, The Washington Post, and The Stars and Stripes Forever. 3 p.m. $16-25. 480-644-6500 or

Nov. 10 - SCOTTSDALE: 7th Annual Live & Local – Desert Ridge Marketplace. Celebrating Arizona food, music, beer and spirits. Presented by GoDaddy. Features local restaurants, mixologists and performers. Benefits Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale. $150. 21+ event.

Nov. 11 - PHOENIX: 20th Annual Veterans Day Gourd Dance - Pueblo Grande Museum. Honors the memory of all the men and women who have served our nation. Gourd dancing is conducted by the Arizona Territory Gourd Society, a non-profit group of American Indian United States War Veterans and their families who celebrate and support the local Arizona veteran community. Bring your favorite potluck to share. Free. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 602-495-0901 or

Nov. 11-Jan. 5 - MESA: Vertuccio's Christmas Farm - Lights Celebration - Vertuccio Farms. Our Christmas Light Show dazzles with over 2 million lights! Synchronized to a variety of Christmas classics. Stretched out over 10 acres, dazzling light walk will take you through an interactive journey and put you in the Holiday mood. Stop along the way to take plenty of pictures inside our Giant Holiday Ornaments or in front of our Dazzling 50 ft Christmas Tree. Visit our Illuminated Barnyard Animal Friends Display. A 90 ft skating rink available. $15-20. 9 .am. 480- 882-1482 or

Nov. 12 - MESA: Farruquito – Mesa Arts Center. Farruquito, heir to the most renowned Gypsy flamenco dynasty, is the greatest flamenco dancer of this new century (New York Times). His first stage appearance on Broadway in New York City at the age of four alongside his grandfather, "El Farruco," Farruquito has made it his life’s mission to share the purest form of flamenco on stages around the world while further broadening his influence. $40. 7:30 p.m. 480-644-6500 or

Nov. 13 - PHOENIX: Bianca Del Rio: It’s Jester Joke - Orpheum Theatre. From her home base in Los Angeles, Bianca Del Rio continues to tour the world captivating fans with her sharp wit, dismembering humor, and perceptive commentary in a brash, metro kick to the ego—everything and everyone is her target. 8 .pm.