Things to Do in the Valley – Oct. 10-16

Posted 10/7/19

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Oct. 10-16.

Event details are subject to change.


Oct. 10 - PHOENIX: Bring Me The …

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Things to Do in the Valley – Oct. 10-16


Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Oct. 10-16.

Event details are subject to change.


Oct. 10 - PHOENIX: Bring Me The Horizon – Threesome Tour – Comerica Theatre.

Oct. 10-13 - MESA: The Spouse Whisperer - Mesa Arts Center. Comedian Mark Cordes delivers his critically acclaimed one-man show, The Spouse Whisperer, a comedic journey that starts with "love at first sight" and ends with "‘til death do us part" and all of the funny stuff in between. The Spouse Whisperer is cool, it’s hilarious, and there is never a dull moment. $40. 3 p.m. 480-644-6500.

Oct. 10-Nov. 16 - SCOTTSDALE: The Wizard of Oz – Front Row Theatre. When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and en route they meet a Scarecrow that needs a brain, a Tin Man missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who wants courage. The wizard asks the group to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West to earn his help. 7 p.m. 480-314-0841 or

Oct. 10-Nov. 23 - GILBERT: Hello Dolly – Hale Centre Theatre. Winner of 10 Tony Awards, Hello, Dolly! is one of Broadway’s most beloved musicals! The show is about Dolly Levi, a New York based matchmaker who merrily arranges furniture, daffodils, and lives. A widow, Dolly finds herself in love with a “half-a-millionaire” Yonkers merchant. She proceeds to weave a web of romantic complications involving him, his clerks, a pretty shopkeeper, and her assistant. 480-497­1181 or

Oct. 11 - MESA: Dennis Deyoung - Mesa Arts Center. Dennis Deyong and the Music of STYX celebrate history by performing the Grand Illusion album in its entirety plus all eight Top Ten hits. Dennis Deyong is a founding member of STYX and the lead singer and songwriter on seven of the bands eight Top Ten hits. Dennis is a legendary singer, songwriter, keyboardist, composer and record producer with a career spanning over 40 years. $43-60. 8 p.m. 480-644-6500.

Oct. 11 - PHOENIX: Beatles vs Stones A Musical Showdown – Orpheum Theatre. Two of the greatest bands of all time face off in a high-energy, adrenaline-pumping musical showdown. The Fab Four, represented by tribute band Abbey Road will engage in a barrage of hits against premier Rolling Stones tribute band Satisfaction. 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 11-12 - QUEEN CREEK: 5th Annual Vintage and Vino Fall 2019 - Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre. The celebration of all things vintage, antique, chippy, upcycled, handmade and one of a kind plus a variety of wines for tasting and foods for sampling is back for its 4th year. $5-$25 online. Friday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Oct. 11-13 - PHOENIX: 11th Annual Desperado LGBTQ Film Festival – Paradise Valley Community College.

Oct. 11-13 - TEMPE: 47th Annual Four Peaks Oktoberfest - Tempe Town Lake. German style fare at five bratwurst service tents, carnival treats such as corn dogs, turkey legs, funnel cakes and nachos, etc. Island noodles, and desserts from a German bakery and ice cream. Live music, a Kinderfest for family fun and entertainment, filled with games and activities for kids and adults young at heart. Free. Friday 5 p.m. - midnight, Saturday 10 a.m. - midnight, Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.   H   y

Oct. 12 - CHANDLER: 58th Annual Miss Indian Arizona Scholarship Program – Chandler Center for the Arts. All tribes, allows both Indian and non-Indian attendees an opportunity for increased understanding of the traditional principals and values of the Arizona native community. $10. 6:30 p.m. 480-306-4533 or

Oct. 12 - MESA: Tower of Power - Mesa Arts Center. Music legends Tower of Power — the most dynamic and distinctive band of survivors in Soul Music — is roaring into its unprecedented 50th anniversary as energized and inspired as ever. Since its formation, Tower of Power has forged a reputation as a band of high achieving musicians fluent in all realms of Soul, Rock and Pop music with a sophistication and punch like that of a Jazz big band. $29.50-159.50. 7 p.m. 480-644-6500. VIP Packages Available.    

Oct. 12 - PHOENIX: J. Balvin Arcoiris Tour - Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Oct. 12 - WICKENBURG: 25th Annual Fly-In & Classic Car Show –Wellik Field.  Enjoy vintage planes and classic cars with information exhibits, radio-controlled planes and fun, collectible T-shirts. Free. 7-11 a.m. 928-684-5479 or

Oct. 12-13 - SCOTTSDALE: 10th Annual Arizona Taco Festival – WestWorld. Offers legendary Tequila Expo — featuring more than 100 types of Tequila, Mezcal, Sotol, Bacanora and more; the Ay Chihuahua! Beauty Pageant; Lucha Libre wrestling arena; hot chili pepper contest; Day of the Dead wedding; celeb chef cooking demos, a hot sauce expo, local bands, DJs, and new surprises to mark 10 year anniversary. Most importantly, the festival grants attendees access to tacos ($3 each) prepared by 60+ competing professional taco makers, restaurants, chefs, and food trucks. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Oct. 12-16 - PHOENIX: 5th Annual Copperstate Overland Rally - A fully-supported on-road/off-road rally open to vintage off-road vehicles, a fully catered, first class off-road driving experience, over miles of beautiful desert terrain.

Oct. 12- May 10 - PHOENIX: Wild Rising by Cracking Art – Desert Botanical Garden. The Garden’s newest exhibition is traveling straight from Milan to bring Wild Rising by Cracking Art—an installation of more than 1,000 animal sculptures made from colorful and recyclable plastic. Visitors of all ages will be drawn to engage with these vibrant creatures and to discover that plastic does not have to end up in landfills, but it can be reinvented into something eye-catching and thought-provoking. Grand opening of Wild Rising by Cracking Art Oct. 12 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for fun for the whole family.

Oct. 12-May 10 - PHOENIX: Elephant in the Room – Desert Botanical Garden. Wild Rising by Cracking Art explores environmental issues through the whimsy of colorful creatures, and visitors are invited to participate in the conversation with Elephant in the Room in Ottosen Gallery. Take the opportunity to dig into rotating worldly topics, and commit to a positive change that can impact the mankind’s global footprint.

Oct. 13 - MESA: Experience Hendrix - Mesa Arts Center. Hailed by critics and fans alike as the 'All-Star Concert Event of the Year,' the multi-artist celebration Experience Hendrix return to Mesa. Marking its tenth anniversary this special concert presents legendary artists who join together to pay homage to the music and legacy of Jimi Hendrix in conjunction with the new re-release 50th Anniversary of Electric Ladyland. See the All-Star lineup! $46-91. 7 p.m. 480-644-6500

Oct. 13 - PHOENIX: Justin Willman – Magic in Real Life Tour – Orpheum Theatre. One of today’s most prolific entertainers. 8 pm.

Oct. 13 - SCOTTSDALE: 15th Annual Tour de Scottsdale - Market Street @ DC Ranch, features a 70-mile and 30-mile citizen’s ride. Start time for the Tour de Scottsdale is 6:30 am for both the 70-mile and 30-mile ride. Beneficiary is the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, a nonprofit conservation organization in Scottsdale that protects and promotes the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. The Tour de Scottsdale event is capped at 2,000 cyclists.

Oct. 15 - MESA: Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer - Mesa Arts Center. The leading virtuosos on their respective instruments move with ease among the worlds of classical, bluegrass, and North Indian music, creating a fusion that is uniquely their own. Béla Fleck on the banjo. Zakir Hussain on the Indian tabla have established him as a national treasure in his own country. Edgar Meyer's mastery of the double bass is rivaled only by his activity as a composer. $40. 7:30 pm. 480-644-6500.

Oct. 15 - PHOENIX: Phil Collins Still Not Dead Yet, Live! – Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Oct. 16 - MESA: REO Speedwagon - Mesa Amphitheatre. Formed in 1967, signed in 1971, and fronted by iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon is a band where the main constant over the decades is a never-ending desire to give their all to their fans, year in and year out. Tickets: GA Lawn $55; Reserved Seating $79; VIP Reserved Seating $179.00 Rain or Shine | All Ages | Alcohol with 21/ID. Mesa Amphitheatre has a clear bag policy.  $55-179. 6 p.m. 480-644-2560 or

Oct. 16 - PHOENIX: Godsmack – Comerica Theatre.