Things to Do in the Valley – Oct. 24-30

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Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Oct. 17-23.

Event details are subject to change.

Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events.

Oct. 24-27 - SCOTTSDALE: IGRA World Gay Rodeo Finals – WestWorld of Scottsdale.  https://www.igra.com/finals/index.htm

Oct. 25 - PHOENIX: Joe Bonamassa 2019 American Fall Tour – Comerica Theatre. Nominated blues rock guitarist. https://livenation.com

Oct. 25-26 - PHOENIX: Strange Garden – Desert Botanical Garden. Join us to encounter weird sights, fun tricks and enchanting creatures. Stroll the trails to spot Villafane Studios pumpkin vignettes and Wild Rising glowing creatures. Dance until you drop with groovy ghouls at the spook-tacular monster bash. Kids, if you dare, come dressed to impress in your Halloween best. Kids 12 and younger can pick the perfect pumpkin to take home as well. https://www.dbg.org/

Oct. 25-Nov. 10 - PHOENIX: Breakfast with Mugabe – Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center. We are invited to eavesdrop on the volcanic conversations between Robert Mugabe, controversial president of Zimbabwe, and his psychiatrist as he seeks help. He is being haunted by a vengeful spirit, the ghost of a former revolutionary comrade turned potential rival. 602-258-8129 or http://new-wp.blacktheatretroupe.org/

Oct. 25-Nov. 6 - PHOENIX: Ofrenda– Desert Botanical Garden. Ofrenda, or “offering,” is part of the traditional Mexican celebration of Día de los Muertos. To honor those who have passed away, an altar is placed in the home and adorned with photographs, flowers, decorations, lit candles, food and drink. This act of preparing an altar of offerings to the dead helps transform grief into acceptance. View original Ofrenda installations by Arizona artists that have been created specifically for this exhibition. Oct. 25 – 26 at 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Oct. 27 – Nov. 6 at 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. https://www.dbg.org/

Oct. 26 - MESA: 3rd Annual Vintage Wings & Wheels Car Show – Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum. Join the Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum at Falcon Field with Southwest Street Rods for cool cars and powerful WWII airplanes. More than 200 cool rods 1972 and older, food trucks and more. 480-924-1940 or https://www.southweststreetrods.com/

Oct. 26 - MESA: Mesa Cemetery Tour - Mesa Historical Museum. Join the Mesa Historical Museum on a tour of Mesa's past, hear stories of Mesa's founding father's, civic leaders, and much more! Who's buried in the Mesa Cemetery? A famous Country Star? A notorious criminal? Forgotten War Heroes? Guided walking tour. 480-835-2286 or https://www.mesahistoricalmuseum.com/upcoming-exhibits

Oct. 26 - PHOENIX: Gloria Trevi: Diosa De La Noche Tour USA – Comerica Theatre. https://www.livenation.com

Oct. 27 - PHOENIX: 8th Annual Dia de Los Muertos Phoenix Festival – Steele Indian School Park. The Coalition invites families and friends to bring a blanket and grab a spot on the grass for this seventh annual event which honors and celebrates those who have passed on with music, dance, theater performances and an artists’ Mercado featuring local artists and art groups. Food and children’s art activities area will be available as well. Free. 2-8 p.m. 480-834-5731 or http://diadelosmuertosphx.com 

Oct. 29 - PHOENIX: Hozier: Wasteland, Baby! Tour – Comerica Theatre. https://www.livenation.com

Oct. 29-Nov. 3 - TEMPE: Anastasia – ASU Gammage. This dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. https://www.asugammage.com/

Oct. 30 - PHOENIX: Sara Bareilles: Amidst the Chaos Tour – Comerica Theatre. https://www.livenation.com

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