October 31, 2014 · Friday

Carefree Fine Art and Wine Festival

Downtown Carefree, 101 Easy St. | 10.31.2014 10:00am

Admire original works from world-class, jury-selected artists from the United States and abroad while savoring gourmet food, delectable chocolates, robust wine and live musical entertainment. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $3 per person. Wine tasting is $10 per person

November 1, 2014 · Saturday

Musical Theatre of Anthem Auditions

Musical Theatre of Anthem, 42323 N. Vision Way in Anthem | 11.01.2014 11:00am

Audition for roles in MTA’s upcoming productions: “The Diary of Anne Frank” (ages 13 to adult) and their 2014 holiday show (ages 9 to 19). Registration materials available online. 11 a.m. Musical Theatre of Anthem, 42323 N. Vision Way, 602-743-9892,

November 1, 2014 · Saturday

A Taste of Fall

Anthem Civic Building, 3701 W. Anthem Way in Anthem | 11.01.2014 6:00pm

Get a taste of fall by sampling local wine, beer and whiskey paired with appetizers. Proceeds benefit Rotary Club of Anthem charities. 6 p.m. $30 per person or $50 for two people. Anthem Civic Building, 3701 W. Anthem Way, 623-551-5457,

November 4, 2014 · Tuesday

Pinnacle Concert Series: Afrizo

Pinnacle Presbyterian Church 25150 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale | 11.04.2014 7:00pm

It’ll be an evening of joyful praise when Afrizo, a group comprised of Daystar University students from Nairobi, Kenya, sing their African gospel-style music in English, Swahili and African tribal languages. 7 p.m. Free. Pinnacle Presbyterian Church,

November 5, 2014 · Wednesday

Foothills Academy Enrollment Open House

Foothills Academy, 7191 E. Asher Hills Dr. | 11.05.2014 8:00am

Prospective students and parents can see the classrooms of Foothills Academy in action. 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Elementary campus: 4720 E. Lone Mountain Rd., 480-292-9819; middle and high school campus: 7191 E. Ashler Hills Dr., 480-488-5583,

November 5, 2014 · Wednesday

Le Vian Jewelry Event

Andrew Z Diamonds and Fine Jewelry | 11.05.2014 10:00am

This one-day trunk show features one-of-a-kind and limited designs from world-renowned jeweler Le Vian. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Andrew Z Diamonds and Fine Jewelry, 3655 W. Anthem Way, Ste. C-131, 623-551-6892, andrewzdiamonds.com.

November 6, 2014 · Thursday

Musical Theatre of Anthem Presents Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark KIDS

Musical Theatre of Anthem, 42323 N. Vision Way in Anthem | 11.06.2014 12:00am

The first of Mary Pope Osborne’s award-winning “Magic Tree House” book series is brought to life with a cast of 6-9 year olds. Check website for times. $16-$19. Musical Theatre of Anthem, 42323 N. Vision Way, 602-743-9892, musicaltheatreofanthem.or

November 7, 2014 · Friday

8th Annual Holiday Bazaar

Our Lady of Joy Catholic Church, 36811 N. Pima Rd. | 11.07.2014 9:00am

Get a jump on holiday shopping with more than 70 handpicked vendors selling unique pottery, jewelry, artwork, fashions and accessories. In between shopping, guests can grab a bite at the Corner Café, a treat at the Sweets & Treats Shop or a gently

November 7, 2014 · Friday

Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center Speaker Series: Jackrabbits

Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center 27026 N. 156th St. | 11.07.2014 5:00pm

Professor, biologist and author David Brown discusses the ecology of jackrabbits in Arizona and their importance to our environment. 5-7 p.m. Suggested donation is $25. Registration required. Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, 27026 N. 156th St.,

November 7, 2014 · Friday

Starlight Community Theater Presents Alice in Americaland

Starlight Community Theater 1611 W. Whispering Wind Dr #160 | 11.07.2014 7:00pm

A fresh and lively update of Lewis Carroll’s classic “Alice in Wonderland,” Alice takes a journey through the picture tube of her family’s television and meets a mad collection of characters. Fridays at 7 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.;

November 8, 2014 · Saturday

Litchfield Park Festival of the Arts

Downtown Litchfield Park, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd. | 11.08.2014 9:00am

Now in its 44th year, this festival features more than 250 fine artists and craftsmen from across the country and abroad, live musical performances, wine tasting, family activities, a farmer’s market, library book sale and dozens of food and

November 8, 2014 · Saturday

Mind, Body, Bliss Retreat Day at Rancho Mañana Resort

Rancho Mañana Golf Club, 5734 E. Rancho Mañana Blvd., in Cave Creek. | 11.08.2014 9:00am

Join a number of health and wellness experts for a daylong learning and experiential healing retreat that includes guided meditations, yoga and emotional and spiritual health. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $35 for full day; $20 for half day; $10 for yoga or one

November 8, 2014 · Saturday

Living Music Performance Series: Sabar: Drums of Senegal

Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, 9205 E. Cave Creek Rd., Carefree | 11.08.2014 3:00pm

Learn rhythm from the drumming cultures of Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Ghana and Nigeria. 3 p.m. Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, 9205 E. Cave Creek Rd., 480-488-2081, ctlcarefree.org.

November 11, 2014 · Tuesday

Veterans Day Ceremony

Anthem Veterans Memorial, 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy | 11.11.2014 10:00am

Vietnam combat veterans Tom Francis (U.S. Army Special Operations) and Jim Oliveri (U.S. Army) deliver the keynote address at this annual ceremony honoring our nation’s veterans. 10 a.m. Free. Anthem Veterans Memorial, 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy.,

November 13, 2014 · Thursday

Musical Instrument Museum Concert: Keiko Matsui

Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. in Phoenix | 11.13.2014 7:30pm

See why Keiko Matsui’s elegant piano melodies and gentle jazz grooves make her an icon of contemporary jazz. 7:30 p.m. $42.50-$47.50. Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., 480-478-6000, mim.org.

November 14, 2014 · Friday

Desert Foothills Theater Presents Anything Goes

Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center at 33606 N. 60th St., Scottsdale | 11.14.2014 12:00am

A series of mistaken identities ensues as passengers and crew aboard the S.S. American sing and dance their way across the Atlantic in this comical farce about a stowaway in love with an heiress. Check website for show times. $15-32. Cactus Shadows Fine

November 14, 2014 · Friday

40th Annual Fountain Hills Fountain Festival of Arts and Crafts

Downtown Fountain Hills, 12925 N. Saguaro Blvd | 11.14.2014 10:00am

Purchase art and enjoy good food and music at this annual festival featuring nearly 500 artisans. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Downtown Fountain Hills, 12925 N. Saguaro Blvd., 480-837-1654, fountainhillschamber.com.

November 14, 2014 · Friday

Purses for Wishes

Wild West Pawn at 6032 E. Cave Creek Rd. in Cave Creek | 11.14.2014 5:00pm

Come out for a night of shopping, music and food from your favorite food trucks as you bid on new-to-you purses to benefit Make-A-Wish Arizona. 5-9 p.m. Wild West Pawn Shop, 6032 E. Cave Creek Rd.

November 15, 2014 · Saturday

Swing Fore Kids Cancer

Grayhawk Golf Club Fairway House, 8620 E. Thompson Peak Pkwy. in Scottsdale | 11.15.2014 2:00pm

Play to win a 2015 BMW 3 Series and help support Arizona kids with cancer with this inaugural hole-in-one golf challenge benefitting Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children. 2-5 p.m. $100 per person. Grayhawk Golf Club, 8620 E. Thompson Peak Pkwy.,

November 17, 2014 · Monday

Foothills Caring Corps 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Grayhawk Golf Club Fairway House, 8620 E. Thompson Peak Pkwy. in Scottsdale | 11.17.2014 8:30am

This scramble format tournament includes golf, food and beverages on Mirabel’s Tom Fazio-designed golf course. 8:30 a.m. $350 individual registration. Mirabel Golf Club, 37100 N. Mirabel Club Dr., 480-488-1105, foothillscaringcorps.com.

November 21, 2014 · Friday

The Big Heap Vintage and Handmade Festival

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 N. Pima Rd | 11.21.2014 9:00am

An impressive array of vintage and antique dealers and artisans showcase the most exciting vintage furniture and decor, fashion, adornment and handwrought and handmade items in the West. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $7 entry fee. Salt River Fields at Talking Stick,

November 21, 2014 · Friday

18th Annual Hidden in the Hills

Sonoran Arts League | 11.21.2014 10:00am

Writer Donna Kublin   Presented by the Sonoran Arts League, Hidden in the Hills (HITH) is one of the premier artist studio tours in the country and the largest in the Valley. The self-guided tour features 180 working artists at 46 studio locations

November 22, 2014 · Saturday

Phoenix Youth Ballet Theatre Presents The Nutcracker Suite

Boulder Creek High School Performing Arts Center, 40404 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway, Anthem | 11.22.2014 1:00pm

Join Clara in her enchanting dream through the Land of Sweets as portrayed by local youth and professional dancers. Showtimes are 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Check website for ticket prices and to purchase. Boulder Creek High School Performing Arts Center, 40404 N.

November 22, 2014 · Saturday

Anne’s Boutique Holiday Event

Anne’s Boutique, 29850 N. Tatum Blvd., Suite 110 in Cave Creek | 11.22.2014 2:00pm

Find that special holiday gift for your family and friends during this event featuring special sales, door prizes, treats and holiday cheer. 2-7 p.m. Free. Anne’s Boutique, The Shops at Tatum Ranch, 29850 N. Tatum Blvd., 480-515-6199.

November 28, 2014 · Friday

Celebrating Regional Art: Carefree Fine Art of the Southwest Festival

101 Easy Street, Carefree AZ | 11.28.2014 10:00am

Writer Lara Piu   Downtown Carefree may be calling your name for the next five months thanks to Magic Bird Festivals. The company will be hosting a free series of fine arts, crafts and food events in Carefree Desert Gardens at the Carefree Sundial,

November 28, 2014 · Friday

Carefree Fine Art of the Southwest Festival

Carefree Desert Gardens, 101 Easy St., Carefree | 11.28.2014 10:00am

Magic Bird Festivals presents this annual event featuring more than 100 fine arts exhibits, live music, refreshments and dance performances, including nationally renowned Native American hoop dancer Brian Hammill. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Carefree Desert

December 4, 2014 · Thursday

Black Mountain Partners Five-Year Anniversary

Black Mountain Campus, 34250 N. 60th St. | 12.04.2014 4:00pm

Celebrate five years of community partnership with food trucks, live music, family-friendly events and ground breaking for phase two of Paradise Valley Community College’s expansion on campus. 4-7 p.m. Free. Black Mountain Campus, 34250 N. 60th St.,

December 12, 2014 · Friday

7th Annual Carefree Christmas Festival

Carefree Desert Gardens, 101 Easy St., Carefree | 12.12.2014 10:00am

Bring the whole family to this festival featuring an electric light parade, fireworks, live music, dance performances, real snow, a pet parade, gift market, holiday food court and much more. Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday from 10 a.m.