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
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,
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,
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,
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,
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.
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
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
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.,
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.;
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
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
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.
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.,
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.
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
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.
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.
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.,
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.
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,
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
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.
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.
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,
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
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.,
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.