November Things To Do in AZ

Arizona Cardinals Football

The Arizona Cardinals begin pre-season football games in August. They play home games at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. Various dates and times in November

Phoenix Coyotes Hockey

Our professional NHL hockey team hopes to howl its way to the Stanley Cup. Arena, Glendale. Various dates and times in November

Sun Devil Football

Arizona State University’s football team competes for PAC-12 glory at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe. Various dates and times in November

Arizona Fall League Baseball

After the regular baseball season is over, there are six more weeks of baseball in October and November when each of the 30 Major League Baseball teams select 6 prospects to play in the AFL. At various stadiums around the Valley. Various dates, times, and locations in November

Movies at the Museum

Independent and classic cinema and documentaries relating to art, artists, and works on view in the Museum, usually followed by discussion. Free with paid museum admission. First come, first seated. Phoenix Art Museum. Various dates and times in November

Performances at the Museum

Performances from the East Valley community. Each performance is different. Includes children’s plays, kid and adult film series, classical music. Tempe History Museum. Free admission. Various dates in November; Performance starts at 7 p.m.

Birds ‘n’ Beer

Birds ‘n Beer offers local professionals a fun and refreshing way to learn about Arizona birds and other wildlife while networking with fellow nature-lovers. Have a cold brew while enjoying an enlightening and lively presentation on Arizona nature. Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center in Phoenix. RSVP requested 602-468-6470. Free admission Third Thursday of the Month. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., program begins at 6:30 p.m.

Downtown Chandler Art Walk

Visit more than 70 artisans set up along the streets in front of the unique shops and cafes of Historic Downtown Chandler. Free admission. Third Friday of the Month; 6 – 10 p.m.

Scottsdale ArtWalk

ArtWalks are free to the public every Thursday evening along Main Street from Scottsdale Rd. west to Goldwater Blvd., and on Marshall Way north of Indian School Rd. to Fifth Ave. Restaurants, museums and free trolley and/or horse-drawn carriage rides are available during ArtWalk to transport folks from numerous free parking areas throughout the Scottsdale Arts District and Scottsdale Downtown. Every Thursday; 7 – 9 p.m.


Mesa’s Free Fall Fridays

From Friday, September 19, 2014 through Friday, November 21, 2014 Mesa’s Alliance Pavilion will be the place to enjoy free concerts on Friday nights. Free Fall Fridays features Ear Candy with Vaughn “SWIF” Willis performing a mix of R&B/rock/soul. Two sets will take place each Friday night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Fort McDowell Friday Night Franks

Join us every Friday for a delightful Southwestern experience that’s uniquely Arizona. Friday Night Franks is an old fashioned wiener roast where you purchase brats, hot dogs and S’mores and cook them yourself over an open fire. Cash bar, live music, horse wagon rides and games complete the setting for a memorable evening. A great place for friends and family to gather under the stars in a stunning Sonoran Desert backdrop. Free admission, food and drink available for purchase. Fort McDowell Adventures. Every Friday in November ; 5 -9 p.m.

Scottsdale Art Bridge Thursdays

Crafters, jewelers, and artists displaying their work in an outdoor setting with live demonstrations and entertainment in Downtown Scottsdale on the Marshall Way Pedestrian Bridge. Family Friendly. Free admission.

Every Thursday; 5 p.m. – 10p.m.

Desert Ridge Marketplace Concerts

Free concerts on two stages in North Phoenix at Desert Ridge Marketplace. Every Friday & Saturday Night in November; 7 p.m.

Phoenix First Friday

Visit more than 100 downtown Phoenix art galleries, studios and art spaces. Free admission. First Friday of the Month; 6 – 10 p.m.

Monarch Butterfly Exhibit / Mariposa Monarca

Come surround yourself with hundreds of live monarchs at Mariposa Monarca. This engaging exhibit features the life cycle and migration patterns of the monarch butterfly and the environmental threats and conservation efforts that surround it. New this year – our Monarch Waystation – an area that is planted to attract monarchs on their journey. Marshall Butterfly Pavilion at the Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix. Exhibit is free with paid admission.

Daily, September 27 – November 23; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Farmers Markets

Vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers, breads, jams, cheeses, juices, local specialty foods and crafts. Several locations. Various dates, times, and locations in November

Desert Ridge Marketplace Concerts

Free concerts on two stages in North Phoenix at Desert Ridge Marketplace. Every Friday & Saturday Night in November; 7 p.m.

Motorcycles on Main

The first Friday of every month is bike night in Downtown Mesa! Join over 1000 motorcycles and their riders on Main Street for a Sturgis-style event that attracts bike lovers from all over Arizona and beyond. The roads are closed to car traffic and open to bikes, riders and spectators for this family-friendly event. Enjoy music, food, and the beer garden (ID Required). Free admission. First Friday of the Month

Motorcycles on Main

Chalice’s Craft Fair!

Annual Arts & Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 8:00am-3:00pm.

Chalice Christian Church’s annual Craft Fair is a fun family event featuring craft vendors, face painting, a photo booth, a bounce house and more. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase.

Desert Gathering Jewish Music Fest

Progressive Jewish entertainment will be held on Sunday, November 2, 2014 3-7PM. Featuring a concert by Peter Himmelman, Todd Herzog, Distant Cousins, 76th Street and more. Activities for kids, Jewish food. Free general admission, VIP tickets available. Steele Indian School Park, Phoenix.

10th Annual Certified Local Fall Festival

Saturday, Nov 8 at 10:00a The Certified Local Fall Festival is a free family-friendly event for all ages and an annual celebration of all things local to Arizona. This year’s festival will feature the following activities: – Food samples from some of the best Arizona restaurants and food trucks – A beverage garden featuring Arizona-produced wine, beer, and spirits sponsored in part by Postino WineCafe, The Phoenix Ale Brewery, The Grand Canyon Winery, Historic Brewing Company, Four Peaks Brewing Company, SanTan Brewing Company, and Dos Cabezas WineWorks – Live entertainment from some of Arizona’s most talented musicians at the Bookmans Entertainment Exchange Stage – Crafts and activities for kids and families provided by Kidstop toys & books – A comics and superhero corner provided by Samurai Comics – An inflatable baseball batting cage sponsored by the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Arizona Bacon Fest – Phoenix, AZ

Join us on November 8th, 2014 from 10 am – 4 pm at Rawhide Western Town in Chandler, Arizona as we celebrate an amazing day of Bacon and Beer. 30 Chefs from 30 restaurants come together each creating a unique food item that incorporates the world’s greatest food Bacon. Our judges will crown Champions in 3 different categories. If all that bacon wasn’t enough for you, we’ll have you wash it all down with 30 different brew brands that will be on hand serving up their latest craft, import and domestic creations. One Ticket, all the bacon, all the beer, all the fun. Rawhide is the perfect setting for the entire family with a petting zoo, old western gun fights, cantinas, gold panning, stage coach rides and a zip line through the middle of town. Kids are welcome to take part in this day of crispy goodness so bring the entire family and get your all inclusive tickets now.

Artist Create & Take Event

Whole Foods Market 4701 N. 20th St. Phoenix, AZ 85016

Saturday, Nov 8 6:30pm -Join Whole Foods Market, Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona, and professional artist, Karen Onken, for a fun evening of art, food, and wine! Create a one of a kind homemade holiday gift to give to a loved one or enjoy yourself. This artful glass project is simple to make, allowing plenty of time to socialize over a glass of wine. Karen will lead you through the process using glass ‘straws’, dots and ‘confetti’. Once you’ve created your special design, the dishes will be fired twice and returned to Whole Foods for pick up! Pair the dishes with bread, spices and oil or a collection of delicious bagged tea for the perfect hostess gift this holiday season. Ticket price includes your choice of local brew or tap wine and a selection of delicious appetizers and cheeses.

Fall For The Arts In Scottsdale

On Nov. 8, 2014, Scottsdale kicks off the 3rd Annual

Scottsdale Fall for the Arts. This year, the event grows from four days to a week-long celebration, highlighting Scottsdale as one of America’s top arts destinations. Scottsdale Fall for the Arts features 12 individual events and spotlights the city’s vibrant cultural scene, which is brimming with an estimated 100 art galleries, world-class museums and performance spaces, and an award-winning public art program.

Art After Work

A painting party for couples, friends, anyone. Learn how to paint your own take on classic masterpieces and local landscapes. Instructor and art supplies provided. Admission $35, online registration required. Tempe Center for the Arts. Nov. 12 – Aspen Winter Trees

Fountain Festival of Arts and Crafts

Friday, Saturday and Sunday November 14 – 16 2014 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Avenue of the Fountains in Fountain Hills is normally a busy thoroughfare for local residents. Each November, however, it is closed to vehicular traffic, and becomes transformed into the Fountain Festival of Arts and Crafts. With between 400 and 500 booths, you can find original works of art in every price range, hand crafted clothing and hats, knick-knacks, local food items and more.

Yoga in the Rainforest Presented by Rhiannon Ritchey

Tuesday, November 18th and 25th 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Butterfly Wonderland 9500 East Via de Ventura Scottsdale, AZ 85256 Butterfly Wonderland invites guests to a Yoga in the Rainforest experience on Tuesday, August 5th featuring all levels of Vinyasa based yoga geared toward connecting breath with movement. After taking a few moments to settle in and enjoy the scenery, students will be guided through a series of yoga postures that will build strength and flexibility. Modifications and adjustments will be offered so any level of student will feel supported. Breathing and meditation techniques throughout the class will allow students to find peace and steadiness within their personal practice. Students will be invited to enjoy the beauty of butterflies while connecting to the beauty within. This class is recommended for ages 18 years and older.

Cost: $20.00 per person per class (class size limited to 20). Pre-registration and payment required.

The Color Dash

Phoenix Elementary School District, Faith North School; 910 E. Washington St.

Phoenix, AZ, 85034; Saturday, Nov 15 10:00am This Color Dash Benefits: Faith North Elementary Packet Pick-Up: 8:00 Am Dash Start: 10:00 AM

Price: $40 Individual $35 Team Member (min 4, max 16) $85 Family* *For 3, $15 ea. additional (Up to 6) All Prices More Day-Of 5 & Under Are Free *A ticket (receipt) is required for entry into the event.


November Things To Do in Arizona Phoenix, scottsdale, Gilbert, Chandler, Cave Creek Glendale, Tempe.

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