Five Things to Do This Week: Nov. 6 to Nov. 12

November kicks off with a traditional western cook-off and the annual Scottsdale Fall for the Arts festival. Don’t forget to share with us your photos of you enjoying these events with the hashtag #SL5 and follow us @scottsdaleliving on Instagram!


Nov. 7th-10th: 2nd Annual Scottsdale Fall for the Arts

Experience the artistic culture of Scottsdale and explore nearly 100 art galleries, world-class performances and museums this weekend. Located in the Scottsdale Arts District, this four-day celebration includes an art walk, Diavolo Dance Theater, West Select sale, Canal Convergence, Paint Out Quick Draw Auction, Conversations with Artists, street chalk event and a Beaux Arts fundraiser. Prices vary upon event.

Events Ticket Prices:

  • West Select Sale: $35-$125
  • Diavolo Dance Theater: $29
  • Beaux Arts Fundraiser: $125
  • Artwalk, Paint Out Quick Draw Auction, Canal Convergence, conversations with artists, street chalk event: Free admission

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Nov. 7th-10th: 24th Annual Arizona Classic Jazz Festival

Get jazzy this weekend at the San Marcos Resort (One N. San Marcos Place) in Chandler. Experience the musical styling’s of jazz bands from across Europe and the US. This swinging event celebrates the evolution of the jazz genre, featuring swing and ragtime, gospel and traditional jazz. Tickets start $15 and go up to $90.

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Nov. 8th & 9th: Holiday-Themed Musical Comedy

The holidays are just around the corner and there’s no better way to get into the yuletide spirit than through your funny bone! Come join the Phoenix based comedy troupe The [SIC] Sense for a few holiday laughs in their annual holiday show ‘Tis the SICness. This comical event will begin at 9:30pm in the Basement Theatre at Phoenix Center for the Arts; located at 1202 N. 3rd St. Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door. This is a 21+ event.

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Nov. 8th-10th: Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-Off

Take a journey back to the Old West and witness a culinary showdown as teams from across the US battle it out in authentic 1880s chuck wagons using only historic cooking methods. Enjoy live music and taste the flavors of the wild, wild, west. Tumbleweed Ranch will be hosting this free event, located at 2250 S. McQueen Rd.

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Nov. 9th: Greater Phoenix Light the Night Walk

Grab your walking shoes, bring your friends and family, and come to Tempe Arts Park this Saturday to celebrate the lives of those affected by cancer. Hosted by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, this event will touch your heart as supporters light up the sky to celebrate survivors and honor the lives lost. There will be a one-mile walk, food and live entertainment. Tempe Arts Park is located at 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway.

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