Five Things to Do This Weekend: Nov. 13 to 19

The annual Pie Social and a unique outdoor photo exhibit keep the weekend interesting in the Valley — plus some other must-try/see events for this week and weekend. 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. 14 to 24: Red Bull Illume
Sports photography can capture moments of human ability in beautiful ways, and Red Bull — the brand that “gives you wings” — has taken it upon itself to find the finest displays of such artwork. Fifty of the top action and adventure sports images selected from a pool of 28,257 submissions will be on display along the Scottsdale Waterfront in illuminated 7×7-foot lightboxes.
Scottsdale Waterfront,, Nov. 14 to 24, 6 to 10 p.m., free

Nov. 15 and 16: Chiles and Chocolate Festival
Ah, the savory battle between sweet and spicy comes to a delicious compromise at this festival. Gourmet chocolates and tongue-tingling salsas await you, but, really, you can’t leave until you stop by the roasting station for freshly fire-roasted green chiles.
Desert Botanical Garden,, Nov. 15 and 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., general admission applies

Nov. 15 to 17: Big Heap Festival
The Big Heap Festival is a gathering of vendors with vintage, up cycled, recycled, industrial, salvaged and handmade goods. The event is juried, so you know you’re getting some of the best buys as possible.
38410 N. School House Rd., Cave Creek,, Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., $5

Nov. 16: The Pie Social
This is by far one of Phoenix’s sweetest events. Bring your own fork and an empty stomach to this gathering of culinary prowess. Don’t stuff your face with too much filling, though — there’s a square dance, too!
Roosevelt Row, 1005 N. 2nd St., more info, Nov. 16, 2 to 5 p.m., $10 or two home-baked pies

Nov. 16: Balé Folclórico da Bahia
This 38-person dance, singing and musical troupe will put on a performance inspired by various elements of Brazilian showmanship. From the feathery, sparkly costumes you’d see at carnival to the sharp and fluid movements of capoeira martial arts.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts,, Nov. 16, 8 p.m., $29 to $59


About Amanda Ventura

Amanda Ventura is an editor, award-winning writer and pop culture enthusiast. When she's not up against deadlines, she is exploring Arizona, trying recipes that require every dish in her kitchen be used, collecting 5K swag bags and race numbers and volunteering at a local animal shelter. Her bookshelf is full of autobiographies and her desk is covered in Sticky Notes. She dislikes the Oxford comma and still cannot believe she gets to meet and write about interesting people for a living.