11/21: Global Dance Festival
The global dance festival has spread to several cities after originating in Colorado in 1999. The EDM, electronic, and dubstep music dance fest will feature musicians from all over the world, coming together to provide music for the outdoor dance party.
Tempe Beach Park, 54 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, Friday, Nov. 21, begins at 5 p.m., $45-$75
11/20: Birds ‘n’ Beer
This event actually occurs on the third Thursday of every month, and this Thursday is no exception. The series of events, hosted by Audubon Arizona, gathers those who love drinking beer and watching birds to drink Four Peaks and talk about birds and other wildlife.
Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center, 3131 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, Thursday, Nov. 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m., free
11/19-23: Walking with Dinosaurs
This exhibition brings the dinosaurs of the past to life. Well, it shows visitors what dinosaurs could have looked like. With life-size models walking the audience through the evolution of dinosaurs, the show Walking with Dinosaurs the Arena Spectacular is educational and must-see for dinosaur lovers.
US Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, Wednesday to Sunday, Nov. 19 to 23, various times, $32 to $72
11/22: The 1975
The indie rock band from England that has found success in the U.S. with songs “Chocolate” and “Sex” are making a tour stop in Phoenix. The 1975’s self-titled debut album found huge success on U.K. charts.
Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, Saturday, Nov. 22, 8 p.m., $30 to $170
11/22: Epic Maker Instrument Challenge
For anyone who likes music, art or a just a good challenge, the Epic Maker Instrument Challenge is the place to be. Competitors will spend their Saturdays with Oh My Ears music organization creating, improving or repurposing an instrument they will then present for judging.
TechShop Chandler, 249 E. Chicago St., Chandler, Saturday, Nov. 22, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (time to work 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., presentation of creation 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.), $12 for contestants, $5 for spectators