November 12, 2014

Claire Cooper

The Pie Social, Jay Mohr + things to do this weekend

11/13: Third Annual Fall for the Arts ArtWalk
50 local galleries are participating in the third annual fall event to showcase some artwork, exhibition openings and live auctions. The summer exhibitions are ending to make way for a new season with new artwork, and the walk will feature the new art along with some artist demos.
Scottsdale Arts District, Main St. and Marshall Way, Scottsdale, Thursday, Nov. 13, free

11/13-16: Jay Mohr
The former Saturday Night Live cast member, stand-up comedian, actor and author is bringing his stand-up to Phoenix. After beginning in stand-up at age 16, Mohr joined SNL in the mid-90’s and followed up his primetime success with roles in the movies Jerry Maguire and Picture Perfect. Mohr has also penned a best-selling novel about his time on SNL and hosts a sports radio show, Jay Mohr Sports. Comedy Central named Mohr one of the 100 best stand-up comics of all time, and his show promises to be a good time for those looking to laugh.
Stand Up Live, 50 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix, Thursday, Nov. 13, 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15, Sunday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m., $30

11/15: ROC Race Phoenix
The Ridiculous Obstacle Course 5k race brings a new challenge to the 5k and makes it a lot more interesting for those who get bored with the average run. The ROC Race Phoenix makes participants go through a series of unusual and challenging obstacles before they can reach the end of the race. The race is untimed and open to anyone willing to traverse the 15 obstacles, including rubber wrecking balls, a moon bounce, an inflatable water slide and a Tarzan-style swing.
Salt River Fields, 7555 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, Saturday, Nov. 15, 7:30 a.m., $63

11/15: Pie Social
The fifth annual Pie Social on Roosevelt Row, sponsored by Chow Bella, is a must for all Valley pie lovers. Awards are given to the 15 attending chefs for things such as best in show, and attendees are welcome to bring two pies to the table in exchange for five tasting tickets to try the pies of professional chefs. This festival is all about pie, lawn games, relaxation and a fun afternoon spent eating as much pie as you can handle.
Roosevelt Row, Second St. and Roosevelt, Phoenix, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2-5 p.m., admission free, $10 for 5 tasting tickets