Things To Do In November
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
Free First Friday Nights at Children’s Museum of Phoenix
Hours: 5-9 p.m.
Our hands-on, interactive exhibits are designed to engage the minds, muscles and imaginations of children up to age 10 and the grown-ups who care about them. Climb to new heights in the Climber, navigate your way through Noodle Forest, or build a fort in Building Big. These are just a few of the adventures that await you at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix
The Children’s Museum of Phoenix is open to the public free of charge from 5-9 p.m. on the first friday night of each month.
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 Pm
Start a Tradition: Wine Experience at Café Zuzu
Every Wednesday from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Café Zuzu
Cost: Tasting is free, featured wine will be discounted.
Need a little motivation to make it to hump day? Every week Café Zuzu will be hosting a wine tasting featuring a new winery every week. Try out a taste, meet with an educated winery representative, and enjoy the featured pour at a special price all night. Make it a weekly tradition.
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.
Food Truck Caravan
Ongoing weekly on Saturday
TIMES: Saturdays 6:30 p.m. -10:30
5th Ave & Goldwater
Join us every Saturday night for street food, live music and community fun! Find up to 15 of the valley’s finest gourmet food trucks serving delicious foods from around the world in one parking lot. Our Caravan has over 35 trucks which we rotate each week.
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.
Vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers, breads, jams, cheeses, juices, local specialty foods and crafts. Several locations.
Various dates, times, and locations in November
First Friday Live at the Academy Theatre
The Academy Theatre
1554 W. Van Buren St.
Phoenix, AZ. 85007
Join the Academy Theatre on November’s First Friday for live music by local band AlmostBlu.
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
Arizona Coyotes Hockey
In advance of the 2015 season the Phoenix Coyotes changed the name of the hockey franchise to Arizona Coyotes, to better reflect the fact that they are Arizona’s team.
Arizona Cardinals Football Regular Season Schedule 2015
The Arizona Cardinals play professional football at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
In 2015: Various dates in November
Phoenix Suns Basketball 2015 / 2016
Jeff Hornacek returns to the Phoenix Suns, not as the scrappy on-court player we came to love in the late 80s and early 90s, but now, sporting slightly grayer hair, as the Head Coach of the team.
Phoenix Suns Preseason 2015-2016 Games at Talking Stick Resort Arena (formerly US Airways Center)
Scottsdale International Film Festival
Thursday, November 5, 2015, 6:00 P.M
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E. Second St.
Scottsdale, AZ 8525
Dozens of films from around the world will be screened over the course of this five-day event. Many filmmakers will be on hand to participate in post-screening Q&As. Check the website in early October for a schedule and list of films.
Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-Off
November 6-7 2015
Tumbleweed Ranch at Tumbleweed Park
2250 S. McQueen Rd.
Chandler, AZ. 85286
Experience a rare, up-close look at Western history at this family friendly culinary event. Using historic cooking methods, authentic 1880s chuck wagon teams from around the west compete to cook up the best meals fit for the trail. Meal tickets are $12 and go on sale at 10am.
Scottsdale Bridal Expo
Sunday, November 8, 2015, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
7408 E. Osborn Rd.
Spend an intimate morning with dozens of the top wedding professionals in the area while sipping on a cocktail, winning prizes, dancing, and just having a great time! The Scottsdale Bridal Expo has the exact exhibitors you are looking for and they are committed to making your wedding day the day you have always dreamed of!
East Valley Veterans Parade
Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 11:00 AM
Main Street and South Macdonald
Mesa, AZ 85201
The East Valley Veterans Parade returns to downtown Mesa this November. Over 100 entries are expected including military vehicles, the Fallen Soldier Memorial, a replica of the battleship USS Arizona. The parade will start at the intersection of Center Street and University Avenue, travel south on Center Street and turn west at the intersection of Center and 1st Street. It will then proceed west on 1st Street and conclude at Robeson.
Glendale’s BEST Street Food Festival
Saturday, November 14, 2015, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Historic Downtown Glendale
5800 W. Glenn Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85308
This festival brings 100+ of the absolute BEST food entrepreneurs, renowned chefs, and cooks together to celebrate and promote delicious food and compete for the votes of the Local Community, Local Media, Elite Yelpers, and Special VIP Judges, in order to determine who truly deserves to take home the trophy for producing the BEST Street Food in town.
AAA Travel Show
November 14, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Renaissance Glendale Resort & Spa at
9494 W. Maryland Ave,
Glendale Az 85305
Each year AAA Arizona holds a trade show. It’s the AAA Travel Show where you can talk to exhibitors including cruise lines, tour companies, and travel professionals. Many of the booths will be focused on Arizona destinations. Others will transport you to neighboring states or exotic locations near and far.
American Heritage Festival
November 21st , 2015
Queen Creek, Arizona.
American Heritage Festival is a family-friendly event held each November in Queen Creek, Arizona that explores and presents American History from Colonial times through the 20th century. It is an educational event celebrating our American Heritage. Attendees will meet actors portraying famous Americans, see battle reenactments of the Revolutionary War and Civil War, listen to period music and attend living history demonstrations.
Last Comic Standing 2015
Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 7:30 PM
Mesa Arts Center (MAC)
One E. Main St.
Mesa, AZ 85211
Season 9 of Last Comic Standing premiered July 22 on NBC. The Emmy-nominated laugh-fest returned with an all new group of the world’s funniest comics. Watch the series this summer on NBC, then see the finalists perform live as the Last Comic Standing Live Tour appears at Mesa Arts Center.
Doggie Street Festival
Saturday, November 28, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Indian School Park
7000 N. Central Ave
Join us at Doggie Street Festival this not-to-be missed dog and cat adopt-a-thon and fun celebration of our companion animals presents fantastic pet products & services, yummy eats, vet tips, speakers, music, kids area, auction prizes and much more! Bring your friendly dog. Together we can do good things for our dogs and cats!