Come learn more about Support My Club and the students that they serve. Enjoy complimentary drinks, bites and the opportunity to browse high school club and team requests, all while the students are showcasing their talents. You can make a difference for students in your community! PhilanthropyBar70.SplashThat.com
The Marshall Gallery of Fine Art Special Charity Concert and Art Show will feature a solo performance by pianist Tavit Tashjian. Sponsored free reception from 6 p.m. to 6:50 p.m. Piano concert and art show at 7 p.m.
Guests are invited to OdySea in the Desert Entertainment District for their first-ever Fall-tastic Halloween event from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.! Guests will enjoy costume contests for best group costume, best character costume and most unique costume with a chance to win prizes including tickets to the popular OdySea Aquarium! Families will also enjoy themed music, on-site games, crafts, inflatables and more! OdyseaInTheDesert.com
Guests are invited to celebrate the season with the return of Sips and Sounds at the SHOPS Gainey Village. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. November 2, the popular Urban Electra string quartet will perform live under the stars. Guests will be treated to complimentary soft drinks and food for purchase from many of the shopping center’s famed restaurants.
This educational program is meant to plant the seed of inspiration and get people confident and prepared for growing their own trees. You will see full-grown fruit trees and learn which ones will work for your yard. Two guided tours will run at 8:45 and 10 a.m. each day. For more information, visit Urbanfarm.org. 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The tour and art sale returns for a ninth year with artist studio tours. The tours will happen daily over the three days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 3 and 4 and 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. November 5. Kick off the holiday shopping season with special works of art available for sale that make excellent gifts.
Phoenix Art Museum presents Hot Night. Enjoy the hottest entertainment, performances, drinks and food inspired by the best of Brazil. This exclusive event features the U.S. premiere of artworks from the Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo. Formal invitations to come. For advance reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 602.307.2012. PhxArt.org
Artists from all across Arizona will feature one-of-a-kind works of art, plus there will be demonstrations including glass blowing, blacksmithing, pottery wheel-throwing, raku and more. Featuring live entertainment; a kids zone with arts activities and free T-shirts; sculpture garden tours; live music; food and beverage vendors; a silent auction; and an evening artist reception on Saturday. Admission is free.
The Grammy Award-winning duo of Justin Lansing and Joe Mailander records and performs family music with a goal to inspire children and their parents to get outside and experience nature. They have put their passion for the outdoors at the heart of their musical collaborations. They believe this can motivate kids to gain a greater respect for the natural world, their communities and themselves.
Jazz is about 100 years old, and Latin jazz is 80. But Latin jazz also has another name: Eddie Palmieri. Palmieri, one of jazz's legendary pianists and band leaders, will appear in concert with his Latin Jazz Orchestra as part of a tour commemorating his 80th birthday. 7:30 p.m.
This annual fundraiser benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities. Wreaths for Life features a silent auction of custom wreaths created by local designers. Bidding runs from November 1-10, concluding at an evening cocktail reception held at The Shops, including a silent auction and raffle. Tickets are $25 and are available online at WreathsForLife.com or at the door.
Comedian Rita Rudner, who has charmed her way into the hearts of millions with her witty stand-up routines, sold-out tours, best-selling books and appearances on HBO and late-night television, brings her unique brand of soft-spoken humor to the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. 8 p.m.
Arizona’s largest and longest-running artist studio tour and sale. A signature event of the non-profit Sonoran Arts League, featuring 174 artists in 44 studio locations throughout the scenic Desert Foothills communities of Cave Creek, Carefree, and North Scottsdale. Admission is free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. SonoranArtsLeague.org/hidden_in_the_hills_studio_tou.php
Bluegrass favorites with their own brand of acoustic fusion, The HillBenders have defined a unique sound and style combining classic rock and roll with traditional bluegrass. Tickets: $35 and $55. For more information about the Arizona Musicfest Fall Fest, visit AZMusicfest.org or call 480.422.8449.
235 local handmade shops gather for a day of shopping and fun! Come support some of Arizona’s best local shops all in one place while crossing names off your holiday lists! Admission is free! www.SweetToTheSoulBoutique.com.
With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. 8 p.m.
The popular Mermaid Magic experience will return to OdySea Aquarium this winter from November 18 through November 26. Guests will enjoy special encounters with these mythical creatures during operating hours. For more information about the OdySea Aquarium, call 480.291.8000 or visit OdyseaAquarium.com.
Combining performances with commentary from the stage, this concert series showcases the talented faculty and students of the Arizona State University Herberger Institute School of Music. A longtime favorite of Valley audiences, the ASU Concert Jazz Band performs choice selections spanning the history of big band music and beyond. 4 p.m.
Do not miss this great orchestral and choral performance of Beethoven's final Symphony considered to be one of his greatest works. Free concert at Scottsdale Bible Church. For more info go to ScottsdalePhilharmonic.com. Doors Open at 3 p.m.
Returning for their annual Thanksgiving pilgrimage to Scottsdale, The Capitol Steps plan to bring down the House … and Senate … with their blend of sharp political satire set to popular music. The Steps’ performances include songs from their latest album and possible “guest appearances” by many of your favorite (or least-favorite, as the case may be) celebrity politicians. 5 p.m.