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Events Around the Valley This Week (Nov. 13-19)

This is a curated list of weekly events around the Phoenix area for November 13-19.
Calendar listings include public events and attractions from around the Valley and state. Confirm information before making plans by calling the listed phone number, or check each website for last minute confirmation or cancellations. Information for EVENTS should be submitted at least eight weeks before the first of the month it is to be published. Log on to

Phoenix Home & Garden Home Tour
Nov. 18

Phoenix Home & Garden presents its premier luxury home tour, which offers a glimpse inside some of the Valley’s finest estates. The VIP experience includes early admission and access to an exclusive residence, where guests can enjoy happy hour hors d’ouevres, wine and craft beer. See breathtaking interiors and meet the magazine’s editors and staff, as well as some of the Valley’s most renowned designers and architects. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Familial Dysautomonia Foundation, which assists individuals with a rare genetic disorder that affects the autonomic and sensory nervous systems. Tickets must be purchased online for the self-guided event. General admission, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $85; VIP, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $125. Scottsdale, Carefree, Paradise Valley and Phoenix area,

Live Music Benefit for PCH
November 17

Gallery Coronado hosts this benefit concert with live music from Glen Gardner to benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital. A small gift is available on arrival if you text “RSVP & email or name” to 808-282-0704. Nov. 17, 6-10pm, 1516 East Cypress St. Phoenix.

Disney Junior Live on Tour: Costume Palooza
Nov. 14

Mickey and Minnie’s costume party keeps getting interrupted by some mysterious weather, so the duo turns to the gang from “Spidey and His Amazing Friends” for help. Come dressed as your favorite Disney character for this live adventure with singing, fantastic choreography, eye-popping special effects and stunning acrobatics. 6 p.m., $43-$53, Arizona Financial Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, (602) 514-2919,

27th Annual Hidden in the Hills
Nov. 17-19, 24-26

The state’s longest-running art tour is the perfect place to find that one-of-a-kind gift or something to tie the room together. Take a self-guided studio excursion through the Desert Foothills communities of Cave Creek, Carefree and North Scottsdale, where more than 160 nationally recognized and up-and-coming artists’ work in various mediums, styles and price ranges will be displayed and available for purchase. Fri.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Check the website for a map of participating galleries. (480) 575-6624,

AZ Barrels, Bottles & Brews
November 18

Tap into this event that features more than 25 local breweries, distilleries and wineries. There will also be a variety of food trucks to keep you and your designated driver happy. 1-5 p.m., $19-$85, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale,

Desert Farm Lights
November 17-December 31

West Valley holiday lovers no longer need to head across town for Christmas cheer. The event features illuminated mazes, bounce houses, obstacle courses and a gingerbread slide. Stop by Santa’s Workshop afterward. Kids can also say hi to the North Pole’s most famous resident. 5:30-10 p.m., $20, 14629 W. Peoria Ave., Waddell,

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
November 18-December 24

When the Christmas Eve weather gets too foggy for Santa, the time for games is over. There’s only one reindeer who can guide the big guy’s sleigh, and his name is Rudolph. Based on the popular television special. Sa, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Su, 1 p.m. $13-$35. Herberger Theater Center Stage West, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix, 480-921-5700,

World of Illumination
November 18-January 1

Countless colorful lights will twinkle to the music on your car radio as your drive through this immersive 1-mile light show. Tempe will have a Cosmic Sleigh Ride theme, while Reindeer Road will be the theme of Glendale’s display. Check website for times and ticket prices. Tempe Diablo Stadium, 2200 W. Alameda Dr., Tempe; and Desert Diamond Casino, 9431 W. Northern Ave., Glendale;

Nov. 17

There’s interactive art—and then there’s Artrageous. This troupe of singers, painters and other artists use everything from black lights to puppets to unleash the audience’s creativity and collaborate on a unique masterpiece. Think Blue Man Group without the cleanup. 7 p.m., $35-$55, Madison Center for the Arts, 5601 N. 16th St., Phoenix, (602) 664-7777,

Steel Magnolias
Through November 21

Don’t forget to bring plenty of tissues to this show about a group of small-town Southern women who share an unbreakable bond, despite their various backgrounds and struggles. The play served as the inspiration for the 1989 film of the same name starring Sally Field, Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton and Daryl Hannah. Check website for days and times. $32-$48. Hale Centre Theatre, 50 W. Page Ave., Gilbert, 480-497-0277,

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill
Through November 26

Pioneering chanteuse Billie Holiday sings and tells stories about her life – and becomes increasingly inebriated and incomprehensible – in a raggedy Philadelphia bar, just months before her untimely death in 1959. The setlist includes the captivating “What a Little Moonlight Can Do,” contemplative “God Bless the Child,” and the haunting, controversial “Strange Fruit.” Call for times and ticket prices. Judith Hardes Theatre, 1825 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 602-254-2151,

Christina Fernandez: Multiple Exposures
Through Jan. 7

The Los Angeles-based photographic artist has explored crucial issues, including migration, labor and gender, for more than three decades. This survey of her work allows audiences to discover the through-line that connects her pieces. Wed., Fri.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs., 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 7374 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale,

“The North Star Changes: Works by Brenda Mallory”
Through Feb. 5

“Everything has multiple uses” is the theme of this exhibition by award-winning artist Brenda Mallory, and “even something as permanent as the North Star can be altered.” For Mallory, fabric dipped in beeswax can become a living organism full of color, texture and patterns. Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, (602) 252-8848,


Bruce Springsteen
Nov. 30

The Boss has left his residency on the Great White Way and is hitting the road with his band for a tour that includes songs from last year’s soul song covers album “Only the Strong Survive.” Fans can expect Springsteen to dust off some deep cuts as well. 7:30 p.m., $75-$350, Footprint Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, (602) 379-7800,

Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks
December 8

Christmas comes early for fans of the Piano Man and the reigning Queen of Rock and Roll. The ‘70s singer-songwriters are teaming up for an unforgettable concert. 7 p.m., $67.50-$346.50, Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-514-8400,


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