By Tuesday Mahrle

Happy November! Now that the chocolate has all been handed out and the haunted houses are closing their doors, we look ahead to Thanksgiving and the holiday season. It’s finally starting to feel like Fall with the pumpkin spice lattes and sweaters making their appearance. This weekend is so packed, we added three bonus arts festival events. Check it out.

 

Scottsdale International Film Festival

November 2-November 11

Immerse yourself in culture and cinema at this year’s Scottsdale International Film Festival. Festivalgoers will experience and explore cinema from around the globe, featuring over 50 films, including indie gems, award-winning crowd-pleasers, documentary spotlights and much more.

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American Lebanese Festival

November 2-November 4

The 17th Annual American Lebanese Festival features authentic Lebanese cuisine, music and entertainment. Come experience Lebanese culture, folk life and traditional Dabke Dance.

Enjoy live music throughout the day, belly dancers and a hookah bar. Sample homemade Lebanese dishes and pastries while enjoying the beautiful Phoenix fall weather.

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Whose Live Anyway?

Friday, November 2

The current cast members of the Emmy-nominated TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway present their new improv tour. Whose Live Anyway? is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song, all based on audience suggestions.

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azcentral’s Wine and Food Experience

November 3-November 4

Featuring Marcus Samuelsson and Aarón Sánchez, this savory culinary exploration showcases the best food, wine, beer and spirits from local and national chefs and mixologists. Plus, guests can explore the ultimate Martha Stewart Experience featuring the lifestyle leader’s newest products and The Grateful House for interactive culinary experiences featuring cooking classes, music, art, entertainment and more.

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Día de los Muertos at the Garden

November 3-November 4

Celebrate Día de los Muertos at the Garden at this two-day festival filled with music, dance and storytelling that explore the beauty and meaning of this special holiday. Children will love the crafts and face painting, and the whole family will enjoy the entertainment and browsing the Mercado filled with art, jewelry and other wares.

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Bacon, Blues and Brews Fest

Saturday, November 3

The family-friendly celebration of craft beer, blues music and everyone’s favorite pork product will feature an array of inventive bacon-based dishes from chefs from around the Valley, as well as an assortment of additional offerings for those looking beyond bacon and beer – if such individuals exist.

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AZ Barrels, Bottles & Brews

Saturday, November 3

Join for the inaugural AZ Barrels, Bottles & Brews event at Salt River Fields. Enjoy and celebrate craft beer, spirits and wine from around Arizona with over 25 local breweries, distilleries and wineries from the state.

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Arizona Fall Fest

Saturday, November 3

The Arizona Fall Fest is the only exclusively Arizona festival of its size. Here’s what to expect at this year’s event: More than 200 vendors representing Arizona’s favorite local businesses; food samples from some of the best Arizona restaurants, local chefs and food trucks. The Hensley Beverage Company Beverage Garden will feature Arizona-produced wine, beer, and spirits. There will be live entertainment on multiple stages showcasing exclusively Arizona talent.

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Southwest VegFest

Sunday, November 4

Join for the second SW VegFest in downtown Phoenix at the beautiful Steele Indian School Park. Come enjoy fantastic food, awesome vendors, think tanks and discussions, live music, local and national sponsors, community outreach groups, learn about the featured nonprofit, youth (and adult) activities and so much more.

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Kathy Griffin: Laugh Your Head Off World Tour

Sunday, November 4

She speaks! After a year of national scandal and following a sold-out run of stand-up shows and rave reviews around the globe, Kathy Griffin is returning with the much-anticipated North American continuation of her Laugh Your Head Off World Tour to the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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Arts Festivals

Thunderbird Artists’ 25th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival

November 2-November 4

The streets of downtown Carefree are closed for Thunderbird Artists festivals, making room for more than 165 artists and an excess of 5,000 original masterpieces of fine art. Artists’ works include small, medium, life-size and monumental bronze sculptures, metal, clay, wood, stone, glass and mixed media sculptures.

The festival accommodates the return of Arizona’s largest wine-tasting event, providing a unique opportunity to sample an extensive collection of domestic and imported wines.

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48th Annual Litchfield Park Festival of Arts

November 3-November 4

The 48th Annual Litchfield Park Festival of Arts brings two fun-filled days of arts and entertainment to the downtown historic district of this beautiful resort community. Featuring over 175 fine artists and craftsmen, live entertainment and dozens of food and confectionary booths, it’s the perfect way to kick-off the holiday shopping season.

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Artists of the Superstitions Fall Studio Tour

November 3-November 4

The public is cordially invited to meet with local artists and view their artistic talents in studio settings, giving visitors the opportunity to see where and how the work is created.

This year, visitors can enjoy at least 20 studios, all located in either Apache Junction or Gold Canyon, with 50 participating artists from these and surrounding communities.

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