This Weekend
This Weekend

By Tuesday Mahrle

It’s that time again! We are so close to the weekend. Do you have any plans yet?

Whether you’re already celebrating Halloween or still in Oktoberfest mode, we have something for everyone this weekend. We continue our season of festivals as you’ll see below.

 

For this weekend . . .

 

Design Your Own Pint Glass at Helton Brewing

Thursday, October 12

Join Helton Brewing for a night of glass etching! The brewery provides all of the tools, materials and instruction to design a stencil and etch your art out onto your glassware.

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PoeFest

October 13-October 14

The month-long schedule of events continues this weekend! On the main stage in the aptly-named Ghost Lounge, professional actors will bring the stories of Edgar Allan Poe to life as characters from Poe’s fictional Maison de Santé asylum.

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Four Peaks Oktoberfest

October 13-October 15

The three-day German extravaganza features a 10/5k race, eight beer stations, live music from German bands, a Weiner dog race, bratwurst eating contest and more.
*free event
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The 57th Original Phoenix Greek Festival

October 13-October 15

The Original Phoenix Greek Festival provides you with an opportunity to share in the rich history, culture, and culinary delights of Greece. Enjoy Greek food, music, dancing, art, grocery items and activities for children.

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City Lights Movie Nights

Friday, October 13

For Friday the 13th, get spooky with a screening of the classic movie Ghostbusters and meet the Arizona Ghostbusters themselves.
*free event
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Chris Tucker

Friday, October 13

Best known for playing the role of Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series, Chris Tucker visits Celebrity Theatre.

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Science Before Saturday: Weird Science

Friday, October 13

What better way to celebrate Friday the 13th than with something totally weird! This evening will be filled with crafts and activities designed to introduce you to the weird and wacky side of the science world!

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Arizona Taco Festival

October 14-October 15

Over 100 varieties of tacos will be available to try from 50 restaurants. Don’t miss the Lucha Libre Wrestling, live music and Chihuahua Beauty Pageant.

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LWA Music + Food Festival!

Saturday, October 14

Join Ahwatukee Eats and Living World Ahwatukee for an evening of music, food and family fun. There will be a huge kid’s zone and a number of delicious food truck options.
*free event
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BARKtoberfest 2017

Saturday, October 14

The 18th Annual Barktoberfest is a huge celebration of all things dog! This pooch party fundraiser features a dog parade, food trucks, arts and crafts, dog washing and more.
*free event
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Out of Town

Off the Rails: A Route 66 Wine Festival

Enjoy wine in the high desert at this two-day festival along Historic Route 66. Sip some of the best in Arizona Wineries and Distilleries with music, food trucks, retail vendors and more.

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