Physique Artwork Expo
Eager about getting some ink finished? You’re not alone, because it’s estimated that People will spend greater than $1.65 billion this 12 months on tattoos. This weekend, 1000’s of locals will trade their hard-earned money to get needled through the annual Body Art Expo at WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 North Pima Street. Greater than 250 tattoo and body-mod artists from all through the U.S. will likely be slinging ink and piercing pores and skin on the three-day occasion, which takes place from Friday, November 5, to Sunday, November 7. In case you’re already sporting an amazing-looking sleeve or backpiece, tattoo contests in a number of classes will likely be held all through the weekend. Dwell music and performances by sideshow entertainers are additionally deliberate. Hours are 2 to 11 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $19.99 per day or $45 for the weekend. Tickets and extra data can be found right here. Benjamin Leatherman
Scottsdale Worldwide Movie Competition
Cinephiles can indulge of their favourite exercise when the Scottsdale International Film Festival returns for its twenty first 12 months this month. The eight-day occasion will embody each digital and in-person screenings of twenty-two completely different movies, together with flicks of the unbiased, overseas, and documentary selection. In-person showings will happen Friday, November 5, to Sunday, November 7, at Harkins Shea 14, 7354 East Shea Boulevard, and Monday, November 8, and Tuesday, November 9, at Harkins Camelview at Vogue Sq., 7014 East Camelback Street. (On-line screenings will occur from Wednesday, November 10, to Friday, November 12, by way of the SIFF website.) Highlights of this 12 months’s lineup embody the Julia Baby-focused documentary Julia, the Netherlands-produced drama Do Not Hesitate, and the French rom-com My Donkey, My Lover and I. The total schedule may be found here. Benjamin Leatherman
Alwun Home Exhibit
The offbeat arts venue launched in 1971 as a method to emphasize the “all one” strategy to creating and experiencing artwork is celebrating a milestone anniversary this 12 months with a collection of occasions showcasing native skills. The Alwun Home Basis opens its fiftieth Anniversary Invitational Artwork Exhibit on First Friday, November 5, when the free opening reception takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. Anticipate a formidable lineup curated with help from Ted Decker, because the gallery highlights artists who’ve had a big impression on Alwun House and the Phoenix arts group through the previous 5 many years. Head to 1204 East Roosevelt Avenue to take all of it in. The exhibition continues by way of November 20, with common viewing hours from midday to six p.m. Tuesdays by way of Fridays. Lynn Trimble
Phoenix Delight 2021
When Phoenix Delight returns this weekend, organizers, attendees, and the Valley’s LGBTQIA group may have loads to have a good time. It is not going to solely be the primary time the occasion has been staged in two years (due to COVID-19) however the fortieth anniversary of Phoenix’s first Pride march in 1981. As such, this 12 months’s occasion will function a mixture of historical past and revelry over two days.
The celebration begins with the Phoenix Delight Parade on Saturday, November 6, which departs from Third Avenue and Thomas Street at 10 a.m. Will probably be adopted by the Delight Competition at Steele Indian Faculty Park, 300 East Indian Faculty Street, which is able to run by way of Sunday, November 7, and supply distributors, a number of levels of leisure, native and touring drag performers, an artwork expo, the adult-oriented “Erotic World” space, and extra. The principle stage’s lineup will embody units by singers and bands like Jody Watley, Neon Timber, and Deborah Cox. Hours are from midday to 9 p.m. on each days. General admission is $30 to $35 every day or $50 for the weekend. VIP tickets are $100 to $150. Full particulars and an entire schedule may be discovered on the official website. Benjamin Leatherman
Native Writer Honest
Beginner scribes taking part in Nationwide Novel Writing Month (a.ok.a. NaNoWriMo) in the hunt for some suggestions can head for the Phoenix location of Bookmans Entertainment Exchange, 8034 North nineteenth Avenue, and this writer occasion from midday to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 6. Authors from round Arizona and throughout quite a few literary genres will take part within the afternoon occasion. There will likely be an opportunity for youths and teenagers to create their very own comedian books with sci-fi/fantasy graphic artist and author Kayla Shaggy, a studying by poet Madison Meadows, and an look by Female Archetypes and Journey to Soul writer Courtney Tiffany. It’s free to attend. Extra particulars are available on the Bookmans website. Benjamin Leatherman
In case you graduated from the old fashioned or are a agency believer within the outdated chestnut about how “they don’t make issues like they used to,” Vintagepalooza 5 needs to be proper up your alley. Ditto for anybody out there for some throwback attire, equipment, or collectibles. The one-day retro flea market on Sunday, November 7, contained in the Phoenix Conference Heart, 100 North Third Avenue, will likely be populated by greater than 80 distributors promoting classic clothes, footwear, toys, and numerous and varied gadgets for pickers to peruse. Meals vans can even be obtainable. Hours are from midday to 7 p.m. Admission is free. Benjamin Leatherman
All Villains Eve
Native dudes who’re both rising out their facial hair (it’s No-Shave November in spite of everything) or already sport a full set of whiskers are inspired to attend this charity celebration from 2 to eight p.m. on Sunday, November 7, at The Duce, 525 South Central Avenue. The members of the Bearded Villains Phoenix group are placing on the occasion, which is able to function lucha libre wrestling, door prizes, a 50/50 raffle for numerous gadgets, children crafts, and drink specials. In case you’d nonetheless like to indicate off your rise up from Halloween, a dressing up contest can also be deliberate. Admission is $5 per individual and all genders are welcome. Proceeds will profit the Phoenix Kids’s Hospital. Benjamin Leatherman
You’ll discover greater than 200 lowrider automobiles within the west parking zone of Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 North Chandler Avenue, Chandler, when the middle presents a Lowrider Automobile and Artwork Present with Unique Avenue Life. It’s taking place from 11 a.m. to five p.m. on Sunday, November 7. Anticipate classic automobiles in 18 lessons from vans to low rods, relationship from the Thirties by way of the 2000s. The present additionally features a 20-foot wall of artwork and pictures, plus meals vans and DJs spinning music. Artist Cain Carias and his puppet El Triste will likely be holding a meet and greet. And artist Lalo Cota, whose lowrider murals dot the metro Phoenix panorama, will likely be doing a collaborative undertaking with a pop-up barbershop. The occasion is free, though you do threat getting dwelling to seek out you’ve got an uncontrollable urge to purchase your self some new classic wheels. Additionally that evening, the band Battle, whose hits embody the 1975 music “Low Rider,” will carry out throughout a ticketed live performance on the middle, the place there will likely be an ofrenda honoring the group’s co-founder B. B. Dickerson who died earlier this 12 months. Lynn Trimble
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