Best things to do in Phoenix this weekend

We’re about to go into vacation mode, so this past weekend before Thanksgiving, grab the opportunity to do something fun. This weekend you can do some free yoga at ASU, enjoy the Indigenous Arts Festival in Tempe, or go see some cool cars in Scottsdale.

Sweet Salage

There are only five weeks left until Christmas. Do you know what to buy for your friends and family? If you need some inspiration, you should visit Sweet Salvage, 4648 North Seventh Avenue. The store runs four-day monthly sales of vintage, chic, and modern home decor, gifts, and more. The November sale runs from Thursday, November 18 through Sunday, November 21. Shopping starts every day at 10 am Jennifer Goldberg

Speedway Motors

If hot bars and classic cars appear every night in your dreams, you will probably need to make your way to Speedway Auto Show in Southwest It takes place from Friday 19 November to Sunday 21 November. It’s a chance to see more than 3,000 vehicles built before the late 1980s, including trucks, muscle cars, custom cars, and more. They will be shown at WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16500-16526 North 94th Street, where the lineup also includes model/pedal car shows, a burnout competition, a dragster show, and more. It opens at 8 am daily. Closing time is 5pm on Friday and Saturday, and 3pm on Sunday. General admission tickets at the gate are $25 for Friday or Saturday, and $20 for Sunday. Zoom Zoom. Lynn Trimble

Click to enlarge The Irish Cultural Center is getting a temporary renovation of Hogwarts inside.  - Lynn Triple

The Irish Cultural Center is getting a temporary renovation of Hogwarts inside.

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Irish Dance Lessons

Chances are your dance repertoire doesn’t include Irish favorites like The Walls of Limerick or Haymaker Jig. But there is an easy way to fix that, after Friday 3rd Ceili returned to Irish Cultural Center, 1106 North Central Blvd. The center describes ceilis as family-friendly social dances, and they are eager to help members of the community join in the fun. Jim and Ann Dougherty will be teaching and connecting to several Irish dances on Friday, November 19, when the venue will also have a cash bar. Beginners class and orientation starts at 6:45 pm that night, formal dance begins at 7:30 pm, adult admission is $6, no prior experience is required to participate. Lynn Trimble

crime in sports Live broadcast

You can’t swing an XLR cardioid condenser mic these days without accessing a true crime podcast, where there are literally thousands to listen to in your daily workout or commute. Five years ago, homegrown comedians James Pietragallo and Jimmy Whisman started making fun of famous and obscure athletes every week on their hit podcast. crime in sports. The duo, who also created the hugely popular podcast small town murder, he’s experienced such criminal athletes as Olympic sprinter-turned-money whitener Tim Montgomery, NFL star and infamous strip club connoisseur Adam “Beckman” Jones, and late WWE star Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart. Pietragallo and Whisman will record a live episode of the podcast at Tempe Improv, 930 East University Drive in Tempe, at 9:45 p.m. on Friday, November 19. admission It’s $35 (plus minimum of two drinks). Benjamin Leatherman

Click to enlarge Start your day off right with free morning yoga classes at Arizona State University.  - Arizona State University

Start your day off right with free morning yoga classes at Arizona State University.


Morning Yoga Classes

Start your day off right with free yoga classes on Saturday, November 20, at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus. The Live Well Yoga series, presented by ASU 365 Community Union + Live Well @ ASU, takes place at the Coca Cola Sun Deck of Sun Devil Stadium, 500 East Veterans Way, Tempe. Bring a rug, towel and some water to class, which is taught by a rotating lineup of local coaches. Classes are open to the public and all levels are invited to practice, from beginners to experts. Registration required For class 9:30 am. Jennifer Goldberg

Aboriginal Arts Festival

Violet Duncan has been with Tempe Center for the Arts for nearly a year now, helping to create opportunities for fellow Aboriginal artists. She’s especially excited about the free place Arizona Native Arts Festival The festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday 20 November. The festival, which is designed to create cultural awareness and understanding, includes indigenous traditional arts, dance, music and storytelling. Expect wellness sessions, painting activities, theater performances, kids mask making and more. Highlights will include a 4pm Circle Dance Workshop with Duncan, where participants can learn how to create up to three photo designs. Lynn Trimble

Click to enlarge The ASU Musical and Opera Theater offers performances by Hansel and Gretel.  - Arizona State University

ASU Music Theater and Opera Hansel and Gretel.

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Hansel and Gretel

Witches abound in children’s lore, with the most famous characters including a witch who lured lost children to her den in the woods decorated with candy. You might be intrigued by it Hansel and Gretel When I was a kid, but he always knew there was more to the story. Now you can see ASU Music Theater and Opera Opera performance based on the famous fairy tale of the Brothers Grimm, which was first performed in Germany towards the end of the nineteenth century. It’s an opportunity to support the emerging artists in your midst, and perhaps let go of all your preconceptions about this evolving art form. Tickets to see the live show at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 21, at the Evelyn Smith Music Theatre, 50 East Gammage Parkway, Tempe, cost $22 and can only be obtained online. Or you can grab a $10 ticket for a virtual streaming show, in case you want to watch from home as you build your very own candy-covered gingerbread house. Lynn Trimble

Phoenix Suns vs Denver Nuggets

After faltering a bit early in the season, the Phoenix Suns rebounded to become one of the most exciting teams in the NBA. Devin Booker’s always dynamic gameplay, they shoot all cylinders with a deep lineup of positions (Deandre Ayton, Frank Kaminsky and JaVale McGee), drive great defense and a reliable bench. Phoenix is ​​playing again as the team that won the Western Conference title earlier this year and this weekend will face one of the teams they defeated during that impressive round. The Denver Nuggets, currently kings of the NBA’s Northwest Division, will come to Footprint Center, 201 East Jefferson Street, on Sunday, November 21, to play at 6 p.m. The Nuggets were no strangers to facing off against Phoenix at their best (remember”suns at 4“Something from the playoffs?) But midfielder Nikola Jokic is going through another stellar season and the team is running rough on the rest of the league. tickets For this epic showdown between two of the best NBA starters at $14. Benjamin Leatherman


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