25 of the Most Fun Things to do in Phoenix this November 




Concerts, cocktails, culinary adventures and more await you as cooler temperatures and winter holidays come up on your calendar as well. 

Read on for all of this month’s highlights, including when you can wear your pajamas and bar hop around Scottsdale!


Friday, November 1

An Evening with R.L. Stine

R.L. Stine has been scaring people with his Goosebumps series since 1992. Don’t miss the chance to listen to this author discuss his legendary career filled with books, television, and movies. There is limited seating so get there early– Doors to the building will open at 5:30. (Orpheum Theater // 6:30-8 p.m // FREE) 


Saturday, November 2

Barks & Bags Cornhole Tournament

Cornhole is awesome. It’s even better when you get to play for a great cause like raising funds for homeless pets. Come out to have some fun with games, music, raffles and spread the love to support furry friends. Tournament tickets $55 per team. (Culinary Dropout // 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. // FREE) 

Michelada Rumble

Self-proclaimed undisputed party champion, Michelada Rumble is bringing the fun to Phoenix. Get ready for micheladas, Lucha Libre and a custom car show. With performances by Trinere, A Lighter Shade of Brown and TrishKilla, it’s going to be a wild time. (Fear Farm //12-5 p.m // $20)  


Sunday, November 3

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram

The Rolling Stones called him “the savior of blues” and NPR Music donned him a “blues prodigy”– with such glowing reviews, how could you miss seeing Christone Kingfish Ingram. With the opening set by Smokestack Lightning, Ingram is coming to The Rhythm Room and bringing his smooth tunes with him. 21+ (Rhythm Room // 7 p.m. // $15) 


Tuesday, November 5

“Paint Your Pet” Painting & Wine 

How do you upgrade your paint and wine night? By adding dogs of course! Sip on some vino and paint a picture of your pet. Send in a picture of your furry friend and instructors will guide your artwork. Be an artist for the night and meet some fellow animal lovers. 21+ (O.H.S.O. Brewery // 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. // $50) 


Saturday, November 9

Canines + Cocktails

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but you can give them a safe and loving home. Join Forever Loved Pet Sanctuary for their 7th annual fundraiser event for senior dogs. Eat a little, drink a little, check out the silent auction and most importantly, snuggle some good pups. (Signature Flight Support SDL // 6-9 p.m. // $50)

NovemBEER Festival

Getting bored with the same old beer options? NovemBEER festival is bringing new brews to you. With almost 50 breweries and 100 options, whether you’re into IPAs, drafts or ales, there’s going to be a beer for you. General admission tickets include 30 two oz samples! (Arizona Center // 1-5 p.m. // $25)

Scottsdale Mac & Cheese Crawl

Join Old Town’s cheesiest bar crawl! Bars, including Casa Amigos, District, Social Tap, Wasted Grain and Whiskey Row, will feature the best mac and cheese, drinks and plenty of fun. It’s sure to be a Gouda time! (Social Tap Scottsdale // 12-8 p.m. // $20) 


Monday, November 11


Comprising of Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker, Sleater-Kinney has been performing for 25 years. Here to perform off of their new album, “The Center Won’t Hold,” this punk-rock group is coming to Stateside. With politically charged, feminist lyrics, their album is getting raved reviews. Opening performance by Kaina. (Stateside Presents // 7 p.m. // $35+) 


Tuesday, November 12

Cocktails Under the Cosmos

It’s Scorpio season! Come out to Cocktails Under the Cosmos for a divine night of drinks. Join an expert astronomer and view Paradise Valley through a telescope lens. The moon in Scorpio says it’s going to be a great time. (Mountain Shadows // 6:30-8:30 p.m. // $45)


Thursday, November 14

Sabor: A Culinary Celebration of Baja

Let your taste buds take a trip south and delight in the best cuisine and wines from Valle de Guadalupe and Ensenada, México. In addition to an amazing meal, proceeds benefit CALA, an organization that seeks to connect Arizona, Mexico and Latin America through arts and culture. (Heard Museum // 6-10 p.m. // $250)


Friday, November 15

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in Concert

Halloween may be over but here’s another excuse to break out the Harry Potter costume. Order of the Phoenix, the fifth movie in the Harry Potter series, will be playing on the big screen accompanied by the Phoenix Symphony. It’s going to be a magical night. (Strathmore Center // various times // $30+)


Saturday, November 16

The Black Keys

This year, The Black Keys released their ninth studio album. The album is entitled “Let’s Rock”  and they’re coming to The Talking Stick Resort Arena to do exactly that– rock. Co-headlining with Modest Mouse, the band will be performing new tracks like “Lo/Hi” and “Eagle Birds” as well as audience favorites you know and love. (Talking Stick Resort // 7 p.m. // $55+)

Pajama Jam Bar Crawl

Looking for a bar crawl so chill that you don’t even have to wear real clothes? Scottsdale Pajama Jam Bar Crawl is perfect for a night out that feels as comfy as a night in. Wear your jammies through Boondocks Patio & Grill, Giligin’s Bar, Three Wisemen, Casa Amigo, and more. (Boondocks Patio & Grill // 1-7 p.m. // $23+)

PHX Pheast 2019

This is not your average farmers market. Come to Phx Pheast to try what’s fresh and best in AZ agriculture. With farm fresh foods, local cocktails, beer and wine and live entertainment, supporting local Arizona farmers has never been easier or more delicious. (Phoenix Public Market // 5-8 p.m // $65+)

Phoenix Pizza Festival 2019

Back for its fifth year, The Phoenix Pizza Festival is serving up slices from 20 of the best local pizza makers. If all of that cheesy goodness doesn’t entice you– maybe the craft beer and wine, live entertainment, games and kid zone will. Oh, and don’t forget the desert. The fest has got it covered will beignets and gelato. (Margaret T. Hance Park // 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. // $10)


Do some good by listening to some good music. Check out beloved local bands including Hyperbella, The Haymarket Squares, Hothouse Orchids, American Longspurs and “O” and support the Coronado Neighborhood Association. Tickets also include two food tokens to sample some of Phoenix’s best restaurateurs. (Coronado Park //  3-9 p.m. // $25) 


Sunday, November 17

Downtown Donut Festival 2019

You donut wanna miss this delicious fest. Returning for its 2nd year, the Downtown Donut Festival is bringing together over 20 local donut shops to offer $1 donut options. Don’t have a sweet tooth? There will be savory vendors as well! Plus live music, drinks, a kid zone and more. (Margaret T. Hance Park // 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. // $10)


Wednesday, November 20

Speed Dating

If you’re over dating apps, it’s time to try something new. Why fret over an awkward first date when you can have 8-14 super fun dates in one night? With only four minutes to converse, there’s no time for awkwardness. Whether you’re looking for something casual or tryna lock it down– speed dating is a fun way to mingle! 21+. (Sun Devil Stadium // 7 p.m. // $15) 


Thursday, November 21

Rhett & Link: Live in Concert

Be your mythical best and come see your favorite internetainers (internet entertainers) in person. Rhett and Link will be performing their viral songs and talking about their new novel “The Lost Causes Of Bleak Creek.” (Comerica Theatre // 7:30 a.m. // $35+)


Friday, November 22

Trevor Noah

The crazier the politics, the more material Trevor Noah as to work with. As host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” you’re used to Trevor making you laugh on the silver screen, but he is coming to Phoenix IRL! Get ready for a hilarious night of standup. (Talking Stick Resort // 7 p.m. // $55+)


Saturday, November 23

Arizona WingFest

With 25 of the best wing restaurants, food trucks and breweries, Arizona Wingfest is a must for all chicken fanatics. Feeling competitive? Enter one of the wing eating contests including “Wing Hog” and “Champion of Heat.” Jam out to music and enjoy the battle of the best wings in Arizona. (Margaret T. Hance Park // 10 a.m.-5 p.m // $10+)

Coffee 101

You drink it every day, but how much do you actually know about coffee? Press Coffee Roasters is giving you a java crash course. With a tasting featuring four different blends from around the world, you’ll basically become an expert about coffee flavors and regions or at least be inspired to switch up your coffee order. (Sorso Wine Bar // 10-11 a.m. // $20) 

Pumpkin Spike Volleyball Tournament

This Thanksgiving, take time to appreciate the things that are important to you. Your family. Your friends. Volleyball. Winning Volleyball tournaments. Why not combine everything and compete in the Pumpkin Spike Volleyball tournament. Come alone or with your squad, you’re guaranteed three games. (Indian School Park Sand Volleyball Courts // 9 a.m. // $30- $180)


Sunday, November 24

Fall Fairy Festival 

Come out for an enchanted evening at the Fall Fairy Festival. You’ll have a magical time building fairy houses, designing floral crowns, decorating cupcakes! There will be face painting, singing and dancing, boutique shopping, games & prizes, photos with fairy characters and hair braiding! (Irish Cultural Center // 1-5 p.m. // FREE)


Do you know of an awesome event this November that belongs on our list? Show off all the fun you have this month by tagging #FrayLife #PhxFray on social!

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