Radar: To Do in PHX 11.2-11.5

AZ Asian Cultural Festival. Photo from eventbrite.com/e/az-asian-cultural-festival-tickets.

Now that the spooky season has wrapped up, it’s time to say hello to November! The first weekend of the month has a little something for everyone, so there is no excuse to stay inside. Hiking fans should head to one of the two hikes happening at Phoenix Mountain Preserve and the newly reopened Dreamy Draw Trailhead. Festival lovers have the Arizona Fall Festival, AZ Asian Cultural Festival, and the Scottsdale Pickle Fest to choose from. There’s a little something for everyone this weekend, so take your pick!



Dia de los Muertos: Mezcal & Skulls at The Canal Club

Dive into the world of mezcal like never before at the latest Angel’s Share Social Club event celebrating Dia de los Muertos! While tasting El Silencio Mezcal, you’ll learn about mezcal and its rich history. As you embark on this sensory adventure, indulge in desert-inspired bites thoughtfully crafted and curated by Executive Chef Alexander Pasco. $75. 6:30 p.m. 4925 North Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ; thecanalclubaz.com // @thecanalclubaz



Rainbow Exhibit at Herberger Theater Center

Featuring the work of 23 Arizona artists, the Rainbow Exhibit shows a variety of different rainbows. It also asks the question, are rainbows colors and wonders, celebrations of diversity, spirituality, signs of hope, new beginnings, transformations, or just an arch of colors formed in the sky? Free. 6 p.m. 222 E Monroe St, Phoenix, AZ; herbergertheater.org // @herbergertheater


First Friday Guided Sunrise Hike at Phoenix Mountains Preserve

Hiking season is upon us, so join in on this first Friday guided hike through Phoenix Mountains Preserve. The hike is about half a mile and ends at the top of a mountain that gives hikers a beautiful view of the Valley of the Sun while the sun is rising. $29. 6:30 a.m. 3143 E Puget Ave Phoenix, AZ


Short Film Night Under the Desert Sky – Art For All Fundraiser

Hosted in the Paradise Valley backyard of the ASUAM Education Committee’s Chair, the event promises to be a one-of-a-kind experience bringing together short film enthusiasts and supporters of the arts in Phoenix in an intimate outdoor venue. Bring your own picnic blanket/folding chair and drink of choice to customize your picnic spot for the screening. $0-50. 6 p.m. 5532 North 40th St. Paradise Valley, AZ; asuartmuseum.org // @asuartmuseum



Arizona Fall Fest at Margaret T. Hance Park


Discover hundreds of vendors representing Arizona’s favorite local businesses at Arizona Fall Fest! Have a drink from the Drink in AZ Beverage Garden featuring all local wineries, breweries, and spirits while snacking on samples from AZ’s best restaurants. Don’t forget your free goodie bag filled with local goodies. Free. 10 a.m. 67 West Culver StreetPhoenix, AZ; localfirstaz.com // @localfirstaz


Scottsdale Pickle Fest at Wasted Grain

Get ready for a party that you’ll relish for the rest of your life! This festival will take place at Wasted Grain in Old Town and will be a street fest style party. Ticket includes Admission to the festival, live music, a complimentary pickle-back whiskey shot, special pickle cocktails and mocktails, special pickle focused food menu, giveaways and more! $10+. 12 p.m. 7295 East Stetson Drive Scottsdale, AZ; wastedgrain.com // @oldtownskilodge


AZ Asian Cultural Festival at The Lot in Downtown Glendale

The AZ Asian Cultural Festival is back! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to enjoy Asian culture in person and immerse yourself in the rich traditions, delicious food, captivating performances, and diverse arts and crafts from various Asian countries.. 11 a.m. 5750 West Glenn Dr. Glendale, AZ; azacf.com // @azasianculturalfestival


Coffee 101 at Press Coffee


Coffee 101 is a one hour interactive experience that includes smelling, slurping, and tasting 4 amazing and distinctively different coffees from around the world. At this event, you will also receive an optional $20 attendance credit that may be applied to a coffee subscription on their website. $20. 9 a.m. 10443 North 32nd St. Phoenix, AZ; presscoffee.com // @presscoffee



Paint ‘n’ Sip Cherry Blossom and Moon at Kistune Brewing Co.

Kitsune Brewing Co. is holding a paint ‘n’ sip event on Sunday afternoon. The painting will be of a cherry blossom tree and the moon! Ticket includes all painting supplies and instruction, plus a free beer. $35. 1 p.m. 3321 East Bell Rd. #Suite B-5 Phoenix, AZ; kitsunebrewingco.com // @kitsunebrewingco


Hike and Brunch at Dreamy Draw Trailhead

Who doesn’t love a well earned brunch after a hike? Head to the newly reopened Dreamy Draw Trailhead for a leisurely hike then make your way to Shea Cheese with a chair in hand for a sit-down brunch in the back parking lot. Free+. 8 a.m. 10880 North 32nd St. Suite 19 Phoenix, AZ; sheacheese.com // @shea_cheese_phx


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