Happy holidays! We’re here to bring you a stress-free weekend! We hope. Have s’more fun with some sweet treats or toast a different way with The Bard. Maybe you’re into something suite and nutty or funny and bright. Whatever your tastes are, feel certain that Phoenix is your place for active living. Note: Some descriptions are courtesy of event hosts and edited for clarity.
Drunk Shakespeare at The Rose Theatre
The stage is set in a hidden venue. Five professional actors meet as members of The Drunk Shakespeare Society. One of them has 5 shots of whiskey and then attempts to perform a major role in a Shakespearean play. Hilarity and mayhem ensue while the four sober actors try and keep the script on track. Every show is different depending on who is drinking and what they’re drinking. $29. 7:30-9 p.m.; 455 N 3rd St. #Suite 1010 Phoenix, AZ; drunkshakespeare.com/ // @drunkshakespeare
Holiday Fire Pits & S’mores at Frasher’s Smokehouse
Desert Tails Shelter and Frasher’s Smokehouse in Arcadia are throwing Fire Pit parties! On Frasher’s Smokehouse’s large patio…. grass, hay bales, string lights, BBQ, drinks, fire pits and pups! Reserve your fire pit today for your family, friend, or company party. S’more kits and hot chocolate for sale and BBQ and drinks. All fire pits are doggie friendly too (so you can bring your own pups!). Must scan the QR on the event page to reserve spot at fire pit. $40. 4-8 p.m. 3222 E Indian School Rd. Phoenix, AZ; frasherssmokehouse.com // @frasherssmokehouse
The Nutcracker Suite at Orpheum Theatre
It’s the last night to see this classic holiday ballet. Don’t miss it! $25+. 1 p.m. or 5 p.m. shows; 203 W Adams, Phoenix, AZ; phoenixconventioncenter.com // @orpheumphx
Sidewalk Saturday at The Churchill
Get some last-minute holiday shopping in by way of local artists and vendors. Free. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 901 N 1st St. Phoenix, AZ; https://www.thechurchillphx.com/ // @thechurchillphx
Grayhawk Christmas Street, Scottsdale
This is the 21st year for the Grayhawk AZ Christmas Street where the neighbors go over the top with Christmas decorations to spread some Holiday cheer. We all take turns running a cocoa hut where you can get a free cup of hot cocoa, some cookies and candy canes and stroll the street or drive through and enjoy the Holiday lights. If you are able, we ask that you bring some canned goods and/or folding money that goes directly to St. Mary’s Food Bank. Last year, we raised over $18,000 and more than 6,000 pounds of canned goods that allowed St. Mary’s to provide more than 130,000 meals for those in need. Free. Starts at sundown. N 74th Way and E Grayhawk Dr. Scottsdale, AZ
Happy Holidays! Protect your mental health as needed.
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