5 Things to Do in Phoenix This Weekend

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Make plans this weekend with friends and family at these five fun events going on in Phoenix!

Artlink’s First Friday’s Art Walk

This is a reoccurring event which takes place on the first Friday of the month. For November, that’s this Friday, Nov. 2. 

Come explore all that Phoenix has to offer in this outdoor exhibit with more than 70 galleries, venues and art-related spaces, showcasing different artwork and creative pieces that are native to Arizona. 

There are free shuttle rides all around Downtown Phoenix’s art districts with stops at places like the Phoenix Art Museum, Cityscape, Oasis on Grand, and Unexpected Gallery.

The festivities will run from 6 to 10 p.m. 

A Trip to the Movies

This weekend is the release of two highly-anticipated films, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms and Bohemian Rhapsody.

Disney is retelling the story of “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” written by E. T. A. Hoffman in 1816. The new fantasy adventure film stars Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman. In the movie, young Clara finds herself in a parallel world while looking for a mysterious key. Now she must explore the four realms to find the key to restore harmony on the unstable land. 

Boom boom clap. Boom boom clap. Bohemian Rhapsody will rock you in your seat. This movie celebrates Queen, a 70’s rock band featuring lead singer Freddie Mercury. The cast includes Rami Malek, Mike Meyers, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello and more. 

Both movies premiere in theaters on Nov. 2. 

ASU Homecoming

ASU is hosting their Homecoming game on Saturday, Nov. 3 against the University of Utah. Come support the Sun Devils for the parade and block party at 9 a.m. before the game’s kickoff at 1 p.m. at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe. 

The block party is free and open to the public with over 100 booths to explore. 

And make sure to purchase your tickets to the game!

Arizona Fall Festival

This is an Arizona celebration! It features over 200 vendors representing local businesses, food samples from the best dining around, a beverage garden, live music and more! Everything displayed showcases the culture that is uniquely Arizona. 

The event is free and family-friendly. A “Kid-Zone” will also be included with fun games and crafts for kids. 

The festival is at Hance Park on Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Skate Westgate

You can skate into the holiday season with Westgate Entertainment District’s outdoor rink. And yes, it features real ice! 

People of all ages are encouraged to come and make magical memories in this winter wonderland. 

The rink opens on Nov. 3 and will stay up until Jan. 13. 

  • Mon–Sat: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Sun: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Tickets and skate rentals are available at a booth at the rink. 

  •  $15 (includes skate rental); $12 (bring your own skates); Toddlers $12 (includes double-blade skate rental); Military $12 (with proper ID); Season Pass $99 (includes admission + skate rental)

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