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Bored? 27 things to do around Phoenix in November

Posted at 4:21 PM, Nov 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-14 18:21:16-05

It is officially event season in Phoenix!

November not only marks Thanksgiving, but also tree-lighting ceremonies, cooler temperatures, food festivals, ice skating and festive theater shows in the Valley. It is also time for the Arizona International Auto Show.

We've gathered quite a few of the top events happening this week around the Valley. Scroll down to check them out.

Did I miss one? No worries. Send an email to Josh.Frigerio@abc15.com and I'll look into it.

Cirque du Soleil Toruk - The First Flight (Nov. 16-20)
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena
Time: Showtime varies by date. View full schedule. 
Admission: $39.75 - $109.75

Randy Houser, Chris Janson, Tucket Beathard, Trent Harmon (Nov. 16)
KNIX Ben and Matt's Million Can Concert
Where: Grand Canyon University Arena
Time: 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)
Admission: $20 - $100

Phx Theatre presents Billy Elliot (Nov. 16 - Dec. 24)
Where: 100 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix AZ 85004
Time: $30+

Masters of Illusion Live! (Nov. 18)
Where: Comerica Theatre
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $39.50+

Mo'Nique (Nov. 18-19)
Where: Stand Up Live
Time: performance time varies by night
Admission: $40

The Big Heap-Urban and BOHO Relics (Nov. 18-20)
Where: 3841 N. School House Road, Cave Creek
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Admission: $7 - adults, free - child (12 and younger)

Orme Dam Victory Days (Nov. 18-20)
Where: Fort McDowell Fair Grounds

Arizona Heritage Festival (Nov. 19)
Where: Schnepf Farms, Queen Creek, Arizona
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission: $15

Phoenix Pizza Festival (Nov. 19)
Where: Margaret T. Hance Park, 1202 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix AZ 85004
Time: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $10 - general admission. Pizza slices: $2 - $4. Full pies available for purchase.

Third annual Arizona Hip Hop Festival (Nov. 19)
Where: Comerica Theatre
Time: 11 a.m.
Admission: $20

Rock of Block Chandler (Nov. 19)
Where: Downtown Stage, 178 E. Commonwealth Avenue, Chandler AZ 85225
Time: 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Admission: Free

Journey (Nov. 19)
Where: The Pool at Talking Stick Resort
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: 8 p.m.

Artfest of Scottsdale (Nov. 19-20)
Where: Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza, 7380 E. Second Street, Scottsdale AZ 85251
Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: Free

Adele (Nov. 21)
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Phoenix Zoo's Thanksgiving Meal - Feast for the Beasts (Nov. 21)
Where: Phoenix Zoo
Time: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Admission: included in zoo admission

Fairmont Scottsdale Christmas Tree lighting (Nov. 22)
Where: 7575 E. Princess Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85255
Time: 5:30 p.m - 10 p.m.
Admission: Free

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical (Nov. 22-27)
Where: ASU Gammage
Time: performance varies by night. Check website for full schedule.
Admission: $85+

Phoenix ZooLights (Nov. 23 - Jan. 8, 2017)
Where: Phoenix Zoo
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Admission: $12.95 - $19.95

Arizona International Auto Show (Nov. 24-27)
Where: Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. Third Street, Phoenix AZ 85004
Time: Nov. 24, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Nov. 25-26, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Nov. 27, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: $10

Las Noches de Las Luminarias (Nov. 25 - Dec. 31)
Where: Desert Botanical Garden
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Admission: $25-$30 - adults, $10-$12.50 - children (3-12)

Glendale Glitters Spectacular Weekend (Nov. 25-26)
Where: Downtown Glendale
Time: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Admission: Free

Arizona Broadway Theatre presents A Christmas Story, The Musical (Nov. 25 - Dec. 28)
Where: 7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria AZ 85382
Time: shows vary. View full schedule
Admission: Ticket prices vary. Contact box office, 623-777-8400

Theatre League presents Christmas Wonderland (Nov. 25-27)
Where: Orpheum Theatre
Time: performances vary by night
Admission: $35.25 - $82.25

Downtown Mesa's Merry Main Street (and ice rink) opens (Nov. 25 - Jan. 1, 2017)
Where: Mesa City Plaza, 20 E. Main Street, Mesa AZ
Time: Mon. - Fri., 5 p.m. - 10 p.m., Sat. - Sun., 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Admission: $10 for one hour of skating
**Tree lighting ceremony takes place Nov. 25 at 5 p.m.

CityScape ice skating rink opens (Nov. 26 - Jan. 8, 2017)
Where: CityScape in downtown Phoenix
Time: sessions vary between 11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m. View full schedule.
Admission: $10 - $15

Jackalope Art Fair - Indie Artisan Market (Nov. 26-27)
Where: WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale AZ 85260
Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: Free

Santa Social at Scottsdale Quarter - Santa Visit, plus Home Alone screening (Nov. 26)
Where: 15037 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale AZ 85254
Time: Santa arrives 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., tree lighting at 6 p.m., Home Alone at 6:30 p.m.
Admission: Free