SlopeArts Art on the Canal
Noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5
Herberger Park One
The Canal at Central Avenue
8622 N. Central Ave.
This progressive, open-air art event will feature juried artists’ work, live art demonstrations, mural artists, student artists, music and refreshments.

Scorpius Dance Theatre’s ‘A Vampire Tale’
7:30 p.m. Oct. 3-5, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10-12
The Hardes Theatre,
The Phoenix Theatre Company
100 E. McDowell Road
In its annual Halloween performance, the dance theatre will provide dance and aerial feats, along with quirky, comedic acting and heart-thumping music. Individual tickets start at $25. For tickets and information, visit

Childsplay’s ‘Edward Tulane’
1 and 4 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 13
The Herberger Theater Center
222 E. Monroe St.
This is the story of “Edward Tulane,” a toy rabbit who falls overboard from a ship and embarks on an adventure. Based on the popular book by Kate DiCamillo, “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.” To learn more, visit

Second Annual Art of the Women of Perryville Exhibit
Oct. 5-Nov. 2
All Saints Episcopal Church, Santa Barbara Gallery
6300 N. Central Ave.
An opening reception for this exhibit that features 50 to 60 art pieces that 25 artists in the Perryville Women’s Prison created will take place from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the church. To learn more, contact Lora Villasenor at or visit

Phoenix Chorale’s ‘Lux Aeterna’
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
100 W. Roosevelt St.
The performance will include songs reflecting the themes of memory and loss, including music-setting poetry by great, war poets of World War II. The program also showcases Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem, one of the most famous settings from the Catholic Requiem Mass. The Chorale welcomes guest soloists from the Phoenix Boys Choir. For tickets, visit

Fine Art at the Market
9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26
Uptown Farmers Market
North Phoenix Baptist Church
5757 N. Central Ave.
Working Artists Studio will hold its Fine Art Show and Sale featuring Arizona artists who are nationally recognized. Paintings, charcoal wash and other pieces of art will be sold while the farmers market is going on. Admission is free.

‘Special Engagement: Celebrating Women In Jazz
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26
The Nash
110 E. Roosevelt St.
Claudia Bloom on piano and Mary Petrich on saxophone offer a show featuring the compositions and arrangements of female, jazz pioneers including Renee Rosnes, Melissa Aldana, Terri Lynn Carrington, Mary Lou Williams, Ingrid Jensen, Geri Allen and guest artist Mayu Saeki, a flutist. For tickets and information, visit

Sunnyslope Open Studio Tour
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 and Sunday, Oct. 27
Multiple locations in Sunnyslope
Visit 14 art studios between 19th Avenue and 20th Street and Thunderbird Road and Northern Avenue on this free, self-guided tour. Artwork will include mixed media, kiln-formed glass, oil pastels, hand-bound books and other mediums.

Disney Tim Burton’s ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’
Oct. 31 – Nov. 3
Check the website for days and times
The Phoenix Symphony
Symphony Hall
75 N. Second St.
Celebrating Tim Burton’s inventive world in the spooky classic movie, “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” the Phoenix Symphony will perform Danny Elfman’s score as the audience follows on screen Jack the Pumpkin King’s mission to seize Christmas. For tickets, visit

‘Monsters Menagerie’ Exhibit
Oct.4-Nov. 1
Alwun House Foundation
1204 E. Roosevelt St.
This juried art exhibit features profane art in various media created by area artists. Expect demented creative works including dark noir fantasies and monstrous creations. Admission is free. To learn more, visit

‘Game’ by KC Woolf Haxton
Through Nov. 1
MonOrchid Gallery
214 E. Roosevelt St.
The artist describes this exhibit as “Conception. Contrast. Light and Dark, Fast and Slow. Resistance and Acceptance.” KC Woolf Haxton will have 13 pieces in this exhibit involving painting, light and relief sculpture. For more information, visit

4th Annual Phoenix Mariachi Festival
7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9
Orpheum Theater
203 W. Adams St.
The festival, which features Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlan along with their folkor dancers, also will include performances from other talented soloists and international mariachis, all hosted by Jose Armando Ronstadt. Ticket prices range from $40 to $90 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit


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