30 Must-Attend Events in Metro Phoenix This Fall
Seth Olenick Hannibal Buress
Grab your day planner and get a pencil, because your fall season is about to be booked. As the heat dies down, the Valley livens up with festivals, shows, holiday entertainment, and more. Since there's so much to do and only so little time to do it, Jackalope Ranch presents your our top picks for events this autumn.
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Featuring headliners Dave Chapelle and Flight of the Conchords, as well as comedians Jeff Ross, Chris D'Elia, Hannibal Buress, Jim Jeffries, and Brody Stevens, this first-ever festival of wise guys will be bringing laughs, booze, vendors, and more to the final stop of its 15-city tour. Ticket prices vary and can still be purchased by visiting oddballfest.com.
Jackalope Ranch has been reviving an old classic with mystery shots, prizes, and an entertaining batch of emcees including Dulce Dance Company on September 23. Spaces fill quickly on the cards and around the room at this free event so guest are encouraged to show up sooner rather than later. Check out Jackalope Ranch Bingo on Facebook.
When the leaves come down, the art comes up as the ASU Art Museum hosts the opening reception for "Crafting a Continuum: Rethinking Contemporary Craft," "Wendy Maruyama: Executive Order 9066," and "This is Not America: Protest, Resistance, Poetics." This free event will also feature a live sewing performance by local artist artist Paul Nosa. Visit asuartmuseum.asu.edu.
Steam Crow's Daniel and Dawna Davis are breaking up the monotony of commercial Halloween with the second annual Keen Halloween event. This two day event offers everything from costume demos, Thriller dance classes, live entertainment, and a Monster Market of handmade Halloween goods from artists and vendors. Admission is $9.18 for the day or $15.30 for the weekend. Visit keenhalloween.com.
Alice and Dunlap avenues and Central Ave. and Second St., Phoenix, AZ
Grand Ave. roughly b/t 7th and 16th avenues, Phoenix, AZ