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Mesa VG 2011

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Mesa Events

Mesa, Arizona's year-round event calendar is full of fun things to see, do and enjoy during your visit. Catch an off-Broadway show at one of our many theaters, including the state-of-the-art Mesa Arts Center. Or enjoy the wide array of exhibits featured in our nationally-recognized museums. Attend a farm-to-fork dinner down a fragrant peach orchard, or learn more about Arizona wine and local growers during a pairing dinner led by some of Phoenix and Scottsdale's notable chefs. Unleash your senses during harvest season at annual festivals such as the  Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party and the Vertuccio Farms Fall Festival and Corn Maze. Spook yourself at Golfland Fright Nights or take a step back in time at the Arizona Renaissance Festival. Let's not forget the abundance sporting events for every type of fan.

The discoveries are endless, see below for events by date.   

 

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Thursday Oct 23, 2014

One-Time Events

October 23, 2014

The Swing Lounge on Main Street - Every Thursday

  • Location: One Oh One Art Gallery
  • Address: 101 W. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85201
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The Swing Lounge on Main - TONIGHT (5/8) and EVERY THURSDAY in May on Main Street in Mesa!!! 7:00pm - 8:00pm: East Coast Swing and Charleston lesson 8:00pm - 10:00pm: Dance to DJs or sometimes a LIVE BAND. 101 West Main Street , Mesa, AZ (Inside One Oh One Art Gallery) $8 for lesson and dance, $5 for students ALL AGES WELCOME!!! Presented by the Arizona Lindy Hop Society

October 23, 2014

Vito's Grape vs. Grain

  • Location: Vito's Pizza & Italian Ristorante
  • Address: 1947 N Lindsay Road, Mesa, AZ 85213
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Enjoy a Night of Wine and Beer Pairings Joined by a Delicious Italian Cusine!  ~Dinner Menu~  First: Fig Jam Bruschetta Second: Feta Cheese and Berry Salad Third: Sausage Stuffed Chicken or Seafood Stuffed Orange Roughy Fourth: Pumpkin Crunch *Call and make your reservations now! 

October 23, 2014 - October 25, 2014

King John

  • Location: Nesbitt/Elliott Playhouse
  • Address: 1 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Venue: Mesa Arts Center
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Visit Website

The Southwest Shakespeare Company presents: King John Considered by many to be Shakespeare’s most underrated play, King John tells the thrilling story of the “game of thrones” that occurs upon the death of Richard The Lionheart and is filled with some of the most compelling characters Shakespeare ever penned.  As John desperately tries to hold onto power, the legitimacy of his reign is questioned by Constance who asserts that her son Arthur is the true heir to the ... more

October 23, 2014 - October 31, 2014

Meet the Octonauts at SEA LIFE Arizona

  • Location: SEA LIFE Arizona
  • Address: 5000 S Arizona Mills Cir #145, Tempe, AZ 85282
  • Venue: SEA LIFE Arizona
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Visit Website

Sound the Octo-Alert! SEA LIFE Arizona is celebrating the arrival of the Octonauts. Visit the aquarium from October 4- 31st to meet Captain Barnacles and Kwazii and to take part in the special Octonauts-themed activities. Octonautical events include a hands-on mission, storybook readings, toy playzone and character meet and greets. Learn about fascinating sea creatures with the help of your favorite team of undersea adventure heroes, The Octonauts! See website for specific event times:  ... more

October 23, 2014 - November 01, 2014

Golfland Fright Nights - The Gauntlet Haunted House & Spooktacular Golf

  • Location: Golfland/Sunsplash
  • Address: 155 W. Hampton Ave., Mesa, AZ 85210
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Visit Website

Golfland Fright Nights Returns. Golfland-Sunsplash will undergo a terrifying transformation this October as it devolves into Golfland Fright Nights. Explore two Halloween attractions at one location. Visit our award-winning Haunted House, The Gauntlet, or try a round of Spooktacular Golf!   In 2014, Golfland will unveil a whole new reign of terror on the Valley of the Sun with the return of our award winning haunted house. The Gauntlet is Arizona's best haunted house. The Gauntlet... more

October 23, 2014 - November 15, 2014

Caught In The Net

  • Location: The Palms Theatre
  • Address: 5247 E. Brown Rd., Mesa, AZ 85205
  • Venue: The Palms Theatre
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Visit Website

The hysterical sequel to the hit comedy Run for Your Wife. Two-timing taxi driver John Smith keeps two separate lives, complete with two separate families. His teenage children, a girl from one family and a boy from the other, get acquainted in an online chat room. They decide to meet in person, and John's already hectic life shifts into high gear as he tries to keep his double life a secret. PG13

October 23, 2014 - November 15, 2014

Run For Your Wife

  • Location: The Palms Theatre
  • Address: 5247 E. Brown Rd., Mesa, AZ 85205
  • Venue: The Palms Theatre
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Visit Website

This superb example of the British farce had A London cab driver, John Smith, literally has two lives, complete with two different wives, Mary and Barbara. Somehow, he manages to juggle them both without arousing suspicion. However, he gets caught up in a mugging, and he wakes up in a hospital.  He ends up with Mary instead of with Barbara, with whom he should be at the moment, and he now has to deal with explaining this problem to both of his wives and the police all at once.  PG-13

October 23, 2014 - November 22, 2014

Forever Plaid

Forever Plaid is one of the most popular and successful musicals in recent memory. This deliciously fun revue is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies, wrapped in a pitch-perfect theatrical confection! 

October 23, 2014 - November 22, 2014

Two By Two

IT'S GOOD FUN FROM THE GOOD BOOK! Before there was Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat or Jesus Christ Superstar, there was Two By Two! On his 600th birthday, Noah receives a message from God, warning him about the impending  ood. He's directed to save two of each animal and to build an ark for them. As his wife and family make fun of him, it seems that wasn't the only daunting challenge in his journey that wasn't always smooth sailing. Through inspirational and hilarious scenes, we di... more

On-Going Events

October 23, 2014

Happy Hour at Las Sendas Grille

Join us for Happy Hour daily, featuring a wide variety of food & drink specials including:   $5 Sliders, Street Tacos, Pretzel Bites, and Burgers, $3 dollar Craft Drafts, $3.50 Glass of House Wine and $5 Specialty Cocktails.    We have 12 HDTV's up to 70 inches to watch multiple sporting events and cheer your favorite team on. Please check our monthly events calendar for the latest sporting events including Sunday NFL Ticket, NHL Center Ice or MLB Extra Innings.

October 23, 2014

Kid's Club

Kids Club is a free, interactive program designed to educate and entertain children. Members typically range in age from newborn to 5 years, but kids of all ages are invited to join the fun! Join the fun, activities, and music every Thursday at 10 a.m. in the JCPenny Court.   

October 23, 2014

SuperFarm Market

  • Location: Superstition Farm
  • Address: 3440 S. Hawes Rd., Mesa, AZ 85212
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Visit Website

This indoor farmer's market is a one stop shop for all of your local and organic food. You will be able to pick up your meats from Double Check Ranch, organic produce from Desert Roots, your seafood from Davy Jones Seafood, your local raw honey from Made by Bees, fresh bread from Great Harvest Bread and your salt, pepper and sugars from Go Lb. Salt!  There will also be fresh butter, cheese, milk and ice cream from the dairy and free range eggs from the farm's chickens. ... more

October 23, 2014 - November 02, 2014

Annual Schnepf Farms Pumpkin & Chili Party

  • Location: Schnepf Farms
  • Address: 24810 S. Rittenhouse Rd., Queen Creek, AZ 85242
  • Venue: Schnepf Farms
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Visit Website

DON'T MISS Five weekends of FUN this October! Admission includes: hay rides, miniature golf, 4-acre Sonic Burger Maze, country road rally, honeybee adventure, carousel rides, petting barn, Hillbilly Bob's Pig Races, Swinging Lady Bugz, Flying Farmers ride, Pumpkin Launch, Witch Mountain giant slide, Arizona's only gravity roller coaster, straw bale maze, rock climbing wall, "live" entertainment, bon fires & marshmallow roasting, lil' farmers play yard, Schnepf Family ... more

October 23, 2014 - November 02, 2014

Vertuccio Farms Fall Festival and Corn Maze

  • Location: Vertuccio Farms
  • Address: 4011 S. Power Rd., Mesa, AZ 85212
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Visit Website

Families can enjoy the festivities of the season with a 10-acre corn maze, mini hay maze for younger children, barrel train rides, farm animals, air pillows, hop-along pony rides, a bounce house, educational pizza farm, pedal race cars, a pumpkin patch and more. Visit our Facebook Page for special online-only offers! Admission price includes:   10 Acre Corn Maze Extreme Air Pillow  Giant Tube Slide  Grain Train (New) Mini Hay Maze (for young children) Pumpkin Patch P... more

October 23, 2014 - December 24, 2015

Comedy Night @ Pier D'Orleans

  • Location: Pier De' Orleans
  • Address: 61 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Venue: Pier De'Orleans
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Visit Website

Join us for a night of laughs at Pier De 'Orleans! Featuring our host Michael James and many featured comics from around the valley! Every Thursday at 7pm.  No Drink Minimum.  Authentic Cajun food! "49cent oysters!"

Friday Oct 24, 2014

One-Time Events

October 24, 2014

Live Music and Happy Hour at Queen Creek Olive Mill

  • Location: Queen Creek Olive Mill
  • Address: 25062 S Meridian Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142
  • Venue: Queen Creek Olive Mill
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Visit Website

Every Friday and Saturday evening, listen to live music and enjoy Artisan Style Pizza for Happy Hour.  

October 24, 2014

Penn & Teller

For nearly 40 years, Penn & Teller have defied labels – and at times physics and good taste, by redefining the genre of magic and inventing their own distinct niche in comedy. With sold out runs on Broadway, successful world tours, Emmy-winning TV specials and hundreds of outrageous appearances on everything from Letterman and Leno, to Friends and The Simpsons, they show no signs of slowing down. 

October 24, 2014 - October 25, 2014

Apache Lake Music Festival

  • Location: Apache Lake Resort & Marina
  • Address: AZ 85545, , Arizona 85545
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Visit Website

Apache Lake Music Festival Lineup:   Friday, October 24 Outdoor Stage Dry River Yacht Club Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra Japhy's Descent The Haymarket Squares Carlos Azarte & The Kind Souls Mr. Eastwood   Indoor Stage Playboy Manbaby Sister Lip Shawn Johnson & The Foundation Banshee Bones Princess Sunset Voodoo Sasqunaut   Saturday, October 25 Outdoor Stage Hot Birds & The Chili Sauce Banana Gun Sara Robinson & The Midnight Special The Sugar Thie... more

October 24, 2014 - October 25, 2014

King John

  • Location: Nesbitt/Elliott Playhouse
  • Address: 1 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Venue: Mesa Arts Center
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Visit Website

The Southwest Shakespeare Company presents: King John Considered by many to be Shakespeare’s most underrated play, King John tells the thrilling story of the “game of thrones” that occurs upon the death of Richard The Lionheart and is filled with some of the most compelling characters Shakespeare ever penned.  As John desperately tries to hold onto power, the legitimacy of his reign is questioned by Constance who asserts that her son Arthur is the true heir to the ... more

October 24, 2014 - October 26, 2014

31st Annual Roy Track Memorial Mesa Pow Wow

  • Location: Pioneer Park
  • Address: 525 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85203
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Visit Website

Free concert Friday night,  Saturday & Sunday Inter-tribal Native American gathering featuring dance competitions, and Native American arts and food vendors.  Saturday: Gourd - 11am & 5pm; Grand Entry - Noon & 7pm Sunday: Gourd - 11am; Grand Entry - 1pm                         Mesa powwow  

October 24, 2014 - October 31, 2014

Meet the Octonauts at SEA LIFE Arizona

  • Location: SEA LIFE Arizona
  • Address: 5000 S Arizona Mills Cir #145, Tempe, AZ 85282
  • Venue: SEA LIFE Arizona
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Visit Website

Sound the Octo-Alert! SEA LIFE Arizona is celebrating the arrival of the Octonauts. Visit the aquarium from October 4- 31st to meet Captain Barnacles and Kwazii and to take part in the special Octonauts-themed activities. Octonautical events include a hands-on mission, storybook readings, toy playzone and character meet and greets. Learn about fascinating sea creatures with the help of your favorite team of undersea adventure heroes, The Octonauts! See website for specific event times:  ... more

October 24, 2014 - November 01, 2014

Golfland Fright Nights - The Gauntlet Haunted House & Spooktacular Golf

  • Location: Golfland/Sunsplash
  • Address: 155 W. Hampton Ave., Mesa, AZ 85210
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Visit Website

Golfland Fright Nights Returns. Golfland-Sunsplash will undergo a terrifying transformation this October as it devolves into Golfland Fright Nights. Explore two Halloween attractions at one location. Visit our award-winning Haunted House, The Gauntlet, or try a round of Spooktacular Golf!   In 2014, Golfland will unveil a whole new reign of terror on the Valley of the Sun with the return of our award winning haunted house. The Gauntlet is Arizona's best haunted house. The Gauntlet... more

October 24, 2014 - November 15, 2014

Caught In The Net

  • Location: The Palms Theatre
  • Address: 5247 E. Brown Rd., Mesa, AZ 85205
  • Venue: The Palms Theatre
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Visit Website

The hysterical sequel to the hit comedy Run for Your Wife. Two-timing taxi driver John Smith keeps two separate lives, complete with two separate families. His teenage children, a girl from one family and a boy from the other, get acquainted in an online chat room. They decide to meet in person, and John's already hectic life shifts into high gear as he tries to keep his double life a secret. PG13

October 24, 2014 - November 15, 2014

Run For Your Wife

  • Location: The Palms Theatre
  • Address: 5247 E. Brown Rd., Mesa, AZ 85205
  • Venue: The Palms Theatre
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Visit Website

This superb example of the British farce had A London cab driver, John Smith, literally has two lives, complete with two different wives, Mary and Barbara. Somehow, he manages to juggle them both without arousing suspicion. However, he gets caught up in a mugging, and he wakes up in a hospital.  He ends up with Mary instead of with Barbara, with whom he should be at the moment, and he now has to deal with explaining this problem to both of his wives and the police all at once.  PG-13

October 24, 2014 - November 21, 2014

FreeFall Fridays at Mesa Arts Center

  • Location: Mesa Arts Center ~ Alliance Pavilion
  • Address: 1 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Venue: Mesa Arts Center
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Visit Website

Mesa Arts Center's newest performance space, the outdoor Alliance Pavilion, will be home to FreeFall Fridays, a series of free performances on Friday evenings. Ear Candy, featuring Vaughn "SWIF" Willis, will perform two sets each Friday night; 6-8 p.m. and 9-11 p.m.  FreeFall Fridays will coincide with other events on Main Street in Mesa, including Flash Park Friday on September 19, Motorcycles on Main on September 26, Second Friday Night Out on October 10, and ticketed perfor... more

October 24, 2014 - November 22, 2014

Forever Plaid

Forever Plaid is one of the most popular and successful musicals in recent memory. This deliciously fun revue is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies, wrapped in a pitch-perfect theatrical confection! 

October 24, 2014 - November 22, 2014

Two By Two

IT'S GOOD FUN FROM THE GOOD BOOK! Before there was Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat or Jesus Christ Superstar, there was Two By Two! On his 600th birthday, Noah receives a message from God, warning him about the impending  ood. He's directed to save two of each animal and to build an ark for them. As his wife and family make fun of him, it seems that wasn't the only daunting challenge in his journey that wasn't always smooth sailing. Through inspirational and hilarious scenes, we di... more

On-Going Events

October 24, 2014

Happy Hour at Las Sendas Grille

Join us for Happy Hour daily, featuring a wide variety of food & drink specials including:   $5 Sliders, Street Tacos, Pretzel Bites, and Burgers, $3 dollar Craft Drafts, $3.50 Glass of House Wine and $5 Specialty Cocktails.    We have 12 HDTV's up to 70 inches to watch multiple sporting events and cheer your favorite team on. Please check our monthly events calendar for the latest sporting events including Sunday NFL Ticket, NHL Center Ice or MLB Extra Innings.

October 24, 2014

Outliars Comedy Club in Mesa

Join the Outliars Comedy Club as they perform Stand-Up Comedy, Sketch and Improv (Long and Short form) with National and Local Talent every Friday for shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Hosted in the Dobson Ranch Inn & Suites' Cactus Clubhouse's lounge, drinks and a limited menu available.

October 24, 2014 - November 02, 2014

Annual Schnepf Farms Pumpkin & Chili Party

  • Location: Schnepf Farms
  • Address: 24810 S. Rittenhouse Rd., Queen Creek, AZ 85242
  • Venue: Schnepf Farms
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Visit Website

DON'T MISS Five weekends of FUN this October! Admission includes: hay rides, miniature golf, 4-acre Sonic Burger Maze, country road rally, honeybee adventure, carousel rides, petting barn, Hillbilly Bob's Pig Races, Swinging Lady Bugz, Flying Farmers ride, Pumpkin Launch, Witch Mountain giant slide, Arizona's only gravity roller coaster, straw bale maze, rock climbing wall, "live" entertainment, bon fires & marshmallow roasting, lil' farmers play yard, Schnepf Family ... more

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