Yes, we’re telling you to grab your blankets, cushions, Peruvian chullo hat, and hot beverages and sit in a dark, chilly park to see a play. For lightweight fare, such an environment would be distracting at best, but the creepy shivers are ideal for Brelby Theatre Company’s Macbeth
, continuing through Sunday, November 6, in the amphitheatre at Murphy Park, 58th and Glendale avenues.
The script’s renowned for its murderiness (though it’s no Titus Andronicus) and lines like “Double, double, toil and trouble,” “Something wicked this way comes,” and “Out, damned spot! out, I say!” On Saturday, November 5, showtimes are 2 p.m. (for scotophobics) and 7:30 p.m. Admission to this special event is free. Keep an eye on those trees. Visit brelby.com
or call 623-282-2781. Julie Peterson
Dance of the Dead
It’s been a rough year to be a famous musician.
Almost as soon as 2016 began, the world lost the genre-defying David Bowie, followed by the deaths of Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey, country legend Merle Haggard, A Tribe Called Quest co-founder Malik Taylor, and musical pioneer Prince.
And that was only by April.
Tongue Tied, Linger Longer Lounge’s monthly dance party, celebrates those lives and their music this Saturday during its third annual Dance of the Dead, a Día de los Muertos-themed night, complete with fan-made ofrendas and liquid tributes.
Get down to everyone from Tupac to Amy Winehouse from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday, November 5, at 6522 North 16th Street. Admission is free before 9 p.m. and $5 after. Visit www.facebook.com/TongueTiedPhoenix
for details, and text 480-666-8601 for those “Purple Rain” requests. Janessa Hilliard
Día de los Muertos Festival
If this time of year is more about All Hallows Eve and celebrating the afterlife than horrifyingly colored shots and pumpkin-shaped Reese’s, then we have good news: There’s still time to celebrate Día de los Muertos. Grab your sugar skulls and candles and go to St. Mary’s Basilica for the third annual Día de Los Muertos Festival. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, November 6, St. Mary’s and Xico, Inc. will turn the area around 231 North Third Street into a Day of the Dead wonderland, complete with live entertainment, Sonoran hot dogs, a Día de los Muertos procession, and more. For additional information about this free event, visit saintmarysbasilica.org/3rd-annual-dia-de-los-muertos
. Evie Carpenter
Grand Prix of Scottsdale
Fancy yourself a person best-suited for a bygone era? Do you pin-curl your hair for the perfect 1920s ’do? Perhaps you wander about snapping your suspenders and twirling your real or imaginary handlebar mustache? Add a love of classic cars and the Grand Prix of Scottsdale was basically made to suit you.
Get transported back to the Roaring ’20s during the auto-centric annual extravaganza that celebrates the style and charm of those days of yore. The event pays tribute to the craftsmanship of venerable vehicles, and the men and women who love to drive them, at this spirited race. Arizona-made, vintage-style mini-racers will tool through the streets of Scottsdale, showing off their unique styles and distinct features. Engines start revving at 10:45 a.m. for the race, which runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 6, at the Scottsdale Waterfront, 7124 East Stetson Drive. Admission is free. VIP access is available. Visit www.grandprixscottsdale.com
. Amy Young