Good Reads, Festivals
On PHX Menu In November
By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine
Nov. 2, 2019 — Halloween is over, and now it’s full steam ahead towards Thanksgiving. If you’re looking for something to focus on besides a massive caloric fest, there are book-related events and grand festivals to check out this month.
For those overwhelmed by the world, how about a consciousness escape featuring Rush frontman Geddy Lee, who will sign copies of Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass a personal collection of vintage electric bass guitars, dating from the 1950s to the 1980s from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3 at Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe.
Conversely, for those who can’t enough of Trump — love him or hate him — attorney and author Robert McWhirter will discuss “The Constitution and Donald Trump, Part 11” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at Changing Hands Bookstore, 300 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix. McWhirter will lead a presentation and question-and-answer session about what the Constitution really says about what Trump wants to do.
Or, take a consciousness trip — figuratively, of course — with back-to-back weekends of Eastern culture. Discover India 2019 will present dances, music, performances, food, kids activity, games parade from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, at Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale. Entry and parking are free. Get a taste of Asian culture — and food — at the 24th Annual Arizona Asian Festival, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 16 and 17 at Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale. Parking and entry are free. For more information, call 210-387-4224 or visit http://aaaa-az.org/ or https://www.visitarizona.com/events/fairs-and-festivals/24th-annual-arizona-asian-festival
Saturday, Nov. 2
Family Zoolights and Fundraiser will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Pkwy. Proceeds raised will go towards helping families in Southern Africa. The event will include a family style meal, a private viewing of the holiday Zoolights, hands-on activity stations to learn about the Orchard: Africa four programs, free carousel rides and raffle items. Go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/family-zoolights-and-fundraiser-tickets-71381775813?aff=ebdssbdestsearch for more information or tickets.
On March 5, President Trump Signed an executive order creating the "President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide," now known by the acronym PREVENTS. Beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, PREVENTS Task Force Executive Director, Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, and local experts on suicide prevention will discuss models of community coordination and collaboration, as well as determining best practices in states and local communities. The event is a dialogue to, "share what is working in Arizona and what you think is needed to prevent suicide in your state and nationwide," according to organizers. For more information and to register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/prevents-suicide-prevention-town-hall-arizona-tickets-78110353169?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
The Bahá'í Faith Community Center, 6910 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, is hosting a bicentenary of the birth of The Báb, forerunner of Bahá'u'lláh, founder of the Bahá'í Faith at 7 p.m. For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unity-festival-bicentenary-evening-celebration-free-event-tickets-73707082869?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
The Midtown Neighborhood Association is hosting a self-guided tour of central Phoenix’s most unique high-rise condominiums and homes from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit https://www.midtownphx.org/midtown-urban-living-tour
Pagan Pride Day will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. Featured at the event are vendors and local artists, musicians, dancing, raffles, kids crafts, food, as well as morning, noon and evening rituals. For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/18th-annual-phoenix-pagan-pride-day-tickets-65194034111?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse
A variety of community groups will be promoting and Medicare for All from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tempe Beach Park. A focus will be gaining public support to influence U.S. Rep Greg Stanton and other members of Congress to support The Medicare for All Act of 2019, HR 1384. To reach the organizers, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/534550307341822/
Sunday, Nov. 3
Rush frontman Geddy Lee will sign copies of Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass a personal collection of vintage electric bass guitars, dating from the 1950s to the 1980s from 4 to 8 p.m. at Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe. Those wanting him to sign need to buy a $97 ticket. For more information, visit https://www.changinghands.com/event/november2019/geddy-lee
Wednesday, Nov. 6
ADEQ Waste Programs Division is hosting a free workshop from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, 1110 W. Washington St., room 3175, Phoenix. Topics will include solid waste, hazardous waste and pollution prevention. For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/adeq-solid-and-hazardous-waste-programs-workshop-tickets-65805990489?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Gloria Cuádraz and Luis Plascencia, co-editors of Mexican Workers and the Making of Arizona at 7 p.m. at Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe.
For more information, visit https://www.changinghands.com/event/november2019/gloria-cuadraz-and-luis-plascencia-mexican-workers-and-making-arizona
In an effort to diffuse tensions among the West and East, the Hardt-Nickachos Lectures in Peace Studies is presenting "Islam, the West, and the Quest for Understanding," featuring Anouar Majid beginning at 4:35 p.m. in West Hall, room 135, on the ASU Tempe campus. For more information, visit https://csrc.asu.edu/content/islam-west-and-quest-understanding
Thursday, Nov. 7
U.S. Rep Ruben Gallego will host a discussion on healthcare from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Educare Arizona, 1300 N. 48th St., Phoenix https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-health-care-town-hall-with-congressman-ruben-gallego-tickets-78108347169?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
The University Of Arizona College Of Medicine, Phoenix Office Of Diversity And Inclusion will present a special lunch panel, "Cultural Perspectives on Death and Dying," from noon to 1 p.m. at BioScience Partnership Building, 475 N. Fifth St., Phoenix. This panel seeks to fill an identified gap in the college’s curriculum regarding diverse cultural and religious perspectives related to death and dying. Panelists will include community members representing Native Health, Hospice of the Valley, the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix, and Jewish Family and Children's Service. For any questions or to RSVP, contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at email@example.com or 602-827-2575. Or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cultural-perspectives-around-death-and-dying-registration-75062928239?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Saturday, Nov. 9
Discover India 2019 will present dances, music, performances, food, kids activity, games parade from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale. Entry and parking are free. For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/discover-india-2019-tickets-75213410335?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
The Phoenix Hadoop user group is hosting its 6th Phoenix Data Conference. Last year's edition had more than 800 attendees. Sheraton Crescent Hotel, 2620 W. Dunlap Ave., Phoenix. For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/6th-annual-phoenix-data-conference-tickets-74900672929?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse
LUCHA is sponsoring a youth of color retreat on Nov. 9 and 10 at ASU Downtown, 411 N Central Ave, Phoenix. For more information, visit https://secure.everyaction.com/MzpUZYz2dEaAut5Dkuq8Vg2
The Arizona Sustainability Alliance is holding its inaugural fundraising event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Arizona Science Center, 105 N. Fifth St., Phoenix. For more, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/500130627473260/
Wednesday, Nov. 13
Attorney and author Robert McWhirter will discuss “The Constitution and Donald Trump, Part 11” at 7 p.m., at Changing Hands Bookstore, 300 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix. For more information, visit https://www.changinghands.com/event/november2019/robert-mcwhirter-constitution-and-donald-j-trump-part-11
Learn more about Japanese internment and what it means to today’s America by attending a screening of the documentary film, And Then They Came For Us, at Phoenix College's Dome Conference Room, 10th Avenue and Flower St. at 6 p.m. Dr. Albert Celoza will lead a discussion with internment survivor and Phoenix College retired Dean of Instruction Marian Tadano. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/697943944048480/
Thursday, Nov. 14
Linda Smith, founder and president of Shared Hope International, former U.S. Congresswoman and expert on international and domestic trafficking, will be discussing her book, Invading the Darkness, Inside the Historic Fight Against Child Sex Trafficking in the United States from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Arizona Community Foundation, Debi Bisgrove Community Philanthropy Center, 2201 E. Camelback Rd., 4th Floor, Phoenix. For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/she-talkstm-the-fight-against-child-sex-trafficking-linda-smith-tickets-78293274291?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Friday, Nov. 15
The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce will host the ATHENA Awards and recognize the achievements of businesswomen across the Greater Phoenix region, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge, 5350 E. Marriott Drive, Phoenix. Seats are $105 for members, $125 for non-members. http://phoenixchamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/greater-phoenix-chamber-s-athena-awards-11-15-2019-6067
Saturday, Nov. 16
Urban Expo, a family day at Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Highlights include live entertainment, food vendors, local businesses and a career showcase. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/urban-expo-2019-presented-by-greater-phoenix-urban-league-young-professionals-tickets-68699551207?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse
Learn all about bees and beekeeping in Arizona and find out how you can play a big part in saving bees at the Third Annual Arizona Honeybee Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at North Phoenix Baptist Church, 5757 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Honey samples from around the world will also be available. There will also be kids activities, live bee displays, beekeeping equipment, honey, beeswax, crafts, and more. https://www.facebook.com/events/794125677669562/
Nov. 16 and 17
Get a taste of Asian culture — and food — at the 24th Annual Arizona Asian Festival, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale. Parking and entry are free. For more information, call 210-387-4224 or visit http://aaaa-az.org/
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