Halloween activities are just a few of the treats in town this weekend. Explore arts and cultural events, including new gallery exhibitions and performances, on our top things to do in Phoenix this weekend:
Don your costume and find your haunt on our roundup of Halloween events, including family-friendly trick-or-treating, bar crawls, festivals on the farm and horrifying haunted houses. You can also connect with the spirits (and a little Phoenix history) on Orpheum Theatre Ghost Tours, running daily through Saturday.
Monster Mash Music Festival: October 31-November 1
It’s a Halloween weekend of rock at Tempe Beach Park. Tickets are sold out for Monster Mash Music Festival’s Saturday show, which boasts the band Tool’s only scheduled stage performance for 2015. However, you can catch Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan with his other group, Puscifer, on Sunday’s lineup. As of posting this, tickets are still available for November 1, which also includes performances from Linkin Park, Rob Zombie and more.
Frida Kahlo: Her Photos: Opening October 31
Mexican artist Frida Kahlo was best known for her painted self-portraits, inspired by a tumultuous life and suffering after an accident. Now, a special collection of photographs, previously locked away in her former home, offer an intimate glimpse into Kahlo’s life and cultural context. You can see more than 240 of them at the Heard Museum as the traveling exhibition opens this Saturday.
2301 N Central Ave, Phoenix 85004
Ballet Arizona’s Coppélia: October 29-November 1
In the light-hearted Coppélia, Ballet Arizona tells a tale of love-struck youth, a diabolical inventor and life-size dancing dolls. Bring the family to enjoy this comic ballet performed with the sounds of the Phoenix Symphony at Symphony Hall. Coppélia features evening shows Thursday and Friday, with additional afternoon performances over the weekend.
75 N 2nd St, Phoenix 85004
Take 10 by Cheech Marin at the Mesa Arts Center: Through January 24
Works by more than 30 prominent Chicano artists are on display in Take 10, an exhibit drawn from the private collection of comedic actor Cheech Marin. The oil, acrylic, glass and watercolor pieces exemplify the bold colors and imagery of Chicano art. The gallery, like others at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, is free to visit—make it a day and see Chicano State of Mind and 10 Pick 10, exhibits curated to highlight Chicano culture and artists.