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12 Things to Do in the Valley This October

Jaclyn Jermyn | October 1, 2019 | Lifestyle

Phoenix Fashion Week
Get the scoop on the latest in local fashion as Phoenix Fashion Week presents eight daily runway shows, exclusive pop-up shops and so much more. Times vary, VIP front-row tickets $195-$240, VIP cabana tickets $1,600, Talking Stick Resort,

Julia Chacón takes the stage this fall as part of
Flamenco Intimo.

Flamenco Intimo
Join Julia Chacón’s Flamenco Theater Fridays and Saturdays in October and immerse yourself in the impressive footwork, vibrant costumes and fiery music of flamenco in an intimate performance space. 8pm, tickets $22-$29, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts,

Enjoy an evening of drinks, dinner and dancing at this black-tie gala supporting the community programs and charitable funding needs of the Maricopa Integrated Health System. 5:30pm, tickets $550, JW Marriott Camelback Inn,

Night for Sight

The Foundation for Blind Children presents the 18th annual Night for Sight inviting locals to help raise crucial funds to support awareness and opportunities for the blind and visually impaired. Ashton Tiffany will receive this year’s Visionary Award. Make sure to stick around for an extra-special dueling pianos performance. 6pm, tickets $750, Dominick’s Steakhouse,

Valley of the Sun Suitcase Gala

Pack your bags for this thrilling night of dining, fundraising and incredible surprises. Benefiting the MARSOC Foundation, a nonprofit supporting former and active duty Marine Raiders and their families, the evening’s grand finale will have two lucky guests embarking on a Santa Barbara getaway via private jet. 6pm, tickets $575, Chateau Luxe,

Pulse of the City Soiree
Network with more that 600 community leaders and medical professionals, all while enjoying fine dining, a live concert and spectacular auction items. This annual fundraiser supports the important efforts of Banner Health’s behavioral health services and programs. 6pm, benefactor couple tickets $2,500, Omni Scottsdale Resort at Montelucia,

Night of Gold
According to HonorHealth Foundation, now in its 92nd year of service to the community, “the future is golden.” It’s a fitting testament as the foundation’s signature fundraiser, Night of Gold, celebrates its golden anniversary this month. Join event chair Laura Williams and vice-chair Debbie Allford as they toast the joyous occasion. 6pm, tickets $550, Arizona Biltmore,

Dish It Out
Get the forks and knives ready. Enjoy bites from some of the Valley’s top restaurants, delicious wine and cocktails, and thrilling live music, all while raising funds for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix. VIP guests get the royal treatment with a glass of Champagne upon arrival and access to exclusive areas. 4pm, VIP tickets $200, High Street,

Festival of the Arts
The arts community of the Valley is alive and well. Join more than 25 artcentric organizations for a day of indoor and outdoor performances, and plenty of family-friendly fun. 11:30am, free, Herberger Theater and Herberger Plaza,

Moondance Gala

As the Heard Museum turns 90, celebrate by exploring art in new ways at this exclusive gala. Stroll through new exhibitions like David Hockney’s Yosemite and Masters of California Basketry, and don’t forget to raise a glass and toast this year’s honorees, Doug Hyde and Ellen and John Stiteler. 6pm, table of 10 for $7,500, Heard Museum, heard.‌org

Night of Hope Gala

The Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels Foundation invites you to “fight like a kid,” at this year’s Night of Hope Gala. Enjoy drinks, dinner and dancing, all while supporting those fighting pediatric cancer. 6pm, tickets $250, Westin Kierland Resort and Spa,

Noche en Blanco returns for a night of luxe picnicking in Hance Park for the fourth year.

Noche en Blanco

Don your best all-white ensemble and join other diners for a gourmet picnic and wine pairings. Inspired by Paris’ annual Diner en Blanc, this event is now in its fourth year and has plenty of local flair. 5pm, tickets $35-$250, Hance Park, Phoenix,

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