Things To Do Near Downtown Mesa – November 15-22, 2017

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Twas the week before Thanksgiving…wondering what to do when you aren’t looking for stuffing recipes on Pinterest? Here are some ideas!

Kidtastic Pony Rides – Bring the littles to Downtown Mesa for a morning full of pony rides, FREE kids crafts and hot cocoa! Kids will get to saddle up on a pony and trot around like a live merry-go-round.  Nov 16 10a-noon – Pony rides are $6 per child -1 N MacDonald, Mesa, AZ 85201 (Corner of Main St and Macdonald)

Local Comic Book Shop Day -Celebrating locally owned independent comic book specialty stores. We will be selling lots of unique and limited edition items. We will also have a huge back issue 50% off sale! Gotham City Comics – Nov 18 – 11a-9p

Main Street Prototyping Festival – The FREE Main Street Prototyping Festival will feature 20 temporary prototypes (created by artists, architects, designers, students, makers, urban planners and others) that activate public space and engage the community toward enhancing connectivity and vibrancy in downtown Mesa.  Here’s a cool map showing where all the prototypes will be displayed. – Nov 17 from 5p-10p & Nov 18 from Noon-10p

Mimosas + Palomas – [brunch & arts gathering] – [food + music + art + dance + love + drinks] – Come enjoy a beautiful morning on the campus of the Mesa Arts Center. Live music, drinks, crepes, fun art, DIY craft activity, raffles, and more — with yourself and other creatives! FREE!  Nov 18 at 10am

Fall Out to Lunch Concert – Come Back Buddy Music of the 50’s – FREE concert at the Mesa Arts Center every Thursday through Dec 14!! – 12:30p-1:30p.

Steven Briggs Headlines at Comedy Off Main Street – LA-based comedian and actor who entertains audiences with his high-energy unique style of beat boxing fused with personal storytelling. Don’t know what any of that means? Maybe this will help!  Nov 17 – 7PM. $10.

SPARK! After Dark – Artistic Knockout! Watch graffiti artists in action, hear live music, enjoy great eats & tasty adult drinks and much more. Did we mention it’s FREE?  Nov 18 8p-11p

Bruce Hornsby and Lake Street Dive – Yes! That Bruce Hornsby of “That Just The Way It Is” fame along with these guys under the stars at the  Mesa Ampitheatre – November 18th, 2017 at 7:00pm. $20.

Annie presented by Mesa Encore Theatre – Leapin’ Lizards! The irrepressible red-head takes center stage in this musical, based on the popular comic strip, Little Orphan Annie.  Winner of seven Tony Awards in 1977, including Best Musical, the score features several popular hits such as “Tomorrow,” “Easy Street” and “It’s a Hard-knock Life.”  Annie will win your heart just as she wins over Daddy Warbucks. Through Nov 19th at the Mesa Arts Center

Gamers Bassment Dance Party at the Grid – Time for the once a month Nerd-A-Palooza at The Grid, featuring DJ Sinaptik. FREE ARCADE PLAY on most games (excluding killer queen and pin ball) amazing craft beer, drinks specials, and all types of gaming!!! – The Grid Games and Growlers – Nov 18 – 9p-2 a – P.S. Here’s a Grid Groupon!