Tucson: Events: 2008: November

Tucson November 2008 Calendar of Events

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November 1-2   22nd Annual Tucson Celtic Festival and Scottish Highland Games - Rillito Park, kilted bagpipe bands, Scottish, Irish, Cornish, Welsh music, dancing, food, athletic competitions, clan tents, vendors, military re-creations, Fri 10/31 Celtic Dinner on the Field and Ceilidh following, Sat. 10 am ? 9 pm, Sun 10 am ? 5 pm, $5-12, 520-807-9509 or www.tucsoncelticfestival.org

November 1-March 31, 2009     Butterfly Magic at the Gardens Tucson Botanical Gardens hosts an indoor live tropical butterfly exhibit, with more than 100 species of colorful, farmed butterfly

Nov. 8-9 TUCSON: Fall 2008 Open Studio Tour - meet the artists creating their art in the Arts District, includes central Downtown area, the Warehouse District & adjacent neighborhoods, more than 100 studios will be open to the public, free, noon ? 5 pm, 520-624-0595 or www.tucsonpimaartscouncil.org

Nov. 9    19th Annual All Soul's Procession ? a two-mile, human-powered procession that ends in the finalizing action of burning a large urn filled with the hopes, offerings and wishes for those who have passed, a celebration and mourning of the lives of our loved ones, 520-770-1533 or www.allsoulsprocession.org or  www.visitTucson.org

November 14-16 Saguaro Scramblers Dog Agility Show - Pima County Fairgrounds, 520-495-5926 or www.swfair.com

Nov. 5th Annual Native Eyes Film Showcase Arizona State Museum and the Hanson Film Institute, in collaboration with the Film and Video Center of the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, celebrates the creative work of Native American directors, producers, writers, and actors, 520-626-9825 or www.statemuseum.arizona.edu/public

Nov. 14-16 Saguaro Scramblers Dog Agility Show - Pima County Fairgrounds, 520-495-5926 or www.swfair.com

November 14-16 5th Annual Native Eyes Film Showcase Arizona State Museum and the Hanson Film Institute, in collaboration with the Film and Video Center of the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, celebrates the creative work of Native American directors, producers, writers, and actors, 520-626-9825 or www.statemuseum.arizona.edu/public

Nov 15  El Bike Swap de Tucson - on historic 4th Avenue, vendors set up on each side of the avenue, 520-323-9020 or www.bikegaba.org

Nov 15-16: The Mikado Tucson Music Hall, Gilbert & Sullivan?fs lavish comedy filled with charming and absurd characters whose antics reflect the social milieu and mores of 10th century England, sung in English with English surtitles, 7:30 & 2 pm, www.AzOpera.com

Nov. 21  13th Annual Rusing & Lopez El Tour Pro-Golf Classic - by Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, 4-player scramble with a shotgun start, benefits Tu Nidito Children & Family Services, 520-745-2033 or 800-568-1372 or www.perimeterbicycling.com

Nov. 21-23 27th Annual Holiday Craft Market - Tucson Museum of Art, 120+ booths of juried work, including jewelry, metalwork, painting, pottery, ceramics, watercolors, food, free, 10 am - 5 pm, 520-624-2333 or www.tucsonmuseumofart.org 

Nov. 22  University Medical Center 26th Annual El Tour de Tucson presented by Diamond Ventures TCC, thousands of cyclists from around the world compete, prestigious 109-mile perimeter race including varied rides for all ages and abilities, and a kids fun ride, by Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, 520-745-2033 or www.pbaa.com

Nov. 22-23 Native American Indian Heritage Pow Wow & Indian Craft Market - Rillito Raceway Park, Indian craft market, pow wow contest, children's activities area, traditional food, exhibition dancing, craft demonstrations, $7 plus a new unopened Christmas Toy, noon ? dusk, 520-622-4900 or www.usaindianinfo.org 

Nov. 27 Thanksgiving Cross-Country Classic - Reid Park, a European-style 5K, separate men's & women's events, grass course, hurdle hay bales and water jumps, prizes including turkeys & pumpkin pies, 8 am, 520-325-5097 or 520-326-9383 or www.azroadrunners.org

Nov. 29 Southern Arizona Run to Remember Reid Park, 5K Run/Walk, 8:30 am, 602-399-2740 or www.arizonarunningeventsco.com

Noveber 29  An Irish Christmas in America Fox Tucson Theatre, award-winning traditional Irish group Tada, with leading female vocalists, Cara Dillon, Sean McElwain, guitar and Tristan Rosenstock on bodhr?n/narration, the Irish harp and uilleann pipes augments stunning Irish dance, 8 pm, 520-547-3040 or www.foxtucsontheatre.org

Nov. 29-30 A Southwest Nutcracker Tucson Music Hall, with music by the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and guest dancers from the San Francisco Ballet, this original, full-length ballet translates the classic Nutcracker to 1880s Tucson, $22-33, 520-885-0862 or www.tucsonregionalballet.org

November 29-December 20  Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical Temple of Music and Art, Hair gave a generation of young Americans a way to express themselves through music that gloriously combined rock-and-roll with Broadway craft, contains mature language and nudity, 520-622-2823 or www.arizonatheatre.org

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