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Tucson Calendar of Events for September 2010

Evenings start to cool off in September, so popular evening events begin to draw more people outdoors again. Tucson September events again start to fill the daytime hours.

The Friday night La Encantada Summer concert series continues through September. Performances start at 7:00 p.m. at the northside mall at Skyline and Campbell.

The final Music on the Mountain concert on Mt. Lemmon conclude this month with Chuck Wagon and the Wheelchairs (formerlly Chuck Wagaon ands the Wheels). See more Tucson entertainment and nightlife.



Daily Tucson, AZ Events for September 2010

Sabino Canyon is nestled in the southeastern foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains.

It is one of the most popular sites to visit. Find out more about Sabino Canyon hiking, shuttles and activities.

Sabino Canyon Tours offers evening rides three nights per month.


September 1 through December 31, 2010

Carnival of Illusion An Evening of Intimate Magical Wonders at Doubletree Tucson. A magical night out that transports you to a turn-of-the-century experience, Sarlot and Eyed present their Victorian-inspired magic show, $20-25, Fridays and Saturdays, 6 & 8:30 pm, 520-615-5299 or www.CarnivalofIllusion.com

September 1 through September 6, 2010

World Junior Diving Championships at University of Arizona Hillenbrand Aquatic Center. Watch 200 of the world’s best junior divers from over 30 countries, http://www.2010juniorworlddiving.com

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Tucson Business Connection's Monthly Networking Mixer at Pearl, 445 W. Wetmore Rd., next , from 5-7:30pm.. Tucson Business Connection will continue to hold our Free Monthly Networking Mixers at Pearl. Pearl has been hosting our Events for 3 years now without any incidents. TBC supports Pearl and asks you to do the same. We are very thankful to them for the Service, Support and Complimentary Appetizers they offer our group month after month. Please feel free to contact us or anyone at Pearl with any questions or concerns. Tucson Business Connection, 808 E. University Blvd., Ste. 150, Tucson, AZ 85719. http://www.tbcnetworking.com/

September 2-September 20, 2010

ARMOR By Toni Press-Coffman and Directed by Eva Tessler. Winding Road Theater Ensemble will launch its second season with the premiere of Ensemble member Toni Press-Coffman’s new play, Armor. Eva Tessler directs this family drama with a social conscience. Set in Washington, D.C., Armor is about a brilliant budding cellist trying to make sense of her father’s involvement in a political battle over body armor for our troops in the Middle East and Afghanistan. The play is interspersed with cello and piano music that punctuate its emotional ebb and flow. Developed with a grant from the Sloan Foundation, Armor is the winner of the 2010 Arizona Theatre Company Playwriting Contest. Armor is presented at Zuzi’s Theater, 738 North Fifth Ave., Tucson. With a preview on Sept. 2, the show opens on Sept. 3, and runs Sept. 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19, 2010. All evening shows are at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees are at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $18, with group, student, senior, military and theater artist discounts available for $15. Reservations can be made at www.windingroadtheater.org or by calling 520-401-3626.

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Chuck Wagon and the Wheelchairs on Mt. Lemmon- Sunday, Sept. 5th

The last Summerhaven's annual Music on the Mountain in Summerhaven series is held Sunday, September 5th. The music event is under a large tent at 12901 N. Sabin Canyon Parkway in Summerhaven. Concerts are from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Admission is free. Bring lawn chairs, but outside food and drinks are not allowed. The event is sponsored by LAVA Music and by Mesquite Homes.

Find out more at www.lavamusic.org for concert details and links to muician's web sites. See our section on Mt. Lemmon and Summerhaven for news, features and weather.

La Encantada Summer Concert Series continues through October 1st. All proceeds from this benefit concert series goes directly back to the community to support much needed Art Education programs in our local schools! Performances begin at 7:00 pm. $10 in Advance, $11 Day of Show. Season tickets include 11 concerts for $88 – 20% off. Music starts at 7 pm. 2905 E. Skyline Drive Tucson, AZ 85718. Phone: 520-797-3959. Admission: $10. http://www.saaca.org/events-summerconcert.html

Through September 12

BODIES … THE EXHIBITION is a groundbreaking exhibit that features whole-body specimens and also includes real organs and partial body specimens. In addition to providing a closer look at the skeletal, muscular, respiratory and other systems in the human body, the exhibition encourages healthy lifestyle choices. Held at The Rialto Building, 300 East Congress Street, Tucson, AZ 85701-1833. The Rialto Building is located across the street from the historic Hotel Congress.

September 3 through September 5, 2010

5th Annual HoCoFest Music Festival held at various Downtown Tucson venues. With more than 40 local and national acts, solar-powered entertainment venues, a record fair, family fair, eco fair, a barbecue, a fashion show, vendors, and more,  http://www.visittucson.org/

September 3 through September 5, 2010

5th Annual HoCoFest Music Festival held in Downtown Tucson venues. With more than 40 local and national acts, solar-powered entertainment venues, a record fair, family fair, eco fair, a barbecue, a fashion show, vendors, and more,  http://www.visittucson.org/

Friday, September 3, 2010

La Encantada Summer Concert Series for Summer 2010 presents Heather O’Day Quartet. Inspired by the likes of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and Carmen McRae, classically trained Opera singer Heather O'Day leads her quartet in an evening of powerful and well-known Jazz standards. 7 pm. Proceeds goes directly back to the community to support much needed Art Education programs in our local schools! Performances begin at 7:00 pm. $10 in Advance, $11 Day of Show. Season tickets include 11 concerts for $88 – 20% off. 2905 E. Skyline Drive Tucson, AZ 85718. Phone: 520-797-3959. Admission: $10. http://www.saaca.org/events-summerconcert.html.

Local Bruegger’s to Host Autograph Signing with Olympic Champion. Laura Wilkinson will be signing autographs for fans on Friday, September 3 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Event to feature special appearance by Laura Wilkinson, Olympic Gold Medalist for Diving. On Friday, September 3, Bruegger's Bakery and Café will host a special event to welcome Olympic Diving Gold Medalist, Laura Wilkinson to its Campbell location in Tucson. Guests and fans can meet the Olympic athlete, who beat what many said were impossible odds in one of the biggest upsets in Olympic history. Competing with a broken foot, Wilkinson went on to win the 2000 Olympic gold medal for diving. The athlete is in town for the Fina World Junior Diving Championships. In addition to signing autographs and taking pictures with fans, Wilkinson will bring her Olympic medal to the event. Bruegger’s is an official sponsor of the Championships, which are being held at The University of Arizona in the Kasser Family Pool from September 1 through September 6, 2010. Bruegger’s Bakery-Café at 1064 N. Campbell Avenue (at the corner of East 1st Street and N. Campbell Avenue). Contct Tracy Aiello, [email protected]

September 4-5, 2010, Labor Day Weekend Events in Tucson

2010 Tucson Motor Show. The Labor Day Weekend Tucson Motor Show, in partnership with Journal Broadcast Group and the Tucson Convention Center, is a family friendly event that features hundreds of classic cars, demonstrations, events & activities at the Tucson Convention Center (TCC).  Over ten thousand people are expected to visit the Tucson Motor Show on September 4 & 5, 2010, making it the largest gathering of motor enthusiasts in Southern Arizona. Organizers promise a fun and exciting event as motoring enthusiasts; car buyers and fun-seeking families visit what is set to be the hot ticket of the summer this coming Labor Day Weekend in the heart of Downtown Tucson. The Show is open to the public September 4th from 10am-8pm and on Sunday, September 5th from 10am-5pm, and will feature up to 300 classic and antique cars, motorcycles, trucks, RV's, and nearly anything with wheels.  Tickets are available at the door for $6, with youth ages ten and under receiving complimentary admission. The 2010 Tucson Motor Show is a direct result of the natural growth of the very first Oro Valley Classic Car Show, BBQ & Blues Family Festival held in 2008 at Steampump Village in Oro Valley.  The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance held the event in hopes to expand the communities idea of what Arts and Culture embodies in Southern Arizona.  The art of auto collecting, refurbishing, custom painting and craftsmanship inspired the Alliance to create an event that embodied our cultural diversity through the art of the automobile. For more information about programs and events produced by the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance, go to www.saaca.org

September 5, 2010

Mt. Lemmon Summerhaven's annual Music on the Mountain series held every Sunday through September 5th. The music event is under a large tent at 12901 N. Sabin Canyon Parkway in Summerhaven. Concerts are from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Admission is free. Bring lawn chairs, but outside food and drinks are not allowed. The event is sponsored by LAVA Music and by Mesquite Homes. Chuck Wagon and the WheelchairsFind out more at www.lavamusic.org for concert details and links to muician's web sites. See our section on Mt. Lemmon and Summerhaven for news, features and weather.

Tombstone: Tombstone TuffEnuf Bullriding held at 4th & Toughnut Street  The Helldorado Town, located at 4th & Toughnut Streets, will be presenting the Tombstone TuffEnuf Bullriding, beginning July 3, 2010. 520-508-2446. www.tombstonewildbunch.org. More on Tombstone.

Monday, September 6, 2010 Labor Day

Pima Area Labor Federation Hosts Traditional Labor Day Picnic sponsored by The Pima Area Labor Federation (PALF), the Southern Arizona subsidiary of the Arizona AFL-CIO invites the entire Tucson community to join them in celebrating  the 14th Annual Labor Day picnic on September 6, 2010 from 10 AM t0 2 PM at Reid Park in Tucson, AZ. Guests will enjoy musical acts, dancers, political speakers, labor history exhibits, community organization booths, and more.  Children’s activities will include train rides, jumping castles, face painting, and a fire truck made available for the kids. The PALF will also host the second annual Union Olympics competition which will include events such as a tug-o-war, hotdog eating contest, water balloon toss, and sack race.  Free food and drinks will be provided. The event is open to the public and all are welcome! Reid Park Bandshell, 1100 S. Randolph Way,, 10AM to 2PM.

40th Annual National Monument 8 Mile Run & 2-Mile Run/Walk at the Saguaro National Park East. Paved road, rolling hills, $17-35, 6:30 am, 520-991-0733 or www.azroadrunners.org 

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Everyone Runs Fleet Feet TMC, Prestige Fitness "Reverse the Course" at the Catalina State Park. 4.25 & 8.5 mile trail race, featuring spectacular mountain views and a bit less distance, travels the Canyon Loop (counterclockwise) and Nature Trail (clockwise), mostly moderate climbs and descents, $30-45, 6:30 am, http://www.everyoneruns.net/

Jim Halsey will also have a book signing at Barnes and Noble located at 7325 N. La Cholla Blvd. Tucson, AZ  85741 on Tuesday, September 7th 1-3:00 PM. Halseywill be a judge at the Mrs. America Pageant in Tucson this year. Veteran music manager for over 60 years, Jim Halsey, discusses his new book STARMAKER: How To Make It In The Music Business (Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises). Jim Halsey built the #1 country music agency in the world. Halsey shares the secrets he learned while shepherding careers of acts like the Oak Ridge Boys, Roy Clark, Hank Thompson, Reba McEntire, Tammy Wynette, Rick Nelson, Roy Orbison, Dwight Yoakum, Clint Black, The Judds, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, and many other entertainment giants.

September 8 through September 12, 2010

Fall Tucson Gem Shows. Features six gem and lapidary shows at various locations around town, including four open-to-the-public shows, show listings at www.visittucson.org/gemshow. See more about the Tucson Gem Shows.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Primavera Cooks! Tucson - Lodge on the Desert. Gourmet dining event series supporting the community, some of Tucson’s finest chefs and adventurous donors create and prepare an elaborate wine-paired dinner with proceeds benefiting the Primavera Foundation,  this week’s venue is Lodge on the Desert, $125, 520-623-5111 ext. 101 or www.primaveracooks.org

September 10-October 2, 2010

ATC: BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS. Conceived and developed by Lynnette Barkley and Christopher McGovern; Book/Musical Arrangements/Original Songs by Christopher McGovern. Music by George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, and Jerome Kern and Directed by Scott Schwartz. She danced her way into our hearts in the arms of Fred Astaire, setting the gold standard for grace and elegance on the silver screen.  In her surprising true-life story, we follow Ginger Rogers from the vaudeville stage at the age of 15 through her ascension to Hollywood goddess.  Backwards in High Heels is the story of a small-town girl from Texas who dazzled the whole wide world, playing everything from 'the girl next door' to the modern woman with a mind of her own.  It's a candy box of show-stopping dance numbers, great songs and some surprising revelations about the movie legend. More on ATC's 2010-2011 season.

September 10-11, 2010

Tucson, Arizona: ARIZONA AIRCRAFT EXPO Featuring Today’s Most Advanced Aircraft at One Location. Arizona’s leading aircraft dealers are working together to create the 2nd Annual Arizona Aircraft Expo where the latest models of general aviation aircraft will be on display at one venue.  Three separate events are scheduled to take place over the remainder of the year where prospective buyers can see the newest aircraft from Cessna, Cirrus, Diamond, Hawker Beechcraft, Mooney and Piper.  These free events will also provide the opportunity to speak with representatives from NationAir Insurance, Aero Credit Corp., Aviation Tax Consultants, and Airport Property Specialists on the details of aircraft ownership. Held at Todd’s Restaurant at Ryan Field Airport (KRYN), 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Attendees can pre-register at www.azaircraftexpo.com. For further information, contact: Brian Mackin, 480-363-0058, [email protected].

2nd Annual Downtown Tucson Latin Jazz Festival. Tucson group Tito Y Su Nuevo Son is the star attraction at the free Salsa Dance Party at La Placita Village on Sept. 10, then legendary New York jazzman Larry Harlow and the Latin Jazz Encounter will play the Leo Rich Theatre on Sept. 11, 520-903-1265 or www.TucsonJazz.org

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Freedom Walk 2010 On this same day throughout the country citizens will gather to participate in Freedom Walks.  The act of walking together as a nation is unique in design and execution, uniting our citizens behind a commitment to never forget the lives we lost in the attacks on our country. Held at Reid Park, Ramada # 5, go north on Randolph way off 22nd it will be on the left hand side by the soccer field. Parks & Recreation, 900 S. Randolph Way, Tucson AZ  85716. Registration 10:15AM/Ceremony 11:00AM. For more information Call, Clarissa, 520-304-9729 Tucson Marsha, 602-246-6429 Phoenix. **Free T-shirts to the first 100 registrants** The walk is FREE!

Thornton Wilder’s Arizona Days at the Arizona Historical Society. Tom Miller, Award-winning Author. In 1962, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Thornton Wilder’s car broke down during a trip to the Southwest. Eighteen months later, he returned east, his literary skills re-energized. Miller’s presentation explores Wilder’s Arizona sojourn, showing its importance in his literary life and in America’s literature. 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. $15 ($12 AHS members). For more information or to register, please contact Emily Spargo-Guererro at (520) 617-1153 or [email protected] or visit us online at www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org Free parking in the garage at the northeast corner of N. Euclid Ave. and E. 2nd St. Use E. 2nd St. entrance.

TMCC organizing panel discussion on “God” on September 11th. How the different faith traditions define and view “God”? Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) is organizing a panel discussion on “God” on Saturday; September 11, 2010; from 10-00 am to 02-00 pm at its Meadowood Center (5270 Neil Road, Reno). A Christian pastor, Muslim imam, Hindu leader, Buddhist priest, Jewish rabbi, and an Atheist thinker will explain and discuss “God” and shall answer related questions. Rajan Zed, Director Interfaith Relations of Nevada Clergy Association, is the coordinator. Cost for “Perspectives on God” (CR102C) is $49. Pre-registration with TMCC preferred. Discount for seniors. For questions, please call 775-829-9010 or visit website at http://www.tmcc.edu/wdce/ Oxford Concise Dictionary of World Religions tries to define “God”: The absolute and real who is, than which nothing greater can be conceived, the unproduced Producer of all that is, without whom nothing that is could be or could remain in being.

September 14 - October 3, 2010

The Zany Comedy MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS by Ron Hutchinson and Directed by Betsy Kruse Craig. The Invisible Theatre kicks off it’s 40th Anniversary Season with the zany comedy, MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS directed by Betsy Kruse Craig.  This wildly funny and engaging tale illuminates the behind-the-scenes business of movie-making during the golden age of Hollywood.  Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind.  He sends a car for screenwriter Ben Hecht and pulls director Victor Fleming from the set of The Wizard of Oz.  Subsisting on a diet of bananas and peanuts, the three men spend five days crafting a screenplay that will become the blueprint for one of the most successful films of all time!Through the generous support of Bob and Mary Ann Stubbs. The Invisible Theatre, 1400 N First Avenue (at Drachman). Ticket Price:  $18 - $25. Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 7:30 pm - Preview ($18). Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 7:30 pm – Opening ($25). Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 pm ($25). Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm ($25). Sundays at 3:00 pm ($25). Call (520) 882-9721 for reservations and information. One half-hour prior to curtain for any scheduled performance, tickets are available for half price, subject to availability. Cast: Terry Erbe, Roberto Guajardo, Dwayne Palmer and Victoria McGee.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection Hosts Festival’s Return to Tucson to host the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival On Tour at the Loft Cinema. The Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival On Tour brings together a selection of films from the annual festival held each January in Nevada City, CA. The chosen films not only highlight environmental concerns but also provide solutions, reaching people through beautiful imagery, and inspiring local individuals to get involved in “Conserving the Wild & Scenic Places Close to Home.” The festival is a natural extension of the work of the Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection.  The Coalition, comprised of 37 conservation and community groups, has worked for a dozen years to achieve the long-term conservation of biological diversity and ecological function of the Sonoran Desert through comprehensive land-use planning, with primary emphasis on Pima County's Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan. The feature film of the evening is Eric Bendick’s “Division Street.” This film highlights the environmental challenges presented by North America’s vast system of roads. Roads are the largest human artifact on the planet; they have fragmented wild landscapes, ushered in the 'age of urban sprawl,' and challenged our sense of community. This film looks at the promise of wildlife corridors, the potential for 'greening' our highway system, and the fusion of high-tech engineering with the best and brightest environmental research happening today. The protection and restoration of wildlife linkages in southern Arizona is one of the Coalition’s main project areas. Since 2006, the Coalition has successfully advocated for funding for wildlife crossings throughout Pima County. The film festival offers an opportunity to entertain and engage the community while supporting the ongoing work of the Coalition. Special thanks go out to local event sponsors Summit Hut and Bett’s Printing, the event’s major national sponsor Patagonia, as well as other local and national sponsors. Begins at 6:30pm. The Loft Cinema, 3233 E Speedway Blvd., Tucson, Arizona. Cost: $10 general admission. Tickets on sale August 16th at Summit Hut, Antigone Books, and the Tucson Audubon Nature Shop. For more information: Contact Gabe Wigtil, [email protected], 520-388-9925 or visit http://www.sonorandesert.org/.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Primavera Cooks! Held at Jonathan’s. Gourmet dining event series supporting the community, some of Tucson’s finest chefs and adventurous donors create and prepare an elaborate wine-paired dinner with proceeds benefiting the Primavera Foundation,  this week’s venue is Jonathan’s, $125, 520-623-5111 ext. 101 or www.primaveracooks.org

Friday, September 17, 2010

La Encantada Summer Concert Series presents Jovert! - STEEL DRUMS. When award winning High School Steel Drum band JOVERT plays, listeners can expect to be surprised, enlightened, and above all, entertained. Movement, theatrics, and choreography are very much a part of each Jovert performance. 7 pm. 2905 E. Skyline Drive Tucson, AZ 85718. Phone: 520-797-3959. Admission: $10. http://www.saaca.org/events-summerconcert.html

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Broadway Village Art Bazaars. This Tucson events features dozens of artists working in a variety of mediums, from sculpture and pottery to jewelry and visual art, free, 9 am – 4 pm, 520-797-3959 or www.southernazfestivals.org/artbazaar.html

FICTION WRITING WORKSHOPS. A series of three workshops taking you from organizing your plot to writing a succinct query letter.  Each session Fee is $25.00 plus $9.30 for all-you-can-eat buffet.  Held in the Meeting Room of the Hometown Buffet, 5101 N. Oracle Rd, Tucson.  8:30am - 5:00 pm each Saturday session.  Go to www.janholmesfrost.com to register and learn about the companion study workbook.  Pre-payment suggested.  Limited to 30 Participants.  Also event held on Oct 9, and Oct 16, 2010. For more information please phone 520-572-6278

New Beginnings for Women & Children’s 10th Annual Golf Tournament. Tucson sports events is presented by Southern Arizona Credit Union Chapter. Rancho Vistoso Golf Club, 955 W. Vistoso Highlands Drive, Oro Valley, AZ 85737. Registration: 6:30 a.m. Shotgun Start: 7:30 a.m. Get your foursome together and hit the links for a fun day of golf at Rancho Vistoso! Event proceeds will help New Beginnings for Women & Children assist homeless women and their children in achieving self-sufficiency and stable housing. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Enter our raffle to win a set of PING G15 clubs. For more information, visit www.nbwctucson.org.

Historic Broadway Village Art Bazaar. Tucson’s midtown is thriving again. At the corner of Broadway and Country Club, Broadway Village carries the pulse of Tucson in its timeless design and regal sense of place. A 1939 Joesler & Murphey creation, it was not only Tucsons’ first suburban shopping center but a neighborhood destination for families to gather and shop. Join us and rediscover the heart of Tucson. Saturdays, 9:00am-4pm. http://www.southernazfestivals.org/artbazaar.html

Jazz Legends in Concert Live. The Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA) will present an unforgettable jazz concert event, poolside at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort, with its breath-taking views, featuring music by Shelly Berg, Frank Capp, Houston Person, John Allred, Chuck Berghofer, Scotty Barnhart and Barbara Morrison. An ensemble of some of the greatest musicians alive today, individually famous for their unique work, will perform together for a once in a lifetime live jazz performance, mid-September, for the 11th annual Jazz Legends in Concert LIVE, hosted by Al and Marilyn Cook. The concert will take place on Saturday, Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m., and discounted packages-- including resort accommodations, prime seating for the concert and a complimentary dinner-- are on sale to make this weekend one to remember. For tickets and more information call (520) 797-3959 x 9. http://www.saaca.org/events-jazzlegends.html

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Primavera Cooks! This events is held at the Kingfisher. Gourmet dining event series supporting the community, some of Tucson’s finest chefs and adventurous donors create and prepare an elaborate wine-paired dinner with proceeds benefiting the Primavera Foundation,  this week’s venue is Kingfisher, $125, 520-623-5111 ext. 101 or www.primaveracooks.org

Jazz Under the Stars at St. Philip's Plaza. This evening concert event features Ted Howe & The Ellington Trio, presented by the Tucson Jazz Society, 7pm, 520-903-1265 or www.tucsonjazz.org

September 23-26, 2010

Tucson Greek Festival event held at the Tucson St. Demetrios Orthodox Church. This is an annual Greek cultural experience with homemade Greek food, music, dancing and imports, $3, under 12 free, 520-888-0505 or www.stdemetriostucson.org

September 24-25, 2010

Pointless Plant Sale events at Tucson Botanical Gardens. Finger-friendly cacti, succulents, landscape plants and other non-threatening vegetation are featured, pointless pots too, free, Fri noon – 6 pm, Sat. 8:30 am – 3 pm, 520-326-9686 or www.tucsonbotanical.org

The Tournament of Destruction is the longest running Demolition Derby in Tucson Arizona for over 22 years. Family owned and locally operated, The Tournament of Destruction is an exclusive Tucson event.  Enjoy thrilling Monster Truck Action, bone rattling Demolition Derby, and high flying FMX Motocross action at The Tournament of Destruction. September 24th and 25th at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds, 4823 South 6th Ave. All paid admission tickets are also entered to drive a real Monster Truck! Advanced tickets available at Merle’s Automotive for $13, tickets at the gate are $15, children under 3 are free. For more information please visit www.tournamentofdestruction.net  or call 520-712-RAGE

September 24-26, 2010

5th Annual HoCoFest Music Festival held at verious Downtown Tucson venues. This event will have more than 40 local and national acts, solar-powered entertainment venues, a record fair, family fair, eco fair, a barbecue, a fashion show, vendors, and more,  http://www.visittucson.org/ or http://www.hocofest.com/

Friday, September 24, 2010

ST. MICHAEL’S ENGLISH FAIRE 2010 kickoff at 6 PM at the Dirty Duck Pub featuring Fish ‘n Chips & English brew-cost for food & beverages; 8 PM concert with local band the Coolers playing blues and soul with a British twist-concert $10 adults $5 children under 10 yrs.  886-7292, smallangelstucson.org   Location:  602 N. Wilmot Road (at 5th Street).

Daniel Tosh at the Tucson Music Hall, www.livenation.com

Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September 26, 2010

Marana Crossroads Fine Art Festival. Marana has finally completed its latest creation and new addition to the Parks and Recreation family. The Crossroads at Silverbell District Park, located at 7458 N. Silverbell Rd., just south of the Walgreen's sharing the Wheeler Taft Abbett, Sr. Branch Library complex. This park holds more to do, for the outdoor fitness craver, than just a grassy knoll on which to exercise. Though, to not discount the grass, it is perfect for Yoga and stretching, or MMA training, of sorts. It will also peak the interest of the curious historian, within. Among the amenities of the park, there are 2 Ramada's, a festival/performance area, concessions, and restrooms. The historical sites are quite an amazing view, for a rest in between sets. The Bojorquez-Aguirre Ranch site circa 1870-1910, has a few features laden within the fenced areas; a foundation to a farmhouse, a cistern and an adobe bunkhouse. To the south of the park boundaries, is the all natural Yuma Wash site, where a number of prehistoric Hohokam features are located, to include 2 human remains and numerous pithouses. Held at the Crossroads at Marana, Crossroads Silverbell - Cortaro Park. 7548 N. Silverbell Rd, Marana, AZ. Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 9:00am - 4pm and Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 10am - 4pm. More information about this event and application for artist participation: http://www.southernazfestivals.org/crossroadsfestival.html.

10th Annual Butterfly Festival and Fall Plant Sale at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum Some of the 250 varieties of butterflies found in the Sonoran Desert region, also displays and docents lead butterfly-spotting tours, 520-883-2702 or www.desertmuseum.org/visit/events_butterflyfest.php

Saturday, September 25, 2010

ST. MICHAEL’S ENGLISH FAIRE 2010 from 9 AM to 4 PM.  Family event with English townes represented-Oxford (book sale), York (collectibles, plant & bake sale), London towne (rummage sale), Canterbury (organ demo, church tours, slide show, bagpipes), Stratford-Upon-Avon (pub with English foods & brew), Traditional English Tea Room (need say more?), Piccadilly Circus (children’s area with games, crafts, ye Olde Hat Shoppe & more).  FREE.  886-7292, smallangelstucson.org    Location:  602 N. Wilmot Road (at 5th Street).

SAQHA/SAILA Fall Circuit Horse Show at Pima County Fairgrounds. Quarter Horse show, free, 8 am - 6 pm, 520-792-1060 or www.azqha.org

2010 "Georgy" Awards The Arizona Theatre Company has named Dr. Mary Jo Ghory and Maurice J. Sevigny PhD as recipients of the 2010 "Georgy" Awards. The award will be presented at ATC's GALA 2010: A NIGHT IN LIGHTS, presented by, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, September 25 at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S Scott Ave.  The "Georgy" Award was created to honor George Rosenberg, an Arizona Theatre Company Trustee Emeritus and longtime benefactor of ATC, at the first Gala in 1990.  Since then, the "Georgy" Award has been presented annually to individuals and organizations that have made an outstanding commitment to the theatre and a meaningful contribution to ATC.  Both recipients this year have been driving forces in the Tucson community and for ATC as advocates for Arts Education. More about Arizona Theatre Company.

5th Annual HoCoFest Music Festival held at verious Downtown Tucson venues. This event will have more than 40 local and national acts, solar-powered entertainment venues, a record fair, family fair, eco fair, a barbecue, a fashion show, vendors, and more,  http://www.visittucson.org/ or http://www.hocofest.com/

September 25 through September 26, 2010

10th Annual Butterfly Festival and Fall Plant Sale at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. See some of the 250 varieties of butterflies found in the Sonoran Desert region, also displays and docents lead butterfly-spotting tours, 520-883-2702 or www.desertmuseum.org/visit/events_butterflyfest.php

September 26, 2010

Kitt Peak Time Trial – AZ-386. 11.6 miles hill climb trial up to Kitt Peak National Observatory, vertical gain is 3400 feet, series champions win a T-shirt, trophies to the Best Mountain Man and Best Mountain Woman for combined lowest time, bike ride, $20 registration, 7:30 am, 520-398-7368 or www.saguarovelo.org/

Tucson Psychic Fair which will be held Sunday Sept. 26th in Tucson. This Psychic fair is really a holistic event. We're attracting the highest healers, the best psychics, the most credentialed metaphysicians in the entire state of AZ.  It gives people a chance to experience different types of healing modalities or have a reading with someone that they normally wouldn't be able to afford. In addition to many diverse types of psychic readings, the healing modalities at the upcoming Tucson Psychic Fair include Huna Healing, Hypno Healing, and Integrative Psychology. The upcoming Tucson Psychic Fair is Sunday September 26th, from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Four Points Sheraton at Speedway and Campbell in Tucson also features the tranquil flute music of Phoenix’s Scott Schaefer.  Free lectures every hour. Free parking. $5.00 admission. Four Points Sheraton: 1900 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85719. More information: http://www.tucsonpsychicfair.com

September 28, 2010

Oktoberfest evening at Stables Ranch Grille at Tubac Golf Resort & Spa was able to secure a one-time appearance by German folk music band Die Echten Waldbuam at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 28. We hope you can help us publicize this event so we can share this special Oktoberfest evening with everyone who enjoys German culture, food and entertainment. We're also offering a German menu and special imported beers on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays through Oct. 26. Tubac Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Otero Road, Tubac, AZ 85646. www.tubacgolfresort.com 520-398-3502.

Thursday, September 30

Tucson Oktoberfest held at Hi Corbett Field from September 30-October 3, 2010. The Tucson Oktoberfest is a four day, festival style, family fun event. Live entertainment throughout the morning, afternoon and evenings. Now in its 8th year, the 2010 Tucson Oktoberfest features 100 Arts and Crafts Booths and a Childrens' Play area. This year's event to benefit the Optimist Clubs of Tucson. 3400 E. Camino Campestre. http://www.tucsonoktoberfest.org/

Other Tucson Events in September 2010

These September Tucson events and entertainment are annual events, but do not have a definite date reported yet. Check the links to the web sites for updated information from the event sponsors. Tucson-area non-profit groups and community organizations can post Tucson event listings for free. Email your September Tucson event, presentation, workshop, family activities, etc. for consideration. Non-commercial listings only. Send your listing to [email protected].

24th Annual Sun Sounds Great Beer Fest. Hi Corbett Field. Taste a wide variety and styles of beer by brewers and breweries from around the Southwest, also hors d'oeuvres to sample, games such as horseshoes and steer roping, music and wine garden, must be 21, benefits Sun Sounds of Arizona, $25-90, 6-10 pm, 520-296-2400 or www.azbeer.com or www.sunsounds.org Phone: 520-296-2400.

30th Annual Great Arizona Bicycle Adventure. Arizona Parks & Monuments Tour. Fully supported, 520-241-5556 or 520-349-5932 or www.bikegaba.org.

3rd Annual Wish You Were Here: Fiber Art Postcards. Tohono Chul Park. Non-juried exhibit of artist-made postcards by those working with fiber-based media, documenting real or imagined places, trips, experiences or events in the state of Arizona, $7, 520-742-6455 or www.tohonochulpark.org.

40th Annual National Monument 8 Mile Run & 2-Mile Run/Walk. Saguaro National Park East. Paved road, rolling hills, $17-35, 6:30 am, 520-991-0733 or www.azroadrunners.org.

Everyone Runs Fleet Feet TMC, Prestige Fitness "Reverse the Course" Catalina State Park 4.25 & 8.5 mile trail race, featuring spectacular mountain views and a bit less distance, travels the Canyon Loop (counterclockwise) and Nature Trail (clockwise), mostly moderate climbs and descents, $30-45, 6:30 am, www.everyoneruns.net.

Fall Plant Sale at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. A wide selection of agaves & yuccas, cacti, succulents, trees, shrubs, herbs and other plants, free, 9 am - 4 pm, 520-326-9686 or www.tucsonbotanical.org.

Jazz Under the Stars at St. Philip's Plaza. This evening features Latin jazz with a spicy Cuban flavor, presented by the Tucson Jazz Society, $15-20, 6:30 pm, 520-903-1265 or www.tucsonjazz.org.

La Encantada Summer Concert Series held at Lower level courtyard of La Encantada Mall featuring, $10, 7:30 pm, www.govac.org.

SAQHA/SAILA Fall Circuit Horse Show at Pima County Fairgrounds. Quarter Horse show, free, 8 am - 6 pm, 520-792-1060 or www.azqha.org.

Sports Compact and Street Legal at Southwestern International Raceway. Sports Compact and Street Legal - Southwestern International Raceway, 8 pm, 520-762-9700 or www.Sirace.com.

Tucson Greek Festival held at St. Demetrios Orthodox Church, a Greek cultural experience with homemade Greek food, music, dancing and imports, $3, under 12 free, 520-888-0505 or www.stdemetriostucson.org

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