Entertainment Magazine: Tucson: Events: 2011: October

Tucson Calendar of Events for October 2011

Cooler October evenings make it perfect for outdoor activities and special events.

Detail information about these and other events happening in Tucson for October 2011 are posted as they are received.

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Special Events in October 2011

Wicked Wednesdays is held every Wednesday at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Read more about Wicked Wednesdays at TBG.

Through November 13: Tucson's Big Read involves creative and educational community programming and events taking place between through Nov. 13, 2011. Local arts and literary organizations will also be involved in programming Big Read events, such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Tucson Museum of Art, 9 Queens, Owl & Panther, Stories that Soar, New Articulations Dance Theater, and representatives from the internationally known improvisational dance ensemble, The Architects. Read more about Tucson Big Read 2011.

Through November 6: Dia de los Muertes Exhibit at Tohono Chul Park showcases a versatile array of art works created by 39 regional artists A Community ofrenda/Altar allows visitors to leave a token memento in tribute for their departed loved ones, art includes paintings, photographs, quilts, $3-8. http://tohonochulpark.org

October 29, 2011: Cops and Rodders Foundation presents Great cars, fun Halloween activities, great prizes & fun! Hi Corbett Field, Tucson Arizona 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Read more about Cops and Rodders.

October 31: Halloween events to be listed.

The World Premiere Thriller SHERLOCK HOLMES and the Adventure of the Suicide Club by Jeffrey Hatcher is perofrmed in Tucson through Oct. 8, 2011. Read more about Sherlock Holmes at ATC.

Many Mexicos: Vistas de la Frontera at the Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona campus. An exhibition at Arizona State Museum strives to interpret the broad sweep of Mexican history from the Pre-Columbian period to today’s political shouting matches, all from the perspective of Arizona and the borderlands. Mon – Sat, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The exhibit will run fthrough 2012. www.StateMuseum.Arizona.Edu.

October 15, 2011–January 7, 2012: Through the Eyes of the Eagle: Illustrating Healthy Living is a family-friendly exhibition, inspired by a children’s book series of the same name, strives to raise awareness about type 2 diabetes prevention from a Native American perspective. History, culture, and health are explored through objects, photographs, artwork, storytelling, and video. Interactive and hands-on activities encourage healthy living. Arizona State Museum. Read more about Through the Eyes of the Eagle.

Arizona's Gold Rush- explore the legends and mines

The Santa Catalina mountains has been experiencing a gold rush for hundreds of years.

Just below Mt. Lemmon lies one of the great stories of the search for gold in the mountains- the lost city and the lost Iron Door mine.

Explore the historical records that account for that thousands of pounds of gold and gold in quartz that has been extracted from the Catalina mountains. Read about Arizona's Gold Rush.

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