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Tucson Happenings Day by Day in November

Saturdays through December 30, 2017

  • Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance and Tucson Premium Outlets collaboration brings free weekly, family-friendly live music to Tucson on Saturdays through December 2017.
  • Tucson Food Tours are celebrating their 6th season by adding a new route to their tours. The new route will run along 4th Avenue and Main Gate Square, it will also incorporate the Sun Link streetcar.

Through Monday, December 11, 2017

  • Gaslight Music Hall presents Murder in Paradise– An Interactive Murder Mystery Show! Welcome to Paradise!

Through November 27, 2017

Through November 15, 2017

  • Submissions being accepted for Arizona Theatre Company’s 2018 National Latino Playwriting Award. The award is open to all Latino playwrights living in the United States, its territories or Mexico.

Through November 11, 2017

  • ATC presents The River Bride, Marisela Treviño Orta’s poignant story of true love, regret, transformation and the struggle to stay true to your family and to yourself, will have its Arizona premiere at the Temple of Music & Art in Tucson.

Through November 9, 2017

  • Etherton Gallery exhibition celebrating the career of artist James G. Davis, James G. Davis (1931-2016): Down at the Tower Bar.

Through November 5, 2017

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This calendar has been produced by the Entertainment Magazine and the Arizona Office of Tourism to assist you in making travel arrangements. It is for information only and does not constitute a recommendation. Dates for events were correct at time of publication. Since dates are occasionally changed, please confirm them in advance.

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Thursday, November 2, 2018

  • Tucson's new Tugo Bike Share station equipment will be installed at the Rio Nuevo Station on Thursday, November 2 at 10 a.m., located at the Tucson Convention Center on the west side of Church Avenue, south of E. McCormick Street.

Friday, November 3-7, 2017

  • The Tucson Celtic Festival and Scottish Highland Games will celebrate its 31st year this November with more merriment and festivities than ever before. Celebrate the heritage and culture of the Celtic Nations, such as Ireland, Scotland and Wales just as it has been done for centuries with great music, athletics, food and fun.

November 3-5, 2017

  • Tucson Comic-Con's first celebrity guests scheduled to appear at the 10th Annual Tucson Comic-Con are Billy Dee Williams and Gates McFadden! Celebrating its 10th anniversary at the Tucson Convention Center. The exclusive southwest reunion of Rocky Horror Picture Show stars Barry Bostwick (Brad), Nell Campbell (Colombia) and Patricia Quinn (Magenta).
  • 31st Annual Tucson Celtic Festival and Scottish Highland Games - Rillito Raceway Park. Kilted bagpipe bands, Scottish, Irish, Cornish, Welsh music, dancing, food, athletic competitions, clan tents, vendors, military re-creations. $. 520-909-7299.

Friday, November 3, 2017

  • Old Time Rock n' Roll Dance Party With local band, Heartbeat! Head on down to The Gaslight Music Hall on Friday, Nov. 3, 7PM.

  • Green Fields School is hosting Our Big Screen on the Green, another free event for the public, 5-8pm. A movie outdoors on a big inflatable screen. Featuring the Animated Film ‘The Book of Life’ Shown Outdoors Under the Stars.

Saturday, November 4-25, 2017

  • The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show – Hilton Tucson East. Your ticket includes our signature murder mystery show with a Prize Package for the Top Sleuth of the night, as well as a fantastic four course plated dinner (with a choice of three different entrees), and many more surprises during the show. $49.95 plus tax. Saturdays, 6 pm. 866-496-0535.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

  • Annual Cops & Rodders Car Show is held from 8am-4pm at Kino Sports Complex.
  • Annual Urban Art Show, will take place at 6pm. A fitting tribute to the Day of the Dead celebrations,Petroglyphs.
  • Problem-solving Monsanto, GMOs and Pesticides in Our Food and Environment. Carey Gillam, veteran journalist, author and Alexis Bayden-Mayer, lawyer, activist, from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Sing Me Back Home: The Legend Of Merle Haggard at The Gaslight Music Hall in Oro Valley at 7PM.
  • Kief-Joshua Vineyards and Las Vigas for a four course wine pairing dinner at 6pm.
  • BISBEE: 3rd Annual Bisbee Mariachi Festival – Historic Warren Ball Park. The Bisbee Coalition for the Homeless is bringing the Annual Bisbee Mariachi Festival to City Park again. Come be a part of this fundraiser that celebrates culture, history and the arts! $10, kids ten & under free. 11 am - 6 pm.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

  • 28th 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 520-624-5004 or http://www.visitTucson.org
  • Face Paint Town at Hotel Congress to celebrate the 28th annual All Souls Procession with Face Paint Town, a pre and post procession celebration from noon to midnight.
  • Just One Look: A Tribute to Linda Ronstadt on November 5 at 2PM & 6PM at The Gaslight Music Hall with The TRIBUTaries, featuring Mindy Ronstadt.
  • Live Music Concert Series in Tohono Chul’s Picturesque Gardens Annual Sundays in the Garden Concert Series.
  • The Maverick, Tucson's longest living "Live Music Venue," invites Tucson to its free 55th Birthday Party starting at 5pm.
  • ORACLE: Speaker event on Oracle, Arizona and the Countess of Suffolk. There is no charge, but donations are gratefully accepted. Refreshments will be served. 1:00 pm. Marilyn MacLean will offer her memories of living on the nearby Oracle estate of Margaret Howard, the Countess of Suffolk and Berkshire.

November 7-19, 2017

  • Invisible Theatre Continues its 47th Anniversary Season with the Arizona Premiere of THE VALUE OF NAMES, An Evocative Drama by Jeffrey Sweet from November 7* – 19, 2017 (*Tuesday low cost preview).

November 7, 2017

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

  • Vu Le, an author, speaker and humorist well-known for his blog Nonprofit AF will speak on cultural competencies followed by an intimate Q&A session, 3:30-5 p.m. at the Leo Rich Theater in Tucson Convention Center.

  • "Oh, for the Love of Music!" FREE Jam Session at The Gaslight Music Hall on Nov. 8, 2017 and Jan. 10, 2018! Open to musicians of all sizes, skills, and status!
  • The National Parks Store presents The Journey of Life on Wednesday, November 8 at 2 PM. Hear retiree Jack Lasseter share his thoughts about this glorious adventure called life.

November 9-11, 2017

  • Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival – Tucson Expo Center. Exhibits from many companies, new products, techniques and ideas, ‘make and take’ workshops, educational seminars. $10. Thu & Fri 10 am – 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm.

Tucson Veterans Weekend

November 10-12, 2017

November 10-11, 2017

  • Artists of the Southwest – Rillito Park Pavilions is an exciting new and affordable fine art fair showcasing southern Arizona artist, there will also be food trucks and music. Free. 10 am – 5 pm. 520-612-9519 H.
  • Tohono Chul’s Annual Guatemalan Crafts Sale. Handcrafted Goods Emphasize Tradition, Culture, and Art, 10am-4pm.
  • Two-day Festival at the Farm at the University of Arizona, being hosted by the Arizona Wine Growers Association.

November 10, 2017

  • Dan + Shay in Tucson at 7:30 PM at the Fox Tucson Theatre. Members Pre-Sale Wed, 8/30 at Noon. Public On Sale Fri, 9/1 at Noon.

  • The House is Rockin' With local band, East2West at 7PM at The Gaslight Music Hall.

Saturday, November 11-12, 2017

  • TOSCA - Tucson Music Hall. The beautiful and fiery Italian diva Floria Tosca is passionately in love with the artist Mario Cavaradossi, dreaming of their life together. But soon, she is caught in the political intrigues of Rome and a sinister web spun by Baron Scarpia, the Chief of Police. Tosca is looking for a way out, when Scarpia offers a solution: submit to him, and he will let the couple leave the city unharmed. 7:30 & 3 pm. 520-293-4336.

Veteran's Day, Saturday, November 11, 2017

  • Living History Day Honoring Our Veterans - Tucson Presidio Museum. This replica of the city’s original adobe-walled fortress comes alive with demonstrations of children’s games, old and new world foods, and fresh baked bread and handmade tortillas to sample. Pump the bellows of the blacksmith’s forge and watch soldiers practice their drills and fire a cannon. $5, Second Saturdays from October through April, 10 am – 3 pm. 520-837-8119.
  • 4th annual Hats Off to Heroes, Tucson’s Tribute to America’s Veterans will take place this Saturday, November 11th at Jacome Plaza in Downtown Tucson. Free event.
  • Tarahumara Baskets & Art from 10 AM–5 PM. Browse a large assortment of pine needle and sotol leaf basketry and pine bark carvings, made by the women of the Tarahumara villages in the Copper Canyon area of Mexico.
  • A Salute to America, 3PM & 7PM at The Gaslight Music Hall.
  • 2017 Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony – The American Legion Post 7 hosts a Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony in downtown Tucson starting at Granada and Alameda. 11 am.
  • ELGIN: 17th Annual St. Martin's New Release Festival - Sonoita Vineyards. Celebrating the release of new wines and blessing of the new vintage, admission include souvenir wine glass, food and wine pairings, wine tasting, winery tours from the wine maker and vineyard tours. $35. 10 am - 5 pm. 520-455-5893.
  • SAHUARITA: 9th Annual Sahuarita Pecan Festival – Green Valley Pecan Company. The Sahuarita Pecan Festival November, 11 will feature the popular Pecan Classic and Family Nut Run/Walk. A variety of pecan activities will be showcased, including a pecan pie contest and pecan nut cracking competition. Harvest demonstrations, kids area, food court, marketplace and much more! Free. 9 am – 5 pm, 520-329-5790.
  • TUBAC: Old Town Tubac Historic Adobe Building Tour - Tour inside Old Town historic adobe buildings within Tubac's National Historic District and learn about the rich lives and times of their residents who over hundreds of years shaped the Tubac, Where Art and History Meet, we know today. Co-sponsored by the Tubac Historical Society and the Lowe House Project artist in residency program. $40. 10 am - 3 pm. 520-398-2020.
  • VAIL: Colossal Vail 50/50 - Colossal Cave Mountain Park. Run 50 miles or 50K on the Arizona Trail between the foothills of the Santa Rita Mountains and Saguaro National Park, 100% singletrack, flat, fast and organized, benefits the Arizona Trail Association. 6:30 am.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

  • Ballet Tucson and the Tucson Jewish Community Center (JCC) partner on an exciting event Sole Impressions at 2:00 pm at the JCC Ballroom.

  • The Tucson Buckets will begin the 2017-18 season at Home versus the Far West Division rival, the San Diego Kings Saturday. This will be the 3rd Season in the American Basketball Association for the Tucson Buckets.
  • MUSICAL MAYHEM CABARET presents Big Top Mayhem **ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY** Sunday, November 12th 6pm at Unscrewed Theatre. Tickets: $7 presale or $10 at the door.
  • Live Music Concert Series in Tohono Chul’s Picturesque Gardens Annual Sundays in the Garden Concert Series.
  • The Wildcat Jazz Band at The Gaslight Music Hall on Sat. Nov. 12, at 2PM.
  • 13th Annual Everyone Runs TMC Fleet Feet Half Marathon, Saguaro Physicians 5K and Children Fun Run – Sabino High School. Picturesque mostly flat course, neighborhood roads at foot of Catalina Mountains, live music, water stations, awards and finisher shirts for half and 5Kers, awards for top 1st, 2nd & 3rd place recreational walkers. 7 am.

Monday, November 13-19, 2017

Monday, November 13, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017

  • Organizing for Action - Arizona for a free movie screening event of The Bad Kids, the 2016 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize Documentary Winner at 6 p.m. at The University of Arizona, Room MLNG 303.
  • The Tucson JCC presents "Desert Melodies Goes to the Movies!", a concert on Thursday, November 16th at 7:00pm.
  • CASA GRANDE: Day Out Downtown Living History Tour – Main Street Patio. Historical walking tour, refreshments, living history tour, merchant scavenger hunt and more on each third Thursday through April. 9:30 am. 520-836-8744.

Friday, November 17-19, 2017

  • The second annual fall Mata Ortiz and Zapotec Weaving Show will be held in Quail Creek at the Kino Conference Center, 1490 East Quail Range Loop, Building 1, Green Valley.
  • The Holiday Artisans Market at the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block is a chance to jump-start the holiday shopping and visit the newly renovated museum galleries. The market runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The event is free and open to the public. The is no admission charge to the museum galleries throughout the weekend.

Friday, November 17-December 2, 2017

Friday, November 17-18, 2017

  • Tucson Musicians Museum To Present "50 Years Of Music" Photo Exhibit By Don Aters. Exhibit To Include Rare And Previously Unpublished Images Of Some Of Music's Biggest Icons From The 1960s To Today.

Friday, November 17, 2017

  • Tugo Bike Share, Tucson's new bike share program, will begin service with a launch party at Catalina Park, 900 North 4th Avenue. The event will be emceed by Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild at 12:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 18-19, 2017

  • SASO Presents Beethoven’s Pastoral, Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto. Paraguay’s globe-trotting Diego Sánchez Haase will guest conduct the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra in a program showcasing Beethoven’s evocative Pastoral Symphony and Rachmaninov’s technically challenging third piano concerto.

Friday, November 17, 2017

  • Celebration of Joni Mitchell, at Gaslight Music Hall at 7pm, is a rocking tribute to the high priestess of poetic folk-rock, whose songs defined the Woodstock generation.
  • Tucson’s Tugo Bike Share system will launch on Friday, November 17, with an event that formally kicks off at 12:30 p.m. at Catalina Park, 900 North 4th Avenue. Parking will be available in the parking lot by Trinity Presbyterian Church, 400 E. University Boulevard.
  • The Sea Of Glass—Center For The Arts is hosting a screening of the award-winning Sundance documentary LOOK & SEE, a powerful cinematic portrait of Wendell Berry—farmer, activist, and undoubtedly one of America’s most significant living writers at 7:00pm.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

  • Book signing by Robert Zucker, author of "Treasures of the Santa Catalinas" and "Entertaining Tucson Across the Decades," 1-3pm. Mostly Books.

  • Paula Poundstone performs on Saturday, @ 7:30pm at Fox Tucson Theatre. Tickets Range from $29-$69.

  • Britishmania Beatles Tribute invites you to take a memorable trip back to the 1960’s to experience the wonderful sound and stage persona of The Beatles at the The Gaslight Music Hall on Sat., Nov. 18, 3PM & 7PM
  • Ballet Tucson and the Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation partner together to present a Youth Arts & Culture event - FOOTPRINTS AT THE FOX on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the historic Fox Theatre.
  • Saint Philip’s In The Hills Friends of Music presents One Enchanted Evening – A Singer’s Showcase with Jeffrey Haskell, Honorary Musical Host Mike Padilla, Musical Director on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. Reception at 7:30 p.m. with Entertainment.
  • Country music group, Sawyer Brown, is set to perform at Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment’s Diamond Center. Tickets start at $15 and are on sale now through Star Tickets and at Desert Diamond Casino’s Rewards Center. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m.
  • 35th Annual El Tour de Tucson presented by Casino del Sol Resort – TCC. Thousands of cyclists from around the world compete, perimeter tour with 106-, 76-, 54-, 37-, 5- and ¼- mile courses, open to pros, fitness buffs, fun-lovers and kids, by Perimeter Bicycling Association of America. 520-745-2033.
  • FOOTPRINTS AT THE FOX Ballet Tucson and the Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation partner together to present a Youth Arts & Culture event at 1:00 pm at the historic Fox Theatre.
  • MARANA: SARA has received FAA authorization to operate Class 2 high power rockets from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. this Sunday, November 19, 2017, at the TIMPA facility in Avra Valley. The operating altitude is from the surface of the Earth to 6,500 ft. above ground level. As always, the use of spark producing motors is subject to the Range Safety Officer's review of field conditions. Do not automatically assume that spark producing motors may be flown.
  • SAFFORD: 2nd Annual FALL GOLF TOURNAMENT on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Check-in: 7:30am. One Shotgun Start: 8:30am at the Mt. Graham Municipal Golf Course in Safford, Arizona.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

  • Tango Buenos Aires - The Spirit of Argentina at 7:30 PM at the Fox Tucson Theatre. Tickets Range from $24-$39. Direct from Buenos Aires, Argentina - It's Tango Buenos Aires performing a journey through dance and music of the "Spirit of Argentina!"

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, 2017

  • Thanksgiving Day in Tucson events.
  • Thanksgiving Lunch on Thursday, November 23, 11 AM-1 PM at Desert Courtyard Apartments, 1411 N. Alvernon Way.
  • Thanksgiving Dinner at Maynards Market & Kitchen on November 23 | 11am - 7pm | $55. Create new traditions this holiday at Maynards Market & Kitchen with your family and friends! Dine with us to experience Tucson’s very best Thanksgiving Dinner, an exquisite prix fixe four-course menu.
  • Enjoy a cruelty free vegan meal at Govinda's for Thanksgiving day, Nov 23rd from 12 noon to 7 pm. This 12 course 'all you care to eat' traditional dinner (minus the karma) is $15.95 for adults and $6.95 for kids.

Friday, November 24-25, 2017

  • "Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II" on Thanksgiving weekend Saturday, Nov. 25 (4pm matinee) and Sunday, Nov. 24 (2pm matinee) at the Tucson Music Hall. Classic Looney Tunes on the big screen with TSO  original scores played live. 50% discount for students. 520-882-8585.
  • Tucson Dragway Thanksgiving Weekend Kids 12 and under are Free! Tickets can be purchased at the gate day of the event!
  • NOGALES, SONORA: Binational Festival Brings 15 Foot Tall Puppets to Celebrate Nogales. The Southwest Folklife Alliance is pleased to co-sponsor “Beyond the Wall/Más Allá del Muro, two-day binational festival celebrating the unique culture of the borderlands and “Ambos Nogales,”
  • BISBEE: 35th Annual Historic Home Tour - Historic District. Bisbee residents open their doors giving visitors a glimpse into the town’s architectural history, turn-of-the-century splendor comes to life with docents – some in period costume – leading house tours and answering questions about the homes. $15. 10 am - 4 pm. 520-432-3539 or http://www.discoverbisbee.com.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Saturday, November 25, 2017

  • Sea Of Glass—Center For The Arts presents Tonemah. Darryl Tonemah, an award-winning musician performing with a 3-piece band for this tour, is Kiowa, Comanche and Tuscarora.
  • American Indian Arts Market on Saturday, November 25, 10 AM–5 PM. Celebrate the beauty, culture, and heritage of the Southwest as artists gather to share their stories and display and sell their art.
  • Tapestry: A Big Band Express Tribute to Carol King! Katherine Byrnes returns to the Gaslight Music Hall on Saturday, Nov. 25, 7PM with Crystal Stark and Janée Page.

November 26-December 20, 2017

November 26-29, 2017

  • GKIDS and Fathom Events Continue STUDIO GHIBLI FEST With Hayao Miyazaki’s “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” in Select U.S. Cinemas on November 26, 27 and 29, 2017.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

  • Irish Christmas in America at 7:00 PM at the Fox Tucson Theatre. Tickets Range from $20-$30. The hugely popular Irish Christmas in America show, now in its 12th season, features top Irish music, song and dance in an engaging performance rich in history, humour and boundless energy.
  • Live Music Concert Series in Tohono Chul’s Picturesque Gardens Annual Sundays in the Garden Concert Series.

November 27-January 2, 2018

  • The Hotel Congress Lobby Gallery presents the artwork of Carlos Encinas. Carlos Encinas is best known for his public art, a picture book, murals, digital art prints and paintings displayed in Tucson, Phoenix and various other locations in the USA.

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