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September 24, 2019 - November 3, 2019

Mini Time Machine: Jean LeRoy’s Buzzard Creek Ghost Town

Created by woodcarver Jean LeRoy, the town features gun-slinging ghouls and emanates eerie lights and sounds from its buildings. The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniature’s presentation will feature fifteen of LeRoy’s handcrafted structures, including an Opera House complete with phantom, a mission church and haunted mansion. September 24, 2019 - November 3, 2019
The Nerd
October 10, 2019 - October 20, 2019

The Nerd

A hilarious dilemma of a young architect who is visited by a man he's never met but who saved his life in Vietnam—the visitor turning out to be an incredibly inept, hopelessly stupid "nerd" who outstays his welcome with a vengeance.
October 11, 2019 - October 20, 2019

TENWEST Impact Festival

Through ten days of exhibitions, talks, and interactive experiences, national experts and local heroes will inspire the ideas and facilitate the connections that will empower us to act. Come to TENWEST Impact Festival to discover your role. October 11-20, 2019.
2019 Downtown Lecture Serie: Animalities  What Animals Teach Us About Being Human - Hunting for Herring
October 17, 2019

2019 Downtown Lecture Serie: Animalities What Animals Teach Us About Being Human - Hunting for Herring

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For 200 years, herring have been the foundation of a thriving fishery on Grand Manan Island, Canada. English Professor Alison Hawthorne Deming’s talk celebrates the tradition of harvesting herring while contemplating the challenges of climate change and the unique ways fish and people can live together meaningfully. Watch Live Online - AZPM. Thursday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m.
October 18, 2019

University of Arizona Screening: The Honest Struggle

FREE screening of the award-winning documentary film, The Honest Struggle. The film shines a light on the U.S. prison industrial complex, by highlighting the story of Sadiq Davis, a Muslim convert, attempting to re-enter society and redefine himself in a world in which he feels no belonging.
Arizona Repertory Theatre: Pippin
October 19, 2019 - November 3, 2019

Arizona Repertory Theatre: Pippin

Marroney Theatre. $15-$35. With an infectiously unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, Pippin tells the story of one young man's journey to be extraordinary. Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power but none of them supply him with the treasure he seeks. In the end, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the simple, ordinary moments that happen every day.
October 19, 2019 - October 20, 2019

Arts in the Plaza Fine Art & Jazz Festival

Arts in the Plaza showcases fine art and live music from the region’s most exquisite artists and musicians throughout the charming setting of St Philip’s Plaza for this 2-day festival. 9am - 4pm.
Spooktoberfest, Stephen Cook, piano
October 21, 2019

Spooktoberfest, Stephen Cook, piano

A mashup of two favorite October traditions: Halloween and Oktoberfest, featuring rare ghostly melodramas by Liszt and Schumann for spoken voice and piano, including sing-along drinking songs. Costumes encouraged! Oracle Patio Cafe’ Oktoberfest dinner after concert (call 520-896-7615)
October 20, 2019

Free Concert: Symphonic Landscapes

Civic Orchestra of Tucson performs Max Bruch's "Scottish Fantasy" with Timothy Kantor, violin soloist. Also on the program are Respighi's "Pines of Rome" and works by Delius and Offenbach. Sun, Oct 20 at 4:30pm, at UA's Crowder Hall. Tickets not needed. Details at cotmusic.org or 730-3371.
Friends of Saguaro National Park 21st Annual Dinner & Auction
October 20, 2019

Friends of Saguaro National Park 21st Annual Dinner & Auction

This year’s event will recognize and celebrate the amazing contributions of our loyal donors, committed volunteers and support from our community partner. Sunday, October 20, 2019, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. The Cottonwood Grove Tanque Verde Ranch, 14301 East Speedway Boulevard.
Arizona Theatre Company presents Silent Sky
October 22, 2019 - November 9, 2019

Arizona Theatre Company presents Silent Sky

Based on the true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, astonishing discoveries await as she maps distant stars in galaxies beyond our own. But this brilliant, headstrong pioneer must struggle for recognition in the man’s world of turn-of-the-century astronomy.
2019 Downtown Lecture Series: Animalities: What Animals Teach Us About Being Human - Łįį’ (Navajo Horse) as Healer and Educator
October 24, 2019

2019 Downtown Lecture Series: Animalities: What Animals Teach Us About Being Human - Łįį’ (Navajo Horse) as Healer and Educator

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For the Navajo (Diné), horses are knowers who can promote healing within their communities. Inspired by her own experiences riding and training Navajo horses, Kelsey John, a postdoctoral fellow in American Indian Studies, reveals how horses teach us to relate to each other, the land, and other nonhuman animals. Watch Live Online - AZPM. Thursday, October 24 at 6:30 p.m.
20th Annual United Way's Days of Caring
October 25, 2019 - October 26, 2019

20th Annual United Way's Days of Caring

Fri., Oct. 25th & Sat., Oct. 26th. Days of Caring pairs volunteers just like you with nonprofits, schools, care facilities and more to improve our community one project at a time. It’s fun, free and family-friendly! Sign up early for the best selection, registration closes Oct. 21.
October 27, 2019

Tucson Flute Club Fall Concert

Southern Arizona Flute Orchestra presents a concert on Sunday, October 27, at 4 p.m. at Rincon Congregational UCC Church. The eclectic program offers something for everyone. Guest conductor Lorena Suarez is a doctoral student at the University of Arizona. No admission fee; donations appreciated.
October 29, 2019

Buffmire Lecture: Ask Me Why I Hurt and Other Tales from the Street

Dr. Randy Christensen has dedicated his life to caring for society’s often abused, unloved children who live on the streets without access to health care. UA Health Sciences Innovation Building Forum (1670 E. Drachman St.), October 29, 5:30 pm. Attendees are asked to please RSVP here: http://bit.ly/buffmire2019
The Garden Kitchen Taste of the Desert Festival
November 2, 2019

The Garden Kitchen Taste of the Desert Festival

A free celebration of our local food system! Join us Saturday November 2nd from 10am to 2pm for food demonstrations and tastings that feature wild and cultivated foods native to the Southwest. Stop by for a day of food samples, cooking demonstration, local vendors, music, garden activities and tours, and other fun family friendly activities!
November 2, 2019

Empire Ranch Foundation Cowboy Festival

Enjoy a Western experience for the whole family! Saturday, November 2, 2019, 10 am to 4 pm. Located off Scenic Hwy 83, Empire Ranch Road, Sonoita, AZ.
Arizona Repertory Theatre: The Last Night of Ballyhoo
November 13, 2019 - November 24, 2019

Arizona Repertory Theatre: The Last Night of Ballyhoo

Tornabene Theatre. The year is 1939 and while Hitler is invading Poland, Atlanta’s close-knit Jewish community is preparing for Ballyhoo, the social event of the year. The Freitag family hopes that the party will be a chance for their daughters to meet their future husbands–but when their uncle brings home his new employee, a handsome Eastern European bachelor from Brooklyn, everyone must confront their own prejudices, desires and beliefs. By turns heartbreaking and uplifting, The Last Night of Ballyhoo won the 1997 Tony Award for Best Play. Tornabene Theatre.
David Sedaris in Tucson
November 15, 2019

David Sedaris in Tucson

Presenting David Sedaris on Friday, November 15th at Centennial Hall with new stories and observations. There will be a Q & A and a book signing.
November 15, 2019

Shin-Young Lee, virtuoso recording organist

This brilliant organist from Paris will debut her talents at Catalina UMC 2700 E. Speedway Blvd at 7 p.m. November 15, 2019. She is a winner of numerous contests and Tucson is fortunate to host this talented organist.
November 21, 2019

Leon Littlebird & Will Clipman in concert

Comprised of Rocky Mountain troubadour Leon Littlebird and Sonoran Desert drummer Will Clipman, this duo plays an original blend of Americana, folk-rock and world music on Native American flutes, acoustic guitars and pan-global percussion. Thursday November 21, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Arizona Theatre Company presents Cabaret
November 30, 2019 - December 29, 2019

Arizona Theatre Company presents Cabaret

For all the exuberant song and dance, the most powerful aspect of Cabaret remains the political wallop that it delivers. The horror gains momentum around them, as too many characters stay locked in denial or self-interest. At its core, Cabaret is a devastating critique of apathy, and a clever and terrifying look at totalitarianism. Cabaret’s powerful story remains remarkably timely nearly 80 years after Isherwood’s original stories were published, which is why the piece continues to resonate with audiences more than 50 years after it debuted. Tucson performances: 11/30/19 - 12/29/19
Arizona Theatre Company presents “Master Harold”…and the Boys
January 18, 2020 - February 8, 2020

Arizona Theatre Company presents “Master Harold”…and the Boys

Athol Fugard’s “Master Harold”…and the Boys may take place in South Africa during the early years of apartheid, but its depiction of the ways in which people are capable of hurting even those they love transcends the political landscape of bigotry and oppression that inspired it. An ordinary rainy afternoon in 1950s South Africa turns into a profound and life-changing experience for young, white Harold and his beloved black servants. A stunning masterpiece, one of the most powerful coming-of-age plays ever written, and still timely, still compelling, still profoundly moving. Tucson performances: 01/18/20 - 02/08/20
Arizona Theatre Company presents The Legend of Georgia McBride
March 7, 2020 - March 28, 2020

Arizona Theatre Company presents The Legend of Georgia McBride

Casey is an Elvis impersonator with everything going for him, including a flashy sequin jumpsuit. But just like that he loses his gig, rent is overdue and his wife announces a baby on the way. So when Elvis leaves the building and a drag show moves in, “The King” transforms into an all-out queen with the help of some new friends who become the second family Casey never saw coming. With snappy zingers and dance-worthy numbers, this wildly entertaining story will challenge your assumptions with extraordinary humor and depth. Tucson performances, 03/07/20 - 03/28/20.
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
March 16, 2020 - March 29, 2020

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Best friends Valentine and Proteus embark on different paths in life only to run into each other again when they both fall in love with the same woman. The Two Gentlemen of Verona is one of Shakespeare’s earliest plays, his first comedy and also one of the most rarely performed plays in the canon. The play centers on a host of themes that Shakespeare would spend the rest of his career wrestling with, betrayal, disguise and love. Featuring one of his most beloved clowns, The Two Gentlemen of Verona provides an opportunity to see a master playwright just beginning to flex his genius. Presented by Arizona Repertory Theatre, March 16 — March 29, 2020, Marroney Theatre
The Light in the Piazza
April 11, 2020 - April 26, 2020

The Light in the Piazza

This Tony Award winning musical whisks you away to Italy for a captivating tale of passion and romance. It’s the summer of 1953, and Margaret Johnson is travelling the Tuscan countryside with her daughter Clara. When a handsome young Florentine captures Clara’s heart, Margaret must decide if she will risk revealing the truth that could threaten her daughter’s happiness and force her to confront her own choices and dreams. The Light in the Piazza features an intensely romantic score and a heartwarming story of love. Presented by Arizona Repertory Theatre, April 11 — April 26, 2020, Tornabene Theatre.
Arizona Theatre Company presents Women In Jeopardy
April 18, 2020 - May 9, 2020

Arizona Theatre Company presents Women In Jeopardy

A riotous comedy! Screw the mid-life crisis; let’s solve some crimes! Middle-aged mom Liz has a new man. And let’s face it… he’s just plain creepy. When a mysterious disappearance sets the community on edge, Liz’s best friends leap to the rescue. This is a hilarious comedy about trading in wine glasses for spy glasses when the mid-life crisis just isn’t your speed. Tucson performances, 04/18/20 - 05/09/20

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