Events October 2013

September 28, 2013 |

Fri 4- Sun 6

ANNUAL PUMPKIN FIESTA The Sonoran Glass Art Academy presents over 400 unique glass-art pieces up for sale! Make your own pumpkin for $85. 10am-5pm daily. Sonoran Glass Art Academy, 633 W. 18th St. 884-7814,

TUCSON MODERNISM WEEK A Celebration of Tucson’s Mid-Century Modern design and architecture. Events include: Cocktail party, Marketplace and Expo, Vintage Trailer Show, Films, Lectures and more. See website for times, locations and prices.

Sat 5

THE BIG PICTURE  Members of the Central Tucson Gallery celebrate their season opener for the contemporary art galleries with a kick-off expo at several galleries in Tucson including The Drawing Studio, Raices Taller, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Joseph Gross Gallery, Davis Dominguez Gallery, Philabaum Gallery, Contreras Gallery, Sacred Machine Gallery, Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery and Obsidian Gallery. Free. Galleries open at 11am, reception events start at 6pm.

WAMO TAART WALK Experience art exhibits, micro-cinema screenings, workshops, music performances, brew tastings, and food trucks while meeting the artists and innovators on and around East Toole Avenue. 5pm-10pm. Toole Avenue between 6th and Stone Avenue. Free.

DANCING IN THE STREET A gala event featuring a cabaret performance by Anneliese van der Pol and catered dinner on behalf of Arizona Theatre Company. $200. Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. 622-2823,

MEDITERRANEAN NIGHTS A night of dancing featuring guest star Frank Farino. 7:30pm-9:30pm. $15. Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway.

Sat 5-Sun 6

EARTH HARMONY FESTIVAL A weekend celebration of living in environmental, social, spiritual, & musical harmony. Free. Avalon Organic Gardens and Eco Village, 2074 Pendleton Drive. 398-2542,

Mon 7- Fri 11

HUMANITIES WEEK Series of events showcasing professors and topics from the College of Humanities. See website for various times and lecture topics. Dorthy Rubel Room, 1508 E. Helen Street. Free. 626-4319, Humanities.Arizona.Edu/Week

Thu 10-Sun 13

TUCSON FILM AND MUSIC FESTIVAL 9th annual showcase of music‐related films and international music artists. See the film listings/website for lineup, locations and ticket information.

Fri 11-Sun 13

TUCSON MEET YOURSELF The 40th Annual celebration of cultural foods and traditional arts of the multi-national Arizona-Sonora Region and ethnic communities. The three-day event features hundreds of artisans, home cooks, dancers, musicians and special exhibits that celebrate and honor beauty in all its diverse, informal, and everyday forms.
Downtown at the Main Library Plaza, El Presidio Park, and surrounding streets. Free. 11am-10pm, Oct 11-12; 11am-6pm, Oct 13.

Sat 12

2nd SATURDAYS Monthly entertainment and family-friendly urban street fest, includes merchant specials and street performances. Performers include: Dan Green & The Dive Bombers, Belly Dance Tucson, The Mission Creeps, and The Swigs. Free. 6pm-10:30pm. Congress Street,

Belly Dance Tucson performs at 2nd Saturdays on Oct. 12.

PRIDE IN THE DESERT FESTIVAL A pride celebration! Featuring Tucson Pride Grand Marshall Stuart Milk. Kino Sports Park, 2500 E. Ajo Way. 11am- 9pm. $10-$50. 219 S. 5th Ave. Free. 622-3200,

Sun 13

AIDSWALK  245th Anniversary: 5K walk & 10K fun run in remembrance of loves ones lost to HIV/AIDS and in support of services and prevention education for anyone living with, affected by, or at risk for HIV/AIDS. Registration fees. 8am. Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave. 628-7223,

BUTTERFLY AFFAIRE Martini party, dinner and raffle prizes. Performers include Jeff Haskell, Katherine Byrnes, Dale Ann Cook and Jeff Grubic anc Friends. $200. 4pm-8pm. Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. 326-9686,

Sun 20

BLUES HERITAGE FESTIVAL Lineup includes various blues singers and bands including The Coolers, Ed de Lucia Blues Band, Kara Grainger and more!11am-7pm. $10. Rilito Race Track Park, 4502 N. 1st Ave.

Fri 25

THE 7TH ANNUAL WORLD MARGARITA CHAMPIONSHIP Taste over 15 original margaritas with paired food from a variety of Tucson original restaurants. 6pm-9pm. $60. Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave. 621-7567,

Sat 26

FEAST WITH THE DEARLY DEPARTED Mariachis, sugar skulls, luminarias, workshops, Sonoran food, and a Day of the Dead Procession. 5pm-8pm. Non-members: $8 adults, $4 children (ages 4-12) Members: $4 adults, $2 children (ages 4-12). Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. 326-9686,


TUCSON FOOD TOURS Tucson’s only walking food tour. Combination of foods and a little history of downtown Tucson. Takes you through the historic downtown and 4th Avenue districts of Tucson.See website for dates. 477-7986,


MEET ME AT MAYNARDS (@Hotel Congress) Southern Arizona Roadrunners’ Monday evening, non-competitive, social 3-mile run/walk, that begins and ends downtown at Hotel Congress, rain/shine/holidays included! 311 E. Congress St. 991-0733,

WILDCAT HOCKEY Wildcats take to the ice at the TCC against the following teams: Fri 25: Northern Arizona, Sat 26: Alumni Game, Delaware, Thu 31: Colorado. Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave. 7:30pm. Prices Vary.

Fri 11-Sun 13 & Fri 18-Sun 21

OKTOBERFEST AT CAFE PASSE Enjoy festivities and live music in the Biergarten as well as special food and drink including the Hofbrau Oktoberfest Beer and Bratwursts. Oktoberfest menu served from 12pm-10pm on Fridays and Saturdays; 12pm-6pm on Sundays. Cafe Passe, 415 N. 4th Ave. 624-4411,

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