SPECIAL EVENTSEvents This Week
ARCHITECTURE TOURS. Join R. Brooks Jeffery, curator of the Arizona Architectural Archives, for a tour of buildings by architect Josias Joesler on Sunday, October 12. One of Tucson's most noteworthy architects, Joesler was responsible for popularizing the Spanish Colonial Revival style. Tours begin at 11 a.m. at the Hacienda del Sol resort, and conclude at 3 p.m. Cost is $50, which includes a $15 tax-deductible contribution to the Arizona Architectural Archives. Call Laurel Cooper at 327-7235 for reservations and information.
COUNTER COLUMBUS. Zenith Center. 330 E. Seventh St. Express solidarity and resistance to Columbus Day from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, October 12. The evening will begin with an opening ceremony by Edison Cassadore, followed by poetry, stories, and words of wisdom by Agnes Attakai, Neilwood Begay, Joan DeMarcos, Peter Galvin, Jessica Jaramillo, David Mitchell, Christina Ramirez and Elwood Pipestem, among others. There will also be an open mic; sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is a $2 donation for the Yoemem Tekai Foundation/Yaqui Community Youth Center. Call 740-1291 or 740-0095 for information.
DOUBLEWIDE SHOWROOM. The Screening Room. 127 E. Congress St. Original poetry, film and music tempt pueblo denizens away from their TVs from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, October 9. This monthly event aims to unite emerging Tucson artists with meaningful-media starved audiences. Admission is $2. Call 622-2262 for information.
HARVEST SPIRIT. Estridge Plaza. 7656 E. Speedway. Join the Spirit Weavers' for their Harvest Spirit Arts and Crafts Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, October 11 and 12. There will be artisan demonstrations, food tastings and more. Proceeds from the festival will be donated to the Tucson Shalom House, and donations of large disposable diapers and laundry detergent will be gratefully accepted at their booth. Call 546-4656 for information.
HAUNTED RUINS. The Valley of the Moon. 2544 E. Allen Road, north of Prince Road, east of Tucson Boulevard. Step into a world of enchantment and not-too-scary-fun at the Valley of the Moon for a Haunted Ruins tour October 9 through 12, 16 through 19, and 23 through 30. Tours leave the gate every 30 minutes from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Admission is $5, $3 for kids ages 7 to 12, and free for members and kids under 7. October 12 is Food Bank night--everyone receives $1 admission in exchange for a can of food. Call 323-1331 for information.
WOMEN'S EXPO. Tucson Convention Center. 260 S. Church Ave. Learn more about woman-owned Tucson businesses, financial advice, health information, and more at the 12th Annual Business Women's Expo from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 9. There will be display tables and information for women of all ages. Admission is free. Call 881-4506 for information.
XICANO COALITION. El Rio Neighborhood Center. 1390 W. Speedway. Join the Tucson Xicano Mexicano Coalition in their protest against the "discovery" of America on Saturday and Sunday, October 11 and 12, with the third annual Restoring Unity in Aztlan. Saturday activities center on Encuentro de La Raza, a dinner and dance fundraiser for TXMC beginning at 4 p.m. Tickets are $5, $8 for couples, available at the door. Sunday's Dia de La Raza Platica begins at 10 a.m. Call Maricela Robles at 498-9405 or 712-9044 for information.
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