SPECIAL EVENTSEvents This Week
ANTIQUE FAIR. Tanque Verde Center. 2300 N. Tanque Verde Loop Road. Pima County Parks and Recreation present an indoor Antique Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 1. Admission is free. Booth space is also available for a nominal fee. Call 740-2680 for information.
ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR. Christ Presbyterian Church. 6565 E. Broadway Blvd. More than 30 vendors show their wares at this fair to benefit the House of Neighborly Service from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 31, and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 1.
BENEFIT DANCE. 2447 N. Los Altos. Parents Without Partners
presents a special benefit dinner and dance at
BICAS BENEFIT. 44 W. Sixth St. Join BICAS for their third-annual art auction and potluck from 3 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, November 1. Call 628-7950 for information.
DAY OF THE DEAD. Tucson Public Library. 101 N. Stone Ave. El Instituto Cultural Mexicano de Tucson and Xicanindio present the first-annual Festival del Día de Los Muertos, from noon to dusk on Saturday, October 31. The festival showcases traditional art forms as well as contemporary interpretations on the theme of life and death, and includes food vendors, folk art and craft activities for children. Call 298-8268 or 602-833-5875 for information.
FARMER'S MARKET. St. Philip's Plaza, River Road and Campbell Avenue. Every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., some 20 vendors sell fresh produce, teas, honey, jams, lemon curd, bread, smoked beef and more.
FINE ART MARKET. Art Square. 172 E. Broadway. The Tucson Arts District presents more than 30 juried and invited artists, against a live music backdrop featuring classical flute and clarinet by Eurydice. Market continues through November, with free parking, special lighting, and security provided. Call 624-9977 for information.
GOURMET ART MARKETPLACE. This Thursday marketplace, featuring some of Arizona's gourmet food and kitchen-art collectibles, is from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, in the courtyard of St. Philip's Plaza, River Road and Campbell Avenue. Marketplace continues Thursday evenings through April 29.
HALLOWEEN MARDI GRAS. Tucson Women's Club. 6245 E. Bellevue. Wear a mask and BYOB to this event from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday, October 31. Tickets are $12.50 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets are available at Al's Barber Shop, 861 E. Grant Road; and Ms. Tiggy-Winkle's Toys, 4811 E. Grant Road. Call Johnny or Beverly at 298-8433 for information.
HARVEST CELEBRATION. Sunnyside High School's Garden Habitat. 1725 E. Bilby Road, at South Campbell Avenue. The Pima and Santa Cruz counties' School to Work Partnership sponsors this celebration marking the successful completion of a student-built greenhouse and vegetable garden, with activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 31. Call 696-0495 for information.
HAUNTED RUINS TOURS. Valley of the Moon. 2544 E. Allen Road, north of Prince Road and east of Tucson Boulevard. The George Phar Legler Society presents this annual fund-raiser for Valley of the Moon. Haunted Ruins tours leave the gate every 30 minutes from 7 to 9:30 p.m., October 28 through 30. This is a fun, barely scary show for children and adults. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for kids 7 to 12, free for kids under age 7 and members. Call 323-1331 for information.
JEWISH ART AND BOOK FAIR. Tucson Jewish Community Center. 3800 E. River Road. The JCC presents the 13th-annual Jewish Art and Book Fair, opening daily at 10 a.m. from October 29 through November 1. For information call Betsy Cowan at 299-3000.
MODELS FAIR AND DEMONSTRATION. Pima Air and Space Museum. 6000 E. Valencia Road. 574-0462. The World of Models, a fair and demonstration, honors skilled modelers who have built hundreds of displays at the museum. Learn first-hand from the masters. Event includes guided museum tours; hands-on demonstrations covering several types of modeling; activities for children, including a build-your-own wooden wing rib display; a video presentation in the museum theater; and gift, supply, and other purchase opportunities. Museum entrance is $7.50, $6.50 for military and seniors, $4 for youth ages 10 to 17, and free for children 9 and under. Admission is free to all museum members.
MULTIMEDIA MONDAYS. Hotel Congress. 311 E. Congress St. Call 622-8848 for information.
NIGHTFALL VII. Old Tucson Studios. 201 S. Kinney Road. Continuing Thursday through Saturday through October 31, this annual Halloween celebration transforms Old Tucson Studios into the nightmarish town of Nightfall, Arizona. Sinister Dr. Hyde faces off against war-seasoned U.S. Cavalry troupes in a showdown. Nightfall VII combines professional actors, Hollywood special effects, and fiery pyrotechnics into a tale of terror. This year's Nightfall also features activities for children. Hours are 5 to 11 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays; and 5 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays. Admission is $10.95. Discount coupons benefiting charities are available throughout Southern Arizona. Call 883-0100 for information.
PENN AND TELLER. UA Centennial Hall. 1020 E. University Blvd. This outrageous and extreme comedy duo returns to the UA at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 4. Tickets range in price from $24 to $36; half-price for children 18 and under and students with ID. The Centennial Hall box office is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 621-3341 for information.
WESTERN ROUND-UP. Bookman's. 1930 E. Grant Road. Bookman's hosts this event with food, music and cowboy poetry from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, November 1. Call Christopher Stead or Victoria Galloway at 325-5767 for information.
DIVORCE RECOVERY ANNIVERSARY DINNER. Divorce Recovery celebrates 20 years of community service, and recognizes Frank Williams for 30 years of service, with a celebration dinner at 7 p.m. Sunday, November 15, at Marriot University, 880 E. Second St. There's a no-host bar and silent auction at 5:30 p.m., with dinner beginning at 7 p.m. Cost is $50 per person. RSVP to the Divorce Recovery Office, 323-3952.
AUTHORS ON TOUR. Proscenium Theatre. Pima Community College. The PCC Center for the Arts presents An Evening with Quentin Crisp, celebrated author, actor, "naked civil servant," and gay cultural hero at 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, November 5 and 6. Tickets are available at Antigone Books, 411 N. Fourth Ave.; Tucson Trunk, 5605 E. River Road; the CFA box office, and at the Door. Call 206-6988 for information.
Out Of Town
SONGS OF THE CHANGING SEASON. 44 Ramsey Canyon Road, Hereford. The Arizona Folklore Preserve presents Dolan Ellis, Arizona's official balladeer, performing original and traditional ballads in Ramsey Canyon. Show time is 2 p.m., reservations required. Call 378-6165, or e-mail www.quikpages.com/A/arizonaflp, for information.
CO-HOUSING OPEN HOUSE. Sonora Co-Housing, a pedestrian-oriented,
intergenerational, child-friendly and environmentally sensitive
neighborhood, invites you to an open house with refreshments and
a slide show from
OPEN MIC NOTICE. Plaza Pub. 20 E. Pennington St. 882-0400. Plaza Pub presents an open mic night, beginning at 9 p.m. Thursday, October 22. The microphone is open for anyone, not just music or comedy acts.
MASS FOR THE THIRD MILLENNIUM. Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church. 2331 E. Adams St. 327-6857. This experimental liturgy includes dance, Celtic harp, meditation, discussion, readings, and social hour with snacks and beverages. Especially welcoming to singles, the gay community, and people on a spiritual journey of whatever faith. It takes place on the first, third and fifth Fridays starting on October 23.
STORYTELLING. St. Philip's in the Hills Church Meditation Room. 4440 N. Campbell Ave. Storyteller veterans and beginners gather from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of every month to swap tales and learn the art of storytelling. Gatherings are led by Glenda Bonin and Ron Lancaster of Tellers of Tales. Call 326-8966 for information.
SUNSETS FOR SINGLES. The Nature Loop hosts Saturday Sunsets for Singles from 6 to 8:30 p.m. throughout October, on the balcony of the Tucson Racquet and Fitness Club. The monthly dinner meeting is also at the Racquet Club at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, November 2. Call 760-6007, check the web site at www.natureloop.com, or email email@example.com for more information.
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