HOLIDAY PARADE: That's right, Tucson has taken its rightful place as the 33rd largest city in the nation by instituting the first annual Downtown Holiday Parade and celebration at 10 a.m. Friday, November 24. The parade route winds south on Stone Avenue from Toole Avenue to Congress Street, east on Congress to Sixth Avenue, then south on Sixth to the Children's Museum. This year's original theme is "Peace on Earth." Join the block party at noon at the Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave., with live music and performance art, food booths and activities for all ages. Call 624-9977 for information. And don't forget your ticker tape.
POW WOW: The North American Indian Information and Trade Center presents a social pow wow and Indian craft market November 24 through 26 at Amigos Indoor Complex, at 36th Street and South Fourth Avenue. An abundance of craft booths, traditional Indian foods and drum contest highlight this celebration of Native American Month. Call 622-4900 for information.
ILLITERATI FOR ALL: It's time again for the monthly literary free-for-all at Café Magritte, 254 E. Congress St. Express your most profound thoughts at 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 28, or settle down with your beverage of choice in the Bowler Room and watch the human exhibit in the café's remarkable restoration of the species' natural urban habitat. Call 884-8004 for information.
Or try out your dramatic reading skills at Gargoyles Coffee House, 3206 N. First Ave., with open poetry readings from 9 to 11 p.m. every Wednesday. Share original poems or the works of a favorite writer (of poetry or prose). Call 690-1930 for information.
GARDEN WALK: With the weather gods continuing to smile so benevolently upon us, take time out this week to stroll The Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Visit the nursery between 9 a.m. and noon Tuesday through Saturday, or take a guided tour of the gardens at 10 a.m. Wednesday or Saturday. Admission to the Botanical Gardens is $3, $2 for seniors, and free for children under 12. Call 326-9255 for information.s
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