SPECIAL EVENTSEvents This Week
AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURAL CELEBRATION. The Native American Resource Center hosts this 9th-annual celebration November 19 and 20. This year's theme is Celebrating Native Diversity and Linking the Generations. Call 621-3835 for information.
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL EVENT. UA Mall. View student produced art and literature celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 24. Call 695-0580 for information.
CELTIC JAM. Harp and Shamrock. 7002 E. Golf Links Road.
Kick up your heels at the Green Gig starting at
CHILI COOK-OFF. Downtown Public Library Courtyard. The Tucson Firefighters and the Carondelet Yacht Club present their third-annual Chili Cook-Off from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, November 20. There are 32 chili tasting booths, celebrity chefs, live music with KRQ DJ's, and more. Proceeds go to benefit the Adopt-A-Family Program and the Carondelet Rescue Fund.
DOWNTOWN SATURDAY. Downtown Saturday night comes alive on November 21. The Ballet Folklorico Del Sudoeste celebrates the anniversary of "La Revolucion Mexicana de 1918" at the Ronstadt Transit Center, Sixth Avenue and Congress Street. Hear Catacoustic Groove from 7 to 10 p.m. on Arizona Avenue south of Congress St. Stroll on down to the Fifth Street Stage on Fourth Avenue (in front of Magpies) for Dawn Malosh from 7 to 10 p.m. Cosmic Debris performs at Winsett Park, 316 N. Fourth Ave. Enjoy the family quilting workshop, Arts for Me, from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Ronstadt Transit Center. Watch Tucson artist Patrick Dunne create new works in his storefront studio from 7 to 10 p.m. on the southwest corner of Pennington Street and Scott Avenue.
FARMER'S MARKET. St. Philip's Plaza, River Road and Campbell Ave. Every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. twenty or more vendors sell fresh produce, teas, honey, jams, lemon curd, bread, smoked beef and more.
FESTIVAL FOR LIFE. University Park Marriot Hotel. 880 E. Second St. The Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation presents the tenth-annual Jerome Belliard Festival from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, November 22. This event features an action of Christmas trees, wreaths, menorahs and more. Advance tickets are $25 and are available at Antigone Books, Borders Books, Casas Adobes Flower Shop, Hair on Broadway, Rainbow Planet Coffee, Rum Runner, Tucson Trunk, and Unique on Central. Tickets at the door are $30. Call 322-6226 for information.
FINE ART MARKET. Art Square. 172 E. Broadway. The Tucson Arts District presents over thirty juried and invited artists presenting their work to a backdrop of Eurydice, a classical flute and clarinet duo. The market continues through November with free parking, special lighting, and security provided. Call 624-9977 for information.
FLANDRAU SCIENCE CENTER. UA campus. November planetarium shows are: The Invisible Universe, Adventures in the Solar System, Discovering Lasers and Light Years from Andromeda. Call 621-STAR 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.
HEALTH FAIR. El Pueblo Neighborhood Center. 101 W. Irvington Road. The Ward V Council Office presents the third-annual Health Fair with adult health assessments, blood pressure checks, children's immunizations and more from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 21. The Fair is free and offers health care on the South side. Call 791-4231 for information.
HISTORY DAYS. Old Tucson Studios. 201 S. Kinney Road. Exhibits, demonstrations, and performers recreate the bi-gone era of life on the American frontier on Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22. Call 883-0100 for information.
HOLIDAY BAZAAR. Tucson Greyhound Park. 2601 S. Third Ave. The Tucson Black Chamber of Commerce presents a day of ongoing workshops, entertainment, arts and crafts, and more. The events is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 21. For information leave a message at 623-0099 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOLIDAY CRAFT MARKET. Tucson Museum of Art Courtyard. 140 N. Main Ave. Enjoy this 17th-annual market featuring over 100 Southwest Artisans from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, November 20 through Sunday, November 22.
HOLIDAY GIFT FAIR. Booth-Fickett Magnet School. 450 S. Montego Dr. The Tucson Arts and Crafts Association presents over 100 artists and crafts people selling their hand-crafted items from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 21. Call 886-9645 for information.
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE. 526 N. Fourth Ave. Native Seeds/SEARCH holds an open house from 1 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, November 21. Woodcarvings by Tarahumara folk artist Bernardo Villalobos, gourmet beans and their cookbooks, Tohono O'odham baskets, and Mayo carved bowls are just some of the highlights of the Open House. Call 622-5561 for information.
HOLIDAY SPIRIT ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL. Ventana Village. E. Sunrise Dr. at N. Kolb Road. Spirit Weavers presents their fourth-annual holiday festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22. Enjoy over 80 juried artisans from throughout the Southwest displaying and selling their work. A portion of the proceeds are donated to the Humane Society and canned pet food donations are appreciated. Call 546-4656 for information.
HUMAN RIGHTS FILMS AND VIDEOS. The Screening Room. 127 E. Congress. Access Tucson, Free Speach TV, and Pan Left Productions present Just Solutions: Campaign for Human Rights, a free film and video festival on Friday, November 20 and Saturday, November 21. There is a reception at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 20. All screenings are free and open to the public. Call 624-9833 or 622-2262 for information.
LE FREAK SHOW/CARNIVALE. Mat Bevel Institute. 530 N. Stone
Ave. The Flower Fresh Company presents this multi-media, multi-cultural
showcase extravaganza at
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.
SPIRITUAL CENTER OPEN HOUSE. WomanKraft. 388 S. Stone Ave. Anubis's Hideaway has an open house featuring talks, readings, products, and demonstrations from 1 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, November 21. Call 629-9976 for information.
THEATRICAL REVUE. Saint Francis in the Foothills UMC. 4625 E. River Road. The Saint Francis Players present The "G" Word at 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 21. Enjoy an evening of music, dance, storytelling, high drama, low comedy, dessert, and the Divinity. A suggested donation of $7 benefits the Saint Francis Arts Program. Call 299-9063 for information.
WALKING TOUR. Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont House. 151 S. Granada Ave. Enjoy this walking tour of Tucson's history of more than 20 homes, sites, and buildings from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday. Cost is $4.50 for adults with reduced rates for children. Reservations are recommended. Call 622-0956 for information.
Out Of Town
FEELING OF FALL FESTIVAL. Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum State Park. 37615 Hwy. 60. Superior. Enjoy this family festival featuring fall color, Arizona apple cider, pie, donuts, music, and educational harvest displays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 21. Admission is $5, $2 for children five through twelve and free for children under five. Call 689-2723 for information.
SONGS OF THE CHANGING SEASON. 44 Ramsey Canyon Rd. Hereford. The Arizona Folklore Preserve presents Dolan Ellis, Arizona's official balladeer, performing original and traditional ballads in Ramsey Canyon. Show times are at 2 p.m., reservations only. Call 378-6165 or e-mail www.quikpages.com/A/arizonaflp for information.
THANKSGIVING FIESTA OF BOOKS. Singing Wind Bookshop. Singing Wind Road. Benson. Enjoy this year's theme, Spirit of Adventure, at the annual fiesta featuring music by the Sirocco Wind Quartet and Calexico and readings by Ed Sweeney, W. Lane Rogers, Harriet Rochlin and more. Events get under way at 1 p.m. on Sunday, November 22. Call 586-2425 or 586-9153 for information.
CO-HOUSING OPEN HOUSE. Sonora Co-Housing, a pedestrian-oriented,
intergenerational, child- and environmentally friendly neighborhood,
invites you to an Open House with refreshments and a slide show
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.
OPEN HOUSE. The Conquestadors Toastmasters open house is at 7 p.m. every Thursday at La Quinta Inn, 6404 E. Broadway Blvd. Call Randy Lindsey at 745-3915 for information.
OPEN MIC NOTICE. Plaza Pub. 20 E. Pennington. 882-0400.
Plaza Pub presents an open mic night, beginning at
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.
TALENT CALL. There is a limited number of openings for street performers for the Fourth Avenue Street Fair (December 11 through 13). Acoustic musicians, jugglers, face painters, caricature artists, and more are welcome to come to the Merchants Association office at 329 E. Seventh St. on Saturday, November 28. Bring a tape, resume, or sample of work. No phone calls please.
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