A woman gets cell phone photos of the circle of inflatable dancers during the Dusk Music Festival on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016.

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It's the season of cooler weather, turkey giveaways, holiday markets and lots of annual favorites.

Here's what's going on this weekend: All Souls Procession, Tucson Celtic Festival, Día de los Muertos ofrenda dedications, a big street market hosted by TENWEST, a kids' book fest, a Broadway-themed rave and lots more.

Of course, things can change quickly these days. Check for the latest info before heading out!

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The main street of Trail Dust Town on Tanque Verde Road, Tucson, December 9, 2020.

Merry Mercado

Local First Arizona is kicking off the season of giving with a vendor market of local artisans and the chance to meet Santa. The night ends with a couple hours of networking.

When: 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1

Where: Trail Dust Town, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Tucson Comedy Arts Festival

Enjoy four days of comedy with Tucson Improv Movement's Tucson Comedy Arts Festival. Expect 11 comedy shows and three improv workshops.

When: Nov. 1-4

Where: Tucson Improv Movement, 414 E. Ninth St.

Cost: $25 for an all-access pass. $7-$9 for individual shows. Workshops are $35.

Visit the event page for more information.


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Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona challenges you to go beyond your limits and go Over the Edge to support girls in our community. Join the Girl Scouts on Nov. 11 for this fundraising event!


Day of the Bread

In celebration of Día de los Muertos, The Monica is hosting a bread bazaar where you'll get bread samples, recipe tastings and three drink tickets. Music, calavera face painting, games and crafts are also part of the fun. A portion of the proceeds will go toward local nonprofit Tu Nidito. 

When: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2

Where: The Monica, 40 E. Congress St.

Cost: $50

Visit the event page for more information.

Ofrenda Dedication

If you've visited the MSA Annex recently, you may have noticed a giant ofrenda outside the west entrance. On Thursday, an official dedication of the community altar will take place with a blessing and a booth from Homicide Survivors, Inc.

When: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2

Where: MSA Annex, 267 S. Avenida del Convento

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.


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Next Stage Theatre Southwest presents Reasons to be Pretty

This triple-Tony-nominated Broadway smash, with an ensemble of Tucson's top talent, is a highly charged and devastatingly funny play centered on our obsession with female beauty and its costs to both women and men. The play runs Nov. 3-19. Get tickets here!


Día de los Muertos with the Community Food Bank

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona will host a candlelight vigil in honor of lost loved ones on Día de los Muertos. Pan de muerto and vegan mesquite drinks are part of the event.

When: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2

Where: Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, 3003 S. Country Club Road

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

First Thursday at Tucson Museum of Art

Visit the Tucson Museum of Art every first Thursday of the month for pay-what-you-wish admission, gallery activities, live music and a cash bar. This month's event will also feature community altars for Día de los Muertos, a death cafe and food from Brujeria Pupuseria.

When: 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2

Where: Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.

Cost: Pay what you wish

Visit the event page for more information. 

Safe Shift Store 3-Day Sale

The Safe Shift estate store, which helps raise funds for firefighters and first responders through the Greater Tucson Fire Foundation, opens its doors for three days each month. Past items for sale have included furniture, home decor, kitchen items, books and more.

When: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 2-4

Where: Safe Shift, 2801 E. Grant Road

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Fall Ikebana Festival

Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson describes Ikebana as a "meditative art of Japanese floral arranging." At this festival, you'll find colorful floral arrangements showcased throughout the grounds of the gardens. 

When: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 2-5

Where: Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson, 2130 N. Alvernon Way

Cost: $18 for adults, $5 for kids under age 15

Visit the event page for more information.

Odyssey Live Storytelling

Attend this live storytelling event to hear stories surrounding the theme of "lessons learned."

When: 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2

Where: The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress St.

Cost: $15

Visit the event page for more information.


Discovery Nights at Children's Museum Tucson

Visit Children's Museum Tucson for a free night of science and art, including story times and pop-up science experiments. 

When: 5-7 p.m. Thursdays

Where: Children's Museum Tucson, 200 S. Sixth Ave.

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Gardening Hour

Learn about gardening and bring home clippings all while connecting with The Garden Kitchen team. 

When: 7-8:30 a.m. Thursdays

Where: The Garden Kitchen, 2205 S. Fourth Ave.

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

Imagine stepping into a painting by Vincent van Gogh. The colors swirl around you and the images of landscapes and self-portraits by the 19th century Post-Impressionist artist suck you into a 360-degree virtual world. That‚Äôs what you will experience at ‚ÄúVan Gogh: The Immersive Experience‚ÄĚ in Oro Valley.

When: Thursdays-Mondays

Where: Oro Valley Marketplace, 12155 N. Oracle Road

Cost: $25-$35

Visit the event page for more information.

The 33rd annual All Souls Procession in Tucson on Nov. 6, 2022.

All Souls Procession

More than 150,000 people head to Tucson's west side each year for the annual All Souls Procession, where attendees walk in remembrance of lost loved ones. The event started in 1990 when founder and local artist Susan Johnson was grieving the loss of her father.

When: The main procession takes place 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5. Other events, such as a procession of little angels and a concert, will take place Friday-Saturday, Nov. 3-4.

Where: The procession is south of Speedway, along Grande Avenue to the MSA Annex, 267 S. Avenida del Convento. The front of the procession usually arrives in the Mercado District between 7 and 7:30 p.m.

Cost: Procession is free to attend, other events may have a fee.

Visit the event page for more information.

Tucson Celtic Festival & Scottish Highland Games

This festival is put on by the Tucson Celtic Festival Association and features Scottish food, classic cars, a kids' area, Celtic dance and music and more. It's now in its 37th year!

When: 5-9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3; 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5.

Where: Rillito Racetrack, 4502 N. First Ave.

Cost: General admission starts at $18, depending on the day.

Visit the event page for more information.

Alebrijes Art Show and Día de los Muertos Pop-up

Galeria Mitotera is hosting an art show and Día de los Muertos pop-up. Expect to see 13 artists as part of the art show and about 10 vendors as part of the pop-up. 

When: 6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3

Where: Galeria Mitotera, 1802 S. Fourth Ave.

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Broadway Rave

This traveling rave is basically a big musical theater dance party "celebrating the best of Broadway." 

When: 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3

Where: The Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St.

Cost: $20. This event is for ages 18 and up.

Visit the event page for more information. 

Tucson Film Festival

Tucson Film Festival, formerly known as Tucson Film & Music Festival, kicks off Nov. 3 with 10 films. The centerpiece and closing-night films feature a local filmmaker, a Southwest-set narrative thriller and an "intimate portrait of an indie rock musician." 

When: Friday-Sunday, Nov. 3-5

Where: The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress St.

Cost: $10

Visit the event page for more information.

Community Self-Defense

Jenna Herder teaches self-defense classes for women and the LGBTQ+ community.

When: Various dates.

Where: Combat Krav Maga, 3273 N. Freeway

Cost: Pay what you can

Visit the event page for more information.

Art Corner with BICAS

Get free access to recycled bike art parts, tools and other materials and get creative! Once you're finished, you can donate your creation to BICAS or give a suggested donation to the nonprofit, if you're able to. Check in at the front counter before heading to the art area.

When: 4-6 p.m. Fridays

Where: BICAS, 2001 N. Seventh Ave.

Cost: Free to attend, donation suggested 

Visit the event page for more information.

TENWEST Impact Festival

This impact festival led by Startup Tucson is a "celebration of the growing innovation, creative and entrepreneurial ecosystems in Southern Arizona." There are talks and experiences, plus afterparties and a huge downtown street fest with more than 100 vendors, live music, a fashion show and a beer garden.

When: Nov. 4-10. The street fest is Saturday, Nov. 4.

Where: Conference is held at Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave. Afterparties are at various locations around downtown Tucson. The street fest is in the Sixth Avenue and Seventh Street area.

Cost: $60 for a general admission conference pass. The street fest is free to attend.

Visit the event page for more information.

Love of Literacy: A Children's Book Festival

This book fest for kids features a slew of activities: create your own bookmarks, write poetry, craft your own storybook and enjoy performances of stories written by kids. You'll also find a story corner, giveaways and snacks. Admission to the Children's Museum is free!

When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4

Where: Children's Museum Tucson, 200 S. Sixth Ave.

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

La Encantada Fine Art Festival

SAACA is hosting a fine art festival at La Encantada, featuring artists selling items that range from mixed media to paintings to sculptures. You'll also find live music and art demonstrations.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5

Where: La Encantada Shopping Center, 2905 E. Skyline Dr.

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

The Holiday Marketplace at Harlow Gardens

Harlow Gardens is hosting a market in anticipation of the holiday season, featuring more than 50 artists.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5

Where: Harlow Gardens, 5620 E. Pima St.

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Movie on the Lawn in Oro Valley

Oro Valley is screening a free outdoor showing of "Coco" this Saturday.

When: 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4

Where:¬†Oro Valley Community & Recreation Center,¬†10555 N. La Ca√Īada Dr.

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Tanque Verde Market

This market brings local creatives to the east side! Find about 30 vendors offering pottery, home decor, skin-care products, plants, clothing and more. 

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4

Where: Forty Nine Country Club, 12000 E. Tanque Verde Road

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Alex Norman labels a 64-ounce growler of beer fresh from the tap at Crooked Tooth Brewing Co.

Crooked Tooth's 7-Year Anniversary

Happy seventh birthday, Crooked Tooth! The brewery is hosting a weekend-long bash. Saturday brings exclusive beers, merch and raffles. Sunday brings drink flights, mariachi, flower crowns and face painting.

When: Noon to 10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 4-5

Where: Crooked Tooth Brewing Co., 228 E. Sixth St.

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for drinks and merch

Visit the event page for more information.

Hello Kitty Cafe Truck

The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck is rollin' into Tucson this Saturday with its adorable Sanrio merch and treats. Expect to find items like keychains, cookies, mugs and totes.

When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4

Where: La Encantada, 2905 E. Skyline Dr.

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

12th Annual Desert Living Home Tour

For 12 years, Watershed Management Group has hosted this home tour to show off sustainable yards, homes and community spaces. The self-paced tour shows rainwater harvesting, solar energy and more.

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4

Where: Various locations

Cost: $20, sliding-scale tickets available

Visit the event page for more information.

Treasure House Estate Sale

Find antiques at the Tucson Museum of Art's upcoming Treasure House Estate Sale. There will be fine art, furniture, jewelry and more.

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5

Where: Rancho Center, 3302 E. Speedway

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Oysterfest at Kingfisher

This Saturday, Kingfisher is transforming its parking lot into outdoor seating. The Oysterfest menu includes all kinds of oysters, plus items like lobster rolls, calamari and ceviche. 

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4

Where: Kingfisher, 2564 E. Grant Road

Cost: Menu items range in price. Outdoor seating is first come, first served. Call 520-323-7739 if you'd like to reserve an indoor spot.

Visit the event page for more information.

'80s Dance Party at Surly Wench

Surly Wench Pub is hosting an '80s-themed dance party. Wear your best '80s attire!

When: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4

Where: Surly Wench Pub, 424 N. Fourth Ave.

Cost: $5. This event is for ages 21 and up.

Visit the event page for more information.

Beer + Bikes

This bike ride goes along The Loop to 1912 Brewing Co. for a beer or two, followed by a ride back to Button Brew House for food-truck bites.

When: 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4

Where: Button Brew House, 6800 N. Camino Martin

Cost: Free to attend, brews available for purchase

Visit the event page for more information.

5 Points Artist Reception

Local artist Lex Gjurasic will have her art displayed at 5 Points for the first time since the pandemic shook the world. Her work will be up through Jan. 2, though she's hosting an artist reception on Nov. 4.

When: 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4

Where: 5 Points, 756 S. Stone Ave.

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for food and drinks

Visit the event page for more information.

Oracle Artist Studio Tour

Take a road trip to Oracle and get to know 23 artists in the area. You'll be able to tour artists' studios and purchase original artwork in 12 different Oracle locations.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 4-5

Where: Multiple locations in Oracle.

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for artwork

Visit the event page for more information.

Goat yoga

Enjoy an hour of yoga and goats with this class at Udall Park! 

When: 9-10 a.m. Saturdays, Nov. 4-18

Where: Northeast of the Udall Pool building at Udall Park, 7290 E. Tanque Verde Road

Cost: $25

Visit the event page for more information.

St. Philip's Plaza Market

Visit St. Philip's Plaza to shop from local makers from silversmiths to candle makers. While you're there, grab a bite to eat at one of the plaza's several eateries.

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays

Where: St. Philip's Plaza, 4280 N. Campbell Ave.

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping and food

Visit the event page for more information.

Medella Vina Antique and Vintage Fair

Once a month, Medella Vina Ranch hosts an antique fair where you can shop vintage items from more than 100 vendors, plus take a break at an onsite food truck.

When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month.

Where: Medella Vina Ranch, 4450 S. Houghton Road

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping and food

Visit the event page for more information.

Jefferson Park Celebrates 125 Years

The Jefferson Park neighborhood in midtown is celebrating 125 years with an anniversary party. Find antique cars, history panels, community resources, yard games and a silent auction.

When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5

Where: International School of Tucson, 1701 E. Seneca St.

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Watch now: El Jefe Cat Lounge is home to around 30 cats. Find the lounge at 3025 N. Campbell Ave. 

Cat events at El Jefe Cat Cafe

Spend time with the cats at El Jefe Cat Cafe! November events include bingo, sound bath meditation and yoga.

When: Various dates in November.

Where: El Jefe Cat Cafe, 3025 N. Campbell Ave.

Cost: Prices vary based on event.

Visit the event page for more information.

Trivia at Crooked Tooth Brewing Co.

Test your knowledge in all things "Spongebob," "The Big Lewbowski" and "Star Wars" at these trivia nights. Teams can have as many as five people!

When: 7 p.m. Tuesdays: Nov. 7 for "Spongebob"; Nov. 14 for "The Big Lewbowski"; Nov. 28 for "Star Wars." Teams are signed up on a first come, first served basis. It's suggested to get there by 6 p.m. to secure your spot.

Where: Crooked Tooth Brewing Co., 228 E. Sixth St.

Cost: Free to attend, recommended to buy a drink or two!

Visit the event page for more information.

"Shrek" Trivia Night

Test your knowledge on all things "Shrek" during this trivia night at Snakes & Lattes.

When: 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8

Where: Snakes & Lattes, 988 E. University Blvd.

Cost: $10 for general admission, $32 for a 4-person table

Visit the event page for more information.

Gather A Vintage Market

Find all kinds of vintage and antique home and garden items at this four-day market.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 9-11; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12

Where: Gather A Vintage Market, 300 S. Park Ave.

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Tucson Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival

Find all kinds of sewing, quilting, crafting and needle-art supply exhibits at this festival. There will be free demonstrations and daily drawings for prizes.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Nov. 9-10; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11

Where: Tucson Expo Center, 3750 E. Irvington Road

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Creative Kind Workshops

Maker shop Creative Kind is hosting three workshops this November: learn to make your own ceramic saguaro-shaped ornament, enjoy a "Friends"-themed art night and create dyed napkins for your Thanksgiving table.

When: Various dates.

Where: Creative Kind, 2905 E. Skyline Dr.

Cost: $15 for the "Friends" art night; $50 for the ornament and napkin workshops.

Visit the event page for more information.

Dusk Music Festival

This two-day music festival is back for another year in Jácome Plaza. Headliners include Louis The Child, Seven Lions and 311. There are more than two dozen musicians on the lineup, plus you can check out food, art, vendors and yard games while you're there.

When: Nov. 10-11

Where: Jácome Plaza, 101 N. Stone Ave.

Cost: 2-day general admission tickets start at $149. Single-day tickets start at $75.

Visit the event page for more information.

An individual enjoys the Laser Taylor Swift show at the Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium in Tucson.

Laser Taylor Swift

Flandrau has recently debuted a slew of music-themed laser shows from Lady Gaga to Journey to Daft Punk. Come Nov. 10, it's the Swifties' turn. Get your tickets fast ‚ÄĒ the Taylor Swift laser shows are known to sell out.

When: 8:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10

Where: Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium, 1601 E. University Blvd.

Cost: $18.95, admission to science exhibits is included.

Visit the event page for more information.

Tasting History: Olives

Learn about the origins behind olives and how they became part of Tucson's agricultural and culinary traditions. Demonstrations and tastings are part of the fun.

When: 9-11 a.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 10-11

Where: Mission Garden, 946 W. Mission Lane

Cost: Free to attend, donations accepted

Visit the event page for more information.

Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway

Injury attorneys Lerner and Rowe will be giving away 1,000 Thanksgiving meal packages that "include goodies to make a traditional holiday meal." This is a drive-thru event, serving community members on a first come, first served basis while supplies last and one package per vehicle.

When: 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10

Where: Pima County Fairgrounds, 11300 S. Houghton Road

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Evenings at Yume: Floating Lanterns

Toro Nagashi is known as a Japanese lantern festival where candle-lit lanterns are released into water with prayers for peace. At Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson, you can experience the tradition when you purchase a floating lantern and send it off in the gardens' koi pond. 

When: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 10-11

Where: Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson, 2130 N. Alvernon Way

Cost: $19 for general admission, $5 for kids ages 15 and under. Lanterns are $5 each.

Visit the event page for more information.

Tucson Modernism Week

The Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation has coordinated 10 events in celebration of Tucson Modernism Week. Expect tours of neon signs and historic homes, lectures and a cocktail party. 

When: Nov. 10-12

Where: Various locations

Cost: Some events are free; others range from $10-$35. The cocktail party is $125.

Visit the event page for more information.

Brewin at the Chul

Tohono Chul is hosting its second-ever fall series at its Garden Bistro! There will be music, spirits, brews and bites.

When: 5-8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 10-25

Where: Tohono Chul, 7366 Paseo del Norte

Cost: Pricing varies based on menu items ordered. The gardens will be closed during these events. 

Visit the event page for more information.

Arizona Poppy owner Rosie Crocker talks to a guest during the grand opening of the maker shop. Crocker is one of the makers behind the biannual Desert Air Market.

Desert Air Market

This pop-up market is run by local makers and creatives, featuring more than two dozen vendors selling everything from clothing and jewelry to pottery and candles. 

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11

Where: Let's Sweat, 439 N. Sixth Ave.

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Kirby's Boba Dreamland

K-pop and anime shop Kira Kira Collectibles is putting together a Nintendo-themed event with local vendors, karaoke, themed drinks and a cosplay contest.

When: 2-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11

Where: The Korean Rose, 6118 E. Speedway

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping and drinks

Visit the event page for more information.

Art After Dark at Children's Museum Tucson

Each month, Children's Museum Tucson hosts Art After Dark with local arts groups and free admission!

When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11

Where: Children's Museum Tucson, 200 S. Sixth Ave.

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Tucson Repair Cafe

Need something fixed? Bring it to the Tucson Repair Cafe to be fixed for free! All items are welcome.

When: 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11

Where: Xerocraft Makerspace, 101 W. Sixth St.

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Evening closes in over the Sweet Rolls & More rolled ice cream food trailer, one of the vendors keeping the crowd fed during 2nd Saturdays downtown, Tucson, Ariz., March 11, 2023.

2nd Saturdays

Check out food trucks, live music and local makers during this monthly outdoor street festival.

When: 5-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11

Where: Downtown Tucson along East Congress Street

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping and food

Visit the event page for more information.

Emo Nite at 191 Toole

Bust out your favorite black eyeliner and that My Chemical Romance shirt in the back of your closet ‚ÄĒ Emo Nite returns to Tucson.

When: 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11

Where: 191 Toole, 191 E. Toole Ave.

Cost: $16-$20. This event is for ages 21 and up.

Visit the event page for more information.

Truly Nolen Community Car Show

Truly Nolen is bringing back its car show for the fifth year. Expect to see Truly Nolen cars, in addition to entries from local car clubs. 

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11

Where: Truly Nolen Training Center, 432 S. Williams Blvd.

Cost: Free to attend 

Visit the event page for more information.

Vail Vendor Fair

Hosted by Vail Coffee Stop, this market will feature vendors, food and live music.

When: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11

Where: Vail Coffee Stop, 13105 E. Colossal Cave Road

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping and food

Visit the event page for more information.

Second Saturday at Steam Pump Ranch

The second Saturday of every month is special at Steam Pump Ranch. Find historic tours of the grounds, demonstrations led by Archaeology Southwest, crafts for kids, vendors selling their artwork, a farmers market and a bike swap.

When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11

Where: Steam Pump Ranch, 10901 N. Oracle Road

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Puppy yoga with Barefoot Studio

Take this yoga class surrounded by puppies! Proceeds go to Pathways for Paws.

When: 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11

Where: Barefoot Studio, 7053 N. Oracle Road

Cost: $20. This event is for ages 13 and up.

Visit the event page for more information.

Valley of the Moon's 100th Birthday Party

Local fantasy park Valley of the Moon is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year! Their birthday bash will feature fire performances, fairies, mermaids, bubbles, clowns, circus stunts, crafts, music and food trucks.

When: 3-7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12

Where: Valley of the Moon, 2544 E. Allen Road

Cost: Free to attend 

Visit the event page for more information.

Second SundAZe at TMA 

Visit the Tucson Museum of Art every second Sunday for pay-what-you-wish admission. Enjoy art-making, gallery activities, family yoga and performances. In this edition of Second SundAZe, you'll also find community altars for Día de los Muertos.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12

Where: Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.

Cost: Pay what you wish

Visit the event page for more information. 

Afternoon light falls on attendees as they enjoy their drinks during Fruit Cocktail Lounge on Feb. 12, 2023 at The Century Room.

Fruit Cocktail Lounge

Head downtown for an LGBTQ+ cocktail party and social at The Century Room at Hotel Congress! Enjoy cocktails, small plates and entertainment. 

When: 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12

Where: The Century Room, 311 E. Congress St.

Cost: $10. This event is for ages 21 and up.

Visit the event page for more information.

Mercado Flea

Check out more than 45 vendors selling antique and vintage items at the Mercado Flea. 

When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month through May.

Where: Mercado District, 100 S. Avenida del Convento

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

KXCI 40th Anniversary Celebration

KXCI is celebrating its 40th birthday with a limited-edition whiskey barrel from Whiskey Del Bac. A limited number of bottles will be available for purchase at their anniversary bash where there will also be live music and Moroccan food pop-up La Merguez.

When: 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12

Where: Che's Lounge, 350 N. Fourth Ave.

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for food and drinks. This event is for ages 21 and up.

Visit the event page for more information.

Ride with FUGA

Take a bike ride with organization FUGA, which advocates for mobility, accessibility and representation for Tucson's south-side and west-side communities. 

When: 8-10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 12; 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24

Where: Ward 1, 940 W. Alameda St., on Nov. 12; El Pueblo Center, 101 W. Irvington Road, on Nov. 24

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information. 

Fundamentals of Photography

Local photographer Julius Schlosburg is hosting a workshop surrounding the fundamentals of photography.

When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12

Where: Coalition Space, 311 E. Seventh St.

Cost: Sliding-scale ticket prices. $25 is the recommended donation.

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Live storytelling with F*ST Female Storytellers

F*ST, Female* StoryTellers, is back with a night of live storytelling. This time, the night will be centered around the theme "Fed Up."

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14

Where: The Rock, 136 N. Park Ave. 

Cost: $10

Visit the event page for more information.

The Museum of Contemporary Art was established in 1997 by artists exclusively for contemporary art.

Free Third Thursdays at MOCA

Third Thursday at Tucson‚Äôs Museum of Contemporary Art is a party. The art museum is open late with free admission ‚ÄĒ and free beer from Barrio Brewing Co. KXCI will be DJing!¬†

When: 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson, 265 S. Church Ave.

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event site for more information.

Miracle en el Barrio Comedy for Charity

This show featuring seven comedians will benefit Miracle en el Barrio, a decades-long tradition that provides gifts to children each Christmas. 

When: 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16

Where: O'Malley's, 247 N. Fourth Ave.

Cost: $15. This event is for ages 21 and up.

Visit the event site for more information.

Concerts in the Courtyard

Head to Marana for this monthly concert series. This month, enjoy music from Mr. Boogie Woogie. Food trucks will be onsite and the Marana Police Department will be hosting a Thanksgiving drive. Bring your own chairs or blankets!

When: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16

Where: Marana Municipal Complex, 11555 W. Civic Center Dr.

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for food

Visit the event page for more information.

Fall Artisans Market

Get your holiday shopping started at Tucson Museum of Art's Fall Artisans Market, which is set to feature more than 100 artists bringing their pottery, glasswork, jewelry and other artwork to the market space.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Nov. 17-19

Where: Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information. 

Sonoran Cinema at Tohono Chul

Visit Tohono Chul's Sonoran Cinema for an indoor screening of "Finding Nemo." Get cotton candy and popcorn from the concession stands!

When: 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17

Where: Tohono Chul, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte

Cost: $4

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Stargazing with Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association

Go stargazing with Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association! Several telescopes will be set up.

When: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17

Where: Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail

Cost: Free to attend, though the park entrance fee applies.

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Hearts & Guitars Benefit

Hotel Congress is hosting Hearts & Guitars, a benefit concert for the Giovanni Terranella Heart Transplant Research Fund through Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Beyond live music, find a silent auction with items from local artists.

When: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17

Where: Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St.

Cost: $10 in advance, $15 day of

Visit the event page for more information.

"Twilight" Trivia at the Short Rest Tavern

Fridays are for trivia at the Short Rest Tavern, a hidden bar tucked inside Tucson Mall's Tucson Games and Gadgets. Come Nov. 17, test your knowledge on all things "Twilight." 

When: 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17

Where: Short Rest Tavern in Tucson Mall, 4500 N. Oracle Road

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for drinks. Tables are first come, first served. Park between Dillard's and Sears.

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Self Love Market

More than 15 local artists will be part of the upcoming Self Love Market with items that range from candles to macrame. Beyond the vendors, the event will feature yoga, speakers, food and sound healing. 

When: 2-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17

Where: Catalyst in Tucson Mall, 4500 N. Oracle Road

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Queer Speed Dating 

Find your next date or make a new friend at this queer speed dating event!

When: 7-9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17

Where: Bawker Bawker Cider House, 400 N. Fourth Ave.

Cost: Free to participate with the purchase of one drink. This event is for ages 21 and up.

Visit the event page for more information.

Cyclists make the turn onto Aviation Parkway at the start of the 102-mile race during the 39th Banner ‚ÄĒ University Medicine El Tour de Tucson on Nov. 19, 2022.

El Tour de Tucson

El Tour de Tucson is celebrating its 40th birthday this year, bringing riders from around the globe to cycle the perimeter of the Old Pueblo. Ride day happens Nov. 18, but there's an expo and fiesta Nov. 16-18 with vendors.

When: Saturday, Nov. 18 is ride day. The expo is noon to 9 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Nov. 16-17 and 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18.

Where: The expo is held at the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.

Cost: $15-$300 to ride. Expo is free to attend, bring money for shopping and food.

Visit the event page for more information.

Native American Arts Fair

Find ceramics, basketry, beads, clothing and more artwork from Native American artists. Some artists will also demonstrate their crafts during this fair.

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18

Where: Mission Garden, 946 W. Mission Lane

Cost: Free to attend, donations appreciated

Visit the event page for more information.

Thanksgiving Benefit for Casa Maria

Hotel Congress will be the home of this concert benefitting Casa Maria Soup Kitchen ahead of Thanksgiving. Find performances by nearly a dozen musicians.

When: 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18

Where: Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St.

Cost: $10

Visit the event page for more information.

Desert Haze Market

This market features a lineup of about a dozen vendors who curate vintage clothing. There will be live music, too!

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18

Where: Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St.

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Button Brew House Chili Cook-off

Taste eight different chili creations and vote for your favorite!

When: 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18

Where: Button Brew House, 6800 N. Camino Martin

Cost: $24, includes eight 3-ounce samples of chili and one vote.

Visit the event page for more information. 

Family Saturdays with Watershed Management Group

Head to Watershed Management Group for Family Saturdays to learn all about the return of beavers to Tucson's rivers. This family-friendly event features crafts, science experiments and the chance to build your own beaver dam model. 

When: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 18

Where: Watershed Management Group, 1137 N. Dodge Blvd.

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Make N Take at Pima Air and Space

Kids ages 6 and up will receive a quick-build model aircraft kit that they'll be able to put together, all while learning about the aircraft itself. Kids will also get to visit the aircraft they're set to build.

When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18

Where: Pima Air and Space Museum's administrative building north of the parking lot, 6000 E. Valencia Road

Cost: $20 per child. An adult is required to be present with the child during class. Admission to the museum is not included and admission is not needed to participate in the class.

Visit the event page for more information.

A Night Under the Stars

Local nonprofit Reach For The Stars is hosting a night of stargazing. Learn about the stars and planets, all while gazing through telescopes and binoculars. 

When: 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18

Where: Gabe Zimmerman Trailhead, 16248 E. Marsh Station Road

Cost: Free to attend, donations accepted

Visit the event page for more information.

Second Annual Harvest Fest at Rillito Park

Heirloom Farmers Markets host a market at Rillito Park every Sunday, but Nov. 19's market will be extra special. It's the second annual Harvest Fest, set to feature educational presentations from local farmers, more than 90 food vendors, a demonstration from a chef and live music.

When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19

Where: Rillito Park, 4502 N. First Ave.

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Tucson Masterworks Chorale

Dubbed Southern Arizona's oldest chorale arts organization, Tucson Masterworks Chorale is hosting a fall concert called "Songs of Peace." 

When: 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19

Where: Grace St. Paul Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St.

Cost: $20

Visit the event page for more information.

Giving Community with Arizona Bilingual Community

Arizona Bilingual Newspaper will be giving away up to 300 gift cards at this event, so community members will be able to purchase a turkey for Thanksgiving. There will also be music, entertainment, raffles and a vaccine clinic.

When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21

Where: El Pueblo Center, 101 W. Irvington Road

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

LightsUp! A Festival of Illumination

Kick off the holiday season with a stroll through the Tucson Botanical Gardens. There will be luminaria displays, 1 million twinkling lights and dancing sculptures among the gardens' six themed light areas.

When: 6-9:30 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, Nov. 24 through Jan. 7

Where: Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way

Cost: $20-$50 for adults and $18-$45 for kids, depending on the day.

Visit the event page for more information.

Shrek Rave

You might have seen this viral rave on TikTok ‚ÄĒ the Shrek-themed rave has now made its second trek to Tucson.¬†

When: 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24

Where: The Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St.

Cost: $22-$42. This event is for ages 18 and up.

Visit the event page for more information. 

Fire Show at Sky Bar

The Cirque Roots Fire Troupe puts on a 20-minute fire show every fourth Friday, right outside of Sky Bar. 

When: 9:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24

Where: Sky Bar, 536 N. Fourth Ave.

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Randiesia Fletcher talks about the stories behind her paintings at her Living2Portraits booth during Blax Friday’s Soul Food Wednesday at the MSA Annex in 2021.

Black Owned Business Festival

Blax Friday, a local organization with a directory of Black-owned businesses throughout Arizona, is hosting its second Black Owned Business (BOB) Festival this month. Last year, the festival featured 60 vendors, food trucks and live entertainment. 

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25

Where: MLK Lot, 55 N. Fifth Ave.

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping and food

Visit the event page for more information.

Arts & Crafts Fair in Reid Park

This Arts & Crafts Fair held by Tucson Parks and Recreation boasts more than 140 vendors from the Southwest typically including painters, jewelers, photographers and more.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 25-26

Where: Reid Park, 920 S. Concert Place

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

The Emo Night Tour

This emo dance party features the sounds of Taking Back Sunday, My Chemical Romance and Fall Out Boy. 

When: 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25

Where: The Rock, 136 N. Park Ave.

Cost: $12 in advance, $21 day of. This event is for ages 21 and up.

Visit the event page for more information.

Made in Tucson Market

The Made in Tucson Market featured around 300 makers at its last market in March. Although the vendor list is TBA, the market supports local artists and in the past has featured items like paper goods, clothing, jewelry, home decor and photography.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26

Where: Seventh Street west of Fourth Avenue

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Night at the Museum: Minis & Sip

The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures is pairing miniatures with wine! Alongside wine and small snacks, create your own miniature world through a tunnel book. 

When: 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30

Where: The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr.

Cost: $40. This event is for ages 21 and up.

Visit the event page for more information.


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