Entertainment Magazine Calendar of Events
The annual El Nacimiento Opening is held downtown Tucson - La Casa Cordova.
Traditional Mexican nativity scene showcases more than 400 earthen figurines, displayed at a restored adobe residence dating from the 1800s, recounts Bible stories for the holiday season.
Call 520-624-2333 or http://www.TucsonMuseumofArt.org
The annual El Bike Swap de Tucson is held on November 12, 2011.
On historic 4th Avenue vendors set up on each side of the avenue with bike specials.
Call 520-323-9020 or www.bikegaba.org
The annual The Loft Film Fest held at the The Loft Cinema from November 10 through November 17, 2011.
Inspired by the untamed spirit of independent cinema, showcases an eclectic range of new and classic films, and champions mavericks of the film world.
Call 520-795-7777 or http://www.loftcinema.com/loftfilmfest
The annual Tucson Fall Classic Horse Show is held at the Tucson - Pima County Fairgrounds on November 9 through November 13, 2011.
Presented by Southwestern Fair Commission, 763-477-6023 or http://www.swfair.com
The 17th Annual Arizona Friends of Chamber Music Piano & Friends Series is presented on November 6, 2011.
Performance at the Tucson - Leo Rich Theater at Tucson Convention Center.
Featuring Boris Andrianov, cello with Alexander Kobrin, piano, from Russia, a public reception in the lobby follows the concert, $10-25, 3 pm.
Call 520-577-3769 or http://www.ArizonaChamberMusic.org
The free 9th Annual Catalina Artists Studio Tour is held from November 5 through November 6, 2011.
Sponsored by the Catalina Community Arts Council, self guided tour, local artists featuring fine arts & crafts, paintings, glass, jewelry, ceramics, photography, wood work and lots more, free, 10 am – 5 pm.
The Jazz Under the Stars evening program is on November 4, 201 at the Tucson - Tohono Chul Park.
Featuring Latin jazz and Salsa, Manteca, $20-25, 7:30 pm, http://www.tucsonjazz.org
The 2011 season of the MasterWorks Concert Series – Opening Concert is on November 4, 2011 at the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.
Features the Tucson Symphony Orchestra recreating music composed from the 17th through 21st century, “Outside the Bachs” George Hanson, conducts, $40 and up, pre-concert chat at 7 pm with concert at 8 pm.
Call 520-797-3959 or http://saaca.org/masterworksconcerts.html
The 22nd Annual All Soul’s Procession is held from November 4 through November 6, 2011.
The two-mile, human-powered procession that ends in the finalizing action of burning a large urn filled with the hopes, offerings and wishes for those who have passed, a celebration and mourning of the lives of our loved ones.
The 25th Annual Tucson Celtic Festival and Scottish Highland Games from November 4 through November 6, 2011.
The Celtic Festival and Scottish Highland Games are held at the Tucson - Rillito Raceway Park.
Kilted bagpipe bands, Scottish, Irish, Cornish, Welsh music, dancing, food, athletic competitions, clan tents, vendors, military re-creations,. Admission charge.
Call 520-807-9509 or http://www.tucsoncelticfestival.org
Fort Verde State Historic Park presents Tom Sawyer Day.
Volunteers Needed At Fort Verde State Historic Park For Tom Sawyer Day
Fort Verde State Historic Park in Camp Verde, invites families, civic groups, scout groups, church groups and all individuals interested to join us for one day to whitewash the fence that encloses the entire State Park parade ground area. As Tom would say, It is a privilege to help me whitewash the fence and we can trade for small treasures.
BRUSH WITH TOM -- Tom Sawyer Day at Fort Verde State Historic Park brings images of a kid whitewashing a fence. Remember? You too can join in this kind of fun on Oct. 22 from 8 a.m.-noon. Afterward, you could settle down at the park with a good book such as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Join Bogdare, a local art group, at Valley of the Moon for The Art Extravaganza, Saturday November 5th at 5pm.
Bogdare will be featuring over 25 different kinds of Artists and Performers. Including the talents of Artists: Husky & Quartney Welch, and Musician, Delania Cavaletto; as well as: Brass Pandamonium and Broken Arcade.
Take a Faerie Guided Tour and explore the magical themed areas. Families and friends of all ages are welcome! $5 Entry, and get $2 Discount for coming in Full Costume!
Sponsored by: Tucson Eats Dinner and The Gaslight Costume Shoppe.
Please contact Jay Williams, or Zandra Minerva at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Share in the Spirit Of Giving at their Fourth Annual Festival.
At the heart of the Holidays is the Spirit Of Giving. Join the Tucson Arts and Crafts Association for their annual “SPIRIT OF GIVING” Craft Show.
The event will be held on Saturday, November 19th at the Hilton East, 7600 East Broadway (between Pantano & Kolb) from 9:00AM to 3:00PM. Admission is free. More than 30 local artisans will feature unique, hand crafted items in a wide range of mediums.
We will be holding a raffle of items donated by our artists throughout the day. All of the raffle proceeds will go to The Tucson Community Food Bank. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate and receive a FREE raffle ticket.
For more information visit: www.tucsonartsandcrafts.org or call Joan Ohler at 520-797-1751
Set in the high stakes world of the financial industry, Margin Call is a gripping tale about the obscene wealth of the morally bankrupt and, although not a tell-all, it tells enough to fascinate and makes no excuses for the contemptible behavior of the bad guys who took us down a road called Armageddon.
NEW SESSION FEATURING BEST SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR GOGREEN ’11 PHOENIX
Trailblazing Entrepreneurs Add Depth to Sustainable Business Conference November 15
October 18, 2011 (Phoenix, AZ)—The GoGreen ’11 Phoenix Conference has added a new session to its line up featuring winners from the Phoenix Business Journal’s Green Pioneer Awards. The session begins at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, November 15, 2011 with several case studies of success to kick start the day’s program.
Massage: a positive step in your preventive health care. This is the message that members of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) are sharing during National Massage Therapy Awareness Week® (NMTAW), Oct. 23-29. NMTAW, now in its 15th year, is an opportunity for AMTA members to demonstrate the benefits of massage for the public.
The Arizona Chapter of the AMTA has obtained an official proclamation from Arizona governor Jan Brewer, declaring October 23-29th as National Massage Therapy Awareness Week (NMTAW). You can view and download the proclamation from the AZ-AMTA website: http://www.azamta.org/news/2011/10/14/general/2011-amta-national-massage-therapy-awareness-week/.
Bookmans presents Spoof 'N' Cinema at the Temple of Music and Art on Monday, October 24, 2011 at 7:00PM. The doors to this live event open at 6:00PM. Admission is $9 and tickets are sold exclusively at all Bookmans locations.
Local comedians will lampoon the film Night of the Living Dead in conjunction with the movie, giving the effect of a Mystery Science Theater program. In celebration of Halloween, Bookmans is encouraging patrons to dress in costume, and prizes will be awarded to participants.
The idea for Spoof 'N' Cinema originated with Bookmans Community Relations Manager Michelle Armstrong.
The Maverick "Tucson's Live Country Club" welcomes country super star and former American Idol runner up, Josh Gracin.
"It’s not often when a country superstar like Josh Gracin performs in the intimacy of a nightclub; this will be a special acoustic show,” says Jay Zucker, Owner of The Maverick. “Folks will look back at their experience at the Maverick with fond memories, since Josh Gracin normally performs in arena venues.”
Doors open Wednesday, November 9 at 5:00pm for dinner and beverages. Tickets are now on sale for $8 at the Maverick. Reserved tables are available by calling in advance to The Maverick (520) 298-0430.
The Tom Patrick Sextet Featuring the Vocal Styling’s of Terry Gerard At the Gaslight Theatre on
October 31, 2011 at 7:00PM.
The Tom Patrick Sextet was formed in 1993 and has been a familiar band on the Tucson scene ever since.
Many may know Tom Patrick as the leader of the very popular group, Big Band Express, from which he retired in early 2010, but he hasn’t put down his drumsticks! His band will be playing the sounds of Les Elgart, Count Basie and Glenn Miller just to name a few along with some Latin music.
The band will be joined by professional vocalist, Terry Gerard, as their guest performer. Join us for this great concert and help us welcome Tom Patrick and his Sextet back to the Gaslight stage!
Red Dog receives $100,000 Grand Prize for Best Narrative Feature, Crime After Crime receives $25,000 Award for Best Documentary Feature and Thief receives the $10,000 Vision Award for Best Short Film.
The Heartland Film Festival celebrated and honored some of the world’s most talented and inspiring independent filmmakers during the 20th annual Heartland Film Festival Awards Ceremony at the Old National Centre last night. Awards and $150,000 in cash prizes were presented to 17 films.
Heartland announced Red Dog by Nelson Woss as the $100,000 Grand Prize Award Winner for Best Narrative Feature; Crime After Crime by Yoav Potash as the winner of the $25,000 Award for Best Documentary Feature and Thief by Julian Higgins as the winner of the $10,000 Vision Award for Best Short Film.
Make spring 2012 the year you take on an endurance event!
Do you want to get in shape, make lasting friendships, and help save lives?
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training® (TNT) is recruiting participants to give help and hope to thousands of blood cancer patients by raising funds as they achieve their dream of completing a marathon, half marathon or quarter marathon this coming spring season.
TNT, the world’s first, largest and best charity sports training program, provides four to five months of personalized fitness training by certified coaches and the opportunity to be part of a supportive team. Participants come from all walks of life—from novice to seasoned athlete.
Back to School and Back to the Future
School registration is open for Arizona Region Future City Competition.
Orientation and training workshop also planned.
Phoenix, AZ: Students in Arizona have gone back to school. It’s now back to the future for middle school students! The Arizona Region Future City Competition is open for school registration. Middle school teachers (6th, 7th, and 8th grades) can get information on the 2011-2012 competition as well as register their school on our website: www.futurecityarizona.org. The registration deadline is October 31, 2011.
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BRAVE (In Disney Digital 3D™) DISNEY•PIXAR
Exclusive: Brave - Director Mark Andrews, Producer Katherine Sarafian Interviews
Exclusive: John Carter - Willem Dafoe Interview
From Academy Award®–winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes “John Carter”—a sweeping action‐adventure set onthe mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). “John Carter” is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present.
Marvel Studios announced that the trailer for next summer’s most highly anticipated movie, “Marvel’s The Avengers,” has been downloaded over 10 million times in its first 24 hours on iTunes Movie Trailers (http://www.apple.com/trailers), shattering the most-viewed trailer record in the site's history.
YUMA, Ariz. - Duck hunters and other outdoor recreationists are advised that, due to the recent wildfire on the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge along the lower Colorado River in southwestern Arizona, the Island Unit is closed until further notice.
The wildfire, which began on Aug. 28, 2011, burned the entire Island Unit (Arizona and California sides), destroying culverts, irrigation gates, roads and wildlife habitat within the area. Due to unsafe conditions created by unstable roads and existing hot spots, the Island Unit has been closed to all public access, including hunting activities. Arizona’s “desert zone” duck hunting season starts Oct. 21, 2011.
The Farm Unit did not burn, so the goose hunt should be unaffected.
A local nonprofit organization created to help homeless women with children since 1987, has announced its Poinsettia Sale which is going on now through December 7, 2011.
The mission of New Beginnings for Women and Children (NBWC) is to help homeless women and children by providing housing, supportive services and opportunities for growth that will create stable, financially self-sufficient families. NBWC orders approximately 4,000 poinsettias through Inglis Florist every year and sells them to the Tucson community to raise money for its programs. This integral part of NBWC’s fundraising budget helps provide shelter and transitional housing to approximately 600 women and children in Tucson annually.
The new Muppets movie. Watch the latest Muppets movie trailer. THE MUPPETS opens in US theaters everywhere on November 23, 2011.
On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, his brother Gary (Jason Segel) and Gary’s girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets' former stomping grounds.