Major radio-controlled aircraft show Oct. 10-11 at Northwest park

The Tucson Aerobatic Shootout, a giant scale radio-control competition for aerobatic aircraft, is being held for the eighth time on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10-11, at the Tucson International Modelplex Park.

More than 60 U.S. and international pilots are competing for approximately $100,000 in cash and prizes. Twenty of the world's top pilots compete in the freestyle contests, performing stunts close to the ground, often accompanied by music.

Flying takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. that Saturday and 8-3 Sunday at the modelplex park, located at 3250 N. Reservation Rd. From Ina Road westbound, go left on Wade Road, right on Picture Rocks, left on Sandario, right on Manville and left on Reservation.

Admission is $5 per adult, and $10 maximum per car. Lawn chairs are encouraged. Breakfast and lunch concessions are available.

For additional information and a map, go to Anyone with questions may call  R. Michael Cummins at 299-0593 or 403-7001.

'Wild Women' bring music to SaddleBrooke venue Oct. 16

Lisa Otey and Diane Van Deurzen are "Wild Women," performing their special style of music Friday, Oct. 16, at the DesertView Theatre in SaddleBrooke.

The duo takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, on sale now, are $20 per person purchased at the MountainView Clubhouse, or online at They are $25 at the door.

Otey and Van Deurzen combine hot jazz, sultry blues and cabaret, a release said. "Whenever these two artists perform together, people comment on their easy rapport and emotional connection," he continued. "Together they blend like a musical cappuccino with extra foam on top."

Also featured are Harm Van Sleen on bass, pedal steel and dobro, and Chip Ritter on the drums.

TSO selling CDs of works by pianist with symphony, chorus

For a limited time, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra is selling a 4-CD box set of all of Alain Lefèvre's recorded works by André Mathieu that were performed with the TSO and the TSO Chorus.

Copies of Concerto No. 4 and Orchestral Works contained in the collection come with exclusive autographs by both Lefèvre and George Hanson, the TSO's music director and conductor.

The box set is available through the TSO box office, 882-8585, online at, or at the Symphony Store during TSO performances at the Tucson Music Hall. The collection is priced at $80.

Concerto No. 4 and Orchestral Works was recorded in May 2008, during the final Classic Series program of the 2007-'08 season. The recording debuted at #2 on the classical music sales charts in the U.S., and #1 in Canada in October 2008. It garnered "positive reviews from the international music media," a release said.

The other three recordings in the collection, all on the Analekta label, were equally successful and well received, it continued.

Lefèvre performs on the opening night programs of the TSO's 81st season, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 1 and 2, at 8 p.m. at the Tucson Music Hall.

Miniatures museum has grand opening

A new Tucson attraction, The Mini-Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, celebrates its grand opening this Saturday, Oct. 3, with performing arts, live music, crafts, food and drink.

The event runs from noon to 9 p.m. at the new museum building, located at 4455 E. Camp Lowell Drive.

Regular admission rates apply, with general admission $7, seniors and military personnel $6, young people ages 4-17 $5, and children under 3 free. Members are admitted at no charge.

The Mini-Time Machine Museum of Miniatures is a collection of miniature houses, room boxes and collectibles spanning over 10,000 square feet and dating back as far as the late 1700s.

On Saturday, there'll be face painting, balloon animals, a puppet show, magic acts, crafts for children, miniatures demonstrations and acrobatics by Flam Chen.

For more details or to view an event schedule, visit

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