Oro Valley Relay For Life

Camp out overnight and take turns walking or running around a track or path at the Relay for Life of Oro Valley for the fight against cancer. The event is 7 a.m. Saturday through Sunday 2 p.m. at Ironwood Ridge High School.



Wednesday to Sunday, Oct. 2-13

• Enjoy a performance of Pima Community Theatre Arts’ The Trumpet of the Swan, a moving story of love and friendship with triumph over a disability adapted from E. B. White’s book. Details: 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Road; $8; 206-6986.


Tuesday, Oct. 8

• Laugh out loud at Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody that brings the naughty fun of the best-selling book to life. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $37-$52; 547-3040. 


Tuesday to Sunday, Oct. 8-13

• Rejoice in the universal power of friendship at the Broadway in Tucson musical Sister Act, the story of a wannabe diva. Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 6:30 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $36-$86; 800-745-3000. 


Thursday to Sunday, Oct. 10-13

• Get ready to rock with some of the most magical idols in a musical showcase featuring tunes and talent from across the kingdom in Disney on Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After! Details: 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Arena, 260 S. Church Ave.; $22-$57; www.ticketmaster.com.


Saturday to Sunday, Oct. 12-13

• Don’t miss Ballet Tucson’s Fall Concert featuring three themes: Dracula, a popular rendition of Bram Stoker’s gothic novel; Under My Skin, celebrating the time honored Cole Porter song book; and Gemini, a dance interpretation of the legend of Castor and Pollux. Details: 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday; Stevie Eller Dance Theatre, 1737 E. University Blvd.; $32; 903-1445 or 800-838-3006.




Friday and Sunday, Oct. 4 AND 6

• Enjoy Opening Night of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra fall season Victorious Shostakovich! Classic 1 featuring violinist Jennifer Frautschi and conductor George Hanson. Details: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $25-$80; 882-8585.


Saturday, Oct. 5

• Bring a chair and enjoy an evening concert featuring the Tucson Jazz Institute Blue Note Combo. Details: 5:30 p.m.; Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Road; free with $7/vehicle park admission fee; 825-9122.

• Don’t miss a special concert of the legendary Grand Funk Railroad whose classic rock has spanned more than four decades. Details: 8 p.m.; Desert Diamond Center, Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 and Pima Mine Road; $15 and up; 800-745-3000.


Saturday to Sunday, Oct. 5-6 

• Enjoy the opening concert of the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra season. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $23, $21 in advance; 825-2818;  or 3 p.m. Sunday; St. Andrew’s Church, 7575 N. Paseo del Norte; $20, under 17 free; 308-6226.


Sunday, Oct. 6

• Bring your friends and family to the Sittin’ with Jim Messina & Friends benefit for the family of Granite Mountain Hot Shot William Warnecke featuring the Ronstadt’s, Rillito River Band, Jim Messina in concert and more. Details: 2 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $30-$75; 547-3040. 

• Listen to Pima Community College Music The Power of Five featuring the male quintet a cappella group Cantores, Jonathan Ng, Jose “Chach” Snook, Stephen Warner, Wesley Laird, and Darryl King with accompanist Suzanne Eanes with different styles of choral music from the Renaissance period as well as folk and popular selections. Details: 3 p.m.; Recital Hall, 2202 W. Anklam Road; $8; 206-6986.

• Listen to Jazz under the Stars featuring Delphine Cortez with the Joel Robin Quintet presented by the Tucson Jazz Society. Details: 7 p.m.; St. Philip’s Plaza, 4280 N. Campbell Ave.; $35, $30 in advance, $15 students/military; 903-1265.


Wednesday, Oct. 9

• Enjoy the Idan Raichel Project known around the world for its ambitious cross-cultural collaborations that changed the face of Israeli popular music. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $24-$59; 547-3040. 

• Listen to legendary blues tunes come to life once again at Get Your Mojo Workin’! A Salute to Chess Records with the Bad News Blues Band presented by Lonely Street Productions. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 S. Clubhouse Drive; $30, $25 in advance; 825-2818. 


Friday, Oct. 11

• Rock the night away with international superstar Vince Neil and special guest Great White. Details: 7 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $15-$45; 800-344-9435. 

• Be there for An Evening of Pink Floyd as TSO Rocks the Fox featuring Dark Side of the Moon and hits from The Wall. Details: 8 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $34-$40; 547-3040.




Thursday, Oct. 4

• Mingle, toast and dine with Chef Scott Rackliff at the Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation Fundraiser Dinner and Drinks at Gringo. Details: 5:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $75; 547-3040. 


Saturday, Oct. 5

• Enjoy the 2nd Annual Oktoberfest at Many Hands Courtyard with original German food from Tucson’s newest food truck “Haus of Brats”, German beer, music, and souvenirs from Munich. Details: 4 p.m.; 3054 N. First Ave.; free.

• Take a self-guided stroll through historic, renovated warehouses and buildings while mingling with artists, residents, urbanites, fashionistas and foodies at the Tool Avenue Art Walk presented by the Warehouse Arts Management Organization. Details: 5-10 p.m.; Toole Avenue Warehouse District; free; 261-9219 or www.WamoTucson.org.


Saturday to Sunday, Oct. 5-6

• Camp out overnight and take turns walking or running around a track or path at Relay for Life of Oro Valley where everyone can participate in the fight against cancer. Details: 7 a.m. Saturday-2 p.m. Sunday; Ironwood Ridge High School, 2475 W. Naranja Drive; www.orovalleyrelay.org or 329-8962.


Saturday to Thursday, Oct. 5-31

• Get lost in a corn maze, find a perfect pumpkin to take home, and enjoy a petting zoo and activities for the whole family at the Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival.  Details: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 3-7 p.m. Monday-Friday; 14901 N. Wentz Road; $10-$12; 305-5481.




Saturday, Oct. 5

• Create a personal memorial using a paper lunch bag, photograph and votive candle at the Mexican-American cultural workshop Luminaria-making for your Day of the Dead Altar with artist Stella Lopez. Details: 1-2:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; free but $5 supply donation appreciated; 326-9686.


Saturday to Sunday, Oct. 5-6

• Take guided tours of the Kannally Ranch House, listen to Hummingbird  programs, take a sunset bird walk, or attend the Birding and Breakfast Event at the opening weekend of the fall season at Oracle State Park. Details: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (tours), 3:30 p.m. Saturday (hummingbird program and walk); 7 a.m. Sunday (birding and breakfast); 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mini Bug Fest Booth; free with $7/vehicle park entrance fee but reservations required for programs; 520-896-2425.




Wednesday, Oct. 9

• Take a guided, moderate 3-mile Plant Walk in Wild Burro Canyon in the Tortolita Mountains to learn about the trees, shrubs, and cacti that inhabit the area. Details: 9-11:30 a.m.; Wild Burro Trailhead, 15000 N. Secret Springs Drive; free but reservations required; 615-7855.




Saturday, Oct. 5

• Share the adventures of young Wolfie (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, that is) through the eyes of his dog, Bimps at Musical Magic for Kids featuring the Tucson Symphony Orchestra String Quartet presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 10 a.m.; Oro Valley Council Chambers, 11000 N. La Cañada Drive; free; 797-3959.

• Hear the classic story of Pinocchio complete with costumes and characters brought to life through the music of Haydn, Debussy, Shostakovich, and others featuring the TSO Wind Quintet at Just for Kids. Details: 10 and 11:15 a.m.; Tucson Symphony Center, 2175 S. Sixth Ave.; free but donations appreciated; 882-8585.




Thursday, Oct. 3

• Learn how you can Be Heart Smart: Exercise and Nutrition for a Healthy Heart at the Commit to be Fit lecture series. Details: 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Hospital, 1551 E. Tangerine Road, Classrooms A and B; free; 866-694-9355.

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