Tomb Town

Take the kids to Tomb Town with spooky grave markers, coffins, and mannequins decorating the yard of a local resident to raise money for the Arizona Food Bank. Located at 8343 N. Wanda from 5-10 p.m.

J.D. Fitzgerald/The Explorer


Thursday to Saturday, Oct. 31-Nov. 2

• Enjoy the University of Arizona School of Dance Premium Blend with classic and new choreography. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Stevie Eller Dance Theatre, 1737 E. University Blvd.; $39; 621-3341.

Saturday, Nov. 9

• Enjoy the internationally renowned modern acrobatic dance company Diavolo Dance Theater working together to explore the challenges of relationships and struggles to maintain our humanity. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $35-$55; 621-3341.


Friday, Nov. 1

• Spend an evening with Mandy Barnett and Classic American Music featuring a tribute to Patsy Cline at a Benefit Concert to Fight Melanoma presented by the University of Arizona Cancer Center. Details: 8 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $30-$90; 547-3040.

Saturday, Nov. 2

• Enjoy dinner and a concert featuring Pete Christlieb and John Allred: Big Band Extravaganza at the classic jazz series presented by the Tucson Jazz Society. Details: 7 p.m.; Westin La Paloma Resort, 3800 E. Sunrise Drive; $85-$105; 903-1265.

• Listen to the Tucson Chamber Artists: Mozart C-Minor Mass featuring the TCA Chorus, Orchestra, and soloists. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive; $25-$40; 401-2651.

• Take a step back to another era at Twist and Shout: The Definitive Beatles Experience with the look and sound of the real deal. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $18-$37; 547-3040.

Sunday, Nov. 3

• Enjoy a western theme at the signature fundraising event performed by Grammy and CMA award-winning singer, songwriter Vince Gill: Chasing Rainbows Gala.  Details: 6 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $75-$200; 547-3040.

Tuesday, Nov. 5

• Listen to Pacific Mambo Orchestra featuring Tito Puente, Jr. who is passionately nurturing the musical legacy left by his father. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $29-$72; 547-3040.

Wednesday and Sunday, Nov. 6 and 10

• Find inspiration in Robert Shaw’s gospel quartet performing How Great Thou Art: The Gospel Music of Elvis. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 S. Clubhouse Drive; $30, $25 in advance; 825-2818 or 7:30 p.m. Sunday; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $20-$35; 547-3040.

Thursday, Nov. 7

• Spend An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt, veteran award-winning singer/songwriters. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; 547-3040.

Friday, Nov. 8

• Bring back musical memories with Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey who carry on the tradition of the iconic folk-singing trio Peter, Paul & Mary singing many of the group’s classic hits. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $40-$55; 547-3040.

Friday to Sunday, Nov. 8-10

• Enjoy the Tucson Symphony Orchestra premier of Legends and Dances with Sibelius’ Lemminkäinen Suite and the Slavonic Dances featuring guest conductor Jay Friedman. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday; St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 7575 N. Paseo del Norte; $49 and up; 797-3959; or 8 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday; Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive; $43-$53; 882-8585.

Saturday, Nov. 9

• Let British entertainer Terry Davies get you singing, dancing, laughing, and crying as he re-creates the music of Billy Joel and Elton John at The Piano Man tribute. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $18-$30; 547-3040.

• Don’t miss Heart, sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson who showed the world that women can rock when their band stormed the ‘70’s charts with hits like “Crazy on You” and “Barracuda.” Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road;$30-$85; 800-344-9435.

Saturday to Sunday, Nov. 9-10

• Listen to the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra featuring violinist Edwin E. Soo Kim and the Tucson Boys Chorus. 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.


Friday, Nov. 1

• Celebrate Día de los Muertos at Tohono Chul’s Park After Dark family observance to honor and remember loved ones with entertainment and a community altar (Ofrenda) where you can leave a memento or message for a loved one. Details: 5-8 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; $10, $5 members; under 13 free; 742-6455.

Friday to Sunday, Nov. 1-3

• Celebrate the heritage and culture of Scotland, Ireland and Wales with music, dancing, athletic events, food, and drink at the 26th Annual Celtic Festival and Scottish Highland Games. Details: 7-10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Rillito Park, 4501 N. First Ave.; $15, $10 seniors/military, $5 youth ages 6-15; free ages 5 and under; 807-9509.

Saturday, Nov. 2

• Bring a non-perishable food donation for the Catalina Community Food Bank and browse the works of more than 50 artists at 5th Annual Sun City Oro Valley Arts and Crafts Festival. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Activity Center, 1495 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.; free admission; 917-8051 or

• Browse fine Native American pieces at the Turquoise Jewelry Show presented by Silver Sun. Details: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; 622-6014.  

• Celebrate basketry traditions of Native American cultures at Wonder Weavers: An Arizona Basketry Festival featuring weavers from across the state, music and dance performances, and food vendors. Details: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Arizona State Museum, 1013 E. University Blvd.; free; 621-6302.

Saturday to Sunday, Nov. 2-3

• Browse comic books from local and national artists, graphic novels, games, and more at Tucson Comic-Con. Details: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Convention Center Exhibit Halls, 260 S. Church Ave.; $8, $10/2-day pass, under 10 free;

• Celebrate the Mexican tradition that honors departed loved ones at the Tucson Museum of Art Day of the Dead featuring mariachi performances, piñatas, art-making, face painting, and cultural festivities. Details: 5:30-9 p.m. Saturday, 1-3 Sunday; 140 N. Main Ave.; free admission; 624-2333.

Sunday, Nov. 3

• Help raise funds for the YMCA Foundation at the YMCA Gold Rush featuring gun and stunt shows, musicals, and other attractions along with raffles, face painting, and balloon artists. Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Old Tucson Studios, 201 S. Kinney Road; $25, $15 under 12, family ticket package available;

Wednesday, Nov. 6

• Listen to presentations by cancer experts, enjoy live music, and an auction at the Movember Community Event presented by Ventana Medical systems and the University of Arizona. Details: 6 p.m.; Ventana Medical Systems, 1910 E. Innovation Park Drive; free; 877-7361 or


Sunday, Nov. 3

• Bring a blanket or lawn chair, listen to Billy Grahams’ final crusade message My Hope America, and enjoy food and music presented by Hope Community Church. Details: 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Riverfront Park Amphitheater, 551 W. Lambert Ln.; free; 400-1483.

Friday, Nov. 8

• Take the Fort Bowie Tour with historian Jack Lasseter and learn about the Apache wars presented by the Western National Parks Association. Details: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.; depart from National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; $165, $140 members (includes transportation and lunch); 622-6014.


Wednesday, Nov. 6

• Take a 2-3 mile easy to moderate Yetman Trail Hike in search of signs of wildlife and visit the ruins of the old stone Bowen House. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Camino de Oeste Trailhead, 400 N. Camino de Oeste; free but reservations required; 615-7855.


Thursday, Oct. 31

• Bring the kids to Tomb Town with spooky grave markers, coffins, and mannequins decorating the yard of a local resident to raise money for the Arizona Food Bank. Details: 5-10 p.m.; 8343 N. Wanda; $1.

• Look for Oro Valley police officers and volunteers handing out candy from marked police vehicles throughout Oro Valley neighborhoods at the Police Department’s 19th Annual Safe Treats event. Details: 6-7 p.m.;

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