Friday to Saturday, Oct. 18 and 19

• Catch a performance of the unforgettable classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music. Details: 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd.; $15; 971-9566.

Saturday to Sunday, Oct. 19-20

• Set sail on the high seas with Gilbert and Sullivan’s celebrated maritime blockbuster HMS Pinafore presented by the Arizona Opera Company. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $25-$125; 293-4336.

Thursday to Saturday, Oct. 24-26 and Oct. 31-Nov. 2

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


Friday, Oct. 18

• Enjoy the MasterWorks concert series with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra featuring violinist Elena Urioste presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 8 p.m.; St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 7575 N. Paseo del Norte; 6:30 p.m. (pre-concert chat with conductor), 7:30 p.m. (concert); $49 and up; 797-3959.

Saturday, Oct. 19

• Enjoy a Halloween Spectacular featuring organist Dorothy Papadakos improvising on the 1922 classic film Nosferatu, a dramatization of Bram Stoker’s Dracula presented by St. Philip’s in the Hills Friends of Music. Details: 7 p.m.; $25, $15 students, discounts for families; St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; or 299-6421.

• Listen to the music of jazz trumpeter and renowned classic artist, pianist, and composer Arturo Sandoval. Details: 8 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $40-$50; 547-3040.

Saturday to Sunday, Oct. 19-20

• Enjoy the Tucson Symphony Orchestra premier of Conversations with Nijinsky featuring violinist Elena Urioste. Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive; $48-$53; 882-8585.

Sunday, Oct. 20

• Virginia cool meets Kentucky thunder in a quintessential collaboration between multi-instrumentalist virtuoso Ricky Skaggs and genre-bending pianist Bruce Hornsby in a concert not to be missed. Details: 7 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $39-$85; 547-3040.

• Listen to Jazz under the Stars featuring vocalist Joe Bourne and the Music of Motown and Other Gems of that Era 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.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

• Don’t miss the classical music superstar Lang Lang who has inspired millions of Chinese children to learn classical piano. Details: 7:30 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $65-$160; 621-3341.

Friday, Oct. 25

• Enjoy A Smooth Night of Jazz featuring trumpeter Gabriel Mark Hasselbach and vocalist Crystal Stark at the Rhythm Nights at Tohono Chul Park concert series. Details: 7 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $26.50, $21.50 members/active military, $16.50 students; 742-6455.

Friday and Sunday, Oct. 25 and 27

• Listen to the TSO’s Rach 2 Rachmaninoff - Classic 2 featuring guest conductor and violinist Guillermo Figueroa. Details: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $27-$80; 882-8585.

Saturday, Oct. 26

• Enjoy the Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s Moveable Musical Feast featuring the Wind Quintet, Flute Viola Harp Trio and  award-winning cuisine. Details: 5:30 p.m.; Hacienda del Sol Resort, 5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Road; $135; 882-8585.

Sunday, Oct. 27

• Enjoy the Classic Jazz Series: The Sounds of Shearing featuring the original members of the George Shearing Quintet presented by the Tucson Jazz Society. Details: 7 p.m.; Westin La Paloma Resort, 3800 E. Sunrise Drive; $30, $20 members, $15 military and students; 903-1265.


Friday, Oct. 18

• Bring the whole family to the Rattlesnake Ridge Rocky’s Fall Round-Up Carnival for games, jumping castles, climbing wall, entertainment, and concessions. Details: 5-9 p.m.; Rattlesnake Ridge Elementary School, 8500 W. Continental Reserve Loop; free admission, $9 unlimited ride wristbands, $7 in advance; 954-6675.

• Enjoy good food, great conversation, a silent auction, and a special showing of the film “Like Water for Chocolate” at the Third Annual Taste for Nourish in support of children with feeding challenges. Details: 6:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $35; 829-9635.

Friday to Sunday, Oct. 18-20

• See the latest in home improvement trends, remodeling ideas, and outdoor living at the SAHBA Fall Home and Garden Show presented by Southern Arizona Home Builders Association. Details: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $8 (discounts available), under 12 free; 795-3025.

Saturday, Oct. 19

• See more than 400 hot rods, classics, custom, and special interest cars while enjoying entertainment and children’s activities at the Tucson Classics Car Show to benefit Reading Seed, St. Joseph’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and Youth on Their Own presented by the Rotary Club of Tucson. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; St. Gregory Prep School, 3231 N. Craycroft Road, $5; 440-4503.

• Browse basketry, pottery, jewelry, paintings and other unique crafts at the Tohono O’odham Craft Fair. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Kitt Peak Visitor Center, Hwy. 86 southwest of Tucson; 520-318-8726 or

Saturday to Sunday, Oct. 19-20

• Bring the whole family to Arts in the Plaza for local fine art and live jazz along with kids’ activities, and food. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; St. Philip’s Plaza, Campbell Avenue and River Road; free admission; 797-3959 or

Sunday, Oct. 20

• Browse US and world coins and paper money, tokens, medals, gold, and silver and obtain appraisals on your own collection at the Tucson Coin Club Coin Show. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.;  Fraternal Order of Police, 3445 N. Dodge Blvd.; free admission;

• Enjoy The Southern Arizona Blues and Heritage Festival.  Details: 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Rillito Raceway Park, 4502 N. First Ave.; $10, under 18 free.

Saturday, Nov. 2

• Take a tour of lesser-known historical sites including lime kilns, the old Borquez Ranch site, Los Morteros, Butterfield Stage station, Anza Expedition sites, and more at the Surprising Marana Bus Tour offered by the Marana Heritage Conservancy and conducted by naturalist John Scheuring. Details: 9 a.m. and noon; depart from Crossroads Park, 7548 N. Silverbell Road; $10, $5 under 12; 572-5601 or


Saturday, Oct. 19

• Take a Master Class in Ensemble Acting at the Rogue Theatre facilitated by resident actor and training coordinator Matt Bowdren for ages 16 and older. Details: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Rogue Theatre, 300 E. University Blvd.; $35;

• Explore “found poetry” amid the whimsy of found objects in the Barrio Garden connecting art, nature, and humanity through informal discussion led by docents at Poetry in the Gardens. Details: 10-11:30 a.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; included with $13 garden admission; 326-9686.

• Create large paper flowers from crepe paper and share poems that convey the mood of the season at the Mexican-American cultural workshop Poems and Paper Flowers with artists María de Jesús Robles and Aida Robles Mertz. Details: 1-2:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; free but $5 supply donation appreciated; 326-9686.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

• Get practical tips on talking with an aging parent or an adult child on support systems, moving to a care facility, and financial or legal issues at the interactive seminar Conversations with Family presented by Marianne Schloss, RN. Details: 5:30 p.m.; Amber Lights, 6231 N. Montebella Road; free but reservations requested; 395-9618.


Thursday, Oct. 17

• Gain a better understanding of surgical options for joint disease at Moving Forward: Relief with Hip and Knee Joint Replacement presented by orthopedic surgeon John A. Maltry, M.D. Details: 3:30 p.m.; Northwest Medical Center Event Center, 6060 N. Fountain Plaza Drive, Suite 130; free; 866-694-9355.


Saturday, Oct. 19

• Check out the October Dive-In Movie at the Oro Valley Aquatic Center. Details: 6:30 p.m.; 23 W. Calle Concordia; $4-$6;

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