Go to tucson.com/calendar for many more activities. Some events offer discounted tickets for students, seniors, military and others. Call venue for details.
Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed Improv Comedy Troupe — Unscrewed Theater, 3244 E. Speedway. Interactive comedy. 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. $5. 289-8076.
Free Form Friday Fight Night — Unscrewed Theater. Four improv teams compete against each other. Ages 17 and up. 9:15 p.m. Nov. 24. Free. 289-8076.
Carnival of Illusion — Scottish Rite Grand Parlour, 160 S. Scott Ave. Magic and mystery. Ages 10 and up. carnivalofillusion.com. 8 p.m. Saturdays. $35. 615-5299.
PCC Music: Michael Thrasher and Judy Biondini: The Vocal Clarinet — PCC Center for the Arts West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road. Variety of works that explore the vocal, expressive, and songlike qualities of clarinet and piano. Felix Mendelssohn, Paul Ben-Haim and others. 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 16. $8. 206-6986.
Berta Rojas, Guitar Masterclass — 342-0022.
Slonaker House, 1027 E. Second St. 5-8 p.m. Nov. 17. Free. Link_ydlvhmil
UA Holsclaw Hall, 1017 N. Olive Road. 7-9 p.m. Nov. 18. $30.
Tucson Symphony Orchestra: Grieg Piano Concerto — Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave. Michael Stern, music director and performed by Drew Petersen. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 17; 2-4 p.m. Nov. 19. $30-$86. 882-8585.
Footprints — Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St. New works. Vote for your favorite piece. 1-2 p.m. Nov. 18. $25. 1-800-838-3006.
Women Composers During the Baroque — UA Fred Fox School of Music, 1017 N. Olive Road. Arizona Baroque. 4-6 p.m. Nov. 18. $5. 621-1655.
If Music Be the Food — Rincon Congregational Church UCC, 122 N. Craycroft Road. Bach, Glière, and Haydn. The price of admission is a donation of non-perishable food items. All donations will go directly to the Interfaith Community Services Food Bank. 7-9 p.m. Nov. 18. Free. 745-6237.
SASO Presents Rachmninov Concerto No. 3, Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony — Diego Sánchez Haase guest conducts. $23-$25. 308-6226.
DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 S. Clubhouse Drive, SaddleBrooke. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 18.
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 7575 N. Paseo del Norte. 3-5 p.m. Nov. 19.
Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra — DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 S. Clubhouse Drive, SaddleBrooke. Yelena Beriyeva. Rossini, Rachmaninov and Beethoven. 7:30-9 p.m. Nov. 18. $24. 825-2818.
Piano Recital and Talk on pre and post Russian Revolution Art and Music — Saint Philip’s Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave. Talk by Alexander Tentser. Refreshments available. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Nov. 19. Free. 299-6421.
Sundays in the Garden — Tohono Chul, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. Classical Latin guitar music of Phillip Kane. 1:30-3 p.m. Nov. 19. Free. 742-6455.
Songs of Poetry and Love — Catalina United Methodist Church, 2700 E. Speedway. Neue Liebeslieder Walzer by Brahms, Frostiana by Thompson, Five Hebrew Love Songs by Whitacre, What Sweeter Music by Rutter, and In The Bleak Midwinter by Darke. 3-4:30 p.m. Nov. 19. $20. 625-8305.
Graduate Choral Conductors Recitals — UA Fred Fox School of Music, 1017 N. Olive Road. A rotation of four undergraduate choral ensembles, each conducted by a team of more than 22 graduate choral conducting students. 7-9 p.m. Nov. 19; 7:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 21. Free. 621-1655.
UA Graduate String Quartet — UA Fred Fox School of Music, 1017 N. Olive Road. The group is composed of master’s and doctoral students selected from an international search. 7-9 p.m. Nov. 20. Free. 621-1655. music.arizona.edu.
Tango Buenos Aires: The Spirit of Argentina — Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress St. Music, vocalist and dancers. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 21. $24-$39. 547-3040.
Jazz and world
One Enchanted Evening: A Singer’s Showcase — St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church Bloom Music Center, 4440 N. Campbell Ave. Jazz, standards and Broadway selections. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 18. $25. 222-7277.
Sergio Assad: Guitar, with Clarice Assad: Piano and Vocals — UA Holsclaw Hall, 1017 N. Olive Road. Classical Latin. Middle school children and up. 1-3 p.m. Nov. 19. $30. 342-0022.
Popular, rock, country
Virginia Cannon — Monterey Court, 505 W. Miracle Mile. Local and regional talent. 6-9 p.m. Nov. 16. Free. 207-2429.
Community Center Concert Series — Oro Valley Community and Recreation Center, 10555 N. La Canada Drive. Local musicians. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 16. Free. 797-3959.
Desert Melodies Goes To The Movies: A Concert — Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road. Songs from famous (and not so famous) movies. 7-8 p.m. Nov. 16. $10. 299-3000.
A Celebration of Joni Mitchell — The Gaslight Music Hall, 13005 N. Oracle Road, Oro Valley. Tribute. 6-8 p.m. Nov. 17. $25. 529-1000.
Javarita Coffeehouse: Nancy McCallion and Danny Krieger — The Good Shepherd UCC, 17750 S. La Canada, Sahuarita. Original music steeped in the traditions of Ireland, Appalachia, and traditional Americana. 7-9:30 p.m. Nov. 17. $10. 625-1375.
Off The Ground — Monterey Court, 505 W. Miracle Mile. Pop, rock, soul and blues. 7-10 p.m. Nov. 17. Free. 207-2429.
The Music of Simon and Garfunkel Performed — CPAC, 1250 W. Continental Road, Green Valley. Americana-folk duo, Swearingen and Kelli. 7-9 p.m. Nov. 17. $25. 399-1750.
Britishmania, Beatles Tribute — The Gaslight Music Hall. 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Nov. 18. $25. 529-1000.
Concert Series — Tucson Premium Outlets, 6401 Marana Center Blvd. Local musicians. 6-9 p.m. Nov. 18. Free. 797-3959.
A Celebration Of Joni Mitchell — CPAC. Kimberly Ford. 7-9 p.m. Nov. 18. $20. 399-1750.
Rillito River Band: Palomino Nights — Plaza Palomino, 2960 N. Swan Road. Folk rock. 7-9 p.m. Nov. 18. $10. 907-7325.
Manhattan Dolls — Tubac Center of the Arts, Plaza Road. Swing-style from he 30s and 40s. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 18. $35. 398-2371.
Whitecrow — Monterey Court. Rock, soul, blues, Americana and jazz. 7-10 p.m. Nov. 18. $5. 207-2429.
Surf’s Up: Beach Boys Tribute — The Gaslight Music Hall. Tribute. 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Nov. 19. $25. 529-1000.
The Tucsonics — Monterey Court. Western swing. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 21. Free. 207-2429.
Gypsy Stew — Monterey Court. Bluegrass, country and rock. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 22. Free. 207-2429.
Boogie Stomp: Arthur Migliazza — The Gaslight Music Hall. Blues and boogie woogie. 6-8 p.m. Nov. 24. $35. 529-1000.
April Verch Band with Matt & Bekah Rolland — Monterey Court. Rock and bluegrass. 6-9 p.m. Nov. 24. $15. 207-2429.
Monterey Court’s Sixth Birthday Bash — Monterey Court. Americana. 7-10 p.m. Nov. 24. $5. 207-2429.
Esperanza Dance Projects Fundraiser — Rincon/University High School Auditorium, 421 N. Arcadia Ave. Multimedia performance using dance, spoken word and music to raise awareness about childhood sexual violence and deliver a message of hope. 7-10 p.m. Nov. 16. $10. 343-3107.
Artifact Dance Project: DOWNTOWN — Artifact Dance Project Studios, 17 E. Toole Ave. Rebecca Carlson will perform iconic jazz standards from the past to present day including songs by Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Erykah Badu, Edith Piaf, and Elvis Presley. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 16-18; 5-6 p.m. Nov. 19. $22. 235-7638.
Tucson Swing Dance Club Weekly Dance — Shall We Dance, 4101 E. Grant Road. Volunteer instructors teach. 7-7:45 p.m. beginner West Coast Swing; 8-8:30 p.m. intermediate; followed by general dancing until 10:30 pm. 7-10:30 p.m. Nov. 16. $7. 327-7895.
Desert Moon Blues — Movement Culture, 935 E. Ninth St. Local DJ. 8-9 p.m. lessons; 9-midnight open dancing. 8 p.m. Nov. 18. $5. 603-8043.
Country Dance Lessons — The Outlaw Saloon, 1302 W. Roger Road. Different dance each month. 7-7:40 p.m. beginners; 7:45-8:30 p.m. intermediate. 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 18. Free. 888-3910.
Modern Square Dancing for Brand New Dancers — Old Pueblo Dance Center, 613 E. Delano St. Modern version of square dancing using a variety of music including: rock, modern pop, techno, country, jazz, and traditional. Wear shoes that slide. 2-4 p.m. Nov. 18. $7. 820-4749.
Afternoon Practilonga — Santa Rita Springs Anza Room, 921 W. Via Rio Fuerte, Green Valley. Argentine tango dancing. 3-6 p.m. Nov. 19. $5. 625-3488.
Salsa Dance Class: Solo Salsa — Floor Polish Dance Studio, 215 N. Hoff Ave. Group salsa dance class without partners. Learn basic steps, combos and intermediate choreography. 7-8 p.m. Nov. 20. $6. 333-5905.
Tucson Blues Dancers — Cee Dee’s Jamaican Kitchen, 5305 E. Speedway. No partner needed. 7-7:30 p.m. dancing lessons; 7:30-10:30 p.m. open dancing. 7-10:30 p.m. Nov. 21. Donations accepted. 795-3400.
The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Show — Hilton Tucson East, 7600 E. Broadway. Ages 15 and up. 6 p.m. Nov. 18. $49.95. 1-866-496-0535.
Murder in Paradise — The Gaslight Music Hall, 13005 N. Oracle Road. Interactive murder mystery show. 6 p.m. Nov. 20. Through Dec. 11. $38.95. 529-1000.
Sonoran Wreath Festival — Arizona History Museum, 949 E. Second St. View custom wreaths made by local businesses and artists. 5 p.m. Nov. 17 silent auction on wreaths. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 17; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 16. $10. 628-5774.
Monday Night Football — American Legion Post #59, 750 N. Grande Ave. Free popcorn and munches while you watch Monday night football. 5-11:45 p.m. Thursday. Free. 612-3850.
Index Card Tower Building Challenge — Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. How tall can you build a tower using nothing but index cards. Work in teams, families, pairs or solo to create the tallest tower. Prizes will be given for the tallest towers. Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Nov. 16. Free. 594-5580.
Epic Fun Fest — First Christian Church, 740 E. Speedway. Live music, bouncy castle, piñatas, games, food trucks and more. Donations for the Community Food Bank welcome. 4-8 p.m. Nov. 17. Free. 624-8695.
Sons of The American Legion Chicken Fried Steak Dinner — McCulloch-Wagner American Legion Post 109, 15921 S. Houghton Road, Corona. Price includes dessert and beverage. Proceeds support veterans and community causes. 5-7 p.m. Nov. 17. $9. 762-5652.
Family Festival in the Park presented by Cigna — Reid Park, 900 S. Randolph Way. Games, prizes, face painting, crafts, inflatables, tennis, disc golf, class demonstrations and more. Bring a non-perishable food donation to support the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 18. Free. 791-4873.
Oro Valley Holiday Vendor Fair — Oro Valley Community Center, 10555 N. La Canada Drive, Oro Valley. Food and drink, craft corner for kids, and holiday shopping. 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 19. Free. 1-610-223-2516.
Mini Psychic Fair — Church of Mankind, 1231 S. Van Buren Ave. Variety of readings. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 19. $20 per 15 minute reading. 461-2910.
Cat Lover’s Holiday Celebration and Volunteer Appreciation — Tucson Racquet & Fitness Club, 4001 N. Country Club. Paw-tapping tunes from local musicians Ron Pandy and Kevin McConnell, animal trivia games, special desserts, silent auction items, and raffles. 4-7 p.m. Nov. 19. $10. 870-1904.
Equine Voices Rescue and Sanctuary Fall Fundraiser — Tubac Golf Resort and Spa, One Ave de Otero Road, Tubac. Three-course meal, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, live music by guitarist Ivan Orellana, silent auction, and live auction by Letitia Frye. 5-8:30 p.m. Nov. 19. $85. 398-2814.
Abbett Game Night — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Public Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Board and card games. All ages. 6-7 p.m. Nov. 20. Free. 594-5200.
Old Pearce Festival — Pearce Mercantile, Ghost Town Trail, 905 Ghost Town Trail. Bluegrass/country music, arts, crafts, antiques, book sellers, antique engines, blacksmith demonstrations and a chuck wagon. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 24 and 25. Free. 507-5487.
Thanksgiving Native American Market — San Xavier Del Bac, 1959 San Xavier Road. Arts, crafts, jewelry, pottery, beadwork and food booths. 2-5 p.m. Pablo Band on Saturday and Gerti and the TO Boyz on Sunday. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 24-26. Free. 573-4007.
Tai Chi Balance — Sunrise Chapel, 8421 E. Wrightstown Road. Mondays: Tai Chi basics; Thursdays: yang 10 for beginners. 11 a.m.-noon. Mondays and Thursdays. Closed Nov. 23. $10; $30 a month. 296-9212.
Beginning Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention — Ellie Towne Flowing Wells Community Center, 1660 W. Ruthrauff Road. Gentle enough for seniors and those needing to improve balance. Register at webcms.pima.gov. 11 a.m.-noon. Fridays. $9. 742-4600.
Tai Chi for Health Skill Builder Workshop — Junior League of Tucson, 2099 E. River Road. Improve your Tai Chi for Heath skills at this 3-hour workshop. Prior knowledge of the TCA form is required. Noon-2 p.m. Nov. 18. $25 pre-paid registration; $30 at the door. 780-6751.
Tai Chi: Sun Style 73 Forms Workshop — Junior League of Tucson. Learn the Sun 73 Style Tai Chi forms at these 3-hour monthly workshops. All levels welcome. 2:15-4 p.m. Nov. 18. $18.
Sun Style 73 Tai Chi — Ellie Towne Flowing Wells Community Center. For those who know the 40 forms of Tai Chi for Arthritis/Fall Prevention. Register at webcms.pima.gov. 11 a.m.-noon. Mondays. $9.
Tai Chi For Arthritis-Part 2 — Ellie Towne Flowing Wells Community Center. For those who know the Basic 6 and Advanced 6 exercises in the Tai Chi for Arthritis/Fall Prevention programs. Register at webcms.pima.gov. 12:15-1:15 p.m. Mondays. $9.
Tai Chi for Health — Resurrection Lutheran Church, 11575 N. First Ave, Oro Valley. Safe, effective and fun way to improve balance, mental clarity, relieve pain and create an overall feeling of well-being through natural breathing and slow, gentle, meditative body movements. 1-2 p.m. Mondays. $10; $60 for nine weeks. 780-6751. heatherchalon.com.
Tai Chi for Health — The Studio, 4648 E. Speedway. Improve balance, mental clarity, relieve pain and create an overall feeling of well-being through natural breathing and slow, gentle, meditative body movements. 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays. $10; $60 for nine weeks. 1-203-470-9549.
Tai Chi for Health — Himmel Park Public Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave. Gentle exercise that combines breathing, slow movement, and focused attention. 2-3 p.m. Nov. 22. Free. 594-5305.
Divine Joy Yoga — Rincon United Church of Christ, 122 N. Craycroft Road. Mild to moderate yoga. Seniors and beginners welcome. 9-10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Closed Nov. 23. $6. 808-9383.
Yoga in the Buff — Movement Culture, 435 E. Ninth St. Clothing optional co-ed. 4-5 p.m. Thursdays. Closed Nov. 23. $5. 250-2331.
Tibetan Yoga — Awam Institute, 3400 E. Speedway. Patrick Flint teaches the 21 Yoga’s of Tibet. All ages. 10-11 a.m. Nov. 18. Free. 622-8460.
Tucson Tuesday Laughter Yoga — Quaker Meeting House, 931 N. Fifth Ave. To promote peace and healing. 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays. Free. 490-5500.
Annual Thanksgiving Day Yoga Flow — Fourth Avenue Yoga, 413 E. Fifth St. Annual donation based community flow class. Cash donations only, to benefit the Southern Arizona community food bank. 10-11 a.m. Nov. 23. Free. 481-8626.
Meditation /Martial arts
Taekwondo Wellness — Intuition Wellness Center, 5675 N. Oracle Road. Learn traditional Taekwondo philosophy and core principles, self-care, stress management, coping skills, social skills and mindfulness meditation. 4:15 p.m class for ages 7-12; 5:15 p.m. for ages 12 and up. 4:15 and 5:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Closed Nov. 23. $20. 333-3320.
Capoeira for Kids — Studio Axé, 2928 E. Broadway. Children learn the basics through games and exercises. Ages 5-12. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Closed Nov. 23. Free first class; $15. 990-1820.
Intro to Capoeira — Studio Axé. A form of fitness and exercise that works the whole body, but also the mind. 7-8:15 p.m. Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Closed Nov. 23. Free first class; $15.
Intro to Capoeira — Studio Axé. Works the mind and body. Noon-1:15 p.m. Saturdays. Free first class; $15. 990-1820.
Kids Capoeira — Movement Culture. Develop balance, motor coordination, speed and strength. Wear loose pants/sweat pants and any t-shirt and training will be in bare feet or martial-art/dance shoes. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays. $10.
Tucson Capoeira intro class — Movement Culture. Introduction to the four core expressions of Capoeira: Movement, music, philosophy, and history. 5:30-7 p.m. Mondays. Free.
Tucson Capoeira Beginners Class for Kids — Movement Culture. Children will begin to learn the basics of capoeira. Ages 5-12. 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays. $10.
Tucson Capoeira Beginners Class — Movement Culture. Dance, acrobatics and music. 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. $15.
Other Workout ideas
Dan’s Hunger 100 Run — Armory Park, 221 S. Sixth Ave. You pick the time and the distance. 3-6 p.m. Nov. 17; 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 18. Free. 449-8336.
El Tour de Tucson presented by Casino del Sol — Sixth Ave. between Armory Park and the Children’s Museum, 221 S. Sixth Ave. The largest perimeter bicycling event in the US with 106- 76-, 54-, 37, and 28-mile rides, and the Fun Ride of 11, 5, or ¼ miles. 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 18. $155. 745-2033.
Brewery Bootcamp — Dragoon Brewing Co., 1859 W. Grant Road. Bring a sweat towel, bottle of water, and a mat or beach towel for something to lay on. Includes your first beer. Ages 21 and up. 11 a.m.-noon. Sundays. $10. 465-6895.
Quail’s Nest Parent-Child Classes — Tucson Waldorf School, 3605 E. River Road. Meet other parents, deepen your knowledge of early childhood development with parenting articles, handouts, playtime and more. Public is welcome. Babies up to 2½ years. 8:30-10:15 a.m. Fridays; 8:45-10:15 a.m. Thursdays; 10:45 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Fridays. Closed Nov. 23. $18. 529-1032.
Drop-In Center — Martha Cooper Public Library, 1377N. Catalina Ave. Certified teachers and computer instructors available to answer any questions on a wide variety of computer and learning topics in a drop-in venue. Get help with the GED/High School Equivalency test, homework, job searching, resume writing, the E-Library, and computer skill-building. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 16 and 21. Free. 594-5315.
Nuts about Nature Preschool Hour — Roy P Drachman-Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Learn about nature through stories, crafts and games. Ages 3-5 with an adult. Register online. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Nov. 17. $5. 724-5375.
How Things Fly — Pima Air & Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Road. Learn about air pressure, aircraft stability, and the four forces of flight through experiments that the kids build, test and take home. Ages 8 and up with an adult. 1-2:30 p.m. Nov. 18. $15.50. 574-0462.
Abbett Teen Advisory Board — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Public Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Gain volunteer hours, meet new friends, learn leaderships skills and influence library services for teens. 3-4 p.m. Third Saturdays. Free. 594-5200.
Aliens: Portable Planetarium — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Public Library. Participants crawl inside an inflatable planetarium and view the stars and constellations on the ceiling of the dome. Ages 8 and up. Tickets available at 5 p.m. 6-7 p.m. Nov. 18.
Pokemon Meet-Up — Bookmans, 3330 E. Speedway. Bring your DS and Pokémon cards for card trading, open gaming and more. 2-4 p.m. Sundays. Free. 325-5767.
Young Flyers Fun — Pima Air & Space Museum. Introduction to aviation and aerospace with gallery activities, tours, story books, demonstrations, hands-on projects you take home and more. Ages 3-7. Call for reservations. 10-11 a.m. Nov. 22. $15.50.
All events are free unless otherwise noted.
Connie Brannock’s Mama Sings Jazz — Cafe a La C’art, 150 N. Main Ave. Blues and jazz. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 17. 628-8533.
Dash Pocket — Johnny Gibson’s Downtown Market, 11 S. Sixth Ave. Americana, folk and alternative country. 7-9 p.m. Nov. 17. 393-8544.
Kinda Kinks with Magical Mystery — Rockabilly Grill, 3700 N. Oracle Road. British Invasion. 7-11 p.m. Nov. 17. 888-1900. 393-8544.
Frank and Friends — Fini’s Landing Restaurant, 5689 N. Swan Road. Smooth vocals. 8-11 p.m. Nov. 17. 299-1010.
Machete Sauce — The Edge Bar, 4635 N. Flowing Wells Road. Ages 21 and up. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Nov. 17. 887-9027.
Original Rock Extravaganza — The Edge Bar. Ages 21 and up. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Nov. 18. 887-9027.
Sexy Salsa Saturdays — Tucson Movement Arts, 1101 N. Wilmot Road. Free dance lesson at 9 p.m. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Nov. 18. $7. 444-0439.
Rene Taylor — Pastiche Modern Eatery, 3025 N. Campbell Ave. Jazz. 6-9 p.m. Nov. 19. 325-3333.
Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz — Public Brewhouse, 209 N. Hoff Ave. Eight rounds of trivia with rotating topics each week. 8-10 p.m. Nov. 20. 775-2337.
Natalie Pohanic — Johnny Gibson’s Downtown Market. Folk and surf Americana. 7-9 p.m. Nov. 24.
The University of Arizona Opera Theater: “The Rape of Lucretia” by Benjamin Britten — UA Fred Fox School of Music, 1017 N. Olive Road. The haunting tale of Lucretia. The opera will be presented in English with supertitles. Pre-performance talk by UA scholars at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 17. Stay after the performances on Friday and Sunday for a cast talk back. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 17; 3-6 p.m. Nov. 19. $20. 621-1162.
All events are free or included in admission or vehicle entrance fee unless otherwise noted. Parking may be additional. Bad weather may change or cancel activity. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No pets unless otherwise specified.
Birding — Roy P Drachman-Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Guided walk through the park and along the ponds to see raptors, sparrows, and many other birds. Ducks should be arriving for the winter. Loaner binoculars available. Online registration required. 8:30-10 a.m. Nov. 16. 724-5375.
Is it A Cactus or A...sparagus — Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. Come learn the difference between the two most famous families of desert plants on this short stroll in the cactus garden. 10-10:30 a.m. Nov. 17 and 24. 733-5153.
Stargazing — Historic Hacienda de la Canoa, 5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road, Green Valley. Presentation by Whipple Observatory. Telescopes for viewing. Bring flashlight and lawn chair. Weather permitting. All ages welcome. 5-8 p.m. Nov. 17. $5. 724-5220.
A Night Under the Stars — Roy P Drachman-Agua Caliente Park. Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association volunteers provide an introduction to the night sky. Telescopes for viewing. Bring a chair. 6-8 p.m. Nov. 18.
Family Nature Walk — Sabino Canyon, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road. Easy trail nature walk for the entire family. Lead by Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalist. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Nov. 18. 603-2912.
Historic Craft Demonstrations — Tumacácori National Historical Park, 1891 E. Frontage Road. May include, tortilla making, paper flower making, pottery, or O’odham basket weaving, or other art forms. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 18 and 19. 377-5060.
Historical Tour — Roy P Drahman-Agua Caliente Park. A guided walk around the grounds and historic buildings to gain insights into the rich farming and ranching history of the site. 11 a.m.-noon. Nov. 18.
History Walk — Millville Ruins, Charleston Road, Sierra Vista. A walk with The Friends of the San Pedro River that is known for its many petroglyphs etched into the rocky hillsides. Suitable footwear. 1-3 p.m. Nov. 18. Donations accepted. 459-2555.
Ironwood Nature Walk — Tucson Mountain Park, Ironwood Picnic Area, 1500 S. Kinney Road. A naturalist-guided walk on mostly-level trails to learn about the plants and wildlife. Ages 12 and up. Online registration required. 8-10 a.m. Nov. 18. $5. 724-5375.
River Walk — San Pedro House, 9800 E. Highway 90, Sierra Vista. Find 82 species of mammals, dozens of reptiles and amphibians and nearly 350 species of birds. 9-11 a.m. Nov. 18. 459-2555.
Sonoran Desert Weedwackers — Tucson Mountain Park. Help to eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass. Work requires hiking and pulling buffelgrass on steep slopes. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for meeting location. Ages 18 and up. 8-11 a.m. Nov. 18. 724-5375.
Historic Tour — Historic Hacienda de la Canoa, 5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road, Green Valley. A walking tour of the headquarters, historic buildings, corrals and exhibits. Online registration required. 10-11:30 a.m. and noon-1:30 p.m. Nov. 18. 724-5220.
Turquoise Trail Guided Walking Tour — Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Museum, 196 N. Court Ave. A 2.5-mile walking tour of downtown Tucson past many architectural and artistic gems important to Tucson’s history. Suitable footwear. Not recommended for young children. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 18. $15. 837-8119.
Bird Walk — Environmental Operations Park, Hwy. 90 east of Sierra Vista. A two hour walk led by docents from Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory and the Friends of the San Pedro River. Suitable footwear. 8-10 a.m. Nov. 19. Donations accepted. 459-2555.
Desert Botany 101 — Saguaro National Park East. An easy walk through the cactus garden. 10-10:30 a.m. Nov. 19. 733-5153.
Hidden Wildlife — Saguaro National Park East. Learn to look for the signs that animals leave behind. 10-10:30 a.m. Nov. 19. 733-5153.
Petanque in the Park — Reid Park, 830 S. Country Club Road. Learn and play the French game. 2-4 p.m. Nov. 19. 664-4133.
Sparrow ID Class — Ro P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Park. Join Jeff Babson to learn the intricacies of identification. Ages 12 and up. Online registration required. 10 a.m.-noon. Nov. 19. $15.
The Turquoise Trail: Part 1 — Presidio San Agustin at the corner of Washington St. and Church Ave. Stops include the Presidio re-creation, Pima County Courthouse, Pancho Villa statue, former Carnegie Library, Odd Fellows Hall, Hotel Congress, Pioneer Hotel Building, and the Railroad Depot. Refreshments. 10 a.m.-noon. Nov. 19. $20. 625-8365.
Birding Cienega Creek — Gabe Zimmerman Davidson Canyon Trailhead, 16000 E. Marsh Station Road, Vail. Join Jeff Babson on this guided walk to observe hawks, tanagers, warblers, sparrows, and many others. Online registration required. 8-10 a.m. Nov. 20. 724-5375.
Sonoran Lifestyles — Saguaro National Park East. A 2 hour, 1 mile walk to discover how plants and animals adapt to life in the desert. Ages 10 and up. 10 a.m.-noon. Nov. 20 and 21. 733-5153.
Night Walk — Saguaro National Park East. Join a park naturalist to experience the desert at night. Reservations required call 733-5153. 7-9 p.m. Nov. 24. 733-5153.
Walking Tour — Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Museum, 196 N. Court Ave. Includes a tour of the Presidio Museum, lunch at La Cocina Restaurant, and a tour of the historic buildings at the Tucson Museum of Art. Cost includes lunch. Attendees must register and pay in advance at TucsonPresidio.com. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 24. $45. 837-8119.
BirúPirúPerú: Collective Projects of Peruvian Visual Poetry — University of Arizona Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen St. Collective projects of Peruvian visual poetry that explore diverse poetic records. Open 24 hours. Daily. Closed Nov. 23. Free. 626-3765.
Family Day — University of Arizona Poetry Center. Workshops, music, activities, refreshments. Ages infant to 13. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 18. Free.
Poetry Circle — Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave. Monthly poetry discussions, led by docents from the UA Poetry Center. 10:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Nov. 18. Free. 626-3765.
All events are free unless otherwise noted.
Western Dreams — Art House Centro, 186 N. Meyer Ave. Alan Maymo and Roland Snure. Nov. 17-Dec. 9. Reception: 6-8 p.m. Nov. 16. 620-1725.
Desert Corridors Art Exhibit — Tohono Chul, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. A look into what you can see along the path, what we can’t see, issues of migration and immigration, where we come from, where are we going and how do we get there. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Nov. 16. 742-6455.
No-Sew Scrap Fabric Place Mats — Upcycle Tucson, 924 W. Grant Road. Make a place mat made from old clothes, sheets, and fabric scraps. Bring your scrap items of cotton bed sheets and fabric scraps. Ages 12 and up. Register online. 1:30-4:30 p.m. Nov. 17. $29. 445-7694.
Piano Recital and Talk on pre and post Russian Revolution Art and Music — Saint Philip’s Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave. Alexander Tentser will give a Piano Recital and talk about Russian Art and Music pre and post the Russian Revolution. Refreshments will be available. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Nov. 19. 299-6421.
Ikebana Japanese Floral Festival — Yume Japanese Gardens, 2130 N. Alvernon Way. View 50 arrangements by five different schools of this 1,000-year-old Japanese tradition, arrayed throughout the grounds, museum, and art gallery of Yume Japanese Gardens. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Nov. 21, 22, 24-26. $15. 303-3945.
Thanksgiving Native American Market — San Xavier Del Bac (in front of the historic church), 1959 San Xavier Road. Arts, crafts, jewelry, pottery, beadwork and food booths. 2-5 p.m. Pablo Band on Saturday and Gerti and the TO Boyz on Sunday. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 24-26. 573-4007.
Baskets for All Seasons Demo and Sale — Tubac Center of the Arts, Nine Plaza Road, Tubac. See Native American basket weavers at work, learn about the various kinds and types of basketry created today using techniques that have been passed on for generations. Through Dec. 31. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 24 and 26. 398-2371.
Holiday Ornaments-Beads and Bottle Caps — Upcycle Tucson. Make unique holiday ornaments using upcycled materials like bottle caps and beads. Great as gifts or for your own use. Ages 16 and up. Register online. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 24. $15.
Jewelry-Making 1: Earrings — Upcycle Tucson. Learn to use head pins and tools (wire cutters, round and flat nose pliers) to make earrings from beads and charms, either new or upcycled. Ages 14 and up. Limited seating. 1:30-3 p.m. Nov. 24. $19.