This weekend, you could check out a local music festival, comedy festival and film festival; hot air balloons, dragonflies, car shows, free movies and more.
Dusk Music Festival
Enjoy this two-day music, art, and food festival. Listen to a line-up of talented musicians, eat local food craft beer, cocktail options, backyard games, an arcade, city-wide art installations and more new traditions.
When: Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 9-10, 2 p.m.
Where: Armory Park, 222 S. 5th Ave.
Cost: Tickets start at $59
Dragonfly Day on the Santa Cruz River
Celebrate the colorful dragonflies living along the Santa Cruz River. Attendees will learn about the life of dragonflies through family-friendly, hands-on activities.
Where: Crossroads at Silverbell Park, 7548 N. Silverbell Road, Ramada #2 (near baseball diamonds)
When: Saturday, Nov. 9, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Anastasia the musical at Centennial Hall (Sponsored)
Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical Anastasia is on a journey to Tucson at last! This dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past.
When: Nov. 19-24
Where: Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.
MHC Hot Air Balloon Fest
Get ready for some high flying fun! The event includes hot air balloons, balloon glow, tethered balloon rides, jumping castles, food vendors, live bands, classic car show, wine tasting, beer gardens and a ball drop to win prizes.
Where: MHC Healthcare, 13395 N. Marana Main St.
When: Saturday, Nov 9, 3-9 p.m..
Cost: $5 per person and ages 5 and under are free
Tucson Comedy Arts Festival
Watch 13 shows over four days celebrating improv, stand up, and sketch comedy from around the Old Pueblo and across the country.
Where: Tucson Improv Movement, 414 E. Ninth St.
When: Nov. 6-9. Full schedule here
Cost: $5 and up
Lights of the World Tucson
Visit more than 11 exhibits, 75 stunning displays and 6 million lights at Kino Sports Complex. Lights of the World features carnival rides, games, acrobatics, dance, and music concerts.
Where: Kino Sports Complex, 2500 E. Ajo Way (in the east parking lot)
When: Oct. 24 to Jan. 5, 2020, Tuesday-Sunday, 5-10 p.m.
Cost: $10.50-$12.60 adults, $10.50 ages 3-12. Parking is $6 and unlimited rides $15.
10th Annual Loft Film Fest
For eight days in November the Loft Film Fest provides a unique setting for film fans to experience hand-selected festival favorites from foreign, classic and independent cinema.
Where: Loft Film Fest, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.
When and Cost: Nov. 7-14. Full schedule here
Thirsty Thursdays Social Run with Fleet Feet
Lace-up your sneakers for a social hour. Run or walk 3-5 miles on The Loop, meet locals and grab your ticket for the raffle.
Where: MSA Annex, 267 S. Avenida del Convento
When: Thursday, Nov. 7, 6-7 p.m.
Cost: Free, cocktails available for purchase
Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival
Find a wide variety of sewing, quilting, needle-art and craft supply exhibits from many quality companies.
Where: Tucson Expo Center, 3750 E. Irvington Road
Thursday and Friday, Nov 7-8 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free admission and parking
TMC Veterans Day Half Marathon and Fleet Feet 5K
Your half marathon will start and finish at Old Tucson (Kinney Road). The half marathon will only be open to runners and walkers. Walkers will be accepted in the 5K, but not the half. There will even be a stroller division! All participants are welcome to join the post-race Mexican breakfast, doughnuts and coffee.
🏅 Swag skinny: Event finisher’s medal and a long-sleeve tech shirt
Where: Old Tucson, 201 S. Kinney Road
When: Sunday, Nov. 10, 7:15-10:45 a.m.
Cost: $36-$77, register here
Watch an 80's classic with pirates, treasure, caves and booby traps.
Where: Casa Video and Casa Film Bar, 2905 E. Speedway Blvd.
When: Friday, Nov. 8, 7-9 p.m.
Bookmans Northwest Presents: Tarot Readings
Get your fortune read with this fun family event at Bookmans.
Where: Bookmans Northwest Entertainment Exchange, 3733 W. Ina Road
When: Saturday, Nov. 9, 1-3 p.m.
Classic Car Show
Drive over to the diner for great music and gorgeous cars. Afterward, step inside for some good food and cold drinks.
Where: Little Anthony's Diner, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.
When: Saturday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: Free, but bring money for tasty diner food
Tucson Cars and Coffee
Cruise in for a show of shiny classics and roaring engines. This month features "Camaros and Corvettes."
Where: La Encantada, 2905 E. Skyline Drive
When: Saturday, Nov. 9, 6-9 a.m.
Tucson Premium Outlets Concert
Listen to the Tiny House of Funk with their unique, high-spirited blend of R&B, jazz and soul.
Where: Tucson Premium Outlets, 6401 W. Marana Center Blvd.
When: Saturday, Nov. 9, 5-8 p.m
Hats Off To Heroes
It's the sixth annual celebration! This event has local bands, food trucks, military displays and fireworks.
Where: Demeester Outdoor Performance Center, 900 S. Randolph Way
When: Sunday, Nov. 10, noon to 6:30 p.m.
Healthy Living Expo at Rillito Park Farmers Market
Join the community with their mission towards holistic health by providing visitors access to healthcare services while shopping at the market. Services include free diabetes checks, flu shots, mammogram screenings, chef demos, food literacy, health enrollment assistance, hourly giveaways and more.
Where: Rillito Park Farmers Market, 4502 N. First Ave.
When: Sunday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Free Outdoor Screening: The Muppet Movie
Watch a family favorite on Hippie Hill at Himmel Park. Bring a blanket to sit on.
Where: Himmel Park
When: Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 at 6:30-8:10 p.m.
Mini Time Machine Kids Create Family Fun Program
This art program is designed for school-aged children to encourage creativity working in small-scale. This month the kids will create a tiny suitcase.
Where: The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E. Camp Lowell Drive
When: Saturday, Nov. 9, noon to 3 p.m.
Cost: $10.50 per person and $7 for ages 4-17. Members are free.
Rock Painting Class
Join a two-hour rock painting class at the library. Learn how to paint scenic desert scenes on rocks.
Where: Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave.
When: Saturday, Nov. 9, 2-4 p.m.
Cost: Free, bring your own paint, brushes, 4-6 rocks and a pencil.
Read to a Dog
Read to a therapy dog at the library. These dogs love to listen to stories and kids get practice with speech and reading skills in a new fun way.
Where: Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road
When: Monday, Nov. 11, 6-7 p.m.
Tap & Bottle Invitational Beer Festival
Cheers! Join the 2nd Annual T&B Invitational at the MSA Annex. Enjoy your stellar brewery lineup, wine outside with live music, DJs and food trucks.
Where: MSA Annex, 267 S. Avenida del Convento
When: Saturday, Nov. 9, 5-9 p.m.
Cost: $55 per person(includes commemorative tasting glass) and $15 for designated drivers
Make some friends at MOCA and draw with charcoal, ink or marker at this sketching event.
Where: MOCA Tucson, 265 S. Church Ave.
When: Sunday, Nov. 10, 3-5 p.m.
South Tucson Bike Ride, Yoga and Raffle
Join a fun, casual bike ride around Tucson. Stick around and you could win bike gear at the raffle!
Where: John Valenzuela Youth Center (JVYC), 1550 S. Sixth Ave.
When: Sunday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(Canceled)Cheech and Chong
Laugh and sing with Cheech and Chong at the Fox Tucson Theatre.
Where: Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.
When: Thursday, Nov. 7, 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Big Brothers Big Sisters $1 Clothing Sale
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Arizona will be hosting a fundraising $1 Sale at Trinity Presbyterian Church. Dollar items go quickly, so get there early to support this fantastic cause. All of the proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters. Please bring cash for this event.
Where: Trinity Presbyterian Church, 400 E. University Blvd.
When: Friday, Nov. 8, 9 a.m. to noon
Cost: Free to attend, but bring cash for shopping
Stretch and bend for a beer at Crooked Tooth Brewery. Bring your mat!
Where: Crooked Tooth Brewing Co., 228 E. Sixth St.
When: Saturday, Nov. 9, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $5, includes a pint
Beer and Yoga
Join Caps & Corks and Blythe Spirit Yoga for a fun 1-hour yoga class followed by a draft beer to celebrate.
Where: Caps & Corks, 3830 W. River Road, Ste. 100
When: Saturday, Nov. 9, 11 a.m. to noon
Cost: $10(cash only), includes drink.