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Nov. 17 Tucson events you don't want to miss

Posted: 12:40 PM, Nov 17, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-17 19:41:10Z

This Sunday is kicking off with a lot of events- so don't miss your chance to have fun!

Marana 28-mile El Tour De Tucson
Starting at Marana Heritage Park at 12375 N Heritage Park Dr. 
See our story  here.
See the event post here .

13th Annual Family Festival in the Park
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Reid Park 22nd and Country Club (west of the Zoo)

Free, but please bring non-perishable food donations to support the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona/Presented by Cigna and Tucson Parks and Recreation/Games, prizes, face painting, crafts, inflatables, tennis, disc golf, and class demos/Reid Park Zoo will have $1 admission/Edith Ball Adaptive Recreation Center will host free swimming with an inflatable obstacle course/Rose Garden Tours/Entertainment throughout the day/Variety of foods will be available for purchase through local vendors.

Heart of Tucson Happy Equine Acres Rescue and Therapy's Grand Opening
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on 7878 E. Tanque Verde Road 

Live music, a food truck, face painting, a petting zoo, Jim Click raffle tickets, western wares for sale and more are happening for Tucson's H.E.A.R.T.'s Grand Opening event. Event goers can donate money, tack, feed and other animal supplies. Volunteers and staff will also be on hand to answer questions on donating, volunteering, adopting and sponsoring with Tucson's H.E.A.R.T. 

Apex Real Estate Annual Food Drive
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Safeway on Broadway and Campbell
Let's Make A Difference Together! We’re doing a food drive  at the Safeway on Broadway & Campbell. Help us fight hunger across Southern Arizona & help as many people as possible in our local Tucson community! Hope to see you there! All proceeds will benefit the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.

Southern Arizona Fire Fighter Foundation hosts 2018 Safety Day
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rincon Valley Fire District 14550 E Sands Ranch Rd-Vail

Children of all ages can learn about fire safety, climb on the fire trucks, and see equipment and fire fighter skills demonstrations! Free Food for the whole family-Jumping Castles, Zip Line, and Raffle Prizes! All Proceeds benefit Local 5100's 501(c)3 organization: Southern Arizona Fire Fighter Foundation to support Local 5100's Charitable Causes.

Family Festival in the Park Blast from the Past
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Reid Park

Cigna and Tucson Parks and Recreation are proud to present the 13th annual Family Festival in the Park. There will be games, prizes, face painting, crafts, inflatables, tennis, disc golf, and class demonstrations.

33rd Annual Holiday Artisans Market 
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Tucson Museum of Art 140 North Main Ave. (Nov 16th-18th)

Free~Featuring more than 100 juried artisans of finely crafted pottery, glass, jewelry, textiles, fine art, and gift items/Tucson Museum of Art. New to this year’s market and street festival, TMA is partnering with La Cocina to offer more opportunities for visitors and feature a large line-up of live entertainment on three stages throughout the market and street festival.

Carl F Haupt Book Signing 
2 p.m. at Villa Hermosa on 6300 E. Speedway

Carl F. Haupt, the author of a new book “Gary Gatlin – The Story of a Reluctant Hero” will sign copies and tell about how the story came alive on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 2:00pm at Villa Hermosa, 6300 E Speedway Blvd.

Music of the Blues Brothers
1 p.m. at the Gaslight Theatre on 7919 E Broadway

Hitting the Highway once again, it’s those brother’s in black singing THE BLUES! This summer, Charlie Hall and Mike Yarema bring their ever so popular 9-Piece “Blues Brothers Tribute Concert” back to The Gaslight Theatre. At 6 p.m. the Gaslight Music Hall will host its Soulville event, where George Howard and a cast will perform soul music's greatest hits!  

Public Art Tour
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Town Hall at 11000 N La Canada

Oro Valley! Public Art Tours are FREE to attend; however, donations are gladly accepted and help fund all of our Arts and Culture programs. More info [orovalleyaz.gov]

Saguaro National Park Hosts Astronomy Camp
1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Rincon Mountain District, Saguaro National Park

Clear fall skies and a range of amateur telescopes will await junior rangers, aged 8 to 12, attending “Astronomy Camp” in the Rincon Mountain District of Saguaro National Park on Saturday, November 17. This fall’s event, running from 1 to 8:30 PM will travel from earth orbit to the farthest reaches of space through indoor and outdoor activities and a hands-on telescope session when darkness falls.

2nd Annual Have a Beer for a Bighorn by the Sierra Club
4 p.m to 8 p.m. at 1859 W Grant Rd

Organized by Coalition member group Friends of Ironwood Forest and co-sponsored by the Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society, Sierra Club, the Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection, and The Wilderness Society/Join us to learn more about our ongoing efforts to protect our natural heritage/There will be food trucks, brewery tours, snacks, a slideshow and great beer from Dragoon Brewing Company.

UA International Students Got Talent Show
7 p.m. at Main Gate Square, 881 E. University Blvd.

As part of International Education Week 2018, an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide, don't miss this amazing event showcasing the incredible singing, dancing, musicianship, martial arts and other varied talents of our international students! This event is family-friendly, open to the public, and free of charge.

Guerra de Gallos Boxing
7 p.m. at AVA Amphitheater
When Tucson’s Jensen Ramirez (6-2-3, 1KO) squares off with Nogales’ Thomas Valdez (16-4-2, 6KO) at the Casino Del Sol’s AVA Amphitheater, it will be the first seven-round bout in Arizona’s history.  The featherweight bout headlines the Nov. 17 event, dubbed Guerra De Gallos.

Screening of WAR OF THE WORLDS
7:30 p.m. at the Fox Tucson Theatre

Hanson Film TV and Fox Tucson Theatre join forces to present a screening of the new Technicolor restoration of the 1953 classic, THE  WAR OF THE WORLDS, directed by Byron Haskin, produced by George Pal, and based on the novel by H.G. Wells.

Tucson Premium Outlets Concert Series
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 6401 Marana Center Blvd.

(Southwest Folk Pop) Presented by  www.SAACA.org   . Free Admission/Guests are invited to bring their own chairs-Limited seating is provided/Concerts are three 45 minute sets .

Adult Painting Class (Red Door) 
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at  6530 E Tanque Verde Rd Ste. #160 (La Plaza Shoppes)

$29/painter, Drinks are available for purchase, Wine $5, $6 or $7 per glass, Beer $4/Grab a friend and follow our instructor's step by step instructions while you sip some wine and create your own beautiful masterpiece! Hosted by Creative Juice.

International Tucson Guitar Festival 
7 p.m. at 1017 N Olive Rd

The Festival will take place at the UofA Fred Fox School of Music in Holsclaw Hall and is hosted by the Tucson Guitar Society.

UofA Wildcat Hockey vs. Missouri State
7:30 p.m. at Tucson Arena 260 S Church Ave. 
$4-$19/Pucks for Paws/Well-behaved and vaccinated dogs are welcome! Doggie tickets are $5 at the door and all proceeds go to help the homeless pets at HSSA/$2 Hot Dogs.

Cult Classics-John Wick (R) 10:00PM/The Rocky Horror Picture Show (R) 11: 45PM 
The Loft Cinema on 3233 E. Speedway Blvd

John Wick- You mess with Keanu Reeves’s dog or his car, and you’re in for a whole world of pain, as the bad guys in the bone-crunching, brain-smashing, entertaining-to-the-max action flick John Wick are about to find out!

Rocky Horror, a Loft tradition for 38 years and counting! With the "Heavy Petting" shadow cast live and in your face!