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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Vote Old Tucson NightFall!
Old Tucson is a contender for Best Theme Park Halloween Event! The contest, which is being promoted by USA TODAY/Voters will be able to vote once a day thru October 12th! Winner Announced October 16th at Noon EDT

Not Just For Kids 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Feel like a kid again every Thursday when adults get in for the youth admission price of just $6! The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures 4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr. 881-0606

Writers' Motivational Workshop 10:00AM - 12:00PM
With humor and passion, Alexis Powers provides the motivation to get your creative juices flowing-Whether you are working on fiction or memoir, come be inspired to pursue your writing life/Oro Valley Public Library 1305 W. Naranja Dr. 594-5580

Contemporary Literature Book Club 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala/Friendly and informal group-New participants are always welcome! Oro Valley Public Library 1305 W. Naranja Dr. 594-5580

Sierra Vista Farmers Market & Beer Brewing Demo 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Enjoy shopping for locally grown produce, grass-fed lamb and beef, specialty breads and baked goods/Shop for unique products such as local roasted coffees, honey products, and salsa-Food vendors offer a variety of menu items, and local artists perform live music for shoppers to enjoy/Veterans Memorial Park 3105 E. Fry Blvd-Sierra Vista 678-2638

Gather A Vintage Market "Autumn Calling" 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Gather is a once a month, 4-day shopping event, featuring antiques, collectibles and vintage items for the home and garden/657 W. St. Mary’s Rd (just east of I-10) 878-7215

Social Bridge Group 12:00PM - 3:00PM
Free/Always looking for knowledgeable players-Drop in and join the fun-No advance registration required/ Tucson JCC 3800 E. River Rd 299-3000

Art Talk Presented by The Tucson Museum of Art 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Worlds of Enchantment: The Art of Maxfield Parrish/Magical paintings made him one of the most successful and prolific artists of the Golden Age of Illustration/Himmel Park Library 1035 N Treat Ave. 594-5305

From Earth to the Universe 4:00PM
Head to the farthest reaches of space through the eyes of the giant telescopes that help us see beyond our sky/Type of Show: FullDome film followed by a live star talk/Recommended for3rd grade and up/UA Science Flandrau Planetarium 621-STAR

Wine Tasting 4:00PM - 8:00PM
$10/Flight of six wines with cheese and cracker palate cleansers/CataVinos Wine Shoppe & Tasting Room 3063 N. Alvernon Way 323-3063 (See Yvonne's October Wine article)

PCC Women's Soccer vs Chandler-Gilbert CC 4:30PM
$5/$3 for Students/Kino North Grandstand 2500 E Ajo Way 434-1339

Texas Hold Em 4:30PM
Free/Charity Poker Party for Mini Miracles (Empowering children with special needs or considered "at risk" in Southern AZ through Animal Assisted Activities) Delectables Restaurant 533 N 4th Ave. 884-9289

Diana’s Coffee Table Book Celebration & Book Signing 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Come celebrate the one year anniversary of Private Spaces, the story of Diana Madaras’ unconventional journey to becoming one of the region’s most influential artists/Includes 152 paintings from the past 20 years/Enjoy refreshments and a short presentation/Madaras Gallery 3001 E. Skyline Dr. 615-3001

Bluegrass Music Jam Session 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Sponsored by Desert Bluegrass Association/Free & Open to the public/Sticks & Strings Music Center 8796 E. Broadway Blvd. 296-3479

Oktoberfest 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Oktoberfest beers from Pueblo Vida and Ayinger! German Food Truck! Tap & Bottle 403 N 6th Ave. 344-8999

Family Friendly Event-Artists Opening Reception! 5:30PM - 7:30PM
All encaustic exhibit with artists, Susan Matte-Farina, Lisa Mishler, Yvonne Prisble and Margie Pye/There will also be copies of Lisa Mishler’s book, L’Chayim to Life/The book is about her parents and their life in concentration Camps and beyond/Dragonfly Gallery 146 E. Broadway Blvd. (downtown between Arizona & 5th Ave.) 628-3164 (THIS MONTH'S TUCSON HAPPENINGS ARTIST PROFILE is Lisa Mishler)

Rock & Roll History Music Lecture Series 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Maturity and Rebellion (1975-1984), Presented by Constantine Theodosion/Himmel Park Library 1035 N. Treat Ave. 594-5305

Oro Valley Concert featuring Bouncing Czechs 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Free live music/Bring your chairs to enjoy the concert! Oro Valley Marketplace by Century Theatres 12155 N. Oracle Rd 229-4700

Northwest Cruise-In! 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Southern Arizona's Largest and longest weekly Classic Car and American Muscle Car Cruise-In happens rain, shine, hot or cold every Thursday Night in the Freddy's/ Firehouse Subs parking lot (Southeast Corner of Orange Grove & Thornydale) 344-3740

Nightfall 6:00PM - 10:00PM
$26 adults/$21 for children ages 9-11/FREE 8 years & under/Unlike any other Halloween themed event-No one else presents live shows that entertain and amaze tens of thousand of visitors/Family-friendly magic to an unfortunate cornfield incident to raucous comedy! Old Tucson 201 S Kinney Rd. 883-0100

TIES Guest Speaker Series 6:30PM
$5/Dr. Alan Hugenot-During college, was killed in a motorcycle accident, yet returned/As a NDE survivor and physicist, he has the knowledge, experience, and research data necessary to provide insight to the questions of an afterlife/Tucson IANDS Experience Sharing (TIES) $5/Unity of Tucson Sanctuary 3617 N Camino Blanco 395-2365

Adult Painting Class (Tucson Starry Night) 6:30PM
$35/Grab a friend and follow our instructor's step by step instructions and create your own beautiful masterpiece! 6530 E Tanque Verde Rd Ste. #160 (La Plaza Shoppes) 359-6675

The Paper (1994) 7:00PM
Presented by The New York Times/See Ron Howard’s fast and funny comedy/drama starring Michael Keaton, Robert Duvall and Glenn Close followed by an onstage Q&A with New York Times Food Editor, Sam Sifton! The Loft Cinema 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. 795-0844

Henry Porter and the Sorcerer’s Secret! 7:00PM
Fantastic Family Show! No Age Restrictions/A hilarious musical, comedy melodrama spoof of everyone’s favorite young wizard series! $18.50 adults/$16.50 Student, senior, military/$8.50 Children (12 & under) Call or visit our box office 10AM-9PM daily/ 7010 E. Broadway Blvd. 886-9428 for reservations

VooDoo & Black Magic (An Evening of Intrigue & Mystery Inside "The Room") 7:00PM
2 Times: 7PM & 9PM/$15 at the door/Shows are 45-minutes with a limit of 30 guests/In addition to the show, enjoy an exclusive tour of the haunted history of The Hotel Congress/Must be 21+ to attend/Hotel Congress 311 E. Congress St. 622-8848

PCC Men's Soccer vs Chandler-Gilbert CC 7:00PM
$5/$3 for Students/Kino North Grandstand 2500 E Ajo Way 434-1339

Centering Prayer 7:00PM - 8:15PM
Free! 20-25 min meditation & related reading/discussion/Beginner & experienced both welcome in the Library/No donation necessary/St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church 4440 N. Campbell at River (Dori 586-854-3796)

Music by Titan Valley Warheads 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Boondocks Lounge 3306 N. 1st Ave. 690-0991

Music by Touch of Grey 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Free/Classic rock/Monterey Court 505 W Miracle Mile 207-2429

The SlaughterHouse 7:00PM - 10:00PM
5 bone chilling attractions-all under one roof! 1102 W Grant Rd. 784-2501

Music by Tesoro (Trio) 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Free Show/Hotel Congress Plaza 311 E. Congress St. 622-8848

God's Man in Texas 7:30PM
Whether you’re selling cars, real estate...or salvation...if you don’t meet your numbers, you’re in trouble-It can even happen to the beloved head of a Houston mega-church, who won’t relinquish control of his pulpit as the competition to replace him heats up-Faith and egos collide in this comedy that pits preacher against preacher/Live Theatre Workshop 5317 E. Speedway Blvd. 327-4242

George Bernard Shaw’s "Saint Joan" (Preview) 7:30PM
Presented by Winding Road Theater Ensemble/In what many consider to be Shaw’s greatest play, we meet Joan of Arc: not a saint a witch, or a madwoman, but a French farm girl who is anything but simple-an illiterate intellectual, a true genius whose faith rocked the Church, Directed by Susan Arnold/$20/ZUZI! At the Historical Y 738 N. 5th Ave. 401-3626

UA Wind Ensemble & UA Wind Symphony 7:30PM
$5/$7/$10/UofA Fred Fox School of Music-Crowder Hall 1017 N. Olive Rd. 621-1162

Open Mic Night 8:00PM
Free/The biggest names in comedy all started on a small stage somewhere-Come to the only comedy club in Tucson and give it your all/Laffs Comedy Café 2900 E. Broadway Blvd. 323-8669

Psycho Beach Party by Charles Busch 8:00PM
$7/Think Gidget, Frankie and Annette beach party epics, and Hitchcock's psychological suspense thrillers such as Spellbound-Think 1962/Chicklet Forrest a teenage tomboy, is desperate to be in with the Malibu surf crowd-Unfortunately, she also has a tendency towards split personalities/UofA Harold Dixon Directing Studio-Drama Building #116 1025 N. Olive Rd. 621-1162 (Encouraged to purchase tickets in advance-Not for children)

Music by Amy Mendoza Band 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Ermanos Craft Beer & Wine Bar, North 4th Ave. 445-6625

Adult Skate 8:00PM - 10:00PM
18+/Skate Country 7980 E. 22nd St 298-4409

Soul Strip Burlesque 9:00PM
Surly Wench Pub 424 N 4th Ave. 882-0009

Music by Neon Prophet 9:30PM
Reggae/Chicago Bar 5954 E. Speedway Blvd. 748-8169

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