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Posted: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 4:00 am

THEATER

Wednesday to Sunday, Oct. 9-13

• Rejoice in the universal power of friendship at the Broadway in Tucson musical Sister Act, the story of a wannabe diva. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $36-$86; 800-745-3000. 

 

Thursday to Sunday, Oct. 10-13

• Get ready to rock with some of the most magical idols in a musical showcase featuring tunes and talent from across the kingdom in Disney on Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After! Details: 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Arena, 260 S. Church Ave.; $22-$57; www.ticketmaster.com.

 

Saturday to Sunday, Oct. 12-13

• Don’t miss Ballet Tucson’s Fall Concert featuring three themes: Dracula, a rendition of Bram Stoker’s novel; Under My Skin, celebrating the Cole Porter song book; and Gemini, a dance interpretation of the legend of Castor and Pollux. Details: 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday; Stevie Eller Dance Theatre, 1737 E. University Blvd.; $32; 903-1445 or 800-838-3006.

 

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.

 

MUSIC

 

Thursday, Oct. 10

• Bring a lawn chair and listen to the Oktoberfest music of The Bouncing Czechs at the Oro Valley Concert Series presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 6 p.m.; Oro Valley Marketplace, Century Theatres Courtyard, Oracle and Tangerine Roads; free; 797-3959.

 

Friday, Oct. 11

• Rock the night away with international superstar Vince Neil and special guest Great White. Details: 7 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $15-$45; 800-344-9435. 

• Be there for An Evening of Pink Floyd as TSO Rocks the Fox featuring “Dark Side of the Moon” and hits from “The Wall.” Details: 8 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $34-$40; 547-3040.

 

Friday to Sunday, Oct. 11-13

• Listen to American Folk Songs and Spirituals by Tucson Chamber Artists featuring the TCA’s Chorus, Soloists and Chamber Players. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St.; 7:30 p.m. Saturday; Resurrection Lutheran Church, 11575 N. First Ave.; 3 p.m. Sunday; Vista de la Montana Methodist Church, 3001 E. Mira Vista Ln.; $25-$35; 401-2651.

 

Saturday, Oct. 12

• Listen to the western music of Bill Ganz at the Steam Pump Ranch concert series. Details: 10:30 a.m.-noon; Steam Pump Ranch, 10901 N. Oracle Road; free.

• Celebrate American blues music’s global influence as seen from diverse points of view and international points of origin at World Blues featuring Taj Mahal, Vusi Mahlasela and Deva Mahal with Fredericks Brown. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $28-$65; 547-3040. 

• Listen to the country songs of Chris Cagle at Music in Marana to benefit the Marana HealthCare Foundation. Details: 8 p.m.; Marana Health Center, 13395 N. Marana Main St.; $20; 682-4111.

 

Sunday, Oct. 13

• Listen to Jazz under the Stars featuring the innovative vocalist Kitty Margolis: Straight Up with A Twist 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.

 

Wednesday to Thursday, 

Oct. 16-17

• Enjoy the internationally acclaimed Jerusalem Quartet featuring an all-Shostakovich  program presented by Arizona Friends of Chamber Music. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 3 p.m. Thursday; Tucson Convention Center, Leo Rich Theatre, 260 S. Church Ave; $31, $11 students; www.arizonachambermusic.org.

 

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

• 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. 

 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Friday to Sunday, Oct. 11-13

• Celebrate the living traditional arts of Southern Arizona’s and Northern Mexico’s diverse ethnic and folk communities at Tucson Meet Yourself featuring artisans, dancers, musicians, and special exhibits. Details: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; downtown Tucson at El Presidio Park, Jacome Plaza, Pennington St., and Congress St.; free admission; 792-4806 or www.tucsonmeetyourself.org

 

Saturday, Oct. 12

• Browse the works of local artists at the Resurrection Lutheran Church  Craft Fair and bring a package of diapers for Catalina Community Services and Interfaith Community Services. Details: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; 11575 N. First Ave.; free admission; 575-9901.

• Come to the Taste of Oracle for food, local art, entertainment, a silent auction, and kids’ activities presented by the Oracle Women’s Network. Details: 1-5 p.m.; Village Square, 1995 W. American Avenue, Oracle; 520-820-1667.

 

Saturday to Sunday, Oct. 12-13

• Browse extensive offering of usual and unusual native and arid-adapted plants at Tohono Chul Park’s Plant Sale. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; free admission to plant sale; 742-6455.

 

Sunday, Oct. 13

• Observe the competition of high school and college students bringing their catapults to vie with one another in a contest to hurl four-pound pumpkins the length of the University of Arizona Mall at the Tucson Pumpkin Toss sponsored by the Physics Factory, University of Arizona, Raytheon, and Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; 1303 E. University Blvd.; free; 331-2408.

 

Thursday to Sunday

through Oct. 31

• Get scared out of your wits at Nightfall at Old Tucson with hideous beasts and monsters, ghoulish stunts, and frightening shows. Details: 6 p.m.-midnight Thursday-Saturday; 6 -10 p.m. Sunday; 201 S. Kinney Road; $25, $20 under 12; 908-4833.

CLASSES AND PROGRAMS

 

Friday, Oct. 11 

• Explore archaeology, anthropology, ethnology, and mythology with astronomy, ancient and modern at the Manfred “Manny” Max Fleischer Memorial Lecture—Hohokam Archaeoastronomy presented by Todd Bostwick, PhD, RPA, Senior Research Archaeologist. Details: 3-5 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014. 

 

Thursdays, Oct. 17-Dec. 19

• Learn how you can improve the level of satisfaction in your relationships and gain skills for maintaining long-term, balanced relationships at the nine-week Christian women’s recovery class Boundaries facilitated by Jane St. Pierre, MSW, LCSW. Details: 7-8:30 p.m. Casas Church, 10801 N La Cholla Blvd.; $150; 429-3673 or www.janestpierre.com.

OUTDOORS

 

Saturday, Oct. 12

• Take a guided hike in the Tortolita Mountains led by Marana Parks and Recreation. Details: 8 a.m.; Wild Burro Trailhead, 14810 N. Secret Springs Drive; free; 382-1950.

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