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Check out the Wings and Wheels Military Vehicle Show made up of jeeps, motorcycles, weapon carriers, and trucks with a volunteer presentation on the History of the Commemorative (Confederate) Air Force and the Arizona Wing. Saturday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.at the Pima Air and Space Museum.

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THEATER

Thursday to Sunday, Nov. 14-24

• Catch a performance of the Pima Community College Theatre Arts presentation of The Laramie Project, a chronicle of the life of the Town of Laramie in the year after the murder of Matthew Shepard. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Black Box Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Road; $15; 206-6986.

 

Saturday to Sunday, Nov. 16-17

• Enjoy a performance of Arizona Onstage’s humorous musical Pinkalicious delighting kids and parents alike. Details: 4 p.m. Saturday, 12:30 p.m. Sunday; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $20, $15 under 17; 882-6574.

 

Thursday, Nov. 21

• Laugh out loud with one of the best stand-ups of all time, Jim Breuer, known for his stage antics and dead-on impressions. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $18-$38; 547-3040.

 

Saturday to Sunday, Nov. 23-24

• Glide along with Richard Wagner’s ghostly opus of greed, guts, and glory with an all-star cast navigating the murky waters of romance and redemption in the Arizona Opera Company production of The Flying Dutchman. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $25-$125; 293-4336 or www.azopera.org.

 

MUSIC

 

Thursday, Nov. 14

• Bring a lawn chair and listen to the Louisiana bayou dance and party music of Dr. Mojo and The Zydeco Cannibals 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.

 

Saturday, Nov. 16

• Listen to a variety of some of the most enduring styles of music that have crossed three generations of fans at the Big Band Theory - Decades of Cool. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 S. Clubhouse Drive; $50, $45 in advance; 825-2818.

 

Sunday, Nov. 17

• Enjoy Music of America presented by the Catalina Community Chorus with a guest performance of the Dmitri Matheny Group featuring flugelhorn, tenor, saxophone, piano, bass, and drums. Details: 3 p.m.; Resurrection Lutheran Church, 11575 N. First Ave.; $10; 303-6474.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 20

• Rock the night away with icon Eddie Money performing hits dating back to the mid-70s and the early days of music videos. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $19-$52; 547-3040.

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Friday to Sunday, Nov. 15-17

• Browse intricate jewelry designs and hand-carved fetish figures at the Best of Zuni: Silver and Stone.  Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free admission during sale; 742-6455.

 

Saturday, Nov. 16

• Bring your water bottle, lunch, and lawn chair so you can Meet the Monument with walks and talks on botany, archeology, and herpetology; Yaqui dancers, children’s activities, and guided nature hikes. Details: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Ironwood Forest National Monument; free; www.ironwoodforest.org.

• Check out the Wings and Wheels Military Vehicle Show made up of jeeps, motorcycles, weapon carriers, and trucks with a volunteer presentation on the History of the Commemorative (Confederate) Air Force and the Arizona Wing. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; 10-11 a.m. history presentation; Pima Air and Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Road; $15.50, $12.75 seniors/military, $9 ages 7-12; 574-0462. 

• Browse holiday crafts, jewelry, accessories, spa products, and candles at the Immaculate Heart Fall Craft Fair featuring more than 100 vendors. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Immaculate Heart School, 425 E. Magee Road; free admission; 297-6672.

• Browse the works of traditional jewelry artists Priscilla Nieto and Harvey Abeyta as they demonstrate use of the hand pump drill, sandstone bead shaping, and flint knapping techniques at the Santo Domingo Jewelry Show. Details: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free admission; 622-6014.

• Help raise funds for the Southern Arizona Aids Foundation at the Jerome Beillard Festival for Life featuring live and silent auctions with works from prominent artists, jewelry, holiday trees, gift baskets, and excursions. Details: 6 p.m.; Chinese Cultural Center, 1288 W. River Road; $45; 628-7223 or www.festivalforlife.org.

 

Saturday to Sunday, Nov. 16-17

• Explore the mystery of the universe in an environment of learning for the whole family, featuring exhibitors and manufacturers of astronomical products at the Arizona Science and Astronomy Expo. Details: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Convention Center North Exhibit Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $11, under 12 free with paid adult; 791-4101 or www.scienceandastronomy.com.

• Experience a cross-section of Southern Arizona at the Four Corners Festival featuring fine art, performing arts, artist demonstrations, live music, fashion, and culinary arts presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday; La Encantada, Plaza Colonial, Gallery Row, and La Paloma Village, Skyline Drive and Campbell Avenue; free admission; 797-3959.

 

Sunday, Nov. 17 

• Browse the innovative carvings of international award-winning Augustin Cruz Prudencio at the Oaxacan Wood Carving Show. Details: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free admission; 622-6014.

• Learn about celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, watch cooking demonstrations, listen to live music, and enjoy kids’ activities at UA Gluten Free Club’s Gluten-Free Awareness Expo. Details: noon-4 p.m.; Tucson Medical Center’s Lifegain Park, 5301 E. Grant Road; free; www.gfawarenessexpo.org.

 

Friday, Nov. 22

• Delight your sweet tooth at Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance’s culinary fundraiser Sweet Charity featuring rows of pastries and stacks of desserts to support arts education and therapeutic arts programs. Details: 6-9:30 p.m.; Plaza Colonial courtyard, Skyline Drive and Campbell Avenue; $60; 797-3959.

 

CLASSES AND PROGRAMS

 

Thursday, Nov. 14=

• Discover the  most popular scams targeting seniors, ways to protect yourself, and what to do if you have been scammed at the Savvy Saving Seniors educational workshop Steps to Avoiding Scams presented by United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona. Details: 1:30-3 p.m.; Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 594-5580.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 19 

• Hear all about the lifelong saving wildlife quest of the first Arizona licensed wildlife rehabilitator Sarah Gorby at author Lorna Kraemer’s presentation Javelina on Her Doorstep. Details: noon and 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014. 

Wednesday, Nov. 20 

• Learn about the remarkable resilience of bristlecone pine trees of the White Mountains of California at author and photographer Gil Thibault’s presentation I am the World’s Oldest-Known Living Tree. Details: noon and 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

 

OUTDOORS

 

Friday, Nov. 15

• Take a Hike to Hutch’s Pool, 8.2 moderately-difficult miles from Tram Stop No. 9. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sabino Canyon Visitor Center, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road; $8/tram ticket, $5/parking fee; 749-8700.

 

CHILDREN

 

Saturday, Nov. 16

• Celebrate Great Harvest Day with a petting zoo, jumping castle, book fair, kids’ crafts, and refreshments. Details: 10 a.m.; St Mark’s Early Childhood Center, 1431 W. Magee Road; free admission, some activities require tickets, $10/40; 797-2925.

• Be there when the lights go out at Creatures of the Night with exhibits that seem to come to life, a scavenger hunt, and glow-in-the-dark crafts projects. Details: 5-7 p.m.; International Wildlife Museum, 4800 W. Gates Pass Road; $8, $3 ages 4-12; 629-0100.

 

VISUAL ARTS

 

Friday, Nov. 15

• Bring your friends and neighbors to the Aldea Gallery Showcase displaying the works of four local artists and enjoy refreshments while you stroll the gallery and meet the artists. Details: 5-8 p.m.; 8800 N. La Cañada Drive; free; child care available by reservation at info@loveperiod.org (suggested donation $5/child). 

 

Saturday, Nov. 16

• View the exhibit Pop Art Meets Southwest featuring the works of Monica Warhol of the famed Warhol family. Details: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. reception; Simon Gallery of Fine Art, Steinway Piano Gallery, 3001 E. Skyline Drive, Suite 117; free; 888-325-9797.

 

HEALTH

 

Monday, Nov. 18

• Learn how Health Insurance Exchanges Can Help You from Paul Koss, M.D. and Michael Goforth of the Pima Community Access Program. Details: 5:30 p.m.; Northwest Medical Center, Classrooms C and D, 6200 N. La Cholla Blvd.; free; 866-694-9355.

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Check out the Wings and Wheels Military Vehicle Show made up of jeeps, motorcycles, weapon carriers, and trucks with a volunteer presentation on the History of the Commemorative (Confederate) Air Force and the Arizona Wing. Saturday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.at the Pima Air and Space Museum.

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