Fall is upon us and finally, we can bear to be outside for more than a moment!
There are plenty of things happening in Tucson this season you won’t want to miss. Whether you’re looking to find a fun idea for a night out with friends or a family-friendly activity, you’re sure to love something on this list.
1. Tucson Classics Car Show: October 21
This year marks the 11th annual Tucson Classics Car Show, put on by the Rotary Club of Tucson. If you’re a car fan, you’ve got to see this event! The show boasts over 400 classic cars and hot rods – there’s even a waiting list of folks wanting to show theirs! The event continues to be one of the largest of its kind in Arizona each year.
This year’s biggest raffle prize is a pristine 2008 Corvette C6 Convertible. Raffle tickets are just $5 and cover your admission into the event. All proceeds go to local Tucson charities including The Haven, a substance abuse recovery center for women; GAP Ministries, a community organization that strives to help hurting families; Youth On Their Own, a local organization that educates homeless teens; the Joint Technical Education District of Pima County (JTED), who specializes in helping young students find the right college or job fit; and Make Way For Books, a wonderful group of readers who help supply books to under-resourced child care centers and other sites throughout our city.
2. Valley of the Moon: Sherlock Holmes!: Fridays – Sundays, now through October 30
If you’re a Sherlock fan, you’d be silly to pass this up!
The hosting location, Valley of the Moon, has an interesting history. The brainchild of artist and spiritualist George Phar Legler, it was originally a place intended to allow people to “express their imagination” and heal the spirit. A few years after its initial construction, George began to host performances that eventually grew into the theatrical events Valley of the Moon is known for today.
Sherlock! is new to Valley of the Moon this year and talk is buzzing around town. In this 45-minute walking tour, you’ll help Sherlock solve the mystery of magic.
Online ticket sales have ended but you can still snag some same-day tickets if you contact the box office. If you’re hoping to see this event this year, don’t wait until the last minute!
3. Arizona Repertory Theatre: The Addams Family: A New Musical: October 15 through November 5, 2017
With Halloween just around the corner, who wouldn’t want to see a performance of The Addams Family?! This show, however, is more than just a play based on Charles Addams’ original characters – it’s a musical!
Wednesday Addams is no longer a child: She’s a grown-up and ready to marry. But Wednesday and her love, Lucas, have families that couldn’t be more different. Will they make it down the aisle together?
If you’re a theater buff, join some of the cast and crew for pre-show discussions on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 12:45 PM and learn more about what makes this show tick.
4. Meet Me at Maynards: Social Run & Walk: Every Monday through December 25
It’s certainly cooling off and now is a great time to get outside and see downtown Tucson and all it has to offer. Meet Me at Maynards is a weekly social walk/run event organized by local runners Jannie Cox and Dave Syverson and sponsored by a number of local businesses.
The Meet Me at Maynards team has one goal: For participants to GET OUT! “Get out and get moving. Get out with friends and family. Get out to support our community.”
The walk may vary from time to time, so it’s important that you sign up and check in promptly. Start in front of Maynards Market and make the circuit, stopping along the way to take advantage of a few MMM-inspired discounts.
This continues to be a fun event and is always on – rain or shine! We’ll see you this week at Maynards.
5. Arizona Historical Society – “I Am Tucson” Exhibit: Now through December 30
The Arizona Historical Society and partner organization, the Arizona History Museum, are inviting you to take part in a collective exhibit: “I Am Tucson.”
This interactive display writes the story of Tucson in words and pictures from those who have called it home – both past and present.
Stop in to leave your mark on the exhibit and learn more about our incredible city from the perspective of others.
Tucson is an amazing place and we’re truly fortunate to call it home. If you’re looking for some fun and interesting things to do in the coming weeks, don’t miss out on all the activities our wonderful Tucson has to offer.
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