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2015 US Parachute Association (USPA) National Skydiving Championships
October 21, 2015 – November 01, 2015
Event Location: 4900 N Taylor Street, Eloy, Arizona 85131
Venue: Skydive Arizona
Time: Sunrise to sunset

Nearly 500 of America’s top skydivers converge at Skydive Arizona to show the world what they’re made of. Aerial acrobatics, flying formations, landing on a dime (literally!) and, new this year, speed skydiving – where jumpers dive toward the earth at speeds approaching 300 miles per hour – that’s the 2015 United States Parachute Association (USPA) National Skydiving Championships. They will battle for medals and, notably, a spot on the prestigious U.S. Parachute Team that will compete at the 2016 World Championships outside of Chicago.

HalloWEEn at The Mini Time Machine
October 13, 2015 – October 31, 2015
Event Location: 4455 E. Camp Lowell, Tucson, AZ 85712
Venue: The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures
Time: Tues-Sat: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Sun: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Closed Mondays.

Enjoy the Museum decorated for Halloween throughout October. Explore our haunting miniatures with our ghostly gallery guide

“Premium Blend” – UA Dance
October 30, 2015 – November 08, 2015
Event Location: 1737 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719
Venue: UA Stevie Eller Dance Theatre
Time: Fri. Oct 30 at 7:30 PM; Sat.-Sun. Oct 31-Nov 1 at 1:30 PM; Thurs.-Sat. Nov 5-7 at 7:30 PM; Sat.-Sun. Nov 7-8 at 1:30 PM

The UA School of Dance presents eight non-consecutive performances with classic and new choreography performing José Limón’s stunning piece, “The Unsung,” paying homage to the American Indian, at UA Stevie Eller Dance Theatre.

Broadway in Tucson: Phantom of the Opera
October 21, 2015 – November 01, 2015
Event Location: 1020 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85721
Venue: Centennial Hall
Time: Tue-Thur, 7:30PM, (Thurs Oct 22 2:00PM) Fri, 8:00PM, Sat, 2:00PM & 8:00PM, Sun, 1:00PM & 6:30PM

Broadway in Tucson welcomes back the spectacular musical “Phantom of the Opera.”  Hailed by critics as “bigger and better than ever before,” this production boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier, new scenic and lighting designs, new staging and choreography.

Nature Connects, Art with Lego Bricks
September 11, 2015 – January 03, 2016
Event Location: 2150 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712
Venue: Tucson Botanical Gardens
Time: From: 8:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Nature Connects®, art with LEGO® bricks, is a traveling exhibit, featuring 13 nature-inspired sculptures. The impressive designs are the work of acclaimed artist, Sean Kenney. Throughout the Gardens guests will see a giant hanging Corn Spider, a Galapagos Tortoise with a Darwin Finch, a six-foot Monarch Butterfly and more, all built from LEGO bricks.

Arizona Theatre Company: Disgraced
October 17, 2015 – November 07, 2015
Event Location: 330 S. Scott Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701
Venue: Arizona Theatre Company
Time: Please see website for times
Admission: check website for prices

Arizona Theatre Company presents a critically acclaimed, Pulitzer Prize-winning current Broadway hit about the stories we tell our friends, the secrets we tell our lovers, and the lies we tell ourselves, written by Ayad Akhtar, at Temple of Music and Art.

Henry Porter and the Sorcerer’s Secret at Gaslight Theatre
September 03, 2015 – November 08, 2015
Event Location: 7010 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85710
Venue: Gaslight Theatre
Time: check website for times
Admission: Adults $18.50 plus tax, Students & Military $16.50 plus tax, Children (under 12) $8.50 plus tax

Gaslight Theater introduces the new comedy “Henry Porter and the Sorcerer’s Secret” – a spoof on the Harry Potter series – with magic and wizardry. Mark your calendars and get your costume ready for the Gaslight Theatre’s most epic Tucson Synchro Halloween Party on October 30th

Mission San Xavier Bac – Guided Tours
February 06, 2015 – February 05, 2016
Event Location: 1950 W. San Xavier Rd., Tucson, AZ 85746
Venue: Mission San Xavier del Bac
Time: CHURCH HOURS: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. everyday including holidays. Visit the Parish Website for a Mass Schedule. MUSEUM HOURS: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Docents at Mission San Xavier del Bac are volunteers from the community, trained in the history, architecture, and culture of the mission and its surroundings. They are provided as a courtesy of Patronato San Xavier with the permission of the Church. Tours start outside the museum entrance and last approximately 45 minutes. You do not need to sign up in advance. Tours may be canceled or postponed in the event the Church schedules a service after publication of this schedule.

The Rogue Theatre: Hamlet
October 15, 2015 – November 22, 2015
Event Location: 300 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85705
Venue: The Rogue Theatre
Time: Thu-Sat 7:30 PM; Sun 2:00 PM (Plus Sat. 2:00 PM Matinees Oct 31, Nov 7, 14 and 21)
Admission: $35 (Preview nights: $25) 5-Play Season Tickets: $160

The Rogue Theatre presents Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” directed by Cynthia Meier.  This play is among the most powerful and influential tragedies in English literature. In addition, there will be a showing of “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,” expanding upon the exploits of two of Hamlet’s minor characters.

Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture
October 24, 2015 – February 14, 2016
Event Location: 140 N. Main Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701
Venue: Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block
Time: Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Thurs. 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM; Sun. 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Admission: $12 Adult; $10 Seniors (ages 65+); $7 College Student with ID and Youth (13-17), Free for Active Military and Veterans with ID, Museum Members, children 12 and under

Tucson Museum of Art exhibition examines how dime novels, pulp fiction art, comic books, and other forms of visual art created the fictional, often sensational versions of people, places, and historic events of the West that have been ingrained into the American psyche.




Yearly Signature Events in Tucson:

Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase
The World’s Largest Treasure Hunt
End of January to Mid February
For two weeks every winter, the world meets in Tucson as it becomes a bustling, international marketplace of buyers and sellers at the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase.
The “Gem Show” is much more than a single event at one location. Rather, there are thousands of participants and attendees at more than 40 sites around town. Dozens of shows take place at the same time – in giant white tents, at hotels and resorts and at exhibit halls.  There’s something for everyone at the many open-to-the-public shows – from gold and diamonds to granite bookends and glass beads, and from fine specimens of dinosaur fossils to opals dug from the Australian Outback.
Special GEM SHOW Rates are available. . . Call now at 520-622-8871

Fort Lowell Soccer Shootout
Mid January
Tucson Association of Realtors presents a soccer extravaganza for U.S. Youth Soccer and Arizona Youth Soccer teams featuring Parade of Teams and Soccer Olympics at Fort Lowell Park.
Special Room rates & Group rates are available for Fort Lowell Soccer Shootout.

Accenture Match Play Championship
Third week of February
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain
The Accenture Match Play Championship returns to The Golf Club at Dove Mountain in Marana, Ariz., February 17-23, 2014, when American Matt Kuchar will defend his title against the top 64 players in the Official World Golf Ranking.  Come February the eyes of golf will fall on Southern Arizona. The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain is the home of the World Golf Championships – Accenture Match Play Championship. The world’s top 64 golfers will try to etch their names in the history book of this exciting tournament.

MLS Preseason Training in Tucson
January 31 through February 28, 2015
Pro soccer warms up in sunny Tucson, a favorite winter training capital of athletes everywhere. Watch elite soccer players—teams include Colorado Rapids, Houston Dynamo, New England Revolution, Portland Timbers, Real Salt Lake, San Jose Earthquakes, Seattle Sounders, Sporting Kansas City, Vancouver Whitecaps FC—prepare for the regular season at Kino Sports Complex during eight Desert Friendlies and the 12-match FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup, on select days from January 31 through February 28, 2015

90th Annual La Fiesta de los Vaqueros — The Tucson Rodeo & Parade
February 21 to March 1, 2015
La Fiesta de los Vaqueros and the Tucson Rodeo is Southern Arizona’s oldest and most celebrated heritage event. The event is also one of the top 25 rodeos on the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) calendar and a major stop for the sports’ best cowboys and cowgirls.
Each rodeo performance begins at 12:30 p.m. with little buckaroos competing in Dodge Mutton Bustin’ and the Justin Junior Rodeo. Pro rodeo events kick off at 2 p.m. and include bareback riding, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, team roping, women’s barrel racing and bull riding. The Tucson Rodeo enlists over 650 cowboys and cowgirls competing for a share of the $460,000 purse.

March: Tucson Conquistador Classic
Mid March
Watch and learn as pro golf legends at the top of their games show how practice makes perfect. The PGA TOUR’s Champions Tour’s new event, the Tucson Conquistadores Classic, features a who’s who of golf’s masters strutting their stuff on the accessible and walkable Catalina Course at the Omni Tucson National Resort. See everybody’s favorite pros play over three days of competition featuring a no-cut format.

Tucson Festival of Books
March 13th through 15th
One of the country’s largest book festivals attracts an estimated 100,00 people, including about 450 authors and performers, 240 exhibitors, and thousands of readers to the University of Arizona Mall.

Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival
March 2016
The Arizona Friends of Chamber Music presents a week of musical activity at Leo Rich Theatre, featuring a world-class array of chamber musicians and performances of standard repertoire as well as more eclectic and exceptional chamber music works. Introductory talks and the chance for audience members to talk with the musicians are hallmarks of this critically acclaimed festival.

4th Avenue Spring Street Fair
March 2016
Arts-and-crafts booths and food vendors, entertainment, kid’s activities, and more attract up to 200,000-300,000 visitors over three days.

Tucson International Mariachi Conference
April-May 2016
Tucson’s award-winning music festival features student workshops and public performances by renowned mariachi musicians and baile folklorico dancers.

Tucson Folk Festival
May 2016
One of the largest free festivals in United States, with more than 400 local, regional, and national musicians performing over 20 hours of family-friendly music and dance for more than 10,000 fans.

Tucson Meet Yourself
October 2016
This regional folk arts celebration draws over 100,000 participants with musicians, dancers, artists, and ethnic cuisine from about 50 cultural groups, indigenous and imported.

Loft Film Fest
November 2016
The Loft Cinema will present its fourth annual international film festival honoring Tucson’s richly diverse cultural community. The Loft Film Fest will present foreign films, documentaries and U.S. indies in a cinematic celebration of storytelling from around the world.

El Tour de Tucson
Mid November
The El Tour de Tucson presented by Casino Del Sol Resort charity event attracts as many as 9,000 bicyclists of all ages and abilities and has been called “one of the premier organized rides in the United States.”

4th Avenue Winter Street Fair
December 2016
Arts-and-crafts booths and food vendors, entertainment, kid’s activities, and more attract up to 200,000-300,000 visitors over three days.


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