Events happening in southern Arizona in September - Tucson News Now

Events happening in southern Arizona in September

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Event's happening in and around southern Arizona this month. 
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4-6    TUCSON: 11th Annual HoCoFest Music Festival - Hotel Congress presents local and national bands; solar-powered entertainment venues; record, family, and eco fairs; 520-622-8848 or http://www.hotelcongress.com/
5    TUCSON: First Saturdays Concert Series: Jimmie and the Jitterbugs – Catalina State Park, smooth oldies, bring a chair and your own food and water, concerts will be canceled during severe weather, sponsored by the Friends of Catalina SP, free popcorn, $7 per vehicle (up to four adults), 6 pm, http://www.azstateparks.com
5    TUCSON: Cool Summer Nights at the Desert Museum: Fiesta Fin de Verano – Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, celebrate Mexican heritage of the Sonoran Desert region, take a relaxing stroll of the grounds, explore the animal exhibits, enjoy four unique venues featuring musicians influenced by our Spanish culture, free with museum admission, 5-10 pm, 520-883-1380 or http://desertmuseum.org
7    TUCSON: 46th Annual Saguaro National Park Labor Day Run– Saguaro National Park East, includes 8 Mile Run & 5K Run/Walk, rolling 8-mile and 5k courses loop through a cactus forest in the foothills of the scenic Rincon Mountains at Saguaro National Park East, $35-40, 6:30 am, 520-991-0733 or http://www.azroadrunners.org  H 
10    TUCSON: Oro Valley Concert Series – Reno Del Mar - Oro Valley Marketplace, Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance presents a dynamic acoustic instrumental group that performs original guitar and violin music in a wide range of styles that include Latin jazz, Americana, western swing, tango, gypsy, flamenco fusion, bebop and blues, trio is usually violin and two acoustic guitars, bring your own chair, free, 6 pm, 520-797-3959 or http://www.saaca.org/Oro_Valley_Concerts.html
10-13    TUCSON: Fall Tucson Gem Shows – features five gem and lapidary shows at various locations around town, including four open-to-the-public shows, show listings at http://www.visittucson.org/ 
10-13    TUCSON: JOGS Fall Gem & Jewelry Show - Tucson Expo Center, one of the U.S. best selling events year after year – and one of the top markets in the country, this exciting gem and jewelry show event draws buyers and exhibitors from all over the world, products like fine and finish jewelry, silver, gold, gemstones, findings, beads, minerals, watches, fashion jewelry, gem decor, jewelry gift items will be presented on the show, 10 am – 6 pm, 213-629-3030 or http://www.jogsshow.com
10-27    TUCSON: Más - World Premiere - Temple of Music and Art, told from various perspectives, this fact-based docudrama examines the banning of Mexican American Studies in the Tucson Unified School District as the people involved struggle to hold onto their identity, their community and their humanity, commissioned and developed at Borderlands through a National New Play Network playwright residency, by Borderlands Theater, http://www.borderlandstheater.org/
11    TUCSON: Blessed Feathers - Sea of Glass Center for the Arts, alternative Indie trio from Wisconsin with unique sound that is optimistic and gleaming with appreciation for life, $15, 7:30 pm, 520-398-2542 or http://theseaofglass.org
11-27    TUCSON: Torch Song Trilogy, Part 3 Widows and Children First - resident main stage company at The Community Playhouse, http://www.communityplayerstucson.org/
12    TUCSON: 18th Annual El Tour Adventure 10K & 5K Walk/Run – The Gregory School, along the Rillito River Trail, through Tucson Mountain Preserve, by Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, benefits Ben’s Bells Project, 7 am, 520-745-2033 or http://www.perimeterbicycling.com  
12    TUCSON: Cars Under the Stars - Rillito Raceway Park, showcases up to 400 cars and trucks, live music, activities and food from local vendors, mixing classic cars with classic food and music, $5, 10 and under free, 4 pm, https://saaca.org/
12    TUCSON: Gary Farmer & The Troublemakers - Sea of Glass Center for the Arts, award-winning actor, director, and Native American Indian activist Gary Farmer, best known for his roles in films like 'Dead Man', 'Pow Wow Highway', 'Smoke Signals', and 'Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai', brings his 5-piece blues, roots and jam band to Tucson, $13-18, 7:30 pm, 520-398-2542 or http://theseaofglass.org
12    TUCSON: Bennuval! An Evening of Space, Art and Music - Fox Tucson Theatre, Dante Lauretta, UofA professor of Planetary Science and Cosmochemistry and Principal Investigator on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission, is joined by Geoff Notkin, star of Science Channel’s Meteorite Men, live variety show features performances by comedic troupe Tucson Improv Movement, daredevil acrobats Flam Chen, and avant-garde music project, ChamberLab, The Art of Planetary Science will exhibit works created from and inspired by the solar system and the scientific data with which we explore it, meteorites will also be on display, completing the otherworldly atmosphere of this unique event, 7 pm, http://foxtucsontheatre.org/
12    TUCSON: 6th Annual “Tri” for Acts of Kindness Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon and 5K Run/Walk –includes food, raffle, fun and race at 6:30 am, concludes with breakfast, raffled and awards ceremony, https://www.racemenu.com/
12    VAIL: Hotshots…Run to Remember and Never Forget 7.25 Miles – Colossal Cave Mountain Park, 7.25 mile course starts and finishes at the cowboy statue in La Posta Quemada Ranch, a cross country course of pavement and trails with hills and some rocky footing, benefit the Prescott Firefighters Charities, $35-45, 6 am, http://taggrun.com/hotshots-run-to-remember-and-never-forget/ or http://www.getsetaz.com
16    TUCSON: O.A.R. - Fox Tucson Theatre, renowned for their intense, vibrant live show — including selling out Madison Square Garden twice —and the communal feeling they share with fans, 8 pm, http://foxtucsontheatre.org/
16-10/4    TUCSON: Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin – Temple of Music and Art, Arizona Premiere by Arizona Theater Company, from the depths of Czarist Russia, to New York’s Lower East Side, Irving Berlin’s story epitomizes the American dream, Felder brings to life the remarkable story of “America’s Composer” featuring his most popular and enduring songs, 520-622-2823 or http://www.arizonatheatre.org/
17    TUCSON: Flavors of Tucson - Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Loews a night of elaborate dining with meals prepared by 18 top local chefs for the benefit of the American Liver Foundation, cocktail attire, $250, 6:30 pm, 602-953-1800 or 866-953-1800 or http://go.liverfoundation.org/flavorsoftucson
18    TUCSON: Dana Carvey - Fox Tucson Theatre, comedian Dana Carvey, one of SNL’s most talented alumni, along with some of the show’s most memorable characters, including “Church Lady,” “Garth” of Wayne & Garth fame, Grumpy Old Man, and bodybuilding “Hans” will kick off the Fox Theatre Fall Season, 7:30 pm, http://foxtucsontheatre.org/
18-26    TUCSON: 8th Annual Underground Film Festival - The Screening Room will show a number of Arizona, U.S., and world premieres will be featured, one of the nation’s top underground cult film festivals, films from categories of Narrative, Horror, Documentaries, Experimental, Animation, and we are proud to be the only festival to offer an Exploitation category, 520-882-0204 or http://www.azundergroundfilmfest.com/
19    ORACLE: Glow 2015 – Day into Night GLOW! - Triangle L Ranch, nighttime art experience for the family, workshops and interactive projects for the kids, children’s costume contest, entertainment, music and performances, food for purchase, pre-register, $5-10, 6-10 pm, http://www.trianglelranch.com
19    TUCSON: 14th Annual Roasted Chile Festival – Rincon Valley Farmers & Artisans Market, fresh roasted AZ grown green chilies, locally grown pesticide-free, organic fresh produce and fruit, artisans and crafters offer goods ranging from handmade quilts, aprons, handmade soap, handcrafted home decor and fine furniture, food, beer garden, kid’s activities and live music by John Grant & the Guilty Bystanders and Johnny Bencomo, 9 am – 3 pm, 520-591-2276 or http://www.rvfm.org   x 
20-10/11 TUCSON: Barefoot in the Park - University of Arizona’s Arizona Repertory Theatre, Neil Simon’s hilarious play which shows us that opposites really do attract, 520-621-1162 or http://theatre.arizona.edu
22    TUCSON: Lila Downs - Fox Tucson Theatre, one of the world’s most singular voices and innovative approaches to music, she grew up in Minnesota and Oaxaca and her music and vocal artistry has many influences, including the folk and ranchera music of Mexico and South America and American folk, jazz, blues and hip-hop, many of her lyrics focus on issues relating to social justice and often tell the stories of the workers who migrate from Mexico, 7:30 pm, http://foxtucsontheatre.org/
22-1/10    TUCSON: Mending the Soul with Miniature Stitches: The Needlework of Ray Materson - The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, features twenty-three narrative small-scale needleworks on loan from the Louis-Dreyfus Family Collection in New York, created by Ray Materson from threads of socks on craps of bed sheets while imprisoned, 520-881-0606 or http://www.theminitimemachine.org
24    TUCSON: National Circus and Acrobats of the People's Republic of China - Peking Dreams - Fox Tucson Theatre, performance of movement, color and wonder incorporating elements of acrobatics, Chinese circus and Peking Opera, invites audiences into an artistic world full of history, family friendly, 6:30 pm, http://foxtucsontheatre.org/
24-27    TUCSON: 39th Annual Tucson Greek Festival – St. Demetrios Orthodox Church, celebrates Greek food, drink, and music and offers dance lessons, children's activities, tours of the church, and vendor displays, $3, Thurs. 5-10 pm; Fri. 5-11 pm; Sat. 4-11 pm; Sun. noon-6 pm, 520-888-0505 or http://www.stdemetriostucson.org or http://www.tucsongreekfest.com/
25-27    MARANA: 2nd Annual Marana Oktoberfest – Breakers Water Park, German festival, with live music and dancing, kids' games, craft booths, and German foods, sponsored by Breakers Water Park of Marana, 520-574-9320 or http://www.autumnmoonpromotions.com or http://breakerswaterpark.com/
25-27    TUCSON: Rachmaninoff Dance, Copland Romance - Classic - Tucson Music Hall, by Tucson Symphony Orchestra, featuring Andrew Grams, conductor, Elgar: In the South a TSO premiere; Copland The Tender Land Suite; Party Scene, a TSO premiere; Finale: The Promise of Living; Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances; 8 & 2 pm, http://tucsonsymphony.org/
26    ORACLE: Glow 2015 – Full Moon Glow - Triangle L Ranch, this premier evening includes a costume ball and silent auction, entertainment, dancing and special surprises, $15, pre-register, 7-11 pm, http://www.trianglelranch.com
26    TUCSON: Herb Alpert and Lani Hall - Fox Tucson Theatre, the iconic music man and nine-time-Grammy Award winning trumpeter Herb Alpert side-by-side with his Grammy Award winning vocalist wife Lani Hall (Sérgio Mendes and Brasil ’66) hit the Fox stage for an evening jazz sprinkled with Brazilian flavors and songbook favorites, 7:30 pm, http://foxtucsontheatre.org/
26-27    TUCSON: The Jordan World Circus - Tucson Rodeo Grounds, three rings of affordable family fun, "The Jordan World Circus" will thrill fans of all ages, see death-defying aerial acts, animal attractions including tigers and elephants, in addition to the performing acts, kids will have the unique opportunity to ride and pet different types of animals, *acts are subject to change, $14-18, doors open at 6 pm, 702-456-2642 or http://www.facebook.com/thejordanworldcircus
27    TUCSON: Everyone Runs Fleet Feet TMC, Prestige Fitness “Reverse the Course” – Catalina State Park, 5.2 & 10.3 mile trail race, featuring spectacular mountain views and a bit less distance, travels the Canyon Loop (counterclockwise) and Nature Trail (clockwise), "enjoy" a few short hills and the up & down of a couple of fun stair climbs, $35-55, 6:30 am, http://www.everyoneruns.net/
27    TUCSON: Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell - Fox Annual Chasing Rainbows Gala - Fox Tucson Theatre, Grammy Award winners headline this evening, fund-raiser, 7 pm, http://foxtucsontheatre.org/
27    TUCSON: Desert Museum's Annual Plant Sale - Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, fall is the perfect time for upgrading home landscape with new or replacement plants, arrive early for the best selection, get advice from the region's #1 botany experts, over 250 different species of plants including 37 varieties known to facilitate Monarch butterfly breeding and migration, food trucks will also be visiting, free, 6:30 am - 1 pm, 520-883-1380 or http://desertmuseum.org/visit/events_plantsalelist.php
29    TUCSON: Kenny Wayne Sheperd - Fox Tucson Theatre, young blues rock guitarist 7:30 pm, http://foxtucsontheatre.org/
29-10/4    TUCSON: Annie - Centennial Hall, the world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form, directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of Annie will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original, featuring book and score by Tony Award®-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, http://www.broadwayintucson.com/

COCHISE - 
5    BISBEE: 14th Annual Bisbee Bloomer Garden Tour – Bisbee residents open their yards to the public, a shuttle bus will be available, the Bisbee Art’s Commission will have a “Plein Air” painting event in conjunction with the tour, artists will be featured in the 10 gardens, local musicians will play at various locations, $10, 10 am – 4 pm, 520-432-3554 or 866-2BISBEE or http://www.discoverbisbee.com
5    BISBEE: 7th Annual Cars & Bikes - Arizona Street, a benefit for the Boys and Girls Club of Bisbee, 10 am, 520-432-3010 or http://www.discoverbisbee.com/ or http://www.bgcbisbee.net
5    WILLCOX: Flyer Bike Ride - riders may choose between a 33 or 66 mile, out and back course, all riders leave town on Highway 186 and make their way up a gradual climb until they reach the 33 mile turn around point on top of the iconic Dos Cabezas Mountains, if continuing, riders enjoy a scenic route with rolling hills and wide open rangeland until they reach the entrance to Chiricahua National Monument, all racers receive a bag of swag and a race t-shirt, http://www.active.com
5-7    WILLCOX: 15th Annual Apple Harvest Celebration – Apple Annie’s Orchard, a celebration of the delicious apples grown in Willcox, u-pick apples from the orchard, free wagon rides to orchard for picking, all-you-can-eat apples and pancake breakfast, apple-smoked burger lunches, homemade ice cream and pies, 7 am–5 pm, 520-384-2084 or http://www.appleannies.com
5-7    WILLCOX: Green Chili Roast - Apple Annie's Produce, enjoy green chili ice cream for purchase, free samples of fresh and roasted green chilies, buy 40 lbs of green chilies, jalapenos, Poblanos or another of the 8 varieties and they will be roasted for free, pick your own or chose already picked, free, 7 am - 5 pm, 520-384-2084 or http://www.appleannies.com  
5-7    TOMBSTONE: Showdown in Tombstone - Allen St., the best western show groups from around the US, authentic costume parade on Sunday, 5 shows daily, 520-457-3548 or http://www.tombstoneweb.com  H
6    BISBEE: Brewery Gulch Daze – Historic Brewery Gulch, once one of the rowdiest streets in the nation, with saloons, gambling halls and lots of ladies of the evening--celebrates Labor Day as the miners of Old Bisbee would, encouraging you to "Party like it's 1909" and dress in costume, a pet parade, Miz Biz contest, water balloon contest, bed race, kissing booth, chili cook-off, live music, free, 10 am – 4 pm, http://discoverbisbee.com or https://www.facebook.com/BreweryGulchDaze
6    SIERRA VISTA: Hummingbird Banding Session - San Pedro House, up to ten species of hummingbirds use the San Pedro River as a freeway between tropical winter retreats and northern nesting grounds, get a close-up look as staff and volunteers from the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory capture, band, measure, and release them as part of long-term studies of this internationally important migration route, free, donations gratefully accepted, 4-6 pm, http://www.sabo.org 
11-12    SIERRA VISTA: Oktoberfest – Veterans Memorial Park, Enjoy two days of family fun and entertainment, enjoy the autumn weather, the variety of cuisine available from various food vendors and the live entertainment at Der Biergarten, free, Fri 5-11 pm, Sat 11 am – 11 pm, 520-417-6980 or 520-458-3315
11-13    BISBEE: 11th Annual Bisbee Blues Festival – City Park in Old Bisbee, live blues from a variety of bands, food and beverages will also be available, free events on Friday and Sunday, $20 in advance $25 at the gate, 520-227-6547 or http://www.bisbeebluesfoundation.com/
12    SIERRA VISTA: Hummingbird Banding Session - San Pedro House, up to ten species of hummingbirds use the San Pedro River as a freeway between tropical winter retreats and northern nesting grounds, get a close-up look as staff and volunteers from the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory capture, band, measure, and release them as part of long-term studies of this internationally important migration route, free, donations gratefully accepted, 4-6 pm, http://www.sabo.org
12-13    WILLCOX: 15th Annual Apple Harvest Celebration 2015 – Apple Annie’s Orchard, a celebration of the delicious apples grown in Willcox, u-pick apples from the orchard, free wagon rides to orchard for picking, all-you-can-eat apples and pancake breakfast, apple-smoked burger lunches, homemade ice cream and pies, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm, 520-384-2084 or http://www.appleannies.com
12-13    WILLCOX: Green Chili Roast - Apple Annie's Produce, enjoy green chili ice cream for purchase, free samples of fresh and roasted green chilies, buy 40 lbs of green chilies, jalapenos, Poblanos or another of the 8 varieties and they will be roasted for free, pick your own or chose already picked, free, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm, 520-384-2084 or http://www.appleannies.com  
13    SIERRA VISTA: Paul Lenio 5K – Pueblo Del Sol Country Club, the Thunder Mountain Running Club and Hospice Casa de la Paz hold their annual 5K Run/Walk, begins at 8 am for walkers and runners, registration at 7 am, T-shirts for everyone who registers, all proceeds support Hospice Casa De La Paz, $10-20, http://www.thundermountainrunningclub.org/
17    SIERRA VISTA: Patterson Observatory Public Night - Patterson Observatory and the Huachuca Astronomy Club invite you to a public viewing, weather permitting, view the heavens with the 20-inch Patterson Telescope and other instruments, among possible sights are craters of the crescent moon, gas giant planets Uranus and Neptune, double stars, various star clusters, nebula, planetary nebula and distant galaxies, all events depend on the weather, free, 7 pm, http://www.hacastronomy
18-20    SIERRA VISTA: 31st Annual Sierra Vista Open - Pueblo del Sol Country Club, 54-tournament draws up to 80 professional golfers from all around the country competing with up to 100 amateur golfers, http://www.thehuachucans.com/ 
19    SIERRA VISTA: Hummingbird Banding Session - San Pedro House, up to ten species of hummingbirds use the San Pedro River as a freeway between tropical winter retreats and northern nesting grounds, get a close-up look as staff and volunteers from the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory capture, band, measure, and release them as part of long-term studies of this internationally important migration route, free, donations gratefully accepted, 4-6 pm, http://www.sabo.org
19-20    WILLCOX: Fall Pumpkin Celebration - Apple Annie's Produce & Pumpkins, pumpkin picking, family activities, $3 includes hayride to  the pumpkin patch and children’s play area, free, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm, 520-384-2084 or http://www.appleannies.com  
19-20    WILLCOX: My-Oh-My Apple Pie Weekend & Country Craft Fair - Apple Annie's Orchard, a celebration of all things Apple Pie, free wagon rides to u-pick tree ripened apples, Apple Pie Baking contest on Saturday, all-you-can eat pancake breakfast apple-smoked burger lunches available, crafts, free, 7:30 am - 5:30 pm, 520-384-2084 or http://www.appleannies.com   
24-27    DOUGLAS: 91st Annual Cochise County Fair - County Fairgrounds, carnival rides, collegiate rodeo, 4-H demonstrations, livestock auction, live entertainment, exhibits, $3-6, 520-364-3819 or http://cochisecountyfair.org/ or http://arizonafairs.com  
25-27    BISBEE: Oliver House Ghost Hunt - paranormal investigators on a guided tour of the Oliver House to point out haunted locations within the building, learn to use professional ghost hunting equipment, including K2 Meters, EMF detectors, digital voice recorders, learn to take proper photographs while on a ghost hunt, use their borrowed equipment to search for paranormal evidence, a spirit communication session commences in the Parlor Room, $35, http://OldBisbeeGhostTour.com
26    DRAGOON: Amerind Tarahumara Trunk Show – Amerind Museum, 520-586-3666 or http://www.amerind.org
26    SIERRA VISTA: Hummingbird Banding Session - San Pedro House, up to ten species of hummingbirds use the San Pedro River as a freeway between tropical winter retreats and northern nesting grounds, get a close-up look as staff and volunteers from the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory capture, band, measure, and release them as part of long-term studies of this internationally important migration route, free, donations gratefully accepted, 4-6 pm, http://www.sabo.org

SANTA CRUZ - 
5-7    SONOITA: 100th Annual Labor Day Rodeo – Sonoita Fairgrounds, more than 700 entries and more than $40,000 awarded in cash and buckles to the top contestants of the Southwest, bulls, saddle broncs, steer wrestling, barrel racing, bareback, calf roping, team roping, team penning, & mutton busting and pee-wee events for little cowpokes, dinner, dance, $5-10, 1 pm performances, 520-455-5553 or http://www.sonoitafairgrounds.com  
12    SONOITA:  4th Annual Great Crush Festival – AZ Hops and Vines, a wine and beer festival featuring craft beer, barefoot grape-crushing, live music, wine, and delicious food from Southern Arizona’s huge food cart community, as always, the Sober Shack will be serving up super special sodas and Sno-Cones with activities to keep kids busy, $20 entry includes tickets for food and drinks, 11 am – 5 pm, http://azhopsandvines.com
18-20    SONOITA: 100th Annual Santa Cruz County Fair – 100 Years of Family Fun -  Sonoita Fairgrounds, activities include a carnival, 4-H exhibits and auction, several hundred open division exhibits, ranch rodeo, barrel racing, team roping, all-day entertainment, food, premium and sweepstakes awards, BBQ lunch on Sunday prior to 4-H auction, $3-5, gates open at 9 am, 520-455-5553 or http://www.sonoitafairgrounds.com 

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