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Posted: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 10:11 am

THEATER

Thursday to Saturday, Nov. 7-9

• Enjoy a performance of Clue based on the 1980’s movie with dinner guests locked in a mansion with a murderer. Details: 6:30 p.m.; Ironwood Ridge High School Auditorium, 2475 W. Naranja Drive; 696-3902. 

 

Thursday to Sunday, Nov. 7-24

• Catch a performance of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, a complex and moving drama about public and private morality in which a nun pleads for her brother’s release from prison and unleashes the lust of the judge. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Rogue Theatre, 300 E. University Blvd.; $22-$32; 551-2053.  

 

Friday to Sunday, Nov. 8-24

• Enjoy a performance of the musical A Man of No Importance, a tale of love and friendship presented by Studio Connections. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; Cabaret Space at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $23, $20 seniors/students; 505-1856 or www.brownpapertickets.com.

 

Saturday, Nov. 9

• Enjoy the internationally-renowned modern acrobatic dance company Diavolo Dance Theater working together to explore the challenges of relationships and struggles to maintain our humanity. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $35-$55; 621-3341.

 

MUSIC

 

Thursday, Nov. 7

• Spend An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt, veteran award-winning singer/songwriters. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $39-$94; 547-3040.

 

Friday, Nov. 8

• Listen to Classical Guitar: an Afternoon Concert with Michael Lich. Details: 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; $15, $12 members (must be prepaid); 622-6014. 

• Bring back musical memories with Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey who carry on the tradition of the iconic folk-singing trio Peter, Paul & Mary singing many of the group’s classic hits. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $40-$55; 547-3040.

 

Friday to Sunday, Nov. 8-10

• Enjoy the Tucson Symphony Orchestra premier of Legends and Dances with Sibelius’ Lemminkäinen Suite and the Slavonic Dances featuring guest conductor Jay Friedman. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday; St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 7575 N. Paseo del Norte; $49 and up; 797-3959; or 8 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday; Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive; $43-$53; 882-8585.

 

Friday to Sunday, Nov. 8-17

• Enjoy classical guitar performances at the Tucson Guitar Society International Festival. Details: various times; Holsclaw Hall and Slonaker Hall on the UA campus; free-$35; 342-0022.

Saturday, Nov. 9

• Let British entertainer Terry Davies get you singing, dancing, laughing, and crying as he re-creates the music of Billy Joel and Elton John at The Piano Man tribute. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $18-$30; 547-3040. 

• Don’t miss Heart, sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson who showed the world that women can rock when their band stormed the ‘70’s charts with hits like “Crazy on You” and “Barracuda.” Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $30-$85; 800-344-9435.

 

Saturday to Sunday, Nov. 9-10 

• Listen to the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra featuring violinist Edwin E. Soo Kim and the Tucson Boys Chorus. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $23, $21 in advance; 825-2818;  or 3 p.m. Sunday; St. Andrew’s Church, 7575 N. Paseo del Norte; $20, under 17 free; 308-6226.

 

Sunday, Nov. 10

• Listen to the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music’s Piano and Friends matinee series featuring violinist Hye-Jin Kim and pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute. Details: 3 p.m.; Leo Rich Theatre, 260 S. Church Ave.; $31, $11 students; 577-3769.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 13

• Enjoy the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music: Vienna Piano Trio, one of the world’s leading ensembles of violin, cello, and piano. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Leo Rich Theatre, 260 S. Church Ave.; $31, $11 students; 577-3769.

• Listen to the music of legendary pianist Fred Hersch accompanied by John Hébert and Eric McPherson presented by the Tucson Jazz Society and the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation. Details: 8 p.m.; Temple of Art and Music, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $15-$99; 903-1265.

 

Friday, Nov. 15

• Be there for the Tucson Police Officers Association Battle of the Bands to benefit Kids and Cops Christmas. Details: 6 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $20-$35; 547-3040.

• Enjoy the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra featuring conductor Keith Lockhart. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $50-$100; 621-3341.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Saturday, Nov. 9

• Celebrate sustainable living and the edible bounties of the Sonoran Desert at the Harvest Festival and Mesquite Milling with tours, bird watching, children’s activities, native plant sale, food trucks, and more presented by Tucson Audubon. Details: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; Mason Center, 3835 W. Hardy Road; free admission; 629-0510 or www.tucsonaudubon.org.

• Bring the whole family to the Oro Valley Farmers Market and Steam Pump Ranch Concert Series featuring Bill Paul and the Southern Comfort Band. Details: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (market), 10:30 a.m.-noon (concert); Steam Pump Ranch, 10901 N. Oracle Road; free admission; www.orovalleyaz.gov.

 

Saturday to Sunday, Nov. 9-10

• Browse reasonably-priced original art work in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastels, sculpture, photography, fabric art, and mixed media at the SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Show. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; MountainView Clubhouse, 38759 S. Mountain View Blvd.; free admission; 818-9060.

 

Thursday, Nov. 14

• Help raise funds for the Jewish Federation Northwest  at You Gotta Have Heart including a 100th birthday celebration for Honorary Event Chair, Irving Olson, an auction, and a talk on heart health by cardiologist Dr. Tedd Goldfinger. Details: 5:30 p.m.; Jewish Federation Northwest, 190 W. Magee Road, Suite 162; $18; 577-9393 ext. 118 or www.jewishtucson.org.

• Help raise funds for t he March of Dimes mission of giving every baby a healthy start in life at the premier “foodie” event Signature Chefs Auction of Tucson featuring tastings of a variety of culinary masterpieces. Details: 6 p.m.; Hilton El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort, 11000 N. Oracle Road; $75; 298-5490.

 

CLASSES AND PROGRAMS

 

Friday, Nov. 8

• Get tips on garden maintenance, problem solving and seed collection from the Pima County Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners. Details: 1-2 p.m.; Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 594-5580.

 

Saturday, Nov. 9

• Hear about Legacies of the Past: Arizona Women Who Made History presented by author and historian Jan Cleere. Details: noon and 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014. 

 

Tuesday, Nov. 12

• Bring your flute or buy one at the American Indian Flute Class for Beginners and Intermediates taught by the High Spirits Flutes team. Details:  2-3:30 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; $45, $35 members; 622-6014. 

 

Wednesday, Nov. 13

• Learn about Chiricahua Wars in Arizona: The Rest of the Story presented by historian Jack Lasseter. Details: noon and 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; $5; 622-6014. 

 

OUTDOORS

 

Tuesday, Nov. 12

• Go Birding at Sweetwater Wetlands with expert Jeff Babson to see a variety of ducks and shorebirds, sparrows, hawks, and warblers. Details: 8-10 a.m.; Sweetwater Wetlands, 2667 W. Sweetwater Drive; free; 615-7855.

 

CHILDREN

 

Saturday, Nov. 16

• Bring the kids to listen to one of the best-sounding children’s music bands Brady Rymer and the Little Band that Could. Details: 11 a.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $10-$27; 547-3040. 

 

FILM

 

Sunday, Nov. 10

• Pack your spare tires for an epic adventure that illuminates a quintessential moment in American automobile tourism history at the film Paving the Way: The National Park-to-Park Highway, Part I. Details: 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.  

 

HEALTH

 

Thursday, Nov. 7 

• Learn all about Diabetes and Diet at the Commit to be Fit lecture series. Details: 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Hospital, 1551 E. Tangerine Road, Classrooms A and B; free; 866-694-9355.

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