In November, Southern Arizona’s weather borders on perfect for just about any outdoor activity: hiking, picnicking, fishing, kayaking, (Sorry, skiers. You’ll probably have to wait until the January snows at Ski Valley.)
Here are a few worthwhile events, mostly free and family-friendly.
Sunday, November 4th
What? All Souls Procession & Dance of the Dead.
Where? Downtown Tucson
When? Participants gather: 5 PM at Toole Ave. & Congress St. Parade begins at 6 PM and proceeds along Alameda to West Congress and ends at Mercado San Agustin west of the freeway.
More Info: www.allsoulsprocession.org
Ticket Event: Dance of the Dead featuring the band Ozomatli. 8 PM.
Procession of Little Angels: Children are encouraged to create a fantasy persona at this event Nov. 3, the day before the main procession. Workshops and a parade are among the highlights; noon-10 p.m. Free.
Tuesday November 6th: VOTE, if you haven’t already. The idea here is not to vote because it’s our civic duty. Rather, vote to celebrate the end of what seemed like an endless campaign season.
Saturday & Sunday November 10th & 11th:
What? La Encantada Performing & Fine Arts Festival. Live music, art exhibitions, ballet, and activities for the kids.
Where? La Encantada Shopping Center, Skyline & Campbell.
11a.m. Full Sail – blues
12 p.m. Violin Stars – youth violin group
1 p.m. Desert Deuce – guitar / cello
2 p.m. Cobblestone – Irish folk (fiddle) – Irish
3 p.m. ForTheLuvvaMusic – piano vocal jazz
4 p.m. CDO Youth String Quartet – string quartet
11 a.m TBA
12 p.m. Jeff & Patricia – folk, country, Americana
1 p.m. Ballet Rincon Performance Ensemble – ballet dancing
2 p.m. Those Beatle Guys – Beatles cover band
3 p.m. Butch Diggs – jazz sax
Wednesday – Sunday November 21st to 25th
What? “Dralion” by Cirque du Soleil
Where? Tucson Arena: 260 South Church Street, Tucson, AZ 85701
When? Afternoon & Evening Performances. Click here for details.