Friday, October 13, 2006

Weekend Events in Tucson

Lots of stuff happening here in the Old Pueblo

Tonight KXCI Community Radio will be welcoming Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! to the Rialto Theatre
Author Goodman is on a national speaking tour to mark DN!'s 10th anniversary and launch her second book with journalist David Goodman, "Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders, and the People Who Fight Back. "

Friday, October 13, at 6:15 pm (doors open at 5 pm)

The Rialto Theatre: 318 E. Congress St. Booksigning will be next door at 320 E. Congress immediately after Amy Goodman's speaking event.
First up Next up is the Tucson Meet Yourself Festival
Friday, October 13, 2006 - Lunch & 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday, October 14, 2006 - 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday October 15, 2006 - NOON to 5:00 pm

Tucson Meet Yourself has celebrated the richness and diversity of Tucson's traditional arts since 1974 - as one generation shares with the next; "Passing It On".

The FREE event takes place in downtown El Presidio Park, between the Old County Courthouse and City Hall and is FREE to the public.

The festival has four basic aspects:

Folk Art
Special Events
Can't forget to plug The Great Tucson Beer Festival

The 20th Annual Great Tucson Beer Festival, presented by Desert Diamond Casino, is an evening of beer tasting with breweries from all over the Southwest. There will be a silent auction, appetizers, live music and more! This is the largest fundraiser for the Tucson station.

When: Saturday, October 14, 2006 - 6 -10 pm, last pour at 9.30 p.m.

Where: Hi Corbett Field in central Tucson - Getting There

Cost: General Admission tickets are $35 in advance and $40 the day of the event.

If you want live music, check out 4th Avenue/University District's answer to Fall Crawl - the Big Arizona Music Festival
Hosted by Main Gate Square, 4th Avenue and Downtown Tucson, wristband holders will experience over a mile of non-stop live music, shopping, dining and fun. Over 100 bands and 80 venues will liven the heart of Tucson beginning at 4pm, with the evening continuing until 1am for those late night revelers. BAM is an all ages event, featuring 3 main stages and other locations for those under 21.
And last but not least, Congressman Raúl Grijalva will be joining with grassroots volunteers and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for a full day of canvassing on Saturday.

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