Tucson Events

Sports

UA Wildcats vs. Brigham Young University Cougars

SEPTEMBER 1

The Wildcats showed flashes last season, but ended it on a rough, three-game losing streak. They have the quarterback, Khalil Tate, and the coach to bounce back, and it all starts week 1.

Arizona Stadium, 1 National Championship Drive, 621.4917, arizonawildcats.com, 7:45 p.m., tickets start at $15.

Pima Community College Men’s Soccer

vs. Scottsdale Community College

SEPTEMBER 6

The Fighting Artichokes make the trip from Scottsdale to take on the Aztecs. This is one of Pima’s three home matches in September.

Kino Sports Complex, 2500 E Ajo Way, pimaaztecs.com, 4:30 p.m., tickets TBA.

UA Wildcats vs. Southern Utah Thunderbirds

SEPTEMBER 15

Come see a very talented Khalil Tate lead the Wildcats against Southern Utah, who should not be taken lightly. The Roadrunners were one of two winners of the Big Sky conference just last season, and solely topped it in 2015.

Arizona Stadium, 1 National Championship Drive, 621.4917, arizonawildcats.com, 8 p.m., tickets start at $11.

Pima Community College Men’s Soccer

vs. Phoenix College

SEPTEMBER 18

The Bears come from downtown Phoenix to Tucson to play Pima Community. Pima plays them twice this year, but just once at home.

Kino Sports Complex, 2500 E Ajo Way, pimaaztecs.com, 4:30 p.m., tickets TBA.

Pima Community College Men’s Soccer

vs. Western Arizona College

SEPTEMBER 22

The only squad from Yuma is set to play the Aztecs. Both these teams finished in the top four of the conference last season.

Kino Sports Complex, 2500 E Ajo Way, pimaaztecs.com, 4:30 p.m., tickets TBA.

UA Wildcats vs.

University of Southern California Trojans

SEPTEMBER 29

USC lost its starting quarterback and running back to the NFL, but it returns with a five-star athlete running the ball, Stephen Carr. This will be a tough matchup for UA, as USC also boasts an impressive defense.

Arizona Stadium, 1 National Championship Drive, 621.4917, arizonawildcats.com, tickets start at $17.

Food

The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Show

SATURDAYS IN SEPTEMBER

Solve a hilarious crime while feasting on a fantastic dinner. Just beware! The culprit is hiding in plain sight somewhere in the room, and a guest may find himself or herself as a prime suspect. Appetizers and three choices of entrees are included.

La Quinta Tucson Reid Park, 102 N. Alvernon Way, 795.0330, thedinnerdetective.com, 6 to 9 p.m., $59.95.

Breakfast Ride

SUNDAYS AND THURSDAYS

Ride horses and enjoy blueberry pancakes early in the morning at Tanque Verde Ranch every Sunday and Thursday in September. Explore the rolling hills and towering cacti as you make your way to the Old Homestead.

Tanque Verde Ranch, 14301 E. Speedway, 800.234.3833, tanqueverderanch.com/portfolio-item/breakfast-ride/, 7:45 to 10:15 a.m., $75

Southern Arizona Salsa, Tequila, & Taco Challenge

SEPTEMBER 2

The craft and art of salsa, tequila and tacos are taking over Southern Arizona. Try beer and food samplings while enjoying tequila snow cones, popsicles and mixed drinks. Take in the culture of salsa making, tequila drinking and taco tasting Labor Day weekend.

La Encantada Shopping Center, 2905 E. Skyline Drive, 797.3959, saaca.org, 7 p.m., $60.

Primavera Cooks! At Pastiche Modern Eatery

SEPTEMBER 12

Enjoy a five-course, wine-paired, gourmet dinner created by some of the top chefs in Tucson served at select, local restaurants. Reservations are made directly with Primavera. This nonprofit organization hosts this event a few times a year to raise funds for families living in poverty.

Pastiche Modern Eatery, 3025 N. Campbell Avenue, 308.3104, primavera.org, 6 p.m., $125.

Roasted Chile Festival

SEPTEMBER 15

Join Rincon Valley Farmers & Artisans Market in celebrating fresh, organic, roasted Arizona green chiles. Enjoy great food, a beer garden, kids’ activities, and music by John Grant & the Guilty Local artisans and farmers will display their goods, too.

Rincon Valley Farmers & Artisans Market, 12500 E. Old Spanish Trail, 591.2276, rvfm.org, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., free.

My-Oh-My Apple Pie Weekend

SEPTEMBER 15 AND SEPTEMBER 16

Celebrate all things apple at the Apple Pie Weekend at Apple Annie’s Orchard. Start the day with all-you-can-eat apple syrup pancakes and then indulge on homemade apple crumb pie ice cream. Complimentary wagon rides are available so guests can pick their own apples.

Apple Annie’s Orchard, 2081 W. Hardy Road, Willcox, 384.2084, appleannies.com, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., free.

Fall Pumpkin Celebration

SEPTEMBER 22 AND SEPTEMBER 23

SEPTEMBER 29 AND SEPTEMBER 30

Have fun at Apple Annie’s Orchard in Willcox by picking your own pumpkins this fall. Make your way through Arizona’s largest corn maze and enjoy the all-you-can-eat pumpkin and buttermilk pancakes

Apple Annie’s Orchard, 2081 W. Hardy Road, Willcox, 384.2084, appleannies.com, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., free.

Primavera Cooks! At Kingfisher Bar & Grill

SEPTEMBER 23

Enjoy a five-course, wine-paired, gourmet dinner created by some of the top chefs in Tucson served at select, local restaurants. Reservations are made directly with Primavera. This nonprofit organization has this event happen a few times a year to raise funds for families living in poverty.

Kingfisher Bar & Grill, 2564 E. Grant Road, 308.3104, primavera.org, 5 p.m., $125.

Tucson Greek Festival

SEPTEMBER 27 TO SEPTEMBER 30

Join St. Demetrios Orthodox Church in celebrating Greek culture with food, drinks and entertainment. Watch musicians and award-winning Panathenaic dancers while chowing down on pastries, bread, hummus and olives.

St. Demetrios Orthodox Church, 1145 E. Fort Lowell Road, 888.0505, stdemtucson.org, free.

Tucson Heritage Food & Wine Festival

SEPTEMBER 30

Sample local vendors’ beer, wine and spirits while shopping around the farmers market throughout the Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort. This year’s event will raise funds for Tucson Village Farm, a local nonprofit organization that shows youth how to raise and farm local foods.

Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort, 5501 N. Hacienda Del Sol Road, 299.1501, haciendadelsol.com, 5 to 8 p.m., $65.

Art

Les Misérables

SEPTEMBER 4 TO SEPTEMBER 9

The Tony Award-winning musical has returned to the road after a multiyear return to Broadway. Les Miserables is the story of heartbreak, passion and the human spirit. The breathtaking production is set in 19th century France and is the story of heartbreak, passion and the human spirit. Presented by Broadway in Tucson.

Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Boulevard, 866.821.2929, broadwayintucson.com, times vary, $29-$140.

The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey

SEPTEMBER 4 TO SEPTEMBER 16

David Alexander Johnston portrays every character in this Arizona premiere. The setting: a small Jersey Shore town, where an optimistic and flamboyant teenage boy named Leonard goes missing. Once gone, Leonard’s inspiration forces residents to question how they live, who they love, and what they leave behind.

Invisible Theatre Company, 1400 N. First Avenue, 882.9721, invisibletheatre.com, times vary, $35.

Galileo

SEPTEMBER 6 TO SEPTEMBER 23

The Rogue Theatre presents a fictionalized look at the struggles of Galileo Galilei during the confirmation of the Copernican Model of the solar system. His work had cosmological and religious implications, which resulted in a confrontation with the Catholic church. Stay afterward for a discussion with the cast and director.

The Rogue Theatre at The Historic Y, 300 E. University Boulevard, Suite 150, 551.2053, theroguetheatre.org, times vary, $28-$38.

Odyssey Storytelling Series: Branded

SEPTEMBER 6

Odyssey Storytelling is a program of the Story Arts Group. Each month, six people are selected to tell 10-minute personal stories to the audience based on a theme. This month, the theme is “branded.” Told from life experience, through the creativity of the storyteller, what is presented is not memorized, or read.

Sea of Glass Center for the Arts, 330 E. Seventh Street, 398.2542, theseaofglass.org, 7 p.m., tickets start at $7.

Sanctuary

SEPTEMBER 6 TO SEPTEMBER 23

Timely and topical, Borderlands Theater’s latest production from Milta Ortiz, and directed by Marc David Pinte, is presented at the Southside Presbyterian Church. The story chronicles the birth of 1980s Sanctuary Movement in Tucson and is based on real people who helped process political asylum applications after meeting detainees at a border patrol detention center. Presented by Borderlands Theater.

Southside Presbyterian Church, 317 W. 23rd Street, 276.9598, borderlandstheater.org, times vary, $13-$30.

Tannahill Weavers

SEPTEMBER 8

In Concert! Tucson is a local nonprofit that presents contemporary, folk and world music. In September it welcomes Tannahill Weavers, who have been performing for five decades. Playing traditional and modern Scottish music, band members John Martin, Roy Gullane and Lorne McDougall utilize flutes, whistles, the mandolin, the violin, bagpipes and more along with vocal harmonies for an evening that is sure to please.

Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway Boulevard, 981.1475, inconcerttucson.com 8 p.m., $23-$28.

Native Gardens

SEPTEMBER 8 TO SEPTEMBER 29

A border dispute breaks out over a fence line between two couples in a mostly white, well-to-do Washington, D.C., neighborhood. The couples: a well-established fixture in the neighborhood, and the newcomers working toward the American Dream. Presented by Arizona Theatre Company.

Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Avenue, 622.2823, arizonatheatre.org, times vary, $25-$66.

Mexican Independence Day Concert

SEPTEMBER 15

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra and vocalists from Mexico’s San Luis Opera Festival. The orchestra teams up with a mariachi ensemble for an evening of opera arias and Mexican classical orchestral music. Tickets to this concert are free and can be secured prior to show time at the Mexican Consulate, a sponsor along with the Instituto Cultural Mexicano de Tucson.

Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress Street, 882.5595, ext. 404, sasomusic.org, 8 p.m., free.

Like Heaven

SEPTEMBER 17 TO OCTOBER 8

Arizona Repertory Theatre presents a new comedy from UA professor and award-winning playwright Elaine Romero, whose work has entertained audiences around the country. Filled with heart and humor, the central character, April, dreams of signing the blues. Love and life get in the way, until a stranger provides a path to escape.

Arizona Repertory Theatre, 1025 N. Olive Road, Marroney Theatre, 621.1162, tickets.arizona.edu, times vary, ticket prices TBA.

Watercolors from the Art of the American West Collection

OPENS SEPTEMBER 18

The artistic medium of watercolor allows the creator to offer different degrees of color transparency and opacity. In the American West, artists used watercolors while exploring because they were lightweight and transportable. Works from Arthur Bowen Davies, Norma Basset Hall, B.J.O. Nordfeldt, Gerry Peirce, Don Perceval and Stanford Stevens from the early to mid-20th century will be on display.

Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 N. Main Avenue, 624.2333, tucsonmuseumofart.org, times vary, free-$12.

UA Wind Ensemble & Wind Symphony

SEPTEMBER 20

The Chinese Moon Festival traditionally celebrates the end of the Autumn Harvest. The UA Center for Chinese Music at the Fred Fox School of Music joins forces with the UA Wind Ensemble and Symphony for a concert featuring a diverse collection music from Chinese and American composers in honor of the celebration.

Crowder Hall, 1017 N. Olive Road, 621.1655, music.arizona.edu, 7:30 p.m., $5-$10.

Every Brilliant Thing

TO OCTOBER 6

The Guardian has called this play “One of the funniest… you’ll ever see about depression, and possibly one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see.” The comedy focuses on a 6-year-old whose mother is in the hospital after doing “something stupid.” Despite the situation, the child makes a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world that makes life worth living.

Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway Boulevard, 327.4242, livetheatreworkshop.org, times vary, $15-$20.

Music

SEPTEMBER 1

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite

Rialto Theatre, 8 p.m., $51.50-$65

The Greatest Love of All, The Whitney Houston Show

Fox Tucson Theatre, 7:30 p.m., $24-$59

HOCO Fest: Afterparty w/DEBIT, M.E.S.H.

Location TBA, midnight, $15-$125

HOCO Fest: Pool Party w/Will DiMaggio, Soul Ipsum, Dreamcast (DJ Set), PU Stinky

Hotel McCoy Pool, noon, free with RSVP

HOCO Fest w/The Dream Syndicate, Robyn Hitchcock, Giant Sand, Negative Gemini, Sasami, Señor Kino, Patsy’s Rats, Sur Block, Saturdaze

Hotel Congress, 6 p.m., $20-$125

HOCO Fest w/Destruction Unit, GNARFACE, JSNMSK, Tozcos, Get a Grip

Cans Deli, 6 p.m., $20-$125

Ice Cube

AVA Amphitheater, 8 p.m., $30-$75

The Marcus King Band

191 Toole, 8 p.m., $12-$15

SEPTEMBER 2

Badflower

The Rock, 7 p.m., $12-$13

HOCO Fest: Afterparty w/BEARCAT, Endgame

Location TBA, midnight, $15-$125

HOCO Fest: Pool Party w/Jock Club, Diversion Program, Senescence, PEACHFUZZ, Hero Dose, Soft Bloc

Hotel McCoy Pool, noon, free with RSVP

HOCO Fest w/Andrew W.K., Spirit Adrift, Juiceboxxx, Temple of Angels, Prom Body, Realize, Grün Wasser, Tight Fright, Rotting Yellow, No Ring Deathmatch, Dem Ham Boyz

Hotel Congress, 6 p.m., $20-$125

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

AVA Amphitheater, 8 p.m., $25-$40

SEPTEMBER 3

Alice in Chains

Tucson Music Hall, 8 p.m., $47.50-$178.56

SEPTEMBER 4

Residente

Rialto Theatre, 8:30 p.m., $45-$50

SEPTEMBER 5

The 3 International Tenors – Robert Erlichman, Guillermo Ontiveros and Johnny Huerta

DesertView Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m., $30

SEPTEMBER 6

Gin Blossoms w/Big Head Todd & The Monsters

AVA Amphitheater, 7:30 p.m., $25-$50

SEPTEMBER 7

Dustin Lynch

AVA Amphitheater, 8 p.m., $25-$65

SEPTEMBER 8

Chick Magnet

191 Toole, 6:30 p.m., $7-$10

The Everly Brothers Experience feat. The Zmed Brothers

Old Tucson, 6 p.m., $48.95 (dinner included)

Joywave

Club Congress, 7 p.m., $18-$20

SEPTEMBER 9

The Everly Brothers Experience feat. The Zmed Brothers

Old Tucson, 3 p.m., $35 (free popcorn, ice tea and lemonade, but no meal)

The Jacks

Club Congress, 7 p.m., $12-$15

JJ Grey & Mofro

Rialto Theatre, 8 p.m., $29-$31

SEPTEMBER 10

Hot Tuna

Rialto Theatre, 8 p.m., $29-$76

OHMME

Club Congress, 7 p.m., $5

The Mountain Goats

191 Toole, 8 p.m., $24

SEPTEMBER 11

NO SHOWS SCHEDULED

SEPTEMBER 12

E-40

Rialto Theatre, 8 p.m., $25-$30

SEPTEMBER 13

Chaos Chaos w/Yeek

191 Toole, 8 p.m., $12-$14

SEPTEMBER 14

Ambrosia

Fox Tucson Theatre, 7:30 p.m., $27-$69

Fanna-Fi-Allah

Rialto Theatre, 8 p.m., $32-$42

Kool & The Gang

Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment’s Diamond Center, 8 p.m., $35-$70

Ronny Chieng

191 Toole, 9:45 p.m., $20-$25

The Seldom Scene

191 Toole, 7 to 8:45 p.m., $28-$30

SEPTEMBER 15

Black Heart 3 Charity Show w/Vinney Mendez, Jaca Zulu, Kings Over Squares, Street Blues Family, Y Not w/Funk Row, Tommy Will, EZ Goin

191 Toole, 8:30 p.m., $10

The Jesus and Mary Chain

Rialto Theatre, 8 p.m., $32-$35

Speak of the Devil: Equality Gone Too Far w/Taco Sauce the Band, Hell Follows, DarkestDesires, Saalythic

The Rock, 7:30 p.m., $10

SEPTEMBER 16

Melissa Etheridge

Fox Tucson Theatre, 7 p.m., $39-$99

SEPTEMBER 17

NO SHOWS SCHEDULED

SEPTEMBER 18

3 Doors Down w/Collective Soul

AVA Amphitheater, 7 p.m., $30-$200

Future Islands

Rialto Theatre, 8 p.m., $25-$37

Olivia Gatwood

191 Toole, 8 p.m., $10-$15

Shoreline Mafia

The Rock, 8 p.m., $20-$50

SEPTEMBER 19

NO SHOWS SCHEDULED

SEPTEMBER 20

The Australian Pink Floyd Show

Fox Tucson Theatre, 7:30 p.m., $37-$250

Wolfmother

Rialto Theatre, 8 p.m., $27-$42

SEPTEMBER 21

Foster the People

Rialto Theatre, 8 p.m., $29.50-$45

Gat Rot

Club Congress, 7 p.m., $5

Lil Gnar & Germ

191 Toole, 8 p.m., $18-$20

Neil Sedaka Legacy – A Salute to the Music of Neil Sedaka

DesertView Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m., $30

Ramon Ayala and Grupo Control

AVA Amphitheater, 8 p.m., $40

SEPTEMBER 22

Live and Let Die – The Music of Paul McCartney

Fox Tucson Theatre, 7:30 p.m., $25-$44

Parkway Drive

Rialto Theatre, 7 p.m., $35-$37

Shonen Knife

191 Toole, 8 p.m., $13-$15

Skizzy Mars

The Rock, 8 p.m., $16-$85

SEPTEMBER 23

Deaf Wish

Club Congress, 7 p.m., $10

SEPTEMBER 24

Lake Street Drive

Rialto Theatre, 8 p.m., $26-$28

Macy Gray

Fox Tucson Theatre, 7:30 p.m., $29-$69

SEPTEMBER 25

Hinds

191 Toole, 8 p.m., $15

Hoodie Allen

Club Congress, 6:30 p.m., $30

SEPTEMBER 26

Fall Out Boy w/Machine Gun Kelly, L.I.F.T.

Tucson Arena, 7 p.m., $48.50-$208

Geographer

Club Congress, 7 p.m., $15-$18

SEPTEMBER 27

Amos Lee

Fox Tucson Theatre, 8 p.m., $34-$110

Nothing But Thieves

191 Toole, 8 p.m., $20-$45

SEPTEMBER 28

The Glen Campbell Story Tribute

DesertView Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m., $30

Tesla

AVA Amphitheater, 8 p.m., $20-$55

SEPTEMBER 29

Iron & Wine

Rialto Theatre, 8 p.m., $28-$42

SEPTEMBER 30

NO SHOWS SCHEDULED

BLURB

The Jesus and Mary Chain

Rialto Theatre, 8 p.m. September 15, $32-$35

The day after their second Comerica Theatre performance with Nine Inch Nails and TOBACCO, Scotland’s The Jesus and Mary Chain will head south to Tucson for their own headlining show. Original members – and brothers – Jim and William Reid have plenty of memorable songs spanning back to their 1985 debut, Psychocandy. From their noise pop roots of “Just Like Honey” to the “Madchester”-esque “Reverence” and the country-folk-tinged cut “Sometimes Always,” featuring Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval, these brothers didn’t stick to one sound across their original 16-year run. Often cited as a major influence on shoegaze, it shouldn’t be a surprise to consider their long-awaited 2017 comeback record, Damage and Joy, a big deal in the music world. Catch the band play songs old and new alike at Rialto Theatre this September.

Hinds

191 Toole, 8 p.m. September 25, $15

Spanish four-piece Hinds – which consists of Carlotta Cosials, Ana Perrote, Ade Martín and Amber Grimbergen – released its sophomore project, I Don’t Run, back in April. Now the group is readying a supporting U.S. tour, which will stop at 191 Toole Tuesday, September 25. I Don’t Run continues down the fun, lo-fi, indie rock path of the group’s 2016 debut album, Leave Me Alone. That fun vibe carries over into Hinds’ live shows, making this a must-see performance for any fan of the band.