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This week art, music, charity and family fun fill the Tucson events calendar. Get out and experience what your city has to offer! 

40 Years of Tucson Meet Yourself: AN Evening with Big Jim Griffith

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September 12 from 6 - 8:30 p.m. at Special Collections at The University of Arizona Library.

From the event website - “Join us for the opening lecture of Special Collections newest exhibition, "40 Years of Tucson Meet Yourself."  The evening includes a discussion about the early days of Tucson Meet Yourself featuring Dr. Jim Griffith, retired UA professor, former director of the Southwest Center & founder and former director of Tucson Meet Yourself.

A panel of notable festival volunteers and friends – Dan Madden, Loma Griffith, Debbie Friesen, Fred Klein, Richard Morales and Gary Tenen – will also share stories and reminiscences of Tucson Meet Yourself from its earliest days and how it evolved into the largest folklife festival in the Southwest.”

21st Annual Minority and Small Business Awards Celebration: A Night at the Opera!

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A celebration of Tucson’s best small businesses and students at the Savoy Opera House. The event starts at 5 p.m. with a cocktail reception, social and raffle, followed by a dinner, awards ceremony and and auction from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $60.

Krewella at The Rialto Theatre


Dance music trio Krewella take to the stage at the Rialto Theatre. Doors open at 7 p.m., the show starts with performances by Candyland and Seven Lions at 8 p.m. This show is sold out! Enjoy the show!

Big Brothers Big Sisters 6th Annual Golf Tournament

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Enjoy a wonderful day of golf on a private course on Friday, September 13 at JW Marriot Starr Pass. Each golf participant will receive one round of golf including: shared cart, range balls, light continental breakfast, custom golf shirt and goody bag, ticket to awards luncheon, entry into closest to pin, longest drive and hole in one contests and participation in raffle drawings and silent auction.Following the Golf Tournament, all participants are invited to stay for the awards luncheon and awards presentation in JW Marriott Starr Pass’ Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar. There will be a silent auction in addition to the popular raffle. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the beginning of the tournament. Registration, driving range and practice from 6:30-8 a.m., Superticket Challenge is at 7:30 a.m., Shotgun Start is at 8 a.m. Award Luncheon, raffle and silent auction at 1 p.m. Foursomes: $1,000, Twosomes: $500, Hole Sponsor: $250, Single golfer:$250, Foursome & Hole Sponsor: $1,250. Contact Diana Miranda at 520.624.2447 for more information.

N9NE Fest with Dada Life


Self proclaimed as “Arizona’s Largest College Music Festival” N9NE Fest returns this year with the music of Clockwork, Dada Life and more Friday, September 13 at The Slaughterhouse. The party starts at 7 p.m. General admission is $35, VIP is $50 with round-trip bus packages available. Get ready to get ugly.

2nd Saturdays at Children’s Museum Tucson

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Admission is only $2 at the Children’s Museum Tucson on the second Saturday of each month. Engage with interactive exhibits and activities. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

A Harvest of Arts and Crafts

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Sunday, September 15 the Tucson Arts and Crafts Association holds a free craft show at the Windmill Inn at St. Phillips Plaza - Southwest. A wide range of handcrafted items from 25 of Tucson’s artisans will be on display and available for purchase from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.