The Holidays are just around the corner and there’s so much to see and do! May we interest you in a comic convention? How about a fantastic theater production or lecture series? The whole family will enjoy Lights of the World – and we’re just getting started! Check out part 2 for events later in November.

Tucson Comic Con
Calling all pop culture fans, the 12th annual Tucson Comic Convention will host comic book, author, cosplay and artist guests in a show for professional guests from the comic book industry as well as local creators. Enjoy gaming, programming, seminars, shopping, celebrities, a costume contest, a kids and family zone, and after-hours activities. All ages are welcome to attend and experience a good old-fashioned comic book convention at Tucson Convention Center.

Arizona Theatre Company: Silent Sky
Arizona Theatre Company presents the story based on the true story of the 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt.  Astonishing discoveries await in this exquisite blend of science, history, family ties, and fragile love.  A passionate young woman must map her own passage through a society determined to keep a woman in her place, staged at the Temple of Music and Art.

UA Science Café Lecture Series
Discover the fascinating science happening all around us at the UArizona Science Café Series, brought to you by the University of Arizona College of Science. Science Cafés bring the community together with UA scientists and graduate students in a casual setting. You’ll learn about the latest research being conducted, get to know the faces behind the science, and have opportunities to ask questions and deepen your understanding. We have five separate café series at five different locations around Tucson, each with their own themes for fascinating science discussions. Come join the conversation!
UA Science Cafés locations: Borderlands Science Café- Magpie’s Science Café- SaddleBrooke Science Café- Tucson Botanical Gardens- Tumamoc Hill Science Café

Lights of the World
Just in time for the holidays, the largest light and lantern festival in North America will be at Kino Sports Complex, beginning Oct. 24th. Lights of the World Tucson features exhibits and lantern displays showcasing different cultures and landmarks across the world with over 6 million LED lights. The Lights of the World festival runs every Thursday through Sunday until Jan. 5th, from 5 to 10 p.m. in the east parking lot of Kino Sports Complex. General admission includes the lantern exhibits and displays, over 15 carnival rides and the Puppetone Rockers or Sea Lion show.  Carnival games, arts and crafts and food vendors will be available for an added cost. Discount tickets are available at Food City.  A separate $6 parking fee will apply to all vehicles. Families planning to attend the festival can access the event parking lot from Ajo and Forgeus. The entrance off of Milbur and Country Club will be closed.

Turquoise Trail Guided Walking Tours
Let one of the knowledgeable docents at the Tucson Presidio Museum lead you on a walk along the Turquoise Trail through downtown Tucson to see historic buildings and hear stories that bring to life Tucson’s special history. The Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Museum is a re-creation of the Tucson Presidio built in 1775. Visitors travel back in time to learn about life as early Tucsonans would have lived it.  Docent tours discuss life in the Santa Cruz Valley for early Native Americans, Presidio residents and Territorial Period settlers.  See the archaeological remains of a pit house, walk along the original Presidio wall and experience a 150 year old classic Sonoran Row house.