Three Great Things to Do in Tucson Today: Wednesday, Oct. 10

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The Hitch-Hiker. The Center for Creative Photography and the Hanson Film Institute are coming together for a new film series featuring independent female directors. This second film in the  series is directed by Ida Lupino, featuring guest speaker Joshua Gleich, assistant professor of the UA School of Theatre, Film, and Television. The Hitch-Hiker, inspired by the true-life murder spree of Billy Cook, is about two men on a camping trip who are held captive by a homicidal drifter. 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10. 1030 N. Olive Road. Details Here.

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50 Great American Places author talk. Brent D. Glass, director emeritus of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, selected Mission San Xavier as Arizona’s “great American place” in his book which selects a notable American place for every state. You live right next to this thing, so you should take this chance to learn at least as much about it as this guy from the Smithsonian already knows, right? For example, it was built in 1783, and is the oldest European-inspired building in Arizona, as well as the finest example of Mexican baroque architecture in the United States. Proceeds benefit Patronato San Xavier, the nonprofit dedicated to preserving and restoring the mission. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10.  Arizona Inn, 2200 E. Elm St. $25, or $20 for members of Friends of Patronado. Details Here.

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Ignite Sign Art Museum Grand Opening. Get your art senses flowing and open your mind to unique pieces of art at this grand opening on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Some of these neon pieces may even require sunglasses so be sure to arrive prepared. As it continues to grow, Ignite will start to host sign making classes as well as other events. A creative date night for the couple who thinks they've seen it all. $15. 6:30-9:00 p.m. 331 S. Olsen.  Details Here.



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Events compiled by Brianna Lewis, Emily Dieckman, B.S. Eliot, Ava Garcia and Jeff Gardner.


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