Fall Ikebana Floral Festival
. It’s hard to find a sweeter way to spend a fall afternoon in Tucson than strolling through Yume Japanese Gardens. And that’s just on a regular day. During this festival, they’ll have dozens of flower arrangements on display in five different styles of Ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement), which will have you feeling all harmonious and Zen and lovely. While you’re there, check out their newest museum gallery, with more than 200 Ikebana vases made of bamboo, bronze, lacquer, clay and glass—some more than a century old, and some contemporary. To make sure things stay tranquil, just be sure not to park on East Hampton Place—there’s parking inside the main gate and on East Justin Lane. Tuesday, Nov. 20, through Wednesday, Nov. 28, except for Thanksgiving. Yume Japanese Gardens, 2130 N. Alvernon Way. $15 adults, $5 kids under 15. Details Here.
Holidays Around the World and Throughout Time.
Well, is your interest piqued just by the name of this art exhibit? If not, here’s a little more info: Each holiday season, the Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures transforms itself into a Wee Winter Wonderland. This means not only decorating the lobby and galleries, but decorating more than a dozen of the miniature fixtures from the permanent collection. The scenes will be decorated to match the style and era that the miniature is depicting, which means twinkly light-strung cacti in the Southwest miniature, Hanukkah decorations in the Kupjack Georgian Dining Room, bamboo and pine decorations for Japanese New Year (aka Shogatsu) and a very traditional Christmas look in the German dollhouse. Happy teeny-tiny holidays! Tuesday, Nov. 20 through Sunday, Jan. 6. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Closed Mondays and major holidays. Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E. Camp Lowell Drive. $9 GA, $8 senior, $6 students/youth 4 to 17 and free for kids 3 and under. Details Here.
Tucson Roadrunners vs. Stockton Heat. This week, the Roadrunners face off against the entity of heat itself. (Fun fact: The Stockton Heat’s team name was the result of a team-naming contest when the Adirondack Flames first moved to Stockton, and the other four finalists were Blaze, Fire, Inferno and Scorch.) Unfortunately for the Heat, this is our home turf, and the Roadrunners (and all Tucsonans) are experts at beating the heat. There are two games this week, but if you catch the Wednesday one, you’ll be there for Kids Free Night (kids 12 and under free with a paid adult) and the 1-2-3 food promotion night: $1 sodas, $2 hot dogs, $3 beers. Now that’s a hockey game. 7:05 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20 and Wednesday, Nov. 21. Tucson Arena, 260 S. Church Ave. $10 to $61+. Details Here.
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Events compiled by Brianna Lewis, Emily Dieckman, B.S. Eliot and Jeff Gardner.