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Weekend brings bagpipers, All Souls Procession

  • Tens of thousands walked in the 2011 All Souls Procession.
    Dylan Smith/TucsonSentinel.comTens of thousands walked in the 2011 All Souls Procession.
  • The Tucson Fire Pipes and Drums play at the 2011 Celtic Festival.
    Dylan Smith/TucsonSentinel.comThe Tucson Fire Pipes and Drums play at the 2011 Celtic Festival.
  • Courtesy of the Center for Creative Photography
    Ansel AdamsCourtesy of the Center for Creative Photography

It's finally the weekend again, and even though it's now November the temperature is still staying relatively warm. Blessing or curse? Either way it gives everyone the opportunity to get outside and have fun at the weekends festivals with the comfort of a light jacket, if that.

All Souls Procession

The 23rd annual All Souls Procession will kick off this Friday with the closing of the All Souls Procession 6th Annual Photography Exhibition Competition. The whole weekend will include events for the whole family, like the Procession of Little Angels which is a parade that gives children the opportunity to honor their deceased family members. The large parade will be on Sunday starting at 6 p.m. The event is free and everyone is encouraged to come, dress up, and make altars., Toole Ave. & Congress

Celtic Festival and Scottish Highland Games

If you love bagpipes, highland dancing, and Celtic food, then get out of the house and down to the Tucson Celtic Festival and Scottish Highland Games this Friday through Sunday. Fire dancing and whisky tasting are only some of the events that stir excitement.

For ticket information visit:, Rillito Raceway Park, 4502 N. First Ave.

Tucson Ballet Presents Esmeralda and the Hunchback

The season opening of the Tucson Ballet is this Friday featuring the play Esmeralda and the Hunchback. Opening night Gala is $75, and general admission is $30., 200 S. Tucson Blvd.

Empire Ranch Roundup and Open House

Do you ever wonder what the Old West was really like? This Saturday is the 12th Annual Empire Ranch Roundup and Open House. The event showcases re-enactments of cowboy traditions and includes wagon rides, a kid’s corral, live Western music, a Western authors pavilion, food, and auctions. Admission is free, but a $10 donation is requested per vehicle and includes a wagon ride and program., Empire Ranch Historic Site, Sonoita

Life in Color

An event that is geared more towards the college scene this weekend is Life In Color, the world’s largest paint party. If you don’t like paint all over your clothes or EDM (Electric Dance Music) this may not be the best thing to take part in. The event is Friday at 8 p.m. at the Tucson Convention Center. This year’s headlining group are the Australian twin sisters that make up Nervo. Tickets are $37., 260 S. Church Ave.

Photo Friday

This week’s Photo Friday at the Center for Creative Photography offers viewers the chance to closely inspect some of the world’s most renound photographs that revolve around the theme of death. The theme is in honor of the Dia de los Muertos holiday. The even is from 11:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., 1030 N. Olive Rd.

Tucson Chamber Artists Mozart and Part

Tucson Chamber Artists present the music of Mozart and Arvo Part this weekend. Performances will be at the Valley Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. on Friday, Catalina Foothills High School at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, and Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $20.

Green Living Fair

At the Green Living Fair this weekend vendors and exhibitors will demonstrate different strategies to save money energy. They will also be talking about water harvesting, solar power, gardening, recycling and driving options. Live music will be performed and powered strictly by solar energy and there will be a chance to win an iPad. This free event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 935 W. Grant Rd.

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