2nd Saturday November 10th: Fall Comes To Tucson, Congress Reopens

TUCSON, Ariz., Nov 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For 2nd Saturday Nov 10th, the footprint will remain the same as events in recent months.  Congress has one lane open to automobiles from 6th to Scott with sidewalk pedestrian and bicycle access, easy to get to your favorite retail shop, favorite restaurant or hangout for cocktails.    For the event, Scott Avenue will be closed from Congress to Jackson Street, just south of Broadway. The KIIM/KHIT Scott Avenue stage will be on the north end of Scott at Congress Street.  Scott Avenue and Jackson Street will be lined with vendors, food trucks, street performers and street soccer.

Tons of fun for everyone at the Fire Truck Adventure Zone kids' area.  The kids' area has added 3 fire themed inflatables.  There will also be a fully functioning fire truck with active duty fire fighters in uniforms for the kids' excitement.  Kids can explore the fire truck and get their pictures taken to mark the experience.  Also in the kids' area, the "PG" rated movie "A Bee Movie" will be shown starting at 6p.m.  The inflatables, the fire truck with photographs for children and the movie are free. 

KIIM/KHIT Scott Avenue Stage @ Broadway Blvd. FREE
6pm-7:15pm: Spirit Familia - a high energy dance band that combines Latin, reggae and funk.
7:30pm-8:45pm: Planet Jam - rippin' rock solos, poppin' reggae rhythms and fresh Gypsy licks, dubby and tight, modern with ancient tap roots.
9pm-10:15pm: Kristen Chandler – The upbeat 3-piece group gets the crowds moving with a combination of blues, funk, soul and doses of rock and roll.

La Placita corner of Broadway/Stone FREE
6pm-10pm: Southwest Soul Circuit (Purveyors of great, local soul music, jazz and R & B)

Fox Theatre 17 W. Congress St. FREE
7pm: Betuxace- Afro-Brazilian drum & dance group, you'll be on your feet for the whole performance
CLUB CONGRESS:  311 E. Congress St. 
www.hotelcongress.com/club/

FC TUCSON SOCCER: Jackson St. at Stone Ave.  FREE
4-10pm:   The FC Tucson Street Soccer Showdown located on Jackson St., is soccer in its purest form: absent of age restrictions, uniform restrictions or even skill restrictions. It's just 10 players in a 5v5 matchup playing soccer because they love it; on the street, spontaneously. The result takes a backseat to the process and the buildup and the fun everyone has just kicking the ball around cleverly, trying to avoid each other. Don't let another 2nd Saturday go by without hitting the street with just the clothes you're wearing, your friends and a desire to play soccer. It's free to play and open from 4-10 pm. For more information email jsanchez@fctucson.com

JOEL D VALDEZ LIBRARY: Corner of Stone & Pennington FREE
2-3PM The Author Talks
The Joel D. Valdez Main Library invites authors to come and talk about their books. We host a variety of exciting authors and topics. Listen, ask questions, and meet the author. The program is free and parking is free on Saturdays. Ken Lamberton, author of Dry river: Stories of Life, Death, and Redemption on the Santa Cruz will take participants on a virtual tour of the Santa Cruz River with pictures and stories.

During construction, all the parking garages will be open and accessible from detours.  Automobile traffic coming from the east will be detoured to Toole Avenue westbound, with 6th Avenue now two-way and providing access to the Pennington Street Garage.  From the south, enter Downtown by going northbound on either 6th Avenue or Stone Avenue.  Traffic coming from the north can also enter Downtown on Stone Avenue and on 6th Avenue southbound from 6th Street.  The easiest parking remains at: (1) Centro Garage, located just as you enter Downtown from the east; (2) The Depot Plaza Garage, located underground, with entrance and exit ramps on 5th Avenue opposite Hotel Congress; (3) the Pennington Street Garage, accessed via Pennington Street from either Stone Avenue or 6th Avenue.; and (4) La Placita garage on Jackson Street, which is very convenient to the Fire Truck Adventure Zone Kids' Area.

2nd Saturdays runs from 6pm to 10pm.  Sponsors are:  Jim Click Automotive Team, Fire Truck Adventure Zone, KOLD Channel 13, KHYT/KIIM Radio, KXCI 91.3FM Community Radio, MEB Property Management and Providence Service Corp.

For images and information on performers, contact: Program Director, Jamie Manser at 520.270.3213 jlmanser@gmail.com.

SOURCE 2nd Saturdays Downtown



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