39th Annual Koi Show on Oct. 10 and 11 at Oro Valley Marketplace

November 9, 2018
8:00 a.m. Start setting up for the show
Noon-4:00 p.m. Vendor Set-up
2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Fish Registration.
6:30 p.m.-??? Meet the Judges Dinner at the home of John and LaDoris Goudy
November 10, 2018
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Fish Registration & Check-in
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Public viewing of Koi, entertainment & vendor displays
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Judging of the Fish.
7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Awards Banquet at El Molinito, 10180 N. Oracle
November 11, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Show talk and Breakfast at the home of Patti and David Carlson
9:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m. Public viewing of exhibits and Vendors
10:00 – Noon Vendor Specials
Noon till done Koi Auction
1:00 p.m. Super Raffle
3:30 p.m. Fish Removal
*****Note: Out of town entrants may request early fish removal but not before 2 p.m.

Steinway Piano Gala with Jon Nakamatsu on Oct. 29 to 31

The Fred Fox School of Music at the University of Arizona presents
“Steinway Piano Gala” featuring Van Cliburn-Competition gold medalist Jon Nakamatsu
to celebrate the new Peter & Debbie Coogan Steinway D in Crowder Hall.
In addition to a solo recital, the celebrated pianist will offer a master class
and an all-school convocation in Crowder Hall (1017 N. Olive Rd. in Tucson).Nakamatsu’s solo recital will take place on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
The program will include Clementi’s Sonata in F-sharp Minor, Op. 25, No. 5;
Beethoven’s Sonata in D Major, Op. 28 “Pastorale;”
and Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 5 by Brahms.
Tickets are available from the College of Fine Arts Box Office:
520-621-1162, tickets.arizona.edu.A master class featuring Fred Fox School of Music piano performance majors
on Monday, October 29 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
in Crowder Hall is free admission and open to the public.During the All-School Convocation in Crowder Hall on Wednesday, October 31,
Mr. Nakamatsu will share stories about his experience, as he is interviewed
by Fred Fox School of Music faculty member and Steinway Artist John Milbauer,
followed by a Q&A session. The public is also invited to this event.This series of events featuring Jon Nakamatsu celebrates the culmination of a
piano campaign initiated by the Fred Fox School of Music Advisory Board
to raise funds for two new Steinway concert grand pianos for both of our performance halls.
Thanks to generous donors Peter and Debbie Coogan,we now have two beautiful new Steinway pianos in our building. This performance will feature the
Peter & Debbie Coogan Steinway D.”https://music.arizona.edu/events/steinway-piano-gala-featuring-jon-nakamatsu/

Gila River Monument clean up and remembrance on November 3

· Hosted by JACL Arizona Chapter

“On Saturday, November 3, 2018, chapter and community members will gather for the autumn Gila River Monument Clean-up. This visit will be marked as a time of remembrance.

This project consists of picking up trash and painting over graffiti. Supplies, such as trash bags, paint, brushes, gloves, as well as water, will be provided. Participants are advised to wear outdoor-appropriate work clothing and footgear.

Participants will assemble at the Casa Blanca Market/Gas Station (2577 Casa Blanca Road, Bapchule, AZ 85121, Exit 175 from the I-10) at 9:00 a.m., prompt. A Gila River Land Use Ordinance Officer will escort us onto the monument site via car caravan. If entering the site, participants are required to provide their names and the description and license plate of their vehicles to the officer. If interested in this project, please submit names and vehicle information to Donna Cheung [dcheung2721@gmail.com] or 602-501-3505 by Saturday, October 27. Thank you.

Lunch reception and programming to follow.”


Fall Enchanted Evenings at Yume Japanese Gardens on Oct. 25 to 29

Fall Enchanted Evenings at Yume Japanese Gardens on
Oct. 25 to 29, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Shakuhachi flute player Paul Amiel at Yume Japanese Gardens

“Venture into the Gardens after dusk and immerse yourself in the bewitching glow of candle- and lantern light, accompanied by evocative recorded traditional Japanese melodies played on bamboo flute, thekoto (the 13-stringed national instrument of Japan), and theshamisen, or Japanese lute.

This fall our Enchanted Evenings take place from Thursday, October 25 to Monday, October 29. Stroll Yume’s paths from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, in search of haunting perceptions of a landscape that you can sense, but not readily see. Admission is $15 per person.

Parking for this event is restricted to the lot inside our main gate on North Alvernon Way and to East Justin Lane, one half block south of the Gardens. Parking is NOT permitted on East Hampton Place, immediately north of Yume. If you park on a residential street, please be mindful not to block our neighbors’ driveways.”

2130 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson


Japanese performances, cultural arts, & food at Tucson Meet Yourself on Oct. 12 to 14

Tucson Meet Yourself, annual folk life festival to be held only at Jacome Plaza outside of Joel D. Valdez main library (101 N. Stone Avenue) and the neighboring streets of Church Avenue, Pennington Street, and Stone Avenue.

Friday, October 12 | 11am – 10pm (no performances between 2 and 5pm on Friday, but plenty of food and folk art)
Saturday, October 13 | 11am – 10pm
Sunday, October 14 | 11 am-6pm

Odaiko Sonora taiko drummers  performs on Oct. 13, at 5 p.m. at the Church Avenue stage (just south of Alameda St.)

Karen Falkenstrom (right), founder of Odaiko Sonora drumming

October 14, all at Church Ave. Stage:

Aikido Shoubu Dojo at 11 a.m.

UA Kyudo & AZ Kyudo Kai (Japanese archery) at 11:30 a.m.

Suzuyuki Kai traditional kabuki dance performance at 3 p.m.

Schedule:  www.tucsonmeetyourself.org


6 takoyaki (octopus) balls

Info about Tomomi Katz’s Takoyaki booth (also serving Japanese curry/rice this year):

“Our booth this year will be on Pennington and Stone, close to U of A store in downtown. This time, we are planning to cook Takoyaki, and Japanese Curry 🍛 rice. 😊 We hope to see you at the booth.”

Takoyaki/ramen booth at 2017 Tucson Meet Yourself, with owner Tomomi Katz (2nd from left, back row, and husband Michael Katz to her left)

Japanese cultural arts  will be taught on Pennington Street (see map for Folks Art area):
Akiko Victorson – Japanese Shodo calligraphy
Chieko (Chi) Nakano – origami