BIKE SWAP: Tucson is known for its scenic bike trails (more than 500 miles of them) and overall bike friendliness (Bicycling magazine ranked the city third nationally).
BIKE SWAP: Tucson is known for its scenic bike trails (more than 500 miles of them) and overall bike friendliness (Bicycling magazine ranked the city third nationally). If you’re looking for a deal on a new mountain bike, road bike or accessories, Tucson is the place to be during El Bike Swap de Tucson 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on Fourth Avenue between Sixth and Ninth streets. Vendors from all over the Southwest will sell bikes, tubes, tires and other accessories and collectibles. Free. (520) 323-9020 or www.bikegaba.org.
BLUEGRASS: Fiddlers, pickers, banjo and mandolin players from all the Four Corner states will compete in the Bluegrass Festival & Fiddle Championship 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 11 at Everett Bowman Rodeo Grounds, U.S. 60 and state Route 93 at El Recreo Road, Wickenburg. $10 adults, $9 senior citizens and $5 children. Cherryholmes will perform 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Road, Wickenburg. Concert tickets are $40 and available by calling (928) 684-6624 or visiting www.delewebbcenter.org. For festival information call (928) 684-5479 or visit www.wickenburgchamber.com.
EXPERIENCE ART: The artists of Tubac will create before your eyes during An Art Experience 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 in Tubac Village, located south of Tucson on Interstate 19. Tubac was established in 1752 as a Spanish presidio, and now artists’ studios stand where soldiers were once housed. Free. (520) 398-2704 or www.tubacaz.com.
LIVE MUSIC: Fall color is coming to Boyce Thompson Arboretum, often dubbed the grand finale in the state’s fall foliage season. Stroll the arboretum’s gardens while listening to musicians perform during the Live Music Festival 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Performers include the Just Jammin bluegrass ladies, Jim Pipkin, harp player Luana Mangold and the Close Enough String Band. U.S. 60, near Superior. $7.50 adults, $3 children ages 5 to 12. (520) 689-2723 or (520) 689-2811 or http://arboretum.ag.arizona.edu.
STUDIO TOURS: Get a sneak peek into the working quarters of Tucson’s many artists during the Tucson Open Studio Tour noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 11. About 134 artists will open their doors to the public. The tour is self-guided and self-paced. Visit www.tucsonpimaartscouncil.org for a map. Simply click on the map and download a list of addresses. Free. Attend a kickoff reception 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Dinnerware Artspace, 264 E. Congress St., Tucson. (520) 624-0595.