Busy 2nd Saturday Downtown with Tucson Meet Yourself too


Busy day on October 11, with the usual 2nd Saturday Downtown activities along Congress Street, from the Hotel Congress west to the Fox Tucson Theatre. This monthly Tucson urban street fest’s entertainment schedule is here: www.2ndsaturdaysdowntown.com.


It’s also the 2nd day of the 3 day folklife festival Tucson Meet Yourself (TMY) in its 41st year, which is mostly at Jacome Plaza (outside the Joel D. Valdez Main library, between Alameda and Pennington, along Stone Avenue), and El Presidio Park. Check out the three entertainment stages at TMY, as well as the Folk Art demonstrations in the Pima County Courthouse courtyard.  Their entertainment here: http://www.tucsonmeetyourself.org/2014-performance-schedule/. Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday.


And if that isn’t enough to do, don’t forget Aidswalk Tucson 2014 on Sunday October 12 at 7 a.m. at the same Jacome Plaza area, along Church Avenue.  Aidswalk ends before Tucson Meet Yourself starts up on Sunday at 11 a.m.(and continues to 6 p.m .)Aidswalk2014

We usually attend all of these events, so it will be a fun-filled, but exhausting weekend in October.  Thankfully the weather has usually cooled down a bit for the Autumn season.

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).


  1. Thousands of people on Congress St. for the usual 2nd Saturday downtown activities, food trucks, entertainment at the Hotel Congress, Rialto Theater, Fox Theater, etc. Listened to the 7 Pipers Band and noticed lots of new craft vendors.

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