to 7:00 PM
Bring out your inner geek to Yuma’s 4th Annual YumaCon at the Yuma Civic Center. Cosplay as your favorite character with many other fans, play video games, and attend panels. Meet new friends and talk with special guest groups and cosplay judges. Play tabletop games and explore the vendor gallery for all your geek merchandise needs. Celebrate the arts and see why YumaCon is the place where comics, anime, and pop culture collide. Purchase tickets here. Call 928-373-5202 for more information.
Anyone interested in art is invited to join members of the Mountain Shadows Artists Association for general meetings, held every 2nd Tuesday from October through April, at the Foothills Library. Meet local artists who share the same interests and enjoy the exchange of ideas!
For more information, call 928-210-4170 or visit www.mtnsaa.org.
Tribute of the Muses is the biggest night of the year at the Yuma Art Center! Now in its 18th year, this annual award ceremony and black tie soiree honors an outstanding member of Yuma’s arts community who has shown exemplary devotion and excellence in the arts. Also presented is the Helios Award which honors an up and coming voice in the arts community. The evening will be presented in the theme of Studio 54 and formal attire is encouraged.
The ceremony takes place in the Historic Yuma Theatre and is free to attend. A ticketed after party follows the ceremony in the Yuma Art Center galleries. The after party will feature music, libations, and a silent art auction. All funds raised at the event will go directly towards programming at the Yuma Art Center. Call 928-373-5202 for more information.
to 12:00 PM
Yuma Mayor Douglas J. Nicholls and the area elected officials of the 4FrontED effort invite all residents on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border to participate in the 3rd Annual Mayors' Bi-national Bicycle Ride. The bicycle ride will begin in Yuma and finish in Benito Juarez Park, in San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora.
The bi-national bicycle ride aims to be a fun, family-friendly ride that is approximately 20 miles in total distance; done at a leisurely pace with stops along the way to showcase the beauty of each municipality in the mega region. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. at the Civic Center parking lot and the ride will start at 8 a.m.
Individuals under 18 years old will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian and proper documentation for border crossing is required by all if you opt to cross the border to the finish line. Call 928-373-5016 for more information.
to 11:00 PM
to 9:00 PM
The sixth annual Rio de Cerveza Brew Fest will be happening from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, October 27 at Yuma's Desert Sun Stadium. Hosted by Visit Yuma, the popular event celebrates craft beers from around the region in a fun, party atmosphere that will feature live music by the crowd-pleasing group from Phoenix, Quantum, choice food vendors, and the event’s eagerly anticipated lawn games. Nationally popular radio personalities Big D and Bubba, who are the hosts of the morning show carried locally on KTTI, will be sharing the emcee duties for the event.
Brand new this year will be vintage and custom motorcycles on display. Attendees will be able to inspect the cool rides that are a part of “Yuma’s Motorcycle Show and Shine”.
Visit Yuma is partnering with the Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma to donate a portion of the 2018 Rio de Cerveza Brew Fest proceeds to the Yuma Veterans Fund.
Tickets are available now at RioDeCerveza.com. Through October 24, tickets may be purchased at discounted presale rates: VIP tickets are $75 with additional discounts for military and designated drivers, and general admission tickets are $40 with additional discounts for military and designated drivers. Tickets will also be available at the gate the night of the event, and all ticket holders must present a valid form of government identification at the gate and be age 21 or older to enter.
For sponsorship opportunities please call 928-376-0100
The cult classic screening is back in the Historic Yuma Theatre just in time for Halloween. For over 40 years, Jim Sharman’s science fiction parody has delighted audiences and terrified parents. The musical comedy horror screening will feature a shadow cast of the film (that’s actors acting in front of the screen during the film). Audience members are invited to fully participate and costumes are encouraged. Midnight Madness Virgin Kits (or “prop bags”) with all your prop needs will be available for purchase at the door. Don’t forget to brush up your time warp dance moves before you come. All attendees must be 18 or older, have your ID ready upon entry. Call 928-373-5202 for more information.
to 10:00 PM
Have a SPOOKtacular time trunk-or-treating at dozens of participating downtown shops, restaurants, and booths along Main Street. Enjoy free movie screenings of Halloweentown and Halloweentown II at the Historic Yuma Theatre, doors open at 6 pm. Trick or Treat on Historic Main Street also features a costume contests, free face painting, a kids corner, candy, and live entertainment! Call 928-373-5020 for more information.
Yuma Art Center/Historic Yuma Theatre and the Yuma Civic Center offer a variety of stage shows and events, visit the city website for general events info or to purchase tickets online for selected events, go to the YumaShowTickets.com site.
The Yuma County Library District offers a wide variety of programs and classes at various branch locations. For a complete listing of events please visit their website at YumaLibrary.org.