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5 things: A football game, a bike swap, a scavenger hunt on steroids and more

Zi Yang Lai

The Wildcats enter the field before playing against Washington State at Arizona Stadium on Oct. 24. Arizona defensice lineman Shariff Williams has medically retired from football. 

UA football game

After a season of incredible wins and heartbreaking losses, the UA football team is playing its last home game Saturday. The Utah Utes will face off against our Arizona Wildcats at 8 p.m., and according to the AP College Football Top 25 it should be an intense game. Utah is currently ranked No. 10 in the nation, whereas Arizona has fallen short of the list for the last several weeks. Either Utah could prove that it belongs in its spot on the list, or Arizona could use its home field advantage to the team’s benefit. The game will be a blue-out to support the Cats, so bundle up in your best blue UA gear and get ready for some football.

GABA Bike Swap

Anyone who’s been in Tucson for longer than a few days has noticed the town’s love of cycling. Multiple bicycle shops are open for business within walking distance from campus, and hundreds of green bike racks on university grounds are constantly full of students’ and faculty members’ bicycles. It’s no wonder why the Greater Arizona Bicycling Association is holding its 2015 Bike Swap right on Seventh Street between Fourth and Sixth Avenues on Sunday. The “largest bicycle swap in the Southwest,” according to the event’s online information page, has hosted over 40 vendors and up to 5,000 guests in past years. With the event just a week before the famed El Tour de Tucson, there’s never been a better time to be a cyclist.

Hats Off to Heroes

In honor of Veteran’s Day on Wednesday, the city of Tucson will thank and commemorate those who have served in the U.S. armed forces. Reid Park will host the second annual Hats Off to Heroes celebration Saturday, beginning the festivities with a 5K fun run at 9 a.m. before hours of live music, food, military displays and honors for veterans. The celebration will come to a close with a fireworks display beginning at 7:30 p.m., and all events are free. A full list of the festival’s events and musical acts are available online at


Just after the close of its fall musical, “Cabaret,” the Arizona Repertory Theatre presents its newest production, “Reckless.” In this dark comedy by Craig Lucas, a housewife discovers her husband’s plans to kill her via a hitman. In her journey to escape her mariticidal fate, the housewife finds herself in a variety of interesting situations. The play began its run Sunday and the company will perform it until Dec. 6. This weekend the group will perform the show Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the Marroney Theatre. Tickets can be purchased online or at the theater box office.

Rivalry Run

With only a week left until the most intense football game of the season, the Student Alumni Ambassadors host the first-ever Rivalry Run: a campuswide scavenger hunt, race and obstacle course to get the student body pumped up for the State Farm Territorial Cup Series. Teams of students can sign up to participate in the scavenger hunt and participate in rivalry themed activities, including games like “Boot the Bruins” and “Spear Sparky.” Participants have the chance to win one of several prizes for finishing first or second, being deemed most spirited or having the most representation from a single organization. Online registration has closed, but students can still sign up today at the event or simply go to cheer on their classmates.

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