Friday, January 31, 2014

6 Things to Do in Tucson This Weekend

Posted By on Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Here's what I think you should do this weekend.

There's two awesome concerts going on simultaneously tonight.

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  • Photo courtesy of The Rock.

Cash Lansky and Marley B, this week's cover stars, are home after a month long tour through the US of A. You can catch the rising stars tonight at The Rock, 36 N. Park Ave. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are only $8 at the door.

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  • Image courtesy of the Facebook event page.

Acorn Bcorn and The Resonars are opening for Seattle surfer punk rockers La Luz tonight at 191 Toole. La Luz was supposed to perform at Club Congress in November, but was forced to reschedule after losing all their musical equipment and tour van in a car accident with a semi truck. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for this all ages show. Click here for more details.

Here's what you should make time for the weekend of Feb. 1-2:

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Chinese New Year: The year of the Horse starts this Saturday! Bring the family to the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, 1288 W. River Road. There will be live performances, Chinese arts & crafts, games for kids and food for sale. $2 general admission, $1 children 6-12 and free for children 5 younger. There's free parking. Click here for more information.

This amazing flier was created by Jon Morris.
  • Photo courtesy of Charlie's Comic Books.
  • This amazing flier was created by Jon Morris.

Charlie's Comic Books: It's time to give back, True Believers.

Charlie Harris, owner of Charlie's Comic Books, has rounded up some local cartoonist to draw their favorite comic book characters in the name of love and charity. Harris is holding an original art auction from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 1, at his comic shop at 5460 E. Speedway.

All the proceeds are going to benefit the American Red Cross.

Here's a list of local artist and what pieces they have decided to create for you:

Jacob Breckenridge: Charlie Brown and Peppermint Patty
Tino Castaneda: Spider-Man and Black Cat
Jenn Corella: Hellblazer and Zatanna
Gene Hall: Krazy Kat and Ignatz
Jon Morris: Swamp Thing and Abby Arcane
Bea Romero: Robin and Starfire
Ernesto Romero: Conan and Red Sonja
Christian Vilaire: Howard The Duck and Beverly

Photo courtesy of SAACA.
  • Photo courtesy of SAACA.

Wine and dine me: The Savor Southern Arizona Food and Wine Festival starts Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way.

More than three dozen chefs, restaurants and local favorite wine, beer, cheese and coffee vendors offer samples and demonstrations from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1; $75, $65 in advance from saaca.org/Savor.html or 797-3959.

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  • Photo courtesy of BICAS.

Sculpture Festival: BICAS is hosting the 5th Annual Tucson Sculpture Festival on Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m at The Art Gallery, 1122 N. Stone Ave.

This fundraiser is the kick - off to BICAS’ Capital Campaign, a large fundraiser to raise money to buy a building and solidify BICAS’ future in the Tucson community.

BICAS Sculptors, who are known to craft from recycled bicycle parts will be show casing over 60 Sculptors at this two - week event. Please join us at this free event, to celebrate BICAS’ 25th Anniversary, sculptures, 3-D printing, living statues, wearable art, music, libations and food.

There will be live music by Augustus Woodrow - Tomizuka and Nathaniel Burnside. There will be food for sale thanks to Daddy’s Girl Home Cooking. You can meet the participating sculptors form 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb.2 through Feb. 15 at the Art Gallery. Click here for more information.

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