36th Annual Tucson Poetry Festival.
There’s something about Tucson that makes you want to write poetry about it. Maybe the city attracts poets, or maybe it creates them. It’s probably a little bit of both. Here’s a line from Ofelia Zepada’s “Proclamation”: “Citizens gravitate to Sabino Canyon. / The humming, buzzing, clicking of water life, / the miracle of desert streams / on smooth boulders. / Rocks, sediment older than life itself / serve as reminders.” There’s so many beautiful poets to celebrate at this year’s event, with the theme “Poetry as Gesture” and with national guests like Angel Dominguez and Michael Klein and local poets like Kristen Nelson and Aura Valdes. Thursday, April 25, through Sunday, April 28, at various times and locations. See tucsonpoetryfestival.org for more info. Details here.
UA Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band.
Courtesy of Fred Fox School of Music - University of Arizona
Add a little music to your week and listen to the soothing sounds of the UA Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band as they perform on Thursday night. Admission is $5. Fred Fox School of Music, Crowder Hall, 1017 N Olive Rd. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Details here.
Pima County Fair.
Courtesy of Pima County Fair
From carnival games to a beer fest to an exhibit on the pharaohs of Egypt, you’ll find there’s something for everyone at the fair—there always is. Thursday, April 18 through Sunday, April 28. Gates open at 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. The carnival starts at 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. 11300 S. Houghton Road. $9 GA, $5 youth 6 to 10, free for kids 5 and under with the purchase of a GA ticket. Details here.
Events compiled by Briannon Wilfong, Emily Dieckman, B.S. Eliot and Jeff Gardner.