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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Laughing Stock: Stock pot

Posted By on Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 1:00 AM

A bigger Brew Ha Ha

A regular on Sirius FM and winner of festival awards across the US, Grant Lyon headlines this month’s Brew Ha Ha showcase at Borderlands Brewing. The show’s producers, Tucson comedians and co-hosts Matt Ziemak and Rory Monserrat, thus continue to expand their reach into the national talent pool while somehow maintaining a $5 admission price. Get it while it lasts at squareup.com or at the door. The show is at 8 p.m., Monday, March 16,

Comedy fans might recognize Lyon from the Comedy Central Show, Corporate, and his starring role in the Amazon Prime feature film Killer Kate. He’s been on Funny Or Die, the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show and the popular podcast Doug Loves Movies, as well as national commercials for AT&T and Johnsonville Sausage.

What sets him apart comically is a smart approach and surprising insights. Reviewers often cite his originality and fresh humor, rooted in fun facts and unassailable logic.

Local support includes Austin, TX’s favorite expat comic Joe Tullar; Nicole Riesgo, producer of Tucson Improv Movement’s Beginners & Veterans series, and Darryl Graves, who recently created the Shitz & Giggles open mic on Wednesdays at The Rock.

Kids’ comedy at the Tucson Festival of Books


Kids can play at improv comedy with F.O.M.P. (Friends of Make Pretends), at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 14, at the East Food Court (Science City) Stage. The stage is on the east side of Cherry Ave. on UArizona mall just south of Flandrau Planetarium. Presented by Tucson Improv Movement, this free show is usually performed every second Saturday at TIM Comedy Theater.

Terry Fator: America’s Got Talent

At age 42, Terry Fator’s family-friendly comedy flair swept season two of America’s Got Talent. That’s when his career veered from itinerant county fairs to a ten-year residency in Las Vegas. Fator returns to Desert Diamond Casino on Saturday, March 14. The show is at 8 p.m.; reservations are $40 to $69.50 through ddcaz.com.

Impressions are Fator’s stock in trade, but he also mixes music and puppetry into his sets. The Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas dubbed him “The VOICE of entertainment.”

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

If drag ballet were an Olympic sporting event, The Trocks would have retired the gold for gag. Theirs is, in a sense, a sport; training is grueling and often painful. The corps must perform with the precision and delicacy of ballerinas, but with the unbridled spirit of a pratfall. The costumes are, as Ru Paul fans would say, sickening.

The Trocks experience is a timely antidote to whatever hurts. You literally can’t be serious. They perform at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 18 at Centennial hall. Tickets are $38 to $60 via UApresents.org.

Majestic Magic

Elias “Lefty” Caress presents his Majestic Magic Show in Clean Comedy Tucson’s Marana Laughs series, 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 13, at the Coyote Trail Stage, and in its Vail Laughs series at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 14, at Vail Theatre of the Arts. Reservations are $10 via maranalaughs.com and vaillaughs.com.

Keep Laughing!

Friday, March 13, Family-friendly improv with Improv Blox Student Showcase, 6 p.m. (free); Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed (NBOJU), 7:30 p.m., ($5 - $8), and uncensored Free Form Friday at 9 p.m. (free), Unscrewed Theater. Improv with 3rd Beats, Harold Team Beta, and Leaning Towards Darby, 7:30 p.m. ($5) and The Soapbox featuring Cameo Davis and Jacquez Gray, 9 p.m. ($7), Tucson Improv Movement ‘s TIM Comedy Theater, ($10 for both shows). Standup with Matt Sadler featuring Derrick Lengwenus and host Ben Lewis, 8 and 10:30 p.m., Laffs Comedy Caffe ($12.50, $17.50).

Saturday, March 14, improv with Unscrewed Family Hour by Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed (NBOJU), 6 p.m., Unscrewed Theatre ($5-$8). NBOJU Uncensored is at 7:30 p.m., Unscrewed Theatre ($8). Sketch with Baby Fish Mouth and improv with Good Money, 7:30 p.m.; and Improv Madness duo team bracket at 9 p.m., TIM Comedy Theatre ($7 each; $10 for both shows.) Standup with Matt Sadler featuring Derrick Lengwenus and host Ben Lewis, 8 and 10:30 p.m., Laff’s Comedy Caffe ($12.50, $17.50). Thursday, March 19, Improv with Choice Cut and Improv 101, 7:30 p.m. ($5); open improv jam, 8:30 (free), TIM Comedy Theatre.

Free Open Mics

Sunday, March 15, 6:30 p.m., The O; 8 p.m., Chuckleheads, Bisbee; 8:30 p.m., The County Line Lounge and Grille.
Monday, March 16, 6:45 p.m., The Surly Wench; 9 p.m., Kava Bar.
Tuesday, March 17, 6:45 p.m., The Music Box Lounge.
Wednesday, March 18, 7 p.m., The Screening Room; 8 p.m., The Mint; 9:30 p.m., The Rock.
Thursday, March 19, 8 p.m., Laffs Comedy Caffe; 8 p.m.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Things to Do, Tuesday, March 10

Posted By on Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 12:20 PM

Sports

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Tucson Roadrunners vs. San Diego Gulls. It's desert bird vs. seabird at this week's two hockey events, where our home team faces off against San Diego. On Tuesday, March 10, get your tickets for the discounted price of $12 with the promo code "Tuesday." Perhaps even better is Wednesday, March 11, which is $2 hot dog night! There's nothing like a hot dog to complement the excitement of a sporting event. There are also special senior and group discounts for the Wednesday game. If you've never been to a Roadrunners game, why not make this the week? The weather is (dare we say it) starting to warm up, so the rink offers a nice cool spot to hang out, and hockey games are exciting even if you don't know what's going on. 7 p.m. both nights. Tucson Arena, 260 S. Church Ave. Normal Wednesday night prices are $13 to $61.

Culture

Beaded Histories: Intergenerational Knowledge and Northern Plains Beadwork. In honor of Women's History Month, the Arizona State Museum is hosting this talk by Jessa Rae Growing Thunder, a PhD student at UC Davis who comes from the Fort Peck Dakoda/Nakoda tribes of Notheastern Montana. She'll be speaking about her work as a quill and beadwork artist along with how Indigenous women have encrypted histories into their beadwork for generations. This free talk is followed by a reception and a special beadwork exhibit. 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 10. Center for English as a Second Language (CESL) 103 on the UA campus, 1100 James E Rogers Way. Free.

Music

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PCC Chorale & College Singers Spring Concert. You know spring has arrived when the spring concerts start happening! At this production, several vocal groups at PCC will perform. The mixed voice Chorale will be singing songs including Ruth E. Scham's "Snow is Falling" and the classic "Over the Rainbow," while the select mixed-voice a cappella choir College Singers will be singing pieces including the hymn "This is my Father's World" and Kim A. Arnesen's "Even When He Is Silent." Then, both groups come together to sing more pieces, including "Auld Lang Syne" and Reese Norris' "Paper Crane." 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10. PCC Center for the Arts Proscenium Theater, West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road. $5 to $6.

Orville Peck rides high into Rialto Theatre. Once you get past the fringed Lone Ranger mask, no other conclusion can be drawn: This Canadian musician can croon with the best of them. "The mask exists as a point of discussion," he told the New York Times. On "Dead of Night," this masked crooner eerily channels the ghost of Roy Orbison, as he sings a lonesome hymn to the "incredibly talented women" at the Chicken Ranch brothel: Where the West is still wild. "Stark, hollow town, Carson city lights/Baby, let's get high/Spend a Johnny's cash, hitch another ride/We laugh until we cry." Recently appearing on the cover of British GQ, enigmatic country singer Orville Peck rides high into Rialto Theatre.

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Tinsley Ellis at 191 Toole. Before discovering "King of the Blues" BB King, guitarist's guitarist Tinsley Ellis' youthful ears were captivated by the roar of the British Invasion and Southern rockers. Ellis, a "bona fide, worldwide guitar hero," is at 191 Toole.

The Carnivaleros Trio. The motley crew that oversee this zydeco-tinged, accordion-fueled Tex-Mexican bacchanal on occasion splinter off. The Carnivaleros Trio occupy second Tuesdays at Tucson Hop Shop.

Movies

The Mask You Live In (Free screening). This documentary follows the lives of a handful of boys as they struggle to balance their personal lives with "America's narrow definition of masculinity." Directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, who directed the other against-the-grain documentaries The Great American Lie and Miss Representation, The Mask You Live In examines the danger of a culture ignoring boys' troubles and needs by simply telling them to "man up." This screening is a rental of The Loft Cinema, presented by Child & Family Resources. Following the film, there will be presentations about free youth local workshops, curriculum training and conference opportunities. 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 10. 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Free.

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Ghost. For their Tuesday Night Classics series, Harkins Theatres is screening one of the most successful box office films, and certainly one of the most successful films where Whoopi Goldberg speaks with ghosts. Directed by Jerry Zucker (who also directed Airplane!), this 1990 drama follows the ghost of a man working with a psychic to save his still-living lover. 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 10. 5455 S. Calle Santa Cruz & 5755 W. Arizona Pavilions Drive. $5.

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Monday, March 9, 2020

The Liberty Foundation is giving flights to the public in a B-17

Posted By on Mon, Mar 9, 2020 at 4:20 PM

TARA FOULKROD, TUCSON LOCAL MEDIA
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When first laying eyes upon, “Ye Olde Pub”, one immediately realizes why the World War II-era aircraft is also known as, “The Flying Fortress”. This B-17 bomber aircraft is massively intimidating. Its metallic exterior walls and dull olive-green paint make it look like a prop out of an old black and white film. But this is no prop, and this is no movie. I was about to board this aircraft and fly.

Normally, this isn’t something I’m comfortable with. I didn't actually work on or fly in aircraft, and despite having been around them during my past career in the Air Force, it wasn’t a part of my duties to be on them. And I was okay with that, seeing as how I wasn’t a fan of flying - or heights.

TARA FOULKROD, TUCSON LOCAL MEDIA
  • Tara Foulkrod, Tucson Local Media
But this was different. This was history. It’s not something I would normally have a chance to do, and probably won't have a chance again. This coming weekend is the last time the B-17 is available for public flights. There are only eight left able to fly (out of 12,431 originally constructed). Luckily, you also have a shot to experience history.

This is all thanks to The Liberty Foundation. They travel the country with a variety of historic aircraft to honor American veterans and to educate the public on the high cost of freedom. This weekend, March 14 and 15, they’ve brought along “Ye Olde Pub” to the Tucson International Airport for public flights and education, and I’d been invited for a pre-event flight.

TARA FOULKROD, TUCSON LOCAL MEDIA
  • Tara Foulkrod, Tucson Local Media
Monday morning I was nervous but mostly excited. I day-dreamt about what it would be like boarding and then flying in such an aircraft. I really didn’t know what to expect. Little did I know that hours later I would have the rush of a lifetime.

Walking towards the hangar I started to get butterflies. After walking into a clean and modern waiting room we listened to the preflight speech giving all of us a safety briefing. The aircraft is old and wasn't meant for comfort. There are certain things you need to pay attention to while you're on, because you won't be able to hear much once you're in the air. Got it. Copy all.

TARA FOULKROD, TUCSON LOCAL MEDIA
  • Tara Foulkrod, Tucson Local Media
We exited the main building and headed toward the plane. I tried to make myself small as I crawled in so as not to hit my head, and found a seat on some red seat webbing. After strapping in, I was already pumped. Any fear I had beforehand was washed away by the sheer magnitude of historic significance.

The engines came to life, starting with a sputter before coming to a roar. I held on while looking through the gunning window, imagining the 18-year-old who may have sat there almost 80 years before. Once we got to altitude we were able to unbuckle and crawl around the aircraft. From the radio room to the nose, everything was amazing. To think of how many young people not only flew in these, but also gave their lives, was awe-inspiring.

The flight felt fast, and though we had been in the air for about 15 minutes, it was time to touch back down. I was grateful that I was able to have such an amazing experience.

TARA FOULKROD, TUCSON LOCAL MEDIA
  • Tara Foulkrod, Tucson Local Media
Though this plane was built in 1945, the original “Ye Olde Pub” from 1943 was a working plane during World War II and has a great historic story on its own. Now it remains as a symbol and teaching instrument, traveling the nation to tell its story and give people a first-hand look at the skies from the perspective of our forefathers.

You can get your chance to see and fly on the B-17 this weekend, March 14 and 15. For more information or to donate to the cause, go to www.libertyfoundation.org.

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Things to Do, Monday, March 9

Posted By on Mon, Mar 9, 2020 at 11:10 AM

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Representing women's voices in Celtic rock, the fire-breathing Eldritch Dragons perform under the light of the full moon. At The Metal Arts Village.

The dreamy folksy strains of Natty & The Sunset enliven Monday night. At Elliott's on Congress.

NOTE: The metal concert featuring Mortiferum with Thra and Suicide Forest that was scheduled for today at Club Congress has been canceled due to a family funeral. 

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Things to Do, Wednesday, March 4

Posted By on Wed, Mar 4, 2020 at 1:00 AM

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Ordinary People. The Loft Cinema is screening the directorial debut of Robert Redford, following a family being “torn apart by tension and tragedy” and based on Judith Guest’s bestselling novel. Donald Sutherland and Mary Tyler Moore star as the upper-middle-class couple whose “ordinary” existence is irrevocably shattered by the death of their oldest son. This screening is co-presented by the UA’s Care, Health & Society program, School of Sociology the UA Department of Psychology and The Loft Cinema. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4. 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. $10.

Casa Maria Benefit Show: Tribute to the Music of Linda Ronstadt.
If you live in Tucson, then you probably already know that it’s the law here that everyone loves the music of Linda Ronstadt. So, since you undoubtedly love the music of Linda Ronstadt, come watch a whole bunch of performers pay tribute to her in this show at Hotel Congress. The lineup includes Miss Olivia and the Interlopers, Katie Haverly, Birds & Arrows, P.D. Ronstadt and Danny Kreiger. And all proceeds benefit the Casa Maria soup kitchen! Please bring canned goods to donate as well. 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, March 4. Hotel Congress, 311 Congress St. $5.

Wednesday Night Yoga. Oh, Wednesdays. They’re the point in the week where you can just start to see next weekend on the horizon, but by which time last weekend is already a distant, quickly fading memory. To get you through this troubled time, Summit Hut has this evening yoga class, where you can come in and downward dog your troubles away. And it’s totally free! Why not stop by on the way home from work and treat yourself to some midweek stretching and relaxation? 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 4. Summit Hutt, 5251 E. Speedway Blvd. Free.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Things to Do, Tuesday, March 3

Posted By on Tue, Mar 3, 2020 at 1:00 AM

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Unseen Documents with Ariel Goldberg. Have you heard of the New York Photo League? It was a predominantly Jewish school, social group and center for debate on social documentary photography from 1936 to 1951. In this talk, Ariel Goldberg, author of several books, including The Estrangement Principle and The Photographer, will be talking about the group’s lesbian, queer and trans undercurrents. They’ll also be discussing the cross-sections of Jewish assimilation of immigrant Jewish League photographers with closeted queer life in the mid-20th century. Come learn more about this slice of Jewish history at this enlightening talk. 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3. Jewish History Museum, 564 S. Stone Ave. Free.

25th Annual High School Art Invitational. More than 100 high school art and photography teachers were invited to submit their students’ work to this exhibit at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, and now you get to see the results on display throughout March. A jury of artists and representatives from arts organizations judged the work in six categories: best drawing, best painting, best mixed media, best sculpture, best photography and special recognition. But there’s something special about each of these pieces by up-and-coming young artist. On display from Tuesday, March 3, to Tuesday, March 31. Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 am. To 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Free.

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Type-in Tuesday. If you have guests in town this week and want to give them a taste of the Old Pueblo’s quirky culture, this event is certainly a good fit. Head over to a Public Brewhouse, a brewery off of Fourth Avenue with exposed brick walls and plenty of board games, and spend the evening typing on an old school typewriter. Friends of the brewery are bringing them in by the dozen, so you can get your creative juices flowing, analog-style. Write a poem, write a short story, write a love letter, write your shopping list! It’s all going to be way more fun at this event. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3. Public Brewhouse, 209 N. Hoff Ave. Free.


Capturing the sound and flamboyance of Freddie Mercury—who Brian May says bears “more than a likeness”—One Night of Queen is at the Fox Theatre…

UA Presents award-winning musician Ingrid Jensen, who has been hailed as one of the most gifted jazz trumpeters of her generation.. At Crowder Hall…

DJs Tell Yo Girl and DJ Tega drop killer techno bangers for Taco Techno Tuesday. At Batch…

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La Bamba. As part of their Tuesday Night Classics series, Harkins Theatres is screening the film that celebrated the life and music of Chicano rock ‘n’ roll star Ritchie Valens. With a celebrated acting role from Lou Diamond Phillips, La Bamba is considered a standout of the “Hispanic Hollywood” film period of the late ’80s and ’90s. It should make sense the film carries such a legacy, as Valens himself (who died at only 17 years old!) has left such a massive impact on music in such a short amount of time. In 2017, La Bamba was even selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3. 5755 W. Arizona Pavilions Drive & 5455 S. Calle Santa Cruz. $5.

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Monday, March 2, 2020

Things to Do, Monday, March 2

Posted By on Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 1:00 AM

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Lives Worth Living. The University of Arizona’s Disability Cultural Center is hosting a screening of this 2011 PBS documentary chronicling the disability rights movement from World War II until the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990. The film features archival footage and interviews with disability rights activists such as Judi Chamberlin and Fred Fay. This screening is presented by UA Disability Cultural Center and assistant professor of English Dev Bose. 11 a.m. to noon., Monday, March 2. At the UA Disability Resource Center, 1224 E. Lowell St.

From Guadalajara, this electronic/experimental duo go “defy categorization.” Lorelle Meets The Obsolete push the envelope of sound. At Club Congress. Jrown and La Cerca add appreciably to the lineup…

Long time Tucson piano man Lamont Arthur teams with vocalist Krystil Jayde, covering Motown to London’s underground soul. LaJayde debut at Elliott’s on Congress…

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Friday, February 28, 2020

Things to Do, This Weekend, Feb. 29 - March 1

Posted By on Fri, Feb 28, 2020 at 3:00 PM

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Tea Tasting at Catalyst. The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance is hosting Chantilly Tea at their new Catalyst Arts & Maker Space for an afternoon of tea exploration. Tamara Read, certified tea specialist and proprietor of Chantilly, will go over multiple loose-leaf teas, such as oolong, black, green and white. You’ll learn the ins and outs of different tea types, and how they achieve their unique flavors. Scones will even be provided with the drinks to complete the event. Participants will also be given a selection of free tea samples to take home. You’ll be a tea snob in no time! 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29. Located on the bottom floor of the Tucson Mall, 4500 N. Oracle Road, Suite 110. $20.

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Pop-Up Souk. The Elfa Refugee & Youth Empowerment nonprofit is hosting their third pop-up souk (or souq), a celebration of Syrian foods where you can eat as well as learn. This event features Syrian sweets, finger foods and chak chak, the Tatarstani fried cake often paired with hazelnuts or dried fruit. The souk also features two classes on how to make your own Syrian sweets. The proceeds from this ELFA event will go to support a Syrian family and a Russian family who recently came to Tucson. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29. At Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St.

Portal Cocktails grand opening.
From the minds behind Ermanos Beer & Wine Bar comes Portal Cocktails, a “transformational experience” with a unique atmosphere designed to be far more than just another place to grab a late-night drink. Although the menu is still under wraps, Portal is dedicating itself to “craft cocktails.” What we do know for sure is that the Fourth Avenue location was designed by local architect Rob Paulus, and the design is just as much an art piece as are the fancy drinks. Opening 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29. 220 N. Fourth Ave. 21+

History on Tap 2020.
While it can be tough to remember the difference between “historic” and “historical,” you can rest assured the Arizona History Museum’s speakeasy party will be both. For History On Tap 2020, the museum is “celebrating” the 100th anniversary of Prohibition by inviting a whole slew of breweries to share their brews, along with local food vendors and live music from the University of Arizona’s Fred Fox School of Music. Participating breweries include Crooked Tooth Brewing Co., Corbett Brewing Co., Old Bisbee Brewing Company, Harbottle Brewing Co., Barrio Brewing Co., Copper Hop Ranch Farm Brewery and many more. You’re invited to dress in your best 1920s-themed costumes and enjoy samples from each participating brewery and distillery. History on Tap is an annual event by Los Amigos, Friends of Arizona History, Inc., and the AHS Southern Arizona Chapter Board to support the Arizona Historical Society’s Arizona History Museum. 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29. 949 E. Second St. $40.

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Sentinel Peak East Anniversary Party. Sentinel Peak is celebrating their move to the east side exactly one year ago with live music, food and drink specials all day. Described as Sentinel Peak East’s biggest party of the year, they’ll also be serving up some racks of ribs and smoked brisket to complement their craft beers. I recommend either their dark Dewpoint Dunkel or the lighter Salida del Sol Amber as a great pair for the barbeque. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29. 9155 E. Tanque Verde Road, suite 177.

Collage: A Creativity Workshop.
There’s something about using the creative part of your brain that can just leave you feeling refreshed and renewed. If you don’t think of yourself as a creative person, the great thing about collages is that you’re using existing material to make something new and beautiful. Artists Saraiya Kanning and Abby Dockter are hosting this workshop for people with all levels of experience to learn about making collages of words, images shapes and textures. All materials, plus a healthy snack, are provided. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29. Raebird Creations Studio (email raebirdcreationsart@gmail.com for location details). Non-refundable $20 deposit required.

Native Nations Day at the Presidio Museum.
Tucsonans like to talk about who was born here, who grew up here and who’s a transplant. But, when you consider the Tucson valley has been inhabited for over 10,000 years, you remember that we’re all kind of transplants. Head to the Presidio Museum this weekend to celebrate Native American culture though crafts, food and lectures. Local artists, including potters, carvers and basket weavers, will be doing demonstrations, and you can enjoy some food tastings from the San Xavier Co-op Farm. AND there will be fry bread for sale. A wonderful way to spend a Saturday. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29. Presidio San Agustin del Tucson Museum, 196 N. Court Ave. Free with $5 GA, or $1 for kids 6 to 14 and free for kids 5 and under.

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Party of the Century: A Black and White Masked Ball Celebrating 100 Years of Rialto. Always a pleasure celebrating an anniversary for one of our beloved local establishments. This month, the Rialto is celebrating a whole century of being one of the best places in town to rock! This is also their eighth annual fundraising gala, so you get to show your support while you’re having fun. Future Syndicate is spinning dance hits, Cirque Roots is providing live entertainment, Tucson restaurants are supplying food and, yes, there’s plenty of beer and liquor to sample. Plus live and silent auctions, raffles and games. Black and white attire is encouraged! Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29. Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St. $100 (includes two drink tickets; food; and beer, wine and liquor tastings).

Southwest Rising: Contemporary Art and the Legacy of Elaine Horwitch. Elaine Horwitch was an art dealer who played a major role in the contemporary art world if the Southwest from the 1970s through to her death in 1991. Her galleries in Scottsdale, Santa Fe, Sedona and Palm Springs launched the careers of hundreds of artists and fostered the style now known as “Southwest pop” or “new Western art.” This exhibit at the Tucson Museum of Art features the work of some of her galleries’ most popular artists, including Tom Palmore, Lynn Taber, Billy Schenck and Louise Nevelson. A companion book by Julie Sasse all about Horwitch will also be on sale at the museum. Opens Saturday, Feb. 29 and on display through June 21 at the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 N. Main Ave. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. $12 adults, $10 seniors, $7 college students, youth 13-17, free for kids 12 and under/veterans/active military/members.

Ansel Adams Birthday Celebration. This year, the UA Center for Creative Photography is celebrating Ansel Adams’ birthday just the way he would have liked us to: by spending some time outside. Staff and volunteers from Parks in Focus, a program that works to connect Tucson youth to nature though photography, will be leading a guided photography tour across the UA campus, where they’ll be offering plenty of tips and tricks. Also, CCP Chief Curator Rebecca Senf will be discussing and signing her new book, Making a Photographer: The Early Work of Ansel Adams. Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29. Center for Creative Photography, 1030 N. Olive Road. Free.

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Singer-songwriter Mark Anthony Febbo celebrates the release of Dry River Redemption, his latest album, on Saturday, Feb. 29, with a formidable ensemble of local talent backing him up: Oscar Fuentes, Heather Hardy, Alvin Blaine, Thøger Lund, Gary Mackender, Tom Walbank, Damon Barnaby, Bruce Halper and Misti Nowak. At Monterey Court. Billy Sedlmayr and Oscar Fuentes and Friends provide opening sets.



Dive Bar Bus Tour. Who doesn’t love a good Tucson dive bar? And who doesn’t love the idea of us all piling into a school bus to tour them all together? This event starts at 2 p.m., so buckle up and get ready to start diving into dive bars early. The best part is that the tour benefits The Sanctuary Project, which takes care of rescue dogs. So, pile into the bus and do some day drinking! Do it for the animals! Do it because you are noble! Do it for the greater good! 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29. Start at Trident Grill II, 2910 N. Swan Road. $60.

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Found Footage Festival. The lens of nostalgia has a peculiar way of tugging at the emotions, even if the memories aren’t your own. Take a child on a sunny lawn, throw a gritty VHS tinge over it, and you’ve got yourself a universal image. The best part, this works for almost any emotion, and the guys behind the Found Footage Festival know time’s power well. The Loft Cinema is hosting the ninth Found Footage Festival, featuring Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (The Colbert Report), and a whole mountain of once-forgotten VHS tapes ready for a new life. Pickett and Prueher have scrounged thrift stores and garage sales for our cultural subconscious, and are showing the funny and confusing relics to audiences around the nation. This is a celebration of “all things found.” 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29. 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. $15.

Cookies & Cocktails. Brother John’s Beer, Bourbon & BBQ is celebrating the great Girl Scout Cookie Season with a series of signature cocktails, and this is your last chance to enjoy them. Get in before Sunday, March 1, to enjoy cookie cocktails their mixologists have concocted. These include Thin Mint, Samoa, Tagalong and Lemon-Ups cocktails, along with beer and wine pairings. Girls Scouts will also be on site selling cookies. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 1. 1801 N. Stone Ave.

Southern Arizona Transportation Museum Lecture Series. Time to learn more about trains! This week, Richard Dick is talking about Clifton/Morenci and the Copper Mines and Railroads. Freeport McMoRan is the biggest employer of Morenci and Clifton to this day, and the Morenci Mine is one of the largest copper mines in the world. So it goes without saying that mining plays a big role in the history of these places. And hey, where there’s copper, there’s gotta be a way to transport the copper, right? Come on down to this lecture to hear more of the specifics from Dick. 3 p.m. Sunday, March 1. Southern Arizona Transportation Museum, 414 N. Toole Ave. Free.

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Precious Guru (free screening). This documentary tells of the life and legacy of Padmasambhava, the eighth-century Indian yogi who carried Buddhism over the Himalayas into Tibet. The story is told by people from three continents, and has been passed on for centuries. Once barely known outside of the Himalayas, Padmasambhava’s story grew worldwide after the Chinese takeover of Tibet in 1959. Precious Guru is a “tribute to the resonance of Padmasambhava’s realization.” This screening is a rental of The Loft Cinema, presented by Arizona Friends of Tibet. This screening also includes a post-film Q&A with director Marc Wennberg. 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 1. 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Free.

Winter Chamber Music Festival. This week of music put on by the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music is unique in that it features both well-known pieces and unexplored compositions. From Mozart and Schubert to Philip Glass and Jeffery Cotton, it truly runs the gamut. For example, Australian composer Ross Edwards is premiering a new commission that includes instrumentation for the pipa, a four-stringed Chinese instrument. Russian-born composer, pianist and poet Lera Auerbach is also premiering a musical interpretation of winter, as part of a Four Seasons series. There’s so much to see, and none of it should be missed! Sunday, March 1, to Sunday, March 8. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. every day except Sundays, when they are at 3 p.m. Leo Rich Theater, 260 S. Church Ave. On Saturday, March 7, a gala is taking place at 6 p.m. at the Arizona Inn, 2200 E. Elm St., instead of a standard concert. $30 per day or $10 for students, or $120 for five shows. Gala is $180.

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