Friday, September 10, 2021

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Join Arizona Public Media and the Pima County Public Library in celebration of the rich Mexican-American and Latinx cultural heritage of Southern Arizona during Mes de la Cultura! Enjoy a virtual celebration of Mexican-American and LatinX art, music, and dance with performances by Mariachi Estrellas de Tucson, Mariachi Los Changuitos Feos, and Ballet Folklórico Tapatío.

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You’ll get a first look at Arizona Illustrated’s story about Carlos Valenzuela, a Chicano tile artist, and his work across Tucson’s south side. Plus, you’ll get an inside view of the Pima County Public Library’s Frank De La Cruz Borderlands collection!

After the show, performers will be sharing more about the rich cultural history of these art, music and dance forms, share some of their own experiences performing, and answering YOUR questions during a live Q&A. We hope you’ll join the conversation!

This event is sponsored by Arizona Public Media, and the Library's Welcome to America and Nuestras Raíces teams.

About the Performers

Mariachi Estrellas de Tucson is a youth mariachi group from Tucson. With performers ranging in age from 10 to 17 years old, the group has participated in the Tucson International Mariachi Conference in Tucson, Arizona, and the Rosarito International Mariachi Conference in Rosarito, Baja California, México.

Mariachi Los Changuitos Feos (LCF)
 is widely regarded as the first youth mariachi group and the first seed of the growing youth mariachi movement in the United States. The group includes twelve high-school aged musicians under the direction of Salvador Gallegos. Founded in 1964, LCF now carries a five-decade legacy of musicianship and dedication.

Ballet Folklórico Tapatío (BFT)
 is a non-profit folkloric dance group established in 1997 under the direction of Jose Luis Baca and Marissa Gallegos. This group is based in South Tucson, and has over 150 members. They have performed throughout the United States, Mexico and Colombia, and are recognized as one of the finest folkloric programs in the nation.

Friday, June 11, 2021

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Are you a tween or teen, or do you know one, who enjoys writing? Pima County Public Library has the perfect events to check out! These programs, conducted via Zoom, are for middle and high school-age youth and they are facilitated by award-winning local writers.

365 Days: A Short Story
Thursday, June 17
2–3:30 p.m.

In this workshop, we’ll use 365 days as inspiration for creating our own fictional stories. Includes writing exercises, discussion, and tips for writing stories that sing.

Traci Moore is a writing coach whose friendly and creative programs have inspired writers of all ages since 2015. Read more about Traci at

Personal Narrative - My Story, Our Future

Thursday, June 24
2-4 p.m.

Autobiography, memoir and personal narrative is an account of your experience written by you. Writer Norah Booth will lead you through some exercises to get you started writing a story about a time or event in your life and what it meant to you, and how your experience fits into the larger story of your friends, your family, and your community.

You will leave this two-hour session with a draft and the skills you need to finish writing your story!

That Year, Next Year, Now: A Poetry Workshop
Thursday, July 1
2–3:30 p.m.

In any given year, we change. But last year? We likely have a lot to say. How do your priorities look different now? What matters to you these days that didn’t matter before? In this workshop, we’ll let 2020 inspire us as we write our own poems. Includes exercises, discussion, and tips for writing poetry that sings.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

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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

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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.

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…

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

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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

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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.

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.

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 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.

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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Mark Anthony Febbo
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.

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.

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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Saturday, Feb. 29

It’s the Party of the Century: A Black & White Masked Ball Celebrating 100 years of The Historic Rialto Theatre. Cirque Roots performs live. Future Syndicate spins hits for your dancing pleasure. The eighth annual Rialto Theatre Foundation Fundraising Gala takes place at Rialto Theatre. KXCI’s Cathy Rivers hosts…

Igor Yuzov grew up in the Soviet Union when xenophobia led rock ’n’ roll to be banned. Ever rebellious, the Siberian surf-rock of Igor & The Red Elvises will cause your body to twist ’n’ shout involuntarily. At 191 Toole…

Formed in Echo Park these sonic contortionists, at once trippy and soulful, blend psych-rock aesthetics with pop sensibilities to create their synth-driven hybridized sound. Astronauts of inner space, James Supercave present M.O.W.O. (Money is the Only Way Out), their latest EP, at Club Congress. With Nightweather and Moontrax

Cantante Salvador Duran and folk harpist Adrian Perez present a select repertoire that captures the true essence of Mexican folk music. At El Crisol…

Vocalist/guitarist Cameron Hood—the other half of award-winning alt-folk duo Ryanhood— sings in the courtyard at Mercado San Agustin…

Led by Clark Kent-ish, horn-rimmed, fiddler extraordinaire, the Billy Shaw Jr. Band hold down Country Saturday Nights. In the Paradiso Lounge at Casino Del Sol…

Celebrate the quadrennial anomaly known as Leap Year Day with alt-rock disorder. Pocket Sand, United Snakes and DataData are at Sky Bar…

Spreading the plague the old fashioned way. Tucson Pyrate Punx presents Pigmy Death-Ray, The Cadaver dabba doos, The Distortionists, Sucker for the Sour, Los Diablos Gordos, Gutter Town and more. At Edge Bar…

Take a Quantum Leap when DJs Ben Annand (Moontribe) tag teams with Toby Roberts (Electric Feel), spinning deep house to techno. At Solar Culture Gallery…

97.5 The Vibe presents R Dub’s Slow Jams Live starring Jon B, Atlantic Starr, Frankie J, J. Holiday and Amanda Perez. At Tucson Music Hall…

“The world’s greatest” Metallica tribute band, Damage Inc and Tucson’s The Jack (AC/DC tribute) join forces to dominate the world. At House of Bards…

Sunday, March 1

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Itzhak Perlman
Enjoying a superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician, the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman holds court at Centennial Hall…

Perhaps best known for his early work with The Fabulous Thunderbirds, this Texas guitar legend has been hailed by Guitar Player as a “virtual guitar deity.” That’s right. Jimmie Vaughan plays Rialto Theatre…

Bay Area underground rapper Ramirez trucks the Liquid Sunshine Tour into 191 Toole, itching for “40z and Shorties…”

Natty & The Sunset play dreamy folk music. At Public Brewhouse…

Named after “Father of Bluegrass Music” Bill Monroe, Monroe Crossing electrify with a blend of traditional bluegrass and bluegrass gospel. At the Gaslight Music Hall in Oro Valley…

Rhythm & Roots presents violinist Tim Kliphuis and guitarist Jimmy Grant, who are teaming up to celebrate the music of famed Gypsy jazz duo Stéphane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt. At Club Congress…

Arizona Friends of Chamber Music presents Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival 2020. This year’s festival features the award-winning Jasper String Quartet. Highlighting works by Ross Edwards, Lera Auerbach, Philip Glass and Beethoven’s seldom-heard String Quintet in C Major. The festival runs March 1-8 and includes a plethora of musicians. See for all details…

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Copper Mine Brewing’s Third Anniversary Weekend. One day isn’t enough to celebrate a local brewery reaching three years, so Copper Mine Brewing Co. is stretching the festivities out to three whole days and inviting some friends along. On Friday and Saturday, Copper Mine will have Molecular Munchies food truck and Andrea’s Gourmet Cannolis along with new merchandise. On Saturday, they will also be releasing three beers throughout the day along with a DJ and prize giveaways. And on Sunday, they’ll be hosting Bastard Burger as a perfect complement to their craft beer. The party starts 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 and lasts through Sunday, March 1. 3455 S. Palo Verde Road, Suite 135.

Seri Art Show. The Seri are a group of indigenous people from the Mexican state of Sonora, along the Sea of Cortez. And they have a tradition of weaving beautiful baskets, or hataal, woven out of limberbrush. At this art show, you’ll see work by special guests Raquel Hoeffer and Martha Monroy, who are both known for their basketry and ironwood carvings. Baskets, carvings and necklaces will all be on sale to the public, so you can treat yourself to some gorgeous works to decorate your home or yourself. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28. Native Seeds/SEARCH, 3061 N. Campbell Ave.

On a track from Jericho Sirens, vocalist Rick Froberg proclaimed, “I need a doctor/It’s getting worse.” And it may be so. Guitarist John Reis seems similarly afflicted. “I totally understand people’s desire to be controlled and humiliated by my guitar. What they want is for me to use it as a branding iron.” Single-handedly responsible for some of the most turbulent music of any generation, post-hardcorists Hot Snakes rip and tear. At Club Congress. Lenguas Largas and Kills Birds are up first…

Puerto Rican singer Ile rose to fame as part of Calle 13. Now on her own, she has dropped her second solo album, Almadura, which is both an ode to her homeland and a plea for political action. She cries out at 191 Toole…

One hundred kilometers above the Earth’s surface where the atmosphere ends and outer space begins lies an invisible frontier. Silver Cloud Express, Birds and Arrows and Weekend Lovers will transport you beyond The Karman Line. At Sky Bar…

Colliding sampling technology and Latin music together, from Corpus Christi, this producer/DJ/nu-cumbia pioneer translates the border experience into new barrio anthems. El Dusty joins the El Tambó crew on the Hotel Congress Plaza…

Performing the impassioned songs that assured Roy Orbison a place in the pantheon of rock ’n’ roll, The Lonely pay homage. At Fox Theatre…

DJ/producer Noizu came onto the EDM scene with “Lasers” blazing. He comes from Los Angeles to bang house at Gentle Ben’s. With sets by Low AudiO, McWhite and Enri…

This episode of Nitecall finds DJ Mijito spotlighting the music of Björk. At R Bar…

The February installment of Culture Drum ’n’ Bass finds Deadkids, BLACK 1 and David Pierog joining resident DJs Clay Steele, Wildcat and A.P. At The Underground…

The Eugene Boronow Trio play bossa, melodic originals and more. At La Cocina…

Spotlighting violinists Lauren Roth and Michelle Abraham Kantor, conductor José Luis Gomez leads the Tucson Symphony Orchestra through Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, Eroica and Mozart’s Concertone for Two Violins and Orchestra. At Catalina Foothills High School…

Named after a poisonous herbaceous plant, these New Englanders were one of the first all-female bands to land a major label deal with RCA was back in 1974. Country Music Hall of Fame inductees The Deadly Nightshade reunite. At Tap + Bottle Downtown…

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

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Cactus Flower Comedy Festival. Thank goodness for comedy fests like this one, which feature some of the funniest women and gender non-conforming performers in town, and from out of town too! Acts include Female Storytellers, The Charles Darwin Experience, #PurseWine and a Beginners and Veterans Stand Up Comedy Show. PLUS, they’ve got workshops, so that you, too, can become funny! Shannon Stott and Jill Bernard are hosting two workshops apiece throughout the weekend. Come on down for some laughs and some learning! Thursday, Feb. 27 to Saturday, Feb. 29. Shows and workshops at various times. Tucson Improv Movement, 414 E. Ninth St. Shows are $5 to $7, or $40 for an all-access pass. Workshops are $40.

Alpha (Free screening). The University of Arizona School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences is hosting a screening of the 2018 historical adventure that tells of the formation of the unlikely bond between humans and canines. This survival film takes place in Paleolithic Europe some 20,000 years ago, and follows a young man in a small tribe of hunter-gatherers. Stay tuned after the film for an expert panel of UA faculty from the Arizona Canine Cognition Center, School of Animal & Comparative Biomedical Sciences and more. 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27. At the Gallagher Theatre, 1303 E. University Blvd. Free and open to the public.

Still traveling on the road to “Shambala,” founding member Danny Hutton brings a message of unity as captured in chart toppers “Black And White,” “The Family of Man” and “Joy to the World,” 
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Three Dog Night
from the early 1970s when Three Dog Night dominated the airwaves. At Fox Theatre…

Brian Tristan’s (aka Kid Congo Powers) résumé includes stints as guitarist for The Gun Club, the Cramps and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Much like the title to their fourth album, La Araña Es La Vida, Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds summon the Mexican muse of The Great Spider Goddess of Teotihuacan—protectress of the underworld who benevolently sprouts hallucinogenic morning glories—to rock the shop. At Wooden Tooth Records. Flanked by Chick Cashman and Miracle Mile

From humble beginnings in Fort Worth, propelled by hits like “Novocaine” and “Oh My Dear Lord,” The Unlikely Candidates now find themselves living the dream as major label indie rockers. At 191 Toole…

A night of punky pop and emo goodness awaits. The Rare Occasions with special guests Stripes, Carnival and The Sinks explode in a rainbow of sugary flavor. At Club Congress…

As a youth, in Cananea, Sonora, Salvador Duran’s discontent with the socio-economic and political circumstances found a vent-hole in art. “I sing my paintings and I paint my music,” he told Arizona Public Media. With a guitar in hand, a harmonica around his neck and stomping box under foot, Duran sings out. At R Bar…

Puerto Rican tech house DJ/producer Jason Xmoon joins resident DJs Lunarfluxx and Atom Energy to take you Deeper into the realm of underground EDM. At Passé…

A star in the award-winning Country Superstars Tribute Show at Bally’s Las Vegas, impersonator Corrie Sachs pays tribute to Reba McEntire. In the Paradiso Lounge at Casino Del Sol…

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

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Led by guitar monster Zakk Wylde, heavy metallists Black Label Society play their Grimmest Hits. At Rialto Theatre...

North Carolina hardcorists Magnitude do weighty things. At Club Congress. With guests...

Master of strings, Wally Lawder with Mike Markowitz perform as part of Lookout Tucson Singer-Songwriter Series. In the Lookout Bar & Grille. At Westward Look Resort...

The Cat Video Fest 2020. We get it: there's a lot of videos of cats being weird and funny on the internet. But sometimes there are too many to sort through. Well, curation is coming your way in the form of the Cat Video Fest, hosted by the Loft Cinema. This collection of some of the most noteworthy cats on the net includes approximately 100 videos. A portion of ticket sales from these screenings will benefit the Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter & Sanctuary and HOPE Animal Shelter. Now that's a cause worth going "pss-pss-pss" at! 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26. 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. $10.

Tucson Roadrunners vs. Stockton Heat. Head on down to the hockey rink for this week's home games! Friday is 1, 2, 3 Night, with $1 soft drinks, $2 hot dogs and $3 beers, plus the T-Mobile 55+ night. On Saturday, the Roadrunners will be wearing their Kachina jerseys, and the first 1,000 kids (ages 14 and under) to arrive will receive their own free Roadrunners Youth Jersey! Save your ticket for the Saturday game, and, once the Roadrunners win, redeem it at the Tucson Arena box office to get a free ticket for Wednesday Feb. 26. 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, and Saturday, Feb. 22. Tucson Arena, 260 S. Church Ave. $12 to $61+.

Becoming Dr. Ruth. If you like shows with strong sexual content appropriate for mature audiences age 13 and up, we've got a show for you! But also, if you like shows that are fascinating, inspiring and hilarious, we've also got a show for you. Well, Invisible Theatre has a show for you. This play by Mark St. Germain is about the radio and TV sex therapist Ruth Westeheimer. Who is also a Holocaust survivor. And a former scout and sniper with the Haganah in Jerusalem. And someone who traveled to the United States as a single mother. You'll be amazed at what you learn! This show was originally running the first half of the month, but it was such a success that they've added more shows. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, to Friday, Feb. 28, and 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29. Invisible Theatre, 1400 N. First Ave. $35.

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