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Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Weekly List: 24 Things To Do In Tucson This Week

Posted By on Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 4:18 PM

Your Weekly guide to keeping busy in the Old Pueblo.

Festivals

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Old Pueblo Playwrights New Play Festival. Have you ever written a play? If you have, you know it’s not easy, and if you haven’t, you can probably guess that it’s not easy. Take this opportunity to give some props to local playwrights while also enjoying their work. With six original plays showing over four days, you’ll see big plays, small plays, some the size of your head, with titles as relatable as “Dirty Laundry” and “The Stuff in the Garage” and as intriguing as “Kitchen, Spaceship, Chinese Restaurant.” Thursday, April 12 through Monday, April 16, with plays showing at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 7 p.m. on Sunday. Temple of Music & Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. $7 per day or $21 for an all-festival pass. Day passes available at the door, both available online.

Marana Bluegrass & Acoustic Music Festival. Isn’t it beautiful how sometimes a whole can be greater than the sum of its parts? Like two people falling in love, or when paints come together on a canvas to create a gorgeous work of art, or when you combine “blue” and “grass.” At Marana’s festival, they’ll be highlighting tons of local artists (such as The Sonoran Dogs, the Dust Devils and the Heather “Lil Mama” Hardy Band) throughout the festival, particularly in the free singer-songwriter showcase on Friday. Chris Jones and the Night Drivers, a bluegrass band that does a combination of only the best covers and original songs, will serve as the headliner. The venue at Gladden Farms Community Park includes lots to do for families and kids as well, such as sports fields, a playground area, a Ramada with a grill and a picnic area. 4 p.m. on Friday, April 13, 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, April 14 and 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, April 15. Gladden Farms Community Park, 12205 N. Tangerine Farms Road. $30 for a weekend pass, $20 for a pass to the Saturday or Sunday shows and free for the Friday concert. Kids 12 and under are free with a paid adult.

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35th Annual Tucson Poetry Festival. Hard to believe that Tucson and its poetry festival are already on their jade anniversary. (Everyone knows 35 is the jade anniversary.) This year’s theme is “Poetry in Action.” Celebrate with a treasure trove of events, including a kickoff reading with Tere’ Fowler Chapman, Isaac Kirkman and youth poets from Spoken Futures. Also on the docket: A youth-only poetry workshop, a “Poetry as Resistance” workshop led by Fowler-Chapman and a workshop on “Occult and Freeing the Verse Through Archetype Using Astrology and Tarot” with Kirkman. The festival kicks off at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12 and continues through Saturday, April 14 at Steinfeld Warehouse, 101 W. Sixth St., with workshops and readings at various times. Free.

Fest on Fourth. To gear up for the big event in May, the folks at the Tucson Folk Festival are throwing this outdoor music bash on Fourth Ave. with four stages at Magpie’s, BOCA Tacos y Tequila, Taggerty Plaza and Lindy’s on Fourth. Then, stay tuned for the acoustic lottery, in which 16 musicians will come together to create four brand new bands just for the night. Saturday, April 14 with Fest on Fourth from 6 to 9 p.m. and acoustic lottery from 9 p.m. to midnight. Various locations downtown and then at the Flycatcher, 340 E. Sixth St. $5 for acoustic lottery, with proceeds benefitting the Tucson Folk Festival.

Bicycles

GABA Spring Bike Swap. At the Greater Arizona Bicycling Association, Inc. their motto is “where cycling is more than just riding a bike.” These are people who celebrate the activity they love and the group of friends they’ve made doing it in equal parts. In keeping with this spirit of community, they like to throw the largest bicycle swap in the Southwest biannually, attracting more than 5,000 attendees and dozens of vendors. Head on down to sell or buy bikes and bicycle parts from others in the community. Even if you just have one bike you want to sell, feel free to bring it down, slap a price on it and walk it around the event (though if you’ve got more to sell, hopefully you’ve already reserved a vendor space). 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15. 311 E. Seventh St. Free entry.

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

The Weekly List: 24 Things To Do In Tucson This Week

Posted By on Thu, Apr 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Your Weekly guide to keeping busy in the Old Pueblo.

Shows

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Sons of Orpheus Spring Gala Concert. You know spring has sprung when the local male choir puts something together. The group behind several CDs and a TV special has performed all over the world, but this week, they’re singing here at home. With a truly diverse mix of songs ranging from Rachmaninoff to Andrew Lloyd Webber to Woody Guthrie, there is almost guaranteed to be something for everyone. Plus, enjoy performances by young gust soloists and selections by the Cienega High School choir. A portion of donations goes to the group’s choral program. 7 p.m. on Friday, April 6 at Vail Theatre of the Arts, 10701 E. Marry Ann Cleveland Way, Vail. 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 7 at St. Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church, 4625 E. River Road. 3 p.m. Sunday, April 15 at Buena Performing Arts Center, 5225 E. Buena School Blvd., Sierra Vista. $15 admission, but free for students!

The Pajama Game. “7 1/2 cents doesn’t buy a helluva lot, 7 1/2 cents doesn’t mean a thing. But give it to me every hour, 40 hours every week, and that’s enough for me to be living like a king!” Tony Award-winning musical The Pajama Game is chock full of the sort of songs that will be stuck in your head for years to come. It’s a love story and laborer uprising story and a knife-throwing story all rolled up into one, and the Arizona Repertory Theatre is putting it on for your viewing pleasure. Previews at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 8 and 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 9. Full shows run Wednesday, April 11 through Sunday, April 29, with a varied selection of matinee and evening shows. Marroney Theatre on UA campus, 1025 N. Olive Road. GA $31, seniors/UA employees/alumni/military $29, students $15, preview $20.

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Monty Python’s Spamalot. The Arizona Rose Theatre is coming through this week with something that everyone can enjoy (except maybe the Knights Who Say Ni) Follow the classic tale of King Arthur and his knights as they encounter castles full of women, rude Frenchmen and the dreaded Bridge of Death. Along the way, they’ll make lots of mistakes, and, in this version of the story, sing lots of hits, including “The Song That Goes Like This.” Don’t miss the musical that was nominated for 14 Tony Awards (and won three of them!) Saturday, April 7 through Sunday, April 15. Friday and Saturdays at 7 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m. Arizona Rose Theatre, 4500 N. Oracle Road, suite 329. $17 GA, $10 kids 12 and under, $15 military and students with ID.

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

The Weekly List: 23 Things To Do In Tucson This Week

Posted By and on Sat, Mar 31, 2018 at 2:41 PM

Your Weekly guide to keeping busy in the Old Pueblo.

Easter

Good Friday Cross Procession & Easter Sunday Sunrise Service. If you’re looking for a truly reverent way to spend Easter weekend, consider joining the Los Dorado Orphan League as they conduct the 51st annual procession up Sentinel Peak Friday evening. They’ll meet in the lower parking lot of Sentinel Peak at 4 p.m., and start the journey up the mountain to mount the cross at 5 p.m. Pastor Marvin Temple from Calvary Chapel leaders the procession, and the group will keep vigil through the night and through Saturday. Around 6 a.m. on Sunday, Pastor Temple will hold a sunrise service atop the mountain, in both English and Spanish. The son will rise with the sun! 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 30 and 6 a.m. on Sunday, April 1. Free.

Easter ExtravaganZOO. Maybe your favorite part about Easter is the animals—the little Easter eggs laid by special Easter hens, the Easter bunny, Peep candies shaped like chicks. If so, then head over to the Reid Park Zoo on either Saturday or Sunday. Kids can meet the Easter Bunny, hunt for eggs (you get special prizes if you find a gold one!), learn about the zoo’s animal ambassadors and turn their eggs in for a special treat bag at the end. And no need to fear, parents of egg-crazy 10-year olds and less coordinated 3-year-olds! There will be age-specific egg hunting areas to ensure fun for everyone. Enjoy a breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham and fresh fruit, then visit the zoo and watch the animals enjoying their Easter treats. Mimosas and bloody Marys will also be on-deck for purchase. 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1. Reid Park Zoo, 3400 Zoo Court. $35 adult nonmembers, $30 adult members, $25 child non-members, $20 child members. Register online at reidparkzoo.org.

Easter Weekend at Old Tucson. Old Tucson is special every weekend, but this weekend it’s especially affordable, with buy-one, get-one-free admission all weekend. Kids can enjoy the petting zoo, adults can enjoy musical revues that come complete with saucy can-can girls and every one can enjoy train rides, a vintage carousel, live stunt shows and living history tours. If you really want to get into the Easter spirit, head over early on Easter Sunday to catch Cowboy Church from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1. Old Tucson, 201 S. Kinney Road. Normal prices are $19.95 for adults and kids 12 and up, and $10.95 for kids 11 and under, with discounts for seniors, military, Pima County residents and groups. This weekend is buy one, get one free!

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Easter Event and Egg Hunt at the Children’s Museum. Maybe Easter Sunday doesn’t work too well with your schedule. No worries! The Children’s Museum of Tucson is doing Easter a day early, and they’re packing it to the gills with fun activities. Decorate your own bunny ear headband, take a photo with the Easter bunny, try out bunny bowling, compete in egg and spoon races, play with chick and bunny puppets, make Easter scratch art and—of course—participate in an egg hunt. If you’re lucky, the kids will be so worn out from this event that they won’t wake you up at the crack of dawn on Easter morning. 10 a.m. to noon. Saturday, March 31. Children’s Museum Tucson, 200 Sixth Ave. $9 for adults and children.

Shows

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Women in Jeopardy. It’s the divorcee power hour in Live Theatre Workshop’s latest show—but hold the wine and ice cream. When Liz gets a creepy new dentist boyfriend, her friends (and fellow divorcees) Mary and Jo are suspicious. The guy’s not just weird. In fact, once his hygienist mysteriously disappears, they start to suspect he might be a serial killer. The mishaps and pratfalls that follow in this Wendy MacLeod play are nothing short of hilarious. Opens Thursday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. and runs Thursdays through Sundays through May 5. Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd. $18 to $20, or $15 March 29 and 30.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

The Weekly List: 21 Things To Do In Tucson This Week

Posted By and on Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 9:47 AM

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Art

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Sculptural Gourd Vessel. Admit it. You’ve always wanted a sculptural gourd vessel to display in your home. And what better sculptural gourd vessel to display in our home than one you’ve stippled, couched and papered yourself? If you don’t know what a sculptural gourd vessel is, it’s a really beautifully detailed, curvaceous piece of art made out of (obviously) a gourd. And you can make one in these seven-hour class at Tohono Chul—so bring a lunch. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 24. Tohono Chul Education Center #2, 7211 N. Northern Ave. $100 general public, $90 members.

Star Wars “Stormy Night” Painting. Finally! A mash-up that lets you combine our love of Van Gogh with our love of Star Wars. Tipsy Picassos hosts this event where they’ll walk you through a painting and—if you’re over 21 and so inclined—you can drink your way through the experience. Painters under 21 are welcome, as long as they’re accompanied by parents or guardians. Wear something you don’t mind getting paint on, and don’t stress about making your painting perfect. It’s supposed to be fun, and besides, “Do or do not. There is no try.” 6 p.m. Friday, March 23. HighWire Lounge, 14 S. Arizona Ave. $35.

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon. This could be an oversimplification, but there are pretty much two types of people in the world, right? The people who are strictly readers of Wikipedia, and the people who actually make edits and contributions to the site. Now’s your chance to move into the second camp for a good cause, especially if you’re a woman, or identify as a woman—only 10 percent of all editors on the site are!—but people of all gender identities are welcome. Art + Feminism and the UA Poetry Center are partnering to improve the coverage of transgender women, feminism and the arts on Wikipedia by updating and expanding bibliographies on poets’ Wikipedia pages. Easy, fun and important! Noon to 3 p.m. Friday, March 23. University of Arizona Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen St. Free.

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Spring Festival of the Arts. It’s finally here! The Spring Festival of the Arts is one of the largest regional art events in Southern Arizona, and is so big that it has to be held twice annually and spread across two days each time. Check out art from up to 150 artists, and enjoy the classic double whammy of supporting local artists and picking up some new pieces to decorate your home. Plus, enjoy lots of food trucks, live music and hands-on family art activities. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 24. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 25. Oro Valley Marketplace, 12155 N. Oracle Road. Free.

Music

Frida. The Artifact Dance Project has put together this performance piece, filled to the brim with different forms of art, to honor one of the most iconic female artists in history. With original music by Lane Harmon and Roger King and original choreography by artistic director and choreographer Ashley Bowman, the piece tells the story of Kahlo’s complicated relationship with her partner, Diego Rivera, of her boldness, of her playfulness and of the art that was born of it all. Claire Hancock dances as Kahlo, and David Alexander Johnston dances as Rivera. The group of talented musicians will be joined by the Tucson Girls Chorus in a special appearance. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22 through Saturday, March 24. 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 25. Stevie Eller Dance Theatre, 1737 E. University Blvd. $31.

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

The Weekly List: 25 Things To Do In Tucson This Week

Posted By on Thu, Mar 8, 2018 at 9:30 AM

Your Weekly guide to keeping busy in the Old Pueblo.

Music

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Old Time Rock n’ Roll Dance Party with Heartbeat. Don’t you just love that old time rock n’ roll? That kind of music just… soothes the soul. At least that’s what some people say. At this musical revue, the front seating section will be cleared out, so that you can dance the night away, or feel free to sit back and enjoy the music. Or you could sit back with some food and drink from the kitchen until you’ve had enough to drink that you want to go up and dance to some classic oldies. 7 p.m. Friday, March 9. Gaslight Music Hall, 13005 N. Oracle Road. $12.50 GA.

Remembering Mr. Sinatra. You’ve definitely heard of Frank Sinatra, but you may also may have heard of Julie Budd, who often performed as one of Ol’ Blue Eyes’ supporting acts at Caesars Palace. OR maybe you saw the oft-compared-to-Barbara-Streisand vocalist star in the 1981 film The Devil and Max Devlin. Whether you’ve heard of her or not, though, you won’t want to miss this chance to hear her pay tribute to Frank Sinatra himself at this Invisible Theatre-hosted show. 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 10 and 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 11. Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway. $42.

Arizona Friends of Chamber Music Festival. If you missed the first few days of this symphonic spectacular, fear not! You’ve still got two more chances to see performances by Celino Romero, Bernadette Harvey, Romie de Guise-Langlois, Yura Lee, the Morgenstern Trio, the Dover Quartet and the Romero Guitar Quartet. And they’ll be playing the likes of Vivaldi’s Guitar Concerto in D, Ravel’s Violin Sonata No. 2 and Stravinsky’s Suite from L’Histoire du Soldat. Friday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 11 at 3 p.m. Leo Rich Theater, 260 S. Church Ave. $30 each day.

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Women Rock. Well duh, women rock. But some women, like Carole King, Tina Turner and Janis Joplin are actual rock ’n’ roll icons. Celebrate these babes at this event, which features the Tucson Symphony, a cast of singers, and hits that you’re definitely going to be singing along to, like “Proud Mary,” “Love is a Battlefield” and “You’re So Vain.” 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 10 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 11. Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave. $15 to $77+.

Catalina Organ Festival. The next organ festival event features David Enlow, who’s not only the organist and choir master at the Church of Resurrection in New York, but a member of the organ faculty at the Juilliard School, which sounds like a pretty big deal even if you don’t know anything about organ virtuosity. He’s also the dean of the American Guild of Organist’s New York City Chapter. He’ll be playing the works of Bach, Franck, Dvorak and Debussy, along with some improvisations of his own, which are no-doubt pretty mind-blowing. 7 p.m. Friday, March 9. Catalina United Methodist Church, 2700 E. Speedway Blvd. $20 online and $25 at the door.

Theater

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Abeyance: A State of Temporary Disuse or Suspension. Everybody loves spending time in a waiting room. Everyone especially loves spending time in the waiting room before you head in for a job interview, where you get sweatier and sweatier as the nerves build and the prospect of being jobless forever stares you right in the face. It’s terrible when you’re going through it, but it turns out it’s hilarious to watch someone else go through it, like Tyler West does in this one-man show about a very broke man waiting for the interview of his life. Let’s just be glad it’s not just this time and have some hearty laughs at his (character’s) expense. 10:30 p.m. on Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10. Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd. $10.

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

The Weekly List: 23 Things To Do In Tucson This Week

Posted By and on Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 11:39 AM

Your Weekly guide to keeping busy in the Old Pueblo.

Multi-Day Festivals

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Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention. Put on your top hat and enormous goggles, grab some sort of tricked-out nerf gun and slap a cog onto your cell phone, because it’s time to get steampunk! Also, this is the only steampunk convention in the U.S. that takes place at a western-themed town. Hear live music from Abney Park, load up on purchases from more than 60 vendors, check out some of the 80+ panels and workshops (including make & take workshops), and see a fashion show, tea dueling and other entertainment. And this year’s theme is Robots vs. Dinosaurs, so dress/act/take sides accordingly. Friday, March 2 to Sunday, March 4. Old Tucson, at 201 S. Kinney Road, is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and it’s open to WWWC attendees only from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday. Ticket prices vary by age and number of days/events attended. Lowest price is $5 for “Dissection of a Seance”, “Shooting Sexy Steampunk” or “Tipsy Tea Dueling” events to $115 for a Maverick Family 3-day pass with two adult and one kid passes. (The Aristocrat Pass is sold out).

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Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair. Is it just us, or did the Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair just happen? Honestly, we’re so glad that the wait is over so soon, because this is one of the greatest events in Tucson—just ask the 500,000 people and 300 artists that come from all over the place to be a part of the fair. Funds from the event go toward supporting our beloved Fourth Avenue’s infrastructure, a cluster of local nonprofits and other free community events throughout the year. A free shuttle service will take you from the Pennington Street Garage down to the fair. 10 a.m. to dusk Friday, March 2 through Sunday, March 4. Fourth Ave.

Cat Mountain Station Spring Art Festival. What better way to spend a spring day than at a festival full of local artists? You probably just did your spring cleaning, so you have to fill your house back up with new beautiful things to make up for the stuff you just got rid of. And it’s important to do your civic duty and support local art. To the festival! 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4. Cat Mountain Station, 2740 S. Kinney Road. Free entry.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

The Weekly List: 23 Things To Do In Tucson This Week

Posted By and on Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 9:00 AM

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Theater

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Lost in Yonkers. New York State: Two young teenage boys are sent to live with their menacing grandmother for the summer (but also with their sweet Aunt Bella and Louie, their hoodlum of an uncle). This Pulitzer Prize- and Tony award-winning play takes place in New York State during World War II, but it’s a story that anyone who’s ever been 15 and felt suffocated by their family. Saturday, Feb. 24 and Sunday, Feb. 25 and Friday through Sunday, March 2-4. Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m. Arizona Rose Theatre, 4500 N. Oracle Road, suite 329. $15 GA, $13 senior and military with ID, $8 kids 12 and under.

Black Pearl Sings! There are two things to know about Alberta “Pearl” Johnson. She’s in prison for life for murder, and the rare folk songs her ancestors have passed down to her are her lifeline to her family. Susannah, a collector of songs for the Library of Congress, wants to record Pearl singing the songs. To Pearl, Susannah could mean freedom. And to Susannah, Pearl could mean a huge advancement in her career. But the two find themselves tied together in ways deeper than they expected in this play that pass the Bechdel test with flying colors. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 through Saturday, Feb. 24 and 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24 and Sunday, Feb. 25. Invisible Theatre, 1400 N. First Ave. $34 GA.

Let’s Get Literary

Panel: Poetry + Non-literary Influence. The Bagley Wright Lecture Series at the UA has given poets a platform to talk about the way they think about poetry since 2013. In this event, lecturers Dorothea Lasky, Joshua Beckman, Timothy Donnelly, Terrance Hayes, Rachel Zucker, Srikanth Reddy and program director Matthew Zapruder will all be reading from their lectures and talking about some of their greatest influences from outside the world of poetry. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24. UA Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen St. Free.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Weekly List: 25 Things To Do In Tucson This Week

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Panels

When Immigration Hits a Wall: Life in the Borderlands Location. In case the issue of immigration ever feels like it’s getting too abstract for you, hear from three locals about what the changing landscape of immigration policy means for them. Mo Goldman, a Tucson immigration attorney, will talk about what’s changed and what to expect going forward on the legal side of things. Loreno Verdugo, a community health adviser and coordinator for El Rio Health Center and coordinator of Ventanilla de Salud in the Mexican Consulate, will share stories about immigrants she’s seen make their way to Tucson. Alejandro Ursua, a UA grad and DACA recipient who now works for Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, will share his own story of how the uncertain future affects his family. Hosted by the League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson. 9:30 a.m. to noon. Saturday, Feb. 17. Joel D. Valdez Library, 101 N. Stone, Lower Level 1 Meeting Room. Free.

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TEDxUofA: Uncharted. The first annual TEDxUofA conference is here! You’ll hear from geologist, educator and writer Jess Kapp in her talk “Say Yes,” about taking risks for the sake of self discovery. Shepard Robbins will talk about the dark side of comics in his talk “Under the Page.” Biosystems engineering professor Joel Cuello talk about using amplified intelligence to achieve more sustainable methods of food development in “AI Does Food.” Marketing assistant professor Caleb Warren will talk about why we love the products we do in “What Makes Things Cool.” Jonathan Bean will talk about the shifting nature of markets in “Demand Less.” Hester Oberman, Ph.D, will talk about religion and philosophy in “Belief Out of the Closet.” And Nolan Cabrera, a scholar of race and racism, will talk about the pitfalls of privilege in “White Immunity.” 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16. Crowder Hall, 1017 N. Olive Road. $20 GA, $20 VIP, $10 student, $15 student VIP.


No One Told Me This Sh*t Was Going to be Hard! Well ain’t that the truth about just about everything in life. In this case, though, it’s about the ups and downs, failures and successes, trials and tribulations of being an entrepreneur and starting your own company. Hear from a panel of experts at this interactive event, including representatives from InHouse, the real estate software company. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15. Connect Coworking–Downtown Tucson Office Space, 33 South Fifth Ave. $5.

Art and Music

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Sonoran Seasons. This is easier to remember at this time of year, when we’re not all making frantic dashes from our air-conditioned houses to our air-conditioned cars, and burning out hands on our steering wheels, but Tucson actually has more than one season. In fact, it has five: winter, spring, fore-summer, summer monsoon and fall. Tohono Chul Park’s new gallery exhibit celebrates Tucson’s array of seasons, and of biological specimens. Featured artist Janet Windsor uses graphic design and stitching skills to create fiber artwork of desert seasons. Exhibit runs through Wednesday, April 18. Artist’s reception: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15. Curator’s Talk: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20 and Thursday, Feb. 22. Tohono Chul Park, 7366 Paseo del Norte. $13 adults, $10 students, seniors over 62 and military. $3 kids 5 to 12 and free for kids under 5.

Ansel Adams Public Celebration. On some level, aren’t we all, always, celebrating the work of Ansel Adams? Here’s a chance for us to do it all together, in the same place and at the same time. The Center for Creative Photography’s new exhibit, Ansel Adams: Performing the Print, will open, and there will also be archival object tours (self guided—the best kind), vintage camera display and a presentation from Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist and pal of Ansel Adams, David Hume Kennerly. Plus, cake! Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17. Center for Creative Photography, 1030 N. Olive Road. Free.

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