The Last Picture Show

Davis Dominguez, a long-running gallery of contemporary art and a respected venue that shows many local artists, will close its doors at the end of June.

Volatile Beauty

When Selena Littler was 9 years old, she was let loose in the high desert north of the Catalinas. It was 1968, the year of rebellion, and a bunch of Tucson artists, her father, Charles Littler, included, had decamped from the city to the desert.

Twenty Good Reads

With the year drawing to a close, we asked authors Tom Zoellner, Margaret Regan and Brian Smith along with Tucson Weekly exectuive editor Jim Nintzel to round up their favorite local books of the year.

Holly, Jolly Art

There’s still time to wing your way to Etherton Gallery to see Expecting to Fly, a powerhouse exhibition of work by three photographers.

Dances of the Season

Each December, thousands of dancers take to stages all over the country to dance The Nutcracker, the beloved Christmas tradition. Set to a splendid score by Tchaikovsky, the 1892 ballet was created in Russia by two choreographers, the French Petipa and the Russian Ivanov, and based on a story by a German, E.T.A. Hoffman.

Memento Mori

Two tragedies are unexpectedly brought together in a gigantic installation by Los Angeles artist Ali Silverstein at MOCA Tucson.

Fantastic Four

Right at the front of the Davis Dominguez gallery is an exhilarating sculpture by Tucson’s Barbara Jo. A curving female-esque figure 6 feet tall, “Whirl” is wrapped in a stretch of green copper that defiantly swings outward, just as Victory’s wings do.

Witness to history

From the 1960s right up to this minute, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Hume Kennerly has used his camera to capture a who’s who of political leaders.

Refugees by Land and Sea

“No Place,” a largescale oil painting by Paula Crawford, is a highlight of Take Nothing for Granted, a large group show at Pima College’s Bernal Gallery that also features pieces by Kate Breakey, Danny Lyon, Jenny Day, Ernesto Esquiver, Ellen McMahon and others.

Shining Lights

Marcus-Orlen, a long-time local painter, has always been a consummate colorist and a magical realist, making oils on canvas that dazzle the eye and the imagination.

Season of Ghosts

This weekend kicks off the annual Open Studio Tour, as well as a swirl of activities related to Día de los Muertos, the Mexican—and southwestern—holiday honoring the dead. Here’s a quick list.

Ad Astra

Playwright Lauren Gunderson's prolific pen did not falter in writing Silent Sky, currently on stage at Arizona Theatre Company. Silent Sky is the story of 19th-century female astronomer Henrietta Leavitt.

Master Work

Five Movements will be a highlight of Ballet Tucson’s fall concert next week. The show also features In the Mood, a new big band work by choreographer Mark Schneider for the whole company, and a reprise of Jekyll & Hyde, created by the company’s Chieko Imada and Cabana.

Royal Treatment

The Scoundrel & Scamp’s adaptation of the novel The Little Prince, translated by Claire Marie Mannle, and adapted and directed by Holly Griffith, delivers everything I so love about this book.

Star Turn

For those of you who want to know more about Silent Sky: If you loved Hidden Figures, this is a similar story.


The Range

You could deliver books... on a bike!

Things to do, This Weekend, Jan. 24 - 26

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Staff Pick Events

  • Art Walk Sundays @ Madaras Gallery

    • Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Free
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  • Tour the UA Tree-Ring Research Lab @ The UA Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research

    • 1 going/interested
  • Shen Yun World Tour with Live Orchestra @ Tucson Music Hall

    • Sat., Feb. 22, 2-4:15 & 7:30-9:45 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 23, 1-3:15 p.m. from $80
    • Buy Tickets

Popular Events

  • Esther Rogers Solo Art Exhibit @ Studio ONE A Place for Art and Activism

    • Tuesdays-Sundays, 6-9 p.m. and Fri., March 6, 6-9 p.m. Continues through March 26 Free
  • SAPAC presents Hot Mikado @ Scoundrel & Scamp Theater

    • Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Sundays, 2-4 p.m. Continues through Jan. 26 $20-25
    • Buy Tickets
  • Caitlyn Swift: Artwork on Display @ Joel D. Valdez Main Library

    • Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 1-5 p.m. Continues through Jan. 26 Free

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