Arts: Stage Left

Arts: Stage Left

One doesn’t need to see the Rialto Theatre’s “F U Coronavirus” marquee to know the artistic heart of Tucson has gone silent.

Art in the Time of Coronavirus

Over the last two weeks, Tucson’s art museums have closed down one by one, their grim announcements syncing with the worsening national news about the coronavirus pandemic. Some galleries have closed as well (see accompanying box for closures).

Arts: What Would Renoir Say?

The impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir is famed for painting women in general and bare-bottomed women in particular.

Arts Galore

There's almost too much going on this weekend in the Busy Pueblo.

Hibernian Happenings

Irish season is upon us! There are plenty of ways to celebrate Erin go Bragh. Here are just a few.

Spring Arts 2020

Here in Southern Arizona, we are blessed with an abundance of art, as our Spring Arts Preview reveals. Margaret Regan fills us in on what we’ll find in museums and galleries, as well as previewing what local dance troupes will be bringing to the stage this spring.

Visual Arts: Foreign Exchange

Artist Papay Solomon was still in his mother’s womb when she fled her native Liberia.

Theater: Modern Times

With the vast majority of plays this spring written after 1980 and many within the last 20 years, the theme is very clearly modern. While it can be a risk to produce newer works, there is also so much to gain. Modern pieces are, well, modern.

Dance: Taking Steps

The students of UA Dance have a busy schedule this spring. Three concerts are in the works, all of them to be performed at Stevie Eller Dance Theatre on the UA campus. For details and tickets see

Music: Classical Compendium

Baroque, Bach and Beyond

Global Glow

With the winter art season in full swing in Tucson, arts lovers have plenty of events and exhibitions.

Dance Trifecta

Midway through the eighth annual Tucson Desert Song Festival—devoted this year entirely to the American voice—Ballet Tucson is stepping up to perform three dances with American roots.

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.


Staff Pick Events

  • Art Walk Sundays @ Madaras Gallery

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

    • 1 going/interested
  • MOCA Tucson 2020 Gala @ Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Tucson

    • Sat., April 18, 6 p.m.-12 a.m. Visit
    • Buy Tickets

Popular Events

  • First Thursday Artist Talk @ Madaras Gallery

    • Thu., April 2, 5:30-7 p.m. Free
  • The Writers Studio Tucson Competition Winners Read @ Antigone Books

    • Free
  • Go Figure: Jack Balas, Titus Castanza, Holly Roberts, with Robert Wilson, and Benjamin M Johnson @ Etherton Gallery

    • Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through May 30 Free

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