City Week: Weekly Picks

Editor's Note: While we are delighted to see Tucsonans once again gathering for fun events, we are also aware that the new Delta variant is circulating and case counts in Arizona are on the rise. Please consider getting vaccinated against COVID if you haven't yet and following CDC guidance, which includes wearing masks at crowded indoor events. Keep yourself and others safe—the pandemic isn't over yet.

Drop in Paper Flower and Paper Mache Classes. God, imagine having the ability to make beautiful paper flowers. You could just buy some paper and then be set on what to get people for their birthdays for the rest of their lives. You could turn your home into a beautiful, everlasting arboretum. It just seems like such a sweet, useful skill. So, not to be dramatic, but this class with Luna's Paper Designs could be the first day of the rest of your life. Pop in to make some colorful crepe paper flowers over at the Tucson Mall. 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21. Catalyst in the Tucson Mall, 4500 N. Oracle Road #110. $10 for drop-in classes.

Dance Party at the Annex. Let's get ready to ruuuuuumble! Well, actually, let's get ready to cumbia and salsa. This weekend, the Tucson International Mariachi Conference presents Santa Pachita, playing an outdoor show over at the MSA Annex festival grounds. Their mix of cumbia, salsa, ska and rock will make it pretty much impossible for you not to dance the night away. There's nothing like live music, and this night also benefits local cultural education, so you'll be dancing for a cause. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21. MSA Annex, 26 S. Avenida del Convento. $12 in advance or $15 at the door.

The Conundrum at Camp Catalina. Have you had a chance to catch any of the shows in Live Theatre Workshop's Mini Summer Season? This children's theatre show, written by Tyler West and directed by Amanda Gremel, with music by David Ragland, is a great one to see with the kids. You'll join the group over at Camp Catalina for the first-ever Woodland Games. They'll be competing in a series of woodland skills, like tentmaking, knot tying, crafting and (perhaps most critically) s'more eating. But don't worry. There will be plenty of drama and mysteries along the way. Runs Sunday, Aug. 22 through Sunday, Sept. 26 at 1 p.m. Children's Theatre on the Live Theatre Workshop Campus, 3322 E. Fort Lowell Road. $10 kids and $12 adults.

Super Small Works Show. This month's show at the Wilde Meyer Gallery features works that are all on the small side, like a gorgeous 6 in x 6 in portrait of a dog by Connie R. Townsend, or a lovely 8 in x 4 in landscape by Debbie Carroll. This night is hosted by the gallery, Jane Hamilton Fine Art, and Sunset Interiors as part of the Sizzling Summer Night Series. Come enjoy the details of these pieces in person, while also enjoying refreshments and live entertainment by harpist Vanessa Myers. 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21. Wilde Meyer Gallery, 2890 E. Skyline Drive, Ste. 170.

Wrapped in Color: Legacies of the Mexican Serape. The Arizona State Museum is finally reopening! And their first exhibit tells the story of the iconic textiles of historic and contemporary Indigenous, Mexican and New Mexican cultures. The show's guest curator and featured weaver is renowned Zapotec textile artist Porfirio Gutiérrez, whose designs draw on both cultural legacies and personal experiences. While the show features actual serapes, photographs, illustrations and videos, it also aims to teach about the spiritual significance, history and artistic traditions that underly the art. Opens Tuesday, Aug. 24. Museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Arizona State Museum, 1013 E. University Blvd. $8 adults, free for 17 and under.

Salad and Go Grand Opening. You may have noticed that Roses and More, the local florist at the corner of Speedway and Craycroft, moved down the road to another shopping center. Opening in their old spot is this new drive through specializing in healthier fast food. They've got house-made dressings, all-natural ingredients, and low prices thanks in part to their drive-thru/walkup only model. They've also got breakfast burritos, organic teas and cold brew. For their grand opening event, purchase any $2.99 breakfast burrito and get a free salad or wrap. 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 26. Salad and Go, 5501 E. Speedway Blvd.

Trivia Night at Caps and Corks. Join Team Trivia of Tucson for a night full of fun facts and healthy competition. Get ready to show what you know, or maybe find out how much you don't know! You know the drill. Bring a team of the smartest people you know (we want diverse kinds of intelligence – like, bring your sports friend AND your history buff friend), grab a few drinks and mad dog the other teams to earn your way to the top. There are prizes for the winners! And you can sit either outside or inside. Plus, the host will pick up answers from your tables to limit movement throughout the building. 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25. Caps & Corks, 3830 W. River Road. Free to play.

HUB a la Road. The HUB has been taking their vintage ice cream truck on the road to local breweries all summer, and this is the last event of the series! Why not pair beer and ice cream together, you know? So, head on over to Borderlands Brewing Company for a carefully curated flight of four 4-oz. pours and ice creams. You'll try the Noche Dulce Vanilla Porter, the Strawberry Wheat Ale, the Tangerine Sour, and the Horchata Cream Ale. Honestly, that sounds like a treat in and of itself, but throwing ice cream into the mix too? Don't miss it. 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25. Borderlands Brewing Company, 119 E. Toole Ave.

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