SPECIAL EVENTSEvents This Week
AMERICAN INDIAN EXPOSITION. Flamingo Travelodge. 1300 N. Stone Ave. Enjoy authentic handmade crafts from more than 59 American Indian tribes, on display February 4 through 14. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Call 622-4900 for information.
BEAD SHOW. St. Philip's Ballroom and Suites. Windmill Inn, 4250 N. Campbell Ave., at River Road. The Whole Bead Show returns to town for its sixth consecutive year from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. February 4 through 9. There's a one-time admission fee of $5. Call (800) 292-2577 for information, or check out the web site at www.wholebead.com.
CHILDREN TO CHILDREN BENEFIT. Mat Bevel Institute. 530 N. Stone Ave. Support Children to Children and kick up your heels at this benefit dance featuring DJs from Major Knucklehead Productions and KXCI-FM, starting at 8 p.m. Saturday, February 6. Call 322-9155 for information.
DOWNTOWN SATURDAY. This month's Downtown Saturday Night celebrates African-American History Month on February 6. Kind Essence performs from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Ronstadt Transit Center, Sixth Avenue and Congress Street. Hear the One Heartbeat Reunion from 7 to 10 p.m. on Arizona Avenue south of Congress Street. Stroll on down to the Fifth Street Stage on Fourth Avenue (in front of Magpies) for Stephen Floyd, with the Nervous Dwayne Orkestra, from 7 to 10 p.m.
FOOD FAIR. Visit Plaza Palomino, on the corner of Fort Lowell and Swan roads, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays for their gourmet food fairs. This Saturday, February 6, the Barbea Williams Performing Company presents a blend of dances, games, songs and folklore from the African cultures of Brazil, Cuba, Senegal, Guinea and Ghana. There are more than 45 vendors with organic veggies and fruits, breads, salmon, Arizona emu, fresh-cut flowers and lots of tasty samples. Call 795-1177 for information.
GOURMET ART MARKETPLACE. St. Philip's Plaza Courtyard, River Road and Campbell Avenue. Enjoy edibles and kitchen art collectibles by more than 20 Arizona artists from 1 to 5:30 p.m. every Thursday. Listen to New World Jazz on February 4, and Kidd Squidd on February 11, while strolling through the marketplace. Call 299-7617 for information.
KINO SCHOOL FUNDRAISER. Kino School. 6625 N. First Ave.
This annual silent auction to raise money for programs and equipment
at Kino School takes place from
FARMERS' MARKET. St. Philip's Plaza, River Road and Campbell Avenue. Every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., more than 20 vendors sell fresh produce, teas, honey, jams, lemon curd, bread, smoked beef and more.
HEARTS 'N' HORSES BENEFIT. Rillito Racetrack Clubhouse, First Avenue and River Road. Therapeutic Riding of Tucson, Inc. presents their 25th Anniversary Benefit featuring food from Tony Roma's, a live band, silent auction and raffle starting at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 6. Tickets are $30, and can be purchased by calling 749-2360.
TELLERS OF TALES. Himmel Park Library. 1035 N. Treat Ave. Jack Lasseter presents The Tales of Southeast Arizona and Story of the Arizona Rangers at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, February 6.
SENIOR OLYMPICS. The 15th annual Tucson Senior Olympics continues this week, with closing ceremonies at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 6, at the DeMeester Center in Reid Park. Call 791-4865 for information.
TUCSON GEM SHOW. Four Points Hotel. 350 S. Freeway. Atrium Productions presents the 18th-annual gem, mineral, jewelry and fossil show February 4 through 13. Call (602) 998-4000 for information.
WALKING TOUR. Sosa-Carrillo-Frémont House. 151 S.
Granada Ave. Enjoy this walking tour of Tucson's history, including
more than 20 homes, sites, and buildings, from
Out Of Town
POETRY AND MUSIC GATHERING. Sierra Vista. The seventh annual Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering takes place February 5 through 7 in Sierra Vista. More than 60 colorful cowboy poets and musicians from throughout the western U.S. gather for three days of performances, workshops and jam sessions. For event schedule and ticket information, call (800) 288-3861 or 459-3868 or log on to www.cowboypoets.com.
TUBAC FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS. Otero Street Gallery. 5 Camino
Otero, Tubac. In cooperation with the Tubac Chamber of Commerce
artisans represented in the Craft Gallery present their fine crafts
from 19 a.m. to
TOASTMASTERS OPEN HOUSE. The Conquistadors Toastmasters' open house is at 7 p.m. every Thursday at La Quinta Inn, 6404 E. Broadway Blvd. Call Randy Lindsey at 745-3915 for information.
SINGLES ACTIVITIES CLUB. Tucson Fun and Adventures, Inc., offers 25 to 35 activities per month. Informational meetings are every Wednesday and alternate Saturdays. For information, call 326-8935.
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