Events This Week

SPRING STREET FAIR. The Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair brightens up the Arts District March 22 through 24, along Fourth Avenue between Congress Street and Speedway. This 26-year-old tradition includes artisan booths, live music and street performance and foods from all over the world. Admission is free. Hours are 10 a.m. to sundown. Call 624-5004 for information.

TOAST TO LIFE. A Toast to Life fine wine and food tasting is held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 22, at Plaza Palomino, 2970 E. Fort Lowell Road. The event includes a silent auction, wines from more than a dozen wineries and food from some of Tucson's finest restaurants. Advance tickets are $30, $35 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Southern Arizona. Call 795-3434 for tickets and information.

ARCHAEOLOGY OPEN HOUSE. In celebration of Archaeology Month, Statistical Research, Inc., opens its doors to the public from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at 2500 N. Pantano Road, Second Floor. There are hands-on activities for adults and children, presentations, lectures and videos. Call Carol at Statistical Research, Inc., at 721-4309 for information.

TMA TREASURES. The Tucson Museum of Art League hosts its seventh annual Estate Sale Treasure House March 23 and 24 at 4444 E. Grant Road. The sale features antiques, furniture, rugs, fine art, china, silver, jewelry and more. Donations or consignments are gladly accepted. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Proceeds benefit the Tucson Museum of Art. Call the museum at 624-2333 for information.

OPEN-AIR MARKET. Experience the charm of a European style open-air market from 2 p.m. to dusk Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, at Plaza Palomino at Swan and Fort Lowell roads. The gourmet food fair features fresh produce, herbs, coffee, arts and crafts, live music and more. The Tucson Assistance League contributes their talents at the March 23 market with proceeds benefiting the Assistance Leagues programs. Call 795-1177 for information.

Out Of Town

RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. Take a voyage back to the days of knights and chivalry at the Arizona Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace, continuing through March 24 at Gold Canyon Ranch west of Florence Junction. This 25-acre re-creation of a 16th century European open-air market features music, dance, comedy, food, drink, arts, crafts and jousting tournaments. Advance discount tickets are available at all Fry's grocery stores for $10.95, $3.95 for children. Children 5 and under are free. Admission is $11.95, $4.95 for children at the gate. Visitors to the Festival are encouraged to dress in costume. Take Hwy. 89 north to Florence Junction, and head west for seven miles on Hwy. 60/89 to the Festival gate. Call (520) 463-2700 for information.


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