Events Feb 2014

January 28, 2014 |

Sat 1

ART SAFARI EXPO Members of the Central Tucson Gallery Association (CTGA) celebrate Tucson’s cultural diversity in the contemporary visual arts. Various media from local artists at eleven different locations including Drawing Studio Gallery, Obsidian Gallery, Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery and more. 6pm.

Sat 1-Sat 15

TUCSON SCULPTURE FESTIVAL Showcasing the eclectic variety of local artists along with some digital-to-physical sculpture. 11am-7pm daily. The Art Gallery, 1122 N. Stone Ave, and Sculpture Resource Center, 640 N. Stone Ave.

Tucson Sculpture Festival 2014

Tucson Sculpture Festival 2014

Wed 5

PIONEER WOMEN OF TUCSON WALKING TOUR, PART I Pioneer women include Theresa Ferrin, Annie Graham Rockfellow, Isabella Greenway, Monica Flin, and  Elizabeth Fremont. 10am–12pm. $15.Corner of Meyer Avenue and Cushing St. 625-8365,

Thu 6

BLACKNESS AND RACE POLITICS IN JAPANESE HIP HOP Featuring guest speaker Dawn Elissa Fischer. 6:30pm. Free. UA Poetry Center Dorothy Rubel Room, 1508 E. Helen St. Africana.Arizona.Edu

Fri 7

FLAME OFF! A torchworking competition with a cash bar and special guest host Margaret Sinser. 6:30pm-11pm $15. Sonoran Glass School, 633 W. 18th St. 884-7814,

Fri 7- Sat 8

GRAND THEFT ART Hosted by Spirit Art House and Bicas. Showcasing hot-wiring demonstrations, art, and methods of bike theft. Thunder Canyon Brewery, 220 E. Broadway Blvd.

Sat 8

2ND SATURDAYS A monthly downtown festival. Scott Ave Stage: The Muffulettas, Little House of Funk, and The Jits. Free. 2pm-8pm.

MARDI GRAS 2014 Led by the “King and Queen of Carnivale,” Paul and Briana Volpe. Featuring New Orleans style food, a parade, silent auction, and live music. $100. Proceeds benefit Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. Casino Del Sol, 5655 W. Valencia Rd. 882-3212,

Sun 9

FINE VALENTINE COUPLE’S RELAY The Southern Arizona Roadrunners will host this running/walking event for sweethearts, friends or parent-child categories. 8:30am. University Avenue. $17+. 326-9383,

Thu 13-Sun 16

TUCON GEM AND MINERAL SHOW Annual gem and mineral exhibition throughout Tucson. Thu- Sat; 10am-6pm. Sun; 10am-5pm. $10 a day. Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave. 322-5773,

FESTIVAL OF ISRAELI ART SHOW AND SALE Over 1500 works of art by Israeli artists. See website for times and special events. Free. Congregation Anshei Israel, 5550 E. 5th St.

Fri 14

WOO AT THE ZOO Join the Reid Park Zoological Society for a deluxe dinner, music, and a champagne toast at Zoofari Market. $65 per person. 5:30pm-7pm. Reid Park Zoo, 1100 S. Randolph Way. 881-4753,

VALENTINES DAY AT TUCSON BOTANICAL GARDENS Admission and lunch for two; $30-$50. Wedding and Vowel Renewal; $200. Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. 326-9686,

Sat 15-Sun 23

LA FIESTA DE LOS VAQUEROS TUCSON RODEO The event features competitions for adults & children, the Rodeo Dance & the Rodeo Parade. See the website for times and prices. Tucson Rodeo Grounds, 4823 S. 6th Ave. 741-2233,

Sun 16

CONQUISTADOR CLASSIC RUN THE COURSE 4 MILER Located at the Golf Club at Dove Mountain. Includes breakfast, running shirt and music. $35. 9:30am.

CHICKS N CHAPS RODEO EVENT A benefit for cancer research. Learn rodeo skills from cowboys and cowgirls followed by a live silent auction. 8am. $65. Tucson Rodeo Grounds, 4823 S. 6th Ave. See website for more details.

Tue 18

DOWNTOWN SCIENCE CAFÉS Learn about Mountain Snow: Water for Our Thirsty Desert Cities by Paul Brooks  from Hydrology. 6pm-7:30pm. Free. Magpies Gourmet Pizza, 605 N. 4th Ave. COS.Arizona.Edu

Thu 20

TUCSON RODEO PARADE The largest non-motorized parade begins at Park Avenue and Ajo Way, goes south on Park to Irvington Rd., west on Irvington to Sixth Avenue and north on Sixth Avenue. 9am, Grandstand entertainment begins at 8am. Free. 294-1280,

INSIDE THE PRESIDIO WALLS WALKING TOUR A look at buildings and sites within the walls of or next to the original Presidio. 10am-12pm. $15.  Corner of Main Ave and Washington St.  625-8365.

Sat 22-Sun 23

ANNUAL SOUTHWEST INDIAN ART FAIR Over 200 Southwest Native artists present their work. Native food, music, dance, performances. $7-$10. Youth, under 18, and students are free. Sat:10am-5pm, Sun: 10am-4pm. Arizona State Museum, 1013 E University Blvd. 626-8381, StateMuseum.Arizona.Edu

Sat 22

ANNUAL PEACE FAIR An expression of feelings on climate change; poetry, skits, essays, music, and movement arts. Reid Park, DeMeester Pavilion on 22nd St and Tucson Blvd.

Sun 23

4TH ANNUAL RODEO DAYS ARTS CELEBRATION An art show featuring a beer garden and food. Western attire. Free. Plaza Palomino, 2960 N. Swan Rd. 11am-7pm.

Mon 24

GOLDFISH, CONTRABASSOONS, AND SPOKEN WORD Chamber music and spoken work art concert. 7pm. $8-$10. Maker House, 283 N. Stone Ave.

Wed 26

WALKING TOUR OF HISTORIC BARRIO VIEJO Explore an area of Hispanic cultural and architectural traditions. 10am- 12pm. $15. Meet in front of La Pilita at 420 S. Main Ave. 625-8365,

Thu 27

2014 PEACE CORPS FAIR Cultural displays and photography showcased by Peace Corps volunteers and recruiters. Free. 4pm-7pm. University of Arizona South Ballroom, 1303 E. University Blvd.

Fri 28- Sun, Mar 2

DESERT DWELLING DESIGN WEEK 2014 Panel discussions, designer warehouse sale, and more! See website for prices and venues.


WILDCAT HOCKEY Wildcats take to the ice at the TCC against Arizona State on Fri, Feb 21 and Sat, Feb 22. Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave. 7:30pm. Prices Vary.


MEET ME AT MAYNARDS (@Hotel Congress) Southern Arizona Roadrunners’ Monday evening, non-competitive, social 3-mile run/walk, that begins and ends downtown at Hotel Congress, rain/shine/holidays included! 311 E. Congress St. 991-0733,


MIME TECHNIQUE AND PERFORMANCE SEMINAR Rick Wamer with Lorie Heald presents silent acting techniques used in mime to create illusion. 7pm-9pm. $150 seminar ($30 per class).The Rhythm Industry, 1013 S Tyndall. 990-7425,

Fridays and Saturdays

COMEDY MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER SHOW Murder at the Vampire’s Wedding, an interactive mystery dinner, takes place every Friday and Saturday night. $42 per person. TucsonDinnerTheater, 2445 S. Craycroft Rd. 624-0172,


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