Select Tucson Events: March 2014

February 25, 2014 |

MÖDA PROVŎCATEŪR Fashion and dinner fundraising event for Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation. Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave. 628-7223,

FORDS ON FOURTH AVENUE Southern Arizona Mustang Club shows classic cars down Fourth Avenue, between University Blvd. and 7th Street on 4th Avenue. 9am-3pm. 624-5004,

ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR Local artists and craftspeople show and sell jewelry, woodwork, candles, folk art, wrought iron, and more. 9am-2pm. Free. Cat Mountain Station, 2740 S. Kinney Rd. 578-4272,

MARDI GRAS FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER Annual Shrove Tuesday Fundraiser in conjunction with Kiwanis featuring a Cajun mean, mask decoration and live music. $12.50 in advance, $15 at door. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 545 S. 5th Ave. 622-8318,

HISTORIC MANSION WALKING TOUR  Hear stories of the movers and shakers of early Tucson including Sam Hughes, Albert Steinfeld, Hiram Stevens, and Frank Hereford. 10am–noon.  $15. NW corner of Main Avenue and Alameda Street.  625-8365,

2ND SATURDAYS A monthly Downtown festival featuring vendors, food, live music and more. Performances include: Reno Del Mar, Bold As Love, and The Modeens. Free. Congress Street,

OLD PUEBLO GRAND PRIX Arizona’s premier bike race in downtown Tucson. Free to watch; registration fees for participants. 10:30am-7pm. See website for more details. Free to spectators.

BRAZILIAN CARNAVAL A Brazilian festival including a costume contest, dancing and live music by Sol Axé and Sambalaço. $10-$12. 9pm-2am. Club XS, 5851 E. Speedway. 247-3588,

ORO VALLEY FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS Features up to 150 artists and exhibitors, music, family activities and more. Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, 11am-4pm. Free. Oro Valley Marketplace, Southwest corner of Oracle and Tangerine.

DUETS AND DINNER GALA Featuring live music of the Tucson Girls Chorus, dinner, raffle, silent auction, and more. 5pm-8:30pm. $100. DoubleTree Hotel, 445 S. Alvernon Way. 577-6064,

WISHES WITH WINGS Live butterfly release and crafts with Integrative Touch for Kids. 2pm-4pm. La Encantada, in front of Mildred and Dildred, 2905 E. Skyline. 303-4992,

WED 12-MON 17
TUCSON TANGO FESTIVAL Featuring live Tango dances, teacher training, lectures, and more.  Prices vary. Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites, 4550 S. Palo Verde Rd. 468-5536,

SAT 15
ANNUAL ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE & FESTIVAL Featuring live Irish music, dancers, entertainment, children’s activities and more. Festival begins at 10am; parade begins at 11am. Free. Armory Park, 221 S. Sixth Ave.

SAT 15-SUN 16
TUCSON FESTIVAL OF BOOKS Hundreds of national and internationally renowned authors, and exhibitors; lectures, interviews, book signings, workshops, poetry readings, writing contests, panel discussions, kids events, more.  10am-5pm. Free. University of Arizona campus.

STAMP AND SCRAP FEST Art rubber stamp and scrapbook show from vendors all over the U.S. Tuscon Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave. 208-939-6152,

SUN 16-SUN 23
21st ANNUAL TUCSON WINTER CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL A week-long series of concerts and other events. Prices vary. Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave. 577-3769,

MON 17
NATIVE SEEDS/SEARCH SALON “Looking Back Through Time: Plant Remains and Pre-Hispanic Farmers” with Karen Adams. NS/S Conservation Center, 3584 E. River Road. 6pm-8pm. Free.

FRI 21
PIONEER WOMEN OF TUCSON WALKING TOUR, PART II Focus on the pioneer women who contributed so much to Tucson’s history including Sara Sorin, Gladys Franklin, Edith Kitt, Bettina Steinfeld,  Atanacia Hughes, Laura Pennington.  10am-12pm. $15. Corner of Main Avenue and Franklin Street.  625-8365,

COOKIES AND COCKTAILS GOURMET GALA Glitz, glamour and Girl Scout cookies come together for the third annual gala featuring a wheel raffle, live entertainment by the George Howard Band, dinner and more. $100. 6pm-9pm. Whistle Stop Depot, 127 W. 5th St.

COPENHAGEN CHAIR-ITY PROJECT RECEPTION & AUCTION A select number of participating local artists have created a one-of-a-kind artwork using a chair reminiscent of iconic Danish designer Arne Jacobsen’s Series 7 chair designed in 1955. 100% of the proceeds raised from the art project will benefit Habitat for Humanity Tucson. 6pm. Call to RSVP. Copenhagen, 3660 E. Fort Lowell Rd.795-0316,

FRI 21-SUN 23
FOURTH AVENUE STREET FAIR Over 400 arts and crafts booths, 35 food vendors, performance stages, street musicians, food, jugglers, kids entertainment, face painting, balloons, more. 10am-6pm. Free. 624-5004,

SAT 22
RAILROAD SILVER SPIKE FESTIVAL Celebrate the 134th anniversary of the Southern Pacific Railroad’s arrival in Tucson with historic re-enactments, music, arts & crafts, & children’s activities. Free. 9am. Tucson Historic Depot, 414 N. Toole Ave. 623-2223,

CEMETERY TOUR Visit grave sites of Tucson pioneers sponsored by the Arizona Historical Society. 9:30am-11:30am. $15. Evergreen Cemetery, 3015 N. Oracle Rd.

LIFE IS RICH WITH LAUGHTER Fundraiser for charities benefiting women and girls. Live & silent auctions, raffle, food, live entertainment. Presented by Soroptimist International of Desert Tucson. $65. 5pm. Tucson University Marriott Park Hotel, 880 W. 2nd St. 529-8920, 

GLITTER BALL Dress up dance party. Live music by The Hustler and The Warm Jets, and vinyl DJ rock ‘n roll from the 70s and 80s. 9pm. $5. Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress.

SUN 23
BOOTS AND BALLET A Ballet Tucson fundraiser including roping demonstrations, silent auction, line-dancing, and music. Noon-3:30pm. $50, adults. $25; children 12 and under. Stardance Event Center, 8110 N. Scenic Dr. 903-1445,

MON 24
CHAMBER MUSIC AND SPOKEN WORD III Live music and spoken word. 7pm. $8-$10. Maker House, 283 N. Stone Ave. 369-3179,

TUE 25
STREETCAR CELEBRATION: DESTINATION DOWNTOWN Celebrating businesses near the 6th Avenue/Congress Street and 6th Avenue/Broadway stops. See the “Made in America” streetcars, enjoy music/entertainment, merchant specials/discounts, sign up as a Friend and receive a free gift. 5pm-8pm. Free., 271-2992, 940-0803,

FRI 28-SUN 30
SPRING ARTISANS MARKET Artists offer unique creations in jewelry, ceramics, watercolors, & metal work. Kids area, live music, more. 10am-5pm. Free. Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave. 624-2333,

SUN 30
SONORAN SPRING CELEBRATION Spring in the Sonoran Desert blossoms into a festival of wildflowers, friends, and family with music, tastings and art. $100-$125. 4pm-7pm. Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte, 742-6455,

BLENMAN-ELM 2014 HOME TOUR Tour features seven historic homes. $10 ticket price includes a $1 donation to EMERGE! 12:30pm-5pm. $10. Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St. 314-550-9606,


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,

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