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SAACA Events

January 11, 2018 @ 8:00 am - February 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm MST

The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance is dedicated to the preservation, advancement and creation of the arts. Arts and culture provide foundational contributions to communities’ well-being. By supporting and developing innovative community arts programming, we help create communities capable of positive, diverse and equitable public dialogue and action. The arts provide a tool for mobilization and help build community leadership and capacity. We are proud to collaborate with local businesses, governments, arts and cultural organizations, and individual artists in our community to create custom arts partnerships.

2018 Undercover Arts Magazine
The wait is almost over – the 2018 issue of the Undercover Arts Magazine is almost here!. Stay tuned for updates on an exclusive launch party invite, as well as the official date when the 2018 copies will be available. Thank you to all of our advertisers, artists and community members who contributed to the 2018 CREATIVITY & INNOVATION ISSUE!

As a special THANK YOU for your support, we are offering you 10% off all tickets below! Just use code MEMBER at the time of purchase, to receive your discount. Happy New Year! We hope to see you soon at a SAACA event January – March!
Learn More of How to Get Involved at www.SAACA.org

Tucson Premium Outlets Concert Series
5:00pm-8:00pm
Tucson Premium Outlets
6401 Marana Center Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85742
The Tucson Premium Outlets and SAACA team up to offer free live local music every week of the year. The open-air concert series provides country, rock, jazz, and classical musicians with the opportunity to perform in the community’s largest outlet shopping centers. The partnership reflects an important relationship between businesses and the arts, granting opportunity and exposure to local musicians. Free Admission. Attendees are invited to bring their own chairs. Limited seating is provided. There is no cost to attend the concerts. Concerts are three 45 minute sets.

January 13, 2018 – Jim Howell Band Americana / Country
January 20, 2018 – What’s the Big Idea Jazz
January 27, 2018 – People Who Could Fly Pop
February 3, 2018 – Heart & Soul Classic Rock/Pop
February 10, 2018 – Sunday at Noon Rock Classics

Live Music in Oro Valley
The Town of Oro Valley and SAACA have partnered to bring live music to residents for over 18 years. Oro Valley believes that the arts create a stronger sense of place for their community. It provides local musicians of every genre with the chance to perform monthly at venues throughout the town, like the Oro Valley Marketplace, Steam Pump Second Saturdays, and the Community Center Concert Series. The Town of Oro Valley underwrites all the concerts, with sponsorship support from Radiology Ltd.
Oro Valley Concert Series
Second Thursdays, 6:00pm
Oro Valley Marketplace
12155 N Oracle Rd, Oro Valley, AZ 85737
The event is located in front of the Century Theatres Entrance.

January 11, 2018 – Good Question Rock/Country Covers
February 8, 2018 – Little House of Funk R&B/Jazz/Soul
March 8, 2018 – Onesall Band FunkaRocky Groove Music
April 12, 2018 – Mr. Boogie Woogie Boogie Woogie Piano
May 10, 2018 – The Turnouts Classic Rock and Country
Steam Pump Ranch Concert Series
Second Saturdays, 10:30am
Steam Pump Ranch
10901 N Oracle Road, Oro Valley, AZ 85737
January 13, 2018 – Linda Lou & the Desert Drifters Western
February 10, 2018 – High Desert Bluegrass
March 10, 2018 – Greg Morton Band Bluegrass
Community Center Concert Series in Oro Valley
Third Thursdays, 6:00 PM -7:30 PM
Community & Recreation Center
10555 N. La Canada Drive, Oro Valley
March 15, 2018 – Copper Moon Bluegrass / Americana
April 19, 2018 – Little House of Funk

La Encantada Fine Art Festival
January 20 & 21, 2018
Saturday, 10:00am-5:00pm & Sunday, 11:00am-4:00pm
La Encantada Shopping Center
2905 E Skyline Dr, Tucson, AZ 85718
A signature Arts & Business partnership, the La Encantada Fine Art Festival creates a space for the arts and artists to thrive. The two-day juried fine art festival features regional and national award-winning artists, artist demos, shopping, and music. The festival promotes tourism, highlighting the unique character of local fine jewelers and artists working in over 15 other mediums. SAACA produces the event in partnership with local business sponsors and Macerich’s La Encantada Shopping Center – one of the region’s premier open-air shopping destinations. Free Admission. There is no cost to attend the art festival.

The Toast: Honoring Don Luria
Sunday, January 28, 2018
10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Lodge at Ventana Canyon
6200 N Club House Ln, Tucson, AZ 85750
The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance and the Rialto Theatre partner to bring you the official CARNIVAL at the Rialto. The Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday themed charity event, will feature cajun and creole cuisine complete with authentic King Cake, as well as dancing to live music. The Rialto Theatre will come alive with the sounds and sights of the Bayou, to kick off a Tucson themed CARNIVAL event. Attendees are encouraged to dress in the spirit of the celebration! Learn More
Tickets $70. Brunch sampling from area chefs, complimentary sparkling wine toast and featured wine and cocktail pairings. ​
Learn More & Purchase Tickets Here

Sweet Charity: Perfect Dessert Pairings
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
6:00PM – 8:00 PM
Monark Premium Appliance
3850 W Orange Grove Rd, Tucson, AZ 85741
The 5th annual Sweet Charity event features some of the most innovative, creative and sweet chefs in our region. Join us as we celebrate the sweet side of charity, with wine, libation and beer pairings alongside live demos, cake decorating and more. Participating chefs include: Angie’s Gourmet To Go, Chef Chic, Fusion’z, [POPPED] Artisan Popcorn, Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain, Splendido, SpunLight Cotton Candy, Woops! And featured wine, libation and beer samples from Hensley and Quench. Learn More
Tickets $30. Dessert samplings along with wine and beer pairings will be offered from local chefs. Limited capacity event (150 max). Tickets anticipated to sell out.

CARNIVAL at the Rialto
Thursday, February 1, 2018
6:00pm – 9:00pm
The Rialto Theatre
318 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701
The Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance, GUT Chefs and the Rialto Theatre partner to bring you the official CARNIVAL at the Rialto. The Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday themed charity event, will feature cajun and creole cuisine complete with authentic King Cake, as well as dancing to live music. The Rialto Theatre will come alive with the sounds and sights of the Bayou, to kick off a Tucson themed CARNIVAL event. Attendees are encouraged to dress in the spirit of the celebration! Tickets $45. All tickets include menu sampling from local GUT Chefs, as well as cocktail and beer sampling, as well as live music and entertainment. 21 and Up Event. Participating chefs include:

Chef Marcus van Winden from the Dutch Eatery & Refuge
Chef Chuck Scott from Heritage Highlands
Chef Jim Murphy from Kingfisher
Chef Devon Sanner from Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails
Chef Evan Stevens from Rocco’s Little Chicago Pizzeria
Chef Mat Cable from Fresco Pizzeria & Pastaria
Libation sampling featuring Limited Edition Single Barrel Four Peaks Brew, Goose Island, Elysian and Golden Road.

SAVOR Food & Wine Festival
Saturday, February 3, 2018
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Tucson Botanical Gardens
2150 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712
The week-long SAVOR Southern Arizona Food & Wine Festival features over 75 of the region’s finest chefs, restaurants, wineries, breweries, and local heritage foods. The series of events culminates in a large culinary festival. SAACA collaborates with Local First Arizona and the Tucson Botanical Gardens as well as local non-profit organizations on this community fundraising event which celebrates our local heritage through the lens of our culinary assets. Tickets $75 each. Tickets include libation, and menu samplings from over 75 local wineries, breweries, distilleries, restaurant chefs, and food purveyors in Southern Arizona. Full access to the Tucson Botanical Gardens exhibits. Tickets will be $85 day-of-event if not sold out. 21 and Up Event

Cruise, BBQ & Blues Festival & Car Show
February 17, 2018
10:00am – 3:00pm
Oro Valley Marketplace
12155 N Oracle Rd, Oro Valley, AZ 85737
Blending innovation, culture, and art, the Cruise, BBQ & Blues, Classic Car Show & Festival is a visually stunning event set at the base of Oro Valley’s Pusch Ridge mountain. Thousands attend the one-day annual festival which features blues performances, BBQ vendors, and kids’ activities. SAACA began the project in 2008 to showcase the art and cultural significance of classic and modern car design through an historic lens. SAACA presents the event in partnership with the Vestar Oro Valley Marketplace and other local businesses. Tickets $5 admission, 10 and under Free, $1 discount for all Veterans and Active Duty Military with your Military ID. No pre-purchase tickets are available. Cash Only. Tickets available at the door.

Spring Festival of the Arts
March 24 & 25, 2018
Saturday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM & Sunday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Oro Valley Marketplace
12155 N Oracle Rd, Oro Valley, AZ 85737
The Spring Festival of the Arts has quickly become one the largest regional art events in Southern Arizona. Held twice annually, this two-day festival features up to 150 artists and exhibitors in all mediums, live strolling performances, food vendors and family arts activities. The event also features an eclectic mix of food choices. Food Trucks and Vendors will unite over the festival to bring the culinary excitement to your festival experience. A variety of food will certainly provide something for everyone.
Free Admission. There is no cost to attend the art festival. Food vendors will be onsite with food and beverages available for purchase.

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January 11, 2018 @ 8:00 am
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February 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA)
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(520) 797-3959
Website:
http://saaca.org/

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