Tucson: Events: 2009: February

Tucson Calendar of Events for February 2009

February 2009 in Tucson, AZ is not as cold as Mt. Lemmon, but evenings go get below freezing. Enjoy warm daytime temperatures in the 60 and 70's.

The major event for February in Tucson the the Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show, held Downtown Tucson. Get information on the free downtown shuttles. The end of February events include the weeklong Tucson Rodeo & Parade, with competitive rodeo events.

A short drive north of Tucson, brings history back to the middle ages with the annual Arizona Renaissance Festival, held near Apache Junction.

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Through April 18: The Tucson Rodeo Museum. Hours: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm. Closed Sundays and holidays, except for privately arranged tours.

Through March 31, 2009     Butterfly Magic at the Gardens Tucson Botanical Gardens hosts an indoor live tropical butterfly exhibit, with more than 100 species of colorful, farmed butterfly. www.tucsonbotanical.org

Through Feb. 15, 2009: Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase of Tucson - Also known as the Tucson Gem Show, the largest event of its kind in the world is eagerly anticipated by thousands of rock hounds, jewelers and others who buy, sell and exhibit. Jan. 31 - Feb.15, 2009.

February 2009 Reoccurring Events:

Tuesdays: Senior Discount Days at Bookmans on Grant, get 10% off all day.

Bookmans on Grant, has Free Tarot Readings by Master Reader Pandora, 6-9pm.

SAFE, an animal adoption organization, brings in cats they've rescued that need homes on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 2pm-5pm at Bookmans on Grant.

Fridays: Bookmans on Grant, has story time with snacks and coloring from 10-11am.

Major Tucson February Events

Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show

January 31-February 15, 2009

Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show

Tucson Rodeo

February 21-March 1, 2009

Tucson Rodeo & Parade

Arizona Renaissance Festival

February 7th - March 29, 2009

Arizona Reniassance Festival

February 2009 Day by Day Events:

Feb. 1: 4th Annual Tucson Old West Round-Up – Pima County Fairgrounds, for collectors of Old West memorabilia, buy, sell, trade, exhibits of cowboy and Indian collectibles and Western art and décor, including one-of-a-kind items for sale by national dealers, Fri 2-6 pm, Sat. 9 am – 6 pm Sat. auction at 6 pm, Sun cowboy church at 8:30 am, 10 am – 3 pm, $7 or $15 for weekend pass, 406-834-3603 or www.oldwestroundup.com

Feb. 1: 25th Annual Senior Olympic Festival - for ages 50 and over, competitive athletic & social activities from archery to volleyball, 520-791-3244 or www.tucsonseniorgames.org

Feb. 1: A Bronx Tale – TCC Tucson Music Hall, the play that inspired the Academy Award-winning film, part of Broadway in Tucson, 520-903-2929 or www.broadwayintucson.com, 8:00 pm.

Feb. 1 Flute, Viola, Harp Trio – Recital Series – Tucson Symphony Center, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra with guest artists, Paula Karrer, flute; Ann Weaver, viola; and Patricia Harris, harp, 2 pm, 520-882-8585 or www.tucsonsymphony.org

Feb. 1 VAIL: Fleet Feet Arizona Trail Race: 8 Miles – La Posta Quemada Ranch at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, 7:30 am, 520-886-7800 or www.everyoneruns.net

Feb. 1-6 To Bead True-Blue at the Tucson Doubletree Reid Park, a juried bead show, 500 exhibitors, the finest artists, artisans and merchants, artistic suppliers, direct importers, textile arts, jewelry design, lapidary, handmade artistic glass, fused glass, clay arts, metal smith, antiquities, enameling techniques, collectibles, wearable art, interior décor and art jewelry, 530-274-4444 or www.tobeadtrueblue.com

Feb. 1-14 Fine Minerals International Gem & Mineral Forum – offering the finest minerals and gems from all over the globe, including new material from China, Russia and Brazil, 917-295-7141.

Feb. 3-6 Create Your Style with Swarovski – Omni Tucson National Golf Resort & Spa, a hands-on, creative forum for retailers, designers and the do-it-yourself jewelry, accessories and clothing artist, 401-463-4787 or www.create-your-style.com or www.tucsonshowguide.com

Feb. 3-8 31st Annual Gem & Lapidary Dealers Association – Starr Pass Marriott Resort & Spa, gemstones, diamonds, pearls, finished jewelry, designer jewelry section, 520-792-9431 or www.glda.com or www.tucsonshowguide.com

Feb. 4-8 Crystal Myths Inc. Best Bead Show - Kino Veterans' Memorial Community Center, beads made of glass, porcelain, brass, silver, findings, tools and stringing supplies, 505-883-9295 or www.crystalmyths.com

Feb. 4-9 American Gem Trade Association – Tucson Convention Center, primarily high-end loose colored gemstones and pearls, with some finished jewelry, designer jewelry section, MJSA jewelry suppliers, gem instruments, 800-972-1162 or www.agta.org or www.tucsonshowguide.com

Feb. 4-9 The Whole Bead Show - The Windmill Inn, features beads of precious/semi-precious gems, silver/gold, vintage/contemporary glass and crystal, handmade/hand blown, natural/plastic; buttons; findings; charms; pendants; pre-made jewelry, 10 am – 6 pm, until 9 pm on Friday, 530-265-2544 or www.wholebead.com

Feb. 2-9 Tucson Bead Renaissance Show – between Holiday Inn and Gem Mall, retail & wholesale, vintage-contemporary, gemstone beads, buttons, designer beads and jewelry, bead books, tools and supplies, bead and wire wrap classes offered, 505-894-1293 or www.beadshow.com.

February 5, Gallery 801 and the Tucson Revivalist Artists Collective welcomes glass bead artists to join our reception and fundraiser for Beads of Courage. Featuring the glass bead art of Margaret Zinser www.mzglass.com. Glass blowing and bead making demonstrations. Art Silent Auction. More information on Beads of Courage, www.beadsofcourage.net. Gallery 801, 801 North Main (corners of Main and University), from 5 pm- 10 pm. www.artinarizona.com, phone -520-370-1610, email [email protected]

February 5: the University of Arizona Mall will become a winter wonderland as skiers and snowboarders from across the nation throw down in the Cricket Wireless Campus Rail Jam Tour. Sponsored by Cricket Communications, Inc, a leading provider of unlimited wireless services, this national urban snow sport competition is in its second year of existence. Starting at noon on Thursday, dozens of skiers and snowboarders will traverse three treacherous rails on a course 20 feet tall by 100 feet long. The course will be built Thursday morning using 20 tons of snow trucked in from the Mount Lemon. Proven “snow shredders” will be vying for their share of cash and prizes that will be awarded to the top skiers and snowboarders. Read more.

Feb. 5-8 Bolero, Tango & Dance – Tucson Music Hall, showcases Latin passion at its symphonic best, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra presents this classic program as part of its Fiesta Series, with a performance by members of the University of Arizona School of Dance, 8 & 2 pm, 520-882-8585 or www.tucsonsymphony.org.

Feb. 6-8: Tucson Southwest Jewelry, Gem and Bead Show – wholesale and retail exhibitors at one of 200 indoor booths, gems, jewelry, beads, fossils, findings, equipment, 10 am – 6 pm, www.tucsonsouthwestgemshow.com

Feb. 6-9: Tucson Westward Look Mineral Show – Westward Look Resort, fine mineral specimens and meteorites from top dealers all over the world, special lobby display on Saturday and Sunday evening program, 509-458-2331 or www.westwardminerals.com or www.tucsonshowguide.com

Feb. 6-9: Rio Grande Catalog in Motion – Hilton Tucson East, gem- and jewelry-related tools, products, services, demonstrations, 800-396-9896 or www.cataloginmotion.com or www.tucsonshowguide.com

February 7 Opening Reception - Tucson Revivalist Artist Collective Music by the Rosano Bros. Artist Lectures, Glass Blowing demonstrations, Glass bead making demonstrations. 12-5 pm. Featuring Artists: Carolyn Anne Anderson (www.muttbutt.com), Bryan Crow (www.bryancrowartist.com), Steven Derks (www.stevenderks.com) Karen A Dombrowski- Sobel (www.kadsphoto.com), Beth Jonquil (www.bethjonquil.com), Dana Smith (www.danasmithgallery.com), Rebecca Thompson (www.rebeccathompsonsculpture.com), Ann Tracy-Lopez ( www.anntracylopez.com), Margaret Zinser (www.mzglass.com). For more info: www.artinarizona.com, phone -520-370-1610, email [email protected]

Feb. 7: Art Safari – Central Tucson Gallery Association, walking tour of central Tucson warehouse and storefront galleries, featuring exhibit openings and artist receptions, presented by Central Tucson Gallery Association, 520-629-9759 or www.ctgatucson.org/galleries.html

Feb. 7: Tchaikovsky & Licad – Concert Specials – Tucson Music Hall, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra with guest artists, Cecile Licad, piano, George Hanson conducts, and the TSO Chorus, 8 pm, 520-882-8585 or www.tucsonsymphony.org

Feb. 8: Love Letters: From Beethoven to Bernstein – Berger Center for the Performing Arts, Chamber Music Plus Southwest presents four-time Best Actress Emmy Award-winner, Michael Learned, in a musical and theatrical production featuring love letters of some dozen famous composers, 520-400-5439 or www.cmpsouthwest.org

Feb. 8: Piano and Friends Concert – Leo Rich Theatre, Arizona Friends of Chamber Music's "Piano and Friends" matinee series presents a concert by the award-winning, young duo from the Czech Republic: Martin and Kristina Kasik, both on piano, 520-577-3769 or www.arizonahcambermusic.org

Feb. 10: Fiesta! Salon – Tucson Symphony Center, George Hanson, host, Dan Coleman, composer-in-residence and special guests, 7 pm, 520-792-9155 or www.tucsonsymphony.org

Feb. 11-3/1: Camping with Henry and Tom – Invisible Theatre, inspired by an actual camping trip taken by President Harding, Henry Ford and Thomas Edison, Off-Broadway hit with surprising relevance and evocative insight into today’s politics, 520-882-9721 or www.invisibletheatre.com

Feb. 12-15 55th Annual Gem & Mineral Show – Mineral Oddities. - Convention Center, exhibits of mineral specimens from the world's finest museums & private collections, world's largest show featuring mineral, gem, jewelry, lapidary & book dealers, $7, under 14 free with adult, Thu-Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 10 am - 5 pm, 520-322-5773 or www.tgms.org or www.tucsonshowguide.com.

Feb. 12-15: Arts and Crafts Show at La Pilita Museum Features Local Artists An inaugural arts and crafts show at the La Pilita Museum February 12-15 will feature established and respected local artists who were inspired by the world-famous Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. “The time is right to have a showcase for local artists who are inspired by and work with materials found at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Shows,” said Lisa Marie Morrison. “Our intent is to highlight the quality, diversity and abundance of art available in Tucson, and couldn’t imagine a more appropriate venue to do so than at the historic La Pilita Museum.” Admission to the show is free and it is open for both retail and wholesale sales to the general public. It will take place in the beautiful, intimate outdoor courtyard setting at the historic La Pilita Museum, at 420 S. Main St., between Cushing St. and Simpson St., one block south of the Tucson Community Center. The La Pilita Museum is dedicated to the preservation of early Tucson history. Ten percent of the proceeds from sales at the show will help the La Pilita Museum continue and expand their mission of neighborhood and community outreach and education. For more information, contact Lisa Marie Morrison (520) 906-8560 or Carol Cribbet-Bell, Executive Director La Pilita Museum (520) 882-7454. Thursday through Sunday, February 12, 13, 14, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.; Sunday, February 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Feb. 13-15: Last Call Gem & Jewelry Show – Tucson Expo Center, manufactured jewelry, silver, gems, pearls, gem décor, 818-996-0044 or www.lastcallshow.com or www.jogsshow.com

Feb. 13-15: TSO Pops! The Broadway Tenors – Tucson Music Hall, Tucson Symphony Orchestra as part of the Pops Series presents The Broadway Tenors with Albert-George Schram, guest conductor, Brent Barrett, Hugh Panaro, and George Dvorsky, tenors, with the best-loved songs of the Great White Way, 520-882-8585 or www.tucsonsymphony.org.

Feb. 14: Kona 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo – Willow Springs Ranch, bike ride, limited to 1,400, benefits Copper Corridor Economic Development Coalition, www.epicrides.com

Feb. 14: 27th Annual La Reunion de El Fuerte - Old Fort Lowell Neighborhood, free, self-guided walking tour to historic sites, free maps of the tour route & free shuttle, 12:30 - 4 pm, 520-318-0219 or www.oflna.org

Feb. 16-22: Spring Satellite Grand American Trap Shoot – Tucson Trap & Skeet Club, annual tournament for competitive shotgun shooting at clay targets presented by Tucson Trap and Skeet Club, 520-883-6426 or www.tucsontrapandskeet.com

Feb. 17: Fiesta! Salon – Tucson Symphony Center, George Hanson, host, Dan Coleman, composer-in-residence and special guests, 7 pm, 520-792-9155 or www.tucsonsymphony.org

Feb. 21-March 29: Tucson Museum of Art League 2009 Designer Showhouse at Rancho Merlita – hundreds of new, innovative decorating and remodeling ideas and resources showcasing the latest in color, furniture and accessory ideas for indoor and outdoor living in a romantic 1950’s era southwest ranch, interior design seminars and cooking demonstrations, $20, Tu-Sa 10 am – 4 pm, Sun noon – 4 pm, 520-722-7436 or www.TucsonMuseumofArt.org/showhouse

Feb. 21-March 1: 84th Annual La Fiesta de los Vaqueros – The Tucson Rodeo & Parade - Tucson Rodeo Grounds, top contestants in the sport of rodeo, this PRCA rodeo is America's largest, outdoor, midwinter rodeo; standard events as well as special acts, clowns & a parade on Thursday, $12-22, 1 pm, 520-741-2233 or 800-964-5662 or www.tucsonrodeo.com H z

Feb. 21-22: 15th Annual Southwest Indian Art Fair - Arizona State Museum, invitational show & sale by 200 of the SW's finest American Indian artists, features award-winning hand crafts, proceeds benefit the museum, see artists work in special demonstrations, Native foods, music, & dance performances, $3-8, Sat. 10 am - 5 pm, Sun. 10 am – 4 pm, 520-621-6302 or www.statemuseum.arizona.edu H

Feb. 21-22: Latin Flair! – Catalina Foothills High School, Tucson Symphony Orchestra presents Latin Flair as part of its Fiesta Series, mezzo-soprano Kristin Dauphinais from the voice faculty at the University of Arizona will make her debut, 520-882-8585 or www.tucsonsymphony.org

Feb. 21-22 Don Giovanni – Tucson Music Hall, filled with Mozart’s most delightful and popular music, Don Giovanni never fails to seduce audiences, with Twyla Robinson, sung in Italian with English surtitles, 7:30 & 2 pm, www.AZOpera.com

Feb. 22: Old Time Fiddle Contest – DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, one of the longest-running fiddle contests in the West from the 1940s, old-time, bluegrass music performed live and unplugged, 520-791-4079 or www.arizonaoldtimefiddlers.org

22 TUCSON: 5th Annual Lighthouse/City YMCA 5K Run – McCormick Park, 5K run/walk, benefits scholarships for needy kids/families in Tucson, first 450 entries get free tote bags and hats, live music, multiple vendors, free rock wall to climb and kid race, $15-20, 8:30 am, 520-885-2782 or www.tucsonymca.org or www.arizonarunningeventsco.com

Feb. 23 - Mar. 1, 2009: World Golf Championships - Accenture Match Play Championship - The world's top 64 golfers battle for a place in history and their share of the $8 million purse. The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at Dove Mountain. Purchase tickets and more information on the Accenture Match.

Feb. 24-3/1: Grease – Tucson Music Hall, Broadway in Tucson presents a new production direct from Broadway of the classic story from the era of poodle skirts, drive-ins, T-birds, and rock and roll, 520-903-2929 or www.broadwayintucson.com

Feb. 25- April 4: 2009 Spring Training baseball. The Arizona Diamondbacks play the division rival Colorado Rockies for a 1:05 p.m. contest at Hi Corbett Field in Tucson on Feb. 25, 2009, followed by the team’s home opener at Tucson Electric Park two days later against the Chicago White Sox at 1:05 p.m. on Feb. 27. The games are part of a 36-game Cactus League schedule. Read more about Tucson 2009 Spring Training.

Tucson Rodeo- the 84th "La Fiesta de Los Vaqueros" : Sunday February 21 - Sunday March 1, 2009

All events are at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds, 4823 S. 6th Ave. Entrances to parking lot from S. 6th Ave. and from 3rd Ave. off Irvington Road. $5 per car.

Feb. 26: Tucson Rodeo Parade Over 200 non-motorized floats on display along the 1 1/2 mile parade route that starts at Park Ave. and Ajo Way. The Rodeo Parade proceeds south on Park to Irvington Rd. Tickets for Grandstand seating at Irvington and South 6th Ave, $6 adults, $4 kids under 13. Call (520) 294-1280 for grandstand tickets.

Grease: Tucson Music Hall, 7:30pm
Feb. 24: Grease
Feb. 25: Grease
Feb 26: Grease

Feb. 28: Monster Jam Trucks, Tucson Arena, TCC.

Saturday February 28: Puppet Show and Puppet-making Workshop. Charles from Tucson Puppetworks will be doing a bi-lingual reenactment of the folktale El Cucuy! about the Mexican Boogeyman. Bookman's on Grant. 3-4pm.

February 28: Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research – University of Arizona Mall, fun run/walk, 1 pm, 480-235-6059 or www.getsetaz.com

Feb. 28-May 2: The UA Division of Art and Visual Culture Education students will be teaching "Wildcat Art" to Tucson students from grades K-12. This is a non-profit art program that serves as outreach to the Tucson community while providing hands on experience for pre-service art educators before they graduate. Classes are held at the University of Arizona campus on Saturday mornings beginning February 28th and will conclude with a reception at the Union Gallery on May 2, 2009. The registration deadline is February 14th, and the cost of $90 includes all supplies and a t-shirt. Partial scholarships are available. This is a great opportunity for students to explore art making with different mediums and instruction that go beyond what is typically offered in public schools. For more information and to obtain a registration form please visit www.cfa.arizona.edu/wildcatart, send an email to [email protected], or call Wildcat Art Director Dr. Marissa McClure at 626-0419.

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