Tucson: Events: 2009: January

Tucson Calendar of Events for January 2009

January 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.

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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

Jan. 1  Copper Bowl Junior Tennis Tournament – Hilton El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort, junior tennis players compete in top-ranked tournament, headquartered at Hilton Tucson and other public and private venues around town. 520-742-2204 or www.dickinsonsports.com

Jan. 2-4 Indian America New Year’s Competition Pow Wow & Indian Craft Market - Rillito Raceway Park, dancers from more than 50 tribes, authentic handmade craft market, traditional food, drum contest, children’s activity area, dance to bring in New Year, $12, 520-622-4900 or www.usaindianinfo.org

January 2-7 Copper Bowl – Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort and other venues, junior tennis players compete in top-ranked tournament, 520-742-2204 or www.dickinsonsports.coms

Jan. 3 Just for Kids Concert – Tucson Symphony Center, features the Tucson Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet, 10 am, 11:15 am, 520-882-8585 or www.tucsonsymphony.org

Jan. 3, 4: Jesus Christ Superstar, TCC Music Hall, 1:00pm, 8:30pm

Jan. 4 Edward Herrmann in Beloved Brahms - Berger Center for the Performing Arts, Chamber Music Plus Southwest presents Tony award-winning actor Edward Herrmann starring in a theatrical and musical production about Johannes Brahms and the politics and art of the 1800s, 3 pm, 520-400-5439 or  www.cmpsouthwest.org/brahmsshow.htm

January 4: The Wizard of Oz Fox Theatre

Jan. 5-April 18: The Tucson Rodeo Museum. Hours: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm. Closed Sundays and holidays, except for privately arranged tours.

Jan. 7: THE MAVERICK "King of Clubs" is bringing back the sounds of Classic & Traditional Country Music in January, 2009!!! Nashville recording artist, DeLon, whose music is played in over 30 countries, and is a top-ranked artist on the overseas charts, will be appearing each Wednesday, from 5-8:00pm beginning 01/07/09. This will be "TWILIGHT TIME" with plenty of FREE parking and in a lighted and safe area of town, with NO COVER CHARGE!!! Read more.

Jan. 8-11 4th Annual Tucson Slow Food Film Festival – a weekend of new & classic food films, culinary events, cultural discussions and silent auction. The talented epicureans of Slow Food Tucson will be hosting the Fourth Annual Food and Film Festival, served up January 8-11, 2009. Classic food films, meals at premiere restaurants and international new food film screenings will be featured. Be sure to check out the fascinating feature film Bottle Shock on Sunday, January 11th, which will be presented with a talk by the producers of the film Marc & Brenda Lhormer. Visit for further details: www.slowfoodtucson.org/filmfest.asp

Jan. 8-11 Rachmaninoff & Tchaikovsky – Classic Series with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, George Hanson conducts, features Fabio Bindini, piano, 8 & 2 pm, www.TucsonSymphony.org

Jan. 10-25 Dinner with Friends - Beowulf Alley Theater, winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for drama, 520-882-0555 or www.beowulfalley.org

Jan. 10-22 18th Annual Jewish Film Festival at the Jewish Community Center, series of American and international films that entertain and foster understanding of Jewish culture and heritage, 520-299-3000 or www.tucsonjewishfilmfestival.org

Jan. 10: Pato Banton, Mystic Roots, UpRoots Reggae Band & Spirit Familia. All ages show. 8pm. Tweleve Tribes Reggae.

Jan 10: The Smothers Brothers– Concert Specials – Tucson Music Hall, with Tucson Symphony Orchestra and Albert-George Schram as guest conductor, 7:30 pm, www.TucsonSymphony.orgTucson Music Hall, TCC.

Jan. 10-31: A Raisin in the SunArizona Theatre Co. Temple of Music and Art, an explosive tale of one family living and learning together on the South Side of Chicago in the 1950s, it was the first authentic voice of an African American playwright to hit the Broadway stage, an award-winning drama, a co-production with the Cleveland Play House and Penumbra Theatre Company, 520-622-2823 or www.arizonatheatre.org

Jan. 11: Winter Trail Series Race – Tortolita Mountains, 6 am, 520-270-0763 or www.arizonaroadracers.com

Jan. 15-18: 61st Annual Southern Arizona Dance Festival – Tucson Convention Center, 300 dancers from all over the US and Canada attend, square dance (mainstream through C Star tips) and clogging at all levels, top callers and cuers, $, Thu 6:30-10 pm, Fri & Sat. 9 am – 5 pm and 7-10 pm, 520-797-9632 or www.ourbiznet.net/sacca/festival_2009.pdf

Jan. 16-18 31st Annual Tucson Quilters Guild Quilt Show - Quilt Fiesta - TCC, more than 300 quilts, demonstrations, expanded gift boutique, vendor mall, raffle quilt, classes by Quilt Camp in the Pines, Fri-Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun 9 am - 4 pm, $7, 520-547-5463 or http://tucsonquiltersguild.com/

Jan. 16-18 19th Annual Coldwell Banker Shootout – Fort Lowell Park, three-day soccer extravaganza open to under-9 to under-16 teams, boys and girls teams affiliated with U. S. Youth Soccer or Arizona Youth Soccer, starts with the Parade of Teams and Soccer Olympics, 350-370 teams with 1,500 games scheduled, 520-529-1493 or www.fortlowellshootout.com

Jan. 17-18  Elixir of Love Tickets – Tucson Music Hall, filled with in picturesque early 20th century American town, love triumphs with the aid of a willing heart and a “magic potion,” critically acclaimed bass Donato Di Stefano assumes the role of the traveling salesman, sung in Italian with English surtitles, 7:30 & 2 pm, www.AZOpera.com

Jan. 17-18 Chopin & Mendelssohn – MasterWorks Series – Catalina Foothills High School, with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, George Hanson conducts, features Spencer Myer, piano, 8 & 2 pm, www.TucsonSymphony.org

Jan. 21: Don Giovanni, Tucson Music Hall, TCC

Jan. 23 “DeGrazia: 100 Years, 100 Works” - DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, a yearlong centennial celebration to commemorate renowned Arizona artist Ted DeGrazia opens with a reception and the first chance for most to see some of the original artwork that brought him international acclaim, includes 100 significant examples of the artist’s work, 6-9 pm, free, 520-299-9191 or www.degrazia.org

Jan. 23-24: Dillinger Days – Downtown Tucson, watch Tucson turn back the clock to 1934 and the capture of John Dillinger’s gang, celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Tucson capture of "Public Enemy #1" John Dillinger and his notorious gang, with a ‘30’s-themed benefit gala, street festival, action-packed re-enactments, classic cars, period music, walking tours, films, lectures, vintage cars, and much more, free, 520-547-3338 or www.downtowntucson.org

Jan. 23-25 51st Annual Aripex Stamp Show – Tucson Convention Center, celebrating more than 150 years of mail delivery in Tucson, world-renowned international philatelic (stamp) exhibition presented by Airpex and Arizona Federation of Stamp Clubs, 520-791-4101 or www.aripexonline.com

Jan. 23-2/1: 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

Jan. 23-25: TSO Pops! The Lettermen – Tucson Music Hall, with guest artists, and George Hanson conductor, 7:30 & 2 pm, 520-882-8585 or www.tucsonsymphony.org

Jan. 24 Winter Trail Series Race 2 – Starr Pass, 7 am, 520-270-0763 or www.arizonaroadracers.com

Jan. 25 Piano and Friends Concert – Leo Rich Theater, Arizona Friends of Chamber Music's "Piano and Friends" matinee series presents a concert by a rising star from Poland: Piotr Zukowski on piano, 520-577-3769 or www.arizonachambermusic.org

Jan. 27-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.

January 29, 2009: Gabriel Iglesias, 8pm. Icon Entertainment presents Comedy Central award winning comedian, Gabriel Iglesias at the historic Fox Tucson Theatre. Unbelievable, electrifying and gifted are just some of the many words used to describe Gabriel Iglesias, star of Comedy Central stand-up special, Hot & Fluffy. The Hot & Fluffy DVD was released in 2007 and has recently gone double platinum!

Jan. 30-2/1 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

Jan. 31-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.

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