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March 7-28: SOMEBODY/NOBODY, a world premiere comedy by award-winning playwright Jane Martin, takes a bitingly funny look at America’s obsession with celebrity and fame.  Hilarious and insightful, this screwball comedy shines a spotlight on the absurdity of the Hollywood star machine and the idea that fifteen minutes of fame will make your dreams come true.  SOMEBODY/ NOBODY, under the direction of Jon Jory, plays in Tucson at the Temple of Music and Art.

Thru 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

Thru 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 wildcatart@cfa.arizona.edu, or call Wildcat Art Director Dr. Marissa McClure at 626-0419.

Thru April 4: Major League Baseball Spring Training - Tucson hosts two Major League Baseball teams for the pre-season warm up: the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies. Games played all through March at Hi Corbett Field. Through April 4: 2009 Spring TrainingThe games are part of a 36-game Cactus League schedule. Read more about Tucson 2009 Spring Training.

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

March 2009 Reoccurring Events:

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

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

Wednesdays:
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.


March 2010 Tucson Day by Day Events


Sunday, March 1, 2010

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.

Sunday, 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

Sunday, March 1 TUCSON: Piano Trio – Recital Series – Tucson Symphony Center, Tucson Symphony Orchestra with Michael Fan, violin; Nelzimar Neves, cello; Paula Fan, piano, 2 pm, 520-882-8585 or www.tucsonsymphony.org

Thursday, March 5, 2010

Thursday, March 5-8: Latin Flavor with The Romeros – Held at the Tucson Music Hall, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra presents this as part of its Fiesta! series the "Royal Family of the Guitar," the internationally famous guitar quartet, 8 & 2 pm, 520-822-8585 or www.tucsonsymphony.org

Friday, March 6, 2010

Friday, March 6-8 TUCSON: 23rd Annual Tucson Bicycle Classic – Old Tucson Studios, road race cycling, 6:45 am, 520-884-5564 or www.getsetaz.com or www.tucsonbicycleclassic.com

Saturday, March 7, 2010

Saturday, March 7 & 8, 2009: Tucson Garden Railway Society 2009 Rails In The Garden Tour. This year's tour will be the sixth annual Rails in the Garden Tour and will feature eight garden railroad layouts.  Some of layouts open for viewing include: a large, 4000 sq.ft. old Arizona themed pike,  a raised, for ease of access, layout featuring bustling city and town scenes,  a club layout built and operated primarily by winter visitors. The diversity of the layouts and gardens promises to provide another interesting tour. Visit the web site below to see photos of the layouts on this year's tour. Times:  10:00 AM 'til 4:00 PM each day. Cost:  $5.00 per person - no charge for children/teens 18 and under. Tickets: available at Barbeque World, at the Hobby Place at Ace Hardware, from TGRS members and by mail. The Tucson Garden Railway Society is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. Funds raised by tour ticket sales help fund the Society's projects at the Tucson Children's Museum, Tucson Botanical Garden, Ronald McDonald House, Veteran's Hospital and our modular displays at various locations throughout the year. For Info:  Visit www.tucsongrs.org for contact info, tour info and tickets by mail form, Email:  ritg@tucsongrs.org. Phone: 520-406-8853.

Saturday, March 7-28: SOMEBODY/NOBODY, a world premiere comedy by award-winning playwright Jane Martin, takes a bitingly funny look at America’s obsession with celebrity and fame.  Hilarious and insightful, this screwball comedy shines a spotlight on the absurdity of the Hollywood star machine and the idea that fifteen minutes of fame will make your dreams come true.  SOMEBODY/NOBODY, under the direction of Jon Jory, plays in Tucson at the Temple of Music and Art from March 7 though March 28, 2009. Continue reading about Somebody/Nobody.

Saturday March 7th, Bookmans on Grant, 3pm-4pm: Kids 4 Crafts will be providing hands-on arts and crafts fun, all materials provided.

Saturday, March 7: 3rd Annual Fiesta de Saguaro – Saguaro National Park East, celebration of Southern Arizona’s Hispanic heritage and culture, with folklorico dancers, piñatas, a mariachi band, exhibits and craft demonstrations, and food vendors, free, 10 am – 4 pm, 520-733-5153 or www.nps.gov/sagu

Saturday, March 7: A Musical Safari – Just for Kids – Tucson Symphony Center, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, featuring TSO Percussion Quartet, 10 & 11:15 am, 520-882-8585 or www.tucsonsymphony.org

Saturday, March 7: Art of Music! – JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa, Tucson Symphony Orchestra League presents this elegant evening, featuring TSO music, fine dining and surprises, 520-299-3982 or www.tucsonsymphony.org

Saturday, March 14, 2010

Saturday, March 14-15 SIERRA VISTA: The Arizona Folklore Preserve Presents Dolan Ellis – Arizona’s Official State balladeer, celebrate the seasons with “A Song of Arizona Spring,” $6-15, reservations required, 2 pm, 520-378-6165 or www.arizonafolklore.com

Saturday, March 14-15: 27th Annual Wa:k Pow Wow – San Xavier Del Bac Mission, annual gathering of Tucson’s Tohono O’odham Indian tribe and other tribes, with dancing, drumming, craftworks and food, $3-5, 520-294-5727 or www.sanxaviermission.org

Saturday, March 14-15 ORO VALLEY: Southern AZ Arts & Cultural Festival – Pima Community College Northwest Campus, www.GOVAC.org

Saturday, March 14-15: Tucson Festival of Books – U of A campus, a celebration of reading and literacy, sponsored by the Arizona Daily Star in association with The University of Arizona, including 15 stage areas and visits by an estimated 300 authors and 200 exhibitors, 520-621-2426 or www.tucsonfestivalofbooks.org

Saturday, March 14-15: Annual Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Festival – Pima Community College Northwest campus, more than 150 visual artists from across the Southwest, student and emerging artists and crafters, also children's stage & art tent, free, 10 am - 5 pm, 520-797-3959 or www.govac.org H * x

Sunday, March 15, 2010

St. Patrick's Day Parade - Convention Center, after the parade, games, activities & family fun, free, 10 am, 520-327-7209 or http://tucsonirishcommunity.com H x

SIERRA VISTA: The Arizona Folklore Preserve Presents Dolan Ellis – Arizona’s Official State balladeer, celebrate the seasons with “A Song of Arizona Spring,” $6-15, reservations required, 2 pm, 520-378-6165 or www.arizonafolklore.com

27th Annual Wa:k Pow Wow – San Xavier Del Bac Mission, annual gathering of Tucson’s Tohono O’odham Indian tribe and other tribes, with dancing, drumming, craftworks and food, $3-5, 520-294-5727 or www.sanxaviermission.org

ORO VALLEY: Southern AZ Arts & Cultural Festival – Pima Community College Northwest Campus, www.GOVAC.org

Tucson Festival of Books – U of A campus, a celebration of reading and literacy, sponsored by the Arizona Daily Star in association with The University of Arizona, including 15 stage areas and visits by an estimated 300 authors and 200 exhibitors, 520-621-2426 or www.tucsonfestivalofbooks.org

Annual Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Festival – Pima Community College Northwest campus, more than 150 visual artists from across the Southwest, student and emerging artists and crafters, also children's stage & art tent, free, 10 am - 5 pm, 520-797-3959 or www.govac.org H * x

Friday, March 20, 2010

Friday, March 20-22: 39th Annual Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair – between 9th St. and University Blvd. on Fourth Ave., 400 arts & crafters, food vendors, street musicians and performers, 3 stages with live entertainment, children's activities, free, 10 am - 6 pm, 520-624-5004 or www.fourthavenue.org H * z

Saturday, March 21, 2010

Saturday, March 21-22: Mozart, Rossini & Strauss – MasterWorks Series – Held at Catalina Foothills High School, Tucson Symphony Orchestra. This event features guest conductor Bruce Chamberlain and Lindabeth Binkley, oboe, 8 & 2 pm, 520-882-8585 or www.tucsonsymphony.org

March 21-22: The Tucson-based "Reel Inspiration" is hosting a directing workshop March 21-22 with visiting master directing instructor Mark Travis.  During the "Working with Actors in Rehearsal, Staging and Performance" workshop,  Mark will lecture and demonstrate the "Travis Technique, " a powerful tool to explore the characters within the actors.  Pre-selected directors will have a chance to be coached by Mark as they direct scenes. Mark is the author of the best seller, THE DIRECTOR’S JOURNEY: the Creative Collaboration between Directors, Writers and Actors as well as DIRECTING FEATURE FILMS. Mark has shared his techniques at the Directors Guild, American Film Institute, Pixar Animations Studios, UCLA Extension, and in workshops around the world. Mark is a creative consultant to film directors Mark Rydell, George Tillman and Cyrus Nowrasteh, among others. The weekend intensive directing workshop runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on March 21 and 22 at Artfare, 55 N. 6th Ave., downtown Tucson, Arizona.  The cost for directors to observe the workshop is $70 (with a $10 discount for APA, IFASA and NALIP members), $40 for students with school ID.  Interested actors and directors, contact Jana for registration information at 520-325-9175 or reelinspiration@hotmail.com.  More information is available at: www.reelinspiration.blogspot.com. The workshop is sponsored by Artfare, the Tucson Film Office and Reel Inspiration.

Sunday, March 22, 2010

The Clark Schuldmann Duo & All That Jazz – Berger Center for the Performing Arts, a musical performance by Sanda Schuldmann and Harry Clark features tunes from George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Astor Piazzolla, by Chamber Muis Plus Southwest, 520-400-5439 or www.cmpsouthwest.org/csduoshow.htm

Thursday, March 26, 2010

Thursday, March 26-29: SAQHA “Shamrock” Quarter Horse – Pima County Fairgrounds, presented by the Southern AZ Quarter Horse Association, 520-822-2354 or www.azqha.org or www.saqha.org

Thursday, March 26: THE TUCSON CINE MEXICO 2009 FESTIVAL Award-winning films, presents an exclusive sneak preview, special guests and vintage science fiction are key features of the Tucson Cine Mexico 2009 being celebrated from March 26th to March 29th and April 3rd to April 4th, 2009. The University of Arizona's Hanson Film Institute, the Mexican Consulate in Tucson, the Tucson Film Office, the UA Office of Western Hemispheric Programs and Cinema Tropical of New York are hosting the six-day event, which is now in its third year. Films will be screened at the Harkins Theater Spectrum 18 on South Calle Santa Cruz near Interstate 19 and Drexel Road, and at the Grand Cinemas Crossroads 6, located at 4811 E. Grant Road. Special guests include Jonas Cuaron (Director), Frida Torresblanco (Producer), Carlos Gutierrez (Programmer) and Rudy Joffroy (Director).  Special events include a Sneak Preview screening of the new film by Carlos Cuaron entiled RUDO Y CURSI, direct from the Sundance Film Festival, shown in advance of its US theatrical release (courtesy of Sony Picturs Classics), along with a post-screening private reception.Tickets: Film screenings (except RUDO Y CURSI) $5 general public (no discounts). Tickets available at the theatre box offices.  Tickets for RUDO Y CURSI: $10 general public (no discounts) / $25 Reserved Seats and Post-Screening Reception. RUDO Y CURSI Reception tickets available by calling 520-621-9303. For more Tucson Cine Mexico 2009 Festival information, call: 520-626-9825. For a detailed listing of all the films, go to:  http://clas.arizona.edu/cinemexico

Friday, March 27, 2010

YOUNG CHOREOGRAPHERS TAP DANCE COMPETITION. The award-winning dances will also be performed at the annual Sounds of the Soles of the Southwest performances May 22-23, 2010, at the Pima Community College Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre (West Campus) in Tucson.  The performances are part of a weekend festival celebrating National Tap Dance Day.  DancInc, a Tucson-based dance organization and the Arizona Dance Coalition, a statewide dance non-profit organization, are announcing the first Young Choreographers TAP Dance Competition.   Tap dancers ages 16-30 are eligible who reside in Arizona.  The deadline for submissions was March 27, 2010.  For details, contact Krystyna at 520/743-1349 or email Krystyna@dancinc.biz. Winners announced April 30.  Prizes are 1st place $100, 2nd place $50 and 3rd place $25. 2010 will mark the 20th anniversary of this TAP Day.  The official NTD date is May 25th, the birthday of the famous tap dancer Bill “Bojangles” Robinson who often appeared on film with Shirley Temple. To learn more about the Arizona Dance Coalition, visit www.azdancecoalition.org

Friday, March 27-29: Spring Artisans Market – Tucson Museum of Art, more than 120 of the Southwest’s finest artists and crafters gather in the courtyards to sell their wares, unique items, jewelry, textiles, photography, pottery, view Trouble in Paradise: Examine Discord Between Nature and Society, visit the Goodman Pavilion of Western Art and the Palice Pavilion of Latin American art, free, 520-624-2333 or www.TucsonMuseumofArt.org

Saturday, March 28, 2010

Bookmans on Grant, 3-4pm: Scrap-booking for Kids. Free scrap-booking class, materials provided.

PASSION for FASHION, a charity fashion show for all ages. Reflections at the Buttes, 10:30am. Join us for a morning of fashion, food and fun with over 20 local participating boutiques and shops, highlighting fashion for children, youth and adults, both men and women of all ages all celebrating wearable ART! All fashions will be up for purchase in a fun and exciting catwalk show, as well as both Silent and Live Auctions with everything from your hat to your shoes... all to raise monies to support the ARTS in your local schools and community!  Reflections at the Buttes, 9800 N Oracle Rd., 10:30am. Tickets $40 includes cocktails, brunch and goodie bag. Art, Fashion, Jewelry, Travel Packages, and Gift Certificates values at over $70,000 will be raffled and aucted off.

14th Annual Music in the Canyon - Sabino Canyon, 520-749-8700 or 520-749-1900 or www.sabinocanyon.org

TUCSON: Bugs Bunny on Broadway – Concert Specials – Tucson Music Hall, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, conducted and created by George Daugherty, 7:30 pm, 520-882-8585 or www.tucsonsymphony.org

Sunday, March 29, 2010

A new Arizona Lottery game launching on Sunday will allow all grand prize winners to keep the entire $10,000 jackpot to themselves, no matter how many players choose the same winning number combination. In other words, each CA$H4 player who chooses the four winning numbers will take home a $10,000 prize. Players can check their numbers by logging onto www.arizonalottery.com or by calling the winning numbers hotlines at 480-829-PICK in Phoenix, 520-325-9141 in Tucson, and 1-800-499-3798 in all other Arizona areas.

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