Tucson Calendar of Events for February 2010
February in Tucson is one of the most active months of the year. The Tucson weather is starting to make way for spring, so many outdoor activities can take place in comfort. The two major Tucson events - Tucson Gem & Mineral Shows in early to mid-February and the Tucson Rodeo at the end of February - jump start the year with world class activities.
At the beginning of February through the end of March, the Arizona Renaissance Festival returns with an expanded asortment of characters and entertainment. Discount tickets are available through their web site.
Snow on Mt. Lemmon makes skiing another major activity in February. Check road conditions and out weather feeds for updated travel information. Also, this month, the Accenture Match Play Championship, World Golf Championship (WGC) series takes place at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain, a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course.
Tucson Events in February 2010 Day by Day
Thursday, February 11, 2010
2010 Campus Rail Jam Tour. The University of Arizona will be the first stop on a ten city national tour of the 2010 Campus Rail Jam Tour mobilized by Cricket and Ford. On February 11th, snowboarders and freeskiers from across the country will snap into bindings in hopes of winning this year’s Campus Rail Jam Tour title. This grassroots snow sports movement celebrates its 3rd year with the exciting addition of Ford Motor Company. This year’s tour will be mobilized by Cricket Communications, Inc, a leading provider of unlimited wireless services. Since the tours inception in 2008, Cricket has been a diligent supporter as the title partner assisting in the tour’s successful evolution. Cricket is the pioneer of simple and affordable unlimited wireless services with no long-term commitments or credit checks required, serving more than 4.7 million customers in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Cricket offers wireless voice and broadband Internet services over the latest technology, high-quality, all-digital 3G wireless network. For more information on Cricket, visit www.mycricket.com. In 2009, more then 25 million households nationwide received the tour highlights on television. In 2010, each tour stop can be seen on FUEL TV’s weekly update at 3:00 p.m. starting in late February. The weekly updates will also air on FSN Saturdays. For schedule times of the recap please visit http://www.fuel.tv/schedule/.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Feb. 12-14: Zuni Fetish Show Sale Tohono Chul Park, connect with Eriacho Arts and Crafts and other vendors as they demonstrate the art of fetish, educating the public on how to distinguish authentic Indian made items from knockoffs made overseas, free, 10 am 4 pm, http://www.tohonochulpark.org
Feb. 12: Cultural Concert Series at Steampump Village in Oro Valley. Performer TBA. 6:30pm - FREE ADMISSION. The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance Announces 2009-2010 Schedule of Events, Festivals & Concerts. www.SAACA.org, www.SOUTHERAZFESTIVALS.org.
Feb. 12: Diamonds in the Sky visit Flandrau Planetarium’s mineral museum by day, then at the top of Mount Lemmon see their celestial counterparts through our telescope, learn about planets, asteroids and star stuff, tour Catalina Sky and Survey's observatory to see how potentially hazardous asteroids are discovered and cataloged, see how stars whose cores are made of pure carbon making them truly diamonds in the sky, 520-626-8122 or http://skycenter.arizona.edu.
Feb. 12: Cultural Concert Series LIVE JAZZ MUSIC with Heather Amelia & Friends. FREE ADMISSION. Steampump Village, In the Baggins & Chili's Shopping Center, 11,000 N Oracle Rd., 6:30 PM. Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance. www.SAACA.org, www.SOUTHERAZFESTIVALS.org.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
13-14: Astro Amore Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, spend a romantic Valentine’s Day under the stars, see the stars, constellations, and other heavenly bodies that both captivated the ancients and continue to elicit amorous feelings today, from star-crossed lovers to asteroids named "Eros," the heavens have much to offer couples looking for a unique way to celebrate the evening together, 520-626-8122 or http://skycenter.arizona.edu
13-14: 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
13-14: Fall in Love with the SaddleBrooke Communities this Valentine’s Day Weekend. The public is invited to “Fall in Love with the SaddleBrooke Communities” during Valentine’s Day weekend. The popular active adult resort community in North Tucson is opening the doors to its model home village and celebrating Cupid’s favorite day with live music, decadent desserts, local art displays and prize giveaways including a $1,500 gift certificate to Patio Connection. Tucson’s soft rock radio station, 94.9 MIXfm, will broadcast live from the event on Saturday from 11am 1pm. Saturday February 13 from 11:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. celebration in the model home village, 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. live radio remote/ Sunday February 14 from 11:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. celebration in the model home village. SaddleBrooke Ranch’s Model Home Village, 59680 East Robson Circle, Oracle, AZ 85623. (800) 723-9949 and also our website www.robsonevents.com
Feb. 13: Musical Magic for Kids The International Adventures of Aunt Rody and Uncle Bob. FREE ADMISSION. Oro Valley Music & Dance Academy
Sunday, February 14. 2010
28th 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
Astro Amore Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, spend a romantic Valentine’s Day under the stars, see the stars, constellations, and other heavenly bodies that both captivated the ancients and continue to elicit amorous feelings today, from star-crossed lovers to asteroids named "Eros," the heavens have much to offer couples looking for a unique way to celebrate the evening together, 520-626-8122 or http://skycenter.arizona.edu
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
Fall in Love with the SaddleBrooke Communities this Valentine’s Day Weekend. The public is invited to “Fall in Love with the SaddleBrooke Communities” during Valentine’s Day weekend. The popular active adult resort community in North Tucson is opening the doors to its model home village and celebrating Cupid’s favorite day with live music, decadent desserts, local art displays and prize giveaways including a $1,500 gift certificate to Patio Connection. Tucson’s soft rock radio station, 94.9 MIXfm, will broadcast live from the event on Saturday from 11am 1pm. Saturday February 13 from 11:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. celebration in the model home village, 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. live radio remote/ Sunday February 14 from 11:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. celebration in the model home village. SaddleBrooke Ranch’s Model Home Village, 59680 East Robson Circle, Oracle, AZ 85623. (800) 723-9949 and also our website www.robsonevents.com
February 15-21, 2010
MARANA: Accenture Match Play Golf Championship - The Gallery Golf Club at Dove Mountain, cornerstone of the World Golf Championship series, in the lush, Sonoran Desert foothills of the Tortolita Mountains, a John Fought-designed golf course, competition between the best 64 available golfers from the Official World Golf Ranking, and a purse of $7.5 million, match-play event benefits the local and regional charities, www.worldgolfchampionships.com
Winter Classic Hunter/Jumper Show - Pima County Fairgrounds, 845-246-8833 or www.swfair.com
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
AZ State Museum Hopi Running Traditions: Ancient Traditions and Practices of Health, Values, and Cultural Endurance by Micah Loma'omvaya from Second Mesa, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Free, Pottery Project gallery This lecture explores the examples of past and present Hopi running traditions and events. A runner in the Hopi tradition rises at dawn and moves out on the land praying for the arrival of clouds and rain, giving new life to the dry desert lands. His path will be one of endurance and challenge on the dry sands of the valley, below the rocky ledges of the sandstone mesas. It is his duty to carry on and one which is valued by the Hopi people, for fitness and running prowess will provide life and resources to his village. This presentation is made possible by a grant from the Arizona Humanities Council and is hosted by ASM's community docent class. See all of ASM events in 2010.
Thursday, February 18-21, 2010
Cactus Classic Collegiate Baseball Event at Kino Sports Complex. Washington, Ginzaga, Missouri and Nex Mexico State participates in the round-robin event.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Sacred Drumming for Transformation Workshop Series, 7:00 9:00 PM The series explores Freedom, Integrating your Spiritual path with your life, and manifesting all things that support your path. Learn sacred rhythms that correspond to specific intentions. The workshop is comprised of lecture, learning a rhythm and a ceremony. RSVP required. Cost: $20 Ask about our reduced rate Referral Program. 520-245-4547, [email protected], kalumba.org
February 20-28, 2010
The Tucson Rodeo
Tucson Rodeo Grounds, (4823 S. Sixth Ave.), top contestants in the sport of rodeo, vying for a share of more than $350,000 in prize money, this PRCA rodeo is America's largest, outdoor, midwinter rodeo; standard events as well as special acts, clowns, little buckaroos in Mutton Bustin’ and Justin Junior Rodeo a parade on Thursday, $16-26, 1 pm, 520-741-2233
Saturday, Feb. 20 and Sunday, Feb. 21: $16-$22 for reserved bleacher and grandstand tickets; box seats not included.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
February 20-21: 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
Feb. 20-21:Tucson Rodeo: $16-$22 for reserved bleacher and grandstand tickets; box seats not included. Thursday, Feb. 25 and Friday, Feb. 26: $17 to $23 for reserved bleacher and grandstand tickets; box seats not included. Saturday, Feb. 27 $18 to $24 for reserved bleacher and grandstand tickets; box seats not included. Sunday, Feb. 28: $20 to $26 for reserved bleacher and grandstand tickets; box seats not included. VIP seating available for individuals and groups to all rodeo performances. To inquire about the availability of box seats, please call (520) 741-2233 or (800) 964-5662.Tucson Rodeo Parade grandstand tickets are not available online. Call (520) 294-1280. Beginning Nov. 1, order tickets online or by phone. No additional fees for online or phone orders. Call (520) 741-2233 or (800) 964-5662. More on the 2010 Tucson Rodeo and Parade.Musical Magic for Kids An interactive Music & Dance Experience. The International Adventures of Aunt Rhody and Uncle Bob. 10:30am - FREE ADMISSION. Oro Valley Music & Dance Academy. Southeast corner of Magee & Oracle (next to Trader Joes). The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance Announces 2009-2010 Schedule of Events, Festivals & Concerts. www.SAACA.org,
Brown Mackie College Scholarship Tucson wants to help high school students prepare a winning scholarship application by hosting a Scholarship Workshop at the school on Saturday, February 20, from 10:00 a.m. 12 Noon. The workshop will provide area high school students with the information they need to navigate through the college scholarship application form. In addition, participants will learn the truth about scholarships, where to find scholarships, spotting scholarship scams, and more! Brown Mackie College Tucson Scholarship Workshop for high school students. Brown Mackie College, 4585 E. Speedway Boulevard,Tucson, AZ 85712. 10:00 a.m. 12 Noon. RSVP: Brown Mackie College Tucson is one of 24 school locations of the Brown Mackie College system of schools (www.brownmackie.edu), which is dedicated to providing educational programs that prepare students for entry-level positions in a competitive, rapidly-changing workplace. Brown Mackie College schools offer bachelor's degree, associate’s degree, certificate, and diploma programs in health sciences, business, information technology, legal studies and design technologies. Visit BMCScholarshipWorkshop.com or call toll free, (866) 299-1216 or visit http://www.brownmackie.edu/pr.aspx?ID=BMC1156.
Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research University of Arizona Mall, fun run/walk, 1 pm, 480-235-6059 or www.getsetaz.com
Oro Valley Classic Car Show, BBQ & Blues Family Festival. Oro Valley Marketplace (Oracle Rd & Tangerine). Judges will rate more than 20 classes of antique, classic and muscle cars and trucks, doling out awards for best interior, paint, engine compartment and overall appearance. Festival-goers not only can take in this parade of steel-and-chrome classics, but they also can rock to golden oldies spun by DJ John and groove to the blues belted out by the Jive Bombers. And, of course, there will be plenty of barbecue and other food to fill up on as well. DJ John Stroebeck (performing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) is a mainstay at most Southern Arizona car shows. He spins oldies from his self-contained broadcast booth. The Jive Bombers (performing from 1 to 2:30 p.m.) feature Mike Blommer on guitar, Steve Grams on bass, Glenn Velardi on drums and vocals by Rebecca Carlson. Last year's inaugural Oro Valley car show at Steam Pump Village featured more than 160 cars and trucks and drew more than 4,000 attendees. The 2010 event, with its move to Oro Valley Marketplace, likely will draw a larger crowd. SAACA continues to accept applications for the car show. Details and registration forms are available online at www.southernazfestivals.org. Call (520) 797-3959 with any questions. Proceeds from the event will benefit SAACA's many arts programs in the community and area schools. Admission $5, 12 and under FREE. The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance 2009-2010 Schedule of Events, Festivals & Concerts. www.SAACA.org, www.SOUTHERAZFESTIVALS.org.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Tucson Community Bridal Fair from 12pm to 4pm. The event is free to all guests and offers and wonderful variety of local vendors for all your wedding needs. It also offers free food tastings, DJ, 4 night honey-moon give-away and so much more. Event is located at: Celebrations Party Spot 2823 N Stone Ave, Tucson AZ. [email protected], moversandshakersbartending.com, tucsonbridalfair.com.
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
Monday, February 22-28, 2010
34th Annual 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 or http://www.shootata.com
February 23-28, 2010
Fiddler on the Roof Tucson Music Hall, four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein will star, this tour is faithfully recreated by Director Sammy Dallas Bayes, choreographer of the 1990 Robbins-inspired Broadway revival, $30-75, 866-821-2929 or www.broadwayintucson.com
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
24-25: Wrangling the Stars Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, celebrate the heritage of the American west, come experience what cowboys saw while tending to their cattle or sitting around a campfire at night and get the flavor of the western chuckwagon dinner, the southwestern stars have never been brighter or more accessible than from our observatories atop Mount Lemmon, 520-626-8122 or http://skycenter.arizona.edu
Feb. 24: THE INVISIBLE THEATRE Welcomes Jack and Karen Kressley To Seminar Night For Iron Kisses By James Still, before the 7:30 PM performance. Jack and Karen’s background with GLBT involvement covers 25 years of vested interest with PFLAG Chapters from the East to the West coasts. Discovering they were parents of a gay child in the 1980's prompted them to embark on a journey of learning/unlearning/relearning about human sexual diversity. During this span of time, the Kressleys’ began and took on leadership for a PFLAG in CT and later one in western PA. Upon retiring in 2004 to Green Valley, AZ, they became members of the Tucson PFLAG Chapter. Jack is their current President, but plans to step down in June of this year as new leadership is developed. Both he and Karen will remain actively involved with monthly meetings and on-going PFLAG support activities. Ticket Price: $22. Call (520) 882-9721 for reservations and information. Discounts available for groups of 10 or more. The Invisible Theatre, 1400 N First Avenue (at Drachman).
Thursday, February 25, 2010
5th Annual Tucson Rodeo Parade - South 6th Irvington, world's longest non-motorized parade, 200 entries including western-theme floats and buggies, Mexican folk dancers and musicians, bleacher seats $4-6, 9 am. Entry information for those wishing to participate in the Parade may be obtained by calling 520-294-1280 or through our Website. Deadline for entry is January 15, 2010. The Parade will start at 9:00 A.M. at Ajo Way west of Park Ave., proceeding south on Park to Irvington Rd., west on Irvington Rd. to 6th Avenue, passing the grandstands on Irvington Rd. between 3rd Ave. and 6th Ave. There is pre-Parade entertainment in the Grandstand area beginning at 8:00 A.M. Grandstand tickets may be purchased at the Rodeo Parade Office, 4823 S. 6th Ave., online at www.tucsonrodeoparade.org and by phone with a credit card, 520-294-1280. Tickets are $6.00 for adults; $4.00 for children. Tickets may also be purchased Parade morning near the grandstands at $7.00 adults; $5.00 under 12 years. For Rodeo information please call 520-741-2233. More Tucson Rodeo and Parade information.
Wrangling the Stars Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, celebrate the heritage of the American west, come experience what cowboys saw while tending to their cattle or sitting around a campfire at night and get the flavor of the western chuckwagon dinner, the southwestern stars have never been brighter or more accessible than from our observatories atop Mount Lemmon, 520-626-8122 or http://skycenter.arizona.edu.
6th Annual Feria de Salud which will be held by the members of Southern Arizona American Diabetes Association, at El Pueblo Park. The event will take place during and after the Rodeo Parade from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. It is free to the public and will feature food sampling, free health screenings and raffle prizes. Feria de Salud is a community event that is intended to reach local Hispanics with the important message that they may be at risk for diabetes. Feria captures the festive elements of the community, but maintains the important aspect of choosing and managing a healthy lifestyle for the entire family. The atmosphere of Feria includes music, dancing, nutritional information, fitness demonstrations and a variety of product and service booths. While preparations for the Feria de Salud are already underway, the American Diabetes Association is still welcoming organizations interested in participating in this community-based event. For more information, please contact Fred Gomez at (520) 795-3711 x7111.
In celebration of the release of Camila’s second album “Dejarte De Amar,” the popular band will perform a free acoustic set and will sign autographs for fans at the Verizon Wireless store in Tucson. Fans will also have the opportunity to star in a music video with Camila by way of green screen virtual technology. Video clips will be sent directly to participants on their wireless phones. 4:30 p.m. Performance and autograph signing at Verizon Wireless Communications Store, 4405 N. Oracle Road.Camila is the Mexican pop-rock trio of singer-songwriter and pianist Mario Domm, vocalist Samo and lead guitarist Pablo Hurtado. Their newest album, “Dejarte De Amar” was released on February 9, and has already gained extensive praise. Their first single off their second album, titled “Mientes” has already placed in the Top 5 of Latin Charts in the U.S. and Latin America. Camila’s new album is available from V CAST Music available for download and purchase over-the-air on the nation’s most reliable wireless network. Customers can also find more of Camila’s music and millions of other full tracks, ringtones and ringback tones at www.verizonwireless.com/mp3.
Friday, February 26, 2010
The Shaman’s Drum: Meditation and Relaxation with Live Music, 7:00-8:00 PM. Meditation to music played by professional musicians on authentic indigenous instruments made from natural materials. $15 per person. Ask about our reduced rate Referral Program. The Ranch, 3742 N Edith Blvd. 520-245-4547, [email protected], kalumba.org.
Cowgirls W/Heart Rodeo Dance. El Casino Ballroom, 437 E. 26th St. (NW corner of 26th St. & 2nd Ave), Tucson, AZ 85713. Contact Person: Diane Storms, 520-954-4355. Time: Doors open @ 6:00 p.m. Band starts @ 8:00 p.m.-midnight. Cost: $10.00 per person All Ages. Under 18 yrs must be accompanied by an adult. With price of admission a "Chance to Win" a commemorative Montana Silversmith Belt Buckle courtesy of Lady-N-Lace at Silver Hills Trading Company, Tombstone AZ. The Pat James Band (country music artist and songwriter). Full Bar available for 21 and over. Food available for purchase- Chicago Hot Dogs. A portion of the proceeds to Benefit the Tucson Rodeo Parade Museum. tickets are purchased at the door. Free parking. Event posted on www.TucsonRodeoParade.com
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Casa Grande Arts Festival. Promenade at Casa Grande. FREE ADMISSION. The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance Announces 2009-2010 Schedule of Events, Festivals & Concerts. www.SAACA.org, www.SOUTHERAZFESTIVALS.org.
February 27 - March 20, 2010
The Glass Menagerie. ATC. In the 1930s in a small tenement apartment in St. Louis, the Wingfield family awaits your visit. The mother Amanda lives in an illusion of recapturing her faded Southern Belle glory, her daughter Laura lives in a fantasy world of delicate glass figurines, and her son Tom dreams poetically of a world beyond the back stoop. When Tom brings home a Gentleman Caller to meet his sister, The Glass Menagerie weaves these lives into a heart-stopping dance of hopes pursued and dreams betrayed. Considered by many to be Tennessee Williams' greatest play, The Glass Menagerie is an achingly beautiful story of longing and love that has touched generations of theatergoers with its sparkling, delicate radiance. The Glass Menagerie is the third show in ATC's "AMERICA PLAYS! Celebrating Great American Stories" series following our universally acclaimed productions of To Kill A Mockingbird and A Raisin in the Sun. This unique initiative is designed to engage audiences both through the onstage performance and community activities designed to enhance the understanding of this classic play. See 2010 ATC27-3/20: The Glass Menagerie, 520-622-2823 or www.aztheatreco.org