Tucson: Events: 2010: January

Tucson Calendar of Events for January 2010

In January: Butterfly Magic An indoor tropical butterfly exhibit, with more than 100 species of colorful, farmed butterflies fluttering in a special greenhouse, and a public viewing room for up-close viewing of emerging butterflies. Tucson Botanical Gardens
2150 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712. (520) 326-9686. www.tucsonbotanical.org

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Tucson, AZ Events for January 2010

Through January 11, 2010

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

TUCSON RODEO PARADE MUSEUM re-opens January 4, 2010 to April 17, 2010* with new exhibits, ADA access and bathroom facilities. Here you can walk among over 125 horse-drawn vehicles and the great displays featuring life as it was in late-1800 Tucson. The Museum entrance is at the Rodeo Grounds, corner of 6th Ave. and Irvington Road. Museum hours are 9:30 - 3:30, Monday-Saturday; closed Sundays. Museum fees are $10.00 per adult; children under 16 are $2.00. More on the Tucson Rodeo Parade Muesum.

January 22-31: 26th Annual Senior Olympic Festival - for ages 50 and over, competitive athletic & social activities from archery to volleyball, 520-791-3244 or www.tucsonseniorgames.org

Fridays and Saturdays

CARNIVAL OF ILLUSION: An Evening of Intimate Magical Wonders ALAKAZAM!  Here's a Magical night out that will transport you to a turn of the century experience.  National-touring illusionists and national-recipients for "Excellence in Magic", Roland Sarlot and Susan Eyed present their Victorian-Inspired Magical Show "Carnival of Illusion: An Evening of Intimate Magical Wonders" to only 35 guests per show. Show tickets offer a BONUS:  Buy one dinner on show nights in either hotel restaurant and receive a (equal or lesser priced) dinner FREE!  Purchase tickets at www.CarnivalOFillusion.com.  For more info call (520) 615-5299. Fridays at 6:00pm and 8:30pm, Saturdays at 6:00pm and 8:30pm. Doubletree Hotel Tucson at Reid Park, 445 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson, 85711.  Without promo code... General Admission $25; Seniors (55+) $20; Juniors (ages 8-16) $20. Tickets:  www.CarnivalOFillusion.com or (520) 615-5299.

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January 2010 Tucson Events Day by Day


Friday, January 1, 2010 New Year's Day Events

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

Saturday, January 2-7, 2010

Through January 7, 2010: 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

Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Comedy Spot Comedy Club at Desert Diamond Casino-Hotel (Tucson, Arizona) with ERIC O'SHEA. Also appearing: Aaron Powell & Patrick Ludlow. Doors at 7:00, show begins at 8:00. Pick up tickets at the Casino!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Tucson Symphony Orchestra MasterWorks Concert Series in Oro Valley. MasterWorks II - "Magnificent and Glorious!" CDO High School Fine Arts Auditorium at Oracle Rd & Calle Concordia, 7pm - Pre-Concert Chat with Conductor George Hanson / 8pm - Concert .Tickets $25-$45 *inquire with SAACA about special pricing a discounts on ticket packages. The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance Announces 2009-2010 Schedule of Events, Festivals & Concerts. www.SAACA.org, www.SOUTHERAZFESTIVALS.org.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Musical Magic for Kids An interactive Music & Dance Experience. Dancing Carnival of the Animals, 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, www.SOUTHERAZFESTIVALS.org.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

"Piano Fireworks" Piano Recital featuring Yelizaveta Beriyeva concert has been rescheduled to January 10, 2010 at 3:30pm. The concert is sponsored by Oro Valley Summer Chamber Music. In addition to an active professional performing career, Ms. Beriyeva devotes much time to teaching piano, music theory, music history and ear training lessons. Throughout her career, she has performed in her native (Republic of) Georgia, Armenia, Russia, Italy and the United States and has won numerous prizes. She is well remembered from recitals in Greater Tucson including her performance at St. Mark's last year - and some are still humming the gorgeous melodies of the Schubert sonata...Hard to imagine she could come up with a more stunning performance. But you shall see - and hear. It's a Haydn year, in memory of the 200th anniversary of his death. Haydn, a prolific composer of the classical era, contributed much to the development of the symphony as we know it today, the string quartet and the sonata form. Leeza will perform one of Haydn's piano sonatas and a beautiful Chopin piece. She will then close her recital with one of only two piano sonatas ever composed by Sergei Rachmaninov. The challenging piece, Sonata in b flat minor, will enable Leeza to dazzle the audience with her superb technique as well as her ability to express the lyrical passages of this last composer of Russian Romanticism. All performances at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 1431 W. Magee Road located at the Southwest Corner of Magee/La Canada. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for Students under 18. Call (520) 797-3959 x 6 for more information. See 2010 ATC.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

14-17: Tucson Area Square Dance Festival – Let’s Do it Again in 2010 – Tucson Convention Center, (260 S. Church Ave.), hundreds of 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, $,  http://www.sardasa.com/sacca

Friday, January 15, 2010

15-17: 20th Annual 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  H

15-24: 19th Annual Jewish Film Festival - 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

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Tucson Symphony Orchestra with Art Garfunkel – Tucson Music Hall, with George Hanson, director and conductor, 520-882-8585 or www.tucsonsymphony.org

15-17: 20th Annual 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  H

15-24: 19th Annual Jewish Film Festival - 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

Sunday, January 17, 2010

15-17: 20th Annual 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  H

15-24: 19th Annual Jewish Film Festival - 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

Friday, January 22, 2010

22-24: 32nd 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, $7, Fri-Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun 9 am - 4 pm, 520-547-5463 or http://tucsonquiltersguild.com/

22-24:            5th 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, $7 or $15 for weekend pass, 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, 406-834-3603 or www.oldwestroundup.com

22-31: 26th Annual Senior Olympic Festival - for ages 50 and over, competitive athletic & social activities from archery to volleyball, 520-791-3244 or www.tucsonseniorgames.org

Saturday, January 23, 2010

La Posada Launches “Concerts for” Music Series. During the months of January and February, La Posada is delivering a delightful variety of music, exciting activities and a place for the community to come together for charity through its new “Concerts for” Music Series. This year’s inaugural event is “Concerts for Casa”, which will benefit Casa de Esperanza and Casa’s Los Niños del Valle. Each year, La Posada will select a not-for-profit community organization to be the recipient of the proceeds from the concert series. The series will consist of six concerts, one each Saturday starting January 23, from noon to 2 p.m. Live musical performances from local bands will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in The Shoppes at La Posada courtyard. In addition to music, fundraising activities such as silent auctions, raffles and drawings will be held to help raise needed funds. The concerts are free to the public; however, cash donations are gratefully accepted during each concert event. In addition, Posada Java will donate the proceeds from gross sales made during the event as additional support for Casa de Esperanza and Casa’s Los Niños del Valle. On January 23, the first band, Apocalypso, will take attendees away to a tropical island with the beats from their steel drums. Reggae, calypso and other island beats will be featured. For more information, visit www.laposadagv.com.

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

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

Oro Valley Public Art Tours Experience over 30 pieces of Oro Valley Public Art in a three hour narrated and guided tour starting at the Oro Valley Marketplace. Tickets $25 per person. Includes cold water bottle and commemorative Oro Valley Public Art Brochure.. The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance Announces 2009-2010 Schedule of Events, Festivals & Concerts. www.SAACA.org, www.SOUTHERAZFESTIVALS.org.

Annual Jewish Film Festival - 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

22-24: 32nd 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, $7, Fri-Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun 9 am - 4 pm, 520-547-5463 or http://tucsonquiltersguild.com/

22-24:            5th 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, $7 or $15 for weekend pass, 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, 406-834-3603 or www.oldwestroundup.com

January 23-February 13, 2010

[title of show] ATC. Imagine two hyper-talented young songwriters in New York trying to write a new musical about two hyper-talented young songwriters in New York trying to write a new musical...! That's [title of show], the deliciously smart and tuneful musical that wowed Broadway audiences and critics last fall. It's a dizzy, unpredictable, and uproarious tongue-in-cheek musical about show business and making one's dreams come true. Follow Jeff, Hunter, Heidi and Susan as they negotiate a musical theatre obstacle course of finding backers, casting singers, and making it to Broadway. Fresh, funny and playful, [title of show] is a Cinderella tale set to music about the journey from the unemployment line to the Great White Way. "Delectable entertainment! Hilarious! A fresh new musical worth cheering!" - The New York Times. See 2010 ATC.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

32nd 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, $7, Fri-Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun 9 am - 4 pm, 520-547-5463 or http://tucsonquiltersguild.com/

5th 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, $7 or $15 for weekend pass, 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, 406-834-3603 or www.oldwestroundup.com

Thursday, January 28, 2010

"Key To Employment For the 21st Century" Student Industry, Technology and Career Workshop and Expo, Tucson International Airport Main Terminal. We are looking for sponsors to help cover the costs of this event. We need funding for student and teacher lunches, web site development, equipment rental, marketing, insurance, printing, and other miscellaneous expenses. The Metropolitan Education Commission is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your donation will be tax deductible. We are also looking for exhibitors, presenters for the Exploratoriums, raffle prizes and super prizes, and more. www.metedu.org/key2e. Steve Peters, Project Coordinator, 520-321-1309 or mailto:stevepeters@tucsonlink.org

Friday, January 29, 2010

Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Shows general information, events, schedules, discounts for accomodations. SOmeof the shows being held include:

29-2/13            TUCSON: Globe-X – Days Inn, (222 S. Freeway Ave.), 200 dealers of gems, minerals, fossils, mostly direct-import merchandise from around the world, including gem stones, decorator minerals, polished minerals, rough minerals, beads, opals, fossils, amber, crystals, Arizona minerals, septarians and carvings,8:30 am – 6:30 pm, http://jewelryshowguide.com/ or http://www.daysinntucson.com

29-2/14            PEORIA: Steel Magnolias – Theater Works McMillin Black Box Theater, (8355 W. Peoria, 85345), Southern charm in a small-town beauty parlor, alternately hilarious and touching-and in the end, revealing of the strength and purposefulness humanity has the ability to possess in good times and bad, 623-815-7930 or www.theaterworks.org

29-2/14            TUCSON: Rapa River Gem & Mineral Show – a wide variety of many unique and unusual products from all parts of various countries, 520-743-0866 or www.rapariver.com or www.tucsonshowguide.com

29-2/14            TUCSON: 1820 Oracle Wholesale Mineral Show – TopGem Warehouse, minerals, 520-622-6633 or www.topgem.com

29-2/14            TUCSON: Tucson Showplace – quality dealers who are a direct source for the material they sell, offering rough rock, minerals, designer cabochons, jewelry, and copper, 262-377-4804 or www.tucsonshowplace.net

29-2/14            TUCSON: African Art Village – (1134 S. Farmington Rd., 85713), approx. 100 African exhibitors showcasing African masks, beads, statues and various other African artifacts from countries throughout Africa, 8 am – 6 pm, 520-869-7895 or http://jewelryshowguide.com/

Tu B’Shvat Plaque Dedication at the Tucson Botanical Gardens presented by the Tucson Hebrew Academy will present a glazed, tiled plaque for Tu B’Shvat (Jewish New Year of Trees) at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. The plaque, designed by artist Kris Selby, will be dedicated in the Children’s Garden in a ceremony at 10 a.m. Tu B’Shvat activities and refreshments are planned in conjunction with the dedication. Tucson Hebrew Academy requires that every parent and student volunteer time sprucing up the school’s open courtyard. To help the academy meet their goal of a beautiful common space, the Tucson Botanical Gardens donated 8 desert trees to the school. On Friday, January 29th parents and students of Tucson Hebrew Academy will celebrate Tu B’Shvat and work together to plant the dedicated trees. Tu B’Shvat, the Jewish New Year of Trees, celebrates the beginning of the agricultural year in Israel when fruit trees bloom.Customs include planting trees and eating dried fruits and nuts, especially figs, dates, raisins, carob and almonds. TBG Hours: Garden hours are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $7 for adults (age 13+), $3 for children 4-12, free for children 3 and under. Located at 2150 N. Alvernon Way. For more information, call (520) 326-9686, Ext. 10, email info@tucsonbotanical.org or visit www.tucsonbotanical.org.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

La Posada Launches “Concerts for” Music Series. During the months of January and February, La Posada is delivering a delightful variety of music, exciting activities and a place for the community to come together for charity through its new “Concerts for” Music Series. This year’s inaugural event is “Concerts for Casa”, which will benefit Casa de Esperanza and Casa’s Los Niños del Valle. Each year, La Posada will select a not-for-profit community organization to be the recipient of the proceeds from the concert series. The series will consist of six concerts, one each Saturday starting January 23, from noon to 2 p.m. Live musical performances from local bands will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in The Shoppes at La Posada courtyard. In addition to music, fundraising activities such as silent auctions, raffles and drawings will be held to help raise needed funds. The concerts are free to the public; however, cash donations are gratefully accepted during each concert event. In addition, Posada Java will donate the proceeds from gross sales made during the event as additional support for Casa de Esperanza and Casa’s Los Niños del Valle. On January 30, feet will be tapping along to the tunes of the Big Band Express Trio, who specialize in jazz. Los Changuitos Feos de Tucson (meaning Tucson’s Ugly Little Monkeys), will change up the style with sounds from their youth mariachi band on February 6. Casa de Esperanza and their childcare center, Los Niños del Valle, were chosen because of the financial strain they are experiencing from the State’s 2010 and 2011 budget crisis. Arizona childcare license fees increased from $1,350 per year to over $3,900, directly affecting those who are in greatest need of this service. The concerts will be a great activity for all ages, as well as a terrific way to support the community in an assortment of ways. Tucson’s steel drum band. La Posada is the largest senior service provider in the Green Valley area and has obtained the status as the first Arizona retirement community to receive national accreditation. La Posada began in 1987 as the vision of Tucson Medical Center to bring needed programs and services to the senior residents of the Green Valley area. The campus includes exceptional housing options and numerous support services, including a medical component. In 1997, La Posada became an independent, not-for-profit, continuing care retirement community. For more information, visit www.laposadagv.com.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Tucson Hebrew Academy will present a glazed, tiled plaque for Tu B’Shvat (Jewish New Year of Trees) at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. The plaque, designed by artist Kris Selby, will be dedicated in the Children’s Garden in a ceremony at 10 a.m. Tu B’Shvat activities and refreshments are planned in conjunction with the dedication. Tucson Hebrew Academy requires that every parent and student volunteer time sprucing up the school’s open courtyard. To help the academy meet their goal of a beautiful common space, the Tucson Botanical Gardens donated 8 desert trees to the school. On Friday, January 29th parents and students of Tucson Hebrew Academy will celebrate Tu B’Shvat and work together to plant the dedicated trees. Tu B’Shvat, the Jewish New Year of Trees, celebrates the beginning of the agricultural year in Israel when fruit trees bloom.Customs include planting trees and eating dried fruits and nuts, especially figs, dates, raisins, carob and almonds. Hours: Garden hours are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Gardens’ admission: $7 for adults (age 13+), $3 for children 4-12, free for children 3 and under. Tucson Botanical Gardens is a private, non-profit organization that promotes botanical, horticultural, and ecological education; encourages responsible environmental stewardship; and provides a beautiful setting for enjoyment and relaxation. The Gardens, designated as America’s Best Secret Garden by Reader’s Digest, is an urban oasis in the heart of Tucson featuring a 5 ? acre collection of 16 specialty gardens. It is located at 2150 N. Alvernon Way. For more information, call (520) 326-9686, Ext. 10, email info@tucsonbotanical.org or visit www.tucsonbotanical.org.

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