Tucson: Events: 2010: March

Tucson Calendar of Events for March 2010

This March is one of the last seasons for Spring Training in Tucson. The Colorado Rockies continue to play at Hi Corbett Field at The Arizona Diamondbacks will return to TEP for another season of Spring Training baseball. Read more about the 2010 Spring Training season and get schedules and special events. Special Colorado Rockies Promotional Events for 2010.

Tucson Spring Training 2010 dates are tentative and subject to change.

March 6: Half Price Pavilion Tickets*
March 10: Rockies Autograph Day
March 11: Coors Field Stadium Replica (first 1,000 fans) Rockies Autograph Day
March 15: Community Food Bank Day
March 17: St. Patrick's Day Celebration
March 19: Rockies Lunch Coolers (first 1,000 fans) Rockies Photo Day
March 23: $1 Hot Dog, Popcorn & Soda Day
March 25: Rockies Baseball Caps (first 1,000 fans)
March 31: Fan Appreciation Day

The Glass Menagerie from ATC through March 20. 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 ATC.

Arizona Renaissance Festival

Through March 28, 2010

Arizona Reniassance Festival

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TUCSON RODEO PARADE MUSEUM is open through 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.

The Maverick band lineup is as follows: Every Tuesday (from now on, unless otherwise notified): Jack Bishop and Big Country. Every Wednesday (from now on, unless otherwise notified): Neil Russell. Thurs 3/4: Flipside.Thurs 3/11: Jadi Norris. Thurs 3/18: Vince Moreno. Thurs 3/25: Marnie Chastain. Every Friday (from now on, unless otherwise notified): Flipside. Every Saturday (from now on, unless otherwise notified): The Jack Bishop Band. The Maverick King of Clubs, 6622 E Tanque Verde Rd. 520.298.0430.

March 2010 Tucson Events Day by Day

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Peace Corps Fair at the University of Arizona Student Union Grand Ballroom as part of the national Peace Corps week. The Peace Corps Fellows program at the University of Arizona will sponsor its annual Peace Corps Week Fair to celebrate the founding of the Peace Corps in 1961.  More than 100 local returned Peace Corps volunteers, some in their host countries’ native dress, will staff booths full of artifacts and photos that are designed to inform visitors about their country of service.  Attendance is expected to be 300 to 500 people, including school-age children.  This will be an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about the Peace Corps, looking to find information on how to apply to volunteer for the Peace Corps or looking to learn about other cultures through the experiences of their fellow U.S citizens who have lived and experienced them. from 4-7pm. [email protected]

Thursday, March 4, 2010

In and Out of the Garden, the works of Susan Fisher Gallery at the Gardens. The paintings of Susan Fisher, focusing on garden imagery, will be on display in the Porter Hall Gallery at the Tucson Botanical Gardens during the months of March and April. An artists’ reception will be held Thursday, March 4 from 5-7 p.m. and is open to the public. Susan Fisher is the Director of the Art Institute at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.  She is the former Coordinator for the Botanical Illustration Program at Denver Botanic Gardens where she created the Certificate Program in Botanical Art and Illustration known throughout the United States. Susan is on the faculty of the Art Institute and Filoli Gardens in California and conducts workshops throughout the country. She served on the Board of Directors and is the past president of the American Society of Botanical Artists.  Her illustrations appear in numerous periodicals and books, national exhibits and private collections. Her BA degree includes three years of advanced study in art history at the Universities of Bordeaux , Pau and Toulouse in France. Hours: Garden hours are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Open seven days a week, year round, except July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day and New Year’s Day. 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 [email protected] or visit www.tucsonbotanical.org.

Friday, March 5 and Saturday March 6, 2010

75 YEARS AFTER SNAKETOWN: A Nod To The Past and An Eye Toward The Future Presented jointly by the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society and Arizona State Museum. Details at http://www.statemuseum.arizona.edu/arch/archmo/index.shtml. See all of ASM events in 2010.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Tucson Symphony Orchestra MasterWorks Concert Series in Oro Valley. MasterWorks IV - "Beethoven 3" 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 & Sunday, March 6 & 7 , 2010

Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Festival Pima Community College Northwest Campus. FREE ADMISSION. The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance Announces 2009-2010 Schedule of Events, Festivals & Concerts. www.SAACA.org, www.SOUTHERAZFESTIVALS.org.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

LUNAFEST® 2010 Hosted by the Women’s Studies Advisory Council (WOSAC) and University of Arizona Gender and Women’s Studies Department. Celebrate Women’s History Month with Films By, For, and About Women Benefiting WOSAC, the UA Gender and Women’s Studies Department, and the Breast Cancer Fund. 7:00p.m. – 9:30 p.m. The Loft Cinema – 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Please email Shannon at [email protected] for more information or to buy tickets.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Southern California’s own, The Dirty Heads, will be performing live at The Hut in Tucson on March 11th. On tour in support of their latest release “Any Port in a Storm,” the 22-track special edition album features the hit single (including #1 at KROQ) “Lay Me Down” with Rome, of Sublime with Rome (making it’s debut on the Billboard Rock Songs charts this week). Available now at all major digital services, the album also features a bonus video for “Stand Tall.” Executive produced by the Grammy Award-winning Rob Cavallo (Green Day, Kid Rock, Paramore), produced by Stan Frazier (Sugar Ray), Steve Fox, and mixed by engineer Mario Caldato Jr. (Beastie Boys), band members Jared Watson (vox), Dustin Bushnell (guitars/vox), Jon Olazabal (percussion), Matt Ochoa (drums) and David Foral (bass) put in long hours polishing the material on “Any Port in a Storm” while developing their style to perfect a signature blend of acoustic infused hip-hop and classic reggae; creating the ideal soundtrack to an upbeat, sun-soaked Southern California. View the video for “Lay Me Down” on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoBdbGKDgyw

Saturday, March 13 and Sunday March 14, 2010

Tucson Festival of Books, University of Arizona Mall. Saturday, 9:30am-5:30pm, Sunday 10:30am-5:30pm. SAACA's recent published Public Art Book, EXCELLENCE BY DESIGN, will be featured at the festival.  Look for the SAACA tent near the performing arts stage! FREE ADMISSION. Learn more about the festival www.SOUTHERNAZFESTIVALS.org or www.SAACA.org.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Hunger Walk, sponsored by the Community Food Bank, will occur on March 13, 2010.  It will begin and end at Sam Lena Park near the corner of Ajo & Country Club and includes a tour of the food bank as part of the 3 mile walk.  Registration begins at 7:00 a.m., the program begins at 7:30 a.m., and the walk will commence at 8:00 a.m. The registration fee is only $10 for adults.  There is no charge for children 12 and under when accompanied by an adult.  For additional information please contact Linda Hampton at 622-0525 ext. 224 or [email protected]

2nd Annual Tucson Lymphomathon to be held on Saturday, March 13, 2010 at Pusch Ridge Christian Academy beginning with registration at 7:30 AM sponsored by the Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) and LRF's Tucson Affiliate of the Arizona Chapter. If you have any questions please contact Marion Swan at (212) 349-6435 or [email protected]

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Opera 101 Concert & Lecture Series. Operatic Love in the French Style. St Mark's Church - 3pm. Tickets $15, preferred seating available with advance ticket purchase. The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance Announces 2009-2010 Schedule of Events, Festivals & Concerts. Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance's "Opera 101" program features the music and stories of six of French opera's most famous ill-fated heroines. The alluring ladies of "Operatic Love in the French Style" will themselves be consumed by love gone awry as glorious music soars around them Sunday, March 14, at St. Mark's Church. Carmenis done-in by the jealous Don Jose. Marguerite ascends into heaven as Mephistopheles hustles Faust off to hell. Manontalks Des Grieux out of the priesthood only to die in his arms shortly thereafter. The three loves of Hoffman fare no better: Olympia, the doll, is smashed to smithereens, Giulietta drinks poison by mistake and Antonia's mysterious malady causes her to die when she is persuaded to sing. www.SAACA.org, www.SOUTHERAZFESTIVALS.org.

Monday, March 15

Legendary Guitarist George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob), and London Legrand (Brides of Destruction, Rockstars on Mars) at the Rock in Tucson. YouTube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkSpmYNj3rY.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Comedy Spot Comedy Club and Desert Diamond Casino Hotel-Resort presents KENNY KANE star of "UPN" Bob and Tom Show" and "FOX tv." Combining the frenetic pace of Robin Williams, the absurdity of Steve Martin and the physicality of Jim Carrey, Kenny Kane fuses stand up and sketch comedy in one action packed show. Kane takes the audience through “A day in the life.” One thing leads to another in this hilarious action packed show

Friday, March 19, 2010

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.

Saturday and Sunday, March 20-21, 2010

Tim Weber Flying at the Arizona & Aerospace Days 2010 at Davis Monthan AFB. Nationally- renowned air show performer, Tim Weber, and his GEICO Extra 300 will be amazing at the Arizona & Aerospace Days 2010 on March 20-21. Tim will be offering plane-side interviews at the base on March 19-21.  He will be arriving in the Tucson area on Wednesday March 17, and will be available on March 18 and 19 for in studio interviews.  Please contact soon if you are interested in scheduling an interview with Tim. Tim has been flying for over 30 years.  A career that started at a 13 year old boy watching gliders being flown near his home in Phoenix, ultimately leading Tim to becoming one of the most sought after airshow performers in the country today.  Since 1996, millions of people have been thrilled by Tim’s aerobatic performances at hundreds of airshows nationwide. Not only is Tim a talented air show performer, he's also a musician, and the only air show performer known to write, record and perform to his own music.  "I am very excited to be a part of what is going to be a spectacular show this year"  said Tim Weber.  "I will be performing a hardcore surface level aerobatics routine that I combine with my own music.  My routine gives a whole new meaning to the term 'rock and roll'." For more information on Tim Weber, visit his Website at timweberairshows.com.  I have also attached a bio of Tim's amazing story.   

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Liver Life Walk 2010. Join the American Liver Foundation at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix for the 8th annual 1K and 5K dog-friendly Liver Life Walk from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. With food, entertainment and prizes, this fundraising event promises something for everyone. Start your own team, join an existing team or sign up as an individual walker. Funds raised support education and advocacy for the 30 million people affected by liver disease. For more information call 602-953-1800 or visit go.liverfoundation.org

Thursday thru Sunday, March 25-28, 2010

Wild West Days at Old Tucson. Relive the thrilling days of the 1880’s Wild West at Old Tucson Studios on March 25-28, 2010 (Thursday thru Sunday), 10 am to 6 pm. The historic film set and theme park will host a western festival on March 25 through 28 featuring its signature shows plus special guest entertainers including gifted comedian and musician Sourdough Slim, Wild West Showman Kowboy Kal, and Card Shark Dick Casey. The head-lining performance at the Wild West Days occurs Saturday, March 27 when gun spinning champs Pistol Packin’ Paula and Hot Shot Johnny Tuscadero square off in pistol spinning contest for braggin’ rights and a pair of custom-engraved Cimarron 45’s. Recently, the two dueled to a “draw” at an exhibition in Las Vegas during the Wild West Performing Arts Society’s World Championships. Read more about all of the events at Wild West Days at Old Tucson.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Concert of All Ages. CDO High School Fine Arts Auditorium. The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance Announces 2009-2010 Schedule of Events, Festivals & Concerts. www.SAACA.org, www.SOUTHERAZFESTIVALS.org.

Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28, 2010

Southwest Indian Art Fair Benefit, at Desert Diamond Casino (I-19 and Pima Mine Road) Meet 100 Native artists and shop for top-quality handmade artwork including pottery, Hopi kachina dolls, paintings, jewelry, baskets, rugs, blankets, and more. Saturday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., adult admission $6. Proceeds go directly to strengthening SWIAF 2011. We are grateful for the expertise of the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance <http://www.saaca.org/>   and the generosity of Desert Diamond Casino <http://www.desertdiamondcasino.com/en/content/desert-diamond-i-19-location> in helping to make this benefit a reality. Special thanks to Madden Media/Tucson Guide. April 2010 Join Us For One Mammoth of a Lecture Series, 12,000 years in the making! Evening lectures April 1, 8, 15, and 22. Site tour of mammoth kill sites April 24. Details at http://www.statemuseum.arizona.edu/public/mammoth/index.shtml

Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Invisible Theatre will hold auditions for their 2010-2011 Season on Saturday, March 27, 2010 beginning at 3:30 PM.  Auditions will be held at the Invisible Theatre (1400 N. First Avenue at Drachman). Parts are available for men and women, ages 14 – 60’s. Please call the Invisible Theatre (520-884-0672) with your name and phone contact to sign up for an audition time. All actors are compensated. Actors must bring a recent headshot and resume.  Those new to the theatre are asked to perform a 2 minute contemporary monologue. 1400 N. First Avenue at Drachman. www.invisibletheatre.com

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 is March 27, 2010.  For details, contact Krystyna at 520/743-1349 or email [email protected] Winners will be announced April 30.  Prizes are 1st place $100, 2nd place $50 and 3rd place $25.  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.  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.

New Leaf Plant Sale at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Visit the Gardens this March for a new twist on our spring plant sale – the New Leaf Plant Sale. Vendors will feature one or more “new plants” – plants recently brought into cultivation, new cultivars or “retro plants” that are returning to popularity. We’ll have a wide selection of other plants, too. The sale will take place Saturday, March 27 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with a Garden member preview and sale Friday, March 26 from 5-8 p.m. Admission to the plant sale is free. An extended list of New Leaf Plant Sale featured plants can be found at tucsonbotanical.org. Pictures available upon request. Arizona native Joshua trees, Yucca brevifloia, from Signiture Botanical. What’s new about Joshua trees? These seedlings have been grown from seed from populations just north of Wickenburg, Arizona. This is the nearest wild population to Tucson. From the intersection of the Mohave and Sonoran Deserts, these promise to be the best adapted Joshua trees for our region. Antelope bush, Purshia plicata, from Mountain States Nursery. A native of the southeastern Chihuahuan Desert. This member of the rose family blooms with showy five-petaled rose pink flowers. A medium sized shrub, hardy in Tucson. Crested monvillea, Monvillea spegazinii, from Picture Rocks Cactus.Strange sculptural branches resemble fins, clubs or rakes. Blue-green stems turn purplish or pink in stronger sun. 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 [email protected] or visit www.tucsonbotanical.org.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Art in Oro Valley Competition & Exhibition Opening Reception. 2010 Theme - Cultural Diversity. Ventana Medical Systems, Inc in Oro Valley. The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance Announces 2009-2010 Schedule of Events, Festivals & Concerts. www.SAACA.org, www.SOUTHERAZFESTIVALS.org.

Junior League of Tucson New Member Happy Hour. Live, Laugh & Lead with the Junior League of Tucson! For over 75 years, Tucson women have joined the Junior League to make friends and serve their community. Please join us for a Happy Hour to meet the ladies of the Junior League, learn about our projects and find out how to become a member. You are welcome to join us on March 31, May 19 and July 14 at 6:30 pm at the Armitage Wine Lounge, 2905 East Skyline Drive for Happy Hour. To RSVP or for more information, please call 520-299-5753 or e-mail us at [email protected].

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