Tucson Events Day by Day in April
Friday, April 1, 2011
March for Children, 9:30 am 12:00 pm. An event to help create a prosperous, innovative, and healthy county that is invested in child development, in child abuse prevention, and in providing resources that increase protective factors allowing parents to raise happy, healthy children. Read more about the March for Children.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
2011 Living History Program at the Tucson Presidio, (133 W. Washington), 18th century soldiering, demos, games for kids, docent tours, storyteller, try on 18th century clothing, free, 10 am - 3 pm, www.tucsonpresidiotrust.org/calendar.html
Sunday, April 3, 2011
SIERRA VISTA: TMRC 5-Mile Run/Walk - the course consists of one 5 mile loop and will have one water stop, $15, 6:30 am, 520-378-0814 or www.thundermountainrunningclub.org
TUBAC: 9th Annual Taste of Tubac - Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, tasting of wines and savory cuisine from local restaurants, benefits local charities, 5-8 pm, 520-398-2704 or www.tubacaz.com
Sons of Orpheus 20th Annual Spring Concert Desert View Performing Arts Center, (39900 S. Clubhouse Dr. 85739), $17-20, 3 pm, 520-206-6986 or www.sonsoforpheus.org
Thursday, April 7, 2011
SIERRA VISTA: Huachuca Astronomy Club Public Star Party held at the Patterson Observatory, (1140 N. Colombo Ave, 85635), view through member's telescopes (large & small) or bring your own, excellent outing for families and school age children welcome, 5:30 pm weather permitting, 520-366-5788 or www.hacastronomy.com
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Catalina State Park 5.2 & 10.35 Mile Trail Run & Walk Catalina State Park, 7:30 am, 520-797-7867 or http://www.arizonaroadracers.com
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Outdoor San Lucas Community Concert Series features upbeat folk and bluegrass band on Apr. 10, 2011/ Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance and San Lucas Community present an engaging, uplifting bluegrass band, perfect for an afternoon with loved ones. Read more about the San Lucas Community Concert Series. (520) 797-3959.
Sons of Orpheus 20th Annual Spring Concert Proscenium Theatre, (2202 W. Anklam Rd,), 520-206-6986 or www.sonsoforpheus.org
TUCSON: 13th Annual Komen Southern Arizona Race for the Cure - Reid Park, 5K run, 7 am, 520-325-7223 or www.komensaz.org
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Holualoa Companies 25th Tour of the Tucson Mountains presented by Town of Marana. This event is open to all ages and abilities. The Tour offers 73 and 27-mile courses, plus Fun Rides of 4 & 1/4 mile events. The events proceeds benefit the University of Arizona Alumni Association, UPH Children's Center at Kino, TMC Children's Miracle Network, Community Food Bank, Pima Community College and Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, Inc. http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/!TTM/TTMhome.html
Sabino Canyon Sunset Run Sabino Canyon, 7.4 miles from the Visitors Center, 5:45 pm, 520-326-9383 or www.azroadrunners.org
Monday, April 18, 2011
NOGALES: Charles Mingus Hometown Jazz Festival includes a free concert on Fri. night, special Buffalo Soldier presentation, jazz for Kids and jazz for adults sessions, arts & crafts, kids games, art exhibit, Charles Mingus Film Festival, Big Band Gala Concert, margarita jazz brunch, www.mingusproject.com
Saturday, April 23, 2011
3rd Annual Valley Animal Hospital Tucson Canine Classic University of Arizona Mall, 3 pm, 520-270-0763 or http://www.arizonaroadracers.com
Spring Cross Country Classic - Lincoln Park, 5K, features a challenging two-loop course with rolling hills through the desert, separate races for men and women, $7-10, 7:30 am, 520-326-9383 or www.azroadrunners.org
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Wicked Wednesdays Tucson Botanical Gardens, (2150 N. Alvernon Way), Dr. Ergot Ratbane, thrills young audiences with tall tales of devious, dangerous (and often deadly) plants, then takes a flashlight tour of the weird and wicked plants in conjunction with the Wicked Plants Exhibit inspired by Amy Stewart’s book Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities, 4:30-9 pm, $4-8, 520-326-9686 ext. 10 or http://www.tucsonbotanical.org
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Participant Showcase - TCC Music Hall, students that take part in the mariachi and baile folklorico workshops have the opportunity to strut their stuff, glimpse into the future of mariachi and baile folklorico, part of the International Mariachi Conference, $10, 7 pm, 520-838-3908 or www.tucsonmariachi.org
Annual Friends of the Family Awards Luncheon on April 28, 2011. The New Beginnings for Women & Children Annual "Friends of the Family" Awards Luncheon honors the successes of women in our program. We also select people or organizations from the Tucson community who personify our mission as the Luncheon honorees. The Luncheon is a chance to showcase the accomplishments of everyone involved in New Beginnings. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is served at Noon. Hel at Loews Ventana Canyon ~ Grand Ballroom. Cost: $50 per ticket or $500 for a table of 10. To sign up, visit: http://www.nbwctucson.org/fundraising/awards_luncheon.aspx
Friday, April 29, 2011
The Espectacular Concert - TCC Arena, the best mariachi musicians performing before standing room crowds, this year’s performers are Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan, Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, Mariachi Cobre and Pedro Fernandez, $35 and up, 7:30 pm, 520-838-3908 or www.tucsonmariachi.org
Saturday, April 30, 2011
The Fiesta de Garibaldi - DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, a traditional re-creation of the sights and sounds of the Garibaldi Plaza in Mexico City, features daylong party on two stages, with live mariachi music and baile folklorico acts from all over the Southwest, Mexican food and arts-and-crafts vendors, $8, 10 am - 10 pm, 520-838-3908 or www.tucsonmariachi.org
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Tucson Events throughout April 2011
Saturdays: Contra Dance
Contra Dance is presented by Tucson Friends of Traditional Music. 1st, 3rd, and 4th Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. (Intro lesson at 6:30 p.m.). Dances are held at the First United Methodist Church, 914 E. 4th St., Tucson. Caller, live music, smoke/alcohol free environment, all ages are welcome. $8, $7 TFTM members, $6 students. www.tftm.org.
April 1, 2, 8, 14
Winding Road Presents Two Lanford Wilson Plays in Repertory: Talley’s Folly and Fifth of July
Winding Road Theater Ensemble members Glen Coffman and Terry Erbe directs Lanford Wilson plays, Fifth of July and Talley’s Folly, in repertory at the Cabaret Space at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott, Tucson. Set in Wilson’s hometown of Lebanon, Missouri, both plays focus on the Talley family.
Amy Erbe plays the young Sally of Talley’s Folly, falling in love in the 1940s; Toni Press-Coffman will play the widowed Sally, three decades later, in Fifth of July. The repertory cast also includes Eric Anson, Jodi Ajanovic, Christopher Johnson, Susan Kovitz, Cliff Madison, Paul Matlock, Lucille Petty, and Brian Wees.
Fifth of July evening performances Saturday, April 9 and16 at 7:30. Sunday matinees are April 10 and 17 at 3 PM.
Talley’s Folly opens on Friday, April 1, with evening performances April 2, 8, and 14 at 7:30. Matinees are Sunday April 3, and Saturday April 9 and 16 at 3 PM. There are no performances on Friday, April 15, 2011.
Ticket are $15-$18 at Winding Road’s website: www.windingroadtheater.org, or by calling the box office at 520-401-3626. Patrons who buy tickets to both plays at the same time (through the box office only) receive a discount.
April 7-10, 2011: Spring Fling
ASUA Spring Fling Rillito Park Race Track, nation’s largest student-run carnival features fun rides, midway games, food and amateur and professional entertainment, $5, 520-621-5610 or http://springfling.arizona.edu
April 8-10, 2011: Glass Fest and Home Show
Tucson Glass Festival - Viva el Vidrio - glass artists from around the Southwestern United States as well as Mexico, Central, and South America turn molten glass into beautiful works of art, themed "Viva el Vidrio" the three-day event is presented by the Sonoran Glass Art Academy, and will take place in various galleries and exhibit spaces throughout Tucson, http://www.sonoranglass.org/events/tucsonglassfestival.html
Spring Home & Patio Show - TCC, building, landscaping and home decorating, $7, children 12 & under free, Fri-Sat 10 am 8 pm, Sun 10 am 6 pm, 520-795-3025 or www.sahba.org
April 9-10, 2011: Oracle Artists Tour
19th annual Oracle Artist Studio Tour. Dozens of artists and artisans open their working studios, eclectic galleries, and shared venues in the cool, picturesque woodlands community northeast of Tucson. Visit April 9 from 10AM to 4PM and April 10 from 11AM to 5PM for unique, green, functional, whimsical, wearable, and decorative artwork. Free. Tour welcome center, 1880 W. American Ave. Map, artist preview, PDF of tour route, full info at www.OracleStudioTour.com. Oracle is 35 miles northeast of Tucson on Hy. 77 (mile marker 100).
April 1-2, 2011: Wine Festival
4th Annual CRUSH Wine Festival at the Tucson Museum of Art, (140 N. Main Avenue, AZ 85701 ), Fri “Under the Stars” a city-wide celebration of wind, food and art, Sat. “An Evening to Savor” at Loew’s Ventana Canyon Resort a celebration of rare wines, cuisine and fine art, benefits the Tucson Museum or Art and Historic Block, Fri $75, Sat $200, 6-9 pm, 520-624-2333 or www.TucsonMuseumofArt.org.
April 1-3, 2011: 4th Avenue Street Fair
41st 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
April 2-3, 2011
SIERRA VISTA: The Arizona Folklore Preserve Presents Call of the West (56 E. Ramsey Canyon Rd.), Jeanne Cahill and Jerome Campbell, reservations required, $6-15, 2 pm, 520-378-6165 or www.arizonafolklore.com
TUBAC: Hidden Treasures of the Santa Cruz Valley Open Studio Tour 2011 at the Tubac Center for the Arts, see and experience the creative process at work in the studios of artists throughout the Santa Cruz Valley in Amado, Elgin, Green Valley, Nogales, Patagonia, Rio Rico, Sonoita and Tubac, 520-398-2371 or www.tubacarts.org
April 9 & 10, 2011
Marana Arts and Crafts Festival. The Marana Crossroads Fine Art Festival will feature gallery-quality work from artists exhibiting a variety of styles in a multitude of different mediums including glass, photography, jewelry, painting, sculpture, wood, fiber, mixed-media, ceramic and drawing. In addition to the fine art on display, patrons of Marana Crossroads will also enjoy activities which include live entertainment, artist demonstrations, children's interactive art activities, jumping castles and delectable food prepared by local vendors. Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crossroads at Silverbell Park, 7548 N. Silverbell Road.
Painting the Town Red! A Celebration Cabaret Invisible Theatre, (1400 N. 1st Ave, 85719), Ruby Anniversary star-studded concert hosted by Mols (Molly McKasson and Suz (Susan Claassen with highlights of Invisible Theatre’s 40 years, some of your favorite guest artists will join, 520-882-9721 or www.invisibletheatre.com or www.maranafestival.org
April 14-24, 2011: Pima County Fair
101st Annual Pima County Fair Pima County Fairgrounds, 4-H animals, home arts & fine arts, entertainment, horse shows, concerts, games & rides, educational exhibits including a gem and mineral show, $2-7, info line: 520-762-3247 or 520-762-9100 or www.swfair.com or http://arizonafairs.com
April 19-24, 2011: Burn the Floor
Burn the Floor Tucson Music Hall, international dance sensation, live on stage, all the passion, the dram and sizzling excitement of 20 gorgeous champion dancers, a theatrical experience that takes audiences on a journey through the passionate drama of dance, 866-821-2929 or http://www.broadwayintucson.com
April 23-24, 2011: Swan Lake
Swan Lake at the UA Centennial Hall, by the Ballet Tucson, $, 800-745-3000 or www.ballettucson.org
April 26-30, 2011: Mariachi Conference
Tucson International Mariachi Conference Tucson's largest cultural event and a model for other mariachi conferences nationwide. Read more about the Tucson Mariachi Conference.
April 29-May 1, 2011: Folklore
SIERRA VISTA: The Arizona Folklore Preserve Presents Tom Hiatt (56 E. Ramsey Canyon Rd.), reservations required, $6-15, 2 pm, 520-378-6165 or www.arizonafolklore.com
April 30-May 1, 2011: Omni Women's Senior National
TUCSON: Women’s Senior National Invitational - Omni Tucson National Resort Catalina Course, a unique two-day event format, attracting 18 top Legends of the LPGA, the sixth event on The Legends Tour, features practice rounds on the 23, a Legends Pro-Am on the Catalina Course the 23rd and an 18-hole Legends Shootout on the 24th, www.thelegendstour.com