Entertainment Magazine: Tucson: Events: 2011: February

Tucson Calendar of Events for February 2011

February is one of the most active months in Tucson, Arizona.

Annual events like the Tucson Gem Shows, Tucson Rodeo and Parade and the nearby Arizona Renaissance Festival are among the biggest February events happening in Tucson.

Detail information about these and other events happening in Tucson February 2011 are posted as they are received.

Tucson Rodeo and Parade February 19 - 27, 2011

The 86th La Fiesta de los Vaqueros, Festival of the Cowboys, takes place at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds at South 6th Ave. and Irvington Rd.

The Tucson Rodeo event also features the world's longest horse-drawn, non-motorized parade. The week's activities attract about 55,000 fans. An estimated 200,000 spectators come out for the parade.

Top contestants in the sport of rodeo compete for a share of more than $350,000 in prize money. This PRCA rodeo is America's largest, outdoor, midwinter rodeo. The week includes 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. More information on the 2011 Tucson Rodeo and Parade.

Tucson Gem Shows and Events 2011

The major early spring Tucson event included the 2011 Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Shows held through February 13, 2011. The annual event showcased hundreds of vendors from around the world. Most of the gem, jewelry and mineral shows are free.

18th Annual Southwest Indian Art Fair is Southern Arizona’s Premier Indian Art Show and Market

Arizona State Museum’s signature event returns home to Tucson in February 2011 - back on the museum's front lawn! Meet 200 Southwest Native artists, many of them award winning.

Talk with them about their work and learn about the cultural significance that informs, inspires, and imbues their work. Top-quality, handmade art includes pottery, Hopi katsina dolls, paintings, jewelry, baskets, rugs, blankets, and much more.

This annual Tucson event features artist demonstrations, Native food, music, and dance performances round out the two-day celebration. The event is held Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.– 4 p.m.. Admission fees TBA.

The Arizona State Museum is located just inside the University of Arizona’s Main Gate at Park Ave and University Blvd in Tucson at 1013 E University Blvd. Call 520-621-6302. www.statemuseum.arizona.edu

Through August 1, 2011: History play

In The Devil's Frying Pan. This original play will illustrate the histories of Arizonans who shaped our state as it went from a territory to a state, 480-488-1981, www.desertfoothillstheater.com.

Through February 2011: Hike in the Park

Sunday hikes through February. Each Sunday through February 27, 2011, guided hikes are provided at Catalina State Park. The hikes, each six to seven miles, starts at 8:30 a.m. at the park's main trailhead. Hikers are suggested to wear weather-appropriate clothing, including hiking boots and take a snack and water. Registration is required at least one day in advance of each hike. See more about Catalina State Park. Call 638-5404 to register. For a complete schedule of Sunday hikes in the park visit www.pr.state.az.us/parks/CATA/index.html.



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What every social service professional should know

Our Family's C.O.R.E. (Comprehensive Orientation & Required Education) is a 27-hour course for all levels of workers in the behavioral and social services. It covers social issues such as homelessness, violence, addiction, domestic violence, child/elder abuse and LGBT awareness. It also includes training in communications skills, conflict resolution, crisis intervention, ethics, boundaries, confidentiality, HIPAA, suicide assessment/intervention and risk management.
 
 The curriculum is appropriate for employees working in both for-profit and nonprofit agencies. It may be taken in its entirety, or you may choose the topics you need. The next C.O.R.E. trainings will be held February 4, 11, 18 and 25, and March 4, 11, 18 and 25, at Our Family's offices at 3830 E. Bellevue St. Contact Kathy Schlitz for more information.

February 26 - March 19, 2011
ATC Lost In Yonkers By Neil Simon. Directed by Samantha K. Wyer. Neil Simon's Pulitzer-winning masterwork about family, duty and love is certain to leave you spellbound with laughter and tears. At the Temple of Music and Art, Downtown Tucson. ATC Box Offices, in Tucson at (520) 622-2823. Read about ATC 2011 season.

The annual Arizona Renaissance Festival 2011 runs every Saturday and Sunday, February 12, 2011 through April 3, 2011 including Presidents’ Day Monday February 21, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Many Mexicos: Vistas de la Frontera opens at the Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona campus. The exhibition strives to interpret the broad sweep of Mexican history from the Pre-Columbian period to today’s political shouting matches, all from the perspective of Arizona and the borderlands. Mon – Sat, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The exhibit will run fthrough 2012. www.StateMuseum.Arizona.Edu

Day by Day in February 2011


These events are happening each day in Tucson during February 2011. The Tucson Gem and Mineral Shows continue through February 13, 2011.

February 3, 2011

The Bouncing Czechs Band was formed 14 years ago by members of the Tucson Czech-Slovak Club. The band has gained popularity for dancing and has played many places in the community. Members include John Prokop on tuba, Roxanna Baker on accordion, Lois Smith on clarinet and alto saxophone, Howard Smith on electric guitar and tenor saxophone, Scotty Welch on trumpet/flugelhorn and vocals and Dan Duperre on drums. 2011 Park Place Concert Series at 6 p.m. Held at Park Place Mall, 5870 East Broadway Blvd., located either at the outdoor pavilion between Bamboo Club and Forever 21 or indoors at the food court. http://saaca.org/events-parkplaceconcerts.html. (520) 797-3959.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

LAVA Music presents John Batdorf in concert, 7-9 p.m., Abounding Grace Sanctuary, 2450 S. Kolb Rd., $15, cash or check at door. www.lavamusic.org, RSVP encouraged: 520-647-3234, [email protected]

Mike Finkelstein and Friends, Great American favorites with a strong jazz influence will perform live from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in The Shoppes at La Posada courtyard. In addition to music, attendees can enjoy Sonoran hot dogs and kettle corn, participate in a gift basket drawing, plus shop for jewelry from Beth Ray, who will donate all proceeds from the Design Your Own Earrings ($10 a pair) activity to the Green Valley-Sahuarita Community Food Bank. La Posada at (520) 648-8131 or visit http://www.laposadagv.com/.

Art Safari at the Central Tucson Gallery Association. Walking tour of central Tucson warehouse and storefront galleries, featuring exhibit openings and artist receptions, presented by Central Tucson Gallery Association, 520-629-9759 or http://www.ctgatucson.org/galleries.html

La Encantada Fine Art Festival at the La Encantada Shopping Center. Featuring art exhibitors in all mediums and genres in an outdoor garden setting, free, 9 am – 5 pm, 520-797-3959 or http://www.laencantadafestival.org

Saturday, February 5, 2011

La Encantada Performing & Fine Art Festival. Meander through garden courtyards and scenic mountain views while experiencing an array of art forms--from theatre and music to handcrafted exhibitions of works. The one-day, free fine art features more than 35 art exhibitors in original and organic forms--like pastels, oil, watercolor, sculpture, mixed media, photography and so much more. The lush, shaded and luxurious setting of one of the most upscale shopping centers in Southern Arizona will also be set for free children's art activities performing arts. Visitors can satisfy their hunger at one of the mall's many dining options, as La Encantada features more than 55 fine shops and restaurants in an elegant, outdoor setting. Saturday, February 5, 2011, 10am-5pm. La Encantada Shopping Center, 2905 E. Skyline Drive www.laencantadafestival.org

Art Safari is hed at the Central Tucson Gallery Association. This event is a walkingvtour of central Tucson warehouse and storefront galleries, featuring exhibit openings and artist receptions, presented by Central Tucson Gallery Association, 520-629-9759 or http://www.ctgatucson.org/galleries.html

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Desert Melodies performs a variety of Broadway classics, George Gershwin and Cole Porter favorites, holiday songs and Old Western Standards.  Live piano accompaniment and the fabulous vocal talents of Amber Lee, Beth and Chris make these performances memorable and thoroughly enjoyable. The group has a large repertoire of music and the singers are delightfully versatile. 2011 Park Place Concert Series at 6 p.m. Held at Park Place Mall, 5870 East Broadway Blvd., located either at the outdoor pavilion between Bamboo Club and Forever 21 or indoors at the food court. http://saaca.org/events-parkplaceconcerts.html. (520) 797-3959.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

LAVA Music presents Dolan Ellis, Arizona’s official State Balladeer, in a special program “Arizona: The Valentine State”, 7-9 p.m., Abounding Grace Sanctuary, 2450 S. Kolb Rd., $15, cash or check at door. www.lavamusic.org, RSVP encouraged: 520-647 3234, [email protected]

Remember The Time Tribute to Michael Jackson. Presented by BreakOut Studios, 526 N. 4th Avenue. 520-670-1301. www.breakouton4th.com.

The Collin Shook Trio, Contemporary jazz favorites and original works perform live from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in The Shoppes at La Posada courtyard. In addition to music, attendees can enjoy Sonoran hot dogs and kettle corn, participate in a gift basket drawing, plus shop for jewelry from Beth Ray, who will donate all proceeds from the Design Your Own Earrings ($10 a pair) activity to the Green Valley-Sahuarita Community Food Bank. La Posada at (520) 648-8131 or visit http://www.laposadagv.com/.

UA Engineering student clubs, organizations to show their stuff in Phoenix for annual roadshow Feb. 12, 20111. Students representing a diverse complement of engineering student organizations from the University of Arizona College of Engineering will make their annual road trip to Arizona's state capital to talk with prospective engineering students about preparing for a career in engineering. The free event will take place Saturday, Feb. 12 at Phoenix's Camelback High School from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Advance registration for this exciting event is requested. Information on scholarships, financial aid, and how and when to apply to the UA College of Engineering will be available to attendees of this year's UA Engineering Phoenix Roadshow. The event is free and attendees can register at http://www.engineering.arizona.edu/

TEACHER APPRECIATION ON HONOR OF WUSD TEACHERS in Willcox, AZ. In appreciation of ALL teachers and in honor of Willcox Unified School District teachers who were affected by the recent fire, Coronado Vineyards is offering ? off tickets to Wine & Chocolates! Tickets must be purchased by February 5 and are available at their tasting room! Join Coronado Vineyards on Saturday, February 12 from 10 AM to 4 PM for an extraordinary wine and chocolate tasting. This year they will be pairing their top wines with Cocopotamus Chocolates to create an unforgettable experience!  Owner Jacque Cook says “Cocopotomus Chocolates are featured in the Academy Awards Celebrity Gift Bags and are utterly fantastic!”. In addition to the amazing chocolates (which Rachael Ray has called “AWESOME chocolate”) and wine, the duo Nowhere Man and a Whiskey Girl will be performing live from 1-4 PM! The cost is $10/person or $5 for teachers who buy their tickets in advance (must be 21 for wine tasting).  Bring your Valentine or bring the whole family to enjoy a day together!  ABOUT CORONADO VINEYARDS: Coronado Vineyards is nestled between the majestic Mt. Graham and Dos Cabezas Mountains yet located less than one mile off Interstate 10 in Willcox at exit 344. Coronado Vineyards is one of Arizona’s Top Vineyards, with several award winning wines. Visitors will find a wide variety of wines from dry reds to sweet sparkling. For information, visit www.CoronadoVineyards.com or call 520.384.2993.

29th Annual La Reunion de El Fuerte at 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 http://www.oflna.org

Joshua Bell, Violin at UA Centennial Hall. Breathtaking virtuosity and tone of rare beauty, "classical music superstar,” accompanied by Sam Haywood on piano, $15-70, 8 pm, http://www.uapresents.org/

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Outdoor San Lucas Community Concert Series features upbeat folk and bluegrass band on Feb. 13, 2011/ Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance and San Lucas Community present an engaging, uplifting bluegrass band, perfect for an afternoon with loved ones, just before Valentine's Day. Listen to the rhythms of banjo, bass and vocals, bringing the familiar sounds of bluegrass tunes to a peaceful, outdoor setting during the San Lucas Community Concert Series, presented by the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance, SAACA. Tucson-based, musical group High Desert features Don Hughes, Larry Lashbrook and John June. The three play classic and contemporary hits, bringing a mix of folk, country, blue grass and rock and roll. The free San Lucas Community Concerts began in December and have provided visitors an opportunity to hear a diverse array of musical genres the second Sunday of each month through May, with upcoming shows at1 p.m. on second Sunday of each month on Feb. 13, Mar. 13, Apr. 10 and May 8, 2011. Concerts are staged at the 16-acre San Lucas Community Park-equipped with baseball and soccer fields, sand volleyball court, half basketball court, playground and Dog Park in Marana. http://saaca.org/events-sanlucasconcerts.html (520) 797-3959.

Opera 101 - The Triumvirate of the era of Bel Canto, on Feb. 13th. Talented performers tell stories through brilliant music soaring from the stage to the audience listening. Opera 101 is just as engaging for the opera novice as it is satisfying for the opera buff. Veteran narrator Vivian Weede, who has sung leading roles in major opera venues across the nation, weaves each story told around its matched musical creation. Hear arias, duets and ensembles from "Romeo & Juliet", "Elixir of Love", "The Barber of Seville" and "Lucia di Lammermoor." Sunday, Feb. 13 at 3 p.m. St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 1431 W. Magee Road. http://www.saaca.org/opera101.html Cost: $20 for adults, $5 for students ages 8 to 18.

KODO at the UA Centennial Hall. Exhilarating rhythms and explosive, thunderous power, Taiko drumming , each drummer masters traditional Japanese dance steps, singing and multiple musical instruments,  $15-59, 6 pm, http://www.uapresents.org/

Love, Romance and Brubeck at JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa. Featuring the Brubeck Brothers Quartet a jazz group and including a special appearance by local favorites Brice and Eleanor Winston, 7:30 pm, http://www.tucsonjazz.org

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Larry Redhouse Trio is led by Navajo pianist Larry Redhouse, an indigenous American musician based in Tucson, Ariz., performing America's original art-form jazz. The trio incorporates elements of Latin and funk styles into unique heart-felt interpretations of jazz standards and brilliant, soul-stirring originals. Joining Redhouse for this performance are two of the most talented jazz musicians in the Southwest - brother Lenny Redhouse on drums and Mark Usvolk on electric bass. 2011 Park Place Concert Series at 6 p.m. Held at Park Place Mall, 5870 East Broadway Blvd., located either at the outdoor pavilion between Bamboo Club and Forever 21 or indoors at the food court. http://saaca.org/events-parkplaceconcerts.html. (520) 797-3959.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis performed at the UA Centennial Hall with 15 of today’s finest jazz soloists and ensemble players, $15-74, 8 pm, http://www.uapresents.org/

Full moon drum circle/ceremony/open improv. This full moon as usual One Heartbeat leads drum circle indoors and out. also Naomi Redhouse our friend will lead a talking circle. at some point Sonoran Desertshore experimental kirtan open improv led by ShevaaDeva and Arianna. after that let's see where it goes, please bring a drum, instrument, toy, voice, etc if you have one and dance on the new kilim rugs if you get the chance! please bring a dish or food item for the potluck style feast. tea and coffee available in back. dream and enjoy the moon light and evening! People's Imports. People's Imports event calendar http://peoplesimports.com/store-news/

Saturday, February 19, 2011

LAVA Music presents The Zen Cowboy, Chuck Pyle, in concert, 7-9 p.m., Abounding Grace Sanctuary, 2450 S. Kolb Rd., $15, cash or check at door. www.lavamusic.org, RSVP encouraged: 520-647-3234, [email protected]

Holy Resurrection Antiochian Orthodox Church Open House – Saturday and Sunday, February 19 – 20 from 1pm – 5pm. We are excited to share the opening of our new church home with the Tucson community.  The new church is rich in traditional Byzantine design with hints of Southwestern-Spanish mission elements to allow it to blend in visually with the surrounding area.  Tours and lectures will begin at 1:30pm on both days, and will take place every hour.  Lectures include Antiochian Orthodox Architecture and An Introduction to the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church.  Pictures of the church may be found on holyresurrection.us.  Admission is free. 5910 E 5th St, between Wilmot and Craycroft.  Please contact the church for more information 520-622-2265.

Sruti, Asian Indian genres will perform live from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in The Shoppes at La Posada courtyard. In addition to music, attendees can enjoy Sonoran hot dogs and kettle corn, participate in a gift basket drawing, plus shop for jewelry from Beth Ray, who will donate all proceeds from the Design Your Own Earrings ($10 a pair) activity to the Green Valley-Sahuarita Community Food Bank. La Posada at (520) 648-8131 or visit http://www.laposadagv.com/.

Old Time Fiddle Contest at Tucson Estates Community 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 http://www.arizonaoldtimefiddlers.org

Health and Wellness Fair with Reiki, Auricular Medicine, Herbs, Cranial Sacral, Aromatherapy, Crystal Healing, EFT, Food Combination, Myoskeletal Alignment. Tips to maximize the most from your purchases. Eat well for the least amount of momey. Noon to  5 p.m. $15.00. Tamara Spiritual Center, 3002 E. Ft. Lowell Road  325-0513.

Paula Poundstone performs at UA Centennial Hall. This self-deprecating, comedic genius with lightning-fast timing engages members of the audience in dialog so hilarious it's hard to believe it wasn't rehearsed, $15-39, 8 pm, http://www.uapresents.org/

Sunday, February 20, 2011

7th Annual Lighthouse/City YMCA 5K Run/Walk and 2-Mile Fun begins at 8 am, 520-548-7555 or http://www.arizonaroadracers.com

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble at UA Crowder Hall. Selected from the foremost-recorded chamber orchestra in the world, $15-59, 7 pm, http://www.uapresents.org/

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wicked Wednesdays at the Tucson Botanical Gardens with Dr. Ergot Ratbane,  the doctor thrills his young audiences with tall tales of devious, dangerous (and often deadly) plants, following storytelling, Dr. Ratbane takes his subjects on a flashlight tour of all the weird and wicked plants in the Gardens 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 February 24, 2011: Tucson Rodeo Parade

Tucson Rodeo Parade is FREE to spectators along most of its route.

The Tucson Rodeo Parade is the 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, 520-294-1280.

Ticketed grandstand seating for the Tucson Rodeo Parade, that includes pre-parade entertainment, is also available next to the Rodeo Grounds on Irvington Road. 9 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011. Grandstand tickets are $7 each for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and under and can be purchased at the Parade office at 4823 S. 6th Ave. or at www.tucsonrodeoparade.org

Kari Ann Shaff has been performing both music and drama since childhood.  She won honors in many operatic competitions in both high school and college. Vocal jazz has become her chosen genre, as she loves the melodies, lyrics and passion it possesses. Shaff has had the wonderful opportunity to play with the most talented instrumentalists in the area. From quiet background music to more raucous and bluesy swing, Shaff delivers it all. 2011 Park Place Concert Series at 6 p.m. Held at Park Place Mall, 5870 East Broadway Blvd., located either at the outdoor pavilion between Bamboo Club and Forever 21 or indoors at the food court. http://saaca.org/events-parkplaceconcerts.html. (520) 797-3959.

Friday, February 25, 2011

2nd Annual "Cowgirls w/ Heart Rodeo Dance at the El Casino Ballroom, on Friday, February 25, 2011. Two chances to win commemorative Montana Silversmith Belt Buckles with the price of admission.  Drawings will be held twice during the dance (must be present to win).  Food will be available for purchase throughout the night with a Happy Hour from 5-7pm.  All ages event (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult) . Advance tickets on sale at area Boot Barn locations for $8/per person  Tickets also available at the door for $10/ per person. For more information contact Diane Storms at 520-954-4355.

Top Dead Center performs. Music (including plenty of Grateful Dead songs) begins around 8 pm. "Great little venue for a dance party. Oriental rugs, African artifact, arts and crafts. Carpeted dance floor. BYOB! $5 donation at the door. People's Imports - 520-903-2300. http://tdctucson.com/

Saturday, February 26, 2011

LAVA Music presents Minnesota bluegrass band, Monroe Crossing, in concert, 7-9 p.m., Abounding Grace Sanctuary, 2450 S. Kolb Rd., $15, cash or check at door. www.lavamusic.org, RSVP encouraged: 520-647-3234, [email protected]

The Tom Patrick Band, Jazz and swing favorites perform live from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in The Shoppes at La Posada courtyard. In addition to music, attendees can enjoy Sonoran hot dogs and kettle corn, participate in a gift basket drawing, plus shop for jewelry from Beth Ray, who will donate all proceeds from the Design Your Own Earrings ($10 a pair) activity to the Green Valley-Sahuarita Community Food Bank. La Posada at (520) 648-8131 or visit http://www.laposadagv.com/.

Tony Redhouse into the circle to lead a beautifully Transfor-Motive experience. "Lift your spirits with an interactive evening of Native American music and dance fused with the sounds of world percussion and flute. Tony Redhouse, of the Dine' (Navajo) Nation, is a Native American sound healer, spiritual teacher, inspirational speaker, Eagle Hoop dancer and award-winning recording artist who uses his voice to move communities, world-wide." www.tonyredhouse.net (for more info about him and his other events) $10 - doors at 7, begins at 8 pm Pre-order your ticket by calling People's Imports - 520-903-2300. space is limited, so we'll put your name on a list and you'll pay at the door.

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Events throughout February in Tucson


La Posada Announces 2nd Annual Concert Series for Charity
Proceeds to benefit Green Valley-Sahuarita Community Food Bank

What are you doing every Saturday for the next two months? Each Saturday in February and two Saturdays in March, La Posada will present the 2nd Annual “Concerts for…” music series, featuring a variety of live, local music and fun activities benefiting a select local charity. This year’s event is Concerts for Community Food Bank, benefiting the Green Valley-Sahuarita Community Food Bank.

The Concerts for Community Food Bank series will consist of six concerts, one each Saturday starting February 5, from noon to 2 p.m. Local bands will perform live from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in The Shoppes at La Posada courtyard. In addition to music, attendees can enjoy Sonoran hot dogs and kettle corn, participate in a gift basket drawing, plus shop for jewelry from Beth Ray, who will donate all proceeds from the Design Your Own Earrings ($10 a pair) activity to the Green Valley-Sahuarita Community Food Bank.
 
The concerts are fun for all ages and free to the public; however, canned food or cash donations are gratefully accepted during each concert event. Those who donate receive a free cup of coffee from Posada Java, the café located in The Shoppes at La Posada courtyard. In addition, Posada Java will donate the proceeds from gross sales made during the event as additional support for the Green Valley-Sahuarita Community Food Bank.

Full Concert Schedule

  • February 5, 2011: Mike Finkelstein and Friends, Great American favorites with a strong jazz influence
  • February 12, 2011: The Collin Shook Trio, Contemporary jazz favorites and original works
  • February 19, 2011: Sruti, Asian Indian genres
  • February 26, 2011: The Tom Patrick Band, Jazz and swing favorites
  • March 5, 2011: Crystal Ridge Band, Bluegrass
  • March 12, 2011: For the Luvva Music, Show tunes, jazz, R&B Top 40

As part of the “Concerts for…” music series, each year La Posada selects a not-for-profit community organization to be the recipient of the event. This year’s recipient, the Green Valley-Sahuarita Community Food Bank, works to anticipate and meet the food needs of the hungry in the Green Valley/Sahuarita community. Donors, volunteers and staff educate and advocate the cause, plus acquire, store and distribute food to the hungry. In the fall of 2010, over 4,600 people were receiving emergency food from this particular branch, and the food bank says the number continues to grow. Concerts for Community Food Bank is just one way to help.
 
For more information about the concert series or La Posada, a not-for-profit, nationally accredited, continuing care retirement community, please call La Posada at (520) 648-8131 or visit http://www.laposadagv.com/.

February 1 through February 4: Create Your Style with Swarovski

Omni Tucson National Golf Resort & Spa. A hands-on, creative forum for retailers, designers and the do-it-yourself jewelry, accessories and clothing artist, 401-463-4787 or http://www.create-your-style.com or www.tucsonshowguide.com

February 2 through February 6: Crystal Myths Inc. Best Bead Show

Kino Veterans' Memorial Community Center. Beads made of glass, porcelain, brass, silver, findings, tools and stringing supplies, 505-883-9295 or http://www.crystalmyths.com

February 2 through February 7: The Whole Bead Show

The Windmill Inn features beads of precious/semi-precious gems, silver/gold, vintage/contemporary glass and crystal, handmade/hand blown, natural/plastic; buttons; findings; charms; pendants; pre-made jewelry, $5, 10 am – 6 pm, until 9 pm on Friday, 530-265-2544 or http://www.wholebead.com

February 2 through February 20: Miracles at IT

"Miracles," from Invisible Theatre, presents an evocative drama about an autistic girl, Eve, who is suddenly recognized as a savant, a gripping play explores the nature of faith by delving into the mysterious realm of autism, 520-882-9721 or http://www.invisibletheatre.com

February 4 through February 7: Tucson Westward Look Mineral Show

Fine mineral specimens and meteorites from top dealers all over the world, special lobby display on Saturday and Sunday evening program at Westward Look Resort, 509-458-2331 or http://www.westwardminerals.com or http://www.tucsonshowguide.com

Through February 4, 2011

To Bead True-Blue at the Tucson Doubletree Reid Park. A juried bead show, 500 exhibitors, the finest artists, artisans and merchants, artistic suppliers, direct importers, textile arts, jewelry design, lapidary, handmade artistic glass, fused glass, clay arts, metal smith, antiquities, enameling techniques, collectibles, wearable art, interior décor and art jewelry, 530-274-4444 or http://www.tobeadtrueblue.com

Through February 6, 2011

33rd Annual Gem & Lapidary Dealers Association at Starr Pass Marriott Resort & Spa. Gemstones, diamonds, pearls, finished jewelry, designer jewelry section, 520-792-9431 or http://www.glda.com or www.tucsonshowguide.com

February 10 through February 13: 57th Annual Gem & Mineral Show

The Minerals of California at the Tucson Convention Center. Exhibits of mineral specimens from the world's finest museums & private collections, world's largest show featuring mineral, gem, jewelry, lapidary & book dealers, $9.25, under 14 free with adult, $8 parking, Thu-Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 10 am - 5 pm, 520-322-5773 or www.tgms.org or www.tucsonshowguide.com.

February 10 through February 27: A Dance “Premium Blend”

Nationally recognized UA Dance Ensemble embodies the best of dance with a repertoire of works that features faculty and guest artists with a mixture of ballet, modern and jazzat the UA Stevie Eller, $15-32, 7:30 & 1:30 pm, http://www.uapresents.org/

February 10 through February 13, 2011

57th Annual Gem & Mineral Show – The Minerals of California at the Convention Center,. Exhibits of mineral specimens from the world's finest museums & private collections, world's largest show featuring mineral, gem, jewelry, lapidary & book dealers, $9.25, under 14 free with adult, $8 parking, Thu-Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 10 am - 5 pm, 520-322-5773 or www.tgms.org or www.tucsonshowguide.com 

Through February 11, 2011

American Indian Exposition – Flamingo Hotel Ballroom, Indian artists carving kachinas, weaving dreamcatchers, smithing gold & silver, beading gourds, Drum company, Indian frybread, Aztec crafts from Mexico, free, 520-622-4900 or www.usaindianinfo.org 
30-2/12  TUCSON: Fine Minerals International Gem & Mineral Forum – (450 N. Granada Ave. 85701 ), offering the finest minerals and gems from all over the globe, including new material from China, Russia and Brazil, 917-295-7141

February 11 through February 12: Zuni Fetish Show & Sale

Best of Zuni: Silver & Stones at Tohono Chul Park. Expert from Southwest Connections will answer questions and support the understanding of authentic Indian arts, crafts, customs , traditions and culture, learn about Zuni tradition, there will be a wide assortment of jewelry, including fetish necklaces and collector pieces, free, 10 am – 4 pm, http://www.tohonochulpark.org

February 12-April 3, 2011

AZ Renaissance Festival, runs every Saturday and Sunday, February 12, 2011 through April 3, 2011 including Presidents’ Day Monday February 21, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Arizona Renaissance Festival, now in its 23rd year, features more than 2,000 brightly costumed actors, dancers, and musicians. The village has over 200 elaborately adorned shops offering an array of goods. Read more about the Arizona Renaissance Festival 2011.

Through February 12, 2011

Fine Minerals International Gem & Mineral Forum has the finest minerals and gems from all over the globe, including new material from China, Russia and Brazil, 917-295-7141

February 12, 2011 through April 3, 2011: AZ Renaissance Festival

Arizona Renaissance Festival 2011 runs every Saturday and Sunday, including Presidents’ Day Monday February 21, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Through February 13, 2011: Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Shows

Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase. Tens of thousands of buyers, collectors, dealers, curators and guests attend each year at the Tucson Gem Show. The showcase is recognized as the premier event of its kind in the world. Dozens of shows at various locations and venues throughout metropolitan Tucson make up Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase. Centerpieces of the showcase include the American Gem Trade Association's (AGTA) wholesale-only AGTA GemFair Tucson, located at Tucson Convention Center, and the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society's (TGMS) open-to-the-public show (the one that started it all in 1955), located at Tucson Convention Center Arena. More on the Tucson Gem and Mineral 2011 Shows.

February 15 through February 20: Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with poignancy and passion, a fusion of morality, sexuality and rock & roll, join this group of late 19th century German students on their passage, as they navigate teenage self-discovery and acoming of age anxiety in a powerful celebration of youth and rebellion at the Tucson Music Hall, 866-821-2929 or http://www.broadwayintucson.com

Indian America New Year’s Competition Pow Wow & Indian Craft Market is a collection of American Indian Art, arts and crafts, and food. 40 featured artists changing throughout the 14 days. 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. Weekend Tribal Dancers at Poolside. Music Jam Session on Sundays with the Neal Narcho Band. The Pow Wow and Indian Craft Market is held the last Sunday of January through the Second Sunday of February each year. Held from January 30, 2011 through February 13, 2011 at Flamingo Hotel Ballroom, 1300 N. Stone Ave., just north of Downtown. 520-622-4900 or www.usaindianinfo.org

February 19 - 27, 2011

The 86th La Fiesta de los Vaqueros. (Festival of the Cowboys). The Tucson Rodeo began in 1925. This signature Tucson event includes five PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) events, which take place at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds at South 6th Ave. and Irvington Rd. The event also features the world's longest horse-drawn, non-motorized parade. The week's activities attract about 55,000 fans. An estimated 200,000 spectators come out for the parade.

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. More information on the 2011 Tucson Rodeo.

February 19 & 20, 2011

Oro Valley Spring Festival of the Arts held at the Oro Valley Marketplace Shopping Center. Attendees can find unique and hand-made pieces from local artists, including jewelry, sculptures, textiles, photography, framed paintings, candles, glass art, custom wood creations, pottery and ceramics, metal work, clothing and much more. The festival takes place at Oro Valley Marketplace where the first Arizona retail destination integrated with a restored riparian habitat, boasting a trail system feeding into the treasured Catalina Mountains. The Marketplace features 800,000 square feet of retail, theatre and dining destinations with water-harvesting features and Silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. Festival goers can enjoy children's activities, live music and delicious food from local vendors. Saturday, February 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oro Valley Marketplace Shopping Center, southwest corner of Oracle & Tangerine Roads www.orovalleyfestival.org.

18th Annual Southwest Indian Art Fair – Southern Arizona’s Premier Indian Art Show and Market! Arizona State Museum. Meet 200 Southwest Native artists, many of them award winning, top-quality, handmade art includes pottery, Hopi katsina dolls, paintings, jewelry, baskets, rugs, blankets, and much more, artist demonstrations, Native food, music, and dance performances, Sat 10 am –5 pm, Sun 10 am–4 pm, 520-621-6302 or www.statemuseum.arizona.edu

Kona 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo at Willow Springs Ranch. Bike ride, limited to 1,400, benefits Copper Corridor Economic Development Coalition, http://www.epicrides.com

February 21 - 27, 2011

World Golf Championships - Accenture Match Play Championship. The eyes of international golf fall on metropolitan Tucson as it hosts the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. This exciting competition moved to the luxurious, new The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain. This Jack Nicklaus Signature Course opened in 2009 in the Town of Marana on Tucson's northwest side. Here, among stands of majestic saguaros, the world's best 64 golfers compete for an $8 million purse. http://www.visittucson.org/visitor/golf/matchplay/

35th Annual Spring Grand American Trap Shoot at 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 25-26, 2011: IceCats

IceCats Season Finale ends the 30th season for the University of Arizona hockey team. The 22nd ranked #22 IceCats take on rival team #8 Arizona State at 7:30 p.m.

February 25-27, 2011: TNT Peformance Golf Camp

PGA Professionals, Tony Martinez and TJ Gomez are conducting their 2nd annual TNT Performance Camp at Canoa Ranch and Torres Blancas Golf Courses in Tucson February 25-27, 2011.  Both Martinez and Gomez grew up in Tucson and participated in the Ricki Rarick Junior Golf program and high school golf programs.  Both were mentored while employed at City of Tucson Municipal facilities and went on to attend college on golf scholarships.  (Tony attended Grand Canyon University and TJ attended Pima Community College and Boise State.)
 
Tony is currently the Head Pro at Keeton Park Golf Course in Dallas, Texas.  He is widely recognized as a leading golf instructor.  His students range from beginners and juniors to professional tour level players. (He has worked extensively with Tucson's own Rich Barcelo.)  Tony is a 2-time U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Instructor, a 3-time Northern Texas PGA Jr. Golf Leader Award Recipient; sits on the NTPGA Board of Directors, and has been featured in numerous golf publications including PGA Magazine and this month's issue of Golf Magazine.
 
TJ is currently the Head Pro at Shadow Valley Golf Course in Boise, Idaho.  He is also a widely recognized golf instructor.  His students range from beginners and juniors to Professional Tour level player, Ryan Hietala, also from Tucson.  TJ is a 3-time U.S. Kids Junior Golf Leader which makes him a U.S. Kids Masters Teacher.  He was the recipient of the 2004 Rocky Mountain PGA Junior Golf Leader Award and the 2007 RMPGA Merchandiser of the Year Award.  TJ is a certified Golf Fitness Instructor through the Titleist Performance Institute.
 
Tony and TJ are excited to share their hometown and all it has to offer with these young athletes.  All 16 participants of this year’s camp are from the Boise area where the weather keeps them from playing during the long winters.  In fact, two of the participants will return to Tucson to attend Pima Community College on golf scholarships this fall.

February 26-March 19, 2011

ATC: LOST IN YONKERS by Neil Simon. Directed by Samantha K. Wyer. Tucson: February 26– March 19, 2011. Phoenix: March 24– April 10, 2011. Meet the Kurnitz family. Grandma is the matriarch with a will of iron and a hardwood cane who spared no rod in raising her four children. When her two teenage grandsons are forced by circumstances to live with her for a year, the clash of generations and battle of wills leads the whole family to learn important lessons about duty, devotion, trust and love.  Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Play, and as comical as it is poignant, Lost in Yonkers is the masterwork of Neil Simon's career and is certain to leave you spellbound with laughter and tears. More on ATC's 2010-2011 season.

Upcoming in March 2011


Sunday, March 6, 2011 FIGHT FOR AIR RUN/WALK  5K/10K competitive run for all ability levels, 5K walk on the beautiful UA campus.  Join us in a celebration of clean air, wellness, health, and fitness to benefit the American Lung Association.  Register now: www.FightForAirRunWalk.org or 468-7455.

Team in Training (TNT), the nation’s largest endurance sports training program and the largest fundraising program for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, has kicked off its exciting summer season and is in the process of recruiting team members for the Rock and Roll Marathon & Half Marathon in San Diego, CA, the Mayor's Marathon & Half Marathon in Anchorage, AK, America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride in Lake Tahoe, NV, or the Deuces Wild Triathlon in Show Low, AZ. Team In Training includes a program for everyone, from beginners to experienced athletes, to cross the finish line.  The training features a workout schedule; coach-led group workouts; clinics to teach lessons on training, nutrition and safety; support from Team in Training coaches, mentors and staff and the camaraderie that comes from training with a team. For more information, please visit http://www.teamintraining.org or contact Louanne Clark, Team in Training Campaign Director, at (520) 795-0091 or via email [email protected] Training for summer season is already underway so call now for more information or to join today!

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