Tucson Calendar of Events for January 2011
Tucson, Arizona Day by Day Events and Activities
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Hop aboard the *Chattanooga Choo Choo* and join The Manhattan Dolls on a *Sentimental Journey* through the great music of the 30s and 40s. Sit back and enjoy these timeless classics, or if you're *In the Mood* get up and dance! Sentimental Journey blends beautiful ballads with your favorite toe-tapping tunes, and of course, in classic USO fashion, takes some time to honor our brave men and women in the military. From boogie woogie to the blues, Sentimental Journey celebrates the best the Great American Songbook has to offer. The Manhattan Dolls will be performing with their band January 4, 2011 at the Z Mansion, 7pm and January 10th at The Gaslight Theater with Dave Fanning at 7pm. Please visit our website for ticket information. www.themanhattandolls.com.
January 5 through January 23, 2011
Wicked at the UA Centennial Hall. The untold story of the witches of Oz, how the two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good, by Broadway in Tucson and UApresents, http://www.broadwayintucson.com/shows_wicked.html or http://www.uapresents.org/purchase/wicked.php
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Reno Del Mar, acoustic duo, performs beautiful, original guitar music in a wide range of styles that include Latin jazz, adult contemporary, Spanish, western swing, tango, gypsy, flamenco, Mexican, bebop and blues. Phil Lipman and Mark Wilsey make up this dynamic instrumental ensemble. The two have been playing music together for more than 30 years. 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, January 7, 2011
The first MasterWorks Concert of 2011 eloquently marks a musical meeting of the old and new times on Friday, Jan. 7, just after the turn of the New Year and taking place in the beautiful setting of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church,7575 N. Paseo del Norte. Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra present plenty to marvel at for MasterWorks of 2011, Marvelous Mozart, featuring an uncomplicated and melodic Mozart in "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" to the complexity of his great No. 40 in G Minor. Also, attendees will hear the world premiere of Tucson Symphony Orchestra's Composer-in-Residence Dan Coleman's Air for Chamber Orchestra, joining two eras of symphonic masterpieces in one, acoustically-favored setting. The 8 p.m. concert will be preceded with an informative chat at 7 p.m. by Tucson Symphony Orchestra Musical Director and Conductor George Hanson. http://saaca.org/events-masterworks.html Phone: (520) 797-3959.
January 7-9, 2011
Register for the Tucson Adult Amateur String Players Association's 22 Annual Chamber Music Weekend on January 7-9, 2011. Join musical friends for a weekend studying with professional coaches and performing chamber music and string orchestra literature. Bring your own group or we will create a group for you based on your stated playing level. No auditions. For additional information please call Helen Koenig, 760-6090 or to discuss musical details, please call Dennis or Anna Bourret, 745-5830. Fee per person: $75.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
LAVA Music presents Arvel Bird and Tony Redhouse 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]
January 8-9, 2011
Toros Health & Fitness Festival take places at El Con Mall on Saturday, January 8, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday January 9th from noon to 6 p.m. This health and wellness event is free to the public and great way for the Southern Arizona community to kickstart a healthy 2011. Continue reading about the 2011 Toros community events.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Hop aboard the *Chattanooga Choo Choo* and join The Manhattan Dolls on a *Sentimental Journey* through the great music of the 30s and 40s. Sit back and enjoy these timeless classics, or if you're *In the Mood* get up and dance! Sentimental Journey blends beautiful ballads with your favorite toe-tapping tunes, and of course, in classic USO fashion, takes some time to honor our brave men and women in the military. From boogie woogie to the blues, Sentimental Journey celebrates the best the Great American Songbook has to offer. The Manhattan Dolls will be performing with their band at The Gaslight Theater with Dave Fanning at 7pm. Please visit our website for ticket information. www.themanhattandolls.com
January 13, 2011
Retro Swing 7 is a group of four horns, four rhythms, and a vocalist make up Retro Swing 7 - a band that aims to preserve the great music of the swing era while adding a contemporary twist, sounding similar to classic recordings of the 1930s and '40s. Interpretations give old music a fresh sound, while the duo also plays other varieties like classic rock, Dixieland and polka. 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
January 14, 2010
53rd Annual Aripex Stamp Show celebrates more than 150 years of mail delivery in Tucson. The world-renowned international philatelic (stamp) exhibition presented by Airpex and Arizona Federation of Stamp Clubs, 520-791-4101 or www.aripexonline.com
En Plein Air - a painting done outside rather than in a studio - is French for "in the open air" and designates the theme for the first Visual Arts Exhibition and Competition of 2011 at Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance, SAACA, will host an opening reception at the gallery on Friday, Jan. 14, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. with music, free hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar serving wine or complimentary soft drinks for all who attend. The opening night silent auction will feature works from some of the most talented artists in Southern Arizona, and a portion of the proceeds will help benefit local school music and visual arts programs. Held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. (exhibition open to public by appointment on Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., until the end of February)
The West University Neighborhood Association will hold its Annual Meeting at 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, in Fellowship Hall, at Trinity Presbyterian Church, University Boulevard at Fourth Avenue. All neighborhood residents are welcome. A potluck meal will precede the election of officers. WUNA will provide pizza and soft drinks. WUNA seeks to preserve its many adobes and bungalows, some dating to the 1800s. Since 1979, the zone, which includes Fourth Avenue and the UA Main Gate zone, has been one of the largest districts on the National Register of Historic Places, including the house where John Dillinger was captured in 1934, the heritage Old Pueblo Trolley, which replaced horse-drawn streetcars in 1906, and the Arizona History Museum. The WUNA website is at westuniversityneighborhood.org. If any questions, call Ford Burkhart at 622-0252 or 591-7410, or E-MAIL Chris Gans, the WUNA president, at [email protected]
January 14-16, 2011
21st Annual Shootout at 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
Winding Road Theater Ensemble Presents The Lion in Winter. Glen Coffman Directs Period Play at Christ Presbyterian Church. The Winding Road Theater Ensemble presents The Lion in Winter by James Goldman. The play is set in the castle of King Henry II of England, located in Chinon, in the English-ruled region of France. Goldman’s screenplay adaptation of The Lion in Winter, which was released in 1968, won him an Academy Award. The play takes place at Christmas 1183 as Henry II’s family comes together for its annual feast of political maneuvering, sibling rivalry and family dysfunction. As alliances shift, family members attempt to manipulate each other for their own goals, a delightful collision of family, love and politics at Yuletide. The Lion in Winter cast features Winding Road Ensemble members Terry Erbe (Henry II), Lesley Abrams (Eleanor of Aquitaine) and Amy Erbe (Alais). Four other strong actors round out the cast: Christopher Johnson (Richard), Steve Wood (Geoffrey), Paul Matlock (John) and Nick Trice (Philip II). Directed by Glen Coffman, The Lion in Winter will be presented at Christ Presbyterian Church, 6565 E. Broadway Blvd. (north side of Broadway, one block east of Wilmot). It opens Jan. 14, and runs Jan. 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30, 2011. Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $18 (with senior, student, military and theatre artist discounts). Call 520-401-3626 for reservations and information. Cash and checks only at the door. Credit card sales are available at www.windingroadtheater.org.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
LAVA Music presents the Sabra Faulk Band in concert, 7-9 p.m., Abounding Grace Sanctuary, 2450 S. Kolb Rd., $10, cash or check at door. www.lavamusic.org, RSVP encouraged: 520-647-3234, [email protected]
X1 Sports & Fitness Martial Arts & Kickboxing comes to Tucson. A new kickboxing and martial arts center, X1 Sports & Fitness, opens their first facility in central Tucson on January 15, 2011. At the event, several athletes be on hand, in support of the gym, and available for questions: Wanderlei Silva, a former IVC light Heavyweight champion and multiple PRIDE fighting Champion, Frank Mir, former UFC Heavyweight champion and UFC interim Heavyweight Champion, Chad Griggs, a local Firefighter with the International Fight League and member of the Tucson Scorpions. During the Grand Opening Event, Silva, Mir and Griggs will signs autograph cards and answer questions between 5-6 p.m. There will be demonstrations, a DJ and giveaways. "We are bringing high energy class style cardio Kickboxing and Boxing in a family friendly environment, all ages are welcome. There is a full selection of equipment from weights to cardio-machines. Our main focus is class style training where anyone can jump right in and get a full body workout in about one hour with no experience required. X1 Sports & Fitness' goal is to provide the best workout every single time, on ones own time. With class style training there is also one-on-one training. The X1 staff help to slim down, tone up, or truly get on a path to being the best. UFC fighters from across the world are saying this will be the place to train in Tucson. X1 Sports & Fitness Kickboxing & Martial Arts, is located at 3902 E. Grant Rd. Tucson, Arizona, 85712. More information at www.X1sportsandfitness.com or please call (520) 209-BOXN .
January 15 through January 16, 2011
My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy! Held at the Invisible Theatre. Comedy written and starring Steve Solomon who creates characterizations as he tells stories of the wacky side of the human condition, 520-882-9721 or http://www.invisibletheatre.com
January 16, 2011
The new Spencer's Observatory debuts at Cat Mountain Lodge - A Bed & Breakfast in the Desert, 2740 S. Kinney Road (2 miles north of Ajo Highway 86), Tucson, AZ 85735, phone 520-578-6085. 5-8 pm. Free demonstrations and refreshments. The observatory bears the name of Kerstin Block's husband Spencer, who died in September 2009 after a 4 1/2-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Spencer's Observatory will be open to Lodge guests and to the public. The observatory is located next to Cat Mountain Lodge and parking is available at Cat Mountain Station. Spencer's Observatory has a retractable roof that exposes a phenomenal panoramic view of the exceptionally dark skies over this particular area of the Tucson Mountains. The observatory houses a Celestron 14" SCT telescope on a GoTo Mount, as well as a Piggy Back 4" telescope with an APO Refractor. Construction was overseen by Robby Tackett, a local entrepreneur and amateur astronomer who works with the telescopes at Skybar on 4th Avenue. Robby will be available on Sundays and Mondays for individual or group activities by appointment: [email protected] or 520-313-3560.
January 20, 2011
Michael Friedman performs classic jazz guitarist Michael Friedmann completed a Bachelor of Music, Jazz Studies from the University of Arizona. While attending college he performed with guest artists such as Linda Ronstadt, Jamie Aebersold, Abe Most and others. He studied under Tucson jazzman Jeffrey Haskell and has also learned from East Coast guitarist Draa Hobbs. Michael has gone to school with and/or performed with nearly all of the jazz musicians in Tucson. 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
January 20 through January 30, 2011
20th Annual Jewish Film Festival held at the Jewish Community Center. This film event series of American and international films that entertain and foster understanding of Jewish culture and heritage through the end of January 2011. 520-299-3000 or www.tucsonjewishfilmfestival.org
January 20-23, 2011
Tucson Area Square Dance Festival event Tucson’s Revvvin’ in 2011 held at the 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
January 21-23, 2011
6th Annual Tucson Old West Round-Up at the 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, $8 or $20 for weekend pass, Fri 2-6 pm, Sat. 9 am 4pm Sat. auction at 3 pm, Sun 10 am 3 pm, 406-834-3603 or www.oldwestroundup.com
33rd Annual Tucson Quilters Guild Quilt Show presents the Quilt Fiesta at the TCC. Browse 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/
Saturday, January 22, 2011
LAVA Music presents Joe Bourne and Arthur Migliazza 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]
January 22-24, 2011
Copper Bowl Junior Tennis Tournament at the 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
January 22, 2011-February 12, 2011
ATC: TEN CHIMNEYS by Jeffrey Hatcher. Directed by David Ira Goldstein. Tucson: January 22 - February 12, 2011. Phoenix: February 17 -March 6, 2011. Love, intrigue, romance and suicide. And that's just in the play they're rehearsing. In the late 1930s, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, the two most revered stars of the Broadway stage, decide to perform Chekhov's masterpiece The Sea Gull. But first they must retreat to ‘investigate' the play at Ten Chimneys, their legendary Wisconsin estate, where they are surrounded by actors, family and hangers-on. When a young actress named Uta Hagen arrives, a romantic triangle begins to mirror the events in Chekhov's play about passion and art. The result is a sweet, sad, funny and revealing look at the private lives of artists who are always on the stage. Ten Chimneys is a world premiere by Jeffrey Hatcher, author of ATC's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Ella and Tuesdays with Morrie. More on ATC's 2010-2011 season.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
STILL LIFE is a fusion of theater and live classical music, written by Harry Clark, directed by Tucson’s adopted son DON GUERRERO, this new production features actresses BETH GRANT(Georgia O’Keeffe) and ZILAH MENDOZA (Frida Kahlo), with HARRY CLARK (cello) & ISMAEL BARAJAS (guitar). Kahlo and O’ Keeffe first met in New York City in 1930; Kahlo was 23 years old and O’Keeffe 43. Over the next 25 years they had infrequent meetings both in New York City and at Kahlo’s home in Mexico City, Casa Azul. Mr. Clark, artistic director of Chamber Music PLUS, has fashioned a theatrical portrait of the two seminal women artists of the 20th century through imaginative letters, recollections and dialogue. Slowly, over the next 25 years, before Kahlo’s untimely death, the two women begin to reveal their personal and artistic lives from childhood to their entangled relationships with their mentors/husbands- Kahlo with Diego Rivera, O’Keeffe with Alfred Stieglitz. Creating a frame to the evocative Kahlo and O’Keeffe canvases will be music of the Americas for guitar and cello, plus visual imagery of both painters coupled with the paintings of Rivera and the photography of Stieglitz created especially for this production by Bill Kersey, of Raintown Pictures. Directing STILL LIFE is DAN GUERRERO, whom Chamber Music PLUS had the honor of collaborating in Raisin’ Cane starring Jasmine Guy. Tickets for STILL LIFE are $36/general, $15/students are now available online at www.cmpsouthwest.org or call the Reservation Line (520) 400-5439. Held @ 3:00 PM on the stage of the Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 West Speedway Blvd., Chamber Music PLUS (CMP) will present a brand new production of STILL LIFE, with an all Los Angeles based cast.
January 27, 2010
Key2e Tucson 21st Century High School Career Event the Key To Employment For the 21st Century, a Industry, Technology & Career Workshop & Expo. Event connects Southern Arizona high school students and teachers with Industry. The 13th Annual Key2e Workshop & Expo. This is the theme for this premier event that will connect 1000 Southern Arizona freshman and sophomore high school students, and 100 + teachers, to technology and 21st Century industries in Arizona. Students will discover some of the hottest and high-paying technology and 21st Century careers and explore meaningful careers where they can be at the forefront in developing the social and technological advancements that will define the future of our world. Held at the Tucson International Airport. Steve Peters Key2e Project Coordinator, 520-321-1309. www.metedu.org/key2e
The Guilty Bystanders play lively, original music, best described as progressive Americana style music with a southern flavor. John Grant sings and plays guitar with Mike Escalante on bass guitar and vocals, Darnton Lewis on drums and vocals and Mark Whiteheadon pedal steel guitar. The band plays original music, with some classic covers when requested. Their rhythm and stage presence brings listeners to tap their feet or get up to dance. 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..
January 29-30, 2011
30th Annual Winter Concert of Russian Music and Dance Tucson Center for the Arts, Proscenium Theatre, (2202 W. Anklam Rd.), Orpheus will perform Russian folk songs as guest of the Arizona Balalaika Orchestra. Praised for exquisite dancing and gorgeous costumes, the Great Russian Nutcracker is directed by Ballet Master Vladimir Troschenko. Troschenko partnered such legendary Russian ballerinas as Nadia Pavlova, Ludmilla Seminyaka, and Galina Mezentseva and is an honors graduate of the Bolshoi and Kirov academies. He will tour Swan Lake to 61 cities in Europe from June 30 to August 31.Set against Valentin Fedorov's spectacular hand-painted backdrops and life-sized dancing puppets, the Great Russian Nutcracker delights audiences with a visual tapestry rich in detail and whimsy. Moscow Ballet is known for its annual, touring Great Russian Nutcracker and full-length productions of the classic story-ballets; Swan Lake, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and others. www.sonsoforpheus.org
January 29 - February 13, 2011
Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase. Tens of thousands of buyers, collectors, dealers, curators and guests attend each year. 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. See events, displays and showcases during the Tucson Gem and Mineral 2011 Shows.
January 30 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
January 30 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
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Gary Morris with Nathan McEuen and Kevin Schramm in concert 7-9 p.m. Best known for his recording of "Wind Beneath My Wings" which won him the Academy of Country Music's Song of the Year award in 1983 and the Country Music Association's Song of the Year award in 1984, singer/songwriter/entertainer Gary Morris will perform in Tucson's beautiful Vail Theatre of the Arts. Nathan McEuen returns to the Old Pueblo to open for Gary Morris. Nathan, the son of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's John McEuen, was exposed to music at a very young age and was fortunate to have mentors like Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton. Gifted with a remarkable singing voice, he has forged his own path, often being compared to musicians like Jack Johnson and Nickel Creek. Nathan has logged over 2,000 live performances, and he has performed in the season finale of American Idol with Steve Martin, on the Jay Leno show, and at the Grand Ole Opry. Vail Theatre of the Arts, 10701 E. Mary Ann Cleveland Way, Tucson, Advance
January 31 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