Entertainment Magazine: Tucson: Events: 2011: March

Tucson Calendar of Events for March 2011

Detail information about these and other events happening in Tucson March 2011 are posted as they are received. Dates for some of these Tucson events have not been set yet. Since they are annual events, follow the links to their web sites for updated information. See more Calendar of Tucson Events.

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

Tucson-area non-profit groups and community organizations can post Tucson event listings for free. Email your Tucson event listing for consideration. Non-commercial listings only. Send your event listing to [email protected].

Many Mexicos- in Tucson through 2011

On display is Many Mexicos: Vistas de la Frontera 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. Monat Sat, 10 a.m.at 5 p.m. The exhibit will run fthrough 2012. www.StateMuseum.Arizona.Edu


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Tucson Daily Events in March 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

FREE BUTTERMILK PANCAKES ON MARCH 1 AT IHOP. National Pancake Day Celebration benefits local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. IHOP restaurants nationwide offers each guest a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. This year, IHOP is hoping to stack up more donations than ever before, with a goal to raise $2.3 million, for a total of more than $7.65 million six years with its National Pancake Day fundraising effort. To find a local IHOP or to donate online, visit www.ihoppancakeday.com.   For every delicious short stack of buttermilk pancakes served on National Pancake Day, IHOP guests are invited to make a donation to the Children’s Miracle Network. Donations made at IHOPs in the Tucson area will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ programs at Tucson Medical Center. Held on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 7 a.m.at 10 p.m. at participating IHOP restaurants in Tucson and nationwide. IHOP served four million free pancakes on National Pancake Day 2010 and pancake lovers donated more than $2.1 million to children’s charities, far exceeding the fundraising goal. All of the free pancakes served on National Pancake Day 2010 would have created a stack more than 31.5 miles high.  Since the inception of National Pancake Day in 2006, IHOP has raised more than $5.35 million and given away more than 10.1 million pancakes to support charities in the communities in which it operates.National Pancake Day 2010 was IHOP’s largest one-day event in the company’s 52-year history.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Tony's Native American Yoga sessions next Thursday, March 3, beginning 6 pm. $20 for this amazing session! 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.

Mini’s and Ambrosia are excited to celebrate their union at the grand opening, ribbon cutting ceremony and Tucson Chamber of Commerce mixer on Thursday, March 3rd at 10am. In addition, Mini’s is also thrilled to announce their one year anniversary. The grand opening celebration runs from March 3rdat 5th and includes fabulous yummy fun such as a “Mini’s Blowout” of four delectable mini, bite-sized cupcakes for only $5, and more. Mini’s Cupcakes and Ambrosia Cakes are locally owned and operated in Tucson, Arizona, located at 7051 North Oracle Road in the Casas Adobes Plaza. Hours are Monday-Thursday from 10am to 6pm, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 8pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm. For more information, please contact us at 520-299-2605 and visit our websites at www.miniscupcakes.com or www.ambrosiaoftucson.com. Also find us on Facebook for our latest news and updates.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Crystal Ridge Band, Bluegrass 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/.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

8th Annual Jewish-Muslim PeaceWalk Tucson at Congregation Or Chadesh, 3939 N. Alvernon Way (north of River Road and west of Pontatoc Road). For people of all faiths and traditions who share a vision of coexistence and mutual understanding. 1:15pm gathering and refreshments. 1:45 opening ceremony. Approximate 2 mile walk includes activities and rest stops. For more infomation and updates www.peacewalktucson.org or call 404-1988.

16th Annual Music in the Canyon in Sabino Canyon. Live music all day, lots of children’s activities, noonat 6:30 pm, 520-749-8700 or 520-749-1900 or www.sabinocanyon.org

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.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Funds For The Fight Charity Event. 100% of proceeds benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Another day of beauty, another day of life! Robert Markley Salon Spa has announced they will be hosting Funds For The Fight Charity Event to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The event will be held on Wednesday, March 9th from 4pm-8pm where guests are invited to treat themselves, loved ones, or friends to incredible salon and spa services.  The night will include complimentary appetizers, tasty beverages, and a wonderful environment to relax and catch up with friends and/or family.  All proceeds from the salon and spa services the evening of the event will be going to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Guests will need to mention LLS at the time of scheduling. The event will feature amazing men’s and women’s hair cutting and coloring, conditioning treatments, blow dry and styling, waxing, facials and massage. For the complete menu on services and pricing, visit their website at www.robertmarkley.com. Robert Markley Salon Spa is located at 5350 E. Broadway Blvd., Suite 160 in the Plaza at Williams Centre. To schedule your appointment for this charitable event, please call us today and reserve your spot, 520-747-1388. Robert Markley also owns Robert’s Barber Lounge located just a few doors down from the Salon Spa. For more information on the Barber Lounge, visit their website at www.robertsbarberlounge.com. For more information on The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, please visit the website at www.lls.org or to make a direct donation visit http://pages.TeaminTraining.org/dm/anchor11/ValSprenger. 

Saturday, March 12, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Parade at the Tucson Convention Center, after the parade, games, activities & family fun, free, 10 am, 520-327-7209 or http://tucsonirishcommunity.com

5th Annual Fiesta de Saguaro at Saguaro National Park East. Celebration of Southern Arizona’s Hispanic heritage and culture, with folklorico dancers, a mariachi band, children’s activity area with traditional Mexican crafts and piñata breaking, exhibits and craft demonstrations, and food vendors, free, 10 amat 4 pm, 520-733-5153 or www.nps.gov/sagu

Oro Valley Classic Car Show, March 12. Judges rate more than 20 classes of antique, classic and muscle cars and trucks, doling out awards for best interior, paint, engine compartment and overall appearance. Festival-goers can rock to golden oldies spun by DJs and groove to the blues belted out by rockin' bands. Plenty of barbecue and other food fill-up the day, and kids can have fun in jumping castles or enjoy art activities. Attendees can shop at surrounding stores - set in the beautiful mountain views of Oro Valley. When: Saturday, March 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Oro Valley Marketplace, southwest corner of Oracle and Tangerine Roads. Online: http://www.ovcarshow.org/ Cost: $5 admission.

For the Luvva Music, Show tunes, jazz, R&B Top 40 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/.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Vanessa, the writer, singer & guitarist for LA based Diamonds Under Fire is on tour w/ Uh Huh Her and will be playing at Club Congress in Tucson on March 13, 2011. Diamonds Under Fire rock/alternative act from Los Angeles, CA touring as a 2 piece band.

Outdoor San Lucas Community Concert Series features upbeat folk and bluegrass band on March. 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 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.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Spring Arts, Crafts, Health & Wellness Festival, held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the spacious grounds of Atria Valley Manor, 5549 E. Lee St. This is a fundraiser for the National Veterans Creative Arts. Co-sponsored by Casas  Adobes American legion Auxiliary and Atria Valley Manor. Selections of unique, hand made gift items to choose from in the open air arts & crafts market. Treat yourself to an array of the holistic, alternative healing modalities of Acupuncture, Chakra Balancing, Massage & Reiki. Get insightful information about your life with a 10 minute reading from gifted mediums. Buy a Peace Glow Balloon and join in a noon release to blanket Tucson in peace! Vendors wanted. $25 space. Comntact person: Karen Borth, Casas Adobes American Legion Auxiliary secretary at 742-0468 or e-mail: [email protected]

Friday, March 25, 2011

Polarization, a trio who play a style of instrumental music, will be playing at Skrappy's on Friday, March 25th. Give away free CD's at the show. also check us out on facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pages/polarization/135326423161467

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Life is Rich” Soroptimist Fundraiser at UofA's Encore! performs at the Fox Tucson Theatre Soroptimist International of Desert Tucson presents "Life is Rich", a night of entertainment, refreshments, silent auction and raffle. The evening helps to fund grants for women and to support local organizations serving women and girls. This live performance by U of A's Encore! theatre arts group celebrates Broadway Legend Frank Loesser's 100th birthday. Loesser composed songs for musicals such as "Guys and Dolls" and "How to Succeed in Business". Some of his most memorables songs include "Standing on the Corner" and "Baby, It's Cold Outside". Refreshments are provided by local restaurants. Guests can stroll around the Fox Tucson Theatre, recently restored to its 1930's grandeur, while bidding on silent auction packages and buying raffle tickets to win resort, golf and spa prizes. Doors open at 5:30 for silent auction. Performance starts at 7pm. Event tickets are $30 per person ($15 is tax deductible). Raffle tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25. Email [email protected] to request tickets or phone 261-7525. http://sideserttucson.com/life-is-rich/

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wicked Wednesdays at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Dr. Ergot Ratbane, thrills audiences with tall tales of devious, dangerous (and deadly) plants, then takes his subjects on a flashlight tour of 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

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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.

  • March 5, 2011: Crystal Ridge Band, Bluegrass
  • March 12, 2011: For the Luvva Music, Show tunes, jazz, R&B Top 40

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/.

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 previews Thursday, March 24, 2011 and opens Friday, March 25, with evening performances Saturday, March 26, April 9 and16 at 7:30. Sunday matinees are March 27, April 10 and 17 at 3 PM.

Talley’s Folly previews Thursday, March 31 and 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 will be no performances on Friday, April 15.

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) will receive a discount.

Tucson Events throughout March 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.

Through August 1, 2011

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.

March 3-7, 2011

9th Annual AKC Fiesta Cluster Dog Show opens on March 3rd runs through March 7th, 2011. The Fiesta Cluster is a 5 day all breed, pure bred dog show. The event, which is held at Westworld of Scottsdale, is in its 8th year, and is the largest AKC canine venue in the Southwest representing over 177 breeds of dog. These dogs will be competing for titles in conformation, obedience and agility. The Fiesta Cluster Dog Show is hosted by 2 Arizona All Breed Clubs, The Superstition Kennel Club, Inc. and Scottsdale Dog Fanciers Association, Inc. and the title sponsor is Purina.

The Fiesta Cluster All Breed Dog Show entry this year will consist of over 3000 of the nation’s top dogs, representing over 177 breeds (that’s more than will be in attendance at the Westminster Kennel Club Show in New York!)  The Fiesta Cluster All Breed Dog Show will hold events for dogs and their handlers to earn titles in conformation, obedience and agility.  Additional events include Junior Showmanship demonstrations, Health Clinics, AKC Educational information and several Vendor Booths of dog related products open for the community to enjoy. This is an event for the entire family with free admission.  (There is a $5 parking fee per vehicle.) For more information or learn how to attend the event please visit our website www.fiestacluster.com. Attention media: to attend the event and provide media coverage please call or email Tina Donahue, [email protected]/ 623-581-2056.

March 3-5, 2011

A Conversation with Edith Headat Invisible Theatre, (1400 N. 1st Ave, 85719), an evening of wit, wisdom and a whisper of gossip by Paddy Calistro and Susan Claassen, sparkling tales of humor, ambition, gossip and glamour, as Hollywood design diva Edith Head lives again in a fascinating and critically acclaimed performance, 520-882-9721 or www.invisibletheatre.com

March 5-6, 2011

Major League Soccer at Hi Corbett

The 2011 Major League Soccer Desert Cup featuring the New York Red Bulls and Sporting Kansas City will be the most important professional soccer event in Tucson’s history at Hi Corbett Field on Friday, March 4th and Saturday, March 5th, 6 pm nightly, marks the first time MLS teams have ever played in the Old Pueblo. It also marks the home debut of FC Tucson, our new semi-pro team featuring Tucson’s best local talent. Continue reading about Major League Soccer in Tucson.

Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Festival held at Pima Community College Northwest Campus. The Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Festival features a children's hands-on art activity area with historical, education displays and an inflatable playland, displays by non-profit organizations, a chance to indulge in international food from local vendors and exhibits by more than 100 artists from around the world. Each program area reflects the rich, cultural heritage of Southern Arizona and its surrounding regions. The highly-attended festival also presents performances by local musicians all weekend. Saturday, March 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, March 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pima Community College Northwest Campus, 7600 N. Shannon R. www.artandculturefest.org.

March 6 through March 13, 2011

18th Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival at the TCC Leo Rich Theatre. The Arizona Friends of Chamber Music presents its critically acclaimed festival featuring a series of five chamber music concerts, a gala dinner-with-music at Arizona Inn, and free-to-the-public master classes and dress rehearsals, 520-577-3769 or www.ArizonaChamberMusic.org

March 11 through March 13, 2011

Dance & Dessert at the TCC Tucson Music Hall. By the Ballet Tucson with Stevie Eller Dance Theatre, $, 800-745-3000 or www.ballettucson.org

March 12 - 13, 2011

Tucson Festival of Books features more than 450 authors, panelists and performers and more than 100 exhibitors at the University of Arizona campus. Internationally renowned authors such as J.A. Jance, Billy Collins, Diana Gabaldon and Elmore Leonard participated in this unprecedented Tucson literary event. The festival included staged activities and events for book lovers of all ages, including lectures, readings, writer's workshops and book signings, and great food from local vendors. The Tucson Festival of Books is sponsored by the Arizona Daily Star and hosted and organized by the University of Arizona. Net proceeds promote literacy in Southern Arizona through the Tucson Festival of Books Foundation. Held at the University of Arizona campus, 1209 E. University Blvd. http://tucsonfestivalofbooks.org/

March 18, 19 & 20, 2011

Oro Valley Arts in the Park Fine Art and Jazz Festival. NOW A 3 DAY SHOW! The Arts in the Park festival has garnered national recognition over the years for the quality and variety of artisans and entertainment it has brought to Oro Valley. Top jazz musicians from Southern Arizona and beyond will take the stage over the course of the two-day festival. The event also will feature a fine-art marketplace, delectable gourmet foods and numerous activities catering to children and their families. The venue at Riverfront Park offers stunning views of the Santa Catalina Mountains and has easy-to-access walkways to and from the event area. Attendees can browse a variety of art at this juried fine-art festival. Artists will exhibit and sell works in a variety of mediums, including: ceramics, fibers, glass, jewelry, mixed-media, paintings, photography and sculpture. Friday, March 18, and Saturday, March 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m Sunday, March 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. www.orovalleyfestival.org

March 19 through March 20, 2011

Desert Corner Spring Plant Sale held at the Tohono Chul Park. 520-742-6455 or www.tohonochulpark.org

March 23 - 27, 2011

Sex and the Second City Version 2.0. World premiere for six performances only at the Temple of Music and Art. Hide the kiddies, cage the pets and stock up on the laughing gas...they're back! Last season The Second City had Arizonans laughing so hard at ourselves we were gasping for breath (...or was that an ozone alert?), falling out of our chairs (...or were those the monsoon winds?) and splitting our sides (...or were we just left out in the sun too long?). Read more about ATC 2011 events.

March 24 through March 27, 2011

SAQHA “Shamrock” Quarter Horse held at Pima County Fairgrounds, presented by the Southern AZ Quarter Horse Association, 520-822-2354 or www.azqha.org or www.saqha.org

March 25-27, 2011

Where There’s Smoke Coming to Tucson Fringe Festival. Tucson actress Lesley Abrams performs her autobiographical one-woman play, Where There’s Smoke: A Serio-Comic True Story in One Act, at the first ever Tucson Fringe Festival in March 2011. Where There’s Smoke will be performed at Beowulf Alley Theatre on Thursday, March 24 at 8:15 p.m., Friday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, March 26 at 8:15 p.m. and Sunday, March 27 at 1:30 p.m. Continue reading about the Tucson Fringe Festival.

March 25 through March 27, 2011

Spring Artisans Market at the Tucson Museum of Art. More than 120 of the Southwest’s finest artists and crafters gather in the courtyards to sell their wares, unique items, jewelry, textiles, photography, pottery, view Trouble in Paradise: Examine Discord Between Nature and Society, visit the Goodman Pavilion of Western Art and the Palice Pavilion of Latin American art, free, 520-624-2333 or www.TucsonMuseumofArt.org

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