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Tucson April 2016 Events Calendar

Tucson, and Southern Arizona in April is the best time of the year for outdoor events and festivals. These events are happening daily throughout Tucson this month.

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Sundays through April

  • Tohono Chul’s Second Annual Sundays in the Garden. The two-month long concert series features local musicians performing jazz, acoustic guitar, and Traditional Guzheng music. All performances run from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Performance Garden.

Throughout April 2016

  • The small communities sprinkled throughout Cochise County celebrate events in uniquely colorful ways that reflect the heritage and energy of the southeastern Arizona. Blues, Cowboys, Astronomy, the Arts, and Wine all blend together for a great mix of weekend getaways.

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Through April 3, 2016

  • The Tempest - University of Arizona’s Arizona Repertory Theatre, by William Shakespeare, 520-621-1162 or http://theatre.arizona.edu
  • 2016 HOT ROD Drag Weekend™ West presented by Gear Vendors Under/Overdrive brings participating drivers to drag strips in Chandler, Ariz., and Tucson for three days of competition.

Through April 24, 2016

  • Sit back, relax, and enjoy live music with Tohono Chul’s Second Annual Sundays in the Garden. The two-month long concert series features local musicians performing jazz, acoustic guitar, and Traditional Guzheng music. All performances run from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Through April 3, 2016

  • 42nd Street - Centennial Hall, the quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, the song and dance fable of Broadway with an American Dream story and includes some of the greatest songs ever written, based on a novel by Bradford Ropes and Busby Berkeley’s 1933 movie, tells the story of a starry-eyed young dancer named who leaves her Allentown home and comes to New York to audition for a new Broadway musical and becomes a star, http://broadwayintucson.com/

Friday, April 1-April 3, 2016

  • 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 8- August 26

  • Jazz Concert Series presented by Main Gate Square, free performances alternate Fridays at 7 p.m. from April to August. Coupled with delicious food from nearby local restaurants, the evenings provide a great way to begin the weekend in Tucson.

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Friday, April 1-April 3, 2016

  • Join the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra when it performs Whitacre’s “Goodnight Moon,” He Zhanhao’s “Eternal Regret of Lin’An” performed on a traditional Chinese guzheng and Bruckner’s “Te Deum” with soloists and the SASO Chorus.
  • HOT ROD's Drag Weekend West is where the West Coast’s fastest Street-legal drag racers run three quarter-mile events in three days at two different tracks, driving their cars close to 500 miles along the way.

Friday, April 1, 2016

  • TUBAC: Tucson Symphony Orchestra Piano Trio - Tubac Center of the Arts, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra is the oldest continuing professional performing arts organization in the state of Arizona, the TSO Piano trio, a piano, cello, and violin ensemble, will play chamber music from some of the greatest composers, including Mozart and Beethoven, $35, 7:30 pm, http://Tubacarts.org

Saturday, April 2- Sunday, April 3, 2016

  • Desert Heat 2016, Southern Arizona's premier rocketry festival is 2 days and 1 night of spectacular model rocketry in store, from kids flying their first model rocket, to adults flying some very spectacular high power rockets! And you won't want to miss the mass launch of 50 rockets--with prize bags for kids--at Noon Saturday

Saturday, April 2, 2016

  • The Market Collective - Spring Vintage Market. Shop local vendors selling vintage, antique, collectible and hand-crafted items. Vendors have re-stored, re-purposed, re-created old into new! Market open from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • BLEEKER are setting out on the road this Spring on a five date West Coast tour in support of The Struts. The band is playing The Rock.
  • The Rogue Theatre is hosting a play from Los Angeles.
  • Join Tucson's own improv comedy troupe Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed and their returning special guest, Arizona Daily Star Cartoonist David Fitzsimmons for an Improv Comedy hullabaloo this Saturday night at Unscrewed Theater! 7:30-9pm.
  • DREAMSCAPE, a Hip-hop Theater production by Rickerby Hinds, depicts the death and inner life of a young woman, "Myeisha Mills." There are two performances - 2:00 and 7:30 p.m.
  • Family Circus Gym! This fun event gives children and adults of all levels a chance to explore circus arts as a family in a fun and open environment. This is a great way for experienced students to share circus arts with their families or new students to come check out what we do.
  • Tucson youth involved in planning the 5th Annual Youth and Peace Conference chose “Expression and Communication: The Art of Preventing Chaos” as their title for the 2016 Youth and Peace Conference, at Sunnyside High School, 1725 E. Bilby Rd. from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM.
  • The Southern Arizona Women’s Chorus is presenting a fundraiser April 2 and a concert April 17, both saluting the military and the music of the World War era. The chorus is the only one invited to perform at ceremonies commemorating the anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France on June 6.
  • ELGIN: 38th Annual Blessing of the Sonoita Vineyards Festival - Sonoita Vineyards, no reservations needed, admission includes wine tasting with souvenir glass, souvenir corkscrew, food and wine pairings, it includes tastings, pairings, tours of the winery and vineyard and a procession through the vineyard behind Father Greg, who has been giving the vineyard its annual blessing for years, $20-25, 10 am - 4 pm, 520-455-5893 or http://www.sonoitavineyards.com
  • Hello Dollface is coming and playing in Tucson twice! on April 2 at the Street Fair and at Flycatcher.
  • Just for Kids - Tucson Symphony Center, filled with discovery, storytelling and a front row experience, our interactive ensemble concerts entertain, engage and educate our youngest listeners (and our older listeners too!), this week features a brass quintet, free for everybody with a suggested admission of $3 per person at the door, 10 & 11:15 am, http://tucsonsymphony.org/
  • 11th Annual Everyone Runs - Catalina State Park, 5.2 & 10.3 miles, starts & finishes at the park trailhead and travels the trails of this park, including the "92 & 48 Stair Climb," 10.3 miler is two loops of the 5.2 mile course, overall male/female & age group awards for both events, finisher short sleeve tech shirts for all, raffle prizes, free post-race breakfast, smoothies, http://www.everyoneruns.net/

Sunday, April 3 to Monday, April 4, 2016

  • The kaleidoscopic Penstemon flower is now receiving its own garden at Tohono Chul Park. The garden is open for all visitors to enjoy starting Monday, April 4, but Gala ticket holders receive a special sneak peak of the new Penstemon Garden on Sunday, April 3.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

  • Auditions! The Gaslight Music Hall in Oro Valley is casting for a new musical comedy variety show debuting in May. We're looking for experienced professional musicians, comedians, actors, singers, and specialty acts (age 16 and up) to entertain our audiences in northwest Tucson. Multi-instrumentalists and instrumentalists who sing are highly encouraged to audition.

Monday, April 4, 2016

  • Nationally Renowned Elvis Tribute Artist - Robert Shaw & His The Lonely Street Band performs in How Great Thou Art - The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley at 7:00 PM (Doors at 6:15) at The Gaslight Theatre.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

  • Arizona Gives Day, 91.3 KXCI Community Radio in Tucson will be broadcasting throughout the day encouraging people to donate to KXCI.
  • CASA GRANDE: Downtown Street Scene - Western Heritage - Main Street Alley and Historic Florence Street, classic car show, exhibitors, live entertainment, beer garden, merchants and restaurants open late, free, 5:30-9 pm, 520-836-8744 or http://www.cgmainstreet.org

Thursday, April 7, 2016

  • TUCSON BOTANICAL GARDENS presents Ikebana for Everyone. Create beauty and reduce stress through Ikebana, the ancient Japanese art of arranging flowers in the style most pleasing to the eye. Also on May 5.
  • AJO: Night Sky Talks - Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, explore the night sky with a park ranger, programs will include a short program, followed by night sky viewing through a variety of devices, including telescopes, http://www.nps.gov/orpi

Friday, April 8-11, 2016

  • The 2016 Tucson Mariachi Conference features two nights of mariachi music and performances, including an outdoor festival from April 9-11, 2016. Held at Casino del Sol Resort.

Friday, April 8-April 10, 2016

  • 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
  • MARANA: 6th Annual Marana Bluegrass Festival - Ora Mae Harn Park, in partnership with the Desert Bluegrass Assn and the Arizona Bluegrass Association, showcases the bands of Arizona and a national headliner, flat pick guitarist winner, $5-20, http://www.maranafestival.com/
  • TOMBSTONE: 2016 Rose Tree Festival - celebrating the 129th blooming of the world's largest rose tree, events include the Rose Tree Parade, Rose Queen Coronation, pet parade, folklorico dancers and the Nogales Arizona Mariachi Apache Band and more, free, 520-457-3326 or http://www.tombstonechamber.com

Friday, April 8, 2016

Saturday, April 9- 30, 2016

  • Discord - Temple of Music & Art, by Arizona Theater Company, a laugh-out-loud, whip-smart new comedy takes the third U.S. President, the author of War and Peace, and the author of A Christmas Carol, locks them in room with 'no exit', and has them hash out their views of scripture and the true meaning of existence, this perceptive new comedy examines what happens when great men of history are forced to repeat it, 520-622-2823 or http://www.arizonatheatre.org/
  • Sister duo Larkin Poe perform with Elvis Costello, opening the show as well as performing as Costello's backing band at Rialto Theatre

Saturday, April 9-10, 2016

  • Fifth annual Park Place Chalk Art Festival, continuing the legacy of bringing this unique art form to Southern Arizona. Professional artists and attendees of all ages will create their own unique designs, drawing on inspirations from nature, outer space, history, science, culture, abstract ideas, and more. 11:00am-3:00pm.
  • Falstaff - Tucson Music Hall, first time on an Arizona Opera stage, Verdi's interpretation of Shakespeare's classic Elizabethan buffoon comes to life in this new production, irascible, randy and boastful, Sir John Falstaff concocts a scheme to seduce the wealthy Wives of Windsor and nab their riches, his plot quickly unravels in a series of elaborate pranks as the clever women enlist everyone to outwit the old rascal, sung in Italian with English supertitles, 7:30 & 2 pm, 520-293-4336 or http://www.azopera.org

Saturday, April 9, 2016

  • Living History Day at Tucson Presidio - a replica of the city's original adobe-walled fortress with museum/gift shop, re-enacts 1775-1856 Tucson life, with craft- and food-making demonstrations, soldier drills and more, $3, 10 am - 3 pm, 520-837-8119 or http://www.tucsonpresidiotrust.org/
  • The Tucson Police Foundation is having our 8th Annual Canine Walk for Cops on Saturday, April 9th at the Brandi Fenton Memorial Park.
  • AFAA Zoo Walk for Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis - Tucson Reid Park & Zoo, 7 am, http://www.getsetaz.com or http://www.zoowalktucson.org/
  • Elvis Costello - Rialto Theatre, alternative rock, 8 pm, http://livenation.com
  • BISBEE: 14th Annual Copper Classic Car Show - Main Street, classic cars with lots of dazzle and chrome, prizes awarded for various categories, drawings, goody bags, food, music, free, 8 am - 3 pm, 520-432-5421 or http://www.bisbeearizona.com

April 10 through April 17, 2016

  • Arizona Repertory Singers find inspiration in nature with “Of Earth, Water, and Sky” spring concerts, the last series under interim music director.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

  • Cyclovia - Downtown Tucson, an annual car-free event that opens selected streets to people so that they can walk, skate, run, bicycle, and socialize with their neighbors, it's a free event, packed with activities, open to the public and fun for people of all ages, free, 10 am - 3 pm, 520-261-8777 or http://www.cycloviatucson.org
  • Piano & Friends: István Várdai, cello with Julien Quentin, piano - Leo Rich Theater, featuring Kodály: Sonata in B Minor for Solo Cello, Op. 8; Stravinsky: Suite Italienne; Janácek: Pohádka; Brahms: Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Major, Op.99, presented by Arizona Friends of Chamber Music, $10-30, 3 pm, http://arizonachambermusic.org
  • Moveable Musical Feasts - Tanque Verde Ranch, nestled in the natural beauty of the Rincon Mountains, Tanque Verde Ranch offers awe-inspiring scenic views, indulge in a mouth-watering four course meal with paired wines while taking in the authentic dude ranch atmosphere, includes a guided tour of wines and a talk about the menu by the Chef, music by TSO Flute, Viola, Harp Trio and TSO Brass Quintet, 5:30 pm, http://tucsonsymphony.org
  • Sons of Orpheus 25th Annual Spring Concert - Casas Adobes Congregational Church, Tucson's premiere men's chorus, ranging from opera choruses to cowboy classics, $15-17, 3 pm, 520-621-1649 or http://www.sonsoforpheus.org

Monday, April 11-May 2, 2016

  • TUCSON: Rent - University of Arizona's Arizona Repertory Theatre, Jonathan Larson's poignant musical, 520-621-1162 or http://theatre.arizona.edu

Monday, April 11, 2016

  • AJO: Play It Forward - country western, oldies, cumbias, chicken scratch and rock and roll music, beer garden and food booths, 623-980-8880 or 602-501-6270

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

  • Jerusalem Quartet - Leo Rich Theater, featuring Haydn: Quartet in D Major, Op. 64 No. 5, "Lark;" Bartók: Quartet No. 6; Ravel: Quartet in F Major, noted for its passion, precision, and warmth, qualities especially suited to the beloved Ravel quartet, presented by Arizona Friends of Chamber Music, $10-30, 7:30 pm, http://arizonachambermusic.org

Thursday, April 14-Friday, April 15, 2016

  • Green Fields Drama Students Play Multiple Characters in “Almost, Maine” a remote mythical hamlet so far north, it’s almost in Canada and almost forgotten. This play, written by John Cariani, is a series of amiably absurdist vignettes about love in the middle of winter in this smaller than small town.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

  • Oro Valley Concert Series - Swingset - R & B/Jazz/Soul - Oro Valley Marketplace, Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance presents a semi-acoustic jazz, blues and soul ensemble featuring Troy Martin-bass and vocals, Sandy Carter-acoustic/electric guitar and vocals, Matt Cuthbertson-acoustic guitar and harmonica, Connie Brannock-vocals, Cajon and occasionally piano, audience participation is encouraged and there's always a bucket of percussion instruments for the kids, bring a chair, free, 6 pm, 520-797-3959 or http://saaca.org/Oro_Valley_Concerts.html

Thursday, April 14- May 1, 2016

  • NNPN Rolling World Premiere - The Ghosts of Lote Bravo - Temple of Music and Art, a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere, developed at the Juliard PlayLab and Kennedy Center, among other places, by rising star Hilary Bettis; Juanda Cantu's daughter, Raquel, has disappeared in the desert outside Ciudad Juarez, through visions offered by La Santa Muerte, Juanda is shown Raquel's past only to discover that her daughter had hopes, dreams, and courage Juanda knew nothing about, http://www.borderlandstheater.org/
  • 25th Annual Arizona International Film Festival 2016 - 150+ new works by independent producers from around the world, premiere screenings, filmmaker presentations, workshops, $6-150, noon - midnight, http://www.filmfestivalarizona.com

Thursday, April 14-April 24, 2016

  • 105th 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, $4-8, info line: 520-762-3247 or 520-762-9100 or http://www.pimacountyfair.com/ or http://arizonafairs.com

Friday, April 15 to May 1, 2016

  • The new Roadrunner Theatre Company would like to announce the production of Leading Ladies by Ken Ludwig April 15th, 2016 at 7 pm. The play is directed by Renata Rauschen and John Vornholt.

Friday, April 15-17, 2015

  • Sailing with Scheherazade - Classic - Tucson Music Hall, by Tucson Symphony Orchestra, featuring Mei-Ann Chen, conductor, program includes Smetana: The Moldau; Britten: Peter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes; Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade; 8 & 2 pm, http://tucsonsymphony.org/
  • BISBEE: 7th Annual Copper City Classic Vintage Base Ball Tournament - Historic Warren Ball Park, old style base ball played by 1860 rules, join cranks--the 1800's term for fans--as the teams take the field wearing old-style uniforms, six teams will play five Arizona Territory Vintage Base Ball League teams including our local team, the Bisbee Black Sox, $10/one-day, $15/both days, under 12 free with adult, gate opens at 9:30 am, 520-432-3813 or http://www.friendsofwarrenballpark.com

Saturday, April 16-17, 2016

  • ELGIN: 5th Annual Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Festival - Kief-Joshua Vineyards, featuring 20 Arizona wineries and winemakers, the event will also feature 4 bands and we will host a professional chili cook-off with the CASI (Chili Appreciation Society International) where cooks earn points toward nationals, $, 11 am - 5 pm, 520-455-5582 or http://www.kj-vineyards.com
  • ORACLE: 24th Annual Oracle Artist Studio Tour -self-guiding tour to Oracle artists and artisans showing and selling at their own high desert studios and shared venues, historic ranches and barns; pick up a map from the Visitor Center on American Avenue across from the fire station, all original work, wide-ranging and eclectic, from oil painting to steel sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and woodwork, free, 10 am - 5 pm, http://www.OracleStudioTour.com

Saturday, April 16, 2016

  • Sons of Orpheus 25th Annual Spring Concert - Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Tucson's premiere men's chorus, ranging from opera choruses to cowboy classics, $15-17, 3 pm, 520-621-1649 or http://www.sonsoforpheus.org
  • International Society of Scratchboard Artists 5th Annual Exhibition Opening Reception, 3-5pm. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
  • Dun & Bradstreet to host Onsite Job Fair in Tucson.
  • Mexico’s number one comedian Polo Polo is returning to the Diamond Center for a special Spanish-language show, presented by La Caliente.
  • Talk about The Bridge of San Luis Rey. Bringing the Novel to the Stage With Director Joseph McGrath and Adapter Cynthia Meier. Invisible Theatre. 8-10:00pm.
  • 5th Annual Great Paper Airplane Fly-Off - Pima Air & Space Museum, children, aged 6-14, fold and fly a paper airplane, competition will be divided into three age brackets: 6-8, 9-11 and 12-14 years old, with each bracket being judged on flight distance and two heat winners progressing to the next heat, http://www.GreatPaperAirplane.org

Sunday, April 17, 2016

  • The Southern Arizona Women’s Chorus is presenting a fundraiser saluting the military and the music of the World War era. The chorus is the only one invited to perform at ceremonies commemorating the anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France on June 6.

Tuesday, April 19 – May 1, 2016

  • IT concludes its 45th Anniversary Season with I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES by Neil Simon. This heartfelt comedy directed by Susan Claassen and Fred Rodriguez features David Alexander Johnston, Susan Kovitz, and Lucille Petty.

Wednesday, April 20-23, 2016

  • 33rd Annual La Frontera International Mariachi Conference - Casino Del Sol Resort & Conference Center, Tucson's largest cultural event with educational workshops in mariachi & folklorico dancing, Participant Showcase, Espectacular Concert, and Garibaldi Fiesta, $, 520-838-3913 or http://www.tucsonmariachi.org

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

  • Celtic Nights: Spirit of Freedom - Centennial Hall, celebrating the dance and music of Ireland, tells the story of Irish independence through traditional dance, music, and song, hear jigs and reels, hornpipes and polkas, and wistful ballads of longing for a distant homeland, honors the struggle of a people fighting to gain freedom, independence, and true democracy, 7:30 pm, http://uapresents.org/celtic

April 21-May 8, 2016

Thursday, April 21, 2016

  • Showcase Concert - Casino Del Sol Resort & Conference Center, 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, 6 pm, 520-838-3908 or http://www.tucsonmariachi.org
  • Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance and Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.(Ventana), a member of the Roche Group, present Southern Arizona's largest community gallery presents Recycled Art Exhibition Featured at Ventana Gallery through July 12.

Friday, April 22-24, 2016

  • Chicago - Centennial Hall, a true New York City institution, Chicago has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping-song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you've ever seen, recommended for ages 13+, contains language and adult content, http://broadwayintucson.com/

Friday, April 22, 2016

  • Free Jazz Concert Series University of Arizona Main Gate Square. 7:00pm.
  • 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, $15, 7:30 am, 520-326-9383 or http://www.azroadrunners.org
  • Judy Collins and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra - Tucson Music Hall, hear the legendary singer/songwriter perform her "Hits" show in concert with the TSO for the first time since 1992, $45-95, 8 pm, 520-882-8585 or http://www.tucsonsymphony.org
  • The Espectacular Concert - Casino Del Sol Resort & Conference Center, 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, $20-50, 7 pm, 520-838-3913 or http://www.tucsonmariachi.org

Saturday, April 23, 2016

April 23-May 1, 2016

  • The Arizona Rose Theatre Company Presents Jesus Christ Superstar—a global phenomenon that took the world by storm over 40 years ago, is coming to Tucson!

Saturday, April 23 to May 1, 2016

  • Arizona Rose Theatre Company Presents JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. Friday at 7pm, Saturdays at 7pm, Sundays at 2pm at the Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W Speedway Blvd.

Saturday, April 23-24, 2016

  • BISBEE: For the Love of Music - Bisbee's Premier Chamber Music Series - featuring Zoran Stilin Trio, cello, oboe, piano, $10, 8 & 3 pm, 520-432-7217 or http://artentree.net/loveofmusic.html
  • TUBAC: Bonanza Days - sidewalk sale with more than 50 local shops and eateries participating, 10 am - 5 pm each day, http://www.tubacaz.com

Saturday, April 23, 2016

  • Charles Mingus Hometown Jazz Festival - Sunrise Bank, music festival commemorates the April birthday of world-renowned jazz composer, band leader, and jazz bassist Charles Mingus in his hometown of Nogales, free and ticketed events at varied locations, 520-287-3585 or http://www.mingusproject.com
  • The Voice of Entertainment, Terry Fator, is returning to the Diamond Center after a sold-old performance in 2013. His tour, inspired by his hit Las Vegas show, is stopping at Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Tickets start at $35.
  • Dog Meet & Greet at Petsmart.
  • The Fiesta de Garibaldi - Casino Del Sol Resort & Conference 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, $10, 11 am - 11 pm, 520-838-3913 or http://www.tucsonmariachi.org
  • ORACLE: The 31st 2016 Annual Oracle Oaks Festival is held in the town of Oracle, Arizona north of Tucson and Oro Valley. The theme this year is "Historical Oracle!"
  • 2016 Oracle Oaks Authors Meet and talk with local Southern Arizona authors at the annual Oracle Oaks Festival. Published authors will display and sign their books for sale on the west side of the Oracle Community Center. This year’s participating authors include Sherrie Todd-Beshore, William “Flint” Carter, Doug Hocking, and Robert Zucker.
  • ORACLE: 30th Annual Oracle Spring Run Car Show & Model Fest AZ - Pinal County Courthouse Park, sponsored by the Oracle Historical Society, car entries come from various towns around southern Arizona, a $20 entry fee includes a T-shirt, goody bag, meals for two, door prizes, 50/50 drawing & lots of food, also the Oaks Festival with a swap meet, craft fair, book sale, parade, free, 9 am - 3 pm 520-896-9609, http://www.oraclehistoricalsociety.org or http://www.cruisinarizona.com/

Sunday, April 24, 2016

April 26, 2016

  • “THE ME INSIDE OF ME” A Performance by the Pastime Players That Celebrates Ability! Presented by the Invisible Theatre. Featuring Pastime students from Doolen Middle School

April 28-May 8, 2016

  • The Rogue Theatre presents The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder, Directed by Joseph McGrath, Musical Direction by Jake Sorgen on April 28 - May 8, 2016; Thursdays-Saturdays 7:30 P.M. and Saturdays and Sundays 2:00 P.M.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

  • Summit Hut Ladies Night is held at 6 PM - 8 PM at Summit Hut on 5251 E Speedway Blvd. Ladies, you’re invited to join us for a fun evening of great deals, giveaways, food, gear, wine and more! This year’s theme is Glamping - aka Glamour Camping!

Friday, April 29-Saturday, April 30, 2016

  • 42nd Annual Rodders Day - University of Arizona Mall, Tucson Street Rod Association showcases more than 450 hot rod cars, including gleaming examples of Detroit's finest old cars with new engines, free, http://tucsonstreetrodassociation.net/rodders-days/

Saturday, April 30, 2016

  • Cindy Ellen: A Wild Western Cinderella - Tucson Music Hall, Michael Hall conducts, Cindy Ellen's mean old stepmother makes sure she does dirty work around the ranch all day long, the Cattle King sends out an invitation for a two-day rodeo celebration, a fast-talkin' Fairy Godmother teaches Cindy Ellen a little about gumption, Cindy Ellen lassoes first place at the rodeo and ties up the heartstrings of Joe Prince and has to gallop home before midnight, what's left behind is one diamond spur, and one prince's determination to find the cowgirl it fits, 2 & 3:30 pm, http://tucsonsymphony.org
  • Award-winning broadcast journalist Alison Stewart will be in Tucson in two weeks for her newest book: JUNK: Digging Through America’s Love Affair with Stuff at Barnes & Noble, 5130 E. Broadway Blvd.
  • 34th Annual Festival of the Sun, Solar Potluck and Exhibition - Catalina State Park, exhibits & demonstrations of all types of solar energy devices including ovens, cookers, water heaters, photo-voltaics, solar-powered music, children's activities, promotes the development & use of solar energy, 10 am, 520-883-8880 or http://www.citizensforsolar.org/
  • 31st Annual Chevy Showdown - Casino Del Sol Resort, presented by the Classic Chevy Club of Tucson, includes show and shine, T-shirt, goody bags and award, benefits Community Food Bank of Tucson, open to all pre1973 Chevrolet cars and trucks, 9 am - 4 pm, 520-721-9541 or http://www.classicchevycluboftucson.com or http://www.cruisinarizona.com
  • FC Tucson vs. ASU

April 31-July 8, 2016

  • Summer youth circus camps offer an introduction to many areas of Circus Arts including Aerial Acrobatics (such as Aerial Silks, Static Trapeze and more.

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