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BEST Things To Do In Tucson

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  • Woven Through Time: American Treasures of Native Basketry & Fiber Art

    University of Arizona
    1013 E. University Boulevard
    Tucson, AZ 85721
    Woven Through Time: American Treasures of Native Basketry & Fiber Art

    Arizona State Museum's new permanent exhibit features a sampling of the more than 35,000 specimens of basketry and other fiber art in the museum's extensive collection, ranging from millennia-old objects to modern-day masterpieces that celebrate the Southwestern U.S. region's ancient and abiding fiber-weaving traditions. ASM’s total assemblage of basketry and fiber art specimens dating back some 8,000 years represents the major indigenous basket-making cultures from across North America. The museum's unparalleled collection of basketry and pottery has been designated an American Treasure by the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Save America’s Treasures Program.

  • Richard Avedon: Relationships

    Center for Creative Photography
    University of Arizona 1030 N. Olive Rd.
    Tucson, AZ 85721
    Richard Avedon: Relationships

    The exhibit, drawn from the Richard Avedon collection at the Center for Creative Photography, presents 80 portrait and fashion photographs – ranging from the 1950s to the early 2000s – including examples of Avedon’s large-scale prints. The exhibition will explore three kinds of “relationships” in Avedon’s life and work: the interactions between the figures within the frame, the partnerships Avedon formed with longstanding subjects, and importantly, the relationship between Richard Avedon and the Center for Creative Photography. Avedon’s works, which he personally selected for donation to the Center, enrich the collection through the importance of the subjects he photographed, the widespread circulation of his images through publication, Avedon’s unique and influential photographic approach, and his blurring of the line between artistic and commercial production. The exhibition will feature film footage and related documents to tell the story of Avedon’s choice to invest in the Center as a recipient of his photographs, and will explore the range of photographs he gifted to the institution. Visit today to experience the rich heritage of modern North American photography. Free and open to the public.

  • Farmers' Market at Steam Pump Ranch-Saturdays

    Steam Pump Ranch
    10901 North Oracle Road,
    Oro Valley, AZ 85737
    Farmers' Market at Steam Pump Ranch-Saturdays

    Steam Pump Ranch provides a picturesque backdrop for Oro Valley's Heirloom Farmers Market. Regional farmers, ranchers, and artisan food producers average over 30 vendor stalls and over 700 customers, each week, offering high quality farm products, and diverse local products. Several fun events are planned each year to introduce more customers to this neighborhood gem. 

  • Things I Know to be True

    Temple of Music and Art
    330 S. Scott Avenue
    Tucson, AZ 85701
    Things I Know to be True

    Can a parent love their children too much? Is it possible to not love them enough? These are questions that hover over Things I Know To Be True – a beautiful and painfully perceptive portrait of a family and the frictions that arise when grown-up children try to push beyond the confines of their loving parents’ expectations. Behind these apparently ordinary lives lie a million extraordinary details. Working-class parents Bob and Fran have scrimped and saved all their lives to give their four children the things they never had. Those children are finally grown and ready to fly the nest. It might finally be time to relax and smell the roses. But the changing seasons bring home some shattering truths. Over the course of a year, regrets are exposed, missed opportunities are longed for, and small emotional cracks become chasms. A complex and intense study of the mechanics of a family and the dangers of unarticulated emotions, this gripping new play is both profoundly moving and brutally frank.

  • The Presidio District Experience: A Food Heritage and History Tour

    Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Museum and The Turquoise Trail
    196 N. Court Avenue
    Tucson, AZ 85701
    The Presidio District Experience: A Food Heritage and History Tour

    Celebrating Tucson's UNESCO City of Gastronomy designation, this tour begins at the Presidio Museum where participants learn about Tucson’s origins and the food fusions that occurred when the Spanish and Tohono O’Odham were first learning from each other. The group then moves on to El Charro Cafe, La Cocina, and Cafe a la C'art, three other historic locations in the Presidio District of Downtown Tucson. Participants experience Tucson's complex food heritage and the fusion of Old and New World ingredients while hearing great stories of Tucson's history in some of it's more historic locations.

  • The Star of the Show at Flandrau

    Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium
    1601 E. University Blvd. University of Arizona
    Tucson, AZ 85721
    The Star of the Show at Flandrau

    Flandrau Planetarium presents its classic night sky show, but not like you remember it! Take a relaxing look at the night sky as one of our skilled "Console Captains" gives you a guided tour of the stars, planets, constellations and current events happening in the night sky. This live show is never the same and there is always a surprise in store. The show takes place in the recently renovated Eos Foundation Planetarium Theater, now offering 146 custom-designed premium seats, beautiful updated interior surrounds with state-of-the-art digital projection and sound systems. Come enjoy an immersive planetarium experience like no other. Recommended for general audiences.

  • The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Show

    Central Tucson District
    445 S. Alvernon Way
    Tucson, AZ 85711
    The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Show

    Solve a hilarious murder case while you feast on a fantastic four-course plated dinner at "America's largest interactive murder mystery comedy dinner show" at Doubletree Hotel By Hilton Tucson - Reid Park. Over the course of the night, costumed detectives will uncover clues, interrogate audience members that may or may not be part of the show, and help everyone get closer to solving the mystery, which is set during the present day and taking place in real time. Non-costumed actors, including the "killer," are hiding somewhere in the room pretending to be regular guests--you may find yourself as a prime suspect. The audience member that gives the best correct answer of "whodunit?" before the killer is revealed will walk away with a stellar prize package. (Ages 15 and older)

  • Spring Awakening

    College of Fine Arts - University of Arizona
    1017 N Olive Rd
    Tucson, AZ 85719
    Spring Awakening

    Now LIVE at the Tornabene Theatre!

  • Palomino Nights Courtyard Concert Series

    Plaza Palomino
    2960 N Swan Rd
    Tucson, AZ 85712
    Palomino Nights Courtyard Concert Series

    You can dance ... to surf rock music at Plaza Palomino on March 18 when Palomino Nights presents the Hi-Phonics. Come, listen, and imagine a warm day at the beach, wearing a chill-defying wetsuit, and looking for the next perfect wave. And it's also nice to imagine getting out on a Saturday night for two hours to listen to some vintage 1960's surf music, desert-style -- without having to wade in, and pray for no sharks and get sand in your wetsuit! It's a dry surf at Plaza Palomino -- one of the most popular outdoor concerts series in town. Dine at Vero Amore, La Placita Cafe, or Trident Grill II and make it a dinner-and-a-show night. Shop Maya Palace, Dark Star Leather, La Contessa, or Flying Leap Vineyards Tasting Room; or indulge in the services of Abstrax Hair Salon & Day Spa or Simplicity Laser to enter for free. Concert takes place outdoors, in Plaza Palomino's beautiful courtyard, or inside in case of rain. 

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