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BEST Things To Do In Tucson

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  • Carnival of Illusion

    Carnival of Illusion

    Scottish Rite Grand Parlour
    160 S Scott Ave.
    Tucson, AZ 85701

    Carnival of Illusion is an evening of Old-World Magic in the style of classic entertainers such as Buster Keaton, Mae West, Gypsy Rose Lee, and Harry Houdini. The hosts have performed as house entertainers at the world's top resorts, Fortune 100 CEOs, to the 200 Most Powerful Women in America and operate the longest-running Arizona theater show. Carnival of Illusion is “Magic, Mystery, and OOOH La La.”

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  • Breakfast Horseback Ride

    Breakfast Horseback Ride

    Tanque Verde Ranch
    14301 E. Speedway Blvd.
    Tucson, AZ 85748

    At the Ranch, the early riser gets the horse, not to mention blueberry pancakes. Make sure you enjoy our Breakfast Ride while you’re at Tanque Verde. These unforgettable rides pass towering cacti and climb rolling hills, as you make your way to the Old Homestead.  Upon reaching your destination, indulge in a freshly cooked breakfast prepared right before your eyes. Our famous blueberry pancakes, ranch-style eggs, bacon, chocolate milk, orange juice and more await your grumbling stomach. Take a seat fireside while you enjoy great company and the beautiful scenery.  Open to the public, at Tanque Verde Ranch.

  • The Retablo of Ciudad Rodrigo

    The Retablo of Ciudad Rodrigo

    University of Arizona Art Museum
    University of Arizona, 1031 Olive Rd.
    Tucson, AZ 85721

    The Altarpiece of Ciudad Rodrigo is a jewel of the University of Arizona Museum of Art's collection and one of the most important works produced in 15th-century Spain. This altarpiece, also called a retablo, was made for the cathedral of the city (Ciudad) Rodrigo in the province of Salamanca, Spain, between the years 1480 and 1488, and after 1493. This exhibit is on permanent display, Tuesday-Sunday, at the University of Arizona Museum of Art.

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

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

    University of Arizona
    1013 E. University Boulevard
    Tucson, AZ 85721

    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

    Richard Avedon: Relationships

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

    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.

  • The Resiliency of Hopi Agriculture: 2000 Years of Planting

    The Resiliency of Hopi Agriculture: 2000 Years of Planting

    The University of Arizona
    1013 E. University Boulevard
    Tucson, AZ 85721

    Arizona State Museum presents this photographic exhibit--guest curated by Michael Kotutwa Johnson, Hopi farmer, photographer, and UA Ph.D. candidate in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment--which illustrates traditional Hopi farming practices, which are based on spiritual beliefs, community values, and ancient, time-tested techniques. Arizona State Museum is closed on Sundays and federal and state holidays.

  • Susan Rider: The Bird and Flower Series

    Susan Rider: The Bird and Flower Series


    7250 S Tucson Blvd.
    Tucson, AZ 85756

    The connection of the bird and flower threads these paintings together. The flower is rooted and the bird flies away, so the relationship can symbolize any parting or change, depending on one’s experiences. For instance, the physical and the spiritual, a life chapter ending and a new one beginning, loved ones moving away or passing on.

     

    The subject matter in this series has its roots in my work from the 1970’s in Marin County, California. (Seagulls, hawks, rolling hills, flowers, ocean, etc.) It has the tablet page (lines) theme that has appeared in my paintings for many years and the awkward, childlike drawing that I hope for in my work. Sometimes I hold the brush or other tool in my left hand, and it helps to reach that childlike, non-judgmental part of the subconscious. It’s also fun to just draw and let things become somewhat realistic. The combination of these two approaches creates a tug-of-war, and in this struggle, each painting finds itself.

  • Butterfly Magic

    Butterfly Magic

    Tucson Botanical Gardens
    2150 N. Alvernon Way
    Tucson, AZ 85712

    This October, Butterfly Magic returns to the Gardens' Cox Butterfly and Orchid Pavilion!  Always a favorite with first-time visitors and Garden Regulars alike, Butterfly Magic is a fully immersive experience that surrounds you with rare butterflies, tropical plants and orchids in bloom. Be sure to check out the Chrysalis Exhibit, a fascinating look into the metamorphic life of a butterfly.  With a little patience, and luck, you may see a butterfly emerge from its chrysalis for the very first time!  With a constantly changing and growing display, and new varieties of Butterflies being added regularly, Butterfly Magic is never the same experience twice!

  • Paradiso Bar & Lounge Free Concert Thursdays

    Paradiso Bar & Lounge Free Concert Thursdays

    Casino Del Sol
    5655 W Valencia Rd.
    Tucson, AZ 85757

    Sol Casinos presents a free concert on Thursdays at Casino del Sol Resort with a lineup that includes tributes to classic rock music legends.