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BEST Things To Do In Tucson

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  • Carnival of Illusion

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

    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.”


  • The Retablo of Ciudad Rodrigo

    University of Arizona Art Museum
    University of Arizona, 1031 Olive Rd.
    Tucson, AZ 85721
    The Retablo of Ciudad Rodrigo

    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.

  • 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.

  • Ansel Adams "Examples" Exhibit

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

    Ansel Adams famously said that the photographic negative is like a composer’s score, and the print a performance. Join us at Center for Creative Photography for an exhibition of photographic works by Adams, an American landscape photographer and environmentalist known for his black-and-white images of the American West. Paired with text from the book, Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs, written by Adams himself, this exhibition affords viewers and unprecedented opportunity to familiarize themselves with the intricacies of Adams’ work.

  • 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.

  • Ghost Stories & Fairy Tales

    The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures
    4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr.
    Tucson, AZ 85712
    Ghost Stories & Fairy Tales

    This enchanting exhibit approaches the enduring art of storytelling through original stories, ethereal 1/7th scale dioramas, paintings, puppets, and music by Anaheim artist Geoff Mitchell.    Enjoy Make Believe in Miniature at the Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures. 

  • Exhibit: Along the Distant Mesa - Homage to Maynard Dixon

    Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery
    6872 E. Sunrise Dr., Ste. 130
    Tucson, AZ 85750
    Exhibit: Along the Distant Mesa - Homage to Maynard Dixon

    An homage to Manynard Dixon through the eyes of the finest artists working today, "Along the Distant Mesa" features works by 40 nationally and internationally recognized artists influenced by Dixon. The works will be exhibited March 7 - April 30 at Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery.  The show is unique as the contemporary artwork will be hung next to Maynard Dixon drawings, illustrations and oil paintings, over 40 Dixons will also be for sale.

  • The Resiliency of Hopi Agriculture: 2000 Years of Planting

    The University of Arizona
    1013 E. University Boulevard
    Tucson, AZ 85721
    The Resiliency of Hopi Agriculture: 2000 Years of Planting

    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.

  • 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.

  • Agave Heritage Festival

    Hotel Congress
    311 E Congress St
    Tucson, AZ 85701
    Agave Heritage Festival

    What began as a tequila-lover's Cinco de Mayo celebration has evolved into a 10-day fiesta rooted in the historical and cultural significance of the agave plant, featuring seminars and tradeshows, culinary and musical events, spirit and food tastings, and a film screening and an art exhibit -- all together offering a borderland taste of Tucson, in 2015 named the first UNESCO City of Gastronomy in the USA. Join this exploration and celebration of the cultural, commercial, and culinary significance of the agave plant in the southern Arizona-Mexico border region. The festival features 26 events, including varied talks, demonstrations, tours, tastings, dinners and exhibits at several venues. Presentations and demonstrations -- which take place at the Hotel Congress, Exo Bar, Fox Theater, Loft Cinema, Maynards Market & Kitchen, Mission Garden, Tohono Chul, Tumamoc Hill, and other places -- will be led by distinguished experts involved in all aspects of study and production related to the vital Southwestern plant. 

  • Spring Awakening

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

    Now LIVE at the Tornabene Theatre!

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