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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.”

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  • Mountain Adventure Horseback Ride

    Eastside District
    14301 E. Speedway Blvd.
    Tucson, AZ 85748
    Mountain Adventure Horseback Ride

    Every Monday and Wednesday, year round, expand your horizons with a half day Mountain Adventure Ride through the desert. Starting at 8:00 AM you will set off with your favorite horse deep into the Rincon Mountains where you will be able to take in the beautiful scenery and broad wildlife of the Sonoran Desert. This walk ride is an adventure for all skill levels of horsemanship so long as you are involved in the riding program or have passed the lope check. With large elevation gains and losses and narrow trails, this is a unique way to explore the desert on horseback. Complete with a packed lunch in the winters and pack breakfast in the summer, it is a great opportunity to live like the cowboys and cowgirls of the old days. Perching next to your favorite Saguaro or in the shadows of one of the low lying trees, you can take in the beauty of the Saguaro National Forest. Back by high noon, it is a great chance to take memorable photos or simply enjoy the sights the Tucson area has to offer. See you in the saddle!

  • Robert J. Wick: Earth, Life, Man

    Tucson Botanical Gardens
    2150 N. Alvernon Way
    Tucson, AZ 85712
    Robert J. Wick: Earth, Life, Man

    When we first heard artist Robert J. Wick speak the words, “Until you can grow a tree from your own heart, you'll never understand the oneness of all things,” we knew that Robert's monumental sculptures, each of which carry a living plant or tree, belonged at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. According to Robert, “The flora are not decorations; but are an integral part of the art defining its character by quality, shape and nature of the plants used… My works of art are a union of art, man, and nature.” Roberts’s sculptures have been exhibited throughout the country including the Denver Botanic Garden, Cleveland Museum of Art, Clark Gardens in Fort Worth and Kent State University. This exhibit will be on display throughout the Gardens.

  • Kate Breakey: Black Tulips

    Tucson Botanical Gardens
    2150 N. Alvernon Way
    Tucson, AZ 85712
    Kate Breakey: Black Tulips

    Kate Breakey is known throughout the world for her artistic photographs of nature. In 2011 Kate visited Amsterdam, the tulip capital of the world, and in 2012, she purchased a bag of "Queen of the Night" tulip bulbs and began to read about how to grow tulips in Tucson. Kate then gave the bulbs, along with the instructions, to eight of her closest friends and asked them to grow the black tulip so she could photograph it. They all succeeded and, in turn, Kate not only photographed the tulip but captured portraits of each of her growers with their flower. This exhibit will be located in the Friends House Gallery at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. 

  • Birds of Tohono Chul Walking Tour

    Tohono Chul Park
    7366 Paseo del Norte
    Tucson, AZ 85704
    Birds of Tohono Chul Walking Tour

    Tohono Chul hosts several docent-led and self-guided walking tours of its grounds. Learn to identify birds that are local residents and those just passing through, plus information on habits and habitat during the Birds of Tohono Chul tour. Tours are included in the admission price; reservations are not necessary.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Desert Blooms

    DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun
    6300 N. Swan Rd.
    Tucson, AZ 85718
    Desert Blooms

    The flora and fauna of the Sonoran Desert in spring are celebrated in an exhibition titled “Desert Blooms”, a selection of 1950’s watercolors by Tucson artist Ted DeGrazia, known around the world for capturing the spirit of the Southwest and its people. These colorful and playful paintings of cactus flowers and desert critters will be on display at the Gallery in the Sun through September 4, 2019.

  • The Way of the Cross

    DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun
    6300 N. Swan Rd.
    Tucson, AZ 85718
    The Way of the Cross

    The annual showing of Ted DeGrazia's "The Way of the Cross" is on display through Lent with 15 original oil paintings that depict the suffering and crucifixion of Christ. Instead of the traditional 14 Stations of the Cross, DeGrazia's collection culminates with the resurrection. "I never thought the cycle would be completed unless we had the 15th station where Jesus arises in glory," the artist explained on a 15-minute audiotape that accompanies the exhibition. DeGrazia is known around the world for capturing the spirit of the American Southwest and its people. 

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