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BEST Things To Do In Tucson Today

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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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  • Breakfast Horseback Ride

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

    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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Tucson Sugar Skulls 2019 Season

    Tucson Convention Center Arena
    260 S. Church Ave.
    Tucson, AZ 85701
    Tucson Sugar Skulls 2019 Season

    The Tucson Sugar Skulls’ first Indoor Football League regular season runs March 3-June 15; the team kicks off its seven-game home season on March 10. All home games are played at the Tucson Arena, which holds 6,700 for indoor football. The fast-paced, action-packed games will be played on a turf field the size of a hockey rink. There are a total of four home games against the Sugar Skulls’ two geographic rivals, the Arizona Rattlers and the other IFL expansion franchise, the San Diego Strike Force. The Sugar Skulls also will play each of those teams twice on the road. Season tickets are on sale and can be ordered through the Sugar Skulls’ website www.tucsonsugarskulls.com or by calling (520) 573-3000.

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