BEST Things To Do In Tucson Today
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Carnival of IllusionScottish 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.”
The Retablo of Ciudad RodrigoUniversity 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.
12 Months of Madaras: Spirit Animal Month3035 N. Swan Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
Madaras Gallery presents 12 Months of Madaras: Spirit Animal Month - The Spirit Animals tell the story of Diana's deep connection to animals, a recurrent passion throughout her life. There will be 20 painted by the year's end to commemorate the Gallery's 20th anniversary. Visit the Gallery any time in the month of October to view a unique Spirit Animal art display.
Woven Through Time: American Treasures of Native Basketry & Fiber Art1013 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. ASMs 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 Americas Treasures Program.
Wyatt Earp Days
Cochise County, AZ
Celebrate the life and times of the Arizona Old West's famous lawman in Tombstone, "the town too tough to die," with costumed entertainers, gunfights and street skits at the O.K. Corral, a chili cook-off, stagecoach rides, and more.
A Portrait of Poetry: Photographs and Video by B. A. Van Sise1030 N Olive Rd
Tucson, AZ 85719
The Center for Creative Photography and the Poetry Center at the University of Arizona are delighted to collaborate to exhibit a captivating project by B.A. Van Sise in a celebration of the bicentennial of Walt Whitman’s birth. Van Sise is a New York–based photographer with a lifelong love of poetry and a family lineage that traces back to seminal American poet Walt Whitman. Van Sise has undertaken an expansive and inventive poetry portraiture project. Beginning in 2015, he embarked on a quest to make portraits of American poets that reflect the diversity and vitality of today’s poetry scene. Each portrait is a creative endeavor in which the poet becomes more an actor than a model, performing a concept Van Sise has created based upon one of the author’s poems. These narratives sometimes relate closely to the text (which is presented alongside the photograph), while at other times the connection is more abstract. The resulting “portraits” are at once a likeness of the poet, an evocation of the poem, and a presentation of a visual narrative fashioned by the photographer.