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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.”


  • Dog Days

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

    From June 1st through September 30th, your 4-legged friends will be allowed to enjoy the Gardens just as much as you.

  • A Small Private Sale of Paintings and Objects from the Manabu Saito and John P. Craig Estate

    Tucson Botanical Gardens
    2150 N Alvernon Way
    Tucson, AZ 85712
    A Small Private Sale of Paintings and Objects from the Manabu Saito and John P. Craig Estate

    In 2018, The Tucson Botanical Gardens was fortunate to be the recipient of a collection of art and personal items from the estate of botanical artist, Manabu Saito and his partner, Dr. John P. Craig. It was Mr. Saito’s wish that the proceeds from the sale of his works and items further the mission of the Gardens.

    The Gardens is pleased to offer a small selection of paintings and personal items for public sale.  Mr. Saito’s collection is vast and varied.  Works for sale includes watercolors from the New Jersey shoreline, a sea scape of Japan as well as Mr. Saito’s beloved flora paintings (prints and a few select originals) that were created throughout his life. Other items for sale include includes pottery, batik, masks and a few paintings from other artist friends of Manabu.  Personal items such as journals, photographs, Manabu’s brushes and paints will also be on display, but are not for sale.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Exhibition: Charmed I'm Sure

    Wilde Meyer Gallery
    2890 E Skyline Dr, Suite 170
    Tucson, AZ 85718
    Exhibition: Charmed I'm Sure

    Wilde Meyer Gallery kicks off summertime with a group show of painters and sculptors - including Jaime Ellsworth, Kari Rives, Trevor Mikula, Sarah Webber, Barbara Duzan and more - daily, throughout June. Wilde Meyer Tucson specializes in original fine art paintings and sculpture. We also have a great selection of fine crafts, handcrafted one of a kind jewelry, Silver Taxco jewelry, ladies accessories and fashion pieces that are truly art to wear.

  • 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.

  • A Portrait of Poetry: Photographs and Video by B. A. Van Sise

    Center for Creative Photography
    1030 N Olive Rd
    Tucson, AZ 85719
    A Portrait of Poetry: Photographs and Video by B. A. Van Sise

    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. 

  • Works of Art by Olaf Wieghorst

    Tucson Museum Of Art
    140 N Main Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85701
    Works of Art by Olaf Wieghorst

    The Founders’ Gallery is home to the Tucson Museum of Art’s collection of works by Olaf Wieghorst.

    Born in Denmark, Wieghorst was a child acrobat and stunt rider who performed across Europe with the Danish Circus. In 1918, he arrived in the U.S. after time as a sailor, and enlisted in the U.S. Cavalry. At the end of his service, Wieghorst worked as a ranch hand in New Mexico, an experience that would later shape his artistic career.

  • Tiki Tuesdays

    The Grill at Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort
    5501 N. Hacienda Del Sol Rd
    Tucson, AZ 85718
    Tiki Tuesdays

    Every Tuesday, all summer long and all day long, join us for half-price Tiki-themed cocktails. Choose from The Original Mai Tai, Plantar's Punch, Singapore Sling, Bananarama, Thurston Howl III or a Scorpion for Two. 
    Tiki drinks wouldn't be complete without a festive Tiki glass, which are available for purchase and can be used anytime you're craving an exotic cocktail. 

  • Blind Wine Tasting

    Maynards Market & Kitchen
    400 N. Toole Ave.
    Tucson, AZ 85701
    Blind Wine Tasting

    Maynards Market and Kitchen hosts a summertime blind wine tasting on the first Friday of every month. Think you have the skills of a sommelier? Step up and try five wines blindly and guess the varietals.

  • Exhibit: Gate Scenes

    3035 N. Swan Rd
    Tucson, AZ 85712
    Exhibit: Gate Scenes

    "Gate Scenes," presented during the month of June as part of the "12 Months of Madaras" series of gallery exhibits by Tucson painter Diana Madaras, which explore a variety of subjects, will focus on paintings inspired by the best of Southwestern architecture, from ranch-style entrances to rustic hacienda archways. 

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