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.”
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.
American Indian Arts Exposition1300 N. Stone Ave
Tucson, AZ 85705
This official event of the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase, presented by the National Native American Co-operative, features the finest collection of American Indian jewelry, rugs, art, and arts and crafts offered directly from the Native American artist for the most discriminating collector. See artists' demonstrations and shop from 40 featured artists changing throughout 21 days. Live music and performances by tribal dancers scheduled on weekends.
The Qualities of LIGHT: A View from the Archive at the Center for Creative Photography1030 N Olive Rd
Tucson, AZ 85719
This exhibition celebrating the legacies of LIGHT, a significant early photography gallery, will focus on characteristics identified by those who visited, worked, showed, and were impacted by the gallery. It will draw heavily on archives at the Center for Creative Photography. Sections of the exhibition will highlight LIGHT’s innovation, commitment to artists, focus on education, cultivation of community, and influence on the market, illustrated by photographic artworks, archival documentation, film or audio footage, installation views, period snapshots, and contemporary photographs, all chosen for their potential to illuminate. Educational programming will be an integral component of the exhibition, offering visitors opportunities to better understand the critical period of the 1970s and 1980s within the history of photography and the seminal influence of LIGHT, as well as encouraging creative inquiry into broader ideas about the photographic market, artist legacies, and the nature of a research center and archive like the Center for Creative Photography.