Art & Culture
Submitted by Chip Travers
When I was a child growing up in New York, I always knew I would be an artist of some sort. I never was really too good with crayons or water paints but they intrigued me greatly, I guess it was the color in the lines thing, border and limits. When it was time to answer the eternal question all adolescents face “What are you going to be when you grow up?” I panicked. What was I good at? Math? Writing? Sports? Nope... Art, I could draw and create images...the rest is history.
Tucson Happenings is devoted to our local artists and have been publishing monthly artist profiles for years. This page will list many artists that have profiled since we went digital in May of 2015.
Sunday, September 2nd, 2018 and we are at the very popular St Phillips farmers market at the landmark St Philip's Plaza on Campbell and River Rd. It's still summer-hot in the old pueblo are we are here at near closing time but voted Tucson's best farmers market several times, this place is hopping once the temps come down. This market is open on Sundays from 8 am to noon.
Today, we're visiting the popular Rillito Park Farmers Market off of North 1st Ave. and River Rd. and on the Southeast side Rillito Park Racetrack’s parking lot. As you can see, the market is housed by 3 shaded pavilions to help protect you from the ever-present Tucson sun.
By Mary Ellen Palmeri
October evokes thoughts of Halloween, and Halloween evokes thoughts of pumpkins - along with many other fun visuals! This Origami Jack-O'-Lantern can be used in a variety of creative ways... including one with a Halloween note; feature the model on a hand-made card, or add names to use as place cards on a festive table.
By Karen R. Smith
If you’re not native to these parts, you’re probably accustomed to putting your summer clothes away right about now, and beginning to place sweaters, flannels and wools into your closet as the temperatures begin to slide into winter. As I write this, it’s 93 degrees and the kids are happily playing in the pool. The only sign of seasonal change is that I only have to call them in once at day’s end -- the temperature really does drop when the sun goes down! Dressing for Fall in Arizona is a balancing act, and for many that simply means throwing a sweater into the car if you’re going to be out past dinner time. That’s fine as far as it goes, but if you want to look put together, it takes a bit more planning.
Halloween Events! October 31, 2018
Here are some of our picks for the Halloween weekend 2018!! From spooky haunted houses to family-friendly celebrations, we have hand picked some of the great Halloween events and fall festivals this year.
The Vampire! August 30 through November 4, 2018
The Vampire will take a “bite” out of your funny bone and have you howling with delight! Jonathon Seward and Dr. Van Helsing set out on a desperate mission to destroy Dracula and to save Jonathan’s wife, Mina, before it’s too late. The hilarious cast of characters “fleshes” out this mystery for a fiendishly fun evening of entertainment and excitement! The Gaslight Theatre 7010 E. Broadway Blvd. 886-9428 www.TheGaslightTheatre.com Adults $21.95/Seniors, Students, Military $19.95/Children $11.95/
Some Friday and Saturday Nights Take a full three course table-served
fine dining experience; combine it with a classic, hilarious 3-act, interactive
Comedy Murder Mystery Whodunit; throw in the setting of an award winning
Magic Performance and be prepared for one of the most unique and memorable experiences
of a lifetime.
Saturday, October 13, 2018, at 7 PM. The courtyard at Plaza Palomino will be filled the bluesy sound of none other
than Mr. Boogie Woogie himself benefitting the Gospel Rescue Mission Tucson. One
show only. It's only $10 to enjoy the show, but, if you bring a canned good donation, or show
a receipt from any Plaza Palomino store or restaurant, it's only $5 to enjoy this
world-class, award-winning performer.
Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21, 2018 The 2018 Tucson Miniature Showcase will feature sales of miniatures crafted by
miniature artisans from across the country, exhibits of miniatures, silent auctions,
raffles, and demonstrations, plus a sales table and make &
take projects just for kids. You can also enter for a chance to win the Mega
Dollhouse Raffle– the grand prize is a Real Good Toy 1:12 scale Lighthouse
and Keeper’s Cottage and a sailboat! Tickets are only $5 or 5 for
The Tucson Clay Co-op is hosting a dance party on Saturday, October 27th from
4 to 8 p.m. at 3326 North Dodge to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the building
it is housed in! The party will start at 5 p.m. with two speakers offering
talks about what the neighborhood was like in 1918, the "good old days" of Tucson,
and occupants over the century.
Saturdays, 4-7 PM Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance and
Tucson Premium Outlets present a series of free, family-friendly concerts! Enjoy
the sounds of some of Southern Arizona's finest local musician's at Tucson Premium
Outlets. The signature free concert series, held every Saturday evening, will
feature a variety of weekly performances from local musicians and bands.